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Which is Better – Black Friday or Cyber Monday?

Black Friday versus Cyber Monday – Which Day Reigns Supreme?… I spent about 15 years working in retail. From sales and stocking shelves, to merchandising and displays, and about half of those years in management, I’ve had a lot of experience with the craziness of Black Friday. It was challenging in so many ways, but sometimes I do miss that excitement – like you’re preparing for the big game or something. Cyber Monday is a newer trend – my early years of retail, it didn’t exist. But as someone who spends the majority of her time online, Cyber Monday definitely wins out for me these days. It’s so much easier to comparison shop from home in my pjs. Plus, I love that I can use sites like Ebates to get extra cash back on everything I buy too! But – you decide: Check out this fun infographic comparing Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and tell me which one you prefer….

Cyber Monday VS Black Friday

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Black Friday Deal & Freebie Round Up

It’s almost time… As I sit here processing all of the turkey in my tummy, I’m surfing the web looking for the very best Black Friday deals and freebies to do my own shopping, and of course, to share with you guys! Hope you find some stuff here you love, and if you do – I’d love for you to share this on Twitter or Facebook with your friends too. Because that’s why I like sharing my finds with you guys – shopping is more fun with friends :) Skip the crowds and shop online – from Black Friday through Cyber Monday, I’ll be posting deals like crazy. Subscribe to my email updates, follow my Frugal Living column, or check out my Facebook & Twitter for new updates all day each day!

Black Friday bonus deal tote from Bath & Body Works [Read more…]


Black Friday Deal: Free $250 Handbag with Purchase

Ohmyheck ladies – this is sah-weeeet! Starting at midnight on 11/28, through 11:59 on 11/29/13, when you buy a handbag worth at least $49, you’ll get another FREE handbag, worth up to $250, for FREE!! Whaaaaat? I know. Amazingsauce. This is on a site that’s long been a fave of mine for scoring crazy-good deals on purses, accessories, and make up. It’s called Little Black Bag. Watch the video to see how it works, then keep reading to learn how this freakin’ crazy good deal works, for one day only:

Awesome, right? You just browse the site, find your fave bag, and get loads of cool freebies. After shopping online for so many years, it’s almost hard for me to buy stuff in a store. All I can think is… “I bet I could find a better deal/earn free cash back/get bonus goodies – if I was buying this online…” Lol. So I love sites like this – they combine rockin’ products, amazing deals, and super sweet freebies into one cool way to shop. Love-love. But, let’s get to the extra-awesome Black Friday special deal that will totally rock your socks, right?

Little Black Bag - Holiday deals on purses [Read more…]


Big Black Friday Deals at Land of Nod

If you’re a kid, if you have kids, if you know kids, or if you used to be a kid – then The Land of Nod is perfect for you. They have such a magical selection of delightful toys, beautiful decor, and practical pieces that put the fun into functional {yes, I really said that, lol.} We have quite a few pieces from Land of Nod in our playroom, and they’ve all held up wonderfully. And – they’ve got one of their biggest sales of the year right now, for Black Friday through Cyber Monday.

Land Of Nod: Design for Kids and People That Used to be Kids

Land of Nod is offering 15% off your whole entire order with promo code SAVE15, and it all items ship free {excluding furniture}. This starts on Black Friday and lasts through Cyber Monday. And when I say all, I mean all – bedding, rugs, toys, gifts, beanbags, nod chairs, play tables, wall art, lighting and much more This is a HUGE promotion!! So get the holiday shopping season started off with a bang!


Cuddly Faux Fur Fashions for Girls

What’s cuter than an adorably chubby cheeked little girl? A adorably chubby cheeked little girl wrapped up in an equally adorable furry coat and hat. For reals. I’m such a sucker for anything fuzzy wuzzy and cozy during the cold winter months {faux fur, of course.} So I’ve been loving some of the awesome deals on winter gear at lately. Check it out:

Christmas Card idea

How cute is this, right? This is Abby all bundled up on our way to a party – and it made the perfect picture for our Christmas cards! {FYI – this design is from the Tiny Prints 2012 Holiday Cards collection.} This exact coat isn’t available right now – but check out the other collection of really similar items they’ve got right now: [Read more…]


Black Friday Shopper Giveaway on Erin Condren – $7,500 in Prizes!!

Have you heard of Erin Condren? If so – you already totally know why I love her products. If not, I have a treat for you today! is a lifestyle brand – she customizes and stylizes everything from life planners, acrylic trays, holiday cards, iphone cases, and more! You can add names, photos, and more – and everything is so bright and modern and cheerful. Just browsing around her site makes me feel happy :) And, right now if you sign up to get her newsletters, you’ll get a $10 OFF coupon for your first purchase! I’m not sure how long that’ll last, so jump on it, pronto. {And keep reading – at the end of the post I have an awesome Black Friday coupon code to save BIG on all of this good stuff.}

The cutest holiday labels [Read more…]


Confetti Kisses: Mix and Match Fashions for Girls

Do you have a little fashionista in your life? I sure do. I love it… I love it even when she raids my jewelry box and piles on 32 bangle bracelets and all of my necklaces. Sure, she has her share of total fashion mishaps – like last week, when she put on daddy’s work boots, her no pants, no shirt, with a coat, one glove, and a blonde mermaid wig – and then proclaimed that she was ready to go outside and play in the rain. That was a bit of a fashion fail, lol. But, she’s gotten very interested in what she wears lately {she turned 3 in late July} – so I’m trying to choose more pieces that mix and match well, to reduce morning arguments. If most of her closet matches moderately well, then it’s easier for her to choose her own outfit, you know? Which is why I’m very excited to introduce you to a brand I just discovered… Friends, meet Confetti Kisses.

Girls Fashions [Read more…]