7.31.2014

Thrifty Thursdays Numero Doce - What I Got This Week

Thrifty Thursdays
This is it folks! My brain is officially picked clean of couponing tips, so for my last Thrifty Thursdays post I thought I would share with you what all I got this week during my couponing trips.

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Target
Retail $43.73
OOP $16.69, but with a $5 Target gift card so really $11.69

Target couponing

Buy 2 Suave Professionals products, $2.89 each
- Use (1) $2/2 any Suave Professionals product - catalina coupon
- Use (2) $1.50/1 any Suave Professionals Gold product - newspaper coupon
Final Price $0.39 each when you buy 2

Buy 2 L'Oreal Advanced Haircare Shampoo and/or Conditioner , $3.99 each
- Use (2) $2/1 any L'Oreal hair care product - Target store coupon
- Use (1) $3/2 any L'Oreal Advanced Haircare Shampoo, Conditioner or Advanced Hairstyle products - newspaper coupon
Final Price $0.49 each when you buy 2

Buy 3 Old Spice Deoderants, $2.69 each
- Buy 3 get $5 Target gift card
- Use (3) $1/1 any Old Spice Deodorant - coupons.com
Pay $5.07, receive $5 gift card
Final Price $0.02 each when you buy 3

Buy 2 Covergirl Lash Blast mascara, $6.99
- Use (2) $3/1 any Covergirl Lash Blast mascara - newspaper P&G coupon
- Use (1) $1/2 any Covergirl product - Target store coupon
Final Price $3.49 each when you buy 2

... and Target again...

Retail $51.06
OOP $40.04, but with a $5 gift card so really $35.04

Target couponing

Buy 1 Gillette Fusion Proglide razor, $12.59 each
Buy 2 Gillette Fusion Proglide 4-pack cartridges, $17.99
- Buy 3 Gillette Fusion Proglide products, get $5 Target gift card
- Use (1) $5/1 Gillete razor when you buy 1 Gillette cartridge - 7/27 P&G coupon
- Use (3) $2/1 Gillete razor or cartridge Target coupon
- 5% off Cartwheel Gillete Proglide razors
Pay $37.04, receive $5 gift card
Final Price $32.04 when you buy 1 razor and 2 cartridges

Buy 1 12 oz Purell Hand Sanitizer, $2.49 each
- Use (1) $1/1 any 8 oz or larger Purell hand sanitizer - 7/27 newspaper coupon
- Use $1/1 any 8 oz or larger Purell hand sanitizer Target mobile coupon, code Savings1
Final Price $0.49 

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Rite Aid
Retail $6.00
OOP I made $1.00!

Rite Aid couponing

Buy 2 Glide Floss, $3.00 each
- Buy 2 receive $5 Up Rewards, limit 2
- Use (2) $1/1 Oral B Glide Floss 35 m or larger coupon - RP 6/29
Pay $4, receive $5 in Up Rewards
Final Price $1.00 moneymaker when you buy 2

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Farm Fresh
Retail $31.50
OOP $10.50
*** Farm Fresh doubles coupons up to $1 on Wednesdays, which I take full advantage of just about every week

Farm Fresh couponing

Buy 2 Barilla Whole Grain Pasta, $1.49 each
- Use (1) $1/2 any whole grain or gluten free Barilla pasta - coupons.com (doubled)
Final Price $0.49 each when you buy 2

Buy 4 Colgate Toothpastes, $1.00 each
- Use (2) $1/2 any Colgate toothpaste - newspaper coupon (doubled)
Final Price FREE

*** Farm Fresh had a promotion going this week that if you bought $20 worth of qualifying items before coupons you got $5 off you total bill. These following items all qualified and got me that extra $5 off in the end.

Buy 1 Purell Hand Sanitizer, $2.49 each
- Use (1) $1/1 any 8 oz or larger Purell hand sanitizer - 7/27 newspaper coupon (doubled)
Final Price $0.49 

Buy 4 Skintimate Shave Gels, 2/$5.00 or $2.50 each
- Use (2) $1/2 any Skintimate Shave Gels (excludes trial size) - newspaper coupon (doubled)
Final Price $1.50 each when you buy 4

Buy 2 Edge Shave Gels, 2/$5.00 or $2.50 each
- Use (1) $1/2 any Edge Shave Gels (excludes trial size) - newspaper coupon (doubled)
Final Price $1.5 each when you buy 2

Buy 1 Oxy Face Wash, $5.99 each
- Use (1) $1/1 any Oxy product - newspaper coupon (doubled)
Final Price $3.99 

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So when all is said and I done I paid $56.23 for $132.29 worth of items! On top of that my stockpile is good on shaving cream for both Joe and I, Joe's razors, floss, toothpaste, Joe's deodorant, mascara, my shampoo and my conditioner for a long time now which means I can cross it off my shopping list for months to come. Success!

