Saturday, May 26, 2012

Money Saving May

This month I have found some great deals through both stores and yard sales.  I am not a huge couponer but I do use them often.  I will just list my "better" bargains monthly and this month its from Target and still has some of the items still on sale through June 12.

  • Spectracide Weed and Grass killer Reg. $3.99, on a price cut for $3.49 (printed Target store coupon for -$3.00 off any Spectracide), paid $ .49 each - Brought 3.

I found a few great deals on some beauty items:

  • Target brand Up & Up Petroleum Jelly found in the baby aisle reg. $1.27, paid $ .27 each after Target coupon for -$1 off Baby skin or Hair care item.
  • Target brand Up & Up 30 count cotton rounds reg. $ .85 each, paid just $ .10 each after Target coupon for  -$ .75 of Up & Up Beauty Product.
  • Target brand Up & Up sharpener, reg. 1.49, paid $ .74 after Target coupon for  -$ .75 of Up & Up Beauty Product.
  • Sonia Kushuk Spoolie, reg. $1.99,  FREE!! after Target coupon for -$2 off any Sonia Kushuk brush.
  • Sonia Kushuk Eyebrow brush, reg. $2.99, $ .99 after Target coupon for -$2 off any Sonia Kushuk brush.
  • I also brought 2 travel sized Vaseline lotion for $ .30 each on clearance (no coupons).
***These were purchased in 3 different transactions at 2 different stores, due to their coupon policy of only being able to use 1 like Target coupon per transaction.***

Most of these deals are still good as the coupon (if still available on website don't expire until June 12-16, 2012).  I was able to use 3-4 like coupons because the website lets you print up to 2 per computer, so if you have more than 1 computer at your home or access to another one, then you can really take advantage of the better deals.

 Beauty for Less

Other great deals came from the Dollar Tree:

The Dollar Tree has really improved there merchandise within  the last five years, in my opinion.  The now carry brand name items, and things that you would least expect.  If you aren't that particular on a specific color and the newest line for makeup, then check out the beauty aisle!

This month I found Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Nail Color at the Dollar Tree!  This product usually retails around $3.95 so I happily got 4 for the price of 1 :)  They did have 3 other colors I did not purchase; I wanted more "Spring" colors, but I may return to pick up more!  Also, they carry Elf products, Loreal, Maybelline, LA Colors, NYC nail polishes, and other brands.  I tend to stick with the "higher end" drug store brands such as the Maybelline or Loreal but there is definitely variety there.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

More About Me

Welcome to my BLOG!! I hope that you can find some useful information in this..please bear with me, as I am just getting started :)

A little background information:  I am a not-so-new first time mother to a wonderful one year old "toddler" boy who for the sake of sparing him from future embarrssment I will refer to as "N."  I am also a full time student, I work full time, and  I'm a wife to my best friend of almost 6 years who  retired from the United States Air Force. 

A lot has been going on within the last year (obviously!) and even two years.  I have had to learn how to re-budget our money after being on an unpaid maternity leave for 3 months (long story), starting a new job, and learning how to be a parent.  I am learning how to spread my time, and keep my sanity and retain some of my identity while I feel my way through the newness of it all.

I am going to share information my small joys that include my family, shopping, and my trials and errors...Hopefully you can learn from what I wished people told me while pregnant instead of just telling me, "oh you just wait!  You'll see!"  I also plan to talk about favorite products, do reviews on baby, family, and self-care items, share our gardening tips, ways to save or stretch the hard earned dollar, and quick recipe ideas.    

I am so excited that you decided to stop by and hope that you enjoy!