Saturday, December 31, 2011

TP TRIP! CVS 12/31

Today I decided to finally use some of those Rare $2/1 Charmin Coupons. Here's the breakdown:

Spend $30 get back a $10 CVS Gift Card.

(6) 12 Double Rolls of Charmin Basic $5.49 each used (6) $2/1 coupons = $3.49 each

(1) Pepto Bismol $2.99 (used raincheck from Black Friday) used (1) .50/1 coupon = $2.49 got back 3 ECBs.

Everything was FREE Today! I used 8 ECBs, and $17.39 on a previous gift card. I saved $45.50, got back 3 ECBs, and a $10 CVS Gift Card. Not bad at all!



I just wanted to Wish everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! I hope 2012 brings many new and exciting opportunities for all of you, including myself. Any good New Year's Resolutions you would like to share? 
I have a few: 
1.As always to shed a few pounds... (we will see if that happens) 
2.To save even more money using coupons...
3.Find more ways to help the environment, using Green Products.. 
4.Oh and last but not least, to try to have more patience...

Friday, December 30, 2011

Krema All Natural Peanut Butter Review and {Giveaway!} Ends 1/28 (CLOSED)

As many of you know I LOVE Peanut Butter! And I had the chance to try out KREMA Products Company which is ALL NATURAL Peanut Butter. They were very generous and sent me 4 jars. KREMA Smooth & Creamy, KREMA Crunchy, Crazy Richard's Crunchy Peanut Butter, and Crazy Richard's Creamy Peanut Butter.  My favorite was the KREMA Smooth & Creamy. It was packed full of peanut taste. I have been using all Natural Peanut Butter for the past couple of years, so I was familiar with the way it looks and tastes, this type of peanut butter you have to stir up well before using it. Because the peanut oil floats to the top of the jar, which is perfectly normal. I believe once you try natural peanut butter, you will not want to eat any of the other brands that offer so much more than just peanut butter. Guess what the FIRST and ONLY ingredient in these peanut butters are? If you guessed PEANUTS you are absolutely right.

From Their Website:
 We're Totally Nuts ...
Established in 1898, Krema has been satisfying the discriminating tastes of peanut butter lovers for over 100 years. Our commitment to quality, value and old fashion values helps keep our customers coming back. The Krema Peanut Butter Company is one of the oldest peanut butter companies in the United States today. We still make our peanut butter the time honored way using only top quality peanuts, a special dry roasting process and unique fine grinding for the perfect natural peanut butter!

Many of our customers rely on our peanut butter as a staple of their diets. With no salt, sugar or hydrogenated vegetable oils added, Krema Peanut Butter is the perfect “health food”! In addition, our local hospital recommends all their patients with heart related problems to eat our peanut butter.

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Thursday, December 29, 2011

LAST CHANCE! Natural House Giveaway Ends Tomorrow 12/30

Don't forget to enter, or get those extra entries in for this giveaway! Enter Here to win a Month's Supply of Natural House Products! Hurry this ends tomorrow 12/30 at 11:59PM ET!

Today is My Birthday! 12/29

Well Today has came, and now I am 30! I haven't really looked forward to this day coming at all! I've actually dreaded it. BAD... I just don't know what it is.. But now Im a whole decade older. As I said goodbye to my 20's I have learned and grown a great deal over the past few years. A lot of older people I have talked to have told me their 30's were their best years. So with that said, I guess I say, BRING IT ON!

Anyway, I would like to share with you.... all my fabulous readers what my daughter got me for my birthday! 

 Last night while we were at the store, she was very sneaky and this is what she bought me without me even knowing. She used some of her great bargain skills her Mama has tried to teach her.. Ha Ha. So that is why I got a Merry Christmas bag, because it was on clearance.. Yay!  A birthday card, that is so pretty, a Reese's Cup (That's my favorite chocolate, and she knows this..) and .30 because I'm turning 30 she tells me. LOL. She also told me she would have gotten me a birthday bag, but she couldn't afford it. Now how cute is this? She really made my day, just with this simple gift, because it came straight from her heart! She also used her own Christmas money to buy it for me.

 What a little sweetheart I have. Now if only she would show this side everyday. lol.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Kroger Trip 12/28

I don't have my receipt for this trip, I must have misplaced it, but I do remember I spent $24.61 and saved $55.00 and some odd cents. I believe it was a 69% savings. Not the greatest. But I did get a few items that were pretty expensive, the Italian Sausage were $3.99 along with the Clementines. Anyway not a huge savings tonight, but definitely not the worst trip I've ever did.

Coupon Preview 1/1/12

This week we will get at least 4 inserts, possibly 5! We will be getting 1 P&G, 1 Red Plum 2 Smart Source, and for the lucky ones a General Mills insert.  Remember that some coupons are regional, and may vary depending on your region.

