Black Friday Deals from your Couch!

[ 0 ] November 28, 2014 |

Why go out into the MADNESS when you can save right from home?

Black Friday Deals


Black Friday Deals so great…I had to break my silence!

Normally, I do NOT shop on Black Friday. I am exhausted from cooking and I really just want to veg. But, man oh man, I have found some deals that even got me off the couch and over to my computer. Take a quick peek and see if you don’t fill up under the tree.

Fashion Project: Sale on Sale: 50% Off All Sale Items!

Fashion Project is a site that sells gently used designer clothes at great prices (Michael Kors, J.Crew, Tory Burch, Dana Buchman, etc) and a large portion of proceeds goes to YOUR favorite charity! I have shared my Fashion Project finds with you before and I can’t believe the deals. When Fashion Project puts their items on sale, many are available for just $5! But today, if you use the code BLACKFRIDAYSALES…you can get 50% off all sale prices. So you will be picking up cute clothes for as little as $2.50! (Shipping is only $6.99 or FREE when you buy $100 or more). Look what I picked up today for just $50!  HEAD TO FASHION PROJECT NOW!  Hurry the Deals are flying out the door.

Fashion Project Black Friday Deals

Kohl’s for the Holidays!

When it comes to Black Friday, Kohl’s is hard to beat.  This year use MISTLETOE15 to get 15% through Sunday. Plus, you get $15 back for every $50 you spend through Sunday!   Walt often jokes that it seems like Kohl’s is paying me to shop!  I am loving these Dresses from the Kohls Dress Shop!

Kohls Black Friday Deals


Sole Society…SHOES! BOOTS!  SHOES!

Oh wow!  This is a huge huge deal.  For the next 5 days, you can save 30% on all shoes from Sole Society!  Haven’t heard of them…take one peek.  Best.Shoes.Ever!

Sole Society Black Friday Deals


ShopBop 15-25%

You can always find great designer items at Shopbop, but what you really need to focus on is when they have their sales.  Great deals to be had!

The Big Event
15% off orders of $250+
20% off orders of $500+
25% off orders of $1000+
Includes All Full-Price & SALE Items
Use Code GOBIG14 at Checkout
Valid until Dec. 1, 2014

shopbop Black Friday Deals

Look for my Cyber Monday Finds early Monday morning!

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My Best Black Friday Purchase Ever! + $80,000 Giveaway

[ 10 ] November 25, 2014 |

Best Black Friday Purchases?  What was yours?

This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me by Coupons. com. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic

Black Friday Best Purchase ever

 NOT my “Best Black Friday Purchase Ever”

The sectional above was NOT my “Best Black Friday Purchase Ever”. As you well know, sometimes what you think you want is not what you end up buying! Back in April of 2011, we found the above sectional at Furnitureland South in Jamestown, North Carolina. It was made by a very high end furniture company, King Hickory, and was $7500 (and that was Furnitureland South pricing!) Though we loved the piece and the quality, we just thought that the pricing was quite high for a cloth sectional. I tried every rationalization in the book, but nothing made sense enough to get us to purchase.

In truth, the sectional did have several shortcomings. The finish on the leather scratched easily. It was partially cloth, not all leather. The corner section wasn’t sitable and it had no matching ottoman available. So we walked away!

FOUND! Best Black Friday Purchase Ever

Fast forward seven months to Black Friday. Walt and I revisited our sectional search. Even though the King Hickory loomed in my heart, we knew we needed a more affordable sectional that better met our criteria. We went back to Furnitureland South, and even though I made a visit to my “expensive” King Hickory sectional, we went on a hunt to find a better (and more realistic) deal. Then we found this:

Black Friday Best Purchase ever

This sectional fit almost every criteria. The sectional was all  leather and had a finish that wasn’t easily scratched. The corner section was sitable and it fit our finished room dimensions. But ughh…no ottoman. WAIT! I spotted one across the room in front of a chair that was also part of the grouping! Yes, I went there…

Best Black Friday Purchase Ever

Poor Walt with his bad back had to drag the coffee table out of the way and get this heavy ottoman in place. We loved it. The Blac Friday price was right too, at less than half of what the other sectional cost. We paid on the spot and they shipped! Whoot. Looks great to this day in our great room. Definitely, my “Best Black Friday Purchase” ever ever!

Learning more about Black Friday shopping with Coupons .com

Want to find out more about Black Friday shopping, coming up this Friday, Nov. 28th? The Good Stuff  magazine from Coupons .com is a great resource for everything you need to know about Black Friday shopping. Head over to Coupons. com to read some informative Black Friday articles on The Good Stuff <===Click this link or the image below to answer find out interesting Black Friday questions like “How much did shoppers spend in 2013 (Black Friday and Cyber Monday)?”

