In some happy news, I get to make this costume for a coworker’s 6 month-old daughter for Halloween. Particularly happy because it’s on commission and my coworker said she’d pay me over $50! That’s money for debt snowballing or possibly buying a winter coat. Or a bit of both, courtesy of thrift stores. I’ve been wearing the same thrift coat for 4 or 5 years, and it’s fine but it’s not professional at all.

I also wrote a Craiglist post draft for making curtains. Mr. Micah and I will be going over it to see how to make it better.

Here’s a roundup of some fun posts I ran across today.

Greenpanda (a blog I just discovered) writes about the growing movement against credit card pushers–those who get students to sign up for free t-shirts and that feeling of adulthood.

Scott H. Young gives us 15 ways to squeeze the most from 15 minutes. I particularly like the one about taking time to breathe. Very important to center periodically.

And The Digerati Life tells us the top 10 cheapest ways to exercise (10 is sex!)

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ms. m&p October 12, 2007 at 7:17 am

You are talented! That is an adorable costume! Let us know what coat you decide on!

I’ll check out the articles 🙂

The Digerati Life October 12, 2007 at 9:12 am

Thanks for mentioning me here Ms. Micah! Wow, can you make clothes and stuff? That’s incredible — I am so useless when it comes to making stuff with fabric. I even tried to monogram some christmas stockings before and failed miserably so I had to have someone else do it! That’s a wonderful talent to have for sure.

mrsmicah October 12, 2007 at 9:24 am

I do sew a lot, quilts and clothes and other stuff… 🙂 I even made my own wedding dress! (and a friend trusted me to make hers!) I’m useless at some things, but I can sew. Some of the really elaborate stuff still eludes me.

Perhaps I should make the coat…I’ll have to see if there are any good patterns. Then I could add in the gift cards I got for my birthday and possibly Joann store coupons.

SavingDiva October 12, 2007 at 3:53 pm

What a great costume!

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