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SNEAK PEEK At The Sharon Young and Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Clothing Sale

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As promised, we popped over to the Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Sale to give you a first peek at everyone’s favorite clothing warehouse sale (doors open next Thursday, July 31-August 2).  There’s not enough room to tell you about all the goodies we found, so we will show you some of our favorites!

Here’s the inside scoop you want to know… 

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This sale is going to be huge with over 20,000 pieces and even more discounts, specials, and bargains!  New discounts include a fantastic buy one get one FREE daily deal PLUS an extra special discount will be given to teachers off their ENTIRE purchase on Thursday & Friday (pssst…tell your teacher friends to be sure to bring their Teacher ID to get the discount). These discounts are on top of the already discounted prices!  Woo-hoo!

Here are a few pictures of our finds:

Sharon Young Warehouse Sale August 2014

~ Click on any picture for a closeup view ~ 

:: The direct from the designer, Sharon Young & Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse clothing sale only happens four times a year, and the sale runs next Thursday to Saturday, July 31 to August 2, 2014. Everything is deeply discounted OFF retail and you’ll find sizes to fit just about anyone ~ from petite to women’s sizes and everything in between.

Tru Luxe Navy and White Top  Sharon Young Sale - Multiples Ombre Jacket Tru Lux Red Top and Jeans

~ We absolutely love the red top stitching on these jeans …what a fantastic summer and transition to fall look with this red blouse! ~

:: You will see row after row of gorgeous embellished Tru Luxe jeans, crops, skirts, and lots of fun embellished casual tops like these breezy peasant tops and ombre jean jacket above.

 Sharon Young Sale - Colorful Slimsation Crops   Sharon Young Sale Slim-sation

~ Look at all the fun colors in the rows of Slim-sation crops just waiting to be unwrapped from their packaging! ~

:: We brought home several pairs of our favorite “Slim-Sation” pants and crops.  These have a little inside tummy smoothing panel that make you look a size smaller (yes, please!).  These have become our new “go to” favorites — they are comfortable and have a fantastic fit.  Be sure and look for the tag above.

Sharon Young Sale - Al la carte tunics

::  The sale covers a huge selection and variety of styles, from trendy to traditional and from “running to the grocery store” casual to night-on-the-town dressy.  Plus, there is a nice variety of sizes to fit and flatter. Sizes range from Ladies & Petites 2-18 and there is a fantastic collection of stylish Womens Plus 14W-24W.

Sharon Young Sale - A la Carte White Jacket

:: There are thousands of pieces in this sale at 50% to 75% off retail. You’ll find everything you need to complete an outfit including tops, skirts, pants, and jackets ~ all $20 to $60.

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We had a great time previewing the warehouse sale for you! I hope you are able to make it over to the sale to check it out yourself and grab some bargains, too. 

Here’s the information you’ll need, in a nutshell:

Details, details
When: July 31-August 2, 2014 ~ Thursday & Friday, 8:00AM to 7:00PM and Saturday, 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Where: 10367 Brockwood Rd ~ Dallas.  You’ll see signs directing you where to go (or just follow all the ladies you will see!).
Do note: There is a large dressing room provided for trying on all your finds, but typical of women’s fashion warehouse sales, it is ladies only and not private. Since this is a women only event, husbands, guy-friends and kiddos under 12, please stay comfortable at home. 

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Thank you to the Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Sale for sponsoring this post.  All opinions stated are entirely my own (as always).

2014 Dates For Texas’ Tax Exemption and Tax-Free Weekend Holiday

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Be sure to mark the 2014 back-to-school Texas tax-free weekend on your calendar to save on clothes, school supplies, and more — the tax exemption weekend will take place August 8-10. 

 

During the tax holiday, Texas residents receive tax-free shopping benefits on the following categories:

  • Clothing (most items under $100 qualify)
  • Shoes (under $100)
  • Backpacks and messenger/book bags for elementary
    and secondary students (under $100 )
  • School supplies under $100 such as binders, crayons,
    paper, and more (see complete list of qualifying school
    supplies here)

To learn more, go to the Texas comptroller’s site, here.

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50% OFF Cheesecake At The Cheesecake Factory AND Copeland’s for National Cheesecake Day

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Wednesday, July 30th is National Cheesecake Day (bliss!).  If you feel like celebrating this day in all its glory, it is worth noting a couple of great 50% OFF cheesecake specials:

  • The Cheesecake Factory is offering a slice of any cheesecake at 50% OFF on July 30-31.  Limit one per person for dine-in only at any location;  no coupon needed. 

