Monday, November 30, 2015

Five Days of Fabulous: Uggs and Missouri!

Are you ready?  Are you sitting down?  Are you excited?  Because we are!!!!!!!!

Sheaffer and I have been working on our 5 Days of Fabulous since this summer and we are so beyond thrilled to share it with you!  Every day this week, we are giving away one fabulous item to you and then additional items for you to share with your friends or family!  That's right, one winner will receive multiple prizes!  And they're not just kind of good prizes...they are FABULOUS prizes!  Every day, the prizes build...and friends...THEY GET SPECTACULAR!

We really should have been Santa.  Or Oprah.  We just love this gift giving so much!

This is how I feel right this second...

'Tis the season for gift giving!

Okay, prize number one is one of my faves.  Are you ready?   Here we go...prize number one is...

...that's right!  You and four of your friends and/or family will win a pair of Uggs!  Eeks!!!  You and four of your girlfriends will each get to pick out a pair of Uggs from Nordstrom $200 or under per item.  Boots, booties, girls pick! 

 I mean... you know how much I love my Uggs...

...I bought these Uggs the year I had waaaay back in 2008.  And as you can see, even my little ones love Uggs too :).

(See my leggings here.)

I bought these Uggs last year and wear them all.the.time.  I love how I can wear them up (like here) or roll them down too.

(See my leggings, teevest)

And friends, you've heard me talk about my new Ugg house shoes from this year now approximately 1,563,844 times.  I love them.  They are the perfect Christmas gift! 

Me plus my new cute pajamas plus my house shoes equals dressed for Christmas morning :).

So, today, you are entering to win a total of five pairs of pair for you and four to give away as gifts this Christmas season.  See the Rafflecopter below to enter to win!

This is only day one!  We have 4 more fabulous days ahead!

And...before we get to our Thanksgiving pics, if you're a Cyber Monday shopper, you need to check out two things.  First, remember those sweaters from Loft that I keep talking about?  Here they are...
 These sweaters!  They come in 11 different colors.  Well, right now, EVERYTHING at Loft is 50% off with free shipping!



And then this one too...

...50% off and free shipping :).  Happy Cyber Monday!

Speaking of happy...we just took our first road trip as a family of five last week for Thanksgiving and had the BEST time!  This was Ashby's first time to be in the car longer than an hour, so we didn't know what to expect.  Here's what we learned...Ashby does not sleep in the car.  The other two kids were sound asleep (especially considering we drove home at night and didn't arrive until 11:15!)...but not Ashby, this girl was wide awake in the car.  She watched movies, played with her Kensington's purse and chatted with us.  

Here we go...Missouri bound baby!

Two parents, three kids and one dog all headed to Andrew's parents' house!

We stopped about 2.5 hours in for lunch.  The drive is six, we ate and then quickly got back on the road.

Psssst, I'm going to go ahead and tell you where some things are from because experience has told me, you will ask and this will just make things easier for you ;).  Vest//Plaid Shirt

My little sunshine :).

The other side of the table.  Those boys.  Smith was trying to have big monster eyes. #fiveyearoldboys

On the road again...I'm admiring both my festive nail polish (Comet Closer from OPI's new holiday line) and my McDonald's coffee.  Listen, there isn't a single Starbucks between the Texas border and Joplin, Missouri (at least the way we go, up through Oklahoma...we don't go through Tulsa), but the McDonald's coffee is exceptionally good :).  I'm also quite bored at this, admiring nail polish and coffee gave me something to do :).

So, we arrived at Andrew's parents' house, unpacked a bit, hung out for a while and then drove back into town to have dinner at one of our very favorite's a Japanese Hibachi restaurant and my kids loooove Japanese food cooked on a Hibachi!

I love this boy :).  He's just so sweet!  (I mean...he can be a crazy boy...but he's always a sweet crazy boy).

(Psssst...scarf here)

The other side of the table...lots of people I love :).

I love their faces of anticipation for this...

...look at Kensington back there!  So funny!

She's like "look at that mommy!".

Girlfriend still knows how to handle her chopsticks!

This boy loves them too :).

