Sunday, June 30, 2013

New- True Blue Smoothies pic

June 30th 2013

Another great share on the Bath and Body Works Sistas Facebook page, Kristen Snyder shared a photograph of the new True Blue Smoothies coming out.

Big thanks to Kristen for sharing all of this yumminess with us.

  • strawberry banana
  • mango butter
  • raspberry
  • pineapple papaya
  • honeydew kiwi
  • blueberry vanilla

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Victorias Secret 75% off finds and a few B&BW

June 29th 2013

A few of the finds from the last of the Victorias Secret SAS bins today at 75% off...and a few things from Bath and Body Works.

Stop in and check out your store to see what they may be offering.  These few things would make great stocking stuffers.

a "New Fall State of Mind"

June 29, 2013

Last night I wrote about the things shown on B&BW Sistas public Facebook fan page so I hope you went there to check them out.  There were some awesome goodies shared by fellow sista Michelle Denise Smith that she saw in her area and it was a few of those things I referenced fellow blogger Cia's photo about.  Cia was kind enough to repost her photo on a article today so you can see what I was mentioning.



Todays finds!!! Scentportable holders owl is $5.50 and others are $5!

The owl and the round blinged out scent portables are there in Cias pics.

Todays finds!!! New pocket holders $5!Todays finds!!! New pocket holders  light ones the camera and the elephant $7.50!I didn't get him but thought I would share he is $12.50 tummy lights up hold pocketbac

My store said they have all of these holders in and there is a blue and a pink owl pocketbac holder but they didn't get this awesome owl in yet.

A big thank you to Michelle and Cia for sharing these.

When I went to my store today to see if I could find anything new....I did get to see the new Owl soap sleeve and fell in love with it immediately because it had pumpkins on it.  Of course it is not for sale yet.... my store is very scared to even think about selling anything.  I was told they got a call to see if anyone opened the new bounceback coupon box yet and showed anyone them.  It must be for the July 24th floorset....and the box remains sealed....  drats....

So the owl is priced at $7.50.

Then tonight I see fellow sista Lisaa Fong shared her photos of the owl and a few other things.  Isn't he adorable? 


I went back to the store and the same SA was working from when I first saw the owl hand soap sleeve. She let me buy them... Yippee! Here's a front and back picture.Here's the Acorn sleeve. I'm not sure what it's really for. You can put the full size pump antibac in it but the sleeve is much wider. The hand soap sleeve is interesting, art decoish, not sure if I'm going to keep it but I needed to spend $30 to use coupon.

The acorn holder is oval shaped and keeps us guessing as to what it is a holder for.  The usually have a purpose, these sleeve things....  round candles...soaps.... smaller candles...

My guess..... maybe this years limited edition soap...should there be one.....won't be round bottles like last years but maybe oval???

I wouldn't complain.

A big Thank you to Lisaa also for sharing her finds and putting us all back in that "New Fall State of Mind"

Nest for Wren(t).....Cheep......

June 29th , 2013

This morning I went out for the paper like I do every other day and picked it up off of the front porch carpet shaking my head at the fact there wasn't a  rubberband around it and it was blown open.  As I gathered up my pieces I glanced over at the front wall and noticed the moss I had beneath the faux silk geraniums was pulled out all over the floor and some of the flowers were missing.

Being in my sleep clothes I chose to wait to go investigate further when I was dressed. With hubby at work I really didn't want to take the chance I would lock myself out without a phone or a bra.  :)

So I did my morning routine and before long hubby was home and mentioned the mess on the porch and asked me what happened.  It didn't surprise me much that there were flowers missing.  Someone thinks my beautiful hydrangea flowers out front are theirs for the taking and last summer, every night they came into my gated yard....and took clumps of them....including the old wood.  Which ruined the plant.  Nitwits. 

And last November we were burglarized in broad daylight so people and their motivations....I haven't a clue.  We can't even invest in decent new front porch furniture because we know they will be taken.  Even with the cameras on the property we have had people come up onto the porch and take the things right off of the porch.

So I grabbed my bucket and Mr. Clean....a wash cloth and a broom and set out to clean the moss mess.  With hubby at my side we looked up at the wall basket that held silk flowers and noticed they too had been taken.  And as quick as we saw that, my husband said...check in there and see if there is a birds nest.

Much to my shock...and surprise...there was.

