Designer Shoes Under $50 has a huge selection of designer shoes on sale. Choose from Kenneth Cole, BCBG, Nine West, Steve Madden, and more! Every pair is under $50!

 Product Review & Giveaway

I came to know about through a post on Facebook, and I was lured by the picture of the gorgeous jewelry. I clicked on the link to learn more about the contest that offered a free piece of jewelry, of my choice, but I thought there was a catch and was a little leery because is unlike any other site in the way they market their beautiful jewelry.

The contest rules explained that I would receive a bonus piece of jewelry to keep if I enrolled in a trial membership and the first month’s membership was free as part of the contest. “Uh-oh!” I thought. “I’m going to get roped into this club that I can never get out of!” Still, the appeal of that knock-out bracelet I was going to win sucked me right in and I figured it was worth the risk. By the way, here’s the piece I won. Isn’t it stunning?

I’ll be the first to admit that I was a bit skeptical about joining what I perceived to be a jewelry club. In my mind, I could see these shipments showing up at my door much like one of those book-of-the-month clubs where you are shipped a book every month based on your favorite genre and authors. You know the ones . . . IF you return the book in the very limited period of time allotted you won’t be billed for it. Well, I’m not very good at returning things in a timely fashion, and apparently, there are a lot of other people who aren’t or these clubs would cease to exist. Nevertheless, I told myself that I would sign up and once I got my free stuff, I’d unsubscribe. I was getting a free month’s membership and even if I forgot to cancel for a month, it was only $7.95 after that. AND I was getting a bracelet valued at $48, so if I wound up paying the second month’s membership, I still had a gorgeous bracelet that only cost me $7.95.

Well, I got my bracelet and the pictures didn’t do it justice! Along with the bracelet, shipped a pair of CZ studs that I wear almost every day. I swear they look real! I also got a Signature Keyhole Heart Bracelet ($32 value) as an added bonus that was mine to keep even if I canceled my membership. As excited I was with all my goodies, I still thought it must be too good to be true. But I was oh, so wrong!

For decades, has created much of the quality fashion jewelry seen in well-known department stores and designer collections. Even in today’s economy, style savvy women, like you, can always be chic and smartly accessorized!

Here’s how it works . . . Once you select a membership level, you go to the site and browse their selections for your Personalized Wish List. There are no shipping charges, so you are only paying the membership fee, which is deducted from your PayPal account. Don’t worry! You will receive an email notification to alert you that your account will be charged. Add, delete or change items on your Personalized Wish List as often as you like. Then once each month, the item(s) from your list is shipped.’s revolutionary Just Get a New One concept offers three membership levels that are extremely affordable.

  • The Deb Plan ~ $ 7.95 per month for one free item shipped monthly
  • The Demi Plan ~ $21.95 per month for three free items shipped monthly
  • The Diva Plan ~ $39.95 per month for six free items shipped monthly

Depending on your personal style and how often you like to change looks, it’s just that easy to update your jewelry wardrobe and get a new look all the time! Even if you don’t wear jewelry that often, can you think of a more affordable way to get killer gifts for your friends and family? It’s akin to a jewelry lay-away plan at unbelievable savings!

There are no shipping fees; No cancellation fees; No hidden fees–EVER! And terrific new designs and collections are added on a regular basis. Become a member and participate in members-only promotions. offers a Referral Program that allows members to receive up to six months of FREE upgrades! As a member, you’ll also receive’s seasonal e-newsletter filled with fashion and accessory ideas.

Here’s what I’ve gotten since I joined

  • Hepburn Pave Bracelet ($48 value)
  • Abstract Hoop Earrings ($42 value)
  • Paradise Necklace ($40 value)
  • Truly Spectacular Necklace ($78 value)

That’s $208 in jewelry that only cost me $23.85 (remember, I got my first month free).

Giveaway: is giving one lucky winner a Garden of Flowers Ring valued at $54. The ring’s bold design and scintillating style screams glamour! With five faceted, round, black diamond navettes in the center and smaller pear shaped stones underlying them, the ring is sure to be a conversation piece.

