Sunday, November 27, 2016

Black Friday Haul!

We are not those crazy people who wake up super early on Black Friday and wait in massive lines to get the best deals. I was that crazy person who woke up and immediately start watching Gilmore Girls...but that's another story :)

We decided to head out later in the afternoon and just take a look around and see what we could find and we came back with quite a bit! I prefer to get the CVS freebies, some cheap movies from Walmart, and a few other deals. At this point the majority of my Christmas shopping is done so I'm basically just looking for things I don't want to pay full price for.

We started off at Kohls where we picked up a toaster over for $5.26 after all discounts. Plus we are going to get a rebate which makes it a money maker!
I grabbed a new Taylor Swift perfume set since I've recently finished this perfume and needed a new bottle. Makeup brushes, a hair brush, and a couple of earrings later I met up with Tim and he had a pair of gloves and we checked out and headed to our next stop....

CVS! Always my favorite on Black Friday because there are so many free items after ECB's. Here's what I picked up for free/cheap: toothpaste, lysol wipes, pantyliners, canned veggies, candy, toothbrushes, mascara, batteries, and gum.

We headed off to Walmart next and picked up a ton of DVDs. I also grabbed a sweatshirt that was only $9.

Target was next on our list and I picked up The Red Queen book for only $5.

Bath and Body Works was buy 3 get 3 free so I purchased two gift sets, two candles, two soaps, and then also had a free item so I picked up a lotion as well. (I don't need any more lotion!)

We also stopped in Old Navy where I picked up pants for work at 50% off.

Basically we were exhausted after this excursion but were very happy with the amazing deals we got!

Did you go out Black Friday shopping?

Thursday, November 17, 2016

October and November Birchboxes!

Well I didn't share my October Birchbox last month and I had taken pictures and everything! So I decided to combine both last month and this month into one post so you guys can see everything.

Back in September I had talked about possibly canceling my subscription just due to the amount of products coming in to my collection. Just when I thought I would cancel, October's box was spectacular. Birchbox must've heard me...

I'm never a huge fan of perfumes that come in but I did really like this Clean White Woods perfume.  I haven't used it all but I have so much perfume I want to use up first.

This Clarins Energy Booster I have yet to try but it certainly looks interesting.

This is something that you mix into your moisturizer to energize your skin. It's an extremely small sample so I don't think there will be many uses in there!

I've used Parlor products before but I'm not sure I've ever used their conditioner. I always love a conditioner sample because I go through it so quickly. Right now I have a few I'm working through, but this one is ready to go into my rotation.

I love Moriccan Oil products! I think they make great products and was thrilled to see this in my box. It's already halfway gone in my desk at work and I am loving every drop of it!

I haven't used this Cleansing Milk by Juice Beauty yet but I do like Juice Beauty products. I have a ton of cleanser samples but I will definitely use this sooner or later.

I've never had a shadow stick before but this one by LOC is gorgeous!

I love the shimmer to it and it's a perfect color for day to day or for a night out. I always like when I can use a single eyeshadow instead of fussing with several in the morning. I love it!

The last product in my box (So many products right?!) is the Claris Multi Active Day which is a face cream that looks great. Right now I have a new moisturizer that I'm trying to see if it works day to day, but once it's done I will give this one a go!

Now for my November box...

The box itself is absolutely gorgeous this month!

Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Eye couldn't have come at a better time because I desperately needed an eye cream. My eyes look so tired every day and I'm on the hunt for an eye cream that can help me out. I can't wait to try this :)

Amika's Silken Up Dry Conditioner seems like a great product. I don't use a ton of dry shampoo but I'm definitely willing to give it a try. I know a lot of people use dry shampoo to give texture to their hair and I honestly don't need much texture because my hair is already crazy but conditioner might be a little more up my ally.

I selected this Coastal Scents Blush and Bronzer Palette to be included in my box and love how pretty it is! I haven't tried it yet but always love powder products.

Avene Soothing Moisture Mask looks great since it's for sensitive skin. I always appreciate things that are made for my skin so I don't break out. I have a few masks to use up first but then I will test this one out.

Last but not least is Bumble and Bumble's Hairdresser's Invisible Oil. I've already used this a couple of times when my hair has dried and when my hair has just been straightened. I LOVE oils for my hair, it makes them behave and seem silky and smooth.

So those are all my new products! I can't wait to use every one of them!
What products have you been trying lately?

Monday, November 14, 2016

Marissa's Birthday and Rachel's Baby Shower

Long time no see guys! 

Sometimes it's just nice to take a break and that's exactly what I needed to do last week. No worrying about posting, taking pictures, etc... 

Well I'm back to share our busy weekend! On Saturday night it was our friend Marissa's birthday excursion to Patriot Place! I've shared adventures in Patriot Place before and this one was just as fun! We hit up a few new-to-me spots which was great- I always love checking out new places!

The first was Saga, a Hibachi restaurant where we had dinner. I am not a huge fan of Hibachi at all but I actually enjoyed myself at dinner. I appreciated that the cook asked whether or not we wanted saki rather then just squirting it in everyone's mouth (I've had a bad experience at a local Hibachi restaurant...not everyone wants to drink!) and the food was good, which I always can appreciate.

After dinner we headed to Toby Keith's I Love This Bar. I had never been in this bar either, it was very country. The band playing did mix it up a little bit so we were able to enjoy other songs besides just country, but for the most was pretty country.

We had a good time though, enjoying a couple of drinks and the company of Marissa's 22nd birthday crew! (Yes, the fact that she's ONLY 22 is making me feel pretty old right now)

Excuse the grainy cell phone pictures...Someday I will have a nice camera!

Sunday morning started early since my mom and I had a baby shower to attend! Rachel is expecting a little girl in January and we were excited to head to the Madison Beach Hotel to shower her!

Of course what is a baby shower without babies?!

My mom couldn't get enough of Bella! She is a cuddly little girl and my mom just wanted to keep holding her :)

Emma and Bella has quite the escape plan though, they spent most of their time standing in the window staring out at the ocean.

So cute! These girls certainly kept the whole table on their toes when they were let loose! 

It was a great shower and nice to see everyone that I don't see very often! I can't believe how Rachel's belly is growing- it's so crazy to think a baby will be here before we know it!

This picture is when my mom told me that if we rubbed Rachel's belly we would get a wish. So I wished for a million dollars :)

It seems like only a few years ago we were back in 6th grade writing notes back and forth. Now we are trying to be grown ups?!

This last picture is when Rachel's sister Ally said that we looked like we were both glowing in the pictures she was taking. I said "I hope I'm not glowing" No babies over here anytime soon!

I hope everyone else had a fabulous weekend as well!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

CVS Couponing Week of 10/31/2016

Hey guys!

Just wanted to stop by and let you know that there is a new video up on my YouTube page for my CVS couponing for the week of 10/31/16. I got so many products for just over $5- Crazy!

So go check it out here:

Have a great day!