Monday, July 2, 2012


My husband and I have been talking about little things that we can do to save money. We used to go out to eat all of the time, so we decided to cut back. This means that we are eating a lot of meals at home. Thanks to Pinterest, I have been exploring new recipes and enjoying myself while cooking!
I am a stay-at-home mom, so I was thinking about ways that I could contribute to this money saving idea! I searched the interet and found The Krazy Coupon Lady! I have seen Extreme Couponing and I am in awe of these people who are getting so much for so little. I am not an Extreme Couponer by any means, but I thought that I could just be a couponer and see if it made a difference. What is nice about The Krazy Coupon Lady website is that they do a lot of the work for you! They tell you great deals that are out there and then tell you how to get the coupons! So, I started doing my research, and I have been buying my Sunday paper to get the coupon inserts. It really does make a difference! On Sunday afternoon/night I sat down and figured out my menu for the week and the different items we needed. I then went through my coupons to see what I could save. Here is a sample:
Tide 40 oz $5.97
used a $1.00 off mf coupon from pg
Dawn 9oz Dish Soap .97
used a .25 off mf coupon
4 Nivea Creme .99
Recieved $2.00 extra bucks for each one
Spent $10.48
$8.00 extra bucks
Total: 2.48

This was my first try couponing, and I don't think that I did too bad! I will keep you updated as I learn and shop more!

This is what I got today from Target
Chinet plates 2/$5.00
Chinet coupon for $1.00 x2
Target coupon for Chinet for $1.00x2
TP= $1.00

Lysol Dual Action Wipes $2.29
$3.00 mail in rebate
MM: .71

Heinz Ketchup $1.99
TP: $4.00

Nutri-Grain Bars $2.54

Degree Deodorant $3.99
$2.00 MFR coupon
TP: $1.99

Secret with Olay Deodorant $3.79
$1.00 MFR coupon
TP: 2.79

Neutrogena Make-up Wipes $4.99
-$2.00 MFR coupon
-$2.00 target coupon
= .99
bought 2
Total price: 2.00

Total before coupons $31.57
Final Total $14.32

Consignment Sale

Recently, I had the privelege to be a vendor at the Moms, Tots and in-beTweens consignment sale here in Las Cruces, NM. It was their first sale, and it was a lot of fun! I was able to meet a lot of new people and really enjoyed selling my items! They are having another sale October 4-6, 2012! You can check out their website at

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Hats for Adults

I am sure that you all are thinking that I only make childrens hats... Here are some adult hats that I have finished!

 These are all day berets... they are super cute on! Check out my Etsy store for available colors!

More and More Hats


I have been a knitting machine lately, and I anted to share some of my hats... These are all newborn and children hats! My adorable niece was the perfect model!

I have been a knitting machine lately, and I anted to share some of my hats... These are all newborn and children hats!


If you like these, then please check out my Etsy store!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Girls Night Out!

Oh yes it's ladies night and we are feeling right!! Every lady needs a night out! My sisters and I along with some of our friends throw a girls night out party every year! This year, we decided to have a "Slumber Party"! We dedcided to go with a zebra print and red theme. Here are some pictures of how we decorated!

 I used my Cricut to make the banner and then I tied each circle together with a  red tulle bow. We found the balloons at Hobby Lobby. The zebra material was leftover table runners from my sister-in -laws wedding.

We found the cute zebra gift bags at Hobby Lobby.

To make the cake: We made a 13x9 cake. My sister in law drew the outline on a piece of paper and we laid it on top of the cake and cut it out. The zebra print on the cake was from Wal-Mart, they are sugar sheets, so we just cut out the shape and placed it on the cake! It came out better than we thought it would and it was super fun to have at the party! Would be great for a bachlorette party!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Heat-Bonded Onesies

This is a pretty quick project, and they are so cute! I used my Cricut to cut out the stencils. I then used heat bond to attatch the stencil to the onesie. After the shape is attatched, I used a blanket stitch around the shape to add a little character and I feel like it helps keep it attatched better!

They make great gifts! You could also use this technique for birthday onesies and shirts!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

I love to Knit!

Two years ago, my mom showed me how to knit, and now I can't stop! I love knitting! I have made scarfs, hats, and blankets! It is really fun now that I have my little lady, because I can make her cute hats to wear, and she is just so darn cute in them!

Here are a couple of baby hats that I have made recently and you can actually purchase some of them at my Etsy store! The two above are out of the book Baby Beanies by Amanda Keeys


I also made another Rapunzel Hat for my daughter... but this time I added a knitted flower, which I like better!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Rapunzel, Let down your hair...

 I wanted to add another version of the Rapunzel hat that I just made. For this one, I knitted the flower and I added two braids. I just keep thinking how adorable it would be to throw a birthday party for my little lady and have her and her little friends wearing these hats! This hat is available at my Etsy Store!

I love the movie Tangled! So, when I saw a crochet version of this Rapunzel hat on Pinterest from Simplistically Sassy, I knew I had to make one of my own. I am a knitter, so I had to make up my own version of the hat.

Hat Directions:
Sizes: baby (child, adult)
Materials: worsted yarn, #8 16” circular needles, yarn needle, marker
Cast on 60 (70, 80)
Work in K1P1 rib for 1 inch
Work in St st for 5 ½ (6 ½, 8) inches
Cut yarn, pull through the loops twice, and weave in ends.

To do the braid:
Measure how long you would like your braid to be and cut the yarn 3 times longer. I did strands of 3. Gather your three strands fold in half and slip knot them through the edge of the hat. Space them about an inch apart. Braid the strands and tie a knot at the bottom. 

To add a little extra touch, I sewed flower buttons down the braid. I also added the bow at the bottom of the braid because it was requested by the little cutie I made it for. For my next hat, I will knit a flower and sew it to the front of the hat (I didn't have a flower pattern with me at the time), instead we just put a flower bow on the front.  I like the one braid down the back, but you could also do pig tail braids. I made this hat for an adorable 4 year old and she loved it, she kept swinging her braid back and forth and showing it off!