Showing posts from July, 2017

D.I.Y Cleaning on a Budget!!

It's Wednesday!  Which means the week is almost over.  If you're like most people, you'll probably spend some of your weekend cleaning.  I figured I'd share some of my budget friendly cleaning products. 
I'm crazy about a clean house, but it was getting to the point where I was spending too much on cleaning products. So a few years ago I started making my own products that are easy on the pocket, and won't leave your house smelling like bleach. 

We have white carpet in our bedroom, so we use a lot of carpet cleaner. Here's the recipe for my favorite carpet powder. 

2 cups borax  2 cups baking soda Peel from 1/2 lemon 20+ mint leaves

Combine all ingredients in a container and let it sit for 2-3 hours before using - it's that simple. If you don't have mint you can use essential oils, nutmeg, cinnamon, or any herb. I normally use something from my herb garden, and the smell of mint on our carpet is amazing!
I sprinkle the mixture on all my carpet/rug…

Designer Bags on a Budget??

What girl doesn't love a good designer handbag. I can still remember my first Louis Vuitton. I was 17 and it took me 4 paychecks  to purchase a Manhattan Gm. Needless to say I only had 0.20 cents to my name until my next payday. I'm happy to say those days are gone. 
A few years ago I found an online consignment store called Tradesy, and I never went back to paying full price on expensive designer bags. Tradesy is an online store that sells authentic luxury pre-loved; bags, clothing, shoes, etc. ALL FOR 50-90% OFF!!
Click here to shop Tradesy

Tradesy also offers cheap monthly payments from Affirm (this will not affect your credit score), so put away those high interest rate credit cards.

 I love that Tradesy gives you the option to sell your designer bags that you're tired of wearing. 
Unlike most sites I've ran into. Tradesy guarantees authenticity.  

Happy Shopping!! xoxo~ Em

Shopping on a Budget

Happy Sunday Funday everyone!!
 It's the second week of July which means kids will be going back to school soon, and Target is clearing its store for new inventory.  Target has a huge clearance event twice a year: once in January to clear out fall and winter items; then another in July to clear out spring and summer items!! 
During this month you will start to see items marked up to 80% off! Everything from household items, makeup, toys (more toys will be marked down for the toy clearance event), food, cleaning supplies, the list goes on!
 I ran into target before work yesterday with a 25$ budget (literally all the cash I had on me). This is my bounty:  **scan every clearance items for price, because sticker price isn't always correct.**
Paired with sale prices my Savings include: 5% off with Target Red Debit Card, Cartwheel, and 5 cents off for every reusable bag you bring!
 This is the time I start shopping for birthday and Christmas gifts. I found this guy with a sticker price of …

Budgeting the Right Way

Happy Thursday!!  I'm overly excited about my first post, and after so many questions on couponing, budgeting, discount shopping and even, "How do I get a discount on my cable bill", I decided to start a blog about it. Well here's the answer to all those questions.... PLANNING.  Yup it's that simple, because without a plan we all tend to over spend, and as you can tell this girl doesn't pay full price for anything!

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I love being creative when it comes to planning. I love adding stickers and side notes to highlight important things, and friendly reminders. 😊

Shop Recollection sticker