Thursday, July 28, 2011

July Sponsor GIVEAWAY!!!

Are you ready for this month's GIVEAWAY?
First off I want to say a big thank you to
 Denise from Fluttering Creations.
Her shop is so unique and thrifty, and she is just a sweetheart to work with!
You have been a wonderful sponsor.

Winner will receive this 
 whimsical blue, green & brown floral pattern necklace.

How to Enter:
Tell me what your favorite thing about summer is!
**Mine is going to yard sales ;)**

Follow my blog *Keepin it Thrifty*
Follow me on Facebook
Follow Fluttering Creations on Facebook
Follow me on Twitter
Blog, Tweet or post about this to Facebook 

**Make sure you leave a separate comment for each one you do**
And tag me in your mentions.

Giveaway will end on Sunday July 31 @ 12am EST

Winner will be announced on Monday!

Good Luck !

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Handbag #2

Happy Wednesday!

I've been busy this week, sewing and thrifting.
I finished another one of these bags Monday. Yesterday I went thrifting at Goodwill, 
I'm excited to show you what I found.

Are you tired of my handbags yet? 
I hope not because, I* might* be slightly addicted to making them. 
They are so cute & easy to make, I'm working on my{third}one now.

Here is the one I finished on Monday.
See what you think.

**Fabric- I found this at a Yard Sale**
Seriously I did, I even tweeted about it 2 weeks ago!
I also found some black and white striped fabric too.
I got {2} HUGE rolls of fabric for $10.
The black fabric I bought from Hobby Lobby for super cheap!

**Pattern- I used this pattern made by

What ya think?

If I can make these...YOU can too!!

ps. Are you ready for this months giveaway? 
It's a super cute bottle cap necklace from 
July Sponsor
Giveaway starts this Thursday!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Etsy Sponsors & Shops

Happy Monday!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! 

Today I'm featuring sponsors and wonderful Etsy shops.

My July sponsor is Fluttering Creations.
Fluttering Creations specializes in bottle cap accessories. 
These are so wonderful for
 birthday party's, showers, & gifts.

Click HERE to see more! 
Don't forget to use the coupon code and get 10% off.

July Sponsor Coupon Code

My friend Lauren from The Elephant's Trunk is 
having a HUGE painting sale.

Vino Wall Art $15

All wine blooms are $6

Stop by Lauren's shop and take advantage of these prices!

My good friend Andrea from Bubblewrapp'd 
just added new blocks to her shop.

Take a look.

Believe You Can. Home Decor.
Believe you can $5

Life Is Beautiful. Home Decor.
Life is beautiful  $5 

Amazing right? 
I love all of these wonderful shops! Be sure to stop by 
and check out all the thrifty prices!

 Do you have a Etsy shop that you would like for me to feature?
If so, leave me a link below and I'll check it out!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Thrifty Thursday Outfits--Summer Colors

I should of posted this yesterday for WIWW {What I Wore Wednesday}

But I was just way to busy yesterday to blog, so I'm posting today.

Thrifty Thursday

One of the things I love about summer is all of the bright colors you can wear.
Hot pinks, oranges, yellow, lime green.
Check out some of the thrifty summer outfits I wore this week.

I wore this outfit for running errands.

* Shirt--Hot pink-Goodwill $3.75*
*Shorts--Gap-Goodwill $3.00*

New Dress
I wore this to a family cookout

*Dress--$5 Goodwill {new with tags}

My new handbag I made HERE goes perfect with it

Me and my sister rocking the hot pink and orange.

**Once again sorry for the photo quality**
Having to take it with my cell phone
till I get a new camera charger.

What do you like to wear in the summer??


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

My First Handbag & Free Pattern

Have you ever been so anxious or intimidated by a project before?
Well, this was me this week!
Like I said here, patterns and handbags intimidate me.
I have always wanted to make a one, just been to scared to try.
I took a leap of faith this week and tried out this pattern.

I just want to say a big thanks to Sara over at Craft Snob
and Donna from Sewing Mends The Soul for this free pattern.

I was very pleased with this tutorial.
It was very easy to read, I had no problems
following the step-by-step instructions.
If you looking for handbag pattern,  I highly recommend doing this one!
You will be very pleased with the results. I know I was.

Take a look at my

I absolutely love my new bag!

**Fabric from Hancock Fabrics--$2.50 yd
no joke this fabric was on CLEARANCE!**

**I found coordinating fabric to match the inside and top band
also on CLEARANCE for $2.50**

**Bought 2 yards of interfacing at Hobby Lobby for $1.99 yd**

With the help of my MIL we made this amazing handbag.
So many people have told me that it looks like a Vera Bradley.

What do you all think??

**If you do decide to give this a try please let me know.
I would love to see & feature your creation! **

I'm linking up here!!


Monday, July 18, 2011

Done Is Better Than Perfect...

Happy Monday!!

I just wanted to say thank you everyone for all the sweet comments
on my professional wedding pictures.
You really know how to make a girl feel special.

Sorry for the lack of posting, my mother in law has been down 
and we have been crafting everyday.

I did make a handbag and I can't wait to show you all!
I'll post about it tomorrow!

This pretty much sums up how I feel about it!.

ps. don't forget to go check out my July Sponsor.

Get all you personalized necklace, magnets & cupcake toppers.

Custom Bottle Cap Cupcake Toppers -  Set of 12 - Birthday and Other Events
Set of 12 for $10---- here

plus get 10% off your purchase just use 
the code below!

July Sponsor Coupon Code

Have a great day!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

**My Professional Wedding Pictures***

Yep! It's true. My professional wedding pictures have arrived.
I'm so thrilled.
They were everything I hoped for and more.
I'm obsessed with them.
I now know the meaning of the saying...
"A picture is worth a thousand words."
Words cant describe the feeling I get when I look at my photos.
I have to give a big THANK YOU to
Katie is the one who took these amazing shots on my wedding day.
I highly recommend her if you in the North Carolina area!
She is amazing, and so fun to work with.

Now for some teasers...

Amazing right?

I'm so glad I could share with y'all my special day!
It truly is one i'll never forget...

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sew Cute--Free Patterns To Try

This week my mother in law is coming down to
 spend time with Taylor and I.
I love it when she comes down, we have such a great time!
I figured I would have a a few things for us to try and make while she is down.
I'll admit, I'm a little nervous when it comes to sewing and patterns.
I've pinned a few things for us to try and make.
Take a look.

I'm such a sucker for free patterns.
I thought I would give this a shot. Plus ill have my MIL here to
help if I have any questions.
Download your FREE pattern here

I'm really excited to try this! Looks so simple.
I just found fabric Saturday at a Yard Sale!
Fingers crossed I can do this.

Here is a step by step tutorial on how to make a tank top dress.
I love this, I have a few tank top dresses myself 
and I would love to try and make one!

Can you believe this is made from left over scraps?
This would be perfect for my couch. 
Step by step tutorial available. 

Are you good at sewing & reading patterns?
I would love some advice!

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