Happy couponing!

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Be sure to check out my other couponing posts:
Thrifty Thursdays Numero Once
Thrifty Thursdays Numero Diez
Thrifty Thursdays Numero Nueve
Thrifty Thursdays Numero Ocho
Thrifty Thursdays Numero Siete
Thrifty Thursdays Numero Seis
Thrifty Thursdays Numero Cinco
Thrifty Thursdays Numero Cuatro
Thrifty Thursdays Numero Tres
Thrifty Thursdays Numero Dos
Thrifty Thursdays Numero Uno
6 Easy Steps to Becoming A Crazy Couponer (If You're Sure That's What You Really Want)
My Newest Addiction

7.30.2014

I'm Scared


scared


Do you remember a time in your life when you thought things couldn't get any worse? When you felt so beaten down and lost that there is nothing else the universe could throw at you that would surprise you? Well I am about to 'celebrate' the first anniversary of one of those times in my life and I have never been so scared.

It all started August first of last year when Joe and I miscarried our first baby at eight weeks. A week later a very painful, mystery illness that pops up every now and then in my life decided to make it's appearance and made things even worse. Then to round out the devil's trifecta of a month one of my absolute favorite people in the world died, my grandma Judy. I was mentally and physically beaten down and never thought I would be my good old happy, excitable self again... a lot of wine was consumed that August.

Since then I have recuperated, regenerated... re-everything really. While I may be very close to my old self again, there are still some scars that will never fade. Before that August I never realized just how fleeting life could be. Before that August I never fully appreciated the people I have in my life. Before that August I never understood the gift of mental and physical health. Before that August I took a lot about life for granted. So as the memories and emotions of that time creep closer and closer I get more and more fearful.

Thankfully I am a stronger woman than a year ago and have a lot to look forward to. All I can do is keep my head high, draw from that new found inner strength and hope that the universe decides to take it easy on me this August.

7.29.2014

Bumpdate {32 Weeks}


32 week bumpdate
Top \\ Old Navy  Shorts \\ Ross


{How I am Feeling} 
I'm in good spirits, just in a serious sleep fog. (You'll read why below, although you can probably guess why) I'm still trying to fathom the fact that in two months I will have a child other than my fur baby. It's blowing my mind!

{Weight Gain} 
I'm up 26.3 pounds total

{Exercise} 
I'm still failing at doing anything physical other than dog walks everyday, however I don't feel guilty about it anymore. I'm too big and too tired to care!

{Clothing} 
I pretty much have enough clothes to last me two weeks at a time, but thankfully it's not much longer that I will have to worry about maternity clothes anyways. 

{Sleep} 
Ugh. If it's not Junior kicking me in the ribs, it's sore hips from sleeping on my side keeping me awake. Every now and then I manage to get a good nights sleep, but overall I wake up at 5:30 every morning to baby kicks and end up needing a long nap in the middle of the day. 

{Movement} 
This kid is up from 5:30 to 10:00, then they take a long afternoon nap. He/She wakes back up around 5:00 and then finally falls back to sleep around 10:30 after a hard days work of kicking me in the ribs. If Junior keeps this schedule up once they come along I definitely think I can deal with it. 

{Food Cravings} 
Well as the oh so lovely board in the picture above says, this week it's watermelon, M&M ice cream sandwiches, banana bread, oranges and raspberry milkshakes. 

{What I am Missing} 
A good nights sleep and ribs that aren't sore!

{Belly Button} 
It has actually flattened out a bit but 'Old Faithful' still pops out enough to make a daily appearance.  

{Looking Forward To} 
Starting to really get things ready for this baby - things like finishing up the nursery, packing my hospital bag and getting the car seat all buckled in. I can't wait to show you all the baby's room!