While the picture seems to make the stones in the ring appear a true black, the stones actually are more of a dark gray to black, which makes the ring more appealing to me. In my opinion, it gave the ring a less costume look. The ring comes in one size (8) which fits the average sized finger. You choose which finger will sport this beautiful floral design.

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Contest runs from July 29, 2010 through 11:59 PM EDT, August 12, 2010. Winner will be chosen by and notified by email on or before August 15, 2010. Winner must respond to email notification within 48 hours, including their full name, address (no P.O. boxes), and telephone number (for shipping purposes). If winner does not respond within the specified time period, another winner will be chosen.

Contest is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada who are 18 years of age or older. Prize is provided by and shipped directly from them.

* A ring (MSRP – $54) was provided by to Pennywise Panache for purposes of the product review and in exchange for hosting this promotional giveaway.

Wednesday’s Sample Sales

These are in no particular order . . . As I stumble on finds, I’m going to share them with you. To try to wait until everything is live puts me and you at a bit of a disadvantage.

Totsy ON NOW
Designed in Australia gr8x® bags incorporate the trends of the season and ensure that innovation, function and quality remain the key criteria, with a great variety within the collection to suit varied tastes in style. Prices range from $5.97 to $64.98. The bag pictured sells for $49.48 at Totsy.

Also from Totsy comes this adorable line of layette items and cute-as-a-bug baby accessories.

Modnique ON NOW
Modnique seems to be specializing in watches lately. Today’s featured brands are Hermes at 60% off with prices starting at $740, and Pirelli Men’s Titanium Watches at almost 90% off. Prices for these watches are $139 and $149.

I love the collection of Misaki Jewelry at Modnique today. Prices start at $22, and I’ve only pictured a few of the selections. The pieces are trendy but not so much so that you wouldn’t be able to wear any of these pieces for several seasons.

Enviius ON NOW
Merging rock-star glamour with a unique blend of playful sophistication, the brilliant designs of amykathryn handbags reflect the worldly experiences of their creator, Amy Hall, from her childhood trips to Africa, surrounded by beautiful fabrics and textiles, her anthropology and art studies, and her degree in design into her stylish and chic handbag collection.

These designs are very affordable with prices ranging from $29 to $49.

zulily ON NOW
If I had young children, I would be in big trouble with zulily sales! Everything they have is always so cute. One of my favorite lines is on sale today . . . Vive la Fete is all about classic children’s clothes with simple designs and intricate smocking. There are dresses, John Johns, bubbles and more decorated with fuzzy-tailed bunnies, pink elephants, tootin’ trucks and other homespun details. Some of these precious pieces come from Silly Goose and Collection Bebe, Vive le Fete’s sister brands.

The pieces from Haiden Surf are the cutest things I’ve seen in a while and they’re strictly for boys! Created by two Southern California surfer girls turned moms, the line was created when they tired of dressing their sons (Haiden is the oldest between them) in ho-hum beachwear. In between riding long boards and changing diapers, they started a line of authentic surf wear for their boys, and yours. Aren’t these swim trunks the cutest ever? Prices are $17.99 to $24.99 with undies, flip flops and sunglasses coming in at a less expensive price.

Perfect for back-to-school, Underouts™ by Knickerbocker Glory are fabulously comfy undergarments that give girls the freedom to wear what they want and parents peace of mind. There are no worries about underwear showing when your underwear is made so that it’s okay to be seen. Underouts™ have a perfectly snug and stretchy fit that’s soft, breathable, and durable. There are no tight bands or itchy tags. I love this line and bought some of these for my granddaughter. Sets that include a top and pants are $27.99!

It’s 11 AM ET . . . Quick posts now since most sales have started!

Free People Dresses and Tops – All under $36!

London Fog Handbags from $27.95 for $47.45

Can’t log in to Beyond the Rack because there’s a sale on Gucci Bags today! More sample sale news to follow!

