Babes, Bargains and Starbucks Giveaway

posted on: Saturday, May 15, 2010


Happy Weekend Friends!!!
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We finished off our week with one last day of playing with our cousins before they went to stay at their Nana's house.  I was a little bummed because I had planned on the kids playing outside most of the day but it poured pretty much all day.  There was a little while in the morning when the rain stopped.  I was feeling exhausted from the night before (cousins had spent the night and there was at least one child up about every hour and a half) and made the desicion to load all the kids up for a run to the Starbucks drive through.

Anytime I load kids in the car I make them stand on the porch and then I come back for them one by one to put in the car.  It keeps them right where I can see them and also so they won't run into the street.

Here's our little group minus Colty waiting to be loaded :)

I felt like a school bus driver.  The things a girl will do for some coffee :)
One last picture of our week with the cousins.  This was the night they spent the night.  Four freshly bathed babies in their jammies... nothing better!



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Alright... now that I've satisfied the Grandparent's need for pictures of their grandbabies I can move on to other fun subjects for those of you who might be interested in other things ;)

SO... awhile back I had posted a pair of sandals in my Favorite Things post.
This is them. 

American Eagle for $29.50


So yesterday I bought some sandals....
Here they are... (I need to repaint my toenails..please ignore)


American Eagle? Nope.  WALMART! For $10 :)
My little sister Kaitlin called me last week and told me they had some that looked almost identical.  And sure enough...they are :) for $19.50 cheaper... my kind of sandals!

Now, while I'm on the subject of buying bargain clothing.  My sweet husband gave me some cash last weekend for Mother's Day to buy some new clothes for the summer.  I went to the mall this afternoon by myself to shop.  Pure heaven!  After I finished my shopping I bought a Mrs. Fields M&M Cookie and Dr. Pepper to eat while I sauntered along and people watched.  It was SUCH a treat to be alone and to eat my food without having to share with anyone! ha! Thanks Trav for the gift and time alone :). 
I plan on doing a post later this week showing what I purchased.  The reason being is because I want to prove that cheap clothes can look just as cute as J.Crew or the GAP.  Obviously I LOVE both of those stores but can't afford either. I take that back... I could probably afford A t-shirt or A sock. haha I kid I kid. But seriously... you can buy several items for the price of one from either store. Sure the quality is not as nice...but I could care less.  By the time it begins to wear out I'm usually pregnant again and it's time for maternity clothes.  Ha just kidding :)  So... watch for it sometime this week... a little post on dressing cheaply :)

Side Note: I'm not bashing anyone who shops at either store... yay for you! :) But as a stay-at-home mom of a husband who is a teacher/coach our clothing budget is pretty limited.  Oh and one more side note while I'm at it :) I'll post later this week on how you can clothe your children (especially girls) for FREE.  And I'm not talking WalMart clothes...name brand!  Stay tuned...

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AND last but not least!!!

I am so thankful for all of my readers.  Those of you who I know in real life...those of you who I just know through blog land... and those of you who read but never comment (I'm the worst at this...trying to do better!).

So, as a little thankyou for reading my blog I am going to have a giveaway.
And the best thing that I could think of to give for my first giveaway is a....

$10 Starbucks Giftcard


And for those of you who don't like coffee they have delicious pastries and breakfast sandwiches!!!

So... here's how you enter.
(Oh and this is also a bribe to make the non-commenters comment ;) )
And even if I know you please enter!! Mom, this includes you :)

There are four ways to enter. 

FOR EACH ENTRY MAKE SURE YOU LEAVE A SEPERATE COMMENT

1. Leave a comment.  Make sure to leave an e-mail address so I can contact you if you win!
2. Become a follower.
3. Post about the giveaway on your blog.  Please leave a link to your blog.
4. Tweet about the giveaway.  Please leave the link where you have done so.


The giveaway will close next Wednesday (the 12th) at Noon.
I will randomly select a winner and will announce them on Wednesday evening!

So... enter away my friends!!!

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Have a wonderful Sunday :)

36 comments:

  1. So fun! I am all about a Starbucks! It would totally be worth loading 5 kids in the car if we had a drive thru around here, but we don't!

    Cute shoes! I can't wait to see your fashion post :)

    Can you send me your swim lesson info?

    Jen

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  2. love reading about your babies. :-)
    thanks-
    shen
    divertida(at)fastmail(dot)fm

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  3. i am now a follower.
    thanks a lot...
    shen
    divertida(at)fastmail(dot)fm

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  4. I love the sandals! Would love to win the Bucks card!

