Dollar Tree haul

I went shopping again on my lunch at Dollar Tree and this is what I found!

e.l.f., Wet N' Wild, and Rimmel make up!!!!!
e.l.f., Wet N’ Wild, and Rimmel London make up!!!!!

Let me start off by saying Dollar Tree carried the e.l.f. Matte Lip Colors about a month ago, but they didn’t have Rich Red and I was so excited they had it.  I was about to get 2 of them. Hha.  Anyway, I picked up more eyeshadow palettes from Wet N’ Wild and Rimmel London.  I haven’t tried these out, but people are raving about them.  Retail of $7


TOMS Sample Sale Photo Blog and haul

Boxes and boxes!
Boxes and boxes!


and more TOMS!!
and more TOMS!!
TOMS!!!! One for one.
TOMS!!!! One for one.
My loot!!  4 pairs of shoes and a pair of sunglasses.   Oh yeah!
My loot!! 4 pairs of shoes and a pair of sunglasses.
Oh yeah!


This time around there weren’t many crazy patterns or colors in my size.  There were mostly plan classic colors.  In case you are wondering the classic TOMS were $20 when they retail $48 and up and the sunglasses were $29 and retail from $100+.

I can’t wait for the next TOMS sample sale and we’ll see what good I’ll come up with!





Extreme Savings (aka extreme couponing) CVS haul

Okay, I like to save money so I clip coupons and check out sales and the best way is to buy something on sale when you have a coupon.  If there are in-store savings that’s even better!

I usually do this, but this is the first time I’m blogging about it.  I don’t like the term “Extreme Couponing” so I’ll use “Extreme Savings”. Hahha

Here it goes…

Stopped by CVS during my lunch today and got a few things.


Halloween candy on sale $1.88  MFC Buy 3 $1.50 off

Toothpaste BOGO $1.67 MFC $.50 off/1

Lip balm on sale 2/$5 MFC Buy 2 $3 off

Dish soap on sale $.94 MFC $.25

SAVINGS OF $17.38 with MFC and in-store savings!

PAID $8.xx

When I moved out last year I wasn’t really sure if it was something permanent or a temporary change.   All I knew was that I was tired of living at home and dealing with the nonsense.  I found an apartment and signed the lease, but I didn’t move in until a month later.  I told my parents during lunch after church on a Sunday and it was one of the hardest things I’ve ever said to them.  That their only child was moving out.  It doesn’t seem like a big deal, but growing up in a sheltered environment I wanted to explore the world and be free.

I wasn’t exactly sure, but I think deep down inside it felt right at the moment to move out.  My mom gave me a lot of the things I needed a couch, kitchen essentials (pots and pans), laundry detergent, iron, etc.  I never really bought anything big except for a new TV and the stand for it.

After about two months I felt a little homesick because I knew this wasn’t “home”.  This wasn’t the place where I grew up with a lake near by where I’d take my dogs to the dog park or where traffic was always such a drag.  It also made me realize how much I really love my parents and vice versa.

Flash forward to present time..I’m moving back home.  Why?  I honestly hate paying rent. Welcome to adulthood, right? I don’t mind bills so much, but rent!  Jeez take all of my paycheck why don’t you?!  Haha.  Also because my parents are getting older and hopefully I’ll get married soon so I plan on saving for that and paying all of my school loans.  There are so many things I want to do and living on my own I feel stuck.  Yes, I have an okay paying job, but I don’t get paid enough to live comfortably.

Now it’s my last week at my first apartment.  In a way it feels like I have to take a couple of steps back in order to move forward.  It really is hard packing all of my things and move back home.  I’m nervous/scared for what is to come of the home life again.