Mother’s Day Gift from the stockpile!

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I am loving my stockpile during holidays! I’m able to put together original gifts while staying way under budget. It’s a win-win!

I have to give a very big THANK YOU to Nidena for bringing this lovely black bag to our grocery hound brunch last Sunday. I was hesitant to grab it from the pile, but I figured I’d use it for someone’s gift within the next year. Once I saw the little makeup bag I had in my gift tote, I knew I just had to give Mom the black bag as well. She and my Dad travel a good amount, so it’s a great bag for toiletries and makeup. Thanks Nidena!

I also gave Mom a Dove skin Vitalizer, a febreeze candle(these are awesome!), and a ped egg I got for super cheap thanks to an deal posted on In the tiny makeup bag, I put a l’oreal cream gloss, a revlon lipstick and some sally hansen red nail polish, all free after sales and coupons.

See the blue pencil holder in the front? I’m going to fill that with homemade truffles! I’m going to use the recipe posted here, with some lindt chocolate I got for free a while ago. It’s the kind with a hint of orange in it. Yum!

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  1. 5.9.09
    Precious said:

    Your Mom is a lucky, lucky lady! Your gift is creative and I am sure she will love it!

  2. 5.9.09

    Hmmmmm, see i never kept my Dove Vitalizer Q’s, now I know that I have to keep them! I am going to save my Glade ones as I know what great gifts they make. Sometimes it just takes a knock on the old noggin to realize common sense things LOL

  3. 5.10.09
    nidena said:

    Glad the bag was put to good use. I thought of you today…in Season 6 of ER there is a character with the name Amiyrah. I don’t know if it’s spelled the same but the pronunciation is the same. 🙂

  4. 5.10.09
    Amiyrah said:


    My MIL loves ER, so when she saw that episode, she mentioned that too! I still have yet to see that episode. Do you know what number it was? I might be able to see it on Hulu(or at MIL’s house :oP)


    this is why I love the whole insert system! If I would have cut out all of my coupons like I used to do, those vitalizer coupons would have been long gone. Since I only clip coupons as I need them now, when deals come up for things I usually wouldn’t buy, I can cash in.

    I sure hope so! I think the Ped egg and the truffles are going to be the biggest hit, but you never know. Last year she was super excited about the softsoap spa body wash I gave her lol!

  5. 5.10.09

    Oooh! I want one!:) That’s one of the reasons I’m so excited about the CVS opening here soon- I can get in on some of the goodies you all have been grabbing! I’m hoping to have enough little items stockpiled by Christmas to make a couple of goodie bags like that for my Mom and Grandma. Thanks for the example!