Monday, March 2, 2015

CVS Couponing - One Year Savings Summary



I got this notice in the mail and I thought I would share. As you can see I have saved $1,663.72 in the last twelve months. I have not been couponing for a full twelve months so I am excited to see what I can do in the next twelve!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

CVS Coupon Haul Week of 2/22/15


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(2) Gear Body Wash 3 In 1: $4.99 on sale for 2/$7
CVS Liquid Nutrition Chocolate Single: $1.77 on sale for $1.25
L'Oréal Paris Advanced Haircare Total Repair Shampoo: $5.79 on sale for $5.25
L'Oréal Paris Advanced Haircare Total Repair Conditioner: $5.79 on sale for $5.25
Benadryl Extra Strength Itch Relief Stick 0.47 fl oz: $3.99
Campbell's Condensed Soup Tomato 10.75 oz: $1.37 on sale for $.79

Manufacturer Czoupons:
(2) $2.00 Off 1 Irish Spring Gear Body Wash - Coupons.com
$4.00 Off 2 L'Oreal Paris Advanced Haircare - Coupons.com

CVS Coupons:
$.50 Off Campbell's Chicken Noodle or Tomato Soup 10.75oz
20% Off Entire Purchase
Used $10.00 in ExtraCareBucks  
Paid:  $5.96 + received $15.75 in ExtraCareBucks 


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Retail Value: $28.69


  Paid Out Of Pocket : $5.96
 
($15.75 in ExtraCareBucks left over for next week)
 
Saved: $22.73 


 
80%

Monday, February 23, 2015

Cabo 2015

Joe and I were invited to attend the wedding of two of our close friends in Cabo. We of course chose to attend but also make a vacation out of it. We spent eight very sunny days in Cabo, Mexico and attended one of the most romantic weddings I have ever witnessed.

Here are some highlights from our trip:


 Of course we had some pool time

Sunset Cruise (I did get a tad sea-sick but it was fun overall)

At the Wedding

Having lunch at the Marina

Spending time with this cutie

We had an incredible time traveling and exploring a place we have never been to before. I am already looking forward to the next vacation!


Friday, February 20, 2015

I'm BACK!



Joe & I and enjoyed an amazing eight days away...

Stay tuned for more updates and more pictures!!!



Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Updates - Updates - Updates

I'm back!

I apologize for being MIA but what can I say, life happens!

I am going to test your patience yet again and ask for a little more time away.

Joe and I are preparing for yet another big trip... stay tuned!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Super Bowl 49

I am not sure about you but when I think of Super Bowl I think of great food, ice cold beer, and amazing company. This year our neighbors reserved us well in advance for Super Bowl 49. We decided the game would be best viewed at our place. Our TV is a mere 5 inches larger and of course this made all the difference. ;) 

Joe and I have had a crazy couple of months and the upcoming months don't look to be any different. To take away some of the stress of hosting Super Bowl at the house, the boys offered to take care of it and opted to let our local grocery store's deli handle the preparations.


Now, it's not pretty and it's no where near gourmet but this kind of low key event is just what I needed. Don't get me wrong, I love to host people at our home and make new dips and dishes for them to try but I can't tell you how nice it is not to have to clean an entire kitchen afterward.

Of course I had to bake something, per the boys request I baked a cake that turned out more like a giant doughnut:


Not exactly my proudest moment but it was what was requested.

We had a very relaxing day and I actually watched 75% of the game.

How did you spend the Super Bowl?

Friday, January 30, 2015

Nail Polish Organization

It's no secret that I have a nail polish addiction but it's about time that I got things organized and got a good look at what I have. This process was not necessarily to get rid of a lot but to make sure I have no duplicate colors and that none of it has gone bad.

The begining....


The below are the nail polishes I am getting rid of. As you can see some of the colors have gone bad and now look ombre in the bottle. Those nail polishes I will be throwing out but the others were just duplicates that I will be passing along.


Now for the fun part! My collection has grown lately because I was gifted over twenty bottles for Christmas. To accommodate all the polishes I got a little creative with some of my empty candle jars.


In the future after I use a nail polish if I notice I don't like the color or it's not my favorite formula it will be getting passed on right away. With this amount of nail polishes there is no point in keeping the colors I don't love.