Thursday, July 24, 2008

I got a present

And I don't even know where it's from. I signed up for several freebee sample things online but am not sure which one this came from. I suspect it is I signed up for them a while ago and never really expected to get anything. The items I am most excited about are the full sized bottle of Italian dressing, full sized bottle of dove body wash and the two bags. BTW the green bag had a coupon for a free contessa frozen dinner, score! I tried the perfume but just had to go was it off since I am pretty sensitive to smells. Oh and there is a sample for a body lotion with SPF 15. I was just thinking that I needed to go get some to wear on a daily basis.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

I made a skirt

Quite a while back I got a bag of clothes off Freecycle that included a pair of jeans that fit fine but were very bell bottomed. I threw them in the closet and didn't think about them again until a few days ago. S mentioned that she was reading online about "recycled" fashion where you take clothes and make them into something new (I do this all the time for kids clothes). She specifically mentioned making a skirt out of a pair of jeans. The conversation reminded me of this tutorial that I found a while ago and bookmarked. I quickly went to the closet and dragged out the ugly jeans and the next day I made myself a new skirt. It didn't take long at all to make and the bell bottoms were a benefit because it allowed me to make the skirt long enough to go just below the knee. I was a bit apprehensive about it looking homemade and cheesy, but once I wore it I really liked it. Ironically enough, the next day at church there was someone wearing a skirt just like the one I had made.

What can you get for under $9

I did a little shopping today and this is what I got:

3 bottles of Shampoo - Loreal Pro Vive
3 bottles of Conditioner - Loreal Pro Vive
4 Sure Deodorant
2 buddies bars
2 pk kids toothbrush
2 5 packs of tampons
1 small bag bite sized nutter butters
1 pkg crayola markers
2 pk gel pens
1 gourmet chocolate bar

I should also get back over $4 on a Walgreens gift card for the markers, gel pens and candy bar. The rest of the stuff was bought at CVS and I got nearly $11 in ECB back for my next purchase.