Saturday, April 19, 2014

My BIG Save!

Hi Friends!

I'm Just so excited about my BIG save today that I have to share it with everyone! My dear sweet friend Bettina got me started on a Coupon Craze 2 days ago...and here is my BIG save today! I got all of this for $22.59...It would have been $123.92 if I would have paid full price for it at Target. Yay!!!

Needless to say I may be hooked on something new or new to me!

Here's how I did it:

Coupons.com - Print $1off coupons for Bounty Dura Towels

Text "Spring" to 827438 - $1 coupon
Text "Clean" to 827438 - $1 coupon
Text "Bath" to 827438 - $10 off $25 spent

Go to Target: These products are on sale for $9.99 - Regularly $12.99. Buy (3) and you get a $10 Gift Card. You will have to buy (3) to get this deal.

I bought (3) Paper Towels and gave my $10 gift card to my husband. He bought (3) Paper Towels and gave his $10 gift card to our daughter...and then she bought (3) Toilet Papers. We spent a total of $22.59!! Can I hear a Woot Woot!!!

I will continue to share my savings with everyone as I find more deals!

Happy Easter!

Lisa

Frustrated!

Good  Morning!

Sitting here trying to think about what I should title this post and the only thing that keeps coming to mind is "FRUSTRATED" lol So....the reason for my frustration is the big yellow pillow you see below...and the story goes like this:

I found this Mustard Yellow tablecloth...and got it for a steal...for under $5! Woot woot!  My bargain shopping sassiness at it again. Well I think I can pull out the sewing machine and sew me a large pillow for the Banquette Bench in the  dining area since I could not find one...well no such luck! With all the reno's going on in just about every room...MY stuff...yes I said MY...got boxed up and is stored out in my Flower Shop...what was I thinking??? I could NOT find the pedal for the sewing machine!!!!

Well brave soul that I am...I still tackled this project...I hand stitched the entire pillow!

Have other projects that will need the sewing machine for...so will need to hunt that peddle down!

What do you think?

Thank's for stopping by! Happy Easter!

Lisa


Sunday, April 13, 2014

My $5 Find!

Good Morning!

Yes  I said  $5...wooot wooot! Can you hear the excitement in my voice??? I'll spare you a long drawn out post this morning...and get to the point.

As you know we are renovating our Love Shack...well Project #1 is our kitchen/dining area. We started off with the cheap plastic mini blinds and then graduated to wood blinds. I liked the wood blinds...but we added some furry chewers to the family and when we had their kennel's next to the blinds...well you guessed it they managed to chew them up. Well they are now in custom home made kennels in the laundry room...and the wood blinds needed to be replaced.

Well as I've mentioned we are on a limited budget...so after some searching in stores and on-line...I found these and fell in love! They are bamboo roman shades and I got them for $5 each at Lowes on-line...what a steal!

Here's why I think they were such a bargain...they are 39" and not a typical 32"...but of course I did some home work before buying this bargain...and Ta Da...I found a post on google where someone had to cut down some of these type of shades. The post used a hand miter saw. Well of course explaining this to the hubby he 1st thought I was out of my mind...but then he jumped on board when I told him that they were only $5 each. Why is it ok then? lol If I want them then why should the cost matter? lol But yes my stubbornness gets him in the end. If they were ruined then we wouldn't be out much money.

Well he took them out of the package and rolled them up tight. I taped each end where he was going to make his cuts using clear packaging tape. He purchased a new 600 teeth blade for his table saw...and he made the cuts using it. Worked like a charm as you can see. I love them!

One day I will post our final kitchen reveal! I'm looking forward to that day!

Thank you for visiting my blog!

Lisa




Sunday, April 6, 2014

Better late than never!

Happy Sunday Morning!

Sitting at my new island enjoying a cup of coffee...which btw I didn't like until I met my old man lol I quite enjoy coffee now but it has to be sweet and flavored...and weak...my friends call it dirty water lol I enjoy writing so I get off track with where my thoughts were headed...lol so bear with me as I get to my point.

What I've learned at my sassy age...yes I'm sassy...I wish I would have learned years ago to buy all white dinnerware and serving pieces. Becoming an adult...wife...and home maker...I was excited to matchy match. You know what I'm saying...If my  kitchen was yellow...everything had to be yellow...I love snowmen at Christmas...so I found dinnerware with snowmen on them and then had to buy blue glasses to use...and I'm not a blue person.

Took me awhile...yes many years...lol to learn this...and for me it works perfectly...I now buy everything white...and even throw in glass pieces...bowls, plates, beverage glasses etc... The fun and exciting part for me...is trolling every Ross, Marshalls, TJ Max etc... looking for white pieces...because at this point in my life they don't have to matchy match. Every piece I use...even though different looks great together!

So...took me too long to figure this out...but  you know we never stop learning...I've passed this onto my recently married 22 year old...middle of 5...oldest daughter. Bet you didn't realize there was going to be brain teasers in my blog...especially so early in the morning. As I've mentioned before...I have 5 children...she is #3...but the oldest daughter. My 2 older children are my grown sons...and then the 3 younger children are my aggravating...I mean precious daughters. lol

My daughter has started to do the same thing...which took me too long to learn...and she loves it...also helped that when Mom threw her a shower I got her started on a bunch of white pieces. Lucky her...more like lucky me to be blessed with 5 amazing kids!

Which brings me to my point for this post this morning...what do you think of my new find? I spent the day with my bestie...for my birthday on Thursday enjoying a birthday shopping spree.  She picked this bowl up...and of course I fell in love and then she put it down. I snatched that up and asked her are you sure you don't want this...well what do you think? Are you in love too?

I need to figure out this blog design stuff...but in the meantime...I hope you enjoy my blog so far!

Thanks for visiting!

♥Lisa