black friday sales roundup.

now that we've had our turkeys, it's officially holiday shopping season. we pulled our (family) secret santa names today, so i'm ready to check names off my list with the best deals possible. here's a round up sites that are offering the best black friday deals, because who doesn't love a good sale? happy shopping!

50% off


Tobi | code: THANKFUL50

Ann Taylor | code: CELEBRATE

Express | no code needed + free shipping

Gymboree | no code needed + free shipping

Kenneth Cole | no code needed + free shipping

Wilson's Leather | code: BLACKFRIDAY for extra 50% off

World Market | no code needed

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don't forget to enter this giveaway!


holiday sales. cozy up.

tis the season to get cozy, fa la la la la, la la la la.
don we now our gray apparel, fa la la, la la la, la la la...
this chilly weather has me thinking about the warm and fuzzies...all things knitted and frayed and adorned with big white pom poms.

urban outfitters is in the midst of their 'start of the season sale' offering 25% off select bedding and 30% off select sweaters and outerwear (thru the 25th). you will also find great prices at h&m during their black friday deal days (thru the 26th).

how do you get cozy?

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enter to win this pretty wreath from tree classics


Tree Classics Christmas Wreath GIVEAWAY.

it's beginning to look a lot like christmas (singing).
the shopping centers have their holiday decorations up, and the weather has been slightly cooler this weekend...plus all this discussion about thanksgiving and black friday has me feeling festive.

let's jump start this black friday week with a christmas giveaway. i know we haven't had our turkeys yet, but i want you to be able to receive and enjoy this prize before it's too late. Tree Classics, maker of the world's finest artificial trees and wreaths, is celebrating its 40th year by teaming up with 40 bloggers to give away 40 christmas products. 

close-up view.

one lucky winner will receive this beautiful 24" Classic Noble Fir Wreath with clear lights. it's made with high quality real feel™ needles and conveniently comes with lights. how great would this look on your front door at night? you could even get creative and add things to it for extra oomph.

giveaway ends 12/1, open to U.S. only
enter using the rafflecopter widget below.
good luck!

want to win more great items from Tree Classics? check out their blog for a list of bloggers participating in this 40 for 40 giveaway!

tree classics: facebook | twitter | blog


thanksgiving home decor.

i look forward to the holidays every year, but then it's gone in a flash. i'm all for surrounding ourselves with the holiday spirit by bringing festive touches into the home. you don't have to transform your entire house (unless you want to!) but a pillow here, a candle there, a wreath on the door is all it takes to get into the mood.

here are a few fun picks. a cozy throw for chilly evenings with hot cocoa, cute lights for an outdoor cafe feel,..and my favorite? the turkey candle. because, who doesn't want a turkey candle? aside from the wreath, these items are all on sale! in addition, many of the websites are offering 5-15% off just for signing up for their newsletters allowing you to save more. this is also a great time to stock up for next year's holiday season.

what are you thankful for this year?

shop these and other thanksgiving decor here:


Periscope. Scope Day.

hello friends...it's been a while. things have been hectic around here as our office is relocating, but i wanted to drop in and say, I MISS YOU ALL! how have you been...what's new? tell me in the comments!

a while back, kim, at a very sweet blog, introduced us to periscope. the app lets you broadcast live from your phone to the world enabling others to 'see the world through your eyes'.

Around the World in a Day
Saturday, November 7, 2015
6 continents | 62 broadcasters | 43 cities

on saturday, november 7th, i will be part of Scope Day, the brain child of Mike Lin. it is a collaboration of 62 broadcasters (including 12 musicians) around the globe who will be showing you attractions and landmarks from their cities in a pass-the-cast format. the event kicks off at 5:15 am PST in cairo, egypt and ends 16 hours later in new york. each broadcaster gets 15 minutes before passing their viewers on to the next broadcaster waiting in the wings.

i will be broadcasting live from hawaii at 3:45pm local time (5:45pm PST).
find me on periscope at oomph.

you can watch us live and interact via the periscope app.
watch live on your computer via twitter links (#scopeday).
if you miss the live broadcasts, you can watch the replays via


follow Scope Day on periscope at @ScopeDay to get notifications of each live broadcast. the scope day account follows all of the featured broadcasters.

check out Scope Day on twitter | facebook | instagram for more information and to see the schedule of all the broadcasters and their locations.

the 12 musicians will be covering taylor swift songs in hopes of convincing her to broadcast live for the very first time on periscope (we have saved her a time slot).

ever wanted to see the pyramids in egypt? the french alps in france? the tallest building in hong kong? and more and more from africa, ireland, japan to name a few? best of all? this trip is free.

hope to see you there.

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