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Cancer Don’t Care – Colorectural Cancer

“I was a senior in High School when my father was diagnosed with cancer”

Most of us has read or at least heard this statement, or you may have even said it yourself, I just never thought my youngest son would be uttering those words…

My husband of 25+ years was diagnosed with Colon Cancer in 2014, actually, the cancer was located in his small intestine.  He had surgery to remove the tumor but after 9 months 2 more tumors reared their ugly heads, one was located in a lymph node and the other on his liver, which were treated with 12 rounds of Chemo.

His last chemo treatment was December 23rd, and there was no visible sign of one of the tumors but a 3 mm spot was still visible on his lymph node.  However, because his type of cancer is not curable, he will be treated with a “cocktail” every three weeks until there is no longer a sign of anything.


Small intestine cancer is a rare disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the small intestine.

The small intestine is part of the body’s digestive system, which also includes the esophagus, stomach, and large intestine. The digestive system removes and processesnutrients (vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and water) from foods and helps pass waste material out of the body. The small intestine is a long tube that connects the stomach to the large intestine. It folds many times to fit inside the abdomen.

March is Colon Cancer Awareness month and although it is recommended that adults begin having a colonoscopy at the age of 50, I ask that you consider starting earlier, especially if you have any symptoms.  My husband never drank, smoked or did drugs and very rarely ate red meat, but cancer don’t care!

Hubby started having colonoscopies at the age of 45 because of digestive and bowel problems, however, it wasn’t until his last scope that the doctor decided to perform an upper endoscopy which is when the tumor was found.

A lesson to be learned, always be diligent when it comes to your health care especially when you know something isn’t right.  Hubby is getting stronger and is on the road to recovery, ridding his body of those poisonous toxins.  He will continue to be monitored via CAT Scans, however, we will not give cancer the power it’s trying to take and he will beat this!

hate cancer


Top Stores Coupons and Deals


Sears Coupons: $10 Off

What are you planning to spend this year’s tax return on? A well-deserved replacement dishwasher for the house? A shiny, new set of pots and pans for the kitchen? A fresh outfit to get you ready for spring? New tires for the car? Find it all and more at Sears. When you sign up for Sears’ newsletter, get $10 off your next purchase, no matter what you may need — electronics, home goods, apparel, automotive, tools, or appliances! Shop now!



Advance Auto Parts Coupon: 30% Off $50

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Children’s Place Coupons: $10 Off

Where can you find trendy yet affordable clothes for your baby, toddler, boy, or girl — all in one place? The Children’s Place! No matter the season, they have all the looks your stylish child craves — graphic tees, hats, shorts, denim — in a huge variety of colors, prints, and patterns! The Children’s Place is the store to go to for Easter dresses and outfits for your child. When you sign up for special offers, promos, and news from The Children’s Place, you’ll get $10 off your order! Shop now!



Columbia Promo: UP to 45% Off

Columbia is passionate about the great outdoors. If you are too, then you might already be familiar with their jackets, pants, fleece, boots, and shoes, which have become a staple among the outdoorsy and adventurous. Making clothes for over 70 years, Columbia knows what it takes to create fashionable clothes that let you enjoy the outdoors longer, no matter what you’re doing. And when you shop the Columbia Outlet, you’ll score these classic items for men, women, and kids at the lowest prices — up to 45% off!



Disney Store Promo Code: Free Shipping

Everyone — and I mean everyone — has a special connection with Disney. That’s why a gift from the Disney store always makes the perfect, most magical gift for anyone in your life. Clothing, gifts, toys, and memorabilia — the Disney store has it all. Your Disney store gift is sure to become a cherished treasure for its recipient. With new items arriving regularly and incredible sales, shop the Disney Store now to get free shipping on your entire order when you spend $75 or more!



Expedia Coupons: Up to 30% Off

Cold months of winter got you down? Maybe it’s time to plan your next getaway! Whether you head for an all-inclusive resort in the tropics or plan a quiet, relaxing stay at a sleepy bed and breakfast, you’re going to need an affordable rate for your flight and accommodation. Look no further than for killer flight + hotel combo deals! Discover your new favorite destination when you book at Expedia. Save up to 30% on Oahu hotels during Oahu’s Spring Festival season with Expedia!



