Custom Pillow Case Coupon Code Deal

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Easter, Mother’s Day, Weddings….all of these are around the corner!  Here is a nice offer for a gift idea.  Get 2 custom pillowcases for just $4.99 each! You could put a Wedding date on these so they never forget, or a picture of the grandkids for grandma.  The possibilities are endless. What about a graduation gift?

Save 17 on Each! Use Code: SLUMBER. Offer Open To New And Existing Customers. S&H Not Included. 1 Use. Quantity Limit 2 at Discounted Price. Cannot Combine Coupon Codes. Exp. 04-04-2015.

Standard Shipping: $4.99 for 1st pillowcase, $1.99 for each additional pillowcase.

DIY Wall Organization for Backpacks, Jackets and Bags

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DIY Wall Organization

By Contributing writer Laura.

We all have that one spot that our kids or even adults seem to put their “stuff” right inside the front door!  Whether its my mom bags, backpacks, sports bags or jackets, there is always something that just doesn’t have its place! After looking at these items on my entry bench for months, I decided for just a little bit of money and time I could make a spot just inside my garage entry door.  I hope you like this DIY wall organization as much as I do!

Step 1: Find the perfect wall.  It doesn’t have to be very big, just enough for a few hooks.  My wall is just inside my garage entry door which is the one we use when heading out the door to leave. A laundry room may be a perfect spot also!

Step 2: Measure your space so you know how much wood you will need.  I bought 3 primed 8 foot 1X4 pieces of wood @ $7 each and have a little left.  They sell this wood at 8, 10 and even 12 feet and you may be able to save money by measuring before you head to the store so there is not as much waste.

The decision for hooks is up to you~ I chose mine from Hobby Lobby at 50% off which was $13 for all 5 hooks (3 pieces).  The number of hooks and spacing is also personal preference.

photo 1 photo 2Step 3: Cut your horizontal board to fit wall.  As you can see I wrapped mine around the corner and cut the corner board first.  If you do not have equipment to cut wood, take an exact measurement to Home Depot or Lowes and they will do it for you when you purchase the wood (this applies to the following step also)  If you need more than (1) cut, be super friendly and they normally won’t charge extra!!  Attach horizontal board to wall using finished nails.  If you can find a stud, that would be best!

Step 4: Cut your vertical board to the correct length.  Attach vertical boards to wall.  The distance between the boards is personal preference.  I used a 15 inch measurement from center to center just to have 3 boards equally spaced.

**Solution for beveled baseboards: I chose flat 1X6 baseboards when building our home knowing that at some point I wanted to add these type of boards to some of my walls.  A solution for beveled baseboards would be to cut the vertical boards at a 45 degree angle at the bottom for a smooth transition to your baseboard.  In the end, nobody will notice the bottom but this will solve the issue!

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Step 5: Use a “nail set” to countersink the nails.  These are available at your home improvement stores for a couple of dollars.  Fill nail holes with filler.  Caulk edges of boards if you choose.  Sand filler once it is dry.

Step 6: Paint the boards and wall the color of your trim in your home.  This could also be painted a different color, stained or whatever look you are going for.  You could also do a rustic, weathered look and use weathered wood or stained wood to look weathered and black screws that are left exposed~ lots of possibilities.

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Step 7: Hang your hooks!  This can be a pain, especially the hooks like the ones I bought that have a hidden “hook hanger”.  Think about this when purchasing your hooks :)  Patience is a virtue when hanging these type but I love the end result!

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Tips To Saving Money on Parties

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Tips To Saving Money on Parties

By Contributing writer Jessica.

My son just celebrated his first birthday and as I was planning his party I tried to think about ways to save money.  Here are my tips to saving money on parties.

Keep the guest of honor in mind. 

I try to spend money on things that will have a big impact for the guest of honor.  My husband doesn’t care anything about decorations but wants there to be plenty of food and drinks.  If I was planning a party for my sister I might make sure I have her favorite candles burning.  Kids parties are the same way, they want fun activities way more than they care about centerpieces.

Think outside of the box. 

