Grace Adele Sale

If you’re looking to update your look, you won’t want to miss this Grace Adele sale.  They have some really sweet deals on purses and accessories!  Here are a few of my faves!

Avalon Silver Ring $4

Roxie Coral Bag $24

Heather Ocean Bag $16

Tablet Tote $8

 

Click here to check out all the great deals!

Spanx Sale {Shapewear, Swimwear, and Workout Wear Deals}

I love Spanx, but they can be really expensive!  Today, Zulily is having a Spanx Sale.   They have shapewear, swimwear, workout wear, and some cute tank tops.  I just bought this really cute workout skort.

Items are already selling out, so hurry over and check it out!

Click here to shop!

 

Project 38: My Goals for the Year

Today is my 38th birthday and when my birthday rolls around, I like to make a list of my goals for the year.  Yesterday I shared a recap of last year’s goals and today I’m sharing my goals for this year.

Some of these are repeats of last year that I didn’t accomplish, but this is the year to get it done!

1.  Read through my Bible twice

2.  Memorize 38 Bible verses

3.  Lose 10 pounds

4.  Lose 10 pounds

5.  Lose 10 pounds

6.  Lose 10 pounds

7.  Lose 10 pounds

8.  Lose 10 pounds

9.  Lose 10 pounds

10. Lose 10 pounds

11.  Complete C25K

12.  Run a 5k in 38 minutes

13.  Run a 5k in 33 minutes

14.  Run a 5k in under 30 minutes

15.  Run a half-marathon

16.  Do T-Tapp workout 38 times

17. Swim laps 38 times

18. Complete a sprint triathlon

19.  Do 38 girl pushups in a row

20. Do 50 girl pushups in a row

21.  Do 100 girl pushups in a row

22. Do 10 regular pushups

23.  Do 38 regular pushups

24.  Read 38 books

25.  Listen to 38 audiobooks

26. Write an ebook

27.  Take family pictures

28.  Go on 38 dates with my hubby

29.  Go on 38 walks with friends (or workout with friends)

30. Get certified to teach a fitness class

31. Learn one new skill

32. Do 10 speaking engagements

33. Complete the 365 Day Savings Challenge (fill my piggy bank)

34. Complete the 52 Week Saving Challenge (put money in our savings account)

35. Put $2000 in vacation fund

36. In bed, lights out by 10pm 60 nights

37. Get up by 5:30am 50 days

38. Make 38 fun crafts, recipes or projects

 

Recap of my 37th Year

Tomorrow is my 38th birthday.  This is the time of year when I evaluate my past year and I set my goals for the following year.

This past year has been hard.  We were still in the throws of adjustment with the twins.  We started homeschooling in October.   My lupus flared up and caused some major issues.  And while the year was rough, I still accomplished a few of my goals.

The good news is that I feel like things our starting to settle down in our family and I have a feeling this is going to be my year! Tomorrow I’ll share my goals for the new year,  but since this is my last day being 37, I thought I’d share my recap of this past years goals.

I had 37 goals for the year and I only accomplished 6 of them.  On a positive note, that’s 6 things that I probably wouldn’t have accomplished without setting these goals!

