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Thursday, December 30, 2010

to combined with huggies deal just below!!!

get free 30 day trial on
you can use this on the wipes deal and then cancel.

Another act fast~~600 huggies wipes for 6.99!!!

Go here and put 3 of these in your cart. It will discount to 6.99 for all 3 HUGE packs. Select a store near you, if not already sold out, and do store pick up for free.

There's 4 different choices so try them all before you give up!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Saturday, December 18, 2010

a last round of amazon toys!!

Not too late to get the free 2 day shipping in time for Christmas!!




Thursday, December 16, 2010

attention safeway shoppers~5.00 for 50.00 in groceries!!!

Thanks thrifty and thriving!!!!
Safeway.com: $50 worth of Groceries Delivered for only $5 (1st time customers)

by Christy on December 16, 2010

Place an order of $50 at Safeway.com, use the promo code SAVE694 and you will get $20 off your order and FREE shipping. This offer is for new Safeway customers only.

Here is how to make the most of this deal: Safeway has several Buy One Get One FREE items on their site. If you add ALL Buy One Get One FREE items to your cart then your price will be cut in half. You will not see the discount for the free items on your online receipt, Safeway will deduct the free items when they ring up your order in the store. So your actual price paid will show up on your deliver receipt.

Here is a scenario for you:

(2) Ocean Spray Juice @ 3.79

(2) Hillshire Farm Sausage @ 4.99

(2) Tyson Chicken Nuggets @ 8.79

(2) Maruchan Yakisoba @ 1.59

(2) Herdez Salsa @ 2.99

(2) Malt O Meal Frosted Mini Spooners @ 2.99

Cart Total = $50.28

- 20.00 coupon code = 30.28 (total your online receipt will say)

Safeway.com will then deduct the Buy One Get One FREE items just before delivery, in this case, they would subtract $25.14

Final Price = $5.14!!! For $50 worth of groceries delivered to your door!!

Here is a list of more Buy One Get One FREE items (make sure to add items in groups of 2):

Maruchan Yakisoba

Herdez Salsa Casera

Nestle Hot Cocoa

Ocean Spray Juice

Oroweat Bread

Thomas Bagels

Better Oats Oatmeal

Malt O Meal Cereal

Safeway Cereal

Betty Crocker Cookie Mix

Kens Salad Dressing

Lays Chips

Sara Lee Pie

Orchard Select Fruit

Hillshire Farms Sausage, Hot Links & Kielbasa

Jimmy Dean Sausage

Oscar Mayer hot dogs

Tyson Frozen Chicken

Dogswell Dog Food

Couple of things you need to keep in mind:

Make sure the items you purchase will still be on sale when you have them delivered (the dates the sale prices are valid through show up next to each item)

Safeway drivers are NOT allowed to accept tips, so there is no extra cost.

If you didn’t take advantage of this offer the last time I posted it, now would be a great time to do so! Head on over to Safeway.com and get started! If you go through Shop At Home, you can also earn $12 cash back (Shop At Home will send your cash back when your account balance reaches $20) Thanks Heather!

More and more cheap toys at AMAZON!!

Remember to act quick before they go back up. This is where PRIME shipping is handy with no shipping fees or sign up for amazon mom and it is free also.\

Sunday, December 12, 2010

And....More toy deals!!

Keep checking back for more deals!!! Remember they can go back up at anytime so don't delay!!!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Amazon toy deals!!!

these go fast and then the price goes back up!!!

click here for the play-doh sale~~~Play-Doh SALE!!!

also other current offers from AMAZON thanks to Pinching your pennies.
Current Offers:

~ Spend $40 or more on select Pop On Pals toys and get $15 off

~ Buy two or more select Scientific Explorer kits and get $5 off

~ $50 Off the Barbie A Fashion Fairytale Palace

~ Liv Fashion Dolls $10 Each

~ Buy one Rokenbok ROK Works Construction & Action Set , receive a Action Sorter and Conveyor for free - a $79.99 value.

~ Spend $50 or more on select Air Hogs and get $15 off your purchase

~ Spend $30 or more on select Moon Dough items and get $10 off

~ Buy two or more select murder mystery games and save an additional 20%

~ Buy two or more select Ravensburger puzzles and get 25% off

~ Buy select Mighty Beanz and get a limited-edition Mighty Beanz pack free

~ Get free 2-day shipping when you use your MasterCard to purchase $75 or more in eligible items from our Holiday Toy List that are sold and shipped by Amazon. If you're an Amazon Prime member, you'll receive a $10 credit towards a future purchase. This Special Offer will be listed on the Product Page if eligible.

