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Showing posts from December, 2014

Stitch Fix - First Fix

Stitch Fix is a company that sets you up with a personal stylist and sends you clothing based on the style profile you create through their website. Once you schedule a fix, a stylist will look through your style profile, your pinterest boards, and any suggestions you have sent them. You will then receive five handpicked items based on your taste, budget, and lifestyle. After you try on the items in your box, you keep what you want, and return the rest, without even leaving the house! 

Being the frugal person I am, I never thought the day would come when I would order a Stitch Fix. I knew there was a twenty dollar stylist fee and I heard the items they send are very expensive. BUT, I ended up doing it anyway at the beginning of December (I apologize for the delayed post). I knew I would be helping a friend out if I ordered since the company has an awesome referral program. She received a twenty-five dollar credit since I signed up through her link and ordered my first fix. Another way …

Kahlua Hot Chocolate

It's always fun to try out new recipes but the holiday season seems to be one of my favorite times of year to do this. I found this Kahlua Hot Chocolate recipe on Damn Delicious that I just had to try out on Christmas Eve! I was able to adapt this recipe and use ingredients I already had at home. Thankfully! I was happy to avoid the grocery store craziness. This is the perfect treat to sip on while finishing up your wrapping and baking! 

Kahlua Hot Chocolate
2 cups milk2 tablespoons sugar1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder1 pinch of cinnamon1 ounce Kahlúa coffee liqueurMini marshmallows, for serving (optional)Salted caramel, for serving (optional) Chocolate syrup, for serving (optional)In a medium saucepan, combine the milk, sugar, cocoa powder, and cinnamon over medium heat. Continually stir ingredients for about 2-3 minutes or until ingredients are heated through. Remove from heat and stir in the liqueur. 

If you have marshmallows, caramel or chocolate syrup, garnish the top…

Graduation Announcements

It is graduation season and in about a week, I will be a college graduate. I can't believe my time as an undergraduate student is coming to an end! I am both anxious and excited to see what the future holds. This is such a bittersweet time in life and to share it with friends and family. I used Shutterfly to create a graduation announcement to commemorate the occasion. 
This is a great way to share the news of graduating or any other upcoming event you may have going on in your life! 

I was worried these announcements would be expensive but I found so many coupon codes through RetailMeNot and ended up getting a great deal on them! When you sign up for Shutterfly, you will receive 101 free prints or a free photo magnet! This would be a great way to print some of the photos you have taken over the past year or to simply print out photos from your holiday gatherings! 

Happy photo printing, frugal folks!