Thursday, June 30, 2011

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Thrifty Thursday: 8 great finds for $10.50

It was Saturday, the day before we were to leave for vacation.  And I had a wedding cake (that I had finished the night before) sitting on my counter that needed to be delivered at noon.  BUT, it was Saturday which means YARD SALE DAY! :)  And I missed going to yard sales the previous Saturday because I had to work, I would be out of town the next Saturday, and the Saturday after that I would be busy delivering another wedding and groom’s cake so I would basically miss a MONTH of yardsales! :(

So what is a thrifty, yardsale-loving girl like me to do?

Head out to my favorite parking lot yard sale promising to just take a quick look, of course!

It seems the days you “almost don’t stop” is the days you come away with the greatest treasures! 

Here is what I found:

You can’t really tell in this picture but this a large frame (like 16x20 or more!)  And it only cost 50¢!!   I was just interested in the shape and frame.  The frame will probably go white and the center transformed into a chalkboard. :)


There is one seller that I always stop at - she sells everything in her space for 25¢!  So everything below cost me $1.00 (25¢ each!)

The mini lampshade is the perfect fit for a little Goodwill lamp I bought a while back.  The glass frame is a a lead crystal frame in perfect condition – could not believe this was only 25¢!  The white picket fence stack actually makes a small planter type box and just needs to be nailed or glued back together.  And I liked the details of the frame although it will soon be spray painted white!

DSC_0345I loved this white, chippy wall hanging thingy! ;)  It opens up almost like a birdcage.  I would like to use it outside on the my front porch, but we will see where it ends up.

She was asking $8.00, but took $4.00 for it!  .


I had also been eyeing some door pocket hangers at Hobby Lobby and Michaels, but couldn’t get past the price tag of $12-20.  So I snatched this one up at $2.00!  Now I just need to figure out how to make a pretty arrangement for my door – maybe an end of summer/pre-fall arrangement?


And last of all, I knew when I saw this large ceramic leaf it was PartyLite.  I have a set of 3 small leaves just like this from PartyLite and this large leaf matches perfectly!  She was asking $5, but took $3.  (It would have cost $29-$39 new.)  I am thinking a large pillar candle surrounded with a candle ring of leaves/berries on it for fall . I love fall!


My vacation and wedding cake Saturday is done, so this Saturday I am free to go yard sale and flea market shopping again – yay!  Will you join me and shop some yard sales in your area?  You never know what you will find! :)

Tons of deals at Staples

Print these coupons to get some great deals at Staples this week!

Charmin® Basic Bath Tissue, 16 Rolls. Only $4.99. Sku # 833825. Price valid 6/29/11–7/30/11. Valid in store only. Check out our new lower prices on cleaning & breakroom supplies in store. Find a store.

Also while you are there, they have the 16-count package of Charmin Basic Bath Tissue on sale for $4.99. Use this coupon to get 15% off one item coupon (valid through July 2nd) to get the package for just $4.24.

FREE Digital Scrapbook kits!

Under the Big Top - Digital Paper Kit For Scrapbooks, Cards, Invitations

Andi at MGA Creations is offering a free Digital Scrapbook kit of your choice when you vote for her entry into the Sunshine Moments Sweepstakes.    Her kits are super cute too!

It only takes a second to vote, then go to her Etsy page and choose which free Digital Scrapbook Kit you’d like to get.   Don’t check out, but send her a message through Etsy with the name of the kit, and she’ll send it to you!  She has been super fast in replying too with the link to the download!

Tell her I sent you and you can get another kit for free too! :)

And you can vote once per day, and she will allow you to get a FREE kit each day for voting.

Bath & Body Works: $10 off $30 (exp. 7/2)

$10 off $30 or more purchase offer, online and in stores through 11:59pm on July 5, 2011.

Print this coupon to get $10 off a $30 purchase at Bath and Body Works.  Coupon expires 7/2/11.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

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Décor on a Dime: Decorating the outside (part 3) – vintage window!

I shared with you here about these old, vintage-looking windows that I scored for FREE at the flea market.  Some of you, I am sure, thought I was crazy and wondered what I was going to do with them. 


