O' I love to do so many wonderful things, hosting parties for family and friends, cake decorating which works well with all these parties. Plus I started couponing in 2011, I use to clip a few here and there, but never really saved more then a couple of dollars. NEW STORY NOW! A friend and I saw a few of those couponing shows. We were hooked! We clipped, organized and then planned our trips. My it has been so much fun!! Join in and follow my adventure.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Cake Library

        Some of my Cake Library

Not a pro by any means, just a mom making cakes for her family.
Took some classes one summer about 13 years ago for fun and it has been a great hobby. Plus making cakes myself saves tons of money then buying them from the bakery.  
 This was for my daughters sweet 16
My brothers wedding 
 These were apart of the cake table for my older daughter's wedding



                                                 Hot chocolate cupcakes for work

                                         Movie themed birthday for my younger daughter

      Made this paste cake for a baby shower, the dots were pressed down but I didn't get another pic.

                                 Last minute cake for a friend, topper and flowers added later

 Winter cake
                                              Yellow dots for a friends wedding

Way to go Badgers!!  With 3-D softball
                               Skull cake, painted white chocolate  over cake with a paint brush

Love making cakes for my friend and family only wish I had more time to do it.

Monday, September 23, 2013

~Teen Girl Room Make-Over~

       With Christmas just a few months away, what can a big sister do for her little sister with out spending a ton of money???

How about clean and redecorate her room?
 Let's take some before and after pictures.
Before the cleaning, Before repainting, Before trashing some of the junk! (he he)

Definitely need a BEWARE warning

Everyone knows she would kill me if she knew I posted picture of her room.
Things only a mom can get away with.
(Not like my teenage daughter is going to read my blog) 
 Here are a few new things we had just picked up at Hobby Lobby
before deciding to let her sister completely redecorate. Hope she keeps them! 
This great picture 24x36
A cross in matching colors
A great lamp and clock
    I really like the pink, black & green combination.
Just not sure how it will all play out.

(After Pictures to come)

Monday, September 16, 2013

$15.00 at CVS

$15.00 @ CVS gets you this...BUT

$15.00 with coupons gets you ALL THIS!!

That's 30 things for just $15.00
9/15 - 9/22  Killer Deals at CVS 
Here's the deal:
Transaction # 1
2 -boxes of Kellogg's Special K 2/$5.00 get $1.00 ECB
2 -Colgate toothpaste 2/$5.98 get $3.00 ECB
2- Colgate mouth rise 2/$5.98 get $3.00 ECB
1- A&W Rootbeer 2 LT .99cents
1- Rescue Remedy Gum $5.79 get $5.79 ECB
4 -Wet & Wild Make-up items $12.00
Sunday paper $2.00
 Subtotal be for tax $37.74
PAID $12.65 GOT $12.79 IN ECB (store dollars)
Transaction # 2
Neiva Body Wash $4.00
Neiva Body Lotion $6.00 get $3.00 ECB w $10.00 purchase
2- bags of M&M 2/$5.00
6- single size M&M B2G1= $2.00
1- Gain dish soap .99
3 -2LT Diet Coke and Coke $1.00 each
3 Snack Pack puddings $1.00 each
Paid $2.34 got $3.00 in ECB rewards.
Ended up with $3.00 in ECB's (store dollars) for next week!! . I get the best tips from FB pages like Wild for Wags (Walgreens), Wild for CVS & Krazy Coupon Lady. They do all the leg work and post the best deals of the week. I just cut out the coupons and show up to pick up the deals.

COUPONS & Store Rewards Used:
This week I started with a $5.00 ECB earned from the Beauty Club Plus $4.00  more ECB's from last week.
Used 2 -$1.10 off Colgate mouth rinse- MQ
1- $1.00 Colgate toothpaste - MQ (meant to give 2 of these)
2-$1.00 Colgate product -CVS coupons
$4.00 of any $10.00 mouthwash/toothpaste CVS coupon machine
.30 off A&W
$1.00/2 off Kellogg's cereal (Now there's a $1.00 of 1 Kellogg's coupon @ coupon.com)
$4.00 of any $12.00 cosmetic purchased- CVS machine
25% non-sale item coupon (received in mail) - $2.45
used my $9.00 ECB

$1.00 Nivea Body Wash
 $2.00 off Body Lotion
.25 off Gain Dish soap
2- B2G1 M&M singles= $1.00
$1.00 off 2 larger bag of M&M
Used $15.79 in ECB's

Remember to scan the magic machine before you shop.
 Last week I got a $1.00 off a gallon of milk. To make that better milk was on sale for $2.99 ended up paying just $1.99

LATER in the week......
I couldn't help myself, I saw another deal I couldn't pass up on.
Only .96 cents before tax
L'Oreal on sale $3.99 each
M&M buy2get1 free $1.00 each
total $9.98
but I had
$5.00 off 2 L'Oreal coupon
buy2get1 free coupon on M&M's
and a $3.00 store reward