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Good manners are not on discount with coupons. Don’t act like a B at the checkout!

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We’ve all seen it happen.  You’re standing in the checkout lane at the store.  There is another coupon user ahead of you.  While you quietly watch in silent solidarity, thinking, “YAY!  Go sister coupon saver!”, they hand over their stack of coupons to the cashier.  She begins to scan each one.  Suddenly –

*beep!*

She scans again…

*beep!*

She tries a third time…

*beep!* and then she tells the customer that she cannot accept the coupon because it won’t scan.

Your solidarity sister in front of you gets flustered (I get that, we have all been there!), asking that the cashier hand enter the coupon because it is valid, it is from the newspaper.  The cashier declines, and a conversation about the store policy about coupons that don’t scan ensues.  Your coupon sister begins to get upset.  You begin to cringe, seeing where this is headed.  Suddenly that feeling of solidarity dries up and you want another checkout lane, now.  You try to hide your huge stack of coupons as the people behind you begin to deep sigh.  The irate couponer soon raises her voice and demands a manager.  The light goes on and the tension is oh so fun while everyone waits, and finally the manager arrives.  After a pow wow, the cashier ends up pretty close to tears and clearly upset, and a manager has to complete the transaction.  Ultimately the customer got her coupon accepted, probably just to get her to shut up already.  The customer, still mad but smugly gloating, finally leaves.  And as for the manager that was called over?  Well, this person is just really tired of dealing with coupons and rude coupon users.

Guess what?  Now it’s your turn to checkout with your stack of coupons!  How do you think your transaction is going to go after all of that?

Having manners at the checkout is something that we should all do.  Sounds easy enough.  Yes, it directly affects how you will be treated on your current shopping trip (or the next – cashiers DO remember you and they DO know who the difficult customers are!), but it also has a far larger reach than that.  When a couponer is rude and demanding, makes a scene, blames the cashier for an issue, tries to get the policy overridden, tries to purposely commit coupon fraud or acts entitled, it hurts every single person that shops with coupons.

With the rise in popularity of extreme couponing, many store policies have been changed to manage out of control or illegal couponers.  Some stores have stopped taking coupons entirely, or have stopped taking printed coupons, or have restricted the number of coupons that can be redeemed at a time or the number of products.  Most stores will now refuse a coupon that does not scan due to couterfits.  All of these things make couponing harder on the honest and well-mannered couponer.  Most take this in stride and act gracefully.  But I know of shoppers who have been banned from stores because of their attitudes and bad manners.  I have witnessed first hand actual arguments over a few dollars worth of coupons.  There have even been situations where cashiers have been threatened with guns over coupons!   It really is a situation where a few “bad eggs” can ruin things for the entire dozen.  In other words, bad couponers can make things harder or even ruin couponing completely for others at a store you love.

Planning a couponing trip and then actually shopping can be stressful enough already without adding anything extra to it.  Instead of adding stress by expecting a problem and going in already defensive, try a different tactic:

  1. Try not to shop hungry = hangry.  At least eat a snack so you are less likely to overspend and less likely to overreact.
  2. Be prepared. Make sure that your coupons are in order and don’t make the cashier and other customers wait while you sort them.  Have that stuff ready before you get in the line at all.  I find a quiet area of the store to go through them all before I check out.  That way I also make sure I got everything on my list AND it gives me a chance to take out the things that the kids (or the hubby) try to sneak in or that I have changed my mind on.  When you can leave the kids at home.  Less distractions and way less stress for you.
  3. Take a deep breath before you check out.  It really helps to settle you down.
  4. Realize that cash registers and bar code scanners are electronics.  They are going to mess up, and though it is frustrating, patience goes a long way.
  5. Remember that the cashier is a human being.  Remember the manners your parents taught you.  Smile and say hello and make eye contact and I guarantee that you just got some points in your favor.  Try to develop a friendly relationship with the cashiers so they will get to know you a bit.  Your cashier has probably been at their work station for hours.  They might be tired, or just having a bad day and really just want to go home.  I know, I know… they should love their job or not work with the public.  But ask yourself, do you always love your job?  No?  Then cut them some slack and don’t make things worse by having poor manners.  Now that is not excuse for a rude cashier, and if you happen upon one, by all means see a manager.
  6. If there is a problem, reacting to it calmly and politely will get you a lot farther than getting an attitude and arguing will.  Being prepared with the coupon policy or sales ad is helpful.  If you DO find yourself in a situation with the cashier or manager:
    • Be polite but firm if you believe you are in the right.  Try to resolve the situation with the cashier before nicely asking for a manager.  If the manager cannot resolve the issue, you can always cancel the transaction and/or contact corporate level customer service.  Don’t engage in a power struggle or make a scene.  It is better to walk away and deal with it externally.
    • Don’t be sarcastic or offensive.  Stay calm.  Never raise your voice or use profanity or be insulting.  Don’t gloat if you “win” and the cashier or manager has to do what you were initially refused.  Like my grandmother would say, “Show some class.”
    • Admit when you are wrong.  Every one of us is wrong sometimes, and a person with good manners will admit it and offer a sincere apology.  Saying, “I had no idea that your coupon policy was updated last week.  I apologize.”
    • Understand that no matter how right you may be that the store has the ultimate say in what happens.  So try to make the best of the situation, especially if you plan to shop there again.  Employees remember both difficult and nice customers, and it is a lot like Santa.  You really want to be on the NICE list because next time you have an issue it might go in your favor!

By showing your good manners, being friendly, and keeping calm, you’ll get a lot farther with your deal shopping than you will if you become irate and upset.  Using coupons is a privilege, not something anyone is entitled to.  Good manners have always gone a long way with making anything in life more pleasant and less stressful.  And I know I could sure use more nice and less stress.  Coupon on!

 

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15 DIY Halloween Decorations

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15 DIY Halloween Decorations

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to make decorations for.  It is so much fun and really gets me in that Fall mood.  Check out these great and fun 15 DIY Halloween Decorations and get your spooky crafting on, and pin the post for later reference.

1. Spiderweb Garland | Source: 100 Directions

2. DIY Halloween Wreath | Source: Passion for Savings

3. Easy Halloween Milk Jug Ghost Craft | Source: Drugstore Divas

4. Colorful Skull Luminaries | Source: Crafts by Amanda

5. DIY Fabric Halloween Wreath | Source: More Than a Mom of Three

6. Lovely Lace Pumpkin | Source: Living Frugal with Erika

7. Bat Hanging Centerpiece | Source: 100 Directions

8. DIY Frugal Porch Decoration | Source: Extreme Couponing Mom

9. DIY Skeleton Party Banner | Source: Baby Loving Mama

10. Halloween Footprint Sign | Source: Home. Made. Interest.

11. Jack O’ Lantern Jars | Source: Who Needs a Cape?

12. Halloween Garland | Source: 100 Directions

13. DIY Scarecrow | Source: Living Frugal with Erika

14. Easy Halloween Door Hang | Source: Drugstore Divas

15. DIY Halloween Fabric Strip Wreath | Source: Growing Up Gabel

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Oh NO! We broke a new Bronzer to pieces … See how we fixed it

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Chrislie Formulations is a California based cosmetics innovator for the modern beauty enthusiast = makeup lover.  Featured on shows such as Access  Hollywood and Rachael Ray, and sold online and in top stores like Nordstrom, Chrislie Formulations creates in-house brands sought the world over.  This is a company that aims to boost a woman’s confidence with quality-made, very affordable, and easy-to-use products that magnify your beauty.  old_new_makeupAnd as a mom to a toddler I need more magnifying than others these days.  I spend a lot of time in the palace office, but I still like to look pretty darn it and there are times I do need to actually SEE other people.  I was very excited to be offered the opportunity to review several of Chrislie Formulations’ great items.  Even though I totally dropped and broke the bronzer (SORRY Chrislie!  But fear not, I have an awesome fix for that!).  So without further ado, because it IS all about the makeup after all…

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I really am in serious LIKE with the ​Measurable Difference® Studio Makeup Collection Train Case Makeup Kit.  It contains a nice variety of of make up great for a beginner or a young lady to gain experience with applying makeup, or to have a complete kit for traveling.  It includes 24 pans of eyeshadow, 8 lip colors, pencils for brows, lips and eyes, blushers, brushes and more!  The case is CUTE and it is convenient.  It has a handle and there is space for a good amount of make up.  This is so easy to grab and go, while not being so large that it takes up too much room in luggage (preserving valuable space for accessories, shoes and cute bags) or on a vanity.