I knew exactly what I had in mind…


Turn them into some almost-FREE, vintage-looking outdoor décor! :)


This frame already had the glass broken out of it, which was fine because it made it lighter, easier, and safer to hang. 

I already had the deck hanging basket from off my old deck.  I did have to buy a new coco liner ($2 at Walmart) and two 6 packs of flower ($1.68 each at Walmart).  Other than that, everything else was FREE or I already had it! :)

I just attached the basket directly to the window using screws, planted flowers, attached large picture hangars on the back of the frame, and talk my husband into helping me drill 2 screws into the concrete fireplace.  I already had the small grapevine wreath and just added some coordinating flowers from my stash and hung it from the latch on the window with some jute string.


I left the white chippy paint on the window, the handles, and the latch on the top to keep that vintage feel.
We have a 2 story house with a very tall fireplace so this helps bring the eye down and make the deck really feel like an outdoor room!


I have more projects planned for the other windows as soon as I get a chance to work on them.  So the next time you see some old, chippy windows in the trash pile… think twice about passing them by. :)

Enjoy reading this post?  Get inspired by more of my Décor on a Dime projects and room makeovers!

FREE e-cookbook of picnic recipes and low cost recipes


Recipe Lion has a new e-cookbook focusing on Picnic recipes. Download it for FREE, just in time for a summer picnic.

Looking for some low cost recipes?  Fave Diets has a new e-cookbook you can download for FREE here.

New printable coupon site – Coupon Network

Have you checked out the new site for printable coupons – Coupon Network?  Add it to your list cause they have some great coupons!

The printable coupons (featured in blue) are coupon savings from some of your favorite grocery manufacturer brands. Look for the coupons that you want, check the Select to print button, and watch your savings grow in the Coupon Cart. When you are ready, click on the Print Coupons button to print out all the coupons and use them at any store.

Here’s a list of some available to print right now:

New Redplum printable coupons

RedPlum – Sweeten the Deal

Redplum just loaded the following printable coupons:

Allegra - SAVE $2.00
The Goodlife Recipe® - SAVE $0.50
Sundown Naturals - SAVE $1.00
Ester-C® - SAVE $2.00
Osteo Bi-Flex - SAVE $5.00

FREE samples!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Vistaprint: FREE t-shirt and FREE stickers

Vistaprint - Free T-shirt

Vistaprint is having a Summer Camp sale and will have specials each day. 

Here are the 2 deals going on right now:

Restaurant coupons

Headed out to eat?  My husband and I rarely, if EVER, eat at a a fast food or sit down restaurant without having some kind of coupon or discount! :)  We save a ton of money that way.  (In fact we are headed to the Melting Pot tonight for our anniversary with a Groupon deal we bought - $25 for a $50 gift certificate – basically half price!)

There are quite a few restaurant coupons available right now:

along with the

Valuable printable coupons


Here’s some valuable printable coupons I noticed on

  • $1.00/2 Chinet products
  • $1.00/1 Sargento cheese (Publix coupon)
  • $1.00/2 Oscar Mayer hotdogs (these should be on good sale this week!  Walmart has them for $1.68 so $1.18 after coupon.)
  • $1.50/1 Starbucks Natural Fusions coffee only has 8 pages of coupons right now, which is LOW for them, so print the above coupons before they are gone.  And then come back at the end of the week on the 1st of July for new coupons!

Monday, June 27, 2011

CVS deals 6/26 – 7/2

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RepHresh Brilliant pH Tampons (18 ct) - $6.79
Buy 1, get back $6.79 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use $1.00/1 printable coupon
FREE plus overage after coupon and ECBs

Pantene Pro-V Shampoo or Conditioner or Styler at $3.49
Buy 2, get $2.00 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use $3.00/2 coupon from 6/19 SS
$0.98 each after coupon and ECBs

Huggies Jumbo Pack - $9.00 each
Buy 2, get $4.00 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use (2) $1.50/1 coupons from 6/12 SS
Or use (2) $2.00/1 Pull-ups printable coupon
$5.00 each after coupons and ECBs

All or Wisk 2x Ultra Laundry Detergent, 26-32 loads, – on sale for BOGO at $7.49 ($3.25)
Use $1.00 coupon from 6/05 RP
Use $2.00 coupon from 5/15 RP
Load $1.00 Wisk SavingStar ECOUPON
$1.50 each after coupon

Walmart: FREE fly swatter or fly paper


Use the $1.00/1 Black Flag product coupon from yesterday’s Redplum (6/26 RP) to get a Black Flag fly swatter or fly paper on sale for $0.98 for FREE at Walmart!

