Monday, March 29, 2010

WOWEEE!! Look what I made!

So, the other day I was reading this blog that I love and she made the cutest headbands with fabric flowers! I hate hate hate those obnoxious ones with the ENORMOUS fake flowers on them but these were really cute and I wanted one for both girls...well they were $17 in her store, so NO WAY was that happening!!!

Savannah has fabric headbands already, I knew I had scraps of fabric from various projects all I needed now was a way to make it all come together since I do not sew at all, when something needs mending, I tell Savannah "that's what Grammy is for"!

Today I was out running errands so I ran into Joanns and found these super cute flower buttons, surely even I could sew on a button! they are! Not nearly as cute as the ones from the blog BUT it cost me less than $2 since all I had to buy was the buttons! Savannah would not model it but here are both the headbands & Emerson sporting hers!

Monday, March 22, 2010

8 years.......

We have been married for 8 years today! March 22,2002 was when "I" became a "we" & now I cannot even imagine life as an "I" anymore.....1 husband + 8 years + 2 kids later = a pretty great life! I am truly blessed to have found a wonderful man that I still love as much, if not more than all those years ago......that first date feeling you have, exciting yet scary! Not all the nervous, getting to know you its comfortable and familiar but still amazing! We don't say it often enough or show it in big grand gestures but its there!

So..enough with the mushy crud....BUT I just wanted to remember this day and how we got to this pretty great life we are living right now! Happy Anniversary to us & here is to many more to follow!!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patricks Day!!

HAPPY St. Patty's day!!! Emmie started off the day with a huge helping of green icing, never mind the donut underneath because that's just kinda like a holder for the icing!

Savannah and I made her class cupcakes last night with "2 of my MOST favorite things in the WHOLE world" according to her...lucky charms & cupcakes w/ frosting! Hope everyone enjoys the GREEN day!

PS - the ultra-lovely dresser has already started her makeover, carpet is gone to the garbage & all the glue has been scraped off!!!! She was allowed off the porch and into the house after that!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Isn't she lovely?!?!?

Let me start out by saying yet again just how much I LOVE Craigs List! If I wasn't already married to a great guy & actually knew who this Craig person was I would TOTALLY marry him just because of his amazing list!!!! LOL

This morning I was checking Craigs List...not because I need anything or was looking for something specific, just because I check it like a million times a day because you NEVER know what you will find and realize you cannot live without it any longer!

CURB ALERT - 2 of my most favorite words! Since I have been following this blog that does "Roadkill Rescues" I am addicted to finding free items that can be made into something GREAT! There is a curb alert in Syracuse for this house who cleaned out their attic and there is a HUGE pile of stuff @ the curb! It was posted Sunday though :( I emailed them to see if the 3 items I really would love to have are still there, no response! BUMMER!! I was headed out to Dewitt anyway so mapquested the address and realized it was only 5 minutes from where I would be! SCORE and totally worth the gamble! I toss Emmie in the car and off we go. I get there and the pile has pretty much vanished but 1 of the TOP items was still there!!!

Isn't she SOOOOO purdy??? I know she isn't, but she will be!!! Right now she is dirty and pretty roughed up, complete with the NASTY carpet glued down on top of her but she will be BEAUTIFUL!!!

Now, I just need to find a place to hide her from Dave until her transformation is complete & I can find a spot to put her & a reason I "needed" her!!! :)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Frugal Chicks RULE!!!!

Still cannot believe the score I made yesterday @ Rite Aid!!! Sure it takes time and patience to be frugal - cutting coupons, looking thru sale ads, following stores rebate programs...but it SOOOOOO pays off! Check out the list of stuff I purchased yesterday from Rite Aid!

Spray in Wash 44oz $5.49
Garnier Fructis Shampoo $4.29
Garnier Fructis Shine Serum $6.49
Nivea Kiss of Shine LipBalm $2.99 x2
Carmex Tube $1.69
Halls Cough Drops $1.99 x2
Natures Bounty Omega 3/D3 vitamins $12.99 x2

TOTAL: $53.90

With sales, coupons & rebates, I paid.........drum roll please..................