Friday, May 22, 2015

Santa Ana ReStore's 3rd Anniversary Sale - Sun., May 24th

Are you ready for some Memorial Day Weekend shopping? This coming Sunday, May 24th, is the Santa Ana ReStore’s 3 Year Anniversary Celebration with a not-to-be-missed sale!

From 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., there will be a huge 50% off discount on all furniture, doors, windows, moulding, and tile.

(image courtesy of Habitat for Humanity ReStore)

Remember, every purchase supports the build of affordable homes in Orange County!

Santa Ana ReStore
Monday hours: 9am - 6pm
400 S. Village Way
Santa Ana, CA 92705


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Spring Window Shopping - Continued...

When I hit a wall while working I often find myself on Amazon, just perusing around... almost always in the clothing section.

Is it just me or is Amazon kind of addicting to shop around on? I just know they have put tons of research into snagging the helpless internet-shopping-obsessed, such as myself, into an online shopping binge that can last hours... ok, I may be exaggerating there - really, though, I don't think Amazon is evil in any way. I really love Amazon, it is so useful!

Anyway, here are some fun finds I had to share on the blog (Note: Not Safe For Work - bras and lacy things included below). Somehow it got a bit lacy and mostly white/pastel...

Maybe next time I will post about the weird things I find on Amazon... hm, that sounds like a lot of fun, I think I will start looking for some right now.


Just an FYI: this post features Amazon affiliate links.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Irvine Spectrum Food Truck + Fashion Truck Fun - May 15-17

Foodies and fashionistas unite!! This really cool, multi-day event is going on NOW at the Irvine Spectrum.

image via Find A Fashion Truck

Starting today, Friday, May 15th through Sunday May 17th from 11am to 10pm shop to your hearts content at 3 hot boutique fashion trucks parked at the Irvine Spectrum mall's Giant Wheel Court, including Michael Stars, Le Fashion Truck and JD Luxe Fashion Truck.

image via Food Network
Then, on Saturday, May 16th from 11am to 8pm enjoy a bite from some of the most popular food trucks in the area including Dogzilla and The Lime Truck in the Giant Wheel Court.

From 2pm to 4pm some of Spectrum's top boutiques, including Francesca's Collections, Irene's Story and KAITLYN, will be showing off collections, sharing style tips and offering promotions and discounts.

image via Irene's Story

To learn more about the event, click here.

image via Irvine Spectrum Center, Irvine Company

71 Spectrum Center Dr.
Irvine, CA 92618


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Grub for a Cause with the Ladies

Need some fun weekend plans? Why not get your grub on for a great cause?!

Team Brunette of the Alzheimer's Association Los Angeles Blondes Vs. Brunettes Group is taking over 149 Bar & Grill in Orange this Saturday, May 16th.

Head to 149 Bar & Grill for dinner on Saturday, order yourself some delicious American-style food and a beer (or 2), mention "Alzheimer's" and 10% of your check will go towards Team Brunette's fundraising goal! The Brunettes will also be selling raffle tickets and game day tickets.

Now you are probably wondering... "game day ticket? huh?"

On Saturday, May 30th, the Alzheimer’s Association California Southland Chapter’s Blondes vs. Brunettes flag football game will kick off at 2:00 p.m at Hollywood High School in Los Angeles.

The two teams, divided based on the age-old rivalry between blondes and brunettes, aim to increase awareness of Alzheimer’s disease among a new generation. Funds raised will benefit the care, support, advocacy and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Interested in donating or getting involved? Click here to find out more about this great event and campaign.

A little bit more about the campaign and the amazing volunteers behind it:

This year marks the first time the L.A. event boasts a female Head Coach. Brigette Young, a three year veteran of Team Blonde, will share head coaching responsibilities with fitness professional Todd McCullough (formerly a starting linebacker for the Florida Gators). The new duo will take on reigning champions Team Brunette led by talented coaches Chad Cole and five year pro-football veteran Bobby Hosea (formerly a starting cornerback at UCLA), who have also participated for three years.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association®’s 2014 Facts and Figures women are disproportionally affected by Alzheimer’s. They are not only more likely to develop the disease, but also to become caregivers of those who have it.

Special thanks to Stacy Hartmann for the tip!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Guest Post: Goodshop for Nepal with these 3 Stores

Enjoy this guest post with information on how you can contribute to a great cause while doing something you probably love (I know I do) - shopping!


Feeling stuck about how to contribute to the post-earthquake reconstruction efforts in Nepal? You’re not the only one. That’s why a bunch of online stores have decided to partner with non-profits to help fundraise Nepal Relief Funds. If you shop these socially conscious stores through Goodshop, a coupons-for-good website, you can help them raise additional donations. Make sure to select the non-profit you’d like to support on Goodshop before shopping, so that they know where to send the donations you raise just by clicking through their website to one of these stores:


The American Red Cross is one of the most trusted non-profits out there. They are first responders in the case of crisis and partner with many stores to fundraise during times of disaster, like Lord & Taylor. If you shop at Lord & Taylor through Goodshop, an additional 2.5% of your purchase can be donated to the American Red Cross.


Urban Outfitters is fundraising for Waves For Water to provide access to clean water by distributing portable water systems to community centers, refugee camps, and individual families within the disaster zone. Goodshop will donate an additional 6% of any Urban Outfitters purchase to support non-profits providing clean water to the people of Nepal.


Mountain Hardwear partnered with other Columbia Sportswear brands to support earthquake relief efforts with donations to several non-profits including UNICEF. You can aid their donations by Goodshopping at Mountain Hardwear. Goodshop will donate an additional 3% of your purchase towards earthquake relief.

There are thousands of other stores that have partnered with Goodshop to raise donations for non-profits helping the Nepalese. Just signup and select a trusted non-profit, like Oxfam America, Americares Foundation, or World Vision to start making an impact!


Thanks, Kelly!