Omg!!!!! I just found out Bath & Body Works Candle Day is this SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1st!!!!! If you’re not a Bath & Body Works obsessed gal like myself and have zero clue what I’m talking about, this is the day Bath & Body Works discounts all their 3 wick candles down to $8.95. These candles can be marked as high as $24.99 on a normal day, so this is a killer deal if you’re someone like me who needs all the candle scents all the time!
Since I’m a seasoned Candle Day Veteran, I thought I would share a few of my Candle Day tips to help you get the most out of your Candle Day experience!
1. Don’t Just Stock Up On Christmas Scents
This is literally the number one rookie mistake! As much as we want ALL the Christmas scents, who wants to be burning Christmas candles all year long? I know once New Years hits, I’m done with Christmas for the year & that means candle scents as well. If you’re planning on doing a large candle haul, grab a few non-Christmas scents so you have candles to burn all year long! Shopping for a besties Christmas gift? I would also suggest snagging that non-Christmas scent so they can burn it all year long!
2. Call Your Local Store The Night Before
Some Bath & Body Works Stores actually open early for Candle Day! Some years I have heard of stores opening as early as 7am! If you have certain scents on your must-have list, I would suggest calling your local store to see if they happen to be opening early. Nothing worse than arriving at usual opening time only to find out your scents are sold out because the store had been open for hours!
3. Get There Early
If you are someone after the trendy Christmas scents, I would suggest going to the sale early! Everyone has Christmas candles on their mind since they are the newest, so the trendy Christmas scents are going to be the first to go! Get their early to snag your candle!
4. Last Seasons Scents
Was there a scent you were obsessed with last summer? Years past I have actually spotted candles from previous seasons! Just do a little digging and walking around. You never know what you might stumble upon!!! Nothing better than finding that scented candle you were obsessed with and thought you would never lay eyes on again!! It really can happen in candle day!
5. Don’t Be Afraid To Ask!
I know you can feel silly asking an employee a simple question. Makes me nervous thinking about it since I’m one of those people who likes to shop without being bombarded by employees asking me if they can help me! But if you can’t find a scent you know should be out on display, ask an employee if they have more in the back! Every time I have thought a candle was sold out, I built up the courage to ask if they had more and they did! Candle Day is crazy busy, so most of the time, if you’re at the sale early, they didn’t have time to restock. If you’re at the sale later in the day, still ask! You never know. Maybe that specific scent isn’t popular in your town and they do have more!
I know, y’all are like CourtneyLynne said the word coupon?!? Is the world ending?!?! While I might not be a coupon gal most days, it’s not my fault I forget those suckers at home! I am a huge fan of coupons on candle day! If you’re on the Bath & Body Works mailing list, you can use the December coupon book you received in the mail on candle day! That Dollar Discount Coupon will be your bestie!!! You can take off $5, $10, or $15 depending on how much you spend! Just take your coupon book to the store with you and use the coupon for your total amount at checkout! That coupon will make your candles even cheaper!!! Example, spent $20? You will get $5 off with that Dollar Discount Coupon!
There is also a coupon for a free gift with purchase in the December coupon book! They won’t let you use the coupon for another candle, I watched someone try one year! But use that baby to score yourself one of the cheaper candle holders for all those new candles you just purchased! That’s what I did at the last Candle Day sale!
7. Stack Mailer Coupons In Store
If you receive a coupon book with several coupons all attached on the same card, you can use ALL three in one transaction! So if you have the December coupon book, you can use the that Dollar Discount Coupon AND the Free Gidt Coupon in the same transaction! Jackpot!!
8. Best Ways To Use Free Product Coupons.
That awesome Free Product Coupon in the December Coupon Book is pretty awesome!! Since you can get pretty much ANY product valued under $14 with any purchase. That’s right, buy one candle and get anything under $14 for free, make sure you use it for something good! I personally use them for candle holders! Other people I know love to use them on the Aromatherapy collection items since they rarely go on sale!
If you’re not able to shop in-store for Candle Day, they usually release the sale online too, but unfortunately you’ll have to pay to ship. If you’re on the fence about their candles, they smell AMAZING! I actually prefer them over Yankee Candles as they make my entire house from top to bottom smell delicious!
10. Get Free Gift Wrapping Supplies In-Store.
Planning to gift those candles you just purchased, but don’t have time to buy a gift bag? Be sure to ask at checkout if you can have cello bags, gift tags, and ribbon! They will give you a set of wrapping supplies per candle!
Thank you PLAYMOBIL for sponsoring this post.
