Thursday, April 28, 2011


Don't forget to enter my giveaway for this week!  I'll be picking a winner tomorrow night and so far I only have one entry!  Don't make it that easy!

Now for some Sampler Sneakage!  I have some great pictures of what's to come in the May Sampler Kit.  Have I mentioned that it's gorgeous?  Well, it is!  See for yourself:

See?  Gorgeous right?  If you want a little extra bonus, Holly is hosting a giveaway on her blog in celebration of the May kit reveal.  Head over and enter!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Adventures in Couponing - Scored BIG at CVS!

This was the most successful trip to CVS I've had yet!  When I got there, I scanned my Extra Care Card at the coupon station to get the day's coupon.  Low and behold, it printed out $4.00 in ECB's that were available to me because of my purchase credit.  SCORE!  So there was $4.00 automatically for me.  It also printed out a $1.00 off Dove Hair Care product, so I stopped by to check that price.  Here's the breakdown of what I got:

2 Dove Men's deodorants: they were on sale for $0.99 each.  I had two $1.00 off coupons, which made them FREE!

1 Dove Conditioner (I have shampoo, but not conditioner): on sale for $3.00.  I used the $1.00 off coupon from the machine, which made it $2.00.

2 Coke Zero 2-Liters: on sale for $0.88 each.

1 4-pack CVS toilet paper (needed some to hold me over until my big shopping day): $3.39

Grand total before coupons or ECBs: $10.13
Total after coupons: $7.15
Total after ECB's: $3.15

Total out of pocket cost: $3.61 including tax....Saved $6.54.  SCORE!

So basically, all I paid for was the toilet paper.  Literally!  I got two 2-Liter cokes, two deodorants and a conditioner for free.  You really can't beat that!  P.S.  My husband is good on deodorant for at least a year.  Seriously!  When I put them away, I counted my stock and he has 6 sticks of deodorant.  And I paid pennies for them, if that.  I heart couponing!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Giveaway #2

Happy Monday everyone!  Hope everyone had a great weekend and a nice Easter!  It's time for giveaway number 2.  This week, I'm giving away a paper pack: Provo Craft The Slab XI!  It's a gorgeous pack full of beautiful paper.  To enter the giveaway, please leave me a comment here answering this question:  Do you use paper packs or do you like to buy loose paper?  I'll pick a winner on Friday, April 29. Thanks and good luck!

Saturday, April 23, 2011


Ok, for the first Scrappy Sale giveaway, I put the numbers in a hat (all two of them) and had my daughter pick one out.  She chose #1!  That would you Doreen!  Please email me your address to and I'll get your goody box in the mail on Monday.  Congratulations!

Tune in on Monday for my second giveaway!  Hope everyone has a great weekend and a very Happy Easter!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

April Sketch Challenge!

It's sketch time over at The Crop Spot!  Here's the sketch:

For April's sketch, the page came together so easily for me.  I turned the squares into circles, which is always a challenge for me, but I love the way it turned out, especially with the butterflies.  The April kit had the perfect feminine touches for this page (the only thing not in the kit is the butterflies, which are from Making Memories and the washi tape).  For the title, I ran out of "t's" so I used the "f's" and cut them down to make "t's."  Gotta be resourceful when you need to be, right?

The site is still undergoing some maintenance, so Holly is hosting the challenge on her blog this month.  Go here to check out the details and do your own page based on the sketch!  Be sure to check out the other Design Team members' takes on the sketch as well.  They're awesome!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Giveaway time!

Hi everyone!  Remember that Scrappy Garage Sale I had a while back?  I still have some items left and I'd like to feature them as giveaways!  I have 6 things to give, so over the next 6 weeks, every Monday I'll feature a new item and pick winners on Fridays.  So let's get to it!

First up is Goody Box #1!  See this post for a refresher on what's in it.  This is the only goody box left, so be sure to enter if you want it!  In order to enter the giveaway, please leave me a comment on this post and tell me at least one thing you would use from the box on a project.  Does anything inspire you?  I'll choose a winner on Friday, April 22.  Good luck!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Been too long!

Hi friends!  Wow, it's been a while eh?  I've been super busy and actually trying to relax in my down time.  I just hit 25 weeks of pregnancy today and I'm feeling every single week right now!  Along with taking care of myself and my three-year-old, it's been a lot.  I'm so happy Spring is here and the weather is warming up.  Although, in Arizona, it's REALLY warming up.  I can't be outside for too long because I start to get overheated and that's dangerous.  I've been working on some good scrapbooking that I will be sharing this week.  I'm taking Kelly Purkey's Sketchbook 3 class and, as always, it's amazing!  I'm really getting caught up and using a lot of my supplies which is so great.  I also have three orders from customers of my Scrap Angel FB page that I'm about to start working on.  Two Disney autograph books and an engagement album.  So exciting!  I'm still couponing, although I'm trying to control the urge to go out and get every single deal.  I don't need all of them!  Anyone watching Extreme Couponing on TLC?  They're excessive, but the deals are amazing!  I rolled my eyes at the woman who had a wall full of diapers, but doesn't have kids.  Really?  I like how one guy used his couponing skills to send care packages to troops overseas.  That was awesome.  I hope everyone has a great week and I'll be blogging more, I promise!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Adventures in Couponing - Target and Walgreens

