Posted in decor

From Pinterest to Dollar General in no time

An afternoon spent on Pinterest lead me to the Dollar General. I went on there to look at hair styles and the next thing I know I am on Dollar General’s website making a list.

It was like the Facebook stalker effect. You know what I mean. You see a post, you click on a person from there, stalk their page, find another person, go on to stalk that person’s page, and before you know it, you are on Kevin Bacon’s page.

So, my hair needs led to me changing up my holiday decor a bit. I spent as much time in the Dollar General searching for these items as I did on the website. I made sure the location I was going to would have the pieces I wanted. It really was a lot easier. I had a plan. I crushed the plan.

All my great finds. I spent waaaaay too long searching for each and every item. So I had to set it all up and take a pic. Those trees were only $5!!! The pillow was my “splurge”, it was $8. The glass containers I made a hot chocolate station for my boys. I have yet to get a picture of it b/c every time I refill it they clean it out. It’s really cute and the center piece for my table. I used the plaid ribbon to tie things from last year into this year. I wrapped candle bases, the tree stands, and pieces on the table.


I still haven’t decided how I want to use those glittery deer yet. Any ideas???
$1 dish towel with the truck theme I was aiming for. I bought 2, one for the kitchen and one to make a pillow.
And here it is! $1 pillow cover. I hand stitched the bottom since it was going to be a tight fit. I then hot glued the sides. It is perfect.
This truck is probably my favorite find from Dollar General. Really set the theme for my update.
This is a place mat I wanted to try to make wall art out of.
Too cheap to not even try.
I had this spare frame at my house. It worked perfectly after I trimmed the edges down a bit. No one has even noticed some of the words are cut off lol.
This Joy, Hope, Believe “thing” is super cute. It is wooden and very sturdy. I was using it as a prop here for my necklace I just got in. My sweet son arranged the deer so it would be peaking into the picture. 🙂
Santa misplaced the Nutcrackers this year. He was perfect to go with my rustic decor from last year and blended great with the buffalo plaid this year.

Point of the story? Pinterest is the devil! Ha yeah right, Pinterest is heaven sent. All good things come from there. And if you search long enough, the Dollar General too.

Posted in fashion

Wishlist of A 17 Year Old Girl

When it comes to shopping for ladies I feel like I know what I am doing. But for teenage girls, I am clueless!

I got with my stepdaughter about what all she has asked for. She is very good about sending links of exactly what she wants. So I knew she would have her list made and ready. She did not disappoint. The bank accounts, maybe, but me no. 😉

HUDA Nude Palette 
I think every female would love this! I know I would.
I will say, Sephora has this cheaper. But if they are out of stock, you can always shop this one.

TYME Iron Pro
TYME Iron Pro Again, I know any female would love this product. I can’t wait to try hers, lol.
PANDORA Hearts of PANDORA Ring, PANDORA Rose & Clear CZ 180963CZ-54 EU 7 US
Pandora Rings
She said all the girls her age are asking for these and are stacking them. Such a great little gift. Especially for the dad’s to give.

LUNA fofo
The 2-in-1 smart facial brush for skin analysis and personalized cleansing, LUNA fofo, utilizes skin sensors to determine skin’s hydration levels and true age, and creates a unique skincare routine.
Here’s is a cheaper version that just cleans your face. Half the price. LUNA play plus.

The North Face Women Glacier Quarter Zip - Tin Grey - L
North Face Women’s Tech Glacier 1/4 Zip
Midweight, quarter-zip, smooth-face fleece. Active Fit. Dries quickly to minimize heat loss. Durable, streamlined, quarter-length zipper for venting. Modern stitch details on collar.
Tons of colors to choose from at this link. 

Avalon Over The Knee High Heel Boot, Smoke Taupe IMSU, 10 B(M) US
Knee High Boots
Must have boots, perfect for layering with leggings or jeans, or layer with a dress. These also come in 2 other colors.


