Sunday, November 30, 2014

Cyber Monday Sale Shopping - A Comprehensive List of Sales and Deals to Save You Time and Money

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a very relaxing and enjoying Thanksgiving Holiday weekend! Did you shop the Black Friday sales, either online or in store? I have never gone out Black Friday shopping in the wee hours of the morning. I much prefer to do my shopping online, at home, in my jammies. However, my hubby and I did go to Murdoch's and Walmart in the afternoon to do some Christmas shopping for the boys.

On Saturday the two of us drove to Kalispell for a little more Christmas shopping. We went to the Army/Navy store, Jo-Ann Fabrics (so I could take advantage of their 50% off sale on fabrics), Target, Dollar Tree, and Murdoch's again (can you tell that I love that store?) The high temp in Kalispell was 11 degrees Fahrenheit with snow and very strong winds, so I wore my new Lands' End Shimmer Down Parka in black, along with my J.Crew Wool Plaid Scarf in grey, and Sorel Winter Fancy™ Boots (Instagram pic). I felt plenty warm, even in the freezing temps, so they are all working well at doing the jobs they were intended for. :)

After all of our shopping trips to the stores and online this past weekend, we have just about all the boys gift purchased, other than a few more we are still contemplating...yay! It's nice to have most of it taken care of since this month will be extra busy with the boys' Christmas programs, parties, etc.

In other shopping related news...there are a LOT of great Cyber Monday sales and deals taking place today, so I've compiled a list of a large majority of them to (hopefully) make your Christmas and Holiday shopping a little easier...just click on the name of the retailer to shop their sale. :)

*6pm.com: 15% off with code 6PMCYBMON113020141535.

*Andrew Marc: up to 80% off sitewide

*Anthropologie: 20% off sale items plus free shipping on all orders with code EXTRAJOLLY.

*Ann Taylor: 50% off your purchase with code CYBER50.

*Asos: 30% off with code ILOVEMONDAYS until 12.2 (3am EST).

*Banana Republic: 40% off sitewide with code CYBER.

*BB Dakota: 30% plus free shipping with code CYBER30

*BHLDN: additional 20% off sale with code SAYIDO.

*Bloomingdale's: 25% off a selection of regular and sale price items. Better yet, it's the Designer Handbag Sale! Save up to 30 percent on designer handbags through Dec. 7.

*Blue & Cream: Save 20 percent Off Sitewide with code COLDTURKEY.

*BLUEFLY: up to an extra 50% off.

*Boden: 25% off sitewide + free shipping and free returns with code 4A6H until 12.11.

*Boutique To You: 25 percent Of Sitewide with code TDAY25 until Dec. 1.

*Brooks Brothers: 30% off select styles + 10% off your entire purchase. Save 30 percent off fall sweaters, including cashmere and all fall outerwear thru Dec 1.

*Cabela's: save up to 80% plus free shipping on on all orders with code 4WINTER thru Dec. 3.

*Calvin Klein: free shipping on 12.1.

*Charlotte Russe: 30% off sitewide.

*Club Monaco: check out their biggest sale of the year.

*Converse: free ground shipping through Dec. 19.

*Current/Elliott: 25% off sitewide with code THANKS from 11.26 - 12.01

*Delia's: 50% off sitewide + free shipping from with code CYBER50.

*DVF: 40% off select styles from 11.25 - 12.01

*Equipment: 25% off sitewide with code THANKS from 11.26 - 12.01

*Express: 50% off sitewide + free shipping.

*Forever 21: 20% off $60+ with code CYBER20 - 30% off $120+ with code CYBER30>

*Forzieri: 20% off season’s collections for men & women (minimum $300) with code 20BLACK from 11.28 - 12.03

*Fossil - $25 Off $150, $50 Off $200, + Free Shipping & Returns on All Orders

*Free People: additional 25% off all sale items.

*French Connection: 40% off sitewide with code FC40BF.

*Frye - spend $400+, get an eGift card for $100

*GAP: 40% off sitewide with code CYBER.

*House of Harlow - 35% Off all apparel and shoes incl sale.

*Hudson Jeans: additional 20% off select styles + free shipping with code CYBER20

*J Brand: 25% off select styles.

*J.Crew: Get 30 percent off full-price styles and 40% off sale styles plus free shipping/no minimum with code MONDAY.

*J.Crew Factory: Get 50 percent off everything plus an extra 10% off & free shipping with code YOUVEGOTSALE.

*James Perse: Check out the holiday sale and free shipping.

*Juicy Couture - 60% off sitewide + free shipping with code EATSLEEPSHOP

*Karen Kane: 20% off sitewide plus daily specials with code CYBERMONDAY.

*Kate Spade New York: 30% Off the entire site with code CYBER30 plus $5 ground shipping in the US and $10 in Canada.

*Kate Spade Saturday: 30% off sitewide with code OHWOW.

*Kohl's - get an extra 20% off with code CYBERTAKE20 until 12.3. Free shipping on orders of $25+ until 12.3.

*Lacoste: 50% off select styles from 11.28 thru the weekend

*Lands' End: Get 40-50 percent off select categories each day and 30 percent off the remainder of your order through Nov. 30.

*Les Nouvelles: Get an additional 25 percent off all sale items with code TURKEYTROT until Dec. 2.

*Lilly Pulitzer: free gift with purchases at any spend, receive additional gift with purchase of $75+ from 11.28 - 12.01

*Little Circus: Get 20 percent off your purchase of clothing & shoes through Dec. 1 with code THANKS, and each time you spend $50, you'll get $10 back.

*L.K. Bennett: 30% off sitewide + free shipping with code AW14.

*Lord & Taylor: Get an extra 20 percent off almost everything and 25 percent off fine jewelry through Nov. 30 with code THANKS.

*Loft: Save 50 percent off your purchase with code MONDAY.

