Wednesday, July 25, 2012

My Review of Hawaiian Coconut

Originally submitted at Diamond Candles

About this scent Open up the smell of a fresh coconut from the Hawaiian Islands! This scent will feed your cravings for a pina colada. Pull out a straw, because you’ll have the urge to sip away the pure awesomeness.

My first Diamond Candle

By Nic from Washington on 7/25/2012


4out of 5

Pros: Attractive Design, Long Lasting

Cons: Ring size is a surprise, Not very fragrant, Sooty

Best Uses: Ambiance

Describe Yourself: Midrange Shopper

This was my first Diamond Candle. At first I thought, what a silly gimmick - but will be fun for my girls during the school break. Well, I discovered I was also excited to get my candle and ring!

The scent was pleasant, but so light that you can't smell it unless you stick your nose in the candle. Only practical if it isn't burning. I am pleasantly surprised at how long the candle has lasted, and how evenly it has burned. However I have noticed the jar is turning black from the soot, which isn't uncommon with most candles I suppose.

I have about 1/4 of my candle left. I will be blogging a review as soon as my candle is burned completely.


Friday, May 20, 2011

One thing I have learned while couponing is how important it is to know store coupon policies.  I have had to educate clerks every week this past month.  Had I not had the policy and been knowledgeable about it, I would have paid a lot of money!  Just Wednesday I saved $90 because I knew the store's policy, and was able to nicely educate the staff.  I walked out with 18 bottles of body was for FREE!  So it pays to do your homework!

Stores are getting frustrated with all the recent couponing, and it comes across in their treatment of customers and snide comments when I walk in with my pretty purple binder.  I just smile and say I am a stay at home mom and I coupon to provide for my family!  It is so much fun!  I ran into a store Manger this week that didn't want to sell me any body wash because I was purchasing their supply.  Well isn't that why they order products?  To sell them?  I had a long chat with her, and she ended up apologizing and allowing me to do my purchase.  Thank goodness since it was the 7th store I had been to that day looking for my free body wash! So another lesson learned: Be as sweet as pie because you catch more flies with honey than vinegar! 

My stock pile is growing!  I have re-organized the garage and now have shelves waiting to be filled!  I am looking forward to Sunday and clipping!  I am also contemplating dumpster diving next week for even more coupons!

I hear my adorable boys up from their nap!  Time to go play in the sun! 


What an amazing day outside!  While the boys nap, I am working on couponing.  I am anxious for Sunday and my 10 papers!  Today while researching, I came across some interesting information - The insert schedule for the Sunday paper this year! 

1 — Smartsource, Red Plum, and Procter & Gamble
8— Smartsource and Red Plum
15 — (2)  Smartsource and Red Plum
22 — Smartsource and  Red Plum
29 — No Inserts scheduled (Memorial Day)

5 — Smartsource, Red Plum, and Procter & Gamble
12 — Smartsource
19 — Smartsource and Red Plum
26 — Smartsource and Red Plum

3 — No Inserts scheduled (Independence Day)
10 — Smartsource and Red Plum
17 — Smartsource
24 — Smartsource and Red Plum
31 — Smartsource, Red Plum, and Procter & Gamble

7 — Smartsource and Red Plum
14 — Smartsource and  Red Plum
21 — Smartsource and  Red Plum
28 — Smartsource, Red Plum, and Procter & Gamble

4 — No Inserts scheduled (Labor Day)
11 — Smartsource and (2) Red Plum
18 — Smartsource and Red Plum
25 —  Smartsource and Red Plum

2 — Smartsource, Red Plum, and Procter & Gamble
9 — Smartsource and Red Plum
16 — Smartsource and Red Plum
23 — Smartsource and Red Plum
30 —  Smartsource and Red Plum

6 — Smartsource, Red Plum, and Procter & Gamble
13 — Smartsource and  Red Plum
20 — Smartsource and Red Plum
27 — No Inserts scheduled (Thanksgiving)

4 — Smartsource, Red Plum, and Procter & Gamble
11 — Smartsource and Red Plum
18 — No Inserts scheduled (Christmas)
25 — Procter & Gamble

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Better late than never!

Well,  I said I would be posting more, but the last few months have been full for me!  I rarely have time to sit in front of the computer.

I am now a stay at home mom, (YAY!), so my focus is on my boys.  I have also started extreme couponing, so that keeps me very busy as well!  I will be blogging about my couponing - to help others and myself!  I can't believe how much I have saved just in the last few weeks.  I recently purchased 20 bottles of body wash for FREE!  I only had to pay tax!  The other day when I paid, ($9 for a $79 purchase!), people were standing around and then clapped when the final total came up.  The clerk gave me a high five!  It was great!  I intend on finding more deals like this!

Nap time is over, so more later!  Couponing is done for the week.  Sunday is my clipping day!  I get 10 papers and spend hours clipping and planning.  I LOVE it!

Monday, February 28, 2011


Wow it's been a long time since I have posted!  A lot has been going on in our lives.  I took a break from CTMH and everything else for a bit, but I am ready to get back into the swing of things!

I may not be able to post as much as I would like, as I have 2 little boys running around!  But I will do my best to keep my blog updated.


March 20th


Hazel Dell Round Table

There will be lots of businesses there!

Close to my Heart
Xocai Healthy Chocolate
Jewels by Park Lane
Pure Romance
Pampered Chef
Party Lite
Mary Kay

We will have raffles, products and LOTS OF FUN!  Hope to see you there!  Tell everyone you know!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Christmas Card Workshop!

Come get a jump start on your Christmas Cards!

Location: My house!
Cost: $29.95 (plus shipping)

What does it include?

Mistletoe Workshop on the go! (can be viewed on page 25 in the Fall/Winter catalog!)
-Mistletoe Level 2 Paper Pack
-All the Best stamp set (Can only get this with this workshop!)
-Mistletoe Level 2 Assortment

I will show you how to make 7 different cards. This will allow you to make many more than that! You can make up to 50 cards from this workshop!

Please RSVP with payment no later than November 10th as I will need to order supplies. If you would like to add extra Mistletoe Level 2 Assortments, let me know!

Hope you can make it! The cards are super cute!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Scrapbook Workshop!

Location: My House

When: Saturday, October 23, 1:00PM - 5:00PM

Come make multiple scrapbook layouts from our new Magic layout book using one level 2 paper pack! I will teach you some new techniques too!
Cost $25.00 - Includes one level 2 paper pack of your choice, and 2 sets of flip flaps plus other accersories.

This will be an open house type format. I will open my doors at 1:00, but feel free to come later. Doors will close at 5:00. You may want to allow 2 hours for layouts. (Don't worry, I won't kick you out at 5:00 if you aren't done!)

RSVP & Payment due by October 3rd.
Hope you can make it! Bring a friend! And feel free to bring a snack to share!
**Registration & Cancellations: Payment is due at time of registration. If payment is not received by order day, order will not be placed. Cancellations for workshops with pre-orders must be received two weeks prior to workshop or prior to orders being placed, whichever is first. If order has not been placed, a full refund will be issued. If order has been placed, no refund will be issued, however you will receive your pre-ordered supplies