DIY Lavender and Lemongrass Whipped Body Butter and Shea Butter Giveaway

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DIY Whipped Body Butter using "Beauty by Shea" Shea Butter

This past year I’ve been trying to use more natural products on my skin and hair. Last year when I big chopped shea butter became a staple in my household.

Finding a good quality brand of shea butter was a challenge until I discovered “Beauty By Shea” Raw Shea Butter.

I’ve been using it to make my DIY hair butter (I’ll post a ‘how to’ one day), but wanted to try a recipe for my skin since the fall and winter will be moving in soon. I made a whipped lavender and lemongrass body butter that is soft, smells amazing, and leaves my skin moisturized.

After trying the “Beauty by Shea” shea butter I can truly say I’m impressed. Beauty By Shea is 100% Ivory Organic Raw, Unrefined Shea Butter, and is imported directly from Ghana. It is 100% pure and natural, nothing else added (which sometimes is hard to find)!

It’s soft to the touch, which I like, and my skin feels beautiful, moisturized, and luminous. It’s perfect for DIY beauty products, and your hair.

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All New School Supply List Coupons

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All New School Supply List Coupons

I still can’t believe that it’s back-to-school time…Summer flew by so fast. My nieces and nephew, have already started school. This year Z.Z. and Leonardo started 3rd grade, while Michelle started her last year of elementary school…5th grade. I still can’t believe how big they are getting, it seemed like only yesterday they were babies and wanted me around…

Anyway, here is a list of coupons for you to print that should save you a few dollars on school supplies.

School Supply List Coupons


$0.50 off any Clorox 4-in-1 Disinfecting Spray 

$0.75 off 34ct or larger Clorox Disinfecting Wipes 

$1.00 off any White Cloud Facial Tissue 3-pack 

$0.30 off ONE Dawn Product 

Buy One White Cloud Bath Tissue, get free 4-Pack 

$2.00 off 3 Windex, Pledge, Shout products 

$1.00 off any TWO Ziploc brand containers 

$1.00 off any TWO Ziploc brand bags 

$1.00 off any 2 Glad Food Protection Products 

$1.00 off one Brawny 8 Giant Roll or Larger 

$1.00 off two Wet Ones Wipes: Canister or Singles 

$1.00 off any 2 Dial liquid hand soap or bar soaps

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#JBFKC Just Between Friends Huge Savings Events in Kansas City

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#JBFKC Just Between Friends Kansas City Events #spJust Between Friends is having a HUGE SAVINGS EVENT right here in Kansas City!

If you’re planning on having a baby, have children, or you’re pregnant, you don’t want to miss this sale!!

JBF events usually happen two or more times a year per location with events all across the country. Hundreds of families contribute gently used, and sometimes new items that are perfect for you and your family. You get great deals and can also sell your items to earn money.

So how exactly does it work? It’s pretty simple:

  • Sellers bring their items to sell.
  • Shoppers purchase items at great savings usually 50 – 90% OFF retail prices!
  • All items are carefully inspected to ensure quality and safety for valued shoppers and their families.

At #JBFKC you’ll find (depending on the season): strollers, nursery accessories, baby gear, baby clothing, children’s clothing, maternity clothing, nursing accessories, baby carriers, toys, children’s bedding sets, children’s books, children’s shoes,
bouncey seats, puzzles, car & booster seats, outside play gear, nursery furniture, diaper bags, educational toys, and more!

#JBFKC Just Between Friends Huge Savings Events in Kansas City #sp

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50 Dollar Cheesecake Factory Gift Card Giveaway

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Ericka Saves $50 Cheesecake Factory Gift Card Giveaway! (ends 8/15/14)Wow, I can’t believe school is finally over. I’m finally a real college graduate (I had to take summer school). But now that it’s over I’ve had time to clear my mind and now I’m trying to figure out whats next for “Ericka Saves.”

I haven’t had much time to blog like I used to because of classes, papers, deadlines, etc. But now, with all of this free time I’m full of ideas, and things I want to implement on the blog.

One thing that I really want to do is build a community of people who support each other.

Before I start implementing anything I really want to know what it is that YOU want to see on the blog.

I know one way to really find out what you want is to create a survey, but I know you all don’t feel like taking a survey. Heck I don’t even like taking them.

Thats why I made it short and simple, and I’m giving away a $50 Cheesecake Factory gift card to one lucky random winner for taking the time to answer the survey.

Thanks so much for your support these past 2 years and I can’t wait to see how Ericka Saves grows in the future.

The giveaway starts 8/7 at 12:00 am and ends 8/15 at 12:00 am CST. Good Luck!

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National Lasagna Day Deals : July 29th

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National Lasagna Day 2014 Deals

I had no idea that we had so many ‘National Food Days’ but nonetheless today is “National Lasagna Day” and there are some pretty good deals going on.

Buca di Beppo will be celebrating National Lasagna Day for 5 days. July 27th-July 31st. Offering 50% off Lasagna and a special $5 lunch.  Print coupons here 

I’ll be checking out the $5 lunch deal at Buca di Beppo Wed. July 30th.

National Lasagna Day 2014 Deals

Brio Tuscan Grille is also offering 50% off of your lasagna purchase.

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Carrabba’s Italian Grill has a $5 off any Entree coupon available.

If you know of any other National Lasagna Day deals please leave a comment and let me know.

My CHICAGO Style with Walgreens Paperless Coupons!

No Need to Clip Coupons with Walgreen's New Paperless Coupons! #WalgreensPaperless #shop
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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #collectivebias #walgreenspaperless Hey everyone I’m back! I had a wonderful getaway in Chicago celebrating my niece “Michelle’s” 10th birthday. You’ll be reading a lot about the trip in the next few days, but first let me tell you […]

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The SUPER Glove……and Yes It’s Pretty Super

Must Have "The Super Glove!" Heat Resistant up to 662 Degrees!
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How many of you have burns on your arms from being burned by the oven rack,etc.? I know I have quite a few of them…I always forget that the pan is hot and touch it, a finger is always accidentally exposed and gets burned, and sometimes I’m outright negligent. I needed to find an oven […]

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FREE Disney PLANES Fire and Rescue Activity Packet

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Disney PLANES Fire and Rescue is finally out in theaters, and right now you can get this FREE Activity Packet to enjoy with your family. The activity packet includes coloring pages, mazes, memory games, and more. Click the picture below to download your packet. #FireandRescue Don’t forget to: “Like” Disney’s PLANES FIRE AND RESCUE on : […]

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Is Your Period Slowing You Down?

Is Your Period Slowing You Down? #FreetoMove w/ Stayfree #shop
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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are 100% mine. #CollectiveBias Raise your hand if this has ever happened to you… Have you ever watched television and saw a commercial of a lady running around in a field of flowers all happy spirited, and all of a sudden the caption pops up […]

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Color Vibe 5k Run Kansas City

Color Vibe 5k Kansas City #KansasCity
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This Saturday, July 12th, 2014, I’ll be running/walking (I’m being honest, I’ll probably walk) the Color Vibe 5K in Kansas City. Who wants to do it with me? You can register here #CatchTheVibe Come join The Color Vibe 5K Run and have the time of your life at the party of the year! The company organizes the […]

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