Sep 092011

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So, I had no motivation this week to shop for anything, not even new shoes [seriously, I went to TJMaxx to perk up and was just not feeling it].

It may be because our TV was killed last week by a power surge and DH and my brother went out and bought a SWEET 3D tv. Or, maybe because I went to HEB with C on Sunday and got my hand slammed in the car door by the strong winds and haven’t been able to wear my wedding band since :( Or, maybe it’s all the smoke looming around from the wildfires in the area, it’s making me very sleepy. OR, [last one!] it is because I just want to get the heck out of Cypress for my vacation this weekend with by Mini Me and her friend to the BEST water park in Texas…  At any rate, I made it to Wal-Mart on Wednesday just for my peeps [y'all!] and spent $23.35.

Wal-MartWalmart 9/9

2 DiGiorno Pizzas @ $5.27 = $10.54 – $3.00/2 = $7.54 or $3.77 each

 CLIF Crunch Bars $2.98 – $2.00/1 = $0.98

Kashi Fruit & Grain Bars $2.98 – $1.50/1 = $1.48

Jet Puffed Marshmallows $1.08 – $1.00/1 = $0.08

WILD Strawberry Pop Tarts $1.98 [C has been searching these out since the begining of summer]

OxiClean Powder $3.86 – $2.00/1 = $1.86

2 Kraft Shredded Cheese @ $2.48 = $4.96 – $1.00/2 = $3.96 or $1.98 each

Frigo String Cheese $3.48 – $1.00/1 = $2.48

Sargento Cheese $2.48 – $1.00/1 = $1.48

Louisiana Red Beans and Rice $1.36

Total Spent $23.35

Total Saved $12.50 or 35%

Now, it is time for you to share all of your amazing trips from this past week!

 Posted by at 8:00 am
Sep 072011

20% OFF P.F. Chang's

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro is kicking of the football season right by offering an additional 20% off all online orders arranged for pick up any time between Thursday, September 8th and Monday, September 12th.

Log on to P.F. Chang’s online ordering and choose September 8, 9, 10, 11, or 12 as your pick up date. After you have completed your order, use the promotion code FOOTBALL at checkout to receive the 20% discount.

This promotion is Spicy Tuna HOT and will not last beyond September 12 and P.F. Chang’s will not offer the discount in store - so please remember to use the code at check out.

The code is not available for use in conjunction with other discounts or for purchases of gift cards and large party take-out orders.

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Sep 072011

Coach Online Sale

Wow! I have already received my invitation to the Coach Factory Outlet Sale Online – what was supposed to be a 48 hour sale is now a 51 hour sale! Sounds good to me!

If you registered before the sale started, you should receive you email soon. If you were unable to register, no worries, just go here and register for the next time this sweet event is available.

Some 60-70% off finds from the sale:

Coach Sale 60-70%

Hello! The Signature Patent Tote at 70% off?! Sweet! I’m digging the crossbody bags at the moment, and silver is always really pretty…

Let me know what you score! For me, the decisions are almost unbearable… especially since I just received a note that Vera Bradley has their totes $29.99 [63% off] today…

Happy Shopping!

 Posted by at 9:06 am
Sep 062011

Coach Online SALE

Coach Factory Outlet just emailed me another online epic sale that will be hitting the web tomorrow, Wednesday, September 7th ONLY.

Early Christmas shopping anybody?! 

They are taking an additional 30% off their online jewels at 1pm CST tomorrow… which is on top of their already reduced prices [just like they do in store!]

What a great deal - I will post what I can, but if you want to get in at 1pm CST, hop on over the the Coach website and sign up for emails here and enjoy the fun with me.

Happy Shopping!

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Sep 052011


Powerful Prayers for Troubled TimesChristian Book Distributors  is offering more FREE eBooks through their website:

Stash as many titles to your cart as you desire and checkout [you will need to sign in or create an account]; your selections will be available in ”My Account” under eBooks until you decide to delete them.

Happy Reading!

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Sep 032011

There are these crazy birds that keep flying into our [once] sparkly clean windows… because they think they can fly through our house?

Tag! You’re It – Short Cut! BOOM!!!

And this is the carnage left on the said sparkly windows:

Bird + Window = No Bueno

B and I decided we had enough of the bird mauling and killing, so we ordered curtains, as a bird insurance policy.

Here is the Before:

Sans Window Treatments


And now, the After:

Room With Curtain

What a difference a couple of nice curtains make, right? [I realize I need to get the steamer out] These are the 132″ Monterey Textured Lined Grommet drapes in Mocha from I was a little skeptical of purchasing the curtains online because I couldn’t see and touch them first, however the reviews were very consistent with reports of looking great and high quality workmanship, so I dove in and am glad I did! I love the color, the lightly lined back and I cannot believe how much cooler the room is now – especially since this isn’t even one of our heat seeking windows!

