Seeing Clearly In A New Decade

We finally went in to get new prescription glasses…

By going in, I actually mean the office.  We finally walked in to the office and sat down to log in to https://www.zennioptical.com/ to order new glasses for each of us.

I know what you are saying in your head to me right now.  I have heard it so many times.  My prescription is special and I have to go to a real place and pay 600.00 per pair.

Too which I will just look at you and tell you…..  No… No you don’t.  You choose to give someone else hundreds of dollars that you work hard for.

For 99.5% of us… we can get our glasses from an online site.  We just need to learn how.  And the best part about it is they have articles and videos that literally teach us how to order.

And if that doesn’t cut it for ya.. They have an 800# and an online chat feature where they will walk you through the whole process.

But how can I try on the glasses is the next complaint.  I’m picky with what I wear!  Nothing looks good on me….

To which I will kindly instruct you that you take a photo of yourself and upload it to the computer and virtually try on every single pair of glasses they have…. in a day….

Sure… Zenni Optical isn’t for everyone.. But I remember the conversation I had with my husband that day we walked out of the Dr’s office having ordered his glasses and the lenses alone were 250.00!!!

“Let’s just try it and see if they work?  What really do we have to lose?”

The 60.00 we spent on his first pair of glasses … of which I would like to stop here and say.. they became his favorite pair the second week he received them is not sooner.. and he doesn’t even wear the other pair… Was well worth it.

So why do I write this?  Because we all should be saving as much as possible.  And I just ordered 5 pairs of glasses!!!!

Yes 5!!!!

I got a new pair of regular glasses… and a pair specifically for the computer!!!!  Life is so much easier when I don’t have to strain my neck to see the computer screen…. This is what happens when you get old and need bifocals!

And my husband finally took the leap.. He ordered a new pair for everyday for him… and 2 pairs for the computer… 1 for home and 1 for work.  No more neck pain for him!!!

The best deal of all is while they all together cost 50% less then my last pair of glasses I got from my actual Dr… We don’t have to drive ALL the way back in to town to pick them up and get fitted.

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They teach us how to fit them ourselves.. and they deliver them right to our door!!!

What could be better then that?  Door deliver, savings of money and time!!!!!

And yes. they have glasses for kids.  Trust me.. If I had kids that wore glasses in this day and age.. I wouldn’t be getting them anywhere but here!  (unless they were part of that .5% we talked about earlier.

You know, I saved enough that I could literally buy another pair in a different color…..

And while I really miss the chance to get coffee at Bentleys…. I’ll be in town again.. there will be more coffee soon.

 

Week 8 of Building a Hiline Home – A Mistake is Caught And We Show You How To Pick A Floor Plan #HilineHome #Hiline #buildingahome

#TheBettencourts

This is our journey in the building of our dream home.  It’s not paid by HiLine in anyway.  All though I wouldn’t be opposed if they wanted to put a side garage door in for me… We forgot to add that in.

Our journey is out of the Salem Oregon Office and as we spoke about in Week 0… each office is different.  Today I show you how we looked inside many different model homes without even leaving the comfort of our own home. We see the layout and changes and we get to see how the furniture will fit. And I show you how you can do it also.

I used the www.Trulia.com site to search and roam around for interior idea’s of the home.

HiLine can be found at their website:  https://www.hilinehomes.com

This is the Floorplan we are building:  https://www.hilinehomes.com/floorplans/plan-1768/

And here is the shortcut to all their floor plans:  https://www.hilinehomes.com/floorplans/

Music is Way Out West  from the Free YouTube Library

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Week 7 of Building a Hiline Home – We Take a Tour of The Hiline Model Home and Talk Septic

This is our journey in the building of our dream home.  It’s not paid by HiLine in anyway.  All though I wouldn’t be opposed if they wanted to put a side garage door in for me… We forgot to add that in.

Our journey is out of the Salem Oregon Office and as we spoke about in Week 0… each office is different.  Today we head in to the model home in Salem and talk to Obie about plans.  He let me film him as he was going over the options and idea’s that could be done with the 1768 floor plan.  Listen as he speaks, because he knows us.. and the suggestions that he is throwing out there were all from prior conversations that we had.  He takes what you say and dream of and make them into a reality.  That my friends is a gift.

HiLine can be found at their website:  https://www.hilinehomes.com

This is the Floorplan we are building:  https://www.hilinehomes.com/floorplans/plan-1768/

And here is the shortcut to all their floor plans:  https://www.hilinehomes.com/floorplans/

Music is Fond Memories from the Free YouTube Library

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Week 6 of Building a Hiline Home – Time To Submit For Permits

No seriously.. I put my purse on the counter and was so nervous and scared they have no idea how close I came to throwing up in it.

The things I probably shouldn’t say to the world….. But I do.

This is our journey in the building of our dream home.  It’s not paid by HiLine in anyway.  All though I wouldn’t be opposed if they wanted to put a side garage door in for me… We forgot to add that in.

Our journey is out of the Salem Oregon Office and as we spoke about in Week 0… each office is different.

HiLine can be found at their website:  https://www.hilinehomes.com

This is the Floorplan we are building:  https://www.hilinehomes.com/floorplans/plan-1768/

And here is the shortcut to all their floor plans:  https://www.hilinehomes.com/floorplans/

Music is Brain Trust from the Free YouTube Library

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Building Community A Tea Party for Sweet Little Friends

I love people. And I love to love on my friends. So when a little special person is turning 2… It means we celebrate. Come along with me as I set it all up and we share in the preparation.

