Archive for 2014

Black Bean Enchiladas Recipe (Vegetarian) ~ Dollar Tree Gourmet

Monday, July 28, 2014

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Nutella Frappucino Recipe (Starbucks Copycat) ~ Dollar Tree Gourmet

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Hi everyone! I came up with a new Dollar Tree Gourmet recipe that's so simple and so yummy- *Nutella* Frappucinos! (I have the word Nutella in asterisks because I actually used a knock-off Dollar Tree brand, which was a dead ringer for the real stuff). Here's the recipe:

  • ¾ cup double-strength coffee
  • 1 cup milk (any kind, dairy or non)
  • 1 1/2 cups ice
  • 3 Tbls. Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
  • Optional:
  • 3 Tbs whipped cream
  • Nutella Topping (instructions below)

  1. Make double-strength coffee by brewing with twice the coffee required by your coffee maker(that should be 2 tablespoons of ground coffee per each cup of coffee). Chill before using.
  2. Then combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed until ice is crushed and drink is smooth.
  3. Pour into a 16-ounce glass, and serve with a straw.
  4. For Nutella Topping, microwave a tablespoon of nutella for 10-15 seconds
  5. Top each glass with whipped cream and drizzle nutella topping over the whipped cream
Enjoy! :)

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New video- Julep, Beauty Box 5, & Ipsy review!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

 Hi guys! Check out my new video and learn how to get free subscriptions to these beauty clubs! :)

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CVS Deals (and I do mean DEALS) for the week of 6/15/14

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Oh my gosh guys.  There are some days when the coupon angels just shine their light all over you for a moment and allow you to bask in the glory of totally awesome deals.  Today is one of those days. :)

I was working up my CVS scenarios for this week and came up with such an amazing plan that I literally laughed out loud when I finalized it. I'm trying to post this as early as possible so you guyhs can follow along if you want.  Keep in mind that I am starting out with a few coupons (8 ECB's and a $5/25 that was emailed to me - if you use this scenario you will need to make a small investment, but you'll get it back at the end) Here's what I'm up to:

Transaction #1:

Buy 6 Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths, 10 ct $3.69, regular price - $22.14

(Deal is Buy 2, Receive $4.00 ExtraBucks through 6/28, Limit 6 (June Monthly Deal)

Buy 2 Lipton Iced Tea Peach, 20 oz $0.99, sale price through 6/28 - $1.98

(Deal is Buy 2, Receive $1.00 ExtraBucks through 6/28, Limit 4)

Buy 2 Aquafina Flavorsplash - on sale this week for $.88 - $1.76

$1 Filler Item (I have to buy something to get my total out of the negative after coupons, haha.  Good thing there's lot's of candy on sale this week!)

Total: $26.88
- 8 Extrabucks
-$5/25 coupon
-$12 (6 $2/1 Ban Wipes coupons from the 6/1 paper - available on Ebay)
-$ 1.76 ( 2 x $1 printable Aquafina Coupon Here: (Makes them FREE after they adjust them down to the price of the product):

Grand Total:  $.12

Earn 12 and 1 ECB's!

Transaction #2:

Buy 4 Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths, 10 ct $3.69, regular price - $14.76

(Deal is Buy 2, Receive $4.00 ExtraBucks through 6/28, Limit 6 (June Monthly Deal)

Buy 1 Bausch + Lomb Peroxi Clear Contact Solution 3 oz ($4.99, get $3 ECB, Limit 1)

Buy 2 Aquafina Flavorsplash - on sale this week for $.88 - $1.76

Buy 1 Colgate 360 Toothbrush 1 ct ($2.99 get $2 ECB, Limit 2)

Total: $24.50
-$12 Extrabucks
-$8 (4 $2/1 Ban Wipes coupons from the 6/1 paper - available on Ebay)
-$ 1.76 ( 2 x $1 printable Aquafina Coupon Here: (Makes them FREE after they adjust them down to the price of the product):
- $2 Bausch + Lomb Peroxi Clear printable coupon HERE:

Grand Total:  $.74

Earn 8, 3 and 2 ECB's!

My complete total for the day is $.86, and that gets me 10 packets of Ban Wipes, 2 Lipton Teas, 4 Aquafina drinks, 1 contact solution, 1 toothbrush, and 1 candy.  Pretty sweet, right? :)

I'm not even sure if I'll stop here.  I can do the Ban and the toothbrush deal one more time, so I may keep rolling. :)

You can find the entire ad preview here at

Let me know if you have any questions!  Happy Shopping!  :)


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Copycat Recipe - Chicken Bryan from Carrabba's!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Hey everyone!  Today I'm going to share one of my all-time favorite recipes: Chicken Bryan from Carrabba's.  If you've never had it your in for a treat.  It's a grilled chicken breast topped with tangy goat cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, and basil with a lemony butter sauce.  I hope you enjoy!!

Here's the video tutorial- ingredients and measurements are at the bottom of the post.

