Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Coupon deal 11/22/2011

I had 8 doublers left this week. So I paid $1.92 for 16 cans of fruit.
Retail $17.92
Coupons -$8.00
Doublers -$8.00
Pay $1.92 
Which comes to only 11% of retail!

1927 Dime

This dime is a mercury dime from 1927. It looks like it has been well used, or it has been in someone's pocket for a long time.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Wood tags

Here are the wood tags that I made and Carey painted and put vinyl lettering on.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Couponing 11/14/11

Double couponing success, thanks Albertsons for the doublers. 

Here is what I got on today's coupon trip. 

40 cans of Progresso soup 
Regularly $2.79
On sale 10 for $10
Used $1 off 4 - doubled
Paid $0.50 each

5 bottles of Welch's juice
Regularly $3.99
On sale for $2.79
Used $1 off 1 - doubled
Paid $0.79 each

1 bottle of Old Orchard juice
Regularly $2.99
On sale for $1.50
Used 1 FREE coupon
Paid $0.00

Regular price total $134.54
Paid $23.95
Saved $110.59 or 82%

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Tie Rack / Storage System

I ran out of room for my ties along time ago. I have two of these tie racks with each hook doubled up and two hangers holding the overflow. This isn't the best way to store ties, and it makes it difficult to pick out a tie for the day.

This week I decided to build a new tie storage system. 

Here is my new tie system, on the wall, with my ties on the shelves (thanks for the help Carey). Although the picture only shows the top half. The rack is 2 sections, 18 inches wide and 6 feet tall and holds only 152 ties. I already have 129 ties on the rack. 23 more ties and I'll have to build another section.  

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Spice Rack - Day 2

Here are pictures from my spice rack project. 

Here is the before. 
We bought this spice rack when we were living in an apartment in Colorado. As you can see it is small and full. 

 This is the cupboard that the overflow of spices goes into. Also full and difficult to find what is needed. 

Here is the after.
 The NEW spice rack that I built, installed on the pantry door. 

 And here is the cupboard that once held a lot of the spices. Now all the items are visible and can be accessed easily.