Saturday, August 20, 2011

Rhea Lana's: How I Fared.

Today was our fall Rhea Lana's sale. I enjoyed a quiet morning at home (Drew took the boys for me so I could have some peace), and then left early so I could stand in line at the sale. I was really nervous for some reason this year; I think it had more to do with the AMOUNT of stuff there than anything, as this was their largest sale yet, and it was PACKED to the rim with all kinds of kids stuff. I was able to get most of the toys I wanted (I scored a brand new in box Bunco game! yay!), plus almost all of the clothes I wanted for the boys. I forgot to take a picture of all of our toys, so you'll just have to take my word that I got some great stuff for the boys for Christmas (side note: I know some people don't really like giving second hand gifts for holidays and birthdays. But I feel like for now, that it's the best way for us to get them exactly what they want and not break our budget, especially when they don't even know the difference right now anyways). Here are their clothes... SO cute!

C-man's clothes. I was able to get him mostly name brand, like Ralph Lauren, Old Navy, Carter's, baby Gap (his khakis were my fave find of the day-- $4 baby Gap khakis!).
This is some of B's clothes. Notice that B and C got some matching jammies!
The other pieces of B's collection

When I went back through everything, I realized aside from the orange striped rugby shirt I got for B, everything I bought for the boys is name brand (one of the chaps shirts I got for C was BRAND NEW-- didn't even know it till I got home and saw the tag on it!). Brayden spent a good while this afternoon going through everything. He would look through it and then hold up a shirt or pair of pants and say "oh look Momma. This cute!" haha! He also insisted he wear his "new" snow boots... with his basketball shorts. I didn't get a picture, but trust me-- it was a sight to behold!

If you're local and want to check out Rhea Lana's, the sale opens tomorrow and runs through August 23rd (the 22nd is a 25% off day, and the 23rd is 50% off day!). Happy Shopping!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Box Tops for Education WINNER

It's 11pm and I am EXHAUSTED, as I am most nights. But before turning out the lights I realized I forgot to get all of the giveaway information in order. Thanks to all who entered my Sam's Club giftcard giveaway, and a special thanks to General Mills and My Blog Spark for making it possible!

In all, 16 people participated, and chose the following entry as the winner:
And the 8th comment was from Blessed Mom::

Congratulations Blessed Mom! Please contact me at lifesdollop at gmail dot com within the next 48 hours to claim the giftcard, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Box Tops for Education | GIVEAWAY

Is anyone else like me, sitting here in the spit-fire of summer, looking the school year (or preschool year) smack dab in the face, wondering where summer really went anyways? Not that it FEELS that way, as the temps creep steadily over the 100s in our area. But it's here (the school year, that is).

Even though my little munchkins are not in actual school yet, we know good and well about the box tops for education program. It's a great way to earn money towards your child's school (or a local school in your community if you're children are not in school), that's free and easy for you to do. Just purchase participating products in the box tops program, clip the box tops, enter them in online and VOILA-- money towards your school! This year you can earn box tops even faster, by purchasing select General Mills products at Sam's Club, which have 6 box tops per pack.

To help you kick off the school year right and earn a few box tops yourself, I have a
$25 Sam's Club giftcard to giveaway to one of my readers!

Simply leave a comment letting me know what you are most looking forward to about this school year. Comments will remain open until Friday, August 5th, 2011 and the winner will be announced Saturday, August 6th, 2011, and will be selected using The winner will have 48 hours to contact me, otherwise a new winner will be selected. Contest open to US residents only. One entry(comment) per participant.

Disclosure: The Sam’s Club gift card, information, and giveaway have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark. All opinions are my own.