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~Good morning! It’s Winter Break here, and the boys and I are loving sleeping in. Well, L and I are. W doesn’t think it’s quite as fun ;). He did have a ball at Toys R Us the other day, though. The boys had some gifts cards to spend and took their shopping very seriously. W was very impressed with their selection of Paw Patrol toys. Way better than Target 😉

~Speaking of Target, it’s Valentine’s clearance time! Stores are 70% off right now and should be 90% off in a day or so.  I picked up a doormat, a banner, a pillow, some towels and some legos, but that’s about it so far.  Oh, I got a heart-shaped cupcake / muffin tin too. I am *trying* to wait till 90% off because there is nothing I “need”.  If you want to see what’s all part of the clearance, head over to Fyndly!  They have pictures of everything, and you can click to see the price and see there are any in stock at your store.  The in-stock quantities can be a little off, but I think it’s super helpful.


~Does anyone else here use PINCHme?  I don’t use it on a regular basis, but when I do remember, I love it.  If you have never used it, it’s a free sampling site.  They let you sign up to receive free samples based on your profile, and then you review them on their site.  It’s usually just a few at a time, but it’s still fun. I got this box yesterday with dog food, lotion and ZzzQuil.

~It’s been a slow subscription box week so far, but I am expecting a ton of boxes in the next few days.  I should still be getting LaRitzy,  ipsy, BOXYCHARM, Kiwi Crate / Doodle Crate, Koala Crate, Beautycon BFF, Kloverbox, Boxwalla Food, BattlBox, Bocandy, Phone Case of the Month and a couple of others.  It’s should be a fun few days!

~My latest thredUP order arrived yesterday! I love them.  I much prefer buying stuff from them as opposed to selling items (they don’t pay a ton when you sell your clothing to them) though. I try to buy only high(er) end brands from them.  Like CrewCuts, Hanna Andersson, Mini Boden, etc.   I can find GAP stuff on super clearance for less than some of the prices for used items on ThredUp, so it’s just not worth it to me. I didn’t realize it when I was adding these to my cart, but they are all hoodies ;).
That’s about it from here! What do you have planned for the weekend?



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  1. Sarah

    I went to Target yesterday just to look through the clearance stuff! Our store was pretty well stocked. I got one of the tan flag banners that says “Put a lot of love in your heart”, the gold X & O banner (which I had been eyeing since I saw it in the store–love it! I think I now have a Target banner for almost every holiday…may be missing Christmas), and some gift bags. I reallllly wanted the kitchen towels, table runner, and placemats that they had been selling, but I didn’t see any of those. Oh well, definitely not a need! I never cared about Target clearance until I saw on your site how awesome it was. Thanks for introducing me! 😀

    1. Jennifer

      Ohh, I actually got one of those flag / banners too. I forgot about that. I have been looking at them every trip, but didn’t want to pay full price. Now for 70% off, I was like get in my cart. I saw table runners / kitchen towels in the regular aisle – on an end cap. They were not in the clearance section at my store.

  2. Desiree

    Your Target is sooooo much better then ours! Went yesterday and valentines clearance is still at 30% and 50%. Nothing nice…just leftovers. Our store never reaches 75% because they donate it all to our local Goodwill and then they re-sell it for the same price.

    Have you ever purchased a handbag from Thred-Up? Some of their items are pricey for used! ?

    1. Jennifer

      We just have so many Targets around here. Lots to pick from!

      I have never purchased a bag from them. I agree though, some are spendy!!

  3. Ragan

    I got two PinchMe boxes on the same day this week. Both had dry cat food (the same kind), ZZQuil (which i did not request because it is not vegetarian), and wet cat food (two different kinds). Well, the cat food will get used anyway.

  4. Laura r

    The only thing I don’t like about PinchMe is that it takes forever to come. Like an entire month, sometimes more. But it’s free so it’s no biggie. Somehow, I managed to be added to the list of early pinchers I guess, since I’ve snagged the last few the Monday before sample Tuesday.

    Do your kids go to year round school? It seems late for winter break!

    I need to clean out my closet, I got invited to a clothing swap this weekend. First time, hope it’s a success. Then hopefully a day trip to sedona this weekend too.

    1. Jennifer

      That is true, it does take forever to come!

      No, they don’t go to year round school (although I love the concept). They also don’t get out till mid-June though. And we get a week off for Spring Break in April too!!!

      I hope the swap goes well! That sounds fun!

  5. Amber

    Hey there, I haven’t received your emails since Tuesday. Can you check into if I got dropped? *deleted e-mail address*

    1. Jennifer

      It has to do with switching domain names. I am working on it! PS (I am gong to delete your e-mail from your comment so you don’t get any spam)

  6. Caitlin

    I told myself I wasn’t going to go to Target, but I caved and went yesterday. My Target is always cleaned out, so the time to buy is at 70% off. If I wait until 90% off there won’t be anything left. I got:
    -a wreath
    -robot placemats an child’s plate
    -wooden puzzles
    -iPhone 5 cases
    -gift bags
    -race cars

    I love the doormat! Wish i could have snagged one of those. Good finds!

  7. Kristin

    Have you already received your Hampton’s Lane box for this month yet? I saw on your old reviews that they usually ship the second half of the month but your reviews are usually posted 11-15th of the month. I still haven’t gotten a shipping confirmation and I’m getting antsy for my first box. Thanks!!

    1. Jennifer

      I have not received mine! They used to send them out to reviewers early, but that didn’t happen this month. I probably won’t get mine until the end of the month. I don’t believe it has shipped yet.

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