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January 2016 sales and savings

After the fun of Christmas and ringing in the new year, I consider the great shopping discounts that follow as a consolation that the holidays are over.

You can find plenty of awesome deals in January.  Here are some special January 2016 sales and savings from a few of my favorite retailers!  (These links and savings are valid for online shopping only.)

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January 2016 sales and savings

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January 2016 sales and savings for online shopping

Save up to 20% on Baby Gear and Toys. Valid 1/17-1/22/16

Bedding Sale: Spend $100, save $25; spend $50, save $10 with promo code REFRESH plus, save up to 15%. Valid 1/17-1/23/16

Spend $125 on Home updates, save 15% (includes Furniture, Decor, Lamps, Dining and Entertainment). Valid 1/17-1/23/16

TV deals for the biggest game of the year. Use Order Pickup & get it today. Valid 1/17-1/23/16

Save Up to 30% on Rollbacks plus Free Shipping on Orders at!

Join YES2YOU Rewards and earn 1 point for every $1 spent!

Kohl’s Biggest Gold Star Clearance Event – Up to 70% Off!

Kids and Baby Clearance Starting at $5.99, Select Styles at! This offer is valid through February 01, 2016.

Take An Extra 25% Off Clearance For Total Savings Of 45%-60% At! This offer is valid through 1/22.

Save up to 65% on select Women’s Coats! at! This offer is valid through 1/31/16.

Dress Sale! Save 25-50% on Select Styles. at! This offer is valid through 1/31/16.

Extra 25% Off Regular, Sale & Clearance Menswear Purchases During Men’s Private Sale & Clearance At!  This offer is valid through 1/24/16.

80% Off Clearance Shoes & Boots! This offer is valid through 1/21/16.

Save Now on Selected Top-Brand Sweaters at Nordstrom. FREE Shipping. FREE Returns. This offer is valid through 1/31/16.

Don’t forget, you get FREE Shipping & FREE Returns Everyday when you shop NORDSTROM.

Old Navy
Starting 1/14/16 at Old Navy, it’s the COLOSSAL CLEARANCE EVENT. UP TO 75%. Restrictions apply. This event ends 1/20/16.

Through 01/24/2016, get an additional 20% off markdowns and up to 65% off at Gymboree!

Starting 1/20, special discount for new customers! Get 20% off with code FIRSTPURCHASE at Gymboree! Expires 1/22/16.

Use your GymBucks for up to 50% off at Gymboree through 1/24/16!

Crazy 8
Don’t miss the $10 denim stock up event at Crazy 8 through 1/31/16.

Get an extra 20% off markdowns at Crazy 8 for the weekend of 1/22/16 – 1/24/16.

Get markdowns for just $1.88 and up at Crazy 8!

Find zulily deals priced at just $1.99!

Find zulily deals priced at just $4.99!

Get Up to 70% Off Kids Shoes at zulily!

At DaySpring, enjoy an additional 30% off previously marked down Christmas cards with code EXTRA30. They have more than 100 designs to choose from.  DaySpring is also offering $15 off any $50 purchase with code 15BUCKSThese offers are good through Sunday (1/31/16).

Get 30% OFF ALL ORDERS – Use code: SEMIYEARSALE – Starts: 01/18/2016 Expires: 01/21/2016 11:59 PM PST

Happy shopping!

What deals have you found with the special January 2016 sales and savings that are available?

Getting an early start on Christmas + special Shutterfly offers

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OK, I know it’s still early, but have you started thinking about Christmas yet?

With both gifts and greeting cards, I plan to start early each year.  But the season always seems to sneak up on me fast!

This year, I really am getting an early start.  Don’t tell my kids, but I already have some Christmas presents stashed away.  I’m feeling good about this proactive approach!

Now I have to pick greeting cards, so I’ve been perusing the selection at Shutterfly. They have a large selection of card designs – and even some photo gifts that are especially perfect for grandparents!

