Thursday, November 15, 2007

This is why we love the web

Last week I won my first blog drawing! Yay! It was at The Bargain Shopper Lady Blog, which is run by my friend Lori. I am not a skilled bargain shopper, and this web site is like Cliff's Notes for people like me. She does all the hard work and hunting, and just about every day she shows me a really good deal (like an Internet coupon code) that I can take advantage of. I get so excited when I see an update from her site on Bloglines. (Bloglines is great, by the way.)

The Lord loves me because I am totally obsessed with Bath & Body Works' Lavender-Vanilla "Sleep" line, but I have a hard time splurging on things like this. (I'd rather have a new shirt.) I was so excited to win Lavender-Vanilla hand soap and lotion for my sink! Here's your visual.




I also won a Lavender-Vanilla gift bag at bunco a few months ago. Now I think I have most of the products in that line! Give Him praise! He cares about my dry, chapped skin that hasn't recovered from the week of insane handwashing and sanitizing when we had that stomach bug. I really need to heal before we go to Wyoming next week. That place always wrecks my skin!

If you are in the market for some fun baby booties, a tutu, or an apron, check out my friend Bethany's blog and Etsy store. (Bethany and I went to high school together - almost 10 years ago. What!?!?) She has some super cute stuff and I have never seen a better deal on a tutu. Those boutiques are insane! My personal fave is the rocket ship thermal tee for little boys.



My next baby (don't go jumping to conclusions) will be getting these.



And if for some strange reason I ever have a girl, I guess she'll just have to settle for a tutu. Dern!

26 comments:

BooMama said...

I LOVE that t-shirt. Adorable. And the B&BW stuff is divine.

R said...

Girl, you're on a lucky streak!

And the tutu...to die for! I want one for myself, too (er, tu?)!

Jackie said...

oh- thanks for showing us that- I just ordered my Sara that tutu. She is SOOOO into all things princess and dress up- I think it'll be a great Christmas gift. Congrats on winning- that is the BEST smelling stuff EVER!! Have a good week and hope the packing/preperation for heading to the mountains is coming along.

Cindy said...

This IS why we love the web! I first found Lori through you, I think, and I've already won some free Starbucks and made a few FABULOUSLY cheap purchases. Thanks for spreading the word!

the self cottage said...

i am obsessed with the Lavendar vanilla smell too! I haven't tried the sleep line...guess I will have to now that you say you love it! love ya

{Karla} said...

I have learned so much about bargains and being cheerfully frugal (as opposed to long in the face grumpy-pants about it) since I started blogging. And I've won some cool stuff too.

My favorite Bath and Body Works aromatherapy product is the jasmine vanilla. It's a perfect fall/sweater scent.

blessings,
k

bethany said...

Thanks Amanda! I wondered why so many people from Texas were suddenly buying from my shop!! :) You're awesome!! I'll send you some baby booties when you have another baby just for this!! Seriously!

A Place For Ministry Wives said...

Internet shopping is so much fun. :-)

MamaCass said...

How fun that you won something off of Lori's sight. I need to start entering some of those contests. Thank you for posting about the bloglines link. I will have to check it out=)

jennyhope said...

this is cute stuff. The Lord is so good when He just delights us!! I love it. I was stressing over getting an oil change since the funds have been getting tight and the Lord gave me a random gift card to Walmart and I got my oil changed. I just love how He provides for us and He doesn't have to. Those shoes are some Paul Bear Bryant pattern...not that I am an Alabama fan. :)

Bev Brandon said...

those booties are adorable...
love that lavender experience...
visited BSLady and that's a great blog for tips...you are so right, love doing the web for this quick look...thanks for sharing the news...

Hillary said...

Thanks, Amanda, for all the great info! I love coming across new gift ideas. I try to be as original and creative as I can but if I don't start early on the shopping it is difficult! Fortunately I'm almost finished with my Christmas shopping! Yea!!

Dionna said...

I have recently just fallen in love with Bath and Body Works stuff. I wouldn't allow myself to go in there before because of their prices. Too late now! Have you tried their wallflowers? You'll be hooked.

Jungle Mom said...

Love the tutu!
thanks for the prayers for our friends in Venezuela.

Lindsee said...

Ummm...yes. That tutu is precious! I so want a baby girl one day!

And, I loved the playdate pics. Too cute! Y'all are just the most precious little play group!

Lindsee

Evette said...

A great place for thousand of online coupons is www.couponmountain.com. They have all the top retails stores pretty much.

Amanda said...

Thanks for comments! I'm getting excited about moving to Katy, and I'll have to check out the bible study. By the way, Jackson's coat and boots? too cute! I bought my little man two coats on clearance last Spring, but can you even wear a coat in Houston???

Nancy Mon said...

Love the Bath and Body works Lavender Vanilla. I also have the linen spray for sheets and towels. Love it! I don't know the brand name off hand but I buy it at Central Market. It is Lavender laundry soap and there is also the fabic conditioner as well. It makes your sheets smell as if they have been hanging outdoors to dry. When I had surgery several years ago lavender was my fragrance of choice during the 6 weeks recovery.

When you are in Houston there is a Bath and Body works outlet in the Katy Mills Mall. You can get everything at a deeply discounted price.

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

Going to look at tutus and aprons right now. Can't go wrong with either.

Karen said...

Congratulations Amanda! It is so much fun to win something just for us that we normally won't buy. BTW, bear with me, what is Bloglines?

Lauren said...

Am I too big for a tutu?

The Bargain Shopper Lady said...

Thanks for sharing my site! Glad you won your favorite stuff. God looks out for us moms in great ways!
~Lori

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willblogforshoes said...

Well, this post is just spilling over with useful info! Thanks!

I love that rocket tee shirt & adore the bath & body aromatherapy lines... but I have a hard time splurging on it, too!

courtney said...

love the shoes. love the tutu. Moriah needs one.

Debbie said...

Great site! I love it!!! I too am a pastor's wife and started blogging by accident:). I started a small group online and then found myself loving to write things about my everyday life. I love reading other thoughts as well.