April 30, 2020

What I am Buying While At Home


Floral Dress (60% off) // Sweatshirt (60% off)

Happy Thursday!

Wow, this week has flown by!  I am working from home - and I love it!  My work has only gotten busier during this time, which is good that I am busy - but a little chaotic at times. My days are packed with Zoom and WebEx meetings, chats and calls through Teams and just keeping-up with the regular work.  The good news is that we have gotten two more large contracts, which will keep us busily employed.  I am so thankful we are a team that can easily work remotely - and we were all set up (and used these tools) before the crisis.

While I am at home, I have not been doing a lot of clothes shopping but I have still been buying the essentials.  Here are just a few of the things I have bought.

WHAT I AM BUYING
I ordered new cutting boards - I have been using these for years.

This new soap dispenser for my bathroom.

I bought one of my favorite shampoos - during a promotion.

This retinol cream recommended by my dermatologist, which is a "cleaner" product

This new dishwand for washing dishes - and so far, I like it.

JEANS + COMFY DEALS


MY DAILY FINDS & DEALS
This shirtdress is on sale for $16.

This chunky spring sweater is 50% off.

This popular rounded v-neck tee is 50% off.

These light wash jeans are on sale for $23.

My leopard sweater is on sale for 40% off (and my mom just complimented me on it).

This cute charm necklace is 55% off.

This stunning blazer is 55% off.

These comfy espadrille sandals are 50% off.

This tie front tee is 60% off.

This leopard dress is on sale for $18.

PEACH PICKS




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April 28, 2020

Black Friday in April Deals + Amazon Prime Movie Picks


Striped Sweater (60% off) // Button Front Jeans (40% off)


Straight Leg Jeans (40% off) // Cardigan (40% off)

Happy Tuesday!

I heard last night on the news that it is "Black Friday in April".  And, it is really true that stores are running amazing sales.  They are trying to stay in business - and sell off their spring stock that isn't moving as quickly right now.  I am sharing some great deals above - and some more in my list below.  How cute is that striped sweater that is 60% off?  And, I love both of those jeans - the straight leg jeans - and the button front ones, too.

If you are looking for some movie recommendations - here are my Amazon Prime picks.

AMAZON PRIME MOVIE PICKS
I watched this documentary about the designer Dries van Noten, which I really enjoyed.  I love watching the creative process of a designer.  

I also finished watching Making the Cut - the Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn spin-off of Project Runway.  I have to say at first I was not impressed - and almost stopped watching it - but it got much better.  

And, my last recommendation is Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's. It was all about the iconic store (its windows), fashion designers, the buyers, how much sales associates make in commissions in a year (let's just say - it is a nice living), and I loved the commentary from one of my favorites - Joan Rivers.

DENIM + WHITE PICKS


MY DAILY FINDS & DEALS
These burgundy jeans are on sale for $8.

This cute charm necklace (great with a v-neck tee) is only $10.

This hi-lo hem marled sweater is on sale for $15.

These straight boyfriend jeans in a great summer wash are under $20.

These popular platform sandals are 30% off.

This straw tote is 50% off.

This quilted Tory Burch bag is 25% off - in a staple neutral color.

This floral camisole is on sale for $20.

This classic raglan sweatshirt is only $18 - and great color options.

These cozy lounge "sweat" shorts are only $12.

I love this ring that is 40% off.

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April 26, 2020

Great Weekend Sales


Blush Pink Top (Only $20) // Spring Jacket (50% off)

Happy Sunday!

I hope you are having a great weekend!  Here are some picks of some sales.

MY DAILY FINDS & DEALS
This v-neck tee is on sale for $10.

This drop shoulder sweater is on sale for $14.

This cozy white sweatshirt is on sale for a great price (also in black and brown).

This straw circular bag is on sale for 50% off.

This has been my favorite make up remover for 25 years!

This is the cutest floral skirt.

PINK + FLORAL + WHITE FINDS


MORE DEALS
These popular pink fuzzy slippers are only $20.

