Monday, July 9, 2012

Macy's Gift Card

Okay, kids, here it is!!  Miss MoneyPenny has been ranting and raving for a year now and you guys have been kind enough to tune in, so, I'm gonna have a drawing for a $30 Macy's gift card to thank you.  All you have to do is leave a comment or comments until the 31st of July and you will be entered into the drawing. 

I've been told by a couple of people that it is hard to comment so I took a look at my setup and it SAYS that the "comment button" is on.  The guy from Seattle and my sister, SmartyPants, comment often, so I think that Blogger is looking for a gmail address.  Gets me.  Anyway, good luck and I hope you win.

I never thought that when I started Miss MoneyPenny that I would still be doing it a year later.  It is just so much fun!! and it keeps me off the streets and out of the bars.  I've always been a big reader of frugal type blogs and noticed that nobody covered the QFC ad, so I asked why not.  The best answer that I got was "too damned expensive" but QFC is what we have here and Chimacum Corner for local organic produce and meats.  I haunt both of them.

Anyway, so I cover the QFC ad with an eye out for people who are looking for "real" type foods.  I'm a retiree so I'm not looking to score diapers, but if you have a young family to take care of, check out Heather over at  She is doing a great job and has also started covering the QFC ad in Olympia, plus everything else, including Target and Safeway, just to name a couple.

You may have noticed that Miss MoneyPenny likes to play in the dirt.  I love, love my flowerbeds but the veggie garden is becoming a passionate affair.  I have 55 square feet, an old wheel barrow, and an old big beat up pot in veggies this year.  I almost forgot - two tomatoes in the flowerbed and two salsa peppers on the deck.  So far I've been eating lots of lettuce, but come August, things are gonna change when everything else starts coming on.  It was a long cold wet spring but once summer hit, the veggies have been making time.

I took some new pictures because I got the new raised bed planted in basil, arugula and two more tomatoes.

Cruise Fund Update:

Old Balance = $871.24

                      +      1.00 (senior movie ticket)

New Balance = $872.24


  1. Count me in for the gift card. Thanks.

  2. Miss Smarty PantsJuly 18, 2012 at 2:05 PM

    Great garden pictures!!! Just came back from a week of backpacking in the Sierras and the cutworms ate most of my beans, cucumber seeds must have rotted, basil bed didn't make it... Sigh... So, it's only July 18th, right? I'm going to replant!