Menards Pre-Black Friday Ad Preview

Menards Pre-Black Friday Ad Preview

So, last night I was at Menards... you know, my home away from home these days.  I was looking at ceiling fans and an employee was helping me.  They didn't have the item I wanted in stock, but he showed me another {more expensive, not on sale} fan that would be on sale this weekend for the Crazy Days sale.  After thanking him for his help, I left the department, called my mom and whispered the great secret leak of the century: this weekend is a Menards Crazy Days sale.  {PS - Totally…Read more …
Appliance Deal: We Got a $900 Stove for Under $600

Appliance Deal: We Got a $900 Stove for Under $600

Remember that great deal we got on our new fridge?  And how my goal was to spend $1000 for all of our new kitchen appliances? Our new house came with used appliances, but they were mismatched and not what we wanted.  We sold all of them and set a goal of new appliances for under $1000.  Originally the plan was to purchase used appliances, but we found a killer deal on our fridge and microwave at Lowe's and decided to try and find good deals on the stove and dishwasher new as well.…Read more …
The Best Black Friday Shopping Secrets

The Best Black Friday Shopping Secrets

As of right now, there are 26 days until Black Friday - WOOP WOOP!  Black Friday is one of my favorite shopping seasons - yep, you read that right - SEASONS.  While it used to be the case that Black Friday was a one day shopping extravaganza, times have certainly changed!  Sales start long before the clock strikes midnight and last long after the day is done.  Here are my best Black Friday shopping secrets! 1. Money, money, money. Okay, so this isn't a secret so much as a tip.  It is SUPER…Read more …
My Favorite Things: October 2015

My Favorite Things: October 2015

As you know from our last post, we're starting a journey to minimize and organize our STUFF.  The KonMari program doesn't mean you can't have nice things or that you can't ever buy new things though {uh, hence why I'm okay with it}.  Today I have some products I've purchased recently that spark joy for me... my very own favorite things!  This isn't a sponsored post, nor does it have affiliate links - I am just excited about these items and want to share them with you. 1. Corelle Dishes Since before Hubby and I got…Read more …
Bargain Hunting at Kohl’s {with Insider Secrets}

Bargain Hunting at Kohl’s {with Insider Secrets}

So, in case you've been living under a rock or haven't visited our blog before, my husband and I are purchasing and renovating our first home. It's super fun... sometimes.  The renovation process can be tough at times though {uh, like when you have to scrape your just stained kitchen cabinets}.  I've found that shopping for decor is a fun way to break up the tough moments - and it's a great way to get design ideas!  As I'm shopping, I'm trying to only buy the things I really LOVE... we're trying to minimize…Read more …
Target Clearance {Tips to Get the Best Deals}

Target Clearance {Tips to Get the Best Deals}

Normally, I wouldn't be so insistent.  However, you need to listen.  This is important.  Check the bank account, clear out the piggy, go check out Target's clearance section!  Before you go, though, make sure you check out my tips and ideas below!   Tip: Hunt down the deals! The clearance items were not centrally located when I shopped this week {and they typically aren't}.  In some spots, there were end caps or aisles of clearance.  The exciting finds {and often the best deals} were still in their normal location.  The end caps with…Read more …
Our Fridge Deal!

Our Fridge Deal!

When we talked about shopping at Lowe's and Menards last week, I mentioned the incredible deal we got on a brand new fridge!  I can't wait any longer to share our fridge deal with you. My goal for appliances {fridge, microwave, stove & dishwasher} was to spend under $1000.  We're on a fairly tight budget for renovations and didn't want to blow a bunch on fancy appliances.  I knew thought we would be buying used appliances at that price point.  I was ELATED to find a new fridge and microwave in our budget!  {Just for…Read more …
Big Box Home Improvement Retailer Comparison

Big Box Home Improvement Retailer Comparison

There are two major big box retailers for home improvement & renovation supplies in our area {South Central Indiana} - Lowe's and Menards. Well, there are sort of three big box stores.  There are Home Depot stores in the area, but we don't typically shop at Home Depot.  They are farther away than either Lowe's or Menards.  Since they are not as convenient, I don't compare their prices or pay attention to their sales. That leaves Menards and Lowe's as the two major shopping choices in our area.  Menards is slightly more convenient…Read more …

Deals

Are you a deal lover like I am?  Does your budget hinge on cutting coupons?  Here are some great deals/coupons I've found today!facebook.com/bicpenpals  -->  Click on the "Bic or Treat" to score $1/2 Bic items coupon.  You can print this twice.https://www.facebook.com/bathandbodyworks/posts/10151317125395676  --> This weekend only, get a free mini candle at Bath & Body Works {Have I mentioned I'm a candle addict?!}http://www.raininghotcoupons.com/hot-chilis-free-jumbo-soft-pretzels-or-parmesan-sweet-potato-fries-free-chips-queso-and-free-dessert-or-appetizer-coupon/  --> Check out this awesome round up of Chili's coupons from Raining Hot Coupons!  I'm guessing all of the coupons probably say they can't be used with other offers, so you may…Read more …