Remeber to click on my amazon links when shopping. Thanks!!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

The FREE christmas stash!!!

Ok here it is. I'm getting ready to wrap it all up so I thought I would give you the run down. Yes, all for free. There are some item not in the picture...

Space ship pop up tent in the box in back
3 sets of little people in the other box in back
A silver initial charm necklace for my daughter
Also still coming is a pair of Nike's for my Husband
a set of passes for him and his brothers to rent out the paint ball place
gift card for my in-laws to a resturaunt
1 sports illustrated for kids to our little BFF's
Christmas Eve party set to our other little BFF's
Teacher gifts of candles
Custom BYU cougar bedding for the little guy!!
A framed picture of the kids for my parenst
All of my Christmas cards were free(I did have to buy the stamps.)
And I did get my husband a sonicare toothbrush for 6.00(normally 100.00) but we gave it to him early.
so here we goooo.....

Friday, December 3, 2010

some links for my new coupon friends...

you know who you are...;)
Search & Win

go here on facebook and click on the mypoints link..


Get 5.00 in your account with your first purchase!!!!

Have fun ladies!!!

Amazon toys continue to get cheaper!!!

some will get more as things sell out but watch and things are going to get CHEAP!!
 Here is an example...

Melissa and Doung 50% off!!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

2 great giveaways!!!

Missie Moosie giveaway!!!
and when Missie Mossie gets to 3,000 fans on facebook she is doing a FABULOUS giveaway!!!

Mommy Necklace giveaway!!
and for the mom's!!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

More cyber monday deals...

~leap frog has their site at up to 65% off and free shipping!!
~stride rite 25% off whole purchase ends tonight. use code CYBERMONDAY
~Lands end take 20 off 75 and 50 off 150 Use the link below and discount should reflect in cart

~Justice 40% off entire purchase use code 723

Cyber Monday Shopping!!!

Here's just some of the codes out there to get you started for the day!! Have fun shopping!!
~Boden is 30% off whole site. Use this link for discount
~Mens and Womens Sweaters are 25% off and free ship on 150.00 at JCREW use code SHIP150
~Ralph lauren has taken 25% off already clearanced prices. PLUS FREE SHIPPING ON ANY ORDER
~Pottery barn-tons of items with free monongram and shipping
~Nike take 25% off clearance NIKEAIR and free shipping with any order JUSTDOIT
~Hannah Andersson 15 % off entire purchase-no code needed
~Kohls 15% off any order CYBER15 or spend 100 and save 20% w/free ship CYBER20
~Crocs is 25% off whole site and free shipping. No code needed!
~Linens N Things 20% off and Free shipping for any order use code CYBER2010
~Piperlime 20% off and free ship LUCKY20
~Gymboree  & crazy 8 20% off plus free ship ove 50.00 plus earn gymbucks!!
~Janie and Jack 20% off and free ship over 75.00
~Disney store take up to 25% off with code CYBER buy more, save more.
~Target cyber deals link
~Famous Footwear buy one get one 50% off and save 20% and free ship off that with code CYBER20
~Company Store 20% off and free ship 1DY20OFF
~Bath and Body works 25% off whole order CYBER25
~Lucy 40% off perfect core collection and 20% off everything else with code 1210HOLIDAY
~minisocial get free shipping all week use code CYBERSHIP

Just to get you started...;)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Start watching for those steals on amazon!!!

It's starts to get cheap and go from here on out.

Here is a link to the current deals. Half way down there are some great disney deals with an extra code for more savings.
Ill post as I find deals!!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

It's time for Lightning Deals again!!!

You have to act quick but check back often for Amazon's Lightning Deals in Toys!!!

click this link below
Lightning Deals!!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Play kitchen for Christmas?

I have been watching prices and comparing deals and for those of you that are looking Amazon has the best deals right now.
Play Kitchen Sale!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Free 20.00 On Gilt Group!!!

Follow this link

There will be a 20.00 credit when you check out! I LOVE gilt and get 25.00 free from them about once a month!!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I have a new treasure and I need advice!!

I scored this armoire for $40.00!!!!! It retails for 600-700.00. Can we say bargain HIIIIGGGHhh!!!
Ok so I want to refinish it but am stumped as to how and what I want to do. Please help me. Give me ideas, suggestions!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Hasbro toy sale on amazon!!!

