8.21.2012

Pennant Banner

My hubby's grandma passed away last week, and his grandpa 6 weeks prior.  It's been a whirlwind summer of family and events.  I have been working on projects, but mostly just loving my little babe and learning how to entertain my 3 year old now that his best friend is in school all day.  Trying to sew or craft while you have a 3 year old literally hanging on you is hard work.  Somehow I will figure out how to manage.  I was able to make a pennant banner for my little guys room.
Here's the before.  The sun makes this room so bright and I couldn't get a good picture with the blinds open.
After--bright and cheery.  We moved the crib in here too.  The mobile of butterflies is from this post.
I have another project coming using smaller pennants.  
Have a great day!

8.04.2012

Back-to-School BOGO Famous Footwear-A Sweet Deal

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Famous Footwear. All opinions are 100% mine.

I try to buy clothes for my kids the previous year--when they are on super clearance.  But shoes, those are a different story.  You just don't know what size your kids will be in a year, let alone next month.  Does anyone elses kids feet seem to have super growth spurts?  Well Famous Footwear is here to help, they understand that mom's want to send their kids to school with good fitting shoes and they don't want to break the bank doing it.

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It's awesome.  You can buy one shoe get another pair half off and now with the coupon you can get an additional 15% off!  aka 15%off+BOGO

Why Famous Footwear?  They have so many varieties and styles.  Last year I got a pair of running shoes for me, dress & work shoes for my hubby, and a pair of tennis shoes for my little girl.  All at one store.  Now that I have a newborn and a rambunchous 3 year old, shopping in a shoe store seems like more of a nightmare.  Famous Footwear has a great online site too, making back-to-school shopping just that much easier.  Order your shoes and have them shipped to the store with free shipping

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If you think 15% off is great just become a member of the free Rewards Program and you will get 20% off plus BOGO.  

The Rewards Program is great:

  • Earn 1 point for every $1 you spend
  • Earn points to earn certificates up to $100 per year
  • Discount offer just for signing up
  • Other special inside dicounts and perks

If you head to the store and find a shoe you like but can't find it in your size they will order it for you and have it shipped to your home or to the store.  Check it out, I think you'll like it.

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SAVE in San Antonio

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of SAVE . All opinions are 100% mine.

I've been to more than half of the states in the country--everone should get out for a good road trip to see how blessed we are here.  I haven't been to any of the south eastern states or to Texas.  So when I was appraoched to talk about SAVE for San Antonio I was excited to plan out a vacation I would actually want  to take.  

Now the problem with heading to a destination I've never been to or don't know anyone who lives there is that I would probably pick a hotel and stay close around it.  But SAVE is like havine a great friend in the area to tell you about the awesome attractions, great restaurants, and the best deals.

SAVE – San Antonio Vacation Experience

SAVE also known as San Antonio Vacation Experience website can help you plan your vacation and save lots of money all at the same time.

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So if I were to plan my vacation today this is what I would do:

First, remember I have three kiddos now and one is only 2.5 months--so this will be a very family friendly itenerary.  

From8/18-8/25 It's restaurant week in San Antonio--One of San Antonio’s greatest attractions is its culinary scene, and August delivers a celebration of the city’s most exciting and diverse restaurants with Culinaria: Restaurant Week. Participating establishments are cooking up something incredibly delicious, offering delectable fare with specially priced menus. Yum--food is always one of our favorite things to experience when we are on vacation

Kids get bored if we have to sit a lot so the zoo would be a great place to go.  Experience the plants and animals of Africa and go on Safari—all in San Antonio! The San Antonio Zoo’s exhibit Africa Live! has exotic exhibits and even an African street market. SAVE discount is $2 off admission.

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Brimming with adventure, San Antonio is home to theme parks SeaWorld San Antonio, Six Flags Fiesta Texas and Morgan’s Wonderland. 

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Because we live in a land locked city--with a huge mountain range between us and the ocean visiting SeaWorld would be a must on our list.  This season, SeaWorld is debuting “Aquatica,” an 18-acre aquatic park with up-close animal experiences, high-speed thrills and relaxing, sandy beaches. SAVE discounts include deals on family-four packs, second day free, $10 off admission and more.

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Since I believe it is important to learn about history wherever you go we would head to the  Now Open - South Texas Heritage Center This new center at the Witte Museum, tells the stories of 1850s in South Texas through interactive exhibits, art, artifacts and live performances.

Now, all these attractions are great, but if we don't have a great hotel to stay in the trip will only be remembered because of kicking and screaming from too tired kids. SAVE has partnered up with sevearl Hotels to fit everyones needs.

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Check out the limited time offer at the Hilton

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Or a SAVE rate at the Holiday Inn Express Rivercenter at only $89 a night.

There are so many attractions, theme parks, animal adventures, historic tours, plus much more through SAVE that San Antonio sounds like a great place to have an adventure.

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8.02.2012

Dining Room Makeover

My hubby was gone to scout camp all last week.  So I was a single mom for the week and decided to take on a project.
When we moved in our house a few years ago we painted all the walls the same color--rafia cream by Behr. I didn't hate it, but wanted to do something a little different in the dining room.  We really, really, really, need want a dining room set...but have other financial obligations.
First was color choice.  I really liked Manhatten Mist until my kids asked why I was painting the walls blue.  Good thing I hadn't bought lots of it.  So I did some searching and found Dolphin Fin--love this color.  It is a true gray--meaning not blue tinted or too yellow.  
I painted the bottom 39 inches high gloss white, then taped off a design.  Do you see the army people helping out too.
To minimize bleeding I painted white around all the edges of the tape.  Then painted the gray over top.  Once I painted the second coat over the taped parts I pulled off the tape before it dried too much.
Viola!  I tried to make each wall symmetrical.  The back wall is the first thing you really look at when you enter the home.
It makes the room much more formal.
And since we all love a comparison...
I got everything cleaned up and barely put back into place when the hubs came back three hours earlier than expected.  He doesn't like the color, but thought the design was fun.  Oh well, maybe next time he leaves me for a week with three kids he will say no gray :o)  I'm looking for material for curtains or some sort of window treatment--it needs it.

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