Sunday, March 17, 2013

Getting ready for Spring

Sadly we haven't had much of a winter here. I didn't even get to wear sweaters or sweatshirts, what does that tell you? I was totally bummed, because Winter is my most favorite season. BOO TEXAS AND YOUR WARMISH WINTER! At any rate, I am moving on to Spring hoping that it is a nice cool Spring.

I loved to change out my home decor, wardrobe, scents for each season. So today I wanted I wanted to share with you a little mini Bath and Body Works Spring haul.

Before I start I want to let you know if you have a Bath and Body Works Outlet, get there! They have all of the regular products a normal store would have on top of loads more! They have some amazing EVERYDAY sales that I totally took advantage of the other day.

Ok so onto the haul!

Quick over view of everything I bought.

Let's take a closer look. I LOVE the foaming handsoaps that B&BW has, especially when I can get them for a couple of bucks a piece. These scents are all light and perfect for Spring.

Nectarine Mint and Wild Honeysuckle

Tropical Papaya and Vanilla Berry Sorbet- I was a little unsure of these two thinking they would be SUPER sweet, but they aren't.

Candles... They had their 2 for $20 sale on all of their current 3 wick candles. HOWEVER, they also had 3 wick candles that were on a $7.99 sale.... WHAT? Yes, that's what I said, $7.99. So I picked up 3 that are perfect for Spring going into Summer!

White Sand, Verbena Waters and Raspberry Sun Tea. All 3 are very light scents.

Then I picked up a few mini candles for 99 cents each. I got 2 of each scent since I have a set of matching holders for these little guys.

Coco Lobo, Hot Buttered Rum and White Barn. These were some of the winter and last Summer scents. I also got a bulldog Scentportable for my car. Why a bulldog, well I went to California State University, Fresno, home of Time Out the bulldog. Gotta represent!

The last thing I got is this glass bottle of lotion. It was originally $25 and I got it for $6. It smells like a day spa. The lotion is very light and easy to rub into the skin without it being oily or sticky.

Well there ya go. My house and skin are all ready for Spring.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Watermelon Cutting 101

So I have discovered an amazing way to cut up a watermelon. I am telling you it is awesome and less work that the traditional way of chopping it up. Thanks to a friend of mine who I was chatting with online yesterday. I tried it, and boy oh boy was she right, so awesome.

Here are the steps with pictures, you're welcome.
*I am using a watermelon knife I got at my grocery store for like $6 and it came with a blade protector.

First cut the top and bottom of the watermelon off. This makes it easier to cut up.

Next start your sharp knife at the top of the watermelon rhine and just follow the line cutting all the way down the side. Don't worry if you don't get it all. You can go back after you have finished and clean it up.

Once you've gone all the way around the melon go back and clean it up, cutting off the parts you missed.

See didn't waste any of the melon really.

Now cut it how you like. Here's how I cut mine.

Cut the melon in half and slice into wedges.

Turn the melon and slice the other direction.

And there ya go. Sliced watermelon, simple and sweet! Please let me know if you tried this and how it worked out for you!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Deals and Steals

So you know I have 2 sweet as can be Lab dogs.


and Pudge

In our town home our laundry room is also home to our dogs' food and water bowls. The wall has been bare for almost 2 years and I am just now getting around to putting something up that I found at Kohl's yesterday for $5.

I need to get a few more things to put on the wall, maybe a little dog bone on each side?

HOORAY for great deals!

Willow|House MEGA SEALS

So I was checking out the Willow|House Outlet and they have some AWESOME SALES going on right now. I ordered a few things, and got some GREAT steals!

Go check em out here.

Crafty Cuteness- Easter

I wanted to do something for my little cousins for Easter since I am so far away from them. I, as always decided to go to Pinterest to find something cute I could make. I found this great pattern for these cute as can be bunny bags. Here's the link if you want to check it out! Bunny Bags.

Here are how mine turned out!

I am on Spring Break this week and I wanted to have a little Spring/Easter goodie for them when we go back on Monday. So I went to Target and looked around the dollar section and found these goodies. Cute little bunny bags, note books and pens (2 for $1). I'm going to sneak into the teacher's room on Monday morning and stick these little cuties in their boxes.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Happy Birthday Hubby

Yesterday was my husband's birthday! Luckily I am on Spring Break so I was able to surprise him a bit.

I created a wall of balloons on our bedroom door for The Hubs to find.

I decorated the counter of our Kitchen and put balloons in the office. I also taped one red balloon to the inside lid of the toilet. HA! I didn't get a photo of it thought.


Discovering all the birthday surprises. (I put balloons on top of the toilet too). The last photo.... he discovered the balloon taped to the toilet and threw it at me. HA!

Going out for birthday lunch!

Present time! Sammy and Pudge were very interested in the hubby's presents. Possibly hoping for a treat for them? Yeah, I think so! I bought the Hubby a shirt he wanted and a pair of sunglasses. They are his favorite pair and he had the same exact ones before but lost them on a business trip. He was so bummed especially since they don't make this style anymore. Well, I found some and bought them, he was VERY happy!

Cake and cookie time, both made from scratch. How much do you love these candles? The flames match the color of the candles.