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Small Business Saturday

Hello Friends and Happy Shop Small Saturday

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Black Friday has come and gone so today we celebrate and support small businesses and all that they do for their communities. Please join the SBA and organizations across the country in supporting them by shopping at a small business in your city or town.

On Main and Broad Streets in Middletown there are some great small businesses that feature unique and affordable gifts for everyone on your holiday list.

Decor by Moore’s located on 500 North Broad Street recently celebrated their First Year Anniversary, and if you mention DeDivahDeals you’ll receive an additional 10% off your entire purchase until December 31st.  “Stop in and Be Amazed” at their wonderful and unique gift items including “Diva” ornaments, personalized wine glasses, animal print boxes, lighted pictures and handcrafted cabinetry.

Decor by Moore’s is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9-6, Wednesday and Friday, 9-8, Saturday 9-7 and Sunday 11-3.

 

Purple Sage Herbs & Gifts located on 41 West Main Street has more than 100 apothecary style teas and you’re sure to find something to soothe your soul or remedy anything that ails you.  Now and until the end of the year they are featuring new holiday teas as well as the new Holiday Troll Beads.  

If during this busy holiday season you are seeking stress relief or a little relaxation, make sure to stop in for personalized service and a cup of hot tea.   Purple Sage Herbs & Teas is open Monday through Friday, 11-7, Saturday 10-4 or Sunday 11-4.

A high end fashion boutique with warm friendly customer service can be found at Femme Fatale Boutique on 25 West Main Street.  

Femme Fatale Boutique is currently featuring the “Black Friday Limited Edition Pandora Bead”, Alex & Ani and the Brighton collection.

Free gift wrapping and personal shopping assistance is available for the men who love the women in their lives but don’t know what to buy them!  

New in stock are the Brazilian Butt Lifting Jeans, guaranteed to fit sizes 2-20.  These jeans stretch but don’t sag and are available in assorted colors.  

Holiday hours are Monday through Friday, 10-7, Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 11-3.

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The Gibby or Gilbert W. Perry, Jr., Center for the Arts is a cultural staple in downtown Middletown featuring works by local artists.   Their Small Works Perfect Gift Shoppe is currently showcasing unique handmade jewelry, clothing, photography, ornaments and home decor.  

Free parking across the street at the Municipal lot makes it convenient to shop Thursday and Friday 12-7 and Saturday 10-5.

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 A unique gift boutique specializing in jewelry and craft design can be found at Jewelapalooza. A recent transplant from Galena, Maryland, Jewelapalooza is located on 104 West Main Street and is featuring a Santa’s Workshop where kids can create homemade gifts that will be cherished for years to come.

Jewelapolooza specializes in Jewelry Making Parties as well as after school camps and workshops for the little ones in town.

Melissa & Doug Toys and Chamilia & Kameleon jewelry is prominently displayed throughout the boutique.  Other unique boutique items include women’s shoes, dresses, sweaters, purses and totes.  

 

I don’t know about you, but shopping makes me hungry so take a break and stop in at the mother and daughter owned bakery, Half Baked Patisserie located at 13 W. Main Street.  

Make sure you get their signature Half Baked Cupcake which is made with chocolate cake, chocolate chip cookie dough center, topped with brown sugar frosting and sprinkled with chocolate chips….yes, it is AWESOME!!!

Vegan cakes, muffins, custom cakes and catering is also available during their daily Holidays hours of 10-4.

 

 

 

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As you head out of town after a long day of shopping make sure to drive down to 725 North Broad to the Middletown Square Shopping Center and check out the newly opened Middletown African Market.

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This Market features authentic African and Caribbean food items, Kente Cloth, clothing, videos, health and beauty products as well as kitchen items.    This long-needed ethnic market sells wholesale and retail fresh, canned, packaged and frozen foods.  African spices, sauces and seasonings that is guaranteed to jazz up your holiday meals.  The Middletown African Market is open Monday through Saturday 9-7.

Swinging after shopping was the best part of their day!

 Why not catch a show at The Everett Theatre?

Where ever you decide to shop today, I hope it will be an enjoyable Shop Small Saturday.  

Rest up tomorrow because next is Cyber Monday!

