Saturday, September 24, 2016

Review of Augusta Aviator Sunglasses at

I was first introduced to a little over a year ago when I reviewed a pair of their Moulineaux Aviator sunglasses, which I still love. I was contacted by them again to review another pair and I was instantly drawn to yet another pair of aviators, this time the Augusta Aviator in silver.

Ironically, my mom and I were just talking about sunglasses a couple of days ago while we were sitting in the hot, bright sun waiting for my son's football game to start. She was complaining that she could never seem to find a pair of affordable sunglasses that she liked that actually blocked the sun efficiently. I told her that she needed to stop searching department stores and gas stations and start searching for glasses online, specifically at where they are both stylish and affordably priced. My mom also wears prescription glasses and I told her that even carries prescription sunglasses.

The Augusta Aviator sunglasses are priced at $29.95. They are made from high quality metal material with silver mirror coating polarized lenses. They have the classical aviator design. They are unisex sunglasses and are a great choice for both men and women.  

These frames seem to be sturdily made. They were a bit stiff at first and wouldn't freely open or close completely but applying a tad bit of force corrected this issue. The mirrored lenses are quite impressive and are definitely eye catching. While I can see out of these lenses perfectly fine, you have to be up pretty close to me to see my eyes.  They seem to block out the sun fairly well. These sunglasses are not so tight that they give me a headache but not so loose that they slip off my nose either and they are very comfortable to wear, even for long periods of time. I love the classic style of these Augusta Aviator sunglasses with contemporary mirrored lenses.  These sunglasses came with a plastic protective case and a cleaning cloth. Whether I'm driving my car or sitting at my son's football game, these are great sunglasses to have.

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*Disclosure:  I received a free pair of sunglasses from GlassesShop in exchange for my honest review. However, no other compensation was received. All opinions expressed are my own.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Win Tons of School Supplies to Donate to the School of Your Choice!

I've been a fan of Shoplet for years and it's one of my favorite places to shop for office supplies and school supplies. I have a son who is a junior in high school and I care immensely about his education. He goes to a wonderful school and has some wonderful teachers and coaches who all care about his education as well. I was super excited yesterday when I found out that Shoplet is hosting a special campaign to thank our schools and is partnering with some of my favorite brands, including House of Doolittle, Avery, Pilot, Lyson, and Roaring Springs and will award one deserving school with the gift of learning.  Shoplet believes that every child deserves to have the education they need to live out their dreams. It's their hope that by providing even just one school with some of the supplies they need, our children will be able to get just a little bit closer to fulfilling their ambitions. They want to help close the education gap and provide an even playing field for all kids. 

On your behalf, one lucky school could win a huge bundle of assorted school supplies. We're talking over 1000 Pilot and Schneider pens, 2 huge cases of Neenah and Georgia Pacific paper, over 100 boxes of Ticonderoga pencils and assorted Lysol cleaning products, 3 large cases of Lion, C-Line, and Roaring Springs folders, 30 packs of various Avery products, 1 case of teacher planners, 24 world maps from House of Doolittle, and 1 massive whiteboard from Iceberg. 

You have until October 3rd to get your entries in and win this amazing prize for the school of your choice.  You can enter to win at the link below.

Shoplet is also offering Precisely Mine readers a 20% off coupon. Just use coupon code SHOPLETFORSCHOOLS20 at checkout at

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Shops and Boutiques Worth Checking Out

As a thriving member of Dealspotr, I find myself probing the internet on a daily basis searching for stores offering deals that I can post and share with essentially anyone looking for a great deal. In the process, I have found an immense amount of previously unheard of (at least by me) shops and boutiques selling unique items. Here's a list of some of my favorite new shops and boutiques (in no particular order) and a little more about them. 

Wanderer Bracelets are hand carved in Bali using all-natural water buffalo bone. When you wear your bracelet you are helping to support the artisans who made it as your purchase creates reliable work opportunities for them. In addition to selling unique handmade bracelets with a lot of meaning behind them, you can also purchase  a keepsake box to keep your bracelet(s) in, as well as stickers and gift cards. 

I purchased one of the stickers that Wanderer Bracelets offers for my son that reads "Not all those who wander are lost." If you know my son you would know that this describes him perfectly. 

It's all about heart over at Ruby's Rubbish and as wives, mothers, and women they completely understand that sometimes life is a beautiful mess. Every shirt they make is an adventure, a moment of life bottled and preserved. Some days you just feel like a "Sweet Southern Mess" but every day you should feel "Deerly Blessed." On most days, my step-daughter is exactly that, a "Sweet Southern Mess" but at the end of every day I think she secretly feels "Deerly Blessed." At least I hope so. At Ruby's Rubbish, I found a handful of Johnny and June Cash shirts that just seem to speak my step-daughter's name.

There's the Johnny and June, Because You're Mine I Walk the Line, Cash, and I Keep a Close Watch on This Heart of Mine, which come in pullovers, tanks, T-shirts, and/or baseball tees. In addition to shirts, you can pick up a cosmetic bag or a dress at Ruby's Rubbish.

SassyBelleWares is a proud member of The Artisan Group and blends contemporary materials, semi-precious gemstones, and whimsical found elements into original designs that work for all ages and occasions. SassyBelleWares jewelry has been gifted to celebrities attending special events, such as the MTV Movie Awards, and has been seen on multiple television shows, such as The Vampire Diaries, Law and Order SVU, and Parenthood.

My favorite pieces at SassyBellWares is the guitar pick jewelry. One piece in particular caught my eye, a bracelet that says "When Words Fail Music Speaks." My son is an aspiring songwriter/musician and he has a pillow with this saying on it so I know he'd love this piece as well. 

