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WooHoo Jar!!!

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

I have been wanting to make a WooHoo Jar ever since I've read a blog by MOSTMOM1. Today, I read another blog talking about her WooHoo Jar, and the game she plays with it.

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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After watching it, I thought, "Dang it! Why don't I have a WooHoo Jar?!" So, I got off my butt and hunted down items I could use to make one. And, to kill two birds with one stone, I made it fall/autumn-themed for my Scrap & Craft to Lose craft challenge this week.

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VIADOLOROSA 3/21/2014 12:34AM

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MOSTMOM1 2/24/2014 10:56AM

    Wow, I am sloooooow finding this. Are you still using your woohoo jar? I've been forgetting to use mine. Gotta get on that!
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PRAYERANDPRAISE 10/7/2013 11:39AM

    I love the glitter and fall leaves pretty cool!

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LJCANNON 9/6/2013 3:11PM

    emoticon WTG!! Love the whole Idea and the Bling is right up My Alley, LOL!!

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GOULDSGRANITE 9/5/2013 12:21PM

    Awesome emoticon

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EVER-HOPEFUL 9/5/2013 4:18AM

    emoticon i have also seen shelys blog and thought it was great.guess i should make a woo hoo jar as well. emoticon

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YMWONG22 9/5/2013 2:59AM

  Nice. Here's a WooHoo for you. emoticon emoticon
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DIANEDOESSMILES 9/5/2013 1:47AM

    Pretty,, MostMom1 is TOTALLY AWESOME Huh?

I didn't read what the WOOHOOO Jar is about,,wanna say? I ALSO Need a project for the craft team. :)



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CHERIRIDDELL 9/5/2013 1:12AM

    Lovely!

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CRAFTINWIFE 9/4/2013 10:37PM

    emoticon Love it!

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SUNSHINE192DAY 9/4/2013 8:20PM

    Very pretty!

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Oh No!!!

Friday, August 23, 2013

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That's how much I ate today. Definitely not so good.

But guess what?!

I'm not going to give up! I will do better tomorrow!

If you haven't eaten so well either, do better with me!

Thanks for stopping by!

  
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PATTIE441 8/26/2013 4:28PM

    Yes! We can do it! Way to go on getting back on track. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GOULDSGRANITE 8/26/2013 2:53PM

    Awesome! emoticon

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EVER-HOPEFUL 8/25/2013 1:41AM

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GOCALGAL 8/24/2013 1:46PM

    I have done this same thing Way too many times, but an upcoming vacation (I'll be wearing a swimsuit a lot) and this challenge have me behaving myself right now.

emoticon for adding it up, forgiving yourself and getting right back on track.

As you well know, falling down is not the mistake. it's not getting right back up again. emoticon emoticon

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ABYSSALDRAKE 8/23/2013 1:42AM

    I will!

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Countdown Chain

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Hey All!

I'm posting pictures from two of my past craft challenges with the Scrap & Craft to Lose team!

This is a countdown chain (started from 77) for buying a house. The loan lasts for 90 days, and we're on day 63 now. How exciting!

The second challenge, I made a house, halfway mark (45), and mini quote banner out of the scraps from the chains.










  
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EVER-HOPEFUL 8/20/2013 6:58PM

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GOCALGAL 8/20/2013 11:57AM

    Wow! emoticon I luv visuals and challenges because they are so motivating and well "visual"! lol emoticon

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CRAFTINWIFE 8/18/2013 7:30PM

    Fantastic!! Thanks for sharing!

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GOULDSGRANITE 8/18/2013 1:32PM

    Awesome Visual ~ Thanks for Sharing. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MARYANNSQUEST 8/18/2013 5:06AM

    WOW ! That is such a fantastic way to see your goal working!

((Hugs))
Mary Ann


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ARNETTELEE 8/18/2013 4:29AM

  You can do it!

