Friday, May 27, 2011

Extreme Couponing

Have any of you caught that show on TLC - Extreme Couponing? I'm hooked! I love that show. I'm bound and determined to create a stockpile of the following items, for my family:
Toilet paper, Gatorade (or any sports drinks), Cereal, Deoderant, Toothpaste, Papertowels

I'm also looking forward to having plenty on hand of everything else I need, like dishsoap, fabric softener, laundry detergent, etc. I'd love to be able to send supplies to people in need, like the tornado victims, for instance. I'd also like to give to the local foodbanks, if I ever get the hang of it so well, that I have enough left over to give.

This week I tried my hand at it twice. Once at Kroger, once at Walmart. My first trip, at Kroger went like this:

3 Powerades
Dole Spinach Salad Kit
Voila chicken dinner kit
2 dozen eggs
Chi-chi's salsa
Chi-chi's tortillas
2 cans green beans
French's spicy mustard
Frank's Red hot sauce
Sister Schubert's dinner rolls
4 bags Knorr Rice sides
3 boxes curad bandaids
2 can's Maxwell House latte mix
5 pks Kool-aid
Total paid $21.28
Savings $21.27

Today at Walmart, I got all of this:

2 Boxes multi-grain cheerios
2 gallons milk
2 Purex laundry detergent
Infusium shampoo
Infusium conditioner
2 double packs Degree deoderant
2 Suave deoderant
4 pks Bar-S hotdogs
3 pks Ball Park hotdogs
All*You magazine
Febreze room spray
Country Time lemonade
2 Magnum icecream bars
2 Wishbone salad dressings
2 Suave body wash
1 bottle Palmolive dishsoap
1 bottle Dawn dishsoap
1 3-pk Ivory bar soap
1 Healthy Choice steam dinner
2 bags Snyders mustard pretzel pieces
2 bags Snyders cheese pretzel sandwiches
Final total: $72.56
Total paid: $47.44

I forgot to pricematch the Snyder's pretzels to an ad I had, so I spent $4 more dollars than I should have, but I think it's a pretty good start. I'd really like to figure out how to get it down lower than this, but I have to plunge in and start because the organizing, and reorganizing, and ad searching, blog scavanging was getting to my head!!!

Let me know what you think!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


I have 2 iphones up for grab on ebay. The 3GS is in excellent condition - works perfectly. The iPhone 4 is brand new in factory sealed box with a 1 year Apple warranty. Take a look! :)


If these links didn't work, please just view all of my available auctions and you'll find them!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Good morning. Today I'll be working on updating auctions. eBay finally changed the s/h options to include international first class. Before, I had to go to the p.o., so I just didn't offer that. Now, I am going thru all of my items that are less than 1lb, weighing it, and updating the auction.

Had a wonderful breakfast out with my husband this morning. Although now, I'm extremely sleepy.

The sun is shining but it's cold out. :(. C'mon Spring!!! Show yourself!!!

Check out my eBay items! I have some nice Gap shorts & stuff ending today. Summer IS coming!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

This is only a test to see if I can blog from my phone


I'd love some feedback...while I get going. I need some organization to this blog. I've seen lots of cute ideas from other bloggers - different idea posts for different days of the week, etc.

I know for sure I want one day to just show pics of what it had in store. I am thinking either Mondays, a photo recap of the weekend, or Fridays, on my thrifting adventures. I thought maybe a '2' for day. Tuesday, Thursday. I want to share my favorite bloggers, quotes, and stuff during one post (at least). Store front news - whats for sale on ebay....or maybe that should just be a separate blog so that I don't but those of you who don't want to be bugged. :) Crafts, inspiration, blah, blah, blah. I'm rambling.

Here's the bottom line, I'm a mom of 5 boys - that has a story. I want to be a successful SAHM w/ a fun side-job. I'm looking for any hints and tips you have to offer.

Lora the mompreneur?

Journey to Mompreneurship.
I haven't blogged in FOREVER. Since the last time, I've resigned my position as an Aide to GED students, and have went more full time on ebay.
My grandpa passed away.
I went on a 2 week vacation away from my husband and kids to Mexico.
I can't remember if we'd done this before my hiatus, but we combined boys in a room, moved our room upstairs, and turned our old room downstairs into my ebay room/office. It's a disaster.
This is Spring Break for my kids this week, but we're hanging out at home. They went to Gatlinburg, TN while I was in Mexico, so we all had vacation already.
My goals right now, are to succeed in my ebay sales, but I'm working on trying to integrate this blog, my facebook, twitter, and any other avenues I can find to business ventures/advertisement. Eventually, I would love to own a popular blog that can make supplemental dollars, as well as web-write, and stuff. I don't know much about making money online except for ebay/etsy/etc, so I'm open to any suggestions.
In the fall, I'll be pursuing some college courses in business, as well as looking into any classes for social media.
Until later! :)