At Poster Gully, you can discover products designed by thousands of creative people, including wall decor, clothing, stationery, greeting cards, notebooks, tote bags, coffee mugs, and more.  Again, music is a big part of my family and I especially love the music section at Poster Gully where you can find unique, inspirational, and fun music related products. There are literally too many products for me to pick a favorite but whether you like Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, Michael Jackson, The Beatles, Coldplay, Pink Floyd, Green Day, Bob Marley, or Taylor Swift, they will have something that speaks to you. 

Ever since I was a teenager, I've had a thing for tie dye and aliens, and Teen Hearts Clothing has combined these two loves of mine for an exceptional line of shirts and accessories. I felt a bit nostalgic while browsing their shirts. 

Teen Hearts Clothing just wants you to stay weird, and I have for all these years. I so would have applied to model their clothes when I was a teen. If you have a teen that could relate to Teen Hearts Clothing and would love to model for them, they can apply for their chance here.

You'll find each one of these shops or boutiques listed on Dealspotr, along with hundreds to even thousands more, where you'll find coupon codes to save you money when shopping.  

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Back To School With Kidecals

Going back to school means something different for each parent and each student. For some it means a fresh start to a new school year, new friends, new teachers, new classes, etc. and for others it means re-starting familiar nightly and morning routines such as packing lunches, choosing outfits, homework, etc. For my son and I, back to school also means the start of a new high school football season. While my son is putting in a lot of hours in the weight room and the football field, I'm putting in extra hours in the kitchen. Every Thursday (the day before game day), my son's team has what they call a "Feed the Team" where each player is responsible for bringing in either a pasta dish, bread, or dessert.  They also have a big banquet at the end of the season in which the parents provide all of the sides and desserts as well. This is where kidecals comes into the picture.  

Kidecals makes waterproof, laundry safe, microwave safe, and washer safe labels that can be personalized to fit your needs. When I send in dishes for "Feed the Team" and the end of the year banquet, etc. I like to label them to let others know what the dish is and who made it. If they know who made it, they know who to give the bakeware back to if needed, and if they really liked the dish they know who they can get the recipe from. I personalized the kitchen tools label at kidecals with my name. I chose the 2 inch labels but they also come in 3 inch labels as well. This was a very easy process. I liked this label because it includes a blank box. You could personalize the label with your name in this box or you could use this space for writing what the recipe is, a date, note, etc. It's easy to write on the label but keep in mind once you write on it, it doesn't come off. On the plus side however, if you make a lot of the same recipes like I do then this shouldn't be much of a problem.  During the personalization process, you can change the font size and color if you wish. The label was easy to apply to the lid of my casserole dish. The label itself is very thick and durable. It stayed in place through washing. When you're ready to remove your label, it leaves behind no sticky residue. 

At kidecals, you can find labels for just about anything, including fun labels for mom. I also received a set of scary mommy mine stickers, which is a limited edition design by Jill Smokler of The label includes an image of skull and crossbones and reads:  “This is mom’s. She craved it, she bought it, and she’s saving it for herself. Should you choose to consume it, she will not be held responsible for her actions. You’ve been warned.” Sometimes I like to buy myself a treat that I don't plan on sharing with anyone else in the house. This label can be stuck on that said treat as a clever way to warn anyone who sees it that it belongs to mom. 
Kidecals also makes custom decals and can print just about anything and up to 28 inches wide. They can also reprint photos, make canvases, or paint or design something new just for you. Some ideas include custom labels for party favors, custom nursery decals, bumper stickers for marketing campaigns, banners for businesses and parties, address labels for invitations, personalized decals for party glasses and more. 

What kind of decal would you personalize at kidecals? Check them out and you can save 15% off your order with coupon code:  summersavings.

You can connect with kidecals at the links below: 

Disclosure:  Thanks to kidecals for providing me with a code so that I could purchase these labels for free. I was not obligated in any way to review them but loved them so much that I did anyway. :)

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

30 Back-to-School Shopping Tricks & Tips from Frugal Lifestyle Bloggers

Fellow Dealspotr member, Avery Tompkins, published an article today titled 30 Back-to-School Shopping Tricks & Tips from Frugal Lifestyle Bloggers, in which my tip has been included. I'd love for you to check out this list. Feel free to leave me a comment with your favorite back to school shopping tip or trick or just leave any comment back to school related. :)

And as always, Dealspotr is free to join and you can do that here:

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

My Best #BackToSchool Tip

There are lots of things that parents can do to make the first day back to school run as smoothly as possible for both them and their kids. There are the obvious things like getting up a littler earlier than you normally would and picking out an outfit and packing a lunch the night before so the first morning back isn't so hectic. Most parents only think about how to make the first morning back to school easier but don't put much thought into how to make the evening of that first day back to school less stressful. What I'm actually referring to is all those mandatory forms that your kids you bring home the first day of school for you to fill out, most of which have to be filled out and sent back in with them the next day or at least by the end of the week (which is usually a short week). I don't know about you but when my son gets home from his first day of school, I don't want to fill out a stack of forms, I want to take a picture in his first day back to school outfit and I want to hear all about his day, what he thought of his new teachers and new classes, did he meet anybody new, what he learned, does he have homework, etc.

What I've been doing for the past couple of years is visiting the school's website a few weeks before school starts and printing out all the necessary forms. This way, I get to fill them out at my own convenience and send them in with my son on the first day of school. And when he gets home from school that first day we don't have to worry about the added stress of all these pesky forms, but we can get right down to business about discussing his day. You may not even realize that this is an option so be sure to visit your schools website and find out.