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Deal of the Day :: Evolve Showerhead by Laura
January 4, 2012, 11:10 am
Filed under: Freebies, Giveaways or Great Deals, Product Reviews, Thrifty Thursdays

One of the daily deal websites, DailySteals has a great deal for today.

Evolve Tree Frog Eco-Luxury Showerhead with 3.25” Spray Head

for only $14.99 plus shipping!

I found it online on a few deal websites, but it’s listed on Amazon for $40 – what s savings! You can read on Amazon, there are some positive reviews.



Free Door Hangers! :: How-to by Laura
June 5, 2011, 8:00 am
Filed under: Do-ables / Tutorials, Freebies, Giveaways or Great Deals

I had 3 orange paint chips sheets left. Can’t let those go to waste right? They have this odd circle that punches/falls out. I’m guessing to peek at the wall color to compare or something. They’re big swatches of just one color – I got them at Wal-Mart if you’re looking to repeat this tutorial.

Punch out the circle near the bottom, turn and slice a cut towards the corner of the sheet. Making a doorhanger! Pfew, wasn’t that difficult?

What I did, so she could switch up the messages, was slice some white post-it notes (so it didnt have the logo on it) to fit the little paint swatch. So she can write on it, take off the post it note, and switch it for another use.

Clever, no? Teeheehee



How to make a paper bouquet :: For almost free by Laura
June 4, 2011, 8:00 am
Filed under: Do-ables / Tutorials, Freebies, Giveaways or Great Deals

To continue my “orange” themed 2-person soire party planning – I decided I wanted to have a small flower bouquet. I had office supplies around, some paper towel rolls and some leftover paint chips. Well, why not combine all of these?

If anyone has tried, cutting out big flower shapes are a PAIN. How do I make flowers without killing my hand? Ah-ha! I have a circle cutter (previously mentioned in prior posts as the circle cutter of death) and I have a small 1″ circle punch (one of my 3 punches I own). I used the circle cutter and made 4 varying sizes from about 4″ – 2″. I then cut a TON of circles out. All from 1 sheet of fluorescent orange paper I had around from another office project. Slice the circle and make it 3D, then glue 1″ circles around the edge of the circle – bam – you have a flower.

Next was the “vase” – take part of a paper towel holder, cover with pretty paper. Easy-peasy. I used some strips of the paint chips.

Making them stick in the vase? Paper clips. Yup. Straighten those boogers out (or opt for the super nice floral/jewelry wire) and bend just 1/2″ inch at the end to stick through the middle of the flower. Tape that 1/2″ to the flower. How to hide the tape and wire? A 1″ punch of yellow paper (of if you’re hard up, use a color pencil or highlighter to color some white paper) and Elmer’s the circle over the tape/wire. Then, just tape or glue the wires to the inside of the tube.

Done! Practically done for free with resources around an office desk!



Freebie: Organix Hair Care by Laura
March 29, 2011, 8:25 am
Filed under: Freebies, Giveaways or Great Deals

Enter for a chance to win one of 1,000 free Organix Hair Care product samples. You can only enter once, and they are accepting entries through April 1.



Thrifty Deal – EcoCanteen by Laura
November 12, 2010, 8:50 am
Filed under: Freebies, Giveaways or Great Deals, Thrifty Thursdays

The deal that I found for everyone today is a steel, err, STEAL!

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2-Pack: Stainless Steel 26-Ounce Eco Canteen With Built-In Loop and Sports Cap

Retail Price: $29.99
Savings: (84 %) $25.00
Price: $4.99

Check it out before they’re gone, the deal is ONLY good TODAY!

  • 26oz. lightweight, reusable canteen
  • Made from high-quality food-grade stainless steel
  • Lid has a built-in loop and sports cap
  • Drink without unscrewing the top
  • Wide opening to easily add ice cubes
  • Fits in most cup holders
  • Eco Canteen does not contain any BPAs
  • By reusing your Eco Canteen instead of buying bottled water, you can save thousands of dollars
  • Includes a carabiner and key-chain ring to take the canteen wherever you go
  • Easy to clean and dishwasher safe


Thrifty Tuesday :: Brush with Greatness by Laura

This six piece makeup brush set is oozing in modern coolness with keeping VERY eco-friendly. The clutch is covered with cork, and the brushes are made from real wood, aluminum and natural and synthetic hairs.

Get down with your gorgeous Eco-Minded selves and enjoy these Sonia Kashuk brushes at half off, only $9.99!



Thrifty Tuesday :: Become a Treehead by Laura
August 10, 2010, 12:24 pm
Filed under: Freebies, Giveaways or Great Deals

Did you know that normal plastic bags never biodegrade?

Well, at least not for a thousand years or so. That’s why Green Genius invented Green Genius food bags and trash bags. They figured the world was ready for biodegradable bags that perform just like regular bags. But unlike their more stubborn cousins, Green Genius bags biodegrade under active landfill conditions within 1 to 15 years (ASTM D5511).

Sign up today to be a Treehead, and receive a free sample!