1.   Complete P90X – I made it through 1 week before exercise induced migraines sidelined me. :(

2.   Lose 10 pounds

3.   Lose 10 pounds

4.   Lose 10 pounds

5.   Lose 10 pounds

6.   Lose 10 pounds

7.   Lose 10 pounds

8.   Lose 10 pounds

9.   Lose 10 pounds

10.  Declutter 10 things/day for 37 days in a row  – I decluttered over 400 things.  Go me!

11.  Exercise 37 minutes/day for 37 days in a row

12.  Complete C25K

13.  Run a 5k in under 37 minutes

14.  Run another 5K during the year and do it 3 minutes and 7 seconds faster than my first 5k

15.  Make my bed 37 days in a row 

16.  Get up by 5:30am 37 weekdays in a row (7 weeks, 2 days)

17.  Get certified to teach some kind of fitness class

18.  Do T-Tapp BWO+ 37 times

19.  Read 37 books

20.  Listen to 37 audio books (I couldn’t have done this without Audible)

21.  Listen to 37 sermons, personal development talks, or business seminars

22.  Go on 37 dates with my hubby

23.  Make 37 different crafts (regular or food crafts)

24.  Get family pictures taken

25.  Take 37 walks with friends

26.  Send 37 snail mail cards

27.  Send out Christmas cards

28.  Do 37 random acts of kindness

29.  Do 12 speaking engagements

30.  Sell our house

31.  Go to bed by 10pm 37 weeknights in a row

32.  Get 37 new social media or Alert Monster customers

33.  Write an ebook (I’m using From Idea to Ebook to help me)

34.  Start teaching my kids home ec skills using Training your Children in Home Ec

35.  Pay $3700 extra on our mortgage

36.  Put $370/week in savings

37.  Put an extra $3700 in savings

Restaurant Coupon Roundup {7/11/14}

Eating out sure can get expensive, so I’m always on the lookout for deals to make it more affordable.  Below I’ve included the top printable restaurant coupons for this week!  Some of these are only good today, so don’t miss out!

7-Eleven – FREE Small Slurpee on 7/11 from 11am – 7pm
Arby’s
– Buy 1 Get 1 Free Orange Cream Shake (exp: 7/15/2014)
Biggby – $1.99 Any Size Iced Coffee (exp: 8/31/2014)
Boston Market - Buy 1 Get 1 Free Individual Meal (exp: 7/13/2014)
Carrabba’s – $10 Off 2 Dinner Entrees
Chick-fil-a – FREE Meal When You Dress Up Like a Cow on 7/11 Only
Chili’s – Free Chips & Choice of Dip with Adult Entree Purchase (exp: 7/13/2014)
Krispy Kreme – Buy 1 Dozen Doughnuts Get 1 Original Glazed Dozen for 77¢ Valid 7/11 Only (exp: 7/11/2014)
Lone Star Steakhouse – 25% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 7/13/2014)
Longhorn Steakhouse - Free Appetizer or Dessert When You Buy 2 Adult Entrees (exp: 7/13/2014)
Noah’s Bagels - 20% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 7/29/2014)
Red Lobster - Free Appetizer or Dessert with 2 Adult Dinners (exp: 7/13/2014)
Red Mango – $1 Iced Coffee, $2 Iced Latte or $3 Frozen Lattes (exp: 7/31/2014)
Schlotzsky’s – $2 Off $10 Purchase (exp: 7/16/2014)
Souper Salad - $5.99 Adult Buffet (exp: 7/20/2014)
Taco Bueno – Buy 1 Get 1 Free $5 Bueno Meal Valid 7/11 Only

Thanks Surviving the Stores!

Retail Coupon Roundup {7/11/2014}

If you’re planning on doing a little shopping this weekend, make sure to print off these great retail coupons before you go!

Aeropostale – $10 Off $50 Purchase (exp: 7/21/2014)
Bealls – $20 Off $50 Purchase (exp: 7/13/2014)
Beauty Brands - $3.50 Off $10 Purchase (exp: 8/2/2014)
Carters – 20% Off $40 Purchase (exp: 7/16/2014)
Express – $25 Off Every $75 Purchase (exp: 7/11/2014)
JCPenney - 15% Off Apparel, Shoes, Accessories, Fine Jewelery + More (exp: 7/13/2014)
Lifeway – 30% Off 1 Regularly Priced Item (exp: 7/12/2014)
Loft Outlet – 10% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 7/13/2014)
OshKosh B’Gosh – 20% Off $40 Purchase (exp: 7/16/2014)
Staples - 15% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 7/12/2014)
The Limited - 50% Off 1 Regularly Priced Purchase (exp: 7/30/2014)
Yankee Candle - Buy 2 Get 1 Free Regular Priced Jar, Tumbler, or Pure Radiance Vase Candles (exp: 8/3/2014)

Thanks Surviving the Stores!