But how...when?  We were out last night and clearly there was no mess on the porch and all flowers were present and accounted for. 

Nature is amazing to me. I love being around it and finding these little things to remind me we as humans are not the smartest of all Gods Creatures.  And bird nests always make me smile.  How birds make these intricate little holders without hands....using only their beaks... amazing.

But this little nest is not in a good location.  And I personally would love to watch the full progression of this little family, but I know I don't want to be attacked every time we go in and out of our front door.

I looked for eggs and there were none.  So I pulled out the glider and lo and behold there were some of the ivy and silk flowers....pulled out to make room for his nest.  How did they get those out of the oasis?  ha ha

And a tough nest it was let me tell you.  He started with a nice thick mud base and worked the pieces up and into the flower stems and the ivy.  I had to take the entire thing apart to clean everything and remove the nest. Of course it saddened me to remove his/her hard work ....and I wouldn't have if there were eggs....  I saved the nest, putting it carefully in a wire hanging basket in the back yard as I wanted to get a better picture of it.  Who knows, another bird may come along and find use for it... for the night.  I could hang a sign on it.... Nest for Wren(t)  Cheep......



Friday, June 28, 2013

Scentportable sneak peek

June 28, 2013

Back in March Cia posted a sneak peek of a Scentportable survey she was a part of and I think most currently that photo is in her what's coming up link for 2013. 

After thinking about the photo I saw on the Sistas page of some of the new scentportables being offered...... and remembering that survey photo, it would seem so far the blue owl sideways in the photo is going to be offered as well as the round blinged out scentportable.

I am hoping some of the cupcakes make it too.  They are cute for hanging on the outside of a gift bag that has a scrumptious bakery scented candle inside for those of us who love sweets for birthdays that don't go on our hips.

More new Pocketbac Holders and Scentportables

June 28th 2013

So I am here writing out my list of things to look for in the stores that I must get in the next few weeks and slowly but surely the new items are popping up everywhere.

Earlier today the online site had some new antibacterial soaps and a few pocketbacks that I had to try and now on the B&BW Sistas  page, fellow sista  Michelle Denise Smith shared some photos of more upcoming AWESOME things.  Go check them out!

Here is some of the new things I saw.

pocketbac holders:
  • zebra
  • cat with glasses
  • hippo
  • a light up owl
  • a light up elephant
  • a light up zebra holding a camera


  • pink quilted look purse
  • owl
  • round blinged out
color changing lip gloss:
  • boxed trio of Best Kiss  with two exclusive colors, coral..berry and

Big thanks to all of the ladies who have been sharing what they are seeing so far in their areas.    Now back to my list.....

Three new Pocketbac Holders coming

June 28, 2013

Look at this adorable little grouping of Pocketbac holders coming out soon.  Are they not calling to you to Buy me?  Okay, maybe that's just me but when your Pocketbac collection is over 400....and your holder is a quarter of that....what harm can three more make...Right?

Big thanks to Samantha G. for sharing this picture with me to share with all of you.  This really made me smile.  Now....the hunt is on.


June 28, 2013

I am sitting here at the keys wondering where to start first as the past two days have been somewhat of a whirlwind in my mind.  I have been pulled in what seems like a hundred different directions and I am just sitting here in the quiet of the birdsong trying to get it all out.

First, as I am sure a lot of you have read....yesterday there was a conversation held with the help of a third party between Cia and myself.

Within a matter of months last year, what started out as a small dusting of snow had turned into a major snowstorm with us....with constant snowball fights and ultimately an to speak.  And sometimes it isn't easy to dig yourself out from under all of it....and you do need help.  And with writing or texting...sometimes the words aren't interpreted to the meaning that was intended.  Speaking to one another was necessary.  So as hard as it was for both of us, as well as our mediator....we got to a place where we can both do what we love....which is share with all of you....without the other looking over their shoulder waiting for another "snowball".  :)

We are not the first bloggers I am sure who have had troubles....but we are glad to be out of that fray.  Happily there are a lot of bloggers who write about Bath and Body Works products so there is ever changing information to be seen.  We each have our own styles that we share with our readership that I hope will make for a pleasurable experience wherever you get your information from.

