If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

More projects and more CVS

Hello - I stayed busy all Monday with housework and errands and I'm thankful our home is clean again and the kitchen is stocked.  
I did not do any deals at CVS last week but I did fill a prescription and it was enough to earn a $5 ECB so I started this week with $15 in ECBs.  
I wanted to get candy to pass out and I wanted to do a toothpaste deal as I had coupons and also a $4/$14 CVS coupon.  
I bought 10 bags of candy.  They were $3 a bag, and I used $2/3 coupons from the newspaper a few weeks ago and a $1.50 CVS app coupon.  I earned $10 in ECB for buying then ($5 ECB for $15, limit 2 per household)
These Colgate twin packs were $7.79.  I needed to purchase $14 or more to use the CVS app coupon for $4/14 and this seemed like the best deal to me. I also used $2 off each pack and earned $2 ECB on each. 
I also used a $10 gift card that I earn every 3 months for doing a weather survey for a university. 
That brought my cash spent total down to $5.08 and I got back $14 ECBs.  

CVS has an app that they are using to link up customers with coupons, prescriptions, rewards, etc.  I have it on my iPad and it is very useful.  So if you are wanting to maximize CVS savings, I suggest you try it.  


Sewing- bandana style baby bibs - I found a number of free printable patterns and tutorials to make them.  
I sewed up 7 little bibs quite fast but didn't have a baby here to try them on, so I put one on this Cabbage Patch doll.  He is a vintage CP, he first belonged to my children and now is loved by my grands.  
I used either flannel or terry cloth on the backs for absorbency,  Buttons for the closures.  

Below are the other 6 bandana style bibs.  


I also altered a purchased costume to fit that sturdy 5 month old grandson.  
It's a crocodile.  The tail was attached to the back but he couldn't be safely buckled into his car seat with that in the way.  So I removed the tail and handstitched the opening closed.  The legs were too long so I shortened them.  Then I used that cut off pants bottoms to make a waist band to snap the tail onto the little crocodile.  The hood was a bit loose so I added more Velcro under the chin so it can be fastened a bit tighter.  
So, if you have a costume that needed some resizing, I say just do it.  This job was not hard and it's just a costume! 


I wrapped a few more clothes hanger for me.  I wear skirts a lot.  I like to hang them up with clothes pins on hangers, and when the hangers are cloth-wrapped, the clothes pins stay put nicely.  
I use sturdy wire hangers, fabric glue and fabric strips.  I just used scraps in the past but I found this roll of pink polka dot bias binding in my Mom's cast off pile so I used it.  


What do think of my nails?  I put on a set of press on nails from Dollar Tree.  My husband really likes them and the $1 price tag is great.  

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    1. Thank you Deanna, I discovered your blog through your comment and I really like your blog style

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  2. First off, fantastic CVS shopping!
    I love love love the bandana bibs. They would be great for kids who still need a little clothes protection but don't want to wear a bib.
    The nails do not look like press ons. I am going to Dollar Tree today and will be looking for those.

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    1. Thank you Anne. Jackson wore a bandana bib today, it looks much nicer than a traditional bib. I laughed when I saw him as he sort of looks like a miniature old west cattle rustler or bank robber :)

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  3. Love the job you did on the Halloween costume. He will look adorable! I have never seen a bandana bib before. Looks fast and easy to make! Would be great to make ahead for a baby shower.

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    1. Thank you Vickie, the bandana bibs would be great shower gifts. They were very fast to sew up.

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  4. Beautiful nails. Can you let us know if they stay on over time? Lovely!

    The bibs are so cute!

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  5. Those bibs are cute! I might need to make a few for our future little one! Look easy to make.

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  6. Wow, you got such good deals. I have a friend that does the whole CVS/Walgreens thing and she cleans up. It's a true talent though, I'd be overwhelmed with all the variables.
    Love your sewing. Bibs are so cute and you did a great job on the gator. BTw, your press-ons look real! Good job!

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