Friday, August 2, 2019

Couponing with Apps

I've been working hard this summer to save as much money as I can. Coupon apps are a great place to start. They can be really annoying at times, but getting an extra 50 bucks here and there just to spend on groceries and things again and again is very helpful.
I currently use three different apps.

The main one I use is called Ibotta. When you go to sign up you can use my referral code to help you out: aaobmao. This one is fairly easy to use. You scan your QR code and then you pick the items that are on your receipt that you purchased. Once that happens they'll send you an email saying your savings have been added to your account. So far today I've saved $4 on different items that I purchased from Wal-Mart. Keep in mind that you have to reach $20 to make a withdrawal, but it's well worth the few extra minutes you spend in your car to scan that receipt.

The second app I use is called Checkout51. you can use my Checkout51 code to help you sign up. I've used it for a while. It used to be a little more complicated, but has gotten a lot easier. I click the items I would likely purchase from the list of coupons available, this is called adding offers. Then I click redeem and upload my receipt if I happened to have purchased those items at the store.

The third app I use is Coupons. I click my stores I normally use and I add items that I might purchase from the available coupons list. Then once I purchase some items I submit my receipt and then it's up for review and those amounts I saved are up for review and will be put into my account.

Okay. So there's a few ways that I save money when it comes to couponing. It can be a slight headache with children, but if you have time, you're dedicated and you're willing. You're going to save some money in the end! I hope these help all you penny pinchers out there! I know they do me!

Have a great school year people!



Monday, July 29, 2019

Wow! The summer is Gone!

So the summer is just about gone for me and first off I want to apologize for not being around the last year or so! It has been one crazy year and I can't even begin to tell you what's been taking place. So I want to share a video I created for all you teacher peeps out there!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Classroom-Management-and-More-Transform-your-Classroom-into-Perfection-Ecourse-2990356

I've embedded the sample video and hopefully it works the way I planned it to. I really enjoyed making this thing and would love to find time to make some more. One of these days, I will. So my next endeavor is my newest adventure with website building! I am super excited to get this up and going as I have been working at website building for a long time now. My website is www.dcmarketingserv.com. So swing by and give this teacher chick some views!




Thursday, July 26, 2018

The Sign Shop is Open!!!!!!



Well, ladies and gents, I've got some amazing news!! I've opened a store online! I decided it was time to share it with the world and I am so excited! I can barely contain my excitement! I have sold two of my handmade signs already and I'm just ecstatic! I've created a facebook page and added some to my Etsy shop! I can't wait to decorate other homes and bring the beauty of something handcrafted to others!

Please, please like my facebook page and follow me on Etsy! I'd love all your support!

XOXO,
Casey

I've included links to both above, but here they are as well!
My facebook link is: https://www.facebook.com/thesignshop2
My Etsy link is: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TreasuresbyKC


Monday, June 25, 2018

Don't Do It!!!!

As I'm writing this post, I am wondering if I really should. There are a lot of parents out there that may read this and think I'm the worst human on the face of the earth. Ya know what...I'm doing it. Here in America we are told to live our lives to the fullest. Yes, let's do that, but make sure you follow the rules. Here they are. Graduate high school, go to college and get a degree, get a good paying job, find the love of your life and marry him or her, buy a house and fancy cars and diamond rings, and then have babies, lot's of babies.

Did I miss anything? How many of you were raised this way? Raised to believe that this was how life is supposed to be and this is what it's all about. Well, let me just say that I most definitely was. I'm not knocking my parents or my raising, my parents are the best people in the world and they did their best with me and my sisters. I was raised this way, though, and my parents didn't even realize they were drilling this way of life into my head. It was how they were raised, it becomes engrained.

I've thought long and hard on whether or not to post this, but since I don't have a ton of readers, I'm doing it. I just want to be able to be blunt on this blog and that's what I'm gonna do. So if you want to follow tradition, get married and make babies. Go for it, but geez, don't be a debbie downer if you try and try with the love of your life to make a baby because whether you want to believe this or not, it's not the end of the world. Trust me. Babies cause some serious strain on your marriage and your everyday life from trying to keep it healthy to finding the perfect sitter because odds are you won't be able to afford to stay home. You don't realize it until it's just about too late. You spend your days wrapped up in tending to babies and you and your spouse grow apart, you almost end up disliking your spouse because they are part of the reason these wild little monkeys are running around your house.

Kids are a blessing and I love my own children with all my heart, but if you are stingy and selfish and love your material things, then don't have kids. They'll basically ruin your life which includes you new fancy car, your vacations, your short trips to the grocery, and your relationship with your spouse. If you're the lucky handful that makes it work, and can keep your cool through the years of child rearing, then you'll have it made, but sadly most couples are not. I pass out in bed every night from exhaustion, but hey, on the bright side I do have three degrees and a fancy car.