1/1 P&G
Coupons exp 1/31/2012
Align $3/1
Always $2/1 Infinity 14ct or larger
Always $1/1 Pads
Bounce $.50/1 ets
Bounty $.25/1 towels
Bounty $.25/1 Napkins
Cascade $.25/1
Charmin $.25/1
Clairol $1/1
Clear Blue $1/1 Preg test
Clear Blue $3/1 Ovulation test
CoverGirl $1/1
Cover Girl $2.50/2
Crest $.50/1 toothpaste 4oz+ or liquid gel
Crest $.75/1 toothpaste 4oz or larger excludes cavity, baking soda and tarter)
Crest $.75/1 Scope Mouthwash 710ml or larger
Crese $.75/1 Rinse 458ml or more
Crest $7/1 3D White Professional Effects, 2 Hour Express, Advanced Vivid, Stain Shield or Gentle Routine whitestrips
Dawn $.50/1 Hand renewal
Downy $1/1 Unstopables
Downy/Bounce $1.50/2 ets
Downy $.50/1 Liguid
Duracell $.75/1 Coppertop, Ultra Power, Ultra Photo Lithium or specialty batteries
Duracell $1.50/1 rechargeable batteries or charger or 6pk+ hearing aid batteries
Gillette $1/1 bodywash ets
Gillette $1/1 deodorant ets
Gillette $1/1 Shave Prep
Gillette $1/1 Pro Series Fusion skin care product
Gillette $5 off 1 Fusion ProGlide razor
Herbal Essences/Aussie $1/1 ets
Head & Shoulders $2/2 ets
Ivory $.35/1 Bar
Metamucil $1/1
Nyquil $1/1
Nice n Easy $3/1 Color Foam Blend
Olay $1/1 bar, body wash or in-shower body lotion ets
Olay $3/1 Regenerist facial moisturizer or facial cleanser ets
Olay $2/1 Total Effects
Old Spice $1/2 1.7oz+
Old Spice $2/1 Bodywash ets
Oral-B $1/1 floss or floss picks 30ct+
Oral-B $.75/1 Pulsar, 3D White, Pro-Health, Complete
Oral-B $3/1 battery toothbrush
Pampers $1/2 bags or $1/1 box of diapers or pants
Pantene $3/2 ets
Prilosec OTC $2/1
Pringles $.50/1 Snack Stacks or Stix
Pringles $1/4 Super Stack cans 180g+
Puffs $.25/3 puffs packs
Swiffer $5/1 Starter Kit
Swiffer $1/1 Sweeper
Swiffer $.50/1 Refill
Secret/Olay Buy 1 Secret, get $1 off Olay Bar, Bodywash, In-Shower Body Lotion or Hand & Body Lotion ets
Tampax $1/1 18ct or larger
Tampax $2/1 Pearl
Tampax $.50/1 Panty Liners
Tide $.50/1 Washing Machine Cleaner
Tide $2/1 ***ETS
Tide $2/1 Stain Release
Venus $5/1 disposable razor AND refill
Venus B2G1 Disposable Razor up to 14.99
Vicks $1/1

