Friday, September 30, 2011

Completely Obsessed!!

Trying to decorate our new home has been rather difficult. Apparently I am incredibly picky. If I am going to spend money on something for the house I want it to be perfect. And "perfect" and my budget do NOT go hand in hand. So I am left with bare walls and empty shelves. BOO!!! But I have great news. I found an INCREDIBLE deal on Living Social... let's be honest, I am obsessed with finding a good deal. I bought photo canvases for $28! It turns your favorite photos into large wrap-around canvases. I love it because I don't have to buy frames. Erik love it because that saves him lots of mula!

The first one came in the mail today. To say I am obsessed is an understatement. I am so obsssed that I purchased another one tonight. The first one that came in is one of my favorite photos of my boys. It was so cute, when I opened the box Harper saw the rather large photo of him and daddy. He immediately started smiling and pointing at "Dada." Then I put the canvas on the floor against the wall and he went right up to it and patted Erik's face. So sweet!! Here is a picture:

I took the photo with my iPhone so you can't tell how perfect the canvas is but it is really high quality. I think I am going to put it in our bedroom or in the dining room. Now I want one for every room in the house. This was a large one, it was a little more expensive. The one I bought today was only $28. Check out the deal HERE!

I think I am going to get some made from different phases of our lives... childhood, college, our engagement, our wedding, and then Harper's baby photos. Our house is about to turn into a photo gallery. Should I get a few of my artsy photos from Europe made into canvases? I bet it is cheaper than buying prints and getting them frames. Oh the possibilities are endless.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

I Want you to Meet My New Friend...

Wilbur the Ant!!  This little ant started in June of this year as a simple character on Instagram. He was then named Wilbur and the character took off. He is now a twice daily cartoon on there that is seen by my audience of 40,000+ people. He also has about 1,400 followers on his own acct of @wilburtheant. He is absolutely adorable and I know you are going to LOVE him.

The creator of Wilbur is Kewiki, one of my good friends from Nashville. We used to work together and he was always very fun and creative. He just announced that his first book starring Wilbur will be published!!! How exciting. 

The book has been reviewed by a child psychologist and tested with over 100 kids ranging pre-K to 13. Everyone loves him! The reading level is 2nd grade. 

This is a perfect gift for any child or adult for that matter. Please pre-order a copy and make this project a success.  All pre-orders of the book will come signed and numbered by Kewiki and can include a special message to you or someone you gift the book to. If you are a teacher, there are also significant teacher's discounts you can take advantage of. Just visit to place your order or find out more about about the teacher's discounts. 

You can "like" Wilbur the Ant's Facebook page here- and check out more of the daily comics. Here are a few of my favorites:

I just ordered Harper a copy of the book and we can't wait to receive it!!!


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Weecycled Wear Consignment Sale!

I am VERY excited about this weekend! Weecycled Wear is going to be in Greenville! 

Weecycled Wear is a semi-annual children's consignment sale of new and gently used children's and maternity clothing, toys, furniture, and baby equipment. They have thousands upon thousands of items! 

This is considered the "biggest and best" children's consignment sale in the Upstate! I can't wait to go. At the last consignment sale I went to I bought Harper a Radio Flyer tricycle for $6, tons of smocked outfits for less than $10 a piece, Leapfrog toys for $4! It is pretty incredible how much money you can save. I bought a ton of stuff and it was crazy how many of my items were actually brand new and still had tags on them. I got his favorite item, a Sleep Sheep, brand new in the box for 8 bucks. We already have one at home but I wanted an extra to travel with. This is a steal considering a new one at Buy Buy Baby is over $30! I remember coming home and telling Erik, "I am never going to buy Harper anything new again!!" Here are a few photos from last year's sale so you can get an idea of how BIG this sale really is:

For any expecting moms, you MUST go to this sale. I am kicking myself for going to my first consignment sale after Harper's arrival. I could have saved thousands (literally) of dollars. 

The sale is at the TD Convention Center/Carolina First Center (formerly Palmetto Expo Center) in Hall 2.

Here is the address:

1 Exposition Drive
Greenville, SC  29607

Here is the schedule for the sale this week!


Wednesday, September 14th  6:00 p.m.


Wednesday, September 14th 7:00 p.m.


Thursday, September 15th  6:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 15th  7:00 p.m.


Thursday, September 15th  7:30 p.m.


Friday, September 16th 9:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 17th 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 18th 12:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. (select items will be 1/2 price)

Do any of you all consign or shop at consignment sales? What are some of your best finds? Hope to see y'all there!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

This brought me to tears!

I saw this on my mother-in-law's Facebook and had to share. What an incredible story and an incredible young man! Fair warning- you will cry by the end of this video. Such an inspiration and a reminder to be grateful for our many blessings.

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