Vinyl Monogram Umbrella

I love homemade gifts, both giving and receiving them.  There is just a little something extra knowing that someone spent not only their money but their time doing something JUST FOR YOU!! These umbrellas always receive compliments from the recipients, especially after the first big rain comes!  I used a Silhouette to cut the monograms out, but this […]

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How to Make Homemade Vanilla

  I love to bake and in baking vanilla is a must.  If you’ve bought any lately, you know it’s expensive.  Really, it’s always been expensive, so when I saw how easy and reasonable it is to make, I had to give it a try. {Side Note}  It makes a fantastic gift!  Get some small bottles, cute labels and pretty […]

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Disney Autograph Quilt

When I convinced Dustin to go to Disney World a couple years ago I wanted to do something to remember this trip by. I loved the idea of getting character autographs, but I didn’t just want a book full of names that would sit on the shelf. Cue Pinterest… I looked around and found some things […]

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Cut the Cord Already! Save $150 by Getting Rid of Cable

  Let’s be honest, money’s tight, money is always tight.  Those of you who know us know we both work in the oil and gas industry and business is not exactly booming right now, especially in the Gulf of Mexico.  We threw a baby in the mix and daycare is NOT cheap my friends.  We still wanted […]

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40 Weeks in the Making

So since I am less than a week away from having a one year old I thought it would be fun to remember our time leading up to her being here.  When I found out I was expecting I started taking pictures every week to document how big I(we) were getting.  I would update the […]

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Welcome to the SanDbox!!

I’ve been contemplating starting a blog for a while and I finally decided to take the plunge and just do it!!  My hope is that it will become a running diary of our life and a way for family and friends to keep up with us, and maybe make some new friends along the way. […]

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