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Thrifty Tuesdays: New Glasses …. and a GIVEAWAY!

6 Jan

Remember how I blogged about a great place to get eyeglasses, like back in September? Well, I finally got around to ordering some from Zenni Optical. And they came yesterday! The total on two pair of prescription glasses, with non-reflective coating and shipping was UNDER $35 BUCKS! And they’re cute! And if you have perfect eyesite (so not fair!) you can pick out a pair and have them tint the lenses and they can be your one-of-a-kind sunglasses! Pretty nifty thrifty…

{Mine have a cool little design on the sides}

{Hannah picked out some that have little flowers on the sides – so cute!}

And now, on to the GIVEAWAY!

I was checking Wenderful’s site last night and saw that she was doing a Pay It Forward giveaway. And I won!

So here’s the 411:

–Be one of the first three bloggers to leave a comment on this post, which then entitles you to a handmade item from me. (I promise, it will be good.)

–Winners must post this challenge on your blog, meaning that you will Pay It Forward, creating a handmade gift for the first three bloggers who leave a comment on YOUR post about this giveaway!

–The gift that you send to your Three Friends can be from any price range and you have 365 days to make/ship your item. This means you should be willing to maintain your blog at least until you receive your gift and have shipped your gifts. And, remember: It’s the Spirit and the Thought That Count!

–When you receive your gift, please feel free to blog about it, sharing appropriate Linky Love!

If you are not one of the Top Three Commenters on this post, you can still play along. Please take the button and post it on your blog; start your own Pay It Forward chain, and encourage your blogging friends to do the same!

Ok, the giveaway…. starts….. now!!!!

Have a safe and magical day!

Bargain Shopping for the Vision Impaired

9 Sep

As some of you know, I have spent a considerable amount of time this summer carting my kids around to get glasses and contacts, then going back to get yet more glasses after my kids lost the first pair. I was so impressed with myself when I discovered Costco’s Optical Department and saving myself mucho $$$ over going to the mall’s optical shop.

Well, this week one of my friends told me about a fantastic place online where you can get really cute glasses for under $20.00 per pair, including all of the extras like anti-reflective coating. You can even splurge ($5.00) and have them tint the lenses dark for prescription sunglasses!

The site is Zenni Optical. Here are my four favorite picks:



I was planning on going back to Costco to get a new pair for me, but now I might even be able to get two pairhooray!