Save up to 80% at GAP! Tips and Tricks | Belleview Cottage

How to Save 80% at GAP! Tips and tricks for major savings.

I loooove buying baby and kids clothes, so this post focuses on my most recent GAP purchase for my toddler and my baby. But these tips and tricks apply to adult clothing too! (You can also use these tips to save at Old Navy, Banana Republic, and similar stores.) The following information might seem like an advertisement for these stores, but I’m just a bargain shopper showing you how to save big money like I do! <I don’t have any blog sponsors ;-)>

Save up to 80% at GAP! Tips and Tricks | Belleview Cottage

First, I will outline the general steps it takes to save big. Then I will show you exactly how I saved up to 81% off on my last GAP order. And I will show you pics of the cute stuff I got with my mega savings, so keep scrolling down! Continue reading

DIY Sensory Play Box | Belleview Cottage

DIY Sensory Play Box

DIY Sensory Box | Belleview Cottage

This sensory play box is an easy way to introduce your toddler to sensory play!  Sensory play is an important way that babies and toddlers learn by experiencing the world through their senses.

Sensory play includes any activity that stimulates your young child’s senses: touch, smell, taste, sight and hearing. Sensory activities and sensory tables facilitate exploration and naturally encourage children to use scientific processes while they play, create, investigate and explore. Spending time stimulating their senses helps children develop cognitively, linguistically, socially and emotionally, physically and creatively.

Source: PBS Parents.

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Bowtie Cupcake Toppers | Little Man Party | Belleview Cottage

“Little Man” First Birthday Party!

Little Man Party | Belleview Cottage

I am so excited to share with you a photo tour of our son’s first birthday party!  We chose a “little man” theme, with mustaches and bowties, which was so fun!  Enjoy the tour of our party and check out the tutorials and party ideas I have included below 🙂  I will also share where I found all kinds of great bargains on party supplies and decorations 🙂

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DIY Rustic Picture Frame

DIY Rustic Distressed Photo Frame | Belleview Cottage

Today’s fun project was this distressed photo frame.  In fact, I made two of them.

I found the picture frames on clearance for $3.60 (!) at Hobby Lobby.  The before pic doesn’t show it very well, but the frames had an ugly greenish tint.  So I bought them for a steal, with the intention of painting them.

CONFESSION: This was my first time painting anything for the home.  So, if I can do it, you definitely can.  It was easier than I thought it would be!

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