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LOOKSLIKELILY 8/18/2013 4:00AM

    What a great idea and a lovely way to visualise moving closer to a goal. I hope all goes well!

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STUFFNEARTABOR 8/18/2013 2:37AM

    Good Luck!

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Handmade Paper Credit Card Holder!

Friday, July 19, 2013

For the Scrap & Craft to Lose team that I'm in, I made a credit card holder for the craft challenge this week: try something new.

I've never tried making a credit card holder before, and I needed one! I've been using a rubber band to hold all my cards together! Instead of buying a new one like I had planned, I made one! I used stickers I bought at Michael's a while back, and laminated the whole thing with scotch tape.

The tutorial I used can be found on Youtube:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrchYdDgyI0








  
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SCRIPTEDFLIGHT 7/23/2013 3:25PM

    Cool! Good for you!

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DIANEDOESSMILES 7/22/2013 2:03AM

    That's VERY CUTE !! I love it,, I think I'll take a LOOKIES at ths team !

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CRAFTINWIFE 7/20/2013 12:18AM

    emoticon job!!

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PINKNFITCARLA 7/19/2013 9:54PM

    Very cute!

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TERMITEMOM 7/19/2013 9:45PM

    It is very nice! I love it!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 7/19/2013 5:07PM

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PINKYYSUEE 7/19/2013 2:54PM

    That is awesome!

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SIRIRADHA1 7/19/2013 2:17PM

    Nice job! Love papercrafts! óż

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ABYSSALDRAKE 7/19/2013 1:05PM

    Very cool, honey! Nice job!

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House Hunting

Saturday, July 13, 2013

As some of you may or may not know, we've been hunting for a house since the beginning of June. Our vow renewal/staycation at the end of May really sparked us wanting to get a house.

Right after, I got pre-approved for a conventional loan. However, because I didn't want to be paying 20% for the down payment, I was switched over to an FHA loan. Then, they felt that I should be doing a VA loan, so I was switched yet again. Then, after finding out that not many sellers are accepting VA loans, I went back for the conventional loan, but doing the 20% down payment.

I was assigned a real estate agent, but she told me that I was going to raise my loan amount to $100,000, and that we were going to be making offers on houses before even looking at them. What?! I called USAA and got transferred to a different agent in their Mover's Advantage program. The guy we were assigned barely kept in touch with us and seemed all around rude whenever he did. I found another real estate agent through my mom who helped her find her dream house. She wasn't with the Mover's Advantage program, so I cancelled the program and went with her. And by the way, she is AWESOME!

We saw 2 houses. The first one, both my husband and I adored even though it was only 1,100 square feet. Then, we saw another on in the same area, but it looked like it was in terrible condition. We offered a lower amount than the listing price, then the seller countered a much higher price, but still lower than the listing. We, then, accepted. A second counter came from our side when we found out through our lender that one of the conditions couldn't be met because of how their process worked. They accepted our counter.

The day for the inspection came, and my husband freaked out a little. I guess it isn't too fun of a thing to learn of all the big and small problems and uncertainties with your "dream house". The biggest recommendation the inspector had for us was to get an estimate from an electrician. So, our real estate agent made an addendum to extend our time due diligence, so we can get an electrician out there. We did, and the estimate isn't small. It's an older house, so everything isn't exactly up to code and a lot of the outlets aren't grounded. We'll see what happens. My husband and I really want this house, but we'll see what our lender's appraiser will say. They may or may not loan on this house until certain repairs are done, and I'm not sure what all that may cost and if we can do it.

  
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CRAFTINWIFE 7/15/2013 12:04PM

    emoticon Hopefully all goes well!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 7/14/2013 3:49PM

    fingers crossed for you emoticon

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LIVELYLULU37 7/13/2013 2:19AM

    Wow, WOW!! Congrats on finding your dream house! I hope all goes well for you. I don't really know the process of buying a house, I rent. But it sounds lengthy and nerve racking! Anyway, I wish you the best!! Jen

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