Monday, November 30, 2015

Old Navy Beauty Finds

As I was waiting on line at old navy last week, I stumbled upon these beauty goodies for the face. The mask felt nice and made my skin smooth. The porw strips work just as good as the biore ones. The lashes looked awesome. I wore them on Thanksgiving. Best part was I had a 50% coupon so they were all $4 and the lashes were $1!!!!

Signing off a "thrifty and pretty" coffee diva

Cyber Monday Deals

Seasons Greetings my family and friends. Last week was a bit hectic so mind the few days absence from posting. Don't worry, I have tons of deals for you guys as well as pictures to catch up with you all. First off how was your Thanksgiving? I hope you enjoyed it with love and good health. I had a beautiful holiday with my in-laws. It was so fun. It was also the first time we drove on the holiday as well as being out. Usually we would be stuck home or I go to my mom's house. I wanted to do something different. My husband always worked on the holidays (me as well) so it was nice we both had off.
Did you guys black Friday shop? I didn't. I stayed in and enjoyed the comfort of my own apartment which I tell you never gets old. Anytime I see young kids and feel I wish I were younger again it's immediately erased knowing I have my own place. It feels great. I am always so grateful.
I think the best way to go and what most people do is online shopping. Today is Cyber Monday. Here are the best deals I could find for you guys for coffee/tea/gifts. Enjoy and happy shopping! Come back and let me know what you guys purchase :)

*Going on now with Dunkin Donuts Perks, if you enroll as a member you will receive a free beverage right away as well as 30 bonus points for every coffee you buy from now until December 27th. Click here for enrollment.
Get Free shipping on ALL OR ANY ORDERS NOW!!! Just type in "DDCYBER15" at checkout. Hurry!

*Now on get $5 bag coffees when you buy 5. Or $6 boxes of kcups when you buy 6.
30% off all accessories.
Free shipping when you spend $35 or more.
Shop here. Use "DEAL1" at checkout.

*Click here for all of wholelatteloves Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals.

*Save 30% for Cyber Monday on Use promo code "CYBER30" at checkout.

*The Republic Of Tea is offering a free gift of British Breakfast Black Tea with any purchase $30 or more. Today only. Shop here.

*Twinnings offering free shipping on any orders $15 or more. Use code "CYBERSHIP" at checkout. Shop href="">here.

*Mighty Leaf Tea is offering free shipping today NO MINIMUM.
Up to 50% off gifts.
Free 4oz Organic Spring Jasmine tea with every order over $75.
50% off select items.
40% off select tea.
Shop here.

*Sodastream is offering up to $30 with 10% off any sparkling water maker. Plus two free flavors with purchase. Free shipping. Use promo code "HOLIDAY2015" at checkout. Today's the last day. Shop here.

*QVC is offering tons of deals on their website. If you click on kitchen, they have tons of Keurig coffee makers for sale and on easy pay now. Click here for purchase! They have the best deals on the Keurig.

If I come across any more deals I will update and repost later guys. Have a wonderful Monday.

Signing off a "Cyber Monday" Coffee Diva

Monday, November 23, 2015

Homegoods Weekend Haul

Good late afternoon on this beautiful chilly Monday. The weekends just fly by. It is scary to me sometimes to think and realize how quick life goes by. It also makes me hug my husband a little bit tighter every night. Especially this time of year. We had a busy weekend again. I wanted to do a little more Christmas shopping for some family members on my list. Bathandbodyworks had a great deal. I was able to use my 40% coupon even though the manager said "They don't normally do that". It was within the three day grace period so they need to get it together. I worked retail my whole life and it takes no energy, money, or strength to just honor something. Anywhoo before we enjoyed brunch at a new favorite diner by the mall. Me and my husband love eating at local places to support our borough. (Also I live diners :)). Sunday we had to do the weekly food shopping. It took a while being that we were getting extra for Thanksgiving as well as my husband needed to pick up food to make a baked ziti to bring for work. I think it's nice they are having a pot luck since it's Thanksgiving week.

Last year things were pretty rough. I was working a lot and my husband had lost his job. I didn't really decorate much since I just didn't have the time. I wanted to make things extra special this year. I mean I really do try every year to make it beautiful. The holidays are my favorite. We have been through a lot the past 9 years we have been together. Everyday I am so thankful for those good and bad times. It has brought us very close. Needless to say I saw glitter at Homegoods and wanted to buy everything! I held back. Thank god for that line that was down the store. I kept putting stuff back by the time we got to the register lol. Which of course was annoying my husband. He says "I didn't wait on a line for two hours so you can have nothing to buy by the time we get to the register". I did okay. I picked up a few goodies for around the kitchen to make it look more festive. I wanted tons of candles and glitter. This will do for now. They had an all gold sequined glitter stocking for $30 but I just couldn't justify spending that much on it. I'm sure next time I will though ;).
My holidays colors are mostly gold, a touch of silver, and pale aqua blue. It's chic and festive. I have celebrated Hanukkah and Christmas since I was born so I feel this represents both holidays. I managed to get a Rae Dunn clay piece as well. The only one that was left actually. I thought they were boring at first when I would see the pieces on Instagram and how these women go crazy over them. Now I think they are cute.