How many of you are Advent Calendar obsessed?!?! I’m still jealous of all of you that live in states were you were able to score those Aldi Wine Calendars. I guess I will have to settle with all of my makeup Advent Calendars since New York is a lame state with zero wine sold on stores. Boo!
Just imagine how excited your kiddos would be if they had Advent Calendars of their own?! You can enjoy your wine, cheese and makeup Calendars while your kiddo opens an Advent Calendar filled with toys? Thanks to PLAYMOBIL, this can happen! Start not only your holiday season off right, but your kiddos as well with the new PLAYMOBIL Advent Calendars!
PLAYMOBIL Advent Calendars
PLAYMOBIL Advent Calendars are available in Horse Farm, Santa’s Workshop, and a new NHL licensed Road to the Cup! Each of three new PLAYMOBIL Advent Calendars reveal a surprise item each day leading up to Christmas! On the 24th day,a beautiful themed playset will be complete and ready for play!
Since the awesome people over at PLAYMOBIL were kind enough to send us two of the three Advent Calendars, I told my daughter she could open one of the two for all of you! She decided to open the Horse Farm & we will save Santa’s Workshop for December to open correctly!
My daughter takes therapeutic riding lessons weekly, so she was instantly drawn to the horse farm! She loves all things horses and this PLAYMOBIL Horse Farm Advent Calendar did not disappoint! Filled with a variety of horses with decorative reins, saddles, farm cats, equestrians & riding instructors, there is literally hours of pretend play in this calendar!
One of the nice details I personally liked about this calendar was that inside each compartment, the toys are securely wrapped! So if you have super little ones who love to put things in their mouths, you can have peace of mind knowing they won’t eat any of those pieces since mom and dad need to open each toy for them.
You can find these calendars on the PLAYMOBIL website or where PLAYMOBIL items are sold!
What Advent Calendars will you be enjoying this holiday season?!?
As most of you know, we travel A LOT during the holidays. With my family living all over the place in Texas, my besties thousands of miles away back in Orlando, it’s life on the road once the holidays hit since we are located in New York.
It it can be rather tough trying to scheme up that perfect Secret Santa gift when you have things like luggage weight limits to worry about on those fights! That’s why I’ve been a huge fan of CHAMILIA when I need that beyond fabulous gift when I’m on the road. Small enough to be tucked away in a carry on bag and fabulous enough to give to even the picket person on your holiday shopping list since everyone loves Swarovski!
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Since I’m someone who is all about themes & my Secret Santa gifts are usually passed early in the holiday season, I’m all about the Christmas charms/ bracelets when it comes to gift giving! Something festive the recipient can rock around the Christmas tree throughout the season!!!!
My favorite charm this year? This beyond adorable charm called Peppermint Joy. This sterling silver charm features light oxidation, opaque red enamel detailing, and white SwarovskiPure Brilliance Zirconia and can be paired with any Chamilia bracelet or necklace. Depending on who I’m shopping for, I will buy either just the charm since they already have a bracelet, or bracelet & charm to
get them hooked on the fabulously that is Chamilia. Then every year I can buy another festive charm to
add to their collection!!! Such a fun and exciting gift!
Are you a Chamilia Charm Collector?
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!! As much as I LOVE the holiday season, I will never EVER get used to being all decked out for the holidays BEFORE Thanksgiving. I swear Christmas starts earlier and earlier every year in the blogging world. This year I was spotting posts before Halloween! I refuse to be that person, then again I said I would never ever post anything before Thanksgiving, yet here I am on what feels like Christmas post number 728 on November 20th... ahhhhh.... the things we do to stay relevant lol...
Todays recipe is a family favorite! I hated peanut butter as a child. Refused to even tough the stuff! My grandmas neighbor would make these No Bake Holiday Butterscotch Cornflake Crunchies every year when we would come up to visit & I wouldn’t touch the things. Then one year when I was around 11-12 years old, my Dad made a bet with me. He would give me $10 if I tried a No Bake Holiday Butterscotch Cornflake Crunchies and didn’t like it. So I obviously took a bite expecting to want to puke instantly. Boy was I wrong. I tried to fake it. I really really did! I wanted that $10!!! But I have always sucked st lying. I lost $10 that afternoon, but gained an obsession with No Bake Holiday Butterscotch Cornflake Crunchies and have been making them for my own family these days! Enjoy!
