Take it on Tuesday (TIOT) #42: Mounting cabinets in the basement

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WE finally got it done!!!!!!!! I’m so happy!!! So, remember when I showed you my kitchen remodel? That was back in March, right? Ever since then we’ve had our old kitchen cabinets sitting in our basement, ready to be hung.

It just seemed like a daunting task. But we finally got it done!!!

I don’t have a before picture, but believe me our.basement.was.MESSY!! Here is the space after we cleared away the clutter:



We are not experts by any means, but I want to show you how we hung our cabinets. I thought it went really smoothly and I’m so impressed with ourselves – everything was level!


How to Mount Cabinets Step 1:

Find a video tutorial that will

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Saturday Spotlight: The PURSE-onality Challenge

The PURSE-onality Challenge

Welcome to the first post in my new guest post series: Saturday Spotlight!

Each Saturday, I will be featuring a guest post from another blogger. This series will be covering topics from creative crafts to DIY projects/tips to inspiring stories. If you are interested in guest posting for Romance on a Dime, check this post for a list of topics.




I love a good challenge, especially when it’s one that will cause me to grow spiritually and emotionally. That’s why I wanted Cheri from PURSE-onality Challenge to share this first guest post with you:


Complaint-Free: Who Me?

As I thumbed through a copy of A Complaint-Free World five years agoI considered myself the most optimistic, positive, encouraging (and obviously humble) person I knew.


In fact, I joked to my husband that we needed to buy two (maybe three) dozen copies to

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Walgreens Deals: Week of 12/19

Here are some of my favorite (and best) deals at Walgreens this week! If you are new to using coupons, these deals are perfect for you!! Check out my earlier post on Semi-Extreme Couponing Baby step #2 – Creating a List.

Buy Participating Creme of Nature Products = $5 RR Deal Scenario: Buy Creme of Nature foam lotion or replenishing spray 7 or 11.25 oz $5.99 Pay $5.99 Get back a $5 RR Final cost $0.99!


Coffee-Mate liquid 16 oz $1.49 (Fantastic sale price!) Use the $0.75/1 coupon found here (must “like” on Facebook) Final cost $0.74! ** There is also a $0.55/1 coupon found in the 10/30 RP or a $0.75/2 coupon found here.


Blistex lip care 0.15-0.25 oz on sale for $0.99 with in ad coupon Use the $0.55/1 coupon found in the 11/13 SS (value varies

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Feed it Forward with Restaurant.com!

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Happy Thanksgiving!! Enjoy your turkey (or whatever you have) with your family!! I know I will.



I’m so excited about this!! Login to Feed It Forward and you can send up to 40 different friends a free $10 Restaurant.com gift card. This gift card can be automatically redeemed once you get the email.

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It’s ok

Thursday!!! And the start of my weekend…busy weekend ahead with a family wedding! Yay!


I’m linking up with It’s Ok Thursdays:


It’s Ok…

…that I haven’t written my normal Thursday post, or Friday post (and probably won’t get to this week)

…that I got out of bed late this morning, then cuddled with my husband till noon (sometimes, you just need “down time” when you have a lot on your plate)

…that my pageviews have been down the past to days (life isn’t about how many people visit my blog!)

…that my kitchen isn’t completely clean (yesterday I made a crockpot meal, brought part of a meal to someone else, AND made 3 loaves homemade bread!!)

…that I’m not keeping up with Google Reader at the moment (I may have to mark all as read, even though I HAVEN’T read all –

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Free Friday Findings (*HOT* Free Week of Yoga!)


FREE week of Yoga!

Did you know that the month of September is National Yoga month? Did you say FREE Yoga for a week?

Count me in!!!

Just go on over here and register. After doing so, you’ll be able to search for a participating Yoga Studio nearby… there are over 1,600 participating studios! (Body Boutique here in Lawrence is one!)

If there is one in you area, select it, then check your email inbox for your confirmation email and instructions on how to print your Yoga Month Card. Finally visit your chosen teacher/studio, redeem your Yoga Month Card and enjoy One Week of FREE Yoga!

* The Yoga Month Card is offered by the Yoga Health Foundation as part of the National Yoga Month Awareness Campaign September. This coupon can be redeemed ONLY ONCE at participating studios from September 1 until October 30 and is good for One Week

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Printable Pennies + 30 % off Coach coupon!

TODAY only in Lawrence – FREE frozen yogurt at 3 Spoons!! No size restrictions, no topping restrictions, and you don’t have to be a student!!

Missed it and looking for another deal?  Sign up for The Coldstone Club, Coldstone Creamery’s free email newsletter, and you’ll snag a coupon valid for Buy any Creation and Get a Creation of equal or lesser value for FREE! Keep in mind that my coupon took about 24 hours after registering for the club to actually arrive in my email inbox.

ALSO, mark your calendars!!

September 27, 2011, is Cold Stone Creamery’s Annual Ice Cream Social. Stop by from 5-8 p.m. to get a free Sprinkled With Wishes Creation.


Save $1 off any one package of Ronco 100% Whole Grain Pasta (“like” on Facebook)

$1 off any Bioré Skincare product (“like” on

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Target Trip!

I thoroughly enjoyed Labor Day weekend at a friend’s lake house! Since I so thoroughly enjoyed the beautifully cool weather and friends, I didn’t get a Tuesday post written till late last night. No Take it On Tuesday this week. If you are a fan of Take it On Tuesday, let me know and I’ll have one next week!! (Please fill out the 2 survey questions at the bottom of this post if you have not yet done so – I want your feedback!)


On Friday, I posted about the over $80 in Hasbro coupons you could print off. Many come in handy this week!! Target is also running a special that for a purchase of Battleship or many of their other games, you can get a FREE 12″ pizza! Since we got home late Monday night, we went shopping at Target with the coupons I had printed off.

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Printable Pennies and AMAZING Walgreens deals!!

Before I give you links for printable coupons and tell you about my AMAZING Walgreens shopping trip, first I had to post this:

Isn’t it CUTE!?! I was looking at Target’s Daily Deals and spotted this because it ships for free! It’s $22 – wish I had a baby for this costume this fall, because I loved the movie!

Target Coupons:(many of the Target coupons allow you to stack with manufacturer coupons – as long as it doesn’t say one coupon per item!)$1.50 off 100 oz. or larger Up and Up Laundry Detergent    $1 off Pillsbury Sweet Moments Refrigerated Desserts$1 off Select Colgate Max items$0.75 off 3- to 5-pack Post-it Flags or TabsMany more Target coupons here.

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Eversave: Free $10!! (for current members and for signing up!)

Eversave is giving away a $10 credit for those who are a members or who sign up before August 25th! This credit expires on August 25th at midnight!! Check out their deals!