Footsmart Coupon Code: 10% Off

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Gander Mountain Coupons: $10 Off $100

Are you a lover of the great outdoors? Planning a camping trip this spring? Looking to pick up a new outdoor hobby? Whatever your adventure, Gander Mountain has everything you need at an affordable price. From camping and hunting gear to footwear and sports clothing, Gander Mountain offers tried-and-true top brands like Columbia, Under Armor, and Merrell. And if you’re looking for a new adventure, their experts can guide you to the highest-quality gear and have it shipped to your house at no charge! Right now, when you spend $100 at Gander Mountain, get $10 off your purchase!



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Personal Creations Promo Code: 15% Off

Add a little something special to your Easter baskets this year — a personalized and unique gift from Personal Creations! From prearranged Easter baskets and toys to home accents, sentimental keepsakes, and apparel, a personalized gift is sure to delight your most hard-to-please loved ones. So get creative and add a personalized message, photo, or monogram to one of Personal Creation’s unique gifts. It is sure to be a memorable treasure that they will cherish all their life. Take 15% off personalized Easter gifts through March!



World Kitchen Coupon Code: 15% Off

No matter if you’re a cook in training or a seasoned chef, you’ll find the bakeware, dinnerware, and kitchen tools you’ll need at World Kitchen. Find all your favorite high-quality brands like CorningWare, Pyrex, Chicago Cutlery, and Baker’s Secret — perfect for wedding presents, house-warming parties, anniversaries, birthdays, or to help you create a perfect dinner party that your guests will envy. When you shop now at, take 15% off your order with this code.



Evans Promo: UP to 50% Off

If you believe that being fashion-forward is not dependent on your size, then Evans is the store for you. With dresses, casuals, lingerie, and swimwear for stylish women sizes 12 to 28 — and footwear in sizes 6-12 extra wide — you’ll find trendy pieces to suit your personal style — and your budget! From glitzy party dresses to classic professional wear, you’ll look and feel confident in clothes that don’t sacrifice style for comfort. Get up to 50% off when you shop Evans now!



Blair Promos: $10 OR $20 Off

When you’re looking to shop for the entire family and household, you’re looking for the number one household name in catalog shopping: Blair! Blair carries men’s and women’s apparel in a huge variety of styles and sizes — from casual wear to professional attire. Or if you’re shopping for the home, you’ll find a fantastic and vast selection of decor, bedding, curtains, kitchenware, and more! For guaranteed satisfaction and exceptional customer service, shop Blair. Right now, get $10 off of $50 or $20 off of $85 at!



WorldMarket Coupon Code: 10% Off

Are you searching for unique, one-of-a-kind décor for your home? The kind of items that makes guests ask, “Where on earth did you get this?” Shop World Market to get 10% off your purchase of exclusive gifts and treasures from around the world. For over 50 years, World Market has been the destination of lovers of handcrafted items from around the globe. From colorful, eye-catching carpets and curtains, to international food and wine, you’ll find all your entertaining needs in one, low-price store!



Ghirardelli Promo Code: 10% Off $50

Get something special for your Easter basket this year at Ghirardelli! Their irresistible chocolate creations are an indulgence to enjoy any day of the year — and there are flavors for everyone! Perfecting the art of fine chocolate for more than 160 years, Ghirardelli uses the highest-quality cocoa beans and controls the chocolate-making process from start to finish. So try a new Ghirardell chocolate Easter bunny, their classic squares and bars, or their new minis. Enjoy 10% off your purchase of $50 or more at



Noodle Boo Coupon: $10 Off $100

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AutoZone Promos: $15 Gift Card

Don’t take chances with your mode of transportation — get in the zone: AutoZone! Trusted for more that 30 years, AutoZone has the best in parts, prices, and customer service! Shop at one of their thousands of locations or shop online at for parts, accessories, tools, equipment, fluids, and chemicals for your specific make and model. Also online, you’ll find tutorials, videos, and troubleshooting guides to help you make the right decisions about your car. Get a $15 gift card with your $100 purchase when you shop now!



eBags Coupons: 20% Off

Whether you’re traveling across the globe … or just to the coffee shop, eBags — a loved and trusted supplier for all things travel —will help you find a bag that you can’t live without. With over 55,000 handbags, backpacks, luggage pieces, or sports totes, you’ll find the high-quality, low-price piece you’ve been looking for in brands like The North Face, Samsonite, and Michael Kors. So whether you’re heading for a girl’s night out or visiting family for Easter, sign-up for eBag’s email list and get 20% off your next purchase!



