Late Night $25 Shopping Challenge (because Mom needs to get out of the house)

Mom gets crazy idea while cooking dinner.  Hmm. . . Kohl’s double coupon, 3 hours left to redeem. Hadara needs pajamas.  Mom needs to get out of the house.  Mom tells Dad, “we’re going shopping!”.   Can you figure out what happens next?!  

So I shared a Kohl’s double coupon on Facebook last week and decided to take advantage of it myself. Last minute of course.  The plan:  spend $25 to get $10 off plus get 15% off.

Our goal was to buy Hadara some new pajamas, but we ended up with three long sleeve girly tops.  I just love the pink polka dots and the “so fancy” is adorable.  Actually, I shared on Instagram about our little adventure and hash tagged it #PrincessTween.  Appropriate for Hadara because although she is ten, she still loves to dress like a little princess.  

So, did I meet my $25 dollar challenge?  To be honest with you, it was $29, but after all coupons, we paid $17.  Not too bad for new winter tops.  Most of all, we shared some family time and created a fun fashion show in the dressing room all while saving money.  And mom got out of the house.  

What are your favorite ways to save on coupons?  

Be sure to watch our late night shopping challenge vlog unfold below.  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for more weekly encouraging videos.   

Blessings and Shalom, 

How I Saved Money! My Hubby’s Birthday and Father’s Day Haul from Bealls Outlet

Last week, I shared on Facebook that Bealls Outlet was having 70% off clearance for men’s clothing.  It’s been a few years since Ruben has gone shopping for himself or bought new clothes for that matter.  He deserved some new clothes.   His birthday and Father’s day was coming up, so this was the perfect time to shop for him on a budget.  I took $100 we saved from our budget and went on a deal hunt!
Seriously, you won’t believe what I found at Bealls Outlet!  Here are some of the deals:  
Michael Kors business shirt for $6.60.  
Calvin Klein business shirt for $7.50 
Oxford business shirt for $4.50 
The best deal of the haul was finding these Steve Madden casual shoes for only $2.00!  Crazy right?  

I added up all the retail prices and this haul should have been over $400!  Not for this money saving mama!  I stayed within my $100 budget with the extra 15% discount I received for being a Bealls Outlet loyalty shopper (It’s free to sign up at store).  Every Friday at our local store, you receive 15% off your total purchase.  I love this store, because it has deals for the whole family and home decor.  My best kept secret to finding beautiful things for less.  Okay, secret’s out . . . now you know.  Ahem, (cough) you can thank me later.  I saved so much money, I was able to pick me a few things too.  Double score. 

I’m so happy because Hadara and I were able to bless Ruben with a new summer wardrobe for work and play.  There’s more to see, so be sure to watch today’s haul video!  Seeing is believing.  (P.S.  This is NOT a sponsored post or video.  I’m just sharing money saving deals with you!) 

Blessings and Shalom, 

It’s Time for a Fall Haul Y’all!

So how are you enjoying Autumn?  November is already here!  Crazy right?

Recently, my daughter Hadara and I had so much fun creating a new video where we share the things we’ve been enjoying this Fall.  We call it our Fall Haul Y’all! We also share tips on how you can save money when buying apparel, shoes and toys for your children.  Be budget wise Moms! 

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  By the way, we’re still working on our family Fall bucket list.  We are a little behind.  Now, that cooler weather has finally come to the desert, we will be spending more time outside.  I actually opened my windows yesterday and let the cool breezes fill my home.  I look forward to that each year.  

We did check off eating pumpkin pie from the bucket list.  Our family loves everything pumpkin during Fall, especially pie!  We are intentionally working on being thankful every day.   It seems that we can quickly forget to be thankful to the Lord.   He is so faithful!   Thank you Lord, for You are worthy to be praised!  

Hopefully, we’ll get to the pumpkin patch farm soon.  Ruben and I haven’t taken Hadara to one since she was a toddler.  It’s been way too long!  

How has your family been enjoying Autumn? 

Got any of these bucket items checked off?  

How are some ways you save money when shopping for your children?  

Blessings and Shalom,

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