I like this off white utility jacket for 50% off.

This striped shirt dress is on sale for 50% off - with free shipping.

This knot front tee is on sale for 50% off.

These wedge espadrilles are on sale for $30 - with free shipping.

I like this dolman sleeve sweater for $15.

I shared more deals HERE.

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April 25, 2020

Favorites on Sale

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One Shoulder Sweater // Button Cardigan (On Sale)

Happy Saturday!

I hope you are having a good weekend.  I am sharing some favorites that are on sale.  I've said it before - but the sales just keep coming.

Yesterday I shared my favorite power bowl salad recipe HERE in case you are interested.

MY DAILY FINDS & DEALS
This smocked blouse is on sale for $15 - with free shipping.

These are my favorite ankle booties for 65% off.

This cute smocked tee for $18.

These leopard sneakers are very popular.

This is one of my favorite sweaters on sale for $16.


LEOPARD + YELLOW PICKS


MORE FINDS & DEALS
This comfy v-neck sweater is on sale for $17.

I like this woven white blouse for only $18.

I love this pink blazer for 50% off.

I like these white sneakers for 45% off.

This leopard sweatshirt is 25% off.

These classic stud earrings are 50% off.

I shared more favorites HERE.

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April 24, 2020

My Favorite Power Bowl Salad + Most Popular Items


Floral Ruffle Dress (Only $29) // Tweed Dress (50% off)

Happy Friday!

I wanted to share my favorite "power bowl" salad recipe.  This salad has quickly become my "go to" salad for lunch.  I love it so much - I look forward to lunch!

I am also sharing the most popular items this week, along with a round-up of some great sales.

I also recently shared my favorite hair and beauty products HERE, what I have been buying at Walmart and Amazon HERE, and my Sephora and Ulta shopping list HERE.

FIVE MOST POPULAR ITEMS
One of my favorite shampoos that smells like the beach!

My under eye concealer that works great - and is only $6.

This waffle knit sweater - that is on sale.

My favorite moisturizers that I have used for years.

This skin protectant - that is amazing for chapped lips.

MORE DEALS


MY DAILY FINDS & DEALS
This great staple cardigan that I own in a couple colors is on sale for $20.

This ruffle maxi dress that has been extremely popular is on sale for $29.

This sweater jacket is on sale for only $25 (originally $150).

I can't believe these woven mules are on sale for $37.

This sweater is only $14 - and has been very popular.

This v-neck sweater is on sale for $21 (I love the color options.)

MY FAVORITE POWER BOWL SALAD


  • Lettuce: a mix of finely chopped kale, green leaf lettuce, and radicchio 
  • Quinoa (I use the tri-color one.)
  • Dried cranberries and cherries (I've linked my favorites - by far, the best!)
  • Nuts: Sliced almonds and walnuts
  • Roasted butternut squash (optional)
  • Black beans (optional)
I toss the salad with two dressings - the power dressing and a vinaigrette.  And, sprinkle with a little salt and freshly ground pepper.

Power Dressing: 1/8 cup rice vinegar, 1/8 cup olive oil, 2 carrots, 1/4 inch fresh turmeric, 1/4 inch fresh ginger, 1/4 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp white sugar (optional).  Mix in a food processor or blender - until finely pureed. I can't wait to use my new mixer that I just got to make the dressing. (If it is too thick - add a little water or additional oil.)

Vinaigrette dressing: 1 part apple cider vinegar to 2 parts olive oil, and salt and pepper

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April 23, 2020

My Sephora + Ulta "Favorites" Shopping List

Summer Dress (Only $8) // Straight Jeans (Only $24)

Happy Thursday!

I thought I would share some of my Sephora and Ulta "Favorites" that are on my shopping list.  I have some favorite make up and hair products that I regularly buy.

Since beauty and hair products are something we continue to use during our stay at home - I thought they would be fun to share - since there are some good deals.

MY SEPHORA FAVORITES
This hand cream that smells like the beach.

This is my favorite clear lipgloss.

