Friday, September 26, 2014

September Birchbox Review

I was moderately happy with my Birchbox this month. The one thing that I really like and wanted to buy was just far too costly for my budget (that'll be listed below, you'll know which one). I love the colorful box, and I hope this is a trend that stays! I've been storing photos in these boxes, and colorful is much prettier than the standard brown! Keep it up Birchbox!

September BeautyBox5 Review

I can't say it enough. This box is by far my favorite. I love that everything is super affordable, and easily attained by visiting a local drug store or even Walmart. These items are more in my price range.

So here is what my box looked like.
It came with two samples of Natural Style by Fubu (deep conditioner and co wash), an eyeliner from Nicha K New York, nail polish, toe separators and an under eye cream from LashEm.

When I opened my box, it smelled heavily like some horrible chemical. I couldn't pinpoint it, but I don't think it should be on my nails. For that reason, I only put the nail polish on one nail to show the color. Then I immediately took it off. I mean, it smells like paint thinner. Horrible! Gave me a headache just doing one nail!

 Maybe its just me, but don't think that the polish was supposed to have spilled out of the jar... Even now, a few weeks after getting the box I can still smell it if I walk near the bottle LOL. probably will just throw it away. Did anyone else have this problem? Or just mine?

The eyeliner is amazing. It's probably my favorite item. Its a pretty gunmetal-silver color. Easy to apply, and helps make a pretty smokey eye.

The only things not pictured is the LashEm, hair conditioning samples, and toe separators. The toe separators are pretty much what you'd expect. It didn't have any, so it was perfect timing. I painted my toes with a pretty dark violet color I have. This definitely helped LOL.

The LashEm is supposed to make your under eye area appear brighter. Eh. I only used it once. I guess I should use it more than once, and maybe take some pictures before I put it to rest. I have a bad habit of not being happy with something if it doesn't work the first time. I know, I'm working on it.

I haven't yet used the conditioning samples, but am planning on it. I've just been doing my typical hair routine lately, and I know adding something else is needed. I'll Instagram about that soon

The only thing I'm fully disappointed with is that nail polish. *sigh* and I'm a sucker for a good colored nail polish.

I still 100% recommend getting this box. Feel free to click here and join me! 

You can also gift a subscription to someone! A great birthday or Christmas gift! (click here!)

If you find stuff you like in your box, you can shop for them in the BeautyBox5 shop. They have some awesome deals in there. Just watch your email after your box has arrived.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Review: Graze Snack Box

I recently found out about the Graze box. This is a new one for me. It's basically a bunch of snacks - but they're healthy! And for under $7 per box every two weeks it isn't bad at all! I really loved my first box, and am anxiously awaiting my second!

Take a peek at what I got!

Review: The Bouqs

Who doesn't love a gorgeous bouquet? To see them arrive at your door unexpectedly, and then the wonderful smell that comes after. But most flowers seem to die shortly after arriving, right? Well, that's why The Bouq's are awesome! They are delivered to you straight from them. The only middle man is the FedEx truck. Seriously. These flowers are grown on volcanoes, and then cut when you order, and sent straight to you. You may have seen them on Shark Tank... but have you ever tried them? If not, you don't know what you're missing out on.
I recently was able to receive a Bouq in exchange for this post with my honest review. So, here it is.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Protect Your New iPhone

So you waited in line, or you pre-ordered your new iPhone. But the insurance on that with your carrier is affordable, but the deductible is insane! Well, for only $5.99 a month you can protect your new precious and know that you'll be protected and won't be robbed. Only $50 deductible to fix your new phone if it breaks! Your carrier can't say that! I know mine can't and I have Sprint. So what are you waiting for?

Not only can you protect your cell phone, but your appliances, laptop, tablets, etc. Why wait?! Go get it now!

Reebok Outlet Sale

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Have you checked out the Reebok outlet website yet? There are some really great deals posted!
The favorite thing I've seen so far as the Womens Running shoes ATV19 Sonic Rush (shown below). There are so many cute colors with this one! You can even customize some of the colors!
Did you know that you can get 50% off right now? Yea, right NOW plus free shipping! This is all while supplies last, so go check the site now! Check out whats on sale by clicking the link below!