Only Natural Pet Store Promo: $10 Off $30

If you want a longer, healthier, more vital life for your pet, you should be shopping the products at Only Natural Pet. They believe that natural products and food will contribute to a healthier lifestyle for your furry friends, and their products are backed by a 100% guarantee. From food and vitamins to toys and grooming products, Only Natural Pet has the natural, safe alternative solution for your dog, cat, or small animal. It’s the perfect time to try it — new customers save $10 on your order of $30 or more!


Easter Tie Dye DIY

To all of my Christian Friends

Happy Good Friday and have a Blessed Easter Sunday.


This weekend many moms and perhaps even a few dads will have their kids in the kitchen dyeing eggs for Easter.  They will then be hidden (and hopefully found) throughout the house or outdoors in celebration of the traditional Easter Egg Hunt.  


I have always loved watching the White House Easter Egg Hunts on television, and often wished my sons and I could have attended one while President Obama was in the White House…oh well, this is the last one for he, the FLOTUS and the girls.


White house Easter Egg hunts

President Obama at the White House Easter Egg Roll


However, my sons were much too old for the Easter Egg Hunts during the Obama Presidency.  As a matter of fact this year we will be on the road Easter Sunday taking Malik back to Bowie as his Spring Break is officially over today!  #bummer


If you don’t have toddlers but do have teens or tweens that would prefer to tie dye clothing, and not eggs, here’s a post that I wrote in 2012.  It would be a perfect DIY for the Easter weekend or anytime you want to up-fashion a simple summer tshirt.


Tye Die DIY ingredients

I used a package of Tulip Fabric Dye, which in 2012 was $2.37 at Walmart but I am not sure how much it is today.  

1/4 cup of salt; wooden stick, aluminum pan from the Dollar Store and a gallon of boiled water.

soak the tshirt in the dye for an hour

I followed the directions on the package, however, I did not stir it for an hour, I just made sure the shirt was total submerged and then let it sit for an hour.

I wrapped rubber bands around for the other shirt and placed it in the pan for only 30 mins.  Place a plastic table cloth or garbage bags underneath the pan before filling it just in case there’s any spillage.

use rubber bands to create a cracked look

I rinsed both shirts in cool to warm water, dunking them both until the water was mostly clear.  You can also take them outside and use a garden hose which might make the task easier and quicker.

rinse tshirt in cold water

how to make a tie dye shirt

rinse in cold water until it runs clear

Using a free sample of Shout Color Catcher I washed the tshirts on a quick cycle in cold water, no detergents.

Shout Color Catcher

Free sample of Shout Color Catcher included a coupon for .55 off

use one sheet of Color Catcher in the dryer

Just 1 sheet of the Color Catcher absorbed the excess dye.hang t-shirt indoors or out to dry

Hang to dry indoors or out and it’s ready to wear.  Depending on the look you want to achieve you can add accessories such as a belt, scarf or statement necklace to dress it up.

how to accessorize a t-shirt

how to accessorize a t-shirt with a scarf

summer clothing

Do you remember the tie-dye fads of the 60s?  

Would this be something your kids/grands would enjoy doing together?

how to dye an Easter egg


My Date with 3 Men

I have been wanting a date with these three men for such a long time and Sunday I finally got a chance. 

my date with three men

Malik came home Friday for Spring Break from Bowie State University, hubby is feeling strong enough and comfortable enough to be around crowds after a long winter of Chemo treatments and Tayair decided to hang out with us as well.

