Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Usually, when I head to the mailbox I am bombarded with bills or junk flyers from Summer project companies and the like. However, not today! Today there was a little white package with my name on it. Completely out of the blue and unexpected.
Miss Malia from Junk Love sent a little goodie bag and note my way. Included was an assortment of cute crafts (from I Like You) and some finger puppets for me & "new baby". Even though David claimed the finger puppets right away by carrying them around saying "Quack, quack, quack!".
It is a nice reminder that it is always a feel good moment (for both parties, I think) to do something nice and unexpected for someone else!
Thank you, Malia! You really made our night!
Friday, August 19, 2011
Tonight's project was the Circle Scarf (or Eternity or Tube Scarf). I used a tutorial from the lovely C&C . I can't even imagine how many hits she must get to her blog from Pinterest. Her scarf is pinned and re-pinned all the time.
I got especially inspired to do this super, stupid easy sewing project when I found the vintage fabric at Savers tonight for $1.99. I got a ton of it and made 3 scarves with it in what felt like no time.
Check out cotton & curls' tutorial here!
There were many ways I could have cut the fabric for this scarf. I chose to cut it very long and a bit thinner. I could see using a thicker fabric and making it just one loop instead of two.
Feel like creating or shopping?
1. cotton & curls DIY tutorial
2. Nordstrom $18
3. Urban Outfitters $29
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
David and I shopped with our coupons this evening. I was secretly hoping to "miss" our NNO block party BUT I ended up going anyway AND so glad I did.
I find it easiest to hit up each aisle and watch for the orange clearance stickers. Then, judge whether using your coupons makes for a good deal. I really lucked out this shopping trip. I have 2 coupons to stack for $2 off a Cover Girl item at Target but there was no good clearance so I will hang on to those! Also, I have a lot of Febreeze and Glade coupons which are on clearance at my store but only 15% off. So, hopefully I can wait a week for the clearance to drop a bit more.
Tresseme Curling Mousse sale $2.99
MFR Styling Product $1/1
TQ Styling Product $1/1
Mr. Clean Floor Cleaner clearance $2.11
(I plan to use this in my Swiffer mop when I run out of solution!)
St. Ives Trial Body Wash $.99
MFR St. Ives Body Wash $.50/1
(There was no restriction on trial sizes!)
Loreal Lip Stick clearance $1.76
MFR Loreal Eye Cosmetic $1/1
TQ Loreal Cosmetic $1/1
(Even though it was a Loreal eye coupon, Target still took it. And I made the $.24 towards my purchase!)
Rimmel London Foundation clearance $2.98
Orbit Gum clearance $1.18
MFR Extra/Orbit/Winterfresh/Juicy Fruit 3pk $1/2
Bic Soleil Razors sale $4.49
MFR Bic Razors $3/1
Pillsbury Cookie Mix clearance $.84
MFR Pillsbury Frosting or Brownie Mix $.40/1
Goldfish Grahams sale $1.75
(I like to wait till these are closer to $1 or less but I just bought them anyway!)
Crest Toothpaste clearance $1.74
Total before coupons not including original price: $20.83
Total: $9.86 (52%)
Aaaand, I couldn't help but buy a first birthday onesie in pink. Just in case new baby is a girl! It was only $1.47!