1/1 Red Plum
All $1/1 laundry detergent 28 load+ (2/12/12)
Alli $5/1 90ct+ (1/31/12)
Aquafresh $.75/1 Advanced, Extreme Clean, White & Shine or Sensitive 5.6oz+ (2/29/12)
Aquafresh $1/1 Extreme Clean Pure Breath Action toothpaste or any iso-active toothpaste (2/29/12)
Biotene $1/1 product (2/29/12)
Biotene $2.50/2 products (2/29/12)
Caltrate $2/1 product (2/26/12)
Centrum $3/1 Centrum or Centrum Specialist multivitamin (2/26/12)
Centrum $5/1 ProNutrients (2/26/12)
Dimetapp $1/1 Children’s product (2/12/12)
Disney/Marvel $1/1 vitamin 60ct+ (2/14/12)
Ester-C $2/1 tablet, gummy or powder item (2/14/12)
Flex-a-min $5/1 product (2/14/12)
Hefty $1/1 waste bags (3/31/12)
Knorr $1/1 Homestyle Stock (1/28/12)
L’Oreal $.75/1 Vive Pro shampoo or conditioner (2/26/12)
L’Oreal $1/1 EverCreme, EverSleek, EverPure or EverStrong shampoo or conditioner (2/26/12)
L’Oreal $1/1 EverCreme, EverSleek, EverPure or EverStrong treatment (2/26/12)
L’Oreal $1/1 EverStyle product (2/26/12)
L’Oreal $1/1 Studio Line styling product (2/26/12)
L’Oreal $2/1 haircolor product (2/26/12)
L’Oreal $2/1 Paris powder, concealer, primer or blush (2/26/12)
L’Oreal $2/1 Paris skincare product (2/26/12)
L’Oreal $3/1 Paris face product (2/26/12)
L’Oreal $5/2 haircolor products (2/26/12)
Nature’s Bounty $1/1 vitamin or supplement (2/14/12)
Nature’s Bounty $2/1 hair skin and nails supplement (2/14/12)
Nature’s Bounty $3/1 Co Q-10 supplement (2/14/12)
Nicorette $15/1 NicoDerm CQ 14ct+, Nicorette Gum 100ct+, Nicorette Lozenge 72ct+ or Nicorette mini Lozenge 81ct (2/12/12)
Nivea $1/1 body wash for men 8.4floz-16.9floz (1/15/12)
Nivea $1/1 body wash for women 8.4floz-16.9floz (1/15/12)
Nivea $2/1 Good-Bye Cellulite gel-cream, serum or Q10 Firming lotion 8.4floz-13.5floz (1/29/12)
Nivea $3/2 lip care products .17oz stick or .35oz tube (1/15/12)
Nivea $5/2 body lotions excluding Q10 Firming 8.4floz-16.9floz (1/29/12)
Osteo Bi-Flex $7/1 caplet, softgel or powder (2/14/12)
Pedigree $1/1 food for dogs bag 3.5lb+ (2/11/12)
Pedigree B4G1 free canned food for dogs 13.2oz or 22oz up to $1.25 (2/11/12)
Robitussin $1/1 product (2/25/12)
Sensodyne $1/1 Sensodyne or ProNamel product excludes .8oz (2/29/12)
Sensodyne $2.50/2 products excludes .8oz (2/29/12)
Snuggle $.50/1 fabric softener liquid or dryer sheets (2/12/12)
StarKist $.50/1 tuna pouch product (2/12/12)
Sundown Naturals $1/1 vitamin or supplement (2/14/12)
Sundown Naturals $2/1 120ct+ (2/14/12)
Surf $1/1 laundry detergent (2/28/12)
Surf $2/1 120 loads+ laundry detergent (2/28/12)
1/1 Smartsource#1
Air Wick $1/1 Flip & Fresh (1/29/12)
Air Wick $1/1 Freshmatic Ultra Gadget (1/29/12)
Air Wick $2/1 Freshmatic Ultra starter kit or Freshmatic Compact kit (1/29/12)
Air Wick B2G1 free 3oz candle up to $3.49 (1/29/12)
Air Wick Get a Double Fresh Warmer unit free wyb a Scented Oil twin refill fragance up to $2.50 (1/29/12)
Campbell’s $.50/2 Healthy Request Chunk or Select Harvest soups (2/12/12)
Campbell’s $.50/3 Healthy Request condensed soups (2/12/12)
Easy-Off $.50/1 cooktop or barbecue grill cleaner (2/25/12)
Easy-Off $.50/1 oven cleaner (2/25/12)
Energizer $1/1 batteries, flashlight, USB wall or car charger (2/15/12)
Fiber One $.75/1 cereal (2/11/12)
Finish $1/1 Quantum 10ct or 12ct (1/30/12)
Finish $2.15/1 Quantum 25ct+ Powerball or Gelpacs (1/30/12)
Glass Plus $.35/1 (2/25/12)
Glucerna $2.50/2 products (2/29/12)
Glucerna $3/1 Hunger Smart product (2/29/12)
Gold Bond Ultimate $1/1 body lotion excludes 1oz (3/31/12)
Gold Bond Ultimate $1/1 hand sanitizer excludes 1oz (3/31/12)
Gold Bond Ultimate $2/1 body wash excludes 1.5oz (3/31/12)
Gold Bond Ultimate $2/1 Sheer Ribbons body lotion (3/31/12)
Healthy Choice $.75/2 frozen cafe steamers (2/5/12)
Kleenex $.50/1 50ct+ Cool Touch ets (1/29/12)
Kleenex $.50/3 50ct+ boxes or $.50/1 bundle pack ets (1/29/12)
Lime-A-Way $.75/1 cleaner (2/25/12)
Lysol $1/1 disinfectant spray 12oz+ (1/31/12)
Lysol $1/1 Neutra Air fabric mist or Neutra Air aerosol can (1/31/12)
Lysol $1/2 bathroom, all purpose or kitchen cleaners (1/31/12)
Lysol $1/2 disinfecting wipes (1/31/12)
Lysol $1/2 toilet bowl cleaners or No Mess Automatic toilet bowl cleaners (1/31/12)
Lysol $3/1 No-Touch hand soap system starter kit (1/31/12)
Mop & Glo $.50/ product (2/25/12)
Mucinex $1/1 adult or children’s product (1/31/12)
Nature Made $1/1 B vitamin (2/1/12)
Nature Made $1/1 mineral (2/1/12)
Nature Made $1/1 Prenatal or multi vitamin (2/1/12)
Nature Made $1/1 product (2/1/12)
Nature Made $1/1 vitamin D (2/1/12)
Nature Made $2/1 fish oil (2/1/12)
Nature Made $2/1 Triple Probiotic (2/1/12)
Nature Made $3/2 products (2/1/12)
Nature Made $5/1 CoQ10 (2/1/12)
Nature Made $5/1 TripleFlex (2/1/12)
Old English $1/1 product (2/25/12)
Pepsi $2/2 multi-pack plastic bottles or 7.5oz 8pk mini cans of Pepsi, Mountain Dew and Sierra Mist (1/21/12)
Playtex $1/1 Gentle Glide or Sport tampon (2/28/12)
Playtex $1/1 On The Go wipes or Sport Body wipes (2/28/12)
Playtex $2.50/2 36ct+ Gentle Glide or Sport tampons (2/28/12)
Ricola $.75/1 Dual Action (3/30/12)
Ricola $1/2 bags (3/30/12)
Sargento $.50/1 Natural Cheese snack (2/12/12)
Sargento $.75/2 Natural Cheese snacks (2/26/12)
Selsun Blue $1/1 product ets (3/31/12)
Tostitos $.55/1 dip 14.75oz+ wyb 1 tortilla chips bag 9oz+ (1/21/12)
V8 $.75/1 100% vegetable juice 5.5oz or 11.5oz can 6pk (2/12/12)
V8 $.75/2 100% vegetable juice 46oz+ (2/12/12)
Wholly Guacamole $1/1 product (1/29/12)

