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College Care Package ~ Dollar Tree Anniversary

Disclosure: I am over-the-top excited to be partnering with Dollar Tree in sharing their special Anniversary Event Bonus Buys with you!

Hello friends,

It’s been almost a month since Malik left for college with a Rubbermaid bin filled with college dorm supplies. Now, you and I both know that he’s probably eaten or shared half of his snacks and most of his toiletries were left in the bathroom. I’m not stressing because at the Dollar Tree Anniversary Event I’ll be stocking up on more health/beauty supplies and snacks for him as well as household and cleaning supplies for myself.

Dollar Tree Bonus Buys

At the Dollar Tree Anniversary Event you’ll be able to buy featured Bonus Buy items that contain up to 58% more FREE product and still only $1 each, talk about getting more bang for the buck! In addition to health/beauty and cleaning supplies, the other featured products include Sweets and Treats, which is just in time for Halloween; School Lunch/Pantry Essentials, so you can stock those shelves with after-school snacks and household items including Super Glue, baskets and bins which are definitely DIY crafting essentials.

Quantities are limited so make sure you shop the Dollar Tree Anniversary Event from September 28-October 11, 2014, to stock up on some of those great Bonus Buys for your home and/or dorm room needs. Oh, and if you want to purchase these items online to have them shipped to your local DollarTree store, just click here.

To learn more about new Dollar Tree products and contests as an email subscriber, sign up for their weekly email here: DollarTree

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Dressing for Less

Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday

Tonight I will be teaching the class, “Dressing for Success on a Budget’ sponsored by The Money School of Delaware.  The premise being that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to look professional and how to have a “Champagne Closet with a Beer Budget”

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As a self proclaimed frugal fashionista, I usually don’t pay full retail price for my clothing nor do I shop high end department stores or boutiques in a mall. Thrifting at Goodwill or The Salvation Army, hitting a local Consignment Shop, low end retail sales and clearance shopping is much more fun and is easier on my wallet.

Chain stores such as Ross, Marshall’s, TJMaxx, Burlington Coat Factory, Rugged Wearhouse, and Target understands the needs of women who want designer clothing but with lower prices.

I read fashion magazines and blogs and try to stay current with the latest trends but if I can recreate an outfit with thrifted items from Goodwill I most certainly will!

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When my sons were younger, they only knew the “Mart Brothers” – Kmart and Walmart!

Shoes are definitely my weakness and I have too many pairs to count, but I never pay full price, not when there are ways to get Reward Points from stores such as DSW or coupons and AAA discounts at Payless and of course the clearance sales at Target!

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Fioni for Payless Peep Toe Pumps and Celine Inspired Tote from Ross

JC Penney and Sears may not be top on your shopping list but they should be, especially for their end-of-season clearance sales, remember the Liz Claiborne jeans I found for a dollar? Kohl’s is also another great place to shop for clearance deals.  Mixing thrifted items with new pieces can make a perfect outfit.

Dress - JC Penney // Shoes - Payless

Dress – JC Penney // Shoes – Payless

Top - Goodwill // Skirt - JCPenney // Purse - Ross // Shoes - Rugged Wearhouse

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Top - Ross // Skirt - Goodwill // Sandals - The Salvation Army Family Store

Top – Ross // Skirt – Goodwill // Sandals – The Salvation Army Family Store

 

Shoes - Rugged Wearhouse // Dress - Boscov's // Tote -Ross

Shoes – Rugged Wearhouse // Dress – Boscov’s // Tote -Ross

Also, don’t sleep on the cheapie cheap Dollar Stores either, places like Family Dollar, Dollar General and even Dollar Tree oftentimes have great accessories like leggings, tights, hats and scarves.  Remember this Fedora that I bought last summer from Dollar Tree!

Dollar Tree Dome and Sundress from Rugged Wearhouse

Dollar Tree Dome and Sundress from Rugged Wearhouse

There are also great deals and bargains to be found online and from catalogs like eShakti, Spiegel and Avon all of which are my favorites.

