Tuesday, March 27, 2012

My Nail Chronicles: Glow up Shrek!


OPI nail color, Glow Up Already & OPI nail color, Who the Shrek Are You? 


Normally I do my own manicures, but my cousin invited me out so I decided to enjoy being catered to! We had a blast at The Safety Nail Spa in Lakeland, TN. The staff was super courteous and quick!!! I really love OPI's Glow Up Aready! It's a full coverage glitter, which is really hard to find. I may have to make an investment in that shade!!! My $13 manicure is a pretty good deal!!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

My Nail Chronicles: Teal with a Touch of Sparkle!





L.A. Colors nail color, Sparkling Diamonds ($1, Dollar Tree) 
NYX Girls nail color, Perfect Gray ($1, Beauty Supply) 
Ruby Kisses nail color, Teal Envy ($1, Beauty Supply) 


Saturday, March 17, 2012

Hott Pink on a Cold Night


It's hard to be cute when its chilly outside. Everything is covered up by a large jacket! Thats why I love layering thin pieces to for warmth and for style!



Haberdashery Leslie Pay blazer ($5, Goodwill)
CAFEBRAND Limited Edition sweater ($10, ? some store at Opry Mills Mall)
Charter Club Petite blouse ($3, Salvation Army)
Oh La La jeans ($1, WalMart)
City Streets ankle boots ($30, JCPenny)
 scarf ($10, Charming Charlie)
Love & Beauty nail color, Ivory ($2.80, Forever 21) 

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Savvy Deal Steal: Chic Cheap Glasses

Every so often I will post pics & links of incredible deals I've found online. Here's the first!

Tortoise Print Glasses $9.95

Made for life zip hoodie ($3, JCPenny)
PURE ICE nail color, French Kiss & Strapless ($1.97ea, WalMart)




Click the link below to grab this deal!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Low Cost, Mushroom & Pepperoni Pizza



1/2 of thin crust pizza ($1, Big Lots)
1/4 cup of pizza sauce ($1, Big Lots)
2 1/2 oz Mozzerella Cheese ($1.79, Aldi)
9 pieces turkey pepperoni ($2, Aldi)
8 white mushrooms, sliced ($1, Aldi)
Tsp of olive oil
1/2 cup of chopped onion
1/8 cup of chopped bell pepper
Cornmeal for dusting


Set a pizza stone in the oven while it preheats.  Sauté sliced mushrooms, chopped onions and chopped bell pepper until caramelized. Season to taste. Meanwhile rub olive oil on top of crust, then spread on the pizza sauce. Once vegetables are done spread them evenly over sauce. Top with 3/4 mozzarella cheese, then pepperoni then the remaining mozzarella. Sprinkle cornmeal on pizza stone, before adding the pizza and bake at 400 degrees for 14 minutes.

Roughly 650 calories, serves 1.



The other half in the background is my husband's white chicken pizza.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Welcome to Savvy Lou


After some thought and encouragement, I've decided to blog about my savvy lifestyle. I have so much going on. I'm a new, working mother with natural hair, who crafts, sews, counts calories, and bargain shops at department stores & thrift shops. I am super budget-conscious, so all of this is done for little to no cost. So my blog will contain a vast array of topics and pictures.

Merona sweater ($5, Goodwill)
xhilaration dress ($7.50, Target)
Pearls (wedding gift)
City Streets pumps ($30, JCPenny)
Love & Beauty nail color, Ivory ($2.80, Forever 21)