{nifty thrifty sunday #95}

February 10, 2013

Welcome to this week’s {nifty thrifty sunday}!

I am really sorry for not having posted in over a week and missing the last {nifty thrifty sunday}..
Some of you might remember me telling about my husband having been to the emergency room a couple of times last month. Well, he ended up having to be admitted to the hospital and spent 2 days in ICU and another 5 days in a regular room, after having to go through emergency surgery. I was with him every waking hour, trying to give him all the strength I could give him. Unfortunately I was also struck down by a cold at the same time and could only see him with a facial mask.
This is the second day back home and he is doing much, much better. My cold is pretty much gone by now, too, and we can enjoy some lazy hours on the couch. ;)

I’m excited to see what you’ve been up to while I was gone! Let’s party!! ;)

Today’s party is sponsored by Fabric Warehouse Direct, a discount fabric boutique that specializes in designer fabrics that sell for wholesale prices.

Fabric Warehouse Direct sells 1st quality designer closeout fabric and wallpaper at tremendous savings. Some designer names include Kravet, Osborne & Little, Brunschwig & Fils, Lee Jofa, Titley Marr, Schumacher and more. Many of fabrics range from $100-$200 at retail that sell for $10-$30 a yard on average at Fabric Warehouse Direct.

They hold true to their tagline “Designer Fabrics Below Wholesale Prices” and their perfect score on eBay shows it!

Just imagine these beautiful floral prints draping your window!

Or how about these for new cushions or upholstering a chair?

These wallpapers would be great for the backing of a shelve or accent wall!

Fabric Warehouse Direct is offering 25% off your next purchase! ($50 minimum order)

Use “NT25OFF” at checkout to use the discount.
Offer is good through February 17th!

Here are some of my favorites from last week’s {nifty thrifty sunday}:

feature1 {1} Sweet Boutique: Pear and Cardamom Crepe Cake

{2} Pudel Design: DIY Fake Driftwood Panel Star

{3} TwelveOEight: Union Jack DIY Wall Art

{4} Simple Girl: Groundhog Pudding Cups

{5} Twigg Studios: Tissue Paper Tulip Tutorial

{6} Too Much Time: Scrap Paper Mobile


If you were featured today, feel free to grab a button!!


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Thank you all so much for linking up!

Party guidelines:

  1. I would love for you to become a subscriber to {nifty thrifty things}.
  2. Link up anything you’ve created. ..crafty, DIY, recipe, before and after, decorating, anything creative.. Please no etsy shops and giveaways.
  3. Link to the specific post, not your main blog.
  4. Please grab the {nifty thrifty sunday} button and link back to me somewhere on your blog.
  5. Please check out the link before you and leave some comment love. :)
  6. Have fun!

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  1. Oh my goodness! I hope you are all on the mend now. Take care!! Thanks for hosting!
    Diana Rambles recently posted..Bloggers Against CaptchaMy Profile

  2. So sorry to hear about your husband! I’m a nurse so I see how familys’ lives are put on hold when a loved one is in the hospital. Glad everyhting is looking better! Thanks for having us in spite of it all:)

  3. Hi Vanessa. I’m so sorry yo hear! Hope you’re both doing fine and nice to hear the both of you are back home again! THank you for hosting ad take Care! Warms thoughts from Denmark
    Monsterscircus recently posted..What you see is not always what you getMy Profile

  4. So sorry to hear about all that you and your husband have been going through! Praise God you are both on the mend now!! Enjoy that relaxing couch time together now! ;*)
    Thanks for hosting! Have a wonderful week ahead!!
    Brenda @ChattingOverChocolate.blogspot.com recently posted..Most-Requested Crockpot Macaroni & Cheese (5 Ingredients to YUM!)My Profile

  5. WOW!!! I’m sooo happy you are both home together!! Take care of yourselves!! xoxo
    Christine recently posted..Discoveries Sponsors Edition – February 2013My Profile

  6. I am so glad to hear you and your hubby are on the mend, that is so hard and stressful! Thank you so much for featuring my Union Jack, and hosting even though you have so much going on. Hugs & get better prayers coming your way :)

    xo, Tanya
    Tanya recently posted..Vintage Grain Sack Painted StoolMy Profile

  7. Oh hon, what a week you must have!! Glad to hear you and the hubbie are back in the mend.
    Get well soon you two!!
    Esther recently posted..WIP Wednesday: granny square loveMy Profile

  8. Hi Vanessa. I’m so sorry I’ve been lax with my blog reading and missed all this. Hope your cold has gotten better and your love is on the mend! x
    Annika recently posted..Grey OutsideMy Profile

    • Vielen lieben Dank, Annika! :) Es war wirklich beängstigend in der letzten Woche, aber zum Glück scheint alles gut verlaufen zu sein und meinem Hubby geht’s schon wieder viel besser. Da kommt einem so ne olle Erkältung wirklich lächerlich vor, hehe.
      Ganz liebe Grüße an Dich!!
      XO! Vanessa

  9. That sounds like a very stressful week and I’m glad you’re both home and relaxing.

    <3 Christina @ I Gotta Create!
    Christina @ I Gotta Create! recently posted..Wildly Original Link Party #38My Profile

