Wednesday, April 29, 2015

1st, 2nd & 3rd Visitors of 2015!

Guess who was the first visitor of 2015?....

Well, I am sure that was everyone's first guess. My mom just can't stay away from her kiddos and Westchester New York for that long! This time around she stayed for a whole ten days. Although Joe and I had work and school we had so much fun during her visit. Of course we had to hit all you can eat sushi while she was here and try out some new places that have opened up in our town. My mom missed the snow in New York this year and missed Spring by a couple days. Our town is still bouncing back from winter and slowly becoming green. Mom can't wait to visit again when all the trees are starting to turn in Fall. 

During my moms visit we had two other visitors join the fun...

My Auntie C and U.T. stopped by on their way to Boston to watch The Boston Marathon. (<-- So awesome!) Joe and I were able to take one day off and show them around our little town. We actually wondered into some stores that Joe and I have not stepped foot in the three years we have lived here. 

It is always nice when family and friends to come visit because most have no idea where we live or what our town looks like. It's always sad when they leave but we are grateful that people take the time out of their busy lives and spend the money to come see us.

We were looking forward to these visits for months and we look forward to the next one whether it be here or in California.

Monday, April 13, 2015

CVS MAKE-UP Haul Week of 4/12/2015: Saved 88%

Transaction #1
(3) Revlon Super Lustrous Lipsticks: $8.99 On Sale For $6.99

CVS Coupons
$7 off $17 in Revlon Cosmetics
$5 off any $15 Purchase of Cosmetics

Used $5.00 in ExtraCareBucks
Paid $4.26 and received $12.00 in ExtraCareBucks
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Transaction #2
(3) Revlon Super Lustrous Lipsticks: $8.99 On Sale For $6.99
CVS Coupons:
$7 off $17 in Revlon Cosmetics
Used $12.00 in ExtraCareBucks
Paid $3.00 and received $12.00 in ExtraCareBucks
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Transaction #3
Physicians Formula Argan W/ Blush Natural: $14.79
  Manufacture Coupons:
$3.00 Off - Found on product
Used $12.00 in ExtraCareBucks
Paid $.88 and received $7.00 in ExtraCareBucks
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Retail Value: $71.14

Paid Out Of Pocket: $8.14

($7.00 in ExtraCareBucks left over for next week)

Saved: $63.00


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

California 2015: A Weekend on the West Coast

A couple weeks ago I had the honor of being a bridesmaid in one of my best friend's wedding. I got to spend three short days with the bride and groom and two additional days catching up with just some of my family members. I flew in on a Thursday morning and was headed back to the east coast 6am Monday morning. It was a whirlwind trip but I wouldn't have missed it for the world. 

Jenny and I went to high school together but never met until after graduation. (She was one year behind me) Shortly after we became friends we became inseparable. A couple months down the road Jenny and I met Bobby (Her now husband) they instantly began dating but mutually decided to separate three months later. Year and YEARS after that I would always tease her about marrying Bobby which she would immediately shoot down while turning pink from head to toe. Long story short, they got engaged while visiting us in NYC and the rest is history:

It has been along time sense I have had a large group of friends in one place for a few days and really got the chance to hang out like old times. Weddings in general can be extremely stressful but in this case the joy and excitement outweighed the rest. Each and every time I look at the pictures from that weekend I wish we could all go back. Their wedding weekend was everything it should have been and more, all the guests left their daily stresses at the door and thoroughly enjoyed themselves for three full days!