Mary Kay Madness Sale

Earlier this year, I joined Mary Kay for the sweet bag and the awesome training.  In the process, I fell in love with the products.  Since it’s my birthday this month and since I know that many of you love the products as well, I thought I’d offer you a super sweet deal!  I’m calling it Mary Kay Madness!

You can get $100 of Mary Kay products for $75, $160 worth of Mary Kay products for $120, and $300 worth of products for $225.  Shipping is free on orders of $100 or more and is only $5 on orders that are less than $100.  If you’re not interested in this deal, but are looking to place a Mary Kay order, feel free to order directly from my Mary Kay website!  If you’re interested in this deal, email lisajoythompson@marykay.com and let me know which deal you’re interested in.  If you now which products you want, you can include that in the email.  If you need to see what Mary Kay offers, you can see our full line of products here.

If you’ve never tried these products, here are just a few of my favorites!

Skinvigorate Cleansing Brush

Mary Kay Travel Roll-Up Bag

Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara

TimeWise Age Fighting Moisturizer (I use Normal/Dry, but they also make one for Combination/Oily skin)

TimeWise 3-in-1 Cleanser  (I use Normal/Dry, but they also make one for Combination/Oily skin)

If you have acne or if you have a teen with acne, the Clear Proof Acne system is amazing!

Things I Love Thursday: Audible.com

I’ve decided to start a new feature on this blog so that I can share some of my favorite things.  Every Thursday, I will be sharing something that I love.  There probably won’t be much rhyme and reason to what I share when, but just know that you can count on me to share something fabulous!

To start off with, I thought I’d share something that I use nearly every day: Audible.com. It has seriously revolutionized the way I listened to audiobooks and has also increased the amount of books I listen to!

Here’s why:  Audible has an app on my iPhone (and iPad, etc) which allows me to listen to books anywhere!  I can plug my iPhone in while I’m driving and have the book I’m listening to play through my car speakers.  I can pop a pair of headphones in and listen to my book while I’m working out.  I can set my iPhone on the counter beside me and listen to my book while I’m doing dishes.  It’s awesome…and the price is awesome too!

I originally signed up for the FREE Gold 30 day trial.  You get 1 audiobook per month and after the free trial you pay $14.95 per month.  I quickly realized how much I love Audible and upgraded to the Platinum membership.  It’s $22.95 per month and gives you 2 audiobook credits per month.  Once you’re a member, you’re also eligible for some  pretty sweet savings.  You get 30% off any audiobook not used with credits.  Also, Audible.com offers a daily deal every single day.  These books tend to range in price from $.99 to $5.99.  I’ve snagged some really sweet books this way and have been able to try books from authors that I hadn’t previously read.

I highly recommend that you sign up for the Audible free 30 Day trial.  If you decide it’s not for you, you can cancel anytime during the first 30 days and you won’t be charged!

That’s what I’m loving this week {and pretty much every week}!

What book {or books} do you recommend that I download to listen to?

Amazon: 50% Off Backpacks

School will be here before you know it!  And now is the time to start stocking up on school supplies!  Today only, Amazon is offering 50% or More Off Backpacks.  They have a bunch to choose from!

Click here to shop!

Celebrate Krispy Kreme’s Birthday with a Sweet Deal for YOU!

 

I love birthdays and tomorrow is the 77th birthday of Krispy Kreme’s Original Glazed doughnut (which in my humble opinion is the best doughnut on the face of the earth).  To celebrate, all Krispy Kreme shops will be offering a pretty spectacular deal: Buy One Dozen Doughnuts, get a 2nd dozen for only 77 cents!  That’s less than the price of a single doughnut!

In honor of Krispy Kreme’s celebration, I thought I’d share some fun Krispy Kreme facts with you!

