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September 19, 2015

Shopping Deals #6

My hubby needed some new razors, so he kept telling me that I've got to coupon to find some. He doesn't really understand that you kind of have to wait for the deals on specific products. CVS heard him, though!

This week, I was able to score a bunch of stuff for what I consider a pretty good total price. I made three total transactions. Usually beforehand I'll try to put together my combinations, but I've learned that they don't always have what I need, or something else won't work. This time, I waited until I had picked everything out and then went to an out of the way aisle to sort my coupons and figure out the best combinations to put together.
Here is what I used:

First transaction ~
3 Garnier Shampoo, Conditioner, and Styling Product ($4.49x2 and $4.59)
+$1/1 mfc (x3)
+$4 ecb wyb 3
2 Maybeline Mascara ($5.99 and $7.99)
+$2/1 mfc (x2)
+$1.50 off $5 sc
+$4 ecb wyb $12
3 Progresso Soups (Sale Price 2/$3)
+$1/3 mfc
+$1/3 SavingStar
+$1 ecb wyb 2
1 A&W Root Beer (Sale Price .99)
+.30/1 sc
+$5 ecb from the beauty club rewards

Second transaction ~
1 Schick Razor, 1 Schick Refill, and 1 Shave Gel ($11.99, $12.49, and $3.29)
+$10/Razor and Refill mfc
+$1/1 Shave Gel mfc
+$4 off $15 sc
+$10 ecb wyb $25
+$4 and $1 ecb from previous purchase
This is a great example of why you should bring your binder of coupons... I couldn't find the Schick deal in our add and planned for a Gillette deal. When I saw that I could do the Schick deal, I went back to my car and got the coupons to use for that.

Third transaction ~
2 Suave Shampoo and Conditioner (BOGO 50%, 4.39 and 2.19)
+$2/2 mfc
2 Suave Shampoo and Conditioner (BOGO 50%, 3.99 and 1.99)
+$3/2 mfc
2 Suave Hairspray (BOGO 50%, 3.49 and 1.74)
+$5 ecb wyb $15 Suave products
+$10 ecb from previous purchase

My grand total for all of my products was... $30.93!

Happy Couponing!

August 1, 2015

Thrift Store Finds #3

I'm back! It's been a little while. Well, a long while. I figured I would start where most of my posts start... at the thrift store. Today was the 50% off sale at Goodwill.

My favorite find today was a classic pair of Kate Spade flats. I got them for $2! It took a little scuff mark to keep them off of, but to fix that, all it takes is a Sharpie!

I also found a Michael Kors dress, Loft dress that will look great with some leggings, and Talbots top.

While I enjoy my finds from Goodwill, it isn't the haul I'm used to walking away with. My partner in shopping, Mom, and I headed to a few yard sales on the way home. I decided to change our living area around the other day, and my husband made a comment that we need a place to put stuff down while sitting on the couch. I had already been looking for a table, but now it's really needed. One estate sale had an old ironing board, and it's the perfect height for a "table" behind the couch. The picture doesn't have it quite in the right place, because the back of the couch is currently being used as a wall for the boys' fort (as you can see in the background!).

The ironing board's original cost was $25, but we negotiated it down to $20.

Unfortunately, the living area will probably have to be re-rearranged soon, though, because I was finally able to find bookshelves to go on either side of our tv stand. I found those yesterday at Rescue Mission. They need some work and a paint job, but I'm ready for some more good make-overs!
These gems were with what the store called a set of three. The other piece was obviously not a match to the shelves, and I only wanted these two pieces anyway. I talked with a manager, and he sold me the two for $50. It never hurts to talk with someone to see if you can get what you want!

What great finds have you made lately?

June 9, 2014

Thrift Store Finds #2

I'm finally getting back to a schedule of sorts! We've had all kinds of crazy things happening for our family, including the ending of the school year for all four of us, PreK graduation for Brady, a trip to Massachusetts, Ryan's brother's wedding, and me starting summer session at my school. After all of that, the first thing I made sure to get back on schedule was the first Saturday of the month at Goodwill for their 50% off sale. It was a great day!