*Lucky Brand Jeans: Save 40 percent on all orders and get free shipping, too.

*Macy's: Get 15 percent off sitewide (10% in select depts.) plus free shipping on $50+ with code CYBER. Over 1000 new specials added today.

*Madewell: Get 25 percent off sitewide with code GIFTON.

*Max Studio: 50% off select styles + additional 30% off entire store with code CYBER2014

*Metropark: Get 25 percent off with code CYBERDAY through Dec. 2.

*Milly: 25% off site wide + extra 10% off final sale with code CM2014

*ModCloth: 25% off sitewide with code CYBERMONDAY until 12.3.

*Net-a-Porter - Enjoy Up to 50 Percent Off now through Dec. 31.

*Nike: Through Dec. 22, get free returns and take an additional 25 percent off clearance through Dec. 2.

*Nordstrom: A flurry of savings up to 40 percent off, plus free shipping and free returns.

*Old Navy: 40% off sitewide with code CYBER.

*PacSun: 30% off sitewide plus free shipping on all orders.

*Paige Denim: 30% off sitewide with code CYBER30.

*Pendleton: Free shipping no minimum with code GIFTSHIP.

*Pink Mascara: Get 25 percent off with code CYBERDAY through Dec. 2.

*Piperlime: 30% off sitewide + 40% off markdowns CYBERSALE.

*Rachel Pally: 25% off sitewide with code THANKFUL from 11.28 - 12.01

*Revolve: 20% off final sale with code cybermonday20

*Saks Fifth Avenue: up to 50% off select styles.

*Shoebuy.com - Get 30 percent off with code EMLCYBER14. Free shipping and returns on all orders.

*Shopbop: Take up to 25 percent off your order with code GOBIG14 until Dec. 1. This includes all full-price & sale styles.

*Sole Society: 30% off entire site.

*Sundance - get 20% off orders of $150 full-priced items with code EMCM14

*Target: Free shipping on all orders for the Holidays. Buy one get one 50 percent off clothing, shoes, & accessories.

*Tommy Hilfiger: 50% off sitewide with code CMREWARD from 12.1 - 12.2.

*Toms: 25% off everything (excludes core classics and sale items) with code CHEER from 11.27 - 12.01.

*Topshop: 30% off select product, and 2 for 1 on mid-season sale items from 11.27 - 12.01.

*Tory Burch: Save up to 30% off + free shipping & gift packaging with code LUCKY from 11.26 - 12.01.

*Trina Turk: 20$ off $200, 25% off $400, 30% off $600.

***Be sure to check out my post on Black Friday 2014 Deals at Amazon.com here...lots of amazing deals to be found, plus you can find out how to get free 2-day shipping on your orders, too!

Have a lovely day, and Happy Cyber Monday Sale Shopping! :)


Outfit Post - What I Wore...

Hello everyone! I hope you are having a lovely weekend so far! I have been sharing pics of what I've been wearing each day on my Instagram page again this past week, so I thought I'd also share them here on my blog. A sort of 'Outfit Post Recap', if you will, for those who want the details of each look, who do not follow me on Instagram, or possibly do not even use it at all.

Here are the outfits I wore this past week...

11.23.14: - Spent the afternoon at home hanging out with my guys.


Outfit Details:

*J.Crew Vintage slim jeans in rustic wash - Similar here and here
*Lands' End Easy Flex Clogs in black leather - Similar here and here in black

11.24.14: - No Biology class to pick Jake up from this week, and no homeschooling, but I did have to run a couple of errands. My hubby and I also went to the market for groceries.


Outfit Details:

*Under Armour® Men's Pullover Hoodie - Similar in black/graphite
*J.Crew Vintage slim jeans in rustic wash - Similar here and here
*Sorel Winter Fancy™ Boot - Sorel is selling the Winter Fancy™ II Boot this year, which appears to be the same boot except it does not have the flowers imprinted on it. The boot is also sold at Nordstrom, Amazon, and Anthropologie.

11.25.14: - Jake did not have Biology class, Wyatt did not have therapy, and we took the week off from homeschooling, so I was able to spend the day at home catching up on work.
I wore my sweats the entire day, and felt I should spare you any kind of IRL photo. :)

11.26.14: - Spent the day working, then we all went into town so hubby and the boys could get haircuts. Made one last stop by the market to pick up a forgotten item for Thanksgiving Dinner, too.


Outfit Details:

*Banana Republic Silk-Cashmere Turtleneck in brown - Similar in heather brown
*J.Crew Vintage slim jeans in rustic wash - Similar here and here
*Sorel Winter Fancy™ Boot - Sorel is selling the Winter Fancy™ II Boot this year, which appears to be the same boot except it does not have the flowers imprinted on it. The boot is also sold at Nordstrom, Amazon, and Anthropologie.

11.27.14: - This was Thanksgiving Day, and I spent the morning in my workout clothes while cooking our meal. Once I had everything prepped and basically ready to go I got cleaned up and changed. The photo below is a repeat from 10.9 since I didn't have time to snap one on the holiday, but it's the same thing I wore for our Thanksgiving dinner (minus the bag, of course).


Outfit Details:

*Gold Crossbody Bag from TJ Maxx last year - Similar here and here

11.28.14: - Black Friday. I have never gone out Black Friday shopping in the wee hours of the morning. I much prefer to do my shopping online, at home, in my jammies. However, my hubby and I did go to Murdoch's and Walmart in the afternoon to do some Christmas shopping for the boys.


Outfit Details:

*Under Armour® Women's ColdGear Fitted Long Sleeve Crewneck Tee in charcoal grey - Similar in carbon heather/metallic silver
*J.Crew Vintage slim jeans in rustic wash - Similar here and here
*Baggallini Crossbody Bag - Similar

11.29.14: - Hubby and I drove to Kalispell for a little more Christmas shopping. We went to the Army/Navy store, Jo-Ann Fabrics (so I could take advantage of their 50% off sale on fabrics), Target, Dollar Tree, and Murdoch's again (can you tell that I love that store?) The high temp in Kalispell was 11 degrees Fahrenheit with snow and very strong winds.


