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!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Publix Deals

Today Justin and I went to publix and both scored some sweet deals. I got everything pictured for $8.17 and saved $27.07. It doesn't look like a lot but I think it was a pretty sweet deal considering one of the scrubbing bubbles cleaner was originally $7.99. Here is what I got.

2 Tropicana OJ 2/$5
BlG1 Free coupon=$2.50 for 2

Kraft Shredded Cheese 3/$5
$2/1 in store coupon located with the cheese
=$0.66 each

Babybell Cheese $2.49
$0.55 coupon located with the cheese.

and the best deal of the day

2 Scrubbing Bubbles power sprayer $7.99 each
2x$3/1 from the one stop one store booklet at Publix (I had to ask where they were because they were just randomly located on an isle, not sure where your publix will have them).
both were FREE after coupons.
I'm also going to get another one and submit the SC Johnson $5 Rebate for a $5 moneymaker!!

BTW I cleaned my shower today with the new cleaner and if you hold down the button it sounds like aliens or something. They come with batteries and have a continuous sprayer. Worked well for me to!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Please Don't Leave Mr. Weekend

Please don't Leave Mr. Weekend I have enjoyed you so. I am not ready for the weekend to end. I am not ready for the next week, but no matter if I'm ready or not its going to end really soon, really really soon to be exact and I must get ready to face tomorrow anyway. At least I only have one more week until Spring Break!! That means one week closer to seeing my family, one week closer to seeing Brittany, and one week closer to Panama City!
Oh yeah back to the weekend. I have had a great relaxing weekend. Friday night I cooked dinner for Justin and I. Pork Tenderloin, roasted red potatoes, and broccoli. After that we made peanut butter popcorn and watched Night at the Museum II and just chilled at the apt.

Justin and his old school but awesome pop corn popper

LOTS of popcorn!!

Peanut Butter Popcorn, Oh so yummy!!

Justin also made some regular popcorn with cheese flavor stuff on it!

My bowl vs. His bowl Hmmm....

Harley really wanted some popcorn to....he may or may not have had a few pieces ;)

Saturday I slept in way to long. I woke up at 5:30 and then fell back asleep till 11 A.M.! I never sleep that long. Justin called and said he was on his way over which was a surprise to me that he was even awake. It was cheat day for him so he wanted MILO's for lunch and I was starving so that was ok with me. So we went and got some lunch, it was a treat for us because we NEVER eat fast food. After that we went back to his condo and just chilled out some more. Later we went to target to pick up a few things and get Justin his beloved ICEE for his cheat day. I may or may not have had one to. Then it was back to my place to decide what was for dinner. Basically neither of us wanted to spend a lot of money or cook so we just opted for Hungry Howies, again another big cheat for the day. Basically we were just really lazy all weekend.
Now its time to study for a test I have this week and find some food cause I'm hungry!

Friday, March 5, 2010

A typical day for ME

Over at today's show us your life Friday is what is a typical day like for you.

My day starts around 7:30 and I wake up and get ready for my day. This usually includes shower, makeup, breakfast, and books ready class and sometimes even a little more cramming before a test or what not.
I try and leave my apartment around 8:30 on MWF and 9:00 on Tue/Thurs.
MWF I have class from 9-10 and then I go to the gym and work out (on those days I wait to shower after that) and then I have lunch. I go back to campus and have class from 1-2
After that it's usually time to study so it's either the library or computer lab.

T/Thurs I have class from 9:30-10:45 and 11:00 to 12:15. After that depending on how much homework or how many tests I have to study for I go to the gym and then home for lunch or just eat lunch on campus and to a computer lab to study.

If perhaps I do not have a lot of school work to do (which rarely never happens in Engineering school) I go run errands, get groceries or play on the computer.

I always get home at random times so I eat dinner out some and some at home.
I a try to be in bed around 11:30 and wake up and do it all over again.

My weekends vary as well sometimes I go home or home with my boyfriend or just stay here and relax. Sundays are church and catch up on school work get ready for the next week days.

So basically my life is boring because I am an Engineering student that studies all the time. I do occasionally get caught up enough to hang out with my friends or have a week night dinner with someone.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Super Savings at Walgreens!

