Friday, August 17, 2012

Burp Cloths

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I knew when a baby came along that I wanted to make a ton of things!  Well, we're due in November and my sewing skills haven't improved much past beginner.  But one thing I do know: I can sew straight lines (a gals gotta start somewhere!!!)  So I started searching Pinterest for Burp Cloth ideas and came a crossed Sewin Sanity's post for the Best Burp Rags Ever.

So I ran out the Hobby Lobby (the closest fabric place) to grab three 1/2 yards of baby/nursery fleece and to Wal-Mart and snagged full-sized bath towels for (if I remember correctly) $1.97 each.  

Each 1/2 yard made 5 burp cloths each.  I did make a few changes to my design (all in measurements).

Sewin Sanity's Dimensions: 9.5"x17"
My Dimensions: 8"x16" (my dimensions worked well with the 1/2 yard of fabric... I had just TINY TINY scraps left over)

And mine were PLENTY big... so I can only imagine the larger size!  

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I'm hoping to get back in the groove of making more items before November comes!  Possibly some more burp rags (for friends who are also expecting) and a fabric teething guard for the nice crib we have... and plenty more.  Thank god for Pinterest. :P

- Sara.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

A Little Couponing!

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I normally don't do couponing - I think my math skills lack the challenge! ha. But I do subscribe to a few good feeds via Facebook (see below) and try to get some deals when I can.  

This week brought great coupons from Glade and Desitine.  So, my husband and I swung by Wal-Mart so I could feel special for using amazing coupons!

A+D: $2.97/each
Coupon: $2 off any 2 Desitin Products (any size)
Total: $3.94

AHVA Revival Bath Salt in Mandarin-Cedarwood: $20
Coupon: Used 200 points I had accumulated through my subscription + it shipped for free! 
Total: FREE

Glade Expressions Oil Diffuser Kit: $5.98/each
Coupon: $5.00 off (used two coupons)
Total: $1.96

Glade Expressions Fragrance Mist: $2.98/each
Coupon: $3.00 off (used two coupons)

Total: $5.90 for $43.86 (Savings of: $27.96)

My two favorite Facebook Budget pages are: &

I know that I didn't do mega-couponing: double deals and searching out stores with the best deals... but I'm still darn proud of myself! haha.  Maybe one day, I'll actually get the hang of mega-couponing!

I need to get back to this thing called blogging... :P
- Sara.