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​This is a great picture of all that the kit includes.  A nice variety of eye shadows, lip sticks and glosses, blushes, eye liner pencils, and lip liners.  It has many different shades and colors to meet any mood.  BONUS!  It also includes a small compact for the eye shadows and enough brushes to complete the kit.

Measurable Difference® Professional 6-Piece Makeup Brush Set
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​This little Measurable Difference® Professional 6-Piece Makeup Brush Set is so nice. Not only is it pretty to look at but it has enough brushes to do a complete make up application. The brushes are of good quality and density. This high-quality set includes powder brush, eyeshadow brush, angled nose contouring brush, eyeliner brush, and an eyebrow brush comb.  The travel case makes it easy to take it with you for the day or to throw into a travel bag and go!
 
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​This cute Measurable Difference® 6-Piece Makeup ER! Kit (hot pink travel case) has the essentials to use while on the go.  It includes mascara, lip gloss, contour palette, eye liner and a bronzer stick.  It is perfect to throw in your purse.  I especially like the contour kit, easy to use for face and eyes.  The lip gloss is soft and shimmery.  The mascara worked nicely, no clumping or flaking.  The brush seemed a little large to me which made it seem a little hard to apply, but in an emergency it works.  I am not a fan of liquid eye liner and am not experienced with it,  so application was not successful and we will just imagine how awful I looked hehe.  I like the bronzer stick to use on my eye lids as a quick easy shadow or on my cheeks for some quick color, especially after the gym or a fitness class.
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​This little Makeup ER case is super cute, small enough to fit in your purse yet large enough to fit the essentials.
Measurable Difference® Face & Body Bronzer
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OK confession time…I was taking this Measurable Difference® Face & Body Bronzer out of the box and dropped it.  Naturally onto my makeup counter, which is marble, and it smashed into a bunch of pieces.  After I said *%$#, I thought well heck I know how to fix that and what a perfect time to share it with you!  Meet a little DIY tip that will save you and your fave shadow or blush or powder.  If it is a powder base, this will work.
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To make the fix, you need:
1.  The evidence (aka the broken makeup) with as many pieces as you can salvage.
2.  Rubbing alcohol.
3.  A cotton swab.
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Here is what you do:
Pour just enough alcohol onto the broken pieces to make them a paste that you can reform.  Use the cotton swab to get the mix together and then smooth it out.  Allow to dry completely, preferably overnight.  While not as pretty as new, it works just as well and does not harm the product.  Yay!  Easy AND frugal!
 
The next day after the bronzer was dry, I was finally able to try it out.  This is labeled a bronzer but this particular Pink shade I would use as more of a highlighter.  There are is a whole color palette of bronzers to choose from so you can find the shade that suits.  This has a nice little shimmer and works great to add some glow to your cheeks, under your eyebrows, on your decolletage, or anywhere you want highlight.  It is a large compact and will last a long time.  It goes on smooth and if you tap your brush before applying, it won’t fall off the brush onto area’s that you don’t want it.
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25 Delicious Recipes for the Grill you will want to make now

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25 Summer Grilling Recipes

The barbecue grill is an icon of summer, but a barbecue can be way more than a backyard get-together featuring burgers and hot dogs. Grilling gives vegetables and meats and even desserts and fruits a delicious char and wonderful smoky flavor.  Not even your stovetop grill pan can give you the same flavors as the outdoor versions, so branch out and find some new grilling recipes to take advantage of outdoor cooking.  What type of grill is better, charcoal or gas? Well that depends on what you want to do.  Gas grills give you more temperature control with accuracy and quick adjustments, and features like warming racks can be employed.  My preference is classic charcoal for the pronounced smokiness that can’t be duplicated, especially with the addition of wood chips like mesquite, hickory, apple, etc.  Whatever your choice, check out these 25 awesome recipes for the grill and enjoy a delicious meal.

