May 14, 2010

Seventh Generation & Fred Meyer

Posted in Going Green, Stores tagged , , , at 9:09 pm by smilinshell11


Through tomorrow, Fred Meyer is having their “Founder’s Day Sale”. I saw that all Seventh Generation products were 50% off which is a pretty good deal. On their website, you can sign up to print out coupons which basically makes everything is an additional $1 off. On the dishwasher detergent, there was a $5 mail-in rebate when you bought three Seventh Generation Products. I ended up getting 4 (as you see in the picture).  I got two packs of baby wipes (part of a gift basket for a friend who is having a baby), a box of dishwasher detergent, and some feminine hygiene products (the last two I thought I would try because I have been meaning to). With the items being right about $2.35 each, $1 off each item (making it $1.35) and having the $5 off, I actually made money! If I would have only bought 3 items, I would have made about $1.50 (before tax and a stamp) but with 4 items, I made about .50 cents which is basically 4 free items!


April 30, 2010

Old Navy 30% off In Stores or Online

Posted in Clothes, Stores tagged , , at 12:02 pm by smilinshell11


Today (4/30) through Sunday (5/2), Old Navy is having 30% off EVERYTHING in store and select seasonal styles online. The online code is: ONBIG30

I used to work there so I know they can have some great things on clearance (especially for kids and babies) and with an additional 30% off, you could probably find some great deals!

Thanks My Frugal Adventures!

November 16, 2009

Costco and Coke

Posted in Food, Stores tagged , , at 8:19 pm by smilinshell11

Dear Costco:

I’m not a happy member right now.  I came across this article tonight: Costco stops carrying Coke products.  A polish hot dog and a Coke is something I look forward to when I go to your store during the lunch or dinner hour.  I remember it being a big treat when I was a kid to go to Costco and get a Coke and a polish dog.  I really hope those days aren’t through. :/

I hope you are able to work something out.


Shelly 😦 (Sad)

April 6, 2009


Posted in Clothes, Stores tagged , , , , , , at 7:42 pm by smilinshell11

I really do love Costco.  Maybe it’s the $1.50 hot dog and pop (mmm pop, I gave it up for Lent and have been craving it more than ever) or the fact that I can get a $3,000 copper casket with champagne velvet interior  for when I die. I believe my obsession  love with Costco started at a young age when my mom would take my sister and I there every week for the family shopping trip.  I was so happy when they put in a Costco 10 minutes from my house last October (it doesn’t matter I work within 5 minutes of another one).  I really want to venture to the downtown Seattle warehouse sometime because it has a car wash.  I love the new Costco by my house because it has self check-out lines which no other Costco I have been to has.  I was there on Saturday and I’m happy to see they FINALLY brought back the 2.5 pound blocks of Tillamook Cheddar Cheese.  That pretty much made my day. 

 I had to go to the one by work to pick up a vacuum today (for work) when I was at the clothes section.  I happened to notice they had David Bitton Buffalo Jeans which I had heard were EXPENSIVE but well worth the price. There was NO way I was going to pay $100-120 for a pair of jeans in the store but $40 at Costco why not? After all, I have had only one pair that has fit me since the whole jean debacle.  Not being able to try them on and having no idea what size I was in inches I had to grab 3 pairs.  Sure enough, FINALLY a pair that fits!!  *Insert Angels singing from Heaven* 🙂 

I also have to say, when I got married, I ordered all of my roses through there and they were beautiful.  Also your gas stations are always the cheapest in town.  Ahhh Costco, I really do love you. 

P.S. You return policy rocks. 

P.P.S. I wish you would accept VISA.

March 21, 2009

March Puppy Truck

Posted in Guide Dogs for the Blind, Stores, Uncategorized at 9:29 pm by smilinshell11

Today Mr. Charming, Topeka, and I went to the Puppy Truck at Cabela’s down in Olympia. Loyola was headed back to begin her formal training and her raising family was getting a new puppy! The new puppy is a female black lab named Malta. Below is the list of dogs that came off the truck (I was much better this time) 🙂

Siblings (Born January 12, 2009):
FML-Malta (The newest puppy to our group!)

MYL-Nacasio (That is how Michelle spelt it and don’t ask me to pronouce it) 🙂


BFL-Pandy (Like Mandy with a P)

I have to say I held myself together rather well. My eyes did swell up but I didn’t have crocodile tears. 🙂 I know she will have a great time learning new things at school with all her friends (especially Pretzel (picture below) and George!)

