CostCo and Amex break up, here’s the scoop.

If you love shopping at CostCo like we do, then you already know that things are changing! American Express will no longer be the card of choice (if you got your last bill you may have noticed they had a note on there about this). What you may be wondering is why on Earth this would be happening! Here’s the scoop.

Basically CostCo wants to give it’s members the best cash back deal it can, and right now the best deal was being offered by a competitor. Sam’s Club was offering a 4% cash back through Discover Card, and of course CostCo wanted to offer just as great of a rate to it’s costumers. Sadly, American Express wasn’t willing to do that. Luckily Visa was.

So, what the changes mean for you is a new card, a higher cash back rate, and all the same great deals at CostCo. The old Amex cards will expire on March 31, 2016 as noted in your last statement. New Visa cards will start on April 1, 2016.

I’m honestly surprised that Amex didn’t want to keep CostCo happy since it was the only credit card you could use there. To me the change seems positive though, Visa is a great card and the extra 1% cash back will make the change worth it.

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Gourds in an obelisk

Our front porch needed a bit of fall fun, so I decided to put some colorful fall gourds in our obelisk. I had a taller one, but not enough gourds, and sadly this smaller obelisk had wider sides which made getting the gourds to stay in a bit tricky. Thank goodness for Tetris skills!

gourds in a pot

The result is fun though, and I hope to do it again when we have more gourds. Certainly something to plan for next year!

Color changing LED candles with a remote

Be sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post! I was provided a set of candles in exchange for my review, as always, all opinions are my own. Post contains affiliate links.

As the days are getting darker, and the cooler weather is starting to creep in, getting cozy at home is certainly on my mind. One of our favorite things is the soft glow of candles, but we don’t love the idea of open flames. Luckily there are amazing LED candles that look like the real deal, but without the worry of hot wax, or forgetful minds leaving them burning.

This set of 3 candles from Ohuhu comes with a remote, and several fun options. As you can see in the video you can set them to a single color, or you can have them cycle through all the color options. Our favorite part is the timer option, I love being able to have them turn on and off all on their own.

color changing led candles

The candles have a nice brightness to them, and it’s fun to have such a variety of colors. They also look nice when they are turned off because they are made with wax like a regular candle. I think they would work really well for the holiday decorating season too because you could set them to be fun colors that go with your decor. The set would also make a great gift.

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