Spot On Saturdays: Target Deals for November

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If you didn’t already know, I’m a part of the affiliate team with Target online. This means I get a small commission from them when readers use my dedicated link to shop with. And now through the end of January, I can earn a little extra which would be so helpful with the holidays coming up. So, if you’re planning on purchasing something through Target online, please consider using my link! I would greatly appreciate it!

I was a fan of Target long before I joined their program and long before they were in Birmingham. I’m not sure at what point they moved up here, but I remember going to Target when I would visit my grandmother in Panama City Beach, FL. My mother loved stopping in to grab lunches and beach things for us. Literally, it was like going to Disney World when we went to Target. The truth is, and I’m not getting paid to say this, their products are made to last, the prices are reasonable and affordable, and the look of their home decor section is that of a high-end boutique. You can’t go wrong. Plus, they have fresh and delicious deli meats and produce and their flower section is always great. You just can’t beat it. When I need a gift, a new lamp, or some storage containers it’s Target I head to first. The best part about Target is…

c/o The House of Smiths

…the clearance end caps! That’s where you can find the best stuff marked 50-70% off!

Every other week or so, I get a letter from the affiliate program highlighting the deals that are going on. I used to update my right sidebar with the deals, but I noticed many people didn’t think to look there. So now, I’m going to (try) to do a post on Saturdays just for Target! There are so many great deals, how could I not share them with you?

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November is Target’s Baby Gear Mega Sale and I know many of you will be traveling with little ones to spend time with family and friends over the holidays. So everything from strollers to car seats to high chairs to play mats are on sale. That’s more than 300 items, guys. If you don’t have a baby, just borrow one and get to shopping!

In addition, there are many other things to get excited for this month: cooler weather (finally!), the end of Daylight Savings (hallelujah!), and Thanksgiving (no caption here needed.). To get you ready for the healthiest day of the year, Target is also offering considerable savings on kid’s outwear, daylight savings prep, household items and more. Check out the full list below.


Kids’ Outerwear | Baby Gear Mega Sale | Daylight Savings Prep | Apple Watch

All promotions:
These promos are for online purchases only. Pay close attention to the run dates so you don’t miss out on a great opportunity! Affiliate links have been added. 

Apparel, Shoes and Accessories

Home & Outdoor
Save 20% when you spend $75 on
Clothing, Shoes and Accessories
for the whole family
run dates: 11/01/2015 – 11/07/2015
Merry Monday: 3 ways to save on Furniture: Spend $500, save $200; Spend $400, save $150; or Spend $250, save $75

run dates: 11/01/2015 – 11/07/2015



Home & Outdoor

Home & Outdoor
Preview Faribault Woolen Mill
Company. Exclusive goods woven
and sewn entirely by American
artisans. Available for a limited time

run dates: 11/01/2015 – 11/07/2015
30% off Upholstered Chairs

run dates: 11/05/2015 only



Home & Outdoor

Home & Personal Electronics
Save 25% on Bed and Bath items

run dates: 11/07/2015 only

Free $50 gift card when you buy Beats Wireless Headphones. No strings attached

run dates: 11/01/2015 – 11/07/2015



Housewares, Auto & Hardware

Housewares, Auto & Hardware
Save 40% on Fryers and Grills

run dates: 11/03/2015 only

Save 30% on Kitchen items for Thanksgiving Prep

run dates: 11/04/2015 only



Housewares, Auto & Hardware

Housewares, Auto & Hardware
Save 20% on Dinnerware sets
(online only)
run dates: 11/01/2015 – 11/07/2015
30% off Rachael Ray Cook and Bakeware with promo code RACHAEL30

run dates: 11/06/2015 only



Toys & Games
Save up to 25% on Minecraft, WWE & Star Wars Micro Machines

run dates: 11/01/2015 – 11/07/2015



Happy shopping!


Weekend + Links

This weekend is Halloween! I am hoping to pop in at our new neighbor’s costume party (still debating on what to wear!) and give out treats to the kids. I can’t wait to see what everyone is dressed up as. It’s one of my favorite things about the holiday. I’m also hoping to get a ton of stuff done around the house and get those boxes unpacked! I’m ready to know where everything is and be able to find it in a flash. Check out my link roundup below!

Link Roundup:

1 | Five things happy people have in their home.

2 | I’m going to whip up a batch of these s’mores cookies for the weekend.

3 | Loving the look of this tote bag.

4 | Quick tips on rearranging your furniture.

5 | No plans for Halloween? Here’s how to celebrate at home.

Happy Halloween!

In case you missed my post Wednesday, check out these 25 non-food treats to give our on Halloween and see why it can help keep kids safe.


25 Alternatives for Halloween Candy


Halloween is just around the corner, and we all look forward to dressing up in our costumes to go trick-or-treating,but a new campaign is aiming to make trick-or-treating safer for people with food allergies, and it can help a lot of other people be healthier as well.

