Thursday, April 22, 2010

Mid-week cleaning update

Well, somehow this week has almost completely gone by without me doing much bedroom cleaning! I think I’m going to have to take 2 weeks for this room instead of one. :) I have washed the windows and mirror, dusted some and rearranged some, and cleared out a bit of clutter. But there’s still a long way to go! The weather has been nice and I’ve been spending more time outside, plus I’ve also had to do some cleaning in other parts of the house, esp. the living room and kitchen floors, which were getting really gritty and driving me nuts! So the bedroom will have to wait a bit.

I also wanted to let you all know that I did finally order some MaryJane Crocs with some of my birthday money. I was able to get a really good deal, which made me so excited! I had been checking Crocs.com a while back, but they didn’t have any in my size at the time. So I started checking Ebay. Well, I found some on there that I was thinking about, that would have cost me the same as Crocs.com, but I was still debating . . . the color wasn’t my favorite. I was kinda hoping for something more basic that would go with anything, and these were bright orangey-pink. Well, last night on a whim I checked Crocs.com again, and they had some in my size! I got plain ol’ black, which I’m still second-guessing myself on (I had it narrowed down to black or brown), and I only paid $11.99 for them. I got a 20% code just by signing up for the Crocs email list, then I was able to find a free shipping code on retailmenot.com. Yay! Also, I went in through ShopAtHome (a cash back site), so I will also get 7% cash back, which will put the total closer to $11. So fun to get deals!! :) I’ll let you know how I like them when they arrive! And if any of you are needing or wanting some MaryJane Crocs right now, hop on over there and get a deal, too!

5 comments:

Tracy said...

Thanks for the heads up on a great deal. I've been wanting to order a pair of these. Unfortunately, I got to the end of ordering and discovered that they don't accept either my credit card or paypal :( I guess that means I continue to wait, but at least then I'll get to hear your response on how you like them first!

Carrie said...

Awww, bummer! Maybe you could see if your mom or a friend could order them for you with their card? Just a thought. I hope you're able to take advantage of the deal! And I'll definitely let you know how I like them--hopefully they'll be here sometime next week. :)

Arlene Grimm said...

So glad you got the color you wanted! I will be interested to see how you like them....I was a big Birkenstock fan and now I am a Yellow Box flip flop fan. Here in the south we can wear flip flops quite a bit but I am sure they are not really practical for northern climes.

Mary Ann said...

Yay for new shoes! And yay for any cleaning progress whatsoever :-) Have a great weekend!

Mrs.T said...

I am woefully lagging behind in the spring cleaning challenge, as well as almost everything else in life right now. Too much writing to get done!

Last week I managed to get the tub/shower scrubbed and the shower curtain/ tub mat washed. Also decluttered a drawer and cleaned the toilets.

This week I went back and did more work in the bathrooms -- washed windows in both and the curtains in one, but not the mini-blinds (O dreaded job!) in the other. Washed the floor in the smaller bath.

Also did some work in the master bedroom -- dusting and decluttering of all flat surfaces. It's always amazing to me how much of a difference this makes! For little "bureau scarves" on the nightstands, I used matching cloth napkins in a blue plaid that coordinates spiffily with the wallpaper. I usually use something white or light colored. I never thought to try these particular napkins for this, and am really pleased with how nice it looks.

Plenty more work to do in this room, so I won't mind at all if this part of the challenge is extended another week!