Have you been looking for curtains lately? I would highly recommend cruising through the selection at, you will not be disappointed. They are currently having a Friends and Family Event where all regular priced purchases will receive 30% off at checkout and FREE shipping on all purchases over $125!

Promotional Code: CWFF811

 So now, hopefully, we will have minimal bird carnage and the momma and daddy birds will be thankful. You’re welcome Mother Nature, we love you too!

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Sep 022011

This week was a little strange, mostly because I went to Randall’s, HEB and Kroger on Saturday and my Walgreen’s trip DID NOT turn out how I expected it to so I just took my purchases and skipped on home.


Walgreen's 9/2

Bounce Dryer Bar $4.00 – $2.50/1 Vocalpoint = $$1.50 [Earn $10 RR WYB $30]

Mr. Clean Magic Erasers $2.07 – $0.75/1 = $1.32 [Earn $10 RR WYB $30]

4 Oral B Battery Toothbrushes @ $6.00 = $24.00 – $3.00/1 = $21.00 [Earn $10 RR WYB $30] 

2 Planter’s Peanut Butter @ $1.50 = $3.00 – [2]$0.75/1 = $1.50 or $0.75 each

Colgate Toothbrush $3.99 [Earn RR]

* I had three more Oral B coupons and Colgate coupon, but the computer said I was over my coupon limit… I completely forgot that you cannot have more coupons that number of purchased items.

Total $29.31

Total Spent $9.31 [Used $20.00 RRs]

Total Saved $42.72 [Earned $2 RR, did not earn the $10 RR because I used a P&G Catalina to purchase this transaction... I told you this was a crazy trip!]

Saturday Trip


Tyson Grilled Chicken Breast $6.98 – $1.00/1 = $5.98

Skinner Pasta $1.04 [FREE WYB Chicken]

Classico Pasta Sauce $2.49 [FREE WYB Chicken]

Oscar Mayer Lunchable $1.50 – $1.00/1 = $0.50

CornNuts Chips $2.18 [FREE WYB Lunchable]

2 Velveeta Cheesy Skillets @ $1.75 = $3.50 = [2] $1.00/1 = $1.50 or $0.75 each

HEB Chicken Fajita Meat $1.00/lb = $3.89

Vigo Anchovy $1.99

Total $14.86

Total Saved $8.71 or 37%


4 Diet Coke 12 Packs @ $5.99 = $23.96 – B2G2 = $11.98 or $2.99 each

2 Snack Art Chips @ $2.99 = $5.98 [FREE WYB 4 Select Coke Products]

2 Lucerne Block Cheese @ $2.99 = $5.98 – [2] $1.00/1 In Ad – [2] $0.55/1 = $2.88 or $1.44 each

4 Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt @ $1.25 = $5.00 = Free – $1.00/1 – $0.50/2 = $1.75 or $0.44 each

6 Yoplait Yogurt @ $0.55 or $0.70 = $3.90 – $0.40/6 eCoupon – $0.40/6 = $2.70 or $0.45 each

Little Debbie Mini Muffins $2.50

Total $22.63

Total Saved $29.35 or 57%


*3 Mott’s Apple Juice/Fruit Punch @ $1.99 = $5.97 – $1.00/1 – [2] $0.55/1 = $3.87 or $1.29 each

*2 Nestle Water @ $2.99 = $5.98 – $1.25/2 = $4.73 or $2.36 each

*2 Kellogg’s Rice Krispey Treats @ $1.99 = $3.98 – $1.00/2 = $2.98 or $1.49 each

*Frito’s Corn Chips $1.99

*Old El Paso Taco Shells $0.99

* Kettle TIA Chips $1.99

Kraft Cheese $3.69 = FREE from Kroger Mailer

Bananas $.74

Total $17.29

Total Saved $22.03 or 56%

To wrap it up, my totals for this week’s trips were:

Total Spent: $64.09

Total Saved: $102.81 or 62%

Total Earned for future use: $2.00 [Hah!]

Now, it is time for you to share all of your amazing trips from this past week!


 Posted by at 8:00 am
Sep 012011

Hollister Bird

Sign up for text messages from Hollister Co by September 15 and receive a special promotional code for FREE shipping towards ANY online order! This includes the current season,  40% off redlines clearance and sale items. This is a savings of up to $25 – sweet!

Text SOCIAL to 35350 and you will receive a welcome text message and a discount code text message.

Note: Standard messaging rates apply.

Happy Shopping!

 Posted by at 3:00 pm
Aug 312011

Hollister 50/40

Head on down to your local Hollister Co. brick and morter store to automatically receive an additional 50% off ALL redline merchandise from now until September 6.

No time to stop in? You can also take advantage of the sale online, however the discount is reduced to 40% – the prices posted have been reduced, there is no coupon code.

Note: This sale is not available at select stores like Houston Galleria and Hollister Co. outlet stores, click here for more fine print.

Happy Shopping!