Free Personalized Mug from Tiny Prints!

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Paris Themed Birthday Party

This is so stinking cute! I can't wait for Bella to be a little bit older, because I'd totally throw her this party! She just turned two, and her birthday party is tomorrow (Saturday 9/20) and I'm so excited! She is too little to really enjoy a theme, so we're just going pink LOL. But check out these cute decorations! Oh I can't wait!

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Birthday Express

Your inspiration could be as simple as a little girl's birthday party or as complex as a wine tasting, but whichever the affair, setting your table with Paris chic elevates any party into a soiree.

Set against a backdrop of classic black, playful polka dots and pretty pink details, the Paris Damask party theme from Birthday Express brings elegance and sophistication to the table, with a delightful European twist. 

Birthday Express

Food & Drink Ideas - Pink lemonade becomes instantly chic when poured into plastic champagne flutes tied with curling ribbon. Match your cupcakes to the decor with the Paris Damask Cupcake Wrapper Combo Kit which looks great when displayed on a pedestal lined with black and white Sixlets. A cookie decorating station will delight budding little French chefs. 

Party Activities - Drape pink toile and feather boas about and then turn the accoutrements into an activity where little ladies dress up and pose for pictures as they walk down a faux Paris runway. 

Birthday Express

Party Decor - There are endless ways to bring flair to the table with all of the pieces in this Paris Damask collection, including Eiffel Tower centerpieces and damask decorated partyware. 

Paris Damask Party in a Box - Basic - 8 Guests

Paris Damask Cupcake Wrapper Combo Kit

Paris Damask Centerpiece

For a full selection of Paris Damask party supplies, visit - where you can plan the perfect party from start to finish every time! 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Craftsy's BIG Fall Course Sale!

Have you heard Craftsy's BIG Fall Course Sale  is happening now? Learn from all the world's best instructors in the comfort of your home, when you shop up to 50% off ALL online classes! Once you enroll you can watch your classes anytime, anywhere, forever. Hurry, offer expires September 22, 2014 at 11:59 PM MT. Shop Craftsy's BIG Fall Course Sale and save.

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Monday, September 15, 2014

September 2014 ipsy Glam Bag

I loved my ipsy Glam Bag this month. I'm always pretty impressed with these bags. Unlike another subscription I have, these items are all pretty affordable! I'm seriously tempted to cancel one of my other boxes because of the ridiculous prices of the full sized items. So, lets talk about what I got with ipsy this month!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Let Me Be Your Personal Shopper!

I recently signed up to be a personal shopper at Kmart.

Basically, you tell me what you want, and I'll do the research! If you want to compare appliances before a purchase, or need gift ideas for someone that's hard to shop for, let me know! I'll create a catalog for you and then if you love what I've found, you buy from it! I'll let you know if there are coupons or deals available, too!

It is with Sears/Kmart and Shop Your Way, so anything I find will be from one of their companies. Anything they sell, I can get prices/info, etc.

If you're not a shop your way rewards member, its easy to become one!

So do me a favor, click this link and become my "client". Then let me know if you are looking for anything! Even if you just want ideas, let me help!

I don't earn anything till you make a purchase. I'll get a small commission off from your purchase (doesn't affect your cost at all!).

Review: PinchMe New York Fashion Week Box

I was lucky enough to receive a New York Fashion Week box from PinchMe. I already receive samples from them on a monthly basis (or whenever they email me) so I was really happy to get an email abut the fashion week box. I had NO idea how much would be in it!

Read on to see what's all there!!!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Cricut September Mystery Savings

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This week, get your mystery on! The September Mystery Box is here, plus a mystery deal. Plus, save $50 to $100 on Cricut Explore™ machine bundles. Last but not least, get Free shipping on all orders! Simply enter code MYSTERSHIP at checkout. 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Review: Schwan's Online Grocery Delivery Service

I remember when I was a little kid, my grandpa would order food from Schwan's. I remember loving the food, and the ice cream was sooo yummy! So when I got the chance to review them on my blog, I jumped on it! I wanted to see if everything lived up to my memories (but I didn't order the ice cream *facepalm*).  So, read on to see what I ordered and what I thought!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Have You Joined Zulily?