The Teal Pumpkin Project was started by FARE: Food Allergy Resource Education. The idea is to paint a pumpkin teal or put a teal pumpkin poster up in your window to indicate that you are offering non-candy treats that are safe for people with food allergies. Collecting trick-or-treat candy can be dangerous for people with serious allergies because of the long list of ingredients on most store-bought candy, and because even candy that doesn’t list an allergen as an ingredient can be dangerous if it’s made in a factory that also contains allergens, such as peanuts and wheat.

But there are lots of other people  who need to limit sugar due to conditions like diabetes and ADHD who would also benefit from more Teal Pumpkin houses on their trick-or-treat route. Why not offer some non-candy treats, instead of or in addition to candy, so that Halloween can be fun, healthy and safe for everyone in the neighborhood?

  1. Bubbles
  2. Glow sticks, necklaces, wands, glasses
  3. Stickers
  4. Pencils
  5. Pencil toppers
  6. Fake/plastic bugs
  7. Cool tattoo/character bandaids
  8. Mini crayon packs
  9. Mini Play-Doh
  10. Hair bows, barrettes, clips (obviously for girls)
  11. Erasers
  12. Mini slinkies
  13. Bouncy balls
  14. Mini nail polish (again, girls)
  15. Temporary tattoos (Halloween themed or popular characters)
  16. Spider rings
  17. Halloween stickers
  18. Mini plastic army guys
  19. Hot Wheels or Matchbox cars
  20. Plastic vampire fangs
  21. Whistles/other annoying noise makers
  22. Mini bottles of water (for the adults)
  23. Mini water squirt guns
  24. Girls fake jewelry (rings, necklaces, bracelets)
  25. Mini coloring books

Use the hashtag #tealpumpkinproject to show awareness.

Happy haunting!! 

5 Pomegranate Recipes to Try


It’s pomegranate season, y’all!  Now through the end of February, this nutrient dense, antioxidant rich fruit is full of great benefits and flavor!  It’s packed with zinc, calcium, iron, magnesium, and potassium, just to name a few.   Around the holidays, pomegranates are great to toss into soups, salads, dinner meals, sweets, or even in a beverage. Check out these five delicious-looking recipes I’m going to try.

5-Ingredient Pear Pomegranate Salsa -- made with five fresh and tasty ingredients!

pear pomegranate salad

No-Bake Chocolate Pomegranate Tart | | #tart #chocolate #pomegranate #fall

no-bake chocolate pomegranate tart

Honey, Pomegranate, Pecan Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps... light, fresh, and mayo-free. Perfect for a refreshing lunch or dinner! #glutenfree |

honey, pomegranate, pecan lettuce wraps

Pomegranate Moscow Mule. The perfect Winter Cocktail! Be holiday ready with this delicious drink!

pomegranate Moscow mules

Moroccan Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese Soup w/Coconut Ginger Cream + Pistachios | @hbharvest

butternut squash + goat cheese soup topped with pomegranates

I’ve scoured the internet trying to find the best way to deseed a pomegranate, and this 7-step tutorial is definitely the best.


 What are your favorite ways to eat a pomegranate? 


Fast Fix: No Closet, No Problem


I am not one of those peeps who need a studio apartment-sized closet, but I so appreciate having the ability to put things away. In all the apartments I’ve ever had, I’ve always had a closet. With that being said, I never said they were huge walk-in closets. I always needed more space. Check out these fast fixes for when you don’t have a closet.

The out-in-the-open exposed shelving solution. You have to be super brave to do this one. Having all of your clothing, shoes, and accessories out for anyone to see can be a little nerve-wracking and cluttering. These three examples show that having your clothes out in the open can be done. And done well.





The bookcase-turned-closet solution. This is so super clever, I wish I would have come up with it on my own. All you need is a bookcase, hanging rods, and baskets to make this bookshelf your closet. Other options for this are a cabinet with doors or a cube system with canvas baskets. Done and done.




The hidden section of your room solution. This is also equally as clever as the bookshelf solution. All you need a corner of your bedroom or a section of your room that you can portion off to create this closet. Curtains or vintage doors can help make this closet seem more private, while still looking stylish.




Need a quick fix? Check out my other fast fix post about updating your bathroom on the cheap!


Fast Fix: Upgrade Your Bathroom

Weekend + Links


Tomorrow is the big day! It’s moving day! I can’t wait to finally be in the house and get all organized and decorated. I’ll have blog post material for a while once I can get things in their place. I can’t wait to show you the kitchen, but I’ve got to figure out the range hood first. DIY tutorial coming soon!

links I loved this week:

Drinking hot chocolate is a pastime of mine, so I’m add this recipe to the cookbook stat!

An article about how growing old isn’t such a bad thing.

What to do with canned pumpkin.

Three side hustle ideas that are worth checking out.

Happy Friday!