Thursday, November 18, 2010
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Sunday, October 24, 2010
My little thrift store monkey hanging from the lamp
I got these adorable farm animal bookends from a consignment sale
These gorgeous little gators are from a thrift store
Cocalo Alphabet Soup bedding
These little wooden cutout animals are from walmart, they were .49cents each. I stuck them to the ends of the finials
I got the rocking chair on Craigslist for $20...I love CL!
Dollar tree frames with dollar tree animals
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Cooked pasta in the food mill
Pureed pasta in trays
frozen and ready for bagging
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
First, I cut out the area were the snappies are (about 3" high), crop it a little so its straight
second, i attached one to the other with pins.. make sure that they are facing the right direction (look at the picture)
Thirdly, i sewed about 1/4" in from the edge... i sewed it twice to reinforce it.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
I am usually not someone that buys many things online, since my favorite part of shopping is the getting out of the house part. However, since my husband and I had to downgrade to one vehicle so that I can be a SAHM, sometimes leaving the house to do just about anything becomes a hassle. So, I decided to give diapers.com a try since they had a 15% off promo for new customers and free shipping on orders of 49$ or more. OH MY! what a GREAT EXPERIENCE!!! It was quick and easy to look for things and place my order, in addition to that the prices are comparable to Bj's for the super sized boxes of diapers and wipes. I purchased a soothie teething pacifier, some silicone nipples, munchkin teether, pampers wipes (720ct box), pampers baby dry diapers(176 count box), vicks vaporizer (since its flu season I figured I should be prepared) and an antimicrobial cartridge for the vaporizer all for $84.09. Their sister site soap.com shares a cart with them and has just about everything you would find in a pharmacy, and the cleaning aisle of the supermarket.
My package arrived via Fedex the next day, everything was perfect and I saved $14.84, and some of the things were already on sale. In the package they also sent me some pretty cool envelopes (see below) to enclose coupons and send them back (free of charge) they will then keep these in my account to be used on any of my future purchases on either diapers.com or soap.com (don't be fooled they sell everything on soap.com). In addition to that, i also received a 15% cash back code for all future diaper purchases for 6 months with a 25$ purchase on soap.com (and i got a 10% off coupon for that site too).
Overall, my experience was EXCELLENT! I really loved purchasing from them. HERE IS A DIAPERS.COM COUPON JUST FOR YOU!!! (as a thank you for reading my page, btw it can also be used on soap.com which is equally awesome)
Saturday, October 16, 2010
I really really love to thrift! Its like therapy for me. I make it a point to look for thrift stores whenever I move before anything else (i move a lot since my husband is in the military). From the ones I have been to so far in Washington, DC, Indian Head Hwy Thrift is my absolute favorite. They have color tag sales (50% off, and usually more than one color tag is on sale at any given time, particularly on Saturdays when up to 3 tags can be on sale) everyday. In addition, they offer 25% off to military with id. They have an awesome selection of just about everything, but so far I have done super well with toys, i mean top of the line expensive toys. I have bought Chicco, Fisher-Price, Vtech, melissa & Doug, , Leap frog, and a whole lot more, the most i have spent on a toy is 3$ on the Chicco farm (which was brand new in packaging). The area can be a little intimidating for some, but do not let your prejudices lead you wrong... the staff is AWESOME, and so is the community. I love that they have a HUGE parking lot, and if you take public transportation the bus leaves you like 100 yards up the street.
THESE ARE MY FINDS TODAY: (LOVE THEM!)
These are some K's kids cars they retail for 24.99 on Amazon.com, i got them for $1.20
I seriously love this Carter's Dots bumper (got it for my sister) retails for $29.99, and I got it for 5$ in new condition.
This IQ Baby puzzle is AWESOME! Cant even tell you how much it retails for since its sold out EVERYWHERE.. I got it, in its packaging for $1.25
Playskool Old MacDonald Farm Tractor got it for $1.00
and lastly, my favorite little animals EVER.. they are from the Animal alley collection at toysrus got them for .75cents each
IT WAS A GREAT SHOPPING DAY!!!!!!!!!
Friday, October 15, 2010
I found this game on Louandjane's blog (super cute btw) and thought it would be fun to play along.
10 things you may not know about me...
1. I am crazy about my son
2. I am OBSESSED with thrifting (its like therapy to me)
3. I love to cook, and eat just about ANYTHING...
4. I too believe that there is no greater calling in life than motherhood.
5. Crafting is my third favorite pastime.
6. I have a bachelor's degree, and was a total nerd in HS,
but I only dream of being a Stay at home mom.
7. I learned to swim at age 26.
8. I do not believe in religion, though i believe in God.
9. I have the heart of a hippie
10. I wish I could sew my own clothes.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
My son is a big boy for his age... he is 6 months old, 21lbs(last time we checked) and 28 inches long...and already wears a very fitted size 12 months. He has gone through a gazillion onesies and PJs since he was born (I have two HUGE totes full of 'em to prove it), and quite frankly this whole onesie business is gonna break the bank. So, I heard something about a ONESIE EXTENDER... looked around the net, found some but I do not feel like spending 10$ on 3 of those things. So, i did a little research for a tutorial and cant find that either.(if anyone has one please send it my way) I have decided to make a tutorial myself... WEEKEND PROJECT COMING UP! I will definitely put up pictures and try to be as detailed as possible. I am currently working on the details...
now, onto the PJs... those footed pajamas are excellent, HOWEVER, my kid's feet are all squished inside of it. Many of them he technically still fits into except for the length (mainly because of the feet) and I wanted a tutorial for removing them and maybe adding something to them.. I think i might have to work on that one too. Well, check me out Sunday night... ill have my tutorial up by then.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Well, its been a while since the last time I wrote. In the past year i had an absolutely PERFECT, GORGEOUS, HAPPY baby boy. He is 6 months now and just AMAZES me a little more each minute of each day. I whinned a lot a while back about needing adventures, travel, excitement... WELL PEOPLE, I GOT IT!! and, its MORE than i could have ever asked for. I have honestly never known love, until i met my son for the first time. He took my breath away. After 2 hours and 43 minutes of active labor (pushing) he was born, a perfect 8lbs 1oz. He is the happiest, silliest, FUn-loving kid EVER and he has helped me find who I am... a mommy.
I have been thrifting a LOT lately.. its like therapy for me! and of course, cant say enough about my dollar stores. :O) LOVE THEM!
I actually found this awesome tutorial over at dollarstorecrafts' blog.... for making hurricanes for 2$ (they look great!) I think thats a project for next weekend!
WEll, bloggers, ill be here! looking forward to writing for you.