My first Black Friday Sale

So I had nothing going on . No where to be, which wasn’t a bad thing. It was nice to not feel obligated to go somewhere & not feel stressed making something to bring.

There were a few places that were having good deals so I was like why not?

Old Navy 50% off everything. Doors opened at 7pm. Arrived at 6:45 ish. There was already a lined formed, not too many people in front maybe 50? I started from the front and work my way around the whole store, didn’t see anything. There was 2 tops but none in my size but not from the sale they seemed to be on sale before this sale. I was out in 15 minutes.

Next stores opened at 8pm. I’ve been eying these Steve Madden black boots . When I went last week they were on sale for $109.98. I didn’t think they would be there because they were size 11 and when that size goes, that’s it. To my surprise they were still there & $10 cheaper! No other deals for these boots but happy to have them. ( they are about $130 online) Still need to find a taller, tighter fitting boot that can be casual but can also be worn with dresses. I miss my old ones! Probably in there 10 minutes , mainly seeing if there were other shoes. Once the gate opened I ran to the section hoping to see my size still there 🙂

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Next was to Macy’s. Since a lot of my stuff is in my now gross storage unit locked away until we settle in court, I needed a blender. I miss making smoothies and I do not like the 5-10lbs Ive gained since I’ve stopped drinking them lol. They had a doorbuster deal for a Cuisinart blender for $39.99 ( originally $119.99). I also wanted to go grab one because one of the survey sites I do , I redeemed a $25 Macy’s gift card. So I paid $17.53 with tax 🙂

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On the way to the exit I stopped to check out Express since everything was 50% off and on the survey site I got the Macy’s Gift card I had enough to redeem a $25 or $50 Express gift card. Didn’t see anything I needed, though there were some cute dresses. I then returned home to drop off the boxes and relax before heading back  at 11:30 pm or so to check out Forever 21 & H&M. I didn’t see anything I loved that much to try on or wait in the long line for lol. Will go back when its a bit calmer ( plus I have a $12 H&M from the Wrapp app -YAY)

I check out some other stores on the way back to the exit but nothing that I needed that minute.

I’d say my Black Friday was easy, not stressful, & fast.

Most likely because I wasn’t getting tvs, gaming systems, electronics or boots in Macy’s.lol 🙂

Easy white chicken chili/soup

Depending on how much liquid you put in this it can be either chili or soup.

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Click photo to bring you to recipe.

Mine didn’t come out so picture worthy so I didn’t take a photo but this dish was delicious.

Here were my changes

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A couple of months ago I tried avocado verde from Wholly Guacamole- so yummy.

So I used the Avocado Verde instead of the Salsa Verde the recipe calls for.

I added juice of one lime

I added more water to make it more of a soup.

Has anyone used Better than Bouillon before? This stuff is great. I made chicken & barley soup last Thursday and used this for the first time. So much flavor. I will be buying this for now on to use in soups and other dishes.

I haven’t used cumin in awhile, I made something before and made me dislike the taste, so I didn’t add it to this dish.

What are you quick meals using rotisserie chicken? Can’t beat $5 for a cooked flavorful whole chicken.

Thanksgiving Nail art

Decided to test out some nail art for Thanksgiving. I didn’t have any yellows or orange so did this.

Cherry Pie on Thumb

Turkeys

then some nail design

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Then took it off but left the colorful turkey and put the red/silver design

Red: Rimmel London speed dating

Silver _ I want to say it was a Rimmel London Polish mixed with NYC Metallic/Glitter 255A

Turkey w/feathers : Motives by loren ridinger “decadence”  ~Feathers : Revlon tropical temptation, berry bloom , NYC green ( no name), Rimmel Black Satin ( feet) – I had all my polishes out but I believe these are the ones I used

Cherry Pie- Rimmel London Speed Dating  I think I mized the pie latice with Chelly 26 with something else

 

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Retail therapy

So those that don’t know I have to buy new Fall/Winter clothes . I found out my storage unit was leaking somewhere , which ended up being from Hurricane Sandy. My sofa had mold all over it,  it was bad in there. Anyway I filed a claim with insurance and I can’t get into my unit until it is solved. ( there is more to it but I am not sure if I can speak about it right now) Lets just say I had to get a lawyer involved.

>Side note: In 2004 I went through not one but two hurricanes within a 3 week period. One was a category 4 and the other category 2/3 and had no damage what so ever. Strange! But did leave things a little tilted 🙂

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Anyway Macy’s had a “Wow Pass” where you could have $10 off $25 & I had $25 that I received from one of the survey sites I use. So thought I could find something. I didn’t see much that I loved so I didn’t score out on the $10 off so thought I would check out a few other store just to see if there was anything.

