Studio Penny Lane – Holiday Gift Guide

Studio Penny Lane Apothecary Jars (and more!) 
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Studio Penny Lane Pennies from Heaven Apothecary Jar in Amber – Price $30 ($24 after promo code)

Studio Penny Lane A Penny from Heaven Poem Jar in Amber – Price $30 ($24 after promo code)
The holidays are full of joy with family and friends, and we always take a moment to share some of our favorite memories of those who are no longer with us.  In our family, our grandparents on both sides were amazing people, full of fun and mischief, and though not related to each other, both “sides” had a strong connection to lucky pennies that continues to be a big part of everyone in our family. When I found Studio Penny Lane and their gorgeous apothecary jars, I finally had the perfect way to capture that connection and share it with my family (and you)! In addition to the Penny/Pennies from Heaven jars, Studio Penny Lane offers other great apothecary jars in both amber and clear styles, glassware including mason jars, tumblers, coffee mugs, and gorgeous jewelry, including customizable order options.

Get 20% off your entire order with our exclusive promo code: StealsNDeals

A bit of my own history…

As kids, our paternal grandfather loved bringing us on adventures with his metal detector. We thought it was magic, especially when we discovered one of his favorite coins, the wheat penny, also known as the “Lincoln Cent” or, as our grandfather so eloquently called them, “toilet seats” for the pattern the wheat made around the sides of the penny!  Over 20 years since his passing, we always keep an eye out “wheaties” and whenever one finds its way to us, even to this day, we always take a moment to think of him and our wonderful times together.

Our maternal grandmother didn’t need a metal detector – she was a “found money” divining rod on her own. I can’t even place a number on the memories I have of her finding coins (and even dollars from time to time), but she gave us that same sense of magic with her uncanny ability to be in the right place at the right time with found money.  Since her passing, whenever we come across found money, we always say “thank you, Nana!” and smile.

All of our grandparents were so loving and generous, and even when struggling financially, would not have hesitated to help out someone else in need. While my kids were too young to know their great-grandparents before their passing, they have “inherited” both the internal metal detection ability with lucky pennies, and the same generosity of their grandparents. Without being asked, the kids started putting the found coins into a fundraising or collection basket if there is one nearby.

When I saw the Studio Penny Lane Pennies from Heaven poem apothecary jar and the A Penny From Heaven apothecary jar, I knew I had a perfect holiday gift for each of the kids this year.  From now on, we’ll bring home each of the found coins and collect them in their jars and each time the jars are full, the kids can choose a cause or non-profit that they’d like to donate the funds to.

A bit about Studio Penny Lane…

Studio Penny Lane was founded by Laurie Wilson, who, after the loss of a dear friend who she considered her own “Penny from Heaven”, was inspired to follow her dreams and passion to make a difference in the world around her and to promote a global educational Movement fostering Mindful Awareness for children.

Per the Studio Penny Lane website, “the goal is to positively reset the direction of how we teach our children by eliminating patterns of negativity, fear and even helplessness, and replace them with the tools to love without condition, dream courageously, and recognize and nurture each child’s true gifts. Our intention is to empower youth to create positive change in their own lives and ultimately their families, schools, communities and the world. Studio Penny Lane was created in memory and in honor of the Morales family may this shed some light on an unspeakable tragedy. One penny, one child, one thought at a time.”

Be sure to check out founder Laurie Wilson’s moving TedX Talk here.

Studio Penny Lane generously provided the apothecary jars at no cost for our review and has offered to donate (directly) to a local charity for purchase made using our exclusive promo code. No other compensation was accepted for this post. Photo credit: Studio Penny Lane

Tea Collection Black Friday Sale is Live!

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The Tea Collection Black Friday sale is LIVE!

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Head over to Tea Collection and stock up on $10 leggings, $15 dresses, and everything else you need for babies, girls and boys. This is their biggest sale of the year and the best items sell out in the blink of an eye, so be sure to head on over so you don’t miss out. The sale even includes some of the gorgeous fall 2015 collection items!

We grabbed twill pants, some banded dresses, a skater dress, some tops and a TON of $10 and $12 leggings, since they go with absolutely everything, are so comfortable, and have the longest “life” of any leggings we have bought anywhere! Let us know what you scored in the comments.

Tea Collection Friends & Family Sale is HERE!

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Tea Collection is one of our family’s absolute favorite brands. The clothing is gorgeous, the designs are so unique and universally flattering, and it so durable! We have been known to size up, wear a dress a little big with leggings, then wear it the next year at the right size, and even the year after as a tunic with pants. Three years for one dress and we still love the pattern so much we’ll end up searching for it in a BIGGER size so we don’t have to let it go!

