5 Must-Haves For Surviving The Fall & Winter Season

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I’ve finally accepted that Summer is over and Fall is here. Yup, I literally had to wait until I had bare trees in my yard to accept this whole “autumn” thing. It’s my least favorite time of year (except for the one week that the fall foliage is gorgeous here in New Hampshire). For me, summer living is easy. Come Fall though, I have a hard time functioning and keeping up. I don’t feel like exercising anymore, I don’t feel like eating healthy things like salads and I start packing on the carbs with apple cider donuts and homemade breads and I don’t feel like waking up in the morning because it’s still dark out when I want to get up!

So I put together a list of my 5 favorite things that help me get through the Fall and Winter season in hopes that it might help some of you to make it through the next few months too!


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Gift Idea: Wrapp App Free Digital Gift Cards from Top Brands!

Have you heard of Wrapp yet? It’s a free digital gift card gifting site that has hundreds of top brands to choose from so you can easily give a gift card electronically to anyone!

Wrapp is full of free gift cards of value (starting with preloaded amounts between $5-$20) from partner brands – Clarins, Major League Baseball, Zappos, Sephora, Banana Republic, Gap, Rent the Runway, H&M, Levi’s, Dockers, Adidas, multiple digital magazine subscriptions and so many more! You can send facebook friends gift cards from their favorite retailer by posting to their Facebook wall (this allows others to add value to your gift), or privately through email.

I decided to give it a try and send a gift card to my friend Sonia for her birthday!

I just picked out the gift card I wanted to send her, added a personalized message, and that was it! DONE! You can choose to add more to the gift card if you like or others can add to the value of the gift card as well, which is even nicer.

Gift Card for my friend Sonia

As you can see, I already have a few gift cards all neatly filed in my electronic wallet. Isn’t it cute? The website is designed really well, very user friendly and so many brands to choose from. I don’t think I will ever go any place else when I want to send a gift card to a friend. Wrapp makes it so convenient and I love using the app on my phone too.

wrapp wallet

There are two ways to redeem the gift card.

In-store: Bring up the Wrapp app on your phone, open your digital wallet and show to the cashier. Viola! They take the gift card amount off your purchase total.

Online: Open the Wrapp app, choose your card, use the promo code. Done!

And I know you’re wondering… Don’t worry!!! Wrapp is available both on iOS and Android. I have been using it on my iPhone 5 and I love it!

Clarins Gift Card

Great news! The first 50 readers who click on this link and sign up for Wrapp will receive a $10 Clarins gift card! Click here to get started: http://www.wrapp.com/p/fashionablehousewife

RetailMeNot is Giving Away an iPhone 5! Yeah, For Real…

RetailMeNot.com is one of our very FAVORITE websites to check out for coupon codes and deals before we purchase ANYTHING online. I even have the RetailMeNot add-on in my Firefox Browser and I have the app on my Droid 3 phone!

Here’s the part you’ll love… RetailMeNot is giving an iPhone 5 every day from now until November 26th!!!!!!!! I can’t tell you how much I would love to have an iPhone… I mean, like, who wouldn’t, right?!

Download the app NOW and enter for chance to win the latest, greatest iPhone!

Click here to enter! Visit this URL on your phone to download the latest app: http://bit.ly/SZhYwS

About the New iPhone App Version 2.0:

RetailMeNot.com (www.retailmenot.com), the largest online coupon site in the United States, recently announced the launch of the company’s latest innovation – a location-based coupons app for iPhone.  Version 2.0 of the app includes geo-fencing capabilities that enable consumers to receive local coupon notifications for nearby stores at hundreds of shopping malls across the United States.  Get the iPhone app now and Save When You Want, Where You Want!™

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Features of the Updated RetailMeNot Coupons app for iPhone include:

    • Location-based coupons available at more than 500 geo-fenced shopping malls across the country by Black Friday

    • Map services that identify nearest store locations to redeem in-store coupons

    • Simple, easy-to-use interface with curated “Hot Deals” from popular stores and access via search to RetailMeNot’s best online and in-store coupons from thousands of merchants

    • Ability to save coupons for later use,  helping consumers organize their shopping excursions

    • Coupon expiration alerts that message you when your saved coupons are about to expire.

    • Push notification to consumers of relevant coupons

    • Ability to add RetailMeNot coupons to Apple’s Passbook

    • Supported on iPhone 5 and iOS 6: optimized for new screen size and features.


iPhone owners can download the app for FREE by visiting the App Store.  For more information on RetailMeNot’s mobile offering, including a brief instructional video, click here.


Extra information:

iPhone App V2 Press Release can be found here.


How the App Works:

A geo-fence is a virtual perimeter set around a physical retail location. When functionality is enabled, a consumer entering a geo-fenced location, like a shopping mall, with the RetailMeNot coupons app is immediately alerted about relevant offers nearby.   Coupons can also be added to Apple’s Passbook for better organization, storage of offers and later use at the point of purchase.


Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and this is NOT a sponsored post. Just in case you were wondering…