Simple Sunday ~ Starbucks Cards & App Tutorial

Sundays are a time to focus on the simple things in life. 

Today I spent time doing such a SIMPLE action to help SIMPLIFY my life and in turn be more happy. I know you will love this step by step guide & tip to help your life be more simple and happy. 

It’s no lie… I LOVE COFFEE! Especially Starbucks coffee. As I was sipping my coffee enjoying my family this Sunday morning, I noticed a pile of Starbucks cards I had received for various things recently. THANK YOU, THANK YOU! 


These days I just love going through the Starbucks drive through for a treat when we are out. And then I open my app to pay with my gold card (that I earned- whoop whoop- who else has a gold card?) and I need to re-load it. UGH… but I know I have so many Starbucks gift cards at home. Ever have this happen to you? 

Well this AM I spent 15 minutes adding all the gift cards I have received into my app. IT IS SUCH A SIMPLE THING to do and I know will simplify my life and take away those UGH moments…. as a result a happier & caffinated mama! Three cheers to that! 

So if you didn’t know you could do this, or don’t know how, here is my step by step tutorial for you. Your Welcome! 

Step 1: Open App

Step 2: Click “Pay” then “Manage

Step 3: Click “+ Add Starbucks Card” 


Step 4: Enter the Card number & (honestly here is the hardest part, who else hates scratching off the protective covering to get the pin) 8-digit code. 

**SIDE NOTE: If you received an e-gift card for starbucks, open the e-mail, click “Redeem Your E-gift” then scroll to button “Add to your Starbucks App” and this is the best part the numbers auto populate.**


Step 5: Click “Add” & up will pop a picture of your card. (The giddy geek in me loved the image exactly matched what the card looked like in my hand)


**SIDE NOTE: If you don’t have a card linked to your account/app yet like I do, at this point click “Make Primary Card“. You can always change this later but if you have multiple cards and want to put the balance all on one, or for future use to collect the coveted Starbucks STARS for FREE rewards you need to make one card your primary card.** 

Step 6: Click “Transfer Balance” and then you will see this screen prompting you to use this card and transfer it to the card you’d like. 


Step 7: Click “Transfer $Amount“. You will then be prompted to “Keep or Remove” this action. YOU WANT TO KEEP THIS ACTION! So click “Keep“.


Step 8: Watch the magic happen. Literally it shows you how it takes the balance off the card you added and puts it onto your primary card. 

I hope you loved this simple tutorial and it helps you. If you did please take a minute and share it! 

Speaking of sharing… wouldn’t you love to share the Starbucks love? Pick up some Starbucks Gift Cards, Multipack of 4 – $10 and then share this tip with them. I bet you will make someone very HAPPY today!! 

P.S.- You know what goes great with a Starbucks Gift Card? A pair of my best-selling Sparkle Studs 

 

Friday Favorite – Moisturizer with SPF

Since we are in the dead of summer and I have been sharing my favorite items with all my VIP Stylish Gals on Facebook all summer long. I’ve decided to kick off my Friday Favorite Series to a all of you readers cause I am sure these items can bring you some joy.

I decided to share an important item for summer, an everyday Moisturizer with SPF in it for your whole body. It’s a brand that is good for your ingredients (which is so important to me) is dermatologist recommended & has been around for a long time. 

I have always had dry sensitive skin- head to toe and even as a little girl I turned to Aveeno. When I got pregnant- skin issues came back, so back to Aveeno I went. 


Earlier this summer on the spur of a moment we spent a beautiful day outside with some friends after a wedding and my body got SCORCHED! One of the worst sunburns I have ever had. Oh the blisters on my knees were brutal. My face was fine cause my EVER Skincare Daylight Tinted Moisturizer has built in SPF 32. I quickly learned how important it is to have a moisturizer you use everyday that already contains SPF in it so you don’t have to think or worry about it. I quickly went on a search for a body moisturizer with good for you ingredients & I was ecstatic to find that Aveeno made their amazing Daily Moisturizing Lotion with SPF 15.  I will never go without some kind of sun protection on my body again and neither should you! 

Go grab yours Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion With SPF 15, 12 Fl. Oz

Feel Good Freebie Friday!

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One of my main goals with this blog is to share good vibes far & wide. For people to realize they have one unique life to live and they should be happy living theirs.

I am a huge Ellen DeGeneres fan! I always say if the world could be more like Ellen, we’d all be better off. I love how she is always so kind to others, how she likes to shine the spotlight on people making a difference and doing good in this world. She is always making people feel good by being overly generous and gifting her audience, and those doing great things.. Spreading those Good Vibes.

I also really enjoy watching Kathie Lee & Hoda on The Today Show & their Freebie Friday segment where they also give gifts to fans across the nation.

So I decided to take my cues from these fabulous women and start my own “Feel Good, Freebie Friday”! My main goal with this is to highlight people making others feel good & make them get all those good feelings back ten-fold with a special gift from me.

Each Friday on my Happily Styled Life Facebook Page, I am going to challenge my readers to nominate someone they know making the world a more positive and happy place to be. Then I will choose one lucky person to receive one of my favorite things free! How fun right? So pop on over to the Facebook page, find all details, and nominate your favorite person today! Let’s all pay it forward…

xo- Kelly

Feel Good Freebie Friday Details:

– “Like’ Happily Styled Life on Facebook & Instagram

– Find Current weeks “Feel Good Freebie Friday” post. Follow criteria and comment with your nomination.

*This giveaway is in no way sponsored or affiliated with any products given away.

 

 

It is time…

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Well hello there happy people! Happy Monday!