Today has been very busy and will be all week. I usually do my cleaning all day Mondays in between work and everything else. I will be cooking later with hubby for his job and for tonight. Tomorrow I have to do a lot of laundry. Wednesday prepping for Thanksgiving. I hope you all are enjoying your Monday and are getting excited for Turkey day. xoxo

Have you guys been doing a lot of holiday decorating? Do you shop at Homegoods? To me it's heaven!

Signing off a "Glitter & Gold" Coffee Diva

Fridays Manicure 11/20

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Bathandbodyworks Weekend Haul

Good evening readers! It has been a gloomy slow Wednesday here in N.Y.C. I am guessing it has gone slow mainly because I am stalking my front door waiting for my UPS man! My dad was so kind enough to get me the brand new Keurig. They had an amazing TSV on QVC last week and I could not resist! You get the carafe and a million other things for $139 I believe. It should be coming today. I have already re-arranged my kitchen in preparation for this joyous occasion. I switched my espresso machine to my coffee cart and I will be putting the new Keurig in the kitchen now that I have so much room on my counter. I took away my microwave and toaster oven a while ago, it just freed up so much space on my counter. Plus it's a gorgeous deep mocha color (exclusive to Q.V.C) and I think it will look amazing against my newly painted tiffany blue walls :)

The days and weeks are flying by. That means the holidays are creeping closer. I have been so busy sorry I haven't posted since Sunday. I wasn't feeling well but my hubby managed to drag me out of the house to go to the mall. Although not sure how much of a "drag" it was as more of a nudge. Anyone who knows me knows I will shop anywhere, anytime, even on my death bed LOL. This picture is of the $3 body lotion sale from bathandbodyworks. I bought all of them other than 2 for gifts to pack up. The soaps I really didn't need to be honest because I still haven't even used up one bottle since my last haul. The coupon I had (Spend $30 get 10 off) I didn't qualify for just with the lotions. You see it was an absolute madhouse. There was no room to move. The line was out the door. My husband left me alone as usual :( So I grabbed the ones I remember my family members liked as well as one for me. I couldn't see any more. The new soap bottles are so chic and they were 4/$14 so I grabbed them and ran on the very long line. I felt like I was at Disney Land. At that moment I felt so utterly grateful to not be working in retail anymore. I had done those lines and holidays ever since I was 18 years old. It was time for me to do what I deserve and love. I am very thankful my husband takes care of me that I am able to do that.

After that I went to Sephora to use my 20% off V.I.B sale. I just purchased my makeup and a new nail polish bottle. That was it. With the holidays coming up I don't like to get too much in case I get a gift card.

How are the holidays shaping up for you guys? Are you planning for Thanksgiving? Going to relatives house? Let me know I love to hear your stories :)

Signing off a "Patiently Waiting" Coffee Diva

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Kohls Wax Melt Review

Good evening all. Its Tuesday night and my allergies haven't let up all week. I powered through cardio in the afternoon. Took my vitamins. Drank tons of green tea and water, but nothing let's up😩.
Yesterday I decided to burn a new wax melt "autumn hayride" from kohls candle section. It smells divine! Pure holiday in one little melt. It smells like a pine tree but fresh not like one that you get for your car. The scent lasted hours. I just loved it. I have to purchase this scent in the candle form. I'm very impressed. This was my first time trying candles/melts from Kohls. I give it a five coffee cup out of 5 review. I will be burning this all through the holidays.

Have you guys tried this scent yet? Do you like Kohls candles?

I must rest now. Goodnight all.

Signing off a "congested" coffee diva ;)

Monday, November 9, 2015

Tassimo Delivery

This flavor is absolutely delicious. I will let myself have one cup on the weekends since there are calories and sugar. If you have a Tassimo I definitely suggest! I love caramel anything ☕🍮.

A Holiday Shelfie

Thank god it's Monday! Hey why not? Who says Monday can't rock as much as Friday? My weekend was really good. I was able to just rest for once and catch up on some new movies. My husband had a boys night out on Saturday. I worked out. Decorated for the holidays as well. (Hence the shelfie photo). Sunday was just sleeping late and football. I usually feel bad if I just relax but I told myself I deserve it and I loved the quality time with my hubbz.
I did my cardio in the morning. It always starts the day off right. I've had such a busy productive morning after my workout. I received good news that Amazon picked me to be an AMZ reviewer for them. They send you tons of products for free and they only ask you to review honestly. Yes please! Such an honor. I am very proud of where my blog has started and where it is going. The more I work, network, and commit the better results I get. Just like anything in life. I actually taught myself how to do a blog. Templates. Embeded codes. Adding ads. It has not been easy. No one knows how much work it is and how tough it can be. Well maybe except for my husband who always supported me. As well as other fellow bloggers. He always brags to everyone about me. Which is super cute as well as a huge motivator.
Speaking of Amazon, I received my coffee/mascara order from them late on Saturday night. I think it's a little weird they deliver at 8:30 at night. But that's just me. I will be working the rest of the afternoon as well as doing my usual Monday cleaning. I was feeling a a little under the weather yesterday, but I think it might just be allergies. Even though I take a pill every morning and a million vitamins...

