Sunday, May 1, 2011
With my clipped coupons and the extra help of Hip 2 Save, I saved $132! Hip 2 Save does a lot of the work for you, just look through the stores tab and see the deals for that week, they are usually posted on Saturday for Sunday's coupons. For this purchase I went to CVS, Walgreen's, and Deals. That includes 2 CVS and 3 Walgreen's transactions.
This is what I got!
2- 12pk Cottonelle Toilet Paper-$7.00
1- 9pk Charmin Toilet Paper- $3.74
2- Bottles Dawn Dish Soap $1.00
2- Right Guard Body Wash- FREE
2- Glade Scented Oil Candles and Tins- FREE
4- Bags Roasted Sunflower Kernals- $ .99
2- Padded Mailing Envelopes- $ .78
4- Boxes Special K Crackers- FREE
1- Box Special K Cereal- $2.47
2- Bottles Head and Shoulders- FREE
10- Disposable Razors- $9.00
3-Refillable Razors with 10 Cartridges- $10.00
1- Tylenol Precise Cream- FREE
1-Box Tylenol Precise Heat Patches- FREE
1-Walgreen's Dryer Sheets- $2.00
1- Mr. Clean Liquid- $2.50
1- Mr. Clean Eraser- $2.50
1- Cascade Tabs- $3.00
1- Soft Peppermints- $ .77
1- Scotch Tape- $ .39
1- GUM Floss Picks - FREE
2- Boxes Luigi Frozen Italian Ice- $1.00
2- Bags Soft Pretzel Bites- $1.00
1- Bottle Barefoot Wine- $5.99....(my reward for saving!)
Total Spent $54.14 with $3 in extra Register Rewards
Monday, April 25, 2011
This week's Photo Challenge at I Heart Faces is pets! I love to photography my pups and my little brown dog is quite the photogenic pooch. It's hard to believe that she will turn one in about 2 weeks. She has a big personality for a little brown monster dog. Happy Birthday Tequila!!!
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Check out this adorable little Chickummyjig!
I came across the pattern yesterday over at myrtle & eunice. Just in time for Easter. He was super easy to sew and I put him all together in about an hour.
This is a great scrappy project. After I printed to pattern, I found out it was larger than I had thought. I think I am going to scale the pattern size down and play with some mini chicks in the next few days.
I just can't get over how cute he is...the dogs got super excited when I got the polyfil out...now to keep them away from my little chicken.
Please check out Myrtle and Eunice, leave her some love, and get your pattern here.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
It's been a while since I've posted a Tuesday photo...not that I haven't been taking photos, finding the time to upload and edit is what I've been struggling with. This weekend was beautiful, I didn't manage to get any daytime shots, but once that big, bright, almost full moon came out...I went and got my camera and tripod. We were standing down by the creek enjoying a bonfire with friends and I managed to get a few cool shots of the moon lighting up the trees.
Before the edit
After the edit
1. Use Clone tool to get rid of grass and branch on the bottom corners of image.
2. Use Burn tool to darken cloned areas. 3. Adjust Sharpness
4. Use Defog Filter 5. Adjust Levels 6. Crop
Someone turned on their four-wheeler lights as I had the shutter open and it gave the center of the picture more of a glow...it definitely lit it up more than the other images. This was taken with a Canon Rebel T2i at 9:45 in the evening.
Manual settings - f/3.5, 30 second exposure, ISO 400, focal length 18mm.
Point and Shoot Fun at sunny+scout
Sunday, April 17, 2011
A few weeks ago I participated in a Scrap Swap at Sew Tara. I received a package with some awesome loot from my swap partner Barb from Connecticut.
She is a former Mid-Westerner, like myself and a quilter. The swaps she sent are much different than any fabric that I have in my stash. I loved that she pinned little notes on each stack of fabric telling me about each of them.
Barb also included some quilted cards and African beads...the little carved elephants are going to make some fun summer earrings.
|Top: All the fabric stacks. Bottom: African and other foreign fabric|
|Top: Batik Fabrics. Bottom: Hand Dyed Fabrics|
|Close-ups of the beautiful quilted greeting cards...these are so precious|
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Last week was the Metro St. Louis Shop Hop. On Friday I visited 5 quilt shops in Illinois and Saturday my mom and I gassed up the car and traveled almost 200 miles to visit 6 Missouri shops. It was a great day of shopping and we found some great new local shops that we can support.
I got a call Thursday from my local shop, The Quilted Garden, to find our that I won a door prize. Awesome! So here it is... The Michael Miller First Sight Gift Set.
It is all about the Look Look Book by Peter Linenthal. The set includes: Look Look Book, 8 Fat Quarters, 1 yard of panel fabric, 8 spools of ribbon, and 8 tutorials on how to make cute baby things.
Such cute things!! You can find all of the tutorials and more at this blog Making it Fun. You can also find more sewing and quilting patterns at michaelmillerfabrics.com. So many great things and quality fabrics.