Friday, April 24, 2009

Weekend Link Luv

Here are some good internet places to check out this weekend.

We have two vehicles, a gas guzzling suburban that is the only vehicle that will fit our whole family at once and has four wheel drive during the winter, and an economical volvo that gets driven on all other occasions. To keep our gas costs at a minimum, we budget $20 for each vehicle per week and try to to combine several errands into one trip to town. On that kind of gas budget we have to find the cheapest gas prices around. I use THIS site. You enter in your zip code and it gives you a list of current prices in your neck of the woods. Such a cool feature.

Want to get rid of the expense of paper napkins? Check out this cute pattern for homemade recversable rick rack cloth napkins. Such a great idea to cut costs and set a pretty table to boot!

Want to make sure that the movie you rented (or checked out for FREE at the library) is ok for the whole family? It would be a shame to waste all that money. Check out Common Sense Media for a breakdown of what's good or bad about your movie. This has helped me make some informed decisions about what I allow or don't allow my kiddos to see yet. And it's a FREE service.

Are you a bookaholic like me but can't afford to keep buying books? Check out PaperbackSwap. For the cost of media mail shipping you can go through a huge database of books and swap with other club members. It's VERY easy and again, it's a free service. If you decide to sign up please use my email address as a referral source. (gaylebryant6(at)

Have fun cruising the internet this weekend.


Anonymous said...

LOVE PBS! I'm gonna friend request ya & check out your Book Shelf!

Diane said...

Another good resource for movie reviews is It's run by Focus on the Family, and it's a great source for reviews from a Christian perspective.

Gayle said...

I like plugged in online too but their database of older movies is pretty sparse. I like to check it out on both sites if I can.

Betsy said...

I think you are us--down to both the Suburban and the Volvo! Great ideas, as always.

Mary said...

I love reading your blog every week, Gayle! Have you tried for your movies? They have an extensive free list although the newer movies take longer to show up on the free list.