Friday, April 26, 2019


Hello Friday!  And hello, friends!

Guess what today is????

I just love a good giveaway, don't you?

As for prizes, I decided to choose 3 winners with 1 being given a $50 gift card to my favorite online shopping  If you are in my Daily Deals group already, this does not surprise you in the least, does it?  😉

So the first winner chosen will win the gift card and then I decided to pick 2 more winners to receive a $25 credit to my Etsy shop!  Use it to cover the cost of a teacher gift or grab something fun for yourself as we head into summer!

I wish I could give away more but none of this is sponsored so it's coming straight from me.  I dream of the day Nordstrom begs me to do a sponsored post.  😉😂  I have a feeling I'll be dreaming for a very long time.

The fact that this is a smaller blog though totally works in your favor!  Smaller blog equals fewer entries and a better chance of winning, right?!  So make sure you enter at the end of this post!

Today is Friday Favorites day too and as always, I'm linking up with my girls Erika, Narci and Andrea to share away.

Starting with...

You may have read my posts from earlier this week or seen our Six Flags drama on Instagram.  Obviously, going through all of that has NOT been a favorite this week.  But it has inadvertently lead me to something that IS a favorite!

My all-time favorite sunglasses were in the bag that those (bleeps) stole from us and of course, they were my "good" ones.  My expensive Ray-Bans with the blue gradient lens.  I have managed to keep up with them AND not break them for several years now, which, if you're anything like me, is a feat in itself.

I wore them everywhere but they were my go-to whenever I was wearing a hat because they were slim enough not to knock into the brim.

I wore them at Disney... baseball games...

...on vacation...

... at school events...

...and even on hayrides (with crazy hair)!

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Sidenote:  Despite what all these pictures show, I did wear them when I was around my other kid too. 😂😂😂  I seriously could not find a single picture of me with Matthew while wearing these.  I know there are some.  I just couldn't find one when I was searching just now.  So please don't think I play favorites.  haha  So weird.


All of that to say that I was pretty upset about my favorite sunglasses being history.  #firstworldproblems #yesImaware

But, since I can think of better ways to spend $168 right now, I thought I'd look around to see if I could find a decent dupe to wear in the meantime...and whadda ya know?!  #winnerwinner

I came across these aviators with what looked like the same blue gradient lens and gold frame on Amazon for under $24 and I had to try them.  They showed up yesterday and y'all...

They are gorgeous!  I LOVE THEM SO MUCH!

My only issue with my Ray-Bans was that, while super cute, they offered me almost no actual sun protection.  Seriously.  It was almost like wearing nothing at all.  I still squinted when I was wearing them.  They weren't polarized and the lenses weren't dark enough to do much good.  But again, they were CUTE. So... 🤷‍♀️

These Amazon ones look almost identical to my Ray-Bans BUT these are polarized (yay!!) and actually shield the sun from my eyes.  You know, like sunglasses are supposed to.  ;)

They came with a great hard case and soft cloth for cleaning and they also felt sturdier than my others too.  And for under $24.  I seriously could not believe it.

Again, the sunglasses above and below are the $24 ones!!!

I highly recommend these and could not be happier with these replacements.  Plus, if I ever lose them in a lake or scratch them all up, it won't make me sick to my stomach to replace them.  #whoopwhoop

This is a little random but I grabbed these beauty blenders the other day and they are the very best ones I've ever used. Hands down. I've used the ones that are shaped like a teardrop and I've used the classic wedge sponges.  But these are just so much better and kind of the best of both worlds.  The flat part is so good for smoothing on your foundation and the tip is great for blending the areas around your nose and eyes.

They are on sale on Amazon in this 2 pack for $6.93 right now (although Amazon prices can change at any time) but I'd easily pay twice that just for one!

And if you're looking for an easy way to keep your makeup sponge (and brushes) clean, this cleaner is inexpensive (and currently has an 8% off clickable coupon) and has really great reviews.  I've already ordered it and it should be here next week.  Keeping your sponges and brushes clean will do wonders for your skin if you are constantly breaking out.  I learned that the hard way.  ;)

I had several questions about where I find my maxi dresses after posting a couple of pics from church like this one...(hard to really see, I know).

