Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The really funny gift................

Happy Hump Day and Happy almost Thanksgiving you guys!! We are packing up the car tonight and heading out bright and early tomorrow morning to spend Thanksgiving with our families. I am already dreaming about my daddy's turkey and my mama's cornbread dressing!! 

Do you guys give funny gifts in your family? We don't usually, but after my discovery of these hilarious gifts from Nordstrom I think we might start. Or maybe I'll take one of these to the white elephant exchange I have coming up. This one would surely be put to use and give us all a good laugh! No really, I want one for myself. 

Tell me you are't cracking up over some of these? I mean, the selfie snap may just be my favorite! 

You guys, the reviews swear this stuff works! I think we could all use anything that helps with a hangover, especially with all the holiday parties ;) 

So, if you need a good laugh over the holidays be sure you check out the Wit and Wonder section!! 

Hope you all have wonderful Thanksgiving and I will see you guys Friday to kick off all the good sales!! I am planning on knocking out the rest of my Christmas shopping on Friday and Monday!

Thank you Nordstrom for sponsoring this post.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A little Birthday/Christmas wish list........

My birthday is right around the corner, and being that it's in December and pretty close to Christmas, it usually gets a little brushed under the rug. Hey, I get it, I feel crazy around this time of year too. I know you December babies feel me, right? Haha.

Since this is a pretty big one for me, I am thinking Todd may want to make it extra special (no pressure Todd). But really, I know my man always appreciates a list, and let me be honest, I really appreciate when he buys from the list ;) Surprises just aren't my thing. 

I own two pair of Tory Burch studs and 90% of the time they are the earrings I go with. I love the look of these and I know they pretty much go with everything in my closet. 

I am still a HUGE fan of my L'Occitane moisturizer, but a few weeks ago I received a sample of this cream. Oh my stars, I love it! It made my face feel like silk. My plan is that if I receive this one I'll wear it during the day and then wear my L'Occitane at night. I know it's a little on the expensive side, but trust me (and the reviews), it's worth it! 

As soon as I spotted this vest I knew I wanted it, but then I saw that it came in cream and gray. Now I really can't decide which color I love more! I would love to hear which color is your favorite??

These babies finally went on sale!!!!!! I have had my eye on these since they first came out, and I would be so very happy to have them in my closet!! Speaking of sale Nordstrom just reduced a boat load of new fall items 40% off!!! You can shop the entire sale HERE

True confession - I ordered these for myself yesterday. These pajamas are so soft and feel so amazing! I tried them on in the store the other day, but they were too long so the lady that was helping me told me I could order the shorter version online! Whoop whoop, wasn't that a win win because I also received a free pair of slippers with my purchase. I can't say who, but I will say I know a few more ladies in my life that will be receiving these for Christmas as well :) Don't forget, use the code SLIPPERS to get your free pair with the purchase of your pajamas!! 

This is my favorite lip gloss ever!! I love that these are small and you can toss them in your clutch or pocket on your night out. Plus, $26.00 for six tubes of lipgloss is a total steal!!! 

I have been on the fence about getting one of these for a while now, but a friend of mine at the gym convinced me I definitely need one!! No really, I am sold on it! This thing not only tracks your steps, your calories burned, but it now tracks your sleep and your quality of sleep. You can also enter the food you eat throughout the day into the app so you can keep track of your meals and calories.

PS..... I know a few of you asked about my outfit yesterday from Instagram, so here are the details on that. 

Monday, November 24, 2014

Our Weekend

Did you all have a good weekend? I know we sure did! 

We actually did some of our Christmas decorating! I know, I know, it's not even Thanksgiving, but we are going to be traveling this year so I wanted to go ahead and get a head start. I still have some garland and some twinkly lights to add to the mantel, but I must admit, it makes me pretty happy every time I walk by these stockings.  Oh, and those cuties in the corner were working hard on a list for Santa.

I also busted out our Christmas china ;) I love this pattern so much, and it's especially fun now that we have little ones. The reindeer may just be my favorite.

The weather here has been so crazy! It was freezing Friday and Saturday, but then on Sunday it was rainy and in the upper 70's! Either way, I am happy I get to dress Taylor in all her precious winter clothes. 

 We spent lots of time outside snuggled by the fire. It's pretty much our favorite thing to do these days. 

 These two guys had to make sure they got in some snuggle time with mama as well ;) 
My North Face fleece has definitely been getting lots of use lately.

 On Saturday evening we headed out to meet some good friends of ours for a double birthday celebration! We went to a new restaurant called Craftsmen, and everything we ate was so delicious. Todd and I both agreed this will be a new date night spot!