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  5. I tweeted about the giveaway here (although my Tweets are private, so please friend request me).
    http://twitter.com/Barbie2365

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  6. I'd love to win the giftcard! My email is listed on my profile.

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  7. And I'm following you. Because your site is too darn cute! :-)

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  8. That first picture is so beautiful!

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  9. What a great way to get some energy in you with Starbucks.
    I love the cute pics of the kiddies just smiling away.
    I tend to my nieces and nephews quite often and I know that a smile from them cn just melt my heart.

    msgb245 at gmail dot com

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  10. I am a new follower to your blog.

    msgb245 at gmail dot com

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  11. aw, what adorable pictures! I'm definitely addicted to starbucks.

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

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  12. Those shoes are great!
    Have you ever been to Such Pretty Things blog?
    She does a post called Target Tuesdays where she showcases bargain items she finds at Tar-Jay and how she makes them look designer. LOVE IT!
    I already follow your blog.
    Now I am off to find you on Twitter =)

    OH! And I'm not a coffee girl, but I have been known to load 6 kids in the car to get me a diet coke! Glad I'm not the only one.

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  13. Thanks for the chance to win this giveaway! I *heart* Starbucks! What a great deal on your Sandals at Walmart, gotta love Walmart!

    purposedrivenlife4you at gmail dot com

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  14. I'm a follower! purposedrivenlife4you at gmail dot com

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  15. I blogged: http://dietcokehandsanitizerchk.blogspot.com/2010/05/starbucks.html

    purposedrivenlife4you at gmail dot com

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  16. Following you on Twitter & tweeted: http://twitter.com/luvscontests/status/14123420247
    purposedrivenlife4you at gmail dot com

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  17. I love reading your blog, girl! I am the same though... I'm horrible about commenting! I love those sandals! I love starbucks too!!!

    raylenenicole(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. I'm totally a follower... and google reader follower as well :)

    raylenenicole(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. love those sandals...saw them at wal-mart last time i was there and i should have picked 'em up cause they look so cute on you!

    i also love how you loaded all the kiddos up for a coffee run. i like your thinking!!!

    oh, and i love starbucks, and would looooooove to win!

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  20. that's definitely a great deal! enjoy your new sandals :)

    and thanks for the giveaway!

    dreamzz12{at}aol{dot}com

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  21. http://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/14127292846

    tweeted
    dreamzz12{at}aol{dot}com

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  22. dreamzz12{at}aol{dot}com

    I follow through gfc as DG

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  23. blogged! :)

    http://deegee13.xanga.com/727250494/the-vanilla-tulips-blog-contest/


    dreamzz12{at]aol{dot}com

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  24. that is a whole bunch of kids to take care of!!! : ) at least they are all cuties! you are so sweet to do a giveaway! i'm a follower, of course!

    the sandals look identical. wow. good deal!!!

    i am in the exact same boat as far as shopping for clothes goes! can't wait to read your post and to see all of your goodies!

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  25. Hey girl! I enjoy reading your blog but not very good about leaving you a comment, however the Starbuck's card did get my attention. I'm lovin' some coffee. I love hearing about your bargains b/c I'm right there with you, sister. With 3 girls to clothe, I'm always looking for a good deal. : )

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  26. I love the kids in their jammies. You are cute and all those kiddos are too. I also love Starbucks :)

    http://jenmiss.blogspot.com/

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  27. Kids in jammies are the best. Why? Bedtime is coming quickly, right?? :) I need to go hit Walmart right now. Those sandals are delish. I think my toes are nastier than your toes. We could have a contest on this one! :)

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  28. I have several pics of my kiddos with their cousins when they were really young~your photos brought a smile to my heart=)
    Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

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  29. I became a follower~Luvdaylilies
    Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

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  30. My sister & I were just talking about your blog today...we love it! :) Very cute pics & cute posts! :) And now that you're giving away a Starbucks giftcard I might love it even more! Haha jk! :)

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  31. Hi Ashley - from Grandma Smith - I like your family blog and read it once a week. Fun! Love the pictures especially.

    tass48@peoplepc.com

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  32. I've enjoyed reading through your blog. Found you from Carissa.

    Don't you just love weekends full of little ones that will laugh when they are old about all of their fun times together? Cousins are one of life's best things.

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  33. Cute sandals!

    ...a girl does need some Starbucks from time to time...

    couponboss at gmail dot com

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