Sunday, December 9, 2007


I wanted to share with you a store that I, at least, didn't know, and that I think will come in incredibly handy as I pick out gifts this holiday season: OHbaby! It has incredibly cozy apparel for mom and baby alike, along with home accessories and toys.

My favorite toys from the site include the Blabla Monkey "Mini-Verdi", the Blabla Frog Backpack, and the CozyChic Striped Blanket. Also be sure and check out the CozyChic Lite Wrap for mom!

OHbaby! is offering two promotions this holiday season: Take $5 off any purchase (Code: TAKE5) and free shipping with your order of $100 or more (No code necessary).

Happy Shopping!

Find Gifts for Teens

Looking for a holiday gift for a teenager? Try these shops with hot deals to find something they'll love!

AeropostaleAeropostale- Receive free shipping on orders of $100 or more. Expires 12/18...3%

Alibris connects people who love books, music, and movies to thousands of independent sellers around the world. Search over 60 million used & new books, music, & movies to find great deals!Alibris- $2 off $20 or more (Code: FLICKS); $4 off $40 or more (Code: TUNES). Expire 12/15...2% Receive free shipping on any purchase(Code: XMASALL). Expires 12/16...2%

Circuit CityCircuit City- Free shipping on orders of $24 or more. Expires 12/31...1%

Shop Now at Delias.comdELiA*s- Receive free shippng on any purchase (Code: XMASDEL). Expires 12/16...2%

Elf Cosmeticse.l.f.- Choose your deal! 50% off your purchase under $15 (Code: CAROLINA); Free Shipping on $45 or more (Code: SHIP45); 5% off any purchase (Code: NEW2ELF). Expire 1/1/08...4%

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Shop at - As Seen on TV Music & DVDs! Free shipping with the purchase of two or more items...4%

Shop at Wet Seal! Get free shipping on any purchase! Expires 12/17...3%

Sunday, December 2, 2007

New Stores, New Deals

Check out these great deals from new stores on the site:

Logo w/ Border 88x31Barnes & Noble- Your place for books, DVDs, and music! Save 25% on any single item (Code: T4N3B6W). Expires 12/10...3%

Circuit CityCircuit City- Television, toys, computers, movies, music and more! Free shipping on orders of $24 or more. Expires 12/31...1% - Brand (88x31) Offering a huge selection of brand name diapers, wipes, formula, and other baby essentials delivered right to your door. $10 off your first order of $50+ plus free shipping (Code: AFFL10). Expires 12/31...1%

GreatSkin.comGreatSkin.Com- THE premier skin care merchant with everything you need for healthy, radiant skin. Get an extra 20% off all products (Code: Holiday 20). Expires 1/31...4%

Leaps and Bounds- Ingenious parenting tools, “cool” developmental toys, and clever solutions to childhood’s challenges. Free Shipping on orders of $85 or more (Code: DONNER). Expires 12/13...4%

Be sure and check the hot deals page on a regular basis for more great holiday promotions from our promotions!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Boden Babies is one of my favorite sites to find baby gear. They always have adorable outfits, and who wouldn't want to buy this stuff after seeing these pictures!?! Above you can see two of my top picks: the Teddy Button Through and the Baby Snowsuit. I'd love to dress my favorite little ones in them! And right now, Boden has an ongoing promotion of 10% off plus FREE shipping! I think my Christmas shopping will have to begin!

Saturday, October 6, 2007

What is the What by Dave Eggers

What Is the What can be credited for having inspired this website. This novelized biography of Valentino Achak Deng's life growing up in Sudan and subsequently moving to the United States is nothing short of inspirational and triumphant and tragic all at the same time. Read it. I promise you will not be sorry. And, all proceeds from the book will go to Valentino Achak Deng Foundation, which purchases from this site also support!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

New Home Syndrome

We recently bought our first home, which is scary and wonderful all at the same time. Now our weekends are spent deciding what we want to renovate and decorate next. Since we haven't really had our hand in interior design before, I'm using magazines to guide me along. So, I share with you my favorites to date...for those of you who are going to be jumping into a similar adventure in the near future:

Dwell Magazine- You'll see the most incredible houses in the world flipping thru the pages of Dwell. I also highly recommend the television show. :)

Elle Decor Magazine- From the beautiful and elegant to the more unusual, this magazine definitely satisfies a decorator's craving for inspiration.

Domino Magazine- By far my favorite, this magazine reads more like a fashion magazine and has ideas that range from things you can do on your own to things that you wish you had the thousands of dollars to by.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

It's All About the Service

These days, great customer service is hard to come by, which is why I was amazed when I dealt with the folks at From You Flowers.

I had ordered this beautiful bouquet of Wild Plum Roses for a friend of mine to arrive the same day. When they realized the bouquet was not going to arrive on time, they called to apologize. But, not only did they apologize, they upgraded my bouquet and assured me that the bouquet would arrive first thing the next morning. They deal with local vendors, so they are not always in control, but it was nice that instead of throwing that excuse my way, they went out of their way to make sure my experience could still be a positive one. The flowers arrived in the morning, my friend loved them, and I'll definitely be buying from From You Flowers again.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Babies, Babies, Babies

It's always fun to find gifts for a new baby, but I always think it's important to get a little something for the new mom as well, especially considering all the work she's put in to have the little one! As I was searching for a gift this time, I found this great Mommy and Baby--Cute As Can Bee gift basket from GiftTree. It's filled with a blanket, toy, and tons of Burt's Bees products, including the following:

Mommy and Baby--Cute As Can BeeFor baby-

  • Buttermilk Bath Soap
  • No Spill! Shampoo Bar
  • Buttermilk Lotion
  • Talc Free Dusting Powder
  • Apricot Baby Oil
  • Diaper Ointment
  • Toothpaste
  • Comb

For Mom-

  • Wild Lettuce Complexion Soap
  • Garden Carrot Complexion Soap
  • Coconut Foot Creme
  • Citrus Facial Scrub
  • Milk & Honey Lotion
  • Almond Milk Hand Creme
  • Lemon Butter Cuticle Creme
  • Hand Salve
  • Lip Balm
  • Lemon Poppy Seed Facial Cleanser
  • Wild Lettuce Toner
  • Orange Essence Facial Cleanser with Orange Oil

I think this is going at the top of the list for new baby gifts in the future!