They have marked down a ton of toys AND get

For a limited time, you can save big on these select Hasboro toys below. The savings increase depending on how much you spend. Spend $25 on select toys below and you get $5 off. Spend $40 on select toys below and you get $10 off. And finally spend $55 on select toys below and you can get $15 off. Discounts will be applied at checkout. Here's how (restrictions apply). (Discounts only apply to items sold by Amazon.com. Does not apply to products sold by third-party merchants and other sellers through the Amazon.com site.) Also, for an even greater value, take advantage of FREE Super Saver Shipping (restrictions apply) and Prime (restrictions apply).

Click link below! Have fun!!
Hasbro Toy Sale!!

some examples of good deal!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Check out this deal!!!

Thanks, Becky!!!

$8.00 off Toy Story 3!!!

This says it only works on the BluRay/DVD combo pack but they were out yesterday at Target so I grabbed just the DVD and it worked. So it was only 8.00 after coupon.

Monday, November 1, 2010

How cool is this? Girls design their own clothes!!

and it's great prices!!! I grabbed one from Groupon and my daughter is going to be so excited!!!

If it does not come up with that link. Go to Seattle and on the right side it is an online deal!


Thursday, October 28, 2010

YAY!!! It's finally all set up!~tri for parkinsons!!!

I've been getting to this for awhile now. My mom was diagnosed with Parkinson's and I have been waiting to get this all going so we can start to make a differnce. Come check us out on facebook...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Picture wall is finally DONE!!!

OK so we've lived here 3 months and I FINALLY have it done. oh and the pictures are a year old now but whose counting? ;)

total project cost me about 6.00
the wreath as instructed below
then I had to buy one thing of paint
and 2 frames from the thrift store
The antique look is so fun and easy. These were GOLD frames. LOL I painted over with a brown(just craft paint) let dry and then covered with the robins egg blue. To do this you use a paper towel. Put a huge glob on the paper towel and just rub it on. I also left off the glass and back so it's just a wall frame. This gives it some dimension!
The bottom left I painted the blue and then went over with a silver spray paint. You can get creative and do tons of things. Have fun!!!

To all you mom's....and dad's!

I want everyone to take some time for you! My husband and I are both full time college students with 3 kids. I know. We're nuts. Our lives are insane and I feel like I have no free time. But almost everyday I head to the gym with the 2 little ones after I drop off my 1st grader. And you know what? I die when I miss it. It is MEEEE time. The kids love playing in the daycare with the other kids and I get an hour of me, only me and my exercise machine. I covet this time. AND IT IS OK!!!!
Too often as parents we feel guilty for doing things for ourselves. I also watch these clients come in to the school to have their hair done and they are telling me this is the first time in forever they have sat down to have something done for them. I WAS THAT MOM!!! But I think by showing our kids we are taking care of ourselves we are setting a good example for them. So my challenge to you this weekend is take an hour for YOU!!! whatever it may be. It's ok and it's important!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

OK, done with Christmas!!!!

So here we go...and  will update as I find more!!!
Sallys beauty supply~Spend 5.00 get 5.00 plus free shipping if your order is a 1.00 or more.
I got the girls tons of little hair clips and headbands!!!

Signed up for email for free 5.00-son socks for stoking stuffer.

10.00 gift card in mail- baby sippy cups for stocking stuffers

Oldest daughter-
2 necklaces-1 free from Kohls with gift card
1 from groupon-used referral credit
soccer bag from gilt.com credit

Son-(4yrs old)
race track-free with swagbucks cards
BYU bedding-duvet free with swagbucks(grandma is appliqueing the BYU stuff)
Monogrammed super hero cape-trade for clothes with desinger

Pjs-free with target gift cards
small toys-target gift cards

Inlaws-gift card to a resturaunt- groupon credit

BFF=can't tell they read this.
My parents=can't tell! ;)

Husband- paint ball session for him and his brother-groupon credit
nike gift card- my coke points
shoes from piperlime- mypoints gift card(plus if you order today you get a free 25.00 gift card from them)

Daughters teacher-
therapuetic pillow and socks-smiths transfer perscription

stocking stuffers like gum, sticker, crayons and so on all free with smith's transfer perscription

so if you don't do swagbucks~why??? click link over there on the right to get started.
Transfer your persciptons. You can go back and forth and they shouldn't say a word.
Sign up for the discount sites I have listed on the right. A LOT of them send out gift cards for free.
Sign up for giveaways.
Sign up for email list with stores.
Watch for codes(like sally's) where you can combined for free stuff.
Read this blog and I'll help you!!!
Oh and Don't forget about ebates. get cash back for all your shopping!!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Another great giveaway!!!

