Archive | November, 2011

HURRY! COUPON FOR $10 Target gift card with a $50 purchase!!

30 Nov


Hurry! This is going fast! Print this before Target takes it away! “like” Target on facebook and print this coupon (2 prints!!)

Click here to like them on facebook!

Click here to print coupon!

Christmas gifts for under $10? (No one will ever know!)

29 Nov

Annabelle Iron Votives $29.96 $16.96
 These come in a set of 4. You could break up the set and give 2  per person!
The cost would be only $8.48 per gift!

Amira Luminaries $44.96 $21.96!
These come in a set of 3. You could break up the set and give each person one.
That makes this 3 gifts for only $ 7.32 each!

Signature Candles: Vanilla Fig $19.96  $9.96

All Natural Soy and Beeswax based candles
Signature Candle: Bliss
All Natural Soy and Beeswax based candles
$19.95  $9.96

 Herald Angel… Regularly $$28.96  Now: $9.96
Our designers took inspiration for this beautifully graywashed angel from Santos carvings, traditional religious folk art. Use our angel alone, on a tray, or with your favorite nativity scene on a holiday mantel. (7 1/2” x 3 3/4” x 15” tall)
Petit Arrange it Vase… Regularly $24.96  Now $7.96
Clutter’s going down! Hardworking as organizers, our Petite Collection is also perfect as entertaining and serving pieces. Our Arrange-It-Easy Vase has a nine-hole cover, or “frog” to make each flower grouping gorgeous. (4 1/4″ diameter x 5 1/4″ tall)

Amelia Beaded Glass Trio Regularly $26.96  Now $8.96

Great for use as a vanity, organizer or server. (3 7/8” diameter x 3 1/2” tall)

Continental Kitchen Towels Set of 2

Regularly  $17.96 $8.96
Estate Vanity Tray
Regularly $19.96 $8.96
Pixie Measuring Spoons
Regularly $19.96 Now $11.96
Camille Vases (2 in a set)
Regularly  $29.96   Now $9.96

Veggie Tales Deals- Henley’s Nativity Scene

29 Nov

Only two days remains in the Veggie Tales Sitewide Christmas sale!  You can find amazing deals on the Veggie Tales website! Everything is 40% off! Shipping is free on any orders over $30! It is time to load up.

I ordered the  Nativity Toy, originally $24.99, for only $14.99 – $5 rebate = $9.99!!.

She hasn’t stopped playing with the Nativity Set since it arrived!


We also ordered the Veggie Tales Bible, originally $24.99, for only $14.99.


We added a Christmas ornament onto our order to make our total over $30 (so we could have free shipping). The ornament has become a fan favorite!

There is a $5 VT rebate available HERE. Buy any 1 of the participating 5 items, and get $5 sent back to you in the mail!    We got $50 of VT gear for only $25!

Chick- fil-A and Veggie Tales have teamed up to offer FREE Dvd’s to children! There are 5 to choose from, although some are sold out, and all you have to do is pay $3.99 shipping!  Click here to see the site! This is a great item to stock up on for birthday parties, Christmas gifts, or to DONATE to your church, or to the Graceworks Christmas Manger (Gracework’s store that allows families to purchase Christmas gifts for a minimal price).

I just won FREE Burt’s Bees… you can too!

29 Nov

BurtsBees Burts Bees: Win 1 of Over 37,000 Gifts To Be Given Away

I tried this earlier today and didn’t win, so I tried again tonight, and WON a free lip balm! ( I love free stuff)


Play daily Burt’s Bees Bee Merry instant win game and get a chance to instantly win Beeswax Lip Balm, Body Lotion Sample or Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream Mini.


There will be 37,240 random, computer-generated winning times during the Promotion Period.

19,640 GRAND PRIZES: A Holiday Beeswax Lip Balm.

8,800 FIRST PRIZES: A 1oz Body Lotion Sample.

8,800 SECOND PRIZES: A 3oz Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream Mini.

Just  Like Burt’s Bees on facebook, go to the “Bee Merry” tab and click on “Unwrap My Gift” button to enter.

Ends: 12/7/2011 11:59:00 PM  EST (Eastern Standard Time).


Thanksgiving is gone…Enter Christmas!

28 Nov

Christmas time is here! Does anyone else agree that time moves so much faster once you are an adult?! I can’t figure out what happened to August through November…

Every year we gather for Thanksgiving with my mom’s side of the family. When I was little I would alway boss my cousins around and create some sort of “Thanksgiving program” to perform in front of our entire extended family (about 40 people). We would alway make Turkeys out of apples and gumdrops. Now that I am an adult, it’s so weird to me that MY children are now the little hams  turkeys at the family functions!!

Exit Thanksgiving:

Henley’s Turkey (with help from Auntie Kendall)

The newest kids at the “Kid table.”

Hoke eating her feast! She eats more than any child I know! Sidenote- My aunt served my children their lunch in foil dishes! She saw it on pinterest, and it was a great idea!

My aunt Lisa and Henley on an “acorn hunt.” Henley and Hoke loved searching for acorns in her yard!

Enter Christmas:

Today while the girls were at school, Jarrod and I got the Christmas tree set up! We are still working on getting  the rest of the house ready, but here’s what we have so far…

My adorable burlap Santa Clause. I bought him at  the store Trinity in Athen, AL.

Our tree

A few of my fave ornaments:

(This is Henley’s favorite!)

Free Bracelet! Hurry!!

28 Nov

Free Evil Eye Bracelet From Blee Inara – Hurry!!

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Won’t last long!! Free Evil Eye Bracelet From Blee Inara

From Their Facebook Page:

So happy to be growing our extended family! We ? all of our customers! FREE EVIL EYE BRACELET! Be a new official “like” of Blee Inara and receive a free evil eye bracelet! Simply like our page, post I heart Blee on our wall, and email your mailing address and favorite color! Happy liking! 30% OFF YOUR ENTIRE ORDER! TODAY ONLY!

Weekend Cooking-Beer Cheese Soup

27 Nov

Well, this is going to do nothing for my figure, but it sure does provide some comfort! I’ve made this soup twice in the last couple of weeks, and we eat on it for days! After  researching and discarding tons of recipes for Beer Cheese Soup, this is the one that I decided to make. I found it on, and it’s a winner! I like to serve this with slices of Whole Foods Rosemary Garlic bread…to. die. for.


Wisconsin Native’s Beer Cheese Soup


  • 1 1/2 cups diced carrots
  • 1 1/2 cups diced onion
  • 1 1/2 cups diced celery
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups beer
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 4 cups milk or half and half
  • 6 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • popped popcorn, for garnish


  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, stir together carrots, onion, celery, and garlic. Stir in hot pepper sauce, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Pour in chicken broