It’s been so chilly here, I’m definitely ready for some warmer weather. When we started out Saturday night I just wanted to wear something warm. It was fifty something degrees at home and I knew it’d be even colder in the nearby town we were going to so, don’t laugh this is the outfit I wore.
Earth Fare is my absolute favorite store for grocery shopping. Earth Fare doesn’t carry any products containing high fructose corn syrup, trans fats, artificial colors and sweeteners, and synthetic growth hormones in fresh meat and dairy. They offer a great special every week for loyalty customers, lots of organic choices and many items in bulk.
FitBit-with warmer weather, hopefully just around the corner tracking calories and activity is so easy using FitBit along with the MyFitnessPal app. Just keeping an online diary of everything I eat forces me to make better choices. FitBit Zip counts steps, distance and calories used each day and works with MyFitnessPal as a weight loss aide.
Nails,Inc of London is my new go to nail polish. Sephora carries Nails, Inc and they had such pretty colors for Spring, I decided to try it. They feature lots of trendy colors and nail embellishments and the best part-it drys so fast. My nails are literally dry in 3-4 minutes after putting on two coats of polish.
Hemlock Grove, a NetFlix exclusive series, starring Bill Skarsgard and Landon Liboiron, is so good. It’s very Twin Peakish. The storyline includes gypsies, murder, werewolves and medical experimentation. I can’t wait for Season 2!
Urban Decay Oz the Great and Powerful Glinda palette, inspired by Glinda the good witch. This palette comes in a gorgeous limited edition tin and features six full sized eye shadows, two of them are duo colors, with a travel sized 24/7 eye pencil and a full sized Super-Saturated High Lip Gloss pencil.
1) Dior Iconic Overcurl Mascara-I wanted to try this but couldn’t justify spending $30 on mascara right now, so I was very excited when Sephora offered it to VIB’s. I bought this deluxe sample using bonus points I had at Sephora, making it totally free. This is hands down the best mascara I’ve ever used. I love it!
2) Shelfari. I set up a reading goal of 50 books this year on Shelfari. I love tracking the books I’ve read so far and seeing if I’m still on track for my yearly goal. I’ve read 10 books this year, it’s like the satisfaction of checking things off on a to do list.
3) The Walking Dead, enough said…
4) Personalized reusable tote grocery bags. Lately I’ve gotten several offers for personalized totes for the cost of shipping, so I’m starting to accumulate several of these.
I began using coupons at the first of January, just to see if it was worth my time and if I could save some money using coupons. I admit there is a learning curve and I’m still learning every day but right now I’m saving 25-30% every week on groceries and I’m really happy with those results.
I combine several money saving techniques every week when I buy groceries. I utilize a combination loyalty cards, ad matching programs, weekly ads, smart phone apps, a coupon clipping service, printing online coupons, extra care bucks and double coupon programs to get the best possible price on items. The best bargains by far are on items which are in a weekly ad, combined with coupons and any additional savings programs the store offers. We have a store which offers double coupons up to .70 on Saturdays. I’ve gotten several freebies and made money on items using .55-.70 coupons.
When I was checking out last Saturday the lady in line behind me paid me the nicest compliment. I was price matching some ads and she commented that I was a great shopper. Then when I pulled out a bunch of coupons she got all excited and watched with me as my total dropped an additional $30.