If you’ve already tried Tea Collection, you know what I’m talking about! If you haven’t tried Tea, now is the PERFECT time since they are having their annual Friends and Family sale and EVERYTHING is 25% off! Just click the link above, fill your cart, and enter code FAMILIA at checkout.

Be sure to let us know what you snagged! Tag us on Instagram (@StealsNDealsWithTSK) and Twitter (@StealsNDealsTSK) to show us how you and  your kiddos sport your favorite Tea Collection outfits!


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Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!


We’re celebrating our newly re-launched site, at our brand new address,! We want to share our excitement by running our first giveaway – with MANY more to come!

We’ve been sharing tips on becoming an Amazon product reviewer. We’ve been sharing TONS of great deals we’ve found on Amazon. Now it’s time to hook you up with a gift card to put towards those products & deals! We’re giving away a $5 gift card to Enter below and be sure to grab those additional entries for more chances to win.

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Giveaway is open to legal residents of the United States, who are 18 and older. Enter now until 11:59 PM on 10/22/2015. No purchase necessary. This giveaway is sponsored in its entirety by StealsNDealsWithTSK and is subject to the terms, conditions and disclaimers detailed in the entry widget. This post contains affiliate links.

Announcement! Now Accepting Submissions for our 2015 Holiday Gift Guides!

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We are excited to announce that we are now accepting submissions for our 2015 Holiday Gift Guide! We will be offering a series of guides this year, tailored to provide readers with the best ideas for those hard-to-shop-for gift recipients. We will also be offering feature opportunities for brands looking to stand out.

Our guides will each provide our top items for a recipient type (such as foodies, gardeners, etc.). We will determine the specific lists and curate accordingly based on our research and participating brands. We will also have a special feature series for kids’ products appropriate for grades K-5.  As parents of elementary-aged kids, we know those gifts are commonly the biggest challenge for friends and family, as it can be difficult to find the perfect gift that will not be deemed “too babyish” or “too complicated/mature” by the kids!

We will be posting our gift guides here on StealsNDealsWithTSK as well as on our social media channels to our thousands of readers and followers between October 1 and December 20, 2015.

Participating brands will provide one unit of each product they wish to have included in the gift guide.
Featured brands will provide provide one unit of each product, as well as one unit for a reader giveaway.

Participating brands will receive the following:

  • Photo of product(s) – brand to choose option of stock photo or our photo of actual item to be included in gift guide blog post.
  • Link to product(s) – brand to provide retailer of choice for first link placement. We reserve the right to provide additional retail purchase options for the item(s) in order to provide readers with best pricing options in blog post.
  • Personalized content – brand to provide descriptive text for inclusion, we will include within our personalized review including our experience and recommendation for the product in blog post.
  • Pin on featured Pinterest board – brand to select retailer of choice for link for inclusion.
  • Tweets, Instagram posts, Facebook posts and Google+ shares of the blog post including your product(s).

Featured brands will receive all of the above, as well as:

  • Featured blog post showcasing only your product(s) and giveaway.
  • Tweets specifically sharing your product(s) and giveaway.
  • Instagram post featuring only your product(s) and the giveaway.
  • Facebook post featuring only your product(s) and the giveaway.
  • Promotion of blog post and giveaway via Facebook groups, giveaway sites, social media and among the blogger community to maximize exposure & entries.

There will be no fee to include your product(s) as a participating brand or featured brand. Participation requires brand to provide one full-sized unit of each product to be included in the gift guide. The brand will be responsible for all shipping costs and products will not be returned.  Featured brands also agree to ship one full-sized unit of each product to the giveaway winner(s), and to be responsible for shipping costs.

Submission requests must be received no later than Friday, December 11, 2015 to ensure adequate time to receive and test the product(s) for inclusion.

If you are a brand that would like to be included or featured this year, please contact us at Please ensure that your subject line references “Holiday Gift Guide 2015”. 

Readers, if you would like to learn more about a particular brand or product, let us know in the comments so we can reach out to the companies and offer them the opportunity to participate!

First Influenster VoxBox! YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick

We posted about earlier this year, back when they were running their amazing “Beat The Heat” summer sweepstakes and again later in the summer in our post about being a brand ambassador (with tips, tricks & resources).  Influenster is a great site where you can rate and review products, answer questions for other users, unlock badges to show your expertise and qualify to be selected for special review opportunities such as VoxBoxes, which provide full-sized products from a brand (or brands) or within a theme, 100% free! Once you receive your VoxBox, there are a set of activities you can complete to unlock a badge specific to your VoxBox.

