Friday, July 29, 2011

Modnique's Summer Blowout Sale on Womens' Apparel is a retailer of designer merchandise at highly discounted prices. Members save up to 85% buying products from well-known brands such as Ed Hardy, ST Dupont, Maurice Lacroix, and others. All items sold on are 100% brand new and authentic.

This Weekend, Modnique, is having a Summer Blowout on Womens' Apparel. The deals can be pretty great at up to 96% off. New users of Modnique also get a $5 credit to use on Modnique purchases. To make this deal even better, Modnique is offering FREE shipping to all USA recipients!

To take advantage of these amazing deals, just follow this direct link to become a member of Modnique. Then, have an awesome shopping experience without ever leaving your home!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

7/31 Sunday Paper

There will be a total of 4 coupon inserts in this Sunday's paper!
1 Proctor & Gamble (our personal fave!),
2 Red Plum, and
1 Smart Source

Some of our Tips about getting the Sunday paper:

1. Get one paper per member of your household.
The more people= the more mouths to feed = the more toilet paper your family will use
=the more coupons you will need to purchase those items and others at low prices!
2. Get your papers before church instead of after.
With this "Couponing Craze", almost everyone is looking to save by using coupons.
It's important to get your papers before they sell out.
3. Check your papers to make sure they have all of the expected coupon inserts.
I've had several people tell me, "I got my paper,
but I didn't know there weren't going to be any inserts in it this week."
Weeks with no coupon inserts are very seldom and mostly on major holidays.
We'll let you know if there's ever a week where you can skip getting your Sunday Paper.
To us, the coupons inside the paper make the price of the paper worth it.
If there are no coupons, we're not getting the value we're paying for.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

$25 Grocery Challenge

We hope you've all had the chance to come to one of our workshops or home parties to learn how to use coupons effectively. We also hope that you've "mastered" the topic and are saving your family tons of money!

Here's an article about saving on groceries you might enjoy: $25 Grocery Challenge

Week Produce Grocery  Total
Week 1 $10.00 $8.38 $18.38
Week 2 $9.50 $13.97 $23.47
Week 3 $10.00 $13.68 $23.68
Week 4 $10.00 $13.19 $23.19
Week 5 $8.00 $16.29 $24.29
Week 6 $0.00 $18.83 not done

For more information about saving money the way we do, email us at!

Monday, July 18, 2011

70% of with Promo Code "Sweet" is offering customers 70% off most purchases with use of the promotional code "SWEET" at checkout until July 24, 2011.

I will say that while we lived in Jackson, we went out to eat one night and by chance met some friends of ours there. They bought a gift certificate from, while we did not. We ended up paying full-price about $35 plus tip, while they paid only about $12 for the two of them, including the amount they paid for the gift certificate and the additional amount from their bill that night. The discount is pretty significant and definitely worth checking into!
We sure learned our lesson!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Managing Our Household with a Few New Tools

Guest Post: Laney at The Barretts' Blog

   Well, my favorite hobby, and stress-reliever I think too, is organizing. It allows me to feel "in control" of whatever I am working to organize at the time. I'm constantly organizing something, and it makes me feel really good and really productive.

   There's nothing else that I feel I can organize at work with my lesson plans- I've got that almost down to a science. Yay, me for keeping it up! Our house is pretty organized also since I'm constantly organizing some area of our home in my free time. It also helps that we have more room here to work with so our kitchen table can actually be used for eating instead of eating, homework, paying bills, lesson plans, art projects, meal planning, and everything else you could possibly use a table for. We now have a functional office space, an organized kitchen, living room, utility room, bedroom, and bathroom. So, for the most part, everything is organized. (Just don't look it my car or purse- I allow those two things to remain chaotic.)

   So what else could I do? With every space around me completely organized, why was my house so messy when I came home each day? I'll let you in on a little secret and give you my confession...

   With a physically demanding job (chasing 3 year olds for 8 hours a day), I would spend my time doing nothing important- which to me is un-productive - or organizing that space that's now finished. I would not spend hardly any of it actually cleaning our house. Yes, I would let the dust bunnies throw parties & invite friends to the floors beneath our couch in the living room. The laundry was a never-ending cycle that never EVER got caught up. The pile of dirty dishes in the sink could probably have set a new record for the tallest sky scraper in the country. But probably the yuckiest thing was the inside of the microwave which was supposed to be white in color. Instead, it was yellowish, orange caked-on food particles - really gross!