So, whether you follow tradition or choose to opt out, I hope this honesty has helped because no one is going to be as blunt as me when it comes to explaining the true life of raising babies. I get the "are you going to have anymore children question all the time" and my straightforward answer is "NO!!!"

Sunday, March 25, 2018

So you think you've got it all covered? You're ready for testing and then you realize you forgot to cover something in the math book!! Oh, no!! It's the end of the world as we know it. No, it's not, just calm down and do some review! Oh, the little things. A kid was walking down the hall the other day and she was so upset that her dress had came untied in the back. While tying her dress for her, I was thinking to myself, wow, if that were the only thing I had to worry about at this very moment in my life, I'd sure have it made. I'd be the happiest lady and teacher in the entire universe.

There's so much to think about during this time of the school year. We have a lot of things to be thankful for, but at the same time we all have a storm we are going into, right in the middle of, or just coming out of. Those storms pass and a new one comes. It doesn't take long before the storm catches us again. A new storm. Is it fun? No. Do we want to face that storm? Probably not, but we do and in the end everything turns out to be okay.

Boy, I need to run. I haven't ran in several days due to some illnesses in my household. I miss it so much. It's just nice to get out, feel some fresh air on my face and my Brooks running shoes hitting the pavement. Sometimes I don't want to run, but I do it because it makes me feel well. It gives me peace and a little bit of tranquility from the day-to-day chores I must embrace. There's not a moment in my day that I get to stop and smell the roses. I wish I could, but it doesn't happen for me. My hubs does try to make it better and watch the kids while I go for a run, but it's hard on him, too. Sometimes I just want a break from being a mom. Is that to much to ask? I love my babies, I would never do anything to hurt them, but there are days when I just want to pull my hair and scream as loud as I can to relieve some of the tension that's welling up inside.

I assume that feeling trapped sometimes is a part of being an adult? Here is my day in a nutshell. I get up at 5:30 am, I get my first born to his classroom, I go to work, I rush from work to the sitter to pickup my second born, I go home, I clean house, attempt to cook, wash the dishes, tend to my children, and I finally get to go to bed somewhere around 10:00 pm. Then I do it all over again Monday through Friday. Wow. That's some wonderful life. I am going with a lot of you out there have this same life. Yay! We should make a club. Okay, humor me here, people. I am off my soapbox now. I love my children is all I can say. They make my life insane, but that's part of it.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Couponing with Apps

I've been working hard this summer to save as much money as I can. Coupon apps are a great place to start. They can be really annoying at times, but getting an extra 50 bucks here and there just to spend on groceries and things again and again is very helpful.
I currently use three different apps.

The main one I use is called Ibotta. When you go to sign up you can use my referral code to help you out: aaobmao. This one is fairly easy to use. You scan your QR code and then you pick the items that are on your receipt that you purchased. Once that happens they'll send you an email saying your savings have been added to your account. So far today I've saved $4 on different items that I purchased from Wal-Mart. Keep in mind that you have to reach $20 to make a withdrawal, but it's well worth the few extra minutes you spend in your car to scan that receipt.

The second app I use is called Checkout51. you can use my Checkout51 code to help you sign up. I've used it for a while. It used to be a little more complicated, but has gotten a lot easier. I click the items I would likely purchase from the list of coupons available, this is called adding offers. Then I click redeem and upload my receipt if I happened to have purchased those items at the store.

The third app I use is Coupons. I click my stores I normally use and I add items that I might purchase from the available coupons list. Then once I purchase some items I submit my receipt and then it's up for review and those amounts I saved are up for review and will be put into my account.

Okay. So there's a few ways that I save money when it comes to couponing. It can be a slight headache with children, but if you have time, you're dedicated and you're willing. You're going to save some money in the end! I hope these help all you penny pinchers out there! I know they do me!

Have a great school year people!



Monday, July 29, 2019

Wow! The summer is Gone!

So the summer is just about gone for me and first off I want to apologize for not being around the last year or so! It has been one crazy year and I can't even begin to tell you what's been taking place. So I want to share a video I created for all you teacher peeps out there!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Classroom-Management-and-More-Transform-your-Classroom-into-Perfection-Ecourse-2990356

I've embedded the sample video and hopefully it works the way I planned it to. I really enjoyed making this thing and would love to find time to make some more. One of these days, I will. So my next endeavor is my newest adventure with website building! I am super excited to get this up and going as I have been working at website building for a long time now. My website is www.dcmarketingserv.com. So swing by and give this teacher chick some views!




Thursday, July 26, 2018

The Sign Shop is Open!!!!!!



Well, ladies and gents, I've got some amazing news!! I've opened a store online! I decided it was time to share it with the world and I am so excited! I can barely contain my excitement! I have sold two of my handmade signs already and I'm just ecstatic! I've created a facebook page and added some to my Etsy shop! I can't wait to decorate other homes and bring the beauty of something handcrafted to others!

