Friday, February 29, 2008
Okay,what is it already? Well, simple...get your toddler a small BACKPACK! They get to act like a "big kid" or "school kid" by carrying it. They WANT to carry it and how awesome to have his/her "stuff" in it! Moms, you can finally have your handbag BACK...full sized, not the downsized one! :-) Dads, you can still be your cool self with nothing over your shoulder!
I just had to share this because I really enjoyed shopping the other day and knew my son was content and excited to be a "big kid" carrying his Bob the Builder Backpack! He also has Spider man for the sitter's house!
My son is 2 1/2 but I am certain, had I known this, he would have gladly carried a backpack when he was even a few months younger than 2!
Happy Friday Everyone!
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
I also would like to point out what made me think of this post and encourage you to check out an Artist's GLASS work while you are here! An amazing Glass Artist at that! My favorite pieces by A Slice of Glass is her Stained Glass wall/window hangings! Quite impressive! This is an Art form that I don't trust myself with as I would be sure to cut myself! Kudos to A Slice of Glass!
A Slice of Glass' Etsy Shop (Etsy is the internet's Best place for handmade, that I am aware of to buy and SELL)
A Slice of Glass' Blog (This is a look into who the Artist is! She is a new blogger...let's support an Artist!)
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
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We bought a portable dvd player for my son so he can watch "Bob, Thomas, Barney, etc..." on the plane!
We also bought my son's carry-on piece of luggage will be a rolling spider man bag! :-) He rolled it all through Target! So cute!
I am just excited to have a few items for our trip checked off! So Toot Toot!
Tuesday Toot with Mommy Community is where you get a chance to "Toot your own horn!" AKA: A day to share your pride in something you did that week...easier said "Brag on yourself and give yourself a pat on the back!"
Monday, February 25, 2008
Alrighty, I am going back to their site to see what I can find for electronic stores, etc...
I bought my son's Portable DVD player over the weekend at Best Buy! I am excited about having this for our trip this summer!
Saturday, February 23, 2008
P.S. The Toolbox Cabinet (it is called) according to their website sells nationwide for $5000 (well something similar it says). My husband doesn't care about brand names for a toolbox so this was a steal at $399!
Friday, February 22, 2008
I personally "discovered" EntreCard while on PoshMama's website. I kept seeing the widget (that you see on here as well now on the left column) and finally I clicked on the EntreCard "E" logo and found out more about it! I love it, it has given me more visitors, quality visitors actually! It is a great place to organize your personal favorites and even make blogging "friends!"
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Visit her blog today to see the post!
I immediately purchased a Veggie Tales DVD $3.99 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Season 2 DVD for $3.99 also Thank to her post! I am always on the lookout (as you see from my most recent posts) for DVD deals for my son!
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Also excited about a thought I had: To purchase a portable DVD player for our LONG flight ahead this summer. I have been wondering what to get to keep my son busy on a 7+ hour flight! Layovers and short flights, I am not as concerned. Any suggestions? He is 2 1/2. DVDs will keep him entertained but for just so long you know.
Monday, February 18, 2008
I personally prefer Bounty Paper Towels and swear by them! They DO last longer, pick up better, and can even be dried out and reused just like the commercial says! Now that is a good paper towel!
Currently I am using another (competitor's brand) paper towel and am disappointed. I feel like I am using a sheet of computer paper! Tears easy, doesn't absorb, and the rolls run out far quicker. Don't even think about drying one out and reusing it!
Other Paper Products:
Toilet Paper/Tissue: I prefer Scott! It lasts WAY longer (and is septic safe) than other brands! Many argue the "ouch factor" as my friend states! :-) But it works great for us! Depends on what you like! I like products to last a while!
Facial Tissues: Easy one: Kleenex! Naturally! These guys have been around a while and know how to make 'em! :-)
I know this information may be a repeat (as you use them as well) but just was thinking about my current paper towels! :-)
P.S. I consider buying quality paper products to be a THRIFTY thing to do as it last much longer and is actually a savings overall!
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Not to worry on the gas issue...we are only 2-5 minutes from nearly everything! When we bought our house a year and a half ago...that was huge buying feature: "Location, Location, Location!" It took having a baby 2 1/2 years ago to realize how important this really is! We are closer to our jobs, grocery stores, Target, restaurants, Doctor Offices, Great Schools, Dentists, Urgent Care, gas stations, banks, (soon a Walmart), you name it! We are blessed with our location and home!
