I’m going back to my first year of blogging for today’s rewind piece!! It’s always so incredible looking back at the pieces that started this blog! The photos are obviously not the most amazing quality, but that was when I was using my point and click and before I even owned an iPhone.
Original post date: 6/21/10
The Before Look: (Click here for full project steps and original post!)
My $1 dress, after a little cutting and pasting, turned out looking like the below.
The After Look:
For the second wear, I switched it up a bit.
Check out the newly styled look…
Today I’m doing a post with Target and their new Cartwheel app. Now I tend to use Target as my go-to for everything – cosmetics, check. Groceries, check. Project supplies, check. Clothes, check. You name it, I’ve gotten it at Target. There happens to be one right down the street from me, so instead of having major weekly hauls there, I just go when I need something. Like at 10pm when my printer cartridge bails (blerg, printer cartridge) or if I just want a medley of fro-yo, thank you notes, daily multi-vitamins, and holiday decorations, like you do.
Their new app called Cartwheel is an all-in-one coupon database that doesn’t involve any coupon clipping. Basically, you sort through the categories of items you’re shopping for (there are over 700 available offers that are constantly changing!), choose the Target coupons that you’re interested in, and then as easy as that, they’re all saved in your passbook.
Because they only work for in-store purchases, when you’re ready to check out, open the app, show the barcode that is unique to you to the checker, and then the savings are automatically deducted. You can access Cartwheel through your desktop or tablet as well and then print out your barcode and bring into the store to use if that’s an easier option!
For those coupon clippers (I’m so envious of you!) you can still use the app on top of the coupons you clip – just extra cash back!
I had my cooking club this week and needed to pick up ingredients for The Barefoot Contessa’s baked cinnamon donuts that I’m making (along with Mexican hot chocolate…images and post to come!). So I piled up a bunch of offers from flour to sugar and chocolate…
…and then flashed my barcode to the checker when I left. It really couldn’t have been any easier to save a little bit of change!
So let’s get down to the nitty gritty. Target is hosting a fab contest with all the participating blogs giving away a $1,000 Target GiftCard®! $1000, wahoo! Just let me know in the comments below what you’d spend your Target bucks on if you win? I’d love for the winner to be one of you guys, so leave a comment below and get in it to win it! I’d do a little necessities stocking up (contact solution, fo sho), then hit the accessories (I always find the cutest bags) section, before a quick stroll down the cosmetics aisle for a new hair dryer. That would just be on trip #1
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I love the holidays and I love all the gifting associated with them (picking out and wrapping gifts is my favorite thing to do!), but I’m not going to lie…it’s definitely a bit overwhelming! I make sure I include everyone on the list from the BFFs, the family membz, and the UPS dudes, to the Secret Santa/white elephant partygoers, and it is a lot.
To alleviate some of the gifting stresses this season, I’ve been getting my DIY on, crafting gifts like a madwoman!! I’m going to show all the projects here on a fun “12 Days of Easy DIY’s” and the best part is that they’re $5 and less. Woo hoo, they’re totally budget friendly and easy which puts a big smile on my face! Let’s begin!
On the 1st day of DIY my true love gave to me. A partridge in a (pair of gloves) tree!
DAY 1: Metallic Pom Pom Gloves
I LOVE this project because it not only picks up on the pom pom trend…
…but it adds a little bit of holiday glamour to the wardrobe! Keep reading to find out how to make these easy gloves!
So today’s remake wasn’t originally a “remake” because it was in really great condition…so I thought. I went down to San Diego for the Chargers/Broncos game yesterday and toted this piece along with me to wear. I was in the company of Broncos fans, so I thought I’d cheer along with them in shades of orange. I borrowed a Denver Broncos t-shirt to don and thought this piece would complement it nicely. Who doesn’t love a little orange polka-dot business?
I was so excited to have a little cover up (for cooler temps and sun blockage issues) until I saw these.
HOLES!! There were a few on the back and one big one on the shoulder. I got this piece a few months ago and washed it right away, however I must have just missed these little suckers. Luckily for me, I always come prepared with some needles and thread in the purse. (I know, it’s nuts, however if you ever run into me and are having a wardrobe malfunction, guess who’s gonna get you out of it?? Needles, thread, safety pins, double stick tape…you need it, I got it!) So, I got stitching…