Sunday, August 4, 2013

Hello everyone! I am here to report about a few things. The first thing I am going to mention is that my husband and I went to Target last night, and invested, yes invested, in a food processor. Originally I had wanted another Kitchen Aid, but then I saw the Ninja next to it. I have seen demonstrations of this bad boy before, and I knew that I wanted to give it a go. I got the 1500 watt, 2 horsepower motor, and it came with a pitcher, food processor bowl, and two single serve cups, like the Magic Bullet. The cost at Target was $199.99, and that's why I call it an investment. The main reason I get food processors is because of taco meat, and shredded chicken. Sound weird? Well, I knew I had two options: A) to stand in front of the stove with a spatula and stab at the meat for endless hours until I reached the desired consistency, or B) have a machine do it for me in four seconds. I chose option B. Here is a picture of my Ninja with the food processor on it:

Isn't it just so badass looking? This bad boy has four blades in it, and the pitcher has six! I am really excited to try out ice in the blender, but I'm going to save that for another day.

Next, I got my second box from Julep, and this is what I received:

I have used one of their polishes, and they are AWESOME! I didn't even use a base coat or top coat, and the polish hasn't chipped at all. I have not used the Double Step foot treatment stick yet, have any of you? Good news to report: I have been taken off the waiting list for Ipsy! I start getting the box this month, and I will definitely be sharing what I get with you.

Last thing on the agenda is the coupon category. I scored a HUGE deal a couple of weeks ago, and I need to share it so that you guys may become inspired to do the same thing. I used to purchase the Sunday paper every week to get the coupons out of it. I soon realized that I was only using about 1/8 of the coupons that were in there, if even that many. SO, I started buying the coupons I want off of Ebay. The sellers find, clip, and send as many as 20 of the same coupons right to your door! In this example, I bought 20-$1 off coupons for Crystal Light Liquid. I now have an obsession with these darn things. The two flavors that I love are Mango Passionfruit and Blueberry Raspberry.

The local store in my area that I usually go to is Price Chopper. The coupons I purchased didn't expire until January 2014, so I knew I had enough time to find a great deal. Normally, these range around $3.50 to $4.00 each. My Price Chopper had them on sale for buy one get one free. So, a potential total bill of $75 turned into $33. THEN, I used one coupon per item, which I was buying 20 of them, so I then ended up paying a total of $17 with tax. I should mention, I paid less than $2.00 for the 20 coupons. SCORE! Keep your eyes peeled for amazing coupons you use, and the ads for your local stores. There are deals to be had people!

Okay, so I lied, there is one more thing I'll mention, but not go in depth about because I haven't tried it yet:

I got the Osis powder a couple of days ago in the mail. With the fine hair I have, it's supposed to add more volume to your hair; I guess you might compare it to a dry shampoo... maybe? I have been told from another blogger that they use this in their hair right after they blow-dry their hair. I can't wait to try this either!

I hope you guys have an awesome week, and don't be afraid to try new things- they can be FAWESOME!