And this one from Craig's baptism.

And again...they are dresses from Jane!  If you aren't familiar with Jane, deals there only last 72 hours or until they sell out.  Whichever comes first.  So my exact dresses aren't available right this minute but all of these are!

This one comes in black, yellow or ivory and is under $30.

If you need some cute flats to go with these, check out the Sam Edelman sandals that are so similar to the Tory Burch Millers but for a quarter of the price!  I wore the saddle color with my Easter dress.

And since we're talking Jane here are a few other favorites that are available now (but going fast!).

This super cute animal print top is so flattering on all body types!  It comes in ivory or taupe but it's selling out fast.

And don't forget about the accessories!

Super fan of colorful earrings so these are calling to me!  (And only $8.99!)

Y'all, I could go on and on here with my favorite Jane picks but I'll save that for the Deals group today.  Be sure to head on over there to check it all out!

And how can I forget some of my favorite orders that went out this week from my Etsy shop!  You can find all of these HERE if you want to shop!  (And be sure to enter the giveaway for a chance to win a $25 credit!)

(Want a behind-the-scenes secret?  I kept this pink mug propped up the right way using one of the boys' Nerf bullets.  😂)

And now, more about the Giveaway!!

There are several ways to enter but you'll get 3 entries just for joining the Deals FB group!  If you already HAVE joined, then YAY!!!  Just add your FB name and click "enter"!

Other links you may need:

This Giveaway will run from today until next Thursday night at 9pm Central and the winner will be announced on next Friday's post!  (I'll also try to contact you through social media and email so I can cover all bases.  You'll have 48 hours to respond or I'll move on to someone else.)

So are you ready?!  I know I'd LOVE a $50 gift card to Jane and I hope you have your eye on something you'd want to spend your $25 credit on in my Etsy shop!

Good luck, friends and have a great weekend!!



  1. I've never shopped Jane, but it looks like the clothes are so cute!

  2. Kim Wilson5:26 AM

    Thank you so much for offering these giveaways!

  3. Anonymous5:44 AM

    Thanks for doing this!

  4. Peyton Cline5:46 AM

    Although I hate you lost your glasses, I am so glad to find a dupe of the Amazon gradient lens sunglasses!!! Plus I want to try out those Beauty Blenders!

  5. Liz F.5:50 AM

    Love those sunglasses--great dupe!

  6. Savannah5:58 AM

    I’m a fellow Jane addict too and love your blog !

  7. Thanks for doing the giveaway!!

  8. Those sunglasses are awesome but I have a tiny face so they might be too big.

  9. Great recommendations, I am buying the makeup sponges!

  10. Becky Simpson8:17 AM

    I'd love something from your Etsy shop!

  11. I love reading your blog since I have a 9 year old son also and I too an obsessed with Jane

  12. Such a great giveaway! I would love to win a gift card to use in your adorable shop!

  13. Kimberly Z8:57 AM

    Super excited about the giveaway! My wardrobe has doubled & I love that it's all affordable!!

  14. Absolutely love your blog!! And that amazing sunnies were just added to my Amazon cart!! Thank you!!

  15. I love your blog!!! I just added those sunnies to my Amazon cart! Thank you!!

  16. I love your etsy shop - I buy all my teacher gifts from you :)

  17. I love those sam edelman shoes!! and all your sparkle cups!!

  18. Love your Friday favorites! So many cute Jane items, and I LOVE the cups in your etsy shop! I've purchased a teacher sign from you before and it was awesome!

  19. I don't know why I'm hesitant to try Jane stuff, but one of these days I'm going to make a purchase. :)

    1. If it helps, I've been buying from Jane for 4+ years now...almost 100 orders. Hahaha. I've had to send a handful of things back but have never had any major problems at all. Just make sure to read reviews if they are available and that should help! :) Go for it, girl!

