Favorite Friday Finds

 

Oh hello, I’ve missed you!

I’ve been slacking a lot, but hear me out. We’re moving to Denver next week, my students at my school are acting like it’s Halloween, the day before winter break, and field day EVERY DAY. I literally fell asleep sitting up watching The British Bake Off (which I never fall asleep to).

I’ve been trying to get through to the end of the year!

Pray for me.

Anywhooo here are this week Favorite Friday Finds!

 

 

 

Kendra Scott is one of those brands I just love, I love her story and I love all of her products. I especially love lower amazon prices and free prime shipping! These are still a little pricy for jewlery but lower than you would find on her website! Poke around amazon to find some cheaper deals!

Kendra Scott Earrings

Kendra Scott Necklace

 

I hate spending a lot of money on sandals because I feel like I can never get them to last longer than one summer season so I’m always trying to find cheap sandals that I can wear with sundresses and shorts that I won’t mind throwing away at the end of a season or two!

These awesome sandals are only 12.99-14.99 depending on the color! They have pretty good reviews too.

Sandals

Another great deal if you’re looking for something less thick for only 10.99-13.99!

Strap Sandals

We all know that off the shoulder tops are in season right now, but most likely they won’t be in season 5 years from now. If you want to pick up a very highly reviewed one (that comes in a million colors, seriously check it out) then I found the perfect one for you!

Off the Shoulder Top!

If you’re looking for summer shorts, then look no further! Anthropologie has a ton of Level 99 shorts on sale, these come in a ton of colors and are linen!!! I love Level 99 clothing so much, I think they hold their shape and they are true to size!

Level 99 Shorts

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If you’re looking to pick up a new pair of Toms, I highly recommend checking out Amazon. In my opinion, Toms are a bit overpriced for what you get. Luckily Amazon has almost every color you could ever want, some sizes and color combinations as low as $19! I’ve never paid more than $35 for my Toms which I feel is a fair price. I do love them and wear them all the time!

Every color Toms ever

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And last but not least, the weirdest thing I found today while looking through Amazon. I was actually looking for some new popsicle molds when I came across a desktop sandbox. At first, I thought it was a joke but then I started to think about how nice it would be to make little shapes and tiny sand castles when I’m stressed out or after a student calls me a “mean old lady” <really happened folks>

Anyways this is totally pointless but fun and would make a great gag gift! Only $20!

Weird tiny sandbox you need in your life.

Well, everyone, it snowed today and I’m off to enjoy a chilly May Friday night and pack for our upcoming move!

Happy Weekend,

Sierra

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Favorite Friday Finds – Amazon Prime Edition

Happy Friday Everyone!

I almost didn’t make it this far, I got strep throat and have been on a continuous cycle of getting a little bit better and then becoming really sick at the end of each day.

I’m not sure how much my students like me right now either, it’s so hard to teach when you’re sick. Today I almost had to laugh at myself because I yelled (which I never do) at a first-grade class “THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE FUN, DOESN’T ANYONE WANT TO HAVE FUN ANYMORE?”

Ahh my poor students.

At least I get to come home to this every day….

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Okay Sierra, stop focusing on your cats. This is my weekly edition of Favorite Friday Finds! I’m not sure how many of you ever shop for clothes on Amazon, but if you don’t now is the time to start! A lot of time when I get compliments on clothing and reply with “Thanks!! It was 6 dollars on Amazon!”

I get some weird looks!

I swear half my closet is from Amazon, you can get name brand items for much cheaper and can find pretty much anything you want. I always make sure to look through reviews and trust your gut, if it looks sketchy then it probably is. I’ve found a few neat Amazon finds this week and I’ll post pictures of me wearing them as I receive the items but without further ado, here are my favorite Amazon deals of the week for Friday Favorite Finds!

 

Renee C Cardigan

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Renee C is a trusted high-quality brand, these cardigans are sent out in many Stitch Fix boxes and usually cost around $78 but they’re only $19.99 with prime shipping (have I mentioned my LOVE for prime? I love you prime shipping). This cardigan is Bamboo so you know it’s going to be soft and it comes in several colors with excellent reviews!

Renee C Cardigan

This next one I debated for a while because it doesn’t have any reviews (I suppose once I get it I’ll start the amazon review chain). What I love about this dress is FIRST it has pockets, k sold, thanks a bunch, get in my closet. Also, it’s very pretty, comes in lots of colors and I’m planning on throwing a jean jacket on top and wearing it to teach in during the last month of school.

DRESS FULL OF POCKETS

This next Paper + Tee top comes very highly reviewed and is only $14.99!! I love the lace detail, I’ve had the blush color in my wishlist for several months! This top also comes in several pretty colors, I’m also crushing on the blue!