1. Grilled Fish Tacos with Lime Cabbage Slaw from Cooking Classy
2. Grilled Brown Sugar Chili Pork Tenderloin from Katie’s Cucina
3. Grilled Potatoes with Rosemary Smoked Paprika from Cookin’ Canuck
4. Grilled London Broil from Spicy Southern Kitchen
5. Loaded Nachos on the Grill from Passion for Savings
6. Grilled Avocado and Vegetable Tacos from Two Peas and Their Pod
7. Cilantro Lime Chicken Wings from Casa De Crews
8. Grilled BBQ Chicken Potato Skins from The Recipe Rebel
9. Grilled Turkey and Rice Stuffed Bell Peppers from Chili Pepper Madness
10. Grilled BBQ Shrimp from How to Feed Aloon
11. Grilled Tex Mex Chicken Burgers with Hot Pepper Corn Relish from A Farmgirl’s Dabbles
12. Grilled Steak and Feta Wrap from Recipe Geek
13. Grilled Buffalo Turkey Meatball Subs from Little Leopard Book
14. Grilled Strip Steak with Onion Sauce from Man Titlement
15. Honey Sriracha Butter Grilled Corn from Rasa Malaysia
16. Grilled Steak Fajitas from Veggie Balance
17. Grilled Basil Garlic Chicken Breasts from A Family Feast
18. Grilled Balsamic Vegetables from iFOODreal
19. Grilled Pork Chops with Spicy Balsamic Grilled Peaches from Foodiecrush
20. Grilled Brussels Sprouts from SugarDish Me
21. Perfect Grilled Asparagus from Or Whatever You Do
22. Grilled Corn on the Cob with Herb Butter from A Food Centric Life
23. Grilled Lemon Tarragon Chicken from Small Batch Treats
24. Southwest Grilled Salmon with Blueberry Corn Salsa from Recipe Runner
25. Bacon Wrapped Chicken Legs from The Weary Chef

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Just in time for Father’s Day – GoPro HERO+LCD camera at Best Buy

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This time of the year Dad is #1, and Best Buy is the #1 destination for the latest and greatest cameras and camcorders.  My hubs is excited about the new GoPro HERO+LCD.  He made sure to tell me that it is in Best Buy stores just in time for Father’s Day.   And that it would be the PERFECT family camera for us and an active toddler -great for capturing every sweet and funny family moment of every journey that lies ahead.  Not only does the new GoPro capture incredible shots, the LCD display allows you to relive them right then and there.

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Featuring:

·         1080p60 video, 8MP photos and built-in Wi-Fi, plus the convenience of a touch display.

·         Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® connect to the GoPro App for shot preview, total camera control and easy content sharing to Instagram, Facebook, and more.

Head to your local Best Buy and check out the new GoPro Hero+LCD for the true experience.  You will NOT be disappointed.  But Dad might be if you miss these great offers (ending soon so hurry!)

·        Buy a HERO+LCD (Sku 6954009) receive a free 32GB Extreme Plus memory card (Sku 9387066). Valid 6/14/15-6/20/15

·         Free $50 Best Buy Gift Card with purchase of the GoPro HERO4 Silver (Sku 8374096) or GoPro HERO4 Black (Sku 8374078). Valid 6/7/15-6/20/15

 

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I have clean confidence to #GoCommando thanks to Cottonelle. I dare you with a #free sample kit!

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I have the confidence to #GoCommando in my workout routine and beyond this whole summer.

I Dare YOU to #GoCommando – Order a FREE personalized commando kit for yourself!

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With summer pretty much upon us, our family spends a LOT of our time outside and moving.  To make sure we have enough stamina to keep up with all that extra daylight and activity, we try to exercise as much as time and weather allows through the spring.  I personally want to stay fit, healthy and confident so that come summer, I am FUN in the SUN ready!  Running, biking, yoga, coupon shopping, swimming, heck chasing after toddlers is all exercise…and let’s face some truth here: nobody likes wedgies.  And wedgies are inevitable when you are moving and twisting with undies.  So going commando (that’s sans undies for those who don’t know!) is sure appealing.  But what about your cleanliness?  Cottonelle® has developed an awesome system that lets ME Go Commando when I exercise!  In fact, I have been taking the TP and the cleansing cloths to the park and the gym so that I can always feel clean and fresh.

