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Prize Time!

1 May

Hello There!

I am so excited to share that my blog has hit 200 followers! As a big thank you to all my readers I am hosting a Prize Time Event! Tonight at 10:00 PM I will be giving away two gift cards from:

JoAnn’s Fabric & Crafts Stores



So that you can get crafty in your own kind of way 🙂 This blog has been a way of sharing my life, my crafty adventures, and many other things and I feel like it’s been the most rewarding thing I’ve done in a while. I hope that my blog inspires you to be crafty as well so I’m giving away these two gift cards to two lucky dedicated followers!

Each of my followers will immediately get their name put in a bucket for the drawing. In order to get your name in there again you can do any of the following. Each thing that you do will earn you one extra name in the bucket. Please leave a comment below stating which items you did!

Like this post!

Tell me in the comment section what you’d like to do with your gift card if you win!

Share this post on your facebook, twitter, or email!

Thanks again for being such great followers and I can’t wait to see who wins!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Love Always,


Daily Life: Today’s Events!

30 May

Today I accomplished more than I have in weeks!! This getting back on track and seriously inspired is working!

I started my couponing and although I don’t plan on being an extreme couponer, I do plan on stealing some sweet deals. Instead of just cutting all the coupons I am sticking to the brands I love and what we keep stocked in the house already. No need to go to the extreme and buy things we really don’t plan on using or even like!! I organized them in a little container I had bought for study cards that I was no longer using! Check it out:

Then I did a little shopping 🙂

Serious embroidery possibilities 😀

Magnet canvas for my gift card project

Tracing paper for embroidery projects

Gray felt for a little elephant 😀

Zippers for my nook covers

Cute fabric for nook covers

And a sneak peak of the sailor inspired scarf!

Plus my handy-dandy notebook!

Next to come – embroidery project number one!!

Love Always,


Daily Life: Gift Cards Please?

28 May

Hey everyone! After my past few days being like a rollercoaster I have finally hit inspiration mode! I’m not sure exactly what it is but I can’t stop coming up with brilliant ideas! Well, I hope they are brilliant 😀 Nothing else gets me more motivated than seeing something so thrifty and well made. My next project is going to include recycled gift cards. I have a few of these just lying around in miscellaneous places. I know one of them has like two bucks on it.. but the store is like an hour away and I rarely go! So if you live in Northern Virginia and are weird like me and actually have empty used gift cards send them to me!!

Let’s see how many I can get!

Totally off subject, has anyone been watching extreme couponing!? I dvr’d this show and watched two of them this morning before house shopping. As much as I would love to have a stockpile of food and get as much of it as possible for free I doubt I could ever actually do it. One of the things I noticed with these couponers is that they get packets and packets of the same coupons. Although I have an amazing mother in law who thankfully gives me her coupons I don’t think two packs would cut it. Nor do I have the time to cut a zillion coupons!! I am thinking about at least checking what my grocery store is putting on sale to see if there are coupons to make it free but instead of buying 100 things of toothpaste, I’ll stick to two 😉 Another thing to notice about this show is that they never buy staples like bread, milk, and perishable items. Only one girl so far actually bought stockpiles of frozen foods. She might have been one of my favorites because I just stockpiled my freezer with fruits and veggies. But keep in mind I bought one bag of each from Sam’s and they’ll probably last me 6 months 😀 So when I say stockpile I mean two bags. Haha. Who knows maybe instead of saving thousands of dollars, I’ll just save a hundred or so.

Also completely random: I am crocheting a “sailor” striped inspired scarf. I’m not exactly sure if they are that much in style, but I love them. I’m also going to try to put pockets on them. I saw this scarf that had pockets on the ends so you could put your hands or maybe a cell phone in it. Super cute so lets see if I can pull it off 😉

Lot’s to do! I’ll be busy tomorrow.

Love Always,




Super Fun & Super Excited

16 Jan

This weekend has been seriously busy! B and I had dinner at Red Lobster and to the movies to see The Dilemma Friday night. We had a gift card to Red Lobster so our tab was $0.57 yeah that was awesome!! Then we had two free tickets to the movies so that was completely free!!!! Super saving Friday!

Then Saturday we relaxed all morning and went out to Not Your Average Joe’s restaurant for Nana’s birthday celebration! That was so much fun!! E was flirting with three boys at the table across from us and B was trying to distract her the whole time. Lets me just point it out to you that B has been saying that she’s not going to date until she’s forty and the only guy that she will ever love is him… so you can imagine his horror of her flirting with other boys 😀 Then of course she played with Papa and Dodo in the booth seats. It is so much fun to watch her now that she is so independent and full of personality. Then after that we went with J&S to an apartment party with the Tech crew 🙂 That was a blast!! B and I haven’t been out to a party since before E was born! It was soo much fun getting out of the house and talking to adults instead of speaking baby language all day 😛 B was so excited, we went to a wine store before the apartment and he found Santana DVX. If any of you have heard of Lonely Island, you know what I am talking about! He’s still raving about it today haha.

Then today! My bestie from college and her boyfriend came to visit. They are the most relaxed, fun, easy-going people ever! I love them to death. I met her on orientation day for college and we hit it off right away. Then when school actually started she the person that I got the closest too. It’s like I had known her all my life and the more time we spent together the closer we got. Out of all the friends that have come in and out of my life there’s only about 3 that I would say have been above and beyond the most amazing friends ever and she is definitely one of them!

So as you can imagine, our weekend was super packed with things to do but at the same time it was relaxing and a whole lot of fun!

Which leads me to this week:

So since I have been completely slacking in my list of things to do and craftiness I have decided to dedicate this week to getting things accomplished! A few projects that I have planned up my sleeve 😉

A t-shirt for E with obviously the letter E on it, and decorative flowers on the bottom corner.

A t-shirt for my Cousins little boy with a theme on the front and the letters of his name on the back.

I still need to make the window seat cover and curtains for the living room but I haven’t really had the money to buy the fabric so that might be something I can do next week.

Then I am going to continue crocheting T’s blanket (LOVE HER SO MUCH!!) I am on skane number 4 out of 8 so halfway there and I still have two more weeks to get to skane number 7! Originally I was going to be happy if I got to number 5 but apparently I have been busting through these skanes like it’s nothing so I am going to try to get to seven by the end of the month!

Then E’s jacket .. oh I still haven’t had the guts to take it apart yet .. maybe next week.

Thank you cards are a must! I don’t know why I keep forgetting these suckers but when I think of what I need to get done it’s usually the laundry, cooking, cleaning, and I completely forget about those cards! I think I am going to take them out of the box and put them on the table so I see it and it annoys me until I do them 😉

Tomorrow my Mom, E, and my Cousins little boy are going to go fabric shopping for the t-shirts so I can get started on that this week 🙂 I am hoping it’s a quick easy find because going with two toddlers to a crafty store seems a little dangerous to me!! haha.

I’ll keep you updated with pictures this weekend as I go!

Love Always,


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