March 27, 2012

Garage Sale Wonders

It is safe to say that our family has turned summer garage sale-ing into an extreme sport! I love finding inexpensive furniture and decorations for my new place; what a rush! And now I can garage sale for all of the supplies I need for crafts found on pinterest.

For this craft I found a neat, good quality picture frame at a garage sale and purchased less than $5 of supplies at a local hardware.

Supplies needed:
  • Picture Frame
  • Mesh Screen the size of the frame
  • 2 Eyelet Screws
  • 24" or so of Wire
  • Staples and Staple Gun or Nails and Hammer

After removing the old picture and glass cover the back of the frame with the mesh and staple in place. Next screw in the eyelet screws about 1/3 of the way down. Thread wire through the eyelets leaving a little bit of slack. Ta-da, thats it!

I hung the frame above my necklaces and am using it for my earrings.
Back of frame with mesh.
Mesh stapled to back of frame.
Eyelet screwed to back of frame.
Eyelet threaded with wire.
Finished project!

March 16, 2012

Money Saver

Other than crafting, which is both fun and a money saver, I recently learned to save money by coupon-ing with the help of a local coupon expert Stormie.

No, I'm not as extreme as the women on tv, but it is fun and rewarding for me. Want to know how you too can be a moderate coupon-er? I clip coupons from the Sunday paper and usually check a few blogs before I head out shopping. The best blog I've found for the Michigan area is Centsable Momma. Centsable Momma even pairs up sales with coupons you should have for all the best stores!

Check out my "haul" today from Rite Aid. I bought 2 Pantene Pro-V Curls to Straight shampoos, 3 Garnier Expert Exfoliator facial gels, and 1 Covergirl eyeliner all for only $10.12. I even earned $10 off of my next purchase!

Please comment if you need more tips, I'd be happy to share my knowledge.
My haul!

March 1, 2012

Wear It!

I used the "Go Try It On" app. Krista reviewed in January to see what people thought about the vest my mom and I made together. Turns out they like it!

Marissa wearing homemade vest.