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Cottonelle® Clean Care Toilet Paper with CleanRipple® texture

– Strong and effective for a confident clean
– Tuggable, huggable softness that goes a long way
– Two-ply
– Pairs well with Cottonelle®® Fresh Care Flushable Cleansing Cloths for the ultimate in clean

Cottonelle®® Fresh Care Flushable Cleansing Cloths feature SafeFlush Technology, so they not only offer you a confident clean but also start to break down immediately after flushing.

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– OneTouch dispensing tub
– Great for the entire family

Trying these cleansing cloths has really freshened up my bathroom experience and offered a clean so confident I can #GoCommando even in my  yoga pants.  And it gives me the confident clean I need to #GoCommando during my workout routine, whether it’s swimming, running, biking, yoga, or just playing at the park with my toddler!

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Cottonelle® CleanRipple combined with Cottonelle® Fresh Care Flushable Cleansing Cloths are my one-two secret weapons.  And now YOU know, too!!  There is no other way to #GoCommando with clean confidence this summer!  Don’t forget to grab your FREE sample commando kit and make sure to dare your friends to also #GoCommando

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Zaycon Fresh – Excellent Value, Direct from the Farm to Your Family Table

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Zaycon Fresh knows that you need good food to be happy and healthy, and they want you to know that their food tastes great.  AND with Zaycon Fresh, you  can save more than 30% off grocery prices when you order online and pick up at a location near you!  Zaycon Fresh is a privately owned company based in Spokane, Washington. The company was founded in 2009 with the simple mission to bring farm fresh meats direct to consumers at wholesale prices.  They currently offer a range of fresh foods to over 1,200 locations nationwide.

On the day that your local Zaycon Fresh has their pick-up event simply show up during the appointed time and follow the easy to find signs.  Stay in your vehicle and in just a few minutes the friendly staff will confirm your order and load it for you, anywhere you choose!  It’s as easy as that and you will drive away knowing that you are getting a great and healthy product from Zaycon Fresh.

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For this event I ordered 93/7 ground beef.  80 pounds worth!  I share with my parents and my brother so we use it all by the time the next event rolls around.  The meat is packaged in 10 pound tubes which are conveniently sized to be sliced into burgers, or do what I do and take the time to weigh and press into burgers.  This way not matter what I am making I can grab them and defrost them fast, and I know that each one is 1/4 pound.  I also package some 1 pound packs.  I have to say, though, that packaging 80 pounds of ground beef is a daunting task so someone to help is definitely advised.

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The ground beef is high quality and fresh, and 100% USA!  Though it is low in fat it is nice and juicy when cooked and beats the pants off ANY beef I have ever bought from any store or butcher, hands down.

Check out this awesome recipe for Spinach, Mozzarella and Mushroom Stuffed Burgers featuring Zaycon Fresh 93/7 ground beef.  Your mouth will be watering.

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Spinach, Mozzarella and Mushroom Stuffed Burgers

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These Spinach, Mozzarella and Mushroom Stuffed Burgers are delicious and easy to make.  I use high quality Zaycon Fresh 93/7 ground beef to make sure that you get a delicious and healthy burger that doesn’t shrink up to a little bitty nothing.  Find out MORE about Zaycon Fresh foods and find out how you can save more than 30% off grocery prices when you order online and pick up at a location near you!

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Spinach, Mozzarella and Mushroom Stuffed Burgers

Serves: 4

Prep Time: 10 Min

Cook Time: 8- 10 Min

 

Ingredients:

1 Lb 93/7 Zaycon Fresh Ground Beef

1/2 Cup White Button Mushrooms

1/2 Cup Fresh Spinach

1/4 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

1/4 Tsp. Garlic Powder

1/4 Tsp. Onion Powder

1 Pinch Salt

Extra spinach, cheese and mushrooms for garnish.  

