Friday, November 28, 2014

I'll be in my!!

I hope you all had a very Happy Thanksgiving!! So much to be thankful this year especially my sweet family!  

I ate way too much as usual and I am sure I gained back the five lbs I just got off!! I just can't say no to cornbread dressing ;)

I am sure a few of you are out fighting the crowds today, but if not, I thought you may like to know who's running all the HUGE sales online! Personally, I will be glued to the computer in my pajamas and with a cup of coffee ;) No lines, no crowds, and sale prices.....sign me up!

Nordstrom - It's no secret this is my FAVORITE place to shop! Make sure you check these out if you haven't grabbed up your Hunter boots yet!!! Also, I am obsessed with my Clarisonic and this one is on sale and would make an amazing Christmas gift!!! Ahh, and last, this fur vest finally got marked down!!!

LOFT- 50% off the entire store!! Included is all the Lou and Grey, and that never goes on sale!!

Express-The entire store is 50% OFF!!! I am always shocked at all the amazing things I find at Express these days!! They have come a long way since the college days :) 

Lulu and Georgia- Save up to 30% off!!!! Such a great time to grab that rug you really wanted!!

Also worth mentioning..........

Gap - The entire store is 50% off!!! I am planning on hitting up the GapFit  section. They have a lot of great pieces this year. 

Tory Burch - Holiday sale event! Save up to 30% off!! 

Ann Taylor - Entire store is 50% off. This zip sweater is adorable, and how fun would these be in your stocking! 

Anthropologie - Tons of new markdowns. This top is coming home with me. 

ASOS- Entire store is marked down 30% off. 

Piperlime - 25% off SITE WIDE!!! USE code (IHEARTNYC)

Barrington Gifts - 10% off plus free shipping! I own two of their bags and I love them both!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Round One

So it looks like a few of the stores are starting black Friday early this year!! I for one like to be ahead of the game, so I am pretty excited about this! 

These  are some of my favorite boots, and they are part of the sale!!

Along with these amazing pumps, and they are under $50.00!! Check the rest of the markdowns here.

Shopbop - take 25% off of your order with code GOBIG14!

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.