  • Krispy Kreme stores can produce more than 3 million doughnuts per day!
  • Krispy Kreme can produce enough doughnuts in a week to make a line of doughnuts from NYC to LA
  • Krispy Kreme can produce a stack of doughnuts as tall as the Empire State Building in 22 seconds
  • Krispy Kreme doughnuts are my all time favorite treat and my birthday is on Monday, July 14th {hint, hint}
  • Krispy Kreme uses enough chocolate each year to nearly fill 5 Olympic size swimming pools {I want to swim in a chocolate filled pool}

In addition to the birthday promotion, you can join Krispy Kreme in a celebration of all things original. Follow @Krispy Kreme on Twitter or Instagram and share a pic or a tweet about the #KKOriginalMoment when you first discovered the joy of Krispy Kreme for a chance at a sweet surprise. Follow the birthday fun as we collect worldwide wishes at KrispyKreme.com/OriginalBirthday.

Creativebug Arts & Crafts Online Classes for the Family $30 for 6 Months

I love to create!  I love to upcycle, to do mixed media projects, to sew, and oh-so-much-more and my kiddos love creating with me!  At times, I get into a creative rut, but thanks to Creativebug Arts & Crafts Online Classes for the Family, I can find lots of projects to create and they even come with video tutorials!

They offer individual classes or they offer a subscription for unlimited classes.  The subscription is a steal at only $9.95 per month, but right now, you can snag a 6 month Creativebug subscription for only $30. They have so many classes to choose from.  This will keep you crafting away for the next 6 months!

Click here to get your craft on!

 

The Internet is Broken So I m Outside Today T-Shirt $5.99 Shipped

*Tanga has the best daily deals in Electronics, Games, Magazines, T-Shirts and more!*  Click here to check out all of our 24-hour deals!  http   www.tanga.com    The Internet Is Closed. It s a beautiful day today, so get outside and stop reading the internets. We ve all seen the Bill O Reilly video and the kittens on the treadmill, so get out there.    *Please note that XXL and XXXL sizes cost $.99 cents more per shirt!*
My husband totally needs this The Internet is Broken So I m Outside Today T-Shirt {and if I’m truthful, I might need it too!}  If you’re internet addicted, you can snag this t-shirt for only $4 and shipping is only $1.99.  This is a great gift for IT workers or bloggers!

Snag It Now!

Apple iPhone Stereo Headset 2-Pack Only $13.99 (77% Off)

Here’s a super awesome deal!  Right now you can get a 2-pack of  Apple iPhone stereo headsets for only $13.99.  That’s 77% off the regular price! Hurry and snag them now before they sell out!

Click here to buy!

 

Retail Coupon Roundup {7/4/2014}

I love shopping during 4th of July weekend! There are so many great sales! If you’re planning on doing a little shopping this weekend, make sure to print off these great retail coupons before you go!

Ann Taylor Coupon – 15% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 7/6/2014)
Bealls Coupon - $20 Off $50 Purchase (exp: 7/13/2014)
Bloomingdale’s Coupon – Up to 40% Off Sale & Clearance Purchase (exp: 7/4/2014)
Bonton/Carson’s Coupon – $10 Off $25 Regular or Sale Price Purchase (exp: 7/6/2014)
Carter’s Coupon – 20% Off $40 Purchase (exp: 7/12/2014)
Eddie Bauer Coupon - 30% Off Entire Purchase + 10% Off Purchase (exp: 7/7/2014)
Express Coupon – $25 Off Every $75 Purchase (exp: 7/6/2014)
JCPenney Coupon – 15% Off Regular, Sale & Clearance Apparel, Shoes, Accessories & More (exp: 7/6/2014)
JoAnn Coupon – 50% Off Regularly Priced Thread (exp: 7/5/2014)
Lifeway Coupon – 25% Off Entire Purchase Valid 7/4 Only
Loft Outlet Coupon – $15 Off $75 Purchase (exp: 7/4/2014)
Macy’s Coupon – 20% Off Select Sale & Clearance Apparel for Him, Her & Kids + More (exp: 7/6/2014)
Mardel Coupon – $3.99 Patriotic T-Shirt (exp: 7/5/2014)
Michaels Coupon – 15% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 7/5/2014)
The Limited Coupon - 50% Off 1 Regularly Priced Purchase (exp: 7/30/2014)
Valu Home Centers Coupon – 50% Off Entire Purchase Valid 7/4 Only

Thanks Surviving the Stores!