Paper + Tee Top

I am always looking for options to wear under cardigans or jackets that aren’t plain camisoles and this beautiful lace top fit the bill! It has excellent reviews and at $16.99 you can’t really beat the price! I’m still trying to decide what color to get, I’m stuck between the pink or the white one! The reviews suggest sizing down!

Lace Tank Top

Last clothing item is this cute baseball tee that comes in a zillion cute spring prints! I actually just wore mine the other day (I have a grey top with floral sleeves, picture to come).

Zillion Color Options Top

Alrighty, folks, that’s all I have for this Friday, I can’t wait to show you real “life” photos of my finds! Also, it just started snowing here and I just want the record to show that I really don’t appreciate the tease of warm weather with a nice fat snow storm at the end of April!

I guess I HAVE to go make hot chocolate.

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Happy weekend everyone! If anyone wants to buy me a new electric blanket (HINT HINT MASON) please do so, as all three of mine stopped working because I used them too much.

I’d love it if you stopped by my Facebook page for daily updates from me, Littlefoot, and Petrie!

-Sierra xoxo

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Favorite Friday Finds

Happy Friday/Saturday morning

I’ve been almost sick all week and yesterday I finally got actually sick. So I’ve been spending a lot of time cuddling with the cats and watching Doctor Who. This post is a couple of hours late, but I still wanted to share my finds of the week.

AnyWHOO here are my favorite find this week! Hope you enjoy!

First up are these amazing slip-on Converse, who else loves slip on shoes?!?

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They are less than $35 at Nordstrom in these super cute mint color, with free shipping!

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Mint Converse 

Next up is this Lush Tunic, well-loved by many bloggers! I’ve been waiting for this to be on sale again so I could snatch one.

Comes in several colors and less than $30!

Lush Tunic (Free Shipping!)

I posted about this Amazon shirt last week but just got it in the mail! It’s very spring and it was only 12.99! I think someone with a fuller chest could fill out the top part a bit better lol.

Comes in several colors, some prime shipping.

Criss-cross top

Next up is my Vince Camuto Sandals, usually $120. I found them on Amazon for $45, but the price depends on the color and size! Good luck 🙂

They’re super comfortable and don’t have a high heel (I’m 5″7 and don’t like being taller than the rest of the world)

Vince Camuto Beauties

For my last find of the day, I want to talk about food for a minute! You might already know this but my boyfriend Mason has type 1 diabetes and so we eat a mainly ketogenic diet. We don’t eat sugar or many carbs, but we do eat natural sugars like stevia and swerve to not go crazy and still have treats sometimes.

I have found a few blogs I absolutely LOVE, one I definitely recommend following is Maria Mind Body Health. She has a done extensive research and has wonderful recipes, I’ve even emailed her questions and she’s gotten back to me the same day.

My other favorite blog is All Day I Dream About Food! Carolyn is a genius in the kitchen, I’ve never made anything I don’t love. This weekend I’m trying out her Low Carb Keto Brownie Cheesecake for two. I’m always nervous to make a full cake or cheesecake because I know I’ll eat it all (I don’t have kids that can eat all the treats in the house). So in order to make her recipe, we got these little mini cheesecake pans that are too cute.

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Besides being adorable, I think they’ll be super practical for making desserts without feeling guilty for having leftovers we either don’t eat (or do eat). They come in a set of three (let’s be honest, I’ll probably make two cheesecakes) and are about $11 with tax.

Mini Cheesecake Pan

Pictures to come of cheesecake:)

I hope your weekend is full of rest and not being sick, I’m off to lay on the couch and play Zelda and nap all day!

Love to you all,

Sierra

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Favorite Friday Finds

I’ve decided that my blog needs a little bit of direction and I wanted to start something that I could publish weekly.

By the way, have you liked my Facebook page to get updates from me and the cats? If not, go here >>>>>>>>>> Facebook Page!

Those that know me know that I am a huge bargain hunter, seriously I’ll be checking out and looking at my phone to see if I can find my item somewhere cheaper online! It’s bad.. but hey I’m a teacher and it saves me money which helps me raise my cats!

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They’re needy and have a lot of toys

So anyways I thought every Friday I would share my favorite steals, deals, and sales of the week! I’m usually looking for clothes, but I also love finding home decor and cookbooks are a weakness of mine (love a good cookbook with pictures)

So here are my favorite finds of the week!

Hope you enjoy

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Super cute floral top!

Some colors are Amazon Prime for only 13.99!

My FAVORITE Lucky Brand Sandals, some sizes on sale for as low as $55!

Lucky Brand cuties

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This perfect spring duster cardigan for under $20, very soft too!

Blush Cardigan

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The most colorful Kimono for 12.99 (this comes in tons of different prints)

Colorful Kimono

And finally my favorite book right now!

This little book of mindfulness has helped me through some challenging times. Sometimes I feel anxious or nervous and I don’t know why. This drives me crazy, if I’m nervous about something, I should at least know what I’m supposed to be feeling nervous about.