1/1 Smart Source #2
Aleve $1/1 product 20ct+ excludes D (3/31/12)
Aleve-D $2/1 product (3/31/12)
Alka-Seltzer $2/1 regular or Plus product 10ct+ (3/31/12)
Atkins $1/1 bar 5-pack dnd (3/31/12)
Atkins $1/1 shake 4-pack dnd (3/31/12)
Bayer $1.50/1 Advanced Aspirin 20ct+ (3/31/12)
Bayer $1/1 Aspirin 32ct+ (3/31/12)
Campho-Phenique $1/1 product (3/31/12)
Carnation $1/1 Breakfast Essentials product (2/19/12)
Citracal $2/1 product (3/31/12)
Colgate $.75/1 adult or kids manual toothbrush excludes Plus and Extra Clean (1/21/12)
Colgate $.75/1 toothpaste 4oz+ (1/21/12)
Flintstones $2/1 multivitamin product (2/28/12)
Icy Hot/Aspercreme/Capzasin/Sportscreme/Flexall $1/1 (3/31/12)
Johnsonville $1/1 chicken sausage (4/1/12)
Lean Cuisine $1/5 varieties (3/31/12)
Mentos $.55/1 bottle 15pc+ dnd (3/1/12)
Neo-Synephrine $1/1 product (3/31/12)
One A Day $2/1 12ct+ (3/31/12)
Palmolive $.50/1 Ultra dish liquid 25oz+ (1/21/12)
Phillips’ $2/1 product (3/31/12)
Purina $1/1 ALPO Come & Get it! (2/13/12)
Rubbermaid $1.50/1 Glass with Easy Find Lids container (2/12/12)
Rubbermaid $1/1 Easy Find Lids, Lock-its, Produce Saver or Premier container (2/12/12)
Similasan $2/1 Kids Cough Relief, Kids Cold & Mucus Relief, Irritated Eye Relief or Dry Eye Relief (3/31/12)
Softsoap $.40/1 liquid hand soap 8oz+ (1/21/12)
Softsoap $.50/1 liquid hand soap refill 28oz+ (1/21/12)
UP2U $1/1 multipack dnd (3/1/12)
UP2U $1/1 pack dnd (3/1/12)

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

I just wanted to wish all of my fabulous readers a very Merry Christmas!  
Happy Holidays to your family from mine!

Friday, December 23, 2011


Enter to win a Hello Kitty Watch
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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Cook'n Recipe Organizer Software {Giveaway!} Ends 1/6 (CLOSED)

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011


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Kroger Trip 12/21

I did a quick Kroger Trip today.
Here's the breakdown:

(1) Bunny Bread $1.39 used (1) .25/1 coupon which tripled to .75 off = .64

(2) Annie's Homegrown Shells & White Cheddar $1.19 each used (2) .50/1 coupons which tripled to $1.19 off =FREE

So I spent a total of .64 and saved $4.03 a savings of 84%  :)

Scandle Candle {Review}

What's more soothing and relaxing than a nice massage? Well NOTHING is! That is why I am so glad I got to try out Scandle Candle. This is a candle that is combined with a nice smelling candle scent with added essential massage oil. I was sent a sample of Scandle Candle, and I must say I loved using this candle. It was unlike any candle I've ever seen. As I lit the candle it made a very calming delightful scent. As the candle was burning it made the room so relaxing. I let it burn for about 30 minutes, blew out the candle, and then it was time for the second part. The massage! At first I will admit I was a little scared that the candle oil would burn me. But it did not. It is only a couple degrees warmer than our body temperatures. So that makes it the perfect warmth for the massage. This was really a special treat I got that night. My boyfriend massaged my back with this warm candle oil and it was so nice.
Scandle Candle comes in a great variety of Aromatherapy scents to choose from. Some of my favorites are Sex on the Beach, Love Spell, and Warm Vanilla Sugar.

