DIY – Burlap Placemats

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If you are planning on hosting a dinner party soon, or just looking for some fun new affordable placemats for your home decor – these DIY Burlap Placemats are perfect! They are crazy easy to make, cost less than $0.50 each and are the perfect shabby chic touch!

Supplies

  • 1 yard burlap
  • black paint
  • paint brush
  • stencil (or Silhouette machine to make your own stencil)

Directions

  1. First measure your placemats to cut at 14 x 20 inches.
  2. Put your iron on HIGH and iron each placemat until smooth.
  3. Along the edges of the placemat pull, 2-3 threads to create a small fringe. (I recommend before creating the fringe if you have a sewing machine, sew a fine straight line with white thread along all of the edges. This will make it so that your fringe does not continue to pull apart too much. This step is recommended, but not required. I skipped this step as we are only using these placemats for short term use.)
  4. Take your stencil (or make your own with your Silhouette machine) and create words to paint onto your burlap (ie. DINE, EAT, CHOW, FEAST, NOURISH…)
  5. With a sponge paint brush and black paint, carefully dab paint onto stencils until fully covered. Allow paint to dry for at least 10 minutes before carefully removing stencil.
  6. Once the paint is completely dry, have some fun decorating your dining room table. These DIY Burlap Placemats are sure to impress your next dinner party!

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Send (or Receive) Money Between Friends — for Free!!!

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You may have heard of Square, which is the device which allows small businesses to easily accept credit card payments anywhere, from anyone.  The creators of this neat device have a new service you can use to send and receive money quickly — from anyone!

Square Cash allows you to quickly send money between friends.  You could also get paid for your business (without the need for the credit card reader).  There is no worry about cashing out or waiting for your money.  With Square Cash, it is quickly deposited right into your bank account.  Best of all, it is free if you are sending between friends.  If you are a business, the fee is just 1.5%!!

What I love about this is the ease of payment if you are a freelancer or business owner.  Rather than deal with those pesky credit cards, someone can just easily transfer payment directly to you – with a simple cashtag.

What is a cashtag?  A cashtag is a special name that you create which allows you to both send and receive money.  No need to give out a personal email or anything like that.  You simple give the person your cashtag and they can send it to you.  As a business owner, you can even put that right in your payment options, including invoices and business cards.  Now, your customers can pay you quickly and easily!

You can use these in a variety of ways!  You could easily split the cost of dinner and your friends can pay you back via your cashtag.  You could set up a fundraiser using a cashtag.  You could even share a video and ask for support for your band with one!  The ideas are truly endless!

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What is great about the Square Cash cashtag is that it can be just about ANYTHING you want (as long as it is available)!  Just head HERE and see if you can get the one you want.  Then, get the app for your Apple or Android device and then start sending and receiving money the simple way.

With fewer and fewer people carrying cash and our money all being “in the cloud”, this allows you to get the money you owe to someone right away, without carrying those extra bills around.  Just think about how great it would be to not have to hunt around for an ATM (and then pay fees) so you can give your buddy the $25 you owe for dinner and drinks!  That in and of itself is a savings!

The one question people ask me is this “is it safe?”  Yes.  They use 128-bit encryption and a TouchID or passcode to access your account.  You link your Visa or MasterCard Debit card to your account.  Then, you are connected!  If you send money, it will come from that account.  If you receive anything, it will also go through your debit card!  How easy is that!?!?

Signing up is simple.  You just enter the cashtag you would like to use and then follow the steps.  They will send you a code via text or email.  Enter the code and you are in!  Update your profile information and then you can start to share your code!

So, what are you waiting for?  Hurry over and see if your cashtag from Square Cash is available!!!

Lots of Cheap Nivea Deals!