BOGO FREE McCafe beverage at McDonald’s


Print a coupon for Buy one, get one FREE McCafe frozen strawberry lemonade, frappe, or fruit smoothie at McDonald’s.  They even have a new Mango Pineapple smoothie!  Yummy!

Walgreens: FREE Post Shredded Wheat cereal

Walgreens has the 9.25-oz boxes of Shredded Wheat cereal on sale for $1.00.  Use the $1.00/1 coupon from 6/26 RP to get them FREE!

Thanks, Frugal Coupon Living!

$0.55/1 Goldfish grahams printable coupon

Save 55¢ — Kids love fun-to-eat Goldfish® Grahams. Get your coupon >

There is a new printable coupon for Goldfish Graham crackers.  Print yours here.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Last chance! $5.00/1 Bounty coupon


The $5.00 off ONE Bounty product coupon should be going live sometime today.  Hurry over the Bounty’s facebook page and like them for a change to get yours.  

Bounty is giving away 5,000 coupons EVERY Friday in June.  So if you don’t get one today, try back next Friday!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

6/26 Sunday Coupon preview

There should be 2 inserts in your paper this weekend – 1 Smartsource (SS) and 1 Redpum (RP).
Click here to preview the coupons that will be in those inserts.

Hurry and print these coupons before they are gone

couponsHurry and print these coupons if you want, because said they won’t last much longer.

Save $1.00 on Sara Lee® meat
SAVE $1.00 on TWO packages of any OSCAR MAYER Hot Dogs

Redbox: 50¢ Wednesday rentals


Redbox is having a summer special.  Every Wednesday from June 22 to July 27, reserve a family-friendly DVD, Blu-ray Disc, or video game online & redbox will take 50¢ off the first night’s rental fee of that item at checkout! Reserve your movies and get more information here

Plan your Disney vacation – FREE DVD

Disney Parks

Wanting to dream about planning your own Disney vacation? :)  Request a FREE DVD planning guide. 

(Your kids might just enjoy watching the DVD!) 

Old Navy: $2 tanktops

Old Navy is having a Tankathon Weekend with tanktops on sale starting at $2 and up.  The sale is Saturday and Sunday, June 25-26th, but you can print this coupon to shop the sale early on Friday, June 24

Lowe’s: cheap Home Décor alert

In their ad starting tomorrow, Lowe’s will have these lanterns marked down to $4.00!  This is a great price (not sure if you could find one at a yardsale cheaper right now as they are popular).   These are great home décor items and even work outside too!


I was there yesterday (didn’t realize the ad didn’t start until today!), and the cashier was nice enough to give it to me at that price even though the ad didn’t start until today.  Thanks, Lowe’s! :)  I got the silver one but actually plan to probably paint it white.  I have a set of black ones but I have wanted a white one (but didn’t want to paint my set!)


Also, if you are wanting an area rug, here’s another reason to run to Lowe’s right now!  I read on 320 Sycamore that Lowe’s had rugs on clearance and hurried to check out store.  Sure enough they had them!  They are 5x7 foot rugs in these colors -

Jute rugs on sale at Lowe's

photo borrowed from Living with Lindsay

marked down from $68.00 to $17.00!  (75% off)

(For my local readers, the Conyers Lowes only had the zebra print and the floral print, not the green quatrefoil print. And they had at least 2 of the zebra and 3 of the floral left.  I found them in the flooring department with all the other rugs and they were tagged as being $17.)

I am not sure where mine will reside yet.  I was actually hoping it would say it was an outdoor rug and I could use it on my deck, but think it needs to be indoors. :(

I have it in my living room right now. 

