Friday, July 30, 2010

It's Wedding Season...

It's seems this summer everyone is getting married. Chris and I have 5...yes 5 weddings that we are invited to this summer, we have been to one so far. 4 left to go!!!! It is going to be an expensive next few months buying shower gifts, attending bachelor/bachelorette parties, and buying wedding gifts.

There are a million and one sites on how to do a wedding on a budget, but how about how to buy wedding presents on a budget? Weddings are a special event and it's not something that you can bring a $20.00 gift off of their registry too. A way to save money and get a very special gift for someone, is a site that I love called They have a ton of different inexpensive gifts to choose from. Some of my favorite are the wedding ornament that is on sale for $11.97 right now. What a great way for a newlywed couple to spend their first christmas together!

Another favorite is the wedding frame on sale for $19.95

Last but not least, this vase would make a great wedding or shower gift. It is $32.95....

Hope this gives everyone some great ideas on buying wedding gifts on a budget!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Mommy deal of the day!

Hey fellow mom's out there! Wanted to share some good buys with all of you. I am an avid sale shopper, I can NEVER pass up a good sale :)

When I am shopping for Cara I love to buy versatile things that can be worn with many different things. My sister has 2 children and she would buy outfits that come together, now that is not a bad thing at all, but if you can buy cute cheap tops and a few cute pants, you will have many more options to choose from and not have to spend quite as much.

My FAVORITE place to shop is Old Navy, not only for Cara but for myself! One stop shopping for me :) I went there today to take back a sweater I had boughten for myself and a pair of jeans for Cara that I both purchased in the wrong size when I was hurridely shopping with Cara. By taking those two items back I was able to get 2 pairs of jeans for Cara (in the right size), a t-shirt, a pair of shorts, and a cute tank all for the little one... and I still got $6.03 back.

The deal of the day is..... Old navy T-shirts for boys and Girls for $1.97 online, they have some in the store too! Different patterns cost more or less. These are a must have for summer and fall. So cute and comfy and cheap. Pick uup 3-4 of these and jeans for 2 for $22.00 and you've got yourself quite a few outfit options. Enjoy!

Green Living

The color of my life is green! Green means go....

It seems that I can never keep up with the tasks at hand. Chris (my husband) and I bought a short sale home in the wonderul town of Steilacoom, WA in March of this year. I mentioned it was a short sale because short sale = a shit hole that needs fixing up.

With that being said we did a lot of work on it, we put in new floors, new paint in every room, new carpet, new doors, new apliances, new cabinets, new countertops, etc. You get my point almost everything is NEW!

New = $$$$ = green

While yes, we did alot of work we still have a lot left to do. We need to do the second coat of paint in the bathroom then put up the wainscotting and trim, install sink, move washer and dryer into said bathroom, do backsplash in kitchen, new window sills, trim/molding in whole house, paint the new doors, trim bathroom mirrors, finish hanging pictures, etc. the list goes on and on! While I absolutely love being able to decorate and do whatever I want in my own home, I do reminise on the days when there was a leaky faucet and I could call my landlord to come fix it. I guess I am my own landlord.

We have been living in this house since April and really haven't done much! I knew this was going to happen, we move in and life becomes "comfortable" and we realize that we can survive without painted doors and trim. I find myself saying to people when they come see the house "oh, we just moved in and it's a work in progress!" How long can I use the "we just moved in excuse?"

I am hoping by sharing this with the world that it will make me get my butt in gear and get some things done around the house. Now we can't do everything right now that we would like to... like relandscape our backyard, but we can paint, hang pictures, etc. Those things don't require yep, you guessed it Green. Money rules the roost and without it life can become a little less comfortable. If I just had an unlimited amount of money I could hire someone to come in and finish all these daunting tasks for me... until then I will keep posting about how much crap I have to get done! Thanks for reading.... I will post pics of the finished product in 2 years ;)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Hello World

Hello everyone! It seems that everyone has their own blog nowadays, so why not me? I have a lot to say... right? My husband sure thinks so.

Well this is going to be a blog about the life of a working housewife and my interests. My trials and tribulations of keeping up with the piles of laundry, the messy diapers, and making time for myself and making time for my husband and I!

So sit back, relax, and enjoy some laughs with the blog of Valerie Wolpert!