Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Walgreens Prescription Savings Club

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Walgreens for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

These days, people are doing anything they can to save money.  But what about those extra necessities, like medicine that seem to cost an arm and a leg even with a prescription plan?  Thank goodness my medical benefits at my agency are great, but it's something that as a non profit we are always worried about losing or having to pay more money towards.  On my salary?  Paying more towards my premium or for a prescription is something i couldn't afford. 


Knowing about the Prescription Savings Club at Walgreens can really mean a huge savings for families that are struggling, or just for people who want the most out of their medical coverage.  Right now they are offering a special discount on annual membership-For $10 a year, a family membership covers everyone in your immediate family including pets!  For individuals, the cost is only $5.  Discounts on flu shots, pet prescriptions, diabetic supplies, as well as savings on more than 8,000 brand name medications are only some of the benefits.  Why not make the coverage you're paying into go the extra mile?


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Missoni Accomplished

Missoni, instead of mission. I kill me.

But seriously.  The mission, should you choose to accept it, is the constant quest to debrownify the living room.  As frugally as possible.  I have been on this mission for years....and by golly, it may actually be accomplished. 

Allow me to set it up for you-You're in the Targ.  You see 2 turquoise ottomans that are a little too flashy for this space so you don't pay attention to price.  You later have remorse....internal dialogue goes something like this.  "Hmm, those ottomans were turquoise with silver bases.  They would debrown.  But they were fancy pants ish.  I'm pretty sure they were expensive anyway.  Let's look online and torture ourselves."  You type in turquoise ottoman.  Those fancy ones are no where to be found on their website.  But what's this?  Missoni for Target online clearance?  Internal dialogue happens:  "Would it be chevron overload?  Is there such a thing?  What about all the other stripeyness happening in this room?  That's a great price.  Should i get one?  Two?  The one in black and white for the basement?  We'll put this one in the basement if it doesn't work here so hold off on the black and white one."

3 days later, here she is in all her chevron aqua goodness.  Consider this living room thoroughly debrownified.

Still hating the tv cabinet and the end tables, though.  I said we were done debrowning, not tweaking.

Look at that adorable little face peeking behind the new ottoman. 

Just waiting for her chance to join me.

And lest we forget the brownier before pillows and ottoman, here ya go.  Methinks the old ottomans could become a redo project, but they need to be cushier as well as covered.

So what did this fabulous new find put me back??
826.69 from all modern?!?!
249.99 from west elm?!?

Nay.  33.99.  Seriously. On sale from 99.99.  How stupid am i for not buying the black and white one?  Super stupid, because after stalking the website for days, there ain't nothing there. 

What's your latest "one that got away" that you're kicking yourself over?

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

once, twice, three times a (lucky) lady

Isn't that what they say, that things happen in threes? So there was my lucky streak, and these are the goodies i so humbly won.

Judy had a giveaway from Elemenopillow, and i got to choose this set of fun and funky turquoise pillow covers.  I have to tell you that Karen from Elemenopillow is fabulous.  In the middle of hectic holiday orders from people who were actually paying for her goods, she worked with me to find the best fabric (she wasn't pleased with the batch she got of another pattern) and created a custom order with the pattern on both sides.  Then she shipped them super quick, and they are great quality. I highly recommend working with her if you were interested in pillow covers. 

Then Myra had a Wuslu giveaway-I can't wait to pick something from them!  I've bought this corner unit in the past, and i looove it.  It holds all my getting ready in the morning goodies, like makeup and hairspray and brush.  Yet it looks super nice, right? 

And then, my final win, Gail had a Partylite giveaway, and i chose these items from the clearance section!  These prices were ridiculously better than the original price.

Faux bois candle holders! 

And a dual usage candle holder or reed diffuser.  However, this can only be used with a partylite reed diffuser, which i did not realize, nor do i have.

I just thought it looked neat sitting together or apart as bookends or something.

Thank you to all the companies and the blogs that held the giveaways, i am super appreciative.

Who else is on a winning streak?  Speaking of winnings, anyone have Oscar predictions or must see movies of the year?  Beginners with Christopher Plummer was my favorite this Oscar season.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

If it makes you happy

It's been, like, a really long time for not blogging.  I haven't gone on an exotic vacation.  I've been here, right here, trying to comment and sometimes being able to comment on blogs.  It's amazing how easy it is to not blog.  These 3 weeks have flown by.  At least for me...i'm not really sure if you've noticed my absence. 

This transition into the new year was really hard.  My dad's birthday was January 7th.  Instead of celebrating with him, i went to the cemetery and laid flowers on the disturbed earth where we buried him 5 months ago.  There is no gravestone yet.  I suppose that's better, as i know seeing his name etched in stone will be greatly upsetting. 

I found this on a blog this week:

Yes.  I need to do that.  What makes me happy and what do i need to do more of?

Travel.  Specifically of the passport stamping kind.
Theater.  Specifically of the musical variety.
Shopping.  Specifically of the clearance deals.
Reading.  Specifically of the women centered fiction genres.
Sunday.  Specifically of the feline that is mine.
The boyfriend.  Specifically focusing on demonstrating how much i love and appreciate him and his genius ways.

 Sheryl Crow asked "If it makes you happy, why the hell are you so sad?"  Because you have to actually DO the things that make you happy.  Travel costs money, but i love it. It doesn't do any good to want to travel and not actually do it.  You can't take your money with you when you leave this earth. 

So we're going to Aruba for two weeks in the spring.  Aruba was my dad's favorite place in the world-he and my step mom were even declared honorary citizens by the government and were written up in the local newspaper.  Even last year, in between rounds of chemo, he fought to be able to go and feared it was his last visit.  I know he'd be thrilled for us to experience and share his love of this island, and it is my way of honoring him this first year the island will be without him. 

All the while doing more of what makes me happy. 

So what do you need to do more of?

The Lettered Cottage