(Do you put an area rug on top of carpet???  HGTV does all the time ;)  They say you need a rug to anchor your furniture or it looks like it is floating away. My husband just laughed when I told him that :)

It also would match my kitchen or dining room and I have tile in my kitchen, so I will trying it out in different places for the next few days! :)


Let me know if you take advantage of either one of these deals at Lowe’s this week! 

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Décor on a Dime: Decorating the outside (part 2)

So remember the fun vintage finds I found at my favorite yardsale a few weeks ago?


I had long been looking for a large metal star and was excited to find one!  They run $15-20 on sale at Hobby Lobby and even this one had a price tag of $24.99 on the back.  I got it for $6.00! :)

I knew exactly where it was going to go.  Our newly built deck! :)

DSC_0270Since it was not heavy (it is made out of tin), I just used a little hook to hang it from the frame of the siding around the window.  Although, I think I might have to put some sort of felt or backing on the bottom tips of the star because when we have a storm it sort of bangs against the window.

DSC_0266 I love it!  The red is perfect with our deck furniture and it just adds the perfect touch! 

DSC_0267I have a few more decorations to share with you and then I will post the big reveal and before/after of the whole deck!

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2 FREE Organizational e-books

Going to be doing some organization this summer?  And some extra reading?  I hope to do some of both!

Here are 2 more free e-books that I need to read right now! :)

 Clutter-Free Home Living: The How-To Guide

Clutter-Free Home Living: The How-To Guide


Stay Organized and Get Things Done: The How-To Guide

Stay Organized and Get Things Done: The How-To Guide

Remember, these ebooks are designed specifically for Kindles, but you can download a free application called Kindle for PC to allow you to read Kindle ebooks on your PC.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Chick-fil-a: Cow Appreciation Day 2011 is coming!!

cow appreciation day 

(me and my nieces last year at Chick-fil-a on Cow Appreciation Day!)

It’s back!  Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-fil-a is scheduled for July 8, 2011.  Mark your calendars, cause this is not something you will want to miss! 

Dress like a cow from head to toe and get a free meal (combo meal) or dress in partial costume and you will get a free entree.  Kids get free meals too when they dress up!  You can download a costume kit here.

We had a ton of fun doing it last year! :)  And got about $30 worth of food among the 5 of us for FREE! :)

CVS deals 6/19-25: Lots of freebies!

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Lots of freebies this week!

Colgate toothpaste\toothbrush - $2.79
Buy 1, get $2.00 ECBs (Limit 2)
Use $1.00/1 coupon from 6/12 SS
FREE plus overage after coupon and ECBs

Hershey Bliss  - $5.99
Buy 1, get $5.99 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use $1.00/1 coupon from 5/1 SS
FREE plus overage after coupon and ECBs

Dep or L.A. Looks Gels - $2.99
Buy 1, get $2.00 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use $1.00/1 coupon from 5/15 SS
FREE after coupon and ECBs

PowerBar Energy or Protein Bites - $2.49
Buy 1, get $2.49 ECBs (Limit 1)
Buy 2 and use BOGO free coupon from 5/1 SS
FREE after coupon and ECBs

GUM PerioBalance Lozenges (28 ct) - $15.99
Buy 1, get $15.99 (Limit 1)
FREE after ECBs

Revlon Nail - $4.99
Buy 1, get $3.00 ECBs (Limit 6)
Use $1.00/1 coupon from 4/10 SS
$0.99 after coupon and ECBs

Irish Spring Deodorant or Body Wash - $2.99
Buy 1, Get $2.00 ECBs (Limit 1)
$0.99 after ECBs

Pantene Pro-V Shampoo, Conditioner or Styler - $3.49
Buy 2, get $2.00 ECBs
Use $3.00/2 coupon from 6/19 SS
$0.98 each after coupon and ECBs

Petco: 2 free cans of Fancy Feast cat food has loaded a coupon for two free cans of Fancy Feast cat food at Petco. (You can get to it easily by clicking on “pet care” on the left hand side.  The coupon is unusual as it is only valid June 25-26, 2011.

Orange Julius: FREE drinks


Join Orange Julius Quench Club and you will get THREE free coupons for free drinks!  One on your birthday, one after you sign up, and one on your signup anniversary!