Dress - Avon // Shoes Goodwill

Dress – Avon // Shoes Goodwill

 

Dress - Avon // Pumps - Goodwill

Dress – Avon // Pumps – Goodwill

 

Top - Rugged Wearhouse // Skirt - Old Navy

Top – Rugged Wearhouse // Skirt – Old Navy

Totally Thrifted outfit from Goodwill

Totally Thrifted outfit from Goodwill

Walmart Sundress covered with thrifted blouse

Walmart Sundress covered with thrifted blouse

 

Thrifted dress with scarf purchased at a "Purse Party"

Thrifted dress with scarf purchased at a “Purse Party”

 

Rocket Dog Peep Toe Pumps from The Shoe Dept

Rocket Dog Peep Toe Pumps from The Shoe Dept

 

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Studded Shoes from Rugged Wearhouse

Studded Shoes from Rugged Wearhouse

If you are attending a fancy soiree, try a high end online site such as “Rent the Runway” or “Beg Borrow Steal” and in a pinch go to a Consignment Shop located in a high end neighborhood which is how I found a gown for a Ball that I attended last year.

Dressing for less doesn’t mean you can’t afford better, nor does it have be an embarrasing event, however, I must admit that it can be addictive, especially on $2 Tuesdays at Goodwill!

Where do you shop for your bargains?

Have a fantabulous day – Smooches!

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Closet Cleanout Continues

Hello Friends and Happy Monday…Monday…Monday, I hope your weekend was all that you wanted it to be and then some!

One of my weekend missions is to have all of the closets cleaned out by the end of the summer…or at least all of the bedroom closets cleaned out!  Last Saturday after working with my son in his, we decided to store the sweaters and sweatshirts in Original Space Bags which were purchased from Ross

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The Space Bags are sealed tight when the air is removed using a vacuum

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I organized some of my shoes with this Over-The-Door Shoe Rack by Mainstays purchased from Walmart

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closet cleanout and ootd 6 13 13 186Also purchased a Mainstays 2-Tier Garment Rack for skirts

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Have a fantabulous day – Smooches!

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Flea Market Fun

Hello friends, I hope you had a wonderful Saturday, it was a beautiful day here in Delaware.

Once again, prayers going out to those affected by the tornado in Oklahoma City.

Today was the first Saturday of the month which meant only one thing, selling at the Dutch Country Farmers Flea Market.  It was a good day despite the intense sun rays that gave me a severe sunburn on my chest and back.  I sat under an umbrella most of the day but assisting and talking to customers was more than enough for those ultraviolet rays to do their damage!

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Wearing my Dollar Tree Dome

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Mark and Cleo, previous owners of The Java House Cafe’

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You never know what you can find at a Flea Market – what do you spot?

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Dollar Tree Dome

Woohoo the weekend is here….well almost…in a few hours…really really soon!

Check out the Dollar Tree Dome that I bought yesterday, and with all the rolls of ribbon I have in stock I can make this puppy match almost every outfit in my wardrobe!

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Sundress – $7.99 from Rugged Wearhouse

Bamboo Bow Tie Wedges – Ross

LOOK AT WHAT SOME ‘RASCALLY RABBIT’ DID TO MY GARDEN!

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AND LOOK WHAT I FOUND ON MY DESK THIS MORNING!

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A perfect way to end the work week, it’s nice when peers take the time to say they appreciate you and the work that you do.

Do you take time to show or tell co-workers that you appreciate them?

Around the water cooler this afternoon with 3lilapples – come on over and met a new blogger.

I appreciate you and hope you have a fantabulous weekend – Smooches!

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Snack $avings @DollarTree

Hello Friends, I hope you are having a terrific Tuesday!

Recently, I read an article that had suggestions on the products that you should and should not buy at your local Dollar Stores.  I agreed that buying party supplies and paper products was a good idea and with not buying toys which may contain high levels of lead.  Purchasing cleaning supplies saves money, but I only buy name brands because some of the others are watered down which makes them a waste of money.

The only statement in the article that I did not agree with was that food items should never be purchased.  Granted there are some items in a Dollar/99 Cents store that shouldn’t be purchased because of it’s obvious non-compliance with FDA’s regulations, however, there are a lot of products that I would and have bought at Dollar Tree stores.

