Swap-Bot: Join up for great exchanges!

I found swap-bot about a month or so ago, and I'm already hooked!  It's a super fun site if you love exchanging handmade crafts or pen-pal type items.  There are a lot of really cool swaps going on and I've already participated in several.  I've done an ATC swap, granny square swaps, new craft info links, stickers, and several more.  Now I'm starting to host my own swaps and would love for you to check it out.  It's newbie friendly ;)

U.S. only version:

Speaking of newbie, if you have not joined the site yet (it's free to join), there is some very useful info you need to read first.  It helps to explain it a bit and get you started.  Newbies are only allowed to join 5 swaps at a time until they have been rated for and sent 5 swaps.  Here is the links for info you should check out:

Even if you're not the crafty type, there are other great swaps too that don't involve making things.  Be sure to check it out and join my swaps. I'm going to be listing more as well, so will put up another post with details on them.  One thing I suggest if you are nervous about getting mail from total strangers:  get a post office box.  I already had one, as that's the only way to get mail delivered in our area.  I'm having lots of fun and hope you join up!  If you have any questions feel free to message or email me or post questions below.

Wordless Wednesday: The Finished Products




Wordless Wednesday: Easy as Pie!




More Blog Giveaways!

This is addicting!  I haven't won anything yet, but I can keep hoping.  Here are some more great blog giveaways going on right now:

Note:  I'm going to be updating this as I go through them.

About A Mom
Prize:  Mertado Plus Blanket

Being MVP
Prize:  Shimmer & Bliss Scarf
Prize:  I See Me!  children's personalized book
Prize:  Magic Green School Bus
Prize:  Gourmet Gift Basket

Granny Loves Gift Baskets
Prize:  Choice of $25 Best Buy E-Gift Card (U.S. Only), or $25 Amazon.com E-Gift Card, or $25 via PayPal (WorldWide)
Also check out:  http://www.tanga.com/ for great daily deals!

Call for Review Bloggers!

Diamond Candles is looking for 100 bloggers to review their product!  Also for giveaways.  These are unique soy candles with a great ring surprise hidden inside.  Be sure to check out all the details here:


Saving Money at the Library?

This post is part of the Frugal Friday Hop hosted by Frugal Experiments

Does your library hold many book sales?  I had forgotten about these till I saw our local libraries have a few books up for sale nearly all the time.  They keep a cart in the main entry way with a small selection of books and magazines for sale.  Our libraries in this area are quite small, but there are several of them.

Library book sales may not give you brand new books, but they can supply your book obsession for very cheap!  If you do have a book obsession like I do that is.  I'm very lucky that my husband loves to read too, so he doesn't complain about my large selection of books!

This past week I stopped by a couple of the libraries here and found a great bunch!  For only $3.00!!  Yes that's right, was $1.00 per bag...as much as you can fit in.  Just in case you're interested here is what I found:

Kaleidoscope by Danielle Steel
Irresistible Forces by Danielle Steel
Granny Dan by Danielle Steel
Mother Earth, Father Sky by Sue Harrison
Zeke and Ned by Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana
Scarlett (Sequel to Gone with the Wind) by Alexandra Ripley
Northern Lights by Nora Roberts
Texas! by Dana Fuller Ross
The Wandering Hill by Larry McMurtry
The UnQuiet by J.D. Robb
The Summerhouse by Jude Deveraux
False Pretenses by Catherine Coulter
The Pelican Brief by John Grisham
Emmy's Equal by Marcia Gruver
The Overlook by Michael Connelly
Meed Me in Venice by Elizabeth Adler
Step on a Crack by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge
An Irish Country Doctor by Patrick Taylor
Shadow Dance by Julie Garwood
Francesca's Kitchen by Peter Pezzelli
The Sleeping Doll by Jeffery Deaver
Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
Talking Walls by Margy Burns Knight, Illustrated by Anne Sibley O'Brien
5 Craftworks magazines
6 The Cross Stitcher magazine
2 Create & Decorate magazines
3 Crafting Traditions magazines
4 The Quilter magazines
3 PaperWorks magazines
4 Taste of Home magazines
6 Cooking Light magazines