Wednesday, September 22, 2010

BBC Life DVD Giveaway

Have you heard of the newest nature documentary from the BBC?
It's called Life, and it is narrated by Oprah Winfrey. I'm pretty happy about this because that was one of my disappointments in the Planet Earth series, I had a hard time understanding the narrator's British accent most of the time, and my kids understood it a lot less and were bored after a few minutes.

This series was aired on TV, but we never got to see it because we don't get any TV channels. Our TV is "unplugged" without a converter box and we only redbox movies or watch the ones we already have. It's really nice not to constantly have to monitor what my kids are exposed to on TV. And its an added expense we don't need either. Though the first reason is the major factor in our decision to "unplug". There is just too much on TV I don't want to be bombarded by, and certainly don't want my kids to be either! And when I feel like we've watched a certain movie too many times then its time to give it away and I don't feel bad about it. It got its use in our home. This set though i would love to have!!! And I'm so hoping that we win it.

Thanks to Angela at The Suburban Jungle you and I have a chance to win a copy of our own!! Follow this link to her blog. You'll love her fun stories and fab giveaways!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Shaving Cream Art

Some days, the creativity needs to flow. I think I surprised my kids when I told them t go get the shaving cream and then I proceeded to spray it all over the dining room table. But hey, you only live once right? I wasn't really worried about a mess or it ruining my table, just my kiddos having some fun. It took a few minutes for them to get into it but in the end it was much fun.

Here's Katia working on a cat.

Mommy did Taylor Swift. Us girls in this house LOOOOOVE Taylor Swift. It's my dream to take the girls to a concert one day. We'd all love it.

Isabel did mommy. Boy do I really look like that?! Yikes!

There's mommy hanging out with Taylor. In cream, we're best friends. LOL!

I really think she needs to give me some hair & makeup tips.

And then....Well you could see this coming right? Clean - up time !

Thursday, September 16, 2010

FREE Photobook from Picaboo

Picaboo, an online company that specializes in high quality and very unique Photo Books, is once again offering up a FREE 8.5 x 11 Hardcover Photo Book ($39.95 value) to new customers!! All you have to pay is $8.99 for shipping.
To get started, head on over here, enter your email address and then you’ll be able to start creating your very own photo book! At checkout use coupon code 1FBLGB-7W which will deduct the cost of the photo book and leave you to just pay shipping.
What an awesome gift for Christmas or way to document a fab vacation? My mom used this site after we wet to Sea World a couple years back and loved it! She raved about it!

(Thank you hip2save)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

10 cents

Today is 10 cent posting day on eBay so I'm posting tons of stuff! Here's a preview of some of the items - wish me luck that I can unload some of this stuff!! Some pretty items! And if you're ever interested, my seller ID is E2500, you can check out what I'm selling!

Friday, September 3, 2010

SILK SELLS & Other stuff too

Sales have been good, not great, but things have started to pick up. I realized August was slow because I posted like crazy at the beginning of the month and petered off from there. Things got too crazy around the beginning of school. I made some really great sales though, so I thought I'd post a few:

This beautiful The Limited Silk skirt I purchased for only $2.99, it sold for $9.99

This beautiful ALFANI Silk skirt, new with tags, I splurged on for $10, but it worked out for me! I sold it for $19.99

This Chicos Design Silk Blouse I purchased for $4.99 but sadly it only sold for $6.99

I am however noticing a trend here - SILK SELLS! But it's not the only thing - here are a few non-silk items that sold:

This Ann Taylor Loft Polka Dot dress I bought for $6.99 and sold it for $12.50!

Remember this little Girls dress? Yes, I've sold it before. When I saw another at Goodwill I didn't hesitate to pick it up for $1.99 and then resold it for $8.99

This baby was the first of many Halloween costumes to sell. I have a few in the final hours that I'll post later. I actually bought two of these in different sizes for only $4.99 and was able to sell the first for $13.99 and the second has a bunch of watchers, so I hope to sell him for that much or more!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Simply Fruit

When I was a kid fruit roll ups were just a part of school, childhood and just plain sweet! Every Halloween my mom would make fruit roll up bats (cutting the wings out with a cookie cutter and putting a vanilla wafer on top as the body).
Though I'm looking through rose colored glasses and have no actual facts to back it up, I think that they have changed a lot over the years in taste, nutrition, ingredients and of course they now have lots of fun details (cut outs, tattoos, etc).
Nowadays they are so sweet they hurt my teeth. I certainly don't want my kids eating so much sugar or high fructose corn syrup, so I usually talk myself out of them when shopping. It's not too hard. However since the newest product Simply Fruit has hit the shelves my internal struggle is like this:
Simply Fruit is better tasting, made with fruit & juices, has no added sugar or corn syrup, BUT it cost double what the regular boxes cost. So do I pay more for what I want, pay less for what I don't want, or skip it altogether? The last usually wins out. Until today.
Today I found a whole endcap at target of Simply Fruit roll ups on sale from the regular $3.29 for a 10 pk down to $2.30!! But when I go to the register they rang up for $1.64!! So I used a bunch of $.50/2 coupons and got them so cheap!! I'm stocked for the year I think!!
By the way, I've not been paid for this post, it's all my own thoughts and jargon. I wouldn't however be turned off if General Mills came across my blog (yeah right- haha!!) and sent me a caseload! Wouldn't that be nice?! I'd have to do one of those giveaways 'm always reading about on blogs.