Monday, June 19, 2017

6/19 Money Monday

The van repair is complete.  Yikes!  Gotta buckle down and get that savings account back up!

With a combo of sale price, Target Cartwheel, manufacturer's coupons, and Ibotta rebate, I bought 4 boxes of a Big Brand cereal for $1/box.  I rarely buy Big Brand anything because I hate paying that price, but this price was even cheaper than Aldi.  I also bought each of the kids and hubby a Snickers bar for 18 cents for all 4.  Spoiling for cheap?  I'm in!

Friday, June 16, 2017

6/16 Firsts and Finals

Firsts
* Schwarzkopf essence ultime diamond color & radiance shampoo  This is a new favorite.  My hair was puffy and soft for days.

Finals
* Dr Teal's Foaming Bath with Epsom salt Soothe & Sleep  I love this stuff and have already ordered a replacement.  It's so soothing!

Faves
* Schwarzkopf shampoo, Dr Teal's bubble bath


Monday, June 12, 2017

6/12 Money Monday

So, we came back from vacation and the AC in my van had retired.  That's why I save, so we have a savings account when big stuff happens.  I'm not happy about spending the cash, but I'm happy it's in the bank.

I deposited a small rebate check.  Every little bit helps.  It did make me chuckle sadly that I was depositing $3 when being told the van repair would be $1800.  But Save the Bits! lol

Friday, June 9, 2017

6/9 Firsts and Finals

Firsts
*Shea Moisture Kukui Youth-Infusing Face & Neck Creme  As a moisturizer, it was okay.  It is a 'creme', so it's a little thick for day use for me.

Finals
*elf smudge pot in Cruisin' Chic  Love this as a basic cream shadow that doubles as an eye primer.  Definitely will replace.
*Essence gel liner  This is a cheap, but very good gel liner.  I'll be replacing.
*Juice Organics volumizing shampoo  There was definitely some added volume and my hair was so soft!  Unfortunately, this smells like over-ripened fruit. blech

Faves
*elf pot, Essence liner

Flops
* Juice shampoo

Monday, June 5, 2017

6/5 Money Monday

We've been on vacation, which was very nice.  I emptied the $5 tin and took that cash to use for dinner out one night on our trip.  It was a tidy little sum already this year.  In fact, it was enough for the dinner out including tip, tips at the kennel today, AND some bills going back into the tin.  And it was all $5 bills that weren't missed in regular life.

While on vacation, we had a full kitchen, so we could eat as many meals 'at home' as possible.  We shopped at Kroger, which is no longer in my area.  They had signs up all over the store with sale prices, but the sales were 'with a Kroger card' that I, of course, do not have.  However, at check out the clerk asked 'do you have a card?' and I replied with the magic words 'no, I'm from out of state' and we got the sale prices.  I have found in touristy areas that those words will get the cashier to push an override button and give you the sales without the card.  Not always, but often enough that it's worth a try.  In this instance it saved us almost $25.

With the above said, we were on vacation and did do some splurging. haha  That's why I save as much as I can where and when I can, so when we want to splurge it won't break the bank.  Lemonade is $4? GAH!  Sure, we'll take five because....vacation. ;)

Friday, May 19, 2017

5/19 Firsts and Finals

Firsts
*Clinique Happy in Bloom  I received this for Mother's Day and I love it.  I already had Happy in my rotation, this is a slightly sweeter floral version.

Faves
*Happy in Bloom


Monday, May 15, 2017

5/15 Money Monday

Low key weekend here.  We had our moms over to celebrate them on Mother's Day.  It's more relaxing at home rather than a crowded restaurant AND it's cheaper than taking nine out for brunch.

I deposited our most recent Ebates check.