Tuesday, February 22, 2011

My Inner Martha

It's not often that I get a day to be just a mom but yesterday was one of those fabulous days.

On the weekends, Jake and I love to spend time together with Clayton which means more family time and less get stuff done time. And trust me, I would not want it any other way. But yesterday I had the day off and Jake was working. So yesterday my only job was being a mom and a wife, and if you ask me, I think I succeeded up until I screwed up dinner.

I started the morning catching up on recorded episodes of Martha Stewart. Yes I am guilty, I DVR Martha Stewart everyday. And happy I do, watched a segment on making a duvet that has inspired a gift. I even went to the fabric store this morning and bought the fabric. Stay tuned for further details. I am so excited!!

So having a one year old means toys everywhere. Our house is no different. On my never-ending to do list has been the desire to move the toys to Clayton's room but only after I buy some sort of storage. Here is a picture of the living room with the toys. It has gotten out of control but that ends today. To the store Clayton and I went and purchased a new storage shelf. A small Philips screwdriver and a hammer and tada!! New Shelving.

Here you go, the toys have a new home.

And our living room looks... well... like a living room again.

I am not that naive. I know the toys will end up back in the living room but now their permanent home is in Clayton's room.
I was inspired to continue my Martha Monday. After all in the background all day I was playing my recorded episodes of her show. (And feel free to judge. I needed something to do while Clayton napped and I folded clothes.) So I decided to roast a chicken for dinner. The recipe? Out of this month's Everyday Food - a Martha publication. It all came together so well, smelled so homemade and then I failed and did not cook it all the way through. I really hate cooking a whole chicken! No worries, I salvaged it but I was still irritated. After all Martha would never let this happen.

Overall I think I was pretty productive today. But the best part of my day?

You guessed it being a mom to this adorable face.

Thanks for reading. ~mrs. c

Friday, February 18, 2011

God Made Farmers...

I have been trying to find time to post to our blog this week but all I found was this few minutes to post a great video that makes me proud to be involved in agriculture. Take a look. ~mrs. c

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Big Savings for your Valentine Day Cards...

If you have not purchased greeting cards for your Valentine yet - husband, mom, dad, grandma, best friend, sister, teacher, hairdresser - before you go to your favorite greeting card retail outlet, consider this today!

Here is the invitation I did for Clayton's Birthday.

Sometime I ago I was introduced to an online website to order invitations and stationary. The company and website, Tiny Prints, is a California company who is good at what they do if you ask me. I have since ordered Clayton's birth announcements, Christening invitations, Christmas Cards, business cards for Jake, and 1st birthday invitations.  
About six months ago, maybe longer, Tiny Prints introduced Greeting Cards to their line of products. These are not your run of the mill greeting cards. These are cards where you get to pick the card, add a picture or four, and write the greeting. And if you feel that you are not qualified to write those special messages inside a card, no worries, they have lots of suggestions for you to use. They will even put a stamp on it for you and mail to that special person. If you know me I am a sucker for a coupon and they offered me a coupon. If I signed up for their Greeting Card membership, I would get 3 cards free!! They had me at FREE. I could now order cards from my laptop at 3 AM (because I am a mom and that’s when I have time) and would never have to go to a store again to buy a card that cost more than the gift and really doesn’t say what I want it too.

So I signed up and I have not looked back. The quality of the paper is brilliant, the service is quick and they are adding new card designs all the time. Please note, you don't have to become a member to buy greeting cards. But why not - the first year of membership is free!

So there is a reason for my post today other than me to tell you about Tiny Prints; they have a FABULOUS offer that expires tomorrow and I think anyone who has not purchased their Valentines should do this today! The offer is this - all Valentine Day Cards are $.99 still 2/7 when you use the code LUV99. When was the last time you bought a greeting card for $.99?

Need some encouragement? Listen to this. I ordered my cards at 11 AM yesterday morning from the comfort of my home computer and at 1:54 PM I received an email from Tiny Prints that said my order had shipped! And because Tiny Prints is in California, I will probably have my cards on Monday. Now if you live a little further away, you may not get them the next day but if you order today, they will get them to you before the 14th!

Check it out. I promise you will not be disappointed. They have great customer service too. I did have an order get lost and they very quickly reprinted the cards at no additional cost. Hey things happen but they made it right.

I should also mention that I am not being compensated to tell you about Tiny Prints. They don’t even know I am telling you. I am doing this because like many of you I am a woman on a budget looking to get the best product for my money.

So what membership plan did I sign up for you ask? The Super Sender of course. All my greeting cards are $1.99 when they are not having a fabulous sale like they are today. And for more savings, check them out on Facebook. They are always posting special discounts and codes on their Facebook wall. Thanks for reading. ~mrs. c


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