Cozy Comforts and Cyber Monday Madness!


Hello all!

So, I admit it: I’m not a huge fan of cold weather. Though I’m originally from Michigan, I just could not get into skiing, snowmobiling, or any kind of cold weather sport. However, I do enjoy wrapping myself up in a cozy sweater and drinking some coffee with Kahlua!

As some of you curvy gals know, sometimes it’s hard to find sweaters that don’t add bulk or offer no shape. However, I found this great sweater dress from H&M which works with leggings, tights, or skinny jeans!

HM sweaterdress

Relaxing at the Edelweiss Resort in Bavaria.

Relaxing at the Edelweiss Resort in Bavaria.

HM sweater 3

I  recently got these cute Forever 21 booties. They’re very comfortable and go with so many looks!

f21 booties

Here’s some chic sweater dresses from H&M in straight and plus sizes! Both are under $35.


Yay for cute and warm affordable clothes!

Did you do any shopping on Cyber Monday? I got all my hubby’s shopping done, and I ordered items through my Ebates account. What’s Ebates? Only the most awesome way to shop online! Just sign up, select a retailer, and shop! You can earn anywhere from 1-18% CASH BACK from your shopping trip! I am getting over $17 back (so far!).  Sign up, save with coupons, and earn $!

Click here!

By the way, fashionistas – you get referrals for others who sign up! When a friend signs up and makes a shopping trip, YOU GET $25 back! Oh yeah!

I’m all about getting a little more green during the holidays – how about you?!!!!

Until next time, stay warm and enjoy some tasty hot beverage:)

Love, laughter, and shoes –

xx Melanie.

What I’m Wearing:

Sweater Dress – H&M

Leggings – FOREVER 21 PLUS

Booties – FOREVER 21

Scarf – KOHL’S




Creative Ways to Earn Spending Money and Freebies!

Hello all!

What’s a girl to do when she’s got great taste in clothes and beauty products, but doesn’t have a big budget?

FREEBIE Pixi glowing face primer!!

FREEBIE Pixi glowing face primer!!

I’m making a little extra money and receiving freebies by taking surveys and getting cash back when I shop online!

Let me break it down on what’s working for me:

1. INBOXDOLLARS.COM I just started with, and I automatically got $5.00 by signing up. There’s a list of “tasks” to do (filling out short surveys) and these range from .50 to 20.00 in earnings. There’s also ways to get free samples and coupons as you take the surveys as well! Once you earn $30 in your task account, you can request a payment. The downside? Be careful of clicking on “win a $500 gift card/I Phone/X box” type of survey. You’ll get the prize, but you’ll need to go through A LOT of surveys and agree to trial memberships to receive the item.  So, just be careful! However, there are several surveys where you can get freebies:)

2. MYSOAPBOX.COM This site was referred to me (as well as Inboxdollars) by fellow blogger Signe Savant of, and I like that it’s a “points earning” site. Take surveys, post videos of your product experiences, and create polls. Once you earn a certain amount of points, you can turn those in for gift cards (which vary from restaurants to Visa cards!).

3. EBATES.COM I LOVE Ebates! If you shop, book hotels, or send flowers (and much more) online, then you MUST sign up. This site has a ton of online stores and travel sites to shop through, and once you buy something, a percentage of what you bought COMES BACK TO YOU! From 2% on up (right now there’s a big 15% cash back celebration!) I’m about to receive my 2nd check, and I’ve just started using Ebates two months ago!

PLUS…all THREE SITES EITHER PAY YOU OR GIVE POINTS FOR REFER A FRIEND! What an awesome way to drive traffic to your blog!!!

What’s next? CLICK ON MY BANNERS ON THE RIGHT SIDE and get started!

Maybe this will show up in your mail? I got this!

Maybe this will show up in your mail? I got this!

Questions? Comments? Other sites you recommend? Let me know!

Love, laughter, and shoes!

xx Melanie