  • Copeland’s in Southlake is also celebrating with a Buy One Get One FREE slice of cheesecake deal.  The way this BOGO offer works — buy any slice of Copeland’s cheesecake on July 30th and you will get a FREE slice of their America’s Best Cheesecake.

 

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EXTRA 20% OFF Amazon Shoes, Boots, Clothing, Jewelry and More — Toms, Nike, Asics, Ariat, Sperry, Michael Kors, Frye, and 1000s more!

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Amazon is running a pass-along worthy deal — for a limited time, get an extra 20% OFF shoes, boots, clothing, & more. We LOVE Amazon for shoe & clothing shopping because of the huge selection, cheap prices, FREE return shipping for clothing & shoes, and no mall traffic. : )  Here’s the scoop on this deal…

Just in time for back to school:  Get 20% OFF your next purchase of eligible clothing (kids, babies, women’s & men’s), shoes, jewelry, and watch products (up to a maximum purchase price of $500) sold by Amazon.com.

 

This includes top name brands like Toms, New Balance, Sperry, Chacos, Michael Kors, Saucony, Ralph Lauren, Asics, Missoni, Frye, Vince Camuto, Nike, Justin, Kate Spade, Cole Haan, Rebecca Minkoff, Teva, Ariat, Clarks and 1000s more!

 

 

To get the 20% OFF, go here to sign up to be on the Amazon Fashion Store E-mail subscription list (FREE).  Once you sign up, Amazon will email you a personal coupon code to receive 20% off your next qualifying purchase, sold directly by Amazon.com.

Do note that the promotional code is only available for a limited time and expires 30 days from the date you sign up.  It is valid up to a maximum purchase price of $500 and only works if you are a new subscriber to the Amazon Fashion Store E-mail program.

:: Go here to receive the 20% OFF coupon code or learn more.

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Sharon Young & Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Clothing Sale July 31-August 2 — Save The Date

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Our reader’s favorite Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse sale is right around the corner and there are even more savings this time — a Buy One Get One deal of the day plus extra savings for teachers too!  Be sure and save the date: July 31 – August 2.

Sharon Young Sale August 2014 flyer

The direct from the designer, Sharon Young & Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse clothing sale only happens four times a year, and their next sale runs Thursday to Saturday, July 31 to August 2, 2014. The sale will be huge, and everything is marked down 50% to 75% OFF retail.  You’ll find sizes to fit just about anyone ~ from petite to women’s sizes and everything in between.

We will make a preview visit to give you a sneak look at our favorite finds and other inside scoop.  In the mean time, be sure to carve out some time on your calendar and save the date!

Sharon Young Sale August 2014 a

Details, details
When: July 31-August 2, 2014 ~ Thursday & Friday, 8:00AM to 7:00PM and Saturday, 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Where: 10367 Brockwood Rd ~ Dallas.  You’ll see signs directing you where to go (or just follow all the ladies you will see!).
Do note: There is a large dressing room provided for trying on all your finds, but typical of women’s fashion warehouse sales, it is ladies only and not private. Since this is a women only event, husbands, guy-friends and kiddos under 12, please stay comfortable at home. 

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Thank you to the Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Sale for sponsoring this post.  All opinions stated are entirely my own (as always).

FREE Chick-Fil-A Meal for Cow Appreciation Day — All Day On Friday, July 11

One of our favorite annual promotions is back!

Dress up like a cow from head to toe, and to get a FREE Chick-fil-a meal all day Friday, July 11th (part of customer appreciation day at Chick-fil-A).  Even a partial costume will get you a FREE entree!

Just in case you don’t have a cow costume hanging in your closet, you can download a printable D.I.Y. cow costume here.

:: Get more info at cowappreciationday.com.  

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FREE Slurpees at 7-Eleven — Friday, July 11

You’re invited to celebrate 7-Eleven Day with a FREE slurpee! Stop in any participating 7-Eleven store  on Friday, 7/11/14, from 11am – 7pm and get a FREE small Slurpee drink.

Plus, if you download 7-Eleven’s mobile app, you can also enjoy 7-Eleven Week with other FREE goodies every day from 7/12 – 7/19. Get the app here.

:: Learn more about the FREE Slurpee giveaway here.