From Their Website:
The patent pending Scandle Shimmering Lotion Candle is a candle that burns at 2 degrees above body temperature to produce a shimmering, fragrant lotion to give your skin a healthy, sexy & flawless glow!
Made from 100% natural ingredients, Scandle’s Shimmering Body Candle is the first candle to:
  • Give Skin a Natural Shimmer
  • Hide Wrinkles & Imperfections by Deflecting Light
  • Hydrate Skin
  • While Adding Aroma & Ambiance to Any Setting
Here is what I think. I think anyone would love to have one of these amazing candles to treat either themselves, or someone special to them.
Connect with Scandle Candle:

Buy It:
You can Purchase Scandle Candle from their online store. Remember they sell many different items, so check it out.

Disclaimer: I was sent a sample of the above mentioned product upon my request free of charge, for review purposes only. All opinions are 100% mine. I was not monetary compensated for this review.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

CVS Trip 12/19

Today I originally only ran into CVS so I could get my Free lotion that I previously posted about, found Here.
But I ended up with a couple other items. Here is the breakdown:

(1) Essence of Beauty Lotion $1.99 used (1) $1.99 coupon =FREE

(1) Taster's Choice Coffee $1.00 used (1) $1.00 off coupon = FREE

(1) Monster High Doll $14.99

I used 14 ECBs
My OOP was $1.12 and I saved $16.99
P.S. I have no idea what or who this doll is, I just know my daughter likes pink so I picked it up for her for Christmas.

Facebook Offer: FREE Essence of Beauty Purse Sized Hand Cream at CVS

Head on over to the CVS Minute Clinic Facebook Page, like them if you haven't already, and you can print out a coupon for a FREE, up to $1.99 Purse sized Essence of Beauty Hand Cream. They email the coupon to your email address (mine was within a few minutes) if you don't see the email, make sure you check your spam folder.
*Registration for this offer will be open until 11:59 p.m. ET on 12/26/11. Limited-time offer ends 12/30/11 or while supplies last. One offer per household. Valid in-store only. Offer not available in NY.

FREE SAMPLE: David Yurman Fragrance

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Kroger Truly Awesome Homestyle Chocolate Chip Cookies {Review}

 Exclusively available at Kroger, Fred Meyer and Ralphs stores (the Kroger Family of Stores), a wholesome, irresistible chocolate chip cookie your entire family will love. 
My kids love cookies, any flavor, they are fine with them. Me, I'm not such a huge chocolate chip fan. So when I had the opportunity to try out The Truly Awesome Homestyle Chocolate Chip Cookie, because I am a BzzAgent member. I knew I couldn't turn it down because my kids would be so disappointed if they found out. 
The first box we opened, wasn't what we had expected, almost all of the cookies were broken and in pieces. So we decided to open the other box. The cookies were all in tact. There are 8 cookies in each box. To me, I think the price is a little on the expensive side, verses other brands. Now let's talk about how the actual cookies tastes. My kids didn't complain at all...

 The cookies are the right size for little, or big hands to enjoy. I thought they were kind of hard, but when I make homemade cookies I bake them with the least amount of time so they come out soft and chewy. These cookies really didn't remind me of something I've made. They were also a little bit crumbly. But, the taste was pretty good. They did infact taste like chocolate chip cookies are suppose to.

As you can see my kids enjoyed them, and before I knew it, the whole package was gone. So yup no complaints from them. Here is the good thing about the cookies, they are made with real butter, no artificial flavors, no added preservatives, and chocolate chips are the number one ingredient, so that is good to know!
Buy it!
You can purchase these cookies with the suggested retail price of $2.79. Right now they are on sale at my local Kroger for 2/$5.
Disclaimer: I was provided samples of these cookies along with coupons to pass out to friends and family because I am a BzzAgent Member. All opinions are 100% mine. I was not paid for this post. 

Monday, December 19, 2011

Eco Art Productions Review and {Giveaway!} ARV $69 Ends 1/18 (CLOSED)

I had the opportunity to try out a great company, Eco Art Productions which makes really cute, Eco friendly Cross Body Eco Bags, Totes, Weekenders Eco Bags, and Cosmetic Travel/Clutches. I was able to pick out my very own tote and also which design I wanted. So I went with the Medium Size Tote with the Kissing Frog design. The artist who designed this tote is Jasika Nicole.
See how cute this tote is? My daughter makes the picture complete while shes modeling the tote for us to see. I have been using this tote for normal day to day activities such as going to the store. It is holding up very well, and the quality of it is great!

