31 March 2010

Good Morning - Get Shopping

My Dear Friends,

Bath & Body Works has their 14.5 oz. candles on sale 2/$20!  Home fragrance oils are $4!  Oh and check out this sweet tote that is $19.50 with any $25 purchase!  It contains:
PocketBac™ Hand Sanitizer in Coconut Lime Verbena - 1 oz., True Blue Spa Toe the Line Foot Scrub - 1.5 oz., Fekkai Trial Size Glossing Mist - 0.25 oz., Jaqua Pink Buttercream Frosting Luscious Lotion Packette - 0.25 oz., 100% Pure Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream - 0.25 oz., Thymes Naia Body Lotion Packette - 0.25 oz., Thymes Eucalyptus Body Lotion Packette - 0.25 oz., Thymes Kimono Rose Body Lotion Packette - 0.25 oz., Thymes Red Cherie Body Lotion Packette - 0.25 oz., Supersmile NEW! Whitening System - 0.21 oz., Hair Rules Clarifying Shampoo - 0.5 oz. and Quench Ultra Rich Conditioner - 0.5 oz. 

Need a pair of Easter shoes? You can save up to 75% on all dress shoes until April 4 at Shoe Steal. Not only does this include name brand and designer shoes for women by the likes of Anne Klein, Calvin Klein, Kenneth Cole Reaction and more, but all dress shoes for men and children are also on sale! Outfit your whole family with the dress shoes they need for important occasions!

The new sale items at Anthropologie posted yesterday!

Charlotte Russe is offering 50% off all their boots!

Enjoy 50% off your order up to $15 with code "SORRYPATTY" & use code "FREEFIVE" for $5 off your purchase at E.L.F.

You can save either $15 off a $75 purchase or $10 off a $50 purchase at J.C. Penney when you use the coupon code "RICHES4U" at checkout. Click here to print out the same coupons for in store use!

Old Navy has lowered the prices on lots of our favorite items!  When you see this symbol for Everyday Steals, you'll know that you're getting super style for less, and the best part is that there is No Sale Required for these deals! Click here to check out there current steals!

30 March 2010

Because I Can't Help Myself...

My Dear Friends,

I have to tell you about the Victoria's Secret & Sephora Deals.

Use code "JMH837" at Sephora for FREE SHIPPING on orders of $25 TODAY ONLY.

Use code "SPRING35" for 8/$35 Secret Garden collection items at Victoria's Secret!

10 Great Things Under $10 (Pastels)

My Dear Friends,

I'd say I was 90/100 today!  I'm feeling a little better than yesterday and that makes me so happy!  I thought I would change it up a little today and post 10 Great Things Under $10.  This round I'm going to be focusing on PASTEL items.  It's about to be Easter and Spring has sprung and I am loving the creative things that people are doing with pastel colors right now! 

#1 - China Glaze in "For Audrey".  Identical to those Tiffany boxes every girl would love to have, this color is the perfect light sky-blue to compliment your Spring wardrobe.  Sally Beauty has it in stock for $5!  China Glaze is a professional lacquer with hardeners to help promotes healthy nail growth.

#2 - Bath & Body Works Reed Diffusers.  This set of 8 contains fragrances like  Lily of the Valley, Lavender, Rain, Lemongrass, Jasmine, On the Beach, Vanilla, and Gingerbread Cookie.  You could have a different springtime scent in each room!  On sale at Bed, Bath & Beyond for $9.99!

#3 - Ruffle Trim Jersey Cami's at Old Navy! Available in eleven different colors and ranging from $7.50-$10.  Romantic ruffles brighten up the basic cami with a little flirty flair. Soft, slub-knit jersey makes it wonderfully laid back. 

#4 - The Stunner Sandal at Alloy are just $9.99.  Metallic, man-made leather & rubber.  Available in four colors, these sandals are perfect for dresses, shorts, or jeans!

#5 - Smashbox Lip Paint in "Artiste".  Coincidentally it is the Let's Do Lunch Freebie with any purchase today!  It is an ultra-shine gloss in pastel pink!
#6 - The Gloria Necklace at Forever 21.  At just $7.80, you will love this beautiful short length necklace embellished with gorgeous jewel beads in silver and light pink.

#7 - Sweet Candy Gloss by Sephora.  They come in eight yummy flavors that contain skin-conditioning ingredients, while leaving your lips soft. 

#8 - The Carved Flower Ring at Shop The Look.  Featuring the ever-popular turquoise color of Spring, this ring is made of acrylic and gold, on sale for $10. 

#9 - Pastel Spring Lights from Target.  Thirteen feet of pastel colored lights that would be an adorable addition to an Easter tree or party!

#10 - Paper Lanterns at Oriental Trading.  These white 35" lanterns are perfect for customizing.  You can paint them with watercolors to create your perfect pastel decoration!

29 March 2010


My Dear Friends,

I am feeling about 80% better.  If my cough (and the subsequent in-and-out voice loss) would go away, I'd be feeling super spiffy!

I started taking Vitamin C, One-A-Day Women's Metabolism, Folic Acid & B1 to get my health back & *hopefully* boost my metabolism!

I planted my little flower garden this weekend.  I'm happy with the way it turned out but I still want to put a few more flowers in.  I'm just in love with those yellow & purple pansies!

Anyway, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  Remember to check out my Vitalicious Giveaway!

Over the past weekend, I came into contact with some yummy deals.  For those of you with a self-inflicted shopping ban - HIDE YOUR EYES! :P  For everyone else, let the deals begin!

Tarte wants you to check out their Spring "Must Have" looks.  They are: Healthy Glow, Bold Color, & Neutral Tones.

Victoria's Secret would like you to Get Naked with their new line of bras and panties that are "so light, so bare, you'll wonder if they're even there."  Now is a great time to buy because with every purchase you make in March (so hurry, it ends Wednesday!!) you'll get a free Secret Rewards card worth anywhere from $10-$500!

Hurry to E.L.F. to get in on this free gift with purchase offer (an $80 value) - it's only available until April 1st! Make a $20.00 purchase, then use the code "MARCHMINI" at checkout for your beauty freebie. You will receive this fantastic collection including nine eyeshadows, cream eyeshadow, bronzer, blush, ten lip glosses, brow powder, an eye liner pencil, a dual ended eyeshadow applicator and brush, a face brush and a lip brush.

