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Black Friday Sales

Date Fri, November 27 2015

What are you doing right now? Got time to check out a few Black Friday sales? Good!

I’ve curated some great deals below. These are brands and stores I personally love. Note, I will make a small commission when you purchase from any of these retailers. Thank you for continued support.

Black Friday Sales Going on Now


Now’s the time to spend your money at Torrid for those gorgeous plus-size styles! Get 40% off full price, 50% off clearance items and free shipping on orders over $25! No code needed.

Hot Topic

Save 25% sitewide and get free shipping on orders over $50. Use code 25TODAY. Tees and undies cost $10 each! Shop now!

WP Engine

Look no further for secure WordPress hosting services. Save 30% off your first payment with WP Engine. Expires 11/30/15. Use code CYBERWPE.


Looking for stylish winter boots? Shoebuy has you covered when you receive 30% off your order plus free shipping with code BLACKFRIDAY15 – Begins 11/27/2015 and expires at 11:59 PST.


You know them for their nail polish, but Julep offers makeups and nail art tools, too! Join Julep and get a FREE Winter Ice Beauty Box (just pay shipping) with code ICEBOX.

Winter Ice Welcome Box

You can also save 75% off their holiday collection and orders over $25 come with a free hand mirror with code GIFTING.

Hips and Curves

It’s a shame plus size apparel is so often expensive, but this lingerie retailer has you covered (well, sort of ;)) on Black Friday!


Up to 30% off PLUS take an additional 30% off with code BLACKFRIDAY15 + free shipping – exclusions apply -valid 11/25-11/29


50% Off Collection For Black Friday with code BF50 – 11/27 ONLY!



15% OFF your order with NO MINIMUM PURCHASE and 20% off your order of $150+ on holiday cards and all gifts. Shop now. Ends 11/27

Stell & Dot

Get your holiday shopping done early and earn Dot Dollars at the same time! Stella & Dot has a fantastic selection of boutique-style jewelry— all priced at under $50. Add a few to your cart for that special friend or family member and check off your chic list! Then, for every $50 you spend within one order, you’ll earn $25 in Dot Dollars that you can redeem between December 29th and January 6th for a great post-holiday gift for yourself!

Cross Country Cafe

Receive a free $50 gift card with all Keurig brewer purchases, in addition to a free Kcup sample pack and free shipping! Click the banner below to shop.


Tea Collection

This site sells adorable clothing for babies, toddlers and boys and girls. Their Black Friday sales make it easy to pick up a few pieces for gifts, holiday concerts or just because.

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Little Passports

From now until Tuesday, December 1st, Little Passports is offering 60% off the first month of any subscription plan plus 10% off any non-subscription items! All you need to do is use code:BLACK60 at check out.


I’m a huge fan of ModCloth. They sell all sorts of vintage inspired housewares, shoes and dresses. You don’t need an excuse to buy things that have been on your wishlist all year, but these would make awesome holiday outfits. Their Black Friday sale will feature tons of new & favorite items at up to 40% off. This spectacular sale runs from 11/25 @ 12pm ET through 11/29 3 p.m. ET. On 11/25

Did I miss a sale? Let me know in the comments!

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Introducing Purina Pro Plan for Cats and Dogs #SavorShreddedBlend

Date Thu, November 26 2015

This  post  is  sponsored  by  Pro  Plan  SAVOR  Shredded  Blendand  the  BlogPaws   Professional Pet  Blogger  Network.  I  am  being  compensated  for  helping  enrich the  lives  of  dogs,  but  Reviews by Cole  only  shares  information  we  feel  is   relevant  to  our  readers.  ProPlan  SAVOR  Shredded  Blendis  not  responsible  for   the  content  of  this  article.

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I know, I know, I’m owned by cats. So what’s up with this post about dog food? Are my cats glaring at me for even typing that three-letter word? Actually, Phantom is chasing the chair and Goliath is sleeping next to the heater. They certainly don’t care!

But I do, which is exactly why I’m writing to let my readers know about some new dog food options from Purina. This post coincidentally follows on the heels of me having the opportunity to try a sample of the cat version of this food, so it couldn’t be more timely!

Purina Pro Plan® SAVOR® Shredded Blend for dogs is a dry food, but it has both tender pieces of meat and dry kibble to provide nutrition for your pup. Right now, it’s available in flavors such as chicken, beef, lamb or salmon. And those meats are always the #1 ingredient in these blends. The unique texture almost looks more like treats than it does dry kibble (which actually makes it perfect to drop a few kibbles into foraging toys!). But your animals will love the difference!

Phantom and Goliath!

