Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Project Life Week 6

I've been a very lazy crafter/blogger lately.  We had a crazy week that started with 4 hours in the urgent care for an ear infection, and ended with lots of colds in our house.  But we made it through, and hopefully this week will be better.  Here is a look at my Project Life week 6:






I ended up ordering a second Project Life kit for all my 2010 pictures.  I spent most nights this week editing and uploading all our pictures from last year.  I can't wait to put it all together, finish a couple layouts for 2009 (yes, totally behind on my scrapbooking) and then I will finally be caught up!  I didn't think I would ever be able to say that, but I think by the end of March, I will be!

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Project Life Week 5

My Project Life is still going strong.  I'm completely up to date, but can't get pictures of my most recent pages until this weekend when I've got some light.  So until then, here is a look at week 5.




I had so many pictures this week I couldn't narrow it down enough, so I added a 6x12 sheet in the middle.



I am still loving this project.  It is one of the best projects I've done.  I love how I will remember little details that usually slip by because I'm not thinking about documenting the little things, and because I usually scrapbook it a year later.  I love the daily pictures of the girls' clothes and hairstyles.  I love that I am up to date, still having fun, and still looking foward to Monday nights when I get to put the week together.

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Rite Aid Coupon Shopping

I LOVE coupon shopping and my favorite store is Rite Aid.  It's been a couple months since I've done any coupon shopping and my stockpile is getting low, so I started it up again today.  Here's what I got:


2 Colgate Sensitive toothpastes ($3.50 each)
2 Dove Invisible Solid deoderants ($2.00 each)
1 Secret Clinical Strength ($7.99)
Total: $18.99 plus tax

Here are the coupons I used:
$4.00 off $20.00 purchase (Rite Aid video values coupon)
$2.00 off non-prescription purchase (Rite Aid video values coupon)
$1.00 off non-prescription purchase (Rite Aid video values coupon)
(2) $1.00 off Colgate Sensitive Toothpaste
(2) $2.00 off Dove deoderant
$1.00 off Secret Deoderant

Total after coupons (with tax): $4.16 and I got back $12 in +Up Rewards

I didn't have any +Up Rewards to use this time since I haven't done any coupon shopping lately, so my out of pocket was a little "expensive" for me, but I've got two more great transactions for next weekend that should be almost free.  I'll let you know my plan later in the week if you are interested in doing some Rite Aid shopping.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Holiday Decoration

I love decorating for holidays from Halloween through Sidney's birthday in January.  Once February hits, I kind of run out of steam and have no desire to put up anything for Valentine's Day.  This is a problem since Madison is all about decorating.  Everything.  She wants her room decorated, windows, doors, everything.  So the other day I found this tree thing at a thrift store.  I knew it would be perfect for Madison to decorate for all the holidays, but I wasn't crazy about the color.


After a little steel wool and some primer, I painted it with a pewter color and hung some paper hearts.  Madison loves it and I can easily hang something on it for all the upcoming holidays.


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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Project Life - January

January is complete in my book.  Since I ordered this project so late, I didn’t document as many things as I would have liked, but I’ll start working on that this week.  Here is a look at the first two weeks of January:





The last two weeks of January:




This has got to be one of the most fun projects I’ve ever done.  It is easy and with hardly any effort, the pages end up looking so cute.  Also, very easy to write down things I want to remember and stick them in the book right away.

At first, I had hoped to take at least a couple pictures every day.  As I have already found out, that is just not going to happen.  By the time we get home at night, we have just enough time to play with Sidney for a few minutes, make dinner, eat, sometimes squeeze in a bath, and get ready for bed.  I carried my camera around all day yesterday, from room to room last night and didn’t take a single picture until 9:00 at night.  So I’ve decided that if a great picture moment should arise during the week, then I’ll definitely be taking pictures, but mostly I’ll just be focusing on the weekends.  That’s when we have time to relax and have the most fun.

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