It's a 200.00 shopping spree for SHOOOOOESSSSSS! ahhh, I just passed out.
Make sure to enter!!!!

Headband winner is....

You won the headband giveaway!!! Let me know what color you want and well get it all ready to go!!!
Winner was picked from radom.org

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Hanging glass balls!!!

These were another fun and easy thing to make. I am slowly working on getting the kids rooms FINALLY done. We have been here for 2 months and with going to school and a million other things its been a slow process. But last night I threw these together really quick.
large christmas ornaments-clear
4 sheets of scrap book paper
mod podge
glue gun

the one on the left is mod podged. The 2 middle are just rolled paper stuffed in the ornament. the one on the right is just ribbon. I am going to hunt down some more ribbon and add to that one.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Paper Wreaths!!!

These are so easy and fun to make. You can get pretty creative with these. AND it was cheap. This wreath cost me under 4.00!! I saw this on TV while I was running at the gym but they were doing a Halloween project. I started to get excited about how I could change it. We ran right to the store after the gym. ;)
I have pictures of my kids that are going in frames on this wall and I wanted something in the middle!!!
 1. Cut paper into squares and role like a cone. Glue gun along edge to close.
 2. Attach to carboard circle.
 3. fill circle and add anything you want to the middle. You are DONE!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

GIVEAWAY!!! Adorable headbands!!!

Eeekkk, I'm so excited about these. They are SO CUTE. My favorite I have ever seen!!!


These are amazing for mommy or girl!!!! Angie, of Ryah Sofia is giving away one of her "Kellie" on a clip in your choice of blue pink or white. So many options of what you can do with this!!!!

1. ENTER by becoming a follower for 5 entries
2. ENTER by commenting
3. ENTER by spreading the word on other blogs, facebook or twitter!!
Drawing will be take place on 10/22!! GOOD LUCK!!!

Morning steal on AMAZON!!!!

saw these this morning! so cute!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Doll bed bedding!

How adorable is this????
Melanie is a fantastic lady so don't hesitate to buy from her!!!
I'm inspired. It's my next project. I can't wait to repaint my daughters doll bed and make new bedding!!! I am hoping to get it to match hers. Wish me luck!!!

Sunday aftenoon projects!!

My daughter and her best friend have been dying for BFF shirts. So they decided the wanted matching initial shirts. She picked out the fabric and the shirts and we make initial applique tees. (nothing has been stitched, only heat and bonded since the machine broke mid use).
We saw these cute purses as well and decided we had to do matching ones. For shirt and purse the total cost wa $2.65!

The bag on the right in this picture is so cute and fun. We took a cotton tote bag and appliqued the inital on. Then we just added a yo-yo flower to the top. Total cost of project was $1.50
I also just made these nte cards really fast. Just a little something I am sending in the package along with the tote bag to little miss Ali. The tote is so fun to use for Halloween, church, the car, or even pre-school.

and of course for boys also!!

A little heat and bond can go a long way when you need some projects to do. We found everything we needed at hobby lobby.
Have fun!!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Ok ladies, I know you...

are reading cause I can see it. BUT, if we want more giveaways we have to comment so companies know you are there and will WANT to give it away. Who wants more giveaways?

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Car toy bag!!!

This is suuuch a rough draft. But I got so sick and tired of toys and random things floating around the car. Everything I looked at was ugly and expensive to buy so I sat at the sewing machine and just kind of threw this together. It's not even worth showing you how I did it. LOL But I plan on coming up with a pattern so I can share it soon.
Also, I posted about the missie moosie contest the other day and the winner ended up being someone I sent over and the best news....she only used half of the credit and shared with us. I can't wait to get our new stuff and model for everyone. Thanks Sarah, you ROCK!!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Getting my christmas cards for FREE!!!

So excited about this one. I had a 20.00 credit on Zulily. Today they had this deal where you get 50.00 worth of cards for 20.00 So I used my credit. wahooooo!!
Here is the link on Zulily

Now we just need a decent picture for the cards. Easier said than done. LOL

Monday, October 4, 2010

Amazon wins my heart again!!

