Wednesday, January 18, 2012

weekly loves : good deals

Happy Wednesday! 

This week feels like it's FLYING past. Partly that's because I've got this head cold thing going on and I'm walking around in a stupor about 64% of the time. I had Monday off and had all these grand plans of crafting and finishing cleaning. Nope. I cut out a few hearts for garlands, moved laundry over and then set in my comfy chair covered up in a blanket for most of the day. I did, however, write a pretty raw blog post and if you read it, thank you. If you read it and commented, you are the sweetest. I haven't gotten to replying to the comments yet because the two times I've started, I got so emotional I had to stop. But really, thank you all for your sweetest words, well wishes, prayers and encouragement. Y'all are the best!

Last week, as I was catching up on all of the blog posts that I was behind on, (I'm caught up now... yay Accomplishment Week) I realized it's been a LONG time since my last weekly loves post. So... I decided it was time to post another one and maybe get back on board with this whole *weekly* loves thing. ;) 

I don't know if I've been oblivious to this before, but it seems like January is THE best month for shopping. Seriously! I've gotten more good deals the past week than I have in forever! And this week, I'm definitely loving all the good deals I've gotten lately:

Friday night we were in Lubbock, doing our weekly shopping when I remembered there was a clearance sale going on at DSW. Now I don't know about you, but DSW is fairly new to me. I've only been shopping there for about 7 months, but in those 7 months, I've bought 6 pairs of shoes from there. 3 of those pairs is because I shopped EVERYWHERE else, looking for what I wanted and finally found exactly what I was looking for at DSW. 
The other 3 are some wedges I ordered earlier this month, plus the two pairs of wedges featured in this post. 
(Would anyone like to guess what my shoe of choice will be this spring/summer? Yes, wedges. Totally hot and totally comfortable!)
So I stopped in at DSW and ran inside to see what I could find. First I found these gorgeous wedges for 80% off which made them $9!!!

Then I found these wedges, also for 80% off which made them $8. 
(P.S. you can find the floral pattern of these on sale on the site for $25, which is marked down from $45.)


Seriously! I love the heel of them because it helps my posture, elongates my legs and makes me feel better. But because they're a wedge, they're SUPER comfy to wear. And I often have trouble finding shoes that fit my wide feet, no worries here, these fit PERFECTLY! I love them!

Also, Friday night I went to get my haircut. I haven't had a haircut since August. Seriously. It's been that long. And of course, the stylist that I've been using for the past year no longer works at Regis so I had to just get whoever was available. I got paired up with Sam  (Samantha) and while the haircut wasn't "Oh-My-Gosh-Perfect", I do really like it a lot! Even though I had an appointment, I still had to wait about 35 minutes (after my appointment time) to finally get in the chair. At first I was aggravated, but then I noticed a lot of products were on Clearance and it was buy one, get two free! Umm... YES! So I stocked up on some OPI polishes. These things are normally like $7-$9 and I got 6 of them for only $17! Yippee!

Yesterday, BB had his weekly visit and afterwards, we went running around getting errands done. I stopped in at Lifeway to pick up the "Courageous" movie I'd pre-ordered and I also found to XL teacher totes on clearance for 50% off, which would make them $10 each. However, when I got to the register, they rang up for only $4.99 and I had a $5 off coupon so BAM, two XL teacher totes for only $5! YAY for me! 
I'm giving one away to a friend and keeping the other for my Bible Class stuff. Fun fun!

But alas, bad news. The Courageous movie I picked up was the wrong one. I ordered us the Blu-Ray/DVD combo and was just given the DVD movie. So back to Lifeway I went.  
I had one more $5 off coupon that was expiring soon so I thought I'd pick up a 3rd tote while I was in the store. But I walked in, saw these tumblers and thought I'd like that better. They were marked at $8.99 and I figured I could splurge an few dollars on a tumbler. Well, it rang up at $5 so I ended up only paying $0.42 for this! Awesome? YES! I think so!

That's what I'm loving this week! 

What are you loving?

PS - You can also check out the Clearance section on Prices aren't as low as the in-store clearance, but they do have a lot more styles and colors available. 


In completely unrelated news, warmer weather is going to be here soon in Texas and it's time to get my tan on. In years past, I've done the tanning bed thing, but I'm trying to be healthier all around and frying my skin does not qualify. So I'm thinking about trying spray-tanning. Like professional, in a salon/pro tanning business kind of spray tanning. Even though I plan on going to a professional, I'm still worried about coming out looking like an Oompa Loompa or Snooki. I mean, I have red hair with a naturally pale complexion. I can get really dark (for me) using high quality tanning beds, but I don't want leather skin when I'm older. 

So, dear bloggy friends, who can give me some good advice on spray tanning? What are some Dos and Don'ts, what should I ask for, what should I watch out for?? Help!

Thoughts? Opinions? Advice?


  1. i love your finds at DSW! the one closest to me closed down last year boo :-( no where else will i find cheap shoes? wow and $0.42 for that tumbler, score! i have to tell you originally i typed in $.042 haha that would be an even better deal!

  2. I have no advice about spray tanning, but I am glad to hear you are avoiding the tanning bed. Those things are hazardous to your health.

    Good shopping! I bought some new red wedges a bit lower than yours yesterday but only because the new shoes I was wearing for my shopping trip were totally shredding my feet. I had blisters on my blisters! Weird thing is they are kind of a copy of Keds, so you'd think they'd be comfy but nooooo.

    The wedges only cost $10 down from $50 so I didn't mind buying an emergency pair of shoes.

  3. Darn you are on a roll with your deals! I LOVE DSW and always find really good deals there in the clearance aisles. Can't believe you got the tumbler for next to nothing! I've spray tanned a few times & I think it is best to describe your concerns with the pro so they don't go crazy with the spray. Definatly loofah before you go because it will look obvious on dry skin and you can't shower for a good 24 hours after (working out won't be a good thing either cause you will just sweat the stuff off) Hope that helps!

  4. Ohh... wow! 6 OPI for $17? What a great deal! I love OPI. Just bought a new dark blue color a few weeks ago! :)

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