Stop paying for cable tv, here’s how

In order to work on my home and diy projects, I have had to cut out some expenses. Last year at this time, I said goodbye to cable television and saved myself about $75 a month.

Trust me, as someone that grew up on cable, it scared the pants off of me. As a family, we weren’t spending much time watching tv, instead favouring our computers and Netflix.

Here is something that most people don’t know: Advertisers pay for the programs you watch on tv, not the cable companies, the cable companies only bring the signal to your home. With the switch to Digital programming, getting tv programming for free got a whole lot easier.

This is what I did to get free tv shows.  I purchased an indoor/outdoor antenna. and since my lcd tv is an older model and did not have a digital tuner in it, I also purchased a digital tuner.

If you can see past the dust, you can see just how clear my tv picture is. And it’s in High Definition.




All I had to do was connect the converter to my tv via a coaxial cable, then another coaxial cable to the antenna.

Total cost, $70! It paid for itself in one month!

I get digital (many of the stations are in high definition) tv for free!  I love how free feels :)  

There are several factors that will determine how many stations you will receive, such as your proximity to digital over the air signals, and where you place your antenna.  I am not an expert, I only know what has worked for me. 

There is an excellent article on how you too can get your tv programming for free here

Let me know if you have any questions, I’d be happy to answer (leave an email address if you don’t have one attached to your profile). I hope that I have been able to save you some money.

Update: Some of you asked which model of antenna I have, but you did not leave your email address to respond to.

This is the model I have, but there are lots and lots out there!  Go to your local electronics store and you will easily find them in all shapes and sizes and price ranges.

Eaglestar PRO Digital Indoor / Outdoor HDTV Antenna

HDTV Indoor/Outdoor
Passive Antenna
Anti-UV coating and waterproof design lightweight. Compact size and easy to install with dipole in-built for the excellent UHF and VHF band signal reception
Frequency Range VHF: 174-230 MHZ, UHF: 470-862 MHZ
Antenna Gain VHF: 30 dB, UHF: 36 dB
Impedance 75 Ohms
Noise Figure ≤ 3.5 dB 


Chalkboard wall countdown

I want to share with you what my daughter made for me, for my upcoming birthday. It’s a big one :)

This is the chalkboard wall in my kitchen.

birthday wall

When put in this perspective, I feel old. LOL 

My friends are hosting a birthday party for me this weekend. The last time I had a birthday party was when I was 40, so I’m pretty excited.

Wishing you a great weekend.


spoon chrysanthemum mirror

I was inspired by Kristi at Addicted 2 Decorating, after seeing her amazing spoon mirror, figured I would give it a go.

I am an impatient crafter and really don’t have a lot of time, but I should have taken the time to be a little more careful with this.  It got a little wonky but I kept working away at it :)  Good thing I’m not a perfectionist.

spoon chrysanthemum mirror at JunkinJunky.blogspot.com

For the instructions, visit Addicted2Decorating

Positively Splendid