#PattyStyle Patty Burger Now Open in Lake Orion

I was offered a complimentary burger tasting. All opinions are my own. You can read more about my affiliate policies here. When I make my way to a favorite place (Great Lakes Crossing mall, the largest outlet mall in all of Michigan), I now know a tasty place to have a real meal that is… Read more »

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Travel Essentials to avoid 3-1-1

This post contains affiliate links. You can read more about my affiliate policies here. I recently took a 5 day vacation to Las Vegas & I (barely!) was able to fit it all into my carry on suitcase + my “personal” item! My few liquids were bulging my little quart Ziploc baggie by just having liquid… Read more »

So Much for November @ Initials, Inc.

This post contains affiliate links. You can read more about my affiliate policies here. You can shop all of these frugal & awesome Christmas 2017 gifts here.             

Sharing w/ Elephants @ Ivory Ella

This post contains affiliate links. You can read more about my affiliate policies here. Ivory Ella is a brand you can feel good supporting! It was founded on the principle of living a life devoted to saving animals, helping others, and doing everything you can to support your community. Ten percent of the brand’s profits… Read more »

Gobsmacked (play) (tickets) GIVEAWAY #Detroit

I am super excited to help promote GOBSMACKED! the latest sensation from the UK. Think Pitch Perfect meets live stage – GOBSMACKED! is the next-generation cappella show that redefines the limits of the human voice. The show features beatboxing world champ, Ball-Zee and other world-class vocalists. Through just their voices, they weave stories through all… Read more »

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Stockpiling Made Easy, Right at Your Fingertips

This post contains affiliate links. You can read more about my affiliate policies here. As the days get shorter and it gets darker sooner, simplify your life by stocking up on the essentials to keep your household running. With upcoming holidays, busy kids after school, and weekend commitments, the fall is the perfect time to… Read more »

Custom Signs at The Barn

I was offered a complimentary sign making class. All opinions are my own. I took a Painting with a Twist class about a year ago with a few friends & it was not very fun for me. I am not very artistic free-handed & I threw my painting away after I got home. That is certainly… Read more »

Giving Back w/ Fashion

This post contains affiliate links. You can read more about my affiliate policies here. This summer & now into the fall I have seen & felt many feelings about life events in general (like the hurricanes) & I have faced some personally-touched points. I’m glad I have found 1 more way that I can wear the… Read more »

Frugal Stocking Stuffers @ Dollar Tree

This post contains affiliate links. You can read more about my affiliate policies here. I know it is (not yet) Halloween time & I’m sure Christmas is 1 of the farthest things from your mind, but to me it is quite the opposite. Usually most years I am finished with my Christmas shopping by 10/31…. Read more »

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Shop Costumes For Kids Of All Ages From Personalization Universe

This post contains affiliate links. You can read more about my affiliate policies here. From spooky and silly to trendy and iconic, Personalization Universe has a costume for kids of all ages. Save 20% off all costumes from 10/9-10/16 with code HALLOWEEN20! Here are a few of our favorite picks for kids, infants, and toddlers…. Read more »

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  • Le Tote 60% off!

    This post contains affiliate links. You can read more about my affiliate policies here. Now through January 30th, you can receive your first Le Tote for 60% off. Great way to try out designer goodies without paying designer purchase prices. Pick, wear, ship back (free), repeat! Just use code NEWYEAR60 @ checkout.  

  • Spending Money to Make Money

    I rarely think it is worthwhile to spend money to save money. These are my rules of when it is allowed. Let’s say I have a $10 off a $25 purchase coupon. I have in my hand $22 worth of items. I will spend a 3-ish extra dollars (even if it DOES take me a… Read more »

  • Valentine’s Day @ Dollar Tree

    This post contains affiliate links. You can read more about my affiliate policies here. I have had some close friends stand by my side through the hard year that 2016 was. I want to show my love on the day of love, but I need to stay on a frugal budget. Some of them are… Read more »

  • USA-made Bento Lunch Box SALE

    This post contains affiliate links. You can read more about my affiliate policies here. It’s the time of New Year Resolutions. For many of us, those resolutions revolve around health and diet. As any nutritionist would say, portion control is key and packing a healthy lunch in a bento lunchbox is a great way to… Read more »

  • My 17 Favorite Things Under $17 for 2017

    This post contains affiliate links. You can read more about my affiliate policies here. This fun list will begin your year with frugality, fun, & efficiency!   1–Dollar Shave Club I like Dollar Shave Club because: 1) Blades are delivered to me each month (or I can skip if I don’t need) so I can… Read more »

  • A Monster Calls–In Theaters NOW

    I was really excited that my friend Amber @ Metro Detroit Mommy was asked to host an early preview of what I’m sure will become a top 2017 movie. I also had fun along side my friend Elizabeth @ Yes/No Films. You can read her review of the movie here. Connor O’Malley (12) is facing… Read more »

  • Mary & Martha Spring 2017–My Favorite Things

    MARY & MARTHA…Created for community, designed to share life together. This is Mary & Martha. Two sisters long ago who knew what it meant to live in community. They shared life at home, around the table and in their community. They knew how to welcome, serve & connect. These two sisters made one thing quite… Read more »

  • Mary & Martha December Sales

      I am sooooooo happy about this Mary & Martha sale I jumped for joy when I saw this flier. 1st of all, the napkins are just too cool. They come on a roll & they are 1/2 linen & 1/2 cotton. The best part is that they are like Gladware….reusable/washable but also disposable! With… Read more »

  • Charming Charlie Christmas Boutique Event

    The 1st Bonny Buckner Boutique was a total blast & I can’t wait to share more fun events with you friends in the coming months into 2017. I am honored that Certified Personal Image Consultant Karyl Eckerle @ Revisions Style & Image Consulting shared her accessory skills with us & our challenge outfits. We learned… Read more »

  • #NoodlesTasting #2

    I was offered a complimentary noodles tasting. All opinions are my own. Since my recent Noodles & Company visit in September, I have enjoyed several trips to the Novi restaurant now & then during some work days. I was very happy to learn about the newest restaurant opening in Macomb because that just means we… Read more »