Today, I hit Target and Walgreens for some deals.  Got some pretty good ones.  Here's what I ended up getting:


Suave Kid's Body Wash - read on The Krazy Coupon Lady that they were on sale for $1.75.  However, at my Target, they were $1.87, not a huge difference so no biggie.  I did notice that the 12oz and the 18oz were the same price, so I grabbed the 18oz to get the most for my money.  Both were $1.87 and I had two $0.25 off coupons.
Final Price: $1.62 each

Suave Kid's Detangler Spray (we go through a lot of that in our house!).  They were $1.92 each and I had a coupon for $1.00 off 2 Suave kid's hair care products that I got in the mail from Target.
Final Price: $1.42 each

Kandoo Flushable Wipes.  On sale for $1.42 and I had a $1.00 off coupon from the P&G coupon book from 4/3.
Final Price: $0.42

Overall price: $6.50
Saved: $2.50 in coupons

2 Crayola Wonder On-the-Go sets.  Were on sale for $1.50 each.  Had two $1.00 off coupons from the Smart Source from 4/3.
Final Price: $0.99 each (great Easter basket stuffer)

4 5 Gums.  On sale for $0.99 each.  Had two $1.00 off coupons when you buy 2 from  Also, when you buy 3, you receive a code to enter to win an Ipad or a Walgreen gift card that you can enter everyday until June 4.  And you get a Catalina coupon for $1.00 off an 5 Gum multipack.
Final Price: $0.49 each

Gain Laundry Detergent.  On sale for $4.99 (orginal price is $7.99).  Had a $1.00 off coupon that I've had for a while.
Final Price: $3.99

Energizer AA Batteries - 10 pack.  On sale for $5.99.  Had $1.00 off coupon.
Final Price: $4.99

Dawn Dish Detergent.  On sale for $0.99.  Had coupon for $0.25 off from P&G from 4/3.
Final Price $0.74

Fillers: Pez Refills $1.79 and two Reeses Peanut Butter Eggs $0.39 each (both for Easter baskets!)

Final Price: $10.61
Saved: $22.45
*also used $6.00 in Register Rewards from previous purchases

 So I did pretty good today.  One thing I'm struggling with is sometimes the deals I'm hearing about aren't the same in my stores.  For example, the Suave Body wash at Target wasn't the same as I had heard.  Also, the Crayola Color Wonders were rumored to be priced at either $1.50 or even on clearance in some stores.  At mine, they were $1.99.  So I'm trying to adjust when I need to.  I still got great deals, so I can't complain.  However, there have been times when I couldn't find the deal I was expecting so I just walked away because it wasn't worth using the coupon.  

Here's another great deal that I couldn't find.  If you go to and sign up, you can either get a free sample mailed to you, or you can print a $2.00 off 1 coupons for Purex with Zout.  It's SUPPOSED to be on sale at Walgreen for $1.99, so that would've made it free.  BUT, my Walgreens didn't even carry the Purex with Zout in it.  Now I wish I had done the free sample.  But I have a coupon so if I can find it on sale somewhere else, I can get it for $2 off.  Things like that can be frustrating.  But jump on that deal if you can!

Have you found any great deals this week?  Also, don't forget that the Extreme Couponing series starts this Wednesday, April 6 on TLC!  I'm super excited!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Adventures in Couponing - One stop today.

Today I went out and got some great deals at Walgreens.  I was planning to hit both Walgreens and CVS, but I ended up finding some better deals at Walgreens on what I was planning to buy anyway, so I got to skip CVS altogether.  Here's what I found:

I did two transactions and here's how I broke it down.

Transaction 1 (left side):
All of the Dove items I got were 4/$15 - 2 Dove Men's deodorants, 1 Dove women's deodorant, 1 Dove shampoo.  I had coupons for all 4 items!  When you got the 4/$15 deal, you also received $5 in Register Rewards.  Each item ended up costing $1.37 each!
I also got a small sunblock to keep in my purse as a filler item since you need to have more items than coupons in a transaction.  It was $2.99.
Total Cost: $14.59 and got $5.00 in Register Rewards - Saved $11.35!

Transaction 2 (right side)
2 Ziplock storage bag boxes - on sale for $1.99 and had two coupons for $1.25 off Ziplock bags which made them $0.74 each!
2 Colgate Total toothpaste. Were 2/$6.00 and I had 2 $1.00 off coupons which made them 2/$4.00.  You also received $4.00 in Register Rewards which essentially made them free!
1 Colgate 360 toothbrush.  On sale for $1.99 and I had $1.00 off coupon which made it $0.99.
2 Skintimate shaving creams.  Were 2/$4.00 and had a coupon for $0.55 off one.  You also received $2.00 in Register Rewards which made them $0.72 each!
Dog bones as a filler. $5.00.  Could've gotten a cheaper filler, but my puppies deserved them!
Used my $5.00 Register Rewards from Transaction 1 to help pay for it.
Total Cost: $12.93 and I have $6.00 in Register Rewards to use next time - Saved $19.00!

It was a pretty good trip!  I'm still struggling with the Register Rewards part.  It's hard to spend the money to get the rewards.  I have to keep in mind that I have the rewards to use for next time.  Although it may not seem like I'm saving a ton, in the end I really do.  Have you gotten any great deals lately?