Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Well I TRIED to go thrifting today.....

But nothing seemed to catch my eye!
This sign will go in our kitchen and I plan on using it to cover up an old house alarm pad that has not been used since my fiance bought this house. Oh and I only paid 75 CENT for this sign!
CHA-CHING!


I plan on using this frame as a craft project for something I saw online. The frame only cost 75 cent and I want to add magnetic strips to the back side so it can be used as a magnetic frame for a fridge! Here is the link I found
http://www.realsimple.com/home-organizing/decorating/tips-techniques/clever-new-uses-picture-frames-10000001642402/




I was trying to help a friend out that is moving into a new place this weekend and her theme for her dining room is going to be an Italian theme. I found a 4 piece placemat and coaster set for $3.98 and it was BEAUTIFUL! I didn't have my camera with my but I took a picture with my phone. I got all the way to the checkout before taking the tape off to make sure all 4 were ok and sure enough the one I took a picture of was the nicest of the bunch. The others were messed up PLUS where I peeled the tape off to look at the others peeled some of it off too. Ugh. I tried Michelle I really did!!


Have a GREAT day!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Harris Teeter Triple Coupon Days!

Ahhh I love triple coupon days at Harris Teeter!! It's like they pay me to shop there!


Within two days I saved almost 50% on BOTH trips!!!

Some of my 1st Thrift Store finds I actually took pictures of!

Well yesterday was a GREAT day for thrifting! I found this great Thrift Store in Norfolk on Little Creek Road that has an awesome selection of antique glass that goes great with the collection my fiance already has that was passed on from his father.

This piece was there the other day but it was marked at $8.99. Yesterday, marked down to $4.49. Had to have it! The cork in the top has a sterling silver top. It is dirty but I love the bottle and silver goes with our decor.

I got these two for $8.99 each, I splurged. One side has a rebel flag and the other side has a side profile of Robert E. Lee. Ther reason I splurged was because my fiance already has a bottle kind of like these but it has George Washington on the bottle.

If you look at this picture you can tell they are similiar but different. Alan said he has seen these types of bottles on eBay for around $10.00 so I feel that I paid a fair price.

These are two oversized Mason jars that were priced at $3.99 each. I like to buy things in pairs if and when possible.

I also plan on posting pictures of my receipt from Harris Teeter yesterday! They are having TRIPLE COUPONS up to $.99 until midnight tonight! Wait til you see my savings!! YAY!!

My First Post!

I guess I should introduce myself here! Well, my name is Raven and I love coupons and a great sale! I am currently living in Norfolk, VA with my fiance Alan and our houseful of pets. I work two jobs right now. At my day job I work as a scale attendant at a recycling company. At my other job I am a Personal Consultant for a company that does in-home parties for women and shows the latest relationship enhancements products. I love both of my jobs but they keep me busy! I love to shop at thrift stores and find some quirky things that I can repurpose. I am a beginner at this so hopefully I can get a little more creative. Thank you for stopping by my blog!