Great Deal: $20 for $40 worth of fabric at Cabbage Rose

Wow…two great deals in one day!  For all my sewing friends, Cabbage Rose has GREAT fabrics and is so fun!!  The fabrics are a little pricey, but this is a great opportunity for you get them for 50% off.  Check in out at Living Social…where until April 23rd you can buy a $40 worth of product for 1/2 price…$20!  Great deal!!

Check in out here:  Cabbage Rose Deal

Great Deal: 38 e-books, valued at $375, for only $29

So, here is another deal for you!  Some of you might know about my addiction to books…I LOVE THEM!  The strange thing is that I don’t usually read them or finish them…so I call my self a book collector:)  I have been doing better and actually finished a book recently…yay for me!  Anyway, I LOVE other blogs and so many of the great bloggers have started writing books, which is great.  I follow a blog called Simple Mom and she has great organization, time saving and just life tips.  I saw today on her site that her book is one of the ones in the collection.  So, I took a look and it looks like a bunch of great e-books with great resources…so I thought I would pass it along for any of you that actually read the books you purchase…or book collectors like me!  Enjoy!!

To take a closer look you can go here:  http://simplemom.net/simplify-your-life-ebook-sale/

Here’s a full list of everything that’s included:

Entrepreneurship & Blogging

Blogger Behave by Laura @ 10 Million Miles ($4.99)

How to Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too by Mandi @ Life Your Way ($12.00)

Make Money Blogging by Tara @ Feels Like Home ($4.99)

Tap Into Your Unique Creativity and Self Expression Webinar by Lisa @ WellGrounded Life ($39.00)

Tell Your Time by Amy @ Blogging with Amy ($4.99)

Your Blogging Business: Tax Talk & Tips from a Bookkeeper Turned Blogger by Nikki @ Christian Mommy Blogger ($4.99)

Food & Cooking

Get Lean Recipe for Success by Nisha @ Healthy Mom’s Kitchen ($37.00)

Got Dinner? by Susan @ The Confident Mom ($4.00)

How To Cook For Yourself: A Complete Beginner’s Guide by Rachael @ Kitchen Courses ($35.00)

Plan It, Don’t Panic by Stephanie @ Keeper of the Home ($4.99)

Real Food Basics by Kate @ Modern Alternative Mama ($6.95)

Real Food, Real Easy by Erin @ The Humbled Homemaker ($9.95)

Smart Sweets by Katie @ Kitchen Stewardship ($9.95)

The Everything Beans Book by Katie @ Kitchen Stewardship ($9.95)

Homemaking

2012 Confident Mom Weekly Household Planner by Susan @ The Confident Mom ($9.00)

Clean Start: Your Guide to Natural Home Cleaning by Michelle @ Open Eye Health ($4.95)

Complete Printables Download Pack by Mandi @ Life Your Way ($7.00)

Food on Your Face for Acne & Oily Skin by Leslie @ Crunchy Betty ($7.99)

From Debtor to Better by Barry @ Debtor to Better ($15.00)

My Buttered Life {Summer + Gift Giving Editions} by Renee @ MadeOn Hard Lotion ($10.00)

Not a DIY Diva by Melissa @ The Inspired Room ($3.99)

One Bite at a Time by Tsh @ Simple Mom ($5.00)

That Works for Me by Kristen @ We Are THAT Family ($8.00)

Marriage & Relationships

A Simple Marriage by Corey @ Simple Marriage ($4.99)

Buck Naked Marriage by Corey @ Simple Marriage ($2.99)

Entangled by Amy @ Permission to Peruse ($4.99)

The A to Z Guide: 26 Ways in 26 Days to a Happier, Healthier Marriage by The Dating Divas ($9.97)

Minimalism for Families

101 Ways to Simplify Your Life by Laura @ Journey to a Simple Life ($9.95)

321-Stop by Lori @ Loving Simple Living ($9.97)

Inside Out Simplicity by Joshua @ Becoming Minimalist ($11.99)

Simple Ways to Be More with Less by Courtney @ Be More with Less ($9.97)

The Minimalist Mom’s Guide to Baby’s First Year by Rachel @ The Minimalist Mom ($9.95)

Parenting & Kids

4 Moms of 35+ Kids Answer Your Parenting Questions by the Moms @ 4 Moms, 35+ Kids ($7.99)

Flourishing Spring by Michele @ Frugal Granola ($5.95)

Mindset for Moms by Jamie @ Steady Mom ($4.99)

Nurturing Creativity by Renee @ FIMBY ($3.00)

Parenting with Positive Guidance by Amanda @ Not Just Cute ($9.00)

Truth in the Tinsel by Amanda @ Impress Your Kids ($6.99)

The Simplify Your Family Life Sale is brought to you in part by Plan to Eat, an online meal planner that makes eating at home simple. Receive an exclusive coupon code on a one-year membership with your purchase!

