Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Things I want

I've decided that I need to make a list of the things I want, rather than just going to spend money. These are a few of the options I like so far. The shirt in the top left corner I bought today. I know I'm not pregnant, but I will be. And it fits for now, so it works just fine

I just really love the tulip skirts (top right) right now! So cute! Not sure if they're completely modest and will work with my underlady things, but I should try one on somewhere. What do you guys think? Do you love these things? Hate them? Have them?

On my way...

I'll be going to this later in the afternoon. I just saw it on their blog and am honestly a little peeved they didn't post it on their sooner. But hopefully I'll get some things I've been wanting/needing. Or I'll just spend all my money on stuff I don't need!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

You're probably getting sick of this stuff...


Great blogger, great style. I'd say a lot of it is J. Crew, Ann Taylor Loft, Banana Republic, higher end stuff and she's selling everything for $5! She's a size small-medium, 6-8, so I'm gonna be all over this! $5 does not include shipping

Does anyone want to go with me?

Who want's to come?

We get a chance to dress up 20's and see sale dresses. If only I had more money...I know there's got to be some of you that want to go to this

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Sweet scores from awesome sale

I got all of it for $41.32!! Most of it's from Smith's, but the John Frieda's from Rite-Aid (you're welcome, Feliz) I get a $5 rebate from Rite-Aid and I finally spent enough at Smith's that I'll be getting my $5 from them. So you could say I got $10 off. So 44 items for $31.32 is not bad at all! Everything is under a dollar if you count that. Some of the stuff on there I wasn't meaning to buy, like the Mountain Dew, but I got a free redbox for getting that one extra thing. So another $1.07 saved. There are 10 boxes of cereal there, but I'll be splitting them with my MIL. Her kids eat cereal. I just hope I got the right kinds. And another bonus is I got 10 cent fuel reward at Smith's and $2 on my +up card at Rite-Aid. Saving like this just makes me so happy and useful! It's nice to know you save more than you spend.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Smith's is doing another coupon roundup sale, where all coupons below $1 are rounded up to $1. Get it? Coupon roundup? Anyway, I thought you should all know about this awesomeness. Follow this link to see all the good deals you can get with your coupons. I'll be there bright and early in the morning. Maybe I'll see you there?

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Project Runway

So, I've seen a few episodes here and there, but never really watched it consecutively. I've been following the blog Grosgrain, who sews her own clothes, does a bit of designing, so no wonder she's into it, but I've been reading her reviews and it made me curious, so I went to the mylifetime.com website and watched the 1st 4 episodes and I may now be obsessed. I netflixed all the first 7 seasons ([don't know when I'm going to watch them] anyone want to let me borrow them?) and will keep up with this one.

First, a disclaimer. I don't know how to sew or design, but I think I have a pretty good sense of every day style. Just today my cousin told me how much she loves it and when she dresses and looks in the mirror she thinks "would Aynna wear this?". HUGE brightener to my day! I think I've lost my touch a little, so it was nice to hear. Anyway, I just wanted to do my own review.

Let me just start off by saying, I was sad that McKell was kicked off first. I liked her dress. Yes, the styling was off, but the dress itself was very cute and now. She was from Layton, UT too. If she stayed on, we could have seemed so much cooler! But Jason and Nicholas both deserved to go in the 2nd episode. I'm not sure what they were doing. But why was Sarah kicked out instead of Casanova at the end of episode 3? He is so outdated and unoriginal. Ok, a little classic, but his dress was way worse than hers and she was just a lot more tolerable. And I know that not everyone likes Gretchen and I have to agree she's pretentious and annoying, but her designs are good. I would probably wear them myself. And Valerie. I love her designs! So modern and edgy. I love that Michael D works with knitted items that he makes himself. But honestly, I am so over the queens on that show. They cause more drama and are much more high maintenance than anyone else on the show.

Last episodes challenge was really cool. The hats were very editorial and beautiful. I don't think Michael C should have won, I liked Michael D's better, but they were both complimentary to the hats they had. Michael C's was good in the sense that it didn't overpower and it was a simple beautiful every day dress, with or without the hat. But Michael D's was a little more editorial and architectural which I think went well also. But I think his should have won for being a little more innovative. Ok, what's going on with Peach. So far I haven't loved anything of hers. She actually did the best with the unconventional challenge, but everything else she makes is older style, which doesn't work with the model she has and she isn't really bringing anything new to the table. And the hat dress combo she did, just didn't work at all to me. Ok, that's my rant so far. You'll hear more later as I continue watching the episodes.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Just wanted to mention

Standard Examiner is having a free seminar for coupons and stretching your budget. It's tonight, at 7 PM at the Ogden office 332 Standard Way, Ogden, UT 84404. You can RSVP by calling 801-625-4415 or emailing meames@standard.net

I would really recommend going, because I am able to save my family so much money by doing a little extra work. You definitely see a result and it's totally worth it!

The Oregon Rail Frock Grosgrain Giveaway

The Oregon Rail Frock Grosgrain Giveaway

Awesome giveaway! Awesome blogger who pretty much does everything. I wish I had her skills. Check it out!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

This is what I used to look like...

I know it's not very possible for me to look exactly like that again, but I want to get close. I want to be comfortable in a swimsuit. So that means I need to work on my butt and thighs. You don't get a current picture. Too gross.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

What to do?

I don't feel like myself. Need to do something. But what?

Friday, August 13, 2010

Hair cut

I've been itching to cut Jonah's hair, but hadn't completely gotten the OK from Derek and have been too afraid to do it myself. But yesterday, I got the scissors from my MIL and just decided to go for it.

What do you think?
(please excuse these pictures, I still don't have my camera back. Tomorrow!)

I know it isn't perfect, but if I touch it again, it'll just get shorter. I do think he looks more like a boy and more grown up, but I do miss his baby hair. So we decided we aren't going to cut it again until he's at least 3. It'll be nice and long by then!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Another UCC giveaway

Another awesome giveaway here. How can you not love it?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Project idea

My sister recently returned a skirt to me that I had donated to her daughter (my lovely niece, Marinda) and I had completely forgotten about it and how cute it is! Only problem is, the waist now fits around my upper thigh. I have no idea how I could have once fit into this thing! But I want to do something with it. Shorten it, resize it. There's not a lot that needs to be done with it. Any suggestions?

Can you believe how tiny that waist is? And that I used to be able to fit into it?

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Online shopping fun!!

About a week ago, I ordered my self some birthday clothes from Charlotte Russe. With an additional 30% off sale items and 25% off regular priced, how could I not? I've been anxiously awaiting its arrival, and today, it showed up on my doorstep!

I documented it so you could see all the sweet stuff I got!

My reaction when I found it. Ok, maybe this is an exaggeration

My amazing new belt!

Gorgeous cardigan! Yay! Been looking all over for something like this

The two pictured together

Some layering tanks, which I've been needing, badly

In 4 colors! They were $2.09 after the 30% off

I would have used my regular camera for those pics, but I accidentally left it at a wedding reception last night. My friends will be bringing it back to us saturday

Also, some more exciting news! Derek won a chance to go to the Threadless meet-up next month! He's going to Chicago. I'm a bit sad I don't get to go with him, but I'm happy he gets to go! So, yay all around! It's been a good day

Tuesday, August 3, 2010