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My Newest Obsession: Pinterest

Source: via Lori on Pinterest

Happy Hump Day! I'm still home sick but I have a new obsession to keep me occupied: Pinterest. Oh my goodness, I could stay on Pinterest for hours. Why didn't you guys warn me? 

I'm still learning the lay of the land though - I just got started yesterday, so cut me some slack if I'm using the wrong language, etiquette, etc. Please feel free to follow me at: shopaholicinal or by using my email address: I'd love to see your pins as well! 

Have a great day! 

Source: Uploaded by user via Lori on Pinterest

Jack Rogers on Gilt Groupe Today

Hello All! Do you have the Cyber Monday "hangover" today? Whew...I was scared to look at my online banking this morning, ha! 

Seriously, I'm stuck at home and am extremely sick with a sinus and upper respiratory infection. I'd planned something else for today's blog but am just not feeling well enough to do it justice, so it will have to wait for another day. 

Thought I would quickly share with you...Jack Rogers will be on Gilt Groupe today. The sale starts at 11am Central, and it looks like they will have at least one pair of Navajos. 

If you're not a member of Gilt yet, you can join free with my link HERE. Right now they are offering a 20% discount to new members. This discount is off your first purchase. And to keep it fun, Gilt Groupe is now on Ebates. Be sure to link through your Ebates account to earn 3% Cash Back on your purchase. If you're not on the Ebates wagon yet, you can join HERE. Right now they are also offering a new member special. When you …

Cyber Monday Deals, Part Three

Shabby Apple is offering 20% off almost everything on their website using the code "GIVETHANKS". It's the perfect time to pick up a new dress or skirt. I love everything with a bow and am tempted by it all! You can access the Shabby Apple website HERE. This special actually runs through Wednesday, so enjoy! 
Today only, Land's End has their Medium Natural Open Top Canvas Tote Bag on Sale for just $15! If you'd like to have the tote monogrammed (of course you want it monogrammed!), it's only an extra $6. Additionally, you can get 30% off your order and FREE Shipping. Be sure to use code "DRUMSTICK" and the PIN 1121 at checkout. Don't forget to link through your Ebates account to earn 6% Cash Back on your purchase. You can access the Land's End website HERE and sign up for Ebates HERE if you're not already a member. I think this is such a wonderful deal - and perfect for every teenager on your gift list! 

Patty's Collection is a customiz…

Cyber Monday Deals, Part Two

As promised, here are a few more great deals for your Cyber Monday shopping! 
My friends over at 2Preppy Girls are offering FREE Shipping today with the code "CYBERSALE". 2PreppyGirls is a wonderful resource for your personalized gifts, and be sure to check out their selection of Tervis Tumblers! Click HERE to access their website. (I also love the personalized aprons, especially the lobster one!)  I am a huge fan of Origins products, how about you? My sister got me hooked on the Ginger Souffle Whipped Body Cream a while back, and next I plan to try the Ginger Body Scrub. Today on, they are offering $10 OFF your $25+ order and FREE Shipping. Use code "TENOFF" to qualify for the $10 savings. Be sure to link through your Ebates account to earn a special rate of 12% Cash Back, today only. Click HERE to access the Origins website and HERE to sign up for Ebates, if you're not already a member. 
Elizabeth McKay is offering total savings of up to 70% with the…

Cyber Monday, Shopaholic Style

We've already established the facts: I prefer to shop online. Cyber Monday is my kind of day - when online retailers offer some of the best prices and special deals of the year. Today, I'm putting together a collection of some of my favorites for you. Please note: I might add to this list periodically throughout the day and evening, based on incoming emails and other deals I run across. 

First on the list: Tracy Negoshian's Cyber Monday Sale. For those who missed the Black Friday sale, this is your chance to take advantage of the exact same prices and Free Shipping! All Fall items will be 50% off, and prior season merchandise up to 80% off. Sale hours: Noon - Midnight EST. Code: CyberMonday11 - be sure to enter this code at checkout. I am planning to stock up (yes, again...ha!). Access the Tracy Negoshian website HERE.
J. Bee Designs is one of my favorite websites. Offering preppy, fun and whimsical products for stylish living and gift giving, you'll have no trouble find…

Online Shopping Reminder

Happy Sunday! Today I'm busy getting the DH ready to go out of town again tomorrow. It's been a wonderful holiday week and weekend, especially with him at home. Hope yours has been fantastic as well. 

Every year, it seems I do a little more of my holiday shopping online. It's just so convenient and easy - avoiding the crowds, the traffic and the parking hassles. In addition, I know for certain I don't overspend as much when I shop online vs. in the store. Those "impulse purchases" really get me in the stores! How about you? 

While you're shopping online, don't forget to check the Ebates site to see if your store is offering cash back. I'm always amazed at the wide selection of online merchants and the cash back %'s that are offered. Just today, I noticed that Sephora was at 8% cash back. Wow! Many of the online retailers are offering increased %'s for the Black Friday - Cyber Monday time period. Some of my favorite deals on Ebates include:


Small Business Saturday

Happy weekend! With the holiday shopping season upon us, there is one way we can all make a difference this year. Pledge to "Shop Small" today, and celebrate Small Business Saturday. 

November 26 is the second anniversary of this event, which was specifically created by American Express to celebrate small business in our local communities and invigorate local economies. Personally, I believe any opportunity to support small, locally owned business is a great thing - and that is even better (in my opinion, of course) when the business is female owned. 