Liquid Chalk Markers 8 Pack only $10.99

I love being crafty and with chalkboard paint so readily available, there are so many fun things that we’ve turned into chalkboards.  What I really love though is liquid chalk markers.  They can make any chalk project look so much more polished.  The only drawback is that they’re pricy (especially if you want lots of them like I do).

I just found a great deal on them!  Right now Jane is offering a pack of 8 liquid chalk markers for $10.99 (reg. $24).  This deal won’t last long, so if you’re interested, snag them now!

Click here to shop Jane!

Home Decor Deals: 60% Off Plus FREE Shipping

IMAGE: Fashion Friday- 7/3-7/6/14- Home Decor- 60% off & FREE SHIPPING with Code HOMEDEAL

Cents of Style has decided to kick off their Fashion Friday deal a little early and they’re extending it through the weekend.  They are offering 60% off Home Decor and FREE Shipping when you you code HOMEDEAL at checkout!  They have cotton pillow covers that will be only $13.18 shipped with this code.

 

IMAGE: Fashion Friday- 7/3-7/6/14- Home Decor- 60% off & FREE SHIPPING with Code HOMEDEAL

These Rod Iron Name Hangers are only $6.78 each shipped with the code! I would LOVE some of these!  They’d be perfect in a bathroom or mudroom!

They have so many other fabulous items!  Make sure to check them out and make sure to use the code HOMEDEAL at checkout!

Click here to shop!

Tea Collection Semi Annual Sale: Additional 40% Off

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

I love this time of year.  There are sales galore!  Right now, Tea Collection’s Semi-Annual Sale is going all out and marking sale items down an additional 40% off starting today (7/3) and ending Monday (7/7). Sweet dresses, tees, onesies and more all filled with the rich colors and intricate patterns of faraway Morocco. Simply use the promo code: MORE40 when you checkout. Don’t wait, styles will sell out as the sale is almost over.

Have fun shopping!

Mabel’s Labels Back to School Special

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Our house is a never ending merry-go-round of missing items.  And every time I go by the lost and found at school, I without fail find something that belongs to someone in our family.  Rather than wondering where all of the water bottles, hooded jackets and that extra pair of sneakers disappeared to, consider getting a jump on the back and forth of belongings before school starts up again, and take advantage of Mabel’s Labels Back-to-School early bird pricing.

Whether you select the bestselling Mabel’s Labels Ultimate Back-to-School Combo or the new Mabel’s Labels Stylish Scholars Combo , you’ll receive 108 tags that are UV resistant, waterproof, dishwasher and microwave safe—perfect to track everything from tablets to bento boxes. And, if you purchase in July, you spend only $39 per combo pack (regularly $42). Take advantage of Mabel’s Labels Back-to-School early bird pricing and secure yourself some peace of mind before the school year begins.

Daily Coupon Roundup

I love the first day of the month. There are so many great coupons that release and reset. Check them out!!

FREE Pampers Gifts to Grow 10 Point Code

Pampers

Right now you can get 10 free points in your Pampers Gifts To Grow account when you enter code FBCAN898DAY9814. If you’re not a member yet, you can join now and get 100 free points just for joining!

Pampers Gifts to Grow is a free program, but keep in mind that it’s not just for parents. There are free codes all the times and the rewards aren’t just for baby items. You can get photo gifts, magazines, and even things like razors!

Click here to sign up today!