Blake and Malik our oldest son, Tayair


Many thanks to Johnnie Lonon, who you will remember was featured in my “Millennials Making History” blog feature, but in case you missed it, click here to read the post.  Johnnie is an Account Executive for the 76ers and he invited us to a game. 

I know all about the Sixer’s record but going to one of their home games in Philly wasn’t all about the game or even the team, it was getting in some family time with my three men.

Philadelphia 76ers SUV Sixers Scoreboard

As a mother of sons, my heart is always with them even when they leave home and often times it is very difficult to view them as grown or almost grown men…I can still feel their little hands grabbing me around the leg!

Our youngest son at the 76ers game

Life has a way of flying by even when you aren’t having fun and those precious family times become fleeting which is why I try to grab a few when I can.  So not only did I have a date with my hubby and 2 sons on Sunday, but I also got a date with my youngest on Saturday when he and I went shopping at Goodwill, Plato’s Closet and the Dover Mall…despite the fact I had to pay for everything.  

Although he probably wanted to be with his buddies, if you look at his face you will see that he had as much fun as I did yet my heart was much more full!

shopping at Goodwill shopping at Plato's Closet

The date at the Wells Fargo Center was nice, the dinner was alright, $8 slices of pizza and $7 sodas, but the best part was just being with my three men #blessed

8.00 slice of pizza


Wells Fargo Center in Philly

Okay, so how many of you moms of mini men can relate, chime in and leave me a comment.

Spring Clean Your Blog

Yesterday was the first day of Spring and if you have been drawing the blinds and pushing back the curtains to tackle dust bunnies or clearing out the closets for donations then now is also the perfect time to do a little spring cleaning on your blog.

I haven’t begun yet, however, while checking a few of my feeds I came across this post by Sean Nicholson over at SocMedSean which gives some great tips for cleaning up your blog.

Spring Clean your blog


7 Tips For Cleaning Up Your Blog And Improving Your Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

  1. Clean up those plugins – If you have been trying out new plugins or widgets for your blog, be sure to delete them if you’re not using them. By removing the files, you can speed up your page load times and reduce any potential security risks that may come from having out-of-date plugins.
  2. The WP-Cleanfix Plugin can help you do cleanup unused tags and categories and optimize your database

    WP-CleanFix is a great plugin that can help you do some Spring cleaning on your blog.

    Get rid of unused categories and tags – Unused categories or tags are potential 404 errors waiting to happen. Additionally, the more categories and tags you use, the more it can bog down your database and decrease the performance of your blog. Tools like WP-CleanFix can help you identify any opportunities to clean up categories and tags (among other things) and make sure your database is optimized.

  3. Use Google’s Webmaster tools to ensure that there aren’t any 404s occurring – If you aren’t familiar with Google’s Webmaster tools, now is the time to get familiar. The data provided to you by Google can be a goldmine in finding and fixing 404 errors. Technically, Google says they don’t penalize you for 404s, but why risk a bad visitor experience if they can’t find the page they are looking for. If you have changed your permalink structure or your domain name, you might even have some old links out there that need fixing because they point to the old URLs.If you need a good tool to redirect user from an out-of-date URL to a new one, check out the Redirection plugin for WordPress.
  4. Make sure every image on your site has an Alt tag – This one is a MUST. Google will actually penalize your page if your images don’t have Alt tags. Since I’m a huge proponent of having images on every page, be sure that they are helping your SEO and not hurting it.
  5. Re-read your posts and make sure they are still relevant – Let’s face it, some articles are just timely and are out-of-date quickly. But…maybe there is an update on the topic, maybe it’s a good opportunity for a new post that links back to the old post. Don’t just give up on those time-sensitive posts, find a way to update and re-energize the content
  6. Cross-link between posts for better internal linking – It’s likely that your old posts talk about content that is similar to your new posts. So why not go back and create links between similar articles. You don’t want to go overboard and over-link your articles, but by creating internal links between articles, you’ll be helping readers and the search engines re-discover some of those older articles.
  7. Re-evaluate your sidebar(s) – Page load time is a factor in your search engine ranking, so find ways to minimize that load time. One way to do is to take a good, hard look at the items that are located in your sidebar. Do you have too many widgets? Are those widgets slowing down your blog? If so, consider dropping some of them. Anything you can do to increase the speed of your blog and decrease page load times will pay off in SEO.

