9/29/10

Wallet-Friendly Wednesday, 9/29–10/12 (Open for 2 weeks!)

Bargain Brag Wednesday

September 29, 2010

This week is out of control! There's just so much going on, it's hard to believe. Next week, the next phase of our kitchen remodel begins. We're having half of a wall removed, and a soffit taken out. It will look dramatically different. Oh, and we're going on a bit of a vacation while it's happening, so it will be nice to not be living here while it's happening. Also, don't be surprised if you don't see any posts from me for about a week and a half. I'll be back to blogging about bargains soon. And I just can't wait to share some exciting giveaways with you, in celebration of reaching 100+ followers (and counting!) and my upcoming 400th post! I'm so jealous of you all!! I wish I could enter some of the giveaways myself, but I think that might not be fair. So, I'm just happy for all of you! Stay tuned!

Oh, and please note that there will be NO WALLET-FRIENDLY WEDNESDAY NEXT WEEK. For that reason, I'm keeping this week's link-up open for 2 WEEKS! Feel free to come back and share ALL your wonderful ideas!

Wallet-Friendly Wednesday is an opportunity for you to share your latest bargain shopping finds, thrift store outfit deals, DIY projects, side-of-the-road pick-ups, consignment shop steals . . . ANYTHING you've done that's saved your money. Use your imagination! Share whatever you've done to save money recently! List it here so that other Bargain Shopping Paradise readers can get inspired. It's a great way to share ideas, and I love seeing how creative everyone gets when it comes to saving money! Please only list family-friendly links. Include your blog name and the name of your "brag" in your link.

Click on the images below to see the original posts, tips, and step-by-step instructions:
  • DIY headboards are so inspiring to me! I'd love to do it myself, one day. Take a look at this really beautiful Pottery Barn inspired headboard crafted by Amanda at The Penny Parlor. Love it!

  • I'm absolutely in love with these DIY on-the-cheap hurricanes!! WOW! They look awesome! Thanks for sharing your how-to, Erica (@ Thrifty and Fabulous)!

  • And, I'm such a sucker for a good chandelier makeover! You can make such a dramatic transformation, for not a lot of cash. This one is from A Little Lovely:

  • I can't believe that Halloween is just around the corner! I'm hard-pressed to find fun Halloween decorations that I really like, so I was amazed at how much I LOVE this tulle Halloween wreath from Courtney @ Between U & Me:

    I love, love, love all your creative and budget-friendly ideas! I really do get so inspired by you all! Thank you all for stopping by and sharing on last week's Wallet-Friendly Wednesday.


    If you've never bragged about your bargains before, start now! Simply blog about your most recent bargains and link back here! I'll feature my favs from your links in next week's WFW post. Can't wait to see your ingenious bargains!

    This Wallet-Friendly Wednesday post is brought to you by . . .

    Fall Sale 2010 Bannners Exp 10-17-10 (300x250)

    9/26/10

    Happy 100!!!


    I can't hardly believe it! I know that's poor grammar, but I don't care right now. BSP now has OVER 100 public followers!! I can't wait to celebrate . . . with some GIVEAWAYS!!!! WOO-HOO!!! And would you believe that I'm four posts away from my 400th post? CRAZY! Stay tuned for more information.

    9/24/10

    DEAL ALERT: Sierra Trading Post blowout sale today!

    Sierra Trading Post is having a massive inventory blowout sale TODAY ONLY! Save an extra 40% off over 10,000 items. AND . . . today only, take an extra 15-20% off select footwear. Just enter keycode ARG15008 in your shopping cart.

    But, save even more by joining (for free) or visiting Ebates first, to get an extra 2.5% cash back on your STP purchase.

    9/22/10

    Wallet-Friendly Wednesday, 9/22–9/28

    Bargain Brag Wednesday

    September 22, 2010

    Are we really coming to the end of September?! Today is the first day of Fall, isn't it? Happy Fall! Wow . . . that came fast, didn't it? Fall just might be my favorite season.

    Wallet-Friendly Wednesday is an opportunity for you to share your latest bargain shopping finds, thrift store outfit deals, DIY projects, side-of-the-road pick-ups, consignment shop steals . . . ANYTHING you've done that's saved your money. Use your imagination! Share whatever you've done to save money recently! List it here so that other Bargain Shopping Paradise readers can get inspired. It's a great way to share ideas, and I love seeing how creative everyone gets when it comes to saving money! Please only list family-friendly links. Include your blog name and the name of your "brag" in your link.

    Click on the images below to see the original posts, tips, and step-by-step instructions:
    • I thought this baby blanket art project from Ali Lily was really creative—but also makes you gasp a little bit. :o) Part of me wanted to say, "Get those scissors away from that blanket!!" But, the end product is a great way to create some fun art, AND preserve memories!
    • I love all shades of aqua and turqoise. Maybe it's a phase, but I do. I think that's the main reason I love how Chrissie at Chrissie's Collections accomplished this silver-plated tea set transformation:
    Thank you all for stopping by and sharing your wonderful money-saving ideas and fabulous DIY creations on last week's Wallet-Friendly Wednesday.