We have been active participants in the reviews, “snaps” (quick surveys), twitter parties, etc. but hadn’t even been lucky enough to be selected for a VoxBox…UNTIL NOW!  And the VoxBox they picked us for is pretty much the best first box we could have imagined!

It’s the YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick VoxBox! It came with TWO full-sized lipticks – shade 9 (Rose Stiletto) and shade 19 (Fuchsia), both of which are absolutely gorgeous and go on like a dream with their smooth texture, amazing scent and great staying power! Shade 9 (Rose Stiletto) is the perfect neutral – it’s a “My Lips But Better” (MLBB) shade that can be worn for day or night!  Shade 19 (Fuchsia) is a bright, cheerful shade that will give a perfect pop of color for a night out or a summer day!

Here are some pics of this amazing box!


You can pick up #YSLRougePurCouture lipstick at Sephora or anywhere the YSL Beauty line is available.  These lipsticks are amazing, we give them five stars for sure!

If you have not yet joined Influenster, please feel free to use our referral link to sign up:  Once you sign up, be sure to check out the #DreamVoxBox campaign and create your own Dream Vox Box for the chance to have it become a reality! You can find our Dream Vox Box here: StealsNDealsWithTSK’s Smokey Eyes #DreamVoxBox.  We’d appreciate it if you would “like” our #dreamvoxbox. Leave us the link to yours in the comments and we’d be happy to follow you back!
Disclosure: The products above were provided at no cost in exchange for my honest, unbiased opinion.  This post contains referral links to for social impact points only, not for compensation.DreamVoxBox link provided for contest voting purposes.All photos and opinions are solely mine.

Product Review Roundup: September 1 – 18


We’ve been busy trying out all kinds of new products this month! So far most of them have been fantastic. Of course, there were a few that could use a few tweaks (or just plain weren’t for me), but we are going highlight some our favorites here! We’ll to aim to do this every few weeks, but if you’d like to see it more frequently, or have any particular areas of interest/product lines you’d like to see, let us know! We hope you guys will leave us comments about what interests you and what you liked/didn’t like so that we can start lining up some giveaways that you’ll really love! We don’t want to be giving away something like a blender if you’re really interested in beauty products or carseats. Or maybe you’d like all of the above? We’ll do our very best to track down and host giveaways and exclusive deals for your most sought-after items, you just have to let us know!

OK on to the goodies we’ve tried out lately. It’s back to school time, and we did some fall cleanup in the house and our beauty/makeup stashes so this first roundup will be a little bit of a mashup of many categories. If you’d rather see separate posts for each category once a month, let us know. We like it all mixed together for now because sometimes you might see something you never even knew you needed!


September Steals & Deals – Shoes & Clothing

If you missed out on some of the amazing sales over Labor Day Weekend, don’t fret! Some AMAZING promotions are still ongoing, and some are brand new this week. Check out some of our favorites (and some exclusives) below, but be quick – some end tomorrow!

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Neiman Marcus Last Call: 

Take an extra 30% off Men’s and Women’s Apparel at! Offer valid 9/9-9/15. (Valid in-store and online)


Hanna Andersson:

Up to 40% off Fall Favorites at Hanna Andersson, plus take 10% off regularly priced Hanna Home items (code: HAPPYDAY)

***** is running some AMAZING promotions this month in addition to their Labor Day Blowout!

Active right now: 
September Savings! Save 25% plus free shipping with the code SEPT25, 9/9/2015-9/13/2015

Starting Monday:
Huge Savings! Save $30 off $99 plus free shipping with code SAVEHUGE, 9/14/2015-9/16/2015



Get the Women’s Duet Busy Day Mary Jane for $26.99 (originally $54.99) with code DBDMJ9 at! Offer valid through 9/15.

Get the Women’s Kadee Flip Flops for $9.99 (originally $19.99) with code KADEF9 at! Offer valid through 9/15.

Free Economy Shipping on all Orders Over $24.99 at!



Last chance to save up to 35% automatically when you shop! Expires 9/10.


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It’s FORCE FRIDAY!! May the Force Be With You, Star Wars Fans!

