Join the Savvy Student Shopper’s Facebook Group!

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Hi friends! The Savvy Student Shopper has expanded into a Group on Facebook and would love if you could join!

Facebook is making it awfully hard for pages to reach fans, so I’m hoping this group will make it easier for us to connect.

In this group, I will post all the deals and even more, including my pictures, clearance deals, hot deals, and questions. I want this to be a space for everyone to connect. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to ask questions, share deals, trade coupons, and post trips.

Just head on over HERE and request to join the group. For now, I’ll be keeping the group “closed” (meaning I have to accept all new members individually) so what you post and “Like” in the group doesn’t show in your news feeds. I know not everyone in your 500 Facebook friends want to know your crazy couponing stories 😉 so this is a place you can join people like you!

If you haven’t already, you can like my Page on Facebook, follow me on Twitter , Instagram (@brandilabarre) and Pinterest.

Stamp Out Hunger Day -TODAY!

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On Saturday May 11th (TODAY!), Feeding America wants everyone to help with the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.  Stamp Out Hunger is the nation’s largest single-day food drive!

This is when being a couponer really comes in handy. Everyone should be able to go into their stockpiles and find some non-perishables to donate to those who can’t afford food for their family.

All you need to do is put the food in a bag by your mailbox TODAY! Our mail people will pick them up and donate them to local food banks.

 

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A Peek Into My Week: Chicken Update, Garden Update, & More!

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What my life has come to

As I mentioned, it is finals week for the Savvy Student Shopper. Instead of spending time hunting for deals, blogging, and coupon shopping, I’ve been attempting to study and write up my final papers. Wednesday is my last day.. the end is near!

I am in the process of selling textbooks backs too. It has become a game for me the past 3 years. Eventually I’ll write up a post about textbook buying/reselling. This year, I think I may have broken even! Meaning I’ll be making back close to what I originally spent in January. I have learned a ton about buying/reselling textbooks and I’ll definitely share some of that with you.

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The chickens are doing great – very big and healthy! I’m looking forward to their egg laying stage in a few months. They are still spending the nights in my bathroom because their coop is not 100% secure (My dad was supposed to have it done by now) and I don’t want to chance anything since I live on the woods with lots of hungry animals. They do spend the day in their outdoor coop and they love it!

Every time I’m home, I try to spend a little bit of time getting the garden in shape. Gardening is a lot to keep up with, especially when you are only home a few times a month! Some nasty buggers have already attacked my chives. Like 100 little black bugs per chive stalk. Disgusting. Between the deer, bugs, droughts, sandy soil, birds, etc., I think I have more garden mishaps than garden successes, but it’s alright.

My older lettuce about ready for harvesting.

My older lettuce about ready for harvesting.

Raspberries are thriving! I hope I actually get some berries this year and not just leaves.

Raspberries are thriving! I hope I actually get some berries this year and not just leaves.

Onions

Onions

Potatoes in cans

Potatoes in cans

Baby spinach

Baby spinach

My strawberry patch is doing the best it has ever done! As long as the birds and bugs leave it alone, I should have dozens of berries!

My strawberry patch is doing the best it has ever done! As long as the birds and bugs leave it alone, I should have dozens of berries!

Some more potatoes on the one side of my garden. (Please ignore all weeds)

Some more potatoes on the one side of my garden. (Please ignore all weeds)

I think I’m hitting up CVS this weekend, so I’ll try to share my trip! As soon as I’m done with school, I’ll get back into the grocery store deals and Target! I hope you all have a lovely weekend!

FINAL EXAM TIME

It’s exam week which means the Savvy Student Shopper should be busy studying and not finding deals 🙂 I’ll be finished everything on 5/15. If you notice a lack of post between now and then, that is why! Good luck to all my fellow students taking their finals too!

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A Peek Into Our Week 4/29

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Hello, my friends! I hope you all have been having a great Spring. I’m still anxiously awaiting the warm weather here. I have been so totally busy this year and the blog has been taking a hit. Taking 18 credits, finding a summer nanny job, finding a Fall internship, a subleaser, raising chickens, thrifting, cooking, cleaning and everything is exhausting! I wanted to share some pictures from the past week to give everyone a look at what has been going on. You’ll see the newest pictures of the chickadees. Above (from left to right) is Biscuit, Bonnie, Luna (on my right arm), Ginger on my knee, and jealous Jake the golden retriever. I feel like I live on a farm! As long as the coop is ready, the babies will be headed outside this weekend – YAY! They have totally tore up the bathroom. There’s poop caked everywhere, holes in the walls, the toilet is scratched, and there are feathers and feed dust floating everywhere. Plus… it STINKS. If you ever need pet sitting, chat it up with my mom. She is by far the greatest. She took care of 4 stinky chicks for the past 7 weeks while I’ve been at school. Is that love or what?

