Wednesday, November 22, 2017

On the Eve of Thanksgiving

I can't tell you guys how excited I am that Thanksgiving is tomorrow! I'm so ready for good food, snuggles by the fire and starting off the Christmas season in my house (yes, even though I personally start celebrating on November 1, my husband does not so I celebrate alone until now LOL). The last few weeks have been pretty crazy, but I wanted to stop by and share some tidbits about outfits for tomorrow (and where you can get them on sale today) and some Black Friday deals you should scoop up!

So first, what are you going to wear tomorrow? If you're not sure yet and you need a quick, affordable outfit idea, check out Old Navy. They're already running their Black Friday deal of 50% off your entire purchase. These are a few things I've bought recently that would be perfect for your Thanksgiving. 
Velvet Top / Buffalo Plaid / Lightweight Sweater
Ponte Knit Leggings / Velvet Leggings / Olive Pants
Flats / Black Suede Booties /Camel Booties
Now that you have some comfy clothes, you need to be ready for your Black Friday shopping in your food coma. The great news is that you do not need to leave your couch. I repeat, don't leave your couch. Especially on Thanksgiving Day. If everyone protests Thanksgiving Day shopping, maybe stores will stop opening! 

Here a few stores that you should definitely check out. Also, Ebates and are great resources to shop sales! 

  • Old Navy - clearly I'm a fan, but the deals are so good! 
  • Target - duh. They have so many different sales on toys and electronics which are the two I will be looking at! 
  • Tarte - This is my favorite makeup and they always have good deals this weekend. They're already running 25% most of their store right now. 
  • QVC - This is a weird one, I know, but you should check it out. They have all your favorite brands at the same price with a bonus gift or at a discount! These are great for gift sets. 
  • Fitness - If you've been eyeing a new gym membership at any local studio, they're probably going to have good sales so make sure you check them out! 
  • Ebates - Many stores will have higher cash back percentages so don't forget to activate it before you do your shopping! (You can use my referral link to get $10 cash back immediately) 
I hope you all have an amazing holiday weekend and I'll be back next week with plenty of holiday posts :)  

Friday, November 10, 2017

Five on Friday

Whoops. I've been a little MIA this week - it's been a crazy one! What better way to pop back in than by joining the Five on Friday link up to end the week.

one // I'm headed to Chicago this afternoon!

An opportunity came up for me to be in Chicago next week for work so of course I took it as an opportunity to go up early and spend the weekend with my best friend. We're headed to the Purdue/Northwestern game tomorrow and she's taking me around to explore all the Christmas decorations that are already up on Sunday! I can't wait to share the trip with you guys!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

A New, Glorious Month

November 2 seems like a good time for an October goals update and to possibly set some November goals, right? Okay, good. I'm also linking up with Kristen for the What's New With You Linkup!

one // Be active for at least 30 minutes per day. 

I got so close on this one! There were 6 days that I didn't hit it according to my Fitbit. Although I "failed", I really paid a lot more attention to my activity so I think it's a success overall. 

two // Try a new workout class.  

I really don't think I did this. The sad part is, I already can't remember most of October. Both work and home were so crazy that I was just lost. I do know that I spent a lot of time in the gym, though, and tried some new exercises so does that count?

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Things to do this Weekend to Prepare for the Holidays

It's here, it's here, it's here! The Holiday season is here! Hear me out: I know a lot of people are "no Christmas until the day after Thanksgiving". I used to be one of those people. Let me tell you why I have changed my tune...

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Can you think of a Thanksgiving song? What about a Thanksgiving movie? If you're my husband, you would say, " uh, yeah, the Adam Sandler song and Charlie Brown". And that's it. (If you think of more, PLEASE let me know).

Monday, October 30, 2017

Quick, Work Friendly Halloween Costume

Although most people (myself included) probably celebrated Halloween a little too hard this weekend, we still have to get through the actual holiday tomorrow. This weekend we went to two different parties with different costumes. That wasn't the original plan, but I ran out of time during the week to get together my Friday night costume so this is what we ended up with:
A hunter and his deer
This was actually SO easy to do for someone who isn't very makeup skilled, so I thought I would share what I used and how I did it. Unfortunately, I didn't think about sharing this until after my face was basically done so I don't have step by step pictures, but it was pretty straightforward once you have the right tools!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Four Friends and a Baby

It's already Monday? This weekend went by way too quickly because it was just too much fun. I thought it would be a perfect weekend for a little recap!

On Friday, our friends from Chancellorsville drive down and then we had a surprise visit from Christian's best friend that lives near DC. We spent a good night catching up and just enjoying each other's company. 

Saturday, it was baby shower time! Our friend Sam is expecting her first little one and she's the first one of our friend group so we are over the moon excited for her. Kristin and I ran a few errands and got breakfast with our husbands before heading over to help finish setting up for the shower before everyone arrived.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

My Honest Review of Stitch Fix and Le Tote

A few weeks ago, my aunt and uncle were in from Maui for the week and we, of course, spent a lot of time with them at my grandparents. One night, we were out on the screened porch and my aunt mentions that her whole outfit is from Stitch Fix. Obviously, I have heard of Stitch Fix at this point and have even had a few friends try it out without much luck. But, Joyce convinced me to bite the bullet and try it at least once.

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