I know you've seen ads for it everywhere. But do you really know who Zulily is? They are a retailer obsessed with bringing great deals to moms. Amazing clothes at incredible prices. The clothes are too cute, and you probably won't find them anywhere else, at least not at that price. I love websites like this. Kids grow out of their clothes far too fast. I hate buying the kids something just for them to not fit it in a few months.

They offer more than clothes. They offer toys, gifts, decor and more. Members can enjoy up to 70% off retail prices on Zulily. Membership is free. So why not sign up today and check out whats there to for you!


Crazy Weather in Arizona Monday

I don't know if we made the news anywhere (but I'm sure we did). Arizona turned into a giant mess Monday morning. Literally, the freeways were flooded over. So much rain fell, most areas cancelled school (including my sons school)! We made up for our drought within a few hours, and even surpassed our average monsoon rain totals.

One of my favorite pictures was of people in an ARC on the freeway (couldn't find it to post it). On the news they showed people riding in the flood waters in their canoes!

Monday, September 8, 2014


A blogger friend of mine is hosting a giveaway, and I want to share it with you! I'll be entering and crossing my fingers. Would LOVE if one of MY readers won! Go enter, and let me know if you win! :)

This Giveaway is Sponsored by ADFILIC brought to you by Heather Speaks Out

This one will start Saturday 9/6 at 12 am and will end Friday 9/12 at 11:59 

There will be two different winners on this one

First winner will receive the ADFILIC Power Bank. Second winner will receive the ADFILIC Triple USB Car Charger. Read the review and enter the giveaway HERE

Each prize has a RV of $19.97

I'll have my own review of the power bank shortly! The company is sending me one to review. I can't wait, because I need one of these LOL

Friday, September 5, 2014

Baby Got Moves (and a giveaway!)

If you're a parent, you know this one universal truth...

A dry baby = a happy baby AND a happy baby = a happy family

Isn't that the truth?! I know Bella hates wearing diapers for too long once wet. She cries, throws a fit and lets us know that she isn't happy. She will also get a diaper now if we ask her to! Its adorable (she'll be two on September 13). 

When baby wakes up dry, its party time! Seriously, dance and have fun and love the fact that you don't have to take the sheets off the bed and wet clothes off the baby to do even more laundry then you probably already have to do. I LOVE to wake up and see that shes not wet (we've had some of those mornings). Its almost as nice as her smiling when we open the door.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Kroger Weekly Ad + Coupon Matchups Sept 3 to Sept 9

These are the Kroger deals. Keep in mind however, these may not work for Fry's stores.

Walmart Weekly Ad + Coupon Matchup Sept 3 to Sept 9

Walmarts deals are listed below, and don't forget if you find a better price somewhere else you can price match it! Oh, and don't forget that Walmart also has the Savings Catcher. So after you shop at Walmart, either go online and enter your receipt information, or open the app and scan the QR code at the bottom. If a lower price is found, it will deposit the money on your account. You can save it up and turn it in for an e-gift card! A great way to find deals that you may have missed!

CVS Weekly Ad + Coupon Matchup Aug 31 to Sept 6

Check out the deals from CVS this week. Pantene as low s $0.33, Crest Sensitive Toothpaste for $0.49 and Dawn Hand Renewal Dish Soap for $0.49!

Target Ad + Coupon Matchup Aug 31 to Sept 6

Check out the deals this week! From select P&G items as low as $1.23 and Pringles Chips for $1.05!

Safeway Ad + Coupon Matchup

Check out this weeks Safeway ad + coupon matchups! Pillsbury Grands Buscuits from $0.50, Kraft Mac & Cheese for $0.69 and Totinos party Pizzas for $0.73! 


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