Please, please like my facebook page and follow me on Etsy! I'd love all your support!

XOXO,
Casey

I've included links to both above, but here they are as well!
My facebook link is: https://www.facebook.com/thesignshop2
My Etsy link is: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TreasuresbyKC


Monday, June 25, 2018

Don't Do It!!!!

As I'm writing this post, I am wondering if I really should. There are a lot of parents out there that may read this and think I'm the worst human on the face of the earth. Ya know what...I'm doing it. Here in America we are told to live our lives to the fullest. Yes, let's do that, but make sure you follow the rules. Here they are. Graduate high school, go to college and get a degree, get a good paying job, find the love of your life and marry him or her, buy a house and fancy cars and diamond rings, and then have babies, lot's of babies.

Did I miss anything? How many of you were raised this way? Raised to believe that this was how life is supposed to be and this is what it's all about. Well, let me just say that I most definitely was. I'm not knocking my parents or my raising, my parents are the best people in the world and they did their best with me and my sisters. I was raised this way, though, and my parents didn't even realize they were drilling this way of life into my head. It was how they were raised, it becomes engrained.

I've thought long and hard on whether or not to post this, but since I don't have a ton of readers, I'm doing it. I just want to be able to be blunt on this blog and that's what I'm gonna do. So if you want to follow tradition, get married and make babies. Go for it, but geez, don't be a debbie downer if you try and try with the love of your life to make a baby because whether you want to believe this or not, it's not the end of the world. Trust me. Babies cause some serious strain on your marriage and your everyday life from trying to keep it healthy to finding the perfect sitter because odds are you won't be able to afford to stay home. You don't realize it until it's just about too late. You spend your days wrapped up in tending to babies and you and your spouse grow apart, you almost end up disliking your spouse because they are part of the reason these wild little monkeys are running around your house.

Kids are a blessing and I love my own children with all my heart, but if you are stingy and selfish and love your material things, then don't have kids. They'll basically ruin your life which includes you new fancy car, your vacations, your short trips to the grocery, and your relationship with your spouse. If you're the lucky handful that makes it work, and can keep your cool through the years of child rearing, then you'll have it made, but sadly most couples are not. I pass out in bed every night from exhaustion, but hey, on the bright side I do have three degrees and a fancy car.

So, whether you follow tradition or choose to opt out, I hope this honesty has helped because no one is going to be as blunt as me when it comes to explaining the true life of raising babies. I get the "are you going to have anymore children question all the time" and my straightforward answer is "NO!!!"

Sunday, March 25, 2018

So you think you've got it all covered? You're ready for testing and then you realize you forgot to cover something in the math book!! Oh, no!! It's the end of the world as we know it. No, it's not, just calm down and do some review! Oh, the little things. A kid was walking down the hall the other day and she was so upset that her dress had came untied in the back. While tying her dress for her, I was thinking to myself, wow, if that were the only thing I had to worry about at this very moment in my life, I'd sure have it made. I'd be the happiest lady and teacher in the entire universe.

There's so much to think about during this time of the school year. We have a lot of things to be thankful for, but at the same time we all have a storm we are going into, right in the middle of, or just coming out of. Those storms pass and a new one comes. It doesn't take long before the storm catches us again. A new storm. Is it fun? No. Do we want to face that storm? Probably not, but we do and in the end everything turns out to be okay.

Boy, I need to run. I haven't ran in several days due to some illnesses in my household. I miss it so much. It's just nice to get out, feel some fresh air on my face and my Brooks running shoes hitting the pavement. Sometimes I don't want to run, but I do it because it makes me feel well. It gives me peace and a little bit of tranquility from the day-to-day chores I must embrace. There's not a moment in my day that I get to stop and smell the roses. I wish I could, but it doesn't happen for me. My hubs does try to make it better and watch the kids while I go for a run, but it's hard on him, too. Sometimes I just want a break from being a mom. Is that to much to ask? I love my babies, I would never do anything to hurt them, but there are days when I just want to pull my hair and scream as loud as I can to relieve some of the tension that's welling up inside.

I assume that feeling trapped sometimes is a part of being an adult? Here is my day in a nutshell. I get up at 5:30 am, I get my first born to his classroom, I go to work, I rush from work to the sitter to pickup my second born, I go home, I clean house, attempt to cook, wash the dishes, tend to my children, and I finally get to go to bed somewhere around 10:00 pm. Then I do it all over again Monday through Friday. Wow. That's some wonderful life. I am going with a lot of you out there have this same life. Yay! We should make a club. Okay, humor me here, people. I am off my soapbox now. I love my children is all I can say. They make my life insane, but that's part of it.