Craft Night: Meal Planning or Calendar Board (Level 1)

Every couple of days, I get the itch to make something, organize something, etc.  Today I got both.  I have been cleaning out our closets and storage for a community garage sale and found this collage frame from Wal-Mart.   My brain immediately thought of something I saw on pinterest the other day, and to the crafting room I went. 

We have needed a dry erase calendar for months, but every time I see the pre-made white ones, I think about college.  My grown up house should never look like my dorm dang it!  Then this pinterest pin gave me the spark I needed to make something more grown up but still fun.

Collage Frame Recycle into Calendar Board



  • 8 Slot Collage Frame.  Mine was from Wal-Mart and probably less than $5 from their cheapy Main Stays brand
  • Background Paper.  I designed my own 4×6 pieces in Photoshop, but you could use scrapbook paper, stickers, markers, etc for yours
  • Scissors

This one is pretty self-explanatory and turns out adorable…and I spent $0 out of pocket on it!  I can’t wait to use some funky colored dry erase markers on it!



LivingSocial Deal: $14 for Hard Cover Photo Book!


LivingSocial is offering another great deal on a photobook from Shutterfly!  For $14, you get an 8×11, 2 page, hard cover photo book.  You save over 50% on the deal.  I love using these books for vacation photos, yearly albums, and wedding guestbooks!

Retail Coupon: $10 off $30 at Bath and Body Works



Bath and Body Works is currently running a Buy 3, Get 3 on all their Signature Collection items.  With this $10 off $30 Purchase Coupon, you can get 6 items for as low as $23 before tax!  That’s less than $4 a bottle!  Time to stock up on all those delicious lotions, body washes, and sprays!

Take $10 Off in Store or 20% off Online at Payless


Payless is offering a great deal through Monday both in-store and online.  You can save $10 off a $25 purchase in store with the coupon above, or use code LINCOLN20 to save 20% off online.  The online code also applies to their everyday value line which makes some ballet flats as low as $12!  Remember, you can also ship to your local store for free to save even more on shipping costs!  Time to stock up on spring shoes!

Cash Back On Almost ALL Online Stores!


Have you signed up for eBates?  You haven’t?  Stop what you are doing right this instant and go sign up!

This awesome service is 100% free and will save you a ton if you shop online.  Using Ebates is easy.  Before you start shopping, go to your Ebates page.  From the page, you select the online retailer and cash back amount.  Ebates will open a new page for you to shop in.  Shop til you drop and at the end of the shopping period, collect your check in the mail!  Simple as that and so worth the 2 minutes it takes to sign up!

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back