Look at the inside of the tote. It has a couple of inside pockets and even has a small place to store your cell phone in. Thats great because I hate digging through everything when my phone is ringing only to find it after I had missed the call. I love that feature that Jasika added that for our phones. Oh, I also LOVE the purple lining too. Since purple is my favorite color.
Madison Medium Tote Bag by Artist Jasika Nicole

  • Original Art screened onto certified organic cotton.
  • Environmentally friendly water based dyes.
  • Screened front and back art panels.
  • 9.5" high x 11" wide x 6" deep.
  • Three interior screened art pockets.
  • Two handles with 9" drop to top of handbag.
  • Magnetic snap closure.
  • Artist's signature screened from original art onto bag.
  • Interior signature lavender organic cotton twill lining.
  • Key fob and two pen holders.
  • Interior wall slip pocket and cell pocket.
  • Interior wall zipper pocket.
  • Recyclable paper hangtag with bio of the artist.
  • Protective feet on bottom panel of tote.
  • Lightweight.
  • Spot clean with cool water and damp cloth.
  • Eco Art is a member of Green America and has earned their Green Seal of Approval.
  • Eco Art Productions won the New York Enterprise Report 2011 Small Business Award for Best Green Practices.
  • Eco Art Handbags is a socially responsible company. We donate 1% of our sales to Arts To Grow,, “a nonprofit organization that collaborates with NYC metro area schools and community organizations to provide broad based art programs to underserved urban youth”.
  • From Their Website:
    is a celebration of the Arts in Life.

    Eco Art Handbags are a statement about our environment. Our mission is to develop original American art work into quality, multi-detailed eco friendly bags including cross body bags, totes, cosmetic cases and clutches.

    The art represents our diversity as a country by showcasing artists from all walks of life, different regions of the country and different ethnic backgrounds. This is the very essence of what makes America great. We recognize and credit the Artist's talent with a bio of the Artist on our hangtag, a longer bio on our website and the Artist's signature screened from the original art onto our handbag.

    We honor the planet we live on by taking small steps that add up to bigger steps over time. Our hangtags are made with recycled paper. All our eco friendly bags are screened onto certified organic cotton using water based dyes. We use as many as 28 screens to achieve the perfect color saturation. We are not yet completely green, but we are working towards that. We are making a conscious effort.

    Our art is beautiful. We want people to smile. We want to make people feel good. We want art that touches people on some emotional level. Our art and eco friendly bags are about light, life, color, family, and the environment.

    I was lucky to have grown up in a family retail business in New York City, which carried handmade ceramics, glass, wood, sculpture, jewelry and handbags from all over the world, including items made by my father, a craftsman and also an oil painter. It began my lifetime passion for the arts and gave me an eye for collecting beautiful objects. My brother and I spent our childhood shopping with my parents in the market while they scrutinized every item until they picked out the best for our store, thereby honing my own skills over the years. We also displayed handbags and leather goods in the Greenwich Village Art Show in the 1950's and 1960's.

    I went on to work in the fashion industry at major retailers such as Joseph Magnin, Abraham & Strauss, Bonwit Teller, Lord & Taylor, and Saks Fifth Avenue, as well as Donna Karan, before I started my own Fashion Executive Search Company. But my passion for the product never stopped.

    We are a socially responsible company. In addition to donating a percentage of our handbag sales to the planet, we have set a long term goal of supporting a national drive for publicly funded arts education and training for all children.

    We are sharing the Artist's craft and expanding their influence.

    We are beautifying America, and hopefully your day.

    Rebecca Singer 

    So, Eco Art Productions is totally a great company to get acquainted with. As you've already read, they want to help take care of our planet, and also offer fabulous looking totes to carry around with us. They could actually be used to hang on the wall because they are so beautiful. I truly think any of the products sold from this company would make a perfect gift for anyone.

    Connect with Eco Art Productions:

    Buy It!
    You can purchase the Medium Totes for $69.00 each.

    Or you can,

    Win It!
    The Owner, Rebecca would like to give away a Medium Tote in the winner's choice of print/design to one lucky winner! Thanks so much Rebecca!
     All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter Form below with the MANDATORY Entries filled out. If you choose to do the extra entries, that's great too! Remember if you Click, I DID THIS! Please make sure you really did, because I verify all entries.

    Good Luck!

