Thursday, June 30, 2011

How to Wear a Statement Necklace


J’s Everyday Fashion shares 4 ways to wear a statement necklace.

I tend to wear bigger necklaces with an open neckline, but I love her ideas for making these statement pieces work with other styles.


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Creative Board Game Display/Storage Idea


Check out Infarrantly Creative for a creative idea to store and display your kids’ board games.


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Baby Photos at Home

With my first son, I had his picture taken every month. That might sound crazy, but I always used a coupon (surprise surprise!) so it wasn’t really expensive – just time consuming. With baby #2 and a toddler, however, I think I’ll be too busy to run to Target or JCPenney every month.

I love how John & Sherry at Young House Love took weekly pictures of their daughter at home.   Now I just need to find the perfect location and hope it’s really as easy as they make it look!

Do you have any ideas or advice for at-home photo shoots?


Monday, June 27, 2011

Cookie Dough Obsession


Do you have a cookie dough obsession like I do?   Check out these recipes!

Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies
Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie ‘n Oreo Fudge Brownie Bar
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes
Cookie Dough Truffles 
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake 
Raw Cookie Dough Recipe

Hungry yet?


Friday, June 24, 2011

Creative Ideas for Paint Chips

Everything Etsy shares some creative projects that use paint chips.

Here are a few more paint chip art projects that I found on Pinterest:
The Crafty Scientist
Two Girls Being Crafty
Hope Studios

Never heard of Pinterest?  Check out my post about it HERE.  Leave a comment if you would like an invitation.  It is truly addicting!  Already on Pinterest?  Follow me!


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Pattern Mixing


Watch S from Academichic experiment with pattern mixing.  She makes me want to go home and play in my closet 🙂

Need some more pattern mixing inspiration?  Check out these blog posts:
Kasmira – What I Wore Today
What Would A Nerd Wear
E – Academichic
Orchid Grey
Jen Loves Kev
Schoolmarm Style


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Finding deals the easy way

The Coupon Project shares her secrets for finding deals quickly and easily.

For me, Google Reader is a great way to track deals without visiting tons of blogs and websites.  You do have to select your blogs carefully based on your needs.  I’ve noticed that my blog list has gotten a little out of hand lately.  I’ve been trying to edit it down to save even more time.  I definitely don’t read every post, but it is a great way to search for deals that you are looking for.


Monday, June 20, 2011

Shorten a Top

C&C has a great post on how to shorten a top without cutting or hemming. 


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Free 8×10 Collage Print at Walgreens

June 16-18 you can get a FREE 8×10 collage print at Walgreens. Just use code 1FREEBIE at checkout. Choose in-store pick-up to avoid shipping costs.

I love these collage prints. I love to display them on our refrigerator and then put them in my son’s scrapbook. Super easy!


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

How to Wear Bright Colors

Already Pretty gives us some tips for wearing bright colors without looking like a crazy person (or as Sally says – Rainbow Brite!)


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Where to buy IKEA when you don’t live near one

Apartment Therapy shares 5 ways to buy IKEA when you don’t live near one.

I love IKEA, but probably only visit one once every 2-3 years.  I think it’s time to build one in the St. Louis area!


Monday, June 13, 2011

Buying Coupons

Penny Pinchin’ Mom shares some thoughts on whether or not buying coupon is legal.  Be sure to read the comments for some interesting feedback.

I’ve never purchased coupons online, so I’ve never really thought about this issue.  What do you think?


Friday, June 10, 2011

JCPenney $10 off $25 Coupon

Doing some weekend shopping?

Click HERE to print a coupon for $10 off $25+ at JCPenney.  This coupon is good June 10 & 11 only!

I love to use these coupons in (you guessed it)…the CLEARANCE section!

If you’re looking for more mall coupons, check out the list of printables at Teach Me 2 Save.
Have a great weekend!


Thursday, June 9, 2011

$9 for 2 Movie Tickets at Living Social!

Today you can buy 2 Fandango movie tickets for only $9 at Living Social!

How to get this deal:
1.  If you are new to Living Social, you get a $5 credit when you sign up.  That means 2 movie tickets for only $4!   Just sign up HERE to get the credit.
2.  Then come back and click on THIS link to go to the deal.  If you are already a Living Social member, just skip step 1.

I’m really excited about this deal!  It will be perfect for the Cars 2 debut on June 24!