Can You Buy Beauty?

My site is pretty much dedicated to helping people find things that contribute to their outward beauty. For some reason, today, I feel compelled to talk about beauty that doesn’t come from anything associated with Pennywise Panache or the bargains you find among the sample sales. This post is not about the beauty that comes from adorning that killer dress at a bargain and accessorizing it with the perfect designer pumps at half off. It’s not about the knock-out jewelry that completes the look and says you paid a bundle even though you know you got it for 75% off retail. It’s not even about the concocted skin care regimens or cosmetics that we look to for helping us keep that youthful appearance. This post is about inner beauty . . . the thing inside each of us that makes us who we really are.

As a child, I loved to sing–still do. I was one of those little girls with a soft, sweet voice and I picked up a lot of songs from my mother–songs she sang around the house as she puttered about cleaning and cooking. Other songs, I picked up from my aunts who all have beautiful voices.

I remember my first solo in church . . . it was during a Christmas play, and while I don’t remember the song, I have a vivid picture in my mind still. I must have been four or five, and I can see myself standing at the front of the left side of pews in the little country church. There was a Christmas tree in the middle and to the right, there was a huge oil heater.

My hair was long and dark with just a hint of a flip at the ends. For my part in the holiday pageant, I wore pajamas. They were white with pink flowers–the kind with the feet in them. And I held a teddy bear in my chubby, little arms. It’s funny how that picture in my head has always had a strong resemblance to my granddaughter. When I look at her now, the memory of myself that Christmas often comes to mind.

I do not remember being afraid or bashful, although I was pretty shy in those days. But I remember the people in the congregation smiling. Big smiles! I don’t remember seeing anyone in my family among the crowd. I know they were there, but I suppose Mama was running around in the back somewhere making things happen as was her habit. As my Aunt Mary would say, Mama was “a doer.”

Most of my later stage appearances happened at Floyd Dale Elementary School. As a second grader, one of our favorite activities during recess was playing beauty pageant. Miss America was a really big deal in those days and since the girls outnumbered the boys, we won out and the boys were the judges. One of the low tables that served as desks for us wee ones was our make-shift stage, and the child-sized chairs were positioned–one on each end–to enable us to step onto the runway.

Of course, the only segments of the pageant that we did were the interview portion and the talent competition. To this day, I am kidded about my selection for the talent portion . . . I always chose to sing “Moon River!” Always!

This song I learned from my cousin who is a couple of years older than I am. Her parents lived “in the city (Florence)”, and were much younger than my parents. So the songs she heard were a little more current than my repertoire. I still remember her sitting in the front porch swing at our grandparents’ house singing “Moon River.” I didn’t have a clue what the words meant, but I was completely enchanted with the song. And I had no idea there was a movie called “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” or that Audrey Hepburn sang the famous song as part of her role. Heck, I didn’t even know there was anybody named Audrey Hepburn! The only person I had ever heard sing the song–other than my cousin–was Andy Williams. Still, I loved the song–and I do to this day.

Today, I came across a quote from Audrey Hepburn. Her advice was so wise that I felt it needed to be shared . . .

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.

Like little girls in a beauty pageant, we often judge ourselves–and others–by how they look or what they accomplish. As for me, I’d like to be judged for my kindness. I’d like to be known as someone who looks for the good in people. I want to be remembered as a woman who shared her blessings with those less fortunate–not a woman who carried around extra pounds for a big part of her adult life.

Aaaahh, to have children run their fingers through my hair every day is one thing that I know makes me feel beautiful. Who cares how my hair looks when they’re done twirling and mussing it? I know that their little eyes see beauty.

And now, more than 40 years after playing make believe as a contender for a crown, I have the poise of a queen. I have the knowledge that I never walk alone because my God walks beside me.

Just wondering . . . are we after the same rainbow’s end, my friends? What’s your definition of beauty?

