Thursday, August 25, 2016

Peek into my Closet- August

I found a new store that I am obsessed with! I love going to the outlet's and I discovered The Loft.  It has clothes for professionals of all ages and it is not over a teacher's budget.  Actually, they give teacher discounts!  

Dress: The Loft
Shoes: Payless
Necklace: Charming Charlie's 

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

How to Save Money Shopping

I love a good bargain, who doesn't?!  I wanted to share some of the ways that I am able to get good deals and never pay full price for items.

- Rewards programs- sign up for your favorite store's Apps or rewards cards.  Most of the time, the Apps have coupons you can use.  I also check for promo codes online while waiting in any checkout.

- Sign up for a credit card (only if you shop there frequently and don't have too many cards already).  I have two to my most frequented stores because of the amazing coupons they send.

- Head straight to the clearance section.  I always find good deals in the Target and Old Navy clearance sections.  Sometimes I don't even let myself look anywhere else but clearance!  Once you get used to paying 50-70% off it is really hard to ever pay full price again!

- Shop for the opposite season.  Because I am a clearance shopper, when all of the winter clothes become discounted in the spring, I buy for next winter.  Again in the fall when all of the summer clothes are marked down, I buy for next summer.  You do have to have patience, but it pays off in the end!

How do you save money shopping?

Monday, August 1, 2016

Our Wedding!

 Today is our first anniversary!  I cannot believe it has been a year already... it still feels like yesterday!  The entire day was perfect and I would not have changed a thing!  Enjoy checking out our decor for any brides looking for inspiration!
I found something similar to this on Etsy and decided to make it myself to save some money.  I used Word and was able to recreate almost the exact thing.  I bought the frame from the dollar store and it added a nice personal touch to the front table.

You can never go wrong with painted wine bottles!  I did three coats and they turned out great!

I got wooden letters from Michael's and painted them.

This was the sign for our guest book.  I found this image on Google and reused the frame from my shower.

The front entrance table turned out great!

Our beautiful cake!  Each layer was a different flavor... I cannot wait to eat our anniversary layer!