31 May 2010

Thank You!

My Dear Friends,

I won something!  It's actually pretty crazy because I never win ANYTHING (but not for lack of trying) but I won over at Mary Janes & Galoshes!

I won a bracelet from Larissa's Handcrafted Jewelry on Etsy!  I picked this one:

How Gorgeous!

I would like to thank both Taylor and Larissa for this wonderful gift!


28 May 2010

Old Navy Item of the Week!

My Dear Friends,

The Old Navy Item of the Week for 5/28 is:

Women’s Deep V-Neck Dresses for only $10
(How versatile are these?!?!)

Affordable & Amazing - Love Of Dresses!

My Dear Friends,

Whilst scouring the Internet for cute, yet affordable summer dresses I came upon a site called Love Of Dresses.

From their website:

"Why dresses? Because they create an “instant outfit!” They’re easy to wear, no-nonsense and practical because with just one piece, you’re fully dressed! With so many types of dresses to choose from, you’ll be ready for any occasion."

I was quickly enamored by the "Dressing For Body Type" section, where you can take the "What Body Type Are You" Quiz.  (I am apparently an apple shape.)  The quiz offers tips on how to wear clothes that look best for your body shape and even lets you know about a couple of celebrities that are shaped like you.  

When shopping for a dress, you have many options.  You can select by body type, price range, new or vintage.  There are an array of beautiful items to choose from!  The best part is the $2.95 flat rate standard shipping on ALL orders!

Here are a few of my favorites:

The Botannical - $24 

The Green Silk - $48
(doesn't this make you think of Joan from "Mad Men"?)

The Hawaiian - $34

Miss Independent - $35
The Tilly - $20

These are just a few examples of the great styles available at Love Of Dresses

Happy Memorial Day Weekend Everyone!

27 May 2010

27 Followers?! Thank You!

My Dear Friends,

I hop on the blog this morning to be greeted by 27 followers!  Wow!  Thank you.  I am blessed to have each of you reading my little blog.  I hope I can keep you entertained!  This upcoming weekend is a great one to shop on!  *sigh* Memorial Day Sales!  Found a couple goodies for you today!  Enjoy!

(ON A SIDE NOTE: Is there anything you'd like to see more of?  Less of? What can I do to make this blog better for my readers? )

I used to LOVE Keds.  I wore them everywhere.  I'm glad to see they are making a bit of a comeback.  Get comfortable and slip into a new pair of Keds! Save up to 60% off select styles including tennis shoes and wedges like the Siesta Braids Wedges (marked down from $60.00 to $34.99) and the Stripe Mary Janes (marked down from $39.99 to $16.00). Shop today at Shoes.com!
Amazon is currently offering a deal on Entertainment Weekly - 1 year (52 issues) for just $20!  That's a savings of over $185 off the newsstand price!  I love this magazine! To be honest, I paid WAY more for my subscription!  This is the lowest I have ever seen it!

Get a free tote bag or a pair of sunglasses when you spend $60 or more at Maurices!  This promotion is only until this weekend and is in-store only (click here to find a store near you).

Aeropostale offers $10 off $50 or more purchase by clicking the highlighted link!

Click here to print a coupon for 20% off a single item at Bed, Bath, and Beyond. This coupon expires June 7.


26 May 2010

The 25-Follower Giveaway

My Dear Friends,

Announcing the 25 Follower Giveaway!  It finally happened - I got 25 followers!  A big THANK YOU to all 25 of my darling followers!  I'm so thankful for each and every one of you!


An 8oz. Zombee Candle
(scent to be determined)

One flower pin from Aux Belles Choses by Mllevaleur

One extra-small Flexi-8 hair clip in Antique Brass!  (very similar to the one shown in this pic, just in Antique Brass color!)

1. Be a follower of Fashion In The Forest

 2. Post about this giveaway on your blog (make sure to post your blog link)

Refer a Friend!  If your friend becomes a follower, you get an extra entry!

Contest Ends June 25th!
Winner will be chosen by Random.Org
Good Luck Everyone! 

Blog Hop

My Dear Friends,

I am participating in a blog hop...maybe I will get a few more readers from it!!!

What is a blog hop?

A blog hop is a linky list that is SHARED ON MULTIPLE BLOGS.
When several blogs put the same linky list code on their blog, the
exact same list appears on each blog.

