Friday, April 23, 2010

On-line Coupons through

This isn't a crafting project today, but I have to share this with you all. I am always looking for a good deal, and it has become a sort of game for me to see how much I can save- trying to beat my last purchase- yes I know I'm a dork. ;) I put the "saved" money in a fund and we as a family use it for vacations, unexpected costs, and other items, etc.

In the last 2 weeks this site has saved our family over $200! We bought our stuff online, and got free shipping, heavily discounted prices (even from the ones they have one the merchandiser's site- which are lower than any store in town) and have been extremely happy with the products when they got here. :) All you have to do is search for what you're either buying online or locally (just enter your zip code for local deals) and it will populate a list from their database of over 50,000 retailers!

So... I was poking around the site and found they also do grocery coupons, online coupon codes, printable coupons for just about anything you can think of (I haven't navigated through this part entirely) and it is a great resource to save some extra cash! :)

So before you confirm your purchase online, enter a code (sometimes you can enter more- we have entered 2 before- free shipping *and* 25% off for 1 purchase- saved us over $145) or print up some coupons before you head to your local retailer. Easy peasy- less than 10 seconds could save you a bunch of money- now I'm starting to sound like a reptile on TV... ha ha :)

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Something new is about to begin! :)

Lately I've been busy making baby shower presents for some of my girlfriends, so I haven't been able to craft with the kiddos as much. I know, that isn't much of a reason, but I have to get my "To-Do" list down to a few instead of a couple of pages long. ;) I promise to share at least one super cute project for Mother's Day. :)

Anyhoo... as for the something new about to begin? I'm setting up an Etsy shop to sell some of the quilts I've made. Right now, I only will have custom baby quilts - larger sizes will be available later or by request.

I will keep you all posted, but I'm really excited and can't wait to share with you all! :)

Friday, April 16, 2010

Spring Purse! :)

Yesterday, I was inspired by the warm spring (finally!) weather we've been having to make myself a purse. So... I surfed the web and came across several tutorials on how to make one for yourself. Finally I settled on a cute little bag that I found the pattern for FREE here on the blog Made by Rae.

She has some great stuff on her blog, and her pattern is super easy to follow. I do recommend you look through the pattern before you begin, and have her pictures handy to make sense of some of her wording. :)

This project was relatively inexpensive too! *Bonus* :) You will need 2 fat quarters one for the exterior and one for the lining (or you can buy 2/3 yard of fabric). Jo-Ann's has their fat quarters on sale for 99 cents until tomorrow (didn't realize the sale ends tomorrow- but even so, fat quarters are max $1.99 there) and all of their Dritz hardware is 50% off too- so you can get two magnetic snaps for about $2.50 which makes 2 purses with a final cost about $7! :)

Yay!! Not bad for a unique bag for the spring. :)

The finished dimensions of my bag are 11" x 7" and has a 10" drop. :)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


This place is awesome! If you haven't checked out Groupon yet; you *have* to do it! You can get some screamin' deals on stuff you would normally buy anyway- but for about half the price or better in some cases!! *Bonus* :)

If you're not sure if they are in your area, you can click on the tab that says "Visit More Cities" to see if they are near you or near a city you might be vacationing in this summer - if they aren't you can always send them an e-mail requesting they come to your area! :)

Hope you all have a great week! :)