Monday, June 20, 2011


As many of you know, I am still very new to the blogging world, so when I found out I was awarded TWO awards, I was floored; the Versatile Blogger Award and the Stylish Blogger Award. My new friend Tracy over at Polkadot Whimsy kindly awarded me these for being an inspiration to her. I am more than honored.


1. Link it back to the person who gave it to you (above)

2. Share 7 things about myself.

I am right handed, I still sleep with a teddy bear and my childhood blanket, I am very OCD and an anxious person, I am slowly starting a photography business – I hope to have a website up and running by October, I have 1 sister, I recently found out I am ‘allergic’ to acrylic nails – which I have gotten since I was a teenager, AND I have a permanent dislocated finger.

3. Award 15 other new, or newly discovered bloggers.

A Tickled Pink Life, Alexandra Rose, Clean & Scentsible, Greenbeans Crafterole, Honey Were Home, I Heart Organizing, Sew Like My Mom, Sewing In No Mans Land, The Crafty Cupboard, The Wiegands, Vintage Revival, Night Owl Crafting, Living in Yellow, Liz Marie Blog, Beauty & The Beach


couponing deals!

so this weekend, I did pretty good couponing. Not my best, but I stayed under budget, which was good, and I felt good about my purchases. I ended up paying a total of $33.76 for everything seen above. My budget was $40, so I came under, which I always love. I saved a total of 71%. Not my best, but that is with going to 3 stores, Walgreens, CVS & Hannaford. At CVS alone, I saved close to 92%, which was one of my best ever. 

Some of the things I got in this ‘transaction’ includes: 4 toilet bowl cleaners, 6 air fresheners, 4 salad dressing, and 4 cake mix. To all the skeptics out there, and people that think it is too time consuming, I really urge you to try couponing.  Even if you save $10 a week grocery shopping by using just a small amount of coupons, that is a yearly savings of $500. Think about it.