Black Friday Shopping Infographic



100 Winners every day! Will you be one of them? $80.000 in prizes

Black Friday Giveaway

Enter the Black Friday Giveaway for a shot at 100 daily instant prizes AND the $10,000 Grand Prize. Plus, score major savings while you play. That’s a lot of winners! $80,000 in prizes! Click here and ENTER NOW! ==> Black Friday Giveaway 


So tell me, what was your BEST BLACK FRIDAY PURCHASE EVER or WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO FIND THIS YEAR during Black Friday?

Beautiful Christmas Mantel Decor + $50 The Limited GiftCard Giveaway

[ 337 ] November 20, 2014 |

It’s Time! Christmas Mantel Decor Ideas

Beautiful Christmas Mantel Decor Purple Majesty

You know the work it takes to decorate your home for the holidays. Some people go with a simple tree while others go all out! I am bringing you 8 gorgeous mantels for inspiration. I found these designs at Bordine’s Nursery in Clarkston during their annual holiday event. I just couldn’t resist passing along the gorgeous inspiration to you!

(I have a fun non-sponsored  giveaway at the bottom of this post so make sure when you are done gawking and pinning the pictures, you head down to the bottom and enter your face off!)

Peacock Mantel Decorations

Beautiful Christmas Mantel Decor Peacock MantleBeautiful Christmas Mantel Decor Peacock Mantle

 Burgandy & Brown Christmas Mantel Decor

Beautiful Christmas Mantel Decor Burgandy and Brown

Lighting the Way Christmas Mantel Designs

Beautiful Christmas Mantel Decor Lighting the Way

 Plaid Christmas Mantel Decorations

Beautiful Christmas Mantel Decor Plaid

 Holiday Mantel Decorations, Purple Majesty

Beautiful Christmas Mantel Decor Purple Majesty

 Holiday Mantel Decor Red & Olive

Beautiful Christmas Mantel Decor Red & Olive

Christmas Mantel Decor, Red and Pewter

Beautiful Christmas Mantel Decor Red and Pewter

 Red and Brown Christmas Mantel Designs

Beautiful Christmas Mantel Decor Red and Brown

Shop the Chief Blonde’s Favorites for the Mantle

Winter Wonderland Christmas Mantle Decor

Shop these lovely all white items from Nordstrom: Bear on Skis ($18), Birds with Ski Hats ($12-$19), Silver Mercury Tree ($12-$39), Birch Stick Vase ($29), Sign Quotations ($18-$28) (Photo: Nordstrom)


Giveaway runs from 11/21 through 12/5/2014 11:59PM EST, 18 and over, US only


$50 The Limited Gift Card (Women’s Clothing Store).  This giveaway is sponsored by me.  THIS GIVEAWAY IS LISTED EXCLUSIVELY on my blog, so only those who enter HERE will win.

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ho ho hopThanks to Review Wire  for hosting the Holiday HoHoHo hop! Now is your chance to seek out some awesome prizes for those on your Christmas list, but you better hurry, the hop ends on December 5! Make sure to stop by The Review Wire for the Grand Prize, an Erin Condren Life Planner! Now that you have entered our giveaway keep hopping to all the other giveaways on these fine blogs!

Disclaimer: This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on December 5, 2014. The Anything Goes Event Bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes. Companies and bloggers, if you would like to participate in group giveaway events like this one, sign up to be emailed about future events hosted by Review Wire Media.

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Best Target Shoes for the Holidays + $30 Target Card Giveaway

[ 603 ] November 17, 2014 |

Want to win $30 to Target right before the holiday?



The Best Target Shoes for the Holidays!

Here’s some shoes you might like to consider buying with that Target Card!

Best Target Shoes for the Holidays 2014

Here are the Chief Blonde’s choice for the Best Target shoes for the Holidays 2014! Left to Right, Top to Bottom:  Gold and Black pump ($39.99), Silver and Rhinestone ($21),  Black and White snakeskin pump ($34.99), Black Lace-up Pump ($34.99), Gold and Black T-Strap ($34.99), Black Bow Slingback ($34.99), Cheetah Ankle Strap ($28.99), Black Pump ($34.99)

This giveaway is unsponsored. So no need for a bunch of discussion. Just go enter and enjoy!


The Best Target Shoes for the Holidays Giveaway runs from November 18-28.  18 years and over. US ONLY where legal


$30 Target Card. THIS GIVEAWAY IS LISTED EXCLUSIVELY on my blog, so only those who enter HERE will win.

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Winning For ThanksgivingThanks to MamaNYC for hosting the Winning For Thanksgiving hop. Now that you have entered our giveaway keep hopping to all the other giveaways on these fine blogs!

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