Friday, November 24, 2017

Friday Favorites....Weekend Deals Edition!

Happy Friday friends!!!! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your friends and families! I shopped and ate. Seriously, I grabbed some great deals online yesterday and spent the rest of the day eating! And, this is my current situation....
I have eaten pumpkin pie for breakfast on Black Friday for the last 25 years. I have always worked in retail and it has been a crazy I start with a slice of leftover pie and coffee!

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving & Happy Shopping!

Happy Thanksgiving my friends!!!
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I am so thankful to each of you for joining me on my little blogging adventure. I wish you and your families a wonderful day!
Now I am in my coziest PJs...with a hot cup of coffee...and in serious online shopping mode! There are some great deals out there and you can grab most of them today, on the couch, in comfy clothes! I thought I would share some of my favorite Target deals with you. I linked everything, so you can just click and shop!
And if you need some inspiration, I shared some of my gift ideas earlier this week.
Gift Ideas for Girls
Gift Ideas for Boys
Ok friends, here are some of my favorite Target Deals!!
I am between these two as a gift for my kiddos. They both love "talking to Alexa or Siri", so I thought one of these would be fun. Both are on sale....
The Google Home is $29 and you get a free $10 gift card
and the Echo Dot is $29.99.
If you have any input on which is better...please share!
Ella got one of these mini cameras for her birthday last year and loves it! They are offering a deal with the camera and film bundle for $59.99
Pop Sockets make a fun stocking stuffer and are buy 2, get 1 free!
If you have a gamer in your house, lots of video games are on sale for 50% off!

And DVDs are also a great and easy gift idea. Lots of titles from $6!
I love to give books and they are offering some great titles at 50% off!
Now lets get into some toys!! Luke loves "guys" and there are some great sets at 40% off!
Justice League Action Figures
And if you have a little girl to buy for that is into Barbies, this is a great set on sale for under $30! Ella had this closet and car and loved it!

I am not a fan at all of the "slime craze"....but my kids love it and this looks like a fun gift for less than $20

Slime Kit
Legos are a highlight in our house on Christmas morning. These are a few sets that are 30% off for Black Friday.

Friends Heartlake Riding Club

Super Heroes
My kiddos love cruising around on their scooters. Under $20... and your kids will be cruising in no time!

Razor A Scooter
Now if you need anything for you house, I feel like you can always get a good deal on Black Friday. I love my Shark Steam Mop. You can grab it for $50 off!

And while we are talking cleaning, the Dyson V6 Animal is half off!

I personally don't own an Instapot....but have heard people rave about them! So if someone you know has this on their wishlist, you might want to snag it today and save $20.

And this is supposed to be the best blender ever...The Ninja
I have wanted one for a while now, but am waiting for my Cuisinart one to die! It seems silly to buy a second blender, but at half off...maybe it's time😉
There are so many other deals out there, I could go on and on for the whole day!
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Have the best day friends!!!
See you tomorrow for Friday favorites....there's always room for one more at our family table

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

What's Up Wednesday.....November Edition

Happy Wednesday friends!! Eeks....Thanksgiving is tomorrow!  I cannot wait to sip my coffee tomorrow morning..... and look at all the ads in the paper... in my PJs .... while watching the parade.  Then off to my parents for a Thanksgiving feast.... I am so excited for tomorrow!
But first it's time to link up with ShayMel and Sheaffer for What's Up Wednesday....November Edition. 
 A fun monthly post where we answer these questions....

What we're eating this week......
We are keeping it simple this week, with meals like an easy taco salad, as we gear up for Thanksgiving.

You can check out our meal plan this week for some quick and easy meals.
Five Meals for Your Family Table
And if you want to mix it up at the dessert table tomorrow, my pumpkin cupcakes would be the perfect addition!
What I'm reminiscing about.......
Halloween fun and mild weather. It just feels so dark and blah...

What I'm loving.....
All the citrus fruit!! I mean we cannot get enough clementines....
and I am loving grapefruit with my breakfast every morning.
What we've been up to......
I'm not sure about you, but November has kind of been a blur! We haven't had a ton going on, but I just don't know where this month went!
Last weekend we saw my nephew in his school play. He played Burt in Mary Poppins and he was just amazing! The whole production was so cool to see.
We took our pictures for our Christmas card. I loved how they turned out. Here is a peek at the kids "posing" after we got our shot for the card.
What I'm dreading....
Um...nothing...Christmas is coming!!!!
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What I'm working on......
Christmas Shopping! I love getting my shopping all wrapped up (literally) by the first week of December, so we can enjoy all the fun Christmas things the rest of the month. If you need some gift ideas, I shared some here recently.
Gift Ideas for Girls
Gift Ideas for Boys

Gift Ideas for Hostess
 Frosted Cranberry 3-Wick Candle - Bath And Body Works
What I'm excited about......
Our annual Gingerbread Party. It is my most favorite holiday tradition.  I shared some details here from last year's party.
What I'm watching/reading.....
I just finished Winter Street, the first in the holiday series from Elin Hilderbrand and I loved it! I cannot wait to read the next three.
I will share my review and the rest of the books I read next week.
What I'm listening to......
Um....Christmas music...obviously! Currently loving this one....
A Pentatonix Christmas [Deluxe Edition] [CD] - Front_Standard
Pentatonix Christmas
What I'm wearing......
It has been a bit on the colder side this month, so I have been all about cozy. I love this sweater I picked up at Target. It has a big cozy neck and is perfect with leggings. Just ignore the laundry and unmade bed!
And I am still loving this sweatshirt.
What I'm doing this weekend......
Visiting with friends! Some of our best friends are coming in for a visit and I can't wait! And then on Sunday the tree is going up.....YAY!
What I'm looking forward to next month.....
My Birthday.....because it's kind of a big one, I guess.... I am enjoying my last few weeks in my 30's!!!
What else is new.....
Ella and her class have begun reading the book Wonder. I have it on my nightstand to read next too. I have heard so many great things on this story and cannot wait to read it and then see the movie.
Wonder by R. J. Palacio
Luke made his First Reconciliation last week, so proud of him!
Bonus question....Elf on the Shelf Ideas....
Well I shared some of my tips last year.....and my number one tip is always have a plan! I know it sounds crazy, but I write out ideas for each day. Now, I might move them around, but I always have a list of 30 or so ideas. Some simple & some more complex😉
He always arrives with a big North Pole breakfast....
and then quickly settles in for a month of shenanigans....

 I wish you and your families and happy, happy Thanksgiving!!!
See you soon....there's always room for one more at our family table.