Leave a comment below telling me how you define beauty. I’ll choose a comment and the winner will receive a FREE 16×20 rolled Canvas Print from Digital Room. Must be a U.S. Resident to win and be at least 18 years old.

Contest ends Friday, July 30, 2010 at 11:59 PM ET! Winner will be announced Monday, August 2nd!

Tuesday’s Sample Sales

Occasionally, I get a glimpse into a sale and get to view the actual products. Most often, though, I only get to see the brands that are coming up on daily sales.

I’ll let you in on what I know . . .

Beauty Story ~ Opens 11 AM ET
New today on Beauty Story is Scarlett Cosmetics. A full service cosmetic line, Scarlett Cosmetics is a pioneer of mineral-based makeup. The brand includes gold dust, crushed pearls and pipestone among the pigments and minerals formulated into their cosmetics. The company’s website,, was named one of the “top beauty websites” by Allure Magazine. Something tells me you’ll want to check out this sale!

Beyond the Rack ~ Opens 11 AM ET
Beyond the Rack has really gone all out by opening the designer vault loaded with handbags. In trying to let you know about them, at 11:05 AM, they have all been sold out! I, personally, don’t know who can afford them–even at sample sale prices. But today, I’m going to tell you what’s there a little earlier, just in case you’re one of the lucky few who can shell out the bucks for these designer brands.

Let’s open the designer vault . . . It’s Burberry handbags AND a designer shoe blowout featuring Lucky Brand, Colcci, Kensie Girl, and Shelly’s London. If you’re a second late, you’ll miss out. Typically, these sales are around 30% to 40% off the retail price. Also on sale at Beyond the Rack, you’ll find a men’s designer fragrance event, Adidas Watches, AUR Golf Apparel, Christian Audigier Handbags, and Ma Vie La Perle Jewelry.

In the way of designer fashion, look for the luxurious fabrics, sensuous drapes, inventive textures, varied color palette, and tasteful embellishments of Kimikal. This line features metallic ruffled miniskirts, mesh cutout dresses, and sexy, slinky tops. Premonition creates ready-to-wear pieces suitable for casual settings. The line boldly pioneers uncharted fashion territory with its collection of fabulous tops, vintage-wash jeans, and graphic T-shirts. The Whitney Eve collection consists of ultra girly frocks embellished with delicate details and splashes of color. Look for pleated skirts, super cute dresses, frilly blouses in sheer fabrics, and sophisticated blazers.

Billion Dollar Babes ~ Opens 11 AM ET
It’s Celebrity Happy Hour at Billion Dollar Babes featuring styles seen on Jessica Alba. Celebs seem to have it all. The glamour, the glitz – the WARDROBES! You’ll see items seen on the starlet, guaranteed to spruce up your wardrobes. A little bit boho, a little bit ethnic, and guaranteed California cool, this is a sale that will have you celeb-styled head to toe. Everything is under $100.

Louis Vitton Vintage Sale starts today with prices beginning at $275. If you’ve got to have the designer brands, be there at 11:00 or miss out!

HauteLook ~ Opens 11 AM ET
July is blowout month at HauteLook and today’s blowout event is Decades Two. Since fall is practically upon us, this sale will clear summer styles off the racks. This sale includes the best summer looks along with a few pre-fall pieces. The sale includes pretty party dresses, dazzling denim, jazzy jackets and terrific tops from the likes of Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Givenchy, Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen, Prada, and Yohji Yamamoto as well as some not so familiars such as Jenni Kayne, Thakoon, and Vena Cava.

I checked out the other offerings and love what I saw from Rachel Pally. She’s been hailed as Los Angeles’ “Jersey Girl” since founding her line in 2002. From the classic Basic Tee to the ever popular Caftan Dress, Rachel Pally has prevailed in the jersey arena with her innovative designs and the ability to mesh simplicity with glamour. Her designs are a favorite among Hollywood’s A-List including Angelina Jolie, Cameron Diaz, Jessica Alba, Oprah Winfrey, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Tyra Banks.