Lately, we all have been doing updates to our pages to fit the way we want them to feel in reflection to ourselves.  It's hard to go to blogspots templates and figure out in one shot what you want your page to look like.... that reflection of yourself.  It is limiting.   It is just as hard....or maybe time consuming is the word, to work on your own web page....back end....filling in your framework and learning what that do.  So we muddle through....checking out other pages we faithfully read....seeing what their style is and what is it about their page that draws you in.  Then we go back and muddle more.

When looking for a template for my page, my brother said.... stop looking at the colors...look at the layout.  You need to find that theme that you want and worry about the colors later.  I am a visual person...I see things differently at first so that was the hardest part.  But eventually you get there, as I am. More about that in a minute.

We know that Cia  is working hard on her page and now has revealed she is getting a little help in getting it all tied together for her anniversary coming up.  We look forward to seeing her page when she is done as I am sure it is going to be fabulous.

Yesterday,  Sincerely Kelley xoxo launched her new look and it is absolutely lovely and fresh.  Definitely what I think of when I see her name.  I love her logo I tried it out for her on my page earlier this morning.  What an adorable way to share a link of other bloggers on your page. 

Sincerely Kelley xoxo

Brandon at Bath and Body Works News recently updated his page for an awesome fun in the sun look for this writer of B&BW things from a guys point of view, so check him out.

Donovan at Real Talk about BBW Candles reached out to me last week to share his blog and I enjoy reading another guys perception of candle scents.

And Serena at Musings of a Mouse is another great blog read that makes me smile every time I read check her out too.

Now a little bit about my new changes.  Earlier this week I mentioned about my "Life ...Community" page section was opened to allow visitors to create their own profile pages, and even submit their own blog writings making their own social communities within my page.  And it doesn't mean they have to be blogs about Bath and Body can be about anything they chose to share (legally...haha...) .  Which would in turn build a knowledgeable  place where anyone can find a mix of subjects to read about.

"Life...Discussions" was added last night as a place where anyone can come and interact with each other about any subject.  I remember some time ago Bath and Body Works had a discussions forum open where people would come and discuss about anything B&BW.  Which was great if you wanted to ask a certain person where they found something your store may not have had.  So that is here should anyone want to ask about anything.

You may have noticed my Twitter is connected to my web page and automatically updates when I post a new article.  Which is fine if your just a twitter fan and not much of a blog reader.  I will  also have it auto posting to my Facebook page as well.

So yes, there be lots of changes happening here in our little blog world....  And change is good.

New Summer handsoaps online!

June 28th, 2013

Here are some of the new hand soaps scheduled for release July 8th in stores now, online.  With so many great scents to choose from....and the fall scents looming in the background....what's a Bath and Body Works soap addict to do?

Buy them all of course  ;)

New for July 8th Bath and Body Works floorset!

June 28, 2013

Here is the list I posted yesterday of the upcoming Fall 2013 releases for Bath and Body Works as shared by fellow blogger Cia on her page See it Love it Buy it .  Today she has added a few new pocketbac names to the list ( below the summer chill info )   so I wanted to get it updated here as well.  She mentioned  an owl soap sleeve is coming out...which is awesome and I remember seeing it mentioned by Lissa F. too yesterday.  That, and a leaf sleeve and an oval container with acorns on them.  Thank you both, ladies for your wonderful information.

July 8th Summer Chill Floorset
Summer Twist and Summer Love products






Summer Twist- available in body lotion, shower gel and fine fragrance mist
  • Sugar Berry Smash
  • Mango Melon Twist
  • Plum Lily Swirl
Summer Twist Antibacterial-
  • apple mango
  • lemon daisy
  • passion fruit fig
  • peach poppy
  • pink berry citrus
  • strawberry hibiscus
  • wild berry freesia

Summer Chill- available in body lotion, shower gel and fine fragrance mist and cooling mist
  • White Mango Chill
  • Citrus Orchid Chill
  • Coconut Water Chill

  • I love cinnamon buns
  • I love s'mores
  • I love pumpkin
  • fresh strawberries
Large sanitizers:

  • fresh strawberries
  • zebra zippy punch


    I have read that Forever Sunshine is coming back for a limited time and will be available in the same products that are the online exclusives: body lotion, shower gel, fine fragrance and triple moisture cream.


