A Happy Peach

Things that make my heart smile…

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DoSomethingOrg and H & M…

I think my focus has moved away from increased consumption to thoughtful reduction. I received this email from H & M an email with the following promotion:


It seems like another great opportunity to recycle clothes and comes without the $50.00 (USD) minimum criteria. Plus you are rewarded with an extra 15% off your H & M purchase, most likely good for that day. Win-win in my opinion. The Memorial Day weekend is coming up so that may be a good time to buy. Here is Olivia Wilde pimping the program, I don’t know if you have to text, it seems unnecessary. I am going to give it a go, will you?

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Fashion Project and Nordstrom…

I continue to clean house. I fear that this next lap may take some determination as well as some doing. It’s the things that I am having problems parting with. I find it hard to part with things that I paid a bit of money for and never found the opportunity to use. While these frivolous purchase, and if I am perfectly honest quite a few of my purchases are on the frivolous side, have  reminded me to give greater consideration before I buy I am still having a harder time parting with them. I wish I had gotten some sort of use for them. Some I forced myself to use but with each moment I wondered why I wasted the money.

A few purchases have been on leather goods. I was in the habit of buying a new pocketbook (because that is what I call them ever since I was a little girl and I just don’t know how to stop) whenever I saw a great sale. And I have a lot more than I need. I stopped a few years ago, but the thing about some of these leather goods is that they don’t wear out, especially when you rotate with others. I’ve been thinking that they should go to other homes. I never had the room and I really don’t need to hold on to them anymore. But just giving something that cost a few hundred dollars is a little off-putting, even if it is for charity. I have been toying with this idea, Nordstrom has teamed up with Fashion Project, a charity which collects and sells designer items for various charitable organizations. There are a few criteria, one of which is that the retail value should be $50 or over and that it must be in nearly new or great condition, the items must also be included on their list of acceptable brands. As a reward should your donation meet the criteria they will send you a $40.00 Nordstrom Gift Card. So that is nice (mind you, you are sending them over $250.00 worth of your own valuables). All you do is sign up and request the mailer bags be sent to you. Then you mail in your stuff and hopefully get your gift card. If you are in doubt, you can talk or email the concierge.

I got my little box in the mail and thought I would post it, I think because I like when folks take time to try to send things through the mail in a nifty way. I am still trying to figure out what I should send so I can’t say how well the process goes. I also wonder if Canada is included, I was not too sure, but I believe that you have Nordies over there. Hmm…. 20140518-021906-8346583.jpg20140518-021906-8346354.jpg 20140518-021906-8346136.jpg


Doughnut Day!!!!!!!!!!!

Tomorrow, June 3rd, is National Doughnut Day. Some doughnut shops are celebrating this special holiday by giving away doughnuts. Here are two chains, hopefully you have one near you, that are offering some freebies:

  1. If you love Krispy Kreme, and who doesn’t, just pop on in and you will get one free doughnut of your choice.
  2. Dunkin Doughnuts will give you a free doughnut with the purchase of a drink.

The name of the franchise takes you to their site if you need to find a location and the promotion takes you to the details. I don’t know if Winchell’s/Yum Yums is doing anything, but maybe it’s worth a call or a visit to find out. I wonder if smaller establishments have any promotions going on. If you have heard of others, let me know.

Happy treats my friends.

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Korres Warehouse Sale…

I meant to post this yesterday, but didn’t get a chance. My shopping de minimis is ongoing (I break every so  often, but their small breaks). I try to chant the no shopping mantra, “I don’t need this, I don’t need this, I don’t need this” (Thanks Tien). But just in case you are not on the same shopping ban I am I thought I would pass along the Korres Warehouse Sale. They’re updating their packaging. Use the discount GOING10 to get an extra 10% off. Orders over 50 dollars ship free.

I really like their natural products. Some of my favorites include:

The items are selling out, so for the best selection act quickly. I am not sure if other countries are running this promotion, but it doesn’t look like  it.

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Starbucks Happy Hour…

It’s here again, half off is a good enough reason as any to get a frap….here are the details:

Come in to participating stores for Happy Hour and find your favorite Frappuccino®blended beverage at half the cost.

Frappuccino® blended beverages are completely customizable – you call all the shots, so you can create the perfect drink for your perfect summer day. And what could make a warm, sunny day better than strolling around with one of our NEW Mocha Coconut Frappuccino®blended beverages? Just tell us how you like it and we’ll do the rest.

Void where prohibited, taxed or restricted. Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts.
*Standard message and data rates may apply.


On Offer….