It really is easy to do. Trust me…


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#Community #JustOpenTheDoor #Invitethemover #buildingcommunity

Week 5 of Building a Hiline Home – Let’s Talk DEQ Inspections and Poop!

This is our journey in the building of our dream home.  It’s not paid by HiLine in anyway.  All though I wouldn’t be opposed if they wanted to put a side garage door in for me… We forgot to add that in.

Our journey is out of the Salem Oregon Office and as we spoke about in Week 0… each office is different.

HiLine can be found at their website:  https://www.hilinehomes.com

This is the Floorplan we are building:  https://www.hilinehomes.com/floorplans/plan-1768/

And here is the shortcut to all their floor plans:  https://www.hilinehomes.com/floorplans/

Music is Fond Memories from the Free YouTube Library

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Permaculture – Designing the Back Zone 4 into 5

Plants are moveable. Yes it would be ideal if I never had to move a plant… ever… but sometimes moving them is the only way to save them. And when you are building a house and you have extra acreage it becomes not only a necessity but a challenge….

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#Permaculture #PDC #Gardening

Week 4 of Building a Hiline Home – We Got Em!

This is our journey in the building of our dream home.  It’s not paid by HiLine in anyway.  All though I wouldn’t be opposed if they wanted to put a side garage door in for me… We forgot to add that in.

Our journey is out of the Salem Oregon Office and as we spoke about in Week 0… each office is different.

HiLine can be found at their website:  https://www.hilinehomes.com

This is the Floorplan we are building:  https://www.hilinehomes.com/floorplans/plan-1768/

And here is the shortcut to all their floor plans:  https://www.hilinehomes.com/floorplans/

Thank you for watching.  Please leave a comment and we will get back to you as soon as we can.  Subscribe if you would like to see more of us.  Hit that notification bell to be notified when a new video is released if you really want to make my day!!!  Like if you would like to make my week!!!!!  And if you want to see more of our day to day life where I share the odd things that I am doing and actually the good and bad of the days….

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45 Cards From One Paper Pack Fall Is In The Air Echo Park

I am off to use as much of the paper as I can and see how many cards I can get out of one pack of Echopark paper.  I love the colors in this pack.  This pack came from the echo park warehouse Box sale that was purchased just a few months ago.

Fall Is In The Air By Echo Park:  https://amzn.to/36nnQ04

Tim Holtz Sizzix SideKick :   https://amzn.to/36iWEzH

Tim Holtz Harvest Sidekick Die’s: https://amzn.to/36lSd78

Tim Holtz City Scapes was also used.  But I can’t find them online at this moment.

The Cricut Maker:  https://amzn.to/2r1BHsN This is my favorte friend that fussy cutes all my favorite shapes.

Music is How It Began by Silent Partner from the YouTube Free Music

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#EchoParkPaper  #AsManyAsICan  #PaperCrafts

Crafty Christmas Collab 2019 Week 2 Heart Garland with the Cricut

@bourboncreekcrafts #GlueMatters

Here is the announcement video with the paper flip through: https://youtu.be/Khz502LmBkw

And here is week 1: https://youtu.be/u9XUz5NkeRM

Bourbon Creek Crafts started this challenge and her channel can be found here https://bit.ly/31UrnzC   Where she will have a list of all the other crafters that are taken part in the challenge!

This project is simple but so elegant on a tree or mantle.  I used the cricut to do the cutting for me.  But you could totally use a heart shaped punch and any type of paper you desire.  Or you could draw the shape out and make a paper template and do as I used to do in the 90’s and… Cut. Each. One. Individually.

Or you could be like me and grab this file that I saved for ya and make your own in less than an hour.  The file is free even if you don’t have access…. And can be found at this link:  https://design.cricut.com/#/design/181699546

I used a ruler with washi tape on it to mark the spacing… As I explain in the video.

Best Glue Ever!!!!: https://amzn.to/2PJHEET

Check out the other participants in this challenge at these links:

Bobbi-Jo Made this by Hand: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC91h…

Bourbon Creek Crafts: https://www.youtube.com/bourboncreekc…

Call Me Craft Al: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmdE…

Cool Cakes and Crafts with Amalia: https://www.youtube.com/user/petunia1…

Crafting and Relaxing: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5WL…

Crafty Beginnings: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyOp…

Crafty Formations: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXsz…

Deb Houck’s Crafty Cottage: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC74t…

elena4crafts: https://www.youtube.com/user/ELEVAL21

Gina Pearson: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz3W…

gloriascraps2: https://www.youtube.com/user/gloriasc…

Jen Unger: https://www.youtube.com/user/jen4524

Kayleen Voelker: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFHX…

KreationsbyKimber: https://www.youtube.com/user/kimbersq…

Kristiannes Crafty Adventures: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnr0…

Leah Tees: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVsq…

LiL Crafty Nook: https://www.youtube.com/lilcraftynook

Mplsbetty: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Og…

Patty MacAlpine: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAuJ…

Ruth: https://www.youtube.com/user/scrapchicky

Music in this video is “First Love” Free via Youtube Music

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#Cricutmade #PaperCrafts #craftychristmascollab2019