This book has several exercises that are helpful for any situation, I love it so much and it’s small enough to keep in my purse!

BEST LITTLE BOOK EVER

I hope you found some goodies today

I also hope you are able to find something this weekend that makes you as happy as my cat is while he scratches his face!

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Love,

Sierra

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Best Clothing Deal and Reward Apps

By now you know that I’m a teacher and although my heart is full, my wallet isn’t always full. I don’t have children so I don’t have to worry about supporting anyone else except my two VERY needy, obsessive cats.

Hey.. I know what you’re thinking but these two can be very suffocating and Littlefoot just recently had to switch to prescription food! She won’t let me brush her teeth with salmon flavored toothpaste (rude) so now she has gourmet dental food.

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They were mad because I got up to go to the bathroom because I’m an a**hole.

Anywhooo, I’m a HUGE bargain shopper. There isn’t much that I buy without first looking to see if I can get it for a cheaper price. Here are my favorite apps at the moment for shopping, deals, and just saving money in general.

Poshmark

Poshmark is an Android and iPhone app for selling a buying used clothes! I have sold several different items of clothing and I believe you get more selling on Poshmark than at local resell shops. You do have to like other users shops in order for your shop to get attention but it’s not hard and it’s worth it. The other side of Poshmark is buying! I’ve gotten great deals on shoes (my lucky brand flats, and many pairs of jeans). One thing I do suggest is always try and negotiate the price by making an offer. As long as the offer is fair, the seller will usually work with you and lower your price even more!

 

Zulily

Zulily is a daily deal app that has really quality brands for much cheaper prices! Each day you can look through their app for great deals on clothing, shoes, and items for the home! I’ve gotten Clarks boots and bedding for way cheaper than I would ever pay in store. The best part about Zulily is that they are a really great company, if you’re not happy with your purchase they will do everything they can to make you happy even if that means they loose out on money!

Jane

Jane is similar to Zulily, they release new deals every day. The big difference is that Jane clothing comes from smaller boutiques instead of big name brand clothing and home goods that you might see on Zulily! The big downside to Jane is that even if you buy multiple items, you still have to pay for shipping for each individual item since they are all from different venders. It can get pricey if you do order more than one thing. I have gotten some great quality tops and home goods from Jane though, it’s worth a try!

ThredUP

ThredUP is another used clothing app but the clothing isn’t being sold by the original owner. In order for these used clothes to be sold to lovely people like you, they have to first be sent to ThredUP and they pay the seller and then turn around and sell them on their app. It’s sort of like a resell shop but online! If you’re looking to sell your clothes, they will send you a prepaid FedEx or USPS label and you can send them a bag of your clothing. I’ve heard that they don’t pay much for used clothes but if you’re looking to buy something you can get some great deals and you know that what you get will be in good condition since it goes through their inspections before going on sale!

Shopkick

Shopkick is an app that rewards you for shopping! You get “kicks” for walking into stores, scanning items in that store, for credit card purchases, for scanning recipes, and for adding friends. Once you have a certain number of “kicks” you can redeem them for gift cards later on. Although it does take a while to earn enough kicks for a gift card, its free money and I’ve paid for a lot of Starbucks this year with my kicks from going into stores I was already planning on shopping at!

Target Cartwheel

TARGET!!! Need I say more? The last time I went to target, I went to buy contact solution. I spent 45 dollars on a shirt and who knows what else and when I got home I realized I didn’t even buy contact solution.. The Cartwheel app is a great way for me (and you) to save money at Target. They put up weekly and daily deals for products in their store that you can add to your “barcode” that you scan at the end of your checkout. My favorite part about this app is that their clothing goes on sale all the time. I got two tops recently that I love for about 15 dollars each!

Kohls Reward App

Speaking of Kohl’s, have any of you ever been to Kohl’s on black Friday? They have the best sales ever. If you shop at Kohl’s frequently you should download their app and definitely sign up for their rewards program, for every 100 points you get they give you $5 and they are always have extra Kohls cash days where you can earn even more free money. If you have the app you can scan any barcode in the store and it will tell you the price and if there is possibly a deal. I’ve spent many minutes scanning clothing in the dressing room and letting that help me decide what I was going to buy!

Ibotta

Ibotta is a coupon app that gives you deals based on your location. I use it for my local grocery store and after you verify that you purchased the items you’ve unlocked (which means you’re going to use them) you take a picture of your receipt and they give you money for each purchase! So far I’ve made about $40 over time just verifying my purchases that I was already going to make! It does take a little bit of forethought but it’s worth it for free money!

 

There you have it! Those are my favorite money saving apps, do you have any different apps that will help me support myself and my cats? Let me know! And as always follow my Facebook page for updates on my blog!

-Sierra