Thursday, July 28, 2011

Thrifty Thursday - My continued LOVE of Ebates...again

I know I've posted about Ebates before but I can't tell you all how much I love it and how easy and worthwhile it is!! My quarterly Ebates check will be coming next month and it will be by far my biggest one yet at $175! Because of my travel schedule and Hubby living out of town for the last three months I did an unusual amount of online shopping this last quarter. I was also strategic in how I shopped and waited for some big daily doubles at Sephora (summer beauty products), (sun tan lotion stock up) and birthday gifts.

For those of you new to this blog, this is by far the easiest way to earn FREE money by shopping online. All you have to do is go to Ebates, log in, search for the store you plan on shopping at, click the link and voila you are taken there and all you have to do is shop! Each store has a corresponding percentage of cash back. And the money just adds up. Every quarter Ebates will send you a check and all you have to do is cash it. My next Ebates check will be for over $100! If you haven't already signed up, I definitely recommend that you do. You get $5 just for signing up! Click here to start getting free money!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Who's Excited?!?!

I was in a Dunkin Donuts over the weekend and saw a sign that said K Cups Coming Soon! I'm so excited that Dunkin Donuts will finally have K Cups for the Keriug!!! I think they will be only sold in stores so I will have to stock up. Anyone else as excited as me! I LOVE Dunkin Donuts coffee so sorry to Green Mountain Breakfast Blend and Coffee People's Coffee Shop blend because you've been replaced. Has anyone seen them for sale yet?

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

We are now an Apple Family

Hubby and I have made the switch from a PC to a Mac. We purchased the MacBook Pro about a week ago and so far I absolutely love it. I definitely have a lot of adjusting to do and there are some things I miss like right clicking and being able to quickly save photos. I'm sure I will figure out the short cuts and everything. I'm really loving iPhoto to edit my photos. For those of you that are Apple lovers, what are some of your favorite things.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Back to blogging with a giveaway!

Bobbi Brown at ShopStyle

I thought I would start off the week and my back to normal life and blogging with a fun giveaway from Bobbi Brown! I'm loving the new Tortoise Shell collection so I thought I would giveaway the Shell Eye Compact. Rules for entering are below and the contest ends Friday at 5pm EST. Good luck!

Entering is simple. Just leave me a comment with:
*Your name
*Your email/blog contact

And for extra chances to win you can:
1. Follow this blog or let me know you are already a follower.
2. Subscribe to my blog via email (see side bar on the right).
3. Link to this giveaway from your blog or website.
4. Follow me on Twitter (@xtinafavthings) and tweet about it.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Loss of a loved one...

Just a couple days after we got back from Mexico I got the sad news that my grandfather, VoVo (Portuguese for grandfather), passed away at the age of 90. I have so many amazing memories of him and know that he will be looking over me everyday. One of my favorite memories of him is at Christmas time he would be "Santa" and distribute gifts with the help of his "elves." He always called me his precious and I will always remember the way he would say hello to me with "hello my precious" and huge smile on his face. I love you VoVo! I'm taking this time to be with my family and will be back to blogging next week.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

I'm back!

Just got back from Mexico last night. I've got a ton of work to catch up on but I promise by next week I will be back to posting regularly. In the meantime here's a photo from our getaway.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Favorite Thing #224 - Etsy Stalkers blog

I absolutely love Etsy and sharing with you the fun boutiques I find. I came across a blog that does this regularly. Etsy Stalkers is a great blog that highlights amazing Etsy boutiques. Between this and Heartsy I am going to be finding lots of great new boutiques and gift ideas. Definitely recommend you check out both!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Target Tuesday

Following in Fabulous but Evil's footsteps and doing a quick Target Tuesday post. I headed to our Super Target for my weekly grocery/household trip and stumbled upon this cute maxi dress.

Merona at ShopStyle
It's the perfect dress to just throw on during the summer. This will probably end up being my travel to Mexico outfit on Friday. What do you think?

Product Review: DC Cake Pops

I ordered a Plum District coupon for DC Cake Pops a while a go and finally filled my order. I got some for Hubby's return home and the birth of my niece (pics of her to come). I wasn't sure what to expect and was really really pleased with the product. They were individually wrapped with signs on each (half said congrats and the other half said welcome home). They come in three flavors - vanilla, chocolate and red velvet. You pick the topping - sprinkles, pretzels, peanut butter, etc. My favorite was definitely the vanilla with peanut butter topping. They are $2/ pop or $1.50 for over 3 dozen. Perfect gift and a different way to say - thank you, congrats, happy birthday, etc.


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