Barter For Almost Anything For Going Green

I'd like this to be a great place to barter for both you and me. So, here is a list of what I'll barter for. You can pay for it outright where it has a price listed, includes shipping. Or, where there is no price then the sky is the limit.

I like recycled things for going green. Handmade just about anything useful. No dust collectors.

Soaps (organic/natural honey/oatmeal, unscented goatsmilk, raspberry), decaf teas, pet toys, organic jams (sugar free or low sugar), embroidery floss, cotton batting, velcro, wool felt or cotton felt, tea cups just to name a few.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Flea Market Monday To Ya!

Dear Friends,

  If you're like me you want to help every time you see a natural disaster strike in another part of the world.  Unfortunately, I can't hop on a plane and go as I please anymore.  But, that doesn't stop me from praying for those poor souls and their loved ones to have God's endurance and help to survive this trial and carry on.

  I do have the volunteer spirit and can help by donating to those agency's that bring aid to these victim's.  Won't you help me raise funds to send to them?  I have several items I'm putting up for auction.  I will send 100% of the money to those victim's via one of group's that are sending aid to that area.

Here is the list of items you can bid on.  I have the starting price listed next to the item.
All are new
1.  Magnavox Converter Box-in box $30.00 starting bid
2.  Technique Electric Pressure Cooker-not original box $90 starting bid
3.  UltiMotion 5 game video motion controlled game -in box $35 starting bid
      Tennis, golf, baseball, football and bowling adaptors

Shipping will be added to the price after the auction is over.  Bid now until Friday March 18, 2011.

And, for the rest of this week any items from my etsy shop that you purchase I will also donate those sales as well.

Have a Blessed and Happy Day!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Marching Into Spring Give-a-way Contest!

Marching into spring is the theme of our contest for March on the Sunshine Farmgirl Co-op. It's fun, easy and everyone wins! Starting March 1st til the end of the month you have to do three things to win a prize. Here they are:

#1- Become a follower of this blog

#2- Join my Sunshine Farmgirl Co-op newsletter

#3- Register on my website to buy or sell

All very easy to do. Now, if you've already done one or all then here is what you'll need to do to win.

#1- Sign the guest book on the website telling us what is your favorite thing about the website. It can be a shop, a product, the design etc...

#2- "Like" my facebook Jeanpatch page.!/pages/Jeanpatchbymk/458667005531

Now, for the fun stuff you'll win. You'll win a free Tupperware product valued up to $20.00. It could be a tumbler, bowl, plate, storage container or other great product, just for doing the above. Mark it on your calendar so you don't forget to enter.

You will need to send me your name and address to
 to receive your gift.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Green Tip#7:More Great Freebie Websites

Green Tip#7: These are just too good not to share. I have been searching the web for more great deals and found a few I've checked out and wanted to share with you today.
First up, Listia is a free auction listing and bidding website. That's right you can get things for absolutely free or just pay for shipping.
You earn points for signing up and for refering friends. You also earn for listing items and bidding and winning auctions. And when you complete the check list they have on the first page you get more points.  So be sure to complete everything don't just sign-up and stop. Proceed so you can start getting free stuff.
Go to my link at:

Second up, Thefreesite is another cool freebie site. It's a directory of where you can get more free stuff. Some of them require you complete offers from companies to get the free stuff.  I've only done that once for a $250 gift card. I'm still in the waiting process for the companies to post that I completed their offer. It takes up to 30 days for them to report and another 30 days before you get your gift card. But, it's worth it for free food or merchandise.

Third up, Freeflys is a great freebie site for samples and coupons and doing surveys and gettig paid or get free stuff.  I like this one because you actually get the samples for free without having to qualify by buying or signing up for more stuff.  I'll send out referal emails for this one.  They ask for you to refer people to support their site and sponors.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Green Tip#6:Freecycle Your Trash for Treasures

Tip #6: Freecycle your trash for treasures.  We all know that we have a closet or drawer full of stuff that hasn't seen the light of day for years.  Come on confess you don't need it cause you havn't used it in all this time.
And, if you're like me you can't even start to set up your own garage sale anymore and your family is busy working and tired so why put the burden on them?  So, want to know how you can give away all that unwanted stuff and get things you need in return?

Well, I'm gonna tell ya.  It's called Freecycle and they are all over the world. I just saw a listing for London and Canada.  Google freecycle and your city and follow the directions for joining and as soon as your approved your off to the races.