   I'm really hoping at this point that you keep reading so I can at least tell you the good part, the part that lets you know I'm really not "that" kind of wife & home maker. I want you to know that I really do want my house to be clean and inviting. It's really important to me actually. In fact, I'm hoping there's at least one point that you could maybe relate to... maybe?

   Okay, so the last paragraph or two just goes to show that you can have every space organized - every nook & cranny. Being organized doesn't mean everything is always clean. It is possible to be organized (every object has a home), and still have a mess.

   So, now (finally!!) I've learned what I've gotta have, and it's "Time" Management & a Plan for actually cleaning my house. I actually didn't think of this on my own. I very seldom think about organizing my time, but I happened to stumble upon an article from one of my favorite blogs, Money Saving Mom. She had written an article to answer a question from a reader about managing her home & kids while being a stay-at-home mom who home schools. She shared her Household Management Forms that she uses to keep herself on task throughout the day and keep her house in order.

   I've, since then, customized her forms to fit the needs of our home and our family. I've found them to be quite helpful. Just by spending less time in the mornings "piddling" as I call it (taking my sweet, precious time), I've found that I can actually be really productive and get lots of  things done. It's an amazing feeling. It's also really nice to come home to an empty sink and home that is pretty darn tidy.

   I've taken advantage of a few tips that I'd like to share as well...
  *Add "Relax" to my To-Do List - It's really hard for me to relax if there's still things left to do. I can't cross
     this off my list if I don't get to it, so I just had to add it to the list. So far, it works!
  *5-Minute Clean Up - Instead of fretting over every single little thing that's not in order or where it should
      be, I'll just set a kitchen timer and put things away for 5 minutes. It's really productive!

   It also really helps to have a husband who (although not a list-maker), can be a BIG help in getting things done around the house. Often, I will come home to the laundry already completely done or all the dishes washed. Today, he mentioned adding something to his list... then quickly added "the list in my head". He has a list too- I just can't see his.

Happy Home Managing to You Too!

Saving is a Mindset

Guest Post: Lindsey at Saving $en$e

     I have been couponing since January 1, of this year!!! I know, Quick Learner! Right? If you're amazed, you have a right to be, especially if you know me at all.... I tend to be kinda "blonde" at times! With that being said, you can learn how to save just like we have.
     Once you learn how  much you can save with coupons, it tends to become a way of life... I will not go back to life BC (Before Coupons!) Besides, it pleases God when we learn to be better stewards of the resources that he has blessed us with! (It also pleases our husbands, Bonus Points!)
      I save on groceries every week, but saving on shopping trips is just as much fun, if not more fun!! So while shopping at "The Avenue" in Collierville today, my mom and I decided to check out "Charming Charlie", which is a cute store filled with any costume jewelery you could possible want. Very reasonably priced, too. (Average of $6-12 per piece) So we are going through the store picking up a couple of pieces each to buy...
       Then we find it............................The clearance section!!
     God knows what we need, (or in this case, want) and he can make it happen. There was tons of jewelery marked  down to..... drum roll, please...$1.00! Yes that's right!! $1.00! Everything that we had previously thought about purchasing had suddenly become too expensive! Isn't it funny how God changes our minds for us! We left the store with a lot of really cute jewelery, and with spending very little!!
      You can go shopping and have lots of fun without breaking the bank!! It's all about the mindset!!

The WRONG Impression

Guest Post: Lindsey at Saving $en$e

Okay... many people who do not use coupons get the wrong impression about us "Crazy Couponers!" They tend to think that we buy cat food or other things we don't need or use just because we have a coupon... Not true-- Not true at All! The only time I buy something I don't need or use is if I can get it for free or if  I am going to be paid to take it out of the store! Then I donate it!! I am not a hoarder! Nor will I ever become one!
     "What do you do with all that free toothpaste?"-- A question that we are frequently asked-- The answer: Donate it! Operation Christmas Child!! Boys (ages 11-14) tend to get less boxes, since most people like to buy for the little girls and younger age boys. My goal this year is to fill at least 5, possibly 10 boxes for that age category! I say that, not to brag, but for accountability. Bar soap, deodorant,  and toothbrushes are other FREE items that would be great to fill these boxes with. It's not too early to start stocking up... It will be here before you know it!