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Twelve Weeks : : Thirteen Weeks

Fourteen Weeks : : Fifteen Weeks


 
Eighteen Weeks : : Nineteen Weeks

Twenty Weeks : : Twenty-One Weeks

Twenty-Two Weeks : : Twenty-Three Weeks

Twenty-Four Weeks : : Twenty-Five Weeks

 17 weeks bumpdate

Twenty-Eight Weeks : : Twenty-Nine Weeks

Thirty Weeks : : Thirty-One Weeks


7.24.2014

Thrifty Thursdays Numero Once

Thrifty Thursdays
Last week's Thrifty Thursday was skipped due to my laziness but don't you worry folks, it is back up and running! (or at least until I run out tips...)

This weeks topic is organization. I'm not going to sit here and tell you which organization method is best, everyone will have one way that works better for them whether it be the binder the size of a small child or a few expertly labeled envelopes. What I am going to tell you is how important it is to have some form of organization for your coupons even if no one else can understand it but you. (the Krazy Coupon Lady has a helpful article to get you started here) It will make your couponing trips that much easier and less stressful when you can easily locate a needed coupon. 

That's it, we're keeping it simple this week!


Happy couponing!

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Be sure to check out my other couponing posts:
Thrifty Thirsdays Numero Diez
Thrifty Thursdays Numero Nueve
Thrifty Thursdays Numero Ocho
Thrifty Thursdays Numero Siete
Thrifty Thursdays Numero Seis
Thrifty Thursdays Numero Cinco
Thrifty Thursdays Numero Cuatro
Thrifty Thursdays Numero Tres
Thrifty Thursdays Numero Dos
Thrifty Thursdays Numero Uno
6 Easy Steps to Becoming A Crazy Couponer (If You're Sure That's What You Really Want)
My Newest Addiction

7.23.2014

The Anti-Bucket List


Joe and I were watching 'The Secret Life of Water Mitty' the other night and it really got me thinking about the fun and crazy things I have accomplished in my life. (really good movie by the way of you haven't seen it) I feel like so many people focus on what they haven't done in life with their bucket lists, 101 Things in 1001 Days lists, 30 Before 30 lists, etc. that in this post I wanted to focus on what I actually have accomplished.

Don't get me wrong here, there is nothing wrong with having goals and wanting to really experience life. I mean I even have my own 101 Things In 1001 Days List. I just wanted to take the time to really appreciate all that I have been so lucky and fortunate to experience. What I learned from this little 'experiment' of mine is that I have actually accomplished way more than I realized. (I could have kept going with this list but figured for all of our's sake I should stop) I have done so much more with my life already than I ever thought possible, now I just can't wait to keep adding to this list!


// flown a plane
// eaten crepes in France
// eaten seafood by the seashore
// saved an animal's life
// successfully communicated with a stranger in a foreign language (I was trying to find peanut butter in Italy, I soon came to find out they have never heard of such a thing. Can you imagine?!)
// flown a kite
// tried juicing
// been stargazing
// danced on a table (although not well)
// visited Niagara Falls
// seen a Cirque du Soleil performance
// lived through a tornado, earthquake, wild fire and hurricane
// grown my own food
// had an F-22 do an unrestricted climb right over my head (so loud but so cool!)
// been camping
// caught my own fish and then cooked it over a campfire
// won money in Vegas
// told someone how I really felt (both the good and the bad)
// caught a shark deep sea fishing
deep sea fishing shark
// cliff dived (or is it dove?) in Europe
// been on a gondola in Venice
// had a piece on display in an art show
// acted in a play
// seen a sunrise and a sunset
// pet baby kangaroos
// made a wish at the Trevi Fountain
// made honor roll and dean's list
// lived near the beach
// seen a bullfight in Madrid
// been inside the Sistine Chapel
// ridden a jet ski
// been water skiing
// caught a bride's bouquet (and then Joe proposed to me that same night!)
// been indoor skydiving
// been to 18 of the 50 states
// hiked to the top of a mountain
view of Boulder
// fed pigeons from my hand and had them sit on my arms and head
// swam in the ocean in the moonlight
// skinny dipped
// ran in a race (it was the Nearly Naked Mile in college and the majority of the people running it were highly intoxicated but I am still going to count it)
// been tubing on a river
// fallen deeply in love and got married
// been skiing
// been horseback riding
// been sledding
// played in the rain
// been up close and personal with a a wild elk (and I don't mean at the zoo)
// played a couple instruments pretty well (the piano and the flute)
// been on a road trip
// volunteered my time
// explored a cave
// drank beer at Oktoberfest
// been paintballing (I screamed like a baby and hid the entire time, but I did it!)
// graduated from college
// lived in the mountains, in the suburbs, by the ocean, in the city