Tuesday, November 15, 2011


So, anyone been wanting to take on the task of making bows? Since my little girl was born, I have been itching too. We still have a while for hair, but these go great on crochet bands. I used the do it yourself tutorial directions from The Ribbon Retreat. I made oodles and oodles of this last weekend. I bought my dowel rod at Lowes and had it cut into three peices.


First, you want to choose two pieces of fleece. You can choose two pieces that are the same pattern, two different patterns, two plain colors or a pattern on one side and a plain color on the other. I chose to use on patterned and one colored. The two that I made for a child, measured 1 1/2 yards and the one I made for an adult was two yards. You may need to judge by the height of the person you are making it for. Take the peices and align them together. Make sure that you trim edges if needed to make them even. Some of the patterned material has an edging with the company's name. This too will need cut off. Cut the strips about one inch and one inch apart.  Tie the strips hand over hand, switching right to left if you prefer so that the patterned side and plain side  go back and forth. Then, there you have it! Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


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Saturday, November 5, 2011


Head to Believe in Heroes to print a load of valuable coupons!

These 51 coupons include:
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Hormel Pepporoni
Sargento Shredded Cheese
Angel Soft Toilet Paper
Pop Secret

and that is just to mention a few!!!

Hormel Foods Coupons

Save 50¢ on one (1) HORMEL® NATURAL CHOICE® Deli Sandwich Meat. Any variety

Head over to www.hormel.com for some great printable coupons!

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Sun Maid is giving away 5,000 pairs of movie tickets!!! Go to www.sunmaidprize.com to enter to win!

Friday, November 4, 2011


Head over to Walgreens, Use coupon code FREE4X6 and choose in-store pickup. You’ll get 25 photos for free to pick up at your local store.

The photo deals just keep rolling!

Thanks Money Saving Mom!

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Angry Birds Classic Alarm Clock
Style: Angry Birds Classic Alarm Clock
You Save: $17.99 (72%)

Head over to No More Rack and get an Angry Birds alarm clock for $9 shipped!!! As you can tell from my previous post on Halloween costumes, we love Angry Birds in our house! I just purchased one that I will put away for my son for Christmas! :)

Thank you Penny Pinching Mom!


Last halloween, I challenged myself that I would make my son's costume the next Halloween. He was a very Handsome Scooby Doo, but draining the bank fifty bucks for something he would where one time! OUCH! Halloween was getting very expensive, not to mention all the treat bags and goodies for daycare AND preschool.

Michiah decided he wanted to be an Angry Bird for Halloween. Sure, I said, but truly I was thinking how the heck was I going to pull this one off. To stay with the same theme, we decided to dress our 6 month old daughter as the green pig from Angry Bird. I proscrastinated, but finally went to Joann Fabrics carrying a 40% off of one item coupon of course. :)

I grabbed a yard of red fleece, multiple peices of felt red thread, needles, elastic, tool, headband, and feathers. Total spent: $26. The joy of my son: Priceless!

I went home and my journey began. Little by little, I freehanded the whole costume. I found a light green sleeper on ebay to complete my daughters costume and the results:
My son had on a red "cape" that looked like wings. I was so excited to hear all the wonderful comments. So much so that I say bring on the challenge of next years costume!

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Head over to Amazon and pick up the Wooden Railway 70-pc. Construction Train track Set by KidKraft reduced to $34.99 shipped (from $59.99.)

Thank you, She Saved!


Stock up on those Christmas Presents! You can never go wrong with candles!
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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Patience, Anyone?

We all get pulled in when we take our children for pictures, even though we prep ourselves to not buy every picture. For some reason the photographer can get the picture that you want. Granted since we have added number two to the mix, pictures have become more frustrating. While, I do take my kids to get professional pictures taken, in between time, I set the scene and take them at home. You will need a lot of patience, especially when you have more than one child.

I wanted to take full advantage of the Walgreens deal of 40 free 4x6 pictures since Christmas is coming and our christmas cards are already bought and I just need to add a picture. So, even though my husband was at work, I went for it on my own. While, I beg you to please have a couple people on standby helping you.


"Look at the Camera"

One would think that the baby would have been the hardest, however my four year old would never look at me and smile at the same time. Once I would get him to smile and look at the camera, my daughter would be grabbing at his tie and chewing on it. So, you really do need time and patience to complete this task.

After 88 pictures, I was able to get one picture of the two of them together. While, I was completely exhausted at the end of all these pictures, it was so worth it!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Children's Place 15% OFF and GREAT deals!!!


There are some HIGH VALUE printable coupons at Fisher Price! Start stocking up on those Christmas Presents! Let me know if you come across any great matches! Thanks!


Walgreens Photo is offering  40 FREE 4×6″ Photo Prints! Get caught up on all those pictures you have stored in your camera that you have been neglecting! I will be doing the kids pictures for our Christmas cards. :) Make sure to chose in store pick up so you are not paying for shipping.

Order 40 4×6″ Photo Prints
Use Promo Code: DRUGSTORE40
Chose In-Store Pickup
Final Price: FREE!

Remember... this expires tonight! Hurry!

Thanks Thrifty Mama!!!