Deal #1~120 Huggies diapers for .15
I had 3 swagbucks 5.00 giftcard(if you don't already do swagbucks...start now). If you sign up for amazon mom you get 30% off. It's free and you can cancel at anytime. THen in parenting or parent magazine there is a coupon for 20% diapers and wipes. So After the 30, 20 and then my swagbucks gift cards I ended up paying .15!!! YAY!!!!

Deal #2~ A christmas present for free!! This is for my 4 year old

On super sale and didn't cost me a penny with my amazon credit and free prime shipping!! I love you amazon!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

ok ladies this ones for you!!!!

check this out.
and use code BLOCKBUSTER to ship for free!!

I am so excited about this one!!!!

My son wants BYU cougar bedding for Christmas. I searched and there really isnt anything. So I came up with a plan. Solid white duvet cover.(I'm using my swagbucks credit to get a cheap one on Amazon.)
Were are going to applique a giant Y right in the middle and then applique the word cougars out of some BYU fabric I found. When I say we...I really mean April.
She is AMAZING!!! I love to barder with her for the babies outgrown clothes and she whips us up the most AMAZING stuff ever. So really she gets all the credit. I am so excited to have this for him and can't wait to post pictures when it is all done. We also have some fun stuff coming our way soon from April that I will post soon!!

almost free shoes!!!

So I cashed in my http://www.mypoints.com/ (If you want to sign up, I can send you a referral and I think we both get bonus points). All I do is click on emails and then close them, print coupons, or if I do any online shopping I click through them. I cash in my points for giftcards usually to gap or target.
I had a 10.00 one to gap. I had a few mintues to go look around and while I was there all their clearance was extra 25% off. I snagged these and it only cost me .67!!!

The baby will either get them for christmas or Ill sell them on eBay to pay for something else for her.
The list is starting to grow? How are we all doing out there?

Sunday, September 26, 2010

adding to the Christmas stash...

One of my favorite things is the Kohl's 10.00 gift cards they send in the mail. You only have to spend 10.00 to use them so its FREE!!!
I went by myself, which was a treat, and hunted the store for the best treasure I could find.
I ended up with...
This was on clearance for 5.20
and this...

this was 90% off. Normally 50.00 got it for 5.00
So I paid .56 for both gifts.
Sign up at Kohls.com and you'll get these coupons in the mail and through email!
Have a happy Sunday!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

who wants to do Christmas for free???

So as some of you know I did Christmas all for free last year. It was just a challenge I had given myself. Well I am doing it again this year. I have already started and I will let you know how and when I add new things to my stash. Some things I will not post so that family that read will not know.
One of my FAVORITE tricks is transfering perscriptions. They let you do it back and forth and don't seem to care. I go back and forth between Smith's Marketplace which is Fred Meyer other places and Walgreens. Walgreens is pretty good about carrying some of those hot christmas items.
I also save all my referral credits from sites and use those.
So far I have this for my daughter...free with credit from gilt.com
It's for all her soccer gear. I am in the works of getting her a soccer scholarship for the spring!!

I got this with my credits from groupon.com. I get a credit everytime someone buys a groupon from my referal.
This will have her name on it.

I just got my husband a 50.00 gift card to nike for cashing in all coke points. Too me about 6 months to save up!

Off to a good start!!!

last week for amazon shoe clearance!!!!!!!!

and they just took even more markdowns. Hurry fast!!!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Orginazation, function, preperation!

I was talking to someone recently about staying on task when the kids ask for something every 5 seconds. As a full time student, mom, wife, chef, chauffeur, friend, neighbor, house cleaner, and so on...my day is packed. I really don't have a lot of down time. So to keep the house clean, laundry done, food prepared and so on, I need to stay on task.
Some things I do that REALLY help are
1. filled sippy cups in the fridge-I make sure there are always a few water bottles, sippy cups, bottles...whatever it may be, filled and ready to go. Then they can get them for themselves.
2. Snacks in baggies ready to grab-my kids are big eaters and are hungry all the time. I keep carrots and fruit in the bottom drawer of the fridge. I also put cereal in baggies that they can grab. This is so much cheaper than the other snacks you can by and fortified with vitamins.
3. Activity Bins- if I have to study or work on eBay I tell my kids to grab a bin if they are bored. I have one with puzzles, one with coloring supplies and so on. If you keep these big bins and seperate toys in categories they are so much easier to keep organized and easier for the kids to handle themselves.
4. Give them a baby wipe- again if I need them busy or they are fighting or just simply makig me crazy...I hand them each a hand full of baby wipes and have them wipe down doors, handles, molding, walls...whatever they can find. Amazing the stuff they'll clean off and be entertained.
Please share your ideas as well. These are just some few that work for us.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Someone is getting new shoes....

