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February Clothing Budget

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This month, my goal was to use coupons and gift cards as much as possible. I had a couple $5 Old Navy rewards, a $10 Penney's coupon, some Kohl's cash from the Yes 2 You Rewards program, and a $10 off $25 Payless coupon. I also did a lot of thrifting! I was definitely on a navy and white kick. I also got some fabric because I am going to try and make myself some tees, cardigans, and skirts. I paid for the fabric with some leftover birthday money.




February Purchases and Budget by gracenote30 featuring petite tops

JCPenney: Gray blazer - $4.79Graphic tee - $1.59Old Navy: Leggings - gift cardKohl's: Peach blouse - $0.57Applee Jewelry: Hot pink necklace - $7.94Payless: American Eagle sandals - $4.86Target:  Red scarf - $4.48Goodwill: Navy and white striped Ann Taylor tee - $4.50Navy and white Gap raindrop blouse - $2.31Cobalt and gray striped JCP boyfriend cardigan - $5.15Avon: Fade to Dusk tortoiseshell necklace - $4.50Plato's Closet: Navy and white striped Old Navy vest - $7.37Tota…

Choose Your Own Fabric Car Trash Bags

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Happy Sunday! I just wanted to pop in and share about a new listing in the shop that I'm super excited about! We got some beautiful new fabrics for the shop and have added a Choose Your Own Fabric car trash option. Right now we have 14 fabric choices, which you can see below:





 We'd love to make one for you!! Have a wonderful week!

Book Review: Like a Flower in Bloom

I finished reading Like a Flower in Bloom by Siri Mitchell a few weeks back and now it's time for a review! Set in England in the mid-1850's, Charlotte is the child of botanist parents and has been permitted to study botany and assist her widowed father in his profession. Suddenly, to Charlotte's surprise and dismay, her uncle suggests she stop assisting her father and officially join "proper society" and pursue marriage and a family. Charlotte has no interest in doing so, but her father insists, and even hires Edward Trimble as his new assistant. Desperate to regain her position at her father's right hand, Charlotte and a friend decide Charlotte should actively pursue matrimony in the hopes her father will miss her so much, he will ask her back immediately. Her plan goes awry, with many twists and turns (sometimes humorous and sometimes mortifying) along her journey.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It was different from many of the Christian historical …

Winter Survival: What's Saving Me Right Now

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Winter is not my favorite season and it has become increasingly more difficult for me over the years for a variety of reasons - the cold and lack of light being high on the list. I was pleased to discover others posting about similar feelings and the ways they cope with winter over at The Modern Mrs. Darcy.

So February 2 is the halfway point of winter, and I along with others are sharing what's getting us through this winter! Here's my list:


Candles - Some days I light one, other days I light 4-5, The light and the scents add warmth and coziness to our home. Exercise - I need to exercise for so many reasons, but my motivation is extremely low in the winter. I run, but I struggle to change my clothes and get outside this time of year - or even go to the treadmill in the garage. I bought this Leslie Sanson DVD a couple months ago, and it is really working for me. I start out with just 10 minutes, and most of the time, I can get at least 30 minutes in once I get started. It's…