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Fun Summer Recipe — Easy S’More Dark Chocolate Marshmallow Bites

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If you are looking for a fun recipe to take to your next summer picnic or outing, here’s one of our favorites! These S’More Dark Chocolate Marshmallow Bites are a fun treat to make with the kids, and are great for packaging up and giving as party favors, too.

 Dark Chocolate Marshallow S'mores Truffle Bites

Following is a step-by-step picture tutorial, or just skip to the recipe and directions at the bottom of the post if you prefer.

Dark Chocolate Marshallow S'mores Truffle Bites

This quick-to-make, kid friendly treat requires only 3 ingredients: graham crackers, chocolate bars, and large marshmallows.

Dark Chocolate Marshallow S'mores Truffle Bites

First, coarsely crush 6-8 graham crackers with a nut chopper or rolling pin to make about 1 cup of chopped graham crackers.  Personally, we prefer using our trusty nut chopper for this process,  as it is quick, makes less mess, and chops the grahams to the perfect size.

Dark Chocolate Marshallow S'mores Truffle Bites

Next, melt the chocolate. We recommend using a good quality dark chocolate, but milk chocolate and white chocolate are great substitutes. One of our favorite places to get a good deal on high quality European chocolate is Aldi — their Choceur brand runs about $1.99 for a 5.29 oz bar.  Chocolate chips work great too.

Dark Chocolate Marshallow S'mores Truffle Bites

Chop the chocolate into smaller similar-sized pieces to make sure it melts evenly.

Dark Chocolate Marshallow S'mores Truffle Bites

Melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe dish or melt on the stove top using a double broiler over low heat. If using a microwave (our preference since it is much quicker), melt your chocolate on a low (50%) power setting in 30 second increments to avoid scorching or burning it. After each 30 second increment, stir the chocolate until it is completely melted and is smooth & shiny.

Note that it is important to stir between each 30-sec increment as chocolate is easy to burn & scorch.  Chocolate retains its shape even when melted (see pic above), so the only real way to know if it is truly melted is to stir it to see if it has become a liquid.  Once it is liquid you can proceed to the next assembly step.

Dark Chocolate Marshallow S'mores Truffle Bites

Line a large cookie sheet with waxed paper or parchment paper.

To assemble, dip one marshmallow at a time in the melted chocolate then place on the lined cookie sheet.

Sprinkle chopped graham crackers on top of melted chocolate.  

Set marshmallows off to the side for 1-2 hours to let chocolate harden and set. This process can be sped up by placing the cookie sheet of dipped & assembled marshmallows in the freezer for 10-15 minutes.

Enjoy!

Dark Chocolate Marshallow S'mores Truffle Bites

Easy S’More Dark Chocolate Marshmallow Bites

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coarsely chopped graham cracker crumbs (we used the Low-Fat Honey Maid Grahams, but regular grahams would be dandy, too)
  • 10 oz of dark chocolate bars or chips (can substitute milk chocolate or white chocolate)
  • 1 Bag of large marshmallows

Directions

  1. Line a large cookie sheet with waxed paper or parchment paper.
  2. Melt chocolate in the microwave (see directions above) or on the stove in a double broiler over low heat.
  3. Dip one marshmallow at a time in the melted chocolate then place on the cookie sheet.
  4. Sprinkle chopped graham crackers on top of melted chocolate.
  5. Set marshmallows off to the side for 1-2 hours to let chocolate harden and set. This process can be sped up by placing the cookie sheet of marshmallows in the freezer for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Store in an airtight container.

Makes 24-30 S’More Marshmallow Bites.

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TODAY ONLY — 40-60% OFF Summer Nerf Super Soakers & Sports Toys

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If your kids are starting to hit the summertime “boredom blues,” this is a GREAT deal of the day to check out ~ keep them active & making fun summertime memories with these Nerf toys — all up to 60% OFF…

Amazon Deal of the Day

TODAY ONLY, save  40-60% OFF top rated Nerf Toys including sports toys, super soakers, and blasters starting at $6.99. This one-day “Amazon Gold Box Deal” offer is valid today only, July 1, 2014 or while supplies last — at time of posting there were 19 items from which to choose!  Also, for an even greater value, take advantage of FREE Shipping (learn more here) or FREE 2-Day Prime Shipping (learn more here).

Amazon Nerf Toys Deal of the Day

:: Go here to see all deal-of-the-day discounted Nerf toys

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