Parties are a great way to use up those gift cards that you might not use otherwise.  When we were having a football party, my husband pulled out a restaurant gift card we hadn’t used and suggested we call and see if they sold wing platters.  They did, so we were able to get the food for a few dollars.  Sonic sells bags of their fun crushed ice for super cheap and it is always a big hit for parties (tip: it doesn’t freeze well – it needs to be purchased day of).

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I bought a wooden highchair off of Craigslist for my daughter’s first birthday and painted it pink.  I held on to it and just repainted it blue for my son’s birthday.  I have a small collection of glass jars in assorted sizes that I can fill with anything to fit my theme.  This time I used golf balls and tees.

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I love searching Pinterest for ideas  I found a cute and cheap idea to use Chinese lanterns to make golf balls to hang.

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I like to DIY as much as possible, but I also know my limits.  For example, I like to make the cake myself, but I have Erica create the invitations.

Shop/ Plan Ahead

Pretty much as soon as I found out I was having a boy, I started thinking about a golf themed first birthday party.  My husband is a big golfer so we have tons of golf stuff.  To calm my nerves, I actually pinned some ideas on Pinterest while I was in the hospital awaiting his arrival.  When stores put summer toys on sale I stocked up on golf sets and clubs for party favors.  After holiday sales are great times to get party favors and solid colored paper goods that match your theme.  I like to use cheaper solid colored paper products and then tie in my theme in other ways.

Knowing your menu will also let you stock up on the non-perishable items well ahead of time, taking advantage of sales and coupons.  Even planning ahead, I still found myself paying full price for items I could have found on sale if I would have been more organized.

I would love to hear any tips you have for stretching a party budget.

Valentine’s Special – 50% Off Online Coupon Class

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Happy Valentine’s Day!  In honor of my LOVE of saving money, I’m offering the Online coupon class at 50% off this Valentine’s Weekend only with coupon code valentinesavings.

Learning how to coupon and maximize your savings, is a great way to save money in 2015.  Once you start couponing, you’ll never go back!

Many of you have asked me in the past if I travel to other cities and I’ve even taught in some of your homes.  After 5+ years of teaching live events, I am excited to offer the online course.    Now you can learn from the comfort of your home, at your own pace.

On of the best parts it that not only do you get worksheets to follow along with the videos, but you also get access to the PRIVATE Facebook group, where you can network, ask questions and learn from others in the community.

In addition to that, once you sign up for the class, you will also have access to a personalized affiliate link. Use this link to share with family and friends and when they purchase the class through YOUR LINK, you’ll get 50% of the purchase price!

As an introductory offer, you can get 50% off the Basic Couponing course when you use coupon code valentinesavings.

This 50% off coupon code is only available through Sunday 2/15/15 and is for a limited number of users…so don’t wait!  AND after you’ve signed up, be sure to grab your affiliate link, and share the link and coupon code with your friends! So you can earn $ when friends take the class with your link!  (Affiliate info will be in the top right of your login page. )

You’ll learn the anatomy of a coupon, ethical couponing, stacking coupons, where to get coupons and SO MUCH MORE!

Click here for information, cost and to sign up.

DIY Photo Transfer Home Decor Or Great Gifts!

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DIY Photo Transfer Home DecorBy Contributing writer Laura.photo 4Customizing items in your home is such a great way to display an item not easily found in a retail store!  DIY photo transfer home decor is super easy with this tutorial.  I’ve been wanting to make my own pillows for a while but when I found the enormous selection of super cute pillow cases at Hobby Lobby I knew the cost would be worth the effort.  The store bought pillow cases range from $5-$15 and with a sale or coupon you can get these for up to half that price! This project really opened my eyes to so many ideas, especially gift ideas for the new year.  Imagine a loved one receiving a special picture of the family printed on a pillow or piece of clothing OR a letter/recipe passed down through generations making it on a dishtowel.  So many possibilities, so little time!!  So here we go….photo 1SUPPLIES NEEDED: Pillow Case, Transfer Paper, Iron/Iron pad or board, Ink Jet Printer and Computer

