Meet Chase

Aug 10th, 2010

Every so often, life throws a curve ball your way, and this has happened to a great friend who doesn't live more than a block away from me.  I would like you all to meet little 2-year-old Chase. Chase's Mom and Dad, Dani and Ashton are great friends who we love dearly. On July 22, 2010 two yr old Chase Prince was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (a.k.a. ALL).  Just like any two year old, Chase is happy … [Continue reading…]

How about ANOTHER giveaway!?!?!

Aug 9th, 2010

I'd like to introduce you to Rusty Cricket. The thing I liked the most about this unique art site, is that I could totally see the vintage style pieces hanging in my own house. I love the colors used, and each piece is really fun. In fact, I had my three kids help me pick their favorites this morning, and they LOVED them all! Every image I clicked on, they would laugh and say cute things like, "Oh my gosh, that … [Continue reading…]

Winner, winner, CHICKEN DINNER!

Aug 8th, 2010

And the WINNER IS!?!Robin said...     "How awesome. I am a blog follower!"(comment was left on August 6, 2010 at 8:01 PM)Random.org selected the winner as number 374! Congrats Robin. Unfortunately I don't have an e-mail address for you, so please contact me ASAP at allthingsthrifty at gmail dot com. So I can notify CSN stores ASAP. Congratulations!!! … [Continue reading…]

Giveaway for my WONDERFUL READERS!!

Aug 5th, 2010

 Da da da daaaaaa....I'd like to announce a giveaway for you AMAZING readers sponsored by CSN Stores.CSN Stores is a great way to find all sorts of fun products for your home. I hopped over there to check out their stuff, and I was bombarded (in a good way) with amazing products from furniture, wall art, pots and pans and more. They even have pillows and the cutest bedroom vanity around.I'm happy to announce … [Continue reading…]

Piano Refinishing 101

Aug 4th, 2010

Piano refinishing can be a daunting task, but it is also a very rewarding experience. You will find some great tips below to help you along the way. I will also share a few lessons that we have learned so you can avoid problems. First off, we decided to paint our piano. But, like anything else, if you don't do it well, the piano will look extremely bad. So, with piano refinishing, make sure you take your time and it … [Continue reading…]

Craigslist my love, my hate.

Aug 2nd, 2010

Craigslist and I have a love/hate relationship. But last week, Craig came through for me. I love him most of the time, but I don't have all day to spend looking for items. Here are some things I love (about Craigslist):?You can get some SWEEEEEET stuff for super cheap. ?You can usually find whatever you are looking for with a little patience.?Rare items are easier to find via Craigslist. For example, I see a lot of … [Continue reading…]

Feature Friday: Wall Stencil by Mandi

Jul 30th, 2010

This Feature Friday is going to be short and sweet. Since I posted some stencil patterns for you yesterday, I figured you'd like to see a finished project using the same technique.Mandi over at Vintage Revivals created this wall stencil project using my "how to make stencil" post instructions. She left me a comment that made me literally laugh out loud. :) Comments are my favorite!"Hey Brooke! You dont know this but … [Continue reading…]

Stencil patterns just for you!

Jul 29th, 2010

If you missed my post about how to make a $3.00 stencil don't forget to check it out!Or if you want to know how to make a stencil with a Silhouette machine {super easy} check it out too!I've been searching for some new stencil designs, and every since I bought my stencil cutter, making stencils is a CINCH! If you missed my tutorial on how to make your own stencil, check it out HERE. Here are a few stencil images … [Continue reading…]

GREAT news about Krylon Ocean Breeze

Jul 28th, 2010

Howdy Readers,I have had a lot of questions lately about Krylon Ocean Breeze. So, yesterday I sent the Krylon people an e-mail asking them about it. This is what I sent:I have a website with over 5,000 daily readers, and I have posted about your spray paint a lot. I rant and rave about the nozzle and how great it is compared to other brands. However, it is getting hard to find my favorite color and my readers keep … [Continue reading…]

Welcome Three Scoops of Love as a new Sponsor!

Jul 27th, 2010

I would like to personally welcome Three Scoops of Love to the All Things Thrifty Advertising team. I know that a lot of my readers are moms, and what I love the most about Jamie's jewelry is that it is completely personalized. I absolutely love that!She is a teacher by day and a Mom and jewelry fanatic by night. What a lady! How does she do it all!!??! Did I mention she has TWINS along with a 1 year old!?! Holy cow, … [Continue reading…]