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#1221 Lasallebabe

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    Posted 04 July 2011 - 09:25 PM


    I bought cardstock at Michaels....it is in the scrapbook section. I am using them as placemats for the all white tables provided....cheap and easy....and colourful! As a matter of fact if you keep an eye on them, you'll get four sheets for $1.00----when that sale comes around again.
     

    Originally Posted by DramaticAnnie 


    Yeah I need some of that too for some projects I'm hoping to undertake.. and I shop at staples and walmart and stuff (for other items) but I can't remember seeing it anywhere or coming across it.
     



     



     



    #1222 torilynnsmith

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      Posted 05 July 2011 - 06:43 AM

      Michaels had a sale of the packages of card stock, you get 4 or 5 colours and they were 3.99 for I think 80 or 100 sheets for $3.99.  It's great if they have your colours in a multi pack, they have a great aqua, blue and green pack.  Also remember never to go to michaels without a coupon!!!!! You can print them from their website and it is DEFINITELY worth doing!!!!



      #1223 celticgirl

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        Posted 05 July 2011 - 01:14 PM

        Has anyone found any beach towels?? I am looking for something reasonably priced.... well... I admit, I am being unreasonable by wanting to spend like 2.00 a towel ahahaha, but seriously, has anyone ffound something 5.00 or below?? either online or at a store... I saw old navy had them on for 3.00 each, but we didnt have enough room to pack 65 of them

         


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        #1224 torilynnsmith

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          Posted 05 July 2011 - 02:14 PM


          Walmart had stripped towels for $5.00 they came turquoise and white, lime green and white, pink and white and a few other combos I think.  Not sure if they still do but it would be worth checking out.  

           

          Not to discourage you from doing towels, I don't know your resort or anything but most provide towels there and a beach towel can get pretty stinky and musty after a week.  I still think it is a great idea and I know some people prefer their own, just though you could have a few $$ if you hadn't thought of this.

           

          On a more positive note (I promise I am not trying to be negative!!!!) I would totally check out walmart because the ones I saw were actually quite nice!!!!!

          Originally Posted by celticgirl 

          Has anyone found any beach towels?? I am looking for something reasonably priced.... well... I admit, I am being unreasonable by wanting to spend like 2.00 a towel ahahaha, but seriously, has anyone ffound something 5.00 or below?? either online or at a store... I saw old navy had them on for 3.00 each, but we didnt have enough room to pack 65 of them

           



           



          #1225 celticgirl

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            Posted 05 July 2011 - 06:34 PM


            I totally agree with you about all of that, the ONLY reason why I was going to even consider it, is because I got my tote bags today, and it looks like I have nothing in them lol.... So I was thinking, hmm what can I get to put in them that will take up a ton of space to make them seem more full??

            Do you have any ideas?? Id love some advice.
             

            Originally Posted by torilynnsmith 


            Walmart had stripped towels for $5.00 they came turquoise and white, lime green and white, pink and white and a few other combos I think.  Not sure if they still do but it would be worth checking out.  

             

            Not to discourage you from doing towels, I don't know your resort or anything but most provide towels there and a beach towel can get pretty stinky and musty after a week.  I still think it is a great idea and I know some people prefer their own, just though you could have a few $$ if you hadn't thought of this.

             

            On a more positive note (I promise I am not trying to be negative!!!!) I would totally check out walmart because the ones I saw were actually quite nice!!!!!



             



             


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            #1226 torilynnsmith

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              Posted 05 July 2011 - 07:20 PM

              HAHA so funny you should say that! I posted my OOT bag thread but never actually put the items in the bag.  I am going to visit my mom tomorrow and she asked that I bring one to show her so I put everything in tonight and I am finding the SAME thing!!!!!!  I am already pretty up there with my OOT bag price so I really dont want to add a lot more.

               

              I have:

               

              - 2 mugs

              - 1 wedding week survival kit (ziploc sandwich bag full of stuff with bag topper)

              - 1 note pad, pen, sewing kit

              - 1 shell soap 

               

              They just arent as full as I anticipated them being.  I am thinking of adding a wordsearch/crosswork/sudoku book and some playing cards to each bag.  I don't think it has to be full full full but I also don't want it to look like we skimped out when we definitely didn't!!!!!! I know exactly what you mean but the towels filling them out!!!! Another option may be the vista print t-shirts or hats.... though I know most of my guests wouldn't use them.... pashminas.... hmmm I will keep you posted as I get ideas!!!!!



              #1227 torilynnsmith

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                Posted 05 July 2011 - 07:21 PM

                Oh I totally forgot I also have 2 face cloths in my bag that I rolled and tired with rafia.... I read a few reviews that there weren't face cloths (now I can't even remember if it was my resort lol) so I got a face cloth for each person, this filled it up a bit and they only cost $0.44 each!!!!



                #1228 DramaticAnnie

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                  Posted 05 July 2011 - 08:28 PM

                  This is going to sound crazy.. but if you're a) super dedicated B) are planning a trip to the US anyway and c) have the TIME (you'll have to wait until November) There are always CRAZY good towel sales on during Black Friday.. lol. We usually stock up on big bath towels for like $2 a towel, Walmart, JC Penney, Sears, everyone always has fab colored towels and bath sheets on sale, make good Christmas gifts and I saved a couple for myself one year and love them, still using them...