Blog visitors can submit their entries on any blog that contains the list.
The entries will appear on each blog where the list resides.

Blog readers see the same list on each blog, and can "HOP" from blog
to blog seeing the same list of links to follow: BLOG HOP!

More Info:

This "Welcome Wednesday" is hosted by Take It From Me.

1. Follow the Welcome Wednesday Host (Take It From Me) as well as the 2 Spotlighted Blogs of the Week. (These will make up the top three slots on the Linky)

2. Link up your blog name and URL with our Linky. (You only need to add your info once for it to be seen on all the blog hops)

3. Grab our Welcome Wednesday button and include it in a post about the event on your blog.

4. Go to as many blogs on the MckLinky as you want and Follow them. Be sure to tell them you are from Welcome Wednesday!

5. Be sure to Follow back any followers you have gained from our Welcome Wednesday event!

Yay For Memorial Day! (Sales!!)

My Dear Friends,

And so it begins...The Memorial Day Sales.  Starting it off right is Bath & Body Works.  Right now you can get a FREE Full Size Body Care Item with any $10 purchase (use code "2534" in stores and "FREEBODYCARE" online.  Signature Collection is Buy 3 Get 3 Free.  Select items online are 50% off as well! 

Torrid features an extra 50% off clearance sale, in addition to various percentages off the entire site!

J. C. Penney has just released two coupons. The best part about these deals is that they can be used online or in stores! You can save either $15 off a $75 purchase or $10 off a $50 purchase when you use the coupon code "15MEDALS" at checkout. You can click here to print out the same coupons for in store use! If you plan on shopping online, use the code "4WARMUP" and you will get free shipping when you spend $99 or more. These coupons are good until May 26th - May 29th.

Get $25 Gift Certificates for only $2 right now at Restaurant.com using code "FLAG", but get them now because the sale ends on Monday!

25 May 2010

I know this is random, but...

My Dear Friends,

How pretty is this picture?

Let's Do Lunch with Smashbox!

My Dear Friends,

This is the freebie for 5/25/10:


NEW from Zombee Candle

My Dear Friends,

The ladies at Zombee Candle have been very busy bees!  They have rolled out quite a few new products that you should check out!

In addition to the classic 8oz. tin, they now offer Cube Jars, Bricks, Troughs, & Pillar Candles!

Any scent you want can be made into any shape you want!  Just Convo. them on Etsy for custom orders! 

There are many new scents available as well:

Cupcake a la Christie -  Sweet strawberry shortcake topped with an even sweeter butter cream scent!

Bitches Brew -  Pretty in purple! Thick and spicy mulled cider fills the room with this amazing scent!

Pain de Bananae -  Yummy, sweet banana nut bread scent in our classic 8oz tin. Smells like batter!

Louisiana Lemongrass -  Pale green, light and clean scent made with green tea and lemongrass oils.


(you can also find them on Facebook, just search for Zombee Candle)

I have one of each of all the new ones and I can 100% honestly say I am in love with them.  I burn the Louisiana Lemongrass in my office daily.  It's just such a calming, happy scent.  Bitches Brew is a favorite among my friends.  Pain de Bananae stays in my kitchen, because it smells exactly like baking banana bread....

21 May 2010

...Finally Friday...

My Dear Friends,

The weekend is upon us!  I for one, am so glad.  This laryngitis has taken a lot out of me.  I fell asleep last night at 7 p.m. (seriously) and did not wake up until my alarm went off at 8 a.m.  I need to kick this...and fast.

Old Navy is having their One Day Wonder $1 flip-flop sale tomorrow....in stores only, of course.  It kind of bothers me because those who don't live close to a store miss out.  Also, their item of the week are puffy short sleeve shirts (seen below) for $8.

Right now Artscow is offering three photo cosmetic bags for just $9.99 & a photo memo cube for $1.99 shipped!  More info below!

Go here to make your three cosmetic bags
Use code at checkout: COS3410BAG
Receive three bags just $9.99 shipped!

Go here to make your memo cube
Use code at checkout: MEMO199
Pay $1.99 shipped for your photo memo pad
(This offer is limited to the first 100 orders a day)
Starting May 18 and until supplies last you can print this coupon and recieve a free Victoria's Secret panty with any purchase.
You can also print this coupon and receive a free Beauty Rush Lip Gloss with any purchase.

