Friday, December 31, 2010

2010 in pictures....

Since I didn't start this blog till September of this year....I thought I would share with my lovely followers, some of the things I did this year in pictures
Happy New Years Eve!!

{Mt Rainier Washington}
{Mary Taylor~our niece is born}


Cant wait to see what 2011 brings!!

See y'all next year!

Monday, December 27, 2010

CSN store GIVEAWAY!!!!

I'm so excited to be able to offer another giveaway!!!
It's a $35 gift code to
CSN stores.

You can use it to purchase anything at their 200+ online stores
and I mean literally ANYTHING!!

I've been crushing on these

 How to enter:

{1}  Become a follower of *Keepin it Thrifty*

{2} Visit CSN and tell me what your crushing on! ;)

**Extra Entry's**

Blog about this giveaway on your blog

Like me on FACEBOOK
*on the right hand side of my blog*

Post about my giveaway on your FACEBOOK

Tweet about this on TWITTER

**Make sure you post a comment for each one with a link
and leave your email!!

**Also its only open to US and Canada
sorry this is for shipping reasons

*~Giveaway will end Sunday Jan, 2 @ 12 noon EST~*

Good Luck Everyone!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas....GIVEAWAY starting tomorrow!

I hope Everyone had a
Merry Christmas

My Christmas this year was PERFECT!
We had SNOW!..all day a total of about 7inches!
Taylor surprised me with a
CIRCUT expression!!
I'm so excited and can't wait to use it
a industrial strength glue gun!
**now I will burn the house down

What was YOUR favorite gift you received this year??

**just a little note:  Starting tomorrow I will be doing a
for $35 dollar gift code to
CSN stores

remember back when I had my first giveaway?
if not click here.... tells more about CSN

thanks guys!
Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Tacky Christmas Card

Hey everyone! Can you believe Christmas is almost HERE!
I'm soo excited..I love the holidays and spending time with my family

Over the weekend Taylor and I decided to start a new tradition
Tacky Christmas!!!

Found a few tacky sweaters and got a little picture happy!
We loved them soo much we decided to send out a few Christmas Cards

Here is a sneak peak....

Merry Christmas!!

too cute huh??

I used
ordered online and printed in 1hr and picked them up in-store that night
I also got 25% off my order
just use code: HURRY25

We used this card..but which picture??

It's a surprise
I will post as soon as all my
family and friends receive them!

Happy Holidays!!!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

{DIY} Gift Wrap.....Martha Stewart Style!

Check out these lovely gift wrapping ideas

                    View Image

Button Gift Wrap

I can't pick a favorite....I love them ALL!!

See one you like?? click on the name and a tutorial is shown on her website!

Enjoy and I hope everyone has a great day


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

V8 Ambition Giveaway!!!

Hey guys!!
remember when I told ya about  V8 Ambition {etsy shop}
My lovely friend Lauren is offering a giveaway!!!


wanna win this??

here is how you enter:
1. Become a follower of The Elephant's Trunk

2. Visit.....

& tell about your favorite item in the shop.
3. Tweet about this giveaway 
4. Post about this giveaway
4 easy ways to win a cute wine cork
be sure to comment on Lauren's blog...not mine
click here
and tell her Andrea @ *Keepin it Thrifty* sent ya! ;)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Snowy weekend and FUN!

Taylor and I had a blast on Sunday!
Since I'm  NOT off on Sundays like normal people, we did manage to head up the
mountain to see fresh snow and to try out ice skating! the time we ate,did some SHOPPING
we had missed the ice skating session! ;(
I was totally bummed...but that gives us more reason to go back!
I did manage to take a few pic for ya!
hope you all had a great weekend
now its back to

Weekend FUN

{jacket..hat...and scarf are all new}

jacket: $99  *TjMaxx
hat: $6 *Rugged Wearhouse  **I'm in loove with it!**
 scarf: free! **Handmade by the lovely Leatha

fresh snow!!
up the mountain we go!

Hope y'all have a great week!

<3 Andrea

Saturday, December 11, 2010

A few new ornaments and a ipad!

Hey everyone! hope y'all have a great weekend!
Tomorrow Taylor is taking me up the mountain to go ice skating!!
I'm super excited bout that...and possible SNOW is in the forecast!

Hopefully I will have some great pictures to post for you all!

This week I got a new toy!!....Taylor surprised me with a Ipad!
I am in looove with this thing!

YES I manged to put the ipad down for a few minutes to craft up
a few new "handmade" ornaments for the tree

take a look!

{pipecleaners and dollar tree jewel}

{Love...jeweled flower}

So easy and simple...and they made great fillers for my tree ;)


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

15% off V8 Ambition {Etsy Store}

Today im featuring my friend Lauren's Etsy store...she has great items for sale and was so kind enough to let my readers get 15% off! Be sure to stop by and take a look!
Hello everyone! Happy Holidays :)
I wanted to let all my readers know about a speacial I'm offering on my Etsy stores for the holidays! At checkout if you type the code "HOLIDAY" at checkout I will take 15% off your order. This is my way of saying thank you and Happy Holidays.
Here is a little taste of some of the items I offer:

I LOVE everything she has....I cant wait to get my wine cork and bracelet!!!

Thanks Lauren!!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

{Diy} Handmade Ornaments for the Christmas Tree!

It's December 1st and our Christmas Tree is up and decorated!
This year I went with the red/white combo
and all the ornaments are handmade by ME!

Here's a few quick pics
I'll post tutorials later on how to make a few of them!

{Yarn Balls}

{Baby Pom~Poms}

{Yarn Candy Canes}

{Scrabble Initial Tiles}

{Our Christmas Tree}

**Sorry for the bad quality photos  I uploaded them from my Blackberry**

and YES that is a mini year I'm crossing my fingers for a real tree and
hopefully a new home!

Cant wait to see every ones Christmas projects!!


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