Monday, October 22, 2012

How I Save $1,450 a Year!

{{{$200 SAVED}}} Switched from Contact Lenses to Glasses 

I've always despised the way I look in glasses. Maybe because when I first got glasses, it was the 80's. So all I remember from that experience were the big hair, bangs and large maroon frames hiding my face! So when I found out about contact lenses in middle school, I was all over it and never desired to go back to frumpy frames again. Well, not until I started having kids that is! When I first was married, we had two incomes and forking out $200 a year for an exam and lenses was no problem. But when I had to choose contacts or diapers after our first child, well I'm sure you can figure out what I chose, thankfully! Now that my youngest is potty training and diapers won't be seen around here for a while, I still can't even bear the thought of spending so much on contacts anymore! Especially when you can buy glasses, without having your info updated each year and can buy frames online for less than $20 at many of these discount eye places, which I do in fact buy from!

{{{$500 SAVED}}} Cut the Cable

 More and more people are doing this since so much can be found online these days. I love YouTube and Hulu and a few other sites that I use instead of paying for TV. I really don't feel like I'm missing out, and plus, I'm saving $500 a year!

{{{$500 SAVED}}} Good-Bye Cell Phone

Sound impossible? Not really. When I first got my own car in the 90's and starting driving, people just would trust that you wouldn't break down, and if you did you would simply pray for a good samaritan to come and help you out. And let me tell you, time and time again this has been the case. I've never been stranded and the few times I've had a flat on the side of the road, someone would be kind hearted to help me out! A cell phone is not a necessity. I did fine without one long enough, I can certainly survive without one now! 

{{{$250 SAVED}}}  Natural Hair Color

It's the whole issue of roots. I think that is what holds many people back from embracing their natural hair color again. That and the four letter that doesn't seem to scare me anymore, gr#y!!! I'm telling you, once I hit Pinterest and saw some beautiful women sporting their gray locks, I can't wait till I have more than just a few strands of gray!! Once I dealt with the whole mess of growing out the roots, I actually fell in love with my natural hair color again, not to mention the money I'm saving by not dying it anymore!

That is a grand total of $1,450 a year, not too hard either! I save money in other ways too by avoiding Walmart as more as possible and making my own laundry soap!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Planned Purity Giveaway

 The Princess and the Kiss w/NO Audio CD
Best Selling author, Jennie Bishop, of The Princess and the Kiss now brings you a wonderful parenting book called Planned Purity. This is a gift and a tool for parents to use to raise up young men and women with the power to make wise choices and keep themselves pure.

 What an important message for young ladies today! So many young girls are taught about this area of lives by the media, their schools and those with a hidden agenda, those who also promote and encourage abortions. We need this message for young girls out there and in the open whether it's a girl we know from church, work, down the street or even in our own homes!
Here's a terrific glimpse at the fantastic speaking events that Jennie Bishop presents to parents all over the

world on behalf of Planned Purity.

Follow Jennie Bishop and Planned Purity on Facebook or Twitter. Visit her website to experience all the great resources available for parents and children.
 Planned Purity for Parents
PRIZE: 1 winner will receive a signed copy of the book Planned Purity by author, Jennie Bishop. 
DATE: Starts on 10/17 and ends on 11/1 at 12:00am. LOCATION: USA and Canada AGE: 18+ years or older to enter. a Rafflecopter giveaway Disclosure: Thrift Schooling did not receive compensation for this post except for a link on the rc. Love2EncourageYou and Thrift Schooling are not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Bohemian Soapery Giveaway

 Greetings as we welcome in Fall with a Fabulous Fall Giveaway with a brand new sponsor:    Bohemian Soapery
unique products handcrafted with love
 Click HERE to read the Full Review by Rebecca @ Love2EncourageYou
Candy Corn Soap
 Who doesn't love fall weather and all the sights, sounds, tastes and smells that come with this wonderful, refreshing season? I personally love to enjoy the fun of fall by exploring a farm or farmers market, taking the kids on a hayride and picking out a pumpkin, drinking some hot apple cider and enjoying a costume parade with sweet treats for the little ones. Well all the fun tastes and smells of candy corn, fresh apples & cinnamon, harvest fresh produce and other delightful scents are all wrapped up into the exciting new line of products that just came out for fall at the Bohemian Soapery. I was so happy to get the chance to try out some of these beautiful and scent-sational soaps! My teen son got a kick out of the awesome candy corn scented soap as shown above. We loved using it in our bathroom to entertain guests and the kids enjoy washing their hands with it since it smells so delicious!
Cider Soap
My five year old daughter LOVED the smell of the Cider Soap just like mommy did. She keeps wanting to use it! Lol. Apples, Spice and everything nice about Autumn is wrapped up into this delicious soap scent! The soap feels great on your skin too!
Autumn Harvest Soy Wax Melt
We all got to breathe in the yummy aroma of the Autumn Harvest Soy Wax Melt. Make your home smell like the scents of the season this Fall by purchasing, these inviting Autumn Harvest Soy Wax Melts or the many other fantastic fragrances now available at the Bohemian Soapery in their online store. I give the products at Bohemian Soapery a 5 out of 5 stars!
  • All around creative scents and soap products
  • Outstanding service
  • Super packaging, 
  • Fast shipping
  • Great quality products which are both useful and fun!
You can keep up with all the latest creations and fun scents by visiting their website, or becoming a fan of Bohemian Soapery on Facebook or following their tweets on Twitter.
Prize: One winner will receive a Fabulous Fall Harvest Collection of three yummy bath and body care products from Bohemian Soapery and a $10 Gift Certificate to Bohemian Soapery's online store. ($10 certificate valid towards product purchase price only. Not valid towards shipping costs.)
Age: 18+ yrs to enter.
Location: Open to the Lower 48 States of the USA only.
Date: Giveaway ends on Oct 17 at 12:01am.  
Please allow the Rafflecopter form to load and then enter by submitting the mandatory entries first. They will unlock optional entries which you can choose to enter with for additonal chances to win!

Disclosure: Thrift Schooling did not receive compensation for this post other than a link on the giveaway form. Love2EncourageYou and Thrift Schooling are not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Print Runner Giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Are you a small business trying to get your name out there? Well, so was Print Runner. Ten years ago, was established with little more than a small press and a dream. Now, their company is one of the foremost quality printers in Southern California!

Print Runner is commited to provide the best value and high quality full color printing at affordable prices!  They offer a full service high quality printing services.

Thanks to PrintRunner will have 100 5x7 postcards to offer one of our readers! Use them for your business, Christmas Cards or another event coming up such as a Bridal or Baby Shower!

100 5x7 Postcards

Colors: 4/0 Front Only Printing
Paper: 14 PT. UV Coating on Front
Rounded Corners: Yes
Proof: None
Ready to Ship In: 4 Business Days

*Giveaway is open to US Residents only, ages 18 years old and above.

 Disclaimer - Thrift Schooling did not receive monetary compensation for this review but I will receive a set of postcards for hosting this giveaway.