Top 5 Clearance Shopping Tips + Haul

Happy, Happy, HAPPY New Year everyone! Cheers to 2017 and all that jazz. This is my first official blog post of the year and I wanted to share my Christmas clearance finds with you all PLUS my top 5 clearance shopping tips. I went to Target, Michaels, Five Below, Bath & Body Works, and Dollar Tree.

As always be sure to click the links throughout this post for related posts and links to purchase items/similar styles featured.

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Declutter 101: Fragrances

Welcome to my declutter 101 series here on the blog. This is a special feature for the month of January as I declutter my belonging differently than I usually do. I didn’t read any book in particular for this declutter, but I did gain tips from YouTubers DoItOnADime and ClutterBug. The series will follow my journey decluttering:

  • fragrances
  • nail polish
  • clothing
  • handbags & accessories
  • pantry
  • car

I will also be sharing my top organization tips throughout the month from cheap & DIY storage to creating systems that work for you. It’s great to declutter and organize, but without a functional system that works for you, it’s pointless. Let’s get started.

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Happy HAULidays 2015!

MERRY MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS! I wanted to share my Christmas gifts with you all similar to what I did last year (click HERE for that post). Now on to this years HAULidays.

Like usual, there was nothing in particular that I really wanted. Although I am planner obsessed and would’ve been fine with a boatload of stickers, but my friends and family also know how much I love sentimental gifts. The one thing I did want this year was a bed in a bag since my comforter ripped in the dryer and thankfully my grandmother gifted me with just that.

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I received an outfit from Forever 21 from my sisters and my sisters know me so well to keep it super neutral. As I grow more into my style I know the colors that I like, the fit that I like, and where I like to shop. I haven’t purchased anything from Forever 21 in quite sometime, but expect a future outfit of the day featuring these items in the near future.

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I received a lot of gift cards from the parents at my job. Majority of those gift cards were to Target and I’ve spent most of them. Target is definitely my  weak spot. A Target haul will be coming soon. As for the other gifts I received from parents one gave me a super cute set from Bath & Body Works with the scent Winter Candy Apple. My favorite detail of the set would have to be the bag. I’ll definitely be putting this on in my car and swapping out the current scent I have, Sensual Amber.

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The other gift that I absolutely loved from a parent was a personalized thermos. It’s pictured above with the saying ‘Wise & Wonderful.’ The box I received it in says it was purchased from Zulily and I give a lot of credit to this parent because her gifts are great. It’s nice to receive money/gift cards around the holidays, but you can never count out thoughtful gifts.

I received a little owl notepad which I had to share since I’m obsessed with owls, but two of my other favorite gifts were a mug and the ‘List Your Self’ book. The mug is from Pier 1 and it’s so cute that I don’t want to take it out of the packaging. I have accumulated so many mugs that a mug collection is coming soon. The ‘List Your Self’ book is so nice and will be great for journaling on those days that I want to journal of something different.

I’m very happy with the gifts I did receive, but more importantly I enjoyed spending time with my family and friends. From my holiday party to my Christmas Eve family dinner. As I get older I really enjoy the time spent over the gifts received.

Fall Haul Pt. 1

With less than a week left in October, I think it’s safe to still post a fall haul. Then again I can post it up right until Thanksgiving. Although Winter doesn’t begin officially until December 21st, once Thanksgiving is over it becomes Winter for me. I love posting hauls and watching them on YouTube. This time around I bought NO CLOTHES (shocking), but I stick to leggings and sweaters in the fall anyway and I really don’t need anymore. I stocked up on my essentials, treated myself to a pair of shoes, and snagged a couple candles from Bath & Body Works. Oh and I received something yummy in the mail. I’ll get to that later.