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You can save a TON on Nivea products for men and women this week! See where we found the best deals and how to save the most here:

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Minion Sticker Decal Just $2.99 Shipped

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How cute is this!? Right now you can grab this Minion Sticker Decal for just $2.99 Shipped!! This is perfect for Minion fans :)

**Prices and availability subject to change. Make sure you confirm the price prior to purchase. If the price noted above differs from what you see on line, it simply means that this deal has expired since the time it was posted.

 

This Week’s Best Diaper Deals 7/5 – 7/11

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If you are looking for great deals on diapers, you’ve come to the right place!  Below you will find a recap of this week’s best deals both in the store and online!

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Soft & Dri Deodorant, As Low As $0.99!

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Use coupons from last week’s paper (6/21/15) and get dedorant for as low as just $0.99! Check out where these products are available!

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86% Off Self Magazine – Only $4.99 Per Year!

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Today, subscribe to Self Magazine for only $4.99 per year (86% off)! You can order up to 3 years at this price!  Add this magazine to your shopping cart and then enter the coupon code pennypinch and then you will see the price drop! This deal is good until Tuesday 07/7/15 at 11:59 PM EST.

Self magazine focuses on the well-being of women. Each issue provides exercise techniques, healthy diet and recipe plans, beauty tips, style guides, celebrity interviews, and an expert Question & Answer section for physical, mental, and nutritional advice. This magazine subscription will inspire you to be fit, healthy, happy, and beautiful.

**If you find any other title on this site, you can always use the code: pennypinch and instantly save 20% off of the list price!
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Amazon PRIME Day Coming Up on July 15th!!

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We previously mentioned that starting this Sunday, July 12th, Amazon is having it’s 20th anniversary sale with some AMAZING deals!   We were right!

The best day of the week will be Wednesday, July 15th!  That day will be PRIME day.  This is a day of deals which are exclusively offered to PRIME members!!  They will offer amazing deals – – even better than what you will find on Black Friday!!  This will include outdoor items, electronics, video games, toys, clothing…..and more!!!!

If you are not yet signed up, you can score a FREE 30 day Amazon Prime membership right now.  That way, you are signed up and can enjoy this day of deals!!!

Get ready to shop!  I can’t WAIT to share what we find for you that day!!!!

Chrome Ozeri Pro Digital Kitchen Food Scale – $15.22

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If you are looking on a deal for a new food scale, check out this Chrome Ozeri Pro Digital Kitchen Food Scale (1g to 12 lbs Capacity). It’s selling for $15.22 online at both Amazon and Walmart. If you are a Prime Member, this will also ship for free!! If you choose to shop at Walmart, you will have to add in taxes and shipping on the price above.

  • The most precise digital scale in its class, with a capacity range from 0.05 oz to 12 lbs (1 gram to 5.4 kg)
  • Newly designed with oversized buttons for easy operation; Extra large LCD screen displays weights in pounds (lbs), kilograms, grams, and ounces
  • 3 Minute Automatic shut-off feature maximizes battery life while giving you time to multitask in the kitchen (batteries included)
  • Precision Tare features calculates the net weight of the ingredients (automatically subtracts the container weight to calculate the weight of the ingredients being weighed)
  • Compact design for easy storage and portability. Ships with 2 AAA batteries included. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

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Free Kindle and Nook Books for Today – July 6, 2015

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Free Kindle and Nook Books Downloads | www.pennypinchinmom.com  #free #kindle #nook #books #readingHere is today’s list of FREE Kindle and Nook Books for July 6, 2015. Remember that you do not need to own a Kindle to read these books. You can download the free Kindle app to your tablet, smartphone or other electronic device and can read any Kindle books.

** These books are all free as of the time we do the post. Prices change quickly on Amazon, so if you don’t see that it is free, that is why. Just make sure you check the price before you download.

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NOTE: If you happen to inadvertently purchase a Kindle which is no longer free, you can get a refund. Learn more about Kindle Return Policies.   free nook free children's books

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**Prices and availability subject to change. Make sure you confirm the price prior to purchase. If the price noted above differs from what you see on line, it simply means that this deal has expired since the time it was posted.