May Designs FREE Monogram Gifts till March 23rd!

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Give the Perfect Gift with May Design’s

New Radiant Orchid Collection for Spring 2014!

Tomorrow is the first day of Spring! What better way to welcome the promise of warmer weather than with this season’s hottest color, Radiant Orchid!

May Design’s new Radiant Orchid Collection is vibrant, colorful and would make a charming gift for anyone! Think ahead to Mother’s Day and Easter!

You can stay organized with May Design’s fresh and feminine prints in a happy pop of purple. With design names like Bike Ride, Wild Flower, and Swan Lake, these cute notebooks, cards, and diaries make the perfect gift for anyone looking for a dose of Spring.

From notebooks to cards, every aspect of May Designs is customizable, which includes adding a fun array of elegant monograms and novelty cover patterns. Each May Designs notebook offers a choice of useful inside pages ranging from agendas and journals to grocery lists and budget planners, all neatly clad in soft canvas covers.  Plus, May Designs individually stitches down the spine of each book for not only an eco-friendly binding solution, but a more durable, water-resistant canvas cover that can easily withstand being dropped or squished.


I think her designs and products are adorable and would make a great gift for anytime of the year like a birthday, baby shower, wedding gift, graduation present or for holidays like Mother’s Day and Easter.

Get FREE Monograms on all books and notes until March 23rd! No coupon code needed!


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Mica May, the Mompreneur behind May Designs, made the switch from designing logos and websites to running a multi-million dollar stationery company, May Designs. On a whim, she started creating notebooks with patterns and useful inside pages, and within four years, she had not only had three children but had built the company into what it is today, a nationally recognized brand!


JORD Wood Watches Giveaway & Review

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We are excited to team up with JORD Wood Watches to offer our readers a chance to win one of their amazing and stylish wooden watches!

JORD wood watches are hand crafted from 100% natural wood. JORD watches are designed to take people back to nature and far away from today’s metal and rubber. You can view their fashionable and unique watches at

Check out a few of their most popular watches here:

I normally don’t wear watches because I find them to be heavy and uncomfortable. Such is not the case with JORD Wood Watches. The Ely Maple Watch that we are giving away to one lucky reader is lightweight, feels comfortable and natural on my wrist and looks great! A really unique fashion statement that is just my style. I know you will fall in love with JORD watches too.

Don’t forget Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are coming up and these watches would make a great gift idea as well!!!!


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How to Get the Best Deals At Nordstrom


Do you ever browse the Nordstrom site looking at all the goods and wishing you could buy them all? Sometimes, it can be depressing not to have the money to buy that North Face jacket you wanted or those Rag and Bone jeans that you know would look adorable. However, there are ways to shop at Nordstorm without spending all your hard earned cash in one hit.

Nordstorm Coupons

One of the easiest ways to save money with the premier fashion retailer is to use Nordstorm coupons. These coupons offer the users the chance to purchase their favorite top, pair of pants, boots or accessory at less than full price.

The amount of discount differs from coupon to coupon and the coupons are not available all the time. There could be coupons for 20% of anything in the Nordstorm store or coupons for $50 off a particular item. The options are endless, but each coupon is only valid for a certain amount of time. If the shopper sees a coupon that they could make use of, it is better to use it than lose it.  You don’t know when the next opportunity will arise.

Coupons are generally issued online via a coupon site. Users will use a coupon code at the time of checkout when they purchase their Nordstorm item. The Nordstorm site will read the code and deduct the correct amount from the sale.

Nordstorm Gifts

In truth, anything could be used as a gift from Nordstorm. However, there is a specific gift section which highlights some products that would make excellent presents for friends, family, co-workers and even your boss.

Nordstorm coupons can be used for gifts just in the same way as any other product in the store as long as the coupon says so. At certain times of the year, when it’s coming up to a holiday season for example, there might be special offers on products in the gift section. If this is the case, customers can check if Nordstorm coupons are still valid to use in conjunction with the other offer.



Savvy Shopping

To find a good deal, it’s necessary to think ahead. Always be prepared for the sales. If there is an item you’ve had your eye on and you think it might be in an upcoming sale, it’s important to keep checking back with the site. Sale items rarely last long at Nordstorm due to the quality of the products.

Some items such as purses and jewelry can be snapped up in duplicate during a sale. If you love it then others will love it too. Buying accessories at a discount price to sell on at a later date means that not only can you save money at your favorite store, but you can make a little money too.

Look Out For Free Shipping

Quite often when you get a deal online, it hardly seems worth it for the shipping fees. Always check the shipping policy and if there is a charge, try to coincide your order with a free shipping offer to make the most of your purchase. If this isn’t possible then try to order more items. This might seem slightly counterintuitive, but the fact is that if you have to pay for shipping then you might as well get more items included in that one cost.

