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Life in the Fast Lane

I'm just a lady who's trying to have a good time...as cheaply as possible!

Mailbox Monday!

By ducktapegurl | Mar 18, 2014 | 2 Comments

It’s a day late due to the crazy snowstorm we had yesterday! This week I got a magazine, A McDonald’s gift card from Klout, a Pretty Little Liars Answer Ball from a twitter contest by @abcFamily and smartphone dots from a twitter contest by @peoplegiveaways.  I’m happy with my haul, are you?

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On The Go with Ella’s Kitchen

By ducktapegurl | Mar 18, 2014 | 2 Comments

We had an extremely busy Saturday, like most families.  We took a day trip to Baltimore to attend a memorial service for my husband’s grandfather.  Since we don’t get there too often, we also decided to visit my grandmom and then make a stop at our friends’ new house.  Baltimore is about 2+ hours away from us.  Not a bad drive but with two kids under 3, sometimes things can get a little harried.  As long as I have snacks, I can usually keep my kids at bay.  So you can imagine how thankful I was to receive a big…

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Freebie Friday!

By ducktapegurl | Mar 14, 2014 | 2 Comments

This Friday, I am posting about a website that I really enjoy called BzzAgent.  BzzAgent is a site that send you free products and coupons so that you can try something and then ‘buzz’ about it to your friends/neighbors/family/etc.  You report your actions and then your BzzScore goes up.  Thus gaining you access to more campaigns.  I have been on the site for a few years now and I have a BzzScore of 8.3 out of 10.  Currently, I am on campaigns for Glade WaxMelts and Plugins Scented Oil Customizables and Special K Coffee House Breakfast Shakes. I have been…

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Beauty Box 5 Subscription Box

By ducktapegurl | Mar 13, 2014 | 3 Comments

If you are anything like me, you hate having to pay full price and commit to beauty products that you’ve never even tried.  I don’t like paying full price for anything, let alone something that I am taking a chance on.  That’s where Beauty Box 5 comes in!  Beauty Box 5 is a subscription service that sends out deluxe samples of beauty products each month at a FRACTION of the cost.  It allows you to try before you buy the full size and it’s exciting getting a new box every month!   Here is the box that I received: See, it’s…

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John Frieda Frizz Ease 3 Day Straight Flat Iron Spray

By ducktapegurl | Mar 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

I’ll be the first to admit it.  When I grow my hair longer, I tend to put it up in a ponytail because it’s so much easier to take care of.  I have wavy hair and since I take showers at night, when I wake up my hair is a bit of a nightmare sometimes.  Because of this, I always like to use my flat iron to tame my mane.  It doesn’t take too long and the results are so much better than a ponytail.  I recently received the J’Adore Vox Box from Influenster, a site that sends boxes of…

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Mailbox Monday!

By ducktapegurl | Mar 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s that time again! This week, I received free magazines from different sites (subscriptions).  I won a free pack of YES to Carrots facial wipes from a Facebook contest.  A free snack bar from Splash (a site that resembles Klout).  I won two free bath salts from Twitter (@JoyfulBathCo).  I got free allergy medicine from BzzAgent.  I also got free feminine products from PinchMe.  Enjoy your week, everyone!

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J’Adore Vox Box from Influenster!

By ducktapegurl | Mar 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

I was recently chosen to try the products in one of the newest vox boxes from Influenster, the J’Adore VoxBox.  I am so excited to review all the products so I’ll post a little rundown of everything in there, with more detailed reviews to come later. Boots Botanics Shine Away Ionic Clay Mask– I love a good clay mask, as my skin tends to be on the oily side.  I also love Boots products ever since I lived in the UK in college! Hershey Kisses Milk Chocolates– Who doesn’t love these?!?!  I have a two year old that won’t argue…

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Meatball Subs

By ducktapegurl | Mar 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

I don’t know about you but when I’m in the grocery store, I ALWAYS look at the reduced, day-old bread.  It’s so cheap and versatile.  I usually pick up at least one item and use it in my meal plan for that week.  For instance, last time they had a pizza crust with sauce included for $1.50!  I added cheese  and a bagged salad that I already had in my fridge and a quick, frugal meal was born!  Another great meal idea is to buy a loaf of french bread off the quick sale rack and make French Toast!  It…

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New FiberOne Protein Cereals!

By ducktapegurl | Mar 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

I am definitely one busy lady, like most of us.  I am a stay at home mom by day and a visual merchandiser by night. Not to mention all the countless other activities that our family is involved in.  One thing we agree on is how important it is to eat a good breakfast every morning.  My family always makes time for breakfast.  You wouldn’t drive your car around without gas, right?  But since we are always running somewhere, we like things that are quick and tasty.  If they fill you up for longer than an hour, it’s even better! …

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Mailbox Monday!

By ducktapegurl | Mar 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

I have a lot to keep me busy on this snowy Monday!  Free magazine subscriptions, a free doggie dental pack that I won on Twitter from 1800PetMeds, and a Monsters University DVD that I won in a Twitter party.  I got a free snickers bar from a facebook contest, free Coke Zero from a Groundhogs Day contest on Coke Rewards, and a FiberOne bar from the Betty Crocker website! How was your week? Disclaimer: On Mailbox Monday, I only post things that I’ve received 100% free in the mail.  They come from samples, giveaways, contests, etc.  I have not put…

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