Free 8x8 photo book from Shutterfly, just pay shipping!

I just saw this on Money Saving Mom and got my 8x8 photo book credit, so I thought I would share it with all of you too!  Christmas is right around the corner and photo books make wonderful gifts.  I make them for the grandparents and great grandparents every year and I think it is their favorite gift they receive!

Free Shutterfly Photo Book
Shutterfly is teaming up with IKEA to offer a free 8×8 Photo Book credit to everyone.

Sign up or sign into your Shutterfly account through this link by November 4, 2013, and a free Shutterfly Photo Book credit will be added to your account. You’ll just need to pay shipping — which is around $8.

Your free photo book offer is valid through December 4, 2013.


SO excited!

I know I have been absent lately but things have just been crazy...I'm getting back into the swing of a weekly menu so those will be back.  I also have a few projects to share, some goodies from Meijer to share, giveaways and maybe even a blog series on scarves...what you think?  Thanks for sticking with me.  

Right now I am excited that it is Friday and I will be seeing this lady tonight and tomorrow!.....

I am so excited to be attending the Living Proof Live event this weekend in Springfield, IL.  I have done several of Beth Moore's bible study series and just love them.  So looking forward to seeing her in person!  Anyone else out their loving them some Beth Moore studies?  We are just finishing up one on James and all I can say is WOW.  He sure packs a punch!

"The urgent request of a righteous person is very powerful in its effect."  James 5:16

Such a wonderful reminder to be in a prayerful state at all times!  


bike shorts from leggings...

OK...those of you with little girls out there....how many of your girls like to wear leggings??  My hand is raised.   Now, how many of those leggings get stained up and holes in them before they are outgrown??  My hand is raised again.  Little Bit likes to play, and she likes to play hard! 

One day I was going through her clothes and had three pair of leggings in the get rid of pile because 2 were badly stained and 1 had a hole in the knee.  I also realized that my daughter loves to wear skirts all year round and at school they are sitting on the floor, climbing on the playground...and to be honest who really wants to show off their underpants?!  ;)  Well instead of buying a bunch of bike shorts to wear under her skirts, I just cut the stained/hole part off the leggings and had instant bike shorts! 
Here were one pair of the stained leggings.  I started off my laying them out flat on my cutting mat.

Then I folded one leg on top of the other so they were even. 

Then I laid my straight edge above the stained part and used my rotary cutter...swoop and done!

Tada....and since they are knit you don't even have to hem!  They will roll a little bit but it just makes them even cuter.  Plus they are under a dress or skirt and hardly seen. 

It is getting cooler and leggings are starting to be worn.  Remember not to throw out those holey/stained ones....chop them off and create some bike shorts for next summer!