Mystique Shoes, designed by Yamin Levy, reflect his love of the Indonesian island and its wonderful people. Natural leathers, beads, sequins and shells are reminders of these islands and all they have to offer. These shoes are works of art with encrusted stones and other baubles.

In preparation for Fall, it’s time to look for pieces that will transition with us. The feminine silhouettes from Pure Sugar, Reverse, and Wendy Katlen do the trick, with flowy tops, perfect shift dresses, soft knits, and day-to-night pieces. Each design has a feminine flourish that sets it apart from the rest. Delicate tiered ruffles update a sleeveless top, an uneven hem makes an otherwise boring dress suddenly interesting, and flutter sleeves turn work separates into nighttime favorites.

Acrobat is a New York- based contemporary knitwear brand that consistently offers novelty items and must-have basics with a terrific fit. Acrobat embodies the ultimate in comfort and style at prices that won’t break the bank.

Another HauteLook Blowout Sale today features Me & Ko for infants and girls. The primary objective is to capture the spirit of their imagination as a wearable and well-priced garment so you’ll often find playful and unexpected touches, artful details, appliqués, as well as soft and easy knits in surprising pairings of colors and pattern mixes. Sizes range from Infant through Tween size 16.

You’ll also find DDF (Doctor’s Dematalogic Formula) Skin Care and Jacques Lemans Watches

To be continued within the hour . . .

Easy Giveaways!

Thought I’d share some super easy giveaways with you that I’ve found on other sites. Don’t worry! I will start my giveaways on Wednesday! In the meantime, take a gander at some of these!

The Children’s Place
Not only is The Children’s Place having a great sale–$10 on denim, shorts and skorts–but they’re sponsoring a great Facebook promotion. You can enter every day, but the WORD OF THE DAY changes daily. When you enter, you’re getting in on a chance to win two $25 gift cards to The Children’s Place.

To enter, go to The Children’s Place Facebook page by clicking here. Click “Like” to become a fan so you’ll get the daily updates from here on out.

Now, to enter the contest, click here. You’ll need to register the first time you enter a word, but after that, you’ll just re-enter your email address and the new Word of the Day.

Since you may have missed out on some previous days, here are all the Words of the Day since the promotion’s inception through today:


You’ll have to log in to the same page for every word you enter, but it only takes a minute if you use the link above!

Row Nine
Row Nine has been running this promotion for several weeks. The giveaway that ends tonight at 11 PM ET is for two beautiful pieces of Alzerina Jewelry valued at $700. A new giveaway starts tomorrow.

To enter, you’ll need to become a member of Row Nine. It’s FREE, so no worries there. Then, become a fan of Row Nine on Facebook by clicking
here. Click on the SWEEPSTAKES tab and you’re on your way!

Gilt is having a Facebook promotion today that awards a $50 shopping credit toward one of great sample sales.

Here’s how to enter:
Click here to become a member. It’s FREE and you’re under no obligation to purchase anything, ever.

Then, go to their Facebook page and become a fan. You’ll see the promotion on their wall, but to give you some time to think about it, here’s the question you’ll need to answer:
If you could steal one TV character’s wardrobe, whose would it be and why? Our first place answer will win a $50 Gilt credit, and our second and third place winners will win a $25 credit each. Post your answer by 6pm ET today! This one’s for today only, but I wouldn’t mind winning that prize!

By the way, what TV character’s wardrobe inspires you? Post a comment here, and I’ll have a giveaway for one lucky winner!

Good luck and hope one of my readers wins at least one of these great giveaways!

Super Sales

A quick post about some super sales going on this week!

Lane Bryant
Amazing bargains for this ONLINE ONLY SALE! Get 40% OFF orders over $100 and 50% OFF orders of over $200. FREE SHIPPING to any store or get $7 flat rate shipping. I’m wondering why anyone would go to the store in this heat when shipping is only $7! But that’s just me! Enter code 040509518 at checkout!

