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Fabulous sale alert! Starting today, through Monday, May 27th, Tea Collection is offering $15 Girls Dresses, $12 Girls Leggings and $12 Boys Tops. Stock up on comfortable and durable tops for boys. Mix and match adorable girls' legging and dresses for endless outfit combinations. Don't miss your chance to take advantage of this amazing sale from Tea Collection! Happy Shopping!
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This week is teacher appreciation week. Parents at my oldest son's preschool have organized something for each day. Today we brought in food for the teachers. I made homemade tortilla chips and guacamole. Tomorrow, everyone is supposed to bring in a small gift that the teachers will enjoy over summer vacation. I completely forgot to pick something up today and started trying to think how we could manage to stop in the morning and still get to school on time. Then I realized that I could probably come up with something suitable that we already had. I found some coffee samples (we don't drink coffee) and individually wrapped specialty tea bags. I decided this could work. What says relaxing summer vacation more than coffee and tea? Maybe alcohol - but we won't go there.
Now that I had gifts for my son's three amazing teachers, I had to make them look pretty. I rummaged through my sewing tub and found some scrap fabric and ribbon.
I trimmed the edges of the fabric with pinking shears, then tied the fabric up around each gift to create these simple little bundles. I think this is the perfect teacher gift and it is frugal because I did not have to buy anything.
Tomorrow is Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day!
The 20th anniversary of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day is tomorrow (April 25), and there’s no better time for families to talk about endless future possibilities than over lunch or dinner!
In honor of the day, Olive Garden is offering one free children’s menu item (children under 12) for every adult entrée purchased.
Are any of you taking your son or daughter to work? This would be a fun way to break for lunch or end the day.
It’s Prom Season!
· A Special Offer: Prom planning is gearing up, and with all the excitement for the big night often comes empty wallets for teens and families. As the ultimate pre-prom dinner destination, Olive Garden offers prom goers a great meal at an affordable price, and now through June 2, every couple who orders pre-prom dinner will also receive dessert on the house—just come dressed for the dance and mention “prom!”
· Picture-Perfect Prom Instagram Contest: Olive Garden is hosting its Picture-Perfect Prom photo-sharing contest on Instagram with a weekly grand prize of a $500 prepaid credit card. Every week of the contest, Olive Garden will also give away five restaurant e-gift cards each valued at $50. Guests can enter now through May 14 by sharing their prom-themed photos on Instagram with #OGProm and following @OfficialOliveGarden. Rules: OfficialOliveGardenRules.com.
Disclosure: I was provided with a promotional item, however any opinions are honest and are my own.
I am thrilled to announce that I wrote a guest post that was published at Money Saving Mom. I am so excited to welcome new readers from Money Saving Mom. Stop by, stay a while and enjoy some great recipes, menu plans, and giveaways.
There are several new Pampers Gifts to Grow Codes you can easily add to your account. They will expire in a few days so make sure to add them right away. These three codes add up to 25 points.
I am excited to share some information on a free live parenting webinar with you. I follow a blog, Inspired to Action, which is sponsoring the event. Inspired to Action is a positive Christian parenting blog with lots of great motivational ideas, and inspiration.
Amy McCready of Positive Parenting Solutions will be leading the webinar on Thursday April 11th at 9:00 pm EDT.
What You'll Learn: Parents of kids ages 2½ - 16 will learn:
I just signed up and you can too. Seating is limited so RSVP right away if interested.
Have you ever shopped at ThredUp.com for your children's clothes. I have. You can find gently used kids clothes in great condition for reasonable prices.
Through March 22, 2013, ThredUp is offering $15 off your first purchase when you use coupon code LUCKY15 at checkout to shop for children's clothes.
Now ThredUp.com is launching a Women's Shop so that women can easily buy and sell gently used clothing online. Sign up now to be in the know and get access to pre-launch activities and get a referral link so that you can refer your friends to earn free credit. Spread the word and earn rewards:
And if you need to clean out your closet, order a Clean-out bag and earn credit. Here is a list of what they accept. You might not earn much per item, but if you have a lot of clothing you don't want anymore and you want an easy way to earn some money for it this is a good option, plus it's less work than organizing a garage sale.
Disclosure: The links in this post are my referral links. Thanks Money Saving Mom for sharing this information.
We really love our flannel sheets during the cold winter months. We had flannel sheets on every bed in the house except our toddler bed. I searched online and in several stores for toddler bed flannel sheets with no luck. Finally, I decided to try making them myself and it was much easier than I thought it would be. I am by no means an expert seamstress and I managed to put together a pretty good set of sheets. If you have access to a sewing machine and can sew a straight line, you can handle this do-it-yourself project.
To make this sewing project even easier, I purchased a flannel crib sheet on Amazon for the bottom sheet. All I had to do was make a simple top sheet and a pillow case. I already had some flannel I had purchased for baby gifts on sale a couple of years ago and never used, so I put it to good use. I didn't take any notes as I was making the sheets, but I think 3 yards of fabric should be plenty for a top sheet and a pillow case.
Top Sheet Instructions:
I used a toddler bed sheet as a pattern and left room at each end to turn the fabric under and make a nice hem. I used the entire width of the fabric b/c I needed all of it to make the sheet wide enough. This was nice because I only had to cut one end of the fabric.
Next I turned under each side and pinned them in place. My hem is very small here so that I could get as much width as possible.
Then I sewed the hem in place removing the pins as I went.
I sewed the sides first and then the ends, leaving a larger hem on the ends. Top sheet complete.
I used a standard pillowcase as a pattern to cut the fabric for the pillowcase. Fold the fabric before cutting and you only have to cut and sew three sides of the pillowcase.
When you cut the fabric for the pillowcase, cut it slightly larger than the pattern pillowcase on three sides and a lot larger on one end so that you can make a nice hemmed edge on the open end.
Turn under and sew a nice wide hem on the end of the fabric where the pillowcase opening will be.
After you have made the hem for the opening of the pillowcase, pin the side and end that still need to be sewn. Make sure to put right sides together. Sew the end and side. Turn pillowcase right side out and then you are done.
Cozy Toddler Bed Flannel Sheets
I'm so excited to share with you that from now through 2/14, Tea Collection is offering 15% off sitewide with promo code GOTHERE15. Shop the hottest spring looks inspired by Tea Collection's travels to South Africa or take an additional 15% off already reduced sale items. Hurry, don't miss your chance to shop this great sale from Tea! Happy Shopping!
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