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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Catching up

I just noticed my last post was from before Easter. Wow... Time sure flies. What happened? Well, first of all, we got a Roku. And I got addicted to it. Then my computer got and is still temperamental. I tried running a lot of anti-virus, spyware, etc etc etc. And I thought I got it all fixed but it's still as slow as a snail. I think we may need to buy a new computer sometime soon.

We decided to cut cable few months ago to save money since I'm not working. Our Comcast bill was about $160 per month, and on top of it, our land line phone (necessary for house security company) was $20, so total was $180 per month. After I paid one time of $100 for a Roku 3, and told Comcast to go away, and negotiated the Century Link to bundle our phone and internet (wifi) together. We now only pay $50 per month for internet and phone, then subscribe to Netflix and Hulu Plus That's $110 savings per month!!! I couldn't be any prouder. Our kids are now watching less TV. I also discovered that if I ran the cable line from our HDTV to the wall cable slot, we still can get basic channels. The cable companies doesn't want you to know that and only ofter "basic cable." 

As for new SVGs, I ran out of steam. Does anyone want something specific that I can easily put on my blog? It would have to be a non-copyright one. You can request something simple, like popcorn in a popcorn container, or a turtle in a small racing car, etc.

Other news is I learned a new craft project. My daughter's 8th birthday is coming up, and she wanted it to be an 'American Girl' theme. Her friends can bring their favorite dolls, and we'll have a doll party table. Serve finger foods, etc. And I brainstormed and came up with this. Instead of cheap (and crappy) favors, I decided to make non-edible slice of cake for each doll, than they can bring home. I watched several YouTube videos on how to make those, used my Cricut to make templates, and went right to work. I really liked how they turned out. The slices are about 2 inches by 2 inches. Here's a picture:
I also heard a good tip about using Mason jar lids (I found 12 lids for $1.26 at a grocery store), and prime sprayed and spray painted them dark red and put star stickers in the middle, as seen as below:

And I cannot express how much I love using ConTact paper (think shelf liner) with my Cricut to cut those stars and logo out and stuck them on our dining room walls (completely peelable). I found the SVG for American Girl here. And on top of this, we realized the wall color is just perfect!

When it's her party time, I will be sure to post pictures of the party!


Nicole Thomas said...

OH my gosh, if I didn't know better, I would have thought that was a wall at American Girl's store! So neat! And that cake... I didn't realize it was a fake cake. It looked real!

Soraya said...

What a fantastic idea using the kitchen liners!!!

Soraya said...

Sorry... Had to come back and comment on the cake slice! Amazing, it looks yummy.