Friday, August 10, 2018

Birthday Discounts Worth Sharing

Happy Birthday to me!  It's officially my birthday, and a big one at that.  I can't believe I am the big 4-0.  I am feeling so grateful for 40 wonderful years, hopeful that I get to have another 40 years, and also a little in denial because HOW has it been 40 years already?

This post is inspired by my friend, Sarah Out and About!  She recently shared a list of her favorite birthday discounts, and I thought that was such a fun idea!  So, I am going to copy her (imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right?) and share my favorite birthday discounts too!

American Eagle/Aerie - 15% off any purchase during your birthday month when you sign up for their free rewards program.  You can also earn free jeans and free bras with this rewards program!  I love their Tomgirl jeans.  These tees are SO soft.  And, I've had my eye on these short sleeve sweatshirts!  Have you checked out their selection of sweatshirt dresses?  Perfect for fall.

Starbucks - Free beverage or food item of your choice on your birthday!  Yes ma'am!  I don't go to Starbucks often, but I never let my free birthday drink go to waste!

Kendra Scott - This is the BEST deal in my can get 50% off any one item during your birthday month!  That's a huge savings!  Just show your ID and you get the discount!  I wear my pendant necklace all the time!  And, check out these stunning statement earrings!  I also love these in rose gold.  It's hard to choose just one thing!

Nothing Bundt Cakes - Free bundtlet on your birthday when you sign up for their email list

Sephora - They offer a free gift to all Sephora Beauty Insiders, and the gifts are usually pretty darn good!

Madewell - I have heard different things about what the birthday discount is.  I signed up for it by joining the Madewell Insiders, but I have not received anything yet.  They do state they offer a birthday discount, but they don't disclose the details on their site.

J Crew Factory - 20% off on your birthday when you sign up for their email list!

Baskin Robbins - Free scoop of ice cream on your birthday when you sign up for their email list

Anthropologie - 15% off when you join their Antrhoperks program.

Ulta - As an Ultimate Rewards Member, you can 2X points on all purchases made in your birthday month.

World Market - World Market Explorers get $10 off any purchase.  My foyer table is from here ad I absolutely love it!  They have some really cute wall decor out right now!

Kohls - This year I received 50 bonus points on my Kohl's account.  Last year I received a $5 off coupon.

Pier 1 - Save an extra 10% on any purchase during your birthday month when you sign up for Pier 1 Rewards.

DSW - $5 off your birthday month when you become a DSW VIP (free to sign up).  I love the cutouts in these cute booties!  They are perfect for transitioning to fall!

Abercrombie - Earn double points on all purchase made during your birthday month plus 25% off any purchase over $75.  The uber popular pullover is back for a the 2nd year!

At Home - 15% off if you are on their email list.

Now, it's your turn to tell me what I have been missing out on!  Do you have a favorite freebie or discount you look forward to around your birthday?

This post contains affiliate links, which means if you click on a link, I may make a small commission.  Thanks for your support!

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

What I'm Ordering From Amazon This Month (June, July, & August)

Whoowee!  Did anyone else rack up some deals on Amazon Prime Day?  I didn't go super crazy, but we did snag a few things, some of which I will be saving for birthday and/or Christmas gifts!  Nothing like doing some extra early shopping!  Now I just have to remember where I hid them come December...

Since I didn't get the last Amazon post out until the end of May, I decided I'd just combine months again!  That and it's just easier for me to do it this way...considering the kids are home from school and I don't have a lot of free time these days!

For those of you who are not familiar with Subscribe and Save, I'll give you a run down below.  If you already know the ins and outs, please feel free to scroll on down!
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Friday, August 3, 2018

Nordstrom Sale--Last Call

Are you sick of hearing about the Nordstrom Anniversary sale yet?  To be honest, I am ready for it to be over.  It's a little strange to be buying fall and winter items in July and August when it's 100° outside, but the prices are right, so just wipe that sweat off of your brow and get it while the gettin is good!

