Thursday, April 29, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Spring also means the kick-off of garage sale season, this Saturday is the HUMONGOUS Academy Hill & Eagle Heights neighborhood sales! Cannot wait for those, not only because you are bound to find something amazing with hundreds of homes participating but its really the beginning of the treasure hunting that my friend/neighbor and I will do all summer long! Craigslist can only tide me over for so long ;)
Savannah has her first soccer practice tonight, if it doesn't end up getting snowed out! YUCK, cannot believe I even have to say that!
OH - and I cannot forget to mention my AMAZING, BEAUTIFUL, DREAM antique sink for my laundry room that will someday come to be!!! That is, after the playroom sheetrock is done, garage is completed & yadda yadda yadda ;) she is lovely and sitting in our shed all covered up right now but soon she will be one of the main features in my laundry/mud room! RED, BLACK & WHITE is my color plan! thank you again craig, whoever you are, for your truly amazing list ;)
Sunday, April 25, 2010
www.canvaspeople.com - turn an 8x10 picture into a canvas for free, only paying shipping or upgrade to a larger size & take the $55 deduction ! I ordered mine today, made a 11x11 of my girls (Happy Mothers Day to myself!!) total was $26.94 instead of $81.94!!
www.snapfish.com - a FREE 5x7 flipbook, 10 photo 5x7 flipbook (code: ALLYOUMOM) I made a 45 photo flipbook and got it for free, cost me $2.15 for tax & shipping!!! Make sure you select 5x7 & not 4x6 or the code will not work!
www.cvs.com - go to their photo section & you can make a 4x6 photo magnet for FREE (code:FREE4MOM) !! Choose your method of shipping as in store pickup and may ZERO!!! :)
Thursday, April 15, 2010
1 5.5oz bar Fels Naptha soap
2 cups washing soda
2 cups borax
***you can find all of these in the laundry aisle @ the grocery store or Walmart, Target,etc.)
Use a cheese grater to finely grate the bar of soap (@ the smart advice of a friend of mine, you should leave this grated soap out on the counter for a couple days to really dry out, then either run it thru a food processor to make it really fine or I just mashed up the shredded pieces thru a colander and it worked great!) Find a container w/ a tight fitting lid and mix in your borax & washing soda.
You will use anywhere from 1-2TBS for a HE front loader or up to 1/4 cup for a standard top loader. If you have really soft water which we do thanks for our softener you will use less, I use about 4TBS per load and it seems to work well!
Happy Washing :)
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
I had a nice long chat with my oldest sister today on the phone, its been ages since I have talked to her and I really miss both my sisters...these are the times where we should be together, hanging out & enjoying each other...doing things with our kids & just as sisters too..since we spent the 1st half of our lives together hating each other, getting in fights & torturing each other...ok so the fighting & hating was mostly me and my middle sister & the torturing came from those 2 onto me since I was the baby.....lol BUT I really do think I am missing out! Its not like we would be living in some family compound and seeing each other daily...but knowing that 1 phone call and I would have someone to run to Target with or go to a chic movie with or a babysitter I could totally trust!
I do love where we live and I cannot give up this lifestyle for my girls for anything....but there are moments I just wish it wasn't quite so far...I know everyone likes to point the finger and remind me that I am the one who moved away but it doesn't mean that its any easier on me than it is on them!
Sorry for the downer post but just feeling homesick....I think we need a visit to AZ soon!
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
The Chalkboard after!
Here it is complete w/ magnets again!