    I have been waiting for the July release of the True Blue Spa's nourishing body bars and the shower smoothies since I was told about them months ago. I have used and Loved the previously released scents and I look forward to these being added:
    • New- blueberry vanilla
    • New- pineapple papaya
    • New- Strawberry banana
    • raspberry
    • mango butter
    • honeydew kiwi

     Home Fragrance-
    3 wick candles, room sprays and wallflowers)
    • carribean salsa
    • coconut lime verbena
    • passion flower
    • seaside escape
    • tropical spice
    • dazzling diamond
    • hippo berry
    • pineapple mojo
    • ruby red
    • swinging vanilla
    • zippy fruit punch

       July 29th Pumpkin Preview - This is a preview release for a limited time: July 29th to August 4th

      Signature Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin-  (body lotion, shower gel, fine fragrance mist)

      Home Fragrance-
      • pumpkin cupcake
      • pumpkin caramel latte
      Pumpkin Antibacterial-
      • creamy pumpkin
      • pumpkin caramel latte
      • pumpkin cupcake
      • spice kissed pumpkin
      • sweet cinnamon pumpkin
      • sweet orange pumpkin
        August 5th Sweet and Sexy Floor-set

        Sweet and Sexy line:
         body lotion, shower gel, fine fragrance mist, travel lotion, mini mannequin mist, full sized mannequin shimmer mist and glam hair texturizer and glosser .  sweet berry candy / wine berry duo lip gloss will also be available 
        • sweet peony dream
        • sexy dahlia spice
          August 19th Fall Traditions Floor-set
          (shower gel, body lotion, fine fragrance mist, triple moisture cream, golden sugar scrub, lip gloss, travel lotion and mist, and whipped shimmer body cream in Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin only.)
          Signature Fall Traditions:
          • aspen caramel woods
          • napa autumn blackberry
          • sweet cinnamon pumpkin
          • vermont honey apple
          Fall Antibacterial:
          • aspen autumn day
          • autumn cranberry
          • autumn bouquet
          • crimson plum
          • farm stand apple
          • Georgia bourbon peach
          • harvest pumpkin
          • hazelnut
          • heartland harvest
          • heirloom cranberry
          • heirloom pear
          • honey crisp apple
          • Montana mountain air
          • scarlet pumpkin
          • sugar maple
          • sweet clementine
          • washington apple harvest
          Fall Home Fragrance:

          the pumpkins:
          • pumpkin apple
          • pumpkin carving
          • pumpkin woods
          • pumpkin pecan waffles
          • roasted pumpkin butter
          • blueberry pumpkin patch
          • sweet cinnamon pumpkin
          • pumpkin caramel latte
          • pumpkin cupcake
          • pumpkin carrot cake
          • pumpkin hayrides
          • creamy pumpkin
          the apples:
          • harvest gathering
          • leaves
          • cider lane
          • autumn
          • cider doughnut
          • spiced cider
          • farm stand apple
          • applewood bonfire
          the woodsy naturals:
          • fresh balsam
          • cedar wood trail
          • pinecone
          • autumn day
          • marshmallow fireside
          • sage and cedar
          • bergamot woods
          • tailgate
          • coconut woods
          • flannel
          • sweater weather
          the fresh:
          • fresh picked apple
          • fresh picked pear
          • fresh picked blackberry spice
          • fresh picked harvest coffee
          the citrus and spice:
          • cinnamon and clovebud
          • black pepper bergamot
          • vanilla vetiver
          • white barn no 1 nutmeg and spice
          • lemon mint leaf
          • sandal wood citrus
          • cranberry woods

          There will be a Amber Blush EDT Preview available as well as two lip glosses: vanilla glitz and golden caramel.

          September 9th Floor-set

           Amber Blush
          (available in: body lotion, shower gel, fine fragrance mist, triple moisture cream, shimmer mist, golden sugar scrub, golden shimmer body soufflé, EDT and sheer perfume mist.

          Signature Holiday Floor-set  - Possibly September 30th or October 7th


          The newest Luxe Fragrance release:  Forever Midnight for him/her  and Forever Red Rum possibly November for holiday gift giving

          Thursday, June 27, 2013

          Coupons: Deal of the day for tomorrow $2.50 Wallflower

          June 28, 2013

          Here are the coupons for tomorrows Deal of the day

          I guess different codes for different marketing areas they are emailed to.  Happy Shopping!



          Coupon: Deal of the Day Aromatherapy 50% off

          June 27, 2013

          Todays Deal of the day at Bath and Body Works  is 50% off Aromatherapy products

          As the new arrives online

          June 27, 2013

          As the new arrives I will add it here...

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