Jan 282011

This weekend only, take an additional 20% off your in store purchase at Hollister Co.

Also, they are currently running an additional 50% off all redlines in store and online.

You will not be able to combine the two deals, but the 20% will give you a decent discount on the new spring trends and the additional 50% off redlines will stock up your hoodies, sweats and flannel from this past season.

20% Promo Fine Print: Offer valid from January 28, 2011 through January 30, 2011 in Hollister Co. stores only. Not valid outside the US or Canada. Not valid online or at the NYC Hollister locations. Applies pre-tax and excludes purchases of gift cards. Cannot be applied to previous purchases. Cannot be used with other offers, discounts or promo codes. Cannot be used with Associate Discount. Coupon must be presented at time of purchase. Discount will be applied at checkout to all eligible items and will be deducted upon return of any item to which the discount was applied. Purchase quantities may be limited. Not redeemable for cash or credit. Other restrictions may apply. Promo Code: 3011.
 Posted by at 10:34 am
Jan 272011

Remember hearing about the Shape magazine Diva Dash in this post? Well, January 24, 2011 has past and the Shape Diva Dash site is live!

The Crazy Fun Adventure run is on Saturday, April 9, 2011 in beautiful Austin, Texas on Walter E Long Park. The course approximately three miles and is comprised of various obstacles based on the themes of: water, strength, speed, ropes, maze and balance.

Participants will receive:

  •  2011 Finishers Necklace (a sweet and petite custom pewter pendant on a leather cord)
  • SHAPE Diva Dash custom socks
  • Drawstring back pack filled with great products from our sponsors
  • LUNA bars and other snacks
  • Beer
  • Participant photo
  • Chance to win many prizes at our sponsors’ after party contests
  • Donation to our non-profit GENaustin


  • $35(February 1st – March 8th)
  • $40(March 9th – March 25th)
  • $45(March 26 – April 7th)
  • $50(at packet pick up April 8th or on race day April 9th)

I really want to participate, it sounds like so much fun and it is for a great cause, but this race happens to be the day after the Houston Astros 2011 home opener… so I will not be in attendance because we all know how much B and I LOVE supporting the Houston Astros.

 Posted by at 10:10 am
Jan 262011

We are almost through January 2011 and it is time for a resolution update.

  1. Eating breakfast every morning has been amazing. I have felt more active and alert every day. I happened to miss breakfast twice last week for ridiculous reasons, I’m sure. Boy, those days were not pretty and I really regretted not being smart and taking the time to make a bowl of Special K.
  2. Hmmm, still just snacking on fresh fruits and veggies mostly… Any good ideas for incorporating into easy dishes?
  3. Ode to my car, somebody put a curse [I have my suspicions] on that 10 year old girl and she had to be admitted to the hospital and go under the knife for a transmission transplant. She is good now, but there’s to the snowball this month. We are staying positive, I have only been to the grocery store three times this month and therefore have saved LOTS of cash, eating from the stockpile at the moment.
  4. B and I started working out in the morning to P90X, it is pretty insane, but we are surviving… we are definately sleeping better at night!
  5. B + C volleyed until it started raining a couple weekends back and then duked it out on Mario Cart Wii; it is so funny how they are both so competitive and so intense. Like Father, Like Daughter!
  6. Sweetgum Way is up and running and my tiles were posted on their feature page on January 18, that was REALLY exciting!

I should have added another item to the list:

  • Live on the edge. Case and Point: Order sopapillas FIRST at your birthday dinner and you will be amazed at the looks the kids and adults give you… High Fives all around!

Have you make/kept any of your resolutions one month into the new year? I hope so, let this be your encouragement to keep on keeping on, YOU CAN DO IT!

 Posted by at 11:57 am
Jan 252011

Our brother, Justin, gave us the most beautiful piece of art for Christmas. I just wanted to share it with you because it makes me smile.

It is titled Mira Niñita, after the Los Jaivas hit song from 1972.

C also received a beautiful watercolor titled Inside and Outside, which we framed in a white shadow box with black felt background.

Stroll on over to his website and become a patron; I am sure you will enjoy his creativity and movement as much as we do.

PS. We haven’t quite decided on a frame style that will do our painting justice, so it is going au natural at the moment. Any ideas?

 Posted by at 10:40 am
Jan 242011

My freebie bandwagon has definately slowed down over the past couple of weeks.

 Nonetheless, I have had a decent week in mailbox freebies, here is what I received:

  • Lowe’s Project Starter Card + coupons, Thanks to Vocalpoint
  • Synovate Survey Check
  • $5 Starbucks Gift Card, only $1 so it is LIKE free at Starbucks!
  • Texas Star Coasters + coupons from Marlboro [IDK how I got on their list, but they send pretty cool stuff sometimes! Email me if you want the coups!]
  • Aveda Smooth Infusion hair care sample
  • FREE Sobe coupon
  • $7 off $30 PetCo coupon [PetSmart will also take this coupon, SWEET!]
  • Salt Water magazine
  • OK Weekly magazine x 2
  • FLOR catalog
  • bon apetit magazine

Have you received anything amazing this week for FREE?

 Posted by at 7:39 pm
Jan 202011

I am a HUGE fan of FREE shipping; I find it really hard to believe that it cost $8 to send me 25 4×6 photos or $10 for a weightless undergarment.

Luckily, since my birthday was yesterday and I am signed up on all my favorite sites, I received $10 off at Victoria’s Secret last week and I have been itching to use… but WAITING on a free shipping offer. Yay me for holding out!

Head on over to Victoria’s Secret and stash your cart with (at least) $25 and get FREE shipping by using the code SHIP25, because they love you too! Valid through 1/23/11.

Now, I just have to actually make the decision to something *glittery* or something more practical.

PS – Remember to go through eBates (2%) or Shop at Home (3%) to get your cash back!

 Posted by at 11:39 am
Jan 182011

My long awaited sweetgum way etsy shop is now open for business.

I have been working on this project for a little bit and I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do.

It all started with our back splash and has blossomed into a fun hobby for me to focus.

If you like, please let your friends know! If you do not like, please let me know what I can do to make this shop better, knowledge is power!

Thank you for your insight and support!

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