Here is what I scored for $56.59

Forever 21

I have had a $25 gift card from awhile back

I bought the navy jacket below $19.80

black leggings ( not pictured) $3.80

I had to pay $.10 out of pocket

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Next was H&M

I love wearing dresses all year round. So once it gets cold I try to find dresses I can wear with leggings or tights that are comfortable but look good.

This jersey dress was $ 24.95

I had a $10 off $10 from Wrapp app

Plus 10% for giving my email  ( there was also a poster in the store where you could text hm and get 10% off , will try to find that info to share)

It ended coming to $14.30

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Next I had to go through Target to leave and usually its hit or miss.

I found this Mossimo sweater dress , 4 were left one small & 3 XL/XXLS . So I was hoping it would fit and it did, love it. $29.99

I added a 15% off Mossimo on the Target cartwheel app before I left so it ended up being $25.49

Also found this Merona purse originally $22.99 on sale for $11.48

Not pictured plain grey gloves $3  ( also had 10% off from the cartwheel app making them $2.70)

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This sweater dress would look cute with black tights & these booties I bought about 2 weeks ago

Madden girl $37.20boots

Klout Perk- Slimfast

Received this  Slimfast #Slimfessions perk from Klout

I received a notepad & free coupon.

I ended up choosing a 4pk creamy milk chocolate, I mean how could you go wrong with chocolate. I think it was $4.79

They also had Vanilla Cream, Strawberry N Cream, Cappuccino delight & French Vanilla.

Creamy Milk Chocolate- Protein Milk Shake

190 calories – 10g protein- 5g of fiber

up to 4 hour hunger control.

I had it in the middle of breakfast and lunch to hold me over. It did fill me up & and held me over until my lunch time.

It tasted good, the first sip tasted weird I think because you need to get used to it but was tasty.

Definitely a good mid day meal supplement & good to satisfy those sweet tooth cravings.

As for my slimfession I just want to be a bit more toned since I have fallen a bit off my regular fitness/eating routine.

Whats your slimfession?

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*I was given this free product because I am a Klout Influencer. I am under no obligation to receive the sample or talk about this company. I get no additional benefits for talking about the product or company. All opinions are my own

Oatmeal Pancakes

Be prepared for more oatmeal breakfast recipes that I will be posting soon.

Asked my friend to get me steel cut or old fashion oatmeal to make different overnight oats but got instant. So I wanted to see what could I make , besides the obvious.

I had a individual pack of peach oatmeal so I used that then sprinkled some plain instant oatmeal.

Will try to do more variations of these oatmeal pancakes. ( so many possibilities)

I used:

1 pack of peach instant oatmeal + some instant oatmeal ( maybe 1/2 cup combined?)

1 egg

pomegranate seeds

mix together, you want to get a nice consistency not too watery but not too dry.

olive oil for pan

takes a few minutes each side.

YUM!

Do you have any different ways to incorporate oatmeal into dishes?

I love making oatmeal chocolate chip cherry cookies ( or cranberry , blueberry)

I have put it in smoothies before.

How do you like your oatmeal?

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Lean Cuisine – Spa Collection Review

One of my survey sites sent me a check to go buy a frozen meal for me to try and give feedback.

I’ve seen the spa collection before but there wasn’t that much a of a variety so never tried it.

Lean Cuisine- Spa Collection

Apple Cranberry Chicken

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Looks pretty close to the picture on the box which is always a nice thing.

It had grilled chicken, green beans, carrots, whole wheat orzo, wheat berries ( which was a nice surprise) , cranberries in a apple reduction sauce.

It was tasty, interesting, fresh  & flavorful dish. I could definitely see this being served at a spa.

I would to bring lean cuisine to work for lunch all the time. Lean Cuisine has such a variety and seems like they are always adding new recipes to the list. The meals always fill me up , are light , don’t make me feel bloated. Another great things is they are under $5, usually always on sale for $2-3 which is great on for your wallet and your waistline.

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Mail Call : freebies

Freebies in the mail

Full size Fat Hair amplifying mousse

$2 coupon

2 samples curl enhancing creme & curl defining gel

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New Progresso Tomato Florentine w/Italian Sausage

Had for lunch – too spicy for me

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Manicure Spa hand creme

2 perfume samples “Ageless”

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