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Monday, November 18, 2019

The Best Black Friday Deals At Lowes

Black Friday is the perfect start to home improvement projects

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 In the past couple of years, my husband and I have been busy with some home improvement projects. These remodeling projects have always started with a trip to a home improvement store. While at the hardware store for something like a piece of wood, we always like to browse other departments to look at the latest appliances and other home improvement products. Then the dreaming starts and my husband and I begin to plan our next project in our home as we work to update our home. Three years ago, we started our bathroom remodeling project after we had some extra money from a car insurance settlement. My husband's car was totaled and since he was taking the bus to work we decide to use the money to renovate our master bathroom instead of buying a new car. The ironic thing is the bathroom project costs were half the amount of what a new car would cost. Keep reading to find out all the details about Lowes Black Friday Ad!

  This year our home project was installing new floors downstairs as the carpet was 22 years old and in bad shape. We decided to embark on this home improvement project after I went to Lowe's for their Black Friday sales last year. I think I went shopping at Lowes for a birthday present for my husband. My husband was born on Thanksgiving so I always take advantage of Lowe's Black Friday deals for his present. I love saving money for gifts and lowe's always had great discounts after Thanksgiving. My husband loves to receive things like tools and other home improvement items for his birthday. So as I was looking for a present for my husband, I had to look at the flooring section as I was tired of looking at my dirty worn carpet that was in my house.

 While browsing the flooring section of Lowe's, I saw ceramic tiles that looked like wood and this is what started our new flooring project. I wanted the look of wood in the downstairs area of my house but I wanted the durability of tile. So when I got home from shopping, I convinced my husband that it was time to replace the downstairs carpet with ceramic tile. My husband liked the idea of having no carpet and also loved the wood look of the porcelain tiles that I selected. I loved the idea of how much easier it would be to clean the tiles. We ended up installing this tile in the family room and the entryway. We installed carpet in the two front rooms that don't get much traffic.

Head HERE to see the Lowe's Black Friday 2019 AD.

  I am known for my discount shopping and for the use of coupons when shopping. So I love shopping the sales on Black Friday. This is the time of year when the stores offer some amazing discounts. When I shop the sales on Black Friday, I like to head to Lowe's for things for the house. This is the best time to replace appliances. One year I scored a great deal on a microwave and another year I was able to get a new dryer for a great price. I also find amazing deals for my husband's birthday presents. One year, my Lowe's find was a new fancy drill for my husband and the year before that it was a firepit. I also love scoring deals on the paint at Lowe's as we always need paint for our home remodeling projects. Now that my son lives near us we can take advantage of his military discount and no longer need those 10% coupons that Lowe's offers.

I haven't seen the Lowe's Black Friday ad for this year so I am not sure what I will be buying my husband for his birthday gift or holiday gift. Yes, while I am shopping for my husband's birthday, I also buy his Christmas gift. My husband has been wanting a compressor for his workshop so I am hoping that they will be on sale. My husband could use a new trimmer for the yard or a new drill.

I am hoping that Lowe's has some awesome large appliance deals as I have been wanting to replace my refrigerator now that I have a new stove in my kitchen. A counter-depth fridge that matches my oven range would be ideal. That way my appliances all match. My fridge is over 10 years old and may need replacing. I just love looking at all the new appliances at Lowe's as I love checking out all the new features. I love to open the doors on the large appliances so I can see what they look like on the inside. 

More Ways to Save at Lowe's on Black Friday
  • The Lowe's Advantage credit card offers 5% off your purchases, but make sure to read all the terms and conditions before you apply to see if it's right for you.
  • Be sure to compare competitors' prices. Lowe's Price Match Guarantee is available in-store on Black Friday, which means you could score an extra discount if you find a lower price elsewhere.
  • Lowe's offers a 10% discount for all active military personnel and veterans. Once you register, you can use the discount online or in-store.
  • Be sure to check Lowe's rebate center to find or track rebates for the items you've purchased.
Did you know that Lowe's has a Price Match Guarantee that is available in-store and you can take advantage of this on Black Friday? Check out other ways that you can maximize your savings on Black Friday. Head HERE to see all the details about Lowe's Black Friday Deals.

What are your favorite items to buy at Lowe's?

Common Home Renovation Mistakes

Home renovation is an inevitable activity for any homeowner. These are the biggest mistakes people make when renovating their home.