I know it has been a while since I last posted, but here I am. I decided now, today, this Monday is as good a time as ever to start this blog up again. And boy am I glad to be back!

In case you are wondering where I have been, 11 weeks ago today hubby, puppy & I welcomed our little girl into the world… 5 weeks early! Yes you heard that right our lovable little girl decided to come into this world earlier then we ever could have imagined.. And no we were not at all ready. I had just had my shower two days before, it was still hockey season for our family with my husband as head coach for the first year, I had my huge annual event for the American Heart Association at school that Friday, her nursery wasn’t even close to being done, we had no hospital bags packed, car seats weren’t installed.. It was crazy… It all seemed wrong… The time was not “right”….

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But you know what.. As we reflect on our crazy story- the time was just “right”. As the introduction for my blog goes- I fully believe everything happens for a reason. She had a 15 day stay in the NICU, and as exhausting as it was- we were so fortunate to be surrounded by the best NICU staff. (Side note- we fully believe that NICU nurses are some of the best people on the planet. They not only take incredible care of these preemie babies, but they also are so loving to parents who are so scared. Thank you to all of our NICU nurses, especially Nurse Tracy!) We joke that she came early cause she knew her mom and dad were going to have no idea what they were doing so this way, we could be under direct supervision. We got all the lessons new parents need, how to change a diaper, how to give a bath, how to take a temperature, how to feed safely, infant CPR… You name it! We also had to limit visitors, which in turn allowed us exclusive time to enjoy our little girl. My husband and I became closer than ever as we teamed up to make sure our little girl was going to be okay. We chose during this time to see the positive, to count our many blessings… The biggest blessing of all being HER! As my husband kept reminding me we were fortunate. Instead of her spending another 5 weeks inside me, we got to meet her and every second, every minute, every hour was extra time we were LUCKY to have with her.

We are so lucky… And so thankful that she came early. We have learned the first of many lessons she will teach us. We often say “now isn’t the right time”, or “not right now”… Why do we say this? Why not right now? Many times we try to control everything and choose the perfect time for things to happen or to do something. DON’T! Let life happen, chose to do things now, each day is so PRECIOUS, time may never be right… Don’t let things pass you by. Embrace the fear, embrace the time right now, live in the moment and BE HAPPY TODAY!! Because you know what? It may not seem like the “right time” to you, but it could end up being the biggest blessing in your life, just like our little girl!!

Xo- Kelly

Create Your Own Success Story…

Hello October! October means changing leaves and with this comes the beauty of what change can bring.

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Change can always be scary, but think about it… nothing good in your life came without change. For instance, the birth of a child- well that brings about a whole ton of change. They literally say it is life-changing, but they also say it is for the better…

And yes… not all change is always a good result, but when something changes for better or worse- we can learn. And when we learn, we are still making some aspects of our lives better…

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When I decided to take a chance and become a Stella & Dot stylist, I was nervous. This was a big change, like nothing I had ever done… but I figured “Why not? What did I have to lose?” My dad actually said to me, “if it doesn’t work out you learned a lesson right?” Well here I am five years later still creating my own success story with this gig.

What if today you could decide to take a chance and make a change in your life, and create your very own success story?

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Well, it is that simple YOU CAN!! We have the best sign-up special ever right now, and it is the best time of year to at least give it a try. Everyone you know is going to need to shop in the next few months as the season changes and the holidays come upon us, so why not be their stylist and let them shop with you? And yes that is $750 worth of our fabulous accessories for $199…

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and yes most of the leaders on our team have told me point blank– they only joined for the boat load of jewels…and NOW– they have changed their lives bringing in a few extra hundred each month to an extra thousand or two each month… and YOU CAN TOO!!

Learn more & join here today!! Have more questions? Fill out the form below and let’s chat!!

 

Life = The Sum of our Decisions…

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Everyday we make many decisions.

From the moment we wake up until the time we go to sleep our day is filled with decision making. Some decisions are much more simple, such as what do I want for breakfast, or what what will I wear. Others take careful time and planning, and may even carry on for days/weeks/years, like planning a wedding or a move.

Five years ago today, I made a decision to try Stella & Dot when I was planning my wedding. I had thought about it for a few days, gathered my information, discussed with my family & friends, and used the decision making model to the best of my ability. I concluded there was very little risk so why not? Something inside of me was saying go for it, so I did. To this day it is one of the BEST decisions I have ever made.

I have made lots of decisions and will continue to make many decisions throughout life, and so will you. Some I reflect upon with fondness, some with sadness, but never with regret. Why? Because every decision I have made has landed me right here, where I am today. I would not be living my #happilystyledlife without the impact of every decision.

So today, I challenge you to think about all of your decisions.

Think about your past decisions that have brought you to where you are today and be grateful for each and everyone.

Think about your future decisions and where these decisions will take you.

Make BRAVE decisions. Make INFORMED decisions. Make BOLD decisions. Make IMPACTFUL decisions. Make EXTRAORDINARY decisions. And most of all be CONFIDENT in your decisions. Follow your HEART! Those decisions will never lead you in the wrong direction. They will be the RIGHT decision for YOU to live your Happily Styled Life. Cause life after all is the sum of all of our decisions. NOW is your time to go LIVE your decisions.

Have a joyful day! xo~ Kelly

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Hello world!

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Hey there, my happy & stylish friends! Thanks for checking out my new venture… a blog! Learn more about me and why I have decided to become a blogger in my “About” page. I hope you enjoy finding your Happily Styled Life, while reading about the adventures of mine.

Yours Joyfully- Kelly