                   

                  I mean, great price.. but a lot of hassle... but Black Friday is a must-do for us every year.. it's the best shopping experience :D

                   

                  Originally Posted by celticgirl 

                  Has anyone found any beach towels?? I am looking for something reasonably priced.... well... I admit, I am being unreasonable by wanting to spend like 2.00 a towel ahahaha, but seriously, has anyone ffound something 5.00 or below?? either online or at a store... I saw old navy had them on for 3.00 each, but we didnt have enough room to pack 65 of them

                   



                   


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                  #1229 celticgirl

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                    Posted 06 July 2011 - 02:49 AM


                    Don't they just seem so... bare?? lol, I have a survival kit, some hand sanitizer out side of the survival kit, first aid kits, tissues, a tour guide, all of my welcome information and itineraries etc... a shot glass, and it just seems so bare, the kids ones are better because I got them snorkle gear from dollarama and water guns and beach balls.. I was thinking of getting beach balls for the guests too because they come in packs of 2 at the dollar store and I can just seperate the two... so .50 each.... I definately like your face cloth idea, but ours comes with them... Pashmina's are ok, but I cant see any of my friends using them and I cant find them for less than 5, maybe ive just given up on the extent of searching I am willing to do for items lol, especially now that my wallet has swelled up and I have pretty much met my budget... lol
                     

                    Originally Posted by torilynnsmith 

                    HAHA so funny you should say that! I posted my OOT bag thread but never actually put the items in the bag.  I am going to visit my mom tomorrow and she asked that I bring one to show her so I put everything in tonight and I am finding the SAME thing!!!!!!  I am already pretty up there with my OOT bag price so I really dont want to add a lot more.

                     

                    I have:

                     

                    - 2 mugs

                    - 1 wedding week survival kit (ziploc sandwich bag full of stuff with bag topper)

                    - 1 note pad, pen, sewing kit

                    - 1 shell soap 

                     

                    They just arent as full as I anticipated them being.  I am thinking of adding a wordsearch/crosswork/sudoku book and some playing cards to each bag.  I don't think it has to be full full full but I also don't want it to look like we skimped out when we definitely didn't!!!!!! I know exactly what you mean but the towels filling them out!!!! Another option may be the vista print t-shirts or hats.... though I know most of my guests wouldn't use them.... pashminas.... hmmm I will keep you posted as I get ideas!!!!!



                     



                    That actually IS a great Idea, maybe I will hold off and see what happens... If I go, then great, and if I dont... well whatever lol. do you have any store reccomendations that you specifically bought from?? Thanks =)

                    Originally Posted by DramaticAnnie 

                    This is going to sound crazy.. but if you're a) super dedicated B) are planning a trip to the US anyway and c) have the TIME (you'll have to wait until November) There are always CRAZY good towel sales on during Black Friday.. lol. We usually stock up on big bath towels for like $2 a towel, Walmart, JC Penney, Sears, everyone always has fab colored towels and bath sheets on sale, make good Christmas gifts and I saved a couple for myself one year and love them, still using them...

                     

                    I mean, great price.. but a lot of hassle... but Black Friday is a must-do for us every year.. it's the best shopping experience :D

                     



                     



                     


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                    #1230 torilynnsmith

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                      Posted 06 July 2011 - 05:34 AM


                      I have always wanted to do Black Friday shopping but the thought of it terrifies me.  I have heard it is absolutely chaotic and nuts but like you said, the deals are amazing!!!!!

                      Originally Posted by DramaticAnnie 

                      This is going to sound crazy.. but if you're a) super dedicated B) are planning a trip to the US anyway and c) have the TIME (you'll have to wait until November) There are always CRAZY good towel sales on during Black Friday.. lol. We usually stock up on big bath towels for like $2 a towel, Walmart, JC Penney, Sears, everyone always has fab colored towels and bath sheets on sale, make good Christmas gifts and I saved a couple for myself one year and love them, still using them...

                       

                      I mean, great price.. but a lot of hassle... but Black Friday is a must-do for us every year.. it's the best shopping experience :D

                       



                       



                       


                      I forgot about my first aid kit, that is outside of my survival kit too!!!  I just have to keep telling myself, my guests don't even know what an OOT bag is and I think they will be pleased to get whatever is inside!!!!!!!!  I like the beach ball idea though, I mentioned it to FI and he said that would be fun.  Another option would be inexpensive float rafts, I know we have a lazy river type pool and I always love to lay on something in the pool.  I believe we got them at Walmart for like $3 last year but I think dollarama may have some too right now, that would definitely fill them up!

                       

                      I am worried about weight at this point.  We only are allowed 1 suitcase each (thought it was 2) so I really don't want to add anything that weighs a ton!!!!

                      Originally Posted by celticgirl 


                      Don't they just seem so... bare?? lol, I have a survival kit, some hand sanitizer out side of the survival kit, first aid kits, tissues, a tour guide, all of my welcome information and itineraries etc... a shot glass, and it just seems so bare, the kids ones are better because I got them snorkle gear from dollarama and water guns and beach balls.. I was thinking of getting beach balls for the guests too because they come in packs of 2 at the dollar store and I can just seperate the two... so .50 each.... I definately like your face cloth idea, but ours comes with them... Pashmina's are ok, but I cant see any of my friends using them and I cant find them for less than 5, maybe ive just given up on the extent of searching I am willing to do for items lol, especially now that my wallet has swelled up and I have pretty much met my budget... lol
                       



                       



                      That actually IS a great Idea, maybe I will hold off and see what happens... If I go, then great, and if I dont... well whatever lol. do you have any store reccomendations that you specifically bought from?? Thanks =)



                       



                       






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