Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Time to plant trees & shrubs

I live at home improvement stores lately.Image by Fuschia Foot via Flickr

Lowes
is currently offering 25% off all live plants (with a few exceptions like tropical & seasonal plants). Meanwhile, Home Depot has select trees at 50% off.

Contrary to popular habit, fall is the time to plant, so now's your chance to save $$ if you need trees/shrubs or a maybe a few polar pansies.

I recommend going first to Home Depot, so you can get 50% off, then check Lowe's for anything else you need.

Be sure to check Mayo's Garden Center or other similar stores for savings.

P.S. Don't bother looking for Dogwood trees at Lowes/Home Depots at Knoxville Center or Clinton Highway... we bought the last one!

Pink DogwoodsImage by cindy47452 via Flickr

Friday, October 9, 2009

Organization Ideas

Valentine's Day Shoe BoxImage by CraftyGoat via Flickr

Every once in a while I click on a link in the many emails I receive. I enjoyed this article from Mambo Sprouts on organizing your home with what you have. It's not so long that I couldn't read it all, but not so short that I didn't find any ideas.

For example: though I've often read to decorate shoe boxes, I never knew how exactly I'd do that. I just needed someone to spell it out for me: leftover fabric or wrapping paper. OK, I can do that. Before, I was picturing a nightmare with pieces of construction paper.

While you're at the site, be sure to sign up for their coupons. Mambo Sprouts will snail mail you a coupon booklet each season, and they have printable coupons as well.
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Wednesday, October 7, 2009


A while back, couponmommie.com asked if readers knew of any coupon deals at Wal-mart, which immediately reminded me of a deal I've found. Like she mentions, I too don't care for shopping at Wal-mart, but I do buy a few things there from time to time.

Kotex puts out a coupon for liners every so often,--$0.75 off one or $1.50 off two--and so long as there isn't a minium quantity size listed, you can purchase the $1.00 pack of liners for only $0.25 each. There are several varieties available to choose from as well.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

BIG Lots deal on organic baby food

Big Lots, Inc.Image via Wikipedia


Why do I so often forget about Big Lots?? I stopped in yesterday evening and found several Christmas gift ideas for the little one. After that, I cruised the food isles and found several deals on items that were overstocked or phased out of grocery stores. One being Healthy Times organic baby food for about $0.30 a jar (if memory serves me correctly).

I visited the Big Lots in South Knoxville--their shelf was full (many jars of carrot and apple available).