Big big booty (sale), you’ve got a big booty…


If you’re like me, you’ve fought the booty trend for the past year or so and have failed to take the leap. I mean, they just look funny. It’s like someone took a riding boot and hacked it off at the ankles. Ick.

However, in my attempt to be more open-minded and continue to invest wisely in my professional wardrobe, I think this is the pair that will have me taking the just-above-ankle-high plunge. What I like about them is that they resemble traditional boots in shape, but are definitely still a booty. They’re like a transition boot for naysayers like me.

I’ve visited this pair online for the past five days and it has slowly grown on me. I trust the brand (Sperry). I like that they aren’t synthetic. I like that they’d be cute with leggings at work or with jeans at home (if I ever get out of pjs on the weekend). They’re $89.90 shipped from Nordstrom, which beats Sperry’s own price of $99.99.

I found this deal on my daily email from, which I highly recommend to any bargain shoppers. I’ve seen top brands, such as Ugg and FitBit, highly discounted and 100-percent genuine.

For those of you hoping for deals for your kiddos, keep checking back as I countdown to Gymboree’s January Gymbucks redemption. If you’re a rewards member, you get early bird access on January 14. If not, January 15 is your day. What are Gymbucks? Look for a future post or comment here and I’ll explain. They’ve fully clothed my children for the past five years — without breaking my less-than-$10-per-item rule! 🙂


So what’s the point?

A little over five years ago, fate dealt me a lucky hand. I started a new job, which I enjoyed, but the lucky part was the friendships I forged with my new coworkers – who I loved. One in particular, Barb, and I shared very similar interests and have remained close as our lives changed dramatically in the years that followed.

At our cores, we’ve both sought to surround ourselves with what makes us happy and eliminate what doesn’t. This has led us to find rewarding work as freelancers, to reinvest some of those earnings in exceptional online deals and — above all else — to expand our families.

We launched this blog in May of 2013 with the best of intentions, but, life got in the way. Now, nearly 1.5 years later, we’re finally taking it live! We aren’t setting out with any real agenda, just to share relevant portions of our lives with those who might be interested. We hope you’ll enjoy this journey with us as we try to stick to our main themes — but most likely go off script on many occasions.