Friday, November 22, 2019


Hello Holidays!  Thanksgiving Break will officially begin this afternoon and I already feel like it's going by too fast.  And it hasn't even really started!  This is always the absolute craziest time of year for me with the Etsy shop and it's sale season so I'm on the hunt for all the greatest deals, gift ideas and fun finds over in my Deals Group (check it out HERE).  There just isn't a lot of downtime and my days tend to fly by up here in my messy little craft room/office.  If I'm not intentional about stopping to enjoy the season, I really miss a lot.  That happened a few years ago.  I was working non-stop on orders right up until Christmas and after Christmas was over, I felt like I'd missed the magic of it completely.

So today, I plan on watching my favorite Christmas movie while I work (The Family Stone) and I may even string some pretty Christmas lights up here too just so I can feel a little more of that holiday spirit.  I'd totally put a tree in here too if I could but there is literally nowhere for a tree to go.  This room is the definition of organized chaos and no you can't see it.  It's that bad. ;)

Creative People Don't Have a Mess, They Have Ideas Laying Around Everywhere!

"Creative people don't have a mess, they have ideas lying around everywhere."  #nailedit

And speaking of favorites, I've got another edition of Friday Favorites coming your way! Starting with...

...Christmas lights for my car!!  This is the cutest phone charger EVER, friends!  They have it for both iPhones and Androids and it's $13.99 with prime shipping.  They come in other colors and shapes too as well as in a 2pack for a little discount. 

 I should have done that and saved myself some money!  Mason snatched this thing up for his own immediately to use in his bedroom so I had to go back and buy another one.  I let him have it because he questioned my early decorating (HIM: "It's not even Thanksgiving, Mom!"  ME: "When have I ever waited for Thanksgiving?!") so I thought the little Scrooge could use it.  I should also add that he's had a Christmas list drawn up since September so he really has no leg to stand on when it comes to jumping the gun with Christmas. ;)

These would make super cute little gifts at a Christmas gift exchange!

Now the next few favorites all fall under the "What I've Been Wearing Lately" category.  I'm all about the three C's when it comes to my style.  Comfy, casual and cute.  

I love a good Target find and this pink leopard pullover is definitely one of those.  You need to FEEL it to understand it's perfection.  It's got the super soft fleece lining and it is just cozy.  And it's only $17.99 with free 2-day shipping!  I'm wearing a small and it hits just below my waistband.  I've also worn it with a grey tank underneath too for a little extra length.  I would never have tried it if I hadn't seen it on other people first because it's not that cute on the website. Just a fair warning.  It's so much cuter in person.

Also, I'm not sure if I've ever really talked about these hoop earrings before but of allllll my earrings (and that is a LOT), I reach for these more than any others when I'm actually getting "dressed".  I don't buy a lot of expensive earrings but I did go for it with these because I knew I'd wear them with everything and they'll never go out of style.  They also come in silver or rose gold.GORJANA G Ring Hoops, Main, color, GOLD

I saw an influencer wearing this Mama Bear shirt on Instagram the other day and had to have it, girls. But I'll be honest.  I thought it was going to be a sweatshirt.  But it's not and that's really not a bad thing.  The material is that super soft, slightly stretchy, thicker T-shirt material that hangs well and feels good on.  The sleeves are the perfect length and it fits TTS.  I'm wearing the "Grey 1" color in a small.  I'd size up one if you want a more oversized fit but it's not necessary. 

I wore it to "run errands" last Friday (aka buy more Christmas crap that I don't need) and it was perfect paired with my "no amount of dry shampoo can help this hair" favorite hat.  ;) 

It says "Support Wildlife. Raise Boys.".  Pretty accurate. 😂

More Amazon finds include these Abercrombie dupes that you've probably seen everywhere.  They really are awesome.  I got both of these last year and just pulled them out again for the first time this year on some crazy cold days and it's like wearing a cozy blanket.  Heavenly, friends.

You probably already own one and if you own one, you probably own two because they are so good everyone tends to go back for at least one more color. Ha! I have it in the pink and the black.

