Friday, January 16, 2015

Save Your Change Challenge

For those of you interested in joining in on my coin challenge feel free to use the printable I made below. Just right click it, save to your computer and print! Good luck in this challenge and I am looking forward to seeing how much money we all can save throughout 2015. 

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Walmart $5 Beauty Box | Winter Edition

Awhile back I mentioned that I signed up for the Walmart beauty box, which is a $5 beauty box supscription service that you receive 4 times throughout the year (Summer, Fall, Winter & Spring). About a month or so ago I received my Winter edition and I thought I would share what I received in this box. So lets take a look at what I received! 

Here is an overview of what came in my box!

The first item that I received in my box were two hair products by L'OREAL
Oleo Therapy | Oil Infused Shampoo & Conditioner | 2.0oz
You can find more about this collection HERE

The next item I received was by JERGENS.
BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream | All Light Skin Tones | 1oz
You can find more about this product HERE
The next product was a gorgeous lipstick by MAYBELLINE
Color Sensational | 925 | Maple Kiss
You can check out this product HERE

The last item in my box is by OLAY and one that I am quite familiar with.
Fresh Effects | Everything Off | Deluxe Makeup Removal Cloths
Find more about these cloths HERE

I also received a couple samples and coupons in my box. There was a powder sample by Maybelline with a $1 off coupon as well as a Nivea cocoa butter lotion sample and another coupon for $1 off. 

Overall not a bad box and a pretty good variety for only $5. If you are interested in learning more about this subscription service and signing up, CLICK HERE.

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Erin Condren Holiday Card Collection | Giveaway

I was recently contacted by the wonderful team over at ErinCondren.Com and was kindly offered the chance to review their beautiful Holiday card collection. If that wasn't generous enough, they also sent me a gift card to use on their site to order my very own Holiday cards. Needless to say I already placed my order and can not wait to receive them! 

To make things even more awesome, they are offering up a $200 gift card for one lucky viewer.

 Be sure to check out their awesome Holiday card collection  HERE
To learn more about the Holiday cards in detail, check out my video below!

Giveaway is open internationally. Giveaway will run for 4 days and the winner will be announced shortly after. a Rafflecopter giveaway
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Monday, October 27, 2014

Fall In West Virginia

This past weekend my husband and I decided to take a hike. Hiking is amazing during the Fall. The trees are bursting with color and the ground is covered in beautiful,vibrant, & crunchy leaves.
I love the sound of leaves crunching under my shoes! Nothing is better than that sound during Fall. 
We hiked in one of our favorite areas, the Cheat Canyon. Here, we visited the Coopers Rock Overlook and made our way into the woods on the Raven Rock Trail. 
The hike isn't far and is pretty easy with the exception of one steep trail at the very end. On this trail you are surrounded by trees and falling leaves and it was truly beautiful.
We decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather and take some photos of the two of us. I love Fall photos. Nothing adds a beautiful backdrop for your photos like Fall does!
We had so much fun this past weekend and the weather was beautiful. I am so happy we were able to take some awesome photos together!!!
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Using What You Have | Reducing Waste

This week as I sat down to make our my meal plan and grocery list I began to realize that we had so much on hand already it seemed silly (and wasteful) to not use those items up first. Last week was a wonky week and most of our meals we had planned did not get made. We also still had fruit on hand, items to make side dishes, and a ton of meat. We had quite a bit of snacks too!

So I decided to base my meal plan for this week on what we had on hand and attempted to come up with meals using those items and decreasing the amount of items I would need to buy. Needless to say I was able to come up with breakfast, lunch and dinner options with only needing to buy a few additional items to complete those meals.

 Instead of wasting what was already in our home, I took a step back and took advantage of everything we had. In the end my grocery bill was greatly reduced and that makes me one happy person! 

So what will we be eating this up coming week.

Breakfast Sandwiches

Steak Quesadilla
Homemade Pizza

***Served with celery & fruit

Homemade fish sticks
Chicken/ Potato/Veggie Dish
Chicken Broccoli Alfredo
Homemade chicken tenders

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Quick Drawer Organization

Today I decided to tackle a quick organizational project. My top drawer in my 3 drawer unit beside my desk was starting to become extremely cluttered and the current system I had in place was just not working. So, I hit up my local Dollar Tree and for $6 I purchased some drawer organizers. 

I decided on 2 long bins, 2 medium long bins, and 2 square bins. 

I honestly didn't have an exact plan when I started, just a vague idea of what I wanted to do. So this is what the drawer started out looking like. 

I began by taking everything and I mean everything out of the drawer and put them into piles with similiar items. Once I had all my items out, it was time to put the bins into the drawer.

...and now time to put everything back in! This is an overall look of how I organized everything.

 Here is what is now in my drawer. From left to right: The first bin holds all of my adhesives (pop up dots, glue sticks, tape runners, tape runner refills & sticky tape). The next bin holds all of my post it notes. Then a bin for scissors, hole punch, & sharpies). I have a bin dedicated just for my label maker refills (I go through a ton of these haha) and a bin for my packing tape as well. The final bin holds my washi collection. I am also storing my glue gun and glue sticks as well as labels for my planner.

...and that is it! A simple, quick, and budget friendly organizational project. I am so happy with the way it turned out and I think this new system will work much better for my needs. 
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

10,000 Subscriber Giveaway

I have 10,000 subscribers....what!? It seems to crazy to say that. When I first started on Youtube I never imagined my channel would grow to where it is now. None of it would be possible if it wasn't for all of you guys. So thank you for being such awesome subscribers!

Giveaway will run for 1 week. Winner will be announced on October 9th
You must be 18+ or have parental permission
Giveaway is open internationally


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