Saturday, November 28, 2009

Turkey Day

I just wanted to share some pictures from our Thanksgiving.

After our wonderful dinner, my mom, Lauren, and my friend Cassie went up to the outlets. We got some great deals and beat the crowd. The news told people they were opening up at midnight but actually most stores opened at 9! We got a front parking spot and had to wait in zero lines! It was awesome. I got some awesome deals =) Today, Christmas decorations go up. This is something A and I both love to do!

Thursday, November 26, 2009


I hope everyone has a fantastic Thanksgiving. Enjoy the time being spent with family and friends. We are having my mom, brother, his girlfriend, her son, and my in laws over today. I sure do have a lot to be thankful for. I have an amazing husband, a loving family, and the perfect job. What are you thankful for this year?

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Gettin Crafty

Here's my new crafts I've been working on.
I got this vase at IKEA and added a little bit of character to it. I love how it turned out.

This is my favorite thing right now. Flowered headbands!

Cute right?! Very easy to make too!

Lots of headbands to come!

I want to really get into making stuff. On my Christmas list is a sewing machine, and books on how to knit. I have all kinds of ideas of things to make! Someday I'd like to open my own etsy shop or work at craft shows. Hmm, that just might be my New Years resolution (yea I know, kinda early!) Once I get more headbands made I will post them!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Can goods

Here is the food I am donating for A's work food drive. If you know of a place in your town that is collecting food or a family that needs something for Thanksgiving then you need to check out Target. Right now, Del Monte cans are $0.45, and in Sundays paper there was a coupon that if you  buy 8 you get $1 off. Also Betty Crocker potatoes were on sale for $0.79, Campbell's soups are $0.49, and Heinz gravy is $0.79. After coupons ($1 off 8 cans and $0.35 off Betty Crocker) I spent $9.54 which breaks down to about $0.53 for each item. So please head out to Target and pick up some good deals for a family in need, or for yourself for Thanksgiving (which is 1 week away!!!)

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Right now at Toy R Us they are having a FABULOUS sale on all Hasbro games. So here's the deal: Spend $25 on Hasbro games get a $10 gift card to Toys R Us, then Hasbro is having a mail in rebate on the games. Here is the game prices broken down:
Candy Land- $3.99 ($2 mail in rebate so will become $1.99)
Chutes and Ladders-  $3.99 ($2 mail in rebate so will become $1.99)
Don't Break the Ice- $3.99 ($2 mail in rebate so will become $1.99)
Memory-  $3.99 ($2 mail in rebate so will become $1.99)
Pictureka- $12.99 ($3 mail in rebate so will become $9.99)
Family Game night Trophy- Free! ($9.99 retail but came free with Pictureka)

So I spent $28.95 - $10 gc- $11 in rebates /  6 games = $1.33 per game!

My plan is to give Pictureka and the Trophy to my nephew for Christmas and the other toys will be donated to Toys For Tots. The $10 gc will go toward Super Mario Brothers for the Wii! I thought with the holidays coming up it was worth it to let everyone know about this great deal! Even if you don't have kids please pick up some $3.99 games (if any are left!) and donate them so the kids who aren't as fortunate will have something from "Santa" to open this year! If you bought 7 games @ $3.99 each you will be paying $0.56 a game!!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Over the past year I have become extremely close with one of A's cousins wives Amanda. We have always talked at family gatherings and we would even hang out on some weekends when the boys would get together, but lately we have been talking everyday. Amanda and her husband, Allen, have been trying to have a baby for a long time and last spring they told everyone they were pregnant with TWINS! I knew right away I wanted to throw her a shower. Then once I found out one was a boy and one was  girl I knew exactly what theme/colors I wanted to do! So this past weekend was the big day. I planned this shower for weeks and loved every moment of it. Anyway on to the good stuff right? I was a co-host with Kristen, another cousins wife! The party was at my home. The theme was zebras with pink and teal as the colors.

All the yummy food

My banner I made, it says babies

Kristen came up with the game pin the babies on Amanda. Everyone loved it!

The final result!

These are what I looked forward to making. The cupcakes and icing were made from scratch. I tried adding whipping cream to my buttercream frosting and it made it taste sooo much better!

How cute are these! Half pink, half blue! I wanted to make these ever since I found out a little boy, and a little girl were on their way!

Amanda got a ton of great gifts!

I really enjoy being a hostess and loved throwing a baby shower! I'm sad I didn't get a pic of us together =(. I can't wait till Feb (or Jan) when little Sam and Kate come into this world!