Monday, November 30, 2009

Black Friday Deals!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends! We had a great day! Right after the turkey dinner, the girls took a nap and off I headed to the sales at Michael's. They opened at 4:00 p.m., so I HAD to go check it out!! I scored a few Cricut cartridges, some lovely My Mind's eye paper ~ I LOVE this brand!! As well as a few other little things.

The Cricuts I scored were the new Winter Wonderland~ you can make adorable little houses with this cartridge and the second one is the new Sweet Treats cartridge, with girls this will come in VERY handy!!

As I was scanning the ads, I noticed that Office Max had the Pogo Printer that I so desperately wanted at Scrapfest 2 years ago and I held off because at that time they were $100. Well, my friends, they were in the ad for $30.00 (yes you heard me correct). So I went onto Amazon to see if they had the same deal and they did~ so Merry Christmas to me, I bought it! These are the printers where the ink is in the paper, it's so cool and they print out 2x3 photos, love it!!

I also did a little more shopping on-line that evening at for the kiddos, found some GREAT deals there! That was all for Thursday shopping.

Now for Black Friday...

My alarm was set for 3:40 a.m., I thought that was early but as I drove down Delaware Ave, I realized there were a whole lot a crazy people out, not just me! So I proceeded to Kohl's first which I really didn't have anything to buy there, just thought I try to see if they had some deals, first I was heckled because I didn't wait in line with the 100 other crazy people but instead just walked right up when the doors opened and walked right in. Little did they know I had nothing to buy in this store! Whatever, crazy people! So I left Kohl's after finding that their toys are marked up 500% and then 50% off makes them regular price at Walmart or Target. I went to Walmart next, this was more of a social visit then anything, saw a friend, then my old co-worker, grabbed a couple of DVD's and I was out of there all by 4:40 a.m. I headed to Target next, they had a line wrapped all the way around the store, so I went to stand in line so that I could get in the door and get the much needed Nerf Blaster for my nephew, it was VERY cold, waiting in that line for 30 minutes and of course by the time they open the doors and the spot in line where I'm at they start to let everyone else that wasn't waiting in-line in the door, so I was pushed and shoved a little, but I guess that was those Kohl's folks getting back at me. I didn't care, I was happy to get the Nerf Blaster and a couple of items for myself and I was out of there! Done with my shopping by 5:30 AM. Can't beat that! I met up with my sis, mom and dad and helped them do their shopping saw a few more friends and socialized more than anything. Back home by 8:00 AM. Whew! What a morning!!

Up next... the finds at the local craft store!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone finds their Thanksgiving Day a blessing! I know here in our household, the morning has been filled with fun and laughter! We started out the morning as we do all Thanksgivings watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade! The girls and I love to see all the new floats, and their favorite this year was the Sesame Street performance and Abbi Cadabby Float! I'm so thankful for my healthy and happy family, I couldn't ask for anything more!

We're starting dinner as we speak, we made some extra special things for our table, little turkey place cards and some button picture holders. I also made up some cute Thankful tags for each place setting, so everyone has a place to write down what they're thankful for. These will be going on a scrapbook page for this Thanksgiving.

I hope you all are enjoying a lovely day with your families!

Stay tuned for the Black Friday shopping trip, starting at Michaels at 4:00 PM today!


Sunday, November 8, 2009

Here Turkey, Turkey

Today was a fun filled day of crafts and laughs! My daughter's who are 2 and 4 and my daycare provider's daughters who are 3 and 6 spent the afternoon together. As stated previously in my blog post, I would start to post some ideas for the whole family including the kiddos so here's the first one.

I got to try some of the crafts with the girls and the first one was the paper sack turkey, the picture posted is the one that my 4-year old did~ not too bad for her first paper sack turkey. This was an idea off of a website for kid crafts. Take a brown lunch sack and filled it with newspaper, then twist at the top of the sack and cover it with a light brown piece of felt for the turkey's head. Wrap a pipe cleaner around the head to make the felt stay in place. We took several different colors of felt and cut them into 1 inch strips and glued them to the back of the turkey for the feathers. Used google eyes and the beak is orange felt. The gobble we cut out red hearts and glued it on upside down.

Pom Pom Turkey's~ were the next craft we did, these were super fun, I didn't really follow any directions for these just made up as we went, but took a larger pom for the body of the turkey and a smaller pom for the head and glued them together. Took googly eyes, orange felt beak and red felt gobble. Then I took several different colored pipe cleaners and shaped them into feathers and glued them on the back of the larger pom. Too cute!!

The best part of it was my 2-year old lost her turkey, so she says, "here Turkey Turkey, where are you?" it was too cute! The day was great fun with the girls!

Friday night I went to Scrapmania with my sister and it was just nice to get away and have a girls night out. We made an acrylic ornament with angel mist to make the ornament look snowy, and an adorable card that we embossed and used these very fun dome embellishments that looked like little ornaments. I also completed a couple of pages that I had started at Scrapfest. So many cute new things out for the holidays, I want one of everything! I'm in love with glitter!!!

Next post~ adorable place-cards for Turkey Day!

Enjoy your week!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Birthday Month!

It's my birthday month and I'm going to do what I want to! Every year this month creeps up on me and so this year (yes I say this now) I'm going to do what I want to! I will hit another Birthday milestone this year, not THE milestone yet but it gets closer and closer. I'm looking forward to celebrating another year that I'm blessed with an awesome family, friends and career! This month, since I get to do what I want to, I'm going to post some fun tips to do this holiday season, including some fun ideas for the kiddos as well! I'm going to get the Christmas stuff out early so I can enjoy it! (the last 2 years I've been getting the stuff out 2 weeks prior- what's the point?) I {Heart} Christmas! No stress this year, lots of homemade gifts! Since every year I always end up rushing around at the last minute, I just want to do it differently this year! Happy Birthday to Me!

Watch for my first post this weekend!