Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thrifty Thursday - Sign Up for Ebates for Holiday Shopping!!

For my long time blog followers, you already know about this Thrifty Thursday love - Ebates.  For my new followers, you MUST sign up for Ebates.  Since I'm a working mom, I do 90% of my shopping online...not just clothes but household items, diapers, gifts, etc.  I just received my quarterly check and it has paid off - $117.61!!!  Ebates is 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. Going into the holiday season I'm definitely going to be bringing in the Ebates money because I'll do most of my shopping online.  And I won't just use it for gift buying.  Snapfish is 20% cash back right now so I will use it for my Christmas cards and get at least $20 back. 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!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Take a Look at Last Week's OOTD

 Blazer: J.Crew (on amazing sale)
Pants: LOFT Trouser Jeans (similar here)
Shoes: Nine West via 6pm Shoes (on great sale)
Jewelry: Stella & Dot bracelet (retired), Invicta Watch (similar here)
 Shirt: GAP
Vest: J.Crew
Jeans: Joe's Jeans (similar here)
 Shirt: J.Crew Factory (similar here)
Pants: Banana Republic (similar here)
Shoes: Ralph Lauren
 Blazer: J.Crew Factory (similar here)
Dress: GAP
Boots: Audrey Brooke via DSW
Jewelry: Stella & Dot bracelets (here is one of them the other two are retired)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Another Giveaway from Shopbop and my favorite Rachel Zoe coat looks...and winners of the last giveaway!

I've got another great giveaway for you all!  $100 Shopbop Gift Card!!!  I'm a big fan of Shopbop.  Since I'm a working mom and really don't have time to get to the mall so sites like Shopbop make it easy for me to still look fashionable.  Right now I'm in need of nice, new winter coat.  I've had my eye on a few by Club Monaco coats (also a huge fan of their dress pants), Rachel Zoe  coats (loving the Hayden Funnel Neck) and some dream coats by Kymerah coats. What are some of your favorite winter coat looks?

Rules of the Giveaway
- Must be an email or Google follower (see right sidebar) 
- Let me know you are a follower along with your email address 
- Giveaway ends November 25 at midnight

Bonus Entry - Become a Facebook follower and leave an extra comment letting me know you are a follower!      

And sorry for the are the winners of the last giveaway.  I've contacted each of you via email for your address.  Congrats! 

Michelle - Toddler T-Shirt
Darci - Small Baby Blanket
Meg - Diaper Covers

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Ella is Five Months!! And my latest baby product picks!

I can't believe my little girl is FIVE months old!  The time is flying by.  She's so much fun these days doing lots of moving (she really wants to crawl but isn't ready) and talking.  I can't believe how big she's getting!  So the products that have been my must haves lately are the following:

Top Row:
Organic Teething Rings and Sophie Teething Ring:  Ella is in the beginning stages of teething and she loves putting anything she can get in her mouth so these are perfect.  She can easily grab and chop down on them.
Spacesaver Highchair:  We started her on solids at four months and this highchair has been perfect to get her used to sitting up and eating.  We don't have a lot of space in our eating area and this highchair does what it says - saves space!   

Middle Row:
Ella is a VERY messy eater so these Bumkin Bibs are perfect to clean up her messes.  They wipe down and go in the washing machine very nicely!  Also a big fan of the Munchkin spoons.  And probably my most favorite thing - Aquaphor.  I lather Ella up with this stuff twice a day!  It's the best.    

Bottom Row:
Her legs are a little too short for this but she loves to try and bounce around in the Jumperoo! As Ella has gotten bigger we needed to upgrade to a bigger tub.  My recommendation would be to get a tub that has a large piece of plastic in the center so you can lay them in it and it stops them from sliding down.  Again, really like the Munchkin "dinnerware" and the bowls have worked out great. 

Friday, November 9, 2012

Look for Less - Quilted Jacket

Quilted jackets seem to be a new trend this fall. I've seen them at Nordstrom, GAP and J.Crew.  I found a look for less at Target.  I picked up this Merona Quilted Jacket and it's been my go-to so far this fall.  It was a great price ($39.99) and it's fits great.  It's sold out online but you might be able to find one at your local store.   

