Live like no one else

I just want to start this post by giving a shout out to Altar’d State for being my new favorite store, that has Christian values and is always looking to do their part and help out. Plus, I got 5 dresses there this week for 51 dollars and saved over 370!!! wowza

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Okay, so this week I’m going to cover how to save money in College, just a general helper for all those high school seniors, and all college girls alike!

1.Buy text books from Amazon or rent them from Cheg! You can sell them back to Amazon for a trade in price that you can put towards anything.

2. Try getting a part time job, that will help save money, especially if you’re like me and your parents put you on a budget! yuck

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3. SAVE SAVE SAVE. Pick a savings plan and stick with it! There is the 5 dollar savings plan! Save every 5 dollar bill you get. Or right now my boyfriend and I are doing the year long savings where you start week 1 of January and save 1 dollar, the next week 2 dollars, and by week 52 of the year you have saved $1,378 dollars! What would you do with all that money?

4. Eat and cook at home! If you have roommates, take turns cooking dinner. Have each person buy one ingredient to contribute to the meal. If you must go out get a kids meal, most of them come with a cookie so thats plus.

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5. Buy in bulk, water bottles, if your a diva like me and sink water is gross! Toilet paper, paper towels, trash bags laundry detergent. Anything you know you will use a lot of. Also take turns with your roomies on buying this stuff, it will save you tons.

6. Try to entertain yourselves in ways that don’t cost money or very little money. Make crafts or repurpose things. Do something outdoors like going to the lake or hiking. Have a Netflix movie night with someone who already has Netflix.. which is everyone It think.

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7. Brands like Topshop, Madewell, J.Crew, Urban Outfitters, and Juicy Couture offer student discounts of 10% or more, and don’t forget to sign up for rewards cards at grocery or drug stores—they’ll be sure to save you money.

8. Remember to have fun though and it’s okay to splurge! You will never get to be this young, and this free for the rest of your life. Don’t take it for grandted

 

“If you will live like no one else, later you can live like no one else.”

Dave Ramsey

Inside A Woman’s Mind At Target

This is exactly how I feel every single time I visit Target and I LOVE it.

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A trip to Target is a lot like how I imagine heroin must be. There’s always a rush of excitement when you first walk inside, and most times you’re not even sure why you’re there to begin with, yet almost every time you leave with a feeling of remorse, guilt and a set of new track marks on your arms. But still in the back of your mind you already know you’ll be returning very soon… to take something back you tell yourself.

Somewhere along the line it spread through the stay-at-home-mom circle that Target is the best place to bring your screaming child on a Friday morning, because they are everywhere. The mothers all have that same dazed look in their eye, that look that says they are so emotionally beat down from their child’s torment all week but they are going to persevere on regardless. They’re going…

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Decorating in 24

Hey y’all, this weeks post is going to be a little bit of a change up. This past weekend I went to Galveston, Texas and had to decorate and buy everything for a house in basically 24 hours for my boss. Some of you may think ewe or I would hate that..Well for me it was pure bliss! Oh and I didn’t really have a budget, but there are only a few stores on the island. On the drive down I call and order the furniture that I want and have them deliver it to the address and fingers crossed it matches the soft beachy theme I planned in my head.

Luckily I enlisted the help of my best friend Shelby, as we enter Target with our mile long list it occurs to us that this is going to take a while.. We start with the bedrooms, comforters, pillows, rugs etc. Then we go to the bathroom section and pick out what we need.. DON’T forget the clear shower liner like we did! Some other vital things not to forget are a bottle opener, toilet paper, a tool set, light bulbs and batteries. We then got the television, dishware, coffee makes, and basically anything you could want or need in a vacation home.  8 shopping carts and 4 hours later I’m checking out at Target. 

When we finally get to the house and unload the car, the furniture and mattresses are already installed, and it’s looking great.

Now to make it not look like the house was covered in Target, we went to a few consignment stores and found some very cute nautical and beach themed art and decor that we added around the house. Also found some great pieces at Galveston Furniture and they were very helpful!

Some tips to speed things along:

  • Get some friends to help out
  • Be as organized as possible
  • Throw away your trash as you go, or you will look up and you can’t walk anywhere because of all the trash and empty boxes.
  • Stay on budget or as close to it as you can. I was given a budget and I didn’t go more than 600 dollars over budget!
  • This girl has some great tips on decorating!

Here are some photos from the house! Enjoy

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Happy Shopping!

L