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    Saturday, December 17, 2011

    CVS Trip 12/17

    Today's shopping trip consisted of using a couple of the rain checks from the Black Friday ad.
    Here's the breakdown:

    ((5) Taster's Choice Coffee $1.00 used (5) $1/1 coupons =FREE

    (1) Vick's Nature Fusion double pack $9.99 used (1) $4/1 coupon = $5.99

    (6) Candy Bars $1.19 each,  get one free when you buy 2  used (2) B2G1 coupons =.40 each

    (2) Soft Lips $2.00 each (used Rain check) used $1/2 coupon = $1.50 each got back $2 ECBs

    (1) Rice Chex Cereal $2.87 (used Rain check) used $1/1 coupon = $1.87 got back 2 ECBs

    Used  $4/$20 purchase coupon and 9ECBs

    Total OOP $5.16 and got back 4ECBs and saved $33.66

    Friday, December 16, 2011

    Kroger Trip 12/16

    Todays Kroger trip I spent a little bit more than I wanted to, but that's okay. Here is the breakdown:

    (6) Simply Orange Juices $1.25 each used (6) .50/1 coupons which tripled to $1.25= FREE

    (2) XX Large Beef & Bean Burritos $1.49 each used (2) .50/1 coupons which tripled to $1.49 =FREE

    (1) Odwalla Juice on clearance for $1.39 used (1) .55/1 coupon = .84

    (1) Bounty Paper Towel $1.69 used (1) $1/1 coupon = .69

    (1) God's Greek Yogurt $3.49 used (1) .50/1 coupon which tripled to $1.50 = $1.99

    (1) Dole Salad on clearance for .79

    Total out of pocket was $4.43 and I saved $14.71 (Not including clearanced items) considering how expensive the yogurt is, I think I did pretty good.

    My year to date savings at Kroger this year is $2,435.83 that is not including all the clearanced items I have gotten.

    Dollar General Trip 12/16

    I was told from a friend of mine that you can get these at Dollar General for $2.00 each. So I wanted to go check it out for myself. Yup you sure can. These look awesome. They are Pantry Pack Coffee Creamers, so you do not have to refrigerate them until you open them. How cool.
    Anyway here is the breakdown:
    (5) Coffee Mate Pantry Pack Creamers $2.00 each. I used (5) $1/1 coupons = $1.00 each
    I spent $5.00 and saved $5.00 today.

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    Thursday, December 15, 2011

    SodaStream A Smarter Way To Enjoy Soda {Review}

     I have a family that loves Pop. (Yup we call it pop around here.) SodaStream makes it very easy for my family and kids to make our own pop at home. Very cool idea if you ask me! I do not drink a lot of pop, but I was thrilled to know that they offer more than just soda flavors. I was interested in the Green Tea and  Sparkling Water flavors. This company is awesome! They sent me the SodaStream and a HUGE starter kit to try out.

    Do you see all of that great stuff in the above picture? Yup they sent all of that to me to review! This is a very generous company! We have not tried it all. But we will! Anyway, since I am not always the best person at putting something together, my Brother was over visiting, and he was excited to try this amazing machine out too. So I asked him to get it all ready for me. He set it up. Jeez it was super easy, I can't believe I was afraid to do it myself.

    Well the kids, my brother, and I all decided we wanted to try out the Orange Soda first. So we did. Well at first I do not think my brother pushed the carbonation button enough because when I tried it, it tasted flat. But that was a very quick fix. We put it back on the SodaStream and added more carbonation. And guess what? It tasted great! 
    Check that out! Looks just like some Orange Crush huh? It tasted like it to me! Yum! Well after we experimented with the Orange flavor, my Brother wanted to try out the Energy flavor. So I let him mix up a liter of that. He said it tastes like Red Bull, but only better. I can not compare, Ive never tasted Red Bull. I did take a tiny sip of the Energy Flavor, and I did not like it. So Im sure that what my Brother said is true. I know he liked it because he drank the entire bottle of it that he made.
    Yup that bottle was gone in no time.. I never did ask him if he was able to sleep that night. LOL. Since the pictures have been taken we have tried other great flavors including Root Beer, Cola, and the Green Tea Pomegranate Peach. I must say I LOVE the Green Tea Pomegranate Peach.

    From Their Website:
    How Does SodaStream Help the Environment?

    SodaStream is an "Active Green" product, meaning that consumers  are actively reducing their CO2 footprint every time they make soda  or sparkling water at home instead of buying it from the store. The more the system is used on a daily basis, the more CO2 footprint the user actively saves. (This differs from "Passive Green" products, which use green-friendly production processes, but their products are not inherently helping the consumers save on their daily footprint.)

    Because SodaStream uses water straight from the tap, the system makes traditional store-bought beverage bottles obsolete. That means less plastic manufactured, less plastic waste is created, and fewer bottled beverages must be transported from manufacturers to distributors to stores to homes.

    Globally, 206 billion liters of bottled water were consumed in 2008 (Zenith International Global Bottled Water Report, 2008). The energy required to make water bottles in the US only, is equivalent to 17 million barrels of oil (Container Recycling Institute, 2002).

    According to the US Recycling Institute, more than 80% of bottles in the US do not get recycled and end up in landfills. Also, an estimated 4.7 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions were produced in the process of replacing the 134 billion bottles and cans not recycled in 2005.