May 18, 2014

Natural Mole Repellent: Protect Your Yard and the Environment

First impressions are often something that those around you use to judge who you are and what you represent, and your yard is something that many of your neighbors and members of the community use to gauge who you are. If you have noticed trails of dirt in your yard, there is a good chance you have moles. Aside from the aesthetic problems moles can cause on your property, there is other damage they can incur. While there are a number of chemical repellents as well as those that will kill the animal, there is a natural mole repellent you should try.

Taking Control of Your Yard
Anyone who has ever suffered with moles in their yard understands the frustration involved with the problem. They alter the appearance of the yard, destroy plants and gardens, and make it difficult to mow the grass. If you are suffering, you likely feel as though you have lost control of your yard. While you likely don't want to kill the animal, you simply want it to take up residence in the wild. With Repellex, you can do just that.

There are a number of ways in which moles can be removed from your yard; however, if you are concerned with using a product that is natural, your options are significantly limited. We offer our clients a number of natural remedies to rid them of their problem in an eco-friendly manner. When you search through our easy-to-navigate website, you can browse through the options we make available and pick the one that best fits your preferences. Among the options we offer include:

  • Ready-to-spray compounds

  • Systemic tablets

  • Compound mixtures

  • How Our Products Work
    Our product works by encouraging pesky moles to find another place to call home. When you choose to use the tablet form, the product delivers a concentrate of hot pepper to the root of the plants that moles eat under the ground. This significantly alters the taste of the plants, and the mole will quickly find somewhere else to call home. Those who use our spray options take advantage of a product that forms a protective coating around the plants in the yard. Whichever form of the product you choose, you can expect to see the moles in your yard vacate.

    March 29, 2014

    Long Pallet Shelf

    I shared a while ago some pallet shelves we made for the boys' room. I hung them in a little nook to hold some of their books. Since then, they received bunk beds as a gift, and Jackson needed a way to store his things on the top bunk. I saw the perfect inspiration in a Pottery Barn catalog and knew just what to do to create a similar look.

    March 26, 2014

    Easter's On It's Way!

    We are on Spring Break this week, which is unbelievable, since it was snowing here yesterday (yes, in Alabama!). Luckily, the day before had wonderful weather, so we were able to work on our gardens. While stuck inside, I've been doing a little decorating for Easter.

    March 20, 2014

    Style and Quality are What You Will Find When Looking for Slow Pitch Softball Turf Shoes

    If a person was to go to a ballpark on any Saturday or Sunday afternoon during summer, it is very likely that they would see a slow pitch ball game. This is a very popular game and has been around for more than a hundred years. The basic difference between fast pitch and slow pitch softball is the way the ball is thrown. A slow pitch pitcher has to throw the ball underhand and it has to come up in a high arc towards the batter. For people who regularly play softball, one the most important things that they need to think about is their footwear.

    February 20, 2014

    Mardi Gras Wreath

    I was lucky enough to be selected to host a Zatarain's House Party for Mardi Gras. I was already planning on decking out the house, but this gives me more motivation! The first thing I always think about when decorating for anything is a wreath for the front door.

    February 19, 2014

    Organize Your Kitchen Cabinet Drawers

    Clutter in the kitchen cabinet drawers is a nuisance and inevitable. We start out with an intent of organization and neatness that would make Felix look like Oscar. Only it's not unusual for drawers to gradually become overrun, packed with items in a pattern that doesn't make any sense. How did that fork end up in the same place as the hammer? You know you have a rolling pin but where is it? Why is there so much in there that opening it becomes a wrestling match?

    February 15, 2014

    New Fiber One Meal Bars

    I had the opportunity to try the new Fiber One Meal Bars through BzzAgent recently and was impressed by the ingredients and nutritional value. They include filling protein and fiber to sustain you longer than other bars. When I tried them, I found that I liked to use these as an on-the-go snack that was easy and convenient to pack in my lunch or throw in my purse.
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