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Getting Organized: Emergency Binder!  FREE Printables!!

Getting Organized: Emergency Binder! FREE Printables!!

I've totally been slacking on the Organize Your Life With Binders Series during the holidays, but it's the new year!  Let's get organized! Today's Binder is my Emergency ...

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Home Management Binder!

Home Management Binder!

I'm on a mission to organize our lives, and for me, that means binders!  Lots and lots of binders! Home Management Binders have been around forever, ...

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Get Your Coupons Organized for 2014!

Get Your Coupons Organized for 2014!

Coupon Binders are a great way to keep your coupons organized. I just went through mine yesterday and purged all of the expired coupons and ...

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Easy Ways To Earn Free Gift Cards & Cash!!  Start Saving in 2014!!

Easy Ways To Earn Free Gift Cards & Cash!! Start Saving in 2014!!

  You guys know that I love earning free Amazon, PayPal and store gift cards by completing activities from various Rewards Programs. For just a little ...

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Must Have Smartphone Apps for Couponers!  All FREE!!

Must Have Smartphone Apps for Couponers! All FREE!!

If you have a smartphone, then you know that there's an app for everything.  This is also true in the world of couponing.  A Smartphone ...

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New SavingStar Offer! FREEBIE: Tuttorosso®


Save 100% when you buy ONE (1) 6oz. can of Tuttorosso® Tomato Paste..Expires 4/20/2014.One time use only.Save 100%.(Only at Giant, Giant or Martin’s, Ingles, Wegmans)

SavingStar offers do not come off your total bill at checkout. Instead, they are credited to your SavingStar account after your purchase. You can use manufacturer’s coupons at the store AND use SavingStar on the same item!

You can cash out for Amazon Gift Cards or PayPal Cash when your balance reaches $5!

If you see something you like, load it to your card now! Offers do have a limit and will sell out.

It’s always nice to get extra savings!

Happy Saving!

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New SavingStar Offer! FREEBIE: Dannon Oikos® Greek Yogurt


Save 100% when you buy ONE (1) 5.3oz. single serve cup of Dannon Oikos® Greek Yogurt. Check back every Friday for a new Freebie!.Expires 4/20/2014.One time use only.Save 100%.

SavingStar offers do not come off your total bill at checkout. Instead, they are credited to your SavingStar account after your purchase. You can use manufacturer’s coupons at the store AND use SavingStar on the same item!

You can cash out for Amazon Gift Cards or PayPal Cash when your balance reaches $5!

If you see something you like, load it to your card now! Offers do have a limit and will sell out.

It’s always nice to get extra savings!

Happy Saving!

Looking for a specific coupon? Use our Searchable Coupon Database to find all of the available coupons for your family’s favorite products!




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Stacy’s Savings Daily Hot Deal Recap!

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Here is your daily recap of all of the HOT deals that I posted in the last 24 hours!

Make sure you don’t miss out on something fabulous at a fantastic price! HOT deals go fast!

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Hot Deals

Printable Coupon Roundups

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Master Bathroom Choices!

Master Bath Makeover

The contractors are starting the Master Bathroom project today Monday, so I thought it was a great time to show you guys the choices and finishes that I made for the space!

If you missed the first post, with the before pics, click here to catch up!

The main objective through the entire house is light, bright, airy, and modern, and the master bathroom is no exception.  I chose modern/transitional finishes & shapes for the space, and tried to solve some of the space problems that this bathroom had.  We’re definitely fixing the leaking & termite problems.  Doug and I can’t wait to have a master bathroom again!

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Old Floorplan vs. New Floorplan

These layouts above are not exactly to scale, but they are pretty close.

As for the new layout, it’s basically the same as the old one with one major change: bathtub position.  Before, the bathtub felt crammed in that corner, and there was a bunch of wasted space and multiple levels of surface.  It was just awkward.  To fix that problem, we’re turning the tub so that it is in the corner and runs parallel to the window.  In order to squeeze a 5 ft tub in that way (I chose a rectangular air tub by Kohler from Build.com), we had to eat into the shower footprint just a bit.  I’m ok with that, because the faucet is on the opposite side, so no one was going to be standing right there anyway.  Plus, its still bigger than our last shower.

This layout will leave me a small alcove of space between the bathtub and vanity.  I’m thinking about a garden stool or some sort of bench or bathroom shelving for that space.  Not sure yet.

We’re also removing the pony wall between the shower and bathtub, and opting to have the frameless shower glass drop all the way to the bath tub deck.  This will visually open up the space and make the shower & tub not feel so cramped.  We’re lowering the other pony walls (one at the end of my vanity, and the other between Doug’s vanity & the shower) as well, to open everything up.

