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Affordable Stress Relief... Yoga Classes, Spa Days, and more, via Groupon!

Stress relief doesn't have to be expensive -- you can find inexpensive, relaxing options to relieve anxiety and tension on groupon!  My top 3 Frugal Stress Relief Methods using groupons! via Devastate Boredom
I guess I have stress-relief on the brain this week!  Wednesday I posted two of my favorite bedtime "stretchy yoga" routines that you can stream free on youtube, and today I have a post all about the amazing health and wellness deals you can find via Groupon!  

Yes, I have been known to wax lyrical about Groupon... on more than one occasion.  What can I say? I'm just a frugal girl who likes the finer things in life!  ;P  And Groupon is a perfect fit for the "finer things, on a budget" type of lifestyle.



This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.


My Three Favorite Stress Relief Methods, utilizing Health, Beauty, and Wellness Groupons!

Time for a laugh - Funny Diets and Chocolate Memes! #FridayFrivolity Blog Party

Hello Friday, and hello friends!  


This week has BLOWN by for me, but here we are again!  And I'm ever so glad to see you, as always.  :)

I will sneak some quick confessions in before we get started... I am way behind on reading y'alls posts from the past couple of link-ups.  :(  I am very sad and sorry for that, and I WILL catch up on my reading and tweet / pin / comment up a mad storm over the weekend, but I just wanted to be honest and apologize up front if you've noticed a distinct lack of Sarah-Eliza in your comment section lately.  

Forgive me!!  I'll be by soon to make it up to you, I swear.  

This week's #FridayFrivolity theme is food / dieting... and I found some hilarious memes on that topic!  No comment about how my own personal eating habits have looked lately, haha.


First up, if Barney took up body-building... it would be pretty scary.


Funny diets and chocolate memes - unchaperoned child at a birthday party, Barney body builder, diet break-up letter, grumpy cat, and more!
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Then some words of wisdom from Grumpy Cat...

Best Bedtime / Relaxing Yoga to Stream on Youtube

Best Bedtime / Relaxing Yoga for Evening Stress Relief!  Free streaming routines to relieve stress and anxiety while increasing flexibility and easing back pain. via Devastate Boredom
*Whew*  I don't know about y'all, but it feels like life has been throwing a lot at me lately.  A big move, a new city, a new job situation (which I'm thankful for!   But at the same time, having irregular part-time hours can involve its own kind of stress...), a car break-in last month, and other assorted craziness... my favorite hat even blew off my head and down the side of a mountain!  *rolls eyes dramatically*

If life has been throwing a lot at you too, you're going to want to keep reading!  Because while I can't whisk us off to the beach, I DO have two awesome free yoga routines for night time stress relief to share with you, and you're going to want to give them a try.  "Ummm no, I won't," you might be thinking, "I tried yoga once in college and hated it... I even fell over that time when I was trying to do the upside down dog pose..."

Don't worry, I get where you're coming from, and I still think you're going to want to try these!  There's nothing like stretching, deep breathing, and a little "zen" music to quiet a restless mind.  And I promise, neither of these contain downward facing dog, or require you to do anything remotely "athletic" -- they really are all about stretching, and relaxing, and giving your mind a break.  They are specifically designed for calming you down before bed, but you can use them whenever you want to relax.

Plus, they're only 20 minutes long.  So much good for you, with such a small time commitment!  You can do this!  ;P  

YogaTX Bedtime Yoga:  



There are a few different YogaTX bedtime routines, but this one is my favorite -- if you want an even shorter one however, you could try out this 13 minute night time routine...


Yoga with Adrienne, Yoga for Bedtime:



This is another great one, gentle and restful... she calls it "yummy," and it's such a good routine that I'm kind of okay with that, rofl.

I've done a TON of "bedtime" yoga routines, and some of them are way too "awake" and energetic, and others you will finish and your back is still hurting... but both of these are the perfect combo of stretching and relaxation.

Give one a try tonight, and the other tomorrow night, and let me know what you think!  ;)

#FridayFrivolity - Funny & Adorable Babies Edition!

Hello Friday, and hello friends!

Our theme for this week's #FridayFrivolity is funny babies... a theme that I have been determined to do for ages now, because I was so exciting about using this video:



source: Qpolitical

Cutest thing ever, or cutest thing in the HISTORY OF EVER?  Love, love, love.