Sign Up for the Newsletter

If you’re a true Nordstorm fan, then it’s definitely worth signing up for the Newsletter. This will tell you all about the latest offers that Nordstorm has so you can be sure to make the most of every sale that comes up.

The ULTAmate Beauty Gift Guide & Christmas Wish List!

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Want to know a little secret? Before last week, I had never stepped foot into ULTA before! *gasps and disbelief* Apparently, it was totally out of self defense and knowing what it could do to my wallet because HOLY BEAUTY PRODUCTS I wanted one of everything in that store. A huge perfume and fragrance section with testers galore, a Benefit Brow Wax Bar in the center of the makeup section, shelves of all my favorite Urban Decay makeup… I nearly died.

Not only did I find a ton of amazing gifts at affordable prices in the ULTA Holiday Gift Guide, I found a ton of amazing things in the store I wanted to get! So below you will find my wish list since, after all, it’s Christmas and I know you’re looking for the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Hopefully it will provide you with some gift ideas for loved ones on your shopping list.


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I love all things Philosphy. So when I spotted this neat little Season of Sparkle gift set filled with three scrumptious bath gels and it was only $26, I HAD to have it! The Season of Sparkle gift set includes a 6oz bottle of each of the following scents – White Pear, White Cherry, and White Cranberry. If you aren’t familiar with Philosophy’s 3 in 1′s, well then you need to get acquainted asap because not only do they smell fantastic, they can be used for shampoo, bubble bath, or shower gel (hence the 3 in 1 title).

Most of Philosophy’s 3 in 1′s are big 16oz bottles and retail for around $16.50. With the gift set, you get try to different scents so I often by the gift sets for my own personal use just because my kids and I love picking a different scent every time we take a bath!

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Other cute gift sets I noticed in the store were:

Fruitcake Mix ($26) – Gift set comes in a cute box and includes Vanilla Cake Mix Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath, Candied Pecan Hot Salt Body Scrub, and Cranberry Medley Body Lotion. Yum!

Snow Angel Duo ($26) – Gift set includes Sweetly Fallen Snow Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath 8 oz and Body Lotion 8 oz. I haven’t had a chance to smell this one yet but it sounds divine!

The Cookie Exchange ($26) – Gift set includes Christmas Cookie Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath 4 oz, Sweet Creamy Frosting Body Lotion 2 oz and Sugar Sprinkles High-Gloss, High-Flavor Lip Shine 0.4 oz and comes packed in a cute metal tin that can be reused.

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The ULTAmate gift for the ultimate fashionista! The ULTA Beauty Box Blockbuster is on sale for $19.99 (Reg $24.99) and comes in pink and red! This amazing 74 PC Collection Includes: 48 Eye Shadows, 3 Eye Primers, 6 Cream Eye Liners, 2 Dual Ended Eye Liners, 3 Brow Definers, 2 Mini Lip Gloss Shades, 2 Lipsticks, 6 Cheek Powders, 1 Shimmer Powder, 1 Bronzer. A $175 Value! This is the perfect gift for any teenager or college student on your shopping list this year! It’s affordable and they will LOVE it! I got one for my niece and I know she’s going to love it because she just adores makeup!


A flat iron is something that most of us use everyday and is a bathroom staple in most households today. So why not have one that not only delivers superior results but is cute too! The Ultra CHI Flat Iron is now available in 6 different prints/colors that include GLITTER!!! That’s what every girl wants right? The high quality flat iron normally retails for $150 but is on sale right now for just $99.99! I had a hard time selecting which color to get… Which color would you choose?!

UD palette

I am absolutely OBSESSED with Urban Decay Makeup. Admittedly, I have more UD makeup in my beauty arsenal than anything else. Of course when they come out with a new eyeshadow palette, I HAVE to have it. This one was no exception. The Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette ($59) is filled with 20 exclusive shades you won’t find in any other palette. So if you are a UD fan, this is a must-have palette. I know several people, including my primary care physician, that LOVE Urban Decay so I had to grab a couple of these!


A no-brainer gift that almost everyone on your shopping list would love and appreciate is the Clarisonic Mia 2 Skin Care Cleansing System. I couldn’t live without my Clarisonic. It’s a part of my daily routine no matter what skin care products I’m using and if I forget to use my clarisonic for a couple days, boy I notice a difference. It’s definitely one of those must-have items that is worth the “splurge” and will last you for years! I’ve had mine for almost 6 years now and it’s still going strong! :-)

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The essential first step in your skin care regimen, Clarisonic goes beyond cleansing by using sonic technology to gently yet deeply cleanse pores without abrasion or harsh chemicals. Clarisonic removes six times more makeup than manual cleansing, cleansing so well that products absorb better – making skin more receptive to skincare ingredients

Right now if you head into your local ULTA, you can get a FREE GIFT with your purchase of a Clarisonic! Best of all, they are on sale for $150! (Reg $200.00)


One of the first thing I looked at when I walked into ULTA was the Tarte section! I was just about to put a single eyeliner ($19) into my bag when I noticed this Stop And Stare gift set for only $39 that included THREE eyeliners, 2 eyeshadows and a mascara! What a huge bargain! So you are essentially paying for 2 eyeliners and the rest of the products in the box are free. Seriously, this is one gift I couldn’t pass up getting and it’s ALL MINE!



