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Confessions of an Online Shopping Queen



As someone who’s been an avid online shopper, there’s a couple sites that will either save you more money or give you cash back for purchasing through their websites. No matter how you choose to see it, that’s automatically more money to shop with in the long haul.




They have everything from Kate Spade to Amazon.com to Kohl’s and then some. While I may not shop as frequently as I used to online is still my go to and that’s where Ebates comes in. I’ve made back over $250 in checks from Ebates in just the past couple years. I have friends who shop much more avidly than me and they’ve been sent back much more.

It works as simple as you typing in the store you wish to shop and once you find it, it will give you how much of a percentage back you get on purchases. Sometimes they have promo codes for additional discounts and free shipping as well. You click on the link and continue shopping as you once were. They have promo codes as well for inviting your friends and family to join as well. My link is below if you’re interested in checking it out.

Ebates Referral Link

retail me not

Can’t find the discount you’re looking for on Ebates and tired of surfing the web for discounts??? Retail Me Not has you covered. There’s no strings attached, no personal information to input, nada. You simply go to the site and type in the store you’re looking for and you have all the available discounts that have been loaded for that store, followed by expiration dates and whether other consumers such as yourself voted it working or not.

In recent times, they have moved into Ebates.com’s territory by offering consumers a free account in which you can earn cash back by shopping through them but I have not tried it. This is not mandatory to find store discount codes on their site.

Retail Me Not

There are tons of sites to which you can check out to find online shopping deals through, why not check out two of most reliable?



Life Lessons

Caution There’s an Umbrella Involved.

Clearwater Beach, FL

…but only if you want it to be. Life is full of decisions. All of which lead us to where we are today. Some proceed life with caution. This is just as well as saying you’ll always have a huge Yield sign in front of your face. Others choose to make their own way, avoiding the safety net most seek, take bigger risks and therefore reap bigger rewards.

I know countless folks right now that hate the position they have and sometimes even the company they work for. What are you going to lose by putting yourself out there??? PTO time? You’ll always get it built back up. Health insurance? Honestly, most of it is for the birds anyway.  Look for something else…

Our parents generations were brought up to believe that once you found a stable position, to stay, work your way up, and play it safe. But honestly what does safe even mean? You could get fired, the business could go under, new managers could come in and revamp the place, there are so many factors that go into simply playing it safe.

A dear friend shared a quote today via Facebook that got me thinking about this whole topic.

“No amount of security is worth the suffering of a mediocre life chained to a routine that has killed your dreams.” – Maya Mendoza 

While your career should not be your entire life, it is a huge part of it. You should be able to wake up every day and look forward to the position that awaits you at work. There are a ton of positions out there. While I understand the desire to build a strong  & rather short resume in the process, do you really want to do it in an unhappy environment for a company you don’t care much for?

There are no limits in this world except for the ones you set for yourself day after day. Follow your arrow & make shit happen for yourself. Only you stand in your own way. You’ll enjoy your journey so much more on your own terms rather than simply playing it safe according to someone else’s🔥

Clearwater Beach, FL Coastline


Life Lessons

Necessities of Life

In the midst of cleaning the living room & kitchen for a family get together tonight, I spy Winston curled up in my fiance’s duffel bag just napping away. We could stand to learn so much from our pets.. all they desire is love, a little bit of nourishment & a place to lay to lay their head. We buy toys stacked on toys, holistic treats to spoil them a bit and accessories that sometimes have me thinking that I’m doing a bit too much. At the end of the day though, they love getting snuggled on the couch & their pettings the most. They’re happiest when they’re playing with some old box or household item rather than their toys.

It’s moments like these that have me question where my priorities have been and even where they are today. My heart has always been in the right place as has my intentions, but sometimes I get a little lost in translation though. I used to be a HUGE shopaholic and incredibly materialistic. I went to the mall/outlet malls pretty frequently and when I grew tired of that, online shopping became my new go-to. Eventually I broke that habit thankfully, but accumulated a lot of stuff during that time. At the end of the day, I never fathomed these things would bring me happiness and of course they didn’t. Needless to say, the older I get, the more I try to downsize. On the daily, I would easily trade all the things in the house (just about) for experiences, trips and memories made with the people I care most about.

All we really need day to day is a little love, nourishment to our bodies and a roof over our head. It never ceases to amaze me how our pets give us daily reminders to just how simple life can be.