I just bought this brush to help dry my hair faster.

This repair shampoo that leaves my hair silky smooth - and smelling great!

This is my "go to" hair brush I use daily to smooth and add volume.

MY ULTA FAVORITES
This has become my favorite mascara to add a little volume.

I start with this lash primer and this lash lengthener.

My weekly use shampoo - with a little recovery help (for colored hair).

This is my "go to" nail polish when I polish my nails.

My favorite lipgloss with just a little color (and favorite smell).

I shared more of my favorite hair and beauty picks HERE.

COZY CLOTHES

Sweatshirt // Leopard Leggings 

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April 22, 2020

My Favorite Chocolate Cake Recipe + Best Sales

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Happy Wednesday!

I am sharing my favorite chocolate cake recipe today.  This is by far the best chocolate cake.  It is very easy to make, and doesn't take long to put together or bake.  I love it so much that I have made it three times while quarantined at my house during our "stay at home" order.  It is great served with ice cream - caramel sauce - or even on its own.

One thing I have realized during this time at home is that I love to bake.  My husband does most of the cooking, but I do the baking - both desserts and breads.  I am so thankful that we share in the cooking responsibility - it has made life a lot easier!  Later this week, I plan to share some of the healthy meals we have made from scratch.  

I am also sharing a round-up of the best sales.  As I mentioned before, now is a good time to stock up on some of the basic staples that are on sale for anywhere from 50-70% off - at a lot of stores!

MY DAILY FINDS & DEALS
This cozy sweatshirt is on sale for 50% off.

I just ordered this - I can't wait to use it to make dressings and smoothies.

This spring jacket is an extra 60% off.

These fuzzy slippers are 60% off.

These pearl hair clips (set of 4) are on sale for $7.

This v-neck waffle knit tee is 40% off.

These leopard biker shorts are on sale for 50% off.

This sweater is on sale for $14 - comes in two great colors.

These leopard sneakers are on sale for $14.

This cardigan is on sale for $12 with free shipping both ways.

This tie front shirt is $14.

I shared my favorite beauty and hair products HERE.

I shared what I have bought from Walmart + Amazon HERE.

MORE DEALS


UNDER $15 DEALS


Tie Front Top (Only $14) // Cardigan (Only $12)
(Free Shipping Both Ways)

MOLTEN CHOCOLATE CAKE RECIPE
4 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate (I use this chocolate.)
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 tablespoon Cabernet Sauvignon
1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
1 cup confectioners' sugar (I don't use the full amount.)
2 eggs
1 egg yolk
6 tablespoons flour
1/4 teaspoon Ground Saigon Cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon Ground Ginger (optional)
1/8 teaspoon Ground Cloves (optional)
Preheat oven to 425°F. Butter 4 (6-ounce) custard cups or soufflĂ© dishes. 

Microwave chocolate and butter in large microwavable bowl on high 1 minute or until butter is melted. Stir with whisk until chocolate is completely melted. Stir in wine, vanilla and confectioners' sugar until well blended. Stir in eggs and yolk. Stir in flour, cinnamon, ginger and cloves. Pour batter evenly into prepared custard cups.

Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until sides are firm but centers are soft. Let stand 1 minute. Carefully loosen edges with small knife. Invert cakes onto serving plates.  (I only bake mine for 8 minutes. My oven bakes fast - and I like them to be very molten in the middle.)

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April 19, 2020

Best Weekend Deals to Shop + WFH Outfit Guide

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Waffle-Knit Sweater (Only $13) // Sweatshirt (40% off)

Happy Sunday!

I hope you are having a good weekend.  As always, there are some of the best weekend deals to shop.  If you feel like shopping, now is the time.



I know a lot of people have mentioned not wanting to shop because you are not sure when you will be able to go out again - and wear the new spring/summer clothes.  I feel the same way; however, it is a good time to stock up on some basic staples, like tees, sweatshirts and sweaters that are classic and you can always wear and rotate into your wardrobe.

MY DAILY FINDS & DEALS
These white mules are on sale for 40% off.