Step 1: Purchase or make your own pillow case.  You may have one around the house that is plain that would be PERFECT for this project.  THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX…what about a regular pillow case, a tote, a shirt or sweatshirt….oh the possibilities!! This pictures shows the colors of the burlap edge pillow case that are available at Hobby Lobby but they have many, many more just waiting to be customized with an image or a monogram.photo 2

photo 3Step 2: Find your clip art.  I prefer GraphicsFairy as they are free and trustworthy.  Keep in mind that some images MAY need to be reversed or mirrored so if you choose one with lettering or that only makes sense the way it is shown, make sure you have a program to print it backwards.  I have not taken the time to do this so I chose a picture that could be printed either way :)

Step 3: Print clip art onto transfer paper.  If you choose the Lesley Riley’s TAP Transfer Artist Paper as I did, make sure it prints on white side NOT purple!  I like the idea of this paper because you could have your child draw a picture and put it on an item for a gift (apron, tote, etc.).

Step 4: Trim clip art. The closer you trim, the better.

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IMG_4149Step 5: Place transfer paper on pillow case.  Iron with HOT iron and press firmly.

Step 6: While transfer is still hot/warm, peel backing from transfer.  If you find a spot that does not peel easily, iron just a bit more and it should release keeping in mind that the rest of the paper needs to be removed as quickly as possible before fabric cools.

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My creative juices are flowing now with all the possibilities~I hope yours are flowing too!!  I found the graphics fairy site to be super informative and full of great ideas.  Hope you have the perfect item in mind for personalization!  Get creative and Have fun!!!

Jewelry Up to 70% Off With Free One-Day Shipping

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If you’re looking for a nice gift for Valentine’s or an upcoming event, you can get jewelry up to 70% off today and free one-day shipping on select items.

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Sapphires are my birthstone and I’m a sucker for earrings!  These Sterling Silver Blue and White Sapphire Oval Earrings are 80% off at $29.99.

They also have 50% to 70% off lingerie, robes, pajamas and more.

Calvin Klein Men’s Leather Wallet and Keyring 49% Off Today Only

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Calvin Klein Men_s Leather Trifold, Black, One Size at Amazon Men’s Clothing store_ WalletsCalvin Klein Men’s Leather Trifold Wallet and Keyring is 49% off today and it comes in black and brown.  These are 100% leather and are regularly $45 but today you can get them for $22.99 with free prime shipping.  These might be a perfect Valentine’s gift for your man!

The Calvin Klein leather wallet deal is today only or until sold out so be sure to head over and take a look.

10 Fun and Easy Homemade Valentines For Kids

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10 Fun and Easy Homemade Valentines For Kids

I have added more homemade Valentines for kids since originally posting this!  So enjoy and let me know if you have a Valentine you’d like to add.

Easy Homemade Lip Balm Recipe

1. Easy Homemade Lip Balm Recipe is great for family members.

Valentine Lollipop Flowers

2. Valentine’s Day Lollipop Flowers - Super easy for even young kids to make.

Homemade Valentine Pails

3. Homemade Valentine Pails For Kids using recycled yogurt containers. Easy for the kids to do!

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4. Recycled Crayon Hearts is a great way to recycle those broken crayons and make hearts!

5. You Make My Heart Glow from The Teacher Wife with a printable.  Glow sticks can be purchased for pennies

6. These Homemade Bubble Valentines from Domestic Charm are adorable and the kids will love them.  You can find all the instructions and some printables to go with them.

7. Matchbox valentines are too cute.  You can let the kids decorate them and fill with the treat of your choice.

8. I love these Pencil Valentines.  Sweet Muffin Suite has the printable downloads on her site so you can make them at home easily.

9. If you are looking to avoid candy altogether, you can try these bouncing ball valentines and they have the free printable to go with it.

10. This is a cute one, especially for my Florida readers.  They are beach shovels with candy in them!

11. These Bubble Gum Valentines are cute and they have the free printable for you.

12 .Kool -Aid Valentines would be a frugal idea and fun.

13. These Printable Butterfly Valentines are adorable and she had the printable templates done for you.

13. Here are some ipod Valentines for all the music lovers out there.