Friday, August 29, 2014

Five on Friday...Recent Finds and Favs

One. A Fabulous Fun Blogger
I came across the divine Jami Ray a few days ago and I've been pouring through her blog ever since. From the moment I saw the Flamingo Birthday Party invitation, I was hooked and couldn't get enough. It doesn't help she lives in my favorite area of Florida (30A Gulf coast) and she has amazing style, all kinds of great articles, and her daughter is simply adorable. A fun new read (for me at least) worthy of some browsing I assure you.
Two. Covergirl Ink It Eyeliner
BFF Meg told me about this eyeliner last week and said she knew I would love it, so I stopped by the store and grabbed some when I ran out of my go-to version. Hands down, AMAZING and I've been converted to this version. It stays ALL DAY with no smears and smudges, and it's under $10 (you can find it here). Yes, I love it when I find a good beauty remedy that's easy on my wallet.
Three. Toddler Teeth Tips
I'm all about asking for help and using other's successes when it comes to beating the baffling world of toddlers. They are crazy and they can change their mood within 2 seconds flat...from face down on the floor because you won't let them carry around a razor (yes this happened the other day) to happy-go-lucky once the sobbing stops, there is NEVER a dull moment with a two year old by your side. I found this article via Cloudy with a Chance of Wine regarding effective ways to get your toddler to brush their teeth and it's helped us with Caroline's not so fondness with this daily activity.
Four. Girls Taking Over the Charts
Has anyone else noticed how many ladies have AMAZING songs out right now?? I've downloaded all of these goodies to my iPod for workout time and they are awesome musicals to keep you moving and grooving...and if you see me singing loudly at the gym, pay no attention :).
Five. iCustom Labels
I love everything and anything personalized and I recently stumbled upon the easiest site to customize gift tags, address labels, water bottle labels/cupcake toppers, and anything of the sort known as iCustom Label. The process is so simple...you upload any image you'd like to incorporate, type in your specific info, and they send you a proof prior to printing. I chose these to use for my business activities and such and they have been a tremendous help already! Even better, my friends at iCustom Label have offered to give away $25 worth of products to one lucky reader, so you can enter to win below.
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As for me, this long-awaited weekend will be spent savoring the last bit of summer with my family, making the most of this precious pool time, sitting back and watching some college football (GO VOLS!), cooking out, and venturing to the zoo. Have a fabulous Labor Day weekend friends!! OXOX

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Labor Day Doorbusters...$5, $10, $15, and $20 Sale at Sugar Bit

I had to come on here and tell you friends about our Labor Day Doorbuster Sale that just went live over on the Sugar Bit shop. Everything in our sale collection is marked down to categories of $5, $10, $15, and $20 because it's got to go due to fall merchandise overload taking place at my house these days... hop on over to save on some adorableness!! And remember to plan ahead for baby showers, newborn gifts, and birthday/holiday/just because goodies, too. You can follow along with us on Instagram here. Happy shopping my dears :)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Fall Favorites...

It's in the air...I can't help it. I keep seeing all these teasers all over the place for fall this and pumpkin that. And P.S. now you can get the infamous Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte starting September 2nd...a week from today to be exact-woo hoo! Today, I'm featuring some of my favorite things for fall...in no particular order, but these speak autumn to me and I cannot wait to get my hands on some of these goodies (all priced under $50 for my budget loving self, too). What stands out as musts for fall for you? 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Initial Proper...Sponsor Feature and Giveaway!

It's a new week and with that comes a fun new giveaway for all you friends out there who love the personalized goodies. I shared our favorite new plates on Instagram a bit ago and today I'm here to talk about the gals behind Initial Proper gift company.
Started by three sisters in 2009, Initial Proper is a family owned and operated business, made out of love of sharing pretty gifts and goods with others. The ladies behind the brand can be found planning parties, entertaining, decorating their homes, and adorning their kids--personalizing their lives so to speak. Their family legacy of entrepreneurship continues with them and they are always striving to deliver to best and most unique products to their loyal customers and friends. Colorful, fun, and classic monogramming is their passion.
I'm so excited about hosting a fun giveaway with the Initial Proper sisters! They have kindly offered to give one lucky reader a set of their very own personalized plates...and with their fun customization possibilities, the options are endless. Simply use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter...good luck! 
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Friday, August 22, 2014

A Little Five on Friday Action

One. The One and Only
Any other Emily Giffin lovers out there? I have been a faithful reader of her chick lit books for years and I just got finished with her latest and greatest...honestly, I had heard mixed reviews before I dove in to see for myself, and I was pleasantly surprised-it was a lot different than most of her other books and it was a fast read. Looking for something totally fiction with a story to get you hooked fairly quickly? This was a winner for me. Next up, The Husband's Secret...I've heard awesome things about this one, too.
Two. Photog in Training
I'm fairly certain Caroline is less than impressed with my picture-taking skills as of late, so she has decided she would like to learn to shoot...who knows, anyone has to be better than me at this. Here is her first "shot"...lol. She must be going for the off-set aim and shoot method. 
Three. Getting Ready for MDO
I can't say enough thanks to so many of you who reached out to offer some kind sentiments about our transition back into Mother's Day Out last week...it truly meant a lot, as I know so many of you are in the same boat as we are, and the whole process can be overwhelming for all of us. We are slowly but surely getting into the groove of being on a normal schedule again and things are going well for the babies! I forgot to post our first day "looks" on here, and wanted to make sure I had blogged about it for future reference for myself.
 yes, everything coordinated and monogrammed is essential
 yeah...someone wasn't wanting to smile that day
Four. Never Failing Love
I need to remember this...always. Hoping this sheds some light to one of you out there today, too!
Five. Fall Looks I'm Loving 
Cooler temps must be coming our way soon!! I'm over the hot, humid summertime sauna game we've been playing so I've been pinning some sweet fall looks, which seem to be easy to pull off with layers and some good basics that I already have in my closet. I'm most looking forward to sporting scarves and boots and sipping on Pumpkin Spice Lattes...when does the countdown start?? You can follow me on Pinterest here. 
Cheers to the weekend lovelies!! Carson, Auntie Meg, and I are leaving bright and early for Knoxville tomorrow morning to go shower Jules' baby Grace with some goodies for her upcoming arrival...girls trip with baby #2 in tow-wish us luck. Have a great one friends.
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