Thursday, December 2, 2010

Host a party for under $40

Here are a few pics of the last party that my sisters and I put together for under $40. We planned for about 15-20 guests. We had extra food to restock the trays as they were emptied.

We had cupcakes, carmel/chocolate covered pretzels, cake balls, Italian sodas, gingerbread cookies, and some yogurt covered almonds. We made almost all of it ourselves to save money. We also tried to use some things that we already had around the house to put the desserts on and to decorate with.

We never spend over $50 on a party, so that I can justify this "hobby" to my husband. He just doesn't understand my need to plan parties, haha! I you would like to see where i get my inspiration for parties from look up Amy Atlas OR follow me on facebook (Lykkelig Kvinde) or twitter (lykkeligkvinde).

If you have any questions please feel free to ask.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

FIVE ways to save for the Holidays!

LOOK FOR COUPONS that work WITH holiday SALES!

Here are five ways to do this:

1. While shopping always ask sales people if they have a coupon book for their store. Some of these coupons may work on Black Friday thus making your savings even greater.

I know Gap has one right now with some great coupons.

2. Look for coupons in the mail. A lot of stores will send out coupons this season. You may be able to use some of these on top of other sales this season.

I got a coupon last week in the mail from Kohl's. It was for $10 off any purchase. It helped me get a great deal!

3. Look on-line for coupons. If you have something you want to buy make sure you check for coupons that could work in that store or on that item. For example, if you want to buy books look for coupons and codes to use at Amazon, or Borders.

4. Make sure to sign up for Krazy Coupon Lady and Pinching Your Pennies daily/weekly updates. These type of sites will help you pair sales and coupons together.

5. Use the Black Friday sites to your advantage. By knowing the sales ahead of time you can plan for the best deals.

Good luck! If you have questions post them on my facebook page. Find me under Lykkelig Kvinde.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Dance off the pounds!

Is it hard finding time to exercise with a million children running around your house? Here's an idea to help you get your 30 minutes in...

I have recently discovered what I call, THE DAILY DANCE PARTY! I find 1-5 songs that my children like and make a short 30 min play list. Then we have a major dance party every afternoon!

Yep, my kids are learning moves from the 90's and I'm getting some exercise! It may not be quite as effective as a 30min run but it's a blast!

How do you sneak in exercise?

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Earring Knife Rack

I have always had a problem keeping track of my accessories, especially earrings. So I thought and thought of a way to solve this and finally came up with an idea! Now I want to show you how I organize my earrings, hair clips, headbands, etc.

I bought a magnetic knife rack from IKEA and slapped my jewelry on. It makes it very easy to see what you have, and very fast to grab and wear. It also makes it easy to put up your jewelry after wearing it.

You can find these racks as cheap as $5 (less money than a pair of earrings). You could even get creative and put several in a type of design or pattern that adds to your room decor, possibly even paint them...hmmm.....

I love mine, and think you might love one too!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Simply Mac

Simply Mac is having a grand opening bash! They will be giving away lots of prizes, go to their website below to check it out!

Good luck!

Food co-op near you!

Get a laundry basket of fruits and veggies for $15 - $25!

Here is a great opportunity to those who live in Idaho, Arizona, Utah, Washington, Nevada, Texas, and Wyoming. It's called Bountiful Baskets, it's a food co-op. The following is from their website:

"Sally Stevens and Tanya Jolly started Bountiful Baskets Food Co-op in May of 2006. It was a winning combination from the beginning. Tanya and Sally both had experience running their own small food co-ops that were not web based. As their small co-ops grew it challenged them to think of a way to keep up as more families were wanting to save money on healthy food. Adding a little bit of e-commerce technology to the mix was just the trick. Since May of 2006 BBFC has grown from 2 sites and an average of 120 families a cycle participating, to over hundreds of sites in seven states and around 70,000 participating families! In June of 2008 BBFC started to offer 100% organic baskets every other week.

The Co-op offers a conventional produce basket very other week which is generally ½ fruit and ½ veggies. The monetary contribution is $15.00 and is generally worth $50.00 retail. Organic baskets require a contribution of $25 and are usually about the same amount of produce as the conventional baskets. To participate visit and check the schedule to see when your state is available to make your monitary contribution using a debit or credit card. Then, pick up your basket on Saturday morning at the time and place you chose when you contributed!"

If you would like to find a location near you check out their site at:

To learn even more about the co-op go to this link.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Down East tent SALE!

If you live in Utah and live around the Davis County you will want to check out this sale. I went and looked yesterday and there were some great deals on furniture and clothes, among other things.

Go to this link for more info! These sales start and end all through out June in different locations. Check it out!