Show & Tell | Want, Need, Wear, Read

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Linking up with Andrea for...

Today is all about things that fill the following categories on my Christmas Wish Lists.

 Want, Need, Wear, and Read

This absolutely adorable clutch from Little Mugshots!
I Mic ordered one for me for Christmas this year with X's cute face :)
I can't wait to see it under the Christmas tree ;)

A new hair dryer!
My hair dryer is really old and I swear it takes at least 25-30 minutes to dry my hair.
I have a lot of fine hair, but not enough to take that long in my opinion.
I asked my mommy to pick up a new one for me :)

This necklace from Etsy.
I originally wanted the super similar one from Anthro, but for some reason the letter V has been sold out for months.
So I found the one on Etsy and added it to my Christmas wish list :)

I picked up Jesus Always recently on a trip to Hobby Lobby, so I am hoping to continue reading it each day.

I am also thinking about adding Simmers to my collection of cookbooks too!

What's Up Wednesday | November

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Linking with Mel, Shay & Sheaffer for...

What we're eating this week...
We are eating lighter at the beginning of the week so we can fill up on all the Thanksgiving yummy-ness!

What I'm reminiscing about...
Our cat Diamond.

It was a year ago that we had to put him to sleep :(

What I'm loving...
That I am off until Monday!
Bring on the turkey, pie, comfy clothes, and Christmas shopping!
And these new dishes we just ordered from Pottery Barn and Pier 1!

I swapped out the birch tree salad plates for these...


What we've been up to...
Birthday parties,
and getting ready for the holidays!

What I'm dreading...
The added stress that the holidays always bring :(

What I'm working on...
Putting the finishing touches on X's birthday party,
finishing my Christmas shopping,
and trying to come up with ideas for a trip for Mic's 40th birthday in January!
Any suggestions?

What I'm excited about...
Christmas is coming!!!!

What I'm watching/reading...
I have been sucked into The Voice by my dad ;)
But now I am SO behind on This Is Us, Dancing with the Stars (but I did see who won last night) and The Blacklist :(
And Mic and I are still trying to squeeze in episodes of Game of Thrones when we can.

What I'm listening to...
All the Christmas music I can!

What I'm wearing...
For some who has disliked open front cardigans for a very long time, I am loving them right now!
New York & Co Sold Out

I had a couple that I started wearing more lately and I even picked a few more!
As I type this I am currently wearing this one :)
So cozy!
Buffalo Plaid - currently 50% off at Old Navy

What I'm doing this weekend...
Chillin' after we stuff ourselves on Thanksgiving.
And hopefully doing some shopping :)

What I'm looking forward to next month...
X's 6th birthday party,
my birthday,
and New Year's!

What else is new...
I just signed X up for Upwards Basketball!
I can't wait to watch this kid ballin' every Friday this winter!!
And I recently hosted my Favorite Things exchange party!

Influenster Harvest VoxBox

Tuesday, November 21, 2017


I received the Harvest VoxBox from Influenster late last week and couldn't wait to share it with you all!

Look at all that loot!

Eva NYC Mane Magic 10-in-1 Primer
$3 off Eva NYC coupon for any hair product or tool
Due to just getting my hair colored I haven't used this spray yet.
That being said, I can't wait to try this out!
I love Moroccanoil Hair Oil, so I can't wait to give this one a try :)

Vera Wang Embrace - Green Tea & Pear Blossom
If you know me, than you know I am NOT a perfume person.
Most of them are just way too strong for me.
But this is delicate and light. Crisp and fresh.
I will absolutely wear this!

Gain Botanicals Laundry Detergent - Orange Blossom Vanilla and White Tea & Lavender
$1 off coupon for Target
If you look closely at the picture above, the Orange Blossom Vanilla sample is missing.
That is because I already used it, and love the smell!

Tree Hut Coconut Lime Shea Body Butter
This stuff smells amazing!
My skin needs this creamy body butter in the winter with all that dry heat in our house!
Lather this one at night and wake up with your skin feeling super smooth.

Two VIP Coupons for ANY Cole's Middles Product
I had the pretzel with cheese version of these at a friend's house and they are SO STINKIN' GOOD!
You better believe I am picking these up on my next trip to the grocery store!
We love Cole's garlic bread too!

