Thursday, December 23, 2010

I heart a fabulous deal!

As a stay at home mom, I make it my job to save as much money as I can. I love Goodwill, Deseret Industries, and places like Children's Orchard, Kid 2 Kid, etc. for saving big on kids clothes. A couple weeks ago my local Children's Orchard had a great sale. Fill a bag of select clothes for only $5! 

I ended up with 2 bags full of cute clothes for my boy. I got a total of 24 pieces for $10 plus tax. That's about 42 cents each! You cannot beat that!
 Most of the pieces were Old Navy
 with an H&M
 baby Gap and Pottery Barn Kids mixed in!

I just had to tell someone. My husband doesn't quiet understand just how awesome it feels to save big like that. Well now back to wrapping presents and other final touches for Christmas. Have a safe and Merry Christmas!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

The Circle Skirt

I love the site MADE. Dana has so many wonderful ideas and tutorials. About a month ago I made a circle skirt from the tutorial on her site. I opted for the 2" elastic and kinda think the 3" would have looked cuter, but it seemed so huge in the store. I got my fabric at none other than the D.I. (Deseret Industries- it's like Goodwill/Salvation Army, etc). The fabric is a silk-y type material. It turned out really cute despite the fact that I made it.

 And it twirls... :-D

Well there are a couple other projects I haven't posted, but they'll have to wait until after Christmas. Merry Christmas everyone! I probably won't be back until after the New Year so happy New Year 2011!


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Snowflake cuteness

So here's one of the projects I haven't shared yet, well I haven't shared the update on it. When I originally shared this project a reader commented that their friend had done this project as well and had added snowflakes and ribbons to theirs. Such a fabulous idea!

I just used a $1 snowflake stencil from Walmart and white paint I had on hand. So simple, but it makes all the difference! 



 I still need some cute stockings. That probably won't happen until next year.

And here's a look at our cute little Christmas tree...The lights would have drowned the poor tree so I just put some silver mini ric-rac and some dollar store mini ornaments. The Noel ornament was left over from my wreath. Actually it broke so I left it off the wreath, but did my best to revive it for the tree.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Hi, I'm Alex and I'm a procrastinator...

It's true. I have a problem.

I often put things off as long as I can. I'm especially bad at procrastinating doctor's appointments, I hate doctors...*shiver*. That's neither here nor there, but seriously I realized that I have a bunch of crafts I haven't posted yet because I haven't taken pictures of them. I made a very cute skirt almost a month ago, but didn't take pictures because it was windy the day I wore it. So as I kept putting off pictures for the perfect day, I just plain forgot. There are a couple other things I've neglected to share. I'm going to do my best to fix that this week. Between the dishes from this weekend, laundry, and Christmas shopping, I will take pictures and post! Hold me to it, please. 

Is everyone else done shopping? I'm really slacking this year for my family. I have my dad done and that's it. You'd think I'd be doing better since the hubby said not to worry about his family, he would shop for them. hehe. Sorry guys you might not get anything at the rate he's going...or you might get airport souvenirs from the trip out to see you guys. You've been warned, act excited. :-)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sometimes Procrastinating pays off...

Last night I was editing our family photos (taken by random people at the Magical Forest, but actually turned out pretty good), and I was trying to decide which card from Shutterfly to use. No joke I was going to order them last night, but I fell asleep while my husband was looking over all the choices to give me his opinion. An seriously there are SOOOO many options I love.

This is where the procrastinating pays as I was reading through all the new posts in my Google Reader I came across Larissa's post at Just Another Day in Paradise... Thank you Larissa, for letting me know about the 50, YES FIFTY free holiday cards for bloggers! Yippee. 

Now comes the hard part of trying to decide on which one to go with.I'm torn between the flat stationary cards printed on card stock or the flat photo Christmas cards printed on, you guessed it, photo paper.  Here are just a few of my favorites...

 I love the colors in these two!

So if you have a blog, go here and check out their promotion for more details on how to get 50 FREE HOLIDAY CARDS!!! Don't forget to check out their other great products. How about thank you cards for all the relatives, friends and neighbors who send you gifts. Or with the New Year coming up, why not design a custom calender for your family or I am thinking of giving one to the grandparents so they can see pictures of our little Tiger all year round!

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