Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Black Friday Sales Roundup!!!!

Okay, it's time.  Are you ready?  Here are the Black Friday sales I've come across, I'll try and keep them up to date as best I can through the rest of the week.  As always some links are affiliates.  Happy shopping and happy Thanksgiving!


Garnet HillTake 25% off full priced designs and free shipping now through 11/28/2017. See site for details.

J.Crew Factory - Take 50% off everything.  Prices as marked.  Ends 11/23/2017. See site for details. 

Brika - Get 20% off site wide, use code: YESPLEASE Ends 11/27/2017. See site for details. 

LOFT - Flash sale!  50% off everything, use code: THANKS Ends 11/23/2017  See site for details. 

Gap - 50% off everything - no exclusions!  Use code: BLKFRIDAY Ends 11/25/2017.  See site for details. 

EcoFlower - BOGO, buy one and get one free!  These make GREAT gifts.  See site for details.

Coach - Thanksgiving event, take 30% off select items. Use code: THANKS17 . Ends 11/26/2017. See site for details. 

Kendra Scott - Take 20% off everything. Use code: YELLOW20 Ends 11/27/2017.  See site for details. 

More to come...

Friday, November 10, 2017

Book Review - "Against All Odds" by Danielle Steel (#6 - 2017)

Against All Odds by Danielle Steel

Kate Madison runs a successful upscale, resale shop in SoHo. She's been the sole supporter of her four kids since her husband's death.  Now her kids are grown and ready to forge their own paths in life.  Kate is a little upset at some of the choices they make, she wants them to play it safe but they choose to play against the odds.  The book follows each of the kids as their relationships play out (good and bad) and Kate's struggle to accept that she can't protect her kids from their own decisions.  This is an easy, enjoyable read, would be great for a vacation.  I recommend it!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Some Current Favorites - Beauty products

Okay, so I have had this post in my drafts for maybe a year.  No lie, I totally forgot about it. However, even though it's an old post, these are still the items I reach for time and time again. So maybe this post is more relevant since I've had almost a year of using and loving these products! So (finally) here are the beauty products I've been reaching for over and over the past few months year.

Clockwise from top:

L'Oreal Visible Lift Blur concealer - it just blends so well and gives good coverage without caking. I have used this as a foundation substitute in a pinch when I was travelling.

Tony & Guy Wave Memorising balm - I like the way this worked.  They've discontinued it or changed it or something and I can't find it anymore (the link is to the only version I can find). I'm still partial to this one (which is also becoming impossible to find - of course).

Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum - this is a "holy grail" item for me, it's by far the easiest felt tip pen-type liquid eyeliner I've tried and it's long-lasting!  I've got it in the Black and Ultra-Black.  Not sure about the "lash boosting" aspect of this but that's not why I buy or use it.  The tip keeps it's shape too.

Here's an up close look at the tip.

Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil - I'm so bad at doing my brows, but I don't feel like such a brow idiot when I use this.  The shape and formula make it so easy and natural looking.

Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray - This stuff has changed my life.  Okay that's a bit dramatic, but it has totally helped with keeping my makeup in place throughout the day.  I've already used up the bottle in this picture and re-purchased. And to show how old this photo is, they've redesigned the packaging - lol!

ColourPop Super Shock Eyeshadow in "Bill" - The most beautiful matte mauve.  I've already hit pan on this and will repurchase for sure!


Here it is swatched on my hand.  It's a really lovely mauve.


This post contains affiliate links.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Book Review - "Real Life Organizing" by Cassandra Aarssen (Book #5 - 2017)


I found out about Cassandra on YouTube, I watch her channel "ClutterBug" often.  I picked up her book, out of curiosity.  It's a solid, basic, starter book for someone who is interested in beginning their decluttering/organizing journey.  She starts out talking about her background and her own journey to becoming organized (she is very relatable).  Then there's a little quiz about what kind of "clutterbug" you are.  This was fun and fairly accurate for me.  Then she digs in with organizing systems and tips for different areas of the home.  There are lots of worksheets and such in the back of the book that are very helpful to kickstart your organizing.  I would definitely recommend this book!

Friday, November 3, 2017

Weekend Sales Roundup

*Updated*

Popping in with some quick sales links (some may be affiliate).  I'll try and do this through the end of the year, it helps me to not miss any good deals as I'm making and buying Birthday and Holiday gifts, and it's nice to have them in one place for reference.  I'll post as many as I can!

True & Co.Now through 11/24/2017, take 15% off entire order at True & Co using code: SUPERWOMAN15  See site for details.

Jonathan Adler - Take 25% off Entertaining Essentials.  Use code: SETTHESCENE . Ends 11/8/2017 See site for details.

Banana Republic - It's Friends & Family time, take 40% off regular priced items using code: BRFAMILY and free shipping using code: BRSHIP . Ends 11/6/2017 see site for details. 

The Land of Nod - 20% off stockings and tree skirts.  See site for details.

Eco Flower Now take 33% off sitewide (weddings included). Use code NOV33 See site for details.

Modern Fabrics - Take 20% off sitewide. Use code: FALL20 See site for details.

J.Crew Factory - Take 25% off your entire purchase, use code: BUNDLEUP Ends 11/4/2017. See site for details.

Micro Kickboard - This weekend only, get 25% off any mini or maxi original. Use code: SHOPEARLY Our daughter has one of these scooters and she LOVES it. I highly recommend it! Ends 11/5/2017 See site for details.

Kate Spade - Now through 11/5/2017 take an extra 30% off sale styles. Use code: DELICIOUS . See site for details.

Casetify - Now at Casetify (and yes they do have cases for the iPhone X), take 10% off with code: CASE17 and free shipping worldwide. See site for details.

PBTeen - Free shipping with code: FREEBIE Ends 11/6/2017. They have Harry Potter items that are adorable (including this sheet set that I'm wishing for). See site for details.

Hunter - Mid season sale with up to 25% off select items. See site for details.


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Book Review - "Bloom: Navigating Life and Style" by Estee Lalonde (#4- 2017)


Picked this up on a whim, I've never heard of Estee even though I'm a YouTube-a-holic (I know, I know...).  A quick read about her background and how she started her blog and YouTube channel with some decorating, beauty, style, fashion, etc tips along the way.  Nothing groundbreaking here, but it was a good, interesting read.  Would recommend it for a quick, fun read.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Book Review - "Diana: Her True Story - In Her Own Words" by Andrew Morton (#3 - 2017)


It has been 20 years since Princess Diana passed away, so it seemed like a good idea to finally read this book.  I picked up the 25th anniversary edition, which includes edited transcripts of her interviews for the original book, her biography and then the aftermath of her death.  It was a very interesting read especially so long after she passed away.  I remember exactly where I was when she died and I remember feeling so bad for her boys.  It was a hugely sad time.  And it really hits home now that I'm in my 40s that she was only 36 when she died.  Just too young.  If you are at all interested in Diana or the Royal family then be sure to pick this up.  I won't say it was my favorite read ever, but I'm glad I did read it.
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