Easy Christmas Card Holder

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Want an easy(and cheap) way to display your Christmas cards? I’ve got the solution!

What you need:

  • Ribbon
  • Holiday Paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Clothes Pins

What you do:

1. Cut strips of paper the size a clothes pin.

2. Glue paper to clothes pins.

3. Hang long strips of ribbon (mine are hanging in my dining room.)

4. Attach clothes pins to ribbon

Can’t get any easier than that! All skills required for this were learned in kindergarten.

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You’ll have to use your imagination here because we have only received two cards so far. The more cards that I receive the more ribbon I’ll hang. I hope to have the curtains covered by the end of this Holiday season!

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Coupon 101

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

There are so many things I want to share on my first post and I don’t know how to start. But I do know that I want to start out with the very basics of couponing.  It may seem silly for me to eagerly wait for my Sunday newspaper but inside holds these tiny pieces of paper that can literally save you thousands of dollars. The whole idea of cutting, organizing, and shopping with coupons is just so exciting to me.  I want to hopefully get your coupons veins pumping. I’ll share what I think are the best ways and tips to know to start couponing.
1.     Get 1 Sunday newspaper per person in your family. That way, when you find a really good deal, you can stock up and have enough for everyone in your home.
2.     Kroger brands (Smith’s, King Soopers, Dillons) doubles the value of your coupon everyday up to $1.00. So if you have a coupon for .40 it will double to .80 or if you have a coupon for .60 it will double to $1.00. Although it may seem like nothing, but those savings really add up!
3.     Let others do the work for you. There is no way I would enjoy this as much if somebody didn’t help my find the deals.  There are websites and blogs everywhere that tell you where the best deals are and what coupons to pair that deal up with. My favorite is http://www.moneysavingmom.com/
A good Utah based coupon site is http://www.freebies2deals.com/
A good Denver site is http://denverbargains.com/
4.     Find a system that works for you. There are many different ways and levels to coupon. Maybe I’ll make that my next post!
The effort you put into this will definetly pay off . This weeks challenge. Go out and find an item you can get for free my couponing. You’ll be amazed at what you can find. I’ll start off my giving you one:  go here and find the $1 off suave product. Target has Suave shampoo and conditioner on sale for .84-.97 this week. Use this coupon to get it for free plus a .3-.16 profit!

New Fall Scarves

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

There is one thing that I love about this time of year and that is breaking out my Fall wardrobe. Oh how I love my skinny jeans and sweaters! One thing that I was looking to add to my Fall wardrobe this year was scarves. But I have fallen into a cycle lately. I will go to the store and see something that I like, then I will refuse to buy it because I think that I can make it for cheaper. Right now Anthropologie has a plethora of beautiful ruffley scarves at prices that I am unwilling to pay. So I took a chance and created my own.

These were the easiest things to make. Each scarf is 2 yards long by 10 inches wide. I sewed a gathering stitch down the right side of the scarf, then I sewed another gathering stitch down the middle, and then I sewed another on the left side. I added some flowers and done! Both scarves completed during one naptime!

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Now I am ready for Fall… scarves and all!

Lauren- The Youngest

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Who is Lauren?
The sunshiny-est person on the planet (says her husband matt). She is a Wellness Coordinator for Brigham Young University (and a student there for 1.5 more semesters). She loves fitness, nutrition and her hubbin Matt. She enjoys running, cooking, and skiing. I am dedicated to what i put my mind to.

What does Angela think about Lauren?
Not afraid to share her opinions, beautiful, confident, one of a kind

What does Whitney think about Lauren?
Not afraid to be herself, confident, hard worker, awesome friend, fun and funny.

What will Lauren offer?
Exercise, health, and nutrition tips

Whitney- The Middle

Who is Whitney?
A stay at home mom. Although motherhood has been the hardest struggle of my life, I am learning to love it more and more everyday and thankful for my wonderful daughter, Kate

A wife to a lawyer to be. Being a law school wife is never dull and am excited for the next chapter in our lives.

I love to find great deals and help people find great deals. Who doesn't love to save money?

I hope to one day finish my education in sonography (ultrasound technician)

I live for good food.

What does Angela think about Whitney?
Should be the oldest, great friend, beautiful, inspirational mother

What does Lauren think about Whitney?
Fun to be around, determined, great mom, flirtatious in her time, spiritual

What will Whitney offer?
Recipes, couponing, and money saving tips

Angela- The Oldest

Who is Angela?
Retired Middle School teacher, now a full-time Mom. I think motherhood is the coolest job- Although it took me actually becoming a mother to realize that.

A grateful heart. Daily I am thankful for everything that I have been blessed with. I'm not going to lie my life is pretty awesome!

New-ish home owner to a new-to-me but old (built in 1904) home.

Aspiring Disney Princess. Someday I will be Belle!

Reformed shop-a-holic- although my husband may not agree with that statement.

A day dreamer- most recent day dream to write award winning novels. And to write them while sitting in some cafe somewhere in Europe. I love to write and travel.

A woman who dislikes cooking and cleaning my bathroom.

A learner. I am learning to enjoy doing dishes and mopping floors.

A reader. I LOVE to read!

And new to this list... a sewer, crafter, and home decorator.

What does Whitney think about Angela?
Always smiling, always laughing, fun to be around, a really great friend, role model, smart

What does Lauren think about Angela?
Crafty, creative, an example, loving mother, a fun wife, a joy to be around

What will Angela offer?
Sewing, crafting, and home decorating tips
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