Jaded Butterfly(Rebekah) you won a 25.00 credit to little fox fashion. I will email you with details. Congrats.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Since I love shoes so much....

and Lisa is a wonderful lady, we are doing an awesome giveaway. Lisa, at little fox fashions is giving away a 25.00 gift certificate for anything on her site.

She also is offering a discount code for 15% off her entire site. Just use code FM15 code expires on 9/20/10 and contest ends 9/16/10

How to enter? Every comment is an entry, become a follower for 5, post on facebook or twitter for 2 more entries.
Who doesn't want 25.00 to spend on shoes and other accessories?

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Did you know?

That I am an amazon associate. What does that mean? I advertise and search out deals for them and I get paid. When you shop through my links, I get paid. So I would love it if you by chance remembered to click through the logo on the rtop when shopping for anything on amazon.

Oh and did you know there is an amazing give away coming. Just sayin....

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

School is KICKING my butt, just a tad!!!

I'm going from 5-10 everynight and just now catching my breath after the last week. I love it and its so fun, but I feel like I have a ton on my plate. Don't think that will stop me from being fancy and fun though.
My project this past week has been doing a homeschool preschool program for my 4 year old.
I really like what we are doing and he is loving it.
I went here and bought a bunch of books, flash cards, and counting tools. Everything was .99

We do an activity of numbers, letters, and then a game. We made a sticker chart where he gets to put stickers on when he learns something. I really am enjoying this time with him., Just one on one. If you are interested in educational things at home that site has great, cheap stuff to use.
Also try starfall.com for kids to start learning their phonics.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

And the winner is.....

I meant to do this on Sunday but I started school yesterday and have been SWAMPED. So better late than never!!!!

winner is..................Mindy Hales!!! Congrats Mindy. Send me your address and I'll get all your goodies together!!!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Can't sleep?

Me either! So I found a little treasure for .14 at Walgreens tonight while I was getting some things and I swear I was so excited over .14 KNEE HIGH NYLONS. No, I'm not 85. I'm 34 but just wait for it.....

So I took these little treasures and I started to play around.  I came out with these and it was soooo easy.(I don't do anything hard)

Step 1~ take the knee highs(mine game in the gumball machine prize thing LOL) and cut both ends.
You should be left with just a tube of nylon.

Step 2~If you are making a bracelet for yourself, dont stretch it all the way out. For a headband you can give it a good pull.

Step 3~ Cut(just enough to tear) strips of fabric in the desired lenght. I used fat quarters from some scraps I had around. You can also trim once you are done so longer is better than too short.
Step 4~ Take one piece of the torn fabric and simply tie the strips to the nylon. YOU'RE DONE!!!
You can make these so fast and easy.

I also had some really cute earring I has bought awhile back. I thought I could pull them off but they were just too big. So I did the same thing as above but instead I glue gunned on these earrings.(took off the sharp part)

I'm guessing it will stretch out and I'll have to redo the band again. But its .14 and 2 cuts and I'm done. I'm excited to try some more things out as well. Share what you try also!!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Throwing all the prizes in and doing a giveaway!!!!

I didn't forget just got really busy....sooooo adding to the magnets, the cards and the febreeze gift set(see older posts).....

Who wants a target gift card for 15.00?


a 10.00 gift card to GAP

3 cute CUSTOM headbands(vary in design), for mom or daughter

DON'T miss out.
TO enter just leave a comment on this or any post, every comment is an entry. For 5 entries become a follower. For an extra 3 entries, post this on your blog or facebook. It's that easy. 6 fantastic prizes coming to you in all their cuteness!!!

Sunday, August 15, 2010


I am addicted to pillows right now. I just need to find better fillers. The ones I have are from Ikea and they are flimsy. But you'll get the idea....
I made a button pillow, an applique flower pillow and some standard pillows. ( I was inspired by my cousin Hannah. She makes the cutest stuff.)
Applique Pillow~ Follow easy applique instructions from below. I haven't sticthed around this one yet but other than that it is done.

Button Pillow~ Still need to stictch around the tree trunk and I may keep adding buttons but you can see the idea. I love this pillow. It's like nothing else in the room.

See how I need thicker fillers. They need to be FULL!
It's official. I am DYING for my own sewing machine. This one is on loan from my mother in law. Time to start saving the pennies!!