Hip{hippo}ray for Quilts!

Little Bit and I took off last Friday for a girls weekend! We met up with my mom and sister and traveled to Paducah, KY for their annual quilt show. My grandma lives there, so we picked her up and set out to enjoy the quilts together! It was a great time and we saw lots of wonderful quilts and handmade items. What a great place to be inspired! I just might have to start piecing a quilt in the near future...a simple one of course! I have some leftover Sultry fabric from this project that I would love to use in a quilt!

Little Bit did very good....considering this trip was geared towards grown ups! She only had one major melt down and I think she was just hungry. Here she is {escaped from the stroller!} sporting her new outfit that I made her. Using the Verna collection from Moda Fabrics, I appliqued a hippo and little bird on a white t-shirt. Then I made a little skirt to match using just a fat quarter!!! Check out this tutorial for details.


Kiddo freebies...

Get a free sample of two Pull-Ups from Costco. You do not have to be a Costco member to receive this sample! You can select boy or girl, size 2-3T, 3-4T, or 4-5T.

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Menu Plan Monday

Well, another busy weekend...successful garage sale and quilt show with family. So I am playing catch up this week. No Meijer again this week, sorry...but here is my menu...

Monday ~ leftover buffet

Tuesday ~ southwest roll-ups, rice, corn

Wednesday ~ scrambled eggs, biscuits & gravy, strawberries

Thursday ~ orange-ginger tilapia, green beans, potatoes

Friday ~ dinner out!

Visit Org Junkie for more recipes!


{Rag} quilt purse!

When I saw this purse on Chic 'n Scratch's blog, I thought....I want to make one! So, I gathered my supplies, followed her tutorial and this is what I came away with...{actually a pretty easy purse to put together!}
I just love this fabric! It is Basic Grey Sultry. I am a huge fan of the Basic Grey paper lines and was excited to play with some fabric! I actually got this fabric on sale from Hancock's in Paducah, KY.

Menu Plan Monday

Ok, so I know it is Tuesday but I had to post my menu anyway! I am just a little behind this week. I am changing the decor some in Little Bit's room. This weekend I was re-bordering her room {will post on that soon!}. Plus we are getting ready for a garage sale this weekend!

Monday ~ chicken lo mein, garlic bread, fruit

Tuesday ~ pita pizzas, salad

Wednesday ~ chicken caesar burgers, tots, corn

Thursday ~ ham & beans, cornbread

Friday ~ leftover buffet!

Visit Org Junkie for more recipes!


Creative Corner...Scrap Club

March brings the first day of spring and lots of sun{shine}! I used this layout to showcase some outdoor photos of Little Bit at the park and playing ball in our backyard. If you are interested in joining scrap club, check out more info here.

Menu Plan Monday

Monday ~ honey coconut salmon, green beans, rice

Tuesday ~ pot pies, salad, fruit

Wednesday ~ meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans

Thursday ~ speedy chicken stir-fry, fruit

Friday ~ french toast, bacon, scrambled eggs, fruit

Visit Org Junkie for more recipes!

Meijer at a glance... 4/11 - 4/17

Here are just a few of the deals at Meijer this week. Be sure to check out the Meijer Mealbox for extra savings on various items. Also, for more deals check out your local ad here!

Select General Mills Cereals... $1.99
$0.55 Honey Nut Cheerios Printable
$1.00/2 Printable Coupon
$0.55 Lucky Charms Printable
$1.00/2 from the 2/21 SS
$1.00/2 from the 3/7 SS

Select Kellogg's Cereals... $1.99
$1.00 All Bran in April All You Magazine
$1.50/2 Mini-Wheats, All-Bran or Raisin Bran Printable Coupon
$1.00/2 All-Bran, Crispix, Rice Krispies, Smart Start, Raisin Bran or Corn Flakes Cereal from the 4/11 RP
$1.00/3 Froot Loops, Apple Jacks, Corn Pops or Frosted Flakes Cereal from the 4/11 RP
$1.00/2 Frosted Mini-Wheats Cereal from the 4/11 RP
$2.00/2 Special K Low Fat Granola, Raisin Bran Extra or Frosted Mini-Wheats Little Bites Cereal from the 3/28 RP

Healthy Choice Meals... $2.00
{Get a $2.00 catalina off your next shopping trip wyb 5}
$1.00/2 in
April All You Magazine
$1.00/2 Printable Coupon
$1.00/2 from the 3/28 SS
$1.00/4 from the 3/14 SS
$1.00/5 via Meijer Mealbox

It's a 10 for $10 get the 11th item FREE sale this week!!! Here are just a few of the $1 deals...
Strawberries 1 lb containers

Meijer Split-Top White or Wheat Bread

Rotel Diced Tomatoes
$1.00/5 Meijer Mealbox Printable

Hamburger Helper
$0.75/3 Printable Coupon
$0.75/3 Printable Coupon
$0.75/3 from the 3/7 SS

Totino's Pizza Rolls

Green Giant Vegetables
$0.50 Printable Coupon
$0.50 Printable Coupon
$0.40 from the 3/28 SS
$0.50/2 from the 3/7 SS

Hunt's Ketchup
$1.00/5 via Meijer Mealbox


Get a free reusable bag...

