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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Brown Sugar Body Scrub- Simply Amazing!

So, I wrote a post for my new blog, "The Life of a Coach's Wife" and being the science nerd I am, I couldn't just accept the fact that the recipe told me to put olive oil, brown sugar, and honey together.  I had to go further and do a little research.  I even came across this amazing article about olive oil helping to reduce forms of skin cancer.  So...I decided to share the post with y'all here too!  

And please, if you get a chance, go and follow "Life of a Coach's Wife" on Facebook!  (I'll be posting there a lot more than here.)

Here is the link to the Brown Sugar Body Scrub!

Hope you enjoy!  

Brown Sugar Body Scrub in Mason Jar

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Hobby Lobby Coupon- 40% off! And My CREATIONS!


Hobby Lobby has a 40% off coupon that you can print online!!  

If you don't have a Hobby Lobby next to you, you can order online as well and receive 40% off one item that way as well!  

This is great to cut back even further on the price for DIY items!!  

Here are some recent DIY items of my own!! 

Sold on A & E creations Etsy Shop for $9.50 


Sold on A & E Creations Etsy Shop for $1.50 for a set of 2 

Like them?  
Since I have started planning my wedding (you can read all about on South Texas Wedding), I've caught the crafty bug and started making creations.  With my mom, we started A & E Creations and recently just made our first sale!  

I hope you enjoy the products as much as we enjoy making them!  


Saturday, October 8, 2011

Toilet Paper Wall Decor!

My Most Recent Wall Art!  
How did I make this? 

TOILET PAPER ROLLS!!  

Now, I'm huge on recycling all forms of paper and cardboard in our home, but how about upcycling?  
Yes, Please! 

Supplies:
Hot Glue
Scissors
Toilet Paper Rolls
Primer
Spray Paint

I cut each toilet paper roll (and one paper towel roll) into about 1 inch strips.  I then pushed them flat and hot glued them together.  I started with a central 6 petal flower and just kept adding from them with hot glue along the way.  

Once the glue dried, I sprayed a dark primer and then a chocolate gloss spray paint!  
End result...I love it!!

Very simple project and you can use many different designs.  Get creative!!  
Friday, September 9, 2011

Confession Time


So, I have a confession...I have stopped couponing! 

That's right, until today, I haven't cut a coupon in almost 12 months!!!  Ahh!!  To fill y'all in, I got engaged!  Yep, I started a new blog to follow the engagement, South Texas Wedding.  That's taken a lot of time with the wedding planning and blog AND I started my professional career (night shift to boot), we moved into our first apartment, he started his professional career, (coaching so we have games once  a week), and traveling back home at least once a month...just to name a couple!  

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I mean, I still go down the aisles of HEB and take the little yellow coupons that they have on hand, but nothing similar to the way I used to coupon.  And...we are on our last bottle of shampoo and last deodorant stick. Our stockpile has lasted almost 1 whole year, but it's exhausted now.  Being the Frugal Science Gal I am, I'm having a really hard time paying full price for a bottle of shampoo!  

So, here it is...I'm starting my couponing journey again.  Since I don't have as much time to plan the shopping trip like I used to so I think I am going back the the  coupon file folder.  Each week I'm going to go through the ads and cut the coupons of the products that we use.  I mean, even if I'm only saving $0.25 on a product that we use all the time, it is better than nothing.  Hopefully I'll get closer to the way it was before!  

We need to save money for our Wedding!!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Giveaways on South Texas Wedding!

 
These would be an amazing engagement gift for ANYONE!  They writing is etched in to make them even dishwasher safe!  The Bride and Groom will be able to enjoy them for years to come!

Looking for some Bridal Accessories?  This is the place to go!  You can get bridal belts, headpieces, and clay bouquets for a fraction of the price you would spend in a bridal boutique!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Uprinting 250 Labels Giveaway- Ends 8/25

I have a QUICK giveaway going on at South Texas Wedding.  It's for 250 product labels from Uprinting.  The giveaway will end on 8/25 so get entering!!  Check out the 250 product labels giveaway from Uprinting!!!
Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Wordless Wednesday- Our Mother-Daughter Etsy Shop!!!

My Mom's and My FIRST Etsy Shop!!!

So EXCITED!
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