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I am a work from home, home schooling Mom who loves her Kids...yep, I think my kids are great. You will find me: Knitting, cross stitch, embroidery and working with felt are things I enjoy for fun. I also love to decorate and find deep satisfaction in decorating my home with great finds and my handmade items.  Gardening is one of my great loves, it like decorating outside!

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Coupon Target Haul



OK I have a new friend that is showing me the ropes as a savings queen, I would say a coupon queen but its more than just clipping coupons.  Let me show you why.
At Target today I purchased 2 bags of Iams Original cat food, 1 Arm and Hammer Clump & Seal cat litter, 1 Party Mix cat treats and 14 cans for Iams wet cat food. My total before coupons $42.64. 

With manufacturer coupons
Store coupons
$10.00 off if I spend $40.00 or more in the pet department
Free with purchase items (2 cans of wet cat food and cat treat were free).

My total came to $15.96 
Awesome right...but it didn't end there, E-bates sent me a $10.00 Target gift card when I made my first purchase through them.
My end total
 $5.69

I want to stress something here, saving money like this is a part time job.  And I don't buy items I do not use.  I have certain stores that I shop at and I carry around a three ring binder and take it with me every time I leave the house.
I have allergies to all the garbage they put in food so I am very restricted to where I grocery shop at and what I buy.  So most of my food savings is few and far between, but I do find some. 
This savings at Target is a normal shopping trip for me.  The trick is to shop sales only.
My coupons came from the news paper, coupons.com and Target.com (target has there own coupons)  At certain stores like Target you can use a store coupon and a manufacturer for one item.  This is where the extra savings comes in.
If your family likes a certain brand and you buy it often check out that company on the web, if they don't have coupons listed write them a letter explain why you like it so much and could they send you coupons.  You wont believe what you might get.  I recently contacted one of the very few restaurants that I could eat at.  Not only did they UPS me $50.00 in gift cards, but they invited me and my children to the grand opening kick off party that is invite only.  WOO HOO!

I will share my other hauls as I do them, so you can get an idea's of how to do this for yourself. 
Good Luck and happy savings.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Paper Rose Wreath


PINK ROSE ROOM DECORATION
Wanted to share more of my room

 
These are fun to make
 
 
They do take ALLOT of paper, but you can see
how it adds some style to my room
 
 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Hevenly Light




Look at these beautiful and strange pictures in my room

Each is very different
 
And Wonderful
 

Trinity is in this one...it almost looks like smoke over her head

 

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Whats New In The Rose Room


Now that I "think" I finally have my Blog up and running again...I can start sharing.  And the first thing I want to start sharing is my Bedroom.  I have been working on my room for awhile and am very proud of it. 
So What's New in the Pink Rose room...

Here are some little trinket boxes I got from Hobby Lobby, they were at 50% off I think I wound up paying less than $4.00 for all of them.

They are just right to hold those little things.

Like: The pretty stitch markers my doughtier makes for me
          Hair Pins, I have to hide them from my Kitten she likes to carry them around
          And the left over screws from when I took apart my computer to clean the fan...oops!

 
Lucky Me, I got a $50.00 gift card for Hobby Lobby for Christmas, obviously someone knows I like the store.  So what did I spend it on?


I really like the shabby look of  the piece, but I must admit it was very cheaply made, the hangers in the back were all wonky, a hook is missing on the front (not sure what I am going to do about that) and overall it felt cheap.  But I liked the way it looked and it gave me a place to put those little gifts the kids give me.  Had it not been 50% off I would not have paid the $79.99 price tag.  But at $39.95 and my gift certificate...I thought it was worth it.



I am always working on something new for my room...I like the idea of having handmade items, I think it adds to the charm.  Right now I am working on some Embroidery pillow cases,  I work on them at the same time for several reasons, first they get done at the same time and second I don't usually use the recommended colors and I might forget...hey it happens.


As you can see they are almost done (sorry about the lighting) I will be showing them off in a later post.

With All That I am
Carrie

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cupcakes




Sorry...I wish I would have thought of taking a photo sooner...but these things go fast.


Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cupcakes Recipe
Preheat over 350

Ingredients:
1 cup cooked or canned pumpkin
1/3 cup oil
3/4cup agave (or 1 cup sugar)
1/4 cup soy milk (or regular milk)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup chocolate chips

Mix together pumpkin, oil, agave, soy milk and vanilla.  In another bowl mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.  Stir the flour mixture into the wet mixture by hand until wet. Don't over mix as it will make the cupcakes gummy.  Stir in the chocolate chips.


In a cupcake pan with cupcake liners fill 2/3 full.  Bake for 19-22 minutes.  Or until toothpick comes out clean.  Remove from pans and let cool completely before Icing.

 
Cinnamon Icing
Ingredients:
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
4tablespoons butter melted
2tablespoon soy milk (or milk)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Mix the sugar and cinnamon together.  Add the wet ingredients and stir well, so its nice and smooth.  You can drizzle it on top or put it in a zip lock bag and snip off a tip and pipe it out.