There you go! 7 quick tips that you can use to clean up your blog this Spring and, hopefully, drive more traffic.


Personally, I need to update and declutter my header tabs as well as update my Media Kit.  

Have you made any changes to your blog, if so, please share.

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You Choose The Shoes New Season

Hello friends, guess what…it’s time for a new season of

You Choose The Shoes” 

Now most of you know that I am in the process of de-cluttering in order to downsize the house so we can move to a 55+ community.  However, my closets are the hardest to keep organized because they are overflowing with shoes, purses and clothes, but I am biting the bullet and have been donating with a vengeance. 

As a matter of the fact at the time of this reading, these beige pumps will have been donated to my local Goodwill.

beige pumps

The funny thing is, these pumps were thrifted a few years ago from the Salvation Army Family Store and were a closet staple, but the back of the beige ones got a little messed up so it was time to get rid of them.  At first I was going to put them in one of those metal bins on the side of the road but wasn’t  sure where the shoes are sent.

Do you know who collects them and where they are sent?

where to donate shoes

Well anywho, back to these shoes, I think they both look great with the dress also thrifted and purse but I need you to tell me which color you would have worn with this outfit.

you choose the shoes


Leave a comment below with your choice for which pair I should have worn with this dress to work and the results will be tallied and posted in the next “YCTS” post. 


Oh and if you know anything about those metal bins on the side of the road I would appreciate the information.

blue pumps

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Millennials in Motion


Millennials in Motion 


Last Friday I had the pleasure of attending an Impromptu Art Show at Cherné Altovise Studio. I was invited by my “adopted son” Terrance Vann who you may recall was the moderator of the “Out of the Box” Panel for National Entrepreneur Week.

Terrance and I

As a mother of two sons, I am very supportive of the millennial generation because with all the bad news being printed about them, more good news should be shared about them.  

Whenever I find good news about what’s happening in the state of Delaware, I’ll use my blog as a platform in which to share it with others.

Seeing these millennial artists in motion was awesome but what made it even better was the fact that the owner of the studio is also a millennial! #doingbigthings

Impromtu Art Show

In 2000, at the age of ten, designer Cherné Altovise started designing, making and selling jewelry to family and friends.  By 2008, her word of mouth business took off, first by starting collections which were debuted through runway shows. These shows expanded her customer lists to over a hundred. Now, Cherné Altovise Jewelry has become a brand sold online, in-house boutiques, and in her own store.

Cherné Altovise is a brand that strives to bring fashion, creativity, and functionality to the everyday fashion icon at an affordable price.

Art Loop in Wilmington


Impromptu Art Show

For the March art loop Cherné Altovise paired up with Terrance Vann and Alim Smith, also known as the color brothers, alongside of Isabel Jean-Louis to paint on the spot around the centralized theme of of their interpretation of “black magic”.

artist from Delaware artist in Wilmington

artist in Wilmington

She also featured artist, Melondy whose art was also themed around this topic. The idea behind the show was to do something more than the usual display meet and greet or live painting.

They in turn incorporated everything around the chosen theme from the music to the displays to create a unified atmosphere and it was an awesome show.  

Wilmington Delaware

Arriving early at the studio which is located at 316 North Market Street there were already several people mixing and interacting with the artists.

studio in Wilmington

attendees at Impromtu Art Show in Wilmington

I didn’t stay as long as I would have liked, after all, I am the “over 50 crowd” however, I did stay long enough to take the following pictures and have Terrance sign a copy of the Out and About Magazine which features his work on the cover.

Out and About Magazine Terrance is featured on the Out and About Magazine Out and About Magazine featuring Terrance Vann

Head over to my YouTube Channel to actually see these millennials in motion!

Cherne Altovise Studio Impromtu Art Show in Wilmington Terrance and Keyanna at Impromtu Art Show Impromtu Art Show

art work on display at the studio early attendees at the art show Terrance Vann

artist Terrance Vann

millennial in motion

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Political History Made in America and at Home

Question of the week:  Can Political History be made again in America?

