And March Madness Is Strong…

I can’t stop laughing.  Snort.  So, I wake up this morning and I see that we have a winner– want to guess who?

I’m tellin’ ya folks… this gal is good.  She’s good, I tell ya!  I was sure that, with so many more days in the month, March would go well over $55.00.  Alas, it didn’t.

The funny thing is, for those who don’t get why I’m finding this so funny, that Lori won last month… the prize is coasters… and she won coasters from a prize on another blog a few months ago.

It’s almost as if God WANTS her to have these crazy coasters!

I’ll get ’em in the mail once I get the last one “quilted”.

Have a GREAT Easter, folks!

March Coinage

I love these coin thing  I’ve been looking for one with a bill option all month, and while I know I’ve found them before, I can’t anymore.  Next year, I’m still doing one dollar bills too.  I decided that I’ll just pull out quarters to slide through each time I add a dollar.  It’ll work.

It’s so much fun to watch it fill up each week.  You can actually see the coins going up and up!

Ok, here are the last months’ stats:

Jan- $17.17

Feb- $38.36

Mar- $…

What is March?

I’ve taken a picture of the top of this jar and I’ll post it as soon as there is a winner.  Enter now, enter often, WIN… and come back next month for another prize and another chance.

For Reference:

Jar height:  6.5″

Jar width:  4.5″

This month, I have the prize already planned and half made!  Check it out! I’m making FOUR of these little babies!

Ok, again… it works like this.  One entry per day until someone gets within .25 cents.  I decided the .10 of last month was a bit tough.

We Have a Winner~~~

We almost had another “double digit” month.  I was tempted to cheat and add two pennies from the couch or my kid’s bank… anything… but I didn’t.  In the interest of honesty, I left it alone.

So… Lori with a guess of $38.41 was the first guess within 10 cents!!!  She wins!  Congrats.  Now I get to figure out what to send you!  Yippie!  Snort.

I thought it was fascinating how in 31 days I got to $17.17 but I went way over double in only 28 days!

Emily would have had it with $38.37… she was ALMOST ON THE DOT… but she was second.

Coinage~

Here we are again.  Another month, another total.  In the 31 days of January, we loaded $17.17 into this little puppy.  Look how it’s grown!!  Now, the question is, just what is the total after another 28 days?

I was astounded to watch it grow,  grow, and grow some more.  It’s amazing just how much things add up.

I wish this silly thing counted dollar bills.  I might find one that does that for next year.  I mean, what would happen if I put ALL my ones and change in a jar for a year?  Yeah.

So, because I’m into consistency, I’m asking again, “How much is in this jar?”

Each person in the family can enter once per day.  The first person to come within ten cents of the total wins…

Well, gee, I don’t know.  I mean, last month I gave away a card.  I mean, what’s the point of the frugality of saving change if I give away a car every month, y’know?  Then again… nah.  Not doin’ it.

So, that begs the question, again, what to do?  I dunno.  So, here I am again without a prize.  Need. Prize.  Just sayin’.

Someone suggested x dollars off of one of my books.  Nice of them to think of me, but the problem is, you don’t get a prize without spending money.  That’s not a prize, it’s a discount.  Just sayin’.

So, I sit here, staring at the jar in abject wonder of just what to do.

I know!  It’ll be a surprise!  Yes, indeedy.  Just guess the right amount and we’ll both be stunned by the brilliant *cough* prize I create and ship to your door.  Will it be a card?  Will it be a bookmark?  What about some kind of papercrafted amazing thing?  Who knows, but whatever it is, you’ll get it, and it’ll be cool.  Yeah.  Something like that.

Do you have the bravery, the chutzpah, the NERVE to enter a contest with such an ambiguous prize?  We’ll see.   Post your guesses now!

Change for Change’s Sake~

Ok, with all the buzz about change that we’ve had since President Clinton and the ’90’s and now with President Obama, I decided to ensure REAL change occurs in the Havig House.  Enter…  THE JAR.

I bought this sucker for $5 bucks on clearance at K-Mart.  It was one of those pre-wrapped gifts for $20 dollars that you buy for gift swaps and hard to shop-for nephews or brothers-in-law. The reason it’s so cool is that it has a nice digital counter that counts your money as it goes in.  So, I can tell you, at the end of the year, just how much money is in the thing!

I liked this change because it signaled financial growth in some area of life during this recessed economy.  What can I say, I’m into the visual.

So, I decided to share the growth of this silly little jar.  I took pictures today of how full it is, and I’m thinking it’d be fun to see who comes closest.  To make it even more fun, I’ll mail a handmade card or bookmark, your choice, to the person who comes closest as LONG as they get within 75 cents.  To make it even MORE fun, I’m going to keep the contest going until there’s a winner!  But wait, there’s more!  Act now and you can enter once per day until I have a winner!  You say your family wants in on the fun, no problem!  Just have them post their guesses too!  This contest is for ANYONE and all for only … um… the time it takes to post a guess!  That’s right, for just seconds, you too can win a marvelous handcrafted paper item and there are no shipping and handling charges.  Better yet, NO TAX!  How can you resist.

I’ve taken a picture of the top of this jar and I’ll post it as soon as there is a winner.  Enter now, enter often, WIN… and come back next month for another prize and another chance.

For Reference:

Jar height:  6.5″

Jar width:  4.5″