Thursday, January 17, 2013

Seven Bread Coupons from Schwebel's!

I know there are a lot of people out there who will be packing a lot of lunches between now and the end of the year. I was delighted to find a email from Schwebels today offering to make that a little lighter on you wallet!

There are seven coupons available on the Schwebel's Promotions page (and also a few contests!) for a variety of their products including buns and the specialty breads! The expiration date on each of my coupons is 12/31/2013, giving ample time to use them!

It should be noted that I was unable to print them using Google Chrome. I emailed them about the issue but in the meantime, I had no issues printing them from Internet Explorer.

Monday, January 14, 2013

No nonsense Tights and Leggings: For the Frugally Minded, Fashion Conscious Woman!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of No nonsense for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I freely admit that my fashion style screams busy mom. I wear a lot of dark clothing that promotes movement and versatility that is necessary for my lifestyle. I do wear a lot of skirts though and for our weather up here, you need tights or leggings in order to not freeze to death. Adding a bright pair of tights or leggings to a dark and drab mom outfit can quickly change your impression of yourself from blah to cheerful. The lack of bright colors in our winter landscape has a tendency to be mirrored in our clothing but we don't have to be stuck in that rut because No nonsense tights and leggings come in a wide variety of exciting patterns and colors! 

Imagine getting dressed for the day. My normal choices are: dark skirt, dark top, tights, dark shoes. How different will my outfit look if I take that black skirt and top and add a pair of No nonsense Opaque tights in burgundy? 


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For this review, I was sent a pair of No nonsense Fishnet Openwork tights in Black. Although they do not add color to my outfits, they do add a hint of texture and are really well built tights for fishnet. Most fishnet tights seem sort of fragile and only hold up for a single wearing. The soft but sturdy No nonsense tights will get more than a few uses! I was also sent a pair of Denim Leggings in Dark Denim. For Christmas I recieved a similar pair of denim leggings that were by another brand. In comparing the two, No nonsense wins hands down. The competitor pair of leggings were stiff and the seams scratched horribly at the ankles.  The No nonsense denim was smooth and soft all along the length of them. The smoothness makes them excellent for layering in addition to being comfortable! 

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

New Year, Frugal Reflections...

Well, it's a new year and I noticed that my writing here has slacked off as much as my couponing has in real life. I suppose that would be a damning admittance for some, but I'm all right with not being perfect. I can live with not being THE premier frugal living blogger on the internet. Why, you ask? Well, firstly, like the rest of you, I have other pulls for my time. I would love to write 24 hours a day 7 days a week and fill my blog with amazing, never before seen, unique ways to get ample use out of each and every penny, I really would, but I have a family to feed, a house to clean, and other obligations. In short, I'm just like the rest of you.

I didn't give up the idea of frugal living, for one, I can't, it's necessary for our life and it's something that I have always done. It's my lifestyle. I didn't stop couponing altogether, I just became lax on getting my coupons and clipping them, organizing them, and being diligent about bringing my binder when I shopped. That doesn't mean that I didn't still use them to score excellent deals on holiday gifts, it just means that sometimes I set foot inside a store without a coupon. A few of you may be clutching your pearls in shock, the rest of you are nodding in agreement because you've been there.

I am toying with the idea of reformatting this blog a bit. There are hundreds of sites where you can find out which coupons are coming this weekend. Legions of places to find match ups before you shop. I know, I look at them too. I will still include these things from time to time, and I will happily link you to the sites I use and love. I would like to see myself doing more local explorations and finding ways for families and members of this community to enrich their lives without spending a fortune doing so. I also intend to do a series of simple ways to get back into the swing of things. I had a period of time where my life became to overwhelming for me to do much more than simply survive and it is hard to get the rhythm of anything back on track, let alone frugal living.

In short, I am getting back into saddle here. I have some ideas and plans and am always open to suggestions from my readership! I enjoy writing, couponing, and finding cheap ways to enrich my life, sharing it with readers is a special bonus. Stay tuned!