Got any 42 cent stamps lying around?
Remember when typewriter keyboards used to have the cent symbol? I’m sure there’s a way to get one but I don’t know what it is.
Yes, I have 42 cent stamps lying around. And I intend to use them! Cause I never mailed school photos of my little girl to at least 2/3 of my loved ones. Cause I suck like that. No I don’t, my busy life does.
I for one have never been able to stand using the old rate supplemented with penny stamps. Too messy…
Tomorrow’s the day, all y’all bill procrastinators and never writers, cause it’s going up to 44 Monday. So writ ’em and send ’em!
And they quit issuing forever stamps, I heard the lady at the Post Office say to the lady ahead of me… but then I got in the other line and the other cashier slipped me forty more. Shweet! Not exactly confederate bonds or anything… but you know. It’s the little things.
Doree really set me up.
I found her on the Etsy site– pinkquartzminerals.etsy.com.
I wrote her a question via Etsy and she responded nearly instantaneously. She answered my many additional questions quickly and courteously.
She mixed me up something custom but did not raise her extremely reasonable price. Her prices are great, she shipped very promptly, she offers samples, and her colors are GORGEOUS.
And I was very, very satisfied with my little custom color. It was for a costume, and I felt as gorgeous as one can feel when one’s skin is, well, it’s not easy being green, but she made it easy, I felt so pretty and the makeup was so light I hated to take it off. And I was GREEN. And the person I was working with who routinely does stage makeup was amazed.
I am also very satisfied with the lovely colors of eyeshadow and the bronzer color I chose. She suggested some foundations and I can’t wait to try those out.
And it washes off so easily and beautifully with soap and water.
Doree, you are the best.
I can’t believe I just did this. I just spent 45 bucks on Ecco Bella’s anti aging day cream and eye nutrients cream. But if I’d paid full price it would have been sixty four bucks– plus shipping.
Vitacost.com had a deal where you could get both for around forty dollars, their standard shipping is only $4.99.
I have Ecco Bella Eyeliner and Mascara, and I shit you not, their mascara is the BEST EVER. Plus it comes with a little mirror right on the tube, how AWESOME is that?
I’ve been needing an eye cream BAD. Concealer settles into the tiny wrinkles around my eyes– which would probably be invisible if I didn’t use concealer, but if I don’t use concealer I look like death. I actually scared myself the other day, caught unawares as I peered into the mirror to begin my morning primp.
The beautiful boy at The Body Shop in Atlanta told me the solution was a good eye cream, and my mom told me the solution is a concealer brush. So now I’ll have both.
The daily moisturizer I use– Beauty Without Cruelty with Alpha Hydroxy– well I ADORE it and I’ll probably buy some more of it but BWC AHA does not have SPF in it at all. It’s better, actually, for places that get scaly– not eczema, just trouble spots, you don’t need me to share with you which spots I’m talking about, believe me. It also seems to reduce the appearance of cellulite (okay that’s a hint, right?)
And LORD, I thought BWC was expensive!
But there’s an AWESOME sale on BWC on drugstore.com and you can get free shipping if you order enough stuff.
I usually buy my skincare stuff with joint account funds– that is, money my husband and I both contribute for shared bills. But the Ecco Bella, even with the huge savings, I just felt too guilty, and I bought it out of my own little nest egg.
On to drugstore.com… free shipping if you order enough, though their Peaceful Patchouli deodorant is 1/3 more expensive (6.29 or something) than on amazon.com (4.15 or something), I think the shipping savings makes up for it.
And one last frivolous purchase– in a strange twist since my extremely redneck and intolerant 20’s and early 30’s, I now love anything patchouli or sandalwood. But my little girl hates Kiss My Face Peaceful Patchouli Moisture Soap. One day she came to me just after washing her hands and I said you smell good. She said, I used the soap in the green bottle you had on your sink. That was the remnants of a bottle of Lush’s Tramp, watered down to stretch out what was left for hand washing.
My little’un has complained so many times– do I HAVE to use Kiss My Face?– that I determined to buy some more Tramp. It is vegan, although the last time I looked it does contain SLS unfortunately. But how often do we use it, and just on our hands… I went ahead and got her some, with my own funds from my own little nest egg as well. The shipping for it was slightly cheaper on Amazon… Lush has free shipping for orders over $100 but I don’t see myself spending $100 on anything at all any time soon.
I have on my wish list on amazon a book about make-at-home organic skin care. I may grab that some time soon. Wonder if what I make out of there will be cheaper or have results as nice as the stupidly expensive stuff I buy now?
Also I feel bad about adding to landfill problems. Those products are sold in teeny tiny little containers, so you run out quick, and have to toss the container, which may or may not be recyclable… I need to get that book. I will.
After I enjoy my Ecco Bella, BWC and Lush…
I’m giving away a $5.00 Shoe Carnival Coupon Expires 11/11/08 from East Montgomery freebie newspaper section:
“An additional $5.00 off your total purchase of 39.98 or higher before taxes” at Shoe Carnival. Plus they’re doing buy one get one half off, you can use the coupon on top of that.
I need more shoes like I need a hole in the head.
That’s a lie! I always need more shoes! But with Christmas coming up, not just now. I don’t think so anyway… h’mmm…
Email me or comment here if you’d like it. I also posted it to an email group for moms, since my friend is hoping to start a coupon exchange there and I want to be a sport cause she is such a good sport. 🙂
First one to ask and then get it from me is the first one to get it!
As Ike rolled in, I REFUSED to buy gas. The ol’ gas-guzzling SUV– which, may I remind you, is a small SUV, only slightly larger V6 than my husband’s Sonata has, and is not my dream vehicle, a huge black Expedition– was at 1/2 tank. I try not to let it go below 1/2 tank, if payday is here or recent– but I was darned if I was giving in to hysteria or price gouging.
Before Fay I got my gas when it was 3.40-something a gallon, and reminded my husband to get his and his was 3.57. This is ridiculous. We are working earnestly at making our home more efficient via solar and smart consumption… we are, thanks to dear friends and neighbors (comparatively speaking) Courtney and her family reducing commuting by carrying each other’s children back and forth to and from the places mine and hers both go, and I am even more determined that this site shall be a clearing house for making each other’s lives easier by identifying opportunities to swap errands, recycle common household items, vote with our wallets, and share info about bargains.
I’m down to 1/4 tank. I am playing chicken as long as I possibly can. I also reduce errands by refusing (ordinarily) to go anywhere on my days off. I do my shopping at lunch hours. It doesn’t make for a very restful lunch, which leaves me exhausted and grouchy some times, but that is the tradeoff. Vegan cooking helps too– meat farming accounts for more greenhouse emissions than our cars! I promise you. I can document, but don’t make me. So, can I pick you up anything at Wal Mart today?