Saturday Sursee :: Pumpkin Time


Puckered Porch Presents 2

It is pumpkin time again.  Your porch needs one.  You need one.  Last year I wrote about the patch I saw at a cool grocery store.  There are so many interesting pumpkins put there for your porch and home.

I also wrote about some fall decorating I did using real greenery and fake stuff.  Easy peasy.

Buying these little bags of mini pumpkins for table decorations or a perfect Fall Sursee is a fun tradition.  I found mine at the grocery store for less than six bucks. SUrsee Saturday pumpkins

Here  is what they look like when unloaded.  Beauty!  Ready to hand out to your best gal pals.

Sursee saturday pumpkins mini

What kind of pumpkin do you like?  Do you carve it or just use it for a little Porch Sursee?  I think I am going to carve mine this year….

Make sure you get a pumpkin or two today!  A great Saturday Sursee.

Tips for Saving Money :: Make the Call


call your service providers

Hey y’all.  I have to tell you my exciting news about the money I saved yesterday.  Now if you are under 35,  you will not be impressed with this first tip.  So bear with me.

Tip #1. I cancelled our home phone yesterday.  EEEP!  I was a little nervous, polled loads of people and finally did it.  And it feels good.  We are now saving around $40.00 bucks a month. Yes!  I know that you are laughing at me if you are under 35 as you have not had a land phone for years, but it was a little sad for me to think of not having a phone.  What if someone can’t find me?  What if someone else gets my phone number and uses it for their Tom Thumb card?  What if there is an emergency and I need it??   So many things are tied to that phone number- reward cards, pharmacy account, library card, doctors call back numbers,etc.  I guess it will take a little time to ferret all that out, but others counseled me that we will be fine and can still use that number for our reward programs.  Shwoo!

One thing I do know is that I will not miss the robo calls, the political calls, the calls looking for LaShondra Johnson.  We have been stalked for years with those .  Will not miss.  I realized that no one I knew was really calling me on the home phone. Now, it is gone!  Are you needing to do that?

Second tip.  Ask if there is a better deal that your phone company can offer you for your mobile plan.  I saved some bucks there, too, and received more data for less money. Hello?  Why didn’t I know about this deal?  Well, it seems like you have to call and ask about this deal.    I am thinking you can get a better deal.  I read an article a  few years back about calling all your service providers and asking for a better deal.  That year I saved money on my newspaper, gas, and phone bills.  Who knew?  The Sursee here is you’ll never know, unless you call, and they know you probably are not going to call.

But now, you know, and you are going to call.  And you will probably get a really nice young man on the phone who will be very patient with you as he explains about the gigabytes and minutes and rollovers and blah,blah that make your eyes glaze over.

Tip #3.  I also got a better deal on my cable service- just by asking if there was a better deal.  And there was! We are saving money, plus receiving faster speed for our internet.  Again, you have to call and ask if there is a better deal.  I guess they know that we are not going to do that, and so the deal goes undone.  But not you. You are going to make the call and save some dough.

A few months ago when I called the newspaper it took around three times of me asking, “Is that the best deal you can give me?” before I landed the best price.  Gold Star for me!  I kind of felt like I was on Let’s make a Deal or  The Price is Right.  We all love game shows, right?

So the Sursee for today is for you to make a few phone calls.  Get some deals.  And save some moolah!  What a Deal!  Would love to hear what deals you get in the comments below.


Sursee Saturday :: A Great Red Lipstick

a great red lipstick

  I am always inspired by those little beauty articles that tell me what shoes to wear with skinny jeans or what  face powder, eye shadow or nail polish is awesome!  I like when someone else does the work. Today the inspiration is all about … [Continue reading]

Books That I Am Reading :: A Fall Reading List

Satisfy My Thirsty Soul

I love reading, and I usually have about twenty-thousand books that I am reading.  At the same time. You, too?  I have a huge stack on my night stand, by the phone, on my Kindle, and in my Creative Room.  I guess I feel like buying and stacking books … [Continue reading]

Sursee Saturday :: Wearing Scarves and Long Necklaces

Wearing necklaces and scarves

Ok,  I admit, you might already know this fact that I am about to share, but I feel compelled to tell you about a new fashion tip I recently learned.  It's all about the scarf and the necklace and how you can wear them together.  What? Yes- it is … [Continue reading]

Sursee Saturday :: Take a Day Off!

Sursee Saturday Let's Be Today

  Sometimes the Sursee is in the resting and taking the day off!  Putting your feet up and reading the latest issue of Southern Living.  Or reading through all of the paper.  Working out in the garden.  Making a BLT with extra bacon and … [Continue reading]

Mentoring Matters :: A Road Map for Mentoring

sursee saturday being not doing

  I am passionate about mentoring.  I believe we should all be involved in mentoring and I enjoy encouraging others to participate in this biblical mandate.  Today, I want to share with you what it looked like this week for me to mentor … [Continue reading]

Sursee Saturday // My Favorite Pen

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Last week I showed you my new fav journal here and I promised you I would tell you about my pen love.  Now I don't know about you, but I only recently bought a pen that I really love.  I used to just have a drawer full of give away pens from hotels … [Continue reading]

What to Fix for Dinner? A Yummy Salad with an Amazing Dressing that is a Go To Meal

Carol's Amazing Salad

  When it is time to have people over or just prepare dinner for your own family, do you find yourself fumbling around- indecisive about what to serve? I think it is important to have a few recipes that are your Go To Meals.  These are … [Continue reading]

Sursee Saturday :: New Covers on Old Favorites

Little women2

I love the artist Anne Bond.  I think I first read about her in Southern Living and I follow her on Instagram;  it is fun to see what she posts and to see her artwork as it is coming out fresh.  She is the founder of Rifle Paper Co.  I am pretty sure … [Continue reading]