Ingredients for the sauce:

1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon minced yellow onion
5 tablespoons of butter (chilled- I freeze mine for about an hour before I make this)
1/2 cup of white wine
1/4 cup lemon juice (or the juice of one lemon)
1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes
1/4 cup basil (about ten leaves)
salt and pepper
Olive Oil, for sauteing

For the chicken you will need:

2 chicken breast (boneless and skinless)
2 tablespoons of cooking oil
4 ounces goat cheese
salt and pepper


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CVS and Publix Hauls! May 14, 2014

Thursday, May 15, 2014

I Hi everyone! I went shopping last night at CVS and Publix and want to share some of the great deals that I scored with you guys!


There's two really good deals going right now- Purex Detergent is buy one get two free. This was awesome as we are totally out and I needed to stock up. I was able to get 3 bottles for $6.29!

The next deal happening this week is Neutrogena- buy 3 face care products earn 10 ECB's. As I mentioned before hubby is super picky on his products so this was the perfect time to stock up on his face lotion. Here's the scenario:

Face lotion x 2 @ $7.99- $15.98
Bar soap - $3.19
Detergent- $6.29
= $25.46
- $3/2 Neutrogena sun care CVS coupon (was on a tear pad in the cosmetics section. I wasn't sure if it would work but the lotion is SPF 20 and it went through fine)
- 2 x 10 ECB's 
=$2.46 + tax 
$3.34 OOP

Earn 10 ECB's for the Neutrogena and 5 ECB's for hitting $50 in the Beauty Club.

Next stop was Publix. I had to pick up a few things for the week but I want to mention a really great freebie you can score! There's a coupon in the Mother's Day green flyer for BOGO Bush's Cocina Latina beans. There's also a manufacturers coupon for the same thing- meaning you can get them for FREE! 
I hopped on EBay and got 10 coupons for just a few dollars. Last night I picked up 10 cans using 5 each of the Publix and manufacturers coupons, and still have 10 cans to go. This deal runs until May 23 so there's still time if you're interested! 
Happy shopping everyone!


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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

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Great day at Publix! Axe Products, Clear Hair and Scalp, and Saran Wrap!

Today was a totally awesome day at Publix! We've really been needing to stock up on household items and toiletries, and my hubby is super picky about which brands he will use. For styling his hair he will only use Axe styling paste. I've been searching for a deal on this stuff for months and finally a great one came along! 

Normally he pays between $6-$8 for a jar of this stuff. This week they had it on sale for $5.99, and there was a store coupon for $2 off 2. I did a quick search on eBay and found manufacturers coupons for $2.50 off one which I could combine with the store coupon to get them at a stock up price. Here's the math:

2 Axe styling products @ $5.99 = $11.98
- $2/2 Publix coupon
- $2.50 off 1 manufacturers coupon x 2
= $4.48 for 2 or $2.24 each!

I bought 6 but I have a few more coupons so I may go back and buy a few more.

The next deal was the Axe body wash. These were on sale for $3.99 and I used the same coupons and the same math:

2 Axe body washes @ $3.99 each = $7.98

- $2/2 Publix coupon
- 2 x $2.50/1 manufacturers coupon 
= $.98 or $.49 each! Great deal!

The Clear Hair and Scalp shampoo is another brand that my hubby will use and also happened to be a good deal. I actually needed Shampoo and conditioner myself so I split this up between us - 5 bottles each. It was normally priced $4.99 a bottle but there was a Publix coupon that made it much less. Here's the math:

$4.99 x 10 = $49.99
- 10 x $1.50/1 Publix coupons
- 10 x $2.00/1 Manufactuers coupons
=$14.99 for 10 or $1.49 each

My favorite deal of the day was the Glad Wrap- each one was only 4 cents! :) The Manufactuers coupon was a printable so I only had two, but here's how it went:

2 x Glad Wrap @ $1.79 = $3.58
- 2 x $1 Manufactuers coupon
- 2 x $.75 Publix coupons 
= $.8 - winning! :)

Today's trip left me with several months worth of products we need and $99.42 to transfer into savings! 

I find my deals at If you don't have Publix in your area but want to save big bucks like this just drop me a line and I'll help you find a way to get started. :)

Happy Shopping!


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Great day at CVS!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

I haven't been couponing at CVS the past few months because we were so busy with the wedding. Now were back, married, and happy to report a great shopping trip today! I only had $1.50 in ECB's to start with (my quarterly earnings) and I was able to score some great deals on things we needed. Here's the breakdown:

Transaction #1:

2 scope to go 4 packs @ $2.49 each
(These are part of an oral-b deal from this weeks ad where you earn 3 ECB's for each product. These happened to be included making them a $.51 money maker!
Total- (after tax and my $1.50 ECB) = $3.73

Earn 6 ECB's

Transaction #2:

1 Oral B 3D white electric toothbrush -$21.49

- $6 ECB's
- $4 coupon from CVS's website
Total (including tax)= $13.00

Earn 15 ECB's

Transaction #3

1 Physicians Formula bronzer - $13.79
1 physicians Formula concealer- $7.79

- 15 ECB's
- $3 cosmetics coupon that printed from the coupon machine

= $5.10 (including tax) 

Earn 10 ECB's 

Overall, I spent $21.93, saved $29.50, and earned $10 for next time. I invested a bit more than I normally would, but I had to in order to get started again. (Plus I really needed the bronzer). 

I'm off to plan my next shopping trip- hope you all have a wonderful day!


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