Don’t want to spend quite that much? That’s okay . . . if this is your first online order, you get 15% off when you use your Lane Bryant credit card.

Great selection of $20 tops, too!

Jos. A. Bank
Save 70% off all regular priced suits and 50% off everything else! 7/26 and 7/27 only.
TWO DAYS ONLY! You don’t get much better than this! EVERY suit online is 70% OFF! Everything else–ONLINE ONLY–50% OFF! These bargains only come along every now and then and this great sale ends tomorrow!

If you’re sending one of your kids off to college, you know how expensive it is! The tuition and books are enough to give you a heart attack, but there are all the things you have to buy to set up the dorm room and other things. TargetTarget can help! When you shop on line, save 10% when you spend $100 and get FREE SHIPPING on qualifying orders of $50 or more.

I spotted this great deal on line that’s a must have for a college dorm! Get this microwave for $49 and the refrigerator is only $49. They stack, which is a bonus considering the size of most rooms in a dormitory! Last day for 20% off site wide at, but never fear! There are lots of other great active sales:
Now through July 31, 2010, spend $75 on select health & wellness shoes and receive a code for $15 off a $50 purchase. And through August 4, 2010, save 20% on select Skechers Shape-Ups!

The Container Store
The Container Store - Happy Organized Home Sale
I love The Container Store. There’s just something about getting organized that makes me feel productive and at The Container Store, there are so many creative ways to help.

Here are just a few of the things I found while browsing their site . . .
I love these Cube Bins because they look nice and they’re collapsible! If you aren’t using them, you just fold them up and store them away! The small one sells for $14.99 and the larger one is only $19.99!

I stumbled on these great shoe boxes in a Facebook promotion, and I hope it’s still active. These storage boxes have a drop front so you put your shoes in and stack the boxes as high as you need to! You don’t have to move anything around–you just drop the front and pull out those fabulous shoes you’re going to buy at one of the sample sales today! They sell for $7.29 each (smaller size) and to get 20% off, enter ffdrop at checkout! Love these!

Okay, who gets all excited about hangers? Joan Crawford, that’s who! No seriously, I love these felt-coated hangers from The Container Store. I got rid of all my wire hangers and plastic hangers and replaced them over time with these. NOTHING falls off! That silk camisole? Stays right on! They come in a variety of colors and these Huggable Hangers are $6.99 for a package of 10.

Disclaimer: If the Facebook code doesn’t work for the shoe boxes, I take no responsibility! Become a fan of The Container Store on Facebook and you won’t miss out on any more great promotions!

Kids & Kaboodle

I hope my site won’t get labeled as being too kid friendly . . . my original idea was that I would have very little to showcase in the way of children’s clothing. But then I realized there are four sample sales dedicated solely to kids and their moms. And on occasion, other sample sales feature children’s apparel and all the stuff that goes along with the little bundles of joy that turn our lives upside down!

When you read this post, please be assured that I didn’t try to show something from every sale. Far from it! There were just so many cute things and I wanted to make sure I shared as much as possible! So hold on!

Beyond The Rack
There was only one children’s sale at Beyond The Rack today, Mustard Pie. I was a little curious about the name of the line and did a little research. The designer says that when she was a little girl, her mom was always baking, and one of her favorite dishes was Lemon Meringue Pie. One Mother’s Day, the little would-be fashion designer decided to make a special pie for her mom to show her how much she loved her.

In true mom fashion, her mother helped her get the crust ready, but the independent little five-year-old wanted to make the filling all by herself. She searched high and low in the kitchen cupboards for the mysterious yellow filling that tasted so yummy and smooth and finally settled on what MUST have been the key ingredient in that amazing Lemon Meringue pie. Yep, you guessed it! She took the big jar of yellow mustard out of the refrigerator and squeezed and squeezed until the crust was filled to overflowing!

Many years later, as a means of expressing her desire for her children’s line of clothing, she remembered that pie and decided that she wanted her designs to reflect that same child-like creativity she had the day she made her first “Mustard Pie.”