UGG Women's Dakota Moccasin, CHESTNUT, 9 B US
UGG Women’s Dakota Slippers
This child has asked for a different pair of UGGs every year, lol. She will never have cold feet, that is for certain.
Want to score some cheaper knock-offs, check out my Target shoe post, lots of slippers Target Shoes, Booties, and Slippers Oh My

MICHAEL Michael Kors Studio Mercer Large Convertible Tote
Michael Kors Mercer Large Tote
Tons of colorway options.
If you are like, “um heck no, that is way too much”, then check out this site. I LOVE it. It’s an online consignment shop and they carry many brands and designer brands. Click here ThredUp and you will get $10 off your order.

Gray Cross Slippers Fuzzy Fluffy Faux Fur House SPA Cute Open Toe Slippers for Women Girl/Women6-6.5 Men5.5-6
Plush Faux Fur Slippers
She cracked me up with these, she said “And for some reason I want these ugly slippers, they are so cute”, lol.

ZESICA Women's Autumn Winter Long Sleeve Zipper Sherpa Fleece Sweatshirt Pullover Jacket Coat
Oversized Sherpa She said another thing girls her age are loving are oversized pullovers. These are everywhere right now. EVERYWHERE.

Women's Leopard Faux Fur Coat Vintage Warm Long Sleeve Parka Jacket Outwear (Small, White)
White Faux Fur Leopard Print Jacket
Oversized jackets are a must for them all too.

Kendra Scott "Signature" Elisa Gold plated Slate Glass Pendant Necklace
Kendra Scott Necklace She said every girl her age has at least 3 of these. Man things have changed since I was 17, lol.

Also on her list are Bath & Body Works candles and lotions. I know they are having a sale where you buy 5 get 2 free or buy 2 get 1 free.

I hope this helps some. Leave a comment if you have suggestions for more ideas.

Posted in fashion

Target Shoes, Booties, and Slippers Oh My


*****Target is having a great deal – BOGO 60% off clothing, shoes, & accessories. Sunday & Monday only and ONLINE ONLY. Be sure to check out my previous blog Target Try On Session*****

This was fun! I really wish I could have heard thoughts as I was loading my buggie down with all the shoes I wanted. It looked like I was about to open my own shoe store.

I wear a size 7 in all shoes and these were all true to size. Medium is equal to sizes 7-8. Fit great. Those slippers, y’all, the softest things ever!!!!!!

Women’s Dylan MicroSuede Perforation Zipper Bootie – Universal Thread™



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Target Try On Session

All the tops from my recent Dressing Room session at Target. Some are on sale right now, some are regular price. But all are going fast and are must haves.

I now have tons of respect for people who do this and do this so quickly. I have been gathering links for HOURS!!! Actually, I will be extra dramatic and say DAYS!!!! Yes days. My computer is also super insanely slow and when it is 4am it starts to throw fits like a 2 year old without a nap. Which then led to my adult fit. So please, just click the links and know a lot of my sanity went into each blue link.

Happy shopping!

Posted in black friday

My Amazon Black Friday Wish List

My favorite thing to do is shop, which is why I am so good at this job, lol. My second favorite thing to do is fill up a cart after spending endless time shopping, wishing, imagining my life with each wonderful item, and then walking away from it all. Yep, I walk away. The satisfying part is grabbing the items, living in the moment of thinking it is mine. Then before things get real and depressing (the spending the money part) I leave while still on my high.

So, with all that being said, here is my Amazon Black Friday wish list. I know, I have expensive taste, which is why I have held multiple jobs since I was in college. I work to shop. 😉

Please, feel free to show your thanks by sending any of these items to my address.

Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate + Fitness Wristband

List Price: $149.95 
Price: $122.00 FREE ShippingDetails
You Save: $27.95 (19%)

Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker (Black)

Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker

Price: $124.99 FREE Shipping.


