My busy week and a few subscription box deals

Do you ever have those weeks where you feel like you have way too much to do and not enough time to get it done? Ugh. That’s me this week. My normal work schedule is 4 ten-hour days, but my brother is coming in from Savannah this week, so I’m only working the first half of this week. THEN there will be 0 productivity since I’ll be spending the rest of the week with him. Although I got one (and 1/2 if you count MeUndies) blog post(s) up yesterday, I have so many more to finish. I received my Goodebox clearance box in the mail yesterday afternoon, as well as my MeUndies socks that I was sad about yesterday. I also worked on some gold leaf vases that I’m using to hold my makeup brushes. I really want to post about them mainly because this is one of my first DIY projects that didn’t turn out like a second grader’s art project. Alas, these are all going to have to sit in my To-do folder until I find some more time. AND don’t forget about my super awesome photography trick that I used yesterday. Ugh! So many posts, so little time.

I feel like it’s been a busy week already, but it’s only Tuesday. Sunday we spent watching football and hanging with my dad and step-mom. Then last night, I was lucky enough to be invited to a Yelp Elite event and it was ahhh-mazing. I love these events because it’s a chance to try new restaurants and also meet tons of great new people. Two of my favorite things! If you’re in the Chicagoland area and like tacos (come on, who doesn’t?)  I highly recommend you check out Fire It Up in Naperville. It’s a taco fusion restaurant that opened 3 months ago. Their focus is “fresh with an edge” and they accomplish this by getting all of their food from local sources, as well as offering beer from Two Brothers and Solemn Oath (both local breweries.)


I think my favorite taco was either the Gringo (not pictured) or the BBQ pork tacos. We also got dessert. Sorry about the bluriness, I was just so freaking excited about a Brownie chimichanga.


Om nom nom nom. So good 🙂

All of this blah-blah-blah was to let you guys know I’m not totally slacking here. I’ll be back soon with lots more deals, subscription box reviews and projects as planned. For now, here are a few promos I’ve found:

Ulta : this isn’t a subscription box, but this one is  for my beauty lovers out there! From now until 1/18/14, they are having their annual Friends and Family special, which is 20% off including prestige cosmetics. I’ve been shopping at Ulta for a few years and the prestige cosmetic coupons are very rare. Make sure to stock up!

Loot Crate: For the gamer or “geek” in your life (their words– not mine) use code GETLOOT to get $3 off a subscription. (not sure on expiration date on this one)

Peachdish: Peachdish is a newer meal delivery program that offers food from Atlanta. We visited Atlanta last year and absolutely loved their food so this one is pretty high on my wish list. Use code coupon13 to save 50% off your first week. (expires 1/19/14)

Citruslane is on Groupon today! I posted about it being on another deal site about a week ago, but it’s back! Citruslane is a box geared for parents and kids.

Darby Smart: the super awesome company that offers DIY and craft kits already shipped out January’s box BUT, you can use howdydarby to take $10 off any kit in their store right now. I just ordered the Mandle kit to make my husband a bacon scented candle for Valentine’s day. His love of candles almost runs as deep as mine, so this gift will be perfect.

As always, make sure to share any promo codes you’ve found and let me know if you plan to use any of these!



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