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Star Wars fans unite – it’s Force Friday! If you haven’t heard about this amazing event, it’s a first-of-it’s kind global collaboration to release the Star Wars: The Force Awakens toy collection (along with some awesome gadgets, gizmos, collector’s items, giveaways, contests and more! The excitement starts at midnight and some of our favorite retailers are joining in on the fun! USA, LLC will have all the new toys, games and gear, as well as plenty of throwbacks to the earlier TV shows and movies (available in formats such as DVD, Blu-ray, and even Video on Demand by VUDU).  Don’t miss your chance to pick up LEGO Star Wars sets, Star Wars video games for your favorite console, books, housewares, and some surprise exclusives available online only! As an added bonus, shipping is free for all orders over $50!  Find all the new Star Wars games, toys, gear and more at! has also joined in the action and will be offering special deals on Star Wars items in a curated Star Wars Store. They’ll have new games, toys, deals and some Amazon exclusives!  They’ll even be hosting a giveaway for the Star Wars Legendary Jedi Master Yoda, Collector Box Edition on their Facebook page (here).

Disney Store 

The Disney Store is taking the fun to its brick-and-mortar stores for some Midnight Madness! The Times Square (NYC), Michigan Avenue (Chicago) and Stockton St. (San Francisco) locations are opening at 12:01 AM with D23 swag such as Star Wars: The Force Awakens posters to the first 1,000 guests.  Most other Disney Store locations (except outlets) will be participating in special Force Friday events as well, though times and quantities may vary by store so be sure to call or check online for your store so you don’t miss out on some of these fun happenings:

Star Wars-themed opening ceremonies

Freebies such as a commemorative Star Wars: The Force Awakens pin for the first 100 guests who make a purchase on Force Friday

Fun events throughout the day, including R2-D2 crafts, “Ways of the Force”, Star Wars story time, “Art of Drawing: R2-D2” and free Topps trading cards for those who complete in-store events (while supplies last).

On, fans can enjoy special Limited Edition product, as well as free shipping on all Star Wars items from September 4 – 6.

If you don’t have a Disney Store nearby, you can still find tons of great exclusives and Limited Edition items from Star Wars: The Force Awakens at and enjoy free shipping on all Star Wars items September 4 through September 6, 2015.

Lego Store

The Lego Store has some fantastic new Star Wars sets releasing today for Force Friday! We are drooling over the Poe’s X-Wing Fighter set (it comes with a BB-8 Astromech Droid!!) Check out all of the awesome sets at but go quickly, as the site tends to sell out VERY quickly for Star Wars items!

There are many more retailers, events, and fun ways to celebrate Star Wars Force Friday. Check out for more ideas, and be sure to let us know in the comments how you celebrated Force Friday!

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American Girl Dolls – Today Show Jill’s Steals & Deals 9/2/15

If you have an American Girl Doll fan in your house, HURRY HURRY HURRY! The Today Show’s “Jill’s Steals and Deals” segment has American Girl Doll discounts RIGHT NOW!

If you know the drill, here is the direct link to the AG site:
And here is the promo code: AG9TODAY

If this is your first time with this kind of deal, here is the step-by-step! It can be a bit overwhelming!
Just click the link here and it will bring you to the landing page for the promo, which will look like this:

Enter the promo code: AG9TODAY and then click SUBMIT.

There are sometimes delays or glitches due to the insane web traffic on these deals but once you’re in, you should see the products being offered. Here’s what we can see still available right now:

“Doll & ‘Dos” Truly Me Doll Sets in several skin/eye/hair colors (regularly $177, now $78)
“Dreams & Cuddles” Bitty Baby Set (regularly $109, now $49)
Bubble Bath & Bed Bundle (regularly $108, now $48)
Bitty Baby’s Diaper Bag & Story Bundle (regularly $56.99, now $25)

We have seen items come back in stock during these promotions, so if you have your heart set on a certain doll that shows as out of stock right now, do check back throughout the day. You never know!

If you’re interested, here is the fine print for the offer: Offer valid starting at 7:00 a.m. Central Time, September 2, 2015. OFFER AVAILABLE WHILE PROMOTIONAL SUPPLIES LAST, or until 8:30 a.m. Central Time on September 3, 2015. Limit one of each promotional collection per customer. To redeem this offer, enter the offer code from (found in “Deals & Tips”) in your shopping cart.   Discount applies only to the collections sold in this offer. Offer not available via phone or through retail purchase or shipment. Discount cannot be applied to other items or collections, previous purchases, returns or exchanges, orders in progress that have not yet shipped, or additional items ordered from Additional charges for shipping and handling and applicable tax still apply. We reserve the right to limit order and item quantities. No substitutions. Offer valid for shipments to US addresses only.

Note: This is NOT a sponsored post. All suggestions are based on our personal experiences with no incentive or request from the companies. No personal referral links are included in this post.

Be sure to leave us a comment with what you got and any awesome American Girl deals/tips you have!

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