Five on Friday...Holiday Shopping and Whatnot

Friday, December 12, 2014

It's Friday friends, and with that comes another weekly installment of Five on Friday. We thank each of you for your participation and hope you're enjoying finding some fun new reads to add to your reading list, too! Here's my lineup:
One. Did Someone Say Sale?? 
I've talked about this amazing brand on the blog before when I did a collaboration last year, and today I'm reaching out to you local gals to let you know about a Sample Sale going on this weekend for Leona by Lauren Leonard. They have the CUTEST designs and they are hosting their biannual sale at their boutique on 12th Avenue this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. It's the BEST opportunity to snag some holiday goodies, gifts, and some festive frocks for winter parties and celebrations... need the details? Find them here!
Two. Santa Success
I posted this little snippet of love the other day on Instagram, but it's totally worthy of oversharing on the blog as well...nothing like spending $50+ on Santa pictures and knowing everyone will be EXTRA happy to receive this goodie come Christmas. My girls nailed it again this year ;)
Three. Hot Chocolate Goodness
Sometimes, plain and simple hot cocoa just won't suffice...especially during the holidays. I found this helpful infographic the other day and had to add it to my collection of wonderful happies. So far, my favorite is the "Nutella" variety.
Four. The Love Language Guide
You know those addictive Facebook quizzes (i.e. What city should you live in? What era should you have been born in? etc?)... yeah I love them too. However, having said that, there isn't really any helpful "learning" associated with those, other than a way to kill 5 minutes during your day. On the other hand, I saw Chassity post this the other day and was reminded about how much I LOVE The 5 Love Languages and everything I learned from reading it before Jeff and I got married. I revisited the site and took the profile quiz again, and low and behold, I'm still a lover of Quality Time and Acts of Service...whereas Jeff is all about Physical Touch and Words of Affirmation (yes, opposites do attract I guess). Interested in learning your love language? Take the test here. 
Five. Home Sweet Home
I am so excited not to have too much lined up this weekend other than a few family obligations....out to dinner for a cousin's birthday tonight, Christmas shopping with Jeff and the girls tomorrow, having some of our favorite people over for dinner Saturday night, and then church and wrapping gifts on Sunday, with a quick trip to Dickens of a Christmas in Franklin.
If you're ready to do some shopping, be sure to checkout these amazing sales and steals!

Francesca's: Friends and Family (Online and In Store); 25% Off Your Purchase

Serena and Lily: Extra 20% Off Holiday Sale

Anthropologie: 25% Off All Sweaters

Shop Sosie: 20% Your Order

JCrew Factory: 50% Off Everything

Loft: Extra 50% Off Sale; 50% Off Tops and Sweaters

- 15 Comments

  1. Oh my goodness that Santa picture is just the best! Just might have to swing by Leona this weekend! Happy weekend, friend!

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  2. That Santa picture may be the best thing I have ever seen. Absolutely save that to put on the photo slide show are their weddings in 20 years ;)

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  3. LOL that santa pic is a keeper!! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  4. Oh, that picture!!! I think that crying/mad babies are so much cuter than happy babies! Haha!! Have a fun weekend!!! (PS LOVE The 5 Love Languages - THank you for sharing!)

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  5. That picture is absolutely priceless! I love it! Definitely a keeper for their weddings!

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  6. Those faces... Santa brings so much joy! :) haha

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  7. That picture of the girl's reminds me of my family's most famous photograph of all time. My brother and I are literally screaming, heads back and everything. My mom stamped Bah humbug on it and not seriously everyone talks about it! I showed it on five on friday LAST week.

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  8. oh my gosh that Santa picture is priceless!

    Justine
    www.lifeasabaltimoregirl.blogspot.com

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  9. The Santa pic gets me every.single.time I see it ... adorable girls!

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  10. I love the 5 Love Languages! That book has helped me in my relationship and friendships. Love the Santa picture of the girls! I hope you have the best weekend!

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  11. Ok it's probably sick and twisted but my favorite Santa pictures are the ones like you posted where kids are crying or freaked out. They make me laugh so hard.

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    1. totally not twisted...i think most of us prefer them just because of the humor of it all

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