Today's deal at Staples (5/21) is for two dozen uni-ball Retractable Gel-Ink Medium Point Black Pens for only $4.99! That's 75% off! Plus this item qualifies for Free delivery to a store near you! Click here for all of the product information and to get yours at this low price!  These are the pens I use in my office, and they are usually around $15 a box.

20 May 2010

Oh La La!

My Dear Friends,

Today's Smashbox Let's Do Lunch freebie is a hot, hot pink!

A Sweet. Southern. Spirited. Giveaway!

My Dear Friends,

Andie has been blogging for FIVE YEARS!  In celebration, she is hosting a giveaway of FIVE things!

Click the "5" below to get to her fabulous giveaway!!!

Congratulations Andie!

New from DuWop - Twilight Venom Blush!

My Dear Friends,

The newest shade of DuWop's bestselling Twilight Venom is a shimmering pink lip stain suspended in a venom-laced liquid lip conditioner.

Continuing the successful partnership between DuWop, the creators of Lip Venom, and Stephenie Meyer’s acclaimed Twilight saga, Twilight Venom Blush brings a softer and sweeter look to the biting lip stain made popular last year.

Twilight Venom Blush is a shimmering pink lip stain suspended in a venom-laced liquid lip conditioner containing argan, avocado and olive oils as well as vitamin E.

Twilight Venom Blush should be shaken before use (to represent the blending of the human and vampire worlds). Apply to lips until desired intensity of color is reached OR dip the brush in the top without shaking for conditioning and plumping alone OR dip the brush into the bottom of the vial directly into the undiluted stain for a more potent look.

*While the new Venom is not on sale, you can get the original one at a great discount!
Enter code "TWILIGHT" at checkout and receive 25% off our original, crimson Twilight Venom. Offer valid May 19th through May 26th (ends midnight EST) and applies to the original Twilight Venom only. 

19 May 2010

New Orleans Food Party

My Dear Friends,
About three weeks ago I sent a blog post to Andie of Andrea Savoie Photography & What Andie Wears, & Sweet. Southern. Spirited. to ask for her help in throwing a "New Orleans" themed party.  My friends and I were at a wedding shower and somehow got on the topic of the fantastic food that New Orleans has to offer.  Well, the lovely Andie just happens to be from there so I hoped that she would help me.  Boy, did she ever!  She went above and beyond anything I could have dreamed as far as ideas go - and I am so grateful.  I asked her permission to share her ideas, in case some of you might like a little southern food! 
Below is what she suggested:

For cheap eats: I would suggest Red Beans & Rice, Jambalaya or Gumbo. You can serve all of these family or buffet style and they are easy to serve up.
Or you could do a shrimp, crab, or crawfish boil. (that's more for an outdoor thing)
You could also make mini-muffalettas or mini po-boys, or even better, serve a giant one or the other for people to cut a piece from. 
As for desserts: I would skip King Cake since it is no longer in season (it's only for Mardi Gras) and they are a PITA (pain in the ass) to bake.

You could do beignets for dessert (they are sort of a pain and very messy also) or bananas foster, or bread pudding.  Bread pudding is something you can make the day before and heat it up in the oven the day of your party and then serve buffet style. VERY VERY tasty. One of my most favorite things EVER.     You could also order some pralines (pronounced PRAW-LEENS) or make some yourself.   Pecan Pie, Strawberry Shortcake, and Whiskey Balls are also all tasty.
Here's a link to some recipes:
This is also a great resource:
As for booze or drinks: 
if you want to go easy- 
Get some Abita Beer and serve that.
if you want to go strong-
Try Hurricanes.
FYI -  Hurricanes are STRONG and will get you blasted FAST. 
(There are other cocktails that are unique to New Orleans as well..)
The Ramos Gin Fizz
or the Sazerac
Here are more cocktails you could try:
but they get EXPENSIVE to make!

It really depends on what type of party you are doing.  If you are going for casual and outdoorsy- I would make Hurricanes or Daiquiris and serve Abita or Dixie Beer (both are unique to the area)

How helpful is she?!

♥Thank you Andie♥

18 May 2010


My Dear Friends,

I am on Day 5 of Laryngitis.  Funzies.  Except, not really.

I am getting tired of sounding like Macy Gray.

