Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Do you like giveaways?

This amazing  giveaway I found on Galpin Studios! Check it out and some fantastic vedors! Gaplin Studios

Thursday, April 28, 2011

31 bags by Mary

I was so incredibly lucky a few weeks ago to win an incredible bag off of a blog. I was super excited about this bag being offered as a giveaway, that I entered daily to win it. I was the winner and my bag arrived last week! I cant believe how much I love this bag, seeing it in a photo was nowhere near as great as seeing it in person. For some reason I kept thinking this bag was going to be small but when they say utility bag, they were no kidding! Well here is my bag, which I monogrammed the same day it arrived. 

Oh the things we can fit in here! This bag has become the bag for me. I can fit both my camelbak and Gavins in the side pockets, plus diapers and change of clothes for him. Wipes, my purse, any books and toys we need. Its endless with pockets and room for days in the center! If you are looking for a bag be sure to check out Marys bags at and thank you Mary! 

***I received this bag as a prize, I was not asked to review it. The opinions about this bag are my own and were not paid!  I am just a very thankful winner!***
It was a great day for us at both stores! I am generally not a super double fan, and miss tripples like crazy but it was a good trip and I am thinking of returning next week for one more round :)
We got 3 boxes Kelloggs frosted mini wheats
2 lysol toilet bowl cleaners
3 crystal light drink mixes
2 packs of k cups coffees
1 bag tostitos
1 thing salsa
1 sour cream
1 loaf bread
ketchup (the good kind)
4 ears corn
1 pkg tysons drumsticks
1 carton 18 eggs
2 pk of corn taco shells
1 can refried beans
3 bags of salad
1 carefree liners
2 boxes fishsticks
1 pk taco seasoning
4 packages of kielbasa
4 bars soap
1 pk of English muffins
1 bag pita chips
1 Italian Spice seasoning
1 jar of disney gummy vitamins
2 gallons horizon organic milk
1 bag split peas
1 bottle taco sauce
1 onion
2 pks (4 each) yo baby yogurt
9 pk goldfish
1 pk sunflower seeds
2 boxes Earths best cookies
4 pk shredded cheese
1 bag frozen yeast rolls
2 pk kraft string cheese
10 containers of hummus (dont judge yes we will eat all of these!)
While all of these wont make complete meals, it will go towards meal plans I have!
Grand Total :
Original price before my coupons?

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Dont forget to enter the giveaway!

Dont forget, Jeanette over at The adventures of J man and Miller bug has a 20$ giveaway going to my etsy store! It ends 5/10 be sure to enter!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Giveaways are a blast!

I have to say that its been a fun week for me! As an etsy seller, I have been doing a few giveaways on different blogs for the past few months. My husband encouraged me to enter a few too. So I did. This past week has been the most exciting week for me! I have won a 31 utility bag from 31 gifts by Mary. I won an 25$ store credit to Nezzy's Boutique who is making Gavin a cowboy jon jon. Last night a won a 20$ credit to a local restaurant at our churches fund raiser! And today I just found out I won 7 Alexander Henry Fat quarters from the fabric worm. I am beyond excited and want to thank all these people! Its been a great week for me!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Our 25$ Desk from Craigslist

Back in January, Richard and I were looking for a nice, solid desk for Caylyn to do her school work on. We scoured Craigslit daily trying to find something solid but not outrageously expensive. What we found was this fantastic piece of junk. When Richard went to pick it up, he called me and said he thought I had just wasted 25$ but he did agree that even though it was in bad shape, it was solid wood.

So he and Caylyn went to lowes, she picked out a stain she liked and new knobs for her drawers. Together they spent two months sanding, stripping, and painting this desk. They repaired the damage and they put in new knobs.
Its amazing what our 25$ desk looks like now. I emailed the gentlemen we bought it from because I didn't even THINK to take a before photo for the. I am still waiting for him to get back to me, but I have our after photo! Update: the wonderful person we bought it from sent me before photos! So they are posted above! Thank you Peter!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

On The Go

Ok, not as therapeutic as I wish it would be. My daughter needs shoes, she is 11 and her feet are bigger than mine, that and she is taller than me! So we go through cloths and shoes at least three times a year with her. There is nothing in this world I dread MORE than shoe shopping. My husband on the other hand, will gladly spend hours scoping out the perfect pair of running sneakers for himself. He is usually the one to take our daughter shopping when it comes to shoes.
Second, we are celebrating, late, but still celebrating my sisters birthday tonight. She would like spaghetti, and I have a left over rain check from Harris Teeter from January's meal deal I am going to use up.
Last I have a project I need to finish for my boutique this evening and I am missing a supply. So off to Joannes (coupon in tow of course) to pick it up.
It sounds like a busy day and with both kids in tow today, we will probably get home in time to cook dinner.