Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Black Friday Deals at Mango

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Burgundy Coat

The deals keep coming and coming, every time I open an email there is another sale listed. Although I am finished shopping for those on my list I now have a new list...for me! Here are a few things I found at Mango that you might like to give or to receive. 


I love this cosy cable-knit sweater and this long cardigan that will keep you warm and stylish for all of you Zoom calls. 


This sweater is perfect for jeans or a stylish pair of black pants. 


These pants are one of my favorite styles and the best part, you can dress them up or down or add this plaid blazer!


Isn't this dress beautiful? This one is similar. You could wear them all season long with boots, booties or even flats. 


And this coat and this one too, this wine colored one is beautiful too. I have so many winter coats, some people like shoes and handbags(I like them too) but I really like winter coats. 

If you are looking for more Mango finds see my collage below. You can also see many other Pre-black Friday sales HERE and check out all of my 2020 Gifts?Christmas finds HERE

DIY Simple Dried Oranges for Christmas Decorating

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DIY dried orange slices, perfect for decorating your tree, making garland, adding to a wreath and more. 


Good morning friends! I've been like a little elf these past few weeks drying citrus, stringing cranberries and popcorn, and gathering pinecones, and sprigs of holly from my yard. The oranges turned out beautiful and when hung on the tree they look like stained glass, the cranberries and popcorn took forever to make and after a few days the cranberries shriveled up so I replaced them with cranberry colored wood beads


DIY Dried Oranges

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 250.

Step 2: Line baking pans with parchment paper.

Step 3: Slice the oranges with a serrated knife, about 1/8-1/4" thick, then pat dry with a paper towel.

Step 4: After you dry the oranges place them on the baking sheet in a single layer.


Step 5: Place the oranges in the oven and bake for 3-4 hours or until the oranges start to turn slightly brown, a few of mine got very brown but that is ok.

Step 6: Let the oranges cool.

Step 7: Once the oranges are cooled you can use them for ornaments, garland, wreaths, to decorate gifts and more.

To make ornaments simply poke a hole in the top with a sharp object and string a length of twine thru the hole, tie a knot and hang on the tree. You can also poke two holes in the center and tie a cinnamon stick in the center then hang from the tree. 

Apples, limes, lemons and other citrus fruits can be dried as well. To make garland simply string the fruits and add cranberries, popcorn, nuts, pine cones, acorns or whatever else you like. 

The cranberries will shrivel up and dry the longer they are on the tree so just be aware of that, just in case that is not the look you were going for. 


 If you would like to use your oranges to make a wreath check out this tutorial from Better Homes & Gardens. To make a garland this is a great tutorial.

Tomorrow I will be sharing my cinnamon applesauce ornaments. 

Are you making any of your own ornaments this year? 

Have a great day!

Monday, November 23, 2020

Pre-Black Friday Gifts & Home Ideas

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"Black Friday" sales have already started so if you have time to shop you better jump on-line. I've already seen so many things sold out! Not sure how that can be, it's only Monday!

In any event some of my favorite place to shop are NordstromAnthropologie( for Inslee Farris 12 Days of Christmas PlatesLollia Perfume and anything in the home area), Williams Sonoma ( for hot chocolatesea salt caramelsolive oil and more), Pottery Barn, (25% off bedding,  decor), H&M( love everything in the holiday shop and the blue patterned pitcher, plates and cup).

How cute is this galvanized house  from Target? They have so many cute things this year, like this flocked tree, this pom pom garland and the wood deer(my favorite). As for gifts, this limestone knot from Studio McGee, and these wood beads are great! And don't forget to get your matching family pajamas!

If you have not hopped on the Instapot or Airfryer bandwagon this is your change, this Instapot/Airfryer Duo is only $79.00! I won't lie the Instapot scares me but I use my Phillips Airfryer every day! This is perfect for everyone on your list. 

For the men in your life, Ralph Lauren waffleweave shirts, 1/2 price, one sale for $20.00!

Overnight the temperature went down 20 degrees, we had the air conditioner on last night and this morning the heat. While I was sitting and reading before yoga I plugged in this electric throw blanket and my pups and I were snuggly warm in  no time at all. It s from Kohl's and it is $20.00!

We can all use a little sparkle in our lives this year! These glitter slip ons are only $15.00 at Old Navy! In fact the entire store is 50% off! Including this green plaid sweaterthis adorable dress for toddlersthese pajamas and so much more. 

I bought this coat for me because...it's plaid and you know I love plaid. If you are going to splurge on yourself this black and white coat is gorgeous.

That is it for this evening, don't hare your finds and sales with us! 

Don't forget to check out my other sale posts:

Wrendale Designs by Hannah Dale on Zulily and a toy sale!

Boden 30% off!