Outfit Details:

*Lands' End Canvas Crewneck Cashmere Sweater in red - Similar here in electric red and here in tomato
*J.Crew Vintage slim jeans in rustic wash - Similar here and here
*Sorel Winter Fancy™ Boot - Sorel is selling the Winter Fancy™ II Boot this year, which appears to be the same boot except it does not have the flowers imprinted on it. The boot is also sold at Nordstrom, Amazon, and Anthropologie.

That's it for now...I hope you all have a beautiful and relaxing Sunday!


P.S. To see my previous 'What I Wore' Outfit Posts click here.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

J.Crew New Arrival Picks - What I'm Loving

Hello everyone! I hope you're having a lovely weekend so far! As many of you may already know, J.Crew added New Arrivals to their website earlier this week...yay!
They are also offering an Extra 30% Off Full-Price Styles plus an Extra 40% off Promo-Priced and Sale Items with code MONDAY at checkout until the end of today. Shipping is FREE on ALL ORDERS, too.

Click here to check out the new additions, and take a peek at my personal picks below. :)
1. Canadian Sweater Company™ traditional zip cardigan -
This looks so cozy, plus I love the colors and pattern, not to mention that it is 100% wool and hand knitted, according to the description, at least.

2. Alpine turtleneck -
Yes please!!!

3. Ski sweater -
So adorable, and now that I live where it snows it would actually make more sense to wear...plus it's 100% wool.

4. Mixed cable sweater -
Another one that appears to be 100% wool, instead of a blend. I hope J.Crew continues this 'trend', LOL. On this one I really like the hthr graphite colorway.

5. Harley of Scotland Fair Isle sweater -
So pretty, and I would imagine that it's incredibly soft, too. I really like both colors, but especially the roasted pecan.

6. Fisherman cable knit turtleneck -
I love fisherman sweaters, and this one looks incredibly cozy. It also reminds me of the
Aran Crafts™ for J.Crew Cabled Turtleneck Sweater from last year. I own that one, and have worn it several times already this season (Instagram pic).

7. Boyfriend flannel shirt in horizon blue -
Such a pretty shade of blue, and I love the longer length. (See it here on Rynetta.)

8. Lambswool classic Fair Isle sweater -
Really like this one, in the neutral combo especially. It looks rather cropped in the online pic, but I'm hoping that's just because the model is tall, and it's shorter on her.


10. Painter tee with leather trim -
So adorable! I love anything leather, and the trim really elevates the look of the tee from ordinary to something special. Think how nice it will look peeking out from under a blazer or jacket. They could have done without the exposed zipper in back, but it wouldn't be a deal breaker for me. In fact, I wouldn't mind having this one in all three colors.

11. Cabin sweater -
Another 100% wool sweater...yes please!!!

12. Golden ikat tee -
This one reminds me of the tees that J.Crew offered several years ago. The gold metallic makes this one extra nice for the Holiday season, and another tee that would be really cute peeking out from under a blazer, jacket, or even a cardigan.

13. Studded tank -
I really like this one a lot better than the linen version. Once again, I'm thinking how adorable it will be under a blazer, not to mention super cute worn next summer with a pair of crop pants and sandals.

14. Floral lace shift dress -
How gorgeous is this dress? The electric red would be so lovely worn for a Holiday party, but all four colors are equally lovely.

15. Jeweled roll-sleeve tee -
I do not tend to go for jeweled neckline clothing, but I quite like how understated this one is. Just like the other tees above, this would be really cute peeking out from under a blazer or jacket.

16. Colby crossbody bag in mixed leather -
Oh how lovely! The combination of navy and black leather is simply divine.

17. Pajama set in holiday lights -
Oh my goodness...how absolutely adorable, and simply perfect for the Holiday season, not to mention Christmas morning!

18. Colby satchel in mixed leather -
J.Crew does the satchel silhouette so well, and the navy/black leather color combination makes this one extra special.

19. Collection cashmere scarf in dot -
Cashmere and polka dots...what's not to love?

20. Slouchy cashmere hat -
Just imagine how soft and cozy this would feel. I would like to have one in all three colors, personally.

21. Geo fair isle scarf -
J.Crew has continued to offer such lovely colors and prints on their scarves this season, and this one is no exception. Love that it is black with the burgundy instead of navy/burgundy this time. Really hoping to get this one sometime in the near future.

22. Classic stripe scarf -
Stripes plus 100% wool...why, yes please! I'm sure it will come as no surprise that I would choose the navy/pewter colorway. :)

23. Collection ribbed cashmere scarf -
I will be needing this one in all three colors to go with my slouchy cashmere hats, please! Of course that isn't going to happen since they are so spendy, but maybe I'll be able to catch one on supersale eventually.

24. Wool plaid scarf -
How pretty, and it looks as if it's selling quickly, too. I wouldn't mind having both colors, but I especially like the hthr neutral colorway.

What are your thoughts on the new arrivals at J.Crew? Are you planning on taking advantage of the extra % off to purchase any of them? Have you already placed an order, or tried any of them on IRL? Any particular item you recommend? Please do share!

Have a lovely day! :)

Shopping the After Thanksgiving Sales - A Comprehensive List of Deals and Promotions

***This post has been updated on 11.30.14 with numerous 'Cyber Sunday' sales and deals.

There are a LOT of great After Thanksgiving sales and deals taking place this weekend, so I've compiled a list of a large majority of them to (hopefully) make your Christmas and Holiday shopping a little easier...just click on the name of the retailer to shop their sale. :)

*6pm.com: mega sale extended - save up to 80% off thru 11.30.