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Nikon CoolPix P520 Camera

Hello Friends and Happy Tuesday

Inspired by some awesome photos I’ve seen taken by you guys I decided to upgrade my camera from a Canon PowerShot SX150 to a Nikon CoolPix. Not that a camera will make me a better photographer, it will however, (I hope) make my photos pop with less of a need to rely on editing software.

My husband recommended that I go to Cameras etc and take a look at their selection of used cameras of which was extensive, but I was more interested in the Nikon Coolpix P100 on sale that I had seen in the newspaper.

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Armed with the advertisement I drove into Newark, to Main Street on the campus of the University of Delaware and fed 4 quarters into the parking meter.  Entering the store I was immediately greeted by Imaging Consultant Todd.  I explained what I wanted, showed him the ad and stated that I had “Liked” them on Facebook hoping for a discount.

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Unfortunately, they didn’t have the advertised model in stock but Todd did show me a higher priced model the P520, but before you scream, “bait and switch”, he didn’t try to push me into purchasing it.  He called their Wilmington store and asked to have one shipped for  arrival the next day.

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Todd explained all the features on the P520 and how it compared to the P100 so that I would be familiar and comfortable before making the purchase.  He also took time to show me some used Nikon cameras in the same price range but after I took the camera outside, snapped a few pictures I decided then to buy it.

The time and patience that Todd spent in explaining all the features was awesome, I even had to feed two additional quarters into the meter, I see why they have been a successful business since 1977.

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This camera is an early birthday present to myself and I am looking forward to using it this weekend as we celebrate our 23rd Wedding Anniversary and at the BLMGirls event in DC on the 31st.

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Thank you friends for your inspiration and thank you Todd for your patience!

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Goodwill's I Love Thrifting Sale

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Visit any Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County location on Saturday, July 6th, and get 20% OFF EVERYTHING.

No other discounts or coupons applicable.

Must be a VIP member to be eligible. Outlet not included.
Discount cannot be used for The I LOVE Thrifting t-shirts.

Be sure to follow on Facebook to be the first to know about upcoming sales, contests and events!

  For a list of locations or more information about Goodwill, please visit website at www.goodwillde.org.

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Goodwill’s I Love Thrifting Sale

goodwill july sale

Visit any Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County location on Saturday, July 6th, and get 20% OFF EVERYTHING.

No other discounts or coupons applicable.

Must be a VIP member to be eligible. Outlet not included.
Discount cannot be used for The I LOVE Thrifting t-shirts.

Be sure to follow on Facebook to be the first to know about upcoming sales, contests and events!

  For a list of locations or more information about Goodwill, please visit website at www.goodwillde.org.

I love thrifting tshirt

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152 by 52

EXCUSES…EXCUSES…EXCUSES….

2008 – caregiver to my grandmother

2009 – grandmother passed away

2010 – kicked a 35 year addiction to nicotine

2011 – pre-menopause

2012 – menopause

2013 – no more excuses

The time has come to get serious about this excess weight gain before it gets out of control – no more excuses!  I want to be 152 by the time I am 52 on September 20th!

FRIDAY’s FOODIE FEATURE (a day late)

NUTRISYSTEM

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Nutrisytem is a convenient way to lose weight, it’s a program that I’ve used before to successfully lose over 20 lbs, however, didn’t keep it off with all the anxieties plaguing me at the time.  Now that I am living a somewhat stress-free lifestyle, I know I’ll be able to keep the weight off this time.  Nutrisystem teaches portion control and the importance of “good carbs”.  Keeping a daily tracker of food intake, water consumption and exercise also helps me with my weight loss goal. The Nutrisystem plan may be a little pricey but I was able to get a slight discount through my employee benefits program at work.

I had the option to chose menu items al-la-carte style but decided on the standard 28-day fare, which includes dinner items such as spinach ravioli, veggie lasagna  pizza, chicken pot pies; lunch items such as tuna salad, red beans and rice, Kung Pao Noodles, fudge bars; and breakfast items such as cinnamon streusel muffins, oatmeal, banana nut muffins, and whole wheat bagels.

These foods in combination with grocery items are designed to keep me full and satisfied long after each meal.  Snacks and desserts are also included with items like, popcorn, peppermint cookie patty, chocolate chip pudding, and almond bars.  I also ordered the protein shake mix in Vanilla, Chocolate, Coffee and Strawberry which are great morning starters.