    If you've never bragged about your bargains before, start now! Simply blog about your most recent bargains and link back here! I'll feature my favs from your links in next week's WFW post. Can't wait to see your ingenious bargains!

    This Wallet-Friendly Wednesday post is brought to you by . . .

    Mothers Work, Inc.

    9/20/10

    DEAL ALERT(S): More restaurant savings, Babies 'R Us sale, coupons, etc.

    • Restaurant.com is offering 80% off today through Wednesday! Use promo code "SHARE" to get your discount. But, don't forget to join or visit Ebates first to get an additional 15% cash back! That means that one $25 dining certificate will cost you only $2, and you'll get 30¢ cash back. That means you only pay $1.70 for a $25 gift certificate!
    • Babies 'R Us is having a "Mom on the Go" online-only sale through 9/26. You can save an extra 30% off diaper bags, baby carriers, jogging strollers, and more. Visit or join Ebates first, and you'll receive 1-2% cash back on your purchase! You'll also get free shipping on any order of $100 or more.
    • This is the final day to get an extra 20% off your purchase at Sierra Trading Post. Use the banner below to receive your discount.
      Sierra Trading Post
      Plus, receive an extra 30% off orders of $150 or more, an extra 25% off orders of $125 or more, or an additional 20% off orders of $100 or more (keycode ANX78898)! That's on top of the current 20% off offer! AND, Ebates offers another 2.5% cash back on your purchase! I love those kinds of savings. Sierra Trading Post is a great sources for all your outdoor, camping, exercise, work gear and more!
    • Hobby Lobby is currently offering $2.95 shipping on all orders through Saturday, 9/25.
    • JCPenney.com is offering free shipping on all orders of $49 or more with promo code "GREAT49." This is the last day for this deal! And as always, if you go through Ebates, you'll receive an additional 3% cash back on your purchase at JCPenney.com.
    • Walgreen's Photo is offering 30 4x6 prints for $3, and 33% off photo gifts (enter coupon code PERSONAL), through Saturday, 9/25. Ebates will also give you an extra 4% cash back!
    • Shutterfly.com is offering a "show & tell your summer story" promotion where you can save up to 50% on photo books! You will also receive free standard shipping to order on $30 or more (US only). Enter promo code "BOOK29" to get your discount. And, are you sick of me mentioning Ebates, yet? Well, I can't help it! It literally puts cash back in your pocket! Visit Ebates first for your Shutterfly order, and receive an additional 8% cash back!
    • CSN Stores is offering an extra 10% off all orders of $149 and up at CSNHome.com. Use promo code "COZY10." The offer expires 9/25.
    • And don't forget to check out the free photo books you can get right now at Artscow! The coupon expires on 9/21.

    9/17/10

    DEAL ALERT: 8 FREE photo books from Artscow!

    Well, they're at it again! Artscow has released another code that's good for six 20-paged 8” x 8” hardcover photo book credits and an extra two 39-paged editions! This is a really great deal—especially if you're like me and you have tons of pictures to work with.

    If you're new to Artcow, new members will also receive: 1200 free prints credits; 3 8"x8" photo books; and other great photo gifts credits.

    Here's how you get all this great stuff—just visit Artscow.com, validate the coupon code "EIGHTBKS," and you're on your way. Now you get to create, create, create, and get it all for FREE (some s/h charges may apply)!

    9/15/10

    Wallet-Friendly Wednesday, 9/15–9/21

    Bargain Brag Wednesday

    September 15, 2010

    Wallet-Friendly Wednesday is an opportunity for you to share your latest bargain shopping finds, thrift store outfit deals, DIY projects, side-of-the-road pick-ups, consignment shop steals . . . ANYTHING you've done that's saved your money. Use your imagination! Share whatever you've done to save money recently! List it here so that other Bargain Shopping Paradise readers can get inspired. It's a great way to share ideas, and I love seeing how creative everyone gets when it comes to saving money! Please only list family-friendly links. Include your blog name and the name of your "brag" in your link.

    Click on the images below to see the original posts, tips, and step-by-step instructions:
    • I'm becoming more and more of a fan of re-using and minimizing waste (maybe more on that later), so I love this reusable note pad from Melissa at A•DOR:
    • I love the way Jane @ Finding Fabulous is re-using these beautiful and inexpensive wine crates to organize. I'm SO doing this:
    You guys are all awesome! I get so excited each week to see what you're all doing! Thanks for stopping by and sharing your brilliant money-saving ideas on last week's Wallet-Friendly Wednesday.


    If you've never bragged about your bargains before, start now! Simply blog about your most recent bargains and link back here! I'll feature my favs from your links in next week's WFW post. Can't wait to see your ingenious bargains!

    This Wallet-Friendly Wednesday post is brought to you by . . .

    Magazines.com, Inc.

    9/13/10

    DEAL ALERT: 80% off at Restaurant.com (ends TODAY!) + 15% cash back!

    Restaurant.com is currently offering 80% off again, but the offer ends today!! Just enter promo code "TOUCHDOWN" to get your discount. And, if you haven't done it yet, you should—join (it's FREE) or visit Ebates.com FIRST to receive an additional 15% cash back on your Restaurant.com purchase.

