Monday, September 29, 2014
Along with rearranging our entire house, almost... still in the process. I have also been very busy with a group that I am a part of! It's the Girls Night Out group of Montgomery! I am now "co-organizer" of the group so I have been busy the last week trying to fill my part. :) I made our own Facebook group page, what kind of group is complete without a Facebook page!? I am working with the organizer now to revamp the guidelines for the group. With over 250 members, something has to start getting these people interested!
I have ALSO, decided I wanted to start making my own planner. I've been doing quite a bit of research in that department. I've found that I am NOT as creative as lot of the bloggers I have been following, but it is fun to be able to make my planner the way I want. No more being mad that I can't find one in my budget, that I like! :) I wouldn't have needed this planner if I wasn't so busy, you see. I literally have to check my calendar to tell someone if I am busy on a certain day- which isn't too bad! I've been able to give Lee a lot of one on one time with N! I hope that he's enjoying it all! I've also been able to take her to a few play dates with another group that we are apart of, she seems to have fun so far!
One of the rooms that is complete (still a work in progress) is the dining room/ school/ craft/ office! We set up a new corner desk in the room, so I could get the big hunky cabinet out, and I love it! I was able to bring my Cricut and sewing machine out of hiding, and hopefully once things start calming down around here then I will be able to get involved in my old crafting projects. One thing at a time, one thing at a time. For some reason Lee is all about me getting back into sewing- do you think it's the two huge totes of sewing things I have?!
Next on our list of things to get done- is finish clearing out the new nursery! The bedding we picked out will be here this week, and I want to set his crib up soon!!! I will say that by November his room will be complete! At least, all of the big stuff will be moved and put in their rightful places. Then the crafting will start! After his room is complete, minus the crafting, then I will be redoing N's room. A few pieces of furniture will be moved out into the nursery, which will leave a ton more room for N to spread out! :) Maybe she will decide she can fall asleep in her bed then, instead of the pack n play... then she would have A LOT of room!!! Maybe even move her toys into her room, so Mommy doesn't have to see them all day! Yay!
As you can see we have been super busy, and will remain super busy for a few more months! Please don't think I have forgotten about you. Since I have my nifty new planner, maybe it will remind me to update you guys more often!! For now, I have a few kiddos to chase after, and get them to clean up the huge mess they just made while I wrote this..at least they were occupied!
Until next time.
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Friday, August 15, 2014
Our first day was short and to the point, N did not want to do anything for me that day! We did sit down and go thru our alphabet box, which is where she picked up every single item and asked "what's this?" So inquisitive.
The next day we were suppose to count apples and group them with like colors. This was also a morning she didn't want anything to do with me. It took me 20 minutes to just get her to pick the apples back up and put them in the box!
Then the fun day! She got to stamp with real apples! She loved that as well! Red and black paint, an apple cut in half and two plastic forks- makes about 20 minutes of fun!
All in all, it was an okay week. Two out of four days went extremely well! Hoping next week will be even better, although with us adding in another tot, we may have a week of crazies.
I say this week = Success.
Get ready for next week when we will be learning letter C!
Until next time.
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Friday, July 4, 2014
Disney Frozen Sale:
- Details: Up to 60% off.
- Dates: 6am 7/07/14 – 6am 7/10/14
- Description: Nothing can cool the enthusiasm of Frozen fans. Relive the heartwarming magic with Anna, Elsa, Olaf and all your favorite Arendelle friends. Escape the summer heat and chill out with this cool-as-ice adventure.
This weekend is the greatest holiday of the summer, and Karina Dresses is adding some fireworks of our own to the celebration! From 7/4 to 7/6, the entire Karina Dresses web store will be 30% off. Karina Dresses are vintage inspired, independently designed, and made with love right here in the USA.JULY 4TH WEEKEND SALE
Here are the details:
From 7/4 to 7/6, take 30% off of the entire web store. Use code JULY4TH at checkout.
Monday, June 30, 2014
In honor of our nation's birthday, declare yourself free from cheap, ill-fitting dresses! Buy AMERICAN-MADE Karina Dresses! From 7/1 to 7/2, all red, white, and blue dresses will be marked down from $158 to $99. Karina Dresses are vintage inspired, independently designed, and made with love right here in the USA.PRE-4TH OF JULY PATRIOTIC SALE
Here are the details:
From 7/1 to 7/2, all red, white, and blue dresses are marked down to $99.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Summer is in full swing! Beat the heat in an easy-breezy Karina Dress! From 6/27 to 6/29, all short sleeved and sleeveless dresses will be marked down from $158 to $99. Karina Dresses are vintage inspired, independently designed, and made with love right here in the USA.
