Monday, November 30, 2015

Save Money Online Shopping


I love online shopping.


I'm not sure if it's the random package at my front door or the convenience of avoiding mall-crowds that I love most, but regardless I'm an online shopping fanatic.

A little over a year ago a co-worker introduced me to as a way to get cash back.  I've fallen in LOVE with this website!  So in the spirit of Cyber Monday I thought I'd share with you a few reasons why is wonderful.

  1. Cash back for online shopping.  Basically stores give websites a kickback for online referrals (when you click the store advertisement through their website). shares a portion of this kickback.  I've gotten as much as 12% back off a purchase!  This may only be $12 if you're purchasing $100 worth of items but that $12 adds up quickly!
  2. Coupon codes.  If you know me you know I LOVE coupons and hate paying full retail price (especially at chain location like Express, Bath and Body Works, Victoria's Secret, etc).  Ebates typically has the most recent coupon codes available so you always get the best deal.
  3. Simplicity.  There are no bells or whistles.  It's not a difficult website to understand.  You don't have to jump through hoops to have your money deposited to PayPal (or have a check mailed to you!).  It really is as simple as it gets.

That's all folks.  Go sign up for  Who couldn't use a little extra cash back?

Sunday, November 08, 2015


It never fails that the busier you get, the more you forget to bloggy post.

I had a crazy (good) summer.  It was the first summer in a few years that the hubs and I actually got to:

  1. See each other
  2. Hang out
  3. Spend more than 1 weekend together

We saved pretty much all of our vacation time for this summer, and while things didn't pan out as expected we still made the most of our time up here in the PNW.

I'll let my pictures do the talking - but you'll notice a couple common themes:

  • Gorgeous Lakes
  • Hiking

(P.S. - because there were so many photos I've added them to a slideshow below - feel free to use the left and right arrow keys to sort through these)