In collaboration with Tide, GE and Coca-Cola, Target stores will be giving away 1.5 million reusable bags with purchase on April 18, the first day of Earth Week.

Did you know?
...that you get 5 cents back for every reusable bag you use at Target stores.
...you can send 5 plastic Target bags to Terracycle {121 New York Ave, Trenton, NJ 08638} and get $1!


Creative Corner...fall in the {park}

Here is a layout I put together based on the sketch from the Unity Simple Scrapbook Challenge for last week. I wanted to highlight some of the pictures I took of Little Bit in the park last fall. She had a blast just running in the leaves and letting me snap some pics!

Paper ~ mellow by basicgrey, saffron, kraft, choc chip
Stamps ~ unity's something within, tiny trinity
Ink ~ memento rich cocoa
Accessories ~ buttons, pop dots, martha stewart labels, felt thickers, ac stickers, border punch

Walgreens Deals...

You can get 20 FREE prints at Walgreens today only!!! Order online, use coupon code PRINTS20 and choose in store pick up OR use this coupon in store.

Tropicana orange juice for $1 a carton!!! Today only Tropicana Rewards is offering a printable buy 1 carton get 1 Free coupon. If you are new to the rewards program just sign up here and enter the code LA73E CL9W4 to receive 1 point. Then redeem that point for the coupon! Head to Walgreens and buy 2 Tropicana juice cartons on sale 2/$6 and use the coupon you printed from Tropicana Rewards. You will have to pay $3 out of pocket but will get $1 Register Reward back!!!


Free shampoo...and some formula too!

Sign up to be a member of Vocalpoint, and receive lots of great free samples and coupons! I just received a sample of Puffs Plus in the mail yesterday. Currently you can request a free sample of Pantene shampoo and conditioner.

You can click right HERE to score a free sample from Target of the Suave Professionals Haircare products.

Get a free sample of John Frieda Frizz-Ease Smooth Start shampoo & conditioner and original serum.

Get a free sample of Parent's Choice Premium Infant Formula from Walmart.


Menu Plan Monday

Monday ~ fried chicken, corn, mashed potatoes, biscuits

Tuesday ~ spinach spaghetti, salad, bread

Wednesday ~ honey coconut salmon, green beans, ramen noodles

Thursday ~ chicken stir fry, fruit

Friday ~ creamy mushroom & chicken soup, bread

Visit Org Junkie for more recipes!

Meijer at a glance... 4/04 - 4/10

Here are just a few of the deals at Meijer this week. Be sure to check out the Meijer Mealbox for extra savings on various items. Also, for more deals check out your local ad here!

General Mills Cereal... $2.49
{Includes: Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Honey Nut Cheerios, Multi-Grain Cheerios, Lucky Charms, Cocoa Puffs}
$1/2 General Mills Cereal Cheerios 2/21/2010 SS Insert (exp 4/3/2010)
$1/2 General Mills Cereal Varieties 3/7/2010 SS Insert (exp 4/17/2010)
$1/2 General Mills Cereals
$.75/1 General Mills Cheerios
$.55/1 Lucky Charms Cereal
$.55/1 Honey Nut Cheerios Cereal

Post Cereal... $1.99
{Includes: Raisin Bran, Cocoa or Fruity Pebbles, Honey Bunches of Oats, Honeycomb}
$1/2 Post Cereal Select Varieties 2/28 SS
$1/2 Post Cereal 3/14 SS

Lay’s Potato Chips 10.5-11 oz... B1G1 Free
$1/2 Lay’s Brand Chips 3/21 SS
$1/1 Lays Potato Chips 10.5 oz 3/14 SS

Knorr Rice or Pasta Sides... $1
$.50/2 Knorr Recipe Products 3/28 SS
$1/3 Knorr Pasta or Rice Sides

Barilla Pasta... $.89
$1/2 Barilla Piccolini 3/7 SS
$1/2 Barilla Whole Grain Pasta 3/7 SS

Pompeian Olive Oil 10.68 oz... B1G1 Free
$1/1 Pompeian Olive Oil, OlivExtra Original, or OlivExtra Plus, any
$1/1 Pompeian Olive Oil, OlivExtra Original, or OlivExtra Plus, any

Finish Quantamatic Dishwasher Detergent Dispenser Kit... $4.99
$3/1 Electrasol/Finish Quantumatic System

Huggies Diapers... $8.97
$3/1 Huggies Diapers