Thursday, September 24, 2009

Bargain shopping!

My youngest daughter needed a dresser.  Hers was sacrificed in our move and we promised we would get one for her when we got to our new home.  My mom and I took a trip to the local thrift store to see what they had and we were pleasantly surprised.  We found the usual treasures, a beautiful pair of red satin ballet slippers for me and some play clothes for the kids.  My mom came across a couple of sweaters and jeans that she just had to have.  In the furniture section, a headboard caught my attention.  It was solid oak and had cabinets on each side.  For $20 it was a good deal, but nothing I had to have.  Just past the headboard, I came across a platform for a bed, the kind with drawers in it.  Seeing no tag, I inquired as to the price.  The guy from the back came out and informed me that it was a complete king set with the headboard I already found.  Even better, it was for a king bed, the size I had at home on a metal frame.  With that in my mind, I continued to search for a dresser for my daughter.  They did not have a dresser, but what we found was much better.  We discoverred an old vanity table in excellent condition.  Although it wasn't what we had in mind, it has seven drawers, enough for her clothes, and she can play dress up at it.  What more could a young princess want?  I left the store with the bed frame, vanity table, miscellaneous items, and a bonus.  The clerk asked the manager if they could throw in the chair that was displayed with the table for free and she said yes!  Total price tag:  $60!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Site Recommendation for Homeschoolers

Happy Monday!  It is the last day of summer and I am ready to see the changing of the leaves in my new neighborhood.  I have to say that I have found a site that I truly love!  Often I come across a site that I visit once in a while, but is a site that I go to all the time because I just can't wait to see what they have next!  Their newest additions are dragon and candy corn themed papers!  They have lots of ideas and printables for you to use with your children.  Take a look and I think you will be pleasantly surprised!

Please don't forget to let them know that I sent you!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Back to Work

We have now lived in our new home for two months and are finally settling in.  That means it's time to get back to my scrapbooking!  Over the weekend I went to a local festival to show off my work and find some new customers.  You are all invited to celebrate my new start with me.  Here's how you can celebrate:
  • Get FREE product when you order on my website -
  • Host a gathering and receive FREE product (any order with 2 or more customers and over $150 in sales qualifies as a gathering)
  • Order directly from me and get 10% off your entire order (not available on the website)
Start shopping today!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Fall Festival

I am good at taking on more than I can handle and this week is no exception.  After my husband's first week at his new job, my family was looking forward to a relaxing holiday weekend that included church and a BBQ with friends.  Not much more than that. 

Then things started happening, like they always do.  While perusing the newspaper last week, I discovered an ad for a fall festival in a nearby city.  My first thought: that would be a fun, inexpensive family outing.  Second thought: I could be a vendor and get my scrapbooking/stamping business off the ground!  Before I knew what was happening, I had a booth lined up and was ready to roll.  Except that I had no product ready for display or purchase.

My family has been very patient with me all weekend while I have been cutting, stamping, and assembling while dinner is cooking, during movies, after everyone else goes to bed and every other chance I get.  Don't worry, no one has felt neglected.  My husband is happy that I sat through his movies with him and the kids cant wait to go sell some cards.  Often things don't have to work out the way we plan for them to work out perfectly.