From the looks of this sweet, pink and green polka-dot dress, on sale at Beyond the Rack, I’d say she accomplished what she set out to do, wouldn’t you? Absolutely adorable!

Today is the day for the sales ideeli coined as “Red Sales.” The buys are amazing! Isn’t this little black and royal dress from MicroMe the cutest thing–especially when you add the matching shoes? The dress is only $15 and the shoes sell for $9.
Now, when an online sample sale features a blowout sort of sale (i.e.,ideeli’s Red Sale), supplies are often limited. So, guess what? I saw this same outfit a little earlier in the week at zulily, and they still have it. The price is a tad more expensive, but not so much so that if you are just dying to have this outfit for your little girl you’ll wince at the difference.

I know the trademark monkeys featured on Small Paul clothing are not everybody’s thing, but I think they’re so cute. This sale had some of everything–blankets, totes, bibs, tees, but I thought these little girls’ onesies were a steal–two for $12! This dress from Hype Kids is my find of the day in children’s wear. It comes in sizes 7 to 16 and is only $12!! I love the paisley pattern and couldn’t believe the price!

The Mini Social
I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to think about Christmas a little–Christmas Eve is only five months from today! So whenever I see good buys on toys–especially educational ones and ones that are high quality, I try to think ahead to the little ones on my shopping list.These little gifts from Mud Puppy are perfect for some of the tiniest tots on my list and I really like the packaging. One of my picks in this sale is the Mermaid Diary . . . as a little girl, I had a diary and I treasured it so! Up until a few years ago, I still kept a diary. Now blogging (on my personal web page) has sort of replaced that. But there’s just something about putting your secrets under lock and key that makes writing them down extra special!

I’ve said it often–Under the Nile is one of my favorite lines of children’s clothing. I know that trendy looks are in, but call me old-fashioned . . . I like baby clothes that look like babies. I know white isn’t very practical, but I fell in love with this precious outfit! The white capri pants and peasant top are only $14 for the set. Prices in this sale start at only $7!

And now, to the opposite extreme. . . this little outfit is as masculine as the previous was dainty. But again, call me old fashioned. . . I just think a boy should look like a boy! This red and black flannel shirt by Acoustic is too cute! And when you pair it with the jeans, you have a winning combination for the dads who insist their boys not be dressed in anything that looks babyish (I don’t agree with all that, but some men are funny about that kind of thing)! Prices in this sale start at only $16 at The Mini Social.

Totsy always has something fun and original in its sales. I love the looks from Funkoos and the tongue-in-cheek expressions on the bibs. This one says, “If you can read this, I haven’t eaten yet!” LOL! Here, you have something totally off the wall and yet, these onsies have a softer quality. I love the embroidered designs on them, and at $11.99 and under, you can afford to stock up on these must-have items for infants.

When I was a little girl, I thought my mother was so beautiful! She was very stylish, and I loved seeing her all dressed up for church on Sundays. She was always so put together, and I wanted to be just like her. When I saw these Mother-Daughter dresses from Mama Om’s Mommy and Me collection, those memories came flooding back. The mother’s dress is $32 (what a bargain) and the girl’s dress is $24.

Remember that cute little royal and black polka dot dress and matching shoes from the
ideeli sale I mentioned earlier? Well, they have them at zulily, too. But here’s something from MicroMe for boys–this cute little rocker wear outfit is way cool! With prices starting at $12.99, you can afford to have the hippest kid on the block!

These shoes remind me of the first Vans that came out way back when–they called them Off-the-Wall Vans and my oldest son just had to have a pair! Now, I’m buying something similar for his two-year-old son! I guess it’s true–everything old is new again! Gosh! When did I get so old?

