Mother’s Day Gift Idea

May 4th, 2009


Still searching for Mother’s Day Gift Ideas? There’s not much time left!  The easiest way is to get an Amazon gift card with one of three Mother’s Day designs to e-mail to mom, or print out and slip into a card.  Mom can use it to buy a Kindle and start reading the The Twilight Saga . :)

Shopbop Coupon Code for Tops

March 10th, 2009

20% off Tops - offer ends 3/12/09

Everyone has a few favorites in heavy rotation: the silky, sequined, bold-print, and slouchy styles that give tailored trousers or go-to denim instant personality. Of course we’re talking about tops. And now’s never been a better time to restock your reserve of this fashion essential.

Because for the next three days Shopbop is giving you 20% off Full Priced Tops with coupon code WELOVETOPS. This offer ends Thursday, 11:59PM PST on March 12th.

$500 off Nikon D300

November 26th, 2008

Nikon D300 SLR Digital Camera, normally $1799, on

I’m putting this here for those of you who’re photography enthusiasts (as for myself, I’m happy with just a basic Nikon that I bought years ago).

Starting today through Sunday night, will be selling the very popular D300 12.3 effective megapixel Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) for $1469, a savings of $330, plus a coupon for another $160 off (code: DS160X).

The Nikon D300 is Nikon’s most advanced DX-format digital SLR camera to date. It’s the successor to Nikon 200, featuring a new 12.3-megapixel DX-Format CMOS Sensor, Continuous shooting at up to 6 frames-per-second, new Dynamic Integrated Dust Reduction System, 2 LiveView Shooting Modes and a 3.0-inch Super Density 920,000-dot VGA color monitor. (read full spec here).


I think I’m obsessed with - since I discovered this website a week ago I’ve been checking out their vacation offers everyday and getting carried away by all these exotic destinations.

My favorite Mexico Getaway is the Aura Cozumel Resort Wyndham Grand Bay, for $664 you get

  • 4 nights in a spacious guest room with 1 king or 2 queen beds, and ocean view
  • All meals and snacks
  • Unlimited alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages
  • Choice of one of the following per person
    • $100 spa credit
    • Round of golf at Cozumel Country Club, including green fee and shared cart
  • Taxes & service charges

And if you’re using for the first time, you can take $100 off your First Purchase at with Code LUXLINK100 (Exp. 12/31/08)

ALSO, you get FREE gift certificates with purchases of $500 or more.

Purchase price $500 – $999…………

$100 Gift Certificate

Purchase price $1,000 – $1,999……

$150 Gift Certificate

Purchase price $2,000 & up…………

$200 Gift Certificate

So hurry and get yourself to the paradise!

HP Laptop and Desktop Promotions

November 17th, 2008

HP Pavilion Entertainment dv5t Customizable Notebook PC

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Save up to $328 instantly on the HP Pavilion dv5100t Customizable Desktop PC

Save up to $349 instantly on the HP Pavilion dv7t Customizable Notebook

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Get HP Pavilion dv2910us Entertainment Notebook PC for only $799.99 + Free Shipping

Save up to $179 instantly on the HP Pavilion a6610t Customizable Desktop PC

Save up to $100 instantly on HP Pavilion Media Center m8530f Desktop PC

Storewide FREE shipping on orders over $59.99 from the HP Home & Home Office Store.

BG and Saks Sales

November 6th, 2008

Bergdorf Goodman is having a sale up to 40% off on selected items. I got price alerts on some of the jeans that I saved in my ShoppingNotes – Rock and Republic jeans for less than $100 a pair, good deal! is also starting their sale today, but looks like it’s a private sale for now (since there’s no announcement of the sale on their home page).  Just go to the “Sale” page and you’ll see everything.

I heard about this book “Not Buying It” a while ago, and thought the idea of one woman (the author) trying not to buy anything other than necessities for a year was interesting. 

This weekend I came across another review article of the book, so I went to Amazon and checked it out.  In this kind of economy we all want to cut down costs.  If a book could inspire me to shop less,  I would certainly pay $11.20 to get started.

To my disappointment, the average rating for this book is only 2.5 stars, most of the reviews are pretty … bloody.

“Ms. Levine appears to have a whopping sense of entitlement and a very poor grasp of cost vs. value.”

“She sees a $55 haircut as a necessity over donating money to a New York museum”

“NOT the book to help you live the simple life. “


Is there a book out there that really helps you (me) to live the simple life? Or do we need books to tell us that??

Cast your Vote!

Now you don’t have to wait till November to vote for a new president.  zChocolat has created 10 chocolate boxes for both candidates. You can vote now by ordering a box of either John McCain OR Barack Obama chocolates. Sweet!



When A Man Loves A Woman

May 20th, 2008

I was reading some news on the China quake and came across this:

After a man found his wife’s body among the remains of thousands of others that were killed in the quake, he decided he couldn’t just leave her there.  So he tied her body to his, and brought her to a mortuary hours away on a borrowed motorcycle. At least over there her body won’t be exposed to the heat and the coming storms.

If this is not love, I don’t know what is.


China Quake Relief

May 14th, 2008

I’ve experienced three or four earthquakes in my life (up to now), but they’re nothing compared to the quake that just took place in China. A lot of my friends donated to the Red Cross for quake relief. If you’d like to pitch in, you can make donation here or to Mercy Corps.

One picture that a friend sent saddens me the most. I apologize for attaching it to the post. But to be honest, I didn’t fully realize what has happened in the last several days until this moment. These kids could have been my family……I’m still at work, but it’s hard to control my tears.