Wednesday, April 18, 2007

A Contest - Monetarily Speaking...

I have a little contest for you - my money grubbing, scrapbooking, spend-a-holic friends.
Many of you know I'm headed to Los Angeles in a mere six days for a week long break and fun with my Yahoo friends on the Scrappin' Scruds group. I've been "scruds" (scrappin' buds) with some of these ladies for nearly seven years now! This is my 3rd retreat in a row and I'm nearly beside myself with excitement. I'll miss my family for sure - but will be revived and ready to tackle the job of motherhood with full steam when I return.

Anywho... back to my contest. I've been saving my pocket change and small bills off and on for almost a year in my green pig. The green pig was my mother's, I believe, and he sat on the floor next to the china cabinet at my gramma's house since before I ever was. I've been dropping coins into him ever since I could clutch and release them. He was also good for the occasional "ride". When it was time for me to get married my gramma had us empty him out and we used the money to buy bridesmaid and flower girl dresses for my cousins to be in our wedding. Soon after I was married the green pig became my prized possession. He has had a place of prominence in my home ever since.

So my contest for all of my scrappy friends is for you to guess how much money I've managed to "pig away" to spend on very necessary scrappy items while I'm in L.A. Here is a photo of the money (and the pig) and all I'll tell you is all those bills are singles and there may be a few Canadian coins and Chuck E Cheese tokens. Post your guess in a comment and I'll give you until midnight Friday, April 20. I'll send a little something scrappy to the one that comes the closest without going over (said in my best Bob Barker...)

I don't even know how much is there myself... I just loaded it up in a gallon sized Ziploc and took it to the bank. They're sending me a receipt of deposit - probably in tomorrow's mail.

Good Luck! And happy spending to me :0)


  1. No fair - I'm getting a red x - will try later!

  2. Way to go, Sara. I'll guess 37.50.

  3. I'll guess you saved about $72.00.

    Cute piggy! Can't wait to see you next week!

  4. I am going to guess $97.58. But I hope for your sake, it is MUCH more!

  5. I'm guessing $59.00, but I really hope it's more!

  6. Hey...I resemble that remark! lol

    I'm going to guess...$84.

  7. My guess is $62.73!

    See you SOON!!

  8. I'll say $77.77...Hope you have fun!! See you in June!! :0)

  9. I'll guess $105.42

    That reminds me - I need to take mine to the bank (I don't think I have as much as you do -- but I DID win a basketball pool last month - was $48!!)


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