I wear these under all my skirts and dresses - and they are amazing - and 40% off.

This v-neck sweater with ruching detail is only $15.

These comfy slide sandals are 40% off.

This classic cardigan is only $13 - and available in 7 colors.

This cute black jumpsuit is only $15.

I love the color of this maxi dress (also comes in black) - and it's 60% off.

I love these staple tank tops for only $12.

This floral sweatshirt is 60% off.

This is my favorite henley - and it's on sale for only $5!

I shared my favorite hair & beauty products HERE.

WORK FROM HOME (WFH) OOTD GUIDE
If you are looking for some work from home style inspiration - this is one of my favorite outfit guides that I put together that shows how to mix and match 15 different pieces - into 15 outfits.  It is casual - and has some great staple colors and pieces.  You might not be wearing the leather jacket right now - but you could easily swap that out for a black cardigan - or sweatshirt.  And, the black booties - for some black sneakers, mules or even slippers.

You can see all the looks HERE.


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April 17, 2020

My Five Favorite Hair + Beauty Products


Happy Friday!

Today I thought I would share my five favorite hair products, as well as some of my favorite beauty products.

As far as hair products, I have found that shampoos and conditioners make a big difference with my hair.  One thing that I have changed is rotating the hair products I use and mixing in new ones. Since I have been doing this, I have had the healthiest hair - and it has helped it grow.  I was even able to go an entire year without having my hair cut. My stylist was so impressed with how healthy my hair was. My hair didn't even need to be cut, other than to re-shape the cut.

MY FIVE FAVORITE SHAMPOO + CONDITIONERS
I love the smell of this shampoo/conditioner - it smells like the beach!

This shampoo and conditioner makes my hair so soft.

This is my "recovery" shampoo and conditioner that I use on a regular basis.

This shampoo with keratin helps strengthen my hair.

This shampoo has been my "go to" for years - and this bargain conditioner, too.

THREE ADDITIONAL HAIR PRODUCTS
This is my "go to" product that adds shine - and protects my hair.

I bought this hair dryer a few years ago.  It might not be a Dyson - but it works great!

I use this brush - and it has helped to maintain my healthy hair.

FIVE FAVORITE BEAUTY PRODUCTS
I have used this under eye concealer for years - its cheap and works great.

I love this lipgloss - it smells like cookies!

This has been my "go to" moisturizer for years!

I use this product for my lips - and it is amazing - no more chapped lips.

I use this primer, and this mascara for long lashes - and they are amazing!

SPRING DEALS - on sale


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April 14, 2020

Old Navy Try On + Great Deals


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Utility Field Jacket (Only $18) (Also, in black and rust)

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Denim Jacket (Only $18)

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My Favorite Tee (50% off)

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Chambray Shirt (Only $18)

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Striped Tee (similar - only $7)


Denim Shirt (Only $18)

Happy Tuesday!

I decided to gather up some Old Navy try on session photos - of some great staple pieces that are a great deal right now.  That staple denim shirt is on sale for only $18.  And, a classic utility jacket that comes in three different colors is on sale for $18.

MY DAILY FINDS & DEALS
These cute spring platform sandals for 40% off.

This cardigan is 50% off.

This perfect white summer blouse for $18.

I bought these cute ankle booties that are up to 60% off.

This summer sweater tank is 50% off.

This little black jumpsuit is only $16.

This tank with cinched sides for 40% off.

This cute pink camo sweatshirt is 60% off.

I love this Nike spring jacket for 40% off.

This cap sleeve henley tee for 40% off.

These cozy drawstring shorts are 40% off.

This striped blouse is on sale for $15.

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April 10, 2020

Most Popular Items + Organizing My Refrigerator


Happy Friday!

I am sharing a round up of my most popular items this week.  With the sales running strong - there have been many popular items.  Earlier in the week I shared a round up of over 70% off deals, which you can check out here if you missed it.

Also, yesterday, I shared five of my Amazon and Walmart purchases during our "stay at home" quarantine.