Well, just thought I would share and encourage you to take advantage of those little promotions you see on the backs of your grocery receipts!
Happy Sunday! Have a great week!!!
Saturday, February 16, 2008
We managed to get a good price on three tickets leaving on a Saturday and returning on a Friday! Fantastic! Decent Layovers! We are very pleased with our tickets with CheapTickets.com if anyone is searching for plane tickets!
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Happy Valentine's Day on Thrifty Thursday!
Just thought I would add to my Valentine's Wishes...that you could get Crafty and make your own card!
Have you ever heard of Artist Trading Cards? These would make a very unique Card/Gift! Artist Trading Cards are 2 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches! They can not be smaller or larger than that size! They also should be able to fit in a plastic trading card sleeve (found at WalMart or anywhere trading cards (sports, etc..) are sold)!
You get a piece of Card Stock, cut it down to this size and go crazy creating a mini-masterpiece! Be sure to sign your name on the back along with a title and date! I guess this would be great to put "I love you!" Etc....
One of my favorite Trading Sites for ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) is ATCards.com! Artists and Crafters of all kinds join these forms and TRADE with Each Other! This could be a Valentine Gift for yourself! Joining a huge community of Artists and start your mini art collection now! I LOVE ATCs!
Happy Valentine's Day!
Hey, if you liked this idea, I would love to know...drop me a comment! I love to know who was here! Have a great day!
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Okay, so my Tuesday Toot this week is I signed up for EntreCard and am really enjoying this form of advertising! I have also signed up for ProjectWonderful! We'll see how all that goes! Anywho, I am proud of myself for trying out something new and being more active on my blog this past week! I had fallen behind as of Christmas! I would love to get my PageRank back up, so I am working hard to get it back to where it was once before!
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Have a great Sunday!
Just thought I would drop a quick post on what we are doing today!
One other thing I have done today (and the past week) is checking on ways to promote my blog. Ironically by spending all this time on finding ways to promote it, I have also neglected it. How odd is that? Goes to prove, blogging CAN and IS a full time job for many people! It is more than just writing a post here and there!
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
I am going to be surfing this site tonight after work as I can't wait to see if I have any DVDs to trade for some much important Children's DVDs like Elmo, Barney, and Thomas! The most popular characters in our house! :-)
Have a Wonderful Wednesday Everyone! Happy Swapping!
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Anywho...this DVD purchase now makes me want to go to our local thrift store this weekend on a quest for more kids DVDs like Seseme Street and Thomas and Barney, etc... Just to have on hand. I also love a good deal and am curious to see if I can find one on the DVDs! Any suggestions out there?
Monday, February 4, 2008
At Michael's I found a miniature cross stitch set for $.10 (yep, ten cents)! My sister-in-law loves to cross stitch so it is a nice token gift to add with other items we will be packing this summer on our trip to Romania to visit my husband's family. It has been seven years since we last saw them in person!
Target deals: Well, this week they had a lot of great stuff but nothing I could use or was looking for.
Walmart deals: Now this is where I hit the jackpot, so-to-speak, this past weekend. I found some High School Musical Necklaces and Bracelets on sale for $3.00 each and comes with a metal tin with each. Regular price was $7.99. They also had some great deals on toys in their toy clearance aisle. I didn't purchase any but they had Bratz dolls for $7-$10 and were standard size with accessories. They also had many other dolls and toys at 50% and up off!
That is my weekend deals for now!
I am working on a painting for a gift right now as well which is a money saver and sure to be a huge hit for the recipient!
Anywho, just wanted to send out a sigh of relief that I have completed our taxes.
Best wishes on all of your taxes!
Friday, February 1, 2008
Does anyone have any advice on packing (must have supplies) and new regulations on baggage size/weight and what you can and can't take on the plane or even in regular luggage. It has been 7 years since we went to Romania and it has been 4 years since I have flown at all (Went to California for work at that time). I am very excited to travel once again, yet nervous!
Another question...any advice or secrets on what to take with a 2 1/2 year old that will be 3 at the time of travel??????? This is something I have zero experience with!!! :-)
I may have more travel questions to come, I hope someone out there is a seasoned traveler to answer my questions..I am sure there are others that could benefit from your responses as well! Thank you in advance!
LAST ONE! I knew I had one more! Anyone out there have a favorite store for buying travel clothes, etc...??? I found (through a lady at work) travelsmith.com ! Fabulous clothes and very packable! I am curious if there are more stores like this out there, net or otherwise!