Okay....this month Thirty One Gifts have a great special going on. There are these Littles Carry Alls, and they are super cute!! These are not even coming out in the catalog until the Fall, but for the month of July, they are going to make it possible to purchase these! :) I think they are really cute!! :) I think I am going to get the striped one with the pink handle. I mean you could use it for anything really, a gift to a child (you could put a lot of goodies in it), your hair stuff, your favorite DVDs, mailing items (such as stamps/envelopes/cards you know that you need to send out), the possibilities are endless. So they go on sale on July 1st at the great price of $12! Also, if you spend 31 dollars, you get a littles carry all for only $5, and on that $5 littles carry all you will be able to get it embroidered for free! it's a great deal, looking forward to getting one, or 3!!
I am going to try to place a group order early this month, because you know later in the month is my big day, and then I will be on my honeymoon towards the end of the month, WAHOO! :) It's getting close!
VitaTop just created a new flavor, and I had to share. It's called Apple Crumb. It sounds yummy.....put some light ice cream on it, yummmmm. I will let you know how I like them when I place my first order. I can't wait to try them...and like all the rest of the VitaTops...they are only 1 WW point! I bet they would taste really good toasted (maybe just a little ice cream too!) Click here to go to the Vitalicious website.
This is a great sale, I had to share it with everyone. Thirty One Gifts announced that they were having a three day sale, today, tomorrow, and Saturday. They are selling the mini insulated totes for only $5.00!!!! It's an online special only.....but it is so worth it. if you want to personalize them, its $6.00 additional. They are really cute! I have seen these bags, used as easter baskets for children, I have seen them used as a gift bag, with a bunch of gifts inside of it. Many people just use it for a work/school lunch tote. Since it's insulated, it keeps everything pretty cold. Works super well for me, because of my hour drive to work everyday. Anyways, just wanted to share this deal, and if you have any questions, feel free to message me and I can help! :) If you are interested in buying one (or two, or three) I have a link to the right of my blog that takes you directly to my Thirty One Gifts page, click on that link, click on "place an order" and go from there. I hope everyone is having a good week. I am just busy planning away for the wedding, it will be here in a few weeks, soooo soon!!!!
Looking at different quotes can keep me occupied for days at a time.....and now that the wedding is coming up, I am looking at quotes even more. I love finding ones that I really like. If anything has a quote on it, a photograph, a frame, anything....I generally will love it! :) Here are some of the others that have caught my eye in the last few weeks...
*"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."
*"What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone documents, but what is woven into the lives of others."
*"People will forget what you said, People will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
*"Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have."
*"Cherish the gifts each moment brings."
*"A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery, while on a detour."
Hope everyone's week is going well. Haven't been able to blog as much as I usually do....This is mostly because my wedding is coming up and will be here in 26 DAYS (25 if you don't count today) Getting excited...but still have tons to do, so I am keeping myself pretty busy. This past Saturday I decided that I needed to get out for a little bit, so I met my friends Shahanna and Adrienne down at a little beach bar called the "Pirates Den" It was nice to get out for a few hours, don't go out too much anymore. Sunday was not really too busy. I went to church in the morning, then ran a few errands, WEGMANS ofcourse, and to home depot to pick up some plywood that Scott needed....I know, I am a great "soon to be wife" aren't I?!
I am on the Hungry Girl daily e-mail list, and everyday I get a new e-mail with neat food finds that are healthy and good for you. This week, I ran across these awesome new crackers. They are called "34 degrees". Click here to visit their site! You can eat 9 of these crispbread crackers and guess how many weight watchers they are, 0, that's right, for 9 crackers. They are made to go with cheeses but you could use them with anything really...I think I am going to try some peanut butter with them myself. I haven't tried them yet, but I just bought some this afternoon, so I will let you know how I like them. You can only find them in limited spots, Whole Foods carries them, and Wegmans does also! :) So I stopped my Wegmans on my way home today to pick some up.
Anyways, I just wanted to check in, I hope everyone has a great rest of your week! :)
So this past week, I went by Two Sisters (one of my favorite boutiques in Fredericksburg, if you are not familiar). I bought a bunch of wonderful things as usual, and before I left I ran across these cookies. They are super cute!! :) I ended up buying two before I left. I ate one, because "I HAD" to know what they tasted like. They were really good!!! :) Two Sisters just started selling them. They are great for little gifts to give, whether you are just going to a little dinner party, or throwing them in a gift bag in a little "extra" something. Click here to go to the "Nanny's Sugar Cookies." She has a lot of different pictures posted of the different cookies she can make, or has made in the past. Two Sisters has a basket FULL of different cookies, so if you are just interested in buying a few cookies, run by there and check them out!! :)
I found this blog the other day, and it has quickly become one of my favorites. These blueberry muffins look yummy, and it's almost hard to believe that they are only 1 WW point. They look super delish.... (I nevered have used that word in a sentence, LOL) and I am looking forward to trying them. Everyone pray that i don't burn them. My luck hasn't been the best when it comes to cooking.... I had to show the pic she posted, it draws you in, doesn't it?
