The Limited Buy 1 Get 1 Free Sale

Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Limited is having a sale where you can buy a jacket, pant or skirt and get one free. That's like getting two jackets, pants, or skirts for 1/2 price.

Also, The Limited announced on Facebook that if they reach 300,000 fans that they will send out a reward to their fans.

Easter Dress Possibilities

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Easter is coming up in a month. It may be hard to find that perfect Easter Dress. Here are a couple options:

Fine Focus Dress: $44.99

Sea Breeze: $98

Shower Curtains

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

I used to get vinyl shower curtain liners for my bathroom, but they were hard to clean and easily got moldy. When we stayed at a hotel a few months ago, I noticed that they had a fabric shower curtain liner. I quickly switched to fabric shower curtain liners, which can easily be thrown in the washer and dryer. Fabric shower curtains eliminate soaking vinyl curtains in bleach, wiping them off and then hanging up a wet curtain.

Handling Dishes

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

My husband's parents rinse all of the dishes and prep them for the dishwasher even if the dishwasher is full or already running. The dishes get neatly stacked on the counter. I've starting doing the same thing and found that's it's easier to get to the sink when it's not piled high with dishes, dishes are easier to clean if you rinse them right away, and it makes loading the dishwasher easier. What are some of your tips for making cleaning dishes easier?

Train your Brain

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Lumosity offers a training program through games that can help train your brain and see what areas you excel at. There's a full program that you can do for a monthly fee or a limited program that you can do for free. You can choose what areas you want to focus on. I've picked all of them: memory, speed, flexibility, attention and problem solving. It might seem silly, but it seems like I am improving in some areas.

Shabby Apple Giveaways

Monday, February 18, 2013

Shabby Apple offers some cute and modest dresses. Here are some sweepstakes for a free gift card that other blogs are running. Check it out!

Crunchy Beach Mama
Mommy to Elodie
Behold the Metatron
A Mom's Balancing Act
Naptime Creations
Yesterday's Sweethearts

Reusing Sponges

Friday, February 15, 2013

Oftentimes my sponges (with the scrubber tops) get gross pretty quickly from doing the dishes and it gets costly to keep throwing them out and getting new ones, so I've been recleaning them for reuse. I rinse them out and then place them on the top rack of the dishwasher. After running them through the dishwasher, most of the time, they come out looking like a brand new sponge. The sponges will stay pretty damp from the dishwasher, but if you leave it out, it can dry out. I've also placed them in the clothes washer and dryer before.

Free Tangy Jumbo Shrimp

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

February 13, 2013, Panda Express is offering Free Tangy Jumbo Shrimp if you go to one of their restaurant locations with this coupon. My husband and I usually both print out a coupon and then go to Panda Express and order separately. If it's something I can't eat, I usually give him my serving too. It's a great way to get free food and try something new.

How to Find Things to Do

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Oftentimes, it's hard to get out of a rut and try something new and different. This past weekend, my husband and I branched out and went kayaking in the lake by downtown Austin. That was the first time we went and it was a lot of fun and great exercise. We saw hurons, ducks and other birds swimming in the water.It was also neat to see the skyscrapers by the lake. The cost for kayaking was quite reasonable too. We went through Groupon and got a voucher for up to 54% off and if you you go to ebates first, you can earn 3% back on your groupon purchases. Groupons offers a cheap and inexpensive ways to have fun and try something new.

*Here's the groupon we used.

Downeast Basics Pintrest Contest

Monday, February 11, 2013

Downeast Basics announced a pintrest contest today. The contest runs until March 5th and if you enter, you can have a chance to win a $500 gift card. Here are the contest details.

Downeast Basics have a lot of cute spring clothes this season. Here are a few of my favorites:

The Fields Forever Top that you can wear with a pair of jeans or a skirt.

The Leafy Tree Top Skirt has adorable buttons on the front.

The Picket Fence Top would look great with the Leafy Tree Top Skirt.

Made With Love By The Dutch Lady Designs