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The state of the economy has forced us all to be more frugal but my sons are trying to eat me out of house and home!  They are always snacking and can easily polish off a large bag of chips in one sitting…wonder where they got that from (lol).  Therefore, I am always on the hunt, usually with coupons in hand, in search of snacks that they will eat and be satisfied without breaking the bank.

That’s where Dollar Tree comes in, and it has always been my “go to” store for snacks, even when the boys were small, it was the place to stop before going to the movies.   Not all products are sold in all stores and I was surprised with what I found in their freezer section, taking note that packaging was clearly marked Made in the USA, (The Bronx, NY, Altoona, PA, Pennsauken, NJ and Rancho Cucamonga, CA).   There are many name brand products made specifically for non-grocery type stores as evidenced by their sizes, however, the quality remains the same and manufacturer’s coupons are accepted.

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Turkey Creek Snacks – Pork Rinds/Chicharron (for me)

Pennysticks Brand Pretzels

David Sunflower Seeds

Utz Onion and Garlic Potato Chips

Popcorn Indiana Sea Salt Popcorn

Luigi’s Italian Ice

Baker Best Soft Pretzels

Golden Krust Jamaican Patties

Sapphire Teriyaki Noodles and Vegetables

Our Foods Orange and Teriyaki Chicken

Do you shop at dollar stores, and if so, what do you buy?

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Thank you Jennifer and Christine at store # 3730, Beaver Brook Plaza, New Castle, DE, for a pleasant shopping experience.  The shelves were fully stocked and the store was very well maintained!

BTW – don’t forget to complete the customer survey on the back of the receipt to enter their sweepstakes!

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America Goes Red Challenge!

If you have plans to participate in any of the  “America Goes Red Challenges”, check out Dollar Tree for decorations.  Obviously they are stocked for Valentine’s Day but I will be using the heart garland for my cubicle wall and use as a back drop for a few pictures.  I do hope you will be joining me in the “Pin Red for Women” Campaign.

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Heading out to find a pair of red shoes and will be back this afternoon with today’s outfit of the day – Smooches!


Is this the new “Dollar Tree”

Good Sunday Morning my Friends – I hope this the first day of the week is going well for you.

Sundays are normally the days that I do my grocery shopping, and I don’t head out without first checking the paper for coupons and sales.  I was totally surprised when I saw this newly designed “Dollar Tree” insert, I had to do a double take and then asked hubby to look at it as well.

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Is it true…is Dollar Tree no longer the place where “Everything Is A Dollar”? Is this why they started accepting manufacturer’s coupons? Is it in only certain areas?  Say it isn’t so…I will definitely be checking it out before I go grocery shopping.


Is this the new "Dollar Tree"

Good Sunday Morning my Friends – I hope this the first day of the week is going well for you.

Sundays are normally the days that I do my grocery shopping, and I don’t head out without first checking the paper for coupons and sales.  I was totally surprised when I saw this newly designed “Dollar Tree” insert, I had to do a double take and then asked hubby to look at it as well.

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Is it true…is Dollar Tree no longer the place where “Everything Is A Dollar”? Is this why they started accepting manufacturer’s coupons? Is it in only certain areas?  Say it isn’t so…I will definitely be checking it out before I go grocery shopping.


New Year Mani & Pedi

Hello Friends and Happy 1st Day of the New Year 2013.

Last night I stayed up until 3:00 am watching The Twilight Zone Marathon so today slept in until noon. I love the first day of the year because it’s perfect for laying back and relaxing.  I purchased a Foot Bath from Walmart last week, it was half price and something that I really needed. To the warm water I added Lavender Epson Salt purchased from Dollar Tree and a few drops of aromatherapy oil which made it even more relaxing.

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Instead of polishing my nails, I chose to use Sally Hansen Salon effects Polish Strips. The pattern is “Skinny Jeans” and was on clearance at Walgreens for $2.49. I have tried other brands but have found Salon Effects to be the easiest to install and lasts the longest.

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Have a fantabulous evening – Smooches!

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