Thursday, December 20, 2012

Daddy Daughter Dance at Church

Madison and JR had their daddy daughter dance. Madison and her friend Ella had so much fun!

Christopher Pop in Kins 2012

Here is where our elf hid this year:) He is safely on his way back to the north pole with Santa. He said Madison did a great job being a good girl this year:)

Christmas Baking!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

A Few of My Favorite Things

I thought it would be fun to to make a list of a few of my favorite things. Maybe it will help someone with getting Christmas gifts for their special person (wife, girlfriend, mom, aunt, sister, cousin, friend, coworker, who ever in their life.) :) Not sure if there are any guys that even read this blog, but hopefully I can help someone out! :)
I LOVE online shopping! You don't have to leave your house and you don't have to worry about traffic or crowds that this time of the year brings.
Whenever I make an online purchase I always do two very important things before I buy anything.
First I check Ebates. I have made over $600 in cash back since 2006. Not too shabby. If you don't have an account please sign up using my referral link. You can start earning your own cash back and get an account right HERE. (or click on the red highlighted ebates word above)
The second thing I always do is check online for coupons. I always try to get at least free shipping.
My favorite site for coupons is RetailMeNot. But, you can google the store name and coupon code or promo code and if there is one it will pop up.
I own and love each and every one of these items below. Any girl would be thrilled to get anyone of these items under the tree this year!
Ugg Scuffette Slippers
I love giving and receiving gifts that are useful. I wear my slippers every single day. In the past 10 years I've owned 3 pairs of ugg slippers and I will never buy another brand of slippers. These are so great and worth every single penny! My husband loves his ugg slippers too.
 Women's Winter Fleece Robe, Wrap-Front
Robes are another great gift. I highly recommend this one from LLBean-Women's Winter Fleece Robe, Wrap-Front. It comes in 6 colors and TODAY they are actually having an awesome sale! 20% off, plus free shipping, and on top of that you get a $10 gift card! You can also get 2% cash back using ebates. Check out the robe HERE. When you use ebates you click through their site to buy- that's how you earn your cash back. So be sure and remember that for your future purchases!
Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palette
I love this so much. My husband actually bought it for me last year for Christmas. I use it all the time and it lasts forever! You can find it at Sephora and get 8% cash back through ebates.
 This is mine. The colors are so pretty!
This year I have the Naked 2 palette on my wishlist :)
Juicy Viva La Juicy Perfume
I have never been a big perfume person, but I have discovered this perfume this past summer and I just love it! It never fails when I am wearing it that someone asks me what I have on. I just have the roller ball one that I bought at Ulta for $19. But, I need the bigger one in my life! Plus look how cute the bottle is! You can find this at Sephora, Ulta, or pretty much any department store. I once saw them at Marshall's for way cheap. I am kicking myself for not getting a bottle! You if you are lucky enough to see it there- that's the best price you will get.
This little guy will make a great stocking stuffer. This is the one I have and I have been using it about once or twice a week for a few months and its about half gone.
Monthly Subscription Boxes
These make great gifts and you can usually buy them monthly, for 3 months at a time, 6 months, or even by the year. Its something fun to get in the mail and nice to look forward to. I get BirchBox and Eco Emi. I love them both.

Magazine Subscriptions
Something to look forward to each month. All girls need some me/ alone time. So get her a nice magazine to enjoy while she relaxes each month. These are some of my favorites.


I recieved this a Birthday gift from my husband. Best.Birthday.Ever! I love this!
Lap Log or WedgeStand
This Lap Log is a great little lap desk for your ipad. It is great for waching movies or tv shows in bed too! I have this one.
Madison has a WedgeStand in pink and loves it!
Gift Cards
Most girls love to shop, so you can never go wrong with a gift card! Some good options are Target, Sephora, or Amazon.
Those are my recommendations. If you have any questions or need help with anything leave me a message or send me an email! Happy Shopping!! :O)