Ahhhhh...back at the in-law's house with one of my mother-in-law's famous cookies and a book.  #happy

I've been coming to Andrew's parents' house for 13 years now and this was the first time to see Andrew's letter jacket from high school.  Somehow he found it in a box while looking through the closet and well, I mocked it profusely for all the patches ;).

I mean...obnoxious with the patches, right?!  I was teasing him...but seriously, that's a lot of high school right there on one jacket.  My kids thought it was hysterical :).

We went to sleep that night and then the next morning...
...I found myself snuggled on the couch with these two girls.

Wherever one goes, the other goes too.

So, I took a picture of this crocheted blanket because...I made it!  Back before we had kids, I was a crocheting fool!  I was constantly making blankets as gifts and my sweet mother-in-law still has one out :).  

The very first time I came to the farm, was Thanksgiving 2002.  A lot has changed over the last 13 years of visits...and I even love this guy more now than I did 13 years ago (and I loved him so much back then!).

Scarf here.

The Shull five headed out for the day :).

We love to visit Sandstone Gardens every time we're in Joplin.  Smith asked if he could take a picture with me.  Sweet boy.

Andrew forgot his coat at home and didn't realize it until about an hour into our road trip. #hescoldhere #shouldhavepackedbetter #thisiswhyialwayshavealist #justsaying 

What sound does a lion make? Roooooooooar!

One of our favorite stops is the candy house!


We headed back to the farm for a little bit in the afternoon...I drank more coffee, ate another cookie and watched Home Alone with my kiddos.

We drove back into town for dinner (this country living is all about driving back and forth from the farm to town...).  We tried out a Mexican restaurant and the Texans in the family all gave it two thumbs up!

We amused ourselves at their mall after dinner...

...we're easily amused.

On Thanksgiving morning, we snuggled some more...

...we checked out Nanny and PawPaw's cows...

...we took a picture on the porch...

...we danced a lot to the Macy's Parade...

...and we counted our blessings.

This was our first Thanksgiving as a family of five...and it couldn't have been better.  So thankful for my family this year more than ever., hold on to your Uggs ladies because today, I'm sharing my

'Tis the season for as many easy, simple, festive and delicious holiday treats recipes as you can find...and I have them all.  Whether you need goodies to take to your kids' school, your office party, to give to your neighbors, to make for a party, or just to have at your house, here is my guide to simple Christmas for every day between now and Christmas Day!  
You can see it here

And last but certainly not least...
In order to win today's prize, you must enter the Rafflecopter below!  
There are several ways to enter each day, and if you don't have any forms of social media, you can still get points for following both blogs by e-mail! The winner for today's prize will be announced tomorrow morning when we give away our next prize. And we promise you the giveaways are going to just get even bigger and better as the week goes on!
  This contest is open to US residents only.
Winners have 48 hours to claim their prizes.  If a prize is not claimed, another winner will be chosen.

And the winner of my $250 Black Friday Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway is...

Congratulations!  I have emailed you this morning.  You have 48 hours to email me back or the prize will be awarded to someone else.

Happy Monday friends!  

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Friday Favorites: Black Friday Giveaway!

Happy Black Friday shopping!!

Today, I'm giving away my last $250 Nordstrom gift card to one lucky winner!  Thank you so much Nordstrom for making these giveaways possible over the last month!  I don't know about you ladies...but I have loved getting into the holiday spirit a tad early thanks to these giveaways.

Just like every Friday, I'm linking up with Narci, Andrea and Erika and bringing you my favorites from the week.  This week, I'm sharing my favorite things from the last month and throwing in some fun beauty gift ideas that are easy stocking stuffers, extra gifts, simple purchases to have on hand this Christmas season.

Merry Christmas friends!

So, here is a round up of some of my very favorite beauty products that would make excellent gifts this holiday season.  These are easy to just throw in your cart and add to their stocking.

I mean...why is it that a new tube of lipstick can make you feel like you can conquer the world?!?!  It just does though, right?  I love all of these and use them daily :).

Okay...something else I loved from this month... festive pajamas! 
The sweatshirt isn't even really a's an actual sweatshirt, but when I saw the cute plaid pants, I thought they'd look super fun together as pjs!  And of course, you already know how much I love my Ugg slippers :).

