Thursday, August 23, 2012

Featured Blogger Week: Vanessa @ Our Thrifty Ideas

We still have three fantastic giveaways going on right now! Have you put your entries in yet? Check it out below to enter!

Well we made it to Thursday! How has your week been? Hubs is taking Friday off to spend with me and do boring things like errands, but hey, I'll take it! So today is technically our Friday! Have you been following this week with all the awesome bloggers and giveaways? You still have time to get your entries in, this has been such a fun week!

I've got another awesome blogger to introduce to you today! Meet Vanessa from "Our Thrifty Ideas". She blogs about fun craft projects you can do, and ways to save money, plus some awesome random ideas here and there! I'm so excited for you to meet her, so without further ado...

Take it away Vanessa!

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Hey all you Quilted Euphorians (if you didn’t know that’s what you are called, I just decided it is!). My name is Vanessa and I blog at Our Thrifty Ideas. I originally started as a coupon and deals blogger, but quickly realized that my love and passion was really for the thrifty way of life and of course taking that into my love of CRAFTS!

I am one of those people who crafts just to craft. I don’t necessarily have a “place” for it, or a specific person to give it to. I just had an idea, and had to get it out. Ya know?!

Anyway, I am so happy to be here today, and really I just wanted to share with you some of my favorite and most thrifty projects that I have shared on Our Thrifty Ideas. Because lets be honest, who doesn’t love a new idea that they can make using the stuff around the house, or items they can get for free?

Just recently I was presented the challenge of finding fun and unique projects to make using a wood pallet. Yah, like those ones you find in warehouses and whatnot. So my husband and I got to work, and I have to share my favorite, and one of the most popular items from my blog.

Timeout Bench 10_thumb[6]

No Sew Onesies

Another post that is very popular, so easy, and a great gift to have on hand, is my no sew baby onesies. You can customize this to be ANYTHING. Gender neutral, extremely girly, a little one’s initials, or planes trains and automobiles for the little man!

Cheesecake in a jar faded_thumb[1]

I also love to share my sweet tooth with my readers. One of my favorites (although it’s from a box) were these fun colored mini cheesecakes I made for my daughter’s first birthday.

I have so many more crafts, recipes, and random thoughts on the blog. I’d love to have you stop by and share some of your ideas as well. Crazy + Thrifty = A whole lotta fun at Our Thrifty Ideas!

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I am so excited that Vanessa is here sharing her awesome craftiness with us! How cute is that bench? I think I need to make one. I don't know where I'd put it, but I want one! And those onsies are adorable. I think I might have to make one for my new nephew!

And because Vanessa is so awesome in sharing her blog (And naming my readers!!!!) she is offering up a fantastic item for a giveaway today. She is giving away a bottle of Lavender essential oils from DoTerra.

Have you checked them out? They are an essential oils company and their products are awesome! This is a $28 value bottle of wonderful soothing essential oils, so make sure to get your entries in below! Lavender is one of my absolute favorite scents, I wish I could enter! *wink*

Make sure to get those entries in below, and have a wonderful (almost) weekend!


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Jess from Coxs Corner said...

Either lavender or peppermint!

Missy Shay said...

My favorite scent is actually a blend of oils from , it is called Tranquility, I have heart palpitations, and this oil helps to keep my heart under control, and it is also great for stress. Whenever I wear it people always compliment me on my perfume!

Melissa said...

No clue, but I've always wanted to try them!

Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama said...

I've never tried essential oils, so not sure... :) Lavender sounds delightful!