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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

My Little Girl Scout

This was my absolute favorite time of year for growing up when I was a Girl Scout. Cookie sales!!
This year was my daughter's first time to experience it and she has had a blast. She saw all the prizes available and immediately wanted to try to sell 500 boxes. We sat and talked about it and decided that 250 was probably a more realistic number since she had never sold before.
This is one of the many reasons why I love Girl Scouts especially in today's society where it seems like everywhere you turn there is something or someone that is trying to advertise for kids to grow up faster!
So needless to say Miss Taylor sold 179 (and then some more since then) and was absolutely proud of herself for selling that many. I LOVE how this teaches girls so many great skills!

So if you ever had any questions about Girl Scouts or how your money helps them you can find that here: Cookie Questions Answered

All the troop's cookies

Taylor and her cookies
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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Why Consigning is the Way To Go

Quick what is the one thing that you dislike the most about garage sales? Picking the date and hoping it doesn't rain? People haggling you to lower the prices? Or maybe having to sit outside all day for that one person that shows up two hours after everyone else has left. 
Well have no fear consigning is here! Seriously it is everywhere. 
There are a few consignment sales that come through Arkansas but my favorite by far is Rhea Lana's. It originated in Conway Arkansas in Rhea Lana Riner's own living room with a few of her friends. Since then it has grown to a national consignment sale company. 
The beauty of consignment sales is that you get so much more for your clothes than what you could imagine at a garage sale. The best part is that there isn't any haggling of prices, sitting around for hours or hoping it doesn't rain during your sale. 
This past weekend I sold 33 outfits and 2 small toys and made almost 72 bucks. That is pretty awesome for not having to do the selling myself and even with 30% of it going back to the company and a $9 participation fee I still averaged 2 bucks per item! Much better than any garage sale I've ever had!

Thank you Rhea Lana's!

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Spice Up Your Valentine's Candy

There are so many ways to spice up your Valentine's candy and here is a quick and easy (and cheap!) one!

All you need is small round stickers! I found mine at Tuesday Morning but I am sure Michael's or any craft store would have them and stick them to the bottom of your Hershey kiss. So cute and the kids and wear the stickers after they have eaten the candy!

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Monday, February 11, 2013

Drumroll Please...

I won!! Gosh I left my acceptance speech at home and don't know what to say! (I kid I kid!) Anyways this is a wonderful award to pass around and meet new people in the blogging community. So here it goes:

The Liebster Award is given to bloggers who are fairly new to the blogging world with less than 200 followers. The award is then passed along to other bloggers of the same criterion.

The Liebster Award rules: 
Bloggers nominate other up and coming bloggers (with less than 200 followers) for the award.
If you receive the Liebster, you must:
Tell 11 random things about yourself.
Answer the 11 questions the nominator has asked you.
Nominate 11 other bloggers and make sure you notify them.

Random Facts about Me:
1. I love chocolate. I'm a woman...this shouldn't be surprising.
2. I love Dog the Bounty Hunter much so that the hubby jokes he won't take me to Hawaii because I would stalk the them!
3. My name is April and I was born in April...yep my mom loved that name!
4. Coloring my hair is a must...I have been getting WHITE hair since I was 25...thanks genetics!
5. My dad and I went to the same college. It was Park College when he went and it is now Park University.
6. I can't stand coffee...I have tried...many times...
7. I am super excited to be turning 30 this year.
8. I was a movie extra when I lived in Utah.
9. I love living in the South where it is nice and warm but I so do miss the snow in the winter time!
10. When I was pregnant with my littlest I could have lived off of Mexican food and crab....weird right!

I didn't get questions to answer but none the less here are the 11 blogs YOU should go check out!

Now ladies here are your questions

1. What made you want to start a blog?
2. What is your one can't-live-without thing in your purse?
3. Trapped on a deserted island..what 4 things would you want with you?
4. All time favorite movie?
5. What are 3 words to describe you?
6. If you could have a different job what would it be?
7. What is one goal for this year?
8. Scared of anything?
9. What is something that most people don't know about you?
10. Where is your ideal place to live?
11. How do you spend your free time?

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Friday, February 8, 2013

February Photo a Day!

Ok anyone who knows anything about me knows that I am almost always late for anything! (Except work! The military frowns on that! Lol)
Well I always see the photo a day things and thought it would be fun to come up with one for my blog for February! So alas here it is! Have fun and follow me on Instagram so we can share our photos with others!

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