Friday Finds: This Is Why I’m Broke

I stumbled upon this site, This Is Why I’m Broke, a while ago, but just remembered it again when a good friend posted an item from the site this week. So this week’s finds will be some of my all time favorite items that are from the site. (It was VERY hard to choose just five. I will have to make another post about some of the other items I want later!) Enjoy!

Ice Luge

The Ice Lug! Perfect for a party for any occasion. This would be pretty awesome if you were at a party and had this. Your drinks would always be cold and never watered down.

Mini Fire Extinguisher Lighter

I don’t smoke, but this Mini Fire  Extinguisher Lighter would be a pretty cool gift to give a friend/family member who does. I thought this was pretty cool looking and it’s really affordable too!

Virtual Infared Keyboard

This Virtual Infrared Keyboard caught my eye. I think it would be pretty cool and different to have on your desk. At least you’ll never need that can of air again, lol!

Endless Edges Brownie Pan

I know a lot of people who would love this. People for some reason like the edge of a brownie. I know I do. I love the mix of crunchieness and softness on a good moist brownie, that’s why the Endless Edges Brownie Pan would be freaking awesome to  have.

Snuggle Pillow

I thought this Boyfriend Pillow was pretty funny, but now that I think about it. When the hubby was gone for three weeks for work, this would have been nice to snuggle with in my bed so I could get some sleep.

Have a great weekend!

PS – You still have time to head on over to the Sugar Lane Shoppe to get a 10% discount on your purchase. All you need to do is use this coupon: FRIDAYFINDS 

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Wordless Mondays

Not too much to say, Monday’s are too crazy, but I found this and couldn’t stop laughing.


Anyone else glad that Modern Family is back on?!?! This is one of the best shows ever cast and created (next to Friends, of course) The season premiere had me laughing so hard I had to make the hubby pause it while I was wiping the tears from my face.

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Sugar Lane Shoppe Discount

If you liked the pendant Fall necklace that I mentioned yesterday in my Friday Finds you are going to love this.

Aimee from Sugar Lane Shoppe wants to offer all Just An Ordinary Girl Readers a 10% discount on all her items. You can’t beat that. Her necklaces are already VERY affordable and now with 10% off you can save even more.

So head over to her shop and mention this coupon: FRIDAYFINDS to get your 10% off (not including shipping). This offer is only valid until October 15th. Also, make sure to like the Sugar Lane Shoppe’s Facebook page so that you can stay updated on all new products and future sales and discounts and let them know I sent ya!

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Friday Finds: Fall Goodies

Today is the first official day of Fall, yay! Although I’ve had my pumpkin candles lit since the beginning of September, they smell even better now and my house smells delicious. So here are a few Fall items I found.

Spiced Pumpkin Pie Candle

This beautiful Pumpkin Pie Spiced candle is from gelDlights. Not only is it very affordable, the look of this candle makes me want pumpkin pie already. Along with this candle, gelDlights also has a Pecan Pie Candle and a set of four Golden Harvest candles to get you in the Fall Spirit.

Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Gentle Foaming Hand Soap - Anti-Bacterial - Bath & Body Works

Next up is Bath and Body Works Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Hand Soap. Who doesn’t love Bath and Body Works, right?! I’m debating on going today or tomorrow to get this hand soap. I bought some last year and absolutely loved it. I’m also thinking about getting their Caramel Apple hand soap too since they’re on sale for $5.50 each or 4 for $15, you can’t beat that!

Fall Floral Butterfly Necklace - (SFB3 - Brown Orange Ivory Red) - Scrabble Tile Pendant with Chain

I’ve mentioned Sugar Lane Shoppe before and I have to admit her necklaces, just keeps getting prettier and prettier. She has a few “Fall,” items up for sale. This one is my favorite of them all. So head over there now and get one before they’re all gone.

Primitive FALL Pumpkin Wood Block Set . . . fall autumn home decor seasonal pumpkin personalized wood block set

Last but not least, this beautiful Fall wooden block set from Wood N’ Stitch.  Very affordable and they have other sets for each occassion. They even do personalized block sets. This is a great touch for your home to add to your other Fall decor.

I hope you all enjoy these finds. Have a great weekend!

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A Re-Introduction?!

Wow. It’s been nearly a year since my last post. I do apologize to those of you who still come around and check out the blog from time to time. Life has kept me busy. It’s not that I haven’t thought about this blog. I mean, there were times where I thought I should just delete it altogether, but then I thought what if I come online and want to blog again. Why would I want to start over and “hope,” to have readers again. Well, I guess, thank God I didn’t delete the blog because starting over would have taken forever and I don’t even know if I have the patience to do that again. Instead I’ll just click that “New Post,” button and keep this one going because I’m still Just An Ordinary Girl.