    9/9/10

    Money-saving insights

    I've read a whole bunch of great articles about saving money, lately. There's some REALLY good advice out there, so I thought I'd share them with you. Read them. Think about them. Then, implement them! These articles really have some great advice:
    Happy bargain reading!

    9/8/10

    Wallet-Friendly Wednesday, 9/8–9/14

    Bargain Brag Wednesday

    September 8, 2010

    Today, my husband and I are celebrating nine years of marriage! In some ways, I can't believe that it's been that long, and in other ways I can't believe that it's been such a short amount of time. Either way, I would go back and do it all over again. I'm married to a wonderful man! So, happy anniversary to us! :o)

    Wallet-Friendly Wednesday is an opportunity for you to share your latest bargain shopping finds, thrift store outfit deals, DIY projects, side-of-the-road pick-ups, consignment shop steals . . . ANYTHING you've done that's saved your money. Use your imagination! Share whatever you've done to save money recently! List it here so that other Bargain Shopping Paradise readers can get inspired. It's a great way to share ideas, and I love seeing how creative everyone gets when it comes to saving money! Please only list family-friendly links. Include your blog name and the name of your "brag" in your link.

    Click on the images below to see the original posts, tips, and step-by-step instructions:
    • I love these Pottery Barn knock-off Fall decorations from Joy at Thrifty Parsonage Living. Can't wait to try some of them!
    • If you're not familiar with RSS, or the really easy ways to subscribe to blogs, check out this super helpful RSS tutorial from Allison at House of Hepworths (HOH).
    • Also be sure to check out her tutorial on DIY sprinkler system repair. I don't have a sprinkler system, but the HOH tutorial makes me feel as if I could make this repair, too! Very helpful, and wallet-friendly!
    Thank you all for stopping by and sharing your brilliant money-saving ideas on last week's Wallet-Friendly Wednesday.


    If you've never bragged about your bargains before, start now! Simply blog about your most recent bargains and link back here! I'll feature my favs from your links in next week's WFW post. Can't wait to see your ingenious bargains!

    This Wallet-Friendly Wednesday post is brought to you by . . .


    9/3/10

    DEAL ALERT: 25% off at Gap.com (Today only!)

    Today only, Gap.com is offering 25% off your purchase! Enter GBLABORDAY at checkout to get the deal.

    And, if you STILL have not joined Ebates (it's FREE people!) then you need to get on over there and sign up (or go there first if you're already a member), and you'll get 10% cash back!! That's 10% of your purchase that goes straight back into your wallet. It doesn't get much better than that!

    9/2/10

    Wallet-Friendly Wednesday (errr . . . Thursday?), 9/2–9/7

    Bargain Brag Wednesday

    August 2, 2010

    Wow, I'm so off with the days of the week! I intended to get this post up yesterday, but obviously it didn't happen. So, we're starting WFW on Thursday this week. Sorry for the delay, everybody! We started our kitchen remodel, phase 1, this week. It's already looking great! I think I mentioned before that it's a small kitchen, but what made it feel especially small was the fact that the washer and dryer were right in the kitchen, next to the stove. And while it may be convenient for "some people" to do their laundry while their dinner is simmering, I guess I'm just not "those people." So, we're moving the laundry area into the utility closet, and gaining a TON of space in the kitchen! It's awesome! We're just waiting for the plumber to move the gas line, and the framer to come in and finish off the utility closet doorway. Guess we better get shopping for flooring, cabinets, fixtures, lighting, etc.! No turning back now! Oh, and if any of you have suggestions for saving money on any of that, I'd LOVE, LOVE to hear your ideas.

    Now, on to the main event . . .

    Wallet-Friendly Wednesday is an opportunity for you to share your latest bargain shopping finds, thrift store outfit deals, DIY projects, side-of-the-road pick-ups, consignment shop steals . . . ANYTHING you've done that's saved your money. Use your imagination! Share whatever you've done to save money recently! List it here so that other Bargain Shopping Paradise readers can get inspired. It's a great way to share ideas, and I love seeing how creative everyone gets when it comes to saving money! Please only list family-friendly links. Include your blog name and the name of your "brag" in your link.

    Click on the images below to see the original posts, tips, and step-by-step instructions:
    • I'm a sucker for a good furniture redo, especially ones that make a splash with just a little bit o' paint. I love this pie safe transformation from My Dear Trash:

    • Check out what Laura @ Laura Thoughts did to makeover these tall chairs. Trust me, the result is too cute for words:
     
      • I can hear the angels singing, to see what Emily @ Decor Chick did to completely revamp her pantry. It's stunning!


      I'm just in awe of you all! There were some fabulous ideas shared a couple of weeks ago during the previous Wallet-Friendly Wednesday.


      If you've never bragged about your bargains before, start now! Simply blog about your most recent bargains and link back here! I'll feature my favs from your links in next week's WFW post. Can't wait to see your ingenious bargains!

      This Wallet-Friendly Wednesday post is brought to you by . . .

      Sierra Trading Post

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