I've given away clothes, home decor, an old garage door, books and soon to be tons more. 

Rules: You have to offer so many free things first then you can post a wanted ad once every 7 days.  Then you have to be fast and look at the posts daily for things others are giving away that you might need.  And, then hope that they pick you out of the 25 that request it.

So, it is a waiting game.  But, you can hope to get something you ask for sooner or later.  My main goal was to get rid of stuff.  A clutter free house is a happy house.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Green Tip #5: Four Clean-ups That Will Save You Money

Green Tip#5: Four Clean-ups that will save you money. I go to the experts to find my money saving tips. They do all the research for you and take the guess work out of what works and what doesn't.  In my library of must have on hand books is one called: "A Cure For All Diseases" by Hulda Clark, Ph.D., N.D. This book is a must have for all households in my opinion.  Once, you get it you'll see what I mean.
On page 397 she starts with "Easy Lifestyle Improvements" that covers ways to keep from getting sick to reducing germs.  It covers, better eating habits, laundry habits, kitchen habits and better housekeeping habits.
Then on page 409 she starts with the "Four Cleanups," Dental, Diet, Body and Home.
Finally, on page 513-560 she has Recipes that covers the four clean-ups.

I'll give you one recipe from each section to whet your appetite. You'll just have to get the book, I'm tellin ya now you'll be happy you did.

Tip#6: Your Own Soda Pop- Excellent for stomach problems. Put 1 teaspoon citric acid, 2 tablespoons vegetable glycerin (look online) 2 tablespoons honey (agave, maple sryup) and 1 lemon juiced by hand, into a quart jr and fill with cold water. Refrigerate until ready to use. Then add 1 teaspoon of pure baking soda (Spectrum Chemical Co) and shake a few times, keeping the lid tight. Pour over ice.
Variations: Blended fruits in the blender added to the above recipe. You can add ginger or other spice to give it zip in place of the lemon.
Note: If you have heart disease, high blood pressure, esophagus problems or edema don't use baking soad use potassium bicarbonate instead.  Ask you doctor for the proper ratio. Limit yourself to one glass a day even if you don't have the above problems.  (author's tips)

Monday, August 16, 2010

Green Tip#4:Saving on Meals

Green Tip#4: Saving on Meals- Food takes a huge chunk of our weekly budget.  Here are some ways to save on your food costs and still enjoy yourself.  A few years back I did some research for a way to cut food costs for our family. 
First up,  I found a book called, "Miserly Meals" by Jonni McCoy.  Her books are full of great ideas for families to save on the cost of food each month.

She gives you meals that cost under .75 cents per person. Now, that is a big savings.  And, she gives you great ways to make your own sustitutions for seasoning blends and meat free meals and more. Fourteen chapter's from Pantry basics to Measurements and Coversion charts.

Second up, Frugal Families is another one of Jonni's  books to help you budget your hard earned money.  This book has fifteen chapter's filled with everything to do with family activities and how to do them on a budget.

Third up, Miserly Mom's her third book to help Mom's who want to work from home or who need to learn how to live on one income instead of two.  This book I havn't read yet myself.  I found the first two so helpful that I didn't look into this one. But, now that I joined  BookSwim, the books through the mail club, I'm going to add it to my list.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Tip#3:Green Challenges & Borrow Books Through the Mail

Tip #3: Green Challenges & Borrow Books Through the Mail- First up a website that rewards you for doing the green challenges.  For those that are members of the MJF sisterhood we are familiar with doing green challenges. We call them Merit Badges.

But, how about doing green things and getting something good in return from other green minded companies. Bolder is one of those companies. I joined and got a nice welcome email from them thanking me for joining in their cause to make this earth greener. Go to and join today.

Second up, Borrow books through the mail. You may have plenty of time on your hand to run to your local library, but some of us either don't drive or just don't have the time to go as often as they'd like to.  You know how Netflix let's you get movies through the mail for a low membership price?  Well, BookSwim does the same idea just with books.

To join the first thing you'll want to do is go to the site I told you about that gives you discounts off memberships,  and search for the bookswim coupons.  Then get your code for the discount you want and then join

I thought this was a great idea because instead of having stacks of books left over after you've read them and are no longer interested in keeping them your stuck with finding a way to get rid of them for either cash or just giving them away.
But, with bookswim you just read the book and return it, no more stacks of unwanted books.