I can still remember the excitement of the day when my son and I entered the voting booth at Cedar Lane Elementary School in Middletown, Delaware.  I held his hand as we pulled back the  curtains and together pressed the button to vote for then Senator Barack Obama.  

Political history was being made in America because an African American man was on the ballot; and political history was being made at home because my son had entered the voting booth for the very first time!

President Obama in 2008

Our son, Tayair, who at the time was 16 years old was too young to actually cast a vote or truly understand the significance of being in that booth.  However, for me the pride was immeasurable causing my heart to swell and my eyes to fill with tears.

The United States presidential election was held on Tuesday, November 4, 2008. Democratic Party nominee Senator Barack Obama and running mate Senator Joe Biden defeated Republican Party nominee Senator John McCain and running mate Governor Sarah Palin a wonderful day in American politics. 

President Obama and family

Did you know that President Obama’s total vote amount of 69.5 million votes was the highest amount ever won by a presidential candidate. The total of 131 million votes cast in the election represents over 43% of the total U.S. population, the highest share of any presidential election in U.S. history!

President Obama Votes

In 2012, when President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, a Delaware native, ran for re-election my son was old enough to vote.  It was truly a proud day for me to watch him walk into that booth and on his own press the button to cast a vote for President Barack Obama.

To Tayair and our youngest son Malik, having an African American President in the White House may not seem like a big deal, but in a few short months each of them will have an opportunity to cast a vote for either the first female President or the oldest President of the United States.

voting for President Obama in 2012

It only seems fitting that this summer the DNC convention is being held in Philadelphia, the “City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection” and it’s even more exciting knowing that just up the road on Interstate 95, history will once again be made in our country. 

What our sons take for granted will one day be taught to their own children then perhaps they will understand the monumental significance of it all.  

The historical events in American politics may never seem as exciting to them as it did for us.  And unfortunately, they will never feel the emotions tied to it, however, the excitement of the election in 2008 and then the re-election in 2012 will forever be ingrained in my mind.

voting in 2012

It will be a sad day when President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama leave the White House, but I trust and believe (as well as pray) that their Democratic predecessors will continue to fight for all Americans.

The Obamas in the white house

Despite the obstruction and overt disrespect for the office and that of President Barack Hussein Obama, I know we will look back on these days as some of the greatest times in American history.

President Barack Obama

History in the making

Hillary and Bernie at the debates

Hillary Clinton for America logo

Bernie for President



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Lindt Coupon: Buy 2 Get 1 Free

The days are getting longer and warmer, and Easter is almost here! This means it is time to start planning the perfect Easter baskets for your loved ones! Fortunately, now through March 27th, Lindt is offering buy two get one free on their ever-popular gold bunny and little chick figures, as well as five packs of mini spring figures. Save on these adorable and festive treats when you shop today at Deliciousness is only a click away!



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Starbucks Promo: 5% Off

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FragranceX Promo Code: $10 Off $100

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Yves Roches

Yves Roches Coupons: $7 Off $30

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Fossil Coupon: UP to 30% Off

If you are searching for a deal on timeless Women’s and Men’s accessories, look no further than the current sale at Fossil. This famous handbag, watch and fine accessories retailer is currently offering up to 30% off your purchase during their current sale! Now through the end of March, shop in stores or online at to save on classic watches, timeless purses and functional travel bags. Hurry and stock up on your favorite Fossil styles today. These savings end March 30th!


Home Shopping Network

Home Shopping Network Coupons: $20 Off $40

If you love a bargain as much as we do, you are going to love shopping conveniently online at the Home Shopping Network! Shop the famous shopping network’s incredible deals a to save with the best deals on apparel, footwear, beauty, home goods, electronics and more! Save on’s already low prices when you shop this March, by taking $20 off your purchase for $40 or more! Hurry and save today! This promo from ends at the end of March!


Kay Jewelers

Kay Jewelers Coupons: $100 Off $300

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Life is Good

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Pet 360

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Body Shop

Body Shop Coupons: 10% Off

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Amazon Coupons: Only $153.89

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