Happy Easter – card for my daughter.

Posted by Michelle on March 10th, 2014

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!

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I decided to add a fuzzy tail after I had already taken the main pictures.

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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.

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Butterfly Placecards.

Posted by Michelle on March 4th, 2014

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).

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Sweetest Thing.

Posted by Michelle on February 27th, 2014

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.

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Adventures in Couponing.

Posted by Michelle on February 23rd, 2014

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
pay $2.36
get back $5 = $2.64 moneymaker!  (I did this twice.)

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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¢

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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A Miracle.

Posted by Michelle on February 19th, 2014

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My little brother was in a car accident last week.
I can’t even really say much about it because the tears are starting to come.
All I can say is that he’s alive, and he’ll be fine, and that’s all that matters.
If you’re the praying type, say a prayer for him – and for my family, would you?
This year has not started off great for us.
xoxo

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