Monday, November 29, 2010

Shutterfly = Awesome deals

As everyone knows I love to take pictures of anything and everything. For the past three years that Nikki and I have lived together we have sent out picture Christmas cards from just us. This is our last year to do this seeing as I will be leaving in May and we will most likely not live together anymore. That was hard to type....It's sad and I could write a whole book on that! We have been together since we were 4 and we are 22 & 23! I want this years card to be special and Shutterfly is going to help me do that. They have tons of super cute designs for their Christmas cards here and they are doing a great promotion where you can blog about them and receive 50 FREE cards. This will definitely help my budget as college is not cheap. I have purchased prints from them before and I know they produce quality work. You can check out the promotion yourself here
I have had calendars made similar to these in the past and its a joy to look up and see pictures of your friends and family each month
I also think these would make super cute birthday invites
So go on over and check them out for yourself! Let me know what you think.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Senior year, best friends with a cherry on top

I can't believe how fast the semester is flying by. Classes are going ok. Digital Systems is really time consuming and capstone is going to soon be that way. My grades are good so far but next week is my first test and our Capstone Proposal. I have been really busy lately. I might as well live in Houser hall. It's nice to now have the capstone lab that I only have to share with my group and one other so we have a place to ourselves and we can store things there if needed. I really miss sleep. I get enough sleep every night but I miss sleeping in.
I never get to see Nikki and that makes me sad. Her birthday is next week and I have no idea when I will find the time to celebrate it with her. She is awesome, I'm not sure what I would do without her. She is the closest thing I will ever have to a sister and I would do anything for her. I fear the day that we have to move apart. We have been together since we were 4!! I haven't ever had to live without her. She has always been there for me when I had no one else. She is everything a best friend should be.
Someone asked me a few weeks ago if I wanted to only have one kid since i am an only child. It's something that I never thought of until 2 friends of mine who are brothers were "annoying" each other with some insignificant things. It made me think how lucky I am to not have to worry about sharing with a sibling or them getting on my nerves, but it also made me think about the absence of a sibling and how I will never know what that bond feels like. A friends big brother is getting ready to leave for training to go to Afghanistan and she is really sad. I feel sympathy for her because I know it's hard but I don't know what to say because that sibling bond is something that I know nothing about. Basically I never want to have an only child because the absence of that bond greatly outweighs the sibling rivalries. But everything happens for a reason and God doesn't make mistakes, he didn't give me a sibling for a reason.

"God doesn't see you limitations, he sees your possibilities."--Pastor Chris Hodges

On to another subject:

My other best friend gave me this blog award. I have never participated in these things but how could I let Britt down....yeah I know I couldn't so here goes......

Rule 1, is to thank her...... Thank Britt!! I'll be home soon hopefully!!

Rule 2 is to copy and paste it

Rule 3, is to list 3 things I love about myself
1. my dependability
2. my accomplishments
3. My hair (I guess) I get so many compliments on it.

Rule 4, post a picture I love

Rule 5 is to share this with 5 people....seeing as I do not know 5 people that have blogs I will pass it to

Rachel M

ok and speaking of sleep it is time for me to get some....cya later and Roll Tide Roll!!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Diaper cake and Bye bye summer

Not a lot going on lately. Just enjoying the rest of summer before school starts. I can't believe my senior year of college starts in 1 week!! I am excited and scared at the same time. I know I will be busy but I still hope to have time to still work. I have grown so attatched to the kids and I would hate to leave them.
Justin finally came back from seems like he was gone for forever! Even though he is back this week he is busy with band camp so I haven't seen him very much. I'm glad he is going back...I think he will enjoy it.
A friend of mine from back home is expecting her first little boy in September and below are some pictures of a diaper cake I made for her and Little man. It was the first one I have ever made but it turned out better than I imagined. I would like to make them to sell after seeing that plain ugly ones sell online for $50+. I am a frugal shopper and between a few coupons and some sales I prob only spent $30-$40 on this one and it looks way better than some of the expensive ones online. Britt did a fantastic job on the shower and the theme was cowboys and baby's nursery is cowboy/farm animals so I tried to stick with the theme.
Here is the full cake completed.

Close up of the bear and the top half

Here is the bottom with babies initials......I could not resist putting the houndstooth ribbon on it

And here is a shot of the back....the desitin really didn't fit anywhere but I stuck it on there anyways.

So....if perhaps you are looking for a practical baby shower gift....I would love to make some more of these you can email me at . Btw mom and everyone at the shower LOVED it. I didn't take any pics of the process but it was very easy I just followed some tutorials online.

