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?

Prose & Palaver: Introducing Mandy

I’m super duper excited to introduce you to my friend, Mandy, because she and I have something special in store for you today!

Isn’t she adorable?

Well, besides being super fun to hang out with, Mandy has an amazingly fabulous vintage clothing shop on Etsy called ProseandPalaver. She is such a wonderful gal and definitely living her dream. It was extremely hard to find a job after she graduated from college, so Mandy decided to forget about pursuing a job in corporate America and risk it all to sell what she loves: all things vintage. Now, I know all my blog readers love a girl who digs through the neighbor’s trash with the best of them, so let’s give her a big virtual hug, shall we? She gets tickled pink when someone comments on her blog like the rest of us, so give her a hip hip horray for all of her mad skills finding these amazing vintage items.

You can also check out her twitter, facebook fan page, blog, and Etsy store all through her main website, which is just such a gorgeous and organized space that really showcases all of her goods.

And, speaking of those fine vintage goods, here are a few of them now:

Now, don’t just take my word for it, because Many has nearly 100 items in her shop that include tons more dresses, purses, adorable earrings, and even some cute vintage postcards.
Now, back to the fun announcement I promised. She is having a BIG SALE this week with several selected items for only $15.00! And, she is being very generous by offering all of BudgetBlonde’s followers An Extra 5% Off! All you have to do is be a follower of my blog and mention it to Mandy in a message at checkout! How’s that for a deal?
If you find something fabulous at ProseAndPalaver, be sure to shoot me an e-mail @ and tell me all about it!
{P.S. Mandy did not pay me or perk me in any way to promote her site. I just love the girl and think her shop is just the teeeniest bit fabulous!!}