Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Thrifty Thursdays

My thrifty find for the week was this Laugh and Learn Smart Bounce and Spin, I got it second hand for $3!
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This toy is awesome! MacKenzie loves it! She plays with it off and on all day long! I don't use the video mode with it yet really but she loves just being able to bounce and spin on it!  I think she's more active on it when the video is not on for now, she gets pre-occupied with the video since she doesn't watch television very often. There are two versions of this as far as I know, the other one is a zebra.
The price for one of these new is around $70 and on the island it would cost maybe 20% more. At the very least I got a savings of $67! It was well worth those $3 I spent, it looks brand new too!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


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I LOVE Valentines Day so much and I love to go all out to make it very special for my family. I have went and got MacKenzie a lovely little dress to wear for the BIG day...and I got her a cute little Valentines Doll. I even got her a little Bumble Bee Car (going with the Bee Mine theme, lol) and of course I've gotten Casey some things but those cannot be blogged about seeing as how he may find out...I'm also hosting a Valentines Day Party for MacKenzie and her friends and a craft event too! I am very excited for this years Valentines Day, I'm so very lucky to be able to spend it with my husband and daughter. I wish my mother could be here too though, this year will be a hard one in one way since my father has passed away. My father made Valentines a big thing too, each year he got me and my mom matching gifts and we went out to eat together...I miss all those special things he did for us.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Other Options for Valentines Mail

Since Pottery Barn isn't selling the chair backer I would like and the only place I can find one is on Ebay for $50 when they were only about $12 last year I set out to find another option, here are the options I've been looking at:

Handmade Chair Backers from Etsy or Ebay for around $12-$20
A mini mailbox decorated for Valentines Day... (this is my favorite solution as of now, just got to decide if I want to order one online or venture out to the craft stores and see if they are selling them)

A Few Reasons Why I love Pottery Barn...

I don't have these yet but I have been looking at them, they are super cute! I love stuff like this with birds on it!
I have this bag but the last style they made before this one it's the same material and color and I love it! I use it to take along all the little stuff I need to have on the playground with my little one...(sunscreen, wipes, sunglasses, and a hat) Everything fits perfectly in this bag! 
These are just so adorable and I would love to find one for MacKenzie but they aren't making them this year sadly! This image came from: click here