Monday, March 25, 2019

5 Tips for Online Shopping

Hi Foxy Friends! Today over on The Blended Blog we are talking online shopping, cause I know I'm not the only one that does online shopping! Here are my tips and tricks for online shopping.

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Only buy things you know you can return. I pretty much never take any risk and only buy things that I can return. Occasionally I'll take a chance, and almost always it comes back and bites me and I have to eat the cost of that thing, darn it. I'm talking to you clothing. I'll buy other things from there but not clothes, it's so hit or miss. Although one thing I scored on was this skirt...that was pretty awesome. Unfortunately she doesn't sell this skirt any more. But this one is pretty close.

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Always look for a coupon code. Retail Me Not usually has some good ones. I also use Wikibuy. I've had good luck with that. I wrote all about it here.


Always price compare. Unless you think it's a screaming deal, always check to see if you can find it cheaper somewhere else. I just highlight the name of what it is I want, enter that into Google to see if it pops up anywhere else. The desk I got, I found $50 cheaper somewhere else, all by Googling the name. Currently it seems to be $150 everywhere, so if you need a white desk, get this's an awesome cheap white desk. It also comes in black and espresso, with free 2 day shipping, can't beat that!

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If you can, buy things that you can return to the store. I know this is a weird one, but I really prefer to buy things that I can return to a store, like Nordstrom, Target, DSW, Loft, etc. Those are my go to places, leaving it up to the postman to get my stuff back to the retailer, makes me super nervous. So I will almost always buy from them. The few things I've returned to Amazon, the seller either has to decide if they want to take back your product, like what? Take that back yo!

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Stalking a product like no other. Find something you really like, but it's slightly out of your price range? You better believe I stalk the heck out of that thing. Sometimes you can figure out when their sales start, but mostly I don't try that I just check back weekly if something is new, and then every few days after that. I figure if it's meant to be, I will get it for a cheaper price. I'm always so excited to find something on sale. My most recent stalk purchase, were these shoes. Currently they are $5 cheaper than what I got them for...hmmm...what other colors do I NEED? All of them? Okay not really, probably the red and maybe the navy? Or Pale Gold? That one is pretty, decision, decisions.

So those are my 5 tips for online shopping. What are your tips? Anything you want to share that I missed? Head on over to The Blended Blog to link up your Online shopping tips, tricks or finds! Comes back Wednesday to see what I am actually buying online!

Friday, March 22, 2019

Weekly Favorites #11

Hi Foxy Friends! Happy Friday! I have today off and Mr. decided to take the day off with me and we're going to do a day date. Our anniversary is coming up in a couple of week, so we thought this would be the perfect time to go shopping for some gifts and to get some us time. We love day dates. Anyway, here are my favorites from the week:

Last Wednesday Mr. and I went out with some friends to the Improv to see Jo Koy, so hilarious! If you ever get a chance to see him, do it, you won't regret it.

Friday night was Mr.'s birthday, so we broke Lent and ate meat...shhhh, don't tell. But I am pretty proud of these grill marks. Mr. Sous Vide'd it, and then I grilled it on the grill outside.

I made all of his favorite foods, Filet, Homemade Mac and Cheese and Baby Broccoli.

I realized just before the kids went to bed we hadn't taken a picture this was our attempt.

Sunday we headed to my parents house to celebrate Mr's birthday. I typically make his favorite cake (carrot), and our neighbors favorite cake is carrot as well, so I made split the batter up and make her her own cake too, two for the price of one. note: the cake recipe is for 3 9" layers, I make 2 smaller, 8" layers and then make 2 more super small, 5" layers for her cake. Anyway, when we dropped off the cake her daughter and kids were there, and they were playing with her new baby chicks. We could have stayed all night, they were so cute and soft.

Forgot to take a family picture, but got the kids in their St. Patrick's Day jammies.

What are you all up to this weekend? Unfortunately as I type this Mini Fox isn't feeling well and has a slight fever, so our day date is up in the air. But on the flip side we'll get lots of snuggles and maybe watch a few movies.

Linking up here

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Winter to Spring Transition Sweater

Hi Foxy Friends! Happy Hump day, man the last two days have been long. I've been not sleeping well so it's been rough at work to say the least. Can we talk about Target for a minute? I'm loving their new A New Day line, all of the sweaters are so soft and perfect for Spring, when we're transition from cold to warmer temps. I got this sweater a while back, so it's not available, but I found one that is similar. It's so soft and light weight, I can hardly believe it's from Target.

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Sweater (similar) / Jeans (similar) / Shoes (Only  $40!)

I'd like to thank Abbie for taking all of the photos. We had three kids between us and we were trying to keep them occupied while taking photos at the same time.

They really did come at the best time, a week between all of the rain. It has pretty much rained almost every weekend since they left.

Mini Fox wanted in on the action.

Her and Abbie's daughter were fast friends and wanted to do everything together.

Alright, go link up your fashion post on either our host Vanessa's blog or The Blended Blog.

Linking up here

Monday, March 18, 2019

5 Beauty Hacks

Hi Foxy Friends! Today I'm linking up with The Blended Blog and we're sharing all of our beauty hacks. I figured I'd make it an odd number and do 5, 3 seemed not enough, 4 seemed 5 it is.

If you want great curls in the morning, a quick hack is to curl your hair with a thin curling iron (I use a 19mm wand) and I make 6 big spirl curls. I leave them as is, hair spray them and sleep in it. Don't need to wrap it or anything, when you wake up, use your fingers to comb through your hair and you'll have soft curls.

This dry shampoo puts all other dry shampoos to shame. It gets rid of the grease and it lifts your hair from the roots, unlike other dry shampoos that somewhat get rid of the grease, but leaves it a little flat. Trust me I've tried all different kinds of dry shampoo, up until this week my favorite was this one, but no longer, I'm ONLY going to buy the IGK one. Seriously it looked like first day hair...although didn't feel like it, but it would be the perfect time to do a fancy hair style with the grit and lift that it left. Okay I'll stop gushing, just go get it and you'll thank me later. It also comes in a travel size, add to cart! See this video on how to use Dry Shampoo.

If you have clean hair and you want to give it some texture and life you use this Amika Un.Done Texture Spray! Helps to give your hair some life without having to go 5 days of not washing it to get that look.

Now that your hair style is done, you have to use this, to tame those fly aways. You'll wonder how you went so long without this product in your life.

Next hack, I always thought you used a comb to tease your hair, but this teasing brush gets the job done way faster with way less steps! See this video on how to tease your hair.

Last hack, you need to get better bobby pins. Sounds easy, and not really hackish, but seriously once I started using better ones, my hair game went up, the styles I was doing was holding better and longer. They come in bronzesilver and black. I'm sure you can get quality bobby pins at Sally Beauty Supply too, so bottom line...drop the drug store bobby pins and get something better. Also did you know that the bumps go down? Yep, that's what holds your hair in place, those bumps, so take advantage and use those bumps against your head. See this video on how to use a bobby pin correctly. 

So those are my 5 beauty hacks. Do you have any beauty hacks you want to share? Sign off below! Doesn't have to be about hair, can be about make up, clothes anything beauty related! Head on over to The Blended Blog to link up your beauty hacks.

A video on these beauty hacks. You can see it in action.