*Aerie: Take 40 percent off through Nov. 30 with code GOBBLEUP. Also, get free PJ pants with buy one, get one free.

*American Eagle: Take 40 percent off and free shipping with code GOBBLEUP. Offer ends Nov. 30

*Andrew Marc: up to 70% off & free shipping

*Anthropologie: 20% off sale items with code HOLIDAY20 thru 11.30.

*Ann Taylor: 50% off your purchase with code CYBER50 until 12.1.

*Asos: 30% off with code TGIBF from 11.27 (8pm EST) – 11.30 (8pm EST)

*Athleta: 20% off with code FIT20 from 11.28 - 11.30

*Banana Republic: 40% off sitewide with code CYBER from 11.30 - 12.1.

*BB Dakota: 30% off sitewide with code CYBER30 from 11.30 - 12.1.

*BHLDN: new markdowns in every category on 11.28

*Bloomingdale's: Save up to 50 percent off sitewide, and take $25 off almost every $200 purchase with free shipping and free returns through Nov. 30. Explore the Baby Sale and save 20-40 percent on a great selection of infant merchandise through Nov. 30. Better yet, it's the Designer Handbag Sale! Save up to 30 percent on designer handbags through Dec. 7.

*Blue & Cream: Save 15 percent Off Sitewide with code EARLYBIRD.

*BLUEFLY: up to 80% off thru 11.30.

*Boden: 30% off sitewide + free shipping and free returns from 11.27 - 11.30

*Boutique To You: 25 percent Of Sitewide with code TDAY25 until Dec. 1.

*Brooks Brothers: 15% off + free shipping from 11.27 - 11.29. (Use your BB credit card & save 20% off). Save 30 percent off fall sweaters, including cashmere and all fall outerwear thru Dec 1.

*Cabela's: save up to 80% plus free shipping on on all orders with code 4WINTER thru Dec. 3.

*Calvin Klein: 40% off sitewide on 11.29 - 11.30.

*Charlotte Russe: 30% off sitewide.

*Club Monaco: up to 30% off with code TGIBF thru 11.30.

*Converse: Save an additional 25 percent with code 25MORE through Nov. 30, and save even more with free ground shipping through Dec. 19.

*Current/Elliott: 25% off sitewide with code THANKS from 11.26 - 12.01

*Delia's: 40% off sitewide + free shipping from with code NOCROWD thru Nov. 30.

*DVF: 40% off select styles from 11.25 - 12.01

*Equipment: 25% off sitewide with code THANKS from 11.26 - 12.01

*Express: Get and extra 60 percent off women's clearance items through Nov. 30.

*Forever 21: Black Friday deals under $5, $10, $20 + extra 30% off clearance from 11.27 - 11.30

*Forzieri: 20% off season’s collections for men & women (minimum $300) with code 20BLACK from 11.28 - 12.03

*Free People: up to 50% off select items on 11.30.

*French Connection: 30% off sitewide with code 30FCBF until 11.30.

*GAP: 40% off sitewide with code CYBER from 11.30 - 12.1..

*Hudson Jeans: 60% off select styles + free shipping from 11.28 - 11.30

*J Brand: 30% Off Select Styles with code BLKFRI2014 until 11.30.

*J.Crew: Get 30 percent off full-price styles and 40% off sale styles with code HOLIDAY until Nov. 30.

*J.Crew Factory: Get 50 percent off everything plus free shipping on orders of $50+ with code THANKS until Nov. 30.

*James Perse: Check out the holiday sale and free shipping.

*Karen Kane: 25% off sale and weekend specials with code BLACKFRIDAY from 11.28 - 11.30

*Kate Spade New York: 30% Off the entire site with code CYBER30 plus $5 ground shipping in the US and $10 in Canada.

*Kate Spade Saturday: 30% off sitewide + free shipping with code DEALME from 11.26 - 11.30

*Lacoste: 50% off select styles from 11.28 thru the weekend

*Lands' End: Get 40-50 percent off select categories each day and 30 percent off the remainder of your order through Nov. 30.

*Lilly Pulitzer: free gift with purchases at any spend, receive additional gift with purchase of $75+ from 11.28 - 12.01

*Little Circus: Get 20 percent off your purchase of clothing & shoes through Dec. 1 with code THANKS, and each time you spend $50, you'll get $10 back.

*L.K. Bennett: 30% off sitewide with code LKBBF from 11.26 - 11.30

*Les Nouvelles: Get an additional 25 percent off all sale items with code TURKEYTROT until Dec. 2.

*Lord & Taylor: Get an extra 20 percent off almost everything and 25 percent off fine jewelry through Nov. 30 with code THANKS.

*Loft: Save 40 percent off your purchase from 11.28 - 11.30.

*Lucky Brand Jeans: Save 40 percent on all orders and get free shipping, too.

*Madewell: Get 25 percent off sitewide through Nov. 30 with code GIFTON.

*Max Studio: 50% off select styles thru 11.30.

*Metropark: Get 25 percent off with code CYBERDAY through Dec. 2.

*Milly: 25% off sitewide from 11.28 - 11.30

*ModCloth: 50% Off 100s of new arrivals from 11.26 - 11.30 at 10am PT

*Nike: Through Dec. 22, get free returns and take an additional 25 percent off clearance through Dec. 2.

*Nordstrom: A flurry of savings up to 40 percent off, plus free shipping and free returns.

*Old Navy: 40% off sitewide with code CYBER from 11.30 - 12.1.

*PacSun: buy one get one 50% off select categories plus free shipping on all orders.

*Paige Denim: 20% off sitewide with code CYBER20 from 11.28 - 11.30

*Pendleton: Free shipping no minimum with code GIFTSHIP.

*Pink Mascara: Get 25 percent off with code CYBERDAY through Dec. 2.