The bright yellow color makes this Xhilaration Large Patent Tote with Chain perfect for spring and summer. The price is perfect too: it's only $8.04, (65% off the original $22.99!) This over-sized tote features a secure zip closure and measures 18" x 14 1/2" x 5 1/2". Head over to Target now!

SHOES!  You can get $25 off any purchase of $50 by just completing a simple one-minute survey! The people behind Heels.com value your feedback and ask their customers every year what they're doing well and what they can do better. You'll get the coupon code for the discount as soon as you complete the survey!

At Colonial Candle, use the coupon code "FBFANCT" (good until April 2) at checkout and you will receive a discount of $15 off your purchase of $45 or more.

The Outnet (Net-a-Porter.com's outlet site) is celebrating its 1st birthday with a huge sale!  So huge that everything offered will be $1!  The sale is on April 16, but the RSVP list opens March 29 and closes on April 11.  You have to RSVP, so make sure you make a note-to-self to register and get on the list. 

Bath & Body Works:  Get a FREE Signature Collection Shower Gel ($10.50 value) with any $10 purchase (exp. 4/18/10).  Printable here.  Shopping online?  Use code "SAPPHIRE".

No fooling!  from April 1-15 all participating Red Roofs are offering One room per day for One Cent. You can only book this great deal online — go to the Red Roof website at noon EDT, starting on March 31, to book rooms for April 1 or 2 for one cent. Once these rooms are sold, you can try again the next day for another 1 cent room. You can keep trying until rooms booked through April 15 are sold out. These great deals will go quickly, though, so hurry!

If you want 25% of your next Tom's Shoes purchase just enter the code "TEENVOGUE" at checkout!  Remember - for every pair of Tom's you buy, they will donate a pair to someone in need!  How wonderful!

26 March 2010


My Dear Friends,

Head over to .{aefilkins}. for your chance to win this fabulous apron and adorable glitter clothespins!

Old Navy Press Release

My Dear Friends,

The end is near for OldNavyWeekly.com.  Instead, they want you to do this:

"Old Navy keeps the fun in coupon hunting for fab deals! Now, that OldNavyWeekly.com is going away, Barker, Mannequin’s best friend, will help you sniff out great offers at Facebook.com/OldNavy. “Barker is Gonna Throw You A Bone” when you dig up deals in his backyard of savings starting 4/1! Just click on the “Barker’s Bones” tab at the top of the page and start to play. You can dig up one-time use like $10 off $50 or $50 off $100 at Old Navy. Score one lucky dog of a deal each week!"

Finally Friday

My Dear Friends,

I cannot wait until I am off work today.  I will probably spend the whole weekend laying in bed trying to get better.  I promise as soon as I feel better to have some really good posts again.  Right now, I don't have the energy...I found a couple goodies for you this morning, though!

From 3/26-4/3 at Kohl's, shop and save on a variety of spring handbags, shoes and accessories at the Semi-Annual Shoe & Handbag Sale. All your favorite styles of sandals, faux leather handbags, jewelry and more are now on sale!

Add a splash of festivity to your home decor with 5" or 9" Coral Grande Classic Dinner Candles at 50% off from Colonial Candle. There are eight candles per box, each with a burn time of seven to eight hours. These high-quality candles are nearly drip-less, clean-burning, and true to color from core to outer layer. These are unscented/fragrance-free candles.

Wet Seal has these cute Gladiator Sandals on sale for $10!  They come in FIVE different colors! They are also offering an extra 30% discount from their clearance section of items that end in .99!  Discount is taken at register!

Here are your Old Navy Weekly coupon locations for 3/26-4/1:
$10 off any $50 purchase in-store coupon: Click the yellow shirt and then click the jeans that are underneath it
10% off any in-store purchase coupon: Click the blue striped tank in the middle and then click the jeans underneath it
15% off any in-store purchase coupon: Click the blue striped tank, click the jeans under it, then click Amy’s face in the big circle on the right.
$5 off $25 purchase coupon: Click the red/white striped shirt, click the pants underneath it and then click Eva’s face in the big circle on the right.
$15 off $75 in-store purchase coupon: Click the yellow shirt, click the pants under it, then click the stars that pop out of Kelly’s head (on the right in the big circle)

25 March 2010

I guess "underwhelmed" is the word of the day.

My Dear Friends,

I am currently on what feels like day 3,629 of being sick.  I'm such a baby!  I WANT to feel better but can't will it to happen...ugh...it has to happen on it's own.  (Medicine...why aren't you kicking in?!)

I'm a bit underwhelmed with the Smashbox "Let's Do Lunch" offering today.  I mean, I guess it is free and all, but I'm going to pass on this one and wait until something better catches my eye.
Sign up for My LancĂ´me and receive a special offer for four deluxe samples of spring beauty products with any $35.00 purchase, plus free shipping on orders of $50.00 or more.

(UPDATED) E.L.F. is offering this All-In-One Mini Makeup Palette free with a $20 purchase using code "MARCHMINI".  The all-in-one compact includes the must have makeup essentials, in mini, medium and large sizes!  The 27 Piece Set Includes: 9 eyeshadow shades, 1 cream eyeshadow shade, 1 blush, 1 bronzer, 10 lip gloss shades, 1 brow powder, 1 eye liner pencil, 1 dual ended eyeshadow applicator and brush, 1 face brush and 1 lip brush.

24 March 2010


My Dear Friends,

I would love to be witty and tell you a nice story today but I feel awful and am currently trying not to face-plant on my keyboard so I'll make this one short & sweet.

Torrid has a 24-hour additional 50% off clearance sale going on today!!

It looks like Victoria Secret has yet another great offer!  VS has a new fragrance line called "Secret Moments" with FIVE new scents!  Right now they are on sale, 3 for $21!  And, if you spend $21 or more on their Secret Moments Line, you can get a FREE Secret Tote!  Click here for more info!

Attention all Victoria's Secret Pink Nation members - be sure to check your email!  In it you will find a coupon for a FREE Limited Edition Bracelet (choose 1 of 4 designs) with any pink purchase!  Also attached is a coupon good for $10 off any $50 Pink purchase!

Love free shipping?  You can get it at Clinique with any $50 purchase!

Sorry there isn't much today, but I just don't have the energy....don't worry, I'll make it up soon!


