Friday, November 29, 2013

Shopping at Target on Black Friday #MKOH #MyKindOfHoliday

Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Target.

Hi lovelies!  Shopping on Black Friday is a kind of tradition for me.  I mean, I always do it but I'm not one of those crazies that camps out or tramples people and grabs random crap I don't need.  I usually only go to Target because they have great deals on things for my kids.  I can easily save about 50% by shopping the deals.  Best part about it?  I can sleep in on Friday and head out late morning/early afternoon and still not miss out!

A few of my tips n tricks are:
  • Study the sales circular to find the best Black Friday deals and research to make sure that it's *truly* a great deal.  That awesome Lego set may have a tempting price tag, but a quick search can yield a better price elsewhere.
  • Download the store map to find where the deals are located in your local Target store.  Remember there are usually cardboard bins and shelves throughout the store, so those movies you're eyeing may not be in their normal section but instead in women's clothing.
  • Use your redcard to save 5% automatically (seriously, if you don't do this you're crazy).  It's so easy to get a Target debit card so the money still comes out of your checking account but you save $$!  
  • Match the deals you're shopping for to the available coupons and Cartwheel offers to save even more money on the things you already buy.
Now, here's what I went for:

Best part?  I spent well under $100 and got a 20% off coupon to use next week!  So hurry up and head to your local Target to get some Black Friday shopping in, without all the craziness!


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

DIY ~ Rustic Glam Burlap Placemats

Hi lovelies!  This year I decided to do a rustic glam themed Thanksgiving table, and I've got a bunch of quick, easy DIYs to help achieve it!  First up are these adorable placemats.  You wouldn't believe how easy they are to make.  {Click for the how-to!}

Sunday, November 24, 2013

DIY ~ Rhinestone Ear Cuffs

DIY Ear Clips Ear Cuffs

Hi lovelies!  I know it's Sunday, but I've got a fun DIY for you!  It seems sparkly ear clips are all the rage and they truly are the perfect piece to dress up, well anything!  Wear one, wear two, you won't believe how easy they are to make.  The best part?  You don't have to order any special supplies; I bought everything to make these at Joann's.  {Click for the how-to!}

Friday, November 22, 2013

My November Ipsy Glam Bag ~ Unwrapped

November Ipsy Glam Bag

Hi lovelies!  So today I'm sharing my November Ipsy Glam Bag with you.  If you haven't heard of Ipsy, it's similar to the other beauty subscription boxes, it costs only $10 a month, and you get a makeup bag too!  {Click to see what was inside!}

Thursday, November 21, 2013

My November Birchbox ~ Unwrapped

Hi lovelies!  Today I'm sharing my November Birchbox with you.  If you're not familiar, subscribe to Birchbox for only $10 a month and get handpicked beauty and lifestyle samples delivered to your door free!  {Click to see what I got!}

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

My First (& Last) BeautyBar Sample Society Box ~ Unwrapped + Horrible Customer Service

Hi lovelies!  I recently received a promo code to try out BeautyBar.com's Sample Society, in which $15 gets you 5 deluxe sized samples + a mini-mag from Allure.  I really like that your $15 box cost also can be redeemed toward a $50 purchase from that month's full sized products.  So I figured I'd try it out!  {Click to see what I got!}

Monday, November 18, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide ~ For the Older Kiddos #MyKindOfHoliday

Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Target.

Hi lovelies!  Today I'm partnering with Target to give you some great gift ideas for older kids.  I picked out a few items from Target's Kid's Catalog that my 8 year old son and 12 year old daughter would love!!

I can't make a trip to Target without them running to the toy department and asking 'Can I get this?' over a dozen times... especially my son with Legos!  This Ninja Turtle set and the Lego City set would be perfect surprises under the tree for him!

My daughter, on the other hand, is getting older.  She's more into clothes now (btw - how adorable is this sequin striped & fur trimmed zip up hoodie?), but still has some fun with toys.  These Crayola sets are things she's already asked me for and if she's good, maybe Santa will leave them under the tree for her.

I always get them movies, and Disney's Planes is perfect for them (okay, and me!) to watch while cuddled up in our pajamas with a big bowl of popcorn.

If you have to buy gifts for kids of any age, head to Target! (and don't forget to use your RedCard to save 5%!)


