Friday, October 30, 2009

50% Off at Payless ShoeSource

Get 50% off your entire purchase at Payless ShoeSource, courtesy of The Oprah Winfrey Show. You will find the coupon on her website. You can either print a coupon or send a text to receive a code on your mobile phone. The promotion is only good TODAY!


  • Before you go, ask yourself, "Do we need shoes?" If the answer is yes, zip over there.
  • If you have the means this may be a good chance to buy shoes for those in need.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Homemade Face Paint


This recipe is for homemade face paint.


1 Tbsp. cold cream
1 Tbsp. corn starch, a little more or less, maybe, to make a nice paste
1/4 tsp. or more white food color - Wilton makes a great white food color.


Mix all together, then add any paste gel food color you want. Make different colors, put it in a child's empty watercolor pallet. The addition of the white food color makes it possible to use this face paint just like the real face paint. Use a wet brush and use just like the real thing.
This face paint does stain the skin, but use any dish soap with OXY in it and the paint comes off very nicely. OXY means that there is peroxide present in the product. Have fun.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Bargain Wax Paper

From my newsletter:

Use Cereal Liner as Wax Paper

"I seldom use waxed paper. In fact I usually only use it when my husband makes hamburgers on the grill, to layer the raw patties in so they won't stick. Instead of buying waxed paper just for this use, I save the waxy bags that line the cereal boxes. When I empty the box, I open the bag along the seam and roll it over a tube in an old waxed paper box and put in the drawer.
I never pay for it, and we always have it."

By Mom from Missouri

She forgot to mention it's a great way to recycle and get on the "Going Green" bandwagon.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Free TV and Movies


is a free website where you can watch movies, TV shows, missed episodes;
all for free with no membership."

By Diane from Denver, CO

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Fun Savings at Kohl's

Kohl's is one of my favorite places to shop for clearance.

Here's what I picked up the other day:

Here's how I did it:

  • Girl's top (size 24 mo): Regularly priced $14; on clearance for $2.80.

  • Girl's shorts (size 24 mo): Regularly priced $16; on clearance for $3.20.

  • 17" x 24" bath mat: Regularly priced $20: on clearance for $6.

  • Present coupon from the mail for $10 off any purchase.

Total: $2.15 (96% savings!)


  • Keep shower gifts on hand. I get invited to a lot of baby showers, so I like pick up clearance-priced items ahead of time. Also, my Mom taught me to give clothes in bigger sizes (eg 18 mo to 2T), since new moms generally get a lot of stuff in newborn sizes.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Extra 40% off at Ann Taylor

If you love Ann Taylor, now is the time to shop there. Like the ad states, "it doesn't get any better than this." This is the best sale of the year (held bi-annually, I think).


  • Take 40% off the lowest price listed. So if the shirt's price is $30, then you pay $18.

  • Visit the store, too. You may find items in the store that are not online (and vice versa). Find the closest store to you here.