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Pinterest Wednesday - New Fall Nail Color

When I saw this nail color on Pinterest I thought it would be perfect for fall.  When I got the polish in the mail it was a little dark in the bottle and wasn't sure it was going to turn out like the picture.  I was was darker but it was ok because I really like how it turned out. I think the flash in the picture above made it's look a little lighter.  Here's a picture of the polish on my nails with no flash.  It's definitely darker but I like it.  You can buy Essie's Don't Sweater It here.
What are some of your favorite Fall nail colors?

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Some Recent OOTD

 Dress: Target
Sweater: J.Crew
Jewelry: Bracelet, Necklace, Watch
Shirt: J.Crew
Sweater: J.Crew (similar here)
Pants: J.Crew Pixie
Boots: Audrey Brooke via DSW
Jewelry: Bracelet, Necklace, Watch

Sweater: GAP (similar here)
Pants: Joe's Jeans (similar here)
Jewelry: Necklace, Watch (similar here)

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Gift Ideas for Ella

I'm in the process of compiling gift ideas for Ella for Christmas. She really doesn't have any toys and is finally getting to a stage where she's enjoying some. I'll be sharing this gift with family to give them some ideas.  I've gotten lots of recommendations from friends and so far this is the list I've pulled together.

And some of the smaller toys - 

What do you think of these recommendations?  Anything else I should add to her wish list?

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Thrifty Thursday - Amazon Mom

As a working mom, I'm always looking for easy ways to get Ella's necessities and a great price.  Before I had her a bunch of people suggested I sign up for Amazon Mom and they were right!  I've gotten some of the best deals on diapers, formula and wipes.  Right now I'm doing Subscribe & Save for wipes and formula.  Here's a breakdown of the great prices.  The prices are always changing but I've only noticed them go down not up.

  • Pampers Sensitive Wipes 64 count (Pack of 12) - $19.19 - that's $0.02 per wipe! 
  • Enfamil Premium Infant Formula 23.4 oz (Pack of 5) 0 $108.99 - that's $0.93 per ounce!

Here are all the details on the benefits of Amazon Mom.  I highly recommend you sign up.

What Is Amazon Mom?

Amazon Mom is a membership program aimed at helping parents and caregivers in the prenatal through toddler years use Amazon to find and save on all the products their family needs.


By signing up and providing information about your family, you can help us personalize offers, e-mails, and product recommendations to help you find exactly what you need at just the right time. You'll start with a three-month period that includes:
  • 20% off diapers and wipes subscriptions with Subscribe & Save
  • FREE Two-Day Shipping on millions of items with Amazon Prime* shipping
  • Exclusive discounts and deals for Amazon Mom members
* If you've already paid for an Amazon Prime membership and you sign up for Amazon Mom, your Prime membership won't change--we'll just add your Amazon Mom membership to your account.

Amazon Mom with Amazon Prime

After your free trial period, you’ll be automatically upgraded to Amazon Prime for $79 per year (unless you decide to opt out). As a paid Prime member, you receive all the benefits of Amazon Prime and Amazon Mom, including:
  • 20% off diapers and wipes subscriptions
  • Exclusive discounts and deals for Amazon Mom members
  • FREE Two-Day Shipping on millions of items
  • Unlimited instant streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows
  • A Kindle book to borrow for free each month from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library
If you request Amazon Mom deal e-mails only, or you decide not to upgrade to a paid Prime membership,you'll receive the exclusive discounts and deals for Amazon Mom members benefit only.


Despite the name, you don't need to be a mom to join. Amazon Mom is open to anyone expecting a baby or caring for a baby or young child, whether you're a mom, dad, grandparent, or caretaker. We just thought "Amazon Primary Caretaker" didn’t have the same ring to it. 

You're eligible for the Amazon Mom free trial of Amazon Prime shipping provided that you’ve never received shipping benefits through Amazon Mom or Amazon Student. We also consider your free or paid Amazon Prime membership history when determining eligibility for you or your Prime invited guests. 

Amazon Mom is limited to one membership per household. If you're currently an Amazon Prime member, please sign up for Amazon Mom using the account of the primary Prime account holder. If you are currently sharing an Amazon Prime membership but are not the primary account holder, you will not receive the additional 15% discount unless you join Prime through your account.

Signing Up

Visit the Amazon Mom sign-up page to get started. To receive personalized offers, e-mails, and product recommendations based on your child’s age, provide information about your family (name, gender, and birthday of your child, or your due date if you're expecting). Note: We have strict privacy standards and will never share your information with other companies.


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