  10. Hope you both get well soon. Take care!
    Mami Made It recently posted..Making Candles — Kerzen gießenMy Profile

  11. So sorry for all that you and your hubby have been going through. Thankful that he is home and recovering.

    Gaye @CalmHealthySexy recently posted..7 Strategies for Beating the Winter BlahsMy Profile

  12. Hope you both bounce back quickly. Thank you for hosting! Wishing you a pretty week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse
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  13. Geez, I want to give you a hug! Thinking about you and your husband!
    I am following you on facebook via my blog’s page and my personal page and I would be ecstatic if you liked me!!
    Beth @ The First Year Blog

    Beth @ The First Year Blog recently posted..Homemade Cinnamon Graham CrackersMy Profile

  14. Thanks so much for hosting the party! Glad everyone is doing better too.

  15. So sorry to hear about your husband’s health and all that you’re going through. Thanks for managing to host the party, and hope things are better soon!
    Bella@artclubblog recently posted..Watercolour Painting With Salt and GlueMy Profile

  16. Thank you for hosting this great party!! :) I am a new follower of your website, won’t you stop by for a visit to my blog too? thanks so much!! Happy partying to everyone <3
    Christine recently posted..By: ChristineMy Profile

  17. Vanessa,
    I have been worried about you and your hubby. Glad all is well. Praying for a speedy recovery. Welcome back and thank you for the party.
    Wanda Ann
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile recently posted..Dutch Oven PotatoesMy Profile

  18. Sorry to hear about your husband being unwell, hope you are both feeling better this week
    Lisa recently posted..Green tops into sporty pocket tunicMy Profile

  19. SO sorry to hear about your poor hubby. Hope you guys feel better soon
    marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings recently posted..What’s For Dinner: Week 158 Happy Chinese New YearMy Profile

  20. Thanks so much for hosting! :)
    Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule recently posted..It’s My Birthday.….So, I thought I’d Share a BitMy Profile

  21. Hi Vanessa thankyou for featuring my paper tulip. Im glad your husbands doing well now xxx
    Aimee recently posted..sunday show off linky party and give awayMy Profile

  22. So glad„ Vanessa, to hear that you and your hubby are doing better.
    Thanks so much for hosting.
    Stop by on Wednesday for my hop on Ducks ‘n a Row!
    Sinea Pies recently posted..Peach CobblerMy Profile

  23. So glad to hear your husband is ok! How scary that must have been. Thank you for hosting. :) I shared my White Chocolate Chex Nut Clusters this week. Have a great week!

  24. Thanks so much for hosting. You have such a fun blog!
    Little Sis recently posted..Sound Advice on Meal PlanningMy Profile

  25. So sorry to hear about your tough week!! Glad you and your hubby are home and feeling better!
    Tracy @ cityofmotherlylove.blogspot.com recently posted..Chocolate Dipped Marshmallow Bouquet — Easy and Delicious for Valentine’s Day!My Profile

  26. Glad to hear things are getting a little better. So sorry!
    Shari @ Turnstyle Vogue recently posted..DIY: Soda Tab Picture HangersMy Profile

  27. I’m so sorry to hear about your husband. He was lucky to have you by his side. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

    Thanks for hosting,
    julie@renew-create-restore.blogspot.ca recently posted..Pallet Heart ArtMy Profile

  28. Vanessa, I found your party on Sewing Like Mad. Thanks for hosting! I look forward to receiving your posts too. P.S. glad you are all a little better, I’m hoping you are both 100% soon!

  29. I am so sorry to hear about your husband but glad he is now at home!

    Today I shared Preparing Beef Heart and Heart Kebobs Recipe. I originally made this recipe after we butchered our first steer but now I purchase beef heart from a grass fed beef farmer locally — it is just that good!

    Have a great week!

    Dina-Marie @ Cultured Palate recently posted..Beautiful Babies Pre-order SpecialMy Profile

  30. Hi Vanessa! I’m sorry to hear about your husband„ hope he gets better soon. Thank you for hosting the party.
    Ambreen (Simply Sweet ‘n Savory) recently posted..Middle Eastern Rosewater CakesMy Profile

  31. So glad your husband is home again — hoping all continues to go well!

  32. I’m so sorry to hear about you and your husband. I’m glad you are both back at home and getting some rest. Thinking of you!
    Megan recently posted..Drywall and Other ProgressMy Profile

  33. so happy to hear you guys are on the mend! being ill just stinks! take care now and have a wonderful week :)
    Lisa @hoopla palooza recently posted..basketball in a net cookie truffle popsMy Profile

  34. Thanks for hosting! Have a great week!

    Jenna @ http://rainonatinroof.com

  35. Vanessa,

    You are such a ROCKSTAR! I seriously come to your blog at LEAST once a week to check out what’s hot in the linky party world! I do not thank you enough for fulfilling my early morning, coffee splurge as I drool over your blog post!

    Your dedicated fan & reader,

  36. Thanks for hosting, especially amidst the circumstances! Hoping for quick recovery for your husband!

  37. Holy cow, you have had quite the week! Glad you and your hubby are doing better :)

    Thanks for hosting this week!
    Shauna {The Best Blog Recipes} recently posted..Easy Valentines Rice Krispy TreatsMy Profile


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