Thursday, April 30, 2009

Want to know why I jumped for joy today?

I am SO happy right now...giddy like a school girl.
Jumping for joy happy.


I got my VERY OWN sewing machine today! My mother-in-law blessed me with a new one, a simple Brother 14 stitch sewing machine.

I've already done 3 REALLY bad beanie bags for the kids (who apparently seemed JUST as happy about the beanie bags as I was about the sewing machine)! But hey, I thread the machine myself (my husband did the bobbin for me) and I SEWED.

So I'm now looking for some beginner projects....something that's easy. Something that can satisfy my Crafty ADD (I stole that term from Grace Violet I think.

Can someone help me find my inner seamstress?

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

New Designs and SALE in my Etsy Shop!

I've finally got some new patterns for the wonderful, no-slip, stay put, adjustable toggle headbands in my Etsy Shop.

And to celebrate the new designs AND a whopping 35 sales I'm offering a SALE. Buy 2 toggle headbands, get 1 free!

I'll personally attest to the wonder of these simple headbands....I have fine hair. I also have a VERY active 3 year old daughter. These headbands stay put on BOTH our heads.
Hers even stayed in after jumping on Bounce Houses for 5 hours.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Oh the disappointment....

I'm heartbroken.....

My oldest daughter (a whole 3 years old) will NOT wear the hair bows I make for her. Nor will she wear the headbands I make for her.

She will ONLY wear the hair clips......

Oh, and the worst part is that she tells me I cannot play with her hair.....
the curls I've dreamed of all my life and I can't play with them.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Getting To Know YOU and You and You...

I found this great little idea through A Heart For Home.

It's a Getting To Know You blog "carnival" of sorts being hosted by Lynnette over at Dancing Barefoot on Weathered Ground.

All you do is leave a comment about what YOUR blog is about and your 5 favorite blogs and Lynnette will feature the blogs of those that leave comments. The end result: more people reading your blog, finding more interesting blogs to read, and making some BLOG BUDDIES!

So head on over to Dancing Barefoot on Weathered Ground and leave a comment!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Got a New Target opening nearby? Go Find some GREAT deals

I love me some deals! We had a Target open almost around the corner from our house. I was giddy with excitement JUST over that!
Once we went wandering through the aisles, there were deals galore to be had ASIDE from the normal weekly sale deals.

NEW STORE SPECIALS is what they're tagged as and the signage is blue and white.
These special prices ran for about a MONTH to 6 weeks after the store opened (our are running till April 13 for the Winder GA Target).

From what I recall and some of what we'll be stocking up on:
Market Pantry version of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal $0.99 a box
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish (cheddar cheese flavor only) $1 a bag
Quaker Chewy Granola Bars (chocolate chip only) $1.25 a box
24 pack of Market Pantry water $2.00
Pop-Tarts (frosted strawberry flavor only) $0.99 a box (8)
Archer Farms Sea Salt & Vinegar chips $1.50 a bag
Market Pantry Fruit Snacks (mixed fruit flavor only) $1.36 a box
Kraft Mac N Cheese $0.39 a box! (cheapest I've seen is $0.50 a box!)
Del Monte canned cut green beans and kernel corn $0.37 a can (I think)
Del Monte Canned Pineapple Chunks forgot price!
Box of Luvs diapers $17.99 (pretty sure that was the price on the end cap)

CATALINA STORE COUPONS: we've gotten $1.00 off any Market Pantry item (got a box of fruit snacks for $0.36 the other day!!!), $5 Off $75, and $1.00 off Any Archer Farms product.

We're headed back tonight to do some shopping so I may update the list.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Give Me Your Best Shot #5

It's FRIDAY! Time for Give Me Your Best Shot over at *Life Is Sweet* with Lolli.
We had a SUPER rainy week, so the good pictures were limited.

I captured some lovin' between our very first baby (the furry one), Bailey the Rottweiler and our last baby, little EJ. It truly bothers my husband and I that Rottweilers have such a bad reputation. Bailey is 7 years old and is the GREATEST dog in the world. She adores the kids. She thinks she's a lap dog but at 85 lbs, she's an awfully heavy lap dog.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

New Logo Design!

I am proud to introduce my NEW logo for my Etsy shop. Do you like it?
It was designed by Elisabeth over at Life of Leo Designs. She designs custom designs at affordable prices! You can see her amazing work at her website, Life of Leo Designs or at her Etsy shop of the same name!

Tell her Shana from Silly Beanz sent you!