It’s A Small World After All

My world is shrinking… At least, my possessions are. Yes, I’ve given away over 1,100 things this year, but this time I’m talking about size. I’m into the itty bitty movement. Small apartment. Tiny 10 inch computer and now…. drumroll please…. tiny… 
SEWING MACHINE! 
It’s only five pounds and is the perfect size to stow away in my bag for the Caribbean. It won’t take up a lot of room in our teeny tiny Caribbean apartment either.
Are you as excited as I am? Maybe? Just a little bit?
Okay then. I should introduce you to Janome. He was only $45.00 and even though he is refurbished, he looks a-o-k to me. Here’s a picture:
My Milly (mother-in-law) coached me in threading it, and everything works just dandy. Just as a tip, I bought this from Overstock. You’re supposed to get 10% off for liking their Facebook page. I couldn’t figure that out, so I instant messaged with a customer service agent who gave it to me anyway. They have top rated customer service! Use it!
I will keep you updated on Janome to let you know if he continues to do his job well. Until then, has anyone else bought anything fun lately? Or, is anyone else learning how to sew this summer like me? Spill it!

Shutter that Fly

Talk about awesome coupons…When the ‘rents checked out at the grocery recently, the coupon machine spit out a free 8×8 Shutterfly book! I for sure thought the coupon was joking. Who would give away a free album? But, it’s true. They gave it to me, and tonight I quickly set up an album of my honeymoon pictures from a year and a half ago. The hubs and I printed out some professional ones previously, but I never mixed them in with the ones we took. All I had to pay was $8.00 shipping! What a good deal! And, it feels great to get a little photo organization crossed off the list!
Below are some of the pictures that I included. We stayed two nights in New Orleans and then went to Sandals Whitehouse in Jamaica. It was pretty magical. I really wish we could do it again sometime soon!

I’m starting to like these printed photo books. We actually made two wedding albums for our parents for Christmas at Walgreens. I used to l-o-v-e scrapbooking, but it’s an expensive and time consuming hobby. I might be a convert. What say you on this topic?
xoxo,
Cat