Having recently installing new floors and carpet in my home this year, I can understand so many of these below concerns when renovating your home. This article explains some of the common mistakes that people make when doing renovations to their homes.

Cheap or Poor Quality Materials
 It goes without saying that you can save a lot of money upfront by going with cheaper materials, especially if it's going to be a rental. It's a really fine balance between picking materials to the highest return on their investment. Although going with cheaper materials can save you a lot of money in the short term, in the long term, it ends up costing you more when you have to replace them. It is more important to get quality materials and tools, like Generac, than going for the cheapest thing out there. It'll cost more upfront, but it will save more money in the future.

Not Fixing Everything You Can
 Whenever modeling a property, it's a lot easier to get it done right now than wait a few weeks or even a few months for the problem to get worse and then you're forced to replace it. Do it immediately. Don't wait just because it's working right now and maybe has a few months or a year of life left in it. Don't wait until it breaks in one hand, and then you have an even bigger problem. It's better to spend the extra money and get it fixed right now and put it off in the future because you're going to need to do it anyway at some point.

Carpets in Rental Properties
 Carpet gets really dirty. Carpet needs to be replaced really often between tenants, and it ends up costing you a lot more money to keep replacing carpet than just doing laminate hardwood floors at the very beginning and having those last a very long time. If you just end up replacing the carpet twice every 3 years, already that will cost more than laminate floors, which could last 15 years or more.

Underestimating Cost of Repair
 It's always going to be more expensive than what you planned. When you start remodelling, you begin to notice all the little things you never paid any attention to, especially when you begin opening up walls and looking under the house. You always find additional things that need repair. But again, it's better to get all of these things done now upfront than wait a few years and they maybe get worse and more expensive. Plus, you always get unexpected things that tend to come up modeling a place or you just decide to change things out as you go along. And maybe your ideas change.

Friday, November 15, 2019

The 9 Best Small Gifts For Health & Beauty

Looking for a unique gift that is beauty and health-related?

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 When you buy gifts that are beauty-related or that are considered healthy, you can't go wrong. Most people just buy basic items for their personal care items and never think to splurge on themselves. So the holidays are a perfect time to buy a Christmas gift that is a splurge gift for a beauty item. I know that I would love a holiday gift that is both useful and fun at the same time. This list of health and beauty items are perfect for Christmas stocking stuffers or holiday gift exchanges between friends or co-workers. You should stock up on some of these unique gift ideas and wrap them up so you will have some last-minute holiday gifts. That way when you get an unexpected gift from someone, you will have the perfect gift to give back. These gifts are also great for gifts for the babysitter or teachers. Many of the gifts are under $25!

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1. Cleanlogic Purifying Charcoal Mesh Bath Sponge & 
     4 in 1 Foot Buffer

  Give the gift of clean skin and soft feet. These bath items are perfect for the shower and will be used by almost anyone. The mesh sponge not only cleans the body but helps draw impurities out of the skin. I love the foot brush as it keeps my heels nice and soft. These items would be great for the Christmas stockings.

The Cleanlogic Purifying Charcoal Mesh Bath Sponge is infused with charcoal to enhance the cleansing process by drawing out impurities and gently exfoliating your skin to deliver a smoother, softer, brighter-looking complexion. Available: Amazon

The Cleanlogic 4 in 1 Foot Buffer & Brush cleans feet and polishes rough, dry areas for a smooth finish. Use the brush side to scrub feet. Rub away dry, dead skin with the metal rasp. Use the pumice side to gently polish away rough patches. Then use the file to buff the skin for a clean finish. Available: Amazon

Check out these Healthy Grooming Products For Men

2. OMORFIE Let’s Get Lush

 OMORFIE is an Australian haircare brand that is perfect for anyone who cares about looking great and doing their part for the environment! The brand has all-natural products that are completely safe for people and the planet alike. OMORFIE products are natural, sustainable and cruelty-free as well as sulfate, paraben, and silicone-free. As an added bonus, the Let’s Get Lush’ product line is vegan-friendly and packaged in completely recyclable bottles, made from recycled materials. Available: OMORFIE

3. MineTan 

 Research shows that a whopping 86% of melanomas are caused by the sun and that more people in the US are diagnosed with skin cancer than all the other cancers combined! So instead of tanning with the sun, MineTan will help you achieve a serious tan whatever your skin type is. There are many formulas and shades to select from. These products will help your skin to have the perfect summer glow, even in the winter.