23 March 2010

Carrier Monkey! (UPDATED)

My Dear Friends,

Last week my boss' best friend gave him a cold, and today that wonderful gift has been passed on to me.  Fun!  I'm currently sipping on Bigelow "Constant Comment" Tea w/ Honey....and trying to mentally force myself not to have a cold.  I always get a cold in the Spring!

So Urban Decay brought back their Apocalyptic Nail Kit!  The seven shades are:  White Widow (white sparkle), Gunmetal (gunmetal sparkle), Apocalypse (black-purple), Grunge (metallic peacock), Meltdown (royal purple), Big Bang (sparkling hot pink), & Fbomb (true red).  They are offering it for the sale price of $18! (Reg. $26)

Restaurant.com is at it again.  Get your $25 gift certificates for $2 with code "COOK".

At Ulta, they are offering 5 free samples with every order & Free Shipping on orders over $50!  Revlon is Buy One Get One Free.  Both Neutrogena & Maybelline are Buy Two Get One Free.  Ulta's own brand is Buy Two Get Two Free.  Code "44703" will get you $3.50 off your purchase.

E.L.F. is offering Buy One Get One 50% off on orders more than $15 with code "SPRING".

Hot Topic is offering 25% off orders $40 or more with coupon code "HTA25OFF40".

Kohl's is once again offering some great savings to their charge card holders!  From 3/24/10-3/31/10, charge card holders can save an ADDITIONAL 30% off at Kohls.com!  Simply use code "SAVE30KC at checkout (and pay with your Kohl's card) to get your savings!

Old Navy has just released an online exclusive coupon code for 15% off a $75 purchase or 20% off a $100 purchase. Use the code "ONSAVEBIG" at checkout!

The latest magazine to go on sale dirt cheap is Ladies Home Journal magazine. You can get your subscription for only $2.99 per year, and you can order up to three years! Make sure to use the coupon code "HOME"at checkout to receive this discount. Click here to sign up for yours today!

The 3/23/10 Smashbox "Let's Do Lunch" freebie is:

22 March 2010

Vitalicious Review!

My Dear Friends,

Last week a box of Vitalicious Muffins was delivered to my door.  I am in the process of attempting to lose weight and yet not completely give myself over to bland, tasteless food.  I've done that in the past and it has resulted in binging on whatever sweets I can find.

According to their website:

"The VitaMuffin contains less sugar and more vitamins and minerals than an apple!"

If you're like me, you would love to get more fiber and vitamins in your diet but find yourself eating empty calories because you crave something that doesn’t look or taste like a vegetable or fruit and that satisfies your sweet tooth. 

I received the SuperSampler Pack:

Assortment of 100 calorie natural muffin tops and brownies:

4 Low Fat Deep & Velvety VitaBrownies
2 Low Fat Chocolate Mint VitaTops
2 Low Fat Banana Nut VitaTops
2 Low Fat Triple Chocolate Chunk VitaTops
2 Low Fat Deep Chocolate VitaTops
2 Low Fat Fudgy Peanut Butter Chip VitaTops
2 Low Fat Golden Corn VitaTops
2 Low Fat CranBran VitaTops
2 Low Fat AppleBerry VitaTops
2 Low Fat RaisinBran VitaTops
2 Low Fat BlueBran VitaTops

The first thing that struck me as wonderful was that I have a variety to try, instead of being stuck with just one flavor I might or might not like.  The ask you to please put the entire box in the freezer upon arrival because they are baked fresh and made with no preservatives.

Real fruit pieces, nuts, or chocolate chips decorate the tops of these "muffin tops", and the texture is moist and sweet.  They come individually wrapped so they are easy to take with you on-the-go.  Since they are frozen, you can either nibble straight out of the freezer, or defrost for about an hour or pop it in the microwave or toaster for 10-20 seconds...it's just like eating a fresh-out-of-the-oven muffin!

With 100% of most vitamins and either no or an miniscule amount of fat (but never any trans fatty acids), these desserts that are actually better for you than what you would often eat. The 2 oz. muffins are the perfect size for snack and are only 80-100 calories, 4-7 grams of fiber, 4 grams of protein & are cholesterol free!

Another impressive feature is the fact that the products are guaranteed to remain fresh & delicious for about 9 months in the freezer.  

Quality & Taste so far have been stellar.  I enjoy the fact that I have found something tasty and good for me...which seems to be the eternal quest for most dieters, or people looking to eat healthier.

You can also use the Walk-It-Off feature on their website to see just how long it will take you to work off your muffin (only 13-15 minutes per 2 oz. muffin!) 

Final Thought:

They are all natural & contain no preservatives.  They are high in both vitamins and fiber, and contain little to no fat.  These sweets that will change your mind about “health foods”.  They do really well to satisfy hunger.  They offer quite a variety of flavors, so you should be able to find one or more you really enjoy!  They average for about $1.50 each, is not really bad considering how great they are for you!

Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

My Dear Friends,

This past Saturday I was supposed to post my E.L.F review.  I didn't.  Instead I had the most random, clumsy, forgetful day that I think I have ever had.  Let's see....it started off with my deciding to sweep out the garage.  Leaves get blown up into our garage and it irritates me. 

I was sweeping along, and tripped, fell onto my best friend's beloved motorcycle.  I rolled OVER it and landed on the ground, and then it proceeded to fall on me.  This is when I learned how heavy motorcycles are.  I could not lift it off of me...and I tried for about 30 minutes.  Then I realized my cell phone was in my pocket and called a friend to help me lift it off.  While I am waiting for him, I realize that gas is leaking out of the tank and covering me.  So my friend finally gets there and lifts it off of me like it was about as heavy as a bicycle.  (Cue embarrassment!) He helps me soak up the gas by pouring kitty litter (multi-useful, apparently!) on it and gets me inside so I can de-gasoline myself.  Oh, and did I mention that I broke one of the side mirrors clean off when it fell on me?  So that was fun.

Let's see....then I put my gasoline clothes in the washer, and I added a little extra soap to make sure I rid them of the fuel smell...and I flooded the floor with bubbles.  (My clothes still smell like gas.)

Onward to dinner...I made pork chops, baked potatoes and garlic bread...or so I thought.  I apparently just made....bread.  I forgot the garlic.  So we ate toasty bread.  Oh, and I forgot to turn off the stove.

