11/30/11

DEAL ALERT: Real Simple for $12--LAST DAY!

I just got word! Real Simple is just $12 – Final Day! I am a Magazine.com affiliate, and they just sent me an e-mail to let me know about this deal, so I wanted to pass it on to you. Today's the last day!

Wallet-Friendly Wednesday, 11/30-12/6

Bargain Brag Wednesday

November 30, 2011


I hope you all had a marvelous Thanksgiving! I ate entirely too much food--especially for someone who's trying to loose the baby weight still! Ugh. Oh well. It was good! That's all there is to say. There is so much to be thankful for—freedom and family just to name a couple of things. We're trying to cultivate a spirit of overall thankfulness in our house. We go on and on with strings of things we're thankful for. It's cute to hear what my almost-3-year-old comes up with--things like comfy beds, trees, birds in the sky, pillows, Daddy's new (used) motorcycle, etc. I love to hear how their minds work! And, now we're on to the Christmas season! My goodness! I do love the Christmas season. I'm excited because we're not traveling anywhere this Christmas! We're having our very first just-our-family Christmas at our house. This is the first one in 10 years! WOW! I'm beyond excited! Although, it dawned on us a while ago that the burden of providing presents would fall solely on our shoulders this year. :) Oh dear! We're not wealthy people, and we didn't have a lot of cash set aside for presents. Thankfully, there's Swagbucks! I use it as a search engine, and have lots of Amazon gift cards saved up! So, part of the Christmas presents will be absolutely FREE, just from searching the Web via Swagbucks! In fact, we're not planning to spend much out-of-pocket money at all on Christmas—if any! It doesn't get much better, or more wallet-friendly than that!

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.

Here's a sampling of what you all shared last week:
Thank you all for sharing your amazing, wallet-friendly ideas! Don't forget to check out the previous WFW to all the wonderful projects that were entered.


Follow me on Twitter where I'm tweeting all sorts of deals, all the time!

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 . . .

11/29/11

DEAL ALERT: Free car seat canopy!

Visit www.carseatcanopy.com, and use promo code CHRISTMAS to get a free car seat canopy with cozy minky interior. You'll be responsible for shipping, but the canopy is totally FREE! Get one for your kiddos, or get some as gifts!

11/23/11

Wallet-Friendly Wednesday, 11/23-11/29

Bargain Brag Wednesday

November 23, 2011


Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!! Are you all gearing up for the big day tomorrow . . . and the day after?  We have plans to travel to my folks' for Thanksgiving, but one of my kiddos came down with a fever yesterday, so our plans are on hold. Boo!!!! So, we're sitting tight right now, and hoping that this nasty bug goes away REALLY soon.

In honor of Thanksgiving and the much needed break it will be for many of us, I'm taking a break today. So, no WFW again until next week. Thank you all for sharing your amazing, wallet-friendly ideas last week! Don't forget to check out the previous WFW to all the wonderful projects that were entered.

Follow me on Twitter where I'm tweeting all sorts of deals, all the time!

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 . . .


Destination Maternity Corporation

11/16/11

Wallet-Friendly Wednesday, 11/16-11/22

Bargain Brag Wednesday

November 16, 2011


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.

Here's a sampling of what you all shared last week:
  • Ok, so I absolutely LOVE all these fabulous ideas for using old wine corks! Check them out...





    Thank you all for sharing your amazing, wallet-friendly ideas! Don't forget to check out the previous WFW to all the wonderful projects that were entered.

    Follow me on Twitter where I'm tweeting all sorts of deals, all the time!

    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 . . .

    11/9/11

    Wallet-Friendly Wednesday, 11/9-11/15

    Bargain Brag Wednesday

    November 11, 2011


    Well, I'm a little behind the eight-ball today. So sorry I'm late in getting this week's WFW up. I hope you all had a happy and fun Halloween! We had a blast. My dd was the sweetest little Snow White ever, and my ds was an adorable little bumble bee. It was a nice, mild evening, and we were able to sit outside, in front of our fire pit, and greet our neighbors. I hope you all had a fun time, as well!

    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.

    Here's a sampling of what you all shared last week:


      Thank you all for sharing your amazing, wallet-friendly ideas! Don't forget to check out the previous WFW to all the wonderful projects that were entered.

      Follow me on Twitter where I'm tweeting all sorts of deals, all the time!

      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 . . .






      11/3/11

      $40 Curb Appeal Makeover

      We've lived in our house for just over a year now, and have slowly been making improvements. It's a small 1956 ranch, and there weren't a lot of improvements made since the house was built. Little things have been maintained here and there, but we had our jobs cut out for us when we moved in. Our first big project was the kitchen...which is almost completely done, now! Yay! That consumed a lot of our time and energy for the first 10 months we lived in the house.

      We recently decided to give our little house a curb appeal makeover...on a budget. We haven't had a lot of discretionary money to just throw at the outside of the house yet, but we found out that a little bit of cash can go a LONG way. Over the past year, we added a couple of trees, and a hydrangea. But, I've had a vision since we moved it, of painting the front door red, and the shutters black. Here's the before:


      Note the faded blue shutters--though you can't really tell, they were chipped, faded, and pretty much falling apart. The door is still builder-grade white. The previous owners had replaced the front door, but the white just wasn't doing any thing for me. I'm still not sure what to do about the metal awnings over the doors. Do we rip them off? Paint them? I'm open to suggestions. Notice the boxy bushes all along the front. Eventually, we'd like to just rip them all out and replace them with some better plants. Also, notice that there are no trees in the front yard...at all. It's pretty barren.

      So, we purchased a $30 can of "Red Delicious" paint from good ol' HD for the front door, and a $9.99 can of black exterior paint for the shutters. We added our own time and energy, and here's what we got:



      My husband and I laughed, because we thought our neighbors are not going to notice this at all. They're just going to think it's looked like this all along! WE notice it though--so much better, and so budget-friendly.

      11/2/11

      Wallet-Friendly Wednesday, 11/2-11/8

      Bargain Brag Wednesday

      November 2, 2011


      Well, I'm a little behind the eight-ball today. So sorry I'm late in getting this week's WFW up. I hope you all had a happy and fun Halloween! We had a blast. My dd was the sweetest little Snow White ever, and my ds was an adorable little bumble bee. It was a nice, mild evening, and we were able to sit outside, in front of our fire pit, and greet our neighbors. I hope you all had a fun time, as well!

      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.

      Here's a sampling of what you all shared last week:

          And these freaky skull candle holders:



          Don't forget to check out the previous WFW to all the wonderful projects that were entered. Thank you all for stopping by and linking up!

          Follow me on Twitter where I'm tweeting all sorts of deals, all the time!

          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.

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