Cricut Explore Air 2 Mint

List Price: $299.99 
With Deal: $196.00 FREE ShippingDetails
You Save: $103.99 (35%)


Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional NV356E

Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional NV356E

List Price: $249.99 
Price: $139.00 FREE ShippingDetails
You Save: $110.99 (44%)


Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones – Gold

With Deal: $239.95 FREE ShippingDetails
You Save: $60.00 (20%)


Knee Pillow for Side Sleepers

Price: $21.80 FREE Shipping.

Cuisinart 77-10 Chef's Classic Stainless 10-Piece Cookware Set

Cuisinart 77-10 Chef’s Classic Stainless 10-Piece Cookware Set

Was: $113.99 
Price: $102.59 FREE ShippingDetails
You Save: $11.40 (10%)


I guess that is enough wishful shopping. If you know a way to snap and make all this appear under my tree next month, please share in the comments.


Posted in fashion

Black Friday Deals from Stella & Dot

Black Friday deals came early to Stella & Dot  and they are insane! Up to an extra 60% off on already sale prices, CRAZY!

Here are my top picks from the sale. Best part, they are all under $30

Cameron Charm Choker


The Renegade Top


Amelia Sparkle Necklace


River Wrap Bracelet


Kala Charm Necklace


Rumi Hoops


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Luxe Studs


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Winona Layered Necklace


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Awning Clutch


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Everything Pouch


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Hundreds of options for every style

Check out all Under $50 here and shop your hearts out.
Want to just tease yourself a bit, here’s all pieces Under $100

Posted in fashion

Deals of the Day

Gathering all my Fashion Faves from GroopDealz that are available. If I had an unlimited card I would buy them all. But, if you read my first blog Dear Diary, you know that will not happen.

Click the links under the image to view all photos and to purchase.


2 colors, 56%off.

6 colors, 56% off.

42% off.

5 colors. 64% off.

3 colors. 43% off.

59% off.

4 options. 59 % off.

58% off.

4 colors. 60% off.

59% off. Sizes up to 3XL.


30% off. Sizes 1-13.

56% off. 2 washes. Sizes S-L.


59% off. 2 colors.

54% off. 2 colors.

54% off. 2 colors.

54% off. 3 colors.

53% off. 3 colors.


Please comment what you think of these choices. If there is anything you want to find, let me know. I am here to take all the work out of shopping for you.

Please share!!!

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Dear Diary

“Dear Diary….”

Lol, just kidding. I am binge watching Vampire Diaries (for the 2nd time) and well into Season 4 and I swear every episode starts with those 2 words. Elena or Stefan are sitting on their window bench, face down, spilling out their hearts catching us all up on where we are now in their story.

You know what, that’s a good idea actually. Maybe I should start that way since this is my official 1st blog post. I need to catch everyone up on where I am in my story, right? So….

“Dear Diary,
A lot has happened since I last pretended to write in you. I lightened my hair, which is the opposite of what all the other girls do when winter hits. I like to think it is my rebel side coming out. I totally have been failing on my diet and workout plans, I promise I will get back to it… later. Let’s see, what else… Oh yes, I lost my job.”

{Errrrr! Slam the breaks. Reverse. What?!} Yep, it still said the same thing the second time you read that, huh? I know, shocker. But get this, I am actually excited. For awhile I have been wanting more. More of my family, more of me, and more of what makes me happy. Now I get my chance at all of that and more. My family is on board, friends are by my side, and I am excited. So, let’s pick up our jaws, raise our coffee cup, and drink to new beginnings.


Please subscribe to get your tickets for this crazy ride. I have no clue where we are going, I just know we are going. I plan to share all things that make me happy. I am easily entertained and get excited over small things. I love all things fashion, which does not mean I am an expert, but I sure shop like I am one. I love to give my opinion and I love even more when someone actually trusts me enough to take my opinion. I love to try new things and push my way out of my box.

Y’all get excited with me and share any and all thoughts.