Workin’ on My Slice of the Pie
I am as tight as a tick… and it is GLORIOUS. For my readers who don’t know me personally, I totally just gave away the fact that I’m from the country. Hee hee. My daddy would be proud. Tonight, I took advantage of the two-day promotion at Pei Wei. An online order with the promotional code “BIRTHDAY” (not mine – I’m 29 and holding from here on out) knocked off 20% of the total bill. I was able to get two meals for $13.15, after tax. Not bad. And worth all 750 calories…
Speaking of dinner, are you in need of groceries? Tired of losing that list on a sticky note and trying to remember what was on it? Hello, FREE Out of Milk app! Thanks to that doll of a friend, Bluefish, my life just got easier. And when you get back home with your organic peanut butter, did you know that storing the jar upside down prevents the oil from pooling at the top? Thanks Trader Joe’s employee!
While we’re on a roll in the organization department… if I need to send e-invitations or e-cards, I typically use Hallmark (though the FREE pool of e-cards is quickly dwindling) and Evite. Watch out! Thanks to Samantha, Chavon’s matron of honor, I have been introduced to Punchbowl. This service provides both FREE e-cards and e-invitations that are adorable. The best part? Clicking on the mailbox and watching your “card” open. Even lets you customize your stamp!
I am sad to report that Borders is closing for good. The going out of business sales have already begun at all stores, with items up to 40% off. I am thinking of early Christmas gifts!
An Apple a Day
Hate that harsh chemical smell of your nail polish remover (and worry about skin contact)? Try Karma Organic Nail Polish Remover with Soybean Oil and Lavender. ($12)
Show up for FREE yoga classes and get your stretch on at North Regional Library on 8/4 and 8/23 at 7pm. Howie is hilarious and uses phrases like, “Isn’t that savory?” Who knew retired dentists were so flexible?
Whether it is a craving after too much partying or the “meat” of your Midol and chocolate sandwich… When ordering pizza, you can still go the healthy route: Ask for thin crust (less bread equals less calories); pile on the veggies (less room for cheese equals less calories); steer clear of pesto (has more calories than tomato sauce); if adding meat, choose ham or chicken over sausage or meatballs (less fat); and blot your pizza with a napkin.
Take advantage of Ornamentea’s Try-It-Tuesday class on 8/2. Learn a technique and leave with a cute accessory, all for $3!
I’m super excited to share my news – I am now on Etsy! My collection of TIT pieces was overflowing and I’ve even started making jewelry at home, so I compiled everything and created my very own StrawberryBlossoms store. Hooray!
Girls Just Wanna Have…
Need a creative birthday gift? Scentsy’s warmer of the month, Cupcake, is 10% off through July.
Rent 2 Redbox movies at the same time between now and July 31, verify your email address at checkout, and receive a FREE one-night DVD promo code good between 8/1 – 8/14.
Attend Raleigh’s FREE ComeUnityNow Festival on July 30 10am-10pm in City Plaza. Stop by the Logan’s Trading Company tent to get a coupon.
State Fair tickets go on sale at 10am on 8/1. You’ll be able to buy them online on the fair’s website at a discounted rate. Advance price tickets for adults ages 13 to 64 will be $6 (instead of the regular price of $8). The price is $2, instead of $3, for kids ages 6 to 12. And ride tickets will be $10 for a sheet of 18. They’ll sell for $1 per ticket during the fair. The advance price is good from 8/1 to 10/13. Tickets for concerts in Dorton Arena also go on sale on 8/1 (Tift Merritt performs on 10/16!). The State Fair runs 10/13 to 10/23, this year.
I have been thinking of incorporating this slight change to Fashion Cents on a Dime. There are four areas of life that remain high on my list of priorities – saving money, health, making jewelry, and having fun, and I’d like to touch on each area during most blog posts. Who doesn’t want to be rich, feel fabulous, look fabulous, and have fun doing all three?