Friday, November 24, 2017

Black Friday Sales

Today is always one of my favorites days - I love browsing all of the sales... from home!  I hate crowds and am not into the whole black Friday thing but can browse and shop for hours from home. Lots of the sales started early this year and continue through the weekend.  

As every winter, I have a love for plaid and there are so many good items out this year - all below are 40% off.  The rest of my favorite sales are listed below.  Check back for updates through Monday! Happy shopping!






Ann Taylor - 50% off with code thankful
Banana Republic - 50% off, discount applied
Baublebar - 30% off with code yay30
Bloomingdales - up to 50% off, $25 off every $200 spend (exclusions)
Gap - 50% off with cold blkfriday
J. Crew - 40% off with code thanku
J. Crew Factory - 50% off, prices marked
Kate Spade - 30% off with code givejoy
Kendra Scott - 20% off with code yellow20
Loft - 50% off with code thanks
Madewell - 25% off with code dontstress
Mark & Graham - 20% off with code friends
Nordstrom - up to 40% off
Old Navy - 50% off, discount applied
Shopbop - 20% off $200+, 25% off $500+, 30% off $800+
Tory Burch - 30% off $250 or more with code thanks
Tuckernuck - 20% off all, 25% off $500+, 30% off $1,000+

For the littles... 
 Baby Gap - 50% off with cold blkfriday
Carters - 60% off + free shipping
Janie & Jack - 30% off, discount applied
Pottery Barn Kids - 20% off + free shipping with code unwrap

For the home... 
Ballard Design - 20% off everything
Crate & Barrel - 15% off with code save15
Pier 1 - up to 50% off

Happy Shopping! xx 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

This & That: Thanksgiving Eve


Happy Thanksgiving Eve! My girlfriend from out of town spent the night with us last night so we've already begun the holiday celebrating... along with Christmas decorating and Christmas movies.

We're hosting tomorrow (with lots of help!) and I'm so looking forward to Tatum's first thanksgiving... The table is set (sort of) and the serving dishes are out.



Yesterday my mom and I did our annual "Tuesday before Thanksgiving shopping trip" - Even though we do most of our shopping together, this is always our "marathon" day.  I've barely been to the mall lately so it was a little more list making and ideas gathering this year - plus we picked up some things for Tatum and his Christmas/Christmas Eve outfits.


Over the weekend Tatum made his first road trip to Penn State and we survived the car ride easily - he spoiled us.


We usually strictly decorate after Thanksgiving but this year we got a jump start with a few of the fake trees and such.  I think we'll always start early now!


We're starting to get into playtime each day and Tatum seems to love it - getting much more active by the day.


With the busy days, it's good that I have a good babysitter - she's very attentive... 


I foresee lots of baby (and dog) cuddles this weekend.  Looking forward to spending lots of time with this little guy and family this weekend celebrating Thanksgiving with extra to be Thankful for this year and then probably watching as many Christmas movies as we can count.  The sales have already begun and I can't wait to curl up by the fire and get some Christmas shopping started.


Happy Turkey Day! Enjoy! xx 

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Penn State vs. Nebraska


We finally made it back to State College over the weekend for the final home game of the season and Tatum's first weekend there!  We got into town a little early and enjoyed a low key Friday.  With all the extra babysitters, on Saturday morning I snuck out to Target right as it opened along with a few other errands and it was the best.

The weather was rainy/cold and since my mom was staying home with Tatum we decided to start the tailgate at the house with some appetizers and drinks.


We managed to get down to the stadium for a bit too and braved the rain under the canopy with a small tailgate that we packed up - buffalo dip, mercian dip/guac and some cheeses.  The rain managed to stop for a bit which was nice.  Some of our best friends were visiting and my aunt and uncle also joined us so we had a good group to finish out the tailgate season - just missing mom and Tatum! 


The rain picked back up for the game but we had fun with it and I was just happy to be back AT a game.  We  beat Nebraska 56-44 and had a big lead by the third quarter so we left early to get back home and warm up.


Many thanks to Lovie for letting us out to play and get back to the tailgate scene...

Monday, November 20, 2017

2017 Holiday Gift Guide

I can't believe the holiday season is upon us.  Gift guides are always one of my favorite post each year - this year it was a little tougher to pull together with watching over out little guy, so I'll more let the pictures do the talking. 

Even though guides are everywhere nowadays,  I still love the tradition of making them.  Plus, I also love reading different guides as I'm always adding something to my Christmas list.  Speaking of, I haven't quite found the time to make mine this year yet... we're behind on everything! 

Today I've got the general guides... her, him, baby (new this year!!), home, friend.  Next week I have a little more specific... cocktails, beauty, traveler, mom to be, monogram.  Are there any other gift guides you'd like to see??

Happy shopping & gift giving! xx 
For Her:
For Him:

For Baby:

For Home:


For a Friend: