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Monday, August 27, 2012

A Monday Check-in……

Wow…this is it. The last week of the summer for those of us in the Northeast. It is a bittersweet time. As much as I love summer and the warm weather,  I think I am ready for it to come to an end.  I need to get back to a ‘routine’ with the kids. It has been a free-for-all lately and I need some structure back.

We have been so beyond busy that I cannot even begin to recall all that we have done this summer.  Our annual upstate NY Lake George vacation just ended and so I have a ton of pictures to upload and share. It is always a great time and this year we went with 2 other families which made it even better.
But the most fun and exciting news is that there have been a lot of babies being born around us!! Yeah…we all love babies, right?? Three of my girlfriends just gave birth within the last 2 months and they all had girls. I guess it is going to be a girl baby boom this year….lol. So, amongst all of the craziness, I have been trying to sew a few presents.

Here is what I managed to get done so far.
Cute little bib and burp cloth set….

Burp cloth wih John Deere fabric. This little girl’s dad is a big hunter/outdoorsman 
so I thought this would be fitting…lol!

Onesie and skirt (thanks to Pinterest for this idea!)…

Nursing cover with velcro neck strap….

Another onesie and shorts outfit…..

And here is one little girl wearing her new outfit…I think she looks adorable!!

Enjoy your day today…..

Friday, August 10, 2012

Is IT here already?

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Famous Footwear. All opinions are 100% mine.

Hello bloggy buddies!! How are you?? Hope you are having a great summer so far. I know we are. We are enjoying every minute of everyday because it is almost here. Do you know what “it" means? “IT” means back-to-school time! Yes people, we are getting into shopping mode. We need to purchase school supplies, backpacks, and of course new shoes!

I have to tell you that I stopped into a Famous Footwear recently. And, wow, did they have a selection! There were so many brand name shoes and thousands of styles at great prices. If my kids couldn’t find shoes that they liked there, well, then, I thought I was going to have to make them myself…lol!

The store was very easy to shop in. Up and down the aisles we went. And I like that since it is so easy to shop there, we didn’t spend all day looking at shoes. We were in and out and on to the next errands. You can buy 3 pairs of shoes in 20 minutes at Famous Footwear. That's a VICTORY! And now that style is important (yes, 1st graders need to be cool ), finding the styles your kids want at the prices you can afford. Well, that’s a VICTORY too!

But the best part is that they are running a BACK TO SCHOOL promotion. They had a BOGO (Buy One, Get One Half Off) going on as well as 15% off (20% off if the customer is a Rewards member or signs up to become a Rewards member). How awesome is that?? My kids each wanted 2 pairs and it saved me a ton of money. And since I wasn’t a rewards member, I signed up. Aren’t coupons great??


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Have a great day….

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