The Fine Print

Limit 1 purchase per customer only • Promo Codes are valid only for Internet purchases made at and are not redeemable at theater box office, via Fandango’s telephone or mobile services or through any other website operated by third-party merchants
• Cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion
 • Not valid on IMAX or 3D showings
 • Limited to tickets with maximum face value (including Fandango’s convenience fee of up to $2 per ticket) of $15 • Both tickets must be purchased for the same movie and show time in a single transaction • Promotional value of Promo Codes expire September 9, 2011. Paid value of Promo Codes expires on September 9, 2016, except where prohibited by law. • Promo Codes have no cash value unless required by law, and will not be replaced if lost or stolen, and are not for resale or commercial use
 • If a movie ticket (with Fandango’s convenience fee included) is more than the $15 maximum Promo Code value, the user must pay the difference with a valid credit or debit card 
• The redemption of Promo Codes is subject to Fandango’s terms and conditions at and 
• Any questions regarding redemption of promo codes on should be directed to Fandango Customer Support at • Other conditions apply • Promotional value expires on September 9, 2011


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

When to buy clothing items

Already Pretty shares her calendar for when to buy certain clothing items.

I usually just watch the clearance racks (both online and in-store) to find the best deals. 

It’s kind of fun to buy boots and sweaters at the beginning of spring.  You almost forget about them when fall comes around and it’s like getting something new all over again!


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

How to save money on meat

Mommy Octopus shares her ideas for saving money on meat.

I typically buy meat in bulk at Sam’s Club.  You do have to watch the price per pound, but in general it is cheaper.  When I get home, I divide it up into meal sized portions and put it in the freezer. 

For chicken, I like to cut it up into bite sized pieces or strips to make cooking easier later.  For ground beef, I like to either pre-cook it for recipes or make it into hamburger patties.


Monday, June 6, 2011

Quiznos Coupons


Quiznos is celebrating it’s 30th Anniversary with 4 coupons! 


Buy One Get One Coupons

Penny Pinchin’ Mom shares her knowledge of how to use buy one, get one coupons.

In my experience, it depends on the cashier.  Some allow me to use a coupon for the item I’m not getting free.  Some do not.  Yet another gray area of couponing!

What do you think?


Friday, June 3, 2011

New Coupons at!

Here are my favorite new coupons at  Print now while you still can!

$1.00 off any Rimmel Eye OR Face Product
$1.00 off Cinnamon Toast Crunch
$1.00 off any NYC Eye Product
$0.50 off Original Cheerios cereal
$1.00 off Garnier Fructis Shampoo or Conditioner
$1.00 off (1) KRAFT DELI DELUXE Cheese product
$2.00 off Any Aleve 40ct or larger


Kids & Airplanes

Parenting Magazine has 50 ideas for entertaining kids on an airplane.  Take a look if you’re planning any air travel this summer!

Happy Friday!


Thursday, June 2, 2011

$20 Old Navy Groupon for $10!

Groupon is offering a $20 Old Navy credit for only $10!  Just click HERE to sign up or sign in to Groupon.  Then find the deal on the right sidebar.

This offer is good in-store only and can be combined with store sales for even more savings.  I’m still not sure if you can combine it with another coupon (probably not), but I’m hoping for an additional 50% off all clearance items sale to maximize my savings!

Fine print:
Expires July 31, 2011

Limit 1 per person. Purchase of Groupon may take up to 48 hours to process. Valid on purchase of $20 or more from 6/2 to 7/30/2011 at Old Navy Stores only. Product restrictions apply. One time use in US only. Not transferable. Not valid for cash or cash equivalent. Good for $20 of merchandise ($10 Paid For value plus $10 Discount Offer value). Discount Offer value expires 7/30/2011. $10 Paid For value does not expire.


Red Velvet Cake Ice Cream. Yum.

Ben & Jerry’s has a new flavor….Red Velvet Cake! 

You might remember (or not) that I won free Ben & Jerry’s for a year.  Well my year was up today.  Too bad Ben & Jerry’s didn’t release this flavor a little sooner.  My whole freezer would be stocked with it!  It’s a red velvet ice cream with chunks of red velvet cake and cream cheese frosting swirls.  Super yummy deliciousness.

Some of my other favorite flavors from the past year include:

And I still have a lot more flavors in my freezer to try!  Are you hungry yet?

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