The world’s first coconut water based tan is a one-of-a-kind bronzing treatment, supercharged with antioxidants to restore skin hydration, whilst revitalizing the skin. The weightless formula absorbs quickly to lock in moisture while delivering a fast, rich super dark brown skin finish. 100% Natural DHA, Paraben Free & Vegan-Friendly. Available: Amazon 

Check out my The Best Educational & Fun Gifts For Babies & Toddlers

4. 100% Pure Mulberry Silk Pillowcase

 Treat someone to a luxurious silk pillowcase that is made from 100% mulberry silk. This super-soft all-natural pillowcase prevents skin creases and messy hair. Celestial Silk pillowcases regulate body temperature to keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Naturally hypoallergenic to repel common allergens so you don't wake up sneezing. Select from standard, queen and king sizes in more than a dozen beautiful colors and prints.
Available: Amazon

Check out my tween holiday gift guide from last year for more ideas!

5. Oilogic Essential Oil Care

 Help a friend keep the medicine cabinet stocked with natural aids to help with those dreaded colds and coughs and other ailments that kids encounter. These essential oil care products are great for things like colds, itches, anxiety, and more. The essential oils are safe for kids and have wonder scent combinations.

Oilogic’s convenient Essential Oils are clear of synthetics and impurities, making products a safe and effective prescription alternative for adults, children, and babies. Oilogic Essential Oils are already blended and diluted so there’s no mixing involved, it’s easy to use and ready to go. Oilogic uses 26 different Essential Oils, sourced from over 13 countries where plants are indigenous. With its line of Essential Oil Roll-Ons, Oilogic makes it easy to apply, absorb and provide solutions to common troubles. Available: Amazon

6. Regular Girl Prebiotic Fiber Blend

 Give the gift of a happy gut and being regular. Regular Girl contains 5 grams of clinically proven prebiotic fiber (Sunfiber®), a perfect food source for the good bacteria in your gut. It moves through your system at just the right pace without the drag of creating excess gas or bloating. Regular Girl maintains regularity and promotes wonderfully balanced intestinal health so you no longer have to deal with constipation. Just sprinkle one serving of Regular Girl into your favorite beverage or food and the comfort of a balanced day is yours. You won't taste the difference, but you'll feel the benefits. You can buy this amazing fiber in a Regular Gift starter set that comes with a cute pink water bottle and a 15 day supply of Regular Girl packets. This is my go-to travel product that is also great for kids and anyone who wants to avoid problems in the bathroom department. This once a day fiber blend you have your number 2 a regular thing so you can get your poop done before you head out the door for your day. Available: Regular Girl

Save 10% on Regular Girl with my coupon code MOMKNOBEST10

7. DentalGURU Charcoal White Toothpaste

DentalGURU Charcoal White is a perfect stocking stuffer for anyone who has teeth. This fluoride-free natural toothpaste not only lifts stains without harsh chemicals, but it also freshens breath with a blend of six natural essential oils headlined by peppermint for a great taste. The toothpaste also has a great taste of peppermint and a great price. You get six tubes of toothpaste for an amazing price of under $20 so you can give the gift of a great smile to everyone on your holiday gift list. This minty toothpaste would be a perfect stocking stuffer. Available: Amazon                   

8. 7th Heaven Peel -Off Face Masks

Montagne Jeunesse 7th Heaven makes these fun peel-off face masks that are perfect for the gift of a spa day. These beauty face masks come in many different colors and great for softer cleaner skin. They contain fruits, flowers, and herbs and are so easy to peel off the skin. These individual face masks are great for stocking stuffers or as part of a beauty basket. You can find this fun face mask at most stores in the beauty section or on Amazon. I love that they come in colors like pink and gold. Some of the masks even have safe glitter on them. Made for all skin types with natural and safe ingredients. Available: Amazon

9. Haute Cocoa® Body Gift

 Satisfy that chocolate craving with a special gift for the chocoholic in your life or yourself. The Haute Cocoa® Body Gift set features a sample-sized collection of our rich dark chocolate line. Made with blends of real cocoa, honey, plant oils, and botanical extracts that nourish the skin with caffeine and antioxidants to reduce the appearance of fine lines and dark spots. It is perfect for any chocoholic and smells like chocolate. The set includes a detoxifying cocoa masks, aromatherapy candles, an exfoliating rich dark chocolate scrub, and smooth, moisturizing body butter. This is the perfect gift for your best friend. Available: Waxing Kara 

Which gift will you be buying for your holiday gift list?  

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