Summer Stuff I love (Grown Up Edition)

Friends- I’ve been working on this post for a few days. I’m not feeling especially summery today (and wasn’t yesterday afternoon either), but I’m hoping to distract you over the weekend, so on Monday we can come together and help our friends and family who will need us in the coming months. I’m spending the afternoon crunching on Sonic ice cubes!

It’s summer, and that means for most parents keeping the kids entertained (or letting them get bored), constantly filling the snack box/drawer, and looking for ways to make sure everyone makes it through the 12 weeks of Summer “vacation” without injury. I use vacation in quotes because it’s not a fun, leisure-filled 12 weeks. Most of us have to work, in addition to balancing all of… this.

BUT- That doesn’t mean that parents can’t have fun or enjoy their time in the summer sun. Here are a few things that I have recently come to love:

Sonic Ice Cubes. They are the little pebble ice cubes. If you don’t have a Sonic near you, or if you are looking for a way to make the perfect Sonic type ice at home, look for a Nugget or Pebble ice maker or ice tray. Walmart has a table top nugget ice maker here.

Electrolyte drinks. Not Gatorade, something better. I know a lot of people like Liquid IV, but this frugal lady likes Hydramate from Dollar Tree and Key Nutrients Lemonade flavor from Amazon. These newer electroylte drinks also have vitamins and other key nutrients that we can sometimes miss out on.

I made a list on Amazon of some of my other favorite things this summer:

  • Good SPF- Gotta take care of your skin. You only get one body!
  • Speaking of SPF, a Long sleeve 1/2 zip swim shirt. They are amazing.
  • Reusable cups with lids – I like the color changing cups.
  • Yoga strap for stretching- especially good after a long day behind the week (or a long day sitting on the floor building legos).
  • After Sun lotion- even if you wear a good SPF, the sun and the sea/pool water can dehydrate your skin.
  • Compression socks- seriously. We walk a lot in the summer, and wearing compression socks has really helped my feet and legs from getting so heavy and tired.
  • These sweet kicks from New Balance. They are my go to shoe for a day full of walking.
  • Beach Towels– JCPenney has a great selection and they are on sale!
  • Cuticle oil. The summer sun is rough on your hands, especially your cuticles. Give them some love.
  • Bermuda Shorts. I’m pale, I’m plus size, and I am not a fan of short shorts. Bermuda shorts cover all of my pale parts. And they make me happy because htey have decent sized pockets.
  • Character popsicles. There are a couiple places in San Diego where you can buy the popsicles that the ice cream man sells in bulk or at a discount. California Ice Cream and Candy in Lakeside (that’s near my house), and Circus Man Ice Cream in National City.  The kids and I hit up our local store each week and drop $20 on Spongebob, TMNT, Tweety Bird, and other popsicles. That’s about 13 or so, and that lasts us about a week! I personally love the Powerpuff Girl ones, they are orange and cherry flavored.

Talk Back: What are your favorite summer essentials?

Cents of Style: GRAB BAGS! Starting at $10!

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I look forward to this Cents of Style sale every year!

These Grab bags are ALWAYS a great deal, and I love surprises!

The grab bags retail from $39.99-$139.99, but are marked down right now PLUS you can enter an EXTRA 50% OFF and get them for ONLY $10-$35!! That is up to 75% off of retail!

GRAB BAG options:
2 Accessories for $10
4 piece- makeup, accessories & hair for $15
2 Graphics Grab bag for $20
4 Items, 2 clothing & 2 accessories, for $20
6 Items, 4 clothing & 2 accessories, for $35

Grab bags can include tops, pants, kimonos, lightweight sweaters, skirts, dresses, or jackets! The accessories can be hats, shoes, jewelry, scarves, hair accessories, socks, and the list goes on!

The coupon code is SURPRISES and it makes the price just $10 for 2 accessory items, $15 for 4 Accessories & makeup, $20 for 2 Graphics, $20 for 4 items, and $35 for 6 items, and remember FREE Shipping over $40!

 

Cents of Style: SEMI-ANNUAL CLEARANCE EVENT!

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It’s that time of year! The Cents of Style SEMI-ANNUAL CLEARANCE SALE!

