High Fashion Sunglasses @ Meijer without the high price #MeijerStyle

When I think of Meijer, I typically think of grocery shopping and household products. I had no idea that Meijer employs an entire style squad of fashion advisers, and trend spotters. Sounds expensive, but it’s not. The Meijer fashion squad works hard to bring all of the top trends and accessories to each store at affordable prices. Like these sunglasses!

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Seriously … sunglasses are THE total must-have accessory this summer! These girls know what’s up! Whether it’s over-sized, cute and colorful, or sleek, you’ll discover your style at Mejier.

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Mperks are quick and easy to use. Just sign up if you haven’t already, search and click on the coupons, and then simply enter your phone number at the check-out to save. No printing or card to swipe. Like I said – quick and easy!

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FTC Disclosure: All photos and opinions are honest and my own. All sunglasses photoed are courtesy of Meijer.

New pop-arazzi Cosmetic Brush Line from CVS Review & Giveaway

I’m excited to share the launch of a brand NEW budget-friendly cosmetic brush line called pop-arazzi, now available exclusively (and conveniently) at CVS/pharmacy locations nationwide and online at CVS.com.

It’s been my experience that those tiny applicators that come with make-up often don’t last the life of the product. Refusing to throw-away any useable make-up, because you know it’s not cheap, I’ve resulted in using a Q-tip or even my finger to apply eye shadow. Only to have it crumble and create a mess. Wasted product, is wasted money.

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Purchasing a cosmetic brush set is something I’ve meaning to do for a while. Thanks to CVS – I now have one. I recently received these colorful fun brushes to review. Now I can use every last bit of my make-up. No more mess, no more wasting money.

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I’ve been using this full set of brushes for a couple of weeks. My make-up has never looked better. The brushes feel great on my skin. They do a nice job at helping me apply make-up evenly and smoothly every day. I’m not sure how I ever got by without them.

This affordable cosmetic brush collection ($1.99-$5.99) offers a burst of color and comes in range of application-friendly designs, including:

  • Powder Brush – $2.99
  • Foundation Brush – $2.99
  • Concealer Brush – $1.99
  • Eye Shadow Brush – $2.99
  • Brow and Lash Brush – $1.99
  • Eyeliner Brush – $1.99
  • Eye Crease Blender Brush – $1.99

There is even a complete 5-Piece Brush Set, that includes Powder, Eyeliner, Eye Shadow, Eye Smudge, and Brow & Lash Brushes for only $5.99 !

Available now at CVS!

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Greatest Salvation Army find yet!

So excited to tell you about my latest discovery at my local Salvation Army store. As you probably have gathered by now if you’ve read any of my previous blogs, I love to browse through the local thrift stores in my area. Although I enjoy the local stores, I will venture out to outlying areas in search of my next great find. While I was not in the market for a coat, something coaxed me into the woman’s coat area while at one of my favorite Salvation Army stores in Sterling Heights (Michigan).

One coat caught my eye, tried it on, but it didn’t fit quite right. Several coats over, I was amazed to see what appeared to be the perfect winter coat! It was full-length, hooded, and was in my size! I tried it on, and was instantly in love! Could not believe that the label shouted “Liz Claiborne”” and it was actually a wool and cashmere blend!

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The blue tag indicated that the price was $34.99, which was a great price. It was then that I realized that that it was 75% off blue tag day, which is something that I had never seen before. If I didn’t keep the receipt, I am not sure many would not believe that I bought this coat for an unbelievable $9.26 with tax!

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I decided right then that I wasn’t going to save this coat for special occasions, that I was going to wear it whenever I could. This purchase couldn’t have come at a better time considering the winter that we’ve been experiencing this year in Michigan with record-breaking snow falls. I’ve taken my dogs for walks in it, shoveled snow in it, and simply enjoyed the warmth that this very luxurious coat has afforded me. Not only have I enjoyed this coat immensely, I have received many wonderful compliments about how it looks on me! I really feel like a special lady when I put on this wonder of a coat!

So, the next time that you go into your local thrift store, don’t confine yourself to the areas that you normally frequent, see out other areas, perhaps there’s a treasure waiting for you to discover them!

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Happy Dog Box Review & 50% Off Deal

This winter has been hard on all of us, even Roxy. Feeling the lack of walks and trips to the park, I think she’s been battling a case of the winter blues.

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Enter HappyDogBox.com !

About Happy Dog Box:
HappyDogBox.com’s goal is to make your dog happier and healthier while saving you time and money. A monthly subscription that will surprise you with the most amazing box of hand-selected, all natural dog treats and toys picked by their experts with love and care. Each box is filled with 4-6 healthy, gourmet dog treats, toys and other products conveniently delivered to your door.

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With no signs of spring anywhere in sight, this review could not have come at a better time. Roxy perked up the minute her Happy Dog Box was delivered. Which makes me really happy because I LOVE to spoil my hound.

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Being a scent hound, there is no stopping Roxy’s super smeller! I placed the box on the floor to let her sniff out what yummy treat to try first. Her choice was the all natural Bully Stick (one of her all time favorites).

Packed with fun, and low-fat, healthy treats it’s clear that the box was put together by someone that knows the needs of her breed. Like Jump Your Bones Roo Jerky, a super low-fat jerky, and Dynamo Dog Treats (Bacon and Cheese Flavor) which includes glucosamine for healthy hips and joints, plus specially selected fruits, vegetables to keep your dog feeling their best. Dynamo Dog Functional Treats are grain free, gluten free, and are made in the USA with the freshest ingredients.

Impressed by the high quality of toys and treats, I’m happy to say that I would recommend Happy Dog Box as a great find or gift for any family that includes a dog. I know our Roxy sure agrees!

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Roxy would like to send out a great big “AARRHOOO “(that’s thank you in basset hound) to HappyDogBox.com for sending her such a tasty and fun selection to review!

HappyDogBox.com would also like to extend a big thank you to my readers by offering a great deal. Just visit them by using this link to score 50% off your first box!

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Salvation Army find turns into a great addition to family game night!

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Found this little gem at my local Salvation Army store. I couldn’t pass it by, the blue tag was marked $4.99, lucky for me, it was half off blue tag day! Even though I had no clue what it was, I knew that I couldn’t go wrong paying $2.50 for it.

It was a well-constructed felt-lined box with the numbers 1-9 that could be flipped forward and back.
It included two dice and instructions for the card game Rook. I immediately went home and scoured the internet for searches on wood, numbers, dice, anything that might give me an idea of what this game was all about.

I finally discovered that the game is called “Shut the Box”. By rolling the two die, your object is to turn down all 9 of the numbers on the board. You accomplish this by adding up the total of the two dice, then turn down the numbered blocks equal to that value. If you would roll 12 (two 6’s),you could turn down any combination of blocks that equal 12. To illustrate, when rolling a 12,the 1,2,4 & 5 could be chosen; The game continues until there are no more possible combinations to be turned over, or, if someone actually goes out by turning down all the numbers, to which they proclaim, “Shut the Box”.

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We’ve had many hours of fun with this game, any number of players can participate. We like to total up 10 games before we declare a winner. The winner is that person who has the overall lowest score.

Another nice thing is that it’s a very portable game, we even take it camping with us where it’s a big hit. Everyone is intrigued the first time that they see it, it catches their attention, since it’s nothing they’ve ever seen before. Even those who don’t necessarily play games at least try it once.

You’ll find many places on the web where you can order this game, from cheap plastic versions, to elaborate handmade wooden boxes. I’ve gifted several and the recipients love them. Treat yourself to a great addition to family game night.

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