Friday, April 15, 2011

Dutch Door Inspiration

I'd really like to have a dutch door off our kitchen, leading into the backyard.  We currently need a new back door because the one we inherited has a big crack down the bottom. 

Dreaming of turning it in to something more like this though.
via coastal living

Dutch doors just seem so inviting!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Extreme Couponing Craziness

Has anyone else seen this show?  This is by far one of the craziest shows I've seen in a long time.  I love to coupon, but this is quite out of control. 

I don't even think it is possible.  All of the stores near us have policies that would prevent the savings these people are getting. 

For instance, most manufacturer's coupons will only be doubled up to 50 cents, and only on the first two of the same items.  If you buy more than two of the same thing, the face value of the coupon is only given after the first two.

Also, who needs more deodorant than they will ever use in their entire life?  Or diapers for kids you don't even have.  If these people can really get all of this stuff for free, I hope they are donating the excess things. 

I'll stick to clipping my one insert of coupons a week, and be happy with my $20 savings, thank you very much!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Loving this

I came across this lovely store through another blog recently, called the vintage pearl.  There is so much on their website that I am loving. 

Especially these earrings.
pearl cluster earrings Product Image
photo courtesy via

I also really like these baby spoons...I think I have the perfect couple to gift this to later this year!!!
baby spoons Product Image
photo courtesy via

I just might have to remember this come my birthday. 

Monday, April 4, 2011

Happy Monday!

This morning we woke up to thunderstorms.  It would have been a perfect day to stay in bed. 

Brooklyn is terrified of thunderstorms.  So we snuggled her on the couch...she loves/hates when I do this to her...I couldn't resist!

This past weekend seemed like pure perfection.  Bill and I got all of our cleaning/chores out of the way Thursday and Friday night so we wouldn't feel guilty about not doing them over the weekend 

The weather was perfectly in tune with the beginning of April.  We ran a few errands Saturday morning, got both cars cleaned, and then my sister Deanna and I went to visit our cousin in the hospital.  It was so nice to see our cousin Brandi, and we are wishing her a speedy recovery, and praying for answers.

After the hospital, Bill and I made pizzas for lunch and then jumped on the Butler bandwagan.  You see, we live about a mile away from the Butler University campus, so there is a lot of bulldog pride going on around us (since they are going to the NCAA championship game).  So before Saturday night's game, we went over to Butler's campus and walked around a bit.  It is just beautiful.  We even bought some lovely t-shirts to sport during the game. And what great game it was!

Sunday was one of those days you never want to end.  I got to sleep in, eat yummy cereal, do a bit of laundry and then have lunch with my man.  Following that, we spent about an hour or so at the dog park with our favorite pooch.  With the weather so nice, it was hard not to be outside.  We finished the night off with BLTs for dinner and then ice cream with my family!  Pure bliss!

Tonight will be spent cheering the Butler Bulldogs on in the NCAA championship game.  Here's to hoping they can pull it off. 

Happy Monday!