Tea Collection: Tees, Shorts & Skirts $10 & Up?!?!

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Tea Collection is making summer wardrobe stock up easy peasy! Tees, shorts, and skirts start at just $10 now through Friday, June 17, 2022.

I love the Tea Collection for kid’s clothes! They are sturdy, well-made, and last through several rounds of hand-me-downs!

Cents of Style: Weekly Deal- 5/9/22- ENTIRE Jumpsuit Collection Starting at ONLY $17

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Did you know that jumpsuits are trending SO big? And that they are selling for upwards of $100+?!?!

 

Cents of Style is hooking us up. So for a limited time, you can get ALL these jumpsuits starting UNDER $20. You can dress these jumpsuits up with a cute Henley or dress them down as a swimsuit cover with tennies…you could also sleep in them they’re so comfy! They check ALL the boxes…every. single. one. Slouchy fit, casual boho vibes, and perfect pockets.

There are several styles that go up to 3xl, so there are sizes for most of us to enjoy.

Use coupon code SPRINGSAVINGS at checkout. Hurry, because these sweet jumpsuits are only on sale until 5/16/2022.

Cents of Style: NEW Markdown and ALL Clearance Items B2GO FREE Starting AT $5!

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This week Cents of Style is hooking us up with some sweet deals. This is a great opportunity to snag some of their favorite and best-selling items BUY TWO GET ONE FREE!! There are OVER 200 to choose from with sizes ranging from S-3XL. This deal includes shirts, sweaters, pants, skirts, shorts, tanks, graphic tees, accessories, jewelry, and basically a little bit of everything!

To take advantage of this deal use coupon code: BOGODEAL at checkout.

 

Tea Collection: Just For Friends (& Family!)—25% Off!

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I’m so excited about this Tea Collection Sale!

It’s that time of year- This amazing friends and family sale only happens twice a year! Save on new arrivals, family swim, tees, and more.

Now through Wednesday, May 4, 2022, save 25% off when you use coupon code FF2022 at checkout.

Cents of Style: SEMI-ANNUAL CLEARANCE EVENT!

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Favorite Tops

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: Comfiest Clothes on Sale This Week- Save an Extra 20%!

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I’m a big fan of loungewear. This week Cents of Style is delivering the good, with an EXTRA 20% off of their comfiest sweatpants, layering tanks, biker shorts, and joggers!

And most of these items come in sizes xs-3XL.

TO take advantage of this deal, at checkout use coupon code  RELAXING and it makes ALL under $20 and MANY under $10! Don’t forget FREE Shipping over $40! The code is active until 2/15/22 at midnight!

PantsI picked up a couple pairs of the Lucille lounge pants, and the Alexis High-low tops. These layering pieces are perfect for cozy winter days at home.

Finding Clothing Swaps in your area!

I love clothing swaps. It’s a great way to keep stuff out of landfills! And with how fast kids grow, it’s nice to share clothes with other families.

Since the pandemic started, there have been almost no clothing swaps, but slowly they are starting to come back. If you are looking for some swaps in your area, here are a few recommendations:

Check out Meetup. I’m a member of Thread Bumpin’, a clothing swap group in San Diego.  They post swap opportunities (swapertunities?) as they become aware of them, and various members host swaps as well.

If you are feeling brave, this article is full of ideas for hosting your own swap (not just limited to clothes).

And as always, here are a few other clothing resources:

Naomi’s Closet is located in Santee, and they provide clothing and toiletries to women in need.

The Sonrise Church in Santee has a clothing swap too! One for kid’s clothes, and another for women’s clothing. Miss Charity’s Closet & Little Blessings Boutique 2nd Saturday of every month at 9:00 am Contact Charity Murphy for more info clmurphy71@gmail.com

And Finally, the Closet of 54th isn’t a clothing swap per se, but they do help those in need with new to them clothes. They are open once a few times each month. You can find them on Facebook. They are located at the Calvary Lutheran Church, 3060 54th Street, San Diego, CA. Contact The Closet at thecloseton54th@gmail.com.

 

Talk Back:  I’d love to hear about other San Diego area clothing swaps that you know of! Favorite swaps and/or what your best score has been!

Let’s Start Fresh in 2022!

Starting fresh means different things to different friends. For some, it’s New Years Resolutions to Eat Better, Lose Weight, Get Organized, Spend more time on Self-Care. Whatever Starting Fresh means to you, I’m here to help.

For me, Starting Fresh means grabbing new calendars for the kitchen, kid’s rooms, and my room (I have a bulletin board next to my vanity with a wall calendar so I can review each day while I brush my teeth in the morning). I update the calendars each month with appointments, days off school, birthdays, etc. I usually get free calendars in the mail towards the end of the year and use those. For the kitchen, I get a Holiday a Day calendar and use that- It’s a great way to include silly “national” days into the meal plan or weekend plans. Like National Pizza Day (it’s in February) or National Bake Cookies Day (that was yesterday- we’re celebrating today).

Other Ways I Start Fresh Each Year (and keep it going through the year):

  • Inventory my Fridge, Freezer, and Pantry (and donate/share any unwanted still-in-date food). You can buy my inventory sheets here on Etsy.
  • Deep Clean/ Organize one area of the house each week. Start small. I start with the front coat closet.
  • Clean my car out. If you are a parent, you know. I take a laundry basket and a trash bag down to the car, and once the trash is out, and the stuff that needs to go into the house is in the basket (and back upstairs), I take my car to the carwash and pay $20 to have someone else wash and vacuum the car (and clean the windows inside and out).
  • Get rid of stuff that no longer serves you. I like to start in my closet. It’s a great chance to weed out clothes that no longer fit or serve me, and I can donate or share them.  I tend to do one area a month. I work on it for 10-20 minutes a few times a week, so it is not a mental burden.
  • In the same vein, do a toiletry/beauty/makeup purge. Travel-sized/sample-sized toiletries can be donated to homeless or domestic abuse shelters or local rehab/inpatient centers. Makeup and personal care items do expire (check out this article from Insider for more deets). If it smells weird or has a strange texture- toss it!
  • Space out Appointments or other “Adulting” tasks. As someone who had two mental/behavioral health appointments, an IEP Meeting, and a doctor’s appointment last week, I can assure you I was mentally and physically exhausted. As it was the end of the year, provider time was limited, so I didn’t have much of a choice, but going forward, I’m limiting myself to 1-2 “Adulting”/appointments per week. Otherwise, it is overwhelming and everything else, like tasks of daily living, gets pushed aside (shower, what’s that?).
  • Spend time Doing Stuff I Like. Yeah, seems weird? Spend a little time doing something that makes you happy. Play a game on your phone for 10 minutes, read, do a craft, work on a project, play Legos with your kids, go for a walk.

A content creator I really like, Rayna Cohen put it simply, ” Allow yourself to enjoy the new energy of the new year.”

My kid’s school sent out a Kindness Calendar for January. I plan on incorporating some of these RAOK throughout January and beyond.

Talk Back: I’d love to hear about how you are Starting Fresh for 2022!

Cents of Style: Essential Henley & Thermal Tops Starting UNDER $6!

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Fall means layers! Here in So Cal it’s freezing in the morning, and by 2pm it’s in the mid-80’s.

Cents of Style has us covered (pun intended), with their deal of the week!

Favorite TopsThermal & Henley Tops Starting UNDER $6 with coupon code is YAYFALL. Don’t forget FREE Shipping on ALL orders over $35!

Oh, and there are 8 styles to choose from in sizes from S-3xl.

The Kailey is my favorite style on sale this week.

The code expires 11/2/21 at midnight.

 

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.