Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Sneak Peek At My Wedding Favors

This week I have been BUSY!
Sorry guys for the lack of posting, Me and Taylor had to travel up to WV to pick out
our wedding bands, HUGE SUCCESS!
I'm so glad that's done, now to show you what else I've been up to.
I found the perfect wedding favors for our wedding, goes with the "rustic, tree theme"
I hope you guys like

Wedding Favors

Perfect huh? I THINK SO! I'm super thrilled I found this, and it's something my guest
will be able to use and plant after my wedding.

Personalized Hershey Kisses

I love these cute personalized Hershey kisses, all I have to do is buy the
kisses and apply the stickers! Super easy DIY craft.

Wedding Invites

Wedding Invitation Sample, Custom design with Love Birds in a Tree, RSVP card, coordinating envelopes, Brown and Peach color scheme SAMPLE
Wedding Invitation Sample, Custom design with Love Birds in a Tree, RSVP card, coordinating envelopes, Brown and Peach color scheme SAMPLE

I have decided to go with THESE beautiful invites.

Personalized Wedding Thumb Tree Poster with Love birds in a tree, Personalized with your names, initials, date and your wedding colors, 11x14
And have THIS wedding thumb print tree personalized.
with coral birdies

Both are from the same Etsy shop

What do you guys think??

I wanna know what kinda wedding favors
you all used/are using at your wedding!!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Ok first time ever blogging from my phone,but when I'm not blogging I'm on Twitter If you wanna see what I'm
Up to,stop by and tweet with me. I'm Loving the social network

My Twitter is @KeepinItThrifty

Leave a comment with your Twitter and ill follow you too :)

Can't wait to start tweetin with you peeps. He he he

I'm up in WV today gettin our wedding bands and seeing Taylor's family

Hope yall have a great day

XoXo Andrea

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Featured Blogger: Northwoods Loves {Etsy} & {Tutorial}

I'm so excited to introduce yall to a new fav blog I stumbled upon.
Northwoods Loves, Greta's blog and etsy shop is AMAZING

Take it away Greta....


[NorthwoodsLoves Blog --follow me!]
[Etsy Shop --favorite me!]
[Facebook --like me!]
[Twitter --follow me!]

I hope everyone takes advantage of the 10% off!!!

I am in love with her headbands & cozies!! 

Thanks Greta you were AWESOME!!!!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Guest Blogger: Meet Bella from Bella Before And After

I'm so excited to be the GUEST BLOGGER
today over @
Bella Before and After.

I want to introduce you to Bella.
I've been following her blog for a while 
now and i just love all the crafty things she has going on.
Bella...take it away

Hey Keeping it Thrifty readers, I'm so happy to be here today. Thanks Andrea for letting me say hi to your readers. 

My name is Bella ~ Isabella~ and I am the one behind the blog:
I started on this blogging journey in August of 2010. After being a SAHM for 12 years, it started getting to me. I needed something to call my own, other than my kids, lol. Getting a job, unfortunately is out of the question for now, as my kids need me WAY to much, even more so as they get older. Plus being mommy is my number one joy, and duty in life, right now.

I am Romanian, born in Transylvania, came to the U.S. when I was just a baby, lived in California for a good 20 years, (Orange County) and now live in the south (sigh) with my husband who is from India, and 3 kiddos, who range in age from almost 12 to almost 4, with an almost 7 princess in the middle. I love to cook, and have learned quite a lot of Indian food, of course Romanian food, and I grew up loving Mexican food. I like to blog about food, and share recipes with my readers. I'm particularly passionate about organic, non processed home cooked meals.

Some HOT Kerala Indian fish curry, Bella style!!

Some crazy good BRICK Chicken!!

Savarine, a delicious Romanian pastry!!

Did I mention we make cakes too?
You can check us out on Facebook, for more cake designs!!

I also love to craft, and love to create, and LOVE to save money, and hopefully save the earth a little too, by trying to reuse things I already have, and upcycle other peoples trash. My most favorite kind of craft involves recycling products, and not spending money.

Contact paper is AWESOME!!

Come see how I grow my own pineapple plant.

Trying to organize my pantry, at least it's clean now, hehe.

The girls and I love doing mehndi for fun.

Check out how I created a flower bed for my garden.
I also host a weekly party called 
I've worked really hard at redesigning my blog so I can FEATURE my top 10 every week, on my SIDEBAR, the whole week. It's a great way to be seen, by the masses, hehe ( I wish), but ONE day, I will be big, and you will BEG to be featured on my blog. Until then I do it happily and love helping out new bloggers, because after all, I'm still learning myself, and support is key to growth. 

I love all my followers, and have made some wonderful friends, bloggy friends, and look forward to getting to know you too.

So come on over and see how I clean my stove with my shampoo!

And check out how I cut MY OWN HAIR!

I really hope you enjoyed my post today! I loved sharing with you.

Come say hi to me on facebook, or twitter!!
Don't forget to join me at my weekly party. 
Thanks Andrea for having me, I had so much fun!

Everyone make sure you stop by Bellas blog and show me some comment LOVE

Hope yall have a wonderful WEEKEND!!!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Blog Swap: Truly Lovely fun fleece blanket {tutorial}

Hey Everyone!
I have been so busy with my wedding, that i haven't really
been posting as much here lately I totally apologize!
Yesterday was 2 months exactly till i say I DO!
Time is flying by!!

I want you to meet Kassi, she is sharing a fun tutorial with you all
today. Kassi take it away girl....

Hello Lovely again lovely Keepin it Thrifty readers!!
I am so thrilled to be blog swapping here with the lovely Andrea today!

If you're really missing your daily Andrea fix, she's posting over on my blog, Truly Lovely! You can check that out here!
Until then... I'm Kassi from Truly Lovely!

That's me! :)
You might remember me from the guest post I did here on my Bride Bag a week or two ago! Remember this??
If not, you can read more about my sister and I 
AND our blog by clicking that lovely little button down there. :)
Truly Lovely
Today I would like to share a ANOTHER SUPER EASY tutorial with you!!
A fun fleece blanket!!

The materials needed are:
2 yards of fleece fabric
1 package of coordinating satin blanket binding
Coordinating yarn
Coordinating sewing thread
Yarn Needle
Sewing Machine


In this case I went with zebra fabric and all red coordinating materials.

First trim your fleece fabric of any uneven edges or those funky white labeled edges... You know what I'm talking about... :)

Then, using the Yarn Needle, stitch your thread down the two length sides of your fabric like so... I spaced each stitch about a half an inch apart...


Next you'll pin and trim your satin binding to the two width sides (the two shorter sides)... The binding will have a fold down the middle, simply line that fold up with the edge of your fabric, making sure it's centered so there's an even amount of binding on both sides...


Fold over the edges of the binding to make your four corners and pin those as well. You can either trim or fold the extra binding inside to make your corner.


Once you have the binding pinned onto both sides, get out the sewing machine. I used red thread to match the binding...

If you sew really well, you can use a varying color of thread for added pop!!! I don't so much... SO matching thread hides my inexperienced sewing skills. :)
(I'm a little addicted to zebra print... can you tell?!?)


Simply sew the binding to the fleece pulling pins as you go.

And TaDA!!!! A SUPER EASY fleece blanket made by you!
They make great baby gifts, or gifts for friends or family!! :)


Hope you enjoyed my tutorial!!

We would love it if you would pop over to Truly Lovely to say hi!
AND if you like what you see we would LOVE a follow! :)
Hope to see you there!!

for allowing us to share with you all today!!!

I encourage everyone to stop by and visit Kassi blog today!

Hope you have a wonderful day!!!

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