Thursday, July 31, 2014

Target $10 off $40 online purchase with store pickup

Through August 2, you can get $10 off your $40 online purchase when you select 'store pickup' at checkout. It's only valid on certain items. It will say under the item which promotion it's eligible for. If you have $40 worth of eligible goods, the $10 should automatically come off at checkout - no coupon code necessary.

If you have any upcoming weddings, you might be able to find something on their registry that qualifies. I did!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

DIY 'Thinking of You' / 'Feel Better' flowers

Nothing much to report today. Spent part of the evening practicing updos for an August wedding that I'm a bridesmaid in.

Really easy to do (I swear!) - Curl hair, gather just the bottom part of hair into a low ponytail, twist and bobby pin the ponytail pieces, then take the top part of your hair (recurl if necessary) and start messily pinning pieces here and there. Works best on day old hair. Use a texturizer if you have fine hair.

Here's an old post on doing my own hair for my wedding. (FYI I am not a stylist and have had no formal training. I just wing it and pretend I know what I'm doing!)

So just a filler post today. You know how I love using what I have on hand. The following two bouquets were made with backyard flowers and dropped off at friends' homes.

Made this in June. Lots of pretty lilies blooming at that time.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

75% off select trees at Home Depot

They may be getting picked over, but Home Depot had a group of trees marked down to 75% off. We were at the south Lincoln store Friday and bought three. I swung by the north Lincoln location yesterday to pick up something else (I swear we live at these stores) and noticed they had a few left too. Some weren't in the best shape, but there seemed to be a few good ones left. But I really don't know that much about trees...

Monday, July 28, 2014

Insulating basement walls

Worked in the basement a lot this past weekend. Probably should have taken more pictures, but below is a before and after of a wall I added insulation to - all by myself thank you very much! (Don't be too impressed, it's actually quite easy.)

From Menards

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Charming Charlie's clearance B1G1 free

I love it when Charming Charlie has their B1G1 free clearance sale. It's going on through July 27!

I bought the following four items for $4ish. I had a $5 birthday coupon though so that helped. Sign up for their rewards program (not a credit card) to receive coupons throughout the year.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Extra 20% off Groupon local deals

You have until July 24 to get an extra 20% off a local Groupon deal! Groupon's website says...

Get 20% off in 3 easy steps: 1) Browse the 1,000s of deals in our Local tab. 2) Select a local deal before July 24. 3) Get an instant discount at checkout (maximum discount $50).

Great time to try out that new restaurant or salon!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Basement update

It's getting to be that time of year where the heat makes it no fun to be outside. We've moved from working outdoors back to the basement where it's nice and cool. The below video shows our progress. I shot it really quick this morning before running out the door to get to work so it's not the best, but it'll have to do!

I did make one mistake in it - when talking about the foam insulation I said that we used it on the outside basement walls for insulation purposes and to help with moisture. I guess it does not help with moisture at all (silly me).

I'll post tutorials on framing, insulating, hanging drywall, etc. eventually.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Pretty flowers and cutest store ever

Mom and I went to Kearney Cruise Nite this past weekend to watch my brother compete in an engine building competition. The brick streets were lined with what seemed like hundreds of fixed up old cars. I was the odd duck admiring the flowers while everyone else flocked to the cars.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Free Redbox tonight

Rent a Redbox tonight for free with code FRIENDS. Expires tonight - 7/17!

Lego Movie just came out at Redbox. I saw it in theaters and thought it was hilarious!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Decorating milk cans

My Milk Can Makeover post was pretty popular so I thought I'd share another milk can idea.

I wish I had a before picture because the following milk can was a beat up antique rose color. Sounds kind of pretty, but trust me it was not. My mom spray painted it with Rust-Oleum Oil Rubbed Bronze and then added decorations.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Additional 75% off clearance at Nebraska Bookstore

Football season is right around the corner! Time to update your Husker wardrobe! The Nebraska Bookstore on 1300 Q Street in Lincoln, NE is offering an additional 75% off already reduced merchandise. The merchandise is downstairs.

It is getting really picked over and sizes are limited, but if you happen to be in the area it might be worth a shot:

The little yellow tag in the corner says "take an additional 75% off clearance items".

Monday, July 14, 2014

Amazing Grass Green Superfood

I try to be healthy... although like everyone else I fall off the wagon... often. I feel best when I start my mornings off with a green smoothie (and yoga if I have time). I used to just put fruit, spinach, and flax oil mixed with water in my smoothies, but I started adding a scoop of Amazing Grass Green Superfood and I think it makes a huge difference! I'm not into the excess protein/Complete Nutrition craze at all. I like this product because it provides a big dose of greens and healthy foods that are hard to consume on a daily basis.