There are actually some really awesome sales going on right now! 

The Victoria's Secret Semi-Annual Sale starts today - Online Only!

Bath and Body Works is currently offering another Free Signature Collection body care item (valued up to $12) with any $10 purchase! Click here to print your coupon. If you plan on shopping online, use the coupon code "2475" at checkout to receive this deal. You can also get Free Shipping today only (5/18) when you use the coupon code "SCSHIP25" at checkout!

This week, Staples is having their Deal-A-Day event. That means there is be one item on a big sale each day this week. This item will only be available either online or over the phone.

Tuesday's deal is for 20% off the Acer X203Hbd 20" Widescreen LCD Monitor! Plus this item qualitifes for Free Delivery! Click here for all of the product information and to get yours at this low price!
 Need some casual shoes to kick around in this summer? You can get a wide variety of styles and colors of Converse shoes for buy one, get one 50% off. Get more shoes for your buck when you shop this sale from Target.
Smashbox Let's Do Lunch freebie for 5/18/10 is:

17 May 2010

One more thing...

My Dear Friends,

I just read Amber's post over at Silver Lining and I am shocked at what is happening unjustly to her husband.  Head over there if you like, and read her post, or watch this video (they made the news!) to see what I am talking about.  I am sending positive thoughts your way, Filkins family!!

...Monday, Monday...

My Dear Friends,

Well, the wedding was a smashing success!  The venue was beautiful and she was a lovely bride!  We had so much fun.  (In case you're wondering, I wore this dress in "watermelon".  All the bridesmaids wore the same dress.)  They are honeymooning right now, but will be back sometime this week.  Can't wait to see them!

On a completely different note - I want an Iphone.  Badly.  My cell rep says that you have to sign a two year agreement to get one... I am already in an agreement, so I can't very well sign another one... I've never had to do that before.  As in, I would rather buy it outright but they are saying I can't.  Lame.  Anyone out there have an Iphone I could buy?  :)

Goodness, it feels like it has been so long since I have posted.  I feel like I am rambling, but I can't help it!  My best friend is coming home this weekend for his last 3 day leave before he goes "over there" for a year.  Boo.  We are going to Olive Garden (The new five cheese crespelle looks amazing - if only I weren't allergic to mushrooms) & to see Iron Man 2.

I'll be back to posting all my goodies tomorrow, but I am just so run down from this past weekend...I just want to sleep!  See you tomorrow!

13 May 2010

Thursday is the new Friday (at least this week!)

My Dear Friends,

My post is super short today due to the fact that today is my "Friday" this week, since I will be off work tomorrow for my friends' wedding.  My Fridays are usually very busy, so right now I am doing two days' worth of work in one.  Hence the short & sweet post:)

Smashbox Let's Do Lunch Freebie for 5/13/10 is:

Free Shipping & Free Deluxe Samples as always with any order!

11 May 2010

So Much To Say, So Much To Say....

My Dear Friends,

We had quite a wind storm last night. My Gladiolus are looking a little worse for the wear but other than that, we made it through just fine. 

I got a lovely comment from Sommers Breeze Antiques about a way to fix my headaches.  THANK YOU SO MUCH!  I will definitely try it! Unless I am mistaken, the lady behind Sommers Breeze Antiques is the mother of Taylor @ Mary Janes & Galoshes.  (A blog which I LOVE!)  If you haven't yet, you should seriously check them out.

A few goodies to share with you today:

ArtsCow is currently offering five 30 page 8" x 8" photo books for FREE! All you ahve to pay is for the shipping! These hardback photo books would make a great gift. Use the coupon code "5PBKS88" at checkout to receive the great deal! Click here to find out more info. This deal will expire on 5/14!

Select styles of camis and tanks are now buy one, get one free at Aeropostale! A fabulous way to stock up, this sale includes styles like baby-doll, shark hem, lace, racer-back, woven, ruffled front and bandeau in colorful solids, fun stripes and cute prints.

Smashbox's "Lets Do Lunch" Freebie for 5/11/10 is:
(Remember you don't have to add this item to your cart, it will just show up at checkout as long as you order between 9-2 PST today.  Free Shipping, too!)

JoAnn Fabrics has a new printable coupon for 40% off the purchase of a regular-priced item. This coupon is valid through May 22.

