Sunday, January 11, 2009

A shopping spree with lots of savings!

So, for Christmas, I gave Allie and Emily each a gift card for Justice and told them we would go on a date....get some lunch, go shopping, and we even ended it with some Cold Stone Creamery (which was great that I got it twice!). I was able to get the gift cards at a 40% discount (thanks Melissa!!!!) and then when we were there, we had a bit of luck, a shopper offered me 2 coupons (she didn't even know I needed 2) for another $15 off your total order. I told the girls they could only buy stuff that had an orange tag...clearance. I absolutely love the clothing at Justice, but even more I HATE to pay the price of their clothing. I think it is outrageous to charge those kinds of prices for children's clothing! Ok, I will get off my soap-box now....on to the fashion show and the savings! The girls had a great time shopping for them and here are the results. I will tell you what I saved at the end.

Cute clothes, huh??? Here's the totals:
Allie got 3 full outfits and a necklace.
Full price before clearance would have been $165.
I paid a total of (including the price of the card) $40!!!

Emily got two full outfits, a pair of pants with 3 shirts to match.
Full price before clearance would have been $185 (yikes!).
I paid a grand total of (again, with card) $45 (woo-hoo!!!).

I just love being able to get a special treat and saving so much money while at it!!!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Look at these eyes....

I just photographed a beautiful family! I just love this little guy, he is so expressive and I adore his blue eyes!!! Here's a small peak for the mom and dad...I will have the rest on the website for you by tomorrow!

Time flies when you're having fun...

And it really does, and we really are! I can't believe that it is already the 6th of January!!! Brian was off for the last 18 days (which, by the way, I thought we would have killed each other by day 3, but it was quite the opposite...yesterday I asked if he really had to go back to work today!!!) and I thought I would get all kinds of stuff done that has been on my to do list for some time. I had great aspirations of cleaning, getting ready for this baby, and even updating my my blog and working on my new photography website. We had a whole lot of fun, and we did get a lot of stuff done, but my list is still just about as long. I am hoping to get some pictures of our Christmas up on the blog soon, so stay tuned!