Saturday, November 9, 2013

Adjectives and Colors

My boys are doing a writing curriculum this year that has had me thinking more about adjectives and adverbs than I ever have before. They are required to add "quality adjectives" to their writing to make their composition more descriptive and interesting. It's fun.

Because this season is my favorite, my mind is filled with wonderful adjectives: beautiful, majestic, awe-inspiring, cool, crisp, chipper, glorious...and the list could go on and on. I have enjoyed driving down the road and seeing all the amazing colors that God brightly reveals this time of year in the leaves. {It makes me wish I were a landscape artist.}

Colors are beautiful and fun. Below are a few ideas that to show some cute, fall color combinations.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Hello...Anyone out there!?

It's been well over a year since I've last posted here {blush}. Let's just say there has been a lot of life going on in our household. :)

We've been busy with adding many new products over the last month or so. I hope you'll stop by and see what's new. Comment below with your favorite item and you'll have a chance to win a $10 gift certificate. (We'll do the random drawing, November 1.)

Here are a few of my favorites:

Made-To-Order Chevron Key Fobs
($9.99 Introductory Sale Price through 10/25/13)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Apps & Onions

My friend, Kristin, posted on her blog Monday some of her loves {favorite things} in which gave a great tip for a "stylish" ponytail among some of her other favorite things right now. This got me to thinking about some tips that have been very helpful to me lately and inspired me to share...apps and onions!

Before Christmas my sweet husband welcomed me into the Apple world with the gift of an iPhone. Before he got it for me, I didn't really think I would use it that much or really needed it. But I must say, I've really enjoyed how easy it is to use and all the cool apps that are available (much more than were available on my old Blackberry). I hate to pay full price for anything, especially when I know there is a coupon available. I do a lot of my for my business shopping online, but sometimes I must go into our local JoAnn store to buy supplies. If you are on JoAnn's snail mail list or e-mail list, you know they always have some sort of coupon. But keeping up with coupons can be hard sometimes. A few weeks ago, I got an e-mail from them letting me know that they have a new app for the iPhone. It intrigued me, so I looked it up in the app store and since it was free I downloaded it. I must say, it's worth having on your phone! The app gives you coupons to store in your virtual wallet on your phone. When you shop at JoAnns you just choose the coupon you want to use on your app and show it to the cashier and they type in the coupon code from your phone. Over the last week I've had to make TWO quick runs to JoAnns and each time there was a great coupon on the app that I was able to use. Yesterday, I saved over $10 and at least that much on the previous trip. (They were both 50% off coupons.)

I'm apart of a little produce co-op where we buy vegetables and fruit in bulk from our local farmers market. It has been a huge blessing to our family the last 3+ years to have fresh fruit and veggies in our home purchased at a much cheaper price than retail at the grocery store. Three weeks ago today, my friend Lucy, gave me a bunch of green onions that she had purchased at the market, as she said, for pennies. We discussed some different ways to store them for maximum freshness and longevity.

I told her that I saw on Pinterest that you could put a bunch in a vase on you window seal and just cover the roots with water and they were supposed to last a long time. Time for the experiment! I must report with great surprise that it works! They just keep growing and growing. I snip off some green onion when I need some for a recipe or when it gets too long that it starts to droop over. I also change out the water on a regular basis.

Here's what mine look like after 3 weeks. I love tips like this! Please share some of your money saving and fresh-keeping produce tips with me. :)

Friday, April 1, 2011

We have a winner!

Congratulations to Lisagi! You are the winner of our monogrammed mini market tote giveaway! For those of you who didn't win, our market totes will be on sale through April 10th.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Mini Market Tote Giveaway

Daffodils and blooming dogwoods, longer days and warmer weather (...oh and baseball!) are signs that Spring is here! It is a blessing from the Lord to enjoy changing seasons. We've decided it's time for another give away....a monogrammed mini market tote! (Try saying that three times!)

Our mini market totes are a mini-version of our regular market totes. They measure 12" x 9 1/8" x 7 1/4" (LxWxH) and are completely collapsible so they will store flat. These little cuties work well as organizers in your vehicle, a special place for toys or books, a sweet gift basket, or our new favorite use...a reusable Easter basket. All mini market totes are 10% off this month.

How to Win: Look around and leave a comment letting me know your favorite product. Each of the following will give you an extra entry in the giveaway. Please make sure to leave a separate comment for each thing you do:

Last day to enter is Thursday, March 31 and we'll choose a winner Friday, April 1 using We will e-mail you to let you know you won. Winner must respond within 48 hours of the winning e-mail. Thanks so much for reading!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Top 10 Lap Desk Uses

Early last month we got our first shipment of lap desks in. They come in a variety of patterns but one of my favorite things about them is that they are super light weight. We adorn them with a cute vinyl monogram or name and send them on their way. 

Here are our top 10 uses for our monogrammed lap desks:
10. Folding paper. Do you make your own note cards? Origami?
9. Writing
8. Homework
7. Grading Papers
6. Cutting Coupons
5. Craft Projects
4. Dorm Life
3. Portable desk for kids on road trips (cup holder is the perfect place for markers & crayons)
2. To compliment the iPad or other tablet device. (Holiday Gadget Article)
1. To prevent toasted leg syndrome! (Good Morning America Story )

I'd love to hear how you'd use one!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Make It Monday--Tutu Cute!

Most girls enjoy a little glitter and frill and our little 2 year old is no different. She has enjoyed twirling around the house for quite sometime pretending to be a ballerina. Not too long ago she put on one of my old petticoat slips, (you know, one of those slips that went under your Sunday Dress to make it stick straight out with ruffles galore!) and thought she had made herself a tutu. Well, the slip is too big, and just not ballerina-enough, so I thought I'd buy her a tutu. I saw some at a big box store, but they were surprisingly expensive. I thought it couldn't be too hard to make one, so I googled it and found some instructions for a no-sew tutu. Here are a couple of great links I found with good pictures and instructions.

I decided to do a two colored tutu, so ordered 2 spools of tulle  (1 spool of new pink and 1 spool of pink)from my favorite ribbon supplier, Ribbon And Bows Oh My! at $2.75 each. I already had some elastic here, so I ended up only spending $5.50. (I had a free shipping coupon, so I didn't even have to pay shipping!) When the tulle arrived, it literally took about 15 minutes to cut it to length and tie it to the elastic. Viola! An inexpensive tutu to provide our little girly girl hours of twirling entertainment...Tutu cute!