It dawned on me this weekend that I am pretty dang behind on Easter. I pat myself on the back being way ahead of the game for some holidays and occasions, and others sneak up on me and I don’t get all the things that I wanted to do done. So this weekend I did the most important part – cards for my littles.
Ladies first, a simple little Easter card for my daughter.
I used Imaginisce’s My Baby collection for all that pink – and bunnies!
I decided to add a fuzzy tail after I had already taken the main pictures.
And since I really didn’t leave myself a spot for a sentiment on the front, I just stamped it on the inside. Verve’s Happy Easter stamp has been my one and only Easter stamp for years – I just love it.
Hey Hey it’s Fat Tuesday! It’s my holiday, y’all!
I’m gonna eat ’til I pop. And I ain’t even lyin’.
On the crafty side, I’ve got some placecards to share that I had published in the November issue of CARDs magazine. My daughter was absolutely tickled to see her name in print (or digital actually).
Today I’m sharing a card that I had published in the November issue of CARDs magazine. I took a break from creating for “the magazines” for a bit, but now that it’s a new year and things have settled down and I’ve done some decluttering of my life, I am getting back to normal. Normal for me anyway Thanks for stopping in today.
There’s been a lot going on with the Philippi family lately, but we still gotta eat! Today I’m sharing some of my recent deals.
Fred Meyer (a Kroger store) had buy 3 Neutrogena soaps, get $5 back. I had coupons for $3 off 2. So I bought 4.
$2.09 x 4 = $8.36
- (2) $3 coupons
get back $5 = $2.64 moneymaker! (I did this twice.)
They also had a deal on cereal. $1.67 each. I had coupons for $1 off 2 which make them $1.17 each. Then I paid for 4 of them with my $5 from the Neutrogena. Did this deal twice. The Snapware was $7something, marked down to $6something, with an additional % off clearance making it $2.37, and I have $2 Snapware coupons = 37¢
I mentioned before that Fred Meyer has digital coupons that you can load to your store card. And there is a free item to download each Friday. The yogurt was free last week, and the diet bars were free this week. They had a $1 digital coupon for the popcorn which made it $1, and a 50¢ coupon off 2 pounds of pears, so I paid $1.26 for 5 pears.
My son called me at the office to tell me that he had called up Target to see how much their Valentine clearance was going for and since it was 90%, could we go when I got home. 90%? Oh yeah, we’re there.
I came across a slick little deal on cake mixes while we were there. Buy 10 at $1.13 each = $11.30, use (4) $1 off 2 coupons = $7.30. And then you get a $5 Target gift card back. Do this deal again, and pay with the Target gift card. 23¢ a box.
Ragu was on sale at Walgreens for $1.50. I had coupons for 50¢ off 2 = $1.25 each. Not a bad price. But I also had $8 in Register Rewards to use – so that made them 25¢ each. I needed to add 6 extra items to my order (you have to have more things than you have coupons for when you are using Register Rewards) so I found these Angry Bird freezer pops for 50¢ each. A bit much for a filler item, but we will use them up in the summer time for sure.
Last stop was the Walmart. I made $1.02 on each protein shake pack, and 7¢ on the nail polish. So I had $3.13 to play with. Soy sauces were $1.52, and I had 55¢ coupons making those 97¢ x 2 = $1.94. The biscuits were 58¢ each, and I had coupons for $1 off 3, making it $1.48 for 6. That takes me to $3.42, less my $3.13 overage = 29¢ for all.