Wow. It looks like the apocalypse outside my house. I’ve spent the weekend watching flames lick the tops of the mountains in the distance, and being grateful that there are several miles between me and them. It’s not advisable to spend any time outside, so the only thing left to do is shop, right? I found this fabulous halter dress for 70% off at New York & Company, and it will be perfect for the party I’ve had to postpone until I can get all the ash cleaned out of the pool.
Be sure you hug a firefighter today. These guys are constantly battling extreme conditions and risking their own lives in order to save ours. If you ever wanted to meet a hero, look no further. We certainly appreciate them around here right now, and I’ve heard that a refreshment center has been set up so they can refuel themselves when they’re able to take a break from 12-hour shifts. I’m going to donate this Cuisinart automatic coffee maker to the cause, since I was able to save up to 20% off and have it shipped for free from Macy’s with code SALESMS.
I’m going to be make a cross-country road trip in a couple of weeks with my son to get him settled at college. It’ll be a relief to drive away from this smoke and gloom for a while. I’ve spent the past year gathering all the items he’s going to need to furnish his dorm room. There’s always something you forget until the last minute though, and it just occurred to me that he will need a mattress topper for his dorm bed, because who knows where that thing has been before? Luckily, I found this memory foam topper in Twin XL at Kohl’s and was able to take 15% off with code FIREWORK.
I don’t think the fire is going to get quite close enough to force me to evacuate, but the winds have been really erratic, so you never know. I’m not taking any chances; I’ve been packing my valuables in case I have to make a run for it. By valuables, I mean my shoes, of course. Everything else here can burn to the ground for all I care, just as long as I make it safely out with my shoe collection, especially these brand-new Michael Kors sandals, which I just got for $10 off by using code 42109 at Shoes.com!
As if the 108 degree weather we were suffering through already wasn’t enough, now we have to deal with the added heat of this enormous fire raging through the neighborhood. Keeping cool has proven to be quite a challenge, let me tell you. I have decided the best plan of action is to keep myself wet, so I’m flame retardant, so I’ve been living in my swimsuit for the past three days. It would be nice to change up my outfit though, so I think I’ll order a new one for next weekend, like this sizzling striped Vince Camuto maillot, which I can get for 25% off with code SHOP7SAVE16 at Bon Ton. Keep cool and stay safe out there, folks.
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