The sweatshirt comes in four different patterns...

And the pants comes in five patterns...

'Tis the season for festive pajamas!

And if you want yours a little less festive, the microfleece jammies I bought last year are back in stock in a whole new range of fun colors and patterns. #iheartthese

And the fun beauty idea you could throw in with this gift?  You know how I mentioned my love of the Bobbi Brown sparkle gloss above?  Well look what they have out for the holidays... get a set of three packaged in one little discounted holiday set.  Love!

Well, I could I love anything more than this?!?! "ugly" Christmas sweater that lights up :).

I am in love!  

And let's be real, it's actually really comfy too!  I mean...for an "ugly" sweater, it sure looks cute, right?!

Annnnd...I bought this one too just in case I didn't love the light up one.  This sweater is also one of Nordstrom's new "ugly" Christmas sweaters and it's super cute as well.  I'm not going to keep this one...because I really only need one "ugly" Christmas sweater and my heart belongs to the light up one...but for those of you who want to be a little more subtle, this one's for you :).  

You can see all of the "ugly" Christmas sweaters here. There are even more choices!
And you can find my booties here and my lipstick (Plum Rose) here.

So, I've shared my love of this Rose Salve approximately 5 million times.  This works to soften lips, to soften cuticles, on dry patches on your elbows and's like magic.  It would make an excellent little stocking stuffer too :). 

So, like I said last Friday, this pair of my new fave.

They are in fact the comfiest jeans I have ever put on my body. 

I have mine cuffed with my booties, but I tried them on with my tall boots and they work well with them too.  If you're shorter like me, then you could cuff (or hem) and if you're taller (lucky you), you can wear them straight.  I cannot say enough good things about these jeans!  They were a surprise to me!

I took a couple of other pics so you can see them better...

And for those of you who are Philosophy fans out there (and I know you're out there!)...look at this cute gift set... get this set for half of it's actual value.  Merry Christmas to all of you who are passionate about Philosophy!

By now, these should be a given around here...

When it comes to Kate Spade Glitter Studs, I have zero self control.  I bought the Opal Glitter and the Black Glitter.  I mean...won't they just make every single outfit a little more special?!?!  I also bought two pairs for gifts as well.

Remember back during the summer when I bought five pairs to give out as gifts this fall...

...well, I gave them all out for birthdays over the last few months and now, it's time to give some out as Christmas gifts too.  I'm thinking everyone from my mom to the girl who babysits for us occasionally will love these :).

To see all of the glitter studs, click here.
(Past experience has taught me that these earrings sell out quickly!)

I feel like when you give glitter studs, you need to give something else glittery with this...

...this Deborah Lippman nail polish set. How fun is this?!

And for all of those people who you want to buy something cozy...

Give these to the men in your life...

Red Plaid Scarf//Grey Plaid Scarf//Reversible Scarf//Buffalo Check Scarf

And a warm pair of slippers to finish your guy off this season...

Nordic Slippers (only $21!)//Ugg Slippers//Potomac Slippers//

One of these scarves would be perfect for the ladies in your life...

...I flippin' cute are these scarves?!?!  Wouldn't these be such cute Christmas gifts?!?!  (Go ahead and get one for you too!  You know you'll kick yourself later if you don't!).

Top the ladies off with something warm for their heads...


And one more thing to give them that might not be cozy exactly...but it's cute and on sale!
...these Kendra Scott studs are 33% off right now and would make great Christmas gifts!  They come in three different colors.

And to see all of Nordstrom's beauty gift sets for the holidays (and there are so many!!), click here.

Okay, to see everything I've talked about this month, click the top of my blog.  See, right here...

...all of my holiday shopping ideas from this month are located right here in one spot!

Happy Black Friday weekend friends!

Don't forget to come back Monday for the beginning of this...

...Five Days of Fabulous kicks off Monday!  Y'all...the gifts are unbelievable!  We can't wait!

Have a wonderful weekend!  Enter the Rafflecopter below to enter to win the $250 Nordstrom gift card!

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