*Piperlime: 30% off sitewide + 40% off markdowns with code CYBERSALE from 11.30 - 12.1.

*Rebecca Taylor: Save 30 percent on sale items with code BF30 through Nov. 30.

*Rachel Pally: 25% off sitewide with code THANKFUL from 11.28 - 12.01

*Rebecca Taylor: 30% off sale items with code BF30.

*Revolve: select items up to 80% off from 11.28 - 11.30

*Saks Fifth Avenue: up to 50% off select styles.

*Shoebuy.com - Get 25 percent off with code SAVINGS14 thru 11.30. Free shipping and returns on all orders.

*Shopbop: Take up to 25 percent off your order with code GOBIG14 until Dec. 1. This includes all full-price & sale styles.

*Sole Society: 30% off all shoes & bags until 11.30.

*Stella & Dot: 25 percent off all sale items now through Nov. 30.

*Target: Free shipping on all orders for the Holidays. 40 percent off sweaters, buy one get one 50 percent off boots, wallets, and handbags, plus more Black Friday deals start here right now.

*Tommy Hilfiger: 40% off sitewide with code BF40 from 11.26 - 11.30.

*Toms: 25% off everything (excludes core classics and sale items) with code CHEER from 11.27 - 12.01.

*Topshop: 30% off select product, and 2 for 1 on mid-season sale items from 11.27 - 12.01.

*Tory Burch: Save up to 30% off + free shipping & gift packaging with code LUCKY from 11.26 - 12.01.

*Trina Turk: 30% off sitewide thru 11.30.

***Be sure to check out my post on Black Friday 2014 Deals at Amazon.com here...lots of amazing deals to be found, plus you can find out how to get free 2-day shipping on your orders, too!

Enjoy your day, and Happy Sale Shopping! :)

Friday, November 28, 2014

Black Friday Sale Shopping - A Comprehensive List of Sales and Deals to Save You Time and Money


***This post has been UPDATED with current sale information as of 11.29.14.

Hello everyone! I hope all of you in the U.S. had a very Happy Thanksgiving yesterday! This was our family's first Thanksgiving in Montana, so it was extra special for us this year.
We are so very thankful to have been able to make the move out here, find a home, and finally start feeling more settled in. :)

So...did you shop any of the Pre-Black Friday sales? I took advantage of the 50% off at GAP to order this shirt jacket for Wyatt, and threw in this fair isle wool beanie to get free shipping.

The merona puffer jacket that I blogged about here got marked down to $35.99 with free shipping, so I decided to go ahead and order one to give it a try. If I decide it's not going to work, then I'll return it to the Target in Kalispell the next time we make the trip up there. I do think it's a really nice jacket though, especially for the current sale price, so it will more than likely be a keeper for me.

As for Christmas shopping, I have ordered several of the boys' gifts from Amazon.com, since I get the free 2-day shipping for being an Amazon Prime Member, and most of the time the prices are equal to or less than what they are at the various retail stores. I do still have a few more things to pick up for each of the boys, but at least I've gotten part of my Christmas shopping taken care of.

Speaking of shopping...there are a LOT of great Black Friday deals taking place today, so I've compiled a list of a large majority of them to (hopefully) make your Christmas and Holiday shopping a little easier...just click on the name of the retailer to shop their sale. :)

*6pm.com: mega sale extended - save up to 80% off thru 11.30.

*Aerie: Take 40 percent off through Nov. 30 with code GOBBLEUP. Also, get free PJ pants with buy one, get one free.

*American Eagle: Take 40 percent off and free shipping with code GOBBLEUP. Offer ends Nov. 30

*Andrew Marc: 24-hour flash sale, up to 80% off sitewide from 11.28 - 11.29 (until 7pm)

*Anthropologie: 20% off sale items with code HOLIDAY20 thru 11.30.

*Ann Taylor: 50% off your purchase with code THANKS until 11.29.

*Asos: 30% off with code TGIBF from 11.27 (8pm EST) – 11.30 (8pm EST)

*Athleta: 20% off with code FIT20 from 11.28 - 11.30

*Banana Republic: 50% off 1 full-priced item with code BRFIFTY from 11.27 - 11.28 & 40% off sitewide with code BRFORTY from 11.27 - 11.28

*BB Dakota: 30% off full-price styles with code THANKS30 from 11.27 - 11.29

*BHLDN: new markdowns in every category on 11.28

*Bloomingdale's: Save up to 50 percent off sitewide, and take $25 off almost every $200 purchase with free shipping and free returns through Nov. 30. Explore the Baby Sale and save 20-40 percent on a great selection of infant merchandise through Nov. 30. Better yet, it's the Designer Handbag Sale! Save up to 30 percent on designer handbags through Dec. 7.

*Blue & Cream: Save 15 percent Off Sitewide with code EARLYBIRD.

*BLUEFLY: up to 80% off thru 11.30.

*Boden: 30% off sitewide + free shipping and free returns from 11.27 - 11.30

*Boutique To You: 25 percent Of Sitewide with code TDAY25 until Dec. 1.

*Brooks Brothers: 15% off + free shipping from 11.27 - 11.29. (Use your BB credit card & save 20% off). Save 30 percent off fall sweaters, including cashmere and all fall outerwear thru Dec 1.

*Cabela's: save up to 80% plus free shipping on on all orders with code 4WINTER thru Dec. 3.

*Calvin Klein: 40% off sitewide on 11.29 - 11.30.

*Charlotte Russe: up to 60% off + free shipping from 11.27 - 11.29

*Club Monaco: up to 30% off with code TGIBF thru 11.30.

*Converse: Save an additional 25 percent with code 25MORE through Nov. 30, and save even more with free ground shipping through Dec. 19.