Image source here

Friday, July 11, 2014

Antique buffet revamp

Holy toledo! I'm finally posting an actual project! Is it weird that I'm looking forward to those boring winter weekends because we've been waaaay too busy this summer?! I better not get too anxious because we still have an entire season of tailgating to get through, not to mention all the holidays! Although fall is truly my favorite time of year... harvest, Halloween, Thanksgiving, beautiful decor, crisp weather, boots and scarves, colorful trees, tailgating, pumpkin spiced lattes... sigh.

Okay, onto today's project! Remember how I said we helped move stuff out of a neat old home in this post? Well, the following antique buffet was one of the many items we were able to take for FREE!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Lots of sales this weekend

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SouthPointe Pavilions in Lincoln, NE is having a sidewalk clearance sale this Friday and Saturday!

According to Husker Mommy, all stores are participating. Merchandise may be up to 85% off and some stores are doing discounts such as B1G1 free. Stores open at 10 a.m.!

Lemon Days at Gateway Mall also starts this weekend (today actually). It runs July 10-13. I haven't been impressed with Lemon Days the past couple of times I've gone, but hopefully this time around will be better.

Footloose & Fancy started their big summer sale today as well. It runs July 10-13. High quality shoes will be discounted up to 70% off. This sale is good at the 70th & Pioneers location only. The downtown location will be having a clothing sale August 4-10.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Birthday deals and freebies

My favorite thing about my birthday is that I get great deals all month long from various stores and restaurants. Often when you sign up to receive emails or for rewards clubs, they'll send you a coupon during your birthday month. Here are the ones I've received so far (my birthday is next week):

Noodles & Company - free bowl of pasta, no purchase necessary

Runza - free cookie or ice cream cone, no purchase necessary

Qdoba - get one entree free with the purchase of another

Backyard Burgers - free Backyard combo with purchase of any combo

Buffalo Wings & Rings - 5 free wings, no purchase necessary

Kohl's - $10 birthday gift card (I'm a credit card holder here though)

Charming Charlie - $5 birthday gift card

Gordman's - $5 birthday gift card

The following sites have awesome lists of many more places that offer freebies when you sign up for their clubs/reward programs/emails:

The Frugal Girls - Birthday Freebies

Spoofee - List of Birthday Freebies

Hey It's Free - Birthday Freebies

Hip 2 Save - Birthday Freebies and Coupons

Savvy Spending - HUGE List of Birthday Freebies

See, you don't have to dread getting older! Take advantage of these deals and look forward to your birthday every year ;)

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

4th of July recap

So I meant to post this yesterday and for the life of me I couldn't find my iPhone charger to download the pictures. After a long weekend of eating and drinking too much and staying out late I felt like a zombie yesterday! Did anyone else feel the same?

I finally got motivated to decorate a little bit more for the 4th... on the 4th. Nothing like waiting until the last minute!

The banner was found on the i should be mopping the floor blog. You can print the banner for free by clicking here.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Almost free vodka

My friend Bridget text me yesterday to let me know about a good vodka deal that she found at the N 27th HyVee in Lincoln, NE. They have High Rise Vodka for $15.99 with a $15 mail in rebate which makes it only $0.99!

If you can't find the rebate form at your store, ask the workers in the alcohol department or customer service. If that doesn't work, you can go to High Rise Vodka's website to submit your email and they will send you a form. I haven't tried High Rise, but I'm sure it's decent. Buy some mixers for it or use it in jello shots!

Photo courtesy of Bridget
Thanks, Bridget!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Patriotic printables

I stumbled across a site with some really cute 4th of July printables - all for free! Click here to see them. You can put some in frames, but there are even printables for invitations, gift tags, dessert toppers, and banners!

Carissa Miss

Craftionary has some great ideas and free printables as well.


Great way to jazz up a party!

Btw, I've been searching for festive food to bring to parties this weekend - we have three to attend. For the life of me I couldn't figure out what to bring to the third one until I stumbled across this Grand Old Flag Cheese Spread recipe.

Kraft's Grand Old Flag Cheese Spread

 How fun is that? Have a safe and happy 4th of July!!

B1G1 Redbox tonight

If you're resting up tonight for a weekend full of celebrating, you might want to swing by Redbox and use code 4Z5GR6RG which will give you a free movie when you rent another. The code is good through 7/6/14 so you have all weekend to use it.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

4th of July lasagna recipe

Well this is pretty cute...

She Knows Website

Check out the lasagna recipe by clicking here. I'm so used to seeing the patriotic fruit pizza that this is a fun change!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Extra 10% off at 6pm

Extra 10% off today at 6PM. The below picture is horrible so I'll type out the coupon code for you: 6PMEU7120141011. It's good for the first 20,000 customers only.