Okay....I have now found 2 smoothies I am hooked on this summer. First one is the above smoothie from Tropical Smoothie Cafe. Doesn't it look yummy! :) The flavor is "Strawberry Beach." Make sure you tell them to make it with splenda, it makes all the difference if you are counting your points. You know how large the cups at Tropical Smoothie are, pretty darn huge, and you want to know how many points this smoothie is if you use splenda? 2 points total. I thought it was a pretty neat find!! :):)
Now we move on to my second favorite smoothie for the summer. This smoothie comes from Wegmans. Just ask for the smallest size strawberry smoothie, all natural and very tasty. This smoothie does not use any splenda at all, just is healthy naturally. 1.5 WW points for the smallest size. I honestly like this one more than the one at Tropical Smoothie, probably because of the Splenda factor, but they both are good, and they both are strawberry, I am a big fan of anything strawberry! :) Anyways, I hope everyone has a nice rest of the day. We are halfway through the week, yay! :)
For the entire month of June, if you purchase a Cinch Sac, you get your personalization FREE!! :) Thirty One Gifts always have neat specials going on each month. I am excited about next month's special but I can't tell you yet, it's a surprise, but it's really cute, and I know I will be purchasing a few! :) I generally place a big party order every month, so if you are interested in getting anything, contact me and we will get your order in!
Also, on a separate note....I have started my etsy page back up, making wine charms, take a look, there is a link to my page on the blog..... Hope everyone has a nice Tuesday! :)
Recently, I took a break from my etsy page. I am bringing it back though. I am starting out with something new. I was looking at making some, just to have for myself, and then I thought, these are cute, they could go on etsy, so I did a few additional wine charms and decided to bring the page back. With the wedding and all, I have been staying super busy, but I had the opportunity to put these together, so take a look! :) I think I put them at a reasonable price, I have seen them for way more, and I don't see that being spent on something dainty and simple like wine charms, unless maybe they were made from pricey beads and metals. :)
There is a link for my etsy page on the right side of my blog, so if you click anywhere on it, it will take you right to my page. :) Take a look. You may see me adding different things in the future. Still deciding what other things I want to add.
On Thursday, I worked down in Norfolk for the day. They were having a homecoming , and the company I work for, Lincoln Military Housing is generally always there to help. They hand out flags, pom-poms, and other things as well. The families really love things like this. Being that I work more north, than South I had never got the opportunity to attend/work at a homecoming until yesterday. I am really glad that I volunteered to go. I met a very nice co-worker that used to work in Annapolis, but now works in VA Beach. It was really great to see the families and how they were anticipating the arrival of their loved ones....and of course you have the fathers, that are getting to see their newborns for the first time. Thursday was a big day of reflection for me. I thought about a whole lot, while being there, and then on the 3 hour ride back home as well....
It really made me appreciate how good I have things, and how grateful I am for the relationships I have in my life. Also, I realized I am really lucky in many aspects of my life. For the most part, I get to see Scott on a daily basis. I am really lucky that I have that privilege. The girl I was with for the day, has a husband that is deployed as well. Part of her job is to attend many of these homecomings. I imagine it could get pretty difficult, going to one/two of these a month, and knowing you still had to wait longer for "YOUR" husband's homecoming which hasn't arrived yet. I am pretty lucky for a lot of things.....
*I am grateful I have a job that lets me be a part of events like these, and for someone who LOVES to talk, it really is the perfect job for me to have. I love it.
*I am grateful for my family and the relationship we have with one another. They are always there for me. They have been helping me tons with the upcoming wedding, probably more than they probably should, and I am grateful they are always there for me when I need them. My mom just finished a trip up here, she came up to throw a bridal shower for me, with my sister's assistance. They did a great job, and put a lot of hard work into it. I am grateful that I have a relationship with my whole family, and I have them there with me to share my every day life. Some people have lost their loved ones, or don't have them in their life anymore, and I realized never to take anything for granted, I have a really blessed life and need to life every day remembering that.
*I am grateful that I am about to get married to a wonderful guy! He treats me wonderful, and look forward to our future. We have also been blessed to be able to purchase our first home (Again, with wonderful parents giving us a great deal on our new home) and that is something great. At this point in my life, I certainly thought I wouldn't have been able to purchase a home.
*I am grateful to have people in my life that help to guide me in the right direction. Sometimes I have a difficult time making my mind up about things, I always know that there is someone I can go to that knows exactly what I am thinking, and what to say, and "what direction" to push me in! :)
*I am grateful to have my health, and to be able to do a lot of things that many people can take for granted on a daily basis. One of my bridesmaids, her husband recently did something and it inspired me. He donated bone marrow. This is something that can be pretty painful, but it is also something, that would be a true blessing to give to someone else. I think I would want to be able to do something like that myself, and it would be a great thing to do, not only for myself, but for someone who really needed the assistance. I also am grateful that I have my health to do daily activities, simple things like "walking" that some people need assistance with. I want to try to find some location in King George where I can volunteer my time to help those in need, possibly elderly individuals still living at home. Simple things for me, like "checking the mail" that can be really hard for someone that needs the assistance, would be a great thing to do for people. I really would love to go to homes, and try to help, even if it's just an hour of a day.
Anyways, just wanted to express my feelings for the day. Here recently, I have been reflecting a lot more on things....and really don't want to take ANYTHING forgranted.
*What I love
*My husband Scott
*My Mom, Dad, and Sis
*My stepson Matthew
*Weight Watchers Diet
*Laughing until I cry
*Going on trips
*Anything Coach or Tiffanys
*Thunderstorms in the Summertime
*Life in General
*Carl's Ice Cream
*Tropical Smoothie Cafe
*Ultimate White Cake
*A nice glass of wine (or 3)
*Memories of my grandparents