Pizza has been on my mind lately // I spent 8 hours packing up our house yesterday for a remodel and ordered spinach skinny crust pizzas from Fresh Brothers. While it rained, I worked on packing up my whole house one room at a time while happily munching on pizza. It was a productive day. As I decluttered, packed and gave away things from every room of my house, I started thinking about summer break and things we might need for our summer beach days. Since it is snowing in Boston, New York, and Ohio at the moment and raining on the West Coast, it is a good time to stop and daydream about warmer weather and beach days.
My 2 must have items for summer are the Giant Pizza Pie towel that measures 5 feet x 5 feet and the Giant Pizza slice beach float. Nothing says summer like pizza pie parties. I love the Giant Pizza pie towel because it is round. Rather unusual for a beach towel and super fun. The float is a slice of pizza and looks great floating in the pool next to all the boring usual suspects.
Giant Pizza Pie towel is $26
Giant pizza slice is $35
Saks Fifth Avenue Gift Card Event is going on now until midnight March 15, 2015 just in time for Easter and Passover. Get everything you need for those holidays and also get up to a $700 gift card for the purchases you make. You can also get a tote Paige tote and a 360 cashmere towel with your $250 women’s comtemporary purchase. Shop Saks.com now to start saving.
Now is the time to shop J Crew and buy everything you didn’t get for the holidays for yourself. Think about that ruffle hem sweatshirt you wanted for yourself. It was $80 and now it is $58 and 40% off. How about those tees you wanted? Or that jacket? Yep, it is now or never. Shop Jcrew.com now and get it all for the New Year. Welcome 2015 with some new fun clothes and shoes for your closet.
Ok Holiday Sale Season is here and this is the perfect time to get all your holiday shopping done before the season gets too busy for you to remember who you need to buy gifts for. The good news is that I have compiled a list of your favorite stores with coupon codes so you can shop and save and get everything sent to your doorsteps before the holiday season. My favorites are all here including J Crew, Kate Spade, Saks and Lands End. Let me know what you find.
J.Crew Factory – Extra 50% off Clearance | Code: YAY50
Kate Spade – 30% off entire purchase | Code: F14FFUS
Ann Taylor – Extra 50% off Full Price Tops, Accessories, & Shoes | Code: STYLE50
Saks Fifth Avenue – shop and earn $700 Gift Card
J.Crew – 30% Off Sweaters & Outerwear | Code: SHOPFALL
Madewell – 30% Off Sale | Code: PICKMEUP
Club Monaco – 25% Off Select Fall Styles | Code: FALLFAVES
Forever 21 – Extra 30% Off Sale | Code: TAKE30
Saks Off Fifth – Extra 40% Off Contemporary | Code: 40FORYOU
Lands End – Extra 30% Off Fall Essentials | Code: LEAF
Gap – Extra 25% Off Entire Purchase | Code: HAPPY
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Tommy Hilfiger Back to School Fall Campaign Starts NOWÂ – Have you seen the new Tommy Hilfiger back to school campaign on Youtube? I took the liberty of adding it to this post so you can see it right now right here. Chloe is off to college and she is typing her back to school checklist. Here is what I love – in our digital world the Tommy Hilfiger campaign takes us back to typewriters, No. 2 pencils, Encyclopedias, and paper gasp! I love it. Take a look for yourself.Â Â Adding a new layer to the seasonal campaign, Lisa Birnbach, author of theÂ The Official Preppy Handbook,created spirited, individualized head-to-toe descriptions for each characterâ€™s unique style that play on brandâ€™s preppy-with-a-twist heritage. The quintessential cast of college characters includes the â€œNatty Professor,â€ the â€œA-Student,â€ the â€œBookworm,â€ the â€œIce Queen,â€ the â€œAprÃ¨s Dude,â€ the â€œProfessional Student,â€ the â€œSocial Chair,â€ the â€œField Tripper,â€ the â€œAlum Prez,â€ the â€œTeacherâ€™s Petâ€ and the â€œAll American.â€
Back to School Erin Condren Lunchbox – here is an idea for you mom – so have you heard of Erin Condren? I guess she is sort of the Martha Stewart of nifty functional stationery and now day planners and lunchboxes.
I recently got this lunch box for my daughter Â from Erin Condren and I am blown away by the pure genius of the whole concept. I get it you are probably saying to me how cool could a lunchbox be? Well cool moms – this is a cool lunchbox.Â
Here is why I love this lunchbox –
The box is washable in a durable plastic
It has a sandwich box and 2 side veggie and snack boxes and an ice cooler thing to keep the food from spoiling
The stickers and personalization inserts for the lunch box are reusable and can also be changed by just ordering more
All these little things that Erin Condren has thought about gives your little person a little more fun and variety in their lives while toting their lunches to school and field trips. And the cost is lower than most leading brands of lunchboxes that give you all these great items.
Which one would you pick?
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Personally I have been eyeing a few Tory Burch dresses, a bag from Furla that is made of that rubber material in a duffle in a fun candy color, sandals by Sergio Rossi, a bag from Marc by Marc Jacobs or Rebecca Minkoff, Michael Kors or Coach are all marked down by 20% off, a pair of new sunglasses from Oliver Peoples, and a few Juicy Couture terry dresses for my daughter.