I am getting good at this couponing thing. I got all this pictured at Walgreens for $22.26 minus the mellow mushroom cup and the napkin holder in the background. I got some of the items free or nearly free and got back $9 worth of Register rewards to use so I paid in 2 transactions. I know it doesn't look like a lot of stuff but its expensive stuff like medicine and Aveeno lotion and CHOCOLATE!! No I do not plan on eating all that chocolate and those jelly beans myself. I plan to share. At least I bought toothpaste so my teeth don't rot. My total for all this without coupons and RR should have been $55! I feel like I did ok for a semi beginner. I def plan to keep it up even if I do get weird looks in stores. College is NOT cheap people!! Hopefully I will get an update about me on here soon. Right now its off to study for a quiz tomo and this its the weekend!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Not ready

School is starting to get busy, I currently have 2 homework due in the next week. One Tues and one Friday, a quiz tomo or every Friday at that and possible quiz in another class next week. Oh well this is life as I know it for now I guess. It' s really starting to sink in that in a little over a year I will be a college graduate. I friend asked me the other night if I was going to take the FE exam in the fall and I was like " oh wow I haven't even thought of that". I was a little shocked that it is getting so close. It always seems so far away and now its creeping up really fast. I still have lots of time but it's scary to think that I do not have any kind of job lined up. Hopefully all that will fall into place as it gets here.
Tonight I have a review session to go to at 7:30. Justin and I are going to grab some dinner before hand and then after that it's study for the quiz that is tomorrow. Fridays are never exciting any more because I always have quizzes. After 10 it will be a good day.
It's kinda been a busy week, Tuesday I went to work out after class and when I was on my way home I felt something happening to my car. I realized that I needed to get my car off the road and when I went to turn left there was some traffic and I really thought it was about to go dead so I gunned it across the road IN FRONT OF A CAR!!! although flooring the gas pedal did NOTHING! and basically I coasted across the road IN FRONT OF THE CAR!! I managed to get off the road and pulled into someones side driveway. I was a wreck, I was freaking out and I called Justin crying. He came to get me and look at my car, I think it took him forever to get there. I called my dad and he said he would come down here but then he decided to send the tow truck wed to get it and my mom brought me the durango and she rode back in the tow truck. We think the fuel pump went out on it cause you could tell it wasn't getting enough gas.
It's only 13 days till my birthday!!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Random Facts about me

OK, so I really want to get this blog thing going but every time i get get re motivated it doesn't take me long to get unmotivated again. One of my best friends tagged me in this Random facts about me so I just can't let her down and I have to do it. Thanks B maybe this is the motivational kick I need. OK so i am supposed to state 7 random things about me, so here goes,

UNO: I have 2 different colored eyes. About 50% of people notice it right off and the other 50% do not but are all are utterly mesmerized when they do notice. BTW the right one is blue and the left one is green. Some days they look more alike and others not so much.

DOS: I have became an avid coupon clipper, I know that sounds weird cause I am only 'almost' 22 but it literally makes me giddy to save money. My goal is to get as good as the people from the blogs I read. It's actually amazing what they can do.

TRES: I really don't have that many true friends. I have lots of friends but only a few are TRUE friends. You know the kind that would drop everything to come rescue me if I was dying.

QUATRO: I ABSOLUTLEY LOVE to cook and would love to go to cullinary school, but Engineering school is consuming my time right now so maybe when that is done I can become a better chef. Baking is the best.

CINCO: I LOVE to travel although I never do. My goal is to make enough money to travel to anywhere I want. My parents don't like to travel as much as me so that makes me think I am not really their child.

SEIS: I love to read other people blogs. I probably know more about people I do not know than people I do.

SIETE: I can't wait till the day I can have my own family. I love my life right now and definitly don't want to wish it away but I love the thought of one day walking down the isle (that is if my dad actually gives me away) and then some day bringing home my first child (which better be a girl so I can buy everything frilly and pink and big bows). I don't want that to happen now but maybe in 5 years we will think about it.

Ok so there is my random facts. So now on to what is going on in the busy world of Kellie.

School started back this week. The first week is always fun cause it feels like you are actually going to class and accomplishing something but there is never anything due and you never feel behind or like you are failing yet. Although I have already had 2 quizzes. So I dread when things get tough but only 3 more semesters to go!!.....but then what??
I am trying to get back into my healthy eating. I rarely have sweets or soda. I try not to eat a lot of carbs and eat more meat. I love the gym but ts not fitting into my schedule very well this semester so p90x and a park down the road is helping a little. Wednesday me and Roomie took Harley to for a walk with us and he loved it. I'm sure he smelled and sprinkled every peice of grass, tree and trash can in the whole place.
Tonight BF and I are going to the gymnastics meet and maybe to dinner with some friends. Should be fun our gynamstics team is really good and they play Georgia.
Tomorrow there is a celebration for the National Championship at Bryant Denny, we are planning on going to that. I know its gonna be CRAZY around here and it will be like football season all over again, except this time we have already accomplished a National Champiosnhip. ROLL TIDE ROLL!!!!!!!
Monday is a holiday so NO CLASS!! YAY. BF is not excited about us being out for this Holiday and not Veterans Day which also happens to be his b'day. But Oh well I dont make the rules.
Speaking of Birthdays it is officially 19 days till I will be the big 22!! I feel as if I am getting old. I remember thinking when I was like 16 that people over 20 had it all together and they knew everything, boy was I wrong!!
Ok well I have class in 30 minutes and then its the weekend yay!!