• 12 oz bag butterscotch morsels
• 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
• 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
• 4 cups Kellogg’s cornflakes cereal
• Christmas sprinkles
1. Line a large cookie sheet with wax or parchment paper.
2. Pour the cornflakes into a large mixing bowl and set aside.
3. Add the butterscotch morsels and vegetable oil to a small saucepan. Stirring occasionally, melt over medium low heat. Remove from heat.
4. Add the peanut butter and stir well to incorporate.
5. Pour the mixture on top of the cornflakes and gently toss to evenly coat the cornflakes
6. Drop by tablespoons onto the cookie sheet.
7. Sprinkle with Christmas Sprinkles.
8. Serve & enjoy!
Store your leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator to keep fresh:)
This post was sponsored by Reebok as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
I’m a hater of all things winter. I truly am. I dislike the cold, the snow, the gloomy & ridiculously depressing sky. Winter is literally my nemesis & I’m counting down the days until I can once again walk the pup around the neighborhood in 70-degree weather.
Part of my daily routine is that I like to walk. A LOT! Walking is my form of exercise. It’s how I get all my energy out after a stressful day and my life feels all wonky if I’m unable to get a walk in. But during winter? Walking the neighborhood is not happening. I’ve tried. People don’t shovel sidewalks. Plows push ice and snow on the few paths that are shoveled. It’s agonizing to me!!!
The next best thing?
Mall walking of course!
Mall walking offers a safe, free, comfortable, walker-friendly way for the public to be more physically active.
Why Walk The Mall?
• Malls offer an indoor environment so you can avoid harsh weather.
• Malls have security!
• Level ground, which can reduce the risk of trips and falls
• Company of fellow mall walkers
• Well-lit restrooms, access to free water fountains, and benches or places to sit and rest!
The first few times I hit the mall for a nice long walk, I bumped into several other mall walkers. There are even clubs and these people are serious about their daily walks. They have headphones in, they have created their own “lanes” and to them, if you aren’t moving quickly, you’re in their way. It can quite intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be! That’s why I created a list of tips for those of you wanting to get into to mall walking! With these tips, you will be mall walking like a pro in no time!
The right shoe can literally make or break your walk. You braved the cold, scrapped snow off of your car & made the trek all the way to the mall, so you definitely don’t want to cut your walk short due to an uncomfortable shoe! That’s why my go-to mall walking shoes are Reebok Classics!!
The reason I’m obsessed with Reebok Classics is because not only are the super comfy, but they are so versatile! I can go walk a few laps at the mall in total comfort and then head to dinner or run some errands rocking the same look! No need to change or anything! My pair of Reebok Classics have rose good accents all over the shoe, so I’m constantly getting compliments on my favorite shoes!!! Want a pair for yourself?!? You can scoop up a pair online at Shoe Carnival!!!
If you're like me, you don't necessarily want everyone to know that you're at the mall to work out. The solution is simple: Don't wear workout gear, just wear regular clothes (something comfortable). That way you don't stand out! This is another reason why I love wearing my Reebok Classics for my mall walks! They are comfy enough for a workout, yet match my everyday clothing!
In my experience, no one smiles at each other. There is no small talk!! And I love it!!!! The worst part of hitting the gym is all the small talk. None of that happens at the mall. We all divert our eyes to not slow our pace!
I feel I get the best walks in when I take breaks. I will bring a bottle of water with me. Switch which hand I’m holding my water in as if my water bottle was a weight. When I start to feel sluggish, I find a chair or bench and take a water break! Once I down my bottle of water, I’m off to the second part of my walk!
No strolling aloud. Walk briskly. Swing your arms and prepare for a real-life game of Frogger!! You will burn more calories the faster you walk and the more you swing your arms!
Take The Stairs
Take the stairs and not the escalators or elevators. This one should be pretty obvious, but I felt I should toss this tip on the list! Stair climbing is such a fabulous workout! Whenever I have extra energy, I love speed walking stairs over and over!!! I even do this in my own home. My legs always feel like jello after and I love it!!!!
Stop Into Stores
Don't just walk the length of the mall, stop into the stores and walk around! This will not only give you extra steps, but you'll be so distracted you won't notice you added more steps to your workout! I love going into stores when I start to get bored and haven’t met my steps goal since stores change their stock all the time. Stores are constantly giving me new things to look at while walking.
Are you a mall walker? Do you have any mall walking tips of your own?
CourtneyLynne is former model turned mommy & wifey! When not blogging all things foodie, fashion, travel, mom life & straight up fabulousness to the masses, she can be found chasing her toddler around in 6in stilettos & laughing at her own jokes her glass of wine told her to tell.