SHOP THE LOOK


MOST POPULAR ITEMS
This sweater-jacket that is 75% off.

One of my favorite sweaters for 75% off.

This floral hoodie for 40% off.

This blush pink circular bag for 40% off.

I use this shampoo and conditioner - it's one of my favorites.

MY DAILY FINDS & DEALS
This cozy cardigan is on sale for only $20.

This leopard cardigan for 40% off.  A great staple to buy.

I love this v-neck sweater that is 40% off.

This staple camisole - that can be worn 2-ways - for 50% off.

This flattering leopard sweater for 50% off - and a great price.

This striped modal tee for 50% off (also in classic white, grey, and black).

 ORGANIZING MY REFRIGERATOR
Since I am doing a lot of cooking at home, my refrigerator is packed!  I have always wanted to organize it so it looked better, but now I am seriously considering these items to conserve space - and help find things better!  Also, I want my product to last longer, and those storage containers help veggies and fruits last longer.  And, how cute is the penguin deodorizer.



MORE DAILY FINDS & DEALS
These joggers are only $10 - and comes in khaki green - and more colors.

These cozy shorts - up to 60% off.

This LBD (little black dress) for 40% off.

This classic tank (that I wear all summer) is up to 60% off.

This t-shirt dress is only $14 - and comes in striped and 6 solid colors.

ENCOURAGEMENT

As this is Good Friday, I wanted to end the post with an encouraging devotional.

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 
2 Timothy 1:7

In uncertain times, it is so easy to get wrapped up in fear – wondering what may happen – and worrying about the worst.  In everything, it is important to remember that God is in control...

Read the full devotional HERE

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April 9, 2020

Five Amazon + Walmart Purchases During Quarantine

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Happy Thursday!

If you are like me, you have made a lot of purchases at Amazon and Walmart during your "Stay at Home" quarantine.

Amazingly, most of the regular things I buy have been in stock.  There are still some items that I wonder if they will ever be available again.  I am sure one day they will, but for now, I am using alternatives.

With Easter this week, I thought I would share my favorite flower - tulips - and this pretty spring picture - for encouragement and hope.  And, if you are struggling with fear or doubt - I encourage you to read this devotional HERE.

If you are looking for some great spring deals - I shared a bunch of items that are currently on sale for over 70% off HERE.

FIVE AMAZON PURCHASES
I bought this soapless cleanser - for sensitive skin.

This hand soap - that smells amazing!

These are my favorite dried fruits for salads.  And, I also buy these and mix them.

My husband bought this to get rid of the moss that likes to grow on our roof.

I bought these so I can continue to keep a clean house.

And, I am still waiting (and wondering) if this will ever be back in stock.

FIVE WALMART PURCHASES
I bought one of my favorite shampoos and conditioners - for a great price!

This heat protectant for my hair that smells wonderful.

This is a favorite hand lotion - that works great.

My favorite breakfast meal.

And, I bought these because I use them for my make up and they were a great price.

NEW ARRIVALS
tiered ruffle midi skirt, charm bracelet

Tiered Midi Skirt // Charm Bracelet (My Favorite Brand)

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April 8, 2020

Over 70% Off - Amazing Deals

Sweatshirt (50% off) // Striped Tee (50% off)


Straw Bag (40% off) // Sandals (30% off)

Happy Wednesday!

There are some amazing deals right now - like over 70% off pretty much every deal I found below.  I cannot believe the sales happening.  If you feel like shopping - now is the time!

MY DAILY FINDS & DEALS
I can't believe these leopard boots are 75% off.

One of my favorite sweaters is 75% off.

This plaid blazer is 70% off.

This sweater-jacket is perfect with jeans (or joggers) and 75% off.

This is the cutest spring rain jacket for 75% off.


I love the colors of this fleece jacket that is 75% off.

This cozy sweater for 70% off.

This comfy tee with a hi-lo hem and 50% off.


I love this fleece with the contrasting zipper - and it's 75% off.

This marled sweater for 70% off.

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