This is another one I love... if you don't laugh along with them, I think you might need to get your funny bone checked.... 

Capsule Wardrobe Layering Ideas + Great Dresses at a STEAL!

Good news!  I've gotten started with a couple of part-time tutoring agencies... yay for a job!  However, it all happened pretty quick, so I'm scrambling to get all my ducks in a row and figure out my schedule, etc.  In the meantime, here is a collection I had already put together -- great dresses at a STEAL!  All of these choices are $50 or less... many are on sale, so check 'em out quick before they sell out!





Here are some style tips for dresses in a Capsule Wardrobe:

Attempted Craft Adventure... Recycle an Old Graphic Tee into a Fashionable Accessory!

Easy t-shirt DIY reincarnation - simple tutorial for recycling an old tee into a trendy tote bag!  Perfect easy craft project for Earth Day, Elementary or older! via Devastate BoredomYou may have noticed that we don't get crafty very often around here.  I love the IDEA of being crafty, but it's a lot harder to find time to prioritize that for me.  ...especially because my attempts frequently turn out more like Pinterest-Fails then they do DIY blog post material, ha!

But, for once, I got mad crafty!  And it turned out just how I had hoped!  

#FridayFrivolity -- Olympics Edition!! 1996 Atlanta Games Flashback....

Hello Friday and hello friends!

I have had an exhausting but very fulfilling week, and I'm jotting off my Friday Frivolity super last minute... but I'm still so glad to see you all!  

Our theme at #FridayFrivolity this week is the Olympics... I bet you can't guess why!  ;P  

What I have to share isn't funny but it IS near and dear to my heart....

In 1996 the Olympics were held in Atlanta, my childhood home city.  We were excited and looking forward to it for YEARS beforehand!  The energy that summer was so palpable, and we had the TV on constantly, since all the local channels were pretty much showing non-stop Olympics, broadcasted live.  

Then there was this moment.  




Twelve year old me had never been so inspired by another young person.

(I teared up watching that clip, twenty years later!)

That is, by far, the most powerful Olympics memory I have.

I hope everyone is enjoying the games so far!  And I promise to be funny again next week.   ;P


Exciting News for My Fashion Followers! (But the rest of you can read it too...)

I have exciting news for my fashion followers!  There is a new innovation over here at Devastate Boredom that I think may help us stay BFFs for life... but first, a little backstory to explain.  Bear with me!

("Bear" in that phrase never looks right... but "bare with me," definitely isn't right... that one would seem like I was inviting you for an afternoon at a nudist colony!  :P)


Sales Alerts - TODAY ONLY! - Great Capsule Wardrobe Finds at Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale!


I kept hearing all this buzz about Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale, but have been SO BUSY lately with figuring out publishing my ebook (Secrets of the Capsule Wardrobe -- go check it out!  It has everything you need to know about figuring out your style and curating a confident closet... and you'll have fun along the way!  It's pretty much awesome! ...being totally modest here of course.  ;P), unpacking and decorating / organizing my house (I had guests this weekend and you know how motivating that is!), job hunting, etc etc, that I haven't shopped AT ALL.  

Awesome news!! Secrets of the Capsule Wardrobe ebook now available!

So excited about this book!  It is EVERYTHING you need to know! - Debuting The Secrets of the Capsule Wardrobe:  How to Find Your Personal Style and Create a Happy, Confident Closet!  This how-to guide to unique fashion and a curated closet includes step-by-step chapters on figuring out what you like to wear, winnowing what you own, balancing your bases, maximizing the mix-and-match possibility of outfits, keeping your wardrobe future-focused and relevant, and so much more!  Whether you're a minimalist who loves Konmari organization, or a fashionista who wants to feel empowered in her clothing choices, or whether you love French fashion and simplicity, this book is for you! via Devastate Boredom
I have HUGE news!  My shiny, awesome new book Secrets of the Capsule Wardrobe:  How to Find Your Personal Style & Create a Happy, Confident Closet! is now available!!

Okay, I'll be honest, it's actually been available via pre-order for a few days... and I've been dropping hints about it here and there... but have been too shy to make a huge fuss.  
But, shyness be damned, haha!  I've worked hard on this book, and it's pretty much AWESOME.

"What makes it so awesome?" you might be asking... or if you're more cynical you might be thinking, "Well, of course, the author is going to say that..." but, DUDE, it is completely true.

You know how I know?  

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