One thing about being a recovering shopaholic is the temptation. As I have said before I am doing OK resisting, but these offers just seem to keep coming. Here are a few that I think I may be able to resist, but just in case I thought I would post for you guys:

  • Deborah Lippman is offering 10% off all orders of $60 or more from now till April 28th (11:59pm) with discount code glitter2011. Personally I’d wait for Beauty.com when they give 20% off for friends and family, but they don’t have the entire line. Also on the Lippmann site you pay shipping, with Beauty.com you don’t pay shipping on orders over $49 (although it’s $25 right now). Or just buy it from Zappos, no discount, but free shipping both ways on everything. Can’t go wrong there (plus they are super nice). Although shipping rules may be different if you live outside of the U.S.
  • Saks Fifth Avenue is having their friends and family again. It’s a bit late this year, and I notice that the discount has gone done over the years, oh well. It’s 10% for beauty and fragrance, 15% for jewelry, and 20% for all others (and the fancy pants designers aren’t included). The coupon code is FRIEND3, you can also print it out and bring it in store. It used to be that this combo’d up with the beauty event, but I think that’s past.
  • J. Crew is always having some sort of sale shipping deal. They’re doing 30% off sale and free shipping with $150 purchase. Discount code OURTREAT

I think those are the ones for now. I’ll let you know if more come into my inbox. Man, it is hard to avoid these temptations.


Zoya Nail Polish Exchange…

I know, I seriously need to stop, and I have been good. I just skipped the Sephora Friends and Family discount, the Bobbi Brown Discount, and the Ulta coupons. There is a sense of relief each time I do. I am now trying to to get too involved with the Saks Friends and Family Discount. If you want a picture, it’s much like a child sticking it’s finger in their ears, closing their eyes and singing (off key mind you) at the top of their lungs “I can’t hear you.”

But in case you can rationalize it, here is a promo to turn old bottles of nail polish for some brand spanking new ones.Here are the details from the Zoya website.


Out with the old – in with the new! In honor of Earth Day from April 20, 2011 – April 27, 2011(11:59PM EST) Zoya Nail Polish will exchange* your old, out-of-style, unwanted nail color and replenish your nail polish supply with fresh Zoya fashion colors. All you pay is $4.00 per bottle for shipping and processing. Choose from over 300 formaldehyde, toluene, camphor and dibutyl phthalate (DBP) free, long-lasting, award winning, healthy colors to replace your old color! Zoya will properly dispose of your old polish.

Here’s all you need to do!

  1. Go to Zoya.com and pick out the polishes you would like and add them to your cart. You must select at least 6 bottles  and no more than 24 bottles of polish (Salons accounts minimum 12 maximum 48 bottles.)
  2. Apply the code:  EARTHZOYA
  3. Your order value will be adjusted to reflect the promotion
  4. SUBMIT your order!

Then Zoya will ship out your NEW polish! YEA!

Once you get your order (Here is where the exchanging* happens)

Ship back the equivalent number of bottles to the ones you received to the return address below. (ie. If  you got 6 bottles of Zoya – you would send us 6 NON-ZOYA polishes)

Include a copy of your order receipt and ship to the following address(please check with you carrier on the proper way to ship nail polish)

To clarify the exchange: You do not have to send us the exact amount of bottles that you are ordering. You can send any quantity up to that amount. You can also donate. If you decide you don’t want to do either, it’s ok “Offer is not contingent on customer returning polish” we will still love you and send you the Zoya polishes 🙂 We’ll just send you on a guilt trip for a while 🙂

Art of Beauty, Inc.
c/o Polish Exchange
5060 Taylor Rd, Unit D
Cleveland, Ohio, 44128, USA

Once we receive your polish we do the rest! It’s that simple!


The bottles you send in cannot be Zoya, Qtica or Nocti polishes (but they can be any other brand).

We are using the honor code here folks! We want to make sure you get your Zoya Nail Polish! We send you the polish first then you send your old polish back to us! If you do choose to send us your old polish we promise to properly dispose of it according to EPA guidelines. This offer is only good for 1 week so hurry – Don’t Wait!

I am not sure I am going to do it, but I thought I would pass it along. I’m not the biggest Zoya fan, but they have good colors and maybe you have some bottles that you really aren’t going to use, I know I do.


Free Origins Cleanser Alert!!!

Hi Friends,

You know I love free stuff, who doesn’t. And I love to pass it along to my pals. To celebrate Earth Day Origins is giving away a cleanser (this link will take you to the Origins website) when you fill out a form and bring in your empties to any Origins counter.  I love Checks and Balances myself.



Origins | Special Offers | Earth Day Exclusive! (This is a PDF of the form if you want to print it out from here) Happy Times!!!


It’s Starbucks 40th and You get a Cake-Pop!!!!!!

For the next three days, that’s Thursday to Saturday, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm when you visit your local Starbucks and purchase any drink you get one of their free Petites. I love a freebie, although you have a buy a drink, odds are you were going to get a drink anyway, might as well get a treat. Check out their Facebook page for more info. Click on the photo for the link.

Starbucks is turning fabulous forty, yum cake!!!!!!!!!