The Puppy Truck in front of Cabela’s:


Loyola waiting for her turn to get on the Puppy Truck:

Malta: Her coat was huge on her (too cute) 🙂

Loyola and Malta meeting for the first time:

Loyola’s Raiser putting in her kennel on the Puppy Truck 😦

This picture is for Anna…It’s Pretzel! 🙂


I do have some other pictures to upload from our last weekend with Loyola, Simmons, and Topkea.  I’ll have to do those tomorrow as I’m tired and ready for bed. 🙂 Also, if you have facebook, send me an email as I have  few more pictures there.

January 8, 2009


Posted in Stores at 1:00 pm by smilinshell11

Dear Target:

I’m not sure what has happened with your customer service lately but I hope you figure it quickly.  The past 3 times (at least) I have been to your store you have had 2 (yes 2) employees checking people out.  Now I understand if I came at an off time, but when I go to the store it seems to be when EVERYONE else decides to go (like after work or during lunch).  Your lines have gotten so out of hand that I’ve had enough.  Today after a very rude encounter with one of your employees, I’m done. I dropped my stuff and walked out.  It’s not worth my time or couple pennies saved.  When you decide to get your “line situation” figured out, I’ll be back.  I do except more like what your motto says.


Shelly (No smiley face this time) :/

December 12, 2008

It’s HERE! :)

Posted in House, Stores tagged , , at 9:50 pm by smilinshell11

To the one person who voted it would ship early, you were right! 🙂 My Dyson arrived this afternoon and I think I’m in love.  In its blog debut, my new Dyson DC18 Slim:


Tomorrow I will post the results of my “Dyson Challenge”.  In other words, I will vacuum with my old vacuum and then vacuum with the Dyson to see how much extra stuff it picks up.  Happy early Christmas to me! 🙂

December 8, 2008

Simmons does the Christmas Tree Farm

Posted in Guide Dogs for the Blind, Stores tagged , , , , at 9:11 pm by smilinshell11

On Saturday we had Simmons so we decided to take him the Christmas Tree Farm:


Honestly, he wasn’t as helpful as we were hoping he would be in finding a tree. 🙂  He seemed more interested in trying to figure out why the horses in the pasture next to the tree farm didn’t look like him.

Once we were back home, I pulled out the rope toy that I got at Petco the other day.  He was really confused by it which was pretty funny.


Once he was done playing, he was one tired boy: n10707299_40935953_7589

On Friday, the Puppy Truck came and we got a new puppy to our group, Topeka.  I haven’t seen her yet so I don’t have any pictures.  When I do, I’ll be sure to post them.  She is female black lab with some brindle coloring on her back and feet.

November 18, 2008


Posted in Clothes, Stores tagged , , at 10:28 am by smilinshell11

I have such a hard time finding pants that fit that when I do, I tend to buy 2-3 pairs.  I have had the most luck at Banana Republic. The best part is, there is a Banana Republic Outlet about 15-20 minutes from where I live so I don’t have to pay $100 or so for a pair of pants.  Recently I was in need of some “nicer” looking jeans for work so I headed off to the store. I ended up finding a pair that I knew by the time I tossed them in the dryer, would be perfect in length (which they were). Me being logical thought, “I know the style and size I need so I’ll go back and grab two more pairs”. I tried them on at the store as I know that each pair of jeans can fit totally differently (nothing against factory workers in Macau but I don’t think quality control is their top priority).  Anyways, I washed the other two, and between three pairs of jeans, they all came out in different lengths even though they started out pretty much the same.  I washed them all in cold and for the same amount of time in the dryer.  One will be perfect and the others too long.  I guess I’ll just wait and hope they shrink up a little bit more (or wash them in warm water and hope they don’t shrink around the waist).  For now, I’ll be the girl on the street who looks like a geek with her jeans rolled up…

November 1, 2008

Shiny New Toy

Posted in Computer, Mr. Charming, Stores, Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , at 1:49 pm by smilinshell11

Let me introduce to you my shiny new toy:New Laptop

Isn’t she pretty? 🙂   She is a HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebook PC with Intel Core 2 Duo CPU @ 2 Ghz, 4 GB of Ram, and 64-bit Operating System (Insert Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor’s Grunt from Home Improvement).  My Dell was slowly dying and it was time to upgrade.  It is running Windows Vista Home Premium which I’m slowly becoming a fan of Vista (or more like I have to or would be kicked out of the house).  In the initial set up, Mr. Charming showed me this Mac Ad which is very true if you have ever had to deal with Vista:

I got my shiny new toy with a  killer deal at Costco which reminds me that they just opened one within 15 minutes of the house. Woot!

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