Check out ULTA’s Holiday Gift Guide for more ideas!

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ULTA Beauty is not just another store for holiday shopping; it’s an exciting wonderland of beauty products that make great gifts, stocking stuffers and personal treats. This year, ULTA is filled with a dazzling variety of holiday treasures that are sure to delight your friends, family, loved ones, and even yourself!


Disclosure: Compensation was provided by ULTA Beauty via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of ULTA Beauty.

Great Gift Ideas For Every Family Member

giftsIt isn’t always easy to come up with good gift ideas for each and every member of your family. Each member of your family is an individual, and all have different and varied interests that you should think about in detail when attempting to find the perfect gift. No matter if it is for your son or daughter, your niece in college, or even your great-aunt or uncle, tackling the issue of finding the perfect gift solution can be easy if you just have a few good starting places in mind.

Think About Technology Lovers In Your Family

In this day and age, there is a great influx of technology that can be overwhelming in some ways. That being said, it is hard not to please with a gift of electronics, be it computers, video games, or even a great deal you found on an LCD television. Many stores often hold sales regarding these items, and they are real crowd pleasers, especially with the younger members of your family wanting a new iPod for their birthdays.

There are many large electronic chains that cater to these particular needs, and many coupons to be found for them. You may find websites online that suggest to use this coupon code from Best Buy for free shipping, so you should take full advantage of them. You may find the perfect gift for the technology lover in your family for an amazing price if you shop smart.

Sentimental Gifts Are Great Keepsakes

There are many options to make a gift very personal and sentimental for the member of your family that you are purchasing for. Nowadays, you will find that digital picture frames can be a very special and interactive way to remind your relatives of a happy event. You can often program these picture frames to support a slideshow, and enjoy some of the best moments of your life that you have spent with them. They will appreciate this as a very personal gift and undoubtedly remember that you took the time to find some of your favorite snapshots to commemorate those particular times.

Along the same lines, cameras or even just normal, framed prints can last a lifetime, and can mean quite a bit for those in your family that enjoy preserving all of those priceless moments.

Consider a Gift For The Whole Family

If you can’t decide on one particular gift for someone, think about a gift that the entire family can enjoy. Trips and vacation packages are a great way to utilize this idea. If your entire family loves video games, you can also invest in a video game system, and several games that the whole family can enjoy playing together. If your family is one that overall enjoys sports, perhaps tickets to your favorite team’s game will do the trick and please everyone. There are many options and it is best to think about what everyone in your family will enjoy doing together, so as to best cater to their interests and make sure they will all thoroughly enjoy themselves. Maybe it is something as simple as going to a movie together and having that quality time together one weekend out of the month.

Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the Foodie

Listen ladies… getting him a few mens shirts this year isn’t going to cut it. And I’m pretty sure he doesn’t want ANOTHER tie or pair of socks either. It’s time to mix things up and get something for the man in your life that he’ll actually love.

Most guys really love food. You know the saying “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”? So this year, treat dad or hubby to one of these cool gift ideas for a Father’s Day and make this the year he’ll never forget!

If dad has a Keurig Brewing System, treat him to a bag of fresh beans like Organic Dark Roast Coffee and get him the Melitta Javajig Reusable Coffee Filter System for Single Serve Makers.


Reusable Coffee Filter System for use with Most Keurig Inc. Style Single Serve Coffee Brewers. Kit includes 2 reusable cups & 30 Melitta coffee filters.

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If dad is lazy, consider getting him the Sampler K-Cup Portion Pack for Keurig Brewers, 35 Different Flavors for $22.69 on Amazon.


For the more traditional dad, try getting him a fancy new coffee pot like Krups (KM730D50) Stainless Steel 12-Cup Coffee Maker

We’ve had this coffee maker for several months and we LOVE IT! It brews a much better pot of coffee than our old Cuisinart. It has an “Aroma” feature that slows the brewing time and makes a stronger pot of coffee. It’s easy to keep clean, easy to set up and it is programmable so we can prepare a pot the night before, set it for 6:00am and wake up to a fresh pot of coffee every morning!

Get it: Krups (KM730D50) Stainless Steel 12-Cup Coffee Maker for $95.00 at Kohls and

Mother’s Day Gift Idea – Home Decor Items

This Mother’s Day, celebrate the one who deserves it all with chic home accessories and decor items from Target! No matter what her style or interest, Target has an amazing and AFFORDABLE selection of stylish gifts that mom will undoubtedly love.

Here are a few of my favorites for under $35!

Click here to indulge in Target’s Home Items online >> or visit your local Target store today!