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So, now that that’s out of the way, let’s get on with the fun stuff!  I love love love Carrara Marble.  Love it.  I don’t care that it has issues, and I would never use it as a kitchen counter, but this bathroom is getting Carrara!  I’m so excited about it!  I knew I wanted to do Carrera in different parts of the house, and it sort of influenced me on the paint scheme elsewhere.  We’re going with the same Benjamin Moore Bunny Gray color on the walls in the bathroom, and I’m painting the cabinets Benjamin Moore Deep Silver.  The counters will be Carrara Marble slab with rectangle sinks, as well as using it for the shower threshold, backslashes, and tub deck/windowsill (which will now all be one height).   The floors are going to be 18″ polished Carrara Marble tiles set on the diagonal.  It’s going to be so fancy!

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The shower is going to be 3×6 white subway (DalTile’s Rittenhouse), and we’re going to have 2 18″ wide niches that are backed in 1″ Carrera Hex Tiles from Floor & Decor.  One niche will be on the back wall, and the other will be inside the pony wall on Doug’s side of the bathroom.  A 12″ deep bench topped in a marble slab is going in on the faucet wall.  I liked this placement for the bench the best, because the water is going out over the bench.  That’s kind of a water-void spot in the shower anyway.  For the floor of the shower, we’re doing the same black river rock that we loved so much in the last house (my feet can’t wait!), only we’re doing a border of subway tile around it.  This way, it looks contained and sort of like a mat.  It will also make the corners of the shower will be easier to clean.

Delta 3551LF Chrome Dryden Dryden Widespread Bathroom Faucet -Delta T17251 Chrome Dryden Dryden Shower Trim Package with IndependentDelta T4751 Chrome Dryden Dryden Roman Tub Faucet Trim with Hand

For the plumbing fixtures, I went with Delta’s Drayden Line in Chrome.  I love the art-deco feel of the fixtures, and my favorite part is they are square but still have some traditional elements, like a curve.  We chose handhelds in both the shower and bathtub – a first for us!  I’m going to play off the square shape of the fixtures in the rest of the room, with one exception, but I’m saving that for the final reveal!  Sorry!  Gotta have some surprises!

PotteryBarn Kensington Mirror PotteryBarn Alcott Lighting PotteryBarn Alcott Lighting

I used our moving coupon and ordered the mirrors and light sconces from Pottery Barn.  I was limited in mirror selection because my sink is so close to the wall.  I really wanted a tilt mirror, but I couldn’t find one I liked that would fit there, so I went with the Kensington Mirror in Extra Large.  It was the right width for my sink area, but still gave me the length I was looking for.  I also chose the Alcott series of sconces for the bathroom.  I’m not sure when those will go up, because we have to hire an electrician to move electrical boxes and add outlets, so we’ll see when those actually go up.  I also want to have some recessed lighting installed, and a new exhaust fan on a timer.

I still need to choose cabinet hardware, but I feel like I have time to do that.  It doesn’t have to be done right away.  I think I want square knobs and rectangle pulls in a polished chrome finish, but I don’t know if I want hammered or not.  Maybe I want lucite or bone & brass?

The contractor is helping us with the major stuff, like rebuilding the shower, framing & termite repair, and installing the plumbing and counter tops.  Here’s the list of the work that Doug and I have to do:

  • Demo the bathroom
  • Texture/Prime/Paint Walls
  • Install New 5.25″ Baseboards
  • Paint Trim & Doors
  • Paint Cabinets
  • Choose & Install Cabinet Hardware
  • Install Blinds
  • Make Window Shade (I’m thinking this fabric.)
  • Hang Mirrors
  • Install New Toilet
  • Install New Door Hardware
  • Install Floating Shelves Above Toilet
  • Install Towel Bars/Fixtures
  • Decorate
  • Final Clean Up

So, maybe Memorial Day was a bit optimistic.  That’s a lot of work.  Maybe all of that stuff will be done by the 4th of July.  Or Labor Day.  We’ll see.  All I know is, the second that bathtub is hooked up, I don’t even care if the rest is done, I’m taking a bubble bath!

This Master Bathroom Remodel is NOT cheap, but I feel like we’re getting our money’s worth, and I feel like we made choices and shopped smart to get what we wanted for the best price short of doing everything ourselves (which would have been a complete disaster).  This is something that we’ve saved up for, so its nice to be able to use that money on something that we’re really going to love for a very long time…because I’m not doing this again!

