The Sassy Pear

Finding my way through my forties

What’s on Jill’s Wish List? — May 30, 2019

What’s on Jill’s Wish List?

I like to peruse Amazon and add stuff to my Wish List and then check it often to see if the price has gone up or down. What I have found is that typically the price will go down on Tuesday or Wednesday and climb back up by Friday. I say that like there’s a huge difference, but really it might just be a few cents up to a few dollars, depending on the item. I thought it might be fun to list some of my wish list items here in case you are looking for some ideas to add to your own wish list. Click on the pictures for prices, etc. and as always, Amazon links are affiliate links, yada yada yada. Whatever, just click on the picture for details.

I used to get this at Walgreen’s but apparently my WG has stopped carrying it. I was so happy to find it on Amazon AND it’s $4 cheaper on the ‘Zon than it was at WG. Yay!


Remember when I said I wanted more dresses like the one in my last post? Here is another that I want. I think it looks perfect for summer, I just wonder if it’s see through or not. Somebody buy it and wear it and let me know. Thanks!


I don’t know why I want this but I do. It’s a 2 pound weighted hula hoop. I envision myself watching the evening news while I hula hoop around the living room, which is weird because I don’t even watch the evening news anymore. But I would totally hula hoop around the living room while watching Wheel of Fortune. (Bonus, there’s a $4 off coupon for this too. Someday I’ll pull the trigger and buy this thing.)


Okay this one is boring but it’s something I really need because my old not-instant thermometer finally bit the dust recently.  And it’s half off the price from when I originally added it to my wish list. I’ll probably buy this soon because I don’t like to play Russian roulette with chicken.


This one I’m going to buy in the fall, when I tend to bring foods that need to be heated up to work with me. Just pop your glass (or ceramic or cardboard) container in, zip it up, plug it in, and in by lunchtime your food is hot and ready!


Because I don’t want to kill the sea turtles, but I still enjoy sipping my lemonade through a straw. I’m really into lemonade lately, not sure what’s up with that.


I LOVE this little clock! It’s been on my wish list since 2017 and I should just go ahead and buy it already. It would look perfect on my nightstand. I adore those 2 little birds sitting on top!


And finally, a little birthstone bling. At $200 this is the most expensive thing on my list, but I’m worth it, so it stays on the list. I think it’s just so pretty and my husband might need an idea for our anniversary that is coming up this summer. Husband, if you are reading this – I LIKE THIS RING A LOT.


These are only a few of the things on my “Treat Yo’Self” list (no really, that’s what I named my list) but the other stuff is hand-lettering stuff and some boring kitchen shelving stuff and other not-fun stuff (maybe I need a separate wish list for the not-fun stuff??). What kinds of things are on your wish lists? Do you have fun stuff or do you have boring stuff? Do you even have a wish list?? If not, start one – you need to treat yourself to something nice once in a while and it’s handy to already have some things picked out. 🙂



Amazon deals and promos — February 8, 2019

Amazon deals and promos

Since I’m an Amazon affiliate, I get emails about deals and promotions from Amazon about once a month, and I thought I’d start sharing them with you in case you see a deal that might be useful to you.

This month’s deal is of course, all about Valentine’s Day, and if you have a Special Someone in your life, or even if that Special Someone is your pet or your best friend, there are lots of different items you can give to show your appreciation, or you can appreciate yourself and buy something just for YOU. Here is a link to the Valentine’s Shop but if you don’t have time to look through them all, here are some highlights (and a few of my personal faves)! Click on the pics for more information.

No boyfriend of your own? No problem, just drop this little guy in water and he’ll grow to SIX TIMES his size! I don’t know if that means your new boyfriend will be taller than you or only as tall as your 2 year old nephew, but either way he’s all yours!!

Have a special coworker who always knows when you need an extra coffee break? Celebrate your work wife with this t-shirt to let her know how awesome she is.

Would it be wrong to eat this straight from the jar with a spoon?

How pretty is this watch? I think this is really lovely (and it’s only $35!).

Oh my gosh this is adorable!! Is your pup your BFF? Then let the world know with this necklace and collar clip on for you and your canine companion. (this is seriously a really cute idea!)

And finally, you can’t have Valentine’s Day without some chocolate. Treat Yo’Self to some of these chocolate covered strawberries or give them to your mom or your favorite blogger (hint hint) (just kidding) (no, really).

There is a lot more to see in Amazon’s Valentine’s Day shop and most of the selections are Prime – which means if you have a Prime account you can get them in just a couple of days, so you still have time!

I’ll try to do more of these deals whenever they come up, unless the majority of you tell me that you hate things like this and never want to see them again ever. But I think it’s kind of helpful for gift ideas and such. Let me know what you think!

I am an Amazon affiliate and I get a small (teensy small) commission any time you click on any Amazon link in any of my posts then make any kind of purchase an Amazon within 24 hours of clicking a link. There’s no added cost to you, but it helps me offset some of the costs of keeping this blog going. So if you click and buy – thank you! And if not, well that’s perfectly fine too, I still appreciate you. 🙂 



Why do you have ads, Jill???? Because I have kids, that’s why. — September 15, 2017

Why do you have ads, Jill???? Because I have kids, that’s why.


Not only will you see Word Ads on my site, you will also see Amazon Affiliate Links from time to time because I have 3 teenagers and dayum, they are expensive. Mama’s got to make some extra coin somehow. (I’m thinking that middle aged women shouldn’t use “coin” like that, but whatevs. I probably shouldn’t say “whatevs” either. Oh well.)

I can’t do much about the Word Ads, but I can kinda control the Amazon ads (I think), and I promise to make these ads fun and useful.

If you don’t already know, Amazon affiliate links work like this

(please note: this tutorial is mainly for my family members who probably don’t have any idea they can do this):

when you click on an Amazon link anywhere on my site, in any blog post, it will take you to Amazon and even if you don’t buy that particular product, but you buy ANYTHING ELSE for the next 24 hours, I will get a teensy commission on that sale. So if you’re going to buy something on Amazon, why not come here first and click on a link? You’ll be helping me out and you’ll get fun stuff from Amazon delivered right to your door.

For example, in my last post I mentioned macrame plant hangers. Guess what you can buy on Amazon right now????

That’s right! You can buy a macrame plant hanger of your very own! If you click on that picture, it will take you to Amazon where can purchase as many as you like. Or you can click around Amazon and purchase something else entirely and I’ll still get a commish on whatever product you buy. Easy, right?

Oh, and for my UK and Canada readers, it works for your Amazon sites as well. My affiliate link is also active on and I have a few international readers because apparently my blathering appeals to peoples of all nations. Who knew?

I apologize if some of you don’t like seeing ads, and I hope the ads won’t be too obnoxious or distracting, but it’s either this or I go find a street corner and sell my wares there. I already have a full time job, and until someone is willing to pay me large amounts of money to read books, this will have to be my side gig for awhile.

Oh look! A link to books!

(I read this book recently and it was REALLY GOOD! Highly recommend)

Okay, sales pitch done and over. Thanks in advance if you decide to click on my links. I appreciate you!

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