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Monday, February 21, 2011

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Clippin Q's

I've started getting back into clipping coupons these past three weeks. Ive made two purchases so far at Meijer with coupons and sale items. The first week I spent $37 and saved $25! That did include some produce and items that were not on sale or with coupons...
And yesterday I spent $52 and saved $49!! This purchase however was all items were on sale AND with a coupon! And of course its all things that we are going to use. I decided to take a pic of my buys tonight and price the items out. So for others that are thinking about it.. here is what I bought and saved $49 off at Meijer yesterday! Plus I received two coupons at the check out for my next order.. $3.00 off and $1.50 off my next shopping order! Ill add that $4.50 in savings on to the next weeks savings. ;)
(2)   3-pack Kleenex, (2) Gain Fabric Softener, (6) Ziploc Snack Bags, (2) Palmolive
(1) Rice Chex, (1) Corn Chex, (2) Ronzoni Pasta, (6) Chunky Campbells Soup, (2) Hormel's Meals
(4) Chex Mix, (2) Pop-Tarts, (2) Coffee-Mate Creamer, (2) Frosted Flakes, (2) Frosted Mini-Wheats
(1) Betty Crocker Cake Mix, (1) Betty Crocker Frosting
$102.38 total
-$22.28 in-store sale prices
-$27.35 coupon savings
=$52. 75!!!  (49% off)

Okay, so maybe not like the 75-90% off that the Extreme Couponers can do.. But I think thats pretty darn good for my 2nd week. :) And I've started a FaceBook group for the Jackson area, to get excited about couponing, Clippin Q's!! We've got some veteran couponers in there and really excited to see we are 20 people strong! If you are interested and live in the surrounding area of Jackson, click the link to request to join. :) Happy Savings!! 

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Thank You, Thank You!

So things have been pretty slow around here on the crafty side of things. I didn't even get a chance to work on my sewing machine since Sunday's crafty day at Nic's. I came home Sunday evening and both my sons were now feeling feverish and sick with colds. :( And then the rest of the week, there my sewing machine sat with the cover still on. :( As I was busy with the boys, taking them to the doctors, cuddling, and babying each of them at their times of need, I have neglected my Google Reader during the week. And didn't even know that I was selected as a WINNER for the Quiltstory Block Party Contest! Seriously!! Remembered when I entered in my three blocks over here.. Well the Modern block style won the runner-up and I won $25 towards Fresh Squeezed Fabrics. (Which I LOVE this shop and just bought some fabrics last month from them!) There were 73 blocks total in this category, with three winners selected. So flipping cool! And I get this cute little badge to put on my blog as well. :)
Fresh Poppy Design
And the winning block(s):
I, in fact, still need to make two more squares like this to complete my pillow front. Hoping to finish this up early next week and bring it to our Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild meeting on Wednesday. :)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Lukas and I sat down and did his Valentines. We cut out the squares of all the kids names. (What a BIG help it was for his teachers to have these pre-printed for us to just attach!) We glued them to the Valentines. Lukas wrote his name on all the valentines. And we stuff some candy into them as well, after folding them. :)
I was able to go to Lukas' valentines party at school :)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Baby Girl Catherine

I received these pictures from one of my Etsy customers almost 2 months ago, and can't believe I forgot to post these. Allison was so nice in sending me these pictures of her beautiful baby's room all put together. I have to share not only the pictures of the bedding and curtains that I did for her, but ALL of the bedroom decor. Allison did all the Wall Art herself too! I'm thinking SHE should be opening her own etsy shop! ;)
But I'm also sure, baby Catherine is keeping her busy right now too.

Look at this ABC art closely... The letters spell Catherine in pink... How cute is that?!? :)
Is this not a cute butterfly wall art? Great job on this Allison!

Thanks so much for sharing these with me Allison! The room is beautiful, and Thanks for letting me be part of helping you decorate it. I'm sure Catherine will love her room. :)