Phantom and Goliath lookin’ pretty healthy!

I can tell you that my two kitties, Phantom and Goliath, give the chicken and rice blend for cats two paws up. I received a sample a couple weeks ago, and Phantom was so eager to get to it (it must have smelled good!) that he tore through the shipping box and bag. He’s a particularly crafty kitty, so hopefully you won’t have an issue with it!

But I think it goes to show that our pets want and need the nutrition that comes with real meal as the main ingredient in Purina Pro Plan SAVOR Shredded Blend. They certainly know it on some level. And Purina Pro Plan SAVOR Shredded Blend offers  this for consumers who are conscientious about what they feed their dogs and cats, as I am.

I spend enough time with my boys and talk about the enough to be the butt end of a few crazy cat lady jokes. But at the end of the day, I want them to be healthy and live as long as possible, especially because I’ve seen negative side effects of low-quality food on pets who have been close to my heart.

Phantom's nod of approval!

Phantom’s nod of approval!

Pet foods with a lot of fillers have unwanted side effects such as weight gain, larger and smellier poos. And their coats may be dull and skin more flakey. I’ve switched between brands of cat food in the past and almost immediately seen the difference in my cat’s fur and skin. It’s worth giving Purina Pro Plan SAVOR Shredded blend a try to see if it can help your cat or dog, even if you think your current food is “good enough.”

Aside from the dry food, Purina Pro Plan SAVOR Shredded blend comes in treats and wet foods to offer the same benefits to your pet. I bet even the pickiest of pets wouldn’t turn up their noses at Purina Pro Plan SAVOR Shredded blend.

You can buy Purina Pro Plan Shredded blend from PetSmart. If you’re interested in learning more about the brand, you can follow them on Facebook or Facebook.

Alterre Holiday Launch Giveaway

Date Tue, November 24 2015

Alterre does things in a pretty unique way, however. You get to choose the base of your heel — either open or closed toe in blush, grey or black. Then, you can choose your strap. Not only are there different colors available, but Alterre offers different styles and textures.

You get to mix and match, too, so one pair of shoes can be three different looks. A stud locks your strap into place when you want it, but it’s easy to switch them out. You can watch the video below to see how it all works.

I think the whole system is pretty ingenious. I really like the closed-toe black base. And there are a variety of straps I would try out, including the black suede options and the Tilda strap, which reminds me a bit of an Oxford shoe.

Alterre Shoe GiveawayIf you’re interested in trying out this system, you can get your own starter set directly from Alterre for $180. Additional straps cost either $45 or $49.50. However, you can also win your very own Alterre starter kit worth $180, just like the one to the right.

This includes the black suede heels two with straps: mist grey Jackies and evening sky Marilyns. These’s even a handy carry bag to keep your straps in.

All you need to do is sign in to the Promo Simple widget below. Follow the prompts to get in your entries.
Good luck!

Giveaway ends December 16th.
I received no compensation in exchange for this post. Alterre is responsible for winner notification and delivery.

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6 Gift Ideas for the Man In Your Life Who’s Hard to Shop For

Date Mon, November 23 2015

Can you believe there’s only a hair over 30 days until the new year?! Which means we’ve got weeks, nay days, to get holiday shopping in. Whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah, you’re running out of time to shop for the people who might be on your list — or just to pick yourself of something special.

It always seems like there’s two types of people when it comes to shopping: for those who have a list and are probably done with shopping already and those who don’t know what they’re buying for whom.. and may not have started at all. I fall into the latter camp.

When you’re shopping for someone who is difficult to find the perfect gift, it might be even harder when you start late. You know those cheap shaving sets just won’t cut it. Speaking off cutting..


Black Earth Blade from Spartan Knives

1. Spartan Blades

Spartan knives are a must-have for those hard-to-shop-for men! These American-made knives come in a variety of styles, but they’re designed to be as tough as, well, Spartans! Whether he’s an avid hunter or likes to trek through the wild, there’s a Spartan blade for him.

2. Multitools

For someone who has no need of a bleed or maybe needs more than just a blade, I would definitely recommend a multi-tool. Modern multitools look a lot more sleek than your typical Swiss Army Knife, too. You can get them credit card sized, attached to a keyring or shaped like animals. They open your bottles, fix your glasses, cut strings off your jacket and pretty much everything else you could need done.

3. Wooden Watches

The next gift for him you might add to your shopping list is a wood watch. Jord Watches is one company that comes to mind because I’ve worked with them in the past and they seem fantastic. But they’re just one of several creating unique watches. And if you know a man who still wears his watch rather than simply checking his phone, he’s probably an individual.

