I didn't get may samples but the ones I did get are pretty cool! I also cashed in some Mypoints for a $10 Target gift card and $25 in Amazon codes. I also got really lucky and made $23 taking surveys from Pinecone.
Lily turned 2 yesterday. She really liked all her gifts, but her favorite was the stroller, kitty and doll. I ended up getting her some store bought stuff, a new Mr. Potato head (the dogs eat the old one) crayons, and a Hello Kitty coloring book. I only spend $5 on the coloring book and only because I couldn't find one with free shipping on Amazon. Everything else was paid for in codes. Pretty cool! I don't think I'm going to be able to do that well for x-mas this year....next year I'm going try and plan better.
The yarn/jewelry shop has been really really slow. I was much busier last year and am getting kinda worried. I hope it picks up soon! I've added some really cute new things and if you have a chance check it out :) Leave a message in the seller saying you found me through my blog and I'll refund your shipping :)
Have a great weekend and I promise to get some WIP photos up next week (I hope)