Are You A Gift Card Carrying Mom This Year?

On the second night of Chanukah, I gave my daughter a very pretty Vera Bradley wallet. Inside the wallet, I put an iTunes gift card. She shrieked with joy at – you guessed it – the $20 gift card....more

Frozen Pudding Snickerdoodle Sandwiches + Starbucks Gift Card Giveaways through 6/13!

Frozen "ice cream sandwiches" made from a chewy, homemade Snickerdoodle cookie recipe, with vanilla pudding in the middle. Cinnamon, sugar, vanilla - mmm, perfect summertime treat! (Plus a Starbucks gift card giveaway for a couple of lucky readers!) I am in no way affiliated with nor have I been compensated by Starbucks....more


Hurry! 2 Days Left To Enter To Win 1 Of 8,000 Wet Seal Gift Cards

Do you “Love to Shop” at Wet Seal? If so, you have the chance to win a $5000 gift card from Wet Seal. All you have to do is download SWAGG from the App Store or Android Market, register an account, then enter the promo code WSXOXO in the ‘More’ section. That’s it! The sweepstakes runs from Feb 11-25 and over 8,000 gift cards will be awarded.   Click here: ...more

Lowering the Bar: Fewer Expectations & Finding the Positive

Date Night Last night DH and I had a date night and went to dinner....more

Bliss for Fashionistas - The Swagg App!

The Free Mobile Swagg  makes shopping at retailers such as  American Apparel, Crocs, ArdenB, Wet Seal, American Eagle & Steve Madden a breeze!  Get the FREE Swag mobile phone app (compatible with iPhone, Android the new Blackberry Torch) to send gift cards, store all your other gift cards (ditch the plastic), get discounts and more!  You buy and send  gift cards and purchase off your gift card, using the bar codes that appear on your phone (works just like swiping a credit card!)....more

The Bloggess and Her Christmas Miracle

A few days ago I put up a post offering $30 gift cards to the first twenty people who didn’t know how they were going to give their kids Christmas gifts this year. They went frighteningly quickly. When I got to the twentieth person, I saw that there were still a few more people who needed help and my heart sunk. Then a few comments in, one person said, “I’ll take care of the 21st person”. Then another person offered a card for the 22nd. Then another. Then it avalanched. ...more
This is truly a Christmas miracle.    What a wonderful way to rejuvenate the Christmas spirit ...more

Finally, You Can Instantly Send Gift Cards on Your Phone to Others with the FREE SWAGG APP!

Have you heard about the Swagg App?  It’s a mobile app compatible with iPhone, Android the new Blackberry Torch that makes gift giving easier than ever.  The app allows users to buy, send and swap gift cards to friends and family, all from their mobile phone.  American Apparel, Crocs, ArdenB, Wet Seal, American Eagle, Live Nation,, Omaha Steaks & Steve Madden are among the the ever growing list of retailers who accept Swagg....more

Loving gift cards as I get older

I'll admit I may have misjudged the awesomeness of gift cards when I was younger, and I'm guessing there are probably a couple of bloggers out there who might still feel the same way. "They're uncreative," I would sigh, as I fretted about what the heck to get someone for Christmas....more

$25 Gift Ceritificate and a Trip down Shopping's Memory Lane

$25 gift card give away!!! Only a few months into my relationship with my now husband, Marc, he asked me to go shopping with him.  He wanted me to help him pick out new dining room chairs for his house.  I jumped at the opportunity.  Not only do I love shopping, but I was so excited that he wanted my opinion, for something so important, especially since it was so early on in our relationship. Although this was about nine years ago, I remember the day like it was yesterday.  As we drove to the store, I kept thinking that if Marc and I didn’t work out, he w...more