4. Ratcheting Belts

Another way to look stylish is with a self-tightening belt. I had no idea this was a thing, but it’s awesome! Most of them use ratchet technology rather than holes, so they’ll always fit and can be adjusted if he gains or loses weight. There are a few different brands to choose from, and each offers different styles and functions.

  • Grip6 has a really sleek aluminum belt buckle and will soon come in women’s sizes.
  • Arcade Belts are a bit more rugged, but they’re weather proof and stretchy. I also love how many colors they come in!
  • SlideBelts function similarly, but they’re available in various leather options.

Although this next idea for a man’s Christmas gift isn’t necessarily pretty, it sure is functional! The Automatic vehicle app and adapter connects to a car via the standard diagnostics port to provide any car owner with information about their car’s alerts. It can help you save money, preserve the life of a vehicle and even find recommended mechanics in the area.

5. Keysmart Key Holders

Next up is Keysmart, a clever way to store the majority of your keys without tangling, noise or using much space. If I didn’t like my Rocket Raccoon keychain so much, it’s something I’d consider for myself!

6. Light Stax

Finally, we’ve got something a little fun.. for the child in all of us! It’s Light Stax, the building blocks that light up. Sure, they might be toys but they cast light, so that’s functional, too. Right? Right? They’ll work with all your Legos so your man can play with the little ones, and they seem like a great way to relax!

Of course, now’s not the time to relax! There’s only a month or so until Christmas! Time to get shopping.

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Save Big by Shopping Torrid Look Alike Styles

Date Fri, November 20 2015

Oh Torrid, how I love these. Cute tops. Pretty dresses. Badass jackets. All that Her Universe stuff. It’s pulling at my heartstrings.

Alas, your prices are so high. Now, some would argue never to pay full price. Believe me, I don’t! Even with a coupon, so many of your prices just aren’t going to cut it for a budget shopper.

I’m not just any shopper, though. I’m pretty Internet savvy. I’ll take what you have and find something just as awesome elsewhere, when I can, and for cheaper by far!

I don’t know if others are quite so savvy, however, so I’ve come up with some places where shoppers can find Torrid “copycat” styles for a fraction of Torrid’s prices!

Rue 21

Now, this store doesn’t have quite as many plus options available in store, but there’s an entire section online. Most items are available up to 3x for 50% or less than the price of similar items at Torrid!

torrid-look-alike-shopping-price-comparisonDeb Shops

I was definitely sad to hear Debs was going bankrupt and closing all stores. It happened in just a few weeks, too. I stocked up during the great sale, but the lack was definitely something I noticed. Since September, however, Deb is back online. At least, there’s a website. It still has a great plus size section, too. It looks like they’re adding more stock, but you can still save a lot of money when you buy from Debs rather than Torrid.


This is the shortest comparison on the list. I like Vanity, but they don’t have extended plus sizes. They do have tops up to 2x, though, so there’s a little overlap with Torrid. Vanity also tends to have a younger style overall.

However, Vanity is also a great place to get basics, especially tanks and tees for layering.


Plus, both stores carry a line of plus-sized active wear. Maurice’s is also one of the stores that carries shoes and boots. You’ll find most of their wide widths online, though.

Forever 21

With designs that are always on trend and budget-friendly prices, Forever 21 is a store I knew I had to add to this list. Forever 21, unfortunately, has a tiny plus size selection in their physical stores, but you’ll find thousands of items online! This includes active wear, sleepwear and wide width shoes!

You’ll notice I didn’t mention jeans in this post. Both Maurice’s and Vanity has their own line of jeans. I am partial to Vanity jeans myself and love shorts from Rue 21 (but am just a tad short for their jeans). I also didn’t want to list department stores, which means there’s even more options.

Plus, you can sometimes find overlap in items between Torrid and Hot Topic. Hot Topic will almost always be cheaper! Weird!

I don’t post this because I dislike Torrid, quite the contrary. I own a few Torrid tops, a couple leggings, a bra and a dress. There’s some great exclusive collections, too. But more often than not, the things they offer are pretty basic and can easily be found if you look hard enough.

None of these prices reflect current promotions or coupons from Torrid or any of the other stores. You can frequently find coupons in the range of 20% to 40% off from Torrid, and there’s always a coupon from Vanity. Check out these stores on DealSpotr, a great coupon site I just discovered and have had the fortune of being an ambassador for! Sign up here.

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A Little Something For Everyone Christmas Giveaway from #Ohuhu!

Date Wed, November 18 2015


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Date Mon, November 16 2015


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