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Instructions:

Chop mushrooms and spinach into small pieces.  Add in mozzarella.  In large mixing bowl mix ground beef, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and 1/4 of the mushroom mixture.  Separate the beef mixture into 4 equal balls. Pinch a small amount (1/4) off each ball.  Take the larger ball and make it into a round patty with a hollowed out center.  Place some of the mushroom mixture into the hollowed area.  Now take the small pinched off part and flatten to make a top to put over the stuffed burger.  Lightly push down on the sides of the top so that they sick to the filled burger, trying to seal in as much of the filling as possible.  Now cook for 8 – 10 minutes on a medium high grill or until juices run clear.  I used an indoor grill to makes these, but you could also use a pan or a outside grill.  Just make sure to adjust time accordingly and be food safe!  When burgers are done, top with extra cheese if desired.  Garnish with spinach and mushrooms and mayo as you like.  I also like to toast the buns on the grill.  Super delicious and nutritious!

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Grab a FREE Sample of Poise Pads for #LBL and See a Fun Way to #RecycleYourPeriodPad into Comfy Slippers

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SOOOOO I had a baby.   And while it was certainly the most joyous time of my life, I have to say that there are plenty of things nobody warns you about.  Sleepless nights I expected.  Hair loss by the handful I was warned about.  Peeing my pants whenever I laughed, coughed, stretched the wrong way, sneezed…well, that part is not so joyous and not really discussed.  Pregnancy does a number on your pelvic floor muscles, and despite Kegels galore I STILL have some light bladder leakage.  In the beginning I used sanitary pads leftover from after my daughter was born, but they left me feeling like I was wearing a diaper – kinda damp and wanting a shower.  Fast forward a few months after her birth — I was hesitant to visit the incontinence aisle, but necessity (aka I ran out of pads) made me don a disguise and visit my local store in the dead of night.  Seriously I did.  I bought some Poise pads and very proud of myself I proceeded through life.  I even buy them during the day now, undisguised!  NOW Poise has brand new Poise Thin-Shape Pads that are awesome!  I found them at Target, but they are available at many stores and more to come. Contoured to fit and absorbent, they feel comfortable and discreet.  Now I can cough and sneeze with impunity!!  Grab a FREE sample of Poise and try for yourself.

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15 Gorgeous DIY Easter Wreaths

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 Why break the bank buying a custom made Easter wreath when it is so much more fun (and thrifty!) to make your own?!  Get ready to want to make several of these beautiful Easter wreaths.  Good thing I have more than one place to hang because I have a few favorites and I want to showcase them!

15 Gorgeous DIY Easter Wreaths

1. DIY Easter Ribbon Wreath | Source: Suzy’s Artsy-Craftsy Sitcom
2. Easter Wreath and Vase | Source: A Spectacled Owl
3. DIY Easter Egg Wreath | Source: A Cultivated Nest
4. Easter Fabric & Felt Wreath | Source: Life With Love Bugs
5. Let’s Make an Easter Wreath | Source: Bare Feet on the Dashboard
6. DIY Easter Wreath | Source: Clever Pink Pirate
7. DIY Peep Wreath With Rolled Ribbon Rosette | Source: Mom Advice
8. Easter Egg Wreath | Source: Wine & Glue
9. Easter Mesh Wreath Tutorial | Source: Kristen’s Creations
10. Easiest Burlap Wreath You’ll Ever Make | Source: Top This Top That
11. Moss Wreath | Source: A Diamond in the Stuff
12. Grass Wreath | Source: Miss KopyKat
13. 10 Minute Spring Wreath | Source: Living Locurto
14. Yarn Egg Wreath | Source: The Sweet Survival
15. Easter Egg Hunt Wreath | Source: Positively Splendid

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Exclusive code to Enter to win a Nissan Rogue SL 24-month lease

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As a Personal Shopper Client on Shop Your Way, you get access to exclusive offers.  I have one of those for my clients right now!  Score an entry into the SPRING INTO ACTION SWEEPSTAKES and you could win a NISSAN ROGUE SL LEASE plus other prizes!

Here is how to enter:

1.  Add me as your Personal Shopper to score this extra entry code, and to make sure that I can send you exclusive client coupons and offers and FREE 90 days of Shop Your Way MAX. PLUS Shop Your Way will send you client appreciation points once a month just for being a client!

