Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Fall

Ahhh..fall...my favorite season of the year! There is nothing like it! The only thing I don't like is how dark it gets in the late afternoon/early evening. But there is nothing better than a cup of soup on a cool evening. The colors of fall are amazing as well. I could go on and on...but I will stop before I bore you. hehe!

I really don't have alot to write about today. I am keeping busy at home working on "special" Christmas gifts, oh yes and working my full time job too.

I wanted to share with all of you a few of my favorite new websites to browse. I am all into crafts and sewing, anything handmade. So much better than buying at a store.

http://www.etsy.com/ - Have you heard of it? It's amazing what you will find on the site! All kinds of handmade items!

http://www.amybutler.com/ - My sewing "hero". I love all of her items and her fabric is absolutely wonderful! I totally want to be her and own my own design business! :-)

http://www.urbanartsandcrafts.com/ - better yet..check out their store at the Briarcliff Village! So much fun, jewelry ideas, sewing, srapbooking...a girls dream store if you are into creating!

http://handmadebydirtylaundry.blogspot.com/ - A few weeks ago I attended a craft show in Liberty called Crafty Chicks. This site is one of the designers that was there and I met her and told her I enjoy reading her blog. I loved all of her items, very creative!

http://www.couponmom.com/ - this website Rocks! I have her book and have been reading it. Hoping to cut our grocery bills in 1/2! There is a virtual coupon organizer. And what is even better, she will tell you what days the coupons were in the paper, and what store to use it and how much you save. For those of us who live in Missouri, they only do it for Hy-Vee, not Price Chopper, however they do put Super Walmart, Target , CVS and Walgreens deals on there too. And another thing that I think is absolutely great on this site is that for all those coupons we may not use they have a plan for them too. ( they give hints as to what would be "free" and good to donate to charity)! what a great way to give! I had never thought of that before. So be sure and check this one out! I know we all could use better ways to save and still be able to give. Right?

http://www.upromise.com/ - Ok...found this one through the couponmom website. Wyatt isn't too far away from college...and this is a great way to see a little bit more money saved. We signed up immediately, it is so easy to do. Upromise helps people of all ages achieve their dreams of a college education. To do that, they've partnered with hundreds of America's leading companies to create a rewards network for Upromise members--whenever members buy something from one of our partners, they receive a portion of their eligible spending back in the form of college savings. You can register your credit/debit cards and your "shopping cards" for CVS, Price Chopper, etc.

I have been looking online for a creative idea for Christmas decorations. I would really love to make my own for our tree. Something that will last along time. I just haven't found the right thing yet. (not like I need more projects when I already have so many started~!) If you have heard of any, leave me a comment. I would love to know about them.

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and of course then Christmas. Since Wyatt is coming to stay with us for a week, we are surprising him with a little pre Christmas celebration too. So I am busy trying to get all of his Christmas shopping done. Of course, I am now listening to Christmas music...got to love it! And I can't believe that star 102.1 already has it playing 24/7!

I also watched a movie P.S. I love you...have you seen it!? A total chick flick...I cried...I don't even know for sure why...but I did. Watched it at home by myself one day....girls...grab the kleenex and enjoy! :)

I think that about wraps up my update for the moment. Hoping you all have a wonderful day!

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