Basically I should have crawled back in bed and started the day over!  I'm a little banged up but nothing serious.  Looking back, it was a kind of day you'd see in those movies with the klutzy yet optimistic lead (While You Were Sleeping, What A Girl Wants, Good Luck Chuck, etc...) & my Sunday was much better!  Scored some of those cute Old Navy Item-Of-The-Week Smocked Tube Dresses that are on sale for $8 this week!  I also got 2 pair of boxers for the boyfriend, as well as 2 shirts for him & 2 cute tanks for me @ Aeropostale during the Friends & Family 30% discount sale costing me only $30!  I made up for my bad Saturday with a fantastic Sunday:) 

E.L.F has a new line out - Sugar Kiss!  It's a new cosmetic line from with cutting edge colors and stylish packaging. Save 75% on Sugar Kiss products when you spend $15.00 or more and enter the promo code "EGSK75" at checkout.

$10 OFF $10 plus order at Gap, but you Must use GAP/Old Navy card. Valid untul 6/30/10.  Please note that you can only use this deal with your particular card ONCE so get all you want before you use this deal. 

Did you know that you get 10% off every Tuesday when you use your store card online at Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, and Piperlime?

Max Factor Discontinued in the US

My Dear Friends,

I received an email this weekend about the discontinuation of Max Factor in the United States.  Proctor & Gamble, the company that produces Max Factor, states that their other cosmetic brand, Cover Girl, has become more popular and therefore they are going to start promoting it more.

Max Factor, despite being named after a legendary Hollywood make-up artist, only has around one per cent market share in the States. The company was set up in 1909 and developed the “pan-cake” foundation, what claims to be the first concealer and the first “waterproof” makeup. In fact, it is said that the reason we call cosmetics “make up” is because that is what Max Factor coined as the informal term (an early marketer, it seems).

Max Factor will continue to be sold internationally as it brings in $1.2 billion in revenues to P&G, so it could hardly be described as failing outside the American continent. It will continue to be sold in over 70 countries.  In the UK and Russia, it is allegedly the number two brand and it’s number one in 20 others. But in the US, where screen legends like Marilyn Monroe wore the brand’s products, the marque will no longer be on sale.

The brand is set for discontinuation in April 2010.  You can currently buy Max Factor at Walgreens, Wal-Mart, Duane Reed, (basically most drugstores) and my advice is if you like this brand - stock up.  There are massive sales going on in quite a few drugstores as they prepare to do away with the brand.  I expect people will start selling them on Ebay for much more than they paid for them, since it will begin to be a hard-to-find brand.

19 March 2010


My Dear Friends,

Join Hershey’s Better Basket Blog Hop and help to raise $5,000 for the Children’s Miracle Network.


This Easter, Hershey’s will donate up to a total of $5,000 to the Children’s Miracle Network together with bloggers.

How can we do this together? It’s simple:
  • Participate to Hershey’s Better Basket Blog Hop of giving away virtual Easter Baskets by creating a blog post with specific rules described here.
  • Hershey Company will donate $10 per each blog post to CMN, up to total of $5,000.
  • One blog post per URL counts towards the donation, but you can give as many virtual Easter baskets as you want.
  • The Hershey’s Better Basket Blog Hop will officially begin at 12 AM EST on March 18th and end at 12 PM EST on April 4th, 2010. Blog posts submitted to us before or after that time period will not be counted for.
  • The blog post link has to be submitted to us for the donation to be counted.
  • In addition copy and paste the following text in your blog post: 
  • Copy and paste these rules to your blog post.
  • Create a blog post giving a virtual Easter Basket to another blogger – you can give as many Virtual Baskets as you want.
  • Link back to person who gave you an Easter Basket.
  • Let each person you are giving a Virtual Easter Basket know you have given them a Basket.
  • Leave your link at BetterBasket.info/BlogHop comment section. You can also find the official rules of this #betterbasket blog hop, and more information about Better Basket with Hershey’s there.
  • Hershey’s is donating $10 per each blog participating to the Better Basket Blog Hop to Children’s Miracle Network (up to total of $5,000 by blog posts written by April 4th, 2010).
  • Please note that only one blog post by each blog url will count towards the donation.

Finally Friday! (UPDATED)

My Dear Friends,

I'm one day away from attempting my flower garden!  I'm really excited.  I think this will change the look of my house from "normal house on a normal block" to "check out the cute flowers on that house!".  LOL One can only hope.

Does anyone have any fun weekend plans?

Cotton Bras are on sale 2/$30 at Victoria's Secret!  They are regularly $26 each, so that's a good deal!  Pink Panties are 7/$24.50 with code "VSPINK7", & enjoy Free Shipping over $100 with code "SHIPVS10".

Click here for a 20% off your entire purchase coupon at Bath & Body Works in store or use code "SPRING20" online!

The Spring Break Sale at Wet Seal features Shorts for $15, Dresses for $15, Flip Flops for $5, & Graphics/Tees 2/$15.

Kohl's is having a "The Big One 50% Sale" Friday & Saturday only.   Take an extra 15% off the already low prices with this printable coupon or by using code "SHOP15" online!

All shoes at Target are Buy One Get One 50% Off!

For all you bookworms (like me) out there, Barnes & Noble has a Buy One Get One 50% Off sale on Paperback Books!!


Aeropostale has a 30% coupon they would like to share with you!  Click here to print or use code "FFMAR" online!

If you happen to be a student, Express wants you to print out this coupon to save either $20 off $40 OR $30 off $75 with your student ID.

Log-In to your Victoria's Secret Pink Nation account for a coupon for a free VSPink tank!


Old Navy Weekly Coupon Locations 3/18-3/24

My Dear Friends,

GET YOUR DEALS!!  Go to Old Navy Weekly, find the coupon you want & print it off:)

$15 off $75 purchase - Click Amy's face (girl on the left) and then Kelly's face (blonde on the right).

$10 off $50 purchase - Click on the yellow t-shirt and then jeans below it.

$5 off $25 purchase - Click on the pink striped shirt, then on the jeans below it.  Click on the shirt again, then click on eva's face (girl in the big circle).

15% off entire purchase - Click on the blue striped tank in the middle and then the jeans below it.  Close out of the 10% coupon and click on Amy's picture (the girl in the large circle on the right).

10% off entire purchase - Click on the blue striped tank in the middle and then the jeans below it.

18 March 2010

Attention K-Mart Shoppers!

My Dear Friends,

If you are lucky enough to have a K-Mart store in your area, then you should print off this coupon RIGHT NOW!!!  It's for $10 off $20 purchase!  Valid in-store only!