Here is a pretty picture I thought I would share of me starting to decorate for the holidays little by little. I put some Christmas lights around my book shelf and added holiday items. My color scheme will be gold/silver/aqua again. I will also be posting a picture after of my coffee shipment from Amazon. I hope you all have an incredible Monday. I miss my hubby already and can't wait for him to get home :)

Signing off a "Festive" Coffee Diva.

Friday, November 6, 2015

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Ikea Winter Catalog

T.G.I.F my little dolls! I hope you all had a wonderful week. Mine was okay. Everyday to be alive is a good day. Seemed like it went by so fast. Today have errands, work, and beauty projects. Maybe shopping later tonight when hubby gets home. Of course I will be posting Friday's Manicure later. First I want to share with you exciting news again....

Ikea's Winter Holidays are now open online and in stores. You can browse here for inspiration as well as shopping for great Holiday items for cheap. My favorites are their lights and candle holders. They are shiny, festive, and fit in well with everyone's decor. Some of their house items you can even buy as a gift. Who wouldn't want some great candles from Ikea for their apartment for the holidays? I would! Again, we are all budgeting and short on cash during the holidays (due to all the spending lol) so wouldn't it be great to be able to decorate for less? I actually just went through my holiday stuff last night. Got rid of some old mugs and holiday decor that I've had for way too many years. Since they were probably cheap to begin with they turned a bit dirty and old ;(. No good. I figure the more I tossed in the garbage the more I can buy ;)

Well enjoy the online shopping guys. I am off to start my day! You guys have a great day and weekend.

Signing off an "Ikea Lover" Coffee Diva

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Green Mountains New Coffee House K-Cups

Hello readers! It is a very dark and gloomy day here in N.Y.C. It's a great day to be curled up on the couch with coffee and a good book :). My hubby had an extra day off from work (since he has never called out) and he decided to take it today. I am so glad. I love to see him get a break from work. He works so hard and does everything in his power to give me a great life! I am always thankful. This month I am participating in #30daysofthanks on Instagram. It's a fun way to post a picture each day and have a thankful thought. It really should be #365 days of thanks, but at least one or two months is better than nothing.
I had a nice strength training work out in the morning while hubby sleeped in. I use the weights and did arm workouts, squats, etc. Then I proceeded to stretch and integrate into yoga. It felt great. I get so caught up in doing cardio every day a week I forget that it's good to switch it up to new routines. As well as stretching which is so good for the body. The muscles. All those joints that we are hard on everyday.
I am going to go through all of my holiday stuff in a minute and throw out all the old decorations. I don't really have much.
I haven't purchased much in a while. Last year I only bought a little tree and some lights I was working in the city so much didn't have the time. I thought I will go through to see what I need this way I can buy more at Target lmaooooo!!

I received an email from Green Mountain today with exciting news. They have three new K-Cup flavors available in a coffeehouse style! The three flavors are: Salted Caramel Macchiato, Cappuccino, and Vanilla Latte. Each K-Cup will come with a packet that you will place into your cup prior to brewing the K-Cup. "Real ingredients featuring sea salt, caramel, skim milk, sugar and as always fair trade coffee". These look just like the version Gevalia came up with a while back but I would venture to say they taste a lot better. Green Mountain is known for their quality ingredients and fair trade coffee. Price is $11.99 per 9 count box. I guess these would be good maybe one for the weekend to last. Still is better than going to Starbucks to buy a $7.00 drink just for one day. You can purchase here on their website.
If I buy any I will do a review to follow.

Have you guys purchased these yet? Do you think they are good? Worth the money?

Signing off a "Thankful" Coffee Diva

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Target Haul 11/3/15

Good evening lovelies. Here is a few goodies I picked up at Target yesterday with my husband 👍

Monday, November 2, 2015

Keurig 2.0 My K-Cup Re-Usable Filter

Happy Monday and November to you all! I am so excited. It is my favorite time of year. I probably will begin holiday decorating this week. I don't want to hear it. I love the lights. The music. The food. Why just put up your tree for one week a year when you have two months? No comments lol. I have been busy all day since I woke. Just finished doing three loads of laundry. All the towels and sheets. I need some lunch. But first. Some exciting news.... She's here!!! The new Keurig 2.0 my kcup reusable filter that everyone has been waiting for is here!!! Take a look. I am so excited that the new brewers can use this. Not only do a plan to buy the new Keurig (if I don't get one as a Christmas present) but I would definitely like to buy a filter and stock up on some ground favorites. I love this video because it shows you how to use it as well as trouble shoot a few issues you might run into. I think now that they brought the filter out to work with the new brewer a lot more people are going to buy them. That's just my opinion ;)

Are you guys as excited as I am to buy the new Keurig/Filter???

Signing off an "Excited" Coffee Diva