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Monday, August 18, 2014

How to Save Money with Paperless Coupons

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How to Save Money with Paperless Coupons #WalgreensPaperless #Cbias #Shop

I've been trying to find ways to save money so I can achieve a few financial goals.  I am really trying to focus on my debt and get it all paid down so I can buy a home (either a townhome or a patio home) next year.  I follow quite a few coupon bloggers and I am always impressed by how much they save! As much as I am inspired by them... I am just not organized enough to clip coupons and organize with sales.  I have been looking at ways to coupon along without the time suck that is coupon clipping and Walgreens' paperless coupons helps me save!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Shopping For a New Car? Show your #NewCarFace & Enter to Win UP TO $25,000!

This post is sponsored by Cars.com but all opinions are my own



A few years ago, I got into a car accident and totalled out my beloved Saturn SL2.  I loved it.  It was paid in full and was a good car that just kept on going! I was so sad but at the same time... NEW CAR! I purchased a new Hyundai Accent, which I like but it's a few years old and it's a bit too small.  I honestly wish I had purchased the Elantra.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Robin Williams - It's Been an Honor



I wasn't sure if I was going to write anything about Robin Williams' passing this soon but I decided to go ahead.   As many of you know, I am a huge movie, TV, music and book fan.  I've always escaped into other worlds thanks to these various forms on entertainment.  As an introvert, I become very engrossed with characters, movies, plots, etc. and I do become somewhat attached.  I've always adored Robin Williams.  When he acts- you can see he puts every bit of himself into it.  I loved Awakenings, Patch Adams, Dead Poets Society, Good Will Hunting, Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumanji, Good Morning, Vietnam... shall I bother to continue?

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

First Day Back To School With a Traumatic Brain Injury


I have to say, I am really proud of Emma's behavior over the summer.  She's really shown a lot of maturity and has really worked hard to make really good choices.  I was cringing at the thought of returning to school because it's a huge change and changes (aka transitions) are always a hard time for somebody with a traumatic brain injury like Emma's. She not only had the changes of switching from her summer program with respite to school but also, she's switching rooms at her after school program (she was in her old room for almost four years!).  How did the first day back go?

Monday, August 11, 2014

How to make taco burgers and scallion cilantro lime dressing using grocery coupons


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One of my favorite foods as a kid was a taco burger.  Literally- a taco on a bun.  You could even call these Mexican sloppy joes but boy do I love them.  I have had a serious craving for them lately and since there are some amazing Kraft coupons available, there was no better time than this weekend! I am trying to find ways to pinch pennies without cutting corners, coupons are a great way to save money on the brands you love!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Books. Netflix. Canva.



I have been hearing about Canva, a relatively free photo editing site, for awhile and thought I would give it a whirl.  It's definitely going to take some getting used to especially since I have pretty much stopped using Photoshop (just way too cumbersome for what I want to do) and have been using Picmonkey almost exclusively.  Picmonkey is VERY user friendly but can be a bit slow.  I can't tell you any of the pros and cons yet between Picmonkey and Canva but I will as soon as I get more into using both of them.  HOWEVER, one thing I can tell you that really makes Canva stand out is that they have templates specifically for social media- Pinterest, G+, etc.  That is nice.  No needing to resize to optimize but no importing of my hundreds of fonts like Picmonkey does.  Sad girl.   Here is my first Canva creation.  It's not the best but I did it in just a few minutes.

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