Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Zulily Sales!

Check all of the great sales coming up on Zulily! They have some really great ideas for presents at low prices!

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Little Passports Preschool Subscription

Little Passports Announces Early Explorers Subscription for Preschoolers
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Little Passports has a wonderful new program for preschoolers, called Early Explorers. Children ages 3 to 5 can experience the joy of learning about new cultures.
Each month, your child will be introduced to a new theme like animals, music, and landmarks. Early Explorers is designed with preschoolers in mind and provides fun and educational activities, souvenirs and stickers. During the first month, a Traveler's Kit arrives in a fun orange suitcase. It holds everything a child needs to start learning about the world:
  • An activity book introducing new characters Max, Mia, and their dog Toby.
  • A wall-sized world map
  • Stickers and a wall decal
  • A luggage tag
After the first month, a monthly World Theme Kit arrives, which contains:
  • An activity booklet
  • Souvenirs
  • Flashlight Adventures
  • Stickers and wall decals
Early Explorers makes a unique holiday gift for children ages 3 to 5. Learn more about Early Explorers from Little Passports.

Mod Cloth Gift Guide

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'Tis the season for gifting! And ModCloth wants to help you find the perfect presents for everyone on your list with their 2014 Holiday Gift Gift. Shop using their handy categories, or check out presents inspired by trendsetting bloggers, including A Beautiful Mess, Oh Joy!, Girl with Curves. Utterly unique and endlessly fab.



Their vast collection of utterly unique gifts is the perfect place to find something to wow your favorite gal (or guy)! Plus there is always something fun on sale, be sure to check back often - http://www.modcloth.com/shop/sale.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Kitchen Remodeling Tips

Remodeling Tips for YOU!

  • Get a babysitter
  • Do not get unfinished anything unless you are super hard up for money
  • Have friends with muscles
  • Wear gloves 
  • Don't wear flip flops
  • Don't walk into a saw and cut your foot in your flip flops
  • After you have varnished don't let your toddler come in and put his chubby hands all over
  • Don't let the dog shake when you are staining
  • Keep the dog outside
  • Don't forget your power tools outside in the rain
  • Don't expect to be done for at least two months
  • Be prepared to go to the home improvement store at least three times a week
  • Remember, kids hate home improvement store and you will learn to also
  • Don't wash food down the bathroom sink
  • Get a babysitter
Remember, if there is no blood, sweat and tears you're not doing it right


Fulcrum Gallery Art Review

If you are anything like me, you like stuff on your walls. Photographs, paintings, canvas, clocks...whatever can be nailed up! That's why I was so excited when Fulcrum Gallery reached out to me for a review. They have 1,000's of different pictures to choose from. They have so many prints to choose from it was almost overwhelming. Thankfully, the smart people at Fulcrum Gallery have categorized everything very well. You can search by room, subject, styles and artists.

I was really wanting to get something for my new kitchen remodel. I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted but it was a lot of fun to browse through the many, many pages.  It took me a good amount of time to narrow down my choices. I finally settled on these two.


I absolutely adore this painting but it only came in a large size. I didn't think it would really go with my kitchen so I chose this next one. It's contemporary, fun and there is no doubt it belongs in a kitchen.

http://www.fulcrumgallery.com/c35192/modern-kitchen-art.htm

Once you pick out your picture you can choose your size, frame, and mating. The prints themselves are very cheap but the frames are rather pricey. I really don't know of anywhere that has nice, cheap frames though. It's just one of those things you will always pay a lot for in my experience. A good frame really does make the print stand out though and in opinion they are worth the extra money.

I received my order in about 1 1/2 weeks which is decent. I was worried when I saw the box because the bottom was crushed. I thought for sure there would be some damage. Thankfully there wasn't because it was packed so well. The frame and picture were perfect.

I love my new artwork and can't wait to hang it up when I'm done painting. This is the place to go if you are looking to add to your wall art or just looking for something new. They are easy to work with, have the best selection and are high quality.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Steamboat Springs Mountain Resorts

Who needs a vacation? Mountain Resorts offers a wide variety of attractive, well-maintained accommodations at prime locations in Steamboat Springs, Colorado surrounding the Steamboat Ski Area, with rates ranging from affordable to indulgent. If you're planning a winter vacation to Steamboat Springs there is no better time to book your trip. When you book early you have access to the best properties at the greatest discounts. Check out these early booking deals. Up to 35% off lodging and 25% off lift tickets!
For more information and reservations call 800-995-6049 or visit us online at http://www.mtn-resorts.com/bookearly?camp=CRN
 
 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Never again - Kitchen Remodel

I swear to God I will never do another kitchen remodel with unfinished cabinets. I don't care how much money you are saving, save up and buy the finished cabinets...please! You will thank me! I will also never do any type of remodel with a two year old running around. What the heck were we thinking?!

We are nearing the finish line with our kitchen, sort of. The cabinets are installed...still unfinished. The counter should be coming next week and then I think it will all come together very quickly. At least I hope so.





Friday, August 1, 2014

The Hot Zone - The Best Ebola and Virus Book Ever

Ebola is some scary ass crap that is lurking somewhere in Africa. Where it comes from exactly, no one knows. There is no cure and chances of death are very high. I learned in great, terrifying detail exactly how one would die if they contracted Ebola. Probably one of the best non-fiction books I have read is The Hot Zone: A Terrifying True Story. It was published in 1995 but it could not be more relevant than now with the largest outbreak in known history happening in west Africa.  This book reads like a thriller about the deadly and probably most horrifying virus on Earth, Ebola. If you have any interest in what's going on now, this is a must read and much better than anything you will get on the "news".

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Free Rue La La $25 Credit


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Head over to Rue La La and sign up to get a $25 credit to use on their site. For new emails only

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Friday, July 18, 2014

DIY Kitchen Remodel Limbo

Shit got real last Friday. That's when the floor got ripped out and the bones of our house were exposed. I don' recommend going down to your sub floor but sometimes you just gotta! We had some mold, not too bad, around the dishwasher and that crappy particle board just had to be replaced with something sturdier. I am very happy I didn't have to do the dirty work and take out the floor. It was very hard and loud work for three straight hours by two guys. It was difficult coming out because the boards were nailed down with these screw-like nails that would not budge. Later we had to go around and hammer down all of those nails...ugh.

They took out the lower cabinets too and a piece of the wall came off. That's when we discovered there is no insulation in the house! That's just super. So I decided since we are doing all of this we might as well add insulation. So trudging back to Lowe's again we get the big blower and six bags of insulation. We've done this before in a house and it really is pretty easy. We make holes between the studs and blow it in. It took about an hour but we still have to patch up the holes. I really hope it makes a difference because the kitchen is very cold in winter.

Most of the new boards are glued and screwed down. Hopefully no one needs to take these boards out in the future because they are going to have a hell of a time removing them! We are pretty much ready but our cabinets are nowhere in sight. They are currently being shipped to the store and then will be delivered to us. But when??? We were told 2-3 weeks and now it's been over three weeks :/
So now we wait and we cook dinner in the microwave and eat really bad processed food.


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