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Monday, October 7, 2013

Started A New Hobby: Couponing! How I Stay Organized

These are my binders that I use. Couponing is serious business. If you aren't organized there is no way you can find your coupons to use and get the great deals. If I didn't find this method of organizing it would have made Couponing so much more stressful for me. Anyways here is the breakdown on how I stay organized. 

How I organize my coupons:

Binder #1: 
  -A mini binder with dividers and 2/4 pocket holders
    --Clipped coupons in A-Z order
       - I only clip coupons I think I might use
    --Store coupons 
       - ones from their website or printed from stores

Binder #2:
  -my shopping mini zippered planner/binder 
    --holds all rewards cards
    --has pocket on inside that I labeled "in cart"
    --dividers and sheet pocket holders 
        - tabs include:
             - today's trip, must-haves, baby items, moneymakers & specific stores
    --also has notepad in back and a pen holder
        - in back of pocket to hold the notepad I put all of the store's coupon policies with tabbed labels 

Binder #3:
  - a zippered full size binder with sheet protectors
     -- I use the clip less organization method from 
     -- I also print out their coupon insert list and put it in sheet protectors so I don't have to look through the insert! It's amazing! 
     -- I also check off coupons that I've clipped and cross out ones that I didn't get in my inserts 

Here is the link:

So that's how I organize and shop with my coupons! Hope it helped you!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Dr. Seuss Birthday Party with Files/Printables

After months of planning and doing everything little by little, the Big Day for my son has quickly come and gone. I am glad the way everything turned out! With the help of some acrylic paint, cardboard, backdrops (fabric and shower curtains), photoshop brushes, free dr. seuss fonts, and a lot of printables, I was able to create the perfect dr. seuss themed birthday party! Here are pictures of the party! I was completely inspired by pinterest!

I also absolutely loved his Dr. Seuss Birthday Outfit! I bought his suspenders and bow tie from, and his blue skinny jeans were from old navy, it fit so well with his theme!

All Files will be on the bottom! Help Yourself!

His birthday outfit!

suspenders and bowtie from

main table with printable food cards made by me!

Hand Painted Lantern from Ikea using Acrylic

Large White Foam Board - Projector used with Marker used to draw the cat and sign

Favor bags for kids, favor candy jars for everyone
Inside the favor bags:
Dr. Seuss Pencil with Eraser
Book Mark
toys/knick knacks

The favor jars were originally baby jars - I handpainted the lids, tied a ribbon around the neck, and used avery sticker labels and printed "Pierce is 1, oh what fun! Thank you thank you everyone!"
Trufulla trees - made by glueing poms on sticks and using a black marker!

Printable photobooth props

just tape and a stick!
 The photobooth was so easy to make!

I just bought some fabric and taped it over the fireplace!
I set up the iPad stand and used a free photobooth app on the iPad!

that's it!
Photobooth Fun!

Using the props!

the party room!

photobooth and favors table

dr. seuss sign made with posterboard and ribbon!

easy decor  using streamers!

kid activity center with markers & crayons
 Inside these books were just printable coloring pages, mazes, and connect the dots that I all found for free online!

birthday boy and momma

Dr. Seuss quotes framed in ikea frames all over the house!

Stripey straws from

smiley boy!

My family!

Birthday cake made by my sis in law!

High Chair Banner designed by me!

Had to have the hat!

Pinata time!
Pin the Hat on the cat! Hand drawn by me!

Yay Pierce! You did it!

Goody Bag time!

End of the night! too much cake...

Guest book - I used a photo book of his first year!

Photoshop files can be edited...

Hanging Pom-poms Tutorial from Martha Stewart

Pin the Hat on the Cat Picture:
pin the hat
cats hat

Food (photoshop files):
blue dots
red stripes
yellow dots

Food (JPG):
jerry jordan's pb&j sandwich
sweet gack tea
silly sammy slick's skittles
green mint chip cookies
c..c..c..chocolate chip cookies
roll, eggs, roll
hop on pop cake pops

HIgh Chair Banner (photoshop):
I high chair
am high chair
one high chair

High Chair Banner (JPG):
"I" high chair banner
"AM" High chair banner
"ONE" high chair banner

Photobooth Props: just tape a wooden stick to it & voila!
oh what fun speech bubble
thing 1
thing 2
lorax mustache
blank bubble write your own message!
blank bubble 2

Kid Activity Book Print/Fold Ready (PDF):
maze and coloring page
more coloring pages