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Saturday, August 14, 2010

More Savings and Even Some Knitting

Princess Ivi and I did some more school shopping since it was Tax Free Weekend here in Florida. Here is our savings to add to our recent CVS trip:

JC Penney:

  • Total saved after $10 off coupon = $70.03
  • Total spent = $51.97

Winn Dixie:

  • Total saved after coupons = $17.80
  • Total spent = $31.77

Total saved (including CVS) was $96.83; Total spent was $107.47. So I saved 90%. (If I did the math right.) I think that is pretty good.

Freebies:

I got some free goodies in the mail today. I was sent Pilot’s new Frixion erasable pens (one pink, one purple and one black) and a package of three Frixion erasable highlighters (one each orange, pink and yellow) to test out. So far, I am really pleased with them. Princess Ivi took the highlighters for school and she will let me know how they work. She also took the purple pen, I got the pink and we will share the black one. Free stuff is so cool.

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On Friday I got a sample of John Frieda’s Sheer Blonde too.

Knitting:

And look at this, it is actual knitting. I am making Sack Boy for Princess Ivi.

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Crafty stuff:

I also finished my envelope wallet. To make it, I used Kelleigh Ratzlaff’s envelope template and made the envelopes. Then I stitched them onto some cardstock.

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I then put them in this old checkbook cover that I haven’t used in a while.

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I used assorted pretty papers. I can’t wait to start using it. Now that I am caught up on bills and done with school shopping mostly, I should be able to start using it around the beginning of September.

Oops:

One funny thing though was that I forgot to mow the lawn. Oops. Oh well, there is always tomorrow.

1 comment:

Pam said...

I love the envelope wallet and there is nothing better than free stuff! :)