SUMMER HEAT WAVE SALE Here are the details:
From 6/27 to 6/29 all short sleeved and sleeveless dresses will be marked down to $99.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
June is National Rose Month, and red is the color of beauty, passion, love, and emotion. Get more red into your life (& closet) today! From 6/24 to 6/25, all red and pink dresses will be marked down from $158 to $99. Karina Dresses are vintage inspired, independently designed, and made with love right here in the USA.NATIONAL ROSE MONTH SALE
Here are the details:
From 6/24 to 6/25 all red and pink dresses will be marked down to $99.
Friday, June 20, 2014
Okay okay, I am super excited about today's shopping trip! I went into Publix knowing that I was going to save about 70%, I came out saving 76%!!!
I spent $18.04 before tax, and saved $56.04! I would have spent $74.08 before sales and coupons!
I bought 28 items at an average of 64 cents an item!
I actually got a few things for FREE!
I am so happy with this trip- this is what keeps me couponing!
When you can go into a store and come out with 76% savings, why not spend the extra time and coupon?!
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Right after our last post, we found a toddler bed online for N. We know that it was probably too early to switch her, but we set it up in our room just to try it out. The first night, I put N in her new bed, and sat down on the floor next to her. Within minutes she was asleep. Guess what!!! She slept all night! Night after night was the same thing. She would fall asleep in her bed and sleep until around 5:30-6 in the morning. Then crawl into our bed for a few more hours.
THEN:: she got a slight cold, and was in our bed again. Then we went camping and was in our bed again. That really messed things up for us, especially since we just got her to where she would fall asleep for naps and at night by HERSELF!!!
Since we've been home from camping, she is just about back into a routine. Just last night she slept all night in her bed, only woke up once I believe.
She may only be 14 months old, but I feel like switching her to a toddler bed was the right thing at this time. Granted the bed is still in our room, but pretty soon we will be moving things around and she will have a "big girl toddler room!"
I am very please with our progress. It helps that N understands more of what we are saying to her- and when we ask her to lay down, she generally does. One thing I absolutely love about having her in a toddler bed, is that when she wakes up, she will walk into the living room herself. There is no more me having to listen out for her to wake up and go get her. Sometimes she will walk out with her "sleepy bear" and a blanket, and want to crawl back into my lap to sleep some more- and that is A okay with me!
Our little girl is growing up, and we have to deal with it. She is an amazing little creature, teaches me things every day. :)
Happy first day of summer, Karina Nation! Dress season is in full swing! This weekend only, use the code SUMMER to take 30% off of the entire web store - no exceptions! Karina Dresses are vintage inspired, independently designed, and made with love right here in the USA.
FIRST DAY OF SUMMER SALE Here are the details:
From 6/20 to 6/22 take 30% off of the entire web store with the code SUMMER.
Monday, June 16, 2014
This morning I ran to Publix for my weekly shopping trip. All though I didn't have the savings percentage as I would have liked, I still feel like it was a pretty good trip. Seeing what all I bought. This is what I purchased:
Let me point out in saying that the Neutrogena sunscreen is regularly $11.99 a bottle!
I purchased 26 items. I spent $35.38 before tax. I saved $60.50.
Before you start fussing at me for going over our budget- I know! So hush!
I saved 63%.
I also use Ibotta, which is an app on my phone that pays me to buy certain things. Download it- add me as a friend, we'll make money together. :)
From buying the sunscreen-the body wash (which is "Fro-yo" and I can't wait to use it!) and also buying the ice cream I got $4 back!!
SO.... I technically spent $31.38 Saved $64.50. Which is a savings of 67% Amazing when you look at what I bought! :)
For 26 items, and a few high dollar items, I averaged out at $1.20 an item!!
Friday, June 13, 2014
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Special Sale Alert
The Limited: Save up to 60% on dresses, tops, pants, shorts, accessories (sunglasses, handbags, belts, jewelry) from The Limited at zulily through 6am PT on 6/12!
Tuesday, June 10th
- Kenneth Cole & Kenneth Cole Reaction – up to 60% off at zulily
- Summer Road Trip luggage, personalized gear, crafts, toys, pet travel picks, and more on sale at zulily!
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Monday, June 9, 2014
Karina Dresses are all about self love and positive body image - any girl's best friend! First, you love your self and then share the secret so your best friend can, too. Even better, we're having a sale to celebrate the love! From 6/10 to 6/11, all Spring 2014 dresses will be marked down from $158 to $99. Karina Dresses are vintage inspired, independently designed, and made with love right here in the USA.
BEST FRIENDS DAY SALE Here are the details:
From 6/10 to 6/11, all Spring 2014 dresses will be marked down to $99.
I just cleared out an entire month worth of expired coupon inserts, all the way to March 9th. When looking thru my first set of March 16 I found a few that didn't expire until the middle of this month, and I decided to stop there.
So, if your following me, you can throw out all of the coupon inserts before March 16. I also tossed a few P&G's- just go thru your stack and normally you can look at one date in the P&G inserts to tell you if they are expired. They tend to expire at the end of the month.
Let me tell you now- cleaning out this many inserts, made my binder feel a world different! I won't have to struggle anymore. :)