Great Deal: B1G1 Free Disney Cars Toys

I thought I would share with you a deal that Disney Store has going on right now.  I don’t know about you, but we have a TON of cars around our house and specifically Disney Cars “cars”:)  Jude has been pretty much obsessed with Cars 1 & 2 and all the characters for the past couple of years.  I never thought I would get into finding all the different characters, but it is really fun!  Right now the Disney Store has a Buy One, Get One Free on all Cars Toys and Plush!!  The great thing about the Disney Store is that you can find some of the those characters that you have a hard time finding in stores.  So, I thought I would share in case you have a Cars lover in your house or need a birthday or even Christmas gift:)  Enjoy!

Link to sale:  http://www.disneystore.com/buy-one-get-one-free/mn/198019/

Let’s Party: Baseball Theme Baby Boy Shower

One of my good friends, who happens to be one of my creative and crafty friends:) is due to have her little boy any day now.  She decided to have a baseball theme for her soon to arrive little boy Wyatt.  So…the research and crafting began!!  I was super excited and found some really neat things…

I cheated and found this picture that she liked off pinterest…I made one that looked similar that sat on the sign-in table and she could also take home for Wyatt’s room.  The table had a little boys baseball glove, miniature Louisville Slugger bat and a baseball for all the guests to sign:)  There was a pennant that asked them to sign their name:)

I found some cute ideas online and created these little pennants with Wyatt’s name on them. I also found a really cute font that looks like the baseball font:)

These are super easy to make…I forgot to take pictures of the process because I am kind of new to this blogging projects thing.  But, I folded a sheet of scrapbook paper to the size that I wanted the pennant and cut the triangle out of both pieces so that they would stay connected and wrapped it around the little wood rods that you can buy at craft stores.  I just added his name to each of them and inserted into some grass decorations I had around my house!

I created some smaller ones and taped them to toothpicks as well as some baseball cut ones to include in the cupcakes!

Lastly, I used the baseball shape and added the letters of Wyatt’s name to include.  Put them on some pennant triangles and strung them together on a piece of ribbon.  It turned out pretty cute I think!  We also did the clothes on the clothes pins…which was so cute.  There is just something about little “men” clothes all lined up!  I think it was a fun shower and a great success!!

Spring Break!

this picture says it all...rangers and cardinals!

This year we had special visitors during our Spring Break:)  My cousin Laura (whose cool garden blog you can visit here), her hubby and their two kiddos.  They drove all the way from Missouri to visit us.  It was a great excuse for my hubby to take 3 days off of work, which gave us a sort of “mini-vaca”…which was super fun!  It was a very eventful couple of days!!  The first day, they wanted to visit IKEA (which I mentioned earlier)…which we bought too many things:)  That night we watched the movie Reel Steel.  It is such a good “boy” movie…wish it didn’t have the little language that it does…but the boys loved it!  Who doesn’t love big robot boxers:)  We went to sleep late as usual!

The next day, we decided to split up…the girls (and baby Lincoln) headed to the American Girl store and the boys went to a record store for cousin Ryan to see if he could find anything to add to his collection.  I don’t know about the boys, but the girls had fun…and I have to say being a Mommy of boys doesn’t give me too many opportunities to go to doll stores…if you can even call the American Girl store that.  It is CRAZY!  There are all the dolls out…which there are like 100 to choose from…and outfits, props (strollers, pets, etc), best friends and so much more.  They also have a bistro where you can eat with your doll, we didn’t do that because we didn’t plan ahead.  And the best of all, there is a doll boutique:)  There are little hair dressing chairs that swivel and each has their own spot light…the hairdresser fix their hair or pierce their ears or whatever you decide you want to do.  We got there about 2 hours after the store opened and it was a 2 hour wait to have your doll fixed.  It was so amazing…can’t say that I would have even known what to do with all that when I was little.  I did see this outfit…which I thought, if the Lord decides to bless me with a little girl someday…it would be a perfect doll for her:)  Here’s to hoping!

Anyway, after that we met up with the boys at the Airport Observatory.  It is a really cool place you can go and watch the planes take off and land.  You can even hear the dispatchers telling them when they can land and stuff.  There are picnic tables for you to each lunch and so we brought a picnic lunch to enjoy while we watched the planes.  It was fun and everyone enjoyed it.  Just a tip though – for those of you in the DFW area, if you plan on going to have a picnic, plan for it to be very windy!  I don’t know why it is, but it always seems to be every time we are there.

After resting and a quick trip to Sam Moon for the girls…we headed to Main Event to play games and bowling!  Jude had never been bowling before and I was so excited for him to try it.  He did great…and they had a little ramp that he could use to push the ball down…and the bumpers to make sure we don’t have constant gutter balls:)) With both of those things, he ended up getting one of the best scores!!  We had a great time – minus one really bruised finger from getting smashed in between the bowling balls…OUCH!  It was pretty late, so most of us went to sleep when we got home.

The next day, they had to head home…which we were sad and Jude was so lonely…he loved having someone to run and play with and someone to read to him all the time:))  The rest of the weekend we pretty much took it easy and relaxed and played…we had to recover from all that fun in a 48 hour period!  I hope you had a great Spring Break…what did you do?