Thursday, November 14, 2013

DIY ~ Glitter Coasters

Hi lovelies!  I haven't posted a DIY in a little bit, but you're in luck because I have a ton coming your way, including some amazing pieces to make sure your holiday table is picture perfect!  Today's DIY is loosely inspired by these Kate Spade Glitter Coasters.  But my version will cost you only a dollar... and you can make four sets!  Intrigued?  {Click for the how-to!}

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Birchbox vs. Glossybox vs. Ipsy Glam Bag ~ October Edition

Hi lovelies!  Sorry for the delay, but it's finally here!  My monthly head to head to head!  Curious how the 3 most popular beauty subscription boxes (and bag!) stack up?  Not sure which one (or two or three!) you want to subscribe to?  Have no fear, my dear, as I bring you October's edition of Birchbox vs. Glossybox vs. Ipsy Glam Bag!  {Click to see how they stack up!}

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

My November Julep Maven It Girl Box ~ Unwrapped

I'm pretty excited about this month's Julep Maven Box.  If you're not familiar with the Julep Maven box, you take a quiz to determine your profile, and for $19.99 a month, you get nail polish (and beauty products!) from the higher end Julep brand (sold at Sephora), with a retail value of at least double (usually more than that!) {the polishes alone retail for $14 each}. If you haven't, click on one of my links and sign up! And right now, sign up and enter promo code FREEBOX to get your first box for free, just pay $3.99 shipping. The best part is that they show you what you'll be getting each month, so you have a 5 day window to either switch to a different profile (there's 5!) or skip the month altogether and not be charged. Genius!   {Click to see what was inside!}

Have a Fun, Casual Reception with #TargetWedding + a Giveaway!

Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Target.

Hi lovelies!  So when it came to my wedding, I really wanted something super casual, laid back, where our guests would feel relaxed, at home, and would just be able to have a great time!  So we encouraged everyone to change into comfy clothes before coming to my mom's house (YUP!) for the reception.  We set up tables and chairs around the pool, in which there were beautiful flower petals strewn about.  We grilled burgers, noshed on homemade Greek hors d'oevres, and drank from a keg.  It was so low key, it was so fun!  No expensive rentals, deejay, caterers, etc.  It was so us.

If I have to do it all over again (keep in mind I am no longer married), I think I would do the same thing.  Okay, maybe not at my mom's house, but certainly something equally simple, casual, and fun!

A few months ago, when I first partnered up with Target, I mentioned its Be Yourself, Together theme.  It represents the union of two different, unique people into one amazing couple while still maintaining their unique taste and individuality.  What better way to embody that spirit than to make your reception your own!  This way, you both get a say in the decor, menu, setup, activities, etc.  Make sure to check out the Target Wedding Registry for its specially curated collection of traditional and non-traditional gifts sure to complement the tastes of each of you!

Upon perusing the Target Wedding Catalog, I found the perfect items to really make sure your reception is perfect.  First, what is a party without cocktails?

Head to the liquor store for an assortment of spirits and mixers, and allow your guests to play bartender as they mix and make some tasty drinks!

For those younger or choosing the non-alcoholic route, the SodaStream Source Soda Maker would be soooo fun, don't you think?

Lastly, wind down the event with coffee for everyone.

A Keurig station with assorted K-cups, mugs, and all the fixins would be so ideal, don't you think?

Now, Target has generously offered one Smart n Snazzy reader the chance at a $25 gift card!  To enter, check out the Target Wedding Catalog and let me know your favorite item for my reception, along with why you've chosen it.  Enter all info using the rafflecopter, below!

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Monday, November 4, 2013

Feelin Foxy

Hi lovelies!  While the fox sweater trend may have been around for a little while, it's certainly grown on me.  While some options out there are really affordable, others are way over the affordability line.  When it comes to trendy pieces like this, I certainly won't spend nearly $600 on a sweater that I'm not sure I'll be wearing next winter.  Instead, I suggest buying a lower priced one and splurging on a fab beanie and skinny jeans you'll be sure to wear year after year.  And with all that, you'll still spend less than you would on the higher ticketed sweater!  Fabulous!


My October Byrdie Glossybox ~ Unwrapped #BYRDIExGB

Hi lovelies!  Better late than never, but here's my October Glossybox!  This month Glossybox partnered with Byrdie, a brand new online magazine from the creators of Who What Wear.  If you're still not familiar, Sign up for GlossyBox here, and get some amazing goodies delivered to your door for only $21 every month too! They promise 5-6 luxury deluxe sized samples, with a total box value of at least twice of its cost!  {Click to see what I got!}

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