FREE Product Samples from Vistaprint! Get custom printed products for home or office. Choose your free product today! Select from business cards, postcards, invitations, mugs, tote bags and other great products!  For more info, Click Here!
Kohl's is offering 20% off all their baby gear now through May 10th.You can shop online and use code "CUDDLE20" or print this coupon to save 20% in store!

Get 20% off your entire purchase at Hollister by printing out this coupon!

Buy three or more shirts at Charlotte Russe to get your order shipped for Free!

10 May 2010

...Monday, Monday...

My Dear Friends,

I have had a headache for over a week.  I'm about to go crazy.  Do any of you out there have any miracle remedies you'd like to share with me?  Tylenol/Excedrin are not working. 

All in all, I had a really fun weekend.  Shopping with the girls became an all-day adventure.  Literally.  I got some really lovely wooden storage boxes that stack 3-high.  I am not exactly sure where I am going to put them, but I HAD to get them...they were calling to me!

There are a few goodies going on this morning...

You can save up to 50% on selected beauty items. Choose from a variety of all-natural products to enhance your natural beauty. Brands include Zia, Giovanni, Avalon, derma e, Skin by Monics, Yes to Carrots, Burt's Bees and Out of Africa at The Natural Store.

Victoria's Secret has added over 1,500 items to their clearance sale!

Get 80% off Restaurant.com gift certificates by using the code "ENJOY".

Sign up here with Lowe's to receive a 10% off coupon in your email (takes about 5 days). You'll also receive a 10% off coupon in the mail too!

The new May Rite Aid Video Values have been posted and it includes a coupon for a free photo mousepad! Make sure to watch the video and print the coupon.  You can create this mousepad online or at the photo center in your store!

Get Free Shipping at Clinique with code "FSEMAIL".

20% off any Calphalon item through 7/1/10 at Macy's with code "CALPHALON20"!

07 May 2010

Finally Friday!!!

My Dear Friends,

I am really looking forward to tomorrow.  I am going shopping with two of my lovely friends.  I have had a stressful couple of weeks and I am really looking forward to just laughing and having a nice time.  One of my besties is getting married next Saturday and I still need to find a cute pair of silver heels for the wedding.

There is not much going on today in terms of good sales.  There were a few I debated posting, but when I thought about...they weren't that good.  I'll spare you the ones that aren't really worth it.  Do you know what I mean?  Like the sales that are an excellent percentage off, but the shipping more than makes up for the price decrease...so you're not really saving any money...Ugh.  I hate that.  Not to say that there aren't a few goodies out there, like these:

$10 off a $30 purchase printable coupon (expires 5/9) at Bath & Body Works!

Sign up for the newsletter and receive a 20% off one item coupon for Bed, Bath & Beyond!

$15 off a $30 purchase or $30 off a $75 purchase printable coupon at Express!

Free Beauty Rush Lip Gloss with any purchase coupon (expires 5/25) at Victoria's Secret.

Have A Good Weekend Everyone!

06 May 2010

Thursday Goodies:)

My Dear Friends,

Enjoy $10 off all dresses right now at Torrid!

There's Free Shipping over $25 until Sunday on all Hobby Lobby online orders!

You can get up to 90% off designer dresses from top brands including Michael Kors, BCBG, Hale Bob, Cynthia Rowley, Betsey Johnson and many more at Smart Bargains!

Free Shipping on Ulta Best Sellers!

Oh, and here's the Smashbox Let's Do Lunch Freebie for today:

05 May 2010


My Dear Friends,

Is anyone digging the new layout?  I wanted something a little more spring-y & fun for now....What Do You Think???

I am at 22 followers...which I LOVE!!  Thank you!  I appreciate & adore every single one of you.  When (or IF) I ever get to 25 followers, I will hold an amazing contest!
There are some really good prizes that I have been saving for it --- I'm really excited!

If you would, word-of-mouth me to a few of your blogger friends,  have them check me out & see if they like my little space in blog land!

Thank you!!!

Happy Cinco de Mayo!!!

My Dear Friends,

Someone out there...please have a margarita for me!  I can't have any drinks right now due to my new migraine medicine... :(

Save 30% OFF site-wide with code "MAY5" today only at Tarte!
Use code "EGSHIP918" for $2.99 shipping at E.L.F.
Today and tomorrow only (5/5 and 5/6), if you visit J.C. Penney, you can save either 40% off regular priced items or you can get an additional 10% off on sale items when you use the coupon code "CALLMOM2" at checkout. This offer is only available online.