*Current/Elliott: 25% off sitewide with code THANKS from 11.26 - 12.01

*Delia's: 40% off sitewide + free shipping from with code NOCROWD thru Nov. 30.

*DVF: 40% off select styles from 11.25 - 12.01

*Equipment: 25% off sitewide with code THANKS from 11.26 - 12.01

*Express: Get and extra 60 percent off women's clearance items through Nov. 30.

*Forever 21: Black Friday deals under $5, $10, $20 + extra 30% off clearance from 11.27 - 11.30

*Forzieri: 20% off season’s collections for men & women (minimum $300) with code 20BLACK from 11.28 - 12.03

*Free People: up to 50% off select items on 11.30.

*French Connection: 30% off sitewide with code 30FCBF from 11.25 - 11.28

*GAP: 40% off sitewide with code GIFT on 11.29.

*Hudson Jeans: 60% off select styles + free shipping from 11.28 - 11.30

*J Brand: 30% sitewide from 11.27 - 11.29

*J.Crew: Get 30 percent off full-price styles and 40% off sale styles with code HOLIDAY until Nov. 30.

*J.Crew Factory: Get 50 percent off everything plus free shipping on orders of $50+ with code THANKS until Nov. 30.

*James Perse: Check out the holiday sale and free shipping.

*Karen Kane: 25% off sale and weekend specials with code BLACKFRIDAY from 11.28 - 11.30

*Kate Spade New York: 25% Off with code HOLLYJOLLY plus $5 ground shipping in the US and $10 in Canada. Shop the Surprise Sale - Black Friday Edition here to save up to 75% Off thru 11.29.

*Kate Spade Saturday: 30% off sitewide + free shipping with code DEALME from 11.26 - 11.30

*Lacoste: 50% off select styles from 11.28 thru the weekend

*Lands' End: Get 40-50 percent off select categories each day and 30 percent off the remainder of your order through Nov. 30.

*Lilly Pulitzer: free gift with purchases at any spend, receive additional gift with purchase of $75+ from 11.28 - 12.01

*Little Circus: Get 20 percent off your purchase of clothing & shoes through Dec. 1 with code THANKS, and each time you spend $50, you'll get $10 back.

*L.K. Bennett: 30% off sitewide with code LKBBF from 11.26 - 11.30

*Les Nouvelles: Get an additional 25 percent off all sale items with code TURKEYTROT until Dec. 2.

*Lord & Taylor: Get an extra 20 percent off almost everything and 25 percent off fine jewelry through Nov. 30 with code THANKS.

*Loft: Save 40 percent off your purchase from 11.28 - 11.30.

*Lucky Brand Jeans: Save 40 percent on all orders and get free shipping, too.

*Madewell: Get 25 percent off sitewide through Nov. 30 with code GIFTON.

*Max Studio: 50% off select styles thru 11.30.

*Metropark: Get 25 percent off with code CYBERDAY through Dec. 2.

*Milly: 25% off sitewide from 11.28 - 11.30

*ModCloth: 50% Off 100s of new arrivals from 11.26 - 11.30 at 10am PT

*Nike: Through Dec. 22, get free returns and take an additional 25 percent off clearance through Dec. 2.

*Nordstrom: A flurry of savings up to 40 percent off, plus free shipping and free returns.

*Old Navy: Get 15% off online with code GRAVY.

*PacSun: buy one get one 50% off select categories plus free shipping on all orders.

*Paige Denim: 20% off sitewide with code CYBER20 from 11.28 - 11.30

*Pendleton: Save 20 percent on outerwear with code WARM20 plus free shipping on orders of $200 with code GIFT14.

*Pink Mascara: Get 25 percent off with code CYBERDAY through Dec. 2.

*Piperlime: 25% off with code THANKFUL25 on 11.29.

*Rebecca Taylor: Save 30 percent on sale items with code BF30 through Nov. 30.

*Rachel Pally: 25% off sitewide with code THANKFUL from 11.28 - 12.01

*Rebecca Taylor: 30% off sale items with code BF30.

*Revolve: select items up to 80% off from 11.28 - 11.30

*Saks Fifth Avenue: up to 60% off select styles from 11.26 - 11.28

*Shoebuy.com - Get 25 percent off with code SAVINGS14 thru 11.30. Free shipping and returns on all orders.

*Shoes.com: Save 30 percent off sale shoes through Nov. 29 with code YAMS.

*Shopbop: Take up to 25 percent off your order with code GOBIG14 until Dec. 1. This includes all full-price & sale styles.

*Sole Society: 30% off all shoes & bags on 11.29

*Stella & Dot: 25 percent off all sale items now through Nov. 30.

*Target: Free shipping on all orders for the Holidays. 40 percent off sweaters, buy one get one 50 percent off boots, wallets, and handbags, plus more Black Friday deals start here right now.

*Tommy Hilfiger: 40% off sitewide with code BF40 from 11.26 - 11.30.

*Toms: 25% off everything (excludes core classics and sale items) with code CHEER from 11.27 - 12.01.

*Topshop: 30% off select product, and 2 for 1 on mid-season sale items from 11.27 - 12.01.

*Tory Burch: Save up to 30% off + free shipping & gift packaging with code LUCKY from 11.26 - 12.01.

*Trina Turk: 30% off sitewide thru 11.30.

***Be sure to check out my post on Black Friday 2014 Deals at Amazon.com here...lots of amazing deals to be found, plus you can find out how to get free 2-day shipping on your orders, too!

Enjoy your day, and Happy Black Friday Sale Shopping! :)

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Holiday Savings Aplenty - Black Friday Deals Taking Place Today


*6pm.com: 15% off with code 6PMEU112720141585 from 11.27 – 11.28

*Aerie: Take 40 percent off through Nov. 30 with code GOBBLEUP. Also, get free PJ pants with buy one, get one free.