Now through 2/21/2022, you have the opportunity to snag from 300 of their favorite and best-selling items an ADDITIONAL 50% off some already killer prices!! There are TONS of different items to choose from with sizes ranging from S-3XL.

There are so many items on sale, shirts, sweaters, pants, skirts, shorts, tanks, graphic tees, accessories, jewelry, and basically a little bit of everything! Don’t pass this up, because these prices are INSANE with items starting UNDER $5!

To take advantage of this deal, use coupon code BYEBYEBYE to take an EXTRA 50% OFF! Don’t forget FREE Shipping over $40! This deal ends 2/20 at midnight.

Cents of Style: HUGE Winter Giftables Collection Starting UNDER $5 & Nothing Over $20

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Cents of Style has a pretty sweet deal this week for Fashion Friday. If you are looking for some stocking stuffers or if you’ve got a Secret Santa coming up, these gifts are perfect!

Use the coupon code WONDERFUL to make these giftables starting UNDER $5 and no more than $20! Choose from TONS of options including beanies, warm socks, hard-soled slippers, jewelry, scarves, scrunchies, and gloves. Mix and match to your heart’s content; the color and style combos are endless! Don’t let this warm deal pass you by without snagging some of our most loved winter must-haves! These are STOCK UP prices!! Oh and to make this deal even better – BUY A GIFT, GET A GIFT- Free Scrunchie with each order!!! 

This deal is good through 12/8/2021 at Midnight.

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My Favorite Things and a $100 Gift Card Giveaway!

I had respite last night, so I ran some errands and stopped to pick up a couple of my favorite things, and after my trip to CVS the other day, I knew I had to do this post. I posted about my trip here on Instagram.

I’ve shared my favorite things before, and this autumn I’ve got some new favs to share.

Note: This list is 100% pumpkin and pumpkin spice free. I know y’all love both, but I’m not a big gourd fan.

Gaiam Finger Massager Dual-Sided Hand Massage Roller Tool for Circulation, Stress, Arthritis and Hand Pain Relief- I picked one of these up at Target and it has done wonders for my stiff hands and fingers. And less than $10. I use it daily.

Tree Hut Sugar Scrubs. I like the Moroccan Rose (which I assure you does not smell like roses or old ladies), but the mango is good too. I usually buy it at Target, and it comes in 4 or 5 scents. Because it’s made with sugar, you can use it on freshly shaved skin!

I needed new sneakers for my job, so I picked up these New Balance Women’s Fresh Foam 1080 V11 Running Shoes and it’s like walking on a cloud! If you’ve seen my Instagram feed, you’ve seen my weekly posts of my step counts. I get a lot of walking in each weekday, and my feet needed something more supportive.

Speaking of support, I’m going to fully embrace my descent into becoming an old lady when I tell you compression socks are where it’s at. Seriously, they keep my legs warm, and they keep the soreness in my feet and legs at bay. This is super important when you are walking upwards of 15,000 steps a day.

How do I have the energy to do all that walking? I’ve recently come to appreciate the Espresso Con Panna. It’s two (or more) shots of espresso topped with whipped cream. Yup. so delicious.  And water. Lots of water. don’t forget to hydrate!

And possibly my most favorite items this fall are Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant and Dermalogica UltraCalming Cleanser. I have been in love with these products for like 10 years. Probably longer. Ever since I was introduced to Dermalogica in beauty school, I fell in love with their products, and for the longest time, I didn’t use them because I couldn’t afford them.

Now it’s sold at CVS. In the fancy/expensive product area. Where it’s all locked up. I had a 30% off my entire purchase coupon and I also had some extra care bucks, so I decided to splurge.

My skin has not felt this good in so long, I am frugal, and I always try to use quality skincare products, but I think I’m going back to Dermalogica 100% now.

Life has kicked up a notch, and I’ve been so busy. You’ve probably noticed fewer posts here and on Social Media.

I wanted to celebrate my new job and this awesome season by giving away a $100 gift card. The winner gets to choose either an Amazon.com GC, or a Target gift card to be delivered via email. More information and deets will be listed below.

Enter the giveaway via Rafflecopter here. Your first step is to leave a comment on this blog post. I want to know what you would buy yourself if you won. I want you to spend this gift card on yourself! New cozy sweaters, or some of the items on my Favorite Things list! I’ll choose a winner on 11/6/21- that gives you plenty of time to enter- there are entries you can do daily.

