Sep 272012
 

Ruffle Throw

I braved a twin size ruffle throw + two pillow shams [a la Pottery Barn Teen] and survived.

I could probably live the rest of my life and never desire to sew another ruffle again… well, probably not, but not in the near future will it EVER happen. Hah.

Pillows

PB Teen can’t hold me down. There were a lot of steps and a lot of time needed to complete the project, I would say a good 12 hours were sucked up over three days to finish what I had started.

Ruffle Throw StepsI purchased two flat sheets from Target, one twin size and one queen size. I cut the queen sheet into ~6″ strips, ironed and hemmed all the sides that weren’t going to be ruffled, ruffle the unhemmed side with my handy dandy sewing machine, pinned each ruffle to the twin sheet and sewed and sewed and sewed. Then I did it ALL over with the pillow cases, however, I used the remaining fabric from the queen sheet that were not used on the twin throw, easy peasy!

Before I got about 5 hours into the project I had the thought, “This is SO easy, I could sell these!” I have changed my mind.

Unless you beg and I really love you… maybe I will think about it.

 Posted by at 3:00 pm
Sep 262012
 

Coach Factory Sale

Look to your email, Coach Factory Outlet has released another online savings 48 hour sale!

They are taking an additional 30% off all bags, shoes, fragrance and accessories PLUS shipping is FREE on all purchases over $150!

If you have not registered, no worries, shoot me an e-mail with your e-mail address and I will be able to add you to the invite database, just use the link to register for the next time this sweet event is available!

 Posted by at 11:00 am
Sep 052012
 

Zaycon Bulk Meat Events

Time for another round in our area by Zaycon Foods, have you tried them out yet? If not, you should definitely call your friends to see if they want to go in with you, you will not be sorry!

I hit them up for 40 pounds whole chicken breasts last year and let me tell you, I was shocked, surprised and SUPER happy with my decision to give them a try. I shared the cost of the chicken with my Mom, so the price tag wasn’t too killer with someone to go in half… I think having 20# of chicken is quite enough for a family of 2.5. The boneless skinless chicken breasts are 100% natural and come from local southern and midwest states; they are cleaned up and placed in several unsealed bags, which once reaching 40# they are placed in one gigantic sealed bag and loaded up in super heavy duty cardboard boxes.

The Zaycon team is so efficient, you don’t even have to get out of you car or truck to pick up your purchases, they walk up with your order, put it where you ask and off you go to seal seal seal.

Friday, September 28 [Orders must be placed by 9/26/12, Chicken SELLS OUT quick]

  • Chicken Breasts $1.69/lb [40# units] Fresh Boneless Skinless

Check out Zaycon Foods here. I bet there is an event close to you, they are expanding their reach as the word gets out about their products.

Zaycon Foods
Various locations and dates in the Houston and surrounding area [click here to find an event near you]

 Posted by at 3:00 pm
Aug 312012
 

Pei Wei

Take a load off this Labor Day weekend, Pei Wei is taking an additional 20% off all online orders arranged for pick up any time on Saturday, September 1 or Sunday, September 2.

This is in PERFECT timing as my Sweet C and I do not have plans for tomorrow night while B is of picking the best NFL Fantasy Football team of the season, dream team, dare you call it. One honey seared and orange chicken, coming up!

Log on to Pei Wei’s online ordering and choose September 1 or 2 as your pick up date. After you have completed your order, use the promotion code WEEKEND at checkout to receive the 20% discount.

This promotion is Honey Seared Chicken SWEET and will not last beyond September 2 and Pei Wei will not offer the discount in store – so please remember to use the discount 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.

 Posted by at 12:04 pm
Aug 312012
 

P.F.Chang's

Take a load off this Labor Day weekend, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro is taking an additional 20% off all online orders arranged for pick up any time on Sunday, September 2 through Monday, September 3.

Log on to P.F. Chang’s online ordering and choose September 2 or 3 as your pick up date. After you have completed your order, use the promotion code RELAX at checkout to receive the 20% discount.

