Wednesday, April 27, 2016

2016 Reading Challenge: Book 16 of 2016

Finally getting back into the swing of things... I feel extremely excited to have this semester behind be and to be able to read whatever my little heart desires!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

CVS Coupon Haul Week of 4/17/2016: Saved 89%


Transaction #1

(3) Revlon Super Lustrous Lipsticks: $8.99 on Sale for $6.99
(3 - Only 2 Pictured) Colgate Optic White Mouthwash: $9.49 on Sale for $5.99
(4) Irish Spring Signature For Men 3 in 1 Body Wash: $6.79 on Sale for $3.50

Manufacture Coupons:
  (2) $0.75/1 Colgate Mouthwash - Print Coupon Here
  (4) $1/1 Irish Spring Body Wash - 4/3 SmartSource
CVS Coupons
$3 off $15 REVLON Cosmetics 
$3 off $15 Cosmetics - includes eyes, face, lips and nails 
$2 off two (2) Colgate Optic White oral care products 
$4 off $14 Body Wash or Bar Soap
Used $27.00 in ExtraCareBucks

Paid $8.62 and received $22.00 in ExtraCareBucks
Will receive an additional $5.00 ExtraCareBucks from the CVS Beauty Club
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Retail Value: $82.78

Paid Out Of Pocket: $8.62

($27.00 in ExtraCareBucks left over for next week)

Saved: $74.16


Thursday, April 14, 2016

Trunk Club Review: April 2016

If you are unaware of what Trunk Club is you can check my previous post here: Trunk Club Review: March 2016. With some vacations in my future I thought it would be fun to reach out to my stylist and request a trunk with all vacation clothing. My stylist Lindsay did not disappoint with this trunk, lets get to it: 

This dress was adorable but was a little too big and showed off a little too much cleavage for my taste:

I liked this dress when I saw the picture but the fabric was too stiff and itchy:

I was really torn about this dress, I love the style but something in the sizing was just off:

Oh my goodness can someone please get married?! I need to own this dress and have an event to wear it to... until then:

Too snug in the waist and too big in the bust... never had that problem before...:

This dress felt like pajamas...I want to live in this dress!! Back to reality: the dress is $178 and is a tad too big:

Love, love, love... but the fabric is extremely heavy and would be too warm in hot climates:

Too cute... but too expensive:

This shirt was actually on sale from $79... I like it but it's nothing special:

I would never pick these out or try them on but they are beautiful and so comfortable!:

Size large... Too big:

If this jumpsuit didn't have pockets that sit on the hips it would have been a real contender:

Itchy, itchy, itchy:

Lets be honest... I do not need shoes:
Returned &

Looking at the fact that I only bought one item, you would think this trunk was unsuccessful. BUT this service does exactly what I want it to do. It opens up my style and helps me step outside of the comfort zone. I would have never purchased or even looked twice that the pair of pants I choose to keep, but now I want to wear them everyday. I don't want to collect clothes but add a piece here and there that I am 100% in love with. 

Again if you are interested you can click the link below to be connected with my stylist Lindsay:

Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

2016 Reading Challenge: Book 14 & 15 of 2016

After an intense month at school I was finally able to read something I wanted to read. I'm not really sure if these should count towards my 52 in 2016 reading challenge but I'm including them anyway. Both extremely enjoyable reads!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

101 Things in 1001 Days: #26 - Add 50 New Amazing Recipes to My Recipe Book

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Apple-Cinnamon Pork Loin



2 lb. boneless pork loin roast;
3 medium apples, peeled and sliced;
1/4 cup honey; (optional)
1 red onion, halved and sliced;
1 tbsp. ground cinnamon;
1 cup chicken stock;
Cooking fat;
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper;

  1. Season the pork to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  2. Melt some cooking fat in a large skillet placed over a high heat and brown the roast on all sides.
  3. Using a sharp knife, cut 3-inch deep slits into the pork.
  4. Insert the apple slices into each pork slit.
  5. Place half of the remaining apples in the bottom of a slow cooker.
  6. Place the roast over the apples.
  7. Drizzle the honey on top of the roast, then add the onion and remaining apples.
  8. Add the chicken stock and sprinkle everything with cinnamon.
  9. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
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#26 - Add 50 new amazing recipes to my recipe book
62% Complete 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

2016 Reading Challenge: Book 13 of 2016

Another required read down, too many to go. Don't be surprised if you see some off the wall books in the near future, my mind is demanding a change of pace!

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Sample Saturday: Dr. Lipp Miracle Balm

Dr. Lipp Miracle Balm (Sample Size 3ml)

$16.50 (15ml) available at

All I can say about this product is that I think I like it. The reason I only think I like it is that on the second use I have to struggle to get anything out of the tube. I understand samples are small but what a waste to send me this little tube with basically nothing in it. The balm did last long on my lips through eating and drinking but as for healing power I don't really know.

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Look for Sample Saturday blog posts every Saturday :)