Today In My Office... ((UPDATED))

My Dear Friends,

After two weeks of burning my Blazin' Rouge Zombee Candle 8 hours a day, 5 days a week...it was finally done.  That's 80 hours of burn-time in one 8 oz. candle!  Go Zombee!

So today I brought in the Lemon La Roux and my whole office smells like fresh lemon pound cake.  This is amazing!  (I'm so hungry now!!! LOL)


Zombee Candle was featured by the LSUS paper, the Almagest!  Click here to read the article!

TAG....stolen from Viva La Fashion!

If I were a gemstone, I'd be a peridot or sapphire.

If I were a scent, Clinique Happy or Ralph Lauren Romance.

If I were a pair of shoes, I'd be 4 inch heels.

If I were the weather, I'd be sunny but not too warm.

If I were a facial expression, I'd be laughing.

If I were a car, I'd be a new Volkswagon Beetle in yellow or turquoise.

If I were a time of day, I'd be midnight.

If were a month, I'd be July.

If I were a place, I'd be my home.

If I were a liquid, I'd be Sprite.

If I were a taste, I'd be tart!

If I were a sea animal, I’d be a (fictional) Mermaid or (real) seahorse.

If I were a food, I’d be a lemon.  (i LOVE lemons!)

If I were a color, I'd be green.

If I were a musical instrument, I would be a sax.

If I were a flower, I’d be a gerber daisy.

If I were a song, I’d be an up beat song people could dance to.

If I were a planet, I’d be Pluto. And yes, I still consider it a planet!

If I were an object, I would be a book.

If I were a fruit, I'd be a strawberry.

If I were a sound, I’d be the sound of a water.

If I were a day of the week, I’d be Tuesday.

I don't normally post these kinds of things.  Actually, I think this might be the first time I have ever....but I thought this one was cute so I went for it!
Thanks Viva La Fashion!  This made me smile!

You can learn alot of things from the flowers....

My Dear Friends,

This weekend I am going to attempt to plant a flower bed in my front yard.  I'm not sure what came over me last night...I just set out for Wal-Mart to buy craft stuff and then I saw the garden section.  Well, an hour & $50 later, I have about 150 pansies, violas, gladiolus & marigolds sitting in the back of my car.  Plus two bags each of mulch & potting soil.  My boyfriend gave me a big "what the heck" look but he can stuff it...I'm going to have fun!

So Torrid wants you to recharge your wardrobe by giving you $25 off your $100 purchase using code "PLAID25" or printing this in-store coupon!

Over at Ulta, you get a Smashbox Mini Fusion Soft Lights (see pic below) with any $25 Smashbox purchase.  Be careful, though, because you don't always get the freebies you're supposed to.  I didn't get my Urban Decay eyeliners with purchase last week, and so far they have yet to respond to my email.
Vera Bradley is offering customers 20% off with code "SAVE20SALE"!

Here is the "Let's Do Lunch" deal for thursday 3/18/2010:
I think I'm going to get this one!  Very cute spring-y colors!

My ELF haul will be posted on Saturday...I had to have a couple days to get acquainted with the items but the review is coming soon!!

17 March 2010

Two days until the weekend....

My Dear Friends,

I STILL am not adjusted to the time change.  I wake up tired & go to bed tired.  I am even eating breakfast (something I seldom do) to try and wake up...I hope it works!  My big plans for this weekend are the continuation of the spring cleaning & to help two of my good friends paint the house they just rented.  No rest for the already sleepy!  LOL

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  Are you wearing green?  I totally didn't know what day it was when I woke up this morning, so I'm wearing YELLOW.  So close & yet so far.  I'm not in the best mood right now so anyone that pinches me might get pinched back.  ;)

In honor of St. Paddy, Tarte is offering 30% off today only with code "GREEN17".  You get free shipping if you order $40 or more, & a freebie with every order!

Kmart is doing the BOGO promotion right now on shoes - Buy One Get One 1/2 off!

MAC Cosmetics has Free Shipping on everything until 3/21!

Wet Seal is offering 99 cent shipping today for all orders over $15!

Restaurant.com is 70% off today with code "LUCKY".

I'm up to 20 Followers!  If I get to 25, I will announce the contest:)

16 March 2010

Why don't Adults get naptime?

My Dear Friends,

It's 8:48 a.m. and I am exhausted!  I hope I can attribute this fatigue to Daylight Savings Time, and not something bigger.  I'm sitting here eating breakfast & sipping O.J. which will hopefully make my metabolism wake up and my sleepiness go elsewhere.  But until then...picture me yawning about every two minutes. LOL.

As you update your wardrobe for spring, don't forget that includes handbags, too! Purchase a new bag (or two) and take advantage of this exclusive offer to save 20% site wide now through April 15th at eBags. Available only for CheapToday readers, this special discount has no exclusions - you can literally save on any bag: new, sale or otherwise!  Make sure to click the link above to get the discount!

If you are an E.L.F. mailing list subscriber, check your inbox because you should have a "Special Super Secret Sale" coupon.  You click through the coupon and add items to your cart.  When you get to checkout, your discount will be applied!  Discounts range from 10% off to 50% off!

Beauty.com has 12 different Gift-With-Purchase deals going on right now!  Check out this page to see all the deals!

Today is the LAST DAY to get 80% off at Restaurant.com by using code "BITE".  $25 gift certificates are $2...but it ends today!

Who loves Sally Beauty?  Get Free Shipping on orders $25 or more.  Coupon code "555181".

Chinese Laundry has 25% off all their sandals using code "SANDALS325".

Smashbox has just introduced the "Create Your Own Kit".  You customize your own eyeshadow, blush, & lip gloss for $33!  It also comes in a cute black woven makeup bag!  That is a really good deal!  If you order today you also get the "Let's Do Lunch Freebie":

Did YOU get any goodies today?

15 March 2010

Anthropologie Review - Lulea Apron

My Dear Friends,

I haven't done a review in a while so I thought I'd show you this super cute apron I snagged from Anthropologie.  I had been wanting a cute apron to hang on this antique looking hook I got from Hobby Lobby in my kitchen, and I finally found one!

This is the Lulea Apron.  It was $32 (too darn much to pay for an apron) but when it went down to $14.95 I had to get it!