This promotion is Spicy Tuna HOT and will not last beyond September 3 and P.F. Chang’s will not offer the discount in store – so please remember to use the discount 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.

 Posted by at 11:50 am
Aug 302012
 

 Vera Bradley Logo

 My Sweet C is a new fan of Vera Bradley bags and accessories, how about your t[w]een? She is a fan of Plum Petals and my Sister, Island Bloom… so you know what I am thinking, right? Gift season is quickly approaching!

Now through September 13, Vera Bradley is giving you a small cosmetic bag [$22 value] with any Campus Tote, East West Tote, Go Round Tote, Three–O Tote or Vera Tote Bag purchase! Sweet deal, right? Even sweeter is Plum Petals in on SALE! Oh, and if you thought it couldn’t get any better, shipping is FREE on all purchases over $75. So, I feel a check, check coming off of my Christmas list.

PS – Vera Bradley just released three new patterns for the Fall and I have to say, I kind of like Provencal and Portobello Road designs, we will see if I get sucked in. You can download a few pretty desktop backgrounds from Vera Bradley here isn’t that nice?

Remember to shop through ShopAtHome or eBates to receive 3% cash back!

Let me know which patterns you love!

 Posted by at 12:52 pm
Aug 282012
 

Coach Factory Sale

Look to your email for Coach Factory Outlet online savings with another 24 hour sale! They are taking an additional 30% off all bags, shoes, fragrance and accessories PLUS shipping is FREE on all purchases over $150!

If you have not registered, no worries, shoot me an e-mail with your e-mail address and I will be able to send you an invite, just use the link to register for the next time this sweet event is available!

 Posted by at 3:41 pm
Aug 282012
 

CoinstarVisit any CoinStar kiosk location between now and September 23, pour at least $20 worth of cold hard change in exchange for an Amazon.com Gift Card and the system will generate a code for a $5 eCertificate for Amazon MP3 credit at the bottom of your receipt.

What I like about Amazon MP3 is that they cost less than another popular download platform we all know, usually by at least 20% for the exact same thing.

Every good deal has it’s terms, but they are pretty reasonable ;)

 Posted by at 9:16 am
Aug 232012
 

Dear HEB,

This week, you rock my socks because I purchased That Green Sauce at Hatch week and… I… Am… Loving… It!

That Green Sauce - HEB

It is not for the faint of heart though, a delicious combo of jalapeno and poblano peppers, is of medium heat and gives a sweet kick to begin and a savory spicy punch at the end.

It was a struggle of a purchase, at $4.00 for an 11 oz jar, it wasn’t exactly cheap. However, the many uses and small amounts needed to satisfy my taste buds are worth every penny! I used one teaspoon to top each of our stuffed peppers two nights ago, two tablespoons for dipping Chees-Its [yum!], and for lunch, today, I drizzled one teaspoon to my cheese pizza.

Is your mouth watering yet? I know mine is!

You can find this delicious sauce on the chip aisle year round or with the Hatch presentations going on now at your local HEBs.

PS. Thanks, HEB, for the warning label on the back, which I did not read until half of the jar was gone. It reads: WARNING: Can be addictive! Pour it on tacos, eggs fajitas or just use it as a salsita (dip) with chips… again and again.

 Posted by at 12:14 pm
Aug 222012
 

It is one thing to dream. It is another to catch a dream.

Dream Catcher - Frugal Stepmom

Obtain a dream.

Dream Catcher - Frugal Stepmom

Live the dream.

Dream Catcher - Frugal Stepmom

Dream Catcher - Frugal Stepmom

Dream Catcher - Frugal Stepmom

I made this beautiful Lakota [aka. dream catcher] out of leather, ribbon, turquoise beads and feathers for our newly painted bedroom. I am hoping it will catch all of the poorly narrated dreams I am currently having and producing better sleeping memory’s… those that do not include water?

Dream Catcher Collage - Frugal Stepmom

I found such joy and creativity in making this dream catcher that I am contemplating making more and selling them on SweetgumWay . Check back soon, check back often, you just never know where my wild hair will take me!

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