Fashion and Fun after Fifty

Archive for April, 2012

Food Lion Deals of the Week

Using coupons and MVP card, here are my deals of the week


Philadelphia Indulgence Spreads

$1.00 off // Paid $1.73


Kraft Fresh Take Cheese and Breadcrump Mix

$1.50 off 2 // Paid $1.75 each


Daisy Cottage Cheese

.45 cent off // Paid $2.54


Jello Pudding Snacks

$1.00 off / Paid $1.69


Welchs Juice

.75 off // Paid $1.54


Tropicana Fruit Punch

On Sale $1.00


Simply Orange OJ

$1.00 off // Paid $2.49


Dole Fruit Smoothie Shakes

.65 off 2 // Paid $1.66


Dole Fruit Smoothie Shakers

.50 off // Paid $1.49


Stroehmann’s Bread

$1.00 off // Paid .99 (good deal)


Tide Detergent

$1.00 off // Paid $4.99


Wisk Detergent

$1.00 off // Paid $3.99



$1.00 off // Paid $3.99


Swifter Wipes

$1.00 off // Paid $4.29 (still pricey)


Hillshire Farms Sausage – Go Meat!

$1.00 off peelie // Paid $2.00


Pantene Shampoo

Buy 1 Get 1 Free // Paid $1.75 each


Garnier Fructis Shampoo

$1.00 off // Paid $1.99


Secret Deoderant

$1.00 off // Paid $1.99


Venus Disposable Razors

$2.00 off // Paid $5.99


WhoNu Cookies

.55 off // Paid $2.44


Deals of the Week

Tomatoes – .99 lb

Mushrooms – .83 pack



OOTD – Blue Monday

Yesterday was a beautiful day and the temps are supposed to continue to rise to near 80 by Friday.

I am starting off the work week in a casual fashion.

Demin Vest – Goodwill//  Gold Silk Blouse – closet staple circa ’90’s// Tie Dye Skirt – Marshalls

Distressed Pumps – Marshalls// Bracelets – Flea Market Vendor// Ring – Payless


DIY – Shoes

I’ve had these black, ballerina slippers for several years and kept them in the laundry room only to wear them out to get the mail.

I changed the color, added some polka dots and now I will wear them further than just to the mail box.

Stuffed plastic grocery bags inside

Used can of Rust-OLeum Spray Paint

Sprayed 1st coat in the garage - allowed to dry overnight

Sprayed 2nd coat in garage - allowed to dry overnight

Completely dry

Once the shoes were completely dried, I used white fabric paint and a pencil eraser to make the polka dots.

Dip eraser lightly into fabric paint


FREE MiO Liquid Water Enhancer

For a Facebook “like” I received full size MiO Liquid Water Enhancer which my son loves.  There wasn’t a coupon included for a future purchase but it wasn’t a mini sample either – in my book that’s a win.

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OOTD – Sunny Sunday

Today God blessed us with a glorious sunny and warm Sunday.  Heading to the grocery store I opted to wear a maxi dress instead of jeans but wore a top as it’s not warm enough for me just yet.

Maxi Dress – Rainbow Shop // Top – Rugged Wearhouse// Belt – Rainbow Shop

Sandals – gift from Africa // Bracelets – Flea Market Vendor

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Nutrisystem – Month 2 – 10 lbs to lose

On Monday I will begin another month on Nutrisystem.

I started the program in February and lost 10 lbs, then deferred the next shipment for 30-days and have kept the weight off.  I will never look like Janet Jackson because I don’t have a personal trainer to compliment the program but my goal is to lose another 10 lbs.

The Nutrisystem program is easy to follow and the foods taste good but the hardest part for me is to drink 8 glasses of water daily.

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Goodwill Haul x 2

Yesterday I hit up the Goodwill stores in Thorndale and Chadds Ford, PA.  The clerks were busily filling the racks with Spring and Summer wear and I was able to snag a few items to add to my wardrobe.  Today I am taking a box to the Goodwill in Middletown because for everything I bring home, I remove something from my closet and donate.

I’ve decided to take pictures while in the store even though other customers look at me like…”who is she and why is she taking pictures”, it makes me feel like Re’gine  in the episode of “Living Single” when she pulled together an outfit while working at “Le Rag Bin” for the soap opera “Palo Alto” – Smooches!

Goodwill at 3231 E. Lincoln Way, Thorndale, PA 19372

Racks filled with colorful dresses – $5.00 each

Black and white Rafaella Pants – $4.00

Clutch – $6.97

“All American” Red White and Blue Jones New York Shorts – $5.50

Fashion Bug Sleeveless Black and White Blouse – $3.50

Green and Black 77 kids by american eagle shirt – $3.50

Red and White Habard Shirt – $3.50. Might wear with Jones New York shorts – stay posted.

Pink Gap Pants – $4.00

Yellow and White Boat Shoes – $4.97

Goodwill-Concord, Route 202 (N. of DE/PA Border), 255 Wilmington West Chester Park, Chadds Ford, PA 19317

Talbots Black and Green Polka Dot Top – $3.75

I was going to get this black Kasper top but put it back – I may go back to get it on Monday – $3.75

Another item I picked up and put back – however, I like this skirt – may look for it on Monday.

How cute are these Gabriella Rocha shoes! – $4.00

Black stripped shorts – $3.75

Evan-Picone Red Gingham Shirt – $3.75

White Gloria Vanderbilt Jeans – $5.00

Black Valerie Stevens Vest – cleaner’s tag still attached – $3.75

George Blue Sweater – $3.75

Old Navy shirt for my son – $3.75

J. Crew Flip Flops – $1.50 I will clean and disinfect shoes with alcohol and/or diluted bleach

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My Omega Man

My hubby feels as though he looks old – not to me – for 55 he looks GOOD!


OOTD – Friday Casual

Today’s weather wasn’t as dreary as the previous days, but still cool enough for long sleeves.  The denim vest was thrifted from Goodwill but it started out as a dress.  I removed the sleeves and sewed an animal print fabric around the arm holes and along the front pockets to make it an original.

Jessica Simpson pumps – Charmingly Linda’s Consignment Shop// Black Cargo Pants – closet staple// Orange Top – Walmart// Denim Vest – Goodwill// Earrings and Necklace – Wooden Bracelets – Flea Market Vendor //Ring – Icings// Nail Polish – Avon mambo melon// Toe nail polish – Avon mini nailwear pro

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FREE Target Beauty Bag w/ samples & coupons

Last week I “liked” Target’s Facebook page and submitted my name and address for a FREE beauty bag.  Today via USPS mail I received this package and inside the soft pink SoHo beauty bag were the following items:

I love FREE and FREE with Coupons is better!

Nicely packed shipping box

Perfect size for my purse and I love the color

Free samples and coupons makes this doubly nice

I will use all of the samples

I will definitely use the coupons