One FREE 15 oz. tub of Country Crock Buttery Spread
I grew up using Country Crock and still buy it today.
It is my go-to butter spread for cooking, baking, you name it!

**I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.
All opinions remain my own. **

Maybe Next Week & Coco Fun!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Linking up with Andrea, Narci & Erika for...

Well it wouldn't be right if this morning was any different than the rest of the week.
Holy moly!
We have overslept/been running late all week!
Thankfully, we have a pretty low key weekend ahead of us so hopefully we can catch up on some sleep and get back to normal for next week.
Plus, next week is a short work/school week so it can't be that hard right?!?!

Anyways, let's get on with my FAVORITES from the week!

 On Friday evening I hosted my annual exchange party with friends.
This year we changed it up and made it a FAVORITE Things Party!

On Saturday, X and I traveled north to celebrate my grandma's 83rd birthday :)

My FAVORITE part of the day?
This little one (my niece) FINALLY not crying when she sees me!
In fact, I was able to make her laugh!
And she let me touch her!!!!
<insert all the praise hands emojis here>

I even went home and used my mug my brother gave me in celebration :)

 I did my normal grocery shopping Sunday evening, so I knew I needed something to help me get through it.
Stopped by my FAVORITE coffee spot inside Kroger and enjoyed my FAVORITE holiday drink :)

Target had a 30% coupon on Cartwheel Sunday for sleepwear for kids, so I swung by there to pick up a couple things for X.
While there I saw they had 20% off all adult sleepwear.
I couldn't pass this combo up!
My new FAVORITE for sure!
It came with the hat, sweatshirt, shorts, and socks for about $20!

I asked this question on my Instastories the other day, but I figured I would ask it here too.
I am looking at picking up another curling iron for looser waves.
Should I go with a fatter clamp style iron or a curling wand?
What are your FAVORITE brands?

The other morning I was taking out the trash and decided to take a minute to scout out a spot for our family photos.
Living in the country sure isn't fun all the time, but I do have in a built backdrop for our photos every year :)
This was my FAVORITE spot :)

 I have wanted to order something from WeeStructed for a couple of years now, but I never remember until it is too late or the items I want are sold out :(
Well, I remembered early this year and picked up a couple gifts for X's teacher this week.
My FAVORITE part....they already arrived!!!!
Crazy fast shipping! And the products look great!
Someone from the company even emailed me a thank you note!
Rockstar service in my opinion!

I shared some of X's FAVORITE things right now that are on his Birthday/Christmas wish list.
I am sure the little boys in your life would like some of these items as well :)

Instagram FAVORITES of the week

It has been forever since I received a box from Influenster!
Well, one just arrived this week and I was super excited!
I briefly opened and already saw a couple of items that I will love!
A full post will be coming to the blog next week!

NOT MY FAVORITE - remembering that X had to bring a snack to school this morning that began with the letter of the week :(
I made a Kroger run around 9pm last night to pick up some applesauce for all the kiddos.

And that is it for the week!
I am looking forward to relaxing at home and getting some more Christmas shopping done :)
What are your weekend plans?

If you are in the Cleveland, Ohio area check out this fun event for your kiddos tomorrow :)

This Saturday (November 18), each Young Chefs Academy in Northeast Ohio is hosting a special event to celebrate the new Disney/Pixar movie, COCO.  This one-of-a-kind cooking workshop will take fans through several fun recipes, which take their cue from the storyline of the animated movie.   Each event will feature COCO giveaways.  Participating locations include Strongsville, Mentor (in Great Lakes Mall) and Solon.  Event times vary per location.  Please note there is a registration fee to participate.
For locations and more info,  please go to:

About The Movie:
Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Héctor (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history. Directed by Lee Unkrich (“Toy Story 3”), co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist “Monsters University”) and produced by Darla K. Anderson (“Toy Story 3”), Disney•Pixar’s “Coco” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2017.

Wish List | Boys

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Like I have said many times before, I don't like to shop.
But when it comes to buying things for X, I love it!
Like a lot of other parents, I want to give him everything under the sun!
Since money doesn't grow on trees, that doesn't happen :/
But I still try to get him some things that are on his Birthday & Christmas Wish List each year :)

All Minecraft Lego's



What are you little ones wishing for this year?

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