*American Eagle: Take 40 percent off and free shipping with code GOBBLEUP. Offer ends Nov. 30

*Andrew Marc: Save up to 70 percent off plus free shipping.

*Anthropologie: 25% off sitewide with code HOLIDAY25 from 11.27 - 11.30

*Asos: Black Friday 30% off with code TGIBF from 11.27 (8pm EST) – 11.30 (8pm EST)

*Banana Republic: 50% off 1 full-priced item with code BRFIFTY from 11.27 - 11.28 & 40% off sitewide with code BRFORTY from 11.27 - 11.28

*BB Dakota: 30% off full-price styles with code THANKS30 from 11.27 - 11.29

*Bloomingdale's: Save up to 50 percent off sitewide, and take $25 off almost every $200 purchase with free shipping and free returns through Nov. 30. Explore the Baby Sale and save 20-40 percent on a great selection of infant merchandise through Nov. 30. Better yet, it's the Designer Handbag Sale! Save up to 30 percent on designer handbags through Dec. 7.

*Blue & Cream: Save 15 percent Off Sitewide with code EARLYBIRD.

*Boden: 30% off sitewide + free shipping and free returns from 11.27 - 11.30

*Boutique To You: 25 percent Of Sitewide with code TDAY25 until Dec. 1.

*Brooks Brothers: 15% off + free shipping from 11.27 - 11.29

*Cabela's: save up to 60% plus free shipping on on all orders with code 4WINTER on Nov. 27.

*Charlotte Russe: up to 60% off + free shipping from 11.27 - 11.29

*Converse: Save an additional 25 percent with code 25MORE through Nov. 30, and save even more with free ground shipping through Dec. 19.

*Current/Elliott: 25% off sitewide with code THANKS from 11.26 - 12.01

*Delia's: 50% off sitewide + free shipping from 11.27 - 11.28

*DVF: 40% off select styles from 11.25 - 12.01

*Equipment: 25% off sitewide with code THANKS from 11.26 - 12.01

*Express: Get 50 percent off everything Nov. 25 through Nov. 28

*Forever 21: Black Friday deals under $5, $10, $20 + extra 30% off clearance from 11.27 - 11.30

*French Connection: 30% off sitewide with code 30FCBF from 11.25 - 11.28

*GAP: 50% off sitewide with code BLKFRIDAY from 11.27 - 11.28

*J Brand: 30% sitewide from 11.27 - 11.29

*J.Crew: Get 30 percent off full-price styles and 40% off sale styles with code HOLIDAY until Nov. 30.

*J.Crew Factory: Get 50 percent off everything plus free shipping on orders of $50+ with code THANKS until Nov. 30.

*James Perse: Check out the holiday sale and free shipping.

*Kate Spade New York: Save up to 75 percent plus $5 ground shipping in the US and $10 in Canada.

*Kate Spade Saturday: 30% off sitewide + free shipping with code DEALME from 11.26 - 11.30

*Lands' End: Get 40-50 percent off select categories each day and 30 percent off the remainder of your order through Nov. 30.

*Little Circus: Get 20 percent off your purchase of clothing & shoes through Dec. 1 with code THANKS, and each time you spend $50, you'll get $10 back.

*L.K. Bennett: 30% off sitewide with code LKBBF from 11.26 - 11.30

*Les Nouvelles: Get an additional 25 percent off all sale items with code TURKEYTROT until Dec. 2.

*Lord & Taylor: Get an extra 20 percent off almost everything and 25 percent off fine jewelry through Nov. 30 with code THANKS.

*Lucky Brand Jeans: Save 40 percent on all orders and get free shipping, too.

*Madewell: Get 25 percent off sitewide through Nov. 30 with code GIFTON.

*Metropark: Get 25 percent off with code CYBERDAY through Dec. 2.

*ModCloth: 50% Off 100s of new arrivals from 11.26 - 11.30 at 10am PT

*Nike: Through Dec. 22, get free returns and take an additional 25 percent off clearance through Dec. 2.

*Nordstrom: A flurry of savings up to 40 percent off, plus free shipping and free returns.

*Old Navy: entire store will be 50% off from 11.27 (4pm) – 11.28

*Pendleton: Save 20 percent on outerwear with code WARM20 plus free shipping on orders of $200 with code GIFT14.

*Pink Mascara: Get 25 percent off with code CYBERDAY through Dec. 2.

*Piperlime: 25% off sitewide with code THANKFUL25 on 11.27

*Rebecca Taylor: Save 30 percent on sale items with code BF30 through Nov. 30.

*Saks Fifth Avenue: up to 60% off select styles from 11.26 - 11.28

*Shoebuy.com - Get 25 percent off with code PRETHANKS14 until Nov. 28. Free shipping and returns on all orders.

*Shoes.com: Save 30 percent off sale shoes through Nov. 29 with code YAMS.

*Shopbop: Take up to 25 percent off your order with code GOBIG14 until Dec. 1. This includes all full-price & sale styles.

*Stella & Dot: 25 percent off all sale items now through Nov. 30.

*Target: Free shipping on all orders for the Holidays. 40 percent off sweaters, buy one get one 50 percent off boots, wallets, and handbags, plus more Black Friday deals start here right now.

*Tommy Hilfiger: 40% off sitewide with code BF40 from 11.26 - 11.30

*Toms: 25% off everything (excludes core classics and sale items) with code CHEER from 11.27 - 12.01

*Topshop: 30% off select product, and 2 for 1 on mid-season sale items from 11.27 - 12.01

*Tory Burch: Save up to 30% off + free shipping & gift packaging with code LUCKY from 11.26 - 12.01.

***Be sure to check out my post on Black Friday 2014 Deals at Amazon.com here...lots of amazing deals to be found, plus you can find out how to get free 2-day shipping on your orders, too!

Have a very Happy Thanksgiving! :)

Giving Thanks...


"Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds."
~Theodore Roosevelt

"We give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way."
~Author Unknown

"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures."
~Thornton Wilder

“We can lift ourselves and others as well, when we refuse to remain in the realm of negative thought and cultivate within our hearts an attitude of gratitude.”
~Thomas S. Monson

15. “If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.”
~Harold Kushner

"Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action."
~W.J. Cameron

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow."
~Melody Beattie


From my family to yours...wishing you all an absolutely beautiful and blessed Thanksgiving Day!
May we never forget that there is always, always, always something to be thankful for. :)

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Shopping Simplified - Holiday Savings - A Comprehensive List of Pre-Black Friday Deals

It's that time of year again...Black Friday is quickly approaching, with many amazing deals to be found for all of your Christmas and Holiday shopping needs. However, this year most retailers are offering Black Friday savings early, so I have compiled a list to share many of the deals taking place right now...just click on the name of the retailer to shop their sale. :)

*American Eagle: Take 40 percent off and free shipping with code GOBBLEUP. Offer ends Nov. 30

*Aerie: Take 40 percent off through Nov. 30 with code GOBBLEUP. Also, get free PJ pants with buy one, get one free.

*Andrew Marc: Save up to 70 percent off plus free shipping.

*BackCountry.com: Save up to 50 percent off sitewide until Nov. 26. Free 2-day shipping on orders of $50+, too.

*Banana Republic: Get 30 percent off your purchase with code BRBLACK30 until Nov. 26.

*Bloomingdale's: Save up to 50 percent off sitewide, and take $25 off almost every $200 purchase with free shipping and free returns through Nov. 30. Explore the Baby Sale and save 20-40 percent on a great selection of infant merchandise through Nov. 30. Better yet, it's the Designer Handbag Sale! Save up to 30 percent on designer handbags through Dec. 7.

*Boutique To You: 25 percent Of Sitewide with code TDAY25 until Dec. 1.

*Blue & Cream: Save 15 percent Off Sitewide with code EARLYBIRD.

*Brooks Brothers: Save 30 percent off fall sweaters, including cashmere and all fall outerwear. Free shipping on all ground orders, too.

*Cabela's: Pre-Black Friday Daily Deals plus free shipping on orders of $49+ with code 4GIFTS until Nov. 26.

*C. Wonder: 40 percent Off Every Little Thing Sitewide. No code necessary, discount automatically applied at checkout.

*Calvin Klein: Save 30 percent with code CKHOLIDAY30.

*Charlotte Russe: 25 percent Off Sitewide. No code necessary, discount automatically applied at checkout.

*Converse: Save an additional 25 percent with code 25MORE through Nov. 30, and save even more with free ground shipping through Dec. 19.

*Cynthia Vincent: Get 25 percent off full-price items with code NOW25 plus free shipping on all orders.

*Express: Get 50 percent off everything Nov. 25 through Nov. 28

*GAP: Get 30 percent of your purchase with code HAPPY until Nov. 26.

*J.Crew: Get 30 percent off full-price styles and 40% off sale styles with code HOLIDAY until Nov. 30.

*J.Crew Factory: Get 50 percent off everything plus free shipping on orders of $50+ with code THANKS until Nov. 30.

*James Perse: Check out the holiday sale and free shipping.

*Kate Spade New York: Save up to 75 percent plus $5 ground shipping in the US and $10 in Canada.

*Lands' End: Get 40-50 percent off select categories each day and 30 percent off the remainder of your order through Nov. 30.

*Little Circus: Get 20 percent off your purchase of clothing & shoes through Dec. 1 with code THANKS, and each time you spend $50, you'll get $10 back.

*Les Nouvelles: Get an additional 25 percent off all sale items with code TURKEYTROT until Dec. 2.

*Lord & Taylor: Get an extra 20 percent off almost everything and 25 percent off fine jewelry through Nov. 30 with code THANKS.

*Lucky Brand Jeans: Save 40 percent on all orders and get free shipping, too.

*Madewell: Get 25 percent off sitewide through Nov. 30 with code GIFTON.

*Metropark: Get 25 percent off with code CYBERDAY through Dec. 2.

*Nike: Through Dec. 22, get free returns and take an additional 25 percent off clearance through Dec. 2.

*Nordstrom: A flurry of savings up to 40 percent off, plus free shipping and free returns.

*Old Navy: Get 30 percent of your purchase with code EARLYBIRD until Nov. 26.

*Pendleton: Save 20 percent on outerwear with code WARM20 plus free shipping on orders of $200 with code GIFT14.

*Pink Mascara: Get 25 percent off with code CYBERDAY through Dec. 2.

*Piperlime: Get an extra 40 percent off final sale with code EXTRACHIC until Nov. 26.

*Rebecca Taylor: Save 30 percent on sale items with code BF30 through Nov. 30.

*Saks OFF 5TH: Take an extra 40 percent off your purchase with code GOBBLE through Nov. 26.

*Shoebuy.com - Get 25 percent off with code PRETHANKS14 until Nov. 28. Free shipping and returns on all orders.

*Shoes.com: Save 30 percent off sale shoes through Nov. 29 with code YAMS.

*Shopbop: Take up to 25 percent off your order with code GOBIG14 until Dec. 1. This includes all full-price & sale styles.

*Stella & Dot: 25 percent off all sale items now through Nov. 30.

*Target: Free shipping on all orders for the Holidays. 40 percent off sweaters, buy one get one 50 percent off boots, wallets, and handbags, plus more Black Friday deals start here right now.

*Theory: Shop the Holiday Kickstart Sale and get 40 percent off select merchandise.

***Be sure to check out my post on Black Friday 2014 Deals at Amazon.com here...lots of amazing deals to be found, plus you can find out how to get free 2-day shipping on your orders, too!

Have a lovely day, and Happy Pre-Black Friday Sale Shopping!