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Monkey Face

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I’m so very glad that it decided to turn chilly around here again.  Not.  Will this winter ever end???  Okay so I just might be exaggerating slightly.  It’s not like it’s snowing outside or anything.  It’s not exactly freezing.  Okay it’s only in the 40’s right now here in St. Louis today.  But that’s cold, right?  It should NEVER be in the 40’s in April.  At least not in the Lou!  Good thing toADORN sent this monkey hat for Banjo.  He has been able to wear it.  In APRIL.

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Here’s to hoping he won’t be wearing it in May.  😉


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*This posting is part of my affiliation with toAdorn, but all opinions are strictly my own.

Spring has FINALLY sprung!

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I don’t know about where you are, but here in St. Louis the sun is shining.  The flowers are blooming.  The grass is turning a brilliant shade of green.  Yep.  It simply glorious outside.  The spring has finally sprung around here!  I knew this day was coming eventually, but I also knew that the weather wouldn’t just suddenly change over night.  Especially not after what we dealt with for what seemed like eternity.  We had the LONGEST winter ever here!  I’m sure this sentiment resonates with the rest of the country; except of course for places like Florida and California.  Most of the country is highly envious of those types of places.  I’m talking the raging, green-eyed monster.  For St. Louis at least there have been signs of the coming days of honeysuckle and lilacs for quite some time now.  Albeit very slowly, but it has been warming up and the forecast hasn’t been predicting any of those crazy snow storms.  In fact the recent thunderstorms and even tornadoes (scary as those are) in the St. Louis area led me to believe that spring really was on its way.  Yes, I believe it’s FINALLY here!

With the spring weather also comes the need for some spring fashion.  That very need actually sent me to the mall last week, but I returned home with much disappointment.  I only made one measly little purchase.  A somewhat (long sleeved; mind you) spring blouse that definitely won’t carry me into summer.  All of the stores must not have been catching on to the hints of spring, because they only had winter clothing in stock.  Heavy sweaters galore, but nothing for spring.  It’s possibly that they are now stocked for spring this week, but I was at the mall LAST week.  I don’t have time THIS week to go back.

In my desperation to have something that I could fit in (remember I just had a baby 9 weeks ago) for this warmer weather I turned to my old standby.  Online shopping.  I will admit that typically I’m a little hesitant with clothes shopping online.  It’s difficult to often know the sizing or how the item will fit.  Generally I’ll only shop online at stores that I’m familiar with already.  Or ones that my friends have recommended.  So it took A LOT of bravery on my part to place an order on a deal site.  But after this purchase:

photo-90I will be purchasing a lot more off of that deal site!

I’m absolutely in love with this top.  I found it on the Jane deal site for only $19.99!  Isn’t that a steal of a deal?  I’m talking waaaaayyyy dandy.  It has these faux buttons up the back.  Seriously going to be my favorite all spring and summer long!

Jane features boutique clothing items for up to 80% off.  Each deal only lasts a matter of days or until they sell out.  So some of the more popular deals are only be around for a few hours!  Like these two deals:

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GONE.  Totally gone.  I shouldn’t have waited so long to make my decision.

Good thing they still have plenty of these cute maxi skirts!

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Click here…

Don’t miss your chance to get a deal at Jane!

Now… What did you see at Jane that you’ve gotta have?

*I am part of the Jane affiliate program, but I really did purchase the above blue top with my own funds.  All opinions are strictly my own.

Do you Shopkick?

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Ok so my SIL (who works for Best Buy I might add) told me about this phone app months ago.  When it first came out.  After all, Best Buy was one of the first companies to give reward points for scanning items, etc.  So I’m actually a founder kinda member.  :)   If you aren’t aware of what Shopkick is then I’ll give you a quick lesson.  Basically you earn points (kickbucks) by scanning the barcode of specific items at certain stores.  In my mind shopping is already quite fun, but it’s even more fun when I earn points at the same time!  When you save up your kickbucks you can use them to get  gift cards and more.  Plus, right now if you download the Shopkick App and enter the promo code ‘kudu82’ you will get 100 kickbucks!  How dandy is that?  So get downloading and entering ‘kudu82’ in that promo code area!  🙂

Preschool for Banjo

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I’m stressing out!  Yes I know that my Banjo is only 2 and 1/2, so he won’t attend preschool until the fall of 2011.  However, I’m still stressing.  Because…  most of the schools are registering in January!!!  As in THIS January!  Like in less than 3 months!  Now do you see why I’m stressing?  Maybe not, but let me explain.  I’m a researcher.  I’m a planner.  I’m decision making impaired.  It takes me forever to decide on things!  So I currently have around 3 potential preschools.  Which means I need to go and visit all 3.  See how they work.  Talk to the teachers.  Decide which one is a good fit for Banjo.  What am I looking for?  I have NO IDEA!  I’ve never had a child in preschool before, so how am I supposed to know the drill and what to look for?  Solution: Research, since that’s what I’m good at.  That includes reading material.  Are you in the same boat as me?  Looking to be educated on how to pick a preschool?  Want a good deal on a book to help ya?  Well, here you go:  How to Choose the Best Preschool for your Child by Jenifer Wana

For the next 4 days you can get this book for just $7.50 (that’s half off)!  GO  HERE  for this way dandy deal!


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