as i dream of barbados

as i dream of barbados

I don’t like to use terms and words like hate, despise, etc. because I try to choose a positive and hopeful mindset about everything I can, but I have a confession; I REALLY don’t like the cold. I mean I totally suck at it. I’m living in Chicago right now so that doesn’t make much sense, I know. I’ve never dreaded a season more than I dread the frigid temps I will experience these next few months, but I’m determined to embrace it and be a survivor! There’s a method to my madness for being here and a reason for everything- even torturing myself through the brutal misery of The Windy City winter. So I will keep my goals in mind as I cuddle in and do my best to stay cozy warm while I enjoy all the amazing sights, sounds, people, places and things around this awesome city.

Now I need boots.

I was in Maine at L.L. Bean a few weeks. Who doesn’t love Bean? At the time I couldn’t bring myself to by boots, because well- I don’t want to live in a place where you need things like boots, but attempting a Midwest winter without them would just be silly.

So I signed up for email alerts from Bean and have found a triple threat of deals that I’m going to take advantage of:

*FREE shipping, any size order

*10% off any order now through 11/13

$10 off any order of $50 or more for anyone who signs up for email alerts.

Check out the above and take advantage here! 

I love a deal and L.L. bean rules at them.

L.L.Bean is open 24/7 and 365. Yes- everyday, every hour, year round. There are no locks on the doors at the Freeport Maine flagship store. Even better you can return any thing and any time for any reason. No joke. When I was a teenager I had a backpack that I used for about 10 years. I actually cut the zipper with scissors one day because I kept getting it stuck. I sent it back to Bean, they didn’t even make the same bag anymore but with no questions asked sent me the most similar one to mine shiny and new. If you’re not satisfied they fix it plain and simple. They want you to be happy and confident with your purchase for it’s lifetime. (Or yours for that matter.) Do I feel confident in putting my hard earned money into a purchase at L.L. Bean? You betcha- and like no other company.

Now off to order my boots. Wish me luck this winter…


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1 Comment
  • Gabi

    November 18, 2011 at 7:48 am

    I hear you – I hate the winter too. Sometimes I dream of moving out of New Jersey for that. I definitely don’t plan on living here for the rest of my life. The winter is too cold, for too long!