We ended the weekend spending pretty much the whole day inside on Sunday. It was nasty and rainy so we watched movies, cleaned out the playroom, and watched more movies ;) We introduced Carson to the movie Home Alone while Taylor napped and I can't think of the last time I've heard Todd and Carson laugh so much. Then (because we are suckers), we let Carson stay up late with us and watch Home Alone 2. I am guessing we probably shouldn't tell him there's a part 3 ;)

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Warm shoes for tiny toes

For the past two years my mom and dad have gotten all the grandkids Ugg Boots for Christmas.  Of course I greatly appreciate that, but I swear my kids do too. When it gets cold out it's always the first pair of shoes they go to grab (I think it's the fuzzy fur inside that gets them). Ha! I am a little bummed this year because I can't find any in Carson's size that I love :( So, I am thinking about going with these instead. 

Nordstrom always has the best shoe selection for kids so I've rounded up a few my favorites. 
(click on the items in images to shop)

Thank you Nordstrom for sponsoring this post.

Friday, November 21, 2014

5 on Friday.........

ONE // 
I couldn't be any happier that it's Friday!!
 We have a ribbon cutting tonight for our good friends that just opened Mathnasium. It's a new math learning center located in Mt Pleasant. I am so very proud of them! I know this is going to be such a wonderful place for children to get the extra help they need.  They are not only the cutest family ever, but they are truly the sweetest too! 

TWO //
Seeing the lights on Wednesday night was so much FUN!! There was barely anyone there so we pretty much had the place to ourselves. If you guys could have seen Taylor's face! She was mesmerized by all the lights. It was quite possibly the most precious thing I have ever seen. She woke up Thursday morning and all she kept saying was, "I wanna go back to the lights...please." The magic of Christmas is so fun through a child's eyes. 

I have always loved a good hat and this year I think I am going to embrace it! I ran across this picture on Pinterest and fell in love.  I tried to put together a similar look-a-like outfit. Now, if only I could borrow her hair ;) 
Hat  // Blouse  // Jeans

FOUR // 
I thought this was good one because sometimes we all need these reminders

FIVE // 

I can not get over the fact that Christmas is less than five weeks away! I also can not believe these pictures were taken almost a year ago to the date. These are some of my favorite pictures of the four of us. A special thanks to my good friend Julia for capturing these.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

$100.00 Lulu and Georgia Giveaway

True confession, I have not bought one gift this year other than presents for my children!! I need get on it, like, yesterday!

 It's no big secret around here that I am a huge fan of Lulu and Georgia, so of course I jumped at the opportunity to join them in their twelve days of giveaways! I mean, I know we could all use a little help picking out a few gifts, and a $100.00 credit doesn't hurt either. 

They have so many great things in their store so I made a little list of my favorites that are all under $100.00 and most are actually under $25.00. You know, that way you can grab more than one thing if you win ;) 

Like I said, so many great things..................

Also, a few of you have asked about the color of my rug that's in my dining room. It's definitely more of a pink than red, but it's a faded pink, not crazy bright. I promise, it's stunning and the quality is amazing! 

Good luck and happy Thursday!! 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

This and That.........and a thank you.

** I am always so blown away and humbled by you guys. I am not even a big cryer (well, maybe a little), but yesterday your comments and emails really touched me. I felt like I was reading comments and emails from my family and dear friends. Then I thought to myself, well they are in a way, they're my blog family/friends. That being said, I believe in the power of prayer and I thank each and everyone one of you for praying for sweet Taylor.  I am so happy to tell you she was fever free all day yesterday and starting to feel back to her spunky little self. Our doctor has decided against doing any blood work and thinks this was just a very nasty virus. I sure do love my sweet girl and seeing her sick like this has been horrible, but I am so thankful she is feeling better and back to being herself.

** Tonight we are going with some good friends to take the kids to see the Holiday Festival of Lights. Carson has been begging to go, and we like to visit the lights at least twice, so we figured we would go now before it gets really crowded. I can't tell you guys how beautiful all the lights are, it is so magical even to me, so I can only imagine what it's like to a child. If you don't live too far, you should consider making the drive. It's totally worth it!

*It's supposed to be freezing here in Charleston the rest of the week. I guess this is hello winter!!!
As much as I love a good dress, it's too cold, so it's time to bring out the sweaters. Would you believe I don't have hardly any sweaters in my closet?!? So, on my hunt to add a few new ones to my closet, I found these three that I love. This one is on it's way to me!! 

I am also a big legging fan when it comes to the fall and winter. To me, they are more comfortable during the day than jeans.  I swear by these, but I am dying to get a pair of the faux leather leggings. These look like the real deal, and they are by Spanx, so I am sure they suck you in ;) 

Also worth the mention these and these Rag and Bone booties are 25% off right now!! This style has never been marked down, and sizes are almost gone. So if you want them I would grab them now! 

Last, I can't wait to start burning my Holiday Nest candle this weekend. I just noticed mine is almost all burned down from last year, so time to replace it! Hint hint Todd, this would be a great birthday present ;)