#PattyStyle Patty Burger Now Open in Lake Orion

I was offered a complimentary burger tasting. All opinions are my own. You can read more about my affiliate policies here. When I make my way to a favorite place (Great Lakes Crossing mall, the largest outlet mall in all of Michigan), I now know a tasty place to have a real meal that is… Read more »

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Travel Essentials to avoid 3-1-1

This post contains affiliate links. You can read more about my affiliate policies here. I recently took a 5 day vacation to Las Vegas & I (barely!) was able to fit it all into my carry on suitcase + my “personal” item! My few liquids were bulging my little quart Ziploc baggie by just having liquid… Read more »

So Much for November @ Initials, Inc.

This post contains affiliate links. You can read more about my affiliate policies here. You can shop all of these frugal & awesome Christmas 2017 gifts here.             

Sharing w/ Elephants @ Ivory Ella

This post contains affiliate links. You can read more about my affiliate policies here. Ivory Ella is a brand you can feel good supporting! It was founded on the principle of living a life devoted to saving animals, helping others, and doing everything you can to support your community. Ten percent of the brand’s profits… Read more »

Gobsmacked (play) (tickets) GIVEAWAY #Detroit

I am super excited to help promote GOBSMACKED! the latest sensation from the UK. Think Pitch Perfect meets live stage – GOBSMACKED! is the next-generation cappella show that redefines the limits of the human voice. The show features beatboxing world champ, Ball-Zee and other world-class vocalists. Through just their voices, they weave stories through all… Read more »

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Stockpiling Made Easy, Right at Your Fingertips

This post contains affiliate links. You can read more about my affiliate policies here. As the days get shorter and it gets darker sooner, simplify your life by stocking up on the essentials to keep your household running. With upcoming holidays, busy kids after school, and weekend commitments, the fall is the perfect time to… Read more »

Custom Signs at The Barn

I was offered a complimentary sign making class. All opinions are my own. I took a Painting with a Twist class about a year ago with a few friends & it was not very fun for me. I am not very artistic free-handed & I threw my painting away after I got home. That is certainly… Read more »

Giving Back w/ Fashion

This post contains affiliate links. You can read more about my affiliate policies here. This summer & now into the fall I have seen & felt many feelings about life events in general (like the hurricanes) & I have faced some personally-touched points. I’m glad I have found 1 more way that I can wear the… Read more »

Frugal Stocking Stuffers @ Dollar Tree

This post contains affiliate links. You can read more about my affiliate policies here. I know it is (not yet) Halloween time & I’m sure Christmas is 1 of the farthest things from your mind, but to me it is quite the opposite. Usually most years I am finished with my Christmas shopping by 10/31…. Read more »

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Shop Costumes For Kids Of All Ages From Personalization Universe

This post contains affiliate links. You can read more about my affiliate policies here. From spooky and silly to trendy and iconic, Personalization Universe has a costume for kids of all ages. Save 20% off all costumes from 10/9-10/16 with code HALLOWEEN20! Here are a few of our favorite picks for kids, infants, and toddlers…. Read more »

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  • FREE GWP @ ModCloth

    **This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. You can read more about my affiliate policies here. An exclusive gift from ModCloth can be yours! On all orders of $150+, get a FREE travel case filled with plush makeup brushes and a mirror,… Read more »

  • It’s BACK–8 piece $150 value FREE GIFT #Christmas

    **This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. You can read more about my affiliate policies here. Beauty at your doorstep. Experiment fearlessly with Julep’s monthly beauty box. Get on trend, full-size beauty or skincare products each month, curated just for you! Now… Read more »

  • #NoodlesTasting

    I was offered a complimentary noodles tasting. All opinions are my own. Before my visit to the Novi Noodles & Company restaurant, I had only eaten at Noodles & Company a couple of times before. The few times that I had, I was rushing around & never really thought about what I was even eating,… Read more »

  • Some Banking & Financial Thoughts

    I was really honored that my friend Laura Emily asked me to contribute some writing for her creative & financial passions. Laura truly shares her heart through her art. I do also look to her as a true testament of debt-free being an actual possibility, since she & her husband Nate are an example of… Read more »

  • CVS Shopping List–Week of 9/18

    This is exactly the list that I bought! These are my favorite stock up prices. I bought everything in 1 transaction but you could for sure split this & use some ECBs into transaction #2 so you have less OOP cost. Colgate Total 4.4.2 oz. $2.99 (limit 2) I bought 2 -$0.50/1 coupon -$2 ECB… Read more »

  • Queen of Katwe

    I was offered a complimentary film viewing. All opinions are my own. Before I saw the movie, I didn’t know much of this movie. I knew it was Disney. I didn’t even know if it was animated. I kind of thought it was based in Africa but I wasn’t so sure. I didn’t know what… Read more »

  • FREE $132 value gift

    **This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. You can read more about my affiliate policies here. Beauty at your doorstep. Experiment fearlessly with Julep’s monthly beauty box. Get on trend, full-size beauty or skincare products each month, curated just for you! Now… Read more »

  • #BridgetJonesBaby

    I was offered a complimentary film viewing. All opinions are my own. I have always heard of the Bridget Jones movies but I had never taken the time to seek them out to watch them. Thinking about this later, I realize the only Renee Zellweger movies I have seen are Chicago and Down With Love…. Read more »

  • Unexpected Kroger Trip

    I headed to Kroger tonight on a completely different mission, but I was a happy couponer to snag a few deals that only used the coupons that came out in Sunday’s newspaper + only 1 Kroger eCoupon. If you live in MI and follow this list, your OOP cost will be $9.14 (subtotal is $7.77)…. Read more »

  • Mary & Martha FLASH SALE 9/16-18

    Large Glass Lantern 19 1/2″ H x 9 1/4″ W base This versatile piece can be used with or without the provided candle holder. Makes a beautiful accessory to a centerpiece, a bookshelf, on the fireplace or on your front porch. Hand-blown glass. A long standing customer favorite is on sale for 1/2 price this… Read more »