Today, I encourage you to support small businesses. Get out and shop with the small boutique in your town. Purchase an item from a local craftsman or artist. Pick up that gift card from your favorite local restaurant, and treat someone on your holiday gift list to a fantastic dinner. 

I'll be shopping with two of my favorite boutiques. While one of them is not local - they are both female owned and are small businesses. My fri…

Black Friday: Tracy Negoshian Online Sale

Can I be honest? I'm not really a big "Black Friday" shopper. While I love nothing more than a great sale and a wonderful deal, I do not enjoy shopping in huge crowds and watching folks fight over flat screen televisions. I much prefer to do most of my shopping online or via phone order. 

This year, I kicked off the holiday buying season with a bang! After making a midnight run to Ulta (don't judge - it really wasn't that bad and I scored a CHI hair dryer for $75), I hightailed it home to shop Tracy Negoshian's Black Friday online sale. 

Valid only until 6AM (not sure which time zone, but I presume eastern) - Tracy Negoshian is offering 50% off new arrivals and up to 75% off past season merchandise, as well as Free shipping with the purchase of a new arrival. All you need to do is enter code "BlackFriday2011" at checkout. 

What did I purchase? Glad you asked! I bought the Stephany dress pictured above - thought it would be perfect for Alabama's bow…

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! Hope your day is filled with good times, good company and good food! Go ahead - have the dessert! Enjoy your day. 

Funny Thanksgiving Quotes

As we travel, cook, decorate and prepare for the Thanksgiving festivities tomorrow - remember to inject a little humor in every situation. Holidays can be very stressful - financial pressures, dealing with your least favorite family member(s), traveling to different celebrations, etc...It can all take a toll. 

Just for a good laugh this evening, I've pulled some hilarious quotes for you. Enjoy and remember, have fun and enjoy this time of year! 

I love Thanksgiving turkey... it's the only time in Los Angeles that you see natural breasts.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Coexistence... what the farmer does with the turkey - until Thanksgiving.
Mike Connolly
I have strong doubts that the first Thanksgiving even remotely resembled the 'history' I was told in second grade. But considering that (when it comes to holidays) mainstream America's traditions tend to be over-eating, shopping, or getting drunk, I suppose it's a miracle that the concept of giving thanks even surfaces at all…

New Bakeware: It's Pink and It Was Free!

Just in time for the holiday baking season, I received this new set of bake ware and cooking supplies. Everything in the set is pink (or has pink accents). Maybe best of all - the entire set was free! You just can't beat that, right? 

Many of you will remember from prior posts that I love to coupon - and while I'm not an "Extreme Couponer" - I do manage to consistently save 50-70% on my groceries, toothpaste, paper goods, etc. Unlike the folks on shows like TLC's "Extreme Couponing" - I don't purchase dozens of anything. If something is on a fantastic sale and I have coupons that make it free (or close), I will get maybe four items. In addition, I always donate items to charity or a local family in need.

One of the things I enjoy about couponing is sending off for mail in rebates, and free gifts. To celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness in October, Procter & Gamble offered the free bake ware set pictured above with a $25 purchase of P&G products. …

For Your Thanksgiving Feast: Sweet Potato Souffle

Are you busy planning your family's Thanksgiving meal? With just a few short days until the annual celebration, I am making grocery lists and running back and forth to Publix. (You could say they know me there...)  

If your family is like mine, we all have dishes that we prepare to bring to the celebration. Once you make a great dish that everyone loves, then you are expected to bring that same dish every year. Today I'm going to share a recipe that I prepare every year for my family's Thanksgiving meal. Mine for Thanksgiving is Sweet Potato Souffle. Please let me apologize in advance that I don't have a photo of this dish to share with you guys - but I didn't want to make this until the day before Thanksgiving. :-) 

Sweet Potato Souffle


(3) Large sweet potatoes, roasted and whipped
(1) Cup Sugar (I only use 1/2 cup but recipes calls for a full cup. Personally I think a full cup would be way too sweet!)
(2) Eggs, Beaten
1/2 tsp. Salt
(1) Stick of Butter
1/2 Cup…

Lilly Pulitzer Giveaway Winner

Happy Sunday! 

After a brief delay because of life (ha!) - I'm happy to announce the winner of our Lilly Pulitzer giveaway originally posted HERE. Please join me in congratulating reader "Lilly for Law School", with the winning comment below:

Lilly for Law School said...

i am a fan on facebook :)November 17, 2011 11:54 AM 

Please be sure to contact me ( with your shipping address and I'll make sure your Lilly prize ships quickly! 

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend. Don't forget to tune in tomorrow for an easy sweet potato recipe, just in time for Thanksgiving! 

What's Your Tervis Personality?

Give me a Tervis Tumbler, and I'm one happy girl. When I find a Tervis that perfectly matches my personality, I'm even happier. 

I have quite the collection of Tervis Tumblers and use one of my life. From that one cup of coffee first thing in the morning to my Diet Coke, water and Crystal Light throughout the day - they're all in a Tervis. Since I've recently discovered the matching lids available for purchase, now I'm confident using the Tervis when traveling in the car. With a lid and a straw, I'm not worried about hitting a bump and spilling (or wearing!) my drink.

Some of the favorite Tervis Tumblers in our collection include the following:

Lilly Pulitzer Tervis, Blue Seahorses. These were produced three or four years ago and are no longer available. They are treasured pieces of my collection - so treasured in fact, they are housed on the wet bar and not in the kitchen! 

Save The Gulf Tervis. My parents gave me this cup during the summer of the…