Enough of that. I should be packing seeing as I am supposed to go home tomorrow because I have a doc app Thursday morn to see what on earth is up with the crazy finger/hand.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Summer Days

Here are some more great deals I have gotten lately. Tonight I went to CVS and Target. .
My scenario at CVS didn't quite go as planned but it was still good.
I bought 6 dove deodorants @ $2.50 each and had 5 $2/1 coupons and 1 $1.50/1. So a total of $15 and $11.50 in coupon and I recieved $5 ECB for another transaction. I should have gotten $5/$15 purchase coupon but I forgot it till the end and the lady said it wouldn't work. I think it would have I should have asked her to try but oh well I still technically made $1.50. Last week at CVS I also got some free refills for my OFF clip on bug sprayer.
At target I got what is pictured below for $3.60 + tax.
I had 3 $2/1 Armor All and 2 $3/2 Target Q's for Amor All for a grand total of $1. 67 for the 4 AA items and 2 $2/1 Renu for some free plus .48 cent overage solution. The golden grahams were just because Nikki had some and made me want them ;).

And now for the best deal I have ever gotten....I FINALLY got a $0.00 receipt!! Don't worry Britt the shampoo is for Nikki.

It was awesome to only have to pay tax!!This last picture is something I found on Nikki's camera when I was borrowing it to take pictures of my deals. I'm not sure what I was thinking that day and I don't think Harley knew either. It's embarrassing but I got a good laugh at seeing it again.

This week is going much better at work than last week although I am not working as much.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Summer Days

Summer is so great. It's nice not having to think about school work. My job is going pretty good. The kids are mean but what more can you expect. I wish I was getting more hours but its nice to have time to relax as well. Roomie and fluffy came back today so I wont be lonely anymore. :).
My premier party last weekend went great! My show was around $600 which means for $39 I got over $300 worth of jewelry. I only had to pay shipping and tax. I have been getting some really good deals so far this summer. I am making a diaper cake for a friends baby shower and started collecting diapers with all those $3/1 Huggies coupons. As of now I have over 150 diapers which is more than enough and have not even spent $15. I consider that a very good deal. Tonight I went to Target and got all the stuff pictured for $10 and got a $5 gift card.

Although that is a good deal I forgot $3 in coupons so it should have been better. It was for the one of the deodorants. So I will probably just return it and buy it again. Which then will make my total $7 for the items pictured and a $5 gift card. I bought the olay product because I made money on it and the SOBE life water was FREE so i thought I would try it. So everything else was under $1.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

A few great deals

Well summer is finally here and I actually have time to think about something other than school! I have been really focusing on couponing this week and actually scored some good deals! Yesterday I went to CVS and picked up some Huggies( for a gift) and some crest. In all I spent $9.25 and got back $6 is ECB's for a total of $3.25 for what is pictured. The toothpaste was supposed to give me a $3.50 ECB but it didn't print so when I asked about it and they guy went in and made it print it gave me $4 so that worked out in my favor and the toothpaste rang up $2.75 instead of $3.50. So I consider that a pretty good deal.

Today I went to target and also got some pretty good deals.
I got everything in this picture for $18.15 including tax. The one downside to coupons at target is you have to pay tax on the original total. In all I saved $24.22 or $29.49 if you count sales! I think that's pretty good!

Here are some of the deals:
Nabisco 100 cal pack $2.41 x4
used 2 B1G1 Free and B3G1 Free Target Q
Total $2.41 Bought 1 and got 3 free

Crystal Light $1.97 each
3 X $1/1
Total 1.91 for 3

Steam Fresh Veggies: $1.07 x2
2x .50/1

Sunsweet ones =FREE
Bandaids 0.37
Marshmallows 0.80 on sale

Gillette Mens Body Wash $2.99 x2
Total 1.98 for 2

Hopefully this week brings more great deals. My stock pile is growing quick. I'm not sure where I am going to start putting it. I have a list of good deals for CVS and Walgreens this week, so we will see what happens.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

K-mart Super Doubles

So...KMart was supposed to be having super double event starting today. They were going to be doubling coupons up to $2 with a limit of 5 coupons per person per day and you needed a shop your way card. So I get my coupons together and find some things I think I can get good deals on and I head over. I had heard that some Kmarts were being weird about this and no one knew anything about it so I thought maybe I should ask first. Of course our ghetto Kmart had no clue except they were nice enough to call the manager and she told them that it was doubling up to $1. Oh well, I went ahead and looked around and found a few things. Here is what I ended up getting.

2 X 44ct Chinet paper plated-$3.29 I had 2 $1 off which doubled to $2
Final Price- 2.58 for 2
Right Guard mens Deodorant-$2.50 $1 off which doubled to $2
Final Price-0.50 cents.

In all I spent $3.63 not bad I guess but could have been better had the deal been working correctly. I would like to go back and see if it would double $2 coupons at the register but not sure if it's worth the hassle. Hope everyone had a great Easter weekend!!