Archive for Money Savers
Here are my latest creations. I hade two mothers of twins who wanted hats for their twin girls.
Newborn OWL hat!!!! This one has a velcro closure. $25 plus $3 shipping
I have just discovered the neatest site and had to share it!!!! You know I am interested in trying to keep the world a little cleaner… what is better than passing on clothes your kids have grown out of and getting the next size from someone else!!!!????
Thredup is a site where you can do this. You pack up a box of gently used clothes your child has grown out of. You group them by size. Then, after you list them, someone chooses them. You print off the label and send it to them. No charge to you! Then, you can choose a box for your own child. You pay shipping and receive it whithin about a week! It is so awesome!!!!
Go to http://www.thredup.com to check it out!!!!
I just ordered my first box this morning and listed 4 while the kids were in rest time. I can’t wait to get the box for Zane! It has 3 hoodie sweatshirts, some pants, and some long sleeved t-shirts! A few boxes and they will be set! Plus, I don’t have to drag the kids to the store, I save money, and I am recycling!!!!
Yes, I am making another post about some pesky pests… but this one is a tip!
First, did you know fruit flies hatch in under 48 hours? Also, one fly can lay about 300 eggs!!!!! Finally, they come in on your fruit… as eggs in the peel. Pretty gross.
Anyway, like many people who have fresh fruit and vegetables, fruit flies seem to run rampant as soon as summer begins. They have been a thorn in my side for years. I tried many different “natural” solutions, but no luck… UNTIL…
Put a piece of fruit (bananas work great) in the bottom of a glass or clean jar (not pickle jar because the odor lingers and the flies won’t be attracted. Then, put plastic wrap over the top of the glass. Make sure it is smoothly sealed down. Then, poke a few holes in the top with a pencil or knife. The flies can crawl in, but can’t figure out how to get out! Just make sure you empty the jar out and start over every other day… before new ones hatch.
The first day we had hundreds!!!! Now, there aren’t any flying around and there are very few going into the glass. Pretty cool!!!!
I have posted a bit about my little Angel’s glasses, but not about my own. I have had glasses since my first year of college. I am far sighted… but I rarely wore them. I hated having them slide down my nose and the way they made the grown look uneven to me. Each year I would wear them for a week or 2 when allergy season arrived. Other than that, they gathered dust unless we went to an occassional movie.
So, a few months ago my right eye started twitching. It did it constantly. Finally, I gave in and started wearing my glasses full time… and the twitch went away!!!! However, after a few weeks, I started getting headaches. I rubbed my eyes constantly. It was hard to take care of the kids as my patience would wear as my headaches grew during the passing of the day.
Finally, I decided I couldn’t wait any longer. It had been about 4-5 years since my last exam. (Yes, if you calculate, you will realize in that time I got married, changed jobs, went through fertility treatments, went through an infant loss, and had twins! lol) Low and behold, my prescription had changed. My left eye had gotten much worse, my right slightly better, and I had developed an astigmatism.
So, I tried on about 100 pairs of glasses and came up with this pair. A little bold and hip, but not too crazy. The price, however, was crazy. I did get them to bring the price down some (never hurts to ask). However, they were 6 times what I would have spent on zennioptical.com (a favorite place to get glasses!!!). I justified it… because after putting them on I felt immediately better!!!!!
WHAT?!!!! You chose to take care of yourself? Am I reading this correctly?!
Yep. Don’t do it very often. In addition, I nearly backed down and took them back!!!!! However, DH really wanted me to keep them. He said they look great and could be my Valentine gift. I’m thinking they should be my Birthday gift too! lol (I admit, it’s hard to spend money on myself).
Anyway, I bought something for me. Something I needed… but for me. One step for wondertwinsmom… one giant leap for women everywhere! lol
Up-cycle, recycle, and down-cycle are all ways of making old materials into new ones. Up-cycle means turning something into something better. With money being tight, I’m trying to focus on making things we can use out of old things around the house or things I find at Goodwill or similar used item stores.
So, my first one I’m going to share are Bree’s new curtains!!!!! I found some fairly bright curtains at goodwill. I think I paid about $2 for the pair. I used some fabric paint and some stencils to turn them into something FABULOUS!!!!!! She loves her new curtains! And they really add some “girly” decor to her room!
I got this e-mail today and wanted to pass it on! I have gotten a few nursing covers from them as gifts. They are cute, compact, and easy to use/see your LO. This is such an awesome deal… I just HAD to pass it on!!!!!
Promo code ($45 nursing gift sets for $5!)
I wanted to wish you a Happy New Year and give you a promo code for 90% off on our 3 piece gift sets which include the Udder Cover™ nursing cover of your choice, a matching Milk Bands™ breastfeeding bracelet and 2 pairs of 5 ply washable 100% cotton breast pads!
If you’re not currently nursing, you probably know someone who is or shortly will be! They make great baby shower gifts! We are running a promotion where you can get any of our 3 piece gift sets (regular price $46) for only $5 + S&H.
The code is “thanks”.
Go to www.uddercovers.com , click on “Shop Now”, scroll down to the gift sets, select the one you would like and you will automatically be repositioned to the center of the page where you can enter in the promo code! Type in thanks and it will bring your product total to $5! We are not sure how long this promotion can last. You can use the code more than once - you just have to open a new browser/window to do so.
This promotion gives you 1 giftset for $5 + S&H! This promotion code is valid once per transaction, so you can order as many times as you would like! Thanks again for your earlier purchase and have a Happy New Year!
Bree is pretty much potty trained. However, only if she is wearing a diaper or pull-up. Yep, you heard me right. Dry 24/7… She NEVER pee’s in a diaper or pull-up but has an accident or 2 a day when wearing panties. Strange, I know.
So, I was talking to another twin mom, Dawn. She said swim diapers are WASHABLE!!!!! Wait… WHAT???!!! Yep, she assures me they can be thrown in the laundry and washed! I had no idea! How do we not know this?! Think how much money and waste could be saved if people knew this??!!!!!
That’s why I am passing on this little tip! It is too big to not share!
This may also be the key to not wasting money on pull-ups! (Yes, I have tried the cloth/lined trainers… she can still make them leak). So, I’m going to try having her use the swim diapers and WASH them!!! Cross your fingers for us!
Check out my friend’s blog. She has directions on how to get a FREE udder cover!!!!!!
You just have to pay shipping… that’s a real deal!!!!