Thursday, September 13, 2012

DIY Paper Bunting

This is a great project for using up those extra scraps of paper!

Adjust your size based on how big or small you want your bunting to be. I made my triangles 4 1/2" by 6".

After measuring, use your ruler as a guide and cut with a Craft Knife.

Repeat until you have the desired number of triangles.
Use a hole punch to make holes in the top corners of your triangles.
Weave ribbon through your holes. continue, until your strand is sufficiently glorious( or you run out of paper). 

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Darling Deals 9/8

Right now you can head to Bath and Body works for a free 2.5 oz size bottle of their new scent, Cashmere Glow lotion. Just head to their Facebook Page and click "Get Offer" and they will send you an email with a printable coupon. This is redeemable through Sunday, September 9th!

Right now if you sign up for a My Lowe's account, you can score a $10 off $10 or more coupon! Go here to sign up!

Short and sweet today -try as I might this is all I could come up with for the weekend. But that's where you come in! What deals do you have to share?

Friday, September 7, 2012

The Shop is Up!

There is now a link to my shop under the "shop" tab. Go on over and take a look! There's some clothing and and a few handmade items.


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

DIY Budget Porch *Mini* Makeover


 I really wanted to make our outdoor space more comfortable and pretty this year. But I had a $20 budget. This isn't half of what I'd like to do, but it sure did brighten the space up!

These pillows are actually made out of placemats. Pillows can be pretty expensive considering they are just two pieces of cloth and some stuffing. But I stumbled upon a tutorial for making placemats into pillows! All you need is a double layer placemat and some stuffing. The sewing involved is very minimal,if any. 

These old plastic chairs just needed a little spray paint and they looked good as new. Be careful, spray painting is so fun, you might not be able to stop. I think that's the real reason you have to be 18 to buy it.

So here's the rundown:

Have any home improvement projects to share? How do you save money when you DIY?

Monday, August 20, 2012

Free Shipping + 10% off at Urban Outfitters= Great Deals

 For the nexy 3 days only(until August 23rd), Urban Outfitters is offering free shipping with no minimum, plus 10% off with the code NEWSKOOL. There are lots of bargains in their sale section, so be sure to check it out!
Above are some things I totally wouldn't mind having if I hadn't already blown that darn clothing budget this month.

CAUTION: Urban Outfitters sells clothing and other merchandise that displays profane language and crude references. Its not everywhere, but I have come across it when browsing their site. Please use your own discretion:)

Monday, August 13, 2012

Darling Deals 8/13

  It's been quite some time since the last darling deals-what a slacker I've been. So I cooked up an extra big medium really yummy one this time!
It just doesn't get any better than fresh produce from the Farmers Market! Chipotle (Makers of the freshest,bestest most awesomest burritos.....ever) are hosting a farmers market tour and giving away a limited number of $10 in Farmers Market Tokens and tote bags at Farmers Markets all around the country! Go here for a schedule to see if there is one near you! 

Before you throw out that Sunday paper, be sure and check the coupon inserts for a coupon for a free Good n' Natural bar! That's right- totally free! I love these. Super clean, and super yummy. On a similar note, If you have a GNC nearby, go here for a coupon for a free Eat Smart bar. I've never tried these, but I'm always looking for a new healthy, yummy bar to try! All stores may not have these, so know that before you make a special trip.

     Headed to the movies this week? If you're like me you hate paying for that over-priced-really-bad-for-you-but-really-good-tasting popcorn and soda. So here's a nice little coupon that will lower the cost(if not the calories), so you can maybe forgo smuggling in your own(other people have done this too,right?).  Go here to print! Offer expires August 16th!
                If you're looking for a sweet movie that the family can enjoy, I recommend the Odd Life of Timothy Green! Got to see a special preview showing of it a few weeks ago and it was so sweet and beautifully filmed! Took me back to the days of simple movies that don't need special effects.It comes out Augus 15th! And no, I didn't get paid to say that:)

                Have any food deals we need to know about? What do you like to smuggle into the movies?

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Pinspired....Nails! + a sweet deal on my favorite polish!

Before Pinterest, I wasn't even aware of all the creative things you could do with nails! I thought I was advanced because I did my own French Manicure- then I realised people were recreating Van Gogh's Starry Night on their fingertips(okay, I've yet to see this, but I wouldn't be surprised).    
       I spied this sweet idea whilst lost in pinterestland and it seemed doable for a nail novice like myself. My version is on the right(if you didn't guess) I forgot to look before I did it and later realised my heart was in a different place. I was very proud of it- until my mom asked "what happened to that nail with the white
splotch?" Ah, it's a work in progress.
                            Have you heard of Zoya polish? It's one of my favorites- they have just about every color you could want in varying levels of shimmer, pigment and shade!  They have a fun referral program called "Share The Love".  All you'll need to do is sign up for an account here. Once you do, you'll get a coupon code for a FREE bottle of polish! You'll still need to pay shipping, unless you add 2 more to your cart in which case shipping will be free! This makes for a great deal on high quality polish. Also if you scroll down to the bottom of the page, you can find a button that says "create a share the love link". You can then share that link with friends, they'll also get a free bottle of polish, and you'll get points towards even better coupons like $10 or $15 off your order!!

Whats you're favorite polish brand and how do you save money on it?