P.S. – It’s time for a new blog look. Any suggestions out there in the blog world about Free WordPress Layouts/Themes?

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Cutie Pie Company Discount

Milly from the Cutie Pie Company is offering up a special discount to all of my Just An Ordinary Girl readers for a special Thanksgiving weekend special!

The Cutie Pie Company specializes in handcrafted stationery and papergoods, including cards, journals, and screenprints. If you’re looking for something with that homemade type feeling to give to a friend or family member please be sure to check out this shop. It has everything from gift tags to holiday, greeting, birthdays, thank you cards all the way to journals for you to enjoy.

The discount will be up and running from now, Wednesday, November 23rd up until next Monday, November 29th 11:59pm EST. That’s the entire holiday weekend! You’ll get a 15% discount from the Cutie Pie Company for being a reader of this blog and if you join their Facebook Fan page, they’re offering you a 20% discount!

  • 15% Discount Code: ORDINARYGIRL15
  • Fans of their Facebook page 20% Discount code: ORDINARYGIRL20

Be sure to hurry up and check them out!

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Wordless Mondays

A little over a week left for Eclipse to come out on DVD, I can’t wait! That will be a Twilight movie night with my glass of wine and some junk food, anyone that wants to join me is more then welcome to!  So for us Twilight fans that don’t mind the funny quotes and pictures out there, I thought this was hilarious!

Tons of work to do today, not to mention housework too. For those of you wondering, Girls Night Out was a success. We had tons of fun as usual and it was great getting together. Also, before I forget, check out the Giveaways going on right now for The Epsom Salt Council and Uppercase Living. We need some entries people!

Have a great day!

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New Hard Candy Winner

Sorry to say that the winner of the Hard Candy Giveaway has not contacted me yet and it has been two days.  So with that said we have a new winner. Congratulations to comment number one, Sabrina! You’ll have 24 hours to contact me regarding your address and email information for me to pass on to the lovely people at Hard Candy!

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Friday Finds: Unknown Etsy Shops

I missed last Friday Finds because my household has been pretty hectic lately, but everything is FINALLY back to normal and I could do for a glass of wine now, please and thank you! I’m actually going out with a couple of my girlfriends tomorrow night to our local bar in town so that should help alot with me releasing all the stress I’ve had these past two weeks.  Woot, I can’t wait!

Please make sure to enter our two giveaways going on right now from The Epsom Salt Council and from Uppercase Living. We barely have any entries and I want to see one of you win!

Now to my Friday Finds. I love Etsy! If you don’t know what Etsy is, here is a small summary. It’s a website that helps enable people to make a living making things and selling them on their site.

When I first heard about it I fell in love and obsessed with all the homemade goodies that creative unique people have been able to do and make a living from it. I also learned that there are tons and tons of unknown shops that have been up for months, even years and have barely gotten any sales or recognition. So this is why I want this weeks Friday Finds to be about unknown etsy shops. I’m hoping this will get them out there and maybe a sale or two.

CocoBags have handbags ,purses and totes made with fabulous fabrics, strong construction and stylish designs. They can be used as diaper bags, school bags, shopping bags , laptop bags etc. All bags are handmade by me in a smoke and pet free environment.

Jessie & JessJess Creations have cute and funny homemade buttons that they create along with accessories such as hats, scarfs, etc. You can also get more info about their shop on their Blog and they also have a Facebook page.

Robyn’s Nest Boutique sells homemade soaps, perfume, scrubs, lotions and more. You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter!

MoSwesIt eco friendly shop has coasters and Lil Zippy Pouches, which are so adorable! You can check more things out on her blog and also right now she’s doing free shipping worldwide, so order up while you can, especially for the holidays!

Kendal Croix Jewelry sell pieces that have more of an antique look, which suites todays women of any age. Make sure to go and take a look at her pieces, they’re so beautiful!

Sovereighn Key sells unique antique key necklaces with some keys being over 100 years old. Definitely something to check out.

Girls with Bangs sell really cute homemade ponchos and also have a few accessories as well. I falling in love with their poncho with cute heart linings, which is super cute and adorable. All panchos are made from reclaimed designer fabrics!

I hope you all like these new shops  as much as I do. Please check them out and if you can like them on facebook and follow their blogs. Have a great weekend!

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Hard Candy Giveaway Winner

So we have a winner! Thank you to everyone who entered. Out of 43 entries, entry number 10 was our winner, Dana Ali! Congratulations!

You’ll have 24 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. Thanks again to everyone who entered and a big thanks to Hard Candy for sponsoring such a great giveaway. Also please make sure not to be discourage about entering the giveaways if you haven’t won yet. The more you enter the better shot you have at winning. Also there are two other giveaways going on, plus tons coming up! Make sure to check out our Uppercase Living Giveaway and our Epsom Salt Giveaway!

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