PUMA shoes have been sported by world class athletes since the 1950’s–Serena Williams and Pele to name a few. PUMA shoes have been worn by champions in the U.S. Open and World Cup and by Gold Medalists in the Olympics. Now you can buy their apparel for your little champion or future Olympian. These Last Chance outfits by PUMA are only $12.99. While the boy’s outfit is traditional PUMA all the way, it’s apparent that PUMA has kept up with the changing trends and has made a great effort at starting the girls out a little earlier with a softer look.

Oh, I just love these little separates from Luna Luna Copenhagen starting at $9.99! You can buy these now for the warmer weather and the longer pants and jacket will carry your little princess into the late fall! These separates are trendy yet still have that cutesy baby look! I likey!

My granddaughter would absolutely love this dress! But then, what little girl wouldn’t be crazy for this Fuchsia Cupcake Dress by Stella? It’s $36.99 at zulily, and the other dresses in this sale are equally flirty and frilly!

And speaking of flirty and frilly . . . Oh, my goodness! Are these dresses by Blink & Dimple not the most adorable things you’ve ever seen? These dresses are perfect for a wedding or any special occasion, and I can certainly see these being put away for another generation. The styles say heirloom, but the price says affordable!

I need to show at least one more thing just for boys. This line of clothing by Hub Cap is the perfect play wear. Again, the weight and style will take your little one into the fall months. And you can’t beat these prices, starting at only $9.99.

zulily was filled to the brim with toys and gifts. On sale, you’ll find these playful puppets by Hape. The sale included so much more than puppets, but these were so darn cute, I posted only those. The threesome sells for only $14.99 and the larger tiger puppet is just $9.99. If you aren’t thinking Christmas present, I want to know why! What a great gift for children three years and up!

And if you’re in decorating mode (or even if you’re buying a shower gift), why not take a look at these gifts from Dolce Mia? From growth charts to wall clocks, there’s something in this sale for every taste and budget. Prices start at $15.99.

Okay, I’ve talked enough! It’s time for you to start shopping!

Get Ready for Back to School at Circuit City

Most merchants are getting into Back To School mode, and discounts and free shipping abound! Here are just a few of the great bargains I stumbled on today!

Circuit City
Back To School: Get up to 50% off. The gear you'll need to succeed!

SAVE $100 -Hannspree HannsBook Netbook Intel Atom 1.66GHz 1GB DDR2 250GB HDD 10″ 6-Cell Win7 $249.99

SAVE $700 – FREE SHIPPING – Samsung 46″ Ultra Slim Design 3D LED HDTV! $1999.99 after COUPON CODE: RCT3877. Expires 7/24/10

SAVE $20 – AOC 23″ LCD Monitor $159.99 after COUPON CODE: CFF3847. Expires 7/24/10

SAVE $800 – FREE SHIPPING – Samsung 55″ LED HDTV – $1999.99 after COUPON CODE: GXC3727. Expires 7/24/10

Many of these sales expire tomorrow, so hurry!

Black Friday!?! In July?!?

Have you heard of Black Friday? Traditionally, it’s the day after Thanksgiving and kicks off the Christmas shopping season. But Target is bringing Black Friday to shoppers. TODAY ONLY!

These sales do not apply to in-store purchases, so you’ll only find these great bargains online. Here are just a few of the sales you’ll find today.

You’ll find lots of great items for baby! Today is the day to shop for those big ticket items (i.e., strollers) and save a bundle!

Graco Newborn Napper Pack ‘n Play Playard – Lowery

Bright Starts InGenuity Portable Swing with Sustained Speed – Bella Vista

Eddie Bauer Adventurer Travel System Westlake

Petunia Picklebottom Diaper Bags at

Fabulous Discounts on Home Decor and Fashions!

Spend $100,
Save 10% on Select Rugs + Free Shipping

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Outdoor Patio Home Rolston Wicker Chaise Lounge

Spend $100, Save 10% on Select Bath Items + Free Shipping

Back to College Savings!

Back to College – Spend $50, Get Free Shipping on over 100,000 Items

Hurry to get in on these great buys! Sales like this only happen once a year . . . well, thanks to Target, twice! Happy shopping!

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