Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Cheap Target Clothing

Today, I read this message on facebook:

1. Go to Target.com
2. Add 3 pr of Mossimo Supply Co. Juniors Bootcut Jean - Medium Tint Wash
*note you must order this particular style for this deal to work, but you can order any size you wish - doesn't have to be 3 of the same size
3. then look under junior tops look for the ones that say buy more save more (try to stick to $6-$8 options to optimize the savings.... the BEST deal is to get two $6 shirts and one $8 shirt thereby bumping your pre-discount total just over $50 which qualifies you for free shipping. If you don't go over $50 pre-discount it'll charge you shipping)
4. Then use the code TGT75HFN for $5 off this is a one time use code and you have to be logged into your account.
5. The total for 3outfits (3pr pants, 3shirts) was $11.58

The above are the steps that people are following. I am not 100% clear what is knocking the price down so much (eg i cannot pinpoint the exact wording on the website for the promotion), but when you go through the checkout process the internet promotions will automatically knock your price down to the $12-$14 shipped range for the whole order. Two cautions - 1. Rumor has it these jeans run SMALL. So if you are unsure order up sizing wise. 2. As with all true fantastic internet deals this will go fast. The jeans will be bought out in popular sizes and the cheaper shirts will also sell out quickly. So if you need some new clothes (or have a pre-teen/teenage) daughter that needs some jump on this sooner rather than later.
I went in and did this, my total for 3 pairs of jeans (I ordered for my daughter, they were out of my size) 2 shirts for me, and 1 shirt for my daughter for $14.83 shipped from Target. I did not have to add any promo codes- as soon as I added all 6 items, it discounted my deal by over $40.00!

Can we say CA-CHING for Christmas?

Monday, October 17, 2011

Kids Fall 2011 Portraits - My how they've grown!

4 years ago, now, I put my foot down, and decided that school portraits both A) Suck, and B) Cost an arm and a leg. So, to get around it, I decided to pick up my own little Kodak point and shoot, and try my hand at taking the photos myself.

I wasn't sure where that would go, but it wound up becoming a part time job that I love. I've long since upgraded from a point and shoot to a Sony DSLR that I absolutely love. And as for saving money? Well, I suppose when you factor in the cost of my camera, I really didn't save money anymore, but it's something I love, and it does make me some money on the side.

Anyway, here is a look at how far I've come, and how much the lil monsters darlings have grown.

I have seen a lot of growth both in my SOOC (straight off the camera) photos, and my editing skills over the past year, and I love seeing how they turn out each time I do a shoot.

This summer, we were out a lot- we did a 5 day family vacation, a few small weekend things, and I went on my own kid-free, spouse-free vacation for 5 days as well.

With all of this, I did not do nearly as many photoshoots this year as I did last year, but it picked up this fall, and since September, I've done 3 senior portrait sessions, and several families. Fall is just a fun time for photos!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Failing The Public Relations Test

A lot of my followers are women bloggers. Stay at home mom's, work at home mom's, work away from home mom's. Well, recently, a PR company had a huge blunder, and slapped the faces of all of us Mom bloggers.

I won't rehash everything that was said, but here's a link to the post on my other blog.

Public Alienation by Anna Nonamus