It's Halter-style so you can adjust the fit around your neck.  It also ties up around your natural waistline so it looks similar to a cocktail dress which I love!  Here's what Anthro says about it:

An ebullient flora bustle from counter to table, stove to server.
  • Cotton
  • Machine wash
  • 35.5"L, 28"W
  • 32.5" ties 
The fabric is sturdy & thick, and the stitching seems very strong.  The colors just POP!   I give this one five stars.  Get yours today!!

Oh la la la (UPDATED with more deals!)

My Dear Friends,

Well, I did not get as much accomplished this weekend as I would have liked.  Stupid Daylight Savings Time....I did, however, get the kitchen completely re-organized and the bathroom spotless.  I guess that's better than nothing.  I spent most of Sunday sleeping.  That sounds so lazy!  I seriously could not stay awake yesterday.  I did laundry and crawled back in bed.  I was totally worthless....well, almost totally worthless.  I have been inspired by the amazing & motivational Kenz and have begun to work out a little bit.  Yesterday (while in bed LOL) I did arm curls and straight-arm lifts w/ five pound weights.  I am in a wedding in May, and if I can help it, would not like my arms to wave at the same time my hands do.  Does that make sense?

Anywho, on to the deals.  I've been shopping a ton lately, but I really have not spent that much.  These deals are so fab that I'm adding to my wardrobe without taking much from the wallet!  I love that!

Gap/Banana Republic/Old Navy currently has the Friends & Family promotion going on right now.  From March 18th to the 21st, your entire purchase is 30% off in store!  You can print out the coupon here.  The coupon is for multiple uses, so feel free to email it to friends & family!  They are also doing something amazing - 5% of your total purchase price will go to the non-profit organization of your choice!  There are six non profits to choose from!  It's a really wonderful thing to give back!

Lancome is offering Free Shipping right now plus two deluxe bonuses with your order - Le Crayon Khol Eyeliner in "Black Coffee" & Color Design Sensational Effects Lipcolor in "Glitz & Glam".  This deal will end on 3/21.

You can get $20 off any $100 purchase for a limited time only this week at Heels.com! Take advantage of their Lucky You St. Patrick's Day promotion and purchase designer heels, pumps, sandals, flats, boots and much more with special savings. Use the coupon code "PATTY25" at checkout. Valid until 3/19.

This Stila Bold Beauty Palette is a sweet deal at Beauty.com for only $28.00! Valued at $96.00, this awesome kit contains four eyeshadow trios (twelve total!) inside a mirror with a compact. You can also save this compact and refill with your favorite Stila eye shadows or blushes!


I've been waiting on this one....I needed to re-stock my Bath & Body Works Wildflowers refills but who wants to pay $12.50 for two little refills?  I'd much rather pay $6, which is what they are on sale for RIGHT NOW!  You can also click here and get a printable (or online by using code "POCKET") coupon for a FREE PocketBac w/ $10 purchase.

...Is anyone else just EXHAUSTED today?

12 March 2010

Updated! Zombee Candles on ETSY.

My Dear Friends,

Click here to see the updated post on Zombee Candle.  I have bought 7 and I love each and every one of them.  My favorites right now are the Lemon La Roux and Blazin' Rouge. 

I have the Blazin' Rouge going in my office and it smells like red hots!  Love it!

Finally Friday (UPDATED with MORE deals!!)

My Dear Friends,

It's funny that I'm excited that it's Friday because I will literally be spending ALL weekend spring cleaning my house.  I started last night by tackling the kitchen.  I re-organized EVERY cabinet, drawer, basket, shelf...etc.  I cleaned up our baker's rack since it had become the stick-whatever-you're-too-lazy-to-put-up-here-rack.  I cleaned out the refrigerator and freezer, and restocked it with groceries.  I worked from 5-10 and I'm still not done.  I plan to CLEAN(!!!) this house, not just tidy it up.  I still need to clean the oven, sweep & mop.  Then on to the next room....oh the joys of being an adult.  LOL

I will probably (Probably...yeah right) make room for some online shopping this weekend, though, considering all these amazing weekend sales!

Bath & Body Works is offering a FREE lip item of your choice with any purchase using code "STUDENT".  The Anti-Bac soaps are $3 right now, and Signature Collection is Buy 2 Get 1 Free.  You can also print out a coupon here for any FREE item (up to $12.50) with a $12.50 purchase, or use code "FLOWER" online for the same deal!

Friday & Saturday ONLY take 20% off everything (even clearance!) at Kohl's using code "JUST4U".

I thought the deal from Restaurant.com was amazing a few days ago, but they have outdone themselves now!  They are offering 80% off all gift certificates with code "BITE".  This means that every $10 gift certificate you buy is $1 and every $25 gift certificate you buy is $2.  This deal is insane!!

Here are your Old Navy Weekly printable coupon locations:
$15 off $75 purchase - Click Amy's face (girl on the left) and then Kelly's face (blonde on the right).

$10 off $50 purchase - Click on the yellow t-shirt and then jeans below it.

$5 off $25 purchase - Click on the pink striped shirt, then on the jeans below it.  Click on the shirt again, then click on eva's face (girl in the big circle).

15% off entire purchase - Click on the blue striped tank in the middle and then the jeans below it.  Close out of the 10% coupon and click on Amy's picture (the girl in the large circle on the right).

10% off entire purchase - Click on the blue striped tank in the middle and then the jeans below it.


Free Shipping at Forever 21 with code "WEMISSYOU10".

Printable coupon here for $10 off $20 at Kohl's.

11 March 2010


My Dear Friends,

One of you that I follow either posted yourself, or posted a link to, the coolest handmade ribbon tassel I have ever seen.  I remember in the picture it was hanging on a black? dresser/wardrobe....and now I can't find it anywhere!  If you were the one who posted, please let me know so I can find it!  I'm going crazy looking for it!  LOL

So last night....

My Dear Friends,

So last night my boyfriend and I, along with two other couples were going to go to Buffalo Wild Wings, which is a few towns over.  Well, Mother Nature decided that she didn't want us to go - so she sent a heckuva storm down on my area.  The sky would go from black to green.  It would pour down like a waterfall and then just...stop...and start back again.  Hail.  60 Mile an hour winds!  Fog.  Tornado sightings.  Not exactly a fun time.  While none of the tornados actually touched down, and the storm was over in about two hours, it still made for a necessary change of plans. 
So we went and had dinner at our trusty stand-by restaurant, Cracker Barrel, then played board games until everyone went home.  The plans got shot all to Hades but at least I got to spend some time with good friends.

