Friday, December 3, 2010

Advent Callender and Shopping Trip!

On black Friday I saw this Advent Calender on I would have been able to get it for $16 or $19 shipped or something like that. I thought about doing it but decided it was too close to December and I wouldn't have it in time to use it. So I decided to make my own since it didn't look too complicated. Now I don't have a mantel so I had to find a place for it I decided the railing was the best idea which led me to using a garland as my base.

I found the little buckets at the Dollar Tree 3 for $1 and the fabric inside to "hide" the goodies were 4 small pieces I got from Walmart for $1 each.

From my mom I got the Garland, 3 small buckets, red ribbon and the large bucket (which is for Christmas Day). She purchased the garland, ribbon and the small buckets from the Dollar Tree as well, not sure where the big one came from so No idea on how much that cost.

My Total Cost (not including what my mom gave me) : $11
If I had purchased everything my ball park guess is it would have been about $15 total (cheaper than the original... and cuter if I do say so myself!)

Now I still plan on adding numbers to the buckets I'm just not sure how yet. I thought about writing it on with a marker but I'm worried about my sloppy handwriting messing them up lol. So then I was thinking Maybe we will make little tags to hang off each bucket.

Dylan and I headed out to his favorite store, Target, this morning. He absolutely loves all of the decorations they have hanging off the ceiling!

Gerber Puffs $2.19
2 Gerber Yogurt Melts $2.49 each
$2/3 Coupon

Gerber Yogurt $2.49
(I had tried to print a coupon for this and for some reason it didn't print and now the coupon is gone!! Boo)

2 Ghiradelli Squares $2.84 each
$1/2 Coupon
(I needed a few more treats to stick in the Advent Calender)

2 Skinny Cow Ice Cream 2/$7
2 $1/1 Coupons
(I had planned on getting the single serves which were $1.22 so they would have been $.22 each but I couldn't resist them being on sale made them $2.50 each and they are 6 packs so they were $.41 per ice cream... not too bad)

2 Vaseline Intensive Rescue Lotion $2.69 each
2 $1/1 Coupons
2 $1.50/1 Target Coupons
($.19 each!!)

2 Degree Travel Size Deodorants $.97 each
2 $1/1 Coupons
(Free! + overage)

2 Gillette Series Travel Size Shave Gel $.97 each
2 $1/1 Coupons
(Free! + overage)

2 Tide 2x Travel Size $.97 each
2 $1/1 Coupons
(Free! +overage)

2 Suave Naturals Shampoo $.84 each
2 $1/1 Coupons
(Free! + Overage)

2 Herbal Essences Travel Sized Shampoos $.97 each
2 $1/1 Coupons
(Free + overage)

Scott TP $3.99
$1.50/1 Coupon

2 Up & Up Pantie Liners $.89 each
2 $.75/1 Coupons

2 Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallows $1.02 each
$.50/2 Coupon

Total $23.85
Saved: $24.88

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