Thursday, October 28, 2010

Free Cereal Deal at Kroger...

I sure haven't been very impressed with the coupon deals around lately.  Not sure what's going on. (Maybe they're onto me, LOL.)  But this week, Kroger has a great deal on cereal that I thought I'd share.

As the deal goes, you buy four boxes of select General Mills cereal, and get $6 back at checkout.  (This means it comes off your order, not that you get a credit to use on a future purchase.)

When you combine this deal with some e-coupons and printable coupons, it makes some cereal just about free!

The coupons are here, here, here, here, here, and here.

You can also use your Shortcuts & Cellfire coupons as well to make this deal even sweeter.

I got:

2 boxes Honeynut Cheerios
2 boxes Cinnamon Toast Crunch (YUM!)

Total before coupons:  $9.76
Minus $6 at checkout: $3.76
Minus $2.60 total in printable coupons: $1.16
Minus $1.10 in e-coupons: $. 06

So the total for four boxes was 6 cents!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Fall is in the house.

I thought I'd share some Fall projects around the house.  I just finished up redecorating my formal dining room and powder room, so the downstairs redecorating is pretty much complete.  Like I said before, it's looked the same around here since we moved in 7 years ago, so the change is refreshing! So come on in!

Here is the powder room before:

I loved my little fleur-de-lis stamps I did all over the striped walls. Gosh, this took a while! But I was over it!

And after (all decorated for Halloween):

 I used leftover fabric from my old dining room curtains to put in these frames.  These are some old Halloween costume pics I printed out in sepia.  These are Goodwill frames sprayed black. I attached the small frames to the large frames using sticky-back velcro. This way the photos can be changed out.

The walls are Portabello from Sherwin Williams, leftover from the accent wall in the family room.

I picked up this cute little etagere shelf at an antique shop.  It wasn't for sale, just to display some stuff.  And, it was an ugly army green color.  I convinced them to sell it to me, and didn't wait 5 minutes after getting home with it to spray it down with black paint.  Now I have a place to put my holiday decorations!

You like?  I am glad the green's gone!

Here are some pics of my old dining room:

You'll have to excuse me.  I was going through a toile phase.
I hated that brass chandelier since we moved in, but wiring intimidates me, so it stayed way past it's welcome.

And now, after some Rainwashed paint from Sherwin Williams:

I have loved this Pottery Barn Celeste chandelier for several years now.  I found one that looked almost identical from Overstock for much less!  {Love}

I love these silk panels, well "faux" silk panels.  Pottery Barn has the same ones listed for $100 a panel.  I got them at Walmart for $19 a panel! 

My hubby has had this wine opener for a while now.  I saw it in P.B. for $199 the other day.  I didn't like ours because the bottom was brass, and the top was silver. So, a little black spray paint over the brass did the trick.  Unfortunately, he thinks brass is just bee-u-ti-ful.  Fortunately, he is not very observant and hasn't noticed yet!
And here are a few more touches of Fall/Halloween throughout the house.

Some framed art cut out with the Cricut.

Candycorn art!

It's hard to photograph a mirror, but I cut a little haunted house, bats, spiders, and a web out of black vinyl and added it to the mirror.

I found this candle base and glass hurricane below at Goodwill.  I just glued them together and filled it up with some fall stuff.

Some pics of our apple-pickin' adventure...

How about this cute little Dollar Tree menu sign.  Check out the creepy items being offered!

I almost forgot to include my front porch topiaries.  I made them last year.  I wish I could get a good pic of them all lit up.

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Knock-Off Target Chalk Label Basket

So while browsing Target one day, I saw this:

Cute, huh? But not really worth the $39 price tag.  Plus, it's not really that big.  I had been looking for something big to put all the throw blankets in that are always all over the floor of our family room.  Then I remembered I had a big basket in my craft room.  Originally it had been downstairs in a corner.  It's job had been housing stray toys when the kids were little.  Lately, I've been using it to throw scraps in so my room didn't look like a paper/fabric explosion all the time.  It was the perfect size!  So, I took a little of my chalkboard vinyl, some cardboard, a strand of twine, and in about 5 minutes had this:

And, it was free! Yippee!