  20. Anonymous9:48 AM

    Your work is appreciated! Cristina S.

  21. I love the products in your etsy shop. I also really like those new sunnies, might have to look into them as another option to have on hand.

  22. Amy Azza9:50 AM

    I love your blog so much and buy pretty much everything you say to!

  23. Melissa Lewis9:54 AM

    What an awesome giveaway. Thank you for this!

  24. I lovvvvveeeee your Etsy shop! I want all the gifts from there!

  25. Kim Fleming
    I think I have said it before but I have not counted how many daily deal ideas I have bought from your posts! Thank you.

  26. Love those new products you’re putting out! And ugh-so sorry to hear about your Six Flags debacle!! Glad there was some resolution.

  27. Anonymous10:08 AM

    Wish you could've found your sunglasses :( But, thank you for sharing the awesome dupes! Ordering some today :) Your easy shop has the cutest stuff-you have a great eye for creativity!
    -Sarah G

  28. This giveaway speaks to me 😉❤️

  29. Terri Englishbee10:45 AM

    Love Jane .. and your blog!

  30. Great giveaways!! Love all your recommendations!

  31. I've shopped a few times, they have such cute things! Your shop does as well!

  32. How fun! We just put in a pool and I have been eyeing one of those tumblers for my pool cocktail glass this summer!

  33. I love reading your blog and your Etsy shop is so cute!

  34. Love Jane and love your blog!!

  35. I am addicted to Jane now!

  36. Stephanie Johnson12:10 PM

    I ordered the green maxi & the Valentino type flip flops for Cancun! Yay:) you are actually dangerous lol because I’m already a shopoholiic ha

  37. I enjoy your blog - hope Nordstrom calls soon! :)

  38. Lindsey Y12:44 PM

    Those sunglasses look like a great investment - especially for the price!

  39. Tandi Cregg1:02 PM

    You are doing an amazing job! Thanks for keeping us in the loop.

  40. Such a fun giveaway! I'd love to win something from your shop!

  41. I love all of the cute things in your shop!

  42. Anonymous3:44 PM

    Great giveaway! Thanks! Ordering those sunglasses are next on my list!
    -Sarah Martinez

  43. Awesome giveaway! Hope to win! Love your etsy shop & Jane too!

  44. Awesome giveaway. Hope to win! Love your shop and Jane too!

  45. Kelly White Brannan6:55 PM

    I ordered one of the pairs of sunglasses in your post the other day - the 'colorful' ones (but I got the rose gold rims with pink lenses). They arrived yesterday and I LOVE them! They fit perfectly, are very comfy, and totally block the sun. Score!

  46. You have me hooked on and Amazon. Love that you give me the heads up on great buys that I would otherwise miss.

  47. M Parker4:04 AM

    Love giveaways!

  48. Such a fun giveaway! Thanks for introducing this Jane to! :)

  49. Kelly Klinkon10:14 AM

    I love Jane too! Excited for the giveaway!

  50. Emily F2:55 PM

    What a fun giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!

  51. Lyndsay Gragg3:17 PM

    These are my favorite beauty blenders too! Excited to try! 😊

  52. Yea for giveaways!!

  53. Love those sunglasses!

  54. What a great giveaway - thank you!!

  55. Thank you for sharing all these great deals with us everyday!

  56. Jane has the cuuuttteeessttt stuff. I would love to win just to load up on some cute summer clothes.

  57. From a fellow baseball mom, I appreciate that baseball meme on today's blog SO much!

  58. Leigh Gall12:01 PM

    Man.....I would have the hardest time trying to spend any of the money. Between all of the amazingness on Jane and all of your super cute stuff, it would be awesome to bring home any kind of prize!!

  59. Love the mermaid cups!! All your stuff is so cute!!

  60. i love how colorful and fun all the deisgns are and especially love the cups.

  61. Love all your cute stuff and the Jane stuff too. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. Your blog is so much fun!!


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