    Using your own home carbonation system means:

    • Less packaging waste from cans and bottles.
    • Less pollution caused by transport of bottled beverages.

    One SodaStream carbonator makes 60 or 110 liters, equivalent to 170 or 310 aluminum cans! When empty, the carbonator is refilled and reused, ready to make more fizzy and tasty soda whenever you want it.

    As most of you know, or even if you didn't know. I try to live my life the "Green" way. So I love this product. It truly is awesome, and so much fun to make Sodas or "Pop" with the kids. There are so many different flavors to choose from, so everyone can have something the love. The quality is excellent. I have nothing negative to say about the SodaStream. Its a very easy and convenient way to have several flavors of soda around the house, but with a lot less packaging. Yay! I would recommend this machine to anyone who loves drinking beverages other than boring water!

    Connect with SodaStream:

    Buy It!
    You can Purchase the SodaStream at many different retailers, or at their Online Store.

    Disclaimer:  I was provided the SodaStream and other products mentioned above free of charge upon my request to do this review. All opinions are 100% mine. I was not monetary compensated for this review.

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    Sunday, December 11, 2011

    Hurry Last Chance: 2 giveaways ending on 12/12

    I have 2 giveaways ending on 12/12 at 11:59PM ET. Don't forget to get your extra entries in, or come enter them.

    Planet Earth Essential Oils giveaway, enter Here.

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    Saturday, December 10, 2011

    LAST CHANCE! EcoStrip Giveaway Ends Tonight!

    Don't forget to get your entries in for the EcoStrip Giveaway! Hurry go Here. It ends tonight at 11:59PM ET.

    Grandma Dee's Seasoned Nuts & Snacks {Review}

    So as I've stated before I love Granola. And when I had the opportunity to try Grandma Dee's Seasoned Nuts & Snacks I was thrilled! There is nothing better than having a great tasting granola for a snack late in the day. These very nice people sent me a couple of samples of their granola. I was sent Grandma Dee's Nutty Granola, and Organic Peanut Butter and Banana Granola.

    Don't these just look amazing? Let me tell you... BOTH flavors I tried were really really good. I can't decide which one is better.  They both have distinct flavors. They made very nice snacks that my whole family enjoyed.

    Grandma Dee's Nutty Granola

    Lightly sweetened, toasted Oats, Raisins and Cranberries combined with sea salted whole Almonds, Pecan halves, cracked Hazelnuts, Pumpkin and Sunflower Seeds.

    Peanut Butter and Banana Granola

    Organic Peanut Butter, Roasted, Salted Peanuts &
    lots of Sweet dried fruit. Our granola recipe was inspired by everyone's lunchtime favorite...
    the Peanut-Butter and Jelly Sandwich!
     We also heard "The King" (yes, Elvis!)
    was a fan of fried Peanut-Butter and Banana Sandwiches and that sounded pretty good to us so we bake our old fashioned rolled oats with yummy bits of banana chips.

    From their website:
     Using the best quality nuts and hand mixed spice blends we craft seasoned nuts and snacks that are healthy, unique and simply addictive!
    Grandma Dee’s gourmet nuts are hand-made in small batch recipes relying on the freshest whole nuts (no bits and pieces!) which we lovingly roast and season with premium spices. Our nuts are naturally free of artificial colors and sweeteners, preservatives, gluten, trans fat and cholesterol.
    Whether ordering the chocolate covered cashews, sweetly spiced pecans and walnuts, seasoned nuts, granola or raw nuts and seeds, you will always recieve a fresh and delicious batch.  Try our Gourmet Gifts too!
    Each order is hand packed and promptly shipped to our happy customers. Enjoy!

    If you are looking for the perfect gift for those people who aren't easy to shop for, or even the easy people.. I suggest checking out Grandma Dee's. I assure you, there is something for everyone.

    Connect with Grandma Dee's:
    Grandma Dee's Blog

    Buy It!
    You can purchase the 2 flavors of granola I tried for $8.95-$8.99 for a 16 oz. bag.

    Disclaimer: I was sent the above products free of charge for review purposes only. All opinions are 100% mine. I was not compensated for this review.

    Wednesday, December 7, 2011

    Kroger Trip 12/7

    Well today at Kroger it was truly a great trip for me! Now I don't know exactly what I saved. I forgot to take my receipt. :( and I wasn't really paying attention. Im Sorry. But I did only spend $1.66!!!

    (11) Knorr Sides $1.00 each used (11) .45/1 coupons which tripled to $1.35 off = .35 overage for each pouch!

    (2) Nesquik Chocolate Powder Pouches $1.09 each used (2) .60/1 coupons = .49 each

    (3) Glade Candles (Not sure of the price they were 50% off though) used $1/2 coupon

    I really wish I would have remembered to take my receipt, but Im sure I saved atleast 98% today.