Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Beauty Product of the Week - Maybelline Baby Lips

This week's product is:
Maybelline Baby Lips

I have two shades... Cherry Me and Grape Vine... Although I plan to buy more, as they have six shades total.

Where to buy:
I bought mine at Target.  They were $2.99 regular price.  I used a $1/off manufactures coupon on each one making them out to be $1.99 each!  You can find the coupon at .

I LOVE this product!  It is a moisturizing lip balm that also gives your lips a pretty color.  It makes your lips feel quenched and soft!

-SPF 20
-Keeps lips moisturized.
-Hint of color is perfect for the daytime.

-Shade selection... They currently only have 6 shades.
-If you put on chapped lips it cracks and doesn't look nice.

Free Magazine Subscription - Better Homes & Gardens

I found a "No strings attached" subscription to the magazine, Better Homes and Gardens! The free subscription will give you 24 free issues!  Be sure to sign up ASAP, as this offer won't last long!!

Click the link to sign up:

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Quick and Easy Rainy Day Dinner

In Southern California, we don't get very many cold, rainy, and gloomy days!  So on a day like today, comfort food was on the menu for dinner!  A coworker of mine mentioned that she was going to make grilled cheese and tomato soup for dinner.  It sounded good to me as well!  This recipe was a hit in my home!

Cream Cheese Grilled Cheese Sandwiches


-Sourdough Bread
-Cream Cheese
-Lite Mayonaise
-Shredded Cheese (I used a Colby/Jack blend)
-Garlic Salt


1. Butter one side of each slice of bread per sandwich.
2. In a bowl, mix about 4oz of cream cheese, 8oz of shredded cheese, a squirt of mayo and sprinkle of garlic salt.  The cream cheese is pretty thick, so I used a hand mixer to get the right texture.
3. Heat a skillet or griddle.  Put one slice of bread (butter side down.)  Then scoop the cheese mixture onto the bread.  Put the other slice on top (butter side up.)
4. Let cook like you would a normal grilled cheese.  I like mine pretty toasty!
5. Serve with a bowl of tomato soup and a salad for a quick, easy, and tasty rainy day meal!

*Makes 4 sandwiches.*

What are your favorite rainy day comfort foods?

Target Makeup Haul

I visited the Target by my work on my lunch break today and was so excited to find a TUN of clearance deals on makeup! I picked up quite a few things that I wanted to share with you all!

My Purchase included:

- Physicians Formula Plentifull Thickening Mascara
Reg. Price: $5.49 Clearance Price: $2.74

-Revlon Nailpolish #745 in 'Frankly Scarlet'
Reg. Price: $3.99 Clearance Price: $2.78

-Revlon Colorstay Quad Eyeshadow #330 'In the Buff'
Reg. Price: $5.49 Clearance Price: $3.84

-Revlon Nailpolish #210 in 'Electric Pink'
Reg. Price: $3.99 Clearance Price: $2.78

-Rimmel London Glam Eyes Quad Eye Shadow #016 'Urban Flower'
Reg. Price: $3.99 Clearance Price: $2.78

-Rimmel London Glam Eyes Eye Shadow #200 'Spicy Bronze'
Reg. Price: $2.54 Clearance Price: $1.77

-Sally Hansen Kwik Off Nail Polish Remover for Dry, Brittle Nails
Reg. Price: $2.99 Clearance Price: $1.48

-Maybelline Line Express Eyeliner #906 'Charcoal Grey'
Reg. Price: $4.94 Clearance Price: $2.47

-Maybelline EyeStudio #30 'Pedal to the Metal'
Reg. Price: $5.49 Clearance Price: $2.74

-Maybelline Color Stay Lip Stain #85 'Bit of Brown'
Reg. Price: $5.54 Clearance Price: $2.77

-Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm #20 'Grape Vine'
Reg. Price: $2.99 Used: $1/Off coupon Total Price: $1.99

Total (before tax): $28.14

Savings: 59% ...Gotta LOVE that kind of savings on the fun stuff!

They had tuns of makeup on clearance at the Target I went to... Hopefully you guys can find some good deals too!  If you happen to find some good deals, please leave a comment letting me know!

Free Magazine Subscription - Family Fun

I found a "No strings attached" subscription to the magazine, Family Fun! I have subscribed to this in the past, and it gives great ideas for recipes, crafts, and fun stuff to do with kids!  I highly recommend it!  The free subscription will give you 20 free issues!  Be sure to sign up ASAP, as this offer won't last long!!

Click the link to sign up:

20 Free Issues of Family Fun Magazine

It's the Little Things in Life...

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Super Bowl 2012

Okay, Everyone... Question of the day: Who is going to win the Super Bowl?


I have decided to go for the Giants! Go Eli Manning!!  Enjoy your Super Bowl Sunday, everyone!

Happy Birthday, Ethane!

Yesterday, was Ethane's 8th birthday!  He had quite the day.  I made him "funfetti" pancakes for breakfast... Basically pancakes with sprinkles in them... Such an easy and fun idea for a birthday morning breakfast! 

We then went to Toys R Us where he picked out his birthday gift... He chose a 'Spy Watch.' He has not taken it off since he got it! He loves it!

We then headed to Chuck E. Cheese for his birthday party.  We were joined by two of his aunts and uncles, five of his cousins, and his two best buddies!

