This has certainly been a day of "brand-news"! I started this blog this morning, which was pretty simple except I keep fussing over trying to have a cute layout (still very unsuccessful). I officially began "couponing" (yes, I've used a coupon before, but I'm now labeling myself a "couponer" - more to come on this later), and I began my first attempt at photoshop! I know... what was I thinking?!?! =)
If anybody has any tips on this dumb layout, or would just like to fix it for me, please send your advice my way!
After browsing through couponmom.com this morning, I decided I would head to Rite-Aid and make my first "free" purchase using a coupon! I was very nervous, but according to other couponers these are very normal feelings to have! I had plenty of time and Madi was fairly happy so I collected what I thought I needed and headed on into the store. I walked around for a while before I found my items. Unfortunately it was kind of confusing because the item I was looking for was not well marked, so when I got to the counter I double checked to make sure it was the correct item (it was a Scotch Tape wrist-band dispenser)! The cashier was very kind and helpful and she rang up both items and then said, "And I'm sure you have the $1.00 off coupon that everyone has been bringing in." I handed it to her, which made my purchase $3.28 and then I logged on to Rite Aid and completed my "mail-in rebate" of $3.29! Pretty cool, huh?!?! I'll let you know how the tape dispensers work! =)
Photoshop - ugh! Last, but not least, I've been wasting my time trying to learn the "free" version of photoshop online. I want to send out a Christmas card this year (since we have such a cute baby :) and I have a really cute idea in my head. Unfortunately it's a lot harder to get that image onto the computer, let alone printed! But, I haven't given up hope yet! I'm going to go beg and plead to my brother for some help and hopefully my mental image will become a reality! =) In the meantime, the photo at the top is what I created while I was practicing. It's kind of silly, but it was fun!