You can get a yearly subscription to Taste of Home for only $2.99 per year and you can buy up to 4 years! That's a total of $11.96 for 4 years! Be sure to use the coupon code "TASTE" at checkout to receive this deal. This offer is set to expire at 10 pm EST on 5/5, but sometimes these magazine offers can go on for quite a while.  Click here to get your subscription!
Take 15% off your Payless Shoes purchase by printing off this coupon
Sally Beauty:  Free shipping on online orders over $15 with code "555939".


04 May 2010

Cheap-o Cosmetics!

My Dear Friends,

Since it's Tuesday, you get the Smashbox "Let's Do Lunch" freebie....which is:

Pretty!  As always, with Smashbox you get Free Shipping plus a deluxe sample with your order!  No need to put this item in your cart...if you order between 9 am and 2 pm PST it will show up in your cart at checkout!

Also, Lancome is offering all these goodies FREE with a $50 purchase using code "MAYBEAUTY2".

Use code "LASH510" at MAC and get Free Shipping plus a deluxe sample of Zoom Lash Mascara!

03 May 2010

...Monday, Monday...

My Dear Friends,

Oh my it has been a while since I have posted, huh?  I'm having one of those weeks where there doesn't seem to be enough time to get everything you need to get done...done.  Last week, I was helping a friend move.  I forgot how much I hate moving!  The unpacking stage isn't all that bad, it's kind of like redecorating (which I love) but the packing-it-up-&-moving-it I could do without. 

Let's take a minute to get you caught up on all the sales and steals and deals and goodies that this past weekend had to offer.

Great Deals going on at Ulta

• ULTA Bath and Anti-Bacterial: Regularly $4 - $14.99; On sale Buy 2 Get 2 FREE!
• Select Nail Lacquers and Treatments: Regularly $2.29 - $23.95; On Sale Buy 2 Get 1 FREE!
• Physician’s Formula Cosmetics: Regularly $4.59 - $14.99; On Sale Buy 2 Get 1 FREE!
• Cover Girl Cosmetics: Regularly $2.99 - $14.99; On Sale Buy 2 Get 1 FREE!
• ULTA Cosmetics and Minerals: Regularly $5 - $18; On Sale Buy 1 Get 1 FREE!
• Sebastian Haircare, Graham Webb Back to Basics, Classics, and Halo, Alterna, and Redken Haircare products: Regularly $3 - $40; On Sale Buy 2 Get 1 FREE!

  Hot Buys $9.95 Sale:

  • Wigo 1” Full-size Flat Irons or 1” Full-size curling iron (limit 4 per customer)
  • OPI Mother’s Day Duo (contains Feelin’ HOT-HOT-HOT Lacquer and Top coat with FREE Mini Purse; limit 4 per customer)
  • Stila Barbie Smudge Pot or Lip Glaze (limit 4 per customer)
  • Artec Kiwi or Textureline Liters (limit 4 per customer)
♥On May 4th, from 5-7PM, stop by a participating Ben & Jerry's Store for a free sample of the all new Ben & Jerry’s Bonnaroo Buzz Ice Cream! It's a light coffee & malt ice creams with whiskey caramel swirls & english toffee pieces.
Everyone who stops by will get to enjoy an exclusive Flavor Release Party featuring music by Bonnaroo artists, giveaways, and FREE samples. Click here to visit their website!

♥You can save either $15 off a $75 purchase or $10 off a $50 purchase when you use the coupon code "LRB5075" at checkout at J. C. Penney. Click here to print out the same coupons for in store use!

♥Artscow is offering another great deal! You can get a deck of personalized photo cards for just $3.99 shipped! Here's how:

♥Free Beauty Rush Lip Gloss with any purchase coupon (expires 5/25) at Victoria's Secret!

C.O. Bigelow:  20% off any purchase.  Use code "MOMSDAY".  Expires 5-10-10

Shop The Look:  Free shipping on orders $25 or more using code "SHIP25".

Tarte is offering Free Shipping on orders over $40 as well as a free sample with every purchase!

Well, that should get you started!  Maybe you can find some good Mother's Day presents with all these goodies!  Hope everyone had a great weekend!