Day #1 – 30 Day Cleaning Challenge

Cleaning, DIY, Uncategorized
Day #1 I'm going for it!  I'm going to challenge myself by following the 31 Day Cleaning Challenge with Money Saving Mom.     She is using the chart from Fresh and Organized. Per Money Saving Mom: Your project for today is to surface clean your living room and kitchen. I plan on cleaning the kitchen counters and even turn the self-cleaning on the oven. Empty the dishwasher Put the food purchases from Sam's Club away Clean the top bar of the kitchen counter Mop the floor in the Living room. The kitchen looks a bit better.  There are still some items on the left hand side that need to put in their proper places and I've decided the hubby will take on those items. I have the list of the 30…
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Check this out the next time the power goes out!

DIY, Dollar Tree, Harbor Freight, Uncategorized
Thanks to my wonderful husband, we are fortunate enough to have a generator.   Woohoo!  So when the power goes out we can push a button that will turn on the diesel beast and it will give us power to run the well pump, some lights, TV/DVR, refrigerator, freezer and pellet stove.  The generator has been worth every penny because it has given us piece of mind and comfort. Last night right before going to bed the power went out.  My hubby and I talked and agreed that it didn't make sense to run the generator and use the fuel, if we didn't need to right away.  Our refrigerator and freezer were very cold and we hoped the power would be back on soon. So as we collected our LED flashlights…
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Craft: Cute ABC Zipper Pocket Design

crafts, DIY, Uncategorized
Here is my first In the Hoop (ITH) project!  I'm so excited about this.   I thought I would share this on my blog.  As you may know I love to create crafts, and sew.  Recently, I've become re-addicted to my fancy combo sewing and embroidery machine.   Yesterday, I made this cute Zipper Bag from a new design from DigiStitches This is for Doodle so she can keep track of her flashcards.
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Jo-Ann Fabrics: 20% off Total Purchase this week 7/22/12-7/28/12

Coupons, crafts, DIY, JoAnn, Uncategorized
Double check your mail because earlier between July 12-14 I got a postcard flier from Jo-Ann and it has a 20% off total purchase coupon for July 22-28! That includes sales, regular and clearance items! The best part I just checked the ad for this month and this week July 22-28 the notions wall is 50% off! Quilting fabrics are 40% off and Pillow Forms are 50% off. That makes the notions wall 70% off, Quilting fabrics 60% off and the Pillow forms 70% off! If you don't have the flier download the Jo-Ann App onto your phone and you get the same coupons!
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Spring Into Organization 2012: Cleaning Up Our Message Board

DIY, Organization 2012, Uncategorized
Wow!  This is what our message center looks like?  I had to do something about this. After having twins last year, my life honestly has been insane!   It has been a huge adjustment not only on me but my daughter (Doodle) too because I went from being an outside the home working Mom to staying at home full-time.    Organization 2012 is now my mission. Over a week ago I came across Laura from Orgjunkie.org's post about Spring Into Organization.  I've become addicted looking at some of these posts.  I've already started on organizing my laundry room,  my family room desk, and changing table. The best part being some of the ideas are so simple you can do it in an hour or a couple hours!  Plus, some of them like…
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Walmart: Fabric Clearance

crafts, DIY, Uncategorized, Walmart
Around the Washington D.C. metro area several Walmart stores are being upgraded to SuperCenters. I haven't been to Walmart in a couple weeks and I forgot how crazy the store is with the construction going on. This weekend we stopped in at the Walmart in Woodbridge, VA and discovered that they put ALL of the fabric on Clearance by the bolt. So whatever the bolt amount per yards X $3-$4 equals the cost. There were some bolts that had 10+ yards so they cost about $30 but most were less than that. If you are need of some fabric or are like me and love fabric, you might want to check out this Walmart or other Walmarts that are going under SuperCenter remodeling. I found these ranging from $4.97 -…
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Organization 2012

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Organization 2012 My husband and I were talking about goals that we have for ourselves this year.  Our kids are young so just having a good time while they are little is important to us.    This means we need to be better about organization. Organization is constant with my 3 year old. Don't forget I have identical twin boys that are starting to crawl.  Babyproofing is never ending!   I've learned that if one system doesn't work right now, there will be another system that does work.  I'm still trying to figure out the right methods to get laundry done but I will find it!   I'll be talking about that too. This month I wanted to talk about kids crafts.   I love crafts.  We have everything to do crafts…
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Sign Up for FREE Craftsy Crafting Daily Deals – Love crafting Start saving

crafts, DIY, Uncategorized
Just recently I signed up for FREE the Craftsy Crafting Daily Deals.   I'm so impressed with all of the amazing classes and deals on crafting supplies.  If you are at all interested in learning a new hobby or like to improve on one you already know.  In addition there are some FREE patterns on Craftsy website.  Click HERE to sign up for Craftsy Crafting Daily Deals. Craftsy is the fastest growing online community for Crafters - with over 500,000 monthly unique visitors, having just launched in May 2011. This rapid growth results from two primary offerings which Craftsy users love: 1) Terrific online classes from amazing instructors for beginning, intermediate and advanced quilters, knitters, crocheters, sewists, jewelry makers, and other crafters. 2) Astonishingly good deals on crafting supplies: organic yarn,…
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Our Christmas Tree 2011 – Making our own decorations

Activities, DIY, Uncategorized
This year is my first year as a stay-at-home working Mom.  Since my daughter is a bit older and the twins are still infants I thought it would be best to make ornaments for the tree. We made stars, and snowflakes from paper.  Doodle had a great time cutting out different shapes and we talked about each of them.  We cut out diamonds, triangles,squares and circles.   We hung up some plastic icicles and wooden red garland that I had from our Christmas stash. For years I've wanted to make an Avent Calender that we could use every year.  The chocolate ones are yummy and the germany ones are so sweet but the last couple of years we kept forgetting the days.  Plus Doodle would tear the paper.  Oops!  Instead I…
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