IMG_3941First up are my essentials that I had to restock on. Aside from razors and other feminine products, I had to get my favorite hair care product, Organix ‘Renewing Argon Oil of Morocco.’ With having relaxed hair this stuff works wonders. After washing and conditions my hair, I towel dry and apply this oil while its damp before blowdrying. It makes my hair so soft and I can flatiron my hair and not have to again for nearly two weeks and I owe it all to this product. It goes a long way and I had a mini size from a Organix 3 Piece Starter Kit that lasted me from October to this past late March/April.  I’ve seen the results of my hair with and without it and THIS is amazing; highly recommend.

IMG_3937Next up are my shoes from DSW. I’m not a huge fan of DSW, but I had a $15/$49 or more coupon so I took advantage. I didn’t get sneakers and a pair of boots I wanted were $150 and then I saw these. The heel is the perfect height, they are extremely comfortable and I snagged them for $40 with the coupon. The brand is Diba and the shoe is called ‘Femma’ for those interested.

IMG_3931From Bath & Body Works I picked up two candles in their 2/$22 sale, ‘Green Apple Orchard and ‘Autumn Sky. These two candles smell absolutely AMAZING! I was looking for a candle that had more of a manly scent and ‘Autumn Sky’ is PERFECT. I can’t wait to light ‘Green Apple Orchard’ on Thanksgiving.

Last but not least I jumped on the Nature Box bandwagon. My full review will go live on Wednesday (10/26/14).

In my next haul expect to see items from ShoeDazzle and Sephora.

June Favorites

We are OFFICIALLY half way through 2014 and it’s crazy how fast the year has gone by thus far. In this edition of monthly favorites I have incorporated some of my other favorites aside from music so let’s get to it. As always be sure to click the links to take you directly to the item, or something similar.

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I have fallen in love again with my iPad 3 and since I haven’t used it in so long, I’ve forgotten just how much I love it. I have a 32GB and it holds just about everything from my music to games and lately my summer reading list. The book that I’ve currently downloaded to my iPad was The Fault In Our Stars (John Green). I hope to be finished within the next week or so, so I can go see it at the movies.

Next up are my TWO fragrances of the month. Something else I’ve fallen in love with again, ‘Sensual Amber‘ from Bath & Body Works. A new scent I’ve discovered that has taken the place of my current fav, ‘Beautiful Day‘, is ‘Pure Paradise’. Love these two and I always prefer BBW triple moisture body creams over the body lotions.

I purchased a new pair of sneakers within the last month and I never blogged about them because I wanted to get some wear out of them. I purchased the Nike Free 5.0 on eBay and I could not be happier. My old sneakers  were getting a bit too tight and I new that I wanted my new sneaker to be lightweight. I could not have chosen a  better shoe and working with kids it’s really easy to move around in these. I can’t wait to snag a neon yellow pair for football season (#STEELERNATION)!

I found this beautiful floral notebook in Barnes & Noble as I was looking in the business/entrepreneurship section. I wanted a new notebook although I’m not sure what I want to write in it, BUT I wanted something new and when I came across this floral journal for $10, I bought it without hesitation. I’ve been using my planner like crazy this past month and with my schedule about to get hectic (stay tuned for details) I’m so glad to have the one I have. Click here for my full planner review. Lastly I have my Clinique bag that holds all my essentials. Check out what’s inside by clicking here. I featured it in my ‘What’s In My Beach Bag’ post.

115746__lo_lmaxresdefaultMoving on, the TV show that I have been obsessed with is Law & Order. I know what you might be thinking, “Why not Orange Is The New Black?” Well that’s a show I plan on binge watching 4th of July weekend with my boyfriend and Law & Order, I’ve just been hooked on. I’ve been a DIE HARD fan of SVU, but now I get to catch up on episodes from the original series, ones I’ve never seen before and I love how the show was put together. Hopefully they’ll add episodes past 1996. I’m so glad I renewed my Netflix membership. Secondly, I’ve been loving WWE Countdown over on the WWE Network and my new favorite on YouTube are ASMR videos. They’ve been the only thing to get me to sleep.

Now it wouldn’t be a monthly favorite without MUSIC! (I mean duh, that’s what the blog is centered around). Enjoy the playlist below of my favorite tracks of the year, thus far (in no particular order):