Monday, January 31, 2011

I made another wallet!

Remember the wallet I made last year?  Well I made another one this weekend.  It was so much easier doing it the second time around, since I was familiar with what I had to do.  Last time I made a black and white one to match my black purse, this time I made a brown one since I had gotten a brown Coach purse for Christmas from the hubs!  This time I used a different snap closer than last time and that was much easier as well. 

If you would like to view the tutorial that I used just click the link to the last time I posted.  Here are a couple of pictures of what it looks like!


I love how it turned out and I’m please with my fabric choices!

Friday, January 28, 2011

My Picture Wall

I have wanted to start a picture wall in my house for quite some time now.  A few weeks ago I finally got around to starting my wall o’pictures.  I bought the saying in the center from the Dollar Store and collected old picture frames from around the house or I bought a couple from Dollar Store as well.  I put my wall in the middle of the hallway in between the master bedroom and the loft.  All my frames are black or black/silver for uniformity. 
Here is just a sneak peek of my picture wall.  There are no pictures in the frames as of yet since I am still working on finding the right pics to go in each frame. 



I love how it is coming along.  I can’t wait to fill it with pictures and even add more frames to it later on down the line. 


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I made a button!

As you may or may not already see, I made a button for my blog!  You can simply copy the code and put it on your blog!  It was super easy to do as well!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Myths About Couponing

My friend Carmen from Extreme Couponing with Carmen wrote a fabulous blog post about the myths of couponing and I found it interesting. 
Here is a list of the myths she talks about:

#1 - Myth: Using coupons means that I’m broke.

#2 - Myth: I can’t find coupons for the items I purchase.

#3 - Myth: You can’t be brand loyal and save money.

#4 - Myth: Coupons cause you to buy things you might not purchase otherwise.

#5 - Myth: Buying generic is always cheaper.

Carmen breaks each myth down and gives you the truth behind each myth.  Overall couponing is easy, you just have to know how to do it!  Hope this gets you the right start to couponing!


Friday, January 14, 2011

My Real Small Stockpile!

So I don’t have a huge stockpile by any means!  But I do have the start of a small one.  Right now all our cleaning and laundry things are in the laundry room.  Our bath and toiletry items are in the guest bathroom.  I haven’t been able to start a stockpile on much of anything else because I haven’t found the deals are those things yet.  I actually haven’t seemed to find many deals on anything lately but that is half my fault since I have been slacking in the ‘find good deals’ department. 

I am still getting my newspaper and coupons every week and still look through my circulars to find the deals.  I just haven’t been doing my research online to scope the greatest deals.  I think partly because I wasn’t in town for a few weeks in December due to Christmas.  I swear I need to get back on top of things!

Here are a few pictures of my stock in the laundry room.  Like I said it is rather small…but hopefully one day the start of something.



Baby Shower!

One of my good friends is due in February and a small group of us hosted a baby shower for her last month.  It was a lot of fun and I got to make some really cute stuff for the precious little girl that we are all anticipating.  I got to make the momma to be a three tier diaper cake, baby booties, baby legs, a ruffle butt onesie and a couple of bibs and birb cloths.  It was tons of fun buying all the pink cute girlie stuff!

Here are pictures of the things I made.
Diaper Cake


Baby Legs

Ruffle butt Onesie

Bibs and burp cloths


I also made the favors for the party.  I found a cute recipe online and had to give it a try!  They were really easy and quick to make!  They are little pink pacifiers!  Here is the link to a recipe that is identical to the one I used.

It was so much fun making all this cute stuff!

DIY Felt Wreath

I finally made one!  A felt wreath that I have longed to make for about a year now!  I found a couple of tutorials around the interwebs for a cute and easy to make wreath.  It took me a while to actually sit down and make it but when I did, I realized that I didn’t have a wreath which I thought for sure I have bought at the Dollar Store.  So two days ago, I made it out to Michael’s and found my wreath so that I could get started.  And here is my beautiful wreath




The pic came out rather fuzzy but oh well.