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Ginger! Look had big they are getting!

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Little Luna – still the little runt!

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On Sunday, Nerdboy and I took a date out to DC to do the tourist thing since we’ve been living a metro ride away. This is the second time this year we’ve been caught in the rain in DC. Let me add that I TOLD HIM to bring an umbrella this time. 10% chance of rain isn’t anything to mess with! Luckily we didn’t get very wet and were able to stay inside when it was raining hard.

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We enjoyed lunch outside before the rain at Tortilla Cafe. Mike saw their episode on the Food Network and wanted to give it a try! We also walked around the Eastern Market Flea Market. I was so glad I wore jeans instead of a dress because it was chilly all day.

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We walked around the Conservatory at the U.S. Botanic Garden for a bit after lunch. I love flowers, especially orchids so I thought the place was pretty neat. Not to mention, it was nice and warm and humid in there 🙂 I needed to warm up since it was chilly and wet outside. Don’t you wish you could grow orchids in your house like this?

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And check out my new bling! A 45 carat diamond necklace, gorgeous, right? Too bad it was locked up in a case and a security guard was standing there. This gorgeous Hope Diamond can be found at the Smithsonian. Make sure you take a look at all the other gorgeous gems in the exhibit. There’s really something there for everyone: gems, dinosaurs, early humans, animals, bugs, sea life, and more! We also stopped by the Air and Space museum. So much great stuff to do in DC! The metro ride was very inexpensive as well – just about $5 round trip. Despite the weather, it was a wonderful day 🙂

That’s all for now! Have a good week!

Amazon: Silver Owl Watch Keychain just $2.81 Shipped!

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This would make a cute gift! Amazon has the Owl Watch and Keychain Pocket Watch for just $2.81 + FREE shipping for everyone. The price is likely to change, so order soon if you’re interested.

Don’t forget about your $5 Amazon gift cards from Swagbucks and GiftHulk!

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Happy Easter + Updates!

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I hope you all had a lovely Easter! The Savvy Student Shopper has been so busy around here with chickens, gardening, cooking, homework, classes, and internship searching that there has been zero time to blog! I hope that things will get less busy soon, but gardening season has started, chickens are growing and I have exams in just over a month. Crazy! Summer will be here before we know it 🙂

I’ll be posting a chicken update, a garden update, thrifty finds, and my latest CVS trip in the near future so don’t go too far!

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Join the Savvy Student Shopper’s Facebook Group!

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Hi friends! The Savvy Student Shopper has expanded into a Group on Facebook and would love if you could join!

Facebook is making it awfully hard for pages to reach fans, so I’m hoping this new group will make it easier for us to connect.

In this group, I will post all the deals and even more, including my pictures, clearance deals, hot deals, and questions. I want this to be a space for everyone to connect. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to ask questions, share deals, trade coupons, and post trips.

Just head on over HERE and request to join the group. For now, I’ll be keeping the group “closed” (meaning I have to accept all new members individually) so what you post and “Like” in the group doesn’t show in your news feeds. I know not everyone in your 500 Facebook friends want to know your crazy couponing stories 😉 so this is a place you can join people like you!

If you haven’t already, you can like my Page on Facebook, follow me on Twitter, and Pinterest.

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Join the Savvy Student Shopper’s Facebook Group!

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Hi friends! The Savvy Student Shopper has expanded into a Group on Facebook and would love if you could join!

Facebook is making it awfully hard for pages to reach fans, so I’m hoping this new group will make it easier for us to connect.

In this group, I will post all the deals and even more, including my pictures, clearance deals, hot deals, and questions. I want this to be a space for everyone to connect. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to ask questions, share deals, trade coupons, and post trips.

Just head on over HERE and request to join the group. For now, I’ll be keeping the group “closed” (meaning I have to accept all new members individually) so what you post and “Like” in the group doesn’t show in your news feeds. I know not everyone in your 500 Facebook friends want to know your crazy couponing stories 😉 so this is a place you can join people like you!

If you haven’t already, you can like my Page on Facebook, follow me on Twitter, and Pinterest.