Thursday, June 10, 2010

Wild Hair


This week I had a little bit of a wild hair and decided to do a craft project one night. I had seen a project online on one of my craft websites to make a wine cork board. I decided this may be a nice project to make to go into our new apartment. It was pretty simple. I brought a wooden picture frame from Walgreens. Then a mom on my mother's website gave me a grocery bag full of wine corks to use. It took me a little while to get the arrangement of corks just right to fit in the frame. Once I got the layout down I took my hot glue gun out and started gluing them down. Luckily I only burned myself once. I believe my first attempt at a wine cork board turned out pretty good.


Now for a totally different topic, I finally got my free Earthbound Farm Organic tote bag in the mail. Ever since a friend of mine told me about Freebies 4 Mom, a coupon, free sample, and deals kind of website I have been crazy about getting free samples in the mail. Reiggin likes to laugh at me and says that there is no free sample out there that I will say no too. I believe the free tote bag has been one of the best things I have gotten so far. I have decided I am going to try to start using reuseable bags at the grocery store. So last night when I made my trip to Food Lion, I had my Earthbound Farm Organics tote bag with me. As I am checking out, the manager and myself couldn't help but laugh at the fact that I was loading my ORGANIC bag full of frozen processed foods. Oh well at least I was cutting down on the my use of plastic bags. Baby steps is what I keep telling myself. I plan to get a few more bags from Walgreens so next time I go grocery shopping I won't have to use any plastic bags.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Change

Change is in the air. As many of you have heard, Reiggin has been promoted to Store Manager. Happy dance and smiles filled our house that day. He totally got me when he told me the news. I really had no clue that this promotion was coming so soon.

I was expecting Reiggin to pick up a free portable dishwasher for me that I found on craigslist that day. Reiggin calls and says to let the guy know that we would not be picking up the dishwasher. I was like WHAT! Then he tells me that he got the promotion and that we will be moving into a new place that has a dishwasher. I believe I jumped and screamed the whole day.

Reiggin's new store is in Concord. It is about an hour from where we live now. Poor Reiggin has been traveling back and forth lately until we get moved. I started searching for a house to rent in the area. But I was just not having any luck finding a nice house in a safe area within our price range. Then we found a very nice apartment that is only 5 minutes from Reiggin's store. We viewed it one day and decided that this was going to be our new home. I am glad to say that we got approved for a low deposit and will be having a top floor unit come July 1st. Now I know all of you will be jumping to help us move come July.

I do not look forward to packing and moving. First, is the lovely challenge of moving everything up one flight of stairs. I guess I should be happy it is only one flight of stairs. Second, I am determined to get rid of some junk in our closets and to Goodwill some clothes that we have not worn for years. We are both some what packrats and I am not wanting to pack up all our junk.  Especially since I am not sure if we will have the same amount of closet space in the new apartment. I am also making it a goal to be more organized this time when we move; instead of throwing everything into boxes and bags the day before the move.

I was also excited to find out that we are allowed to paint in our new apartment as long as we paint the walls back the original color when we move out. I am hoping we will be living in this apartment for longer than a year. I want to get Virginia's room painted first. Ever since birth she has had an all-white room, since both houses we have lived in have not allowed us to paint. Then. if I am still feeling crafty, I want to paint the kitchen and living room and get both rooms decorated. I am determined to get photos hung in our new home.

As you can see, I have big plans in my head for our new home. I just hope I have the motivation and energy to get it all done. Ok so I will be taking volunteers now to help move and paint. Don't be shy!

Oh, and Virginia will be 2 in less then 4 months. How crazy is that? Where did the time go and where did my baby girl go, too?

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Wild Hair

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This week I had a little bit of a wild hair and decided to do a craft project one night. I had seen a project online on one of my craft websites to make a wine cork board. I decided this may be a nice project to make to go into our new apartment. It was pretty simple. I brought a wooden picture frame from Walgreens. Then a mom on my mother's website gave me a grocery bag full of wine corks to use. It took me a little while to get the arrangement of corks just right to fit in the frame. Once I got the layout down I took my hot glue gun out and started gluing them down. Luckily I only burned myself once. I believe my first attempt at a wine cork board turned out pretty good.


Now for a totally different topic, I finally got my free Earthbound Farm Organic tote bag in the mail. Ever since a friend of mine told me about Freebies 4 Mom, a coupon, free sample, and deals kind of website I have been crazy about getting free samples in the mail. Reiggin likes to laugh at me and says that there is no free sample out there that I will say no too. I believe the free tote bag has been one of the best things I have gotten so far. I have decided I am going to try to start using reuseable bags at the grocery store. So last night when I made my trip to Food Lion, I had my Earthbound Farm Organics tote bag with me. As I am checking out, the manager and myself couldn't help but laugh at the fact that I was loading my ORGANIC bag full of frozen processed foods. Oh well at least I was cutting down on the my use of plastic bags. Baby steps is what I keep telling myself. I plan to get a few more bags from Walgreens so next time I go grocery shopping I won't have to use any plastic bags.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Change

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Change is in the air. As many of you have heard, Reiggin has been promoted to Store Manager. Happy dance and smiles filled our house that day. He totally got me when he told me the news. I really had no clue that this promotion was coming so soon.

I was expecting Reiggin to pick up a free portable dishwasher for me that I found on craigslist that day. Reiggin calls and says to let the guy know that we would not be picking up the dishwasher. I was like WHAT! Then he tells me that he got the promotion and that we will be moving into a new place that has a dishwasher. I believe I jumped and screamed the whole day.

Reiggin's new store is in Concord. It is about an hour from where we live now. Poor Reiggin has been traveling back and forth lately until we get moved. I started searching for a house to rent in the area. But I was just not having any luck finding a nice house in a safe area within our price range. Then we found a very nice apartment that is only 5 minutes from Reiggin's store. We viewed it one day and decided that this was going to be our new home. I am glad to say that we got approved for a low deposit and will be having a top floor unit come July 1st. Now I know all of you will be jumping to help us move come July.

I do not look forward to packing and moving. First, is the lovely challenge of moving everything up one flight of stairs. I guess I should be happy it is only one flight of stairs. Second, I am determined to get rid of some junk in our closets and to Goodwill some clothes that we have not worn for years. We are both some what packrats and I am not wanting to pack up all our junk.  Especially since I am not sure if we will have the same amount of closet space in the new apartment. I am also making it a goal to be more organized this time when we move; instead of throwing everything into boxes and bags the day before the move.

I was also excited to find out that we are allowed to paint in our new apartment as long as we paint the walls back the original color when we move out. I am hoping we will be living in this apartment for longer than a year. I want to get Virginia's room painted first. Ever since birth she has had an all-white room, since both houses we have lived in have not allowed us to paint. Then. if I am still feeling crafty, I want to paint the kitchen and living room and get both rooms decorated. I am determined to get photos hung in our new home.

As you can see, I have big plans in my head for our new home. I just hope I have the motivation and energy to get it all done. Ok so I will be taking volunteers now to help move and paint. Don't be shy!

Oh, and Virginia will be 2 in less then 4 months. How crazy is that? Where did the time go and where did my baby girl go, too?