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I'm wearing a medium in both but these run TTS and I think a small would have been ok too.  But if you're worried about it being too fitted, go ahead and size up.  It looks great either way!  If you don't have one of these, do yourself a favor and get one!  They are so much cheaper than the real thing

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The earrings in this picture (and the ones in my Mama Bear shirt) are those little sparkly cuff hoops I talk about all the time and wear when the day doesn't call for big earrings.  I love them so dang much, y'all!  I noticed just this week that Nordstrom has the same exact style only with real diamonds and they cost sooooo much more.  Like so much.  (You can see them HERE if you want to compare.)  The ones I'm wearing are $13.95 and who is going to know if they are real diamonds or not?  Certainly not me.

It's not Friday Favorites without mentioning what's new in the Etsy shop!  All 4 of these cuties have been added to my Cork & Leather Earrings section and love them all so much!  All of these are that awesome cork on leather (which makes them sturdy but not heavy) except for the gorgeous shimmery rose gold and white ones.  Those are soft genuine leather.  Perfect to add a little sparkle to your holiday party but if you're going for a more fun and festive vibe, my little Christmas ornament earrings are the way to go!  These would be such a cute addition to your "ugly sweater" attire even though they aren't ugly at all!  Just festive!

Shop all earrings HERE!  I've got 55 different ones to choose from now!

My insulated coffee mug is getting a major workout too. I stopped and took a decorating break after I got the living room done and sat down with a Hallmark movie and some hot chocolate. 

 Merry and Bright is right!

I set up camp here for a couple of hours.  I very rarely sit down and watch TV in the living room for more than a few minutes so it felt good to just relax for a bit while everyone else was at school, work, friends' houses...honestly not sure where everyone was but it glorious.

PS:  My new slippers deserve a mention for sure (under $20 and free shipping!).  They also come in a pretty pink too.

I saved the best for last!  This Tarte Palette Bundle is so perfect!  I haven't bought a new palette in a couple of years so I thought it was time to change it up a little. This deal was wayyyy too good to pass up. It comes with a full-size Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara which I love plus the packaging on it is flippin' adorable.  I think it's very similar to my favorite Lash Princess mascara.  

And check out this gorgeous palette!  It comes with 2 blushes and 2 highlighters that I think would look good on almost everyone.  I wish the pictures showed the shimmer on some of the eyeshadows and the highlighters.  It's such a great mix of neutrals, matte and shimmer shadows.

The best part is that this little bundle is on sale right now for $39 shipped (a $196 value!).  It's a Limited Edition set so scoop it up while you can for yourself or gift it.  This would be a great idea for a teen!

And that's it for today, friends!  We're headed back for more x-rays on Mason's wrist today because it's still hurting in the same place 2 weeks later.  It seems fine 90% of the time but every once in a while he'll do something that will cause him pain in this one area...the same area he fractured it last year.  So we're still worried about a hairline fracture that they said might only show up on the x-rays once it started to calcify.  Sigh.  We'll see!

Linking up with ErikaNarci and Andrea for Friday Favorites and Della Devoted for High 5 for Friday!



  1. I LOVE the Mama Bear shirt!! Super cute! And glad Scrooge Mason is getting in the spirit. ;)

    1. It's the best! I'm thinking of ordering the "Mom Mode" version too! And yes, my little Scrooge needs to get with the program! haha

  2. Just bought the phone charger!! My kids will think that's fantastic!!!

  3. I so feel you on the sit and relax time. It is always glorious when that happens...which as we all know as moms/wives doesn't happen much.

    1. Yes! I don't sit down and relax with nothing to do until late at night usually. And even then I'm still doing random little things on the computer (ordering groceries, working on Etsy stuff, blog stuff, deals group finds etc). I need to relax more. haha

  4. What a great roundup. I'm due for a new eye shadow palette. I'm enjoying your Christmas decorations! Enjoyed browsing your Etsy shop, too.

  5. Do those wonderful slippers run true to size? I usually wear an 8 1/2 so I was wondering if I should order the 9. Thanks.

    1. They only come in whole sizes. I wear a 7.5 and ordered an 8. I feel like they fit somewhere between a 7.5/8. If that helps. haha

  6. You have had such great success with Keto I would love to see regular posts including recipes and foods you eat. I am also trying the Keto lifestyle and it would be very motivating to see someone that has been successful.


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