On a nifty note, the E.L.F and Ulta orders I placed yesterday have already shipped so I should have reviews for both of those soon!

Check out the sale on select items at Beauty.com with savings up to 67% off.
You'll find great bonus offers like a free four-piece deluxe sample collection with a $35.00 Raw Essentials purchase, a Stardom Eye Palette with every $45.00 Awake purchase and a five-piece sample collection with tote bag with every $45.00 Elizabeth Arden purchase. Last I counted, there were 27 different gift with purchase offers to choose from, so head to over and check out the freebies. Spend $25.00 and receive free shipping.

At Drugstore.com, John Frieda & OPI Nail Polish are Buy One Get One 50% Off!

Shop and save up to 68% during the Kohl's Semi-Annual Intimates Sale, now through March 20. Stock up on discounted bras, panties, shapewear and other lingerie accessories.

This one's for all you Victoria's Secret Pink Nation members....  Have you checked your account lately?  If not, head on over and print out your coupon to get a u-neck t-shirt cover-up dress for just $10!  It really is worth joining, you get quite a lot of free samples, free panty coupons, etc!

Target will now begin to offer coupons through your mobile phone. They will send you a text message with a link to mobile website with offers on it. Select the offer(s) you want to use, and the bar code will come up on your phone. Once the bar code comes up, the cashier will be able to scan it for you. To sign up, go to  Target.com/mobile from your home computer, m.target.com from your mobile phone, or by texting "COUPONS" to 827438.

The latest magazine to go on sale is Family Circle. You can get your subscription for only $3.99 per year, and you can order up to four years! Make sure to use the coupon code "FAMILY" at checkout to receive this discount. Click here to sign up for yours today! This deal is supposed to end at 10pm on 3/11.

The Smashbox "Let's Do Lunch" Freebie today is:

10 March 2010

The Week Is Halfway Over!!!

My Dear Friends,

Bath & Body Works has the following on sale this week:
$3 Concentrated Room Spray
2/$20 Scentports & Wallflowers
$4 Fragrance Oil w/ purchase of a Scentbug

West Elm is offering 20% off all their bedding if you're thinking about redecorating your room!

If you're a fan of Urban Decay, do your shopping at Ulta and score a bonus of two free 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils (an $18 value) when you spend $20.00 on your favorite Urban Decay products. No promo code is necessary; the freebie will show up at checkout, though you must remember to select it. Colors will be selected based on availability. And don't forget to add your free samples that come with every purchase!

I scored a fantastic deal yesterday at E.L.F.!  I had wanted some of their brushes for a while now, I had heard so many people give rave reviews.  Then I found this amazing coupon code "EGBRU" which gets you a FREE complete set of the Studio Line brushes with a $25 purchase!  Since E.L.F. makeup is so affordable, I was able to get quite a lot.  (Haul & Review coming soon!)  There's 11 brushes total ($30 Value)...and you get them for FREE!

I'm free...Come & Get Me!

Once again, Victoria's Secret is running their Secret Reward Card Promotion.  Simply visit any participating store or shop online from now until March 31st. When you make a $10 or larger purchase, you will receive a "Secret Reward Card" worth at least $10. Starting April 1st, take your card into your participating Victoria's Secret to find out how much it is worth. You could be holding onto a $10, $50, $100, or $500 gift card!  The card expires 4/30/10.

Have any of you heard of the magazine - Budget Travel? You can get your subscription for only $3.50 per year, and you can order up to three years! If you're planning a vacation soon, this magazine might help make it easier!   Make sure to use code "BUDGET" at checkout to get this discount. Click here to sign up for yours today! This deal is supposed to end at 10pm on 3/10/10.

09 March 2010

If you're in need of a change of scenery...

My Dear Friends,

Check out Kenzie's blog, Cute Links For You!

Cute links for you

Blog Backgrounds, Buttons, Headers, Fonts, Free Stuff, Kits, & more!!!

Ladies & Gentlemen....

My Dear Friends,

If you like what I do, please recommend me to your friends or add me to your blog-roll!  I have a contest coming up if I ever get to 25 followers:)

Food & Clothes & Makeup...Oh my!

My Dear Friends,

I hit up that K-Mart sale online yesterday and got two pair of ballet flats & two cardigans for $20 bucks!  Heck yes!  I'm going to have to check back there more often, they have some really good sales!!

Delia's is offering Free Shipping on orders over $25 with code "25DELIA".  I got a blue & silver zebra striped cardigan there last week that I have been eyeing for a year.  It was $40 (too much!!) but now it's $9.99 (just right!!) so I guess patience paid off this time:)

MAC Cosmetics offers Free Shipping with code "LIBERTY".

DuWop is offering a 20% discount on items that were used (I know that sounds funny...it's not the actual items used) at the Academy Awards last Sunday. Use code "OSCAR" at checkout.

From now until 3/11, use code "BONUS" at Restaurant.com to take 60% off the price of dining certificates. This means that $50 gift certificates which normally sell for $20 are now just $8 and $25 gift certificates, normally $10, are now just $4. When you use the code "BONUS" at checkout, the code will also get you a $50 off coupon code to Orbitz.com, which can be used towards a 4+ night vacation package!  I just used this and got FIVE $25 gift certificates for $20!

Click here to get a printable or for use online coupon for 25% off at Avenue.

At Sephora, get your V.I.B bonus of a Tarina Tarantino bracelet with any purchase, using code "VIBTARINA". You can choose from three colors!  And as always, you get the three deluxe bonuses with your order as well.

Use code "S9GB124" at Sephora for Free Shipping with any order! Don't forget to pick out your three free samples, too!

Today's Smashbox Let's Do Lunch freebie is:

08 March 2010

Old Navy Weekly Coupon Deals - 3/4-3/11

My Dear Friends, 

Here are your printable coupon locations from Old Navy this week!

$15 off $75 purchase - Click Amy's face (girl on the left) and then Kelly's face (blonde on the right).

$10 off $50 purchase - Click on the yellow t-shirt and then jeans below it.

$5 off $25 purchase - Click on the pink striped shirt, then on the jeans below it.  Click on the shirt again, then click on eva's face (girl in the big circle).

15% off entire purchase - Click on the blue striped tank in the middle and then the jeans below it.  Close out of the 10% coupon and click on Amy's picture (the girl in the large circle on the right).