2.  ► Grab the exclusive extra entry code and get your lucky charm ready!  

3.  ► NOW go and get entered into the Spring Into Action Sweepstakes and if you win, pick me up for a personal shopping session!

4.  Make sure to score ALL the best deals at Sears and Kmart: Join my Shop Your Way Facebook groups Personal Shopping with Stacy  and  Shop Your Way Rewards Deals & Steals

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Exclusive – Save 20% on the Adam Levine Spring Collection

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As a Personal Shopper Concierge for Shop Your Way, I get to participate in all kinds of cool opportunities.  The latest awesomeness was an Ask Me Anything Q&A with Kevin Christiana, former Project Runway contestant and now the head designer for the Adam Levine Collection.  As a Thank You, and because he is totally cool, Kevin gave us an exclusive code to share with our Personal Shopper clients to save 20% on the Adam Levine Spring Collection.

There are a LOT of great looks in the Spring Collection, and the prices are affordable.  Score an even better deal through March 7 when you get my exclusive 20% off discount code, good online or in store.

Here is how:

1.  Add me as your Personal Shopper to score this discount code, and to make sure that I can send you exclusive client coupons and offers and FREE 90 days of Shop Your Way MAX. PLUS Shop Your Way will send you client appreciation points once a month just for being a client!

2.  ► Grab the discount code/coupon and get ready to shop!  

3.  ► Pick out some items for your wardrobe from the Adam Levine Spring Collection

4.  Make sure to score ALL the best deals at Sears and Kmart: Join my Shop Your Way Facebook groups Personal Shopping with Stacy  and  Shop Your Way Rewards Deals & Steals

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Bath and Body Sets on huge sale!

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Bath Soaps, Hand Creams, Lotions, and more on SALE!  Prices normally up to $19.99 start at only $3.24 with free store pickup.  YMMV on availability.

Get the deal for yourself!

1. Add me as your Personal Shopper to make sure that I can send you exclusive client coupons and SYW will send you client appreciation points once a month!  Score ALL the best deals at Sears and Kmart.  Join my Shop Your Way Facebook groups Personal Shopping with Stacy  and  Shop Your Way Rewards Deals & Steals

2.  Select the items you want and check out – choose store pick-up to save on shipping.  Choose from the Simple Pleasures Collection and the Lilagrace Collection.  I could not find any applicable coupons but check to see if you have any surprise points that apply to make the deal even better.

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Power on the Go! Vivitar Power Banks, 50% off – $4.99 and $9.99

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vivitar

As a blogger, one thing I always have with me are devices…devices that suck power faster than my toddler sucks MY energy.  So I make sure that I keep portable power chargers ready all the time.  Not just for convenience, but in the event of a power loss or emergency I want to make sure that I can at least keep the phones charged.  I seriously have like 6 — and now I will have 8 because I just ordered 2 of the Vivitar Portable Power Banks, on sale for 50% off!

Here is how to get in on the deal:

1. Add me as your Personal Shopper to make sure that I can send you exclusive client coupons and SYW will send you client appreciation points once a month!  Score ALL the best deals at Sears and Kmart.  Join my Shop Your Way Facebook groups Personal Shopping with Stacy  and  Shop Your Way Rewards Deals & Steals

2. Add either the Vivitar 2200 mAH Powerbank for $4.99 or the Vivitar 4400 mAH Powerbank for $9.99 to your cart and check out.  Eligible for MAX shipping or store pickup.

 

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Got Snow? Ice Scrapers on Clearance from $1.00-$3.50

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ice scraper

Winter is not over yet.  St. Louis is about to get dumped on with a bunch more of the white stuff.  I recently got a new car and my ice scraper is in my old car, which I sold.  SO guess who needs an ice scraper NOW?  That’s right, ME.  Good thing they are on clearance at Kmart!  $1.00 – $3.50

1. Add me as your Personal Shopper to make sure that I can send you exclusive client coupons and send you client appreciation points once a month!  Score ALL the best deals at Sears and Kmart.  Join my Shop Your Way Facebook groups Personal Shopping with Stacy  and  Shop Your Way Rewards Deals & Steals

2. Add a clearance ice scraper or a few to your cart and check out.