On Sunday I’ll shop for the supplemental “Smart Carbs” which take longer to digest, foods like fruit, whole wheat bread, beans, hummus and brown rice.  And “Power Fuels” like eggs, lean meat, fish, cheese, yogurt and nut butters, ie. peanut and almond butter.  So with all the variety of foods, the right portions and combinations this should put me back on the right track!

WISH ME LUCK!

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*This is not a paid endorsement nor a sponsored post for Nutrisystem – all opinions are 100% my own*


OOTD – Flower Power

Hello Friends and Happy Friday Eve!

Today is actually my Friday as I will officially be on vacation starting at 5:00 p.m. today until next Tuesday- que up the Flintstone’s theme song – YabbaDabbaDoo!!!  I can’t believe it’s the Memorial Day Weekend already, seems like only yesterday it was Easter.  I guess it’s true what they say, the older you get the faster time passes.  Oh and before I have another senior moment – Congratulations to all the parents of the Class of 2013, you did an excellent job and should be very proud of yourself!

Today’s outfit is a floral dress thrifted from GW Boutique and sandals from Payless, which by the way is having a major sale, and don’t forget to show your AAA Card for an additional 10% off.

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Joan Rivers Classic Collection Watch – QVC Outlet

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What are your plans for the long weekend?

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Linking up today with Thrifters Anonymous – come on over and join the fun.

Have a fantabulous day – Smooches!

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OOTD – Back to the Max

Hello Friends and Happy Friday Eve!

Today is my last day at work until next Tuesday, the 2nd of April and I am counting down the hours!  Looking forward to relaxing but more importantly cleaning out my closets!  Getting ready for the 1st Flea Market of the season and will be gathering unused clothes and household items in order to make a little extra cash.

Maxi Skirt - Boscov's

This is my favorite maxi skirt and I will be keeping it because the print can be paired with a variety of tops and shoes, therefore, it will always be a closet staple.

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Skirt -Boscov’s // Twin Set Sweater – closet staple // Mossimo Embellished flats – Target

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Necklace and Earring Set – Jewelrymax.net // Bracelets – Burlington Coat Factory // Ring – Mizoutlet.com // Watch – Avon

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What items in your closet will always be keepers?

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Linking up with Katherine’s Corner – join in and meet a new bloggers

Have a fantabulous afternoon – Smooches!

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The Blog Workshop

$25.00 off Registration Fee – Promo Code TBW25DIVA


3 pieces for $1 at JC Penney

Good afternoon friends, I just returned from the Exton Square Mall…I know I wasn’t supposed to spend any money this month but … oh well… I broke my fast…couldn’t help it!

Anywho, I had to return a skirt at JC Penney but instead of taking back my $17.00, I gave them an additional $1.00 for these three pieces.

 

Black Peplum Top

Peplum tops are also available in Fuschia, Green, and Aqua

High Waist skirt on clearance

High Waist Pencil Skirt – what color top should I wear with it?

Clearance Sweater at JCP Block Sweater also available in blue/black stripes

 

I also stopped in at Payless…OMG – that post is coming next but RUN don’t WALK there this weekend, trust me you won’t be disappointed.  Don’t forget to show your AAA card for 10% discount and sign up online for their Rewards Program for additional savings.

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Go Red for Women Campaign

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The American Heart Association will be celebrating National Wear Red Day For Women  on Friday, 2/1/13

Merck and Macy’s are national sponsors, and on Feb 1st through the 5th, Macy’s will be offering an additional 20% off select items if you are wearing red in store or online using the code “RED”.

I will be participating in the effort to drive awareness of this deadly disease by taking part in a “Pin Red For Women Campaign” and am asking you, my fabulous followers to join me.  The only requirement is for you to follow me on Pinterest, (DeDivahDeals) and during the month of February pin pictures of yourself wearing red.  Throughout the month I will check your boards and repin the pictures onto mine and by the end of the campaign we will all be joined together for a common cause in a sea of Red.

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I thank God that no women in my family has succumbed to this deadly disease but as an ex-smoker, not a day goes by that I don’t think of the damage it caused to my heart and lungs.  Heart disease is the No. 1 killer in women and together we can help rid the world of this deadly disease by joining in this powerful movement.  More information can be found at the American Heart Association website – here 

Please leave me a comment if you will be joining me and I look forward to seeing your beautiful pictures.

Have a blessed day – Smooches!

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