After, we went to the park to burn off any extra energy the kids had... Then it was sleepover time at our house!  Lots of playing, laughing.. and ended the night by watching Avatar...(of course they chose the longest movie we owned!)

All in all, he had a GREAT birthday! It is so awesome hearing him tell Joey and I he had "the best birthday ever!"  Little does he know, that is what we aim for... Making him the happiest, healthiest, and smartest kid in the world!

Thank you everyone for your birthday wishes!  That kid is more loved then anyone I know! Xoxo.

Friday, February 3, 2012

New Michael's Coupon

Lately, I have loved shopping at Michael's!  Thankfully, they just posted a $5 off $5 coupon! Available to use today (2/3) and tomorrow (2/4) only.  This is perfect if you need any last minute super bowl stuff or even to get ahead on your Valentine's Day projects!

To print coupon:,default,pg.html

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Things to Do - Go to the Movies

One thing that just about everyone enjoys doing is going to the movies.  Lately, movie prices have been skyrocketing and it is now pretty unaffordable.  To go to the movies near our home, it cost $25 just for the three of us to go see a movie... and that includes no snacks or drinks!  It is insane!  At that price, I would rather just wait for the movie to come out and buy it! Sheesh!

Luckily, Regal Cinemas does a deal where every Tuesday, they show their movies for $6 ALL DAY!  Matinee, late night... It doesn't matter. $6 all day.  Every Tuesday.  We don't take advantage of this as much as I would like to, but it is a great way to see some of the new movies... Add to this that they offer $2 popcorn on Tuesdays (when you are a Regal Club Member), and you have yourself a very inexpensive mid-week date night idea!

For more information, and to check that your theater participates, please visit:

What movies do you guys want to see right now?  I am really looking forward to seeing The Vow!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Stuff to do with Kids - La Habra Children's Museum

Tip: On the first Saturday of every month, the La Habra Children's Museum gives free admission!  We have taken Ethane twice and he loves it!  I would say this place is geared for kids under 10 years old.  They have a train you can walk through, some stuff that teaches about science, a dress up room complete with a stage and microphone (so cute to see kids get up there and make believe!)  Also, on the first Saturday of the month they also have free crafts and activities for kids to do.  Last time we went, Ethane got to make his own bracelet, decorate a pot, and plant his own plant into the pot... and take it home... for free! This is so much fun for kids, and you can't beat free!

301 South Euclid Street
La Habra, CA 90631

When: 10am-4pm 

For more information, you can visit their website at:

 Have fun!

Beauty Product of the Week - Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Powder Foundation Compact

Each week, I will feature a beauty product of the week.  This can either be a product I have used for years and is a part of my every day beauty routine... or it can be a brand new product that I recently bought and have been loving!

This weeks product is: 

Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Concealer

I bought mine at Target.  It was on sale and I also had a $2 off coupon!

The one I got is in the Natural Ivory 20 shade.  I have pretty light skin, but I also tend to get red and blotchy pretty easily.  This powder really helps even out my skin tone.   
Another huge PLUS to this powder: 20 SPF!  Protecting your skin from the sun is SO important... especially your face.  Using a powder with SPF can help keep you covered. I know none of us want skin cancer! 

SPF 20
Shade Selection

-Application Pad... Use a brush! You will get a much more natural look!

Deal of the Week - Children's Advil

Lately, I have been going to Target once a week to do my "Extreme Couponing."  Between the show that is out, and my friend Trisha getting me started... I have become addicted to saving money!  Since I do a Target haul just about once a week, I will try to post my hauls weekly.  I also will post a separate post for my "deal of the week."  This will be the deal that I thought I saved the most on or was the most excited about!

For the week of January 30, 2012:

 When: January 31, 2012
Where: Target
What: Children's Advil Fever (Liquid) 2-Packs

In the clearance section, near the medicine, I found 2-packs of Children’s Advil Fever (liquid) for half off.

Regular Price: $8.98 per 2 pack
Clearance Price: $4.24 per 2 pack
I picked up (3) 2-packs.
Before Coupons Price: $12.72

Used: (3) $1/Off Coupons from RP x 3/31

New Total = $9.72

Mail-in-Rebate for $10 from RP 1/29/12

Final Price = -$0.28

Each 2 Pack = -$0.09

Each Bottle = about -$0.05 each

Just wanted to make sure you guys saw the (-) before the amounts... Yes... I actually earned money buying 6 bottles of Children's Advil!  It is so great when you MAKE money while you shop! Now, I KNOW you can get used to this!

Welcoming Myself to Blogging

I think it is appropriate at this time, since my only follower at the moment is myself, to welcome myself to the blogging world!  This is something I have wanted to do for a long time.  I tried in the past, but found myself posting a lot of the same content that I post on my Facebook.  I figured it was too time consuming and pointless to be posting the same stuff in two places.

Lately, I have been reading quite a few blogs.  My favorite types of blogs are Couponing blogs that teach how you can save money, beauty and fashion blogs, and recipe blogs.  I would like this blog to combine all of the above... As well as some posts about fun stuff that I find to do in Southern California.  One of my new years resolutions was to start a blog. Yes, I know I am a month late, but late is better then never!

Here is nothing... diving in head first into the world of blogging... And hoping a few of you want to join me for the ride!