 Posted by at 3:00 pm
Aug 312011

It has been a minute since we went to Chicago and I thought it would [finally] be fun to post some of our pictures and some stories about the trip!

FridayWe arrived in Chicago around lunch time and Brent’s buddy, Johnny, took us to eat at Revolution Brewing Company in Oak Park. They had the BEST sandwiches and the BESSSST pretzel bread known to man, seriously. I learned something new, anytime a menu says “crunchy” or “crispy”, they mean it has uncooked cabbage slaw on top, Yum. C ordered a caesar side salad with her “crunchy” pulled pork sandwich and it came with a full out anchovy on top… needless to say, she did not eat the salad. I even tried it… Umm yea, not a fan of that either! I ordered the Hombre Burger, I’m from Texas, what can I say? It consisted of smoked poblano pepper,  avocado, Chihuahua cheese, red pepper crema & tortilla strips – aka. Heaven on a Heavenly Pretzel Roll bun. Once we arrived at our final destination – Congress Plaza Hotel [who has still not sent me a like to review their room/service{which is probably better for them because the "suite" was pretty much unacceptable (email me for details)}] we… I decided we should take a little walk to Navy Pier. I wonder why nobody stopped me, it was like 10,000 miles away from our hotel and we were pretty grumpy by the time we all got there. HAha!

B and Mike went out with the Chicago friends while C and I hit the streets to find dinner. C and I went down Michigan Avenue to hear the free concerts and look at Cloud Gate and the Crown Fountains. C has a radar for super fun, cool things, and this night was no different. We made our way to the Magnificent Mile Macy’s and Chicago Theater where there just happened to be a CLo concert and Glamorama fashion show taking place. C and I got to walk on the fashionistas red carpet and take in all of the glittlery and amazing fashion choices of the actual attendees. It was amazing! We caught some people making glances at us, like, “I can’t believe they wore that”, we were sporting the all fashionable shorts, t-shirt and Tom’s. We finally headed to dinner at about 11 pm; C chose, what we thought was, a quaint little place in downtown Chicago called Mercat a la planxa. Wow! Once again, we were totally under dressed and a little out of the diners target market, but we have money to pay for a delicious meal, so who cares about the target market. The meal was a total debacle and out waiter was really pretty poo-pooey on us, but we enjoyed ourselves and our meal. C decided to try the pintxos muranos Colorado Lamb Brochettes wrapped in Bacon and Lamb Jus and I had the Conill Amb castanyes Braised Rabbit Agnolotti, Roasted Chestnut Purée, Brandied Cherries and Rosemary Brown Butter. Our meals were divine and the experience will last a lifetime!

Chicago Theater

Saturday Was our chill day, we pretty much spent the day walking, relaxing and eating. I got to meet on of my co-workers, at my big girl job, who lives just a couple minutes from the hotel. My company is big on the virtual/global environment – nobody on my team lives within 6oo miles of Houston, it is pretty amazing when you think about how connected we are, but are so far apart. We took a cab ride to the Expo to pick up our race packets [there was no way the guys were going to go for another walk with me]. We ate lunch around our hotel and on our way to pick up bananas and water for the mornings race, the rain came down, BIG time. We were still about 3 blocks from the hotel. After we watched all of the Segway tours rush into their homes, which we were huddled close to, we decided to book it to the next available awning and make a game plan. We were like frogs who didn’t like the wet – hopping from one awning to the next between pours of rain. We just kind of chilled the rest of the day, watching bad hotel tv and C’s outstanding fashion show [she was still feeling the vibe from last night] with the hotel’s bedding; have I told you, lately, how amazing she is? Well… she is! By the way, this is how we dry wet Tom’s:

C's Shoe Dryer

Sunday There was a little race, you can read about it here. Our friends took us to another amazing eatery, Big Star, before we headed out to the airport.  They had delicious pork and fish tacos and their salsa was pretty much spectacular because it was not chilled. C happened upon the lovely bacon wrapped hot dog below – the Sonoran Hot Dog crispy, bacon wrapped, all beef hot dog, pinto beans, lime mayo, mustard, onions, hot sauce, on a bolillo roll = Amazing! We had to wipe off the sauces because the hot sauce was just WAY hot for her, but she went to town, she said it was pretty delicious and recommend it, most definitely.

C's giant Bacon-wrapped hot Dog

We hit up the train to take us to our destination before our final destination – it was pretty fun, except for when the guy sitting in front of us decided to get up and pry open the doors with this bare hands and jump out on the landing dock while the train was still moving… Not Smart dude, not smart. My face was stuck in the “OMG! Did that REALLY just happen” fashion for a minute or three. We made it to the airport in the nick of time… to see that our flight would be delayed for 5 hours. [Shameless Plug ~~>]It’s really too bad that we don’t have a smarty phone that received emails to tell us we were delayed; we could have totally stayed at the taco place for another 4 hours, which would have been fine by me!

Leaving Chicago on a Train

 Goodbye Chicago… until Next time!

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