Monday, September 18, 2017

Bathroom Renovation: The Before {Part 1}

Sorry for the lack of posts but life has gotten in the way! But, my husband and I embarking on our very first major home improvement project! We have decided to hire a contractor to help remodel our upstairs bathroom! This project has been on our to-do list since we bought our house in 2016.

Opening the bathroom door, here's the view...

Turn to your left, and you see the bathtub/shower combo...

Standing in the tub, you see the toilet and privacy wall. YUCK!

 Look at that floor tile and wall tile! It is so outdated!
And there you have it! We have researched floor tile, wall tile, paint colors, new vanity, the list goes on! I still have not 100% decided on the vanity or paint colors, but I have a few weeks to make the final decision. We are hoping the project will be completed by Christmas 2017. 

Anybody else in the middle of home renovations? Share your story in the comments!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Labor Day Weekend Sales 2017

Happy Saturday! Today I thought I would share with you all the Labor Day sales I have found!


  • J.Crew:30% off your purchase using code YESPLEASE. Also, 9% cash back using Ebates!
  • LOFT: 40% off full price styles
  • Old Navy: All Jeans, Dress, and Tees 50% off.
  • Banana Republic: 40% off everything
  • GAP: Up to 50% off everything plus an additional 20% off your purchase using code GETMORE
  • JCPenney: Extra 30% off $100 or Extra 25% off under $100 using code DEALS37
  • Kohls: $10 off when you $25 or more using code TAKE10 plus hundreds off markdowns
  • New York and Company: New Arrivals Buy One Get One 50% Off plus doorbusters
  • Macys: Extra 25% off plus free shipping using code LBDAY plus 25-70% off clearance
  • Sears: Semi-annual blowout up to 70% off clothing
  • Anthropologie: Extra 40% off sale
  • H&M: Up to 60% off plus free shipping on select items
  • Urban Outfitters: Extra 30% off all sale items; 40% off all bras
  • Victoria's Secret: Free shipping on $50; 7/$28 panties; $40 select bras; $6 beauty bash
  • Aerie: 40% off the Aerie Collectio; All undies 10 for $35
  • American Eagle Outfitters: 25% off jeans and pants; 25% off tops
  • Ardene: 30% off plus free shipping
  • Express: 40% off everything
  • Windsor: $5 Labor Day Sale select items
  • Bath & Body Works: All three-wick candles $12.50; Body Care Buy 3 Get 3 Free plus 25% off your entire order online
  • Vera Bradley: 50% off sale styles
  • Yankee Candle: $5 small jar candles
  • 20% off Erin's Essentials including Flip Flops, Over Sized Totes, Phone Cases, Pillows, Pajamas, Sherpa Throws, Designer Totes, and more!
Will you be taking advantage of the sales this weekend?

Monday, August 28, 2017

Announcement: I'm an Erin Condren Affiliate!

Hi everyone! I got some awesome news today! I am officially an Erin Condren Affiliate! I am SO excited to be able to continue to share with you my favorite planners and planner accessories, while making some extra money to support my youtube channel and blog.  You will now start seeing Erin Condren ads in my side bar and occasionally at the bottom of blog posts. As always, THANK YOU for your continued support!

xo Liz

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Weekly Drugstore Sales Roundup (8/27-9/2)

Here are all the latest and greatest drugstore sales for the week! I used to do this post all the time and thought it would be fun to bring it back to the blog! I went through my local Sunday newspaper to find these deals for you! Of course, always remember to check your local flyers as sales may differ in your area. Don't forget to get your Sunday paper for bonus coupons!

  • Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off Dove Bath or Skin Care
  • Buy 2 Get 3rd Free Cosmetics & Nail Mix & Match Brands (8/27-9/23)
  • Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off Olay or Old Spice Bath Care
  • 30% Off Katy Perry Indi Fragrance
  • $15 off coupon for Crest 3D White Whitestrips
CVS Pharmacy:
  • Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off Neutrogena Facial, Acne, sun care or sunless therapy
  • Buy 2 Get $5 ExtraBucks Any Maybelliene foundation, powder, blush, etc.
  • Spend $15 Get $5 ExtraBucks Any NYX Cosmetics
  • Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off Covergirl cosmetics (excludes nail)
  • Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off Wet n Wild Cosmetics
  • Spend $12 Get $4 ExtraBucks Almay cosmetics or makeup remover
  • Buy 1 Get 1 50% off Cetaphil facial care
  • Buy 1 Get 1 50% off select dry shampoo
  • 2/$10 Olay body wash 18-230z
  • 20% off Conair hair tools
  • Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Nature's Bounty vitamins, CVS Health Vitamns
Rite Aid Pharmacy:
  • Buy 1 Get 1 50% off All L'oreal Cosmetics
  • Buy 1 Get 1 50% off Revlon Eye, Lips, Face Cosmetics
  • 30% off all wet n wild cosmetics
  • Buy 1 Get 1 50% off All Physicians Formula Cosmetics
  • Buy 1 Get 1 50% off Maybelline Mascara and Eyeliner
  • $5.99 Maybelline Color Sensational Lipsticks 
  • $2 off OPI Nail Polish and Treatments
  • Buy 1 Get 1 75% off Almay cosmetics
My local paper had a 20% off your entire purchase coupon!

The winner this week is CVS Pharmacy!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

How I am using the Erin Condren Deluxe Monthly Planner

If you are wondering how I am going to use the Erin Condren Deluxe Monthly Planner, then based on the above picture you have probably already guessed...BUDGETING!!

I was inspired by Favorite Daughter Emily on Youtube to use the Erin Condren Deluxe Monthly Planner for budgeting! 

One of my HUGE goals for 2018 is to pay off my student loan debt! At the time of this post, I owe less than $9,000 dollars on my student loan and I would LOVE to pay that off in 2018. I recently added up our total expenses and total income and was really shocked at how much left over money we have that I can use to start paying down our debt! I am following the Dave Ramsey method and will be paying down the smallest debt first leaving the mortgage for last. We already have a $1,000 dollar emergency fund along with some other savings in case emergencies happen. I hope to do monthly budget videos on my youtube channel, so make sure you subscribe!

Do you make a monthly budget? What are you budget goals for 2018?

xo Liz

Sunday, July 23, 2017

I'm back!

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After taking a much needed break from blogging, I am back!! Stay tuned to see new content!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

June No-Buy

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Yes, you read the post title correctly. I am doing a no buy for the month of June. If you don't know what a no-buy is, it is basically a challenge to not buy any new makeup besides replacing things you already have like makeup wipes. I need to start saving some money to pay for my MBA classes, so a no buy is the perfect thing.  I don't tend to buy a lot of makeup to begin with but this will prevent my from splurging on new makeup and force me to try and use up the makeup that I currently have in my collection.

Have you ever done a makeup no-buy?