A Friday confession

By Mir
June 4, 2010

Good morning, my pretties! I have something to tell you. I know I’ve been neglecting you a bit this week, and I’m sorry. I sort of have a good reason, though: I’ve been readying my family for a Very Big Trip next week. The bad news is that it meant I was gone a lot this week, and posting will be lighter next week, as well. The really cool news is that I have some treats planned for you while we’re gone, like helpful guest content from a travel agent (should you wish to take a similar trip) and a cool contest to make it up to you that I’m off in the Caribbean while you’re still here. (Yes, we’re going on a cruise. I can’t believe it either.) More info on that coming up in the next few days!

In the meantime, let’s make the most of Friday, shall we?

The Amazon Friday Sale has been scaled back once more, and I wouldn’t even mention it except that they have some Newman’s Own Organic Dog Treats on a pretty good deal, so I wanted to point those out. (Both the Cheese and Salmon/Sweet Potato flavors are a little over $2 bag after discount and Subscribe & Save.) Also, they’ve got a lot of coffee. Tons of coffee.

Also—and this is a little rich for my blood, but I’m just saying—how awesome of a Father’s Day gift would today’s Gold Box Deal be? It’s an 11-movie Ultimate James Bond collection on Blu-ray for $100. Sweeeeeeet.

Meanwhile, in the Target Daily Deals, you could snag yourself a Dyson Blueprint (motto: less ugly than the regular Dysons!) for $300, if you’ve been wanting one of those. (Oh, wait. $295 if you activate this link, or try code TCJ09UAB for 10% off, which would make it a cool $270.)

If you’re feeling the shoe love today, you’ve got options; over at 6pm.com they’ve got deals on Uggs, Bearpaws, Rocketdog (love me some Rocketdog), Nike, and more. Meanwhile, today and tomorrow you can take an extra 15% off already-reduced prices at Piperlime with code EXTRA15, which is pretty darn exciting because usually their coupons cancel out any previous markdowns. And—one more—today is the last day to take an extra 20% off already-reduced prices at Shoes.com with code SALE20.

And if you’re wanting to do a little clothes shopping, how about this: Through June 6th (that’s this Sunday), shop at Gap, Old Navy, or Banana Republic and the more you buy, the more you’ll save. Coupon code SAVE123 will give you 15% off $75+, 20% off $100+, or 25% off $150+ at all three stores.

That should keep you busy for a little while, right? I think it will. But if you have some free time, do you want to come over and help me finish packing…?


  1. Have an amazing trip!

  2. have a fun and safe trip — i’ve heard cruises are THE way to go for easy, breezy vacations. 🙂

  3. Have fun! Dont get sea sick!

  4. Have a great trip! I can’t wait to hear about it – I expect a detailed post when you get back! 😉

  5. Also, $20 off of $40 @ Lane Bryant is back with code 020002565 and crops, shorts and tops are B1G1 50% off. have fun on your trip!!!!

  6. So jealous. Went on our first cruise last April and completely see the addiction. The cleanest air you will ever breath and if the kiddos are old enough, some great kid (sans parent) activities. No worries about a thing. I am an exercise fanatic and did not even worry about exercising. Where exactly are you going? If you visit the Grand Bahamas Island I highly suggest going to Blue Lagoon Island and doing the sea lion encounter. Most people opt for the dolphin encounter so the sea lion thing is not crowded and allows lots of time with those wonderful creatures (like dogs-understand voice commands instead of just hand signals like the dolphins). The sea lions know their names. If you go the kids will still get to see the dolphins in action, but they will be able to get in the water with the cutest creatures of all kind (sea lions). Did I mention how addictive this could be?

  7. shoe love – always the shoe love. I totally feel it.

    As for seasickness, have you tried the little sea-band bracelets? I’ve worn them on trains and on ferries and even in the backseat of a car with good results.

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