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Castrol Edge Rebate Save up to $15


My husband who is the vehicle expert in the household, see his website HERE, mentioned to me that Castrol Edge is currently running a rebate, save up to $15.  Click HERE to see the rebate form.  I haven’t found any good deals but did read that some Walmarts have this oil on discount.  We’ve found in our experience that Walmart and Sam’s Club is the best price for oil.  On occation we can find some good deals at Advance Auto.

Let me know if you find Castrol Edge on sale!

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Original Sewing & Quilt Expo – Chantilly, VA – October 1, 2 and 3


I’m super excited!  I’ve thought about posting this last month and then time flew by.  It dawned on my this evening that I had to post this before I forgot again.

For the last couple years I’ve been going to the Sewing Expo in Chantilly, VA.  It is a blast!  I save up every year to go since I love to take classes.  I learn a lot about sewing. If you are at all interested in sewing or an expert seamstress this event is for you.  There are some frugal things to be had, however, this event has all sorts of expensive goodies to drool at!

If you are interested in attending and haven’t attended before, then I have a deal for you!    Email me at hollys.savings (at) gmail (dot) com with the subject:  “I want to attend the Sewing Expo!” and I can give you a  “Bring-A-Friend” code!  What this means is AFTER you sign-up and give the code, you will receive a voucher for 2 class tickets, one for you and one for me.  It’s that easy!   Click HERE for more information on how this works.

Hurry! Sign-up before 9/22/09 and you can get a discount on registration for classes.

Here is a description from the website!

Welcome to Original Sewing & Quilt Expo! Get ready for your annual treat, the only event each year where it’s all about YOU. Returning just in time to re-charge your creativity, this year’s Expo brings you MORE – MORE about quilts and quiltmaking, MORE on Stage and in the Classroom, MORE workshops, MORE shopping . . . all in all, much more for you to choose from and enjoy.

Whether you spend a day or the entire weekend with us, you’ll find the inspiration and motivation to try something new or take your current passions to a new level of satisfaction. We guarantee it!

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Easy Chic Furniture! Black Antique – Old to make Old again!

How do you make that old ugly 80’s furniture look better?

Yuck!  Most people would say throw-it away!  Or donate it! Or Freecycle it!

I say reuse it! Make it better for about $5-$20 and your time!

About 5 years ago my husband and I were doing our typical Walmart shopping trip which always included looking at clearance items.  This particular day this Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Kit caught my attention it was called Accents by Rust-Oleum Brand – Distressed Antique Black. I bought 2 kits for $5 a piece.   (Note: This was 5+ years ago.)


At the time, we were living in a small townhouse that we had owned for a couple years and I was interested in painting picture frames black and maybe a couple other pieces as well.   I really like black furniture.  I’m a huge fan of Pottery Barn and Crate & Barrel style furniture.  My taste is classic clean lines with a french country twist. Continue reading Easy Chic Furniture! Black Antique – Old to make Old again!