Happy Wednesday! I am excited today to share something a little different with you – how I get Lilly Pulitzer for cheap on eBay! I get a lot of questions about my Lilly wardrobe (get a sneak peek at my Lilly Instagram and in our closet reveal!) A lot of the questions revolve around the price of Lilly and how I manage to buy so much. While everything comes down to budgeting and prioritizing, I have a few tricks up my sleeves to get great deals. One of those tricks is eBay!
There are a few methods for finding inexpensive deals on Lilly Pulitzer. But, in the end, they come down to you either need to be FAST or you need to find something that is HIDDEN. Today I will focus on the HIDDEN aspect. Because, anyone can sit on eBay and refresh and refresh and try to buy it now when a good deal pops up. But what kind of life is that? My best advice is to look for hidden deals.
How do you find the hidden deals? You have to look for people who don’t know what they have. The best thing that you can look for miss-spelled auctions. People fat-finger their listing titles all the time. Or maybe some don’t know how to read a tag properly. Here are my favorite misspellings of Lilly auctions:
Hello everyone and happy Friday! It is Sean’s birthday today and we are gearing up for a big backyard party this weekend! I have been so into the screened porch + back yard this spring and I know that a lot of you are trying to refresh your spaces as well. So, I thought that I would round up some awesome outdoor pillows that I have been crushing on lately! Outdoor fabric has really come a long way and can be really soft and nice.
I have somehow become the person in charge of parties at my office, aka Angela from “The Office.” We have zero budget so parties really mean potlucks. I have been hosting monthly gatherings for about six months now and have learned a lot! I wanted to share what I have learned to help others throw an awesome workplace potluck lunch.
Pick a popular theme – Potluck is not a theme. I learned that the hard way. Here are some of our favorites:
Chili cook off (chili, potatoes, corn bread, and fixings)
Noodle bar (with a variety of sauces, salad, bread)
Taco bar (with shells, meat, cheese, lettuce, salsa, guac)
Salad + baked potato bar with fixings (potatoes cook great in a crock pot!)
Pho noodle bar (with shredded meat, broth, and veggie toppings)
Breakfast bar (eggs on an electric griddle, pancakes, waffles, sausage, fruit)
Grilling outside in the parking lot (with fixings & traditional “salad” type sides)
Have specific sign up sheets – I make a flier that hangs in the kitchen with a specific list of things to sign up for. This makes sure that we have a balanced meal and don’t forget anything crucial. It also helps people who are not feeling creative to know what to bring!
Have a variety of items to sign up for – Some people want to cook and some do not. It’s important to have dishes people can cook (like rice, pulled pork, or salads) as well as things people can easily purchase (like sour cream, shredded cheese, or salsa)
Leave some “other” spots on the sign up – someone might have a specific thing that they love, like corn salsa for the taco bar. Leaving a couple of “other” slots lets them feel like they can show off their favorites!
Give 2 weeks notice – too much more and people forget, less and they feel rushed or caught off guard.
Be aware of your kitchen situation – we have no stove or oven, only a toaster and a microwave. So, we have relied heavily on crock pots to cook and keep things warm.
Do you have any tips for throwing an awesome workplace potluck?
We do pretty much everything on the internet now. I’ve chosen my glasses from Warby Parker, Morgan bought a car from Carvana and so much more. I wear contacts every day and recently started having issues with my regular monthly lenses. Turns out, I had micro bumps on the inside of my eyelid and that was causing me to have issues with my monthly lenses. My doctor suggested I switch to daily lenses. I really didn’t want to because I thought they were too expensive. Then I found Hubble Contacts and realized that they were really obtainable. After wearing them for a month now, here’s my verdict.
First off, a box of Hubble contacts is only $30 compared to around $60 for the ones I was recommended by my eye doctor. Literally half the cost. Even better when I found out that you get a free box of 15 contacts for each eye when you sign up as a trial. All I had to do was cover $3 shipping.
The lenses come in a very compact shipping box and container box. I was amazed. I had been given a trial pack of lenses from another company and they were in a bigger box with less lenses. How did Hubble do it? I nerdily examined the box and lenses and realized that they designed the individual lens cases to interlock with each other, meaning they can stack four rows of 10 lenses all in and on each other. That really helped my anxiety over the though that I would be wasteful by using dailies and throwing these packs away every day.
Finally, Hubble daily lenses feel much sturdier than the other ones I tried. They feel almost as thick and sturdy as my old monthly lenses. The other brand I tried occasionally ripped and always turned inside out before I would even get them in my eyes. Hubble lenses feel sturdy, but are thin, so I haven’t had any problems with my little micro eyelid bumps.
So in the end, I’m loving Hubble Contacts. They are an automatic monthly shipment of 30 lenses, so I never run out, but I can cancel anytime. I think these lenses are working well and plan to keep using them through this crazy allergy season and I think you should too!
This post was not sponsored by Hubble. I just wanted to give my honest opinion about these lenses and try to try to help you out!
Y’all, it is really getting to be summer weather around here! We are supposed to hit 90 degrees tomorrow. The heat has me loving laying in our hammock with a cold beer in the shade and just relaxing in the evenings. I’ve been on such a porch swing kick lately (I want a big bed style swing so badly but we don’t have a spot for it!) so I thought that it would be fun to share a porch and yard swing round up! All of these are via Amazon.
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