5/26/11

My new dream... The World's Longest Yard Sale

Can you imagine the world's longest yard sale? Can you envision miles after hundreds of miles of bargains. Ooooooh! It gives me chills just thinking about it.

In case you've never heard of this, it's called the "127 Corridor Sale," and stretches from Hudson, Michigan, to Gadsden, AL. It's known as "The Worlds Longest Yard Sale." The dates for the 2011 sale are August 4-7. There are special yard signs, t-shirts, special lodging discounts, and much more! It's 654 miles of bargain shopping bliss. Even HGTV is covering this year's events.

So, I my new dream involves a comfortable RV, and a trip down the 127 Corridor this August, with (of course) unlimited cash. *sigh* Doesn't that sound wonderful?

Well, I know not many of us would be able to capture that dream, but if you like anywhere near the 127 Corridor in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, or Alabama, you can find out more about the sale at www.127sale.com.

5/25/11

Wallet-Friendly Wednesday, 5/25-5/31

Bargain Brag Wednesday

May 25, 2011


Could someone please tell me ow we got to the end of May already? This just isn't possible! Well, no baby yet, but it could happen any day now. I just need to shake this horrible head cold before then. I hear that coughing and labor just don't mix. Ugh!

On another note, I've been working with Courtney @ Not So Homemade on a total blog redesign, and it's looking SOOOOO great! I can't wait to unveil it and share it with you all. It's really looking fabulous!

Welcome to this week's Wallet-Friendly Wednesday! This 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:

      Don't forget to check out the previous WFW to see them all. Thank you all for stopping by and linking up!

      Oh, and before I forget... I've been tweeting about all sorts of deals, so if you're not following me on Twitter, yet, do it now! :)

      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 . . .

      Insyle Discount


      5/20/11

      Friday Bargain Video Feature: How to Use Your Sewing Machine (for Beginners)

      I just bought a "new" (used) sewing machine. I'm going to force myself to learn to sew. That's just all there is to it. Can't you hear the determination behind what I'm saying? Well, I am determined. Sewing is such a valuable skill! It can save me so much money around the house, and has the potential to turn into cash earnings as well. I've just GOT to learn. So, besides grabbing my good friends who know their way around a sewing machine, I've been watching a lot of online videos and tutorials as well. Here's one that's great for beginners like me. Enjoy!

      5/18/11

      Wallet-Friendly Wednesday, 5/18-5/24

      Bargain Brag Wednesday

      May 18, 2011


      I've got baby on the brain these days. This is week #37 for me, and I can't wait to meet our new little one. Plus, there's just not enough room inside me for the both of us now. :) My nesting instinct has been on high lately, too. I've got this running list of household things I want/need to get done before baby arrives. But, I know it won't all get done. But, enough of that... let's talk bargain shopping. :) I've been on the hunt for a while for a new table lamp for our living room. I fell in love with one on a recent Ikea trip, but just didn't have the money for it at the time—I had other priorities, and it took quite a bit of self-control to walk away from it. However, I recently stumbled on a brand new one on Ebay, and decided to go for it. I had also recently purchased a $15 Ebay gift card for $7 from Groupon, so it made it worth it. The lamp retails for $19.99 at Ikea, and with the gift card, I paid less than $17 for it (including shipping)... and didn't have to make the hour and a half drive  (3-hr round trip) to the closest store. Yay! Isn't it pretty? Oh, and I earned 37¢ cash back through Ebates, and 30¢ in Ebay bucks.



      Welcome to this week's Wallet-Friendly Wednesday! This 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.

      So.... I don't think many of you got the memo that WFW is back on, because well, no one linked-up last week. It's so sad! So, I don't have any new ideas to share with you this week. BUT... I just have to say that I LOVE some of the ideas that were shared while I was gone. I'm seriously in love with them. Click on the images below to see the original posts, tips, and step-by-step instructions:




          Don't forget to check out the previous WFW to see them all. Thank you all for stopping by and linking up!

          Oh, and before I forget... I've been tweeting about all sorts of deals, so if you're not following me on Twitter, yet, do it now! :)

          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 . . .

          Hotwire


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          5/11/11

          Wallet-Friendly Wednesday, 5/11-5/17

          Bargain Brag Wednesday

          May 11, 2011


          I'm getting a late start on this today. My apologies! It's been a packed couple of days! We're moving our toddler to a "big" bed tonight, and have been busy gathering the necessary things—a bed, bedding, etc. I'm not sure how this transition will go. It's our first time doing it, so we'll see. Wish us luck!

          Welcome to this week's Wallet-Friendly Wednesday! This 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.

          So.... I don't think many of you got the memo that WFW is back on, because well, no one linked-up last week. It's so sad! So, I don't have any new ideas to share with you this week. BUT... I just have to say that I LOVE some of the ideas that were shared while I was gone. I'm seriously in love with them. Click on the images below to see the original posts, tips, and step-by-step instructions:


            • Take a look at this adorable photo candle from Mel @ Last Minute Me:




              Don't forget to check out the previous WFW to see them all. Thank you all for stopping by and linking up!

              Oh, and before I forget... I've been tweeting about all sorts of deals, so if you're not following me on Twitter, yet, do it now! :)

              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

              5/5/11

              DEAL ALERT: Free baby sling and/or nursing cover (you pay shipping)

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              5/4/11

              Wallet-Friendly Wednesday, 5/4-5/10

              Bargain Brag Wednesday

              May 4, 2011


              Spring is finally here, and so are my allergies. Anyone else out there suffering, too? I'm loving the great weather (when it's not raining), and the beautiful flowers and trees, though. I love that Spring isn't hot--it's nice and cool before summer hits. But, while we're talking weather, my prayers and thoughts are with all those dealing with flooding and tornado damage from the terrible storms that recently swept the country. I hope you're all ok!!

              Welcome to this week's Wallet-Friendly Wednesday! This 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.

              So.... I don't think many of you got the memo that WFW is back on, because well, no one linked-up last week. It's so sad! So, I don't have any new ideas to share with you this week. BUT... I just have to say that I LOVE some of the ideas that were shared while I was gone. I'm seriously in love with them. Click on the images below to see the original posts, tips, and step-by-step instructions:
              • Talk about ingenious—check out this sleepy oil recipe from "Musings of a Glamourpuss:"


                • Melissa from "A•DOR" shared some seriously fabulous DIY necklaces. Here are two of my favs:


                  • And how about a great idea for DIY daily shower cleaner from Lisa @ "Condo Blues?" Yes, please! What a great way to save money, and cut down on chemicals around the house!
                  • Thank you to Aimee @ "Sprik Space" for sharing these... well, WONDERFUL FREE printables! Can't wait to print them out and use them!

                  Don't forget to check out the previous WFW to see them all. Thank you all for stopping by and linking up!

                  Oh, and before I forget... I've been tweeting about all sorts of deals, so if you're not following me on Twitter, yet, do it now! :)

                  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 . . .

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                  5/3/11

                  DEAL ALERT: Restaurant coupons and cheap Aveeno sunscreen

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