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I found these very unique clay bead rosaries, thanks to Lacy @ Catholic Icing. Sarah’s creations are unique and beautiful! Right now, there is a contest at Catholic Icing giving you the chance to win of these lovelies! Head over and say “Hi!” to Lacy @ Catholic Icing and register for your chance to win.

I am still blogging here but might be migrating back to blogger in the near future!! I’m weighing the pros and cons of both services.


I got a wonderful invitation in my email inbox last week! Jen Reed asked if I would consider being on her Creative Team. I was so flattered, how could I say “No.”?? I couldn’t. She was having a call – and I had seriously considered applying, but wanted to wait to apply to another team until after school started. Not one to turn down a great opportunity… I joined Jen’s team!

Here’s a Sneak Peek of what Jen has releasing at Jen Reed Digital Scrapbook Design store on September 1.


As a part of her team, I already have this kit in my grubby little paws and let me tell you – the preview does not do it justice!! The kit is GORGEOUS! I’ll be scrapping with it tonight!

Besides offering her designs at her personal store, Jen’s designs are also available at ScrapDish and DigiScrapObsession!

In case you’ve never heard of Jen Reed – she has a freebie on her blog right now! Go grab it – you’re in for a treat! 🙂 Image is linked to the post.

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**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of the above mentioned and previewed digital scrap kit.

Get out of my head @RachelAnneRidge! How did you know?!?

I’ll admit it. I’ve been reading several couponers’ (Is that a word? Is now!) blogs. I was skeptical, at best, about the deals they were allegedly getting.

After reading for months, I finally convinced my hubby to buy me a couple of newspapers this past Sunday (08/01). Hubby got excited the minute we found a $2.00 off coupon for Joint Juice in each paper. That’s something he actually uses and the $2.00 coupon is equivalent to the price of the Sunday Paper at the newsstand. Newspaper paid for!

After checking a few blogs for their scenarios, I created one of my own. I need to wait for confirmation on a couple of the Rebates, but for the sake of telling my story, I’ll be the devil’s advocate and assume that the rebates are all going to work.

Here’s a photo of what I got:


1- Gillette Breeze Razor (1 handle and 2 cartridges)

Regular Price: $9.99

Ad Price: $7.99

Manufacturer Coupon: -$2.00

+UP Reward: -$4.00

Like Paying: $1.99

2- Diet Mountain Dew 20 oz.

Regular Price: $1.59 each = $3.18

Video Perks Coupon: Buy One Get One Free: but the register rang it as -$1.06 and I didn’t catch the mistake before leaving the store.

Paid: $2.12

1-Pampers Baby Dry Size 4 (31 count) Diapers

Regular Price: $12.49

Ad Price: $8.99

Single Check Rebate: -$2.00

+UP Reward: -$2.00

Manufacturer Coupon: -$1.50

Like Paying: $3.49

2-Pampers Sensitive Thick Care Wipes (60 count/each=120 wipes)

Regular Price: $3.69 each = $7.38

Ad Price: Buy 1 Get 1 50% off = -$1.85

Manufacturer Coupon: Buy Pampers Diapers Get Wipes Free = -$1.84

Paid: $3.69

2-Crest Pro Health Cool Wintergreen 1L Mouthwash

Regular Price: $6.79 each = $13.58

2-Crest Pro Health Night Clean Night Mint 1L Mouthwash

Regular Price: $6.79 each = $13.58

Ad Price: Buy 4/$20.00

Single Check Rebate: $10/4

Manufacturer Coupon: -$2.00

Manufacturer Coupon: -$2.00

Like Paying: 4/$6.00

1-Herbal Essences Set Me Up Hairspray

Regular Price: $4.59

1-Herbal Essences Set Me Up Mousse

Regular Price: $4.59

Ad Price: 2/$5.00

Manufacturer Coupon: Buy 1 Get 1 Free

Paid: 2/$2.50

Not pictured (for some reason)

1-Oral B CrossAction Power toothbrush

Regular Price: $8.99

Ad Price: $5.99

Single Check Rebate: -$2.00

Manufacturer Coupon: -$1.00

Like Paying: $2.99

1-LA LOOKS Sport Gel 20 oz.

Regular Price: $3.69

Ad Price: $1.99

Single Check Rebate: -$0.99

Manufacturer Coupon: -$1.00


I had a $5.00 off if you spend $25.00 coupon.

There is also a Gift Card Rebate Offer if you spend $25.00 or more on Oral Hygeine products, you get a $10.00 gift card by mail.

TOTAL Reg. Price (less sales tax): $82.06

Out of Pocket: $41.52 (including sales tax)

SAVED $40.54 that’s almost HALF!

Now, let’s take out the SCR’s, +UP Rewards, and Gift Cards….

TOTAL: $7.78

(plus applicable sales tax)

that is almost 75% off the sales prices!

This was my first trip out. I am planning another trip to Walgreens for stuff from their ad and coupons that I have. I’ll keep you posted.

I am definitely no longer a coupon skeptic!!


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