About Me

New York, United States
Mommy,wife, homespun enthusiast and excessively mouthy.

Friday, February 25, 2011


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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Bursts of Creativity: Muffin Tin Wall Hanging

Bursts of Creativity: Muffin Tin Wall Hanging: "I spent Saturday at my favorite antique store picking up lots of good stuff. I found this small muffin tin for less than $2 and knew I had ..."

FB referral contest!!

Waste not, want not on facebook!

New friend referral contest! Who ever can get the most friend referrals will win a $10 gift card to Starbucks and a FREE coupon organizer! (contest ends 3/1/11)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Recipe time!!

No Bake Cookies

 Recipe makes 3 dozen


  • 1 3/4 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, milk, butter, and cocoa. Bring to a boil, and cook for 1 1/2 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in peanut butter, oats, and vanilla. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto wax paper. Let cool until hardened.
Nutritional Information
Amount Per Serving-  Calories: 110 | Total Fat: 4.9g

Whimsy Whatnots!

Whimsy Whatnots

 A fun collection of whosits and whatsits galore! Whimsy Whatnots is a collaboration of alternative and unique goodies inspired by the past and present. You will find many treasures for you and your pumpkins!

Okay, so I had to "pimp" my own website at some point! I've gotten some feed back emails on my craft projects and Yes, yes I do sale my things :) Thanks for the interest and happy shopping!!

Shabby home decor for under $10

The bottom of this drawer was completely rotted out. After wiping a few debris away. I tore the bottom off. Measuring the back first I cut cardboard to fit the slot for the missing bottom. I glued the music sheet onto the cardboard and slid it into place. After it was complete I sprayed the entire thing with gold glitter.
Took me less than 10mins and I LOVE it. The sweet little bird was purchased at a vintage shop in Sumner.  I added her for some extra oomph!

Friday, February 11, 2011

20min craft project!

I have about 2hours a day (excluding Wednesdays and weekends) of what I like to call “crunch” time. This is time I try to get as much stuff done without interruptions. Today, instead of putting away the mountain of clothes piled on my table - I made some shabby wall art, the cost was under $6 and only took me 20mins.

With a few simple "goodwill" items and some hot glue....

I got this!

Simple, sweet and easy!

I hope this gives my crafters some inspiration!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Organize your coupons!

Keep on clipping! 

There is nothing more exhausting than fumbling through your purse trying to find recently cut coupons And dealing with your kiddos or those crazy power shoppers who storm around the store like a tornado! After several trail and error methods I found a system that works. As always my trusty 3 ring binder but now with baseball card inserts. Not only are ALL your coupons visible they are also organized. Simply use the dividers for appropriate sectioning according to your shopping trends and voila! Convenient and easy.

Other methods of great organizing!

  • Recipe Box
  • Accordion File Folder with dividers
  • Shoe Boxes
  • Envelopes
  • 4x6 photo albums
  • Baby Wipe Box
  • Tips for BIGGER savings! Shop at Stores That Double CouponsDo your research, check out sites or simply call. Trial and error is also effective. Make sure to add coupons to in store sale items.  Learn To Spot When Generic is Better - Generic food products are often made at the same companies that produce your favorite brand-name products. Dare to compare! Plan Your Menu - Knowing what you want always saves you time and money. Shop sales - Check out the flyers! If you don’t get the paper go online, most stores are completelyup to date and even offer online savings. Save and Trade - Have friends that clip? Clip and save all coupons, even ones you wont use. Start a coupon club. Trade with other frugal friends!   Keep up!At the end of each month, go through your coupons and chuck expired ones. keep your squirreling(s) handy, the best place for your collection is the car, duh! That way, when you make an spontaneous trip to the store , you’ll be prepared!   Items to Keep handy!Keep a zipper pouch in your binder of coupon clipping essentials!!
    • Small pair of scissors
    • Calculator
    • Pad of paper (grocery lists)
    • Pens or pencils

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The beauty of daily deal sites

I’m a huge fan of daily deal sites. Not only are they a convenient at home shopping resource, they also offer savings up to 97% off. I fell hard for babysteals.com and I’ve been an addict ever since. Between friends and adverts I’ve included at least 6 more sites into my routine that I HAVE to check on a daily basis. The beauty of these sites is that your not always going to see something that you need or want. So they aren’t really supporting anyone’s bad shopping habits. Unless you are an impulse buyer and in that case good luck to you. Your going to need it. The only down side I’ve found is that really good deals go super fast so if you don’t check it at the launch time, you may miss a great steal. Also, these sites offer such a great discount and are extremely popular, that sometimes shipping can be random. I had products delivered within days and I’ve also had to wait over 3weeks. All in all shopping steal sites has been beneficial to me and I thought you all should enjoy it too.

Here is an example of a great deal!
Yours Until Gone Deal yugster.com

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Super cool baby!!


Came across this website today. I found so many cool products and website links!
I got lost for almost an hour in the archives.

Hope you all are having a wonderful day and enjoying the sun!