Try It Tuesday

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Ever since I caught wind of the new subscription box craze, I have wanted to start up a subscription. The problem was, there are so many and some can be crazy-expensive. Plus, I’m not really into makeup and I don’t collect anything (except Sonic straw wrappers, but that’s just under my driver’s seat–hey oh!) so I didn’t think I needed a subscription. If I spent a lot of money on something I didn’t use, I would just feel immense guilt that I wasted money. Then I heard Walmart did subscription boxes for $5! Ya girl was excited.

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I subscribed on the website  and my first box came a few days ago! The boxes are sent once a season (every three months) and are filled with different beauty products (aka, not just makeup). Here’s what I got in my “winter” box:

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My favorite thing (besides the coupons–what, what!) has to be the Curel lotion. My hands are hella-dry because I wash them about fifty times a day (because, diaper changes) and I don’t like to moisturize because my hands always feel slimy. But the Curel is great because it doesn’t feel greasy! It dries in seconds and my hands still feel smooth.

I also really like having trial size stuff around because, in Oklahoma, spring is a crazy time around here (see: tornadoes). My parents–thankfully–live only a 3-minute drive from us and have a storm cellar (we don’t). I like to have a “go bag” ready in ‘nader season, just in case we’re hunkered down for the night at my parents’ or, should things get really dicey, not have a place to come home to. Enter: trial size toiletries.

Have you ever done a subscription box? Which one did you choose? Share in the comments below!

I <3 Cyber Monday

Happy December everyone!

Your pants fitting a little tighter after the gorge-fest that was Thanksgiving? Honestly, I didn’t as much as I thought I would. I had to keep my stamina up for deal hunting on Black Friday Gray Thursday? Did you score any good deals? Huff the Hubs and I may have gone a little overboard on the toy shopping for Hermione.

Spoiled much?

Spoiled much?

But, that’s the point, right? Spoiling your kid with stuff they don’t really need just to see the look of joy on their face? Granted, Hermione is only 3 months old and barely knows when she’s pooping, let alone what toys are. But still…I know. And I want her to have a great first Christmas!

I’m still in shock that Christmas is only 23 days away!

Thankfully, I am 100% done with my Christmas shopping! December is one of the busiest months for us and I hardly ever get to enjoy it because I’ve got so much stuff on the calendar.

But, if you’re like many of the folks out there, you’re still checking people off your shopping list. And, since today is Cyber Monday, you’re in luck!

I’ve scoped out the best deals for you to knock that list out!

Walmart has these excellent steals:

LG 55″ LED TV for only $799!

HP Sleekbook Ruby Red 14-inch Pavilion Laptop PC for $295!
AND, as of November 22nd, Walmart.com is offering FREE shipping on orders over $35! Holla!

Target is not only celebrating with Cyber Monday, they’re doing Cyber Week! Here are some gems:

Dyson DC-41 Animal vacuum for $399.99 (reg. price $599.99! I. WANT. ONE.)
Polaroid Action Cam for $89.99 (reg. price $129.99)

Plus! All men’s, women’s and kid’s apparel and accessories are buy one get one 60% off plus free shipping!

Amazon is also stretching Cyber Monday into seven days’ worth of wonderful discounts! Such as 50% off Fisher Price and Mattel toys and $50 off Kindle Fire HDX!

ThinkGeek is offering FREE SHIPPING for everyone! It’ll take less cash to get your favorite geeky goodies in time for Christmas!

 

Have you scored any good deals?

Stuff I Saw

Hello! I’m baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack! I’ve been MIA the past few days because I was snow-bunny-in’ it up in Breckenridge, CO! (Don’t worry, I’ll have a post full of embarassing photos in a day or so.)

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving full of glutony and tense family dinners, topped off with saving $2.54 on a DVD during Black FridayThursday.

Today’s post spans three states. In each one, I found gloriously odd finds that I HAD to share with you. Some are funny, some are strange, and some just make you go, “What the what?!”

First up is something I found a few days before Thanksgiving whilst walking through my local Walmart, I saw something that caught my eye in the bread aisle.

Baby want carbs. Nom, nom, nom.

My first thought was: “OH MY GOSH! There’s a baby in there! I’m going to be on the news!” But then after noticing the baby was indeed made of plastic I thought: “Holy crap that’s one big, ugly doll.”

The next gem is courtesy of a truck stop in Salina, KS.

Stay classy, Salina.

What do good witches do it for?

While in Breckenridge, Huff the Hubs and I went walking around the town. It. was. precious. Seriously, place looked like one of the Christmas villages your granny used to put on her window sill. Adorbs.

Anyway, while we were walking, we stumbled upon this cute store named…wait for it…The Joy of Sox. How clever is that? Seriously, hot cocoa almost came out my nose. When we walked in, the first thing we saw were these:

And now I’m down to just my socks…

If you’ve ever seen Flight of the Conchords, you’re laughing your guts up right now.

After we left The Joy of Sox, we stopped into an old bookstore. And when I say “old”, I don’t mean dirty or vintage, I mean old. Their selection was….well… I’ll let the picture speak for itself:

“Look at all this cash we made! Too bad in the year 2000, money will be printed on plastic coins.”

And yes, inside, there were 8 cassette tapes. I am now trying to find my old Walkman so I can hit it rich.

This is why I’m thankful I always have my iPhone with me.