Saturday, February 21, 2015


Now I'm not claiming to be an expert, and by no means am I an extreme couponer, but I do manage to save 30-50% off my grocery bills consistently; and sometimes way more if I'm lucky! I'm in Florida and we don't do any of the double/triple coupons, so it's not as high as you can get in some places. I do most of my shopping at Publix (regional grocery store), Target, Walmart and CVS. All of them take manufacturer's coupons in addition to having store coupons. I love being able to stack both a manufacturer's coupon with a store coupon, (and even better with a sale on top of that!) that's where I get a lot of my savings! Couponing isn't a quick activity, but after a few weeks, you'll get the hang of it and I can promise you the extra time is definitely worth it with the money you'll save!

My first step is checking out the blogs, facebook groups, and Instagram. These lovely people do a TON of the hard work for you. They get the ads, go through the coupons and list the great match ups.
Then I go through my coupons and work on what my good deals would be. A lot of people will buy a ton of papers to get the coupons, but we only have 3 people in the house, I don't need a grocery/drug store in my garage.  I also go through all my rebate apps to make an even larger discount!

What are some of your favorite ways to save money while you're shopping?

CVS- only paid $0.76 for everything pictured. 
Target- 13 books for Cole, only $4.15! 
Walmart - spent $16.89 saved $17.50. (3 items were money makers!)
Recent savings at Publix. 

Sunday, February 8, 2015

FrostyVoxBox from Influenster

I received an awesome box of goodies from Influenster for testing and review purposes! (If you want to be able to do this too, let me know and I can send you an invite!)

Fruit Vines Bites- I got strawberry, and we really liked them! (By we I mean my 2 year old helped eat them! "Can I have another one? Ohh yummy!") they are just the right size for a quick little snack. 

McCormick Gourmet Thyme- my husban loves to cook so he was excited about this one! Thyme has so many great uses, I'm sure it won't take long for the bottle to be empty! 

Rimmel London - Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner & Gentel Eye Makeup Remover - I'm not a big makeup wearer, but I just love Rimmel London products! These stood up to my expectations! The makeup remover was gentle and not oily like so many I have tried. The eyeliner was easy to use and forgiving when mistakes were made. It also looked awesome! 

EcoTools Hair Brush- the only product I didn't like :( my hair is crazy thick so finding the right brush is hard. It usually made the top layer of hair look great- shine (in a good way), smooth, and nice. When it didn't work, it made my hair static-y and stick out. It never touched the lower levels of my hair, the bristles moved out of the way. 

Celestial Seasonings Candy Cane Lane Decaf Green Tea- this is a house of tea lovers, it was hard to keep it for mysel to be able to review. Normally I'm not a peppermint/candy cane person, however, I love it in this tea. We are already huge fans of it before it showed up in my voxbox. We always make sure to stock up during the holidays since it's hard to find year round. 

NYC Expert Last Lip Color in Sugar Plum- again, not a huge make up person, but NYC has some amazing colors & Sugar Plum is no exception! It's a nice shade without being crazy. I love how their lipstick is smooth, and lasts a long time!

No7 Protect & Perfect Intense ADVANCED Serum - nice moisturizer, would love to see what a sized package could do! "80% of women said this serum provided the best anti-agent results they have ever seen." 

Monday, February 2, 2015

SpongeBob SquarePants Event!

Just in time for the SpongeBob Movie Sponge out of Water!! 

are you ready, kids?
Join Us for a spongetastic event Saturday, Feb. 7 from 12pm-2pm at ALL Toys“R”Us stores!*
Use your superpower strength to build and catapult jellyfish with the Mega Bloks SpongeBob SquarePants Jellyfish Launcher! You can even take it home along with a FREE Mega Bloks SpongeBob SquarePants figure!

Visit the Toys r Us website for more details!