10% off entire purchase - Click on the blue striped tank in the middle and then the jeans below it.

Just another Manic Monday....

My Dear Friends,

I feel like I have not gotten a good nights' sleep.  Funny thing is, I slept for like 9 hours so why am I still tired?!  Ugh.  I keep yawning and it's only 10 am...I need to wake up!

I saw "Alice in Wonderland" in 3-D on Saturday.  My goodness, it was amazing.  The colors!  The acting was superb.  The storyline was wonderful.  I highly recommend that you go see it.  You will not regret it.

Who wants some good deals?  Let me see what I've found today!

At K-Mart, their Route 66 Premium Skinny Jeans (in 4 different wash colors) are marked down to $4.99 today!  They were originally $34.99!  The clearance section is pretty impressive.  I suggest taking a look around!
This ELLE Grammercy A-Line Shopper is on sale for $34.50 at Kohl's!  Available in black, brown, white & purple.

These cardigans from Nordstrom are $18.90 right now!  They are normally $38!

Click here to visit the Physicians Formula Facebook page and get a Buy one get one Free coupon!

07 March 2010

ETSY Find - Olive & A

My Dear Friends,

I discovered this talented Etsy designer while surfing through blogs.  I can't remember which blog I was on (I think it was Andie's) but I fell in love immediately!

Olive & A has a beautiful collection of handmade earrings and statement necklaces.  She uses glass beads, real stones & sterling silver to create some simple, yet classy & beautiful, jewelry!

Her prices are affordable and she will do custom orders!

Here's what I want:

 The earrings are $8 and the necklace is $14!  Not too shabby!

05 March 2010

Finally Friday

My Dear Friends,

I have had a week.  My boss has outdone himself in how badly he treats people.  He's in his eighties, and has been what people call "a hard man to get along with" all his life (this is coming from his "friends"!!), but add Alzheimer's to that and some days he is unfailingly hateful.  Just because he can be.  My co-workers and I decided that he likes being angry.  There's usually at least one person he is mad at, at any given time.  He even gets mad when people "look" at him the wrong way.  I mean....really!

But enough about that.  Today is FRIDAY and I'm off work on the weekends!  I get to go see "Alice In Wonderland" tomorrow, which I have been waiting not-so-patiently for ever since I saw the first little article on it over a year ago!  So I'm not dwelling on this past week, instead I'm counting the hours until my weekend starts:)

So....what do I have to share with you today...some pretty good stuff, I think!

Bath & Body Works is offering Free Shipping with a $30 purchase with code "FREESHIP30". Make sure to use code "FLOWER" with your purchase of $15 or more to get a FREE Home Fragrance or Signature Collection Body Care Item (up to a $12.50 value!)

If you are a Kohl's charge card holder, you can save an additional 20% off your entire purchase at Kohls.com March 3rd - 10th!  Just use code "GRAND20" (and be sure to use your Kohl's card!)  Even better?  For every $50 you spend in-store or online Wednesday, March 3 - Sunday March 7, you will get $10 in Kohl's cash that is redeemable Monday, March 8 - Sunday, March 21!  Code "MARCH30" gets you 30% off!

Are any of you a bookworm like me?  If so, Barnes & Noble is running a $3.99 sale on over 100 Bestselling Books!  Books are super expensive so this is a great time to buy & catch up on those books you wanted...but didn't want to pay too much for!

This NY Collection Open Front Ruffle Cardigan is on sale 1/2 price at Macy's today!  It's really versatile looking - perfect for work or going out!

Victoria's Secret has cotton panties on sale 5/$25 and clearance panties on sale 5/$15!

Become Wet Seal's Facebook fan and get a $10 off $30 purchase coupon to use in store this weekend only!

Oh, and just found out that Lancome is offering Free Shipping until 3/7!  No code necessary!

Are you going to check out any deals?  If so, share!  What goodies did you get?


04 March 2010

Thursday Deals are here!

My Dear Friends,

It's almost Friday.  I'm very excited, because this weekend we are going to celebrate my birthday (which was Monday) and go to dinner & see "Alice In Wonderland".  I cannot tell you how excited I am to see this movie.  I've been waiting literally about a year...ever since I first heard it was happening.  The Tim Burton-Johnny Depp combo. never fails!

I found some pretty spiffy things today.  Ch-ch-check them out!

You can get this fab Converse dark wash denim pencil skirt today at Target for $8.74!  (Originally $24.99)

At Kohl's this LC Lauren Conrad Sequin Sheath Dress is now $28.80! (Originally $75.00)

Vera Wang!  Also at Kohl's, these Vera Wang Winsome heels are $27.99! (Originally $69.99)

These Sketcher's Coozy Thigh High Boots are $29.99 at Sears!  (Originally $59.99)

The Smashbox Let's Do Lunch Freebie today is an Eyeshadow in "Taupe Two". 
(Enhance eyes with our velvety-smooth, superbly blendable eye shadows with a cashmere texture. This luxurious formula contains vitamin E to nourish skin and help shadow glide on and stay on.)

Tanga is offering Spin Magazine for $2.77 a year with code "SPIN" at checkout.


03 March 2010

Impending Giveaway!

My Dear Friends,

I decided today that if I ever get to 25 followers, I will hold a giveaway.  I'm now going to start collecting items and goodies and what-nots for said giveaway to be given away at a yet to be determined time of which said blog has 25 followers!  Confused yet?  LOL

I got a Sunshine Award! Thanks Andie!

My Dear Friends,

I won an award!  I'm just thrilled, you just cannot imagine my smile right now!  The incredible Andie of Sweet. Southern. Spirited & What Andie Wears gave it to me:)  Thank you Andie, you made my day!


The Sunshine Award is given to bloggers whose positivity and creativity inspire others in the blog world.

The rules say I must:
1. Post the logo on my blog
2. Pass the award on to 12 fellow bloggers
3. Link the nominees' blogs so others can get to know them
4. Let nominees know they have won this award by commenting on their blog
5. Share the love and link to the person you received this award from.

My 12 Inspirational Bloggers Are:
(drumroll please)



Fab Finds Under $50

Computergirl's Musings

Fobulous Me

All The Weigh

Living With Lindsay

Make Up To Make Out

Mary Janes & Galoshes

Big Beautyful Mess

Cute On The Cheap

Get Gawjus

Hauls & Reviews

Okay, okay, so I have thirteen.  But they all deserve it!