Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Best Black Friday Sales

Hi there! I hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving! I'm cooking tomorrow but in the meantime I'm rounding up the BEST BLACK FRIDAY DEALS for you (and me, let's be honest) from the places I shop from the most. I don't know about you, but I prefer doing most of my shopping online in my PJ's. You've seen me show items from these retailers on my Instagram and my YouTube channel. Let me know if you would like specific recommendations from any.

Kate Spade: 30% off $250 or more with code: GIVEJOY 
11/21 - 11/26

Tory Burch: 30% off $250 or more with code: THANKS 
11/21 - 11/27

Old Navy: 50% off entire purchase 

Loft: 50% off with code: FRIYAY

Ann Taylor: 50% off with code: THANKFUL

J.Crew Factory: 50% off everything

Nordstrom: up to 40% off select styles

11/24 - 12/2

J.Crew: 40% off with code: THANKU

11/21 - 11/26

Ray Ban: 20% off site wide (up to 50% limited styles)

11/22 - 11/27

T3: 25% off with code: FRIDAY17

11/21 - 11/26

Banana Republic: 50% off site wide

Wayfair: up to 80% off selected styles

Pottery Barn: up to 50% off selected styles

World Market: 40% off furniture with code: FERNDALE

Overstock: up to 70% off site wide 

Macy's: extra 20% site wide (some exclusions) with code: HURRY

Stella & Dot: up to 30% off sale styles now-11/26, 50 NEW styles added Black Friday up to 50% off

Wildfox: 40% off with code: ALLSMILES

Saksoff5th: extra 30-50% off with code: HOLIDAY17 for various discounts

Too Faced: 25% off everything

Mark & Graham: 20% off plus free shipping with code: FRIENDS

Origins: 25% off with code: FRIDAY

Tarte: 25% off (almost everything) with code: PREVIEW

American Eagle: 40% off everything plus free shipping

Dress Barn: Buy One, Get One 50% everything with code: FRIDAY50

DSW: 20% off everything (brand exclusions apply) with code: BLACKFRI20

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Crockpot Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos

Hi everyone! I wanted to get this recipe for Crockpot Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos out because I get a lot of questions asking how I make this each time I mention it in a video on my YouTube Channel. I use the term "recipe" loosely. There are 3 ingredients! This is a super easy weeknight meal and it serves enough for a family or you can have leftovers like we do.


*3-4 Chicken Breasts depending on size. (I've been using 4 at my Husbands request for more leftovers) I also use frozen chicken for this. You could use fresh of course. Both turn out the same.
*1 16oz jar Salsa Verde (I like the Herdez brand but any will do)
*Cumin Powder


Place the chicken breasts evenly in the bottom of the Crockpot. Sprinkle the Cumin over evenly just to coat (see photo). Then pour the jar of Salsa Verde evenly over all the chicken breasts. Cover and cook on High 4-5 hours or Low for 8 hours. At the end of the cook time, or about an hour before, take two forks and shred all of the chicken. I then turn the Crockpot to Warm and let sit until ready to eat (usually about 30-40 minutes more). There will be quite a bit of liquid still, so I like to drain off most before serving so not to have soggy tacos.

We eat this using soft taco shells but of course you could use crunchy. I think I'm just programed to eat crunchy tacos with ground beef/turkey and soft tacos with chicken or fish. I hope you enjoy and leave me a comment if you're making them.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Morning Skincare Routine | Over 40

A little backstory on my skin... I have aging, hormonal acne, sensitive skin. Sounds great, right? It's not fun trying to keep up with my ever changing skin but for several months now, these products have been working and I'm seeing my skin in a better place. I also suffer from small to large milia on my chin. Those are bumps under the skin but are not acne. (they can appear like acne though because they change the texture of skin) Milia have to be professionally removed or treated with chemical and physical exfoliators. I'll explain more on that in my nighttime routine.

Step 1: Exfoliate

I've changed up my skincare slightly over the past few months. I have to do this from time to time when my current routine is no longer working. I'll often incorporate new products but always find myself going back to old faithful's as well. This exfoliating polish by Lancer is game changing! It's a new product for me. I've tried all the major brands of physical exfoliators out there. This one doesn't even compare! It feels like a microdermabrasion treatment you'd get in a professional skincare office. Starting out each morning with this polish has seriously made my skin so much softer and the texture is less noticeable. Tip: a little goes a long way so don't use too much and waste it since the cost is a bit higher. 

Step 2: Cleanse

I've used this cleanser off and on for several years now. I believe this is my second bottle. A little goes a long way. I like it because it has a small amount of Salicylic Acid but doesn't dry out my skin. Salicylic is great for unclogging pores and keeping acne at bay. I suffered from cystic acne in my 20's. Got over that and now I'm blessed with the occasional hormonal acne. All of these steps (plus evening care) are helping keep it in check. 

Step 3: Treat

After I've cleansed my face, I apply this eye cream. Several years ago my under eye area was dryer than the rest of my face so I started using one. Now it's like a habit I can't break. I have sensitive eyes and this doesn't bother me. I've had a few favorites over the years but always go back to this one. It has a nice but subtle pink tinted sheen. Great for brightening! 

I've also bragged about this Vitamin C Serum for several years. Vitamin C is a great antioxidant and helps to brighten and tighten the skin plus promote collagen. Again, I've tried many other popular brands but I never see results or they irritate my skin. This one is great without a high price point! 

Step 4: Moisturize

As I've gotten older, my skin has become more reactive and more sensitive. This moisturizer is great because it provides just enough hydration without being greasy or irritating my skin. I've used many products from the Origins line over the years and you really can't go wrong with any of them. Like I said, I always go back to them when my skin is freaking out or I just need something simple but also works. 

*thank you to Origins for providing some of these products. This is not a sponsored post. All other products purchased by me. The Origins products are just replacements for the same products I had already purchased.

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