Best of all, you can find special Shutterfly offers and Tiny Prints savings right now.  It’s a great time to get an early start on Christmas and save!  {The rest of this post contains affiliate links to direct you right to the special savings at Shutterfly and Tiny Prints.}

  • At Shutterfly, new customers enjoy one free set of address labels or $10 off an order of $10+ – just use promo code 10OFF10 at checkout.  This offer is valid 10/15/15-10/18/15.
  • At Tiny Prints, save 25% off – use the code AFF25OFFTP at checkout.  This offer is valid through 10/31/15.

With the wide variety of greeting cards available, it’s fun to select the perfect card!

Don’t worry if you’re having trouble deciding, because Shutterfly makes it easy to try before you buy.  Just use promo code CARD4U to get a free card and try out any style you want!

While you’re there, you can sign up and enjoy 50 Free Prints from Shutterfly.

Are you getting an early start on Christmas gifts and cards this year?

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Feeling creative? 12 fall project inspirations + sale

A long weekend is the perfect time to get creative, don’t you think?  Do you have any crafty projects you’re working on?

My problem is always that I have so many projects I want to do that it’s hard to focus on just one!  Today I narrowed it down to 12 fall project inspirations.

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Since September is National Sewing Month, it’s a great time for sewing projects!

My tote pattern (affiliate link)

My daughter is counting on me to finally sew the tote bag I’ve been promising to make her.  We picked Simplicity Sewing Pattern 2274 (affiliate link).  She selected her fabric, so now I just need to get busy and sew.  It will be so cute once I get it done – and perfect for my daughter’s overnighters!

Of course, you don’t even need a pattern for many sewing projects.  I recently wrote about how to sew simple new pillow covers without a pattern.  It’s a easy project for a great, new look.

If you want a fabric project without having to sew, you don’t need a pattern or a sewing machine for Martha Stewart’s tutorial on how to make no-sew tote bags with fabric, duct tape, and staples.

Now that fall is just around the corner, I’m also thinking about candle projects.  I like my DIY monogrammed candle holders to personalize candles.  Now I’m planning to try something new: pouring my own soy candles.  I bought the CandleScience Soy Candle Making Kit (affiliate link) to get started.  I love the idea of creating my own candles right at home and experimenting with different scents.

CandleScience soy candle making kit (affiliate link)

These candle projects are a fun way to get ahead on some Christmas gifts!  Or you can decorate your home with some crafty candle ideas.

If you’re looking for some fall decor, Spark & Chemistry has a fun tutorial for an autumn leaf decoupaged mason jar candle holder.  I also love the simple cinnamon stick-embellished candles tutorial on Home Stories A to Z.

Better Homes and Gardens has a collection of fun ideas for embellishing candles.  These are easy 1-hour projects that add some extra flair around the house.

You can also create fall ambience with some wood crafts.  I enjoy displaying my simple “Happy fall y’all” sign.  It’s an easy, fun project to welcome the change of seasons.  Add an easy harvest banner, and your mantle has instant fall charm!

Happy fall mantle 2

Marty’s Musings has a tutorial for applying the “happy fall y’all” sentiment to outdoor fence-board pumpkins.  So cute!

You can also get in the fall spirit with Ribbons and Glue’s tutorial for wood block pumpkins.

Looking for more ideas to celebrate the start of the autumn season? Check out my board on Pinterest!

Follow Lisa {A Merry Mom}’s board Celebrate – Autumn on Pinterest.

Find supplies and classes on sale at Craftsy

If you need some more creative inspiration, check out the Back to School Sale at Craftsy (affiliate link).  You can save up to 50% off all supplies and online classes now through September 9.

Displaying photography.jpgCraftsy has lots of supplies as well as affordable classes to inspire your creative side!

They have introduced a new class for smartphone photography (affiliate link).  Learn how to take better photos with your smartphone with the new class, Mobile Photography: Perfect Photos in Your Pocket!  It covers both Android™ and iPhone® photography and how to go beyond basic settings, take impressive photographs, edit photos, and add effects.

Happy crafting!

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