Saturday, August 31, 2013

Desert Hills Premium Outlets Haul - G.H. Bass

     My husband and I went to Desert Hills Premium Outlets today. As we expected, the parking lots were crowded because of Labor Day. However, we luckily found a parking space soon after arriving there. :)


     I'm going to share with you what I got there.

     Because I was requested to buy two pairs of shoes by my sister, I went to G.H. Bass first. They were having a buy one get two free sale. I was going to buy two pairs of shoes, but I ended up purchasing three pairs of shoes due to the great sale. :)

     First, I chose these leopard patterned flat shoes. Last year, I also bought similar shoes for me, and she really likes mine and wanted to get similar ones. There was no shoe for her size, so I asked the staff if they have any more in stock. The staff brought these from their stock. I finally got these! The shoes are very comfortable to walk in.   
G.H. Bass Lana Ballet Flat Leopard Shoes

G.H. Bass Lana Ballet Flat Leopard Shoes

     Then, I chose these black flat shoes for her. I think black shoes are always perfect for any outfits.
G.H. Bass Lana Ballet Flat Black Shoes

G.H. Bass Lana Ballet Flat Black Shoes
      Then, I chose these brown flat shoes. These shoes look very simple, but the material of shoe is uniquely quilted. I thought these were very chic and cute. :)
G.H. Bass Quilty Ballet Flat Brown Shoes

G.H. Bass Quilty Ballet Flat Brown Shoes

      The retail price was $99 each pair of shoes, so total retail price was $297. Because of a buy one get two free sale, these were on sale for $99. I used a $10 coupon which I printed out last night, and I ended up paying $89 plus tax.

     I bought more clothing at the outlets mall today. I will write the rest of my today's shopping next time. :)


      My entries related to Premium Outlets Hauls can be seen here.
http://itisapieceofcake2011.blogspot.com/search/label/Premium%20Outlets%20Hauls

     My entries related to my shopping can be seen here.
http://itisapieceofcake2011.blogspot.com/search/label/shopping

Friday, August 30, 2013

Prior to Going Shopping

     Tomorrow, my husband and I are going to Desert Hills Premium Outlets to purchase something for my sister. Because this weekend is Labor Day, I think most stores will have big sales. I printed out some coupons which I will probably use from PremiumOutlets.com. My sister requested to purchase two pair of shoes and two tops. Hopefully, I can find something that will be perfect for her tomorrow.


Thursday, August 29, 2013

Nat King Cole - L-O-V-E

     Today, I listened to Nat King Cole's songs again. I like this song, L-O-V-E, and I found that many people have covered this song on Youtube.
L-O-V-E (Cover)

 L-O-V-E (Cover)

Nat King Cole / L-O-V-E


Lyrics 

L is for the way you look at me
O is for the only one I see
V is very, very extraordinary
E is even more than anyone that you adore and

Love is all that I can give to you
Love is more than just a game for two
Two in love can make it
Take my heart and please don't break it
Love was made for me and you

L is for the way you look at me
O is for the only one I see
V is very, very extraordinary
E is even more than anyone that you adore and

Love is all that I can give to you
Love is more than just a game for two
Two in love can make it
Take my heart and please don't break it
Love was made for me and you

Love was made for me and you
Love was made for me and you


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Nat King Cole - Smile

     Today, I listened to songs which were sung by Nat King Cole. I thought that I didn't know his name, but as I listened to his songs, I immediately noticed that I am familiar with many of his songs. When I watched him on Youtube, I realized that he looked familiar. I remembered that I wrote about him in my previous entry, which was about The Christmas Song.



Nat King Cole - The Christmas Song


  Nat King Cole /   Smile



Lyrics 

Smile though your heart is aching
Smile even though it's breaking
When there are clouds in the sky, you'll get by
If you smile through your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You'll see the sun come shining through for you


Light up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness
Although a tear may be ever so near
That's the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what's the use of crying?
You'll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just smile


[instrumental interlude]
 

That's the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what's the use of crying?
You'll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just smile




 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Huntington Beach


      Two weeks ago, my husband and I went to Huntington Beach to take pictures because we wanted to practice with new camera before going whale watching following next week. These pictures were not taken with the new camera though. He recorded video with his new camera, but I couldn't upload our video from my Youtube channel somehow.


     Many people were playing musical instruments, and some people were dancing to the music. This video was recorded with my camera, not a new camera.

 










Brown Pelicans


    We were able to see many birds and took many pictures and recorded videos. :)  That day, I wore my Nine West high heel sandals first time since I didn't expect to walk so much. As a result, my feet hurt after that. Haha



Monday, August 26, 2013

Birds of Southern California

     When my husband and I went to Balboa Island two weeks ago, I purchased this guide book, Birds of Southern California. I think it was about $7 at the book store. It is very handy for me to identify many wild birds.


    This is a picture my husband took near my apartment. I often see this bird anywhere in Southern California. Before I purchased the guide book, I thought this bird was a small crow. However, by using the guide book, I learned that this bird is Brewer's Blackbird.


    I often see geese at lake, these are called Canada geese.

     I thought these birds were duck, but these are Snow Geese.


      I saw numerous Pelicans when my husband and I went whale watching a week ago. This is called Brown Pelican.

      I saw birds from boat in Dana Point. The birds are Cormorants.



     Because I love wild animals, I am very interested in this book. After taking picture of birds, I always check this book to know more about what I've seen accurately. I am glad that I purchased this book. :)

       My entries related to wild animals can be seen here.
http://itisapieceofcake2011.blogspot.com/search/label/wild%20animals


Sunday, August 25, 2013

Balboa Island


     Two weeks ago, my husband and I went to Balboa Island to take photos. It was a beautiful day. We walked through streets and saw beautiful scenery.









     We walked into the small book store. There were many interesting books and some souvenirs.

    I bought a small guidebook for birds of Southern California because I love wild animals and thought I would enjoy seeing it. :) I was right! I have already used it a lot since then. I'll share the guide book with you next time.

    My husband wanted to eat a frozen banana, so we waited in a long line for it.







     After that, we headed toward Huntington Beach to take more pictures. I'll write about it next time.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Kohl's Haul

     Today, my husband and I went to Kohl's, but when I went there, I noticed that I forgot to bring Kohl's gift card, so we decided to go to Staples first. When I checked out at staples, I unexpectedly got Kohl's coupon with my Staples receipt. We thought that we were very lucky because we would go to Kohl's after that anyway. As soon as I picked up my Kohl's gift card at my home, we headed toward Kohl's again.

    I bought two bath towels, which were originally $15.99 each but on sale for $$6.99 each. I was always looking for new bath towels because mine was already worn out.
Sonoma Ultimate Performance Bath Towel



     In addition, I bought two watches, which were originally $24.99 each but on sale for $8.99 each. I'll give one of them to my sister when I meet her in Japan next month. I think these are very cute and also look chic. :) Kohl's always sell fashionable watches at inexpensive price. That's why whenever I go to Kohl's, I have to check their watch corner. :)


     I used a $10 coupon, which I got at Staples, and a 15% off coupon form email. I ended up paying $20.15 for everything. Considering the total retail price was $81.96, it was a great deal. :)