Friday, February 22, 2013

Shirt Refashion

My daughter had a shirt she never wore, so I added a ruffle to the bottom & a rose to the top. Hoping she loves it now : )

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Interested in Trying thredUP?





Have you been interested in trying thredUP?  Need a little incentive?  How about $10 off???


New customers can now get $10 off their first order from thredUP!   Just click the button below!  





Happy shopping!!!




*Fine print

Offer valid through  2/28/13 at 11:59PM PST.  Valid for new customers/first purchase only.  May not be combined with other offers.  Does not apply to shipping costs.  One code use per person










Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Toms Sale on Zulily Today!

Toms shoes for kids are on Zulily this morning! Just thought I'd share the good deal!

"One for One™. Together with its Giving Partners and customers like you, TOMS has transformed everyday purchases into a force for good. With every pair of shoes you buy, TOMS gives a new pair to a child in need. And every time you purchase eyewear, TOMS helps give sight to an individual who needs prescription glasses, medical treatment or sight-saving surgery."


http://www.zulily.com/invite/jpresley227/e/toms-022013-1.html?tid=social_email_ref_shareviaicon_na_modal_abd8ed8310a02839653e031c1d102484&eid=44834

Monday, February 18, 2013

Bean Bags, Babushkas, & Thankfulness

Today I'm linking up over at:



I have always loved those babushka nesting dolls & my daughter does too.  So, I got the idea to make some babushka items to put in my flea market booth.  Here is the first one I made:  



It was super simple & fast to make.  To get an idea of how I wanted mine to look, I started searching for hand-sewn babushkas on Pinterest.  I picked all my favorite ideas & came up with a design for mine.  Most of my inspiration came from Cut Out & Keep.  Super cute.




I added a pocket to the front to tuck treasures or notes into.  Here it is in our booth at the Fayetteville Trading Post booth W-4:



The next project I worked on was bean bags for a friend.  I made these & another set for my kids.



Another fun, easy project.  


I've always got a few projects going.  In fact, I dream of more free time to learn & create more than I currently am able to, but I don't want to wish this day away.  I have extra on my plate right now & it's an extra that I chose; an extra that brings great joy & fulfillment to my life:  










Thank you LORD for these precious babies.  For their hugs, sweet words, giggles, & kindnesses.  And thank you for time to craft at nap time!!! xoxoxo

Thursday, February 7, 2013

thredUP!

Let me tell you about something super cool.  If you're like me, the type who frequents consignment stores, thrift stores etc; looking for great deals for your kids, then you might really dig this new website.  

It's called thredUP and it's an online children's consignment shop.




  Super, right?

"Kids grow fast.  By age 17 a child has outgrown over 1,300 articles of clothing, and parents have spent upwards of $14K replacing clothes that are practically new."  thredUP


The way it works is ThredUP buys pre-owned clothing from families across the country & chooses only the best of those items & to resell online. 

Their website has the top brands you love.  Their prices start at $2.99 and are up to 80% off retail!  They have dependable quality that has passed inspection before it gets to your home.  All items are in "like new" condition.  New items are added all the time.

You can consign your own items too.  It's super easy:



1)  You order a free thredUP "Clean Out" bag on this website.  

2)  Fill the bag up with your child's used, but consignment quality clothes.  You can check out their standards here.

3)  Send in your bag(s) to thredUP for FREE using prepaid postage.  They give you  USPS & UPS shipping labels, so you can choose which is more agreeable for you.

4)  Earn Cash!  You get paid upfront for each item they think they can resell to other families on thredUP.com's website.

I love the idea of ordering it online.  They are set up with big Pinterest-esque pictures to view all the items:



It's so nice not to have to deal with the hassle of taking both kids around to the stores with me.  It can CRAZY sometimes!!!

Let me know if have used thredUP or if you do after this post.  Would love to hear about it!


















Saturday, February 2, 2013

Valentine's Day Breakfast Ideas!!

Sometimes I want to just wake up, get my coffee & go hide for awhile.  On other days, I have dreams of being more Martha Stewart-esque.  So, to speak into that side of ourselves, here are a few Valentine's Day breakfast ideas for your beloveds:


E is for EAT


Meals.com


Play Pennies

Land O Lakes


The Paper Mama


Fast Easy Bread

Cake Student

ReMarkable Home


Are you doing anything fun for your loved one(s) this Valentine's Day?  Send me a pic!

Easy Pillowcase Dress

The last couple of days I have been working on a pillowcase dress for our flea market booth.  Though, my daughter saw me working on it & excitedly asked me, "Is that for me?!"  Now, I'm debating if I should give it to her now & make another one for the booth.

I followed the instructions that I found on Everyday Chaos.  On her blog, the pattern was for a nightgown, but I decided to make it a regular dress instead.  Here is a picture of the two she did:




I made my dress a little different.




I made my ruffle a little longer at the bottom, but it basically the same.  I plan to make this dress again.  It was super easy & fun to sew.  What are you working on?  Would love to see pictures & post them here.  Just email me.


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