**Details, etc. Contest available to US residents only. The winner will select from $100 Amazon.com GC or $100 target GC to be delivered via email within 24 business hours of confirmation/certification of the winner. Failure to respond within 24 business hours to the winning email will result in forfeiture of the prize and a runner-up will be selected.

 

Cents of Style 40% off the ENTIRE SITE

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Who says Back To School shopping has to be only for kids? Cents of Style is having an amazing fall sale this week for Fashion Friday!

They are offering 40% OFF SITEWIDE for ANYTHING (sale items included) on your ENTIRE order! With “Back to school” coming this is the PERFECT time to get all those things you’ve been eye-balling…or do you even need a reason!

The code is SAVEBIG and it takes 40% off the ENTIRE purchase!

Don’t forget FREE Shipping on ALL orders over $35!
The code is active ONLY until 8/15/21 at midnight.

Cents of Style Item Of The Week- 5/10/21- SPRING GRAB BAGS! Starting at $9.99

 

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You know what I love? So many things, but in this case, I love a good surprise. Cents of Style is hooking us all up with a surprise this week.

This week is grab bag week! These grab bags usually retail from $29.95-$139.95, but are marked down right now PLUS you can enter an EXTRA 20% OFF and get them for ONLY $9.99-$34.99! That is up to 75% off of retail!

SPRING GRAB BAG options:
2 Accessories or shoes for $9.99
2 Bottoms for $15.99
4 Items, 2 clothing & 2 accessories, for $19.99
6 Items, 4 clothing & 2 accessories, for $34.99

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Grab bag Grab bagTo take advantage of this amazing deal, make sure to use Coupon Code SURPRISEME.

Cents of Style Fashion Friday Blowout! Semi-Annual Clearance Starting Friday EXTRA 50% Off Lowest Price

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ClearanceI’m excited about this sale! Cents of Style has great deals and this week is no exception. Their Semi-Annual Clearance sale is going on through 2/23/2021 and they are offering an extra 50% off the lowest prices on TONS of different items to choose from with sizes ranging from S-3XL. That’s shirts, sweaters, pants, skirts, shorts, tanks, graphic tees, accessories, jewelry, and basically a little bit of everything!

 

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Don’t forget FREE Shipping over $35! Deal ends 2/23 midnight.
Don’t forget this deal is only good when you use coupon code: HUGEDEAL at checkout!

Earn Rewards with DSW VIP!

Designer Shoe Warehouse (aka DSW) has some really great deals and rewards! While doing research for Birthday Freebies over the weekend, I discovered that DSW‘s rewards program called DSW VIP is chalk full of perks and benefits:

Donate Shoes, Earn rewards: DSW VIP members can donate shoes and Rewards to those in need through Soles4Souls and Be Strong. Your donations help keep shoes out of landfills and create better opportunities for kids and families. For each pair you donate in-store, you earn 50points (that’s halfway to a $5 reward). You can donate and earn points once a week. You can find out more details in the store.

Birthday rewards: each Year, you’ll receive a $5 off coupon to be used in-store or online. That won’t get you a new pair of shoes, but DSW has all kinds of great socks, hosiery, and personal care items in store for $5 or less.

Free Shipping: Free ground shipping on every single purchase, no exceptions. Yup. Pretty cool, right.

And right now DSW is rocking a pretty sweet sale! Check it out:

Up to 70% off Women’s Clearance
Up to 70% off Men’s Clearance
Up to 70% off Kid’s Clearance

Cents Of Style Clearance Sale: Free Earrings With Any Purchase!

Cents of Style has a great clearance sale going on right now- Order anything from the massive clearance sale and use coupon code FREEEARRINGS and you will receive not only a pair of free earrings (they’ll choose something cool- trust me), but shipping is free too!

Woo hoo!

Here are a few of the MANY items that you will find on clearance:

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FREE EARRINGS

FREE EARRINGS

Clothing, jewelry, belts, sunglasses, scarves, and shoes- All kinds of incredible deals!

Here are the sunglasses I bought:

Screen Shot 2019-10-03 at 9.39.01 AM.pngThe sale is valid through 10/6/19.. so get to shopping!