It’s not all super expensive. We did get some pretty good deals.  For example, while the bathtub was a splurge, I found a great deal.  I got all of the bathroom faucets, fixtures and the bathtub for the same price that the bathtub was selling for at Lowe’s.  Maybe even a bit cheaper.  We also got Free Shipping on all of it!  We cashed in a bunch of our Moving Coupons, between PotteryBarn and Home Depot to pick up things like the lights, mirrors and the toilet (which we’re submitting for a rebate with the city).  We also took on several of the jobs from the contractor, like the demolition, painting walls & cabinets, hiring out the electrician, installing the baseboards & toilet, and the final clean up.  This bathroom is really big, about double the size of our last, so we knew it was going to be a good chunk of change to remodel.

It’s going to look totally different!  I’m excited to invite our Realtor over when its done to see it and tell us how much value we added.  There was no where to go but up!

What do you think?  I can’t wait to see it for real!  So far, its just been in my dreams.  What are the elements of your dream bathroom?  Have you ever taken on a total bathroom makeover like this?  Do you have advice?  Tell us in the comments!

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SavingStar New Offer Round Up!

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Here are all of the SavingStar offers released in the last 24 hours! Make sure you save them to your account now, because offers do sell out!

Looking for a specific coupon? Use our Searchable Coupon Database to find all of the available coupons for your family’s favorite products!

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New Coupons.com Printable Coupon! $1.00 off (2) Campbell’s Sauces


New Coupon!

$1.00 off (2) Campbell’s Sauces

You can get two prints of each coupon per computer by hitting your back button twice.  Coupons are first come first serve, so print your coupons today!
Happy Saving!

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Citrus Lane Box – April 2014! Plus BEST PRICE Subscription Deal & Coupon Code!!! HOT!!!

Our April Citrus Lane Box came today, and it was a great box!  I really love these Citrus Lane boxes for my baby!  They always have such awesome stuff inside!

Citrus Lane is having an AWESOME Semi-Annual Sale where you can get a subscription SUPER CHEAP for a very limited time only!  Check out the details after the box review!

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Citrus Lane Box – April 2014

Here’s what’s we got:

  • Green Toys – Flower Set ($15 approx)
  • Green Eats – Set of 2 Tumblers ($5.99)
  • Barefoot Books – Prince’s Bedtime Book & CD Set ($9.99)
  • Mrs. Meyers Clean Day – Lemon Verbena Dish Soap Sample ($.50 approx)
  • Treat.com – FREE Greeting Card Offer ($3.49)

This box had a retail value of $34.97, and we paid $16.33!  I love the eco-friendly toys and cups, and who doesn’t love new books to read?  Such a great deal!

See our past Citrus Lane Boxes!

Citrus Lane is a monthly subscription box for children ages newborn to 3.  Get a surprise box of the best products for your child every month! Create happy moments, delivered to your doorstep (tailored for your little one’s age and stage)!

Here’s how it works:

  • CHOOSE: Select the plan that works best for you and your little one. Plans start as low as $21 per month.
  • PERSONALIZE: Tell us your little one’s age (from newborn to 3), so we’ll pick just the right products for your box.
  • SURPRISE! We deliver a special box to your door every month…and shipping is free!

You can even earn FREE boxes by getting your friends to subscribe with your referral link!  Get $10 per friend who subscribes!

For a limited time, you can get $20 off your first box by using the code ESCALATE at checkout.  Only new, first-time Citrus Lane subscribers who start a monthly subscription are eligible for the ESCALATE offer. Gift subscription and multi-month packages including 3, 6 and 12 month packages do not qualify. Limit one ESCALATE offer per household.

Or, for a very limited time, Citrus Lane is having their semi-annual event with the BEST PRICES all year!  Purchase a pre-paid package and get your boxes for as low as $16.33!  Just like me!  That’s up to 44% off!

Get your first Citrus Lane box today!

 

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#Win a $50 ModCloth Gift Certificate!

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Share your spring style with ModCloth’s ‘Spring-Time to Shine’ Contest, and you could win a $50 gift cerfiticate!

ModCloth has some really cute stuff right now; tons of dresses and even stuff to refresh your home for Spring!

 

 

Entering is simple — just snap a photo of yourself in your freshest spring ensemble and upload to the Style Gallery. Outfits do not need to feature ModCloth (although it is encouraged!), and users can submit as many entries as their hearts desire. Two winners will be chosen and featured by ModCloth. This contest is open to both domestic and international applications through 1 p.m. PT on 4/28.

Please see the ModCloth blog for more details. Good luck!

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