This is the last weekend of the sale, and then prices will increase on August 6.  If there is anything you have been debating about, I would suggest snagging it now.  Several things are out of stock, but I rounded up lots of my favorites that are still available!  Don't forget Nordstrom offers free shipping and free returns, so you can always try it out, and send it back if you don't love it!

The links in this post are affiliate links, which means I may make a small commission.  Thanks for shopping through my links and supporting my blog!

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Growing Old is For the Birds

Thank you to Smile Brilliant for sponsoring this post!  All opinions are my own.

I can barely even admit this, but I will be 40 very, very soon.  FOURTY.  Y'all, that just doesn't even seem possible.  I remember going to a friend's 40th birthday party when I was in my 20's and I thought, man that dude is OLD.  And, here I am.  Apparently 40 is the new 30.  Or at least that's what everyone is telling me.  I think only people who are 40+ are staying it though!  hahahaha!  The lies we tell ourselves.

It's amazing how you can just wake up one day and your body just starts falling apart.  I have a bad hip, my knee hurts, I get shoulder pain...I sound like my grandmother!  All of the aches and pains are starting to set in, and it's not fun, let me tell you!  What is life going to be like in another 40 years? Along with that laundry list of ailments, I also have receding gums.  This is something I haven't given much thought to, but my dentist recently advised that I need to start paying attention to the way I brush my teeth to avoid further deterioration. 

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

DIY: Faux Shiplap + a Video!

DIY Faux Shiplap!  Get the shiplap look without the cost or commitment with this removable peel & stick wallpaper!    Midwestern Mama

Hey friends!  I have been talking about changing out my blue accent wall for a while now, and I finally did it!  If you have been following me for more than 5 minutes, you know I love anything blue.  Our entire house is grey (Sherwin Williams Mindful Grey to be exact), so when we moved in, I wanted a little bit of color and decided to paint this wall and our 1/2 bathroom a bright blue.  I loved it so much, but it was pretty dark, especially in a house that is already dark.  After we had the beams removed on our ceiling, the blue paint got a little bit messed up towards the ceiling, so this motivated me to proceed with something new and different.
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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale PART 2

I'm baaaaaack!  With more fun stuff from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!  I think my eyeballs may pop out of my head because I have been staring at my computer for so long!  But, it's worth it if I can help you guys navigate the sale and find what you have been wanting, needing...and maybe a few things you didn't know you needed (wink wink).

No really, in all seriousness, I do want to tell those of you who don't have a Nordstrom card, and aren't shopping the early access sale...that I don't want you to get a case of FOMO (fear of missing out).  Yes, things do sell out quickly.  And yes, if there is something you want and you wait until the public access on July 20, there is a good chance it won't be available.  BUT, there are always other sales and things often come back in stock eventually.  You may have to wait a while to get what you want at the price you want to pay, but I don't want anyone to feel like they HAVE to get a Nordstrom card and HAVE to shop this sale.

Bloggers make a big deal about this sale because it's rare that a retailer discounts NEW merchandise.  But, again, there will always be another sale, another cardigan, another bootie.  So, no FOMO, m'kay?

Now, moving on to the rest of the sale stuff I promised you.  If you missed Part 1 of the sale picks, you can go read that, and if you have questions about the sale, you may find the answers in this post.

Also, just a reminder that Nordstrom has free shipping BOTH WAYS!  So, if you are debating on something, I would go ahead and order it, see it in person, and then if you don't like it, you can send it back at no charge to you!


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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks PART 1

It's here!  Incase you've been hiding under a rock, let me inform you that Nordstrom is having thier Anniversary Sale, and currently the sale is only open to Nordstrom cardholders.  You can read more about that in my previous post.

Sizes are already going fast, but I wanted to round up some of my faves in certain categories.  With SOOOOO many items for sale, it can be extremely overwhelming.  But, I have scoured through the pages and I am linking things I either ordered, wanted to order, or wish I had somewhere to wear!  I hope these are helpful to you and as soon as I receive my order, I will definitely share what worked and what I love!

Use the arrows on the left and right of the widget to scroll through each category.  I tried to add comments on most of the items, sharing why I chose them for my favorites list!  First up:


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