Birchbox – Get a New Box of Beauty Products Monthly!

This beauty subscription box post is not sponsored, but includes referral and affiliate links. Thanks for your support!

Hey lovely ladies. Who loves the following things:

  • Beauty products?
  • Getting to try samples of products before buying – to make sure you like a color, or to make sure something works well with your skin?
  • Finding surprises in the mail? Like, FUN surprises, not unexpected bills?

If you’re like me, you love all of these. So you’ll also love this great beauty subscription box from Birchbox! This pretty package is only $10 a month, shipped right to your door, and filled with lovely luxe beauty products customized just for you. Awesome, right? Check out my first box:

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10 Ideas for Giving Experiences Instead of Stuff

This post with 10 Experience gift ideas is sponsored by Groupon. All opinions are mine.

It’s about time to start decking the halls, jingle the bells, and decorate the tree. Christmas is just a little over a month away! And after the heck of a year that I have been through, I’m definitely ready for a bit of holly jolly and magic and joy. But, I’m also on the tightest budget imaginable. *Sigh*

10 Ideas for Giving Experiences Instead of Stuff

I always put a lot of thought into my gifts – I do a lot of personalized and handmade creations for friends and family. I clip coupons, use my creativity, and remember that the little things can be the big things. {If I thought about buying you a bright shiny new car, that’s good right? Thought that counts and all? :)} One thing we’re focusing on more lately when it comes to any type of spending, is the idea that experiences are more valuable than things. I mean think about it – give me a list of gifts you got for your birthday 4 years ago? Drawing a blank I bet. But give me three great memories from a summer vacation that same year – much easier, right? Because the joy from doing things together lasts a lot longer than the newest so-called must-have thingymajig, just about every time. And, wanna know a secret to giving “experience” style gifts while still staying under budget? Groupon!

Groupon Experience Gift Ideas

Ok, so it’s not exactly a secret, lol. Groupon has been around for quite awhile, and is a super legit, totally trusted site filled with great deals, and really cool ideas. I’m always finding really cool events, restaurants, festivals, concerts, and other fun stuff – many times at places I didn’t even know existed. Here is a list of 10 different Experience style gift ideas, all available on Groupon Things to Do, just to get you started: [Read more…]

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Best Buy Special Holiday Shopping Event – #GiftingMadeEasy

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

Woo hoo! Are you ready to get a head start on your holiday shopping list, get some cool new gear for holiday entertaining, and just have some fun? Then you don’t want to miss this you guys, for reals. It’s the Best Buy Holiday Shopping Event, Holiday Gifting Made Easy. You know that Best Buy has a crazy-good selection of stuff, something for everyone from the foodie to the gamer to the photographer. Tablets for kids, mixer for mom, movies for the family, even clever gadgets like a doorbell that records video. Everything you need, in one place. And this event is the best time to shop – keep reading to find out why.

Best Buy Deals - in-store one-day shopping event [Read more…]

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Give Surprise Love Notes All Year with This Fun Kit!

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I am SO over-the-top in love with Erin Condren products. Her site is my favorite designed site ever. Her products are so bright and cheerful and fun – and so functional and high-quality. Seriously, once you make a purchase, you’ll be hooked. {If you don’t have a planner yet, Erin Condren Life Planners are the bomb.}

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Huge Cricut Mystery Box Deal!

This post contains affiliate links – but I only share stuff I think is awesome!

Cricut Mystery Box Deal

The December Mystery Box is Here!

The Cricut December Mystery Box only $29.99 is now available! The contents are a mystery, but this winter mystery box includes at least 3 cartridges! This month’s mystery box is over a $100 value. Supplies are limited, so get it before it’s gone! All mystery box purchases are final, but if you read reviews of past boxes, you can tell that everyone loves them.

Also, don’t forget about Free Shipping in December with code FREESHIPDEC – No minimum order required. If you’re a Cricut fan, or have any crafty types on your list – don’t miss out on this deal!!

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Huge – Burt’s Bees Holiday Grab Bag Sale and More!

Can you believe we’re already starting to see holiday deals? But, according to the Christmas Clock, it’s only 71 days until Christmas. Which at first sounds like a lot – until you realize that’s just 10 more Fridays. Crazy, right? And, since I like to keep things on a small budget during the holidays, while still getting tons of fun gifts for my friends and family, I’m already on the hunt for great buys and cool freebies. Here’s a fave I came across tonight, that I always stock up on every year. They’re so worth it – whether you’re a fan who wants some new goodies, for a fun gift, or as awesome stocking stuffers…. Check it out:

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The Best Way to Buy Chicken

This post includes a referral link. But I’m sharing because I am totally in love with this company!

I don’t eat a lot of red meat – but I do LOVE me some chicken. We’re trying to cut down our expenses, and also trying to eat healthier this year. {The Mister quit drinking soda around Christmas, and has lost a ton of weight from just that change alone!} We buy our beef from a local farmer – we bought half a cow, and he portioned it just how we wanted it, and it was a great deal. We just ordered half a pig, which will be coming soon too. I love knowing that the meat I’m buying is free of yucky hormones and artificial junk.  But, I hadn’t found anywhere local to buy good quality chicken, in bulk, at a great price. Until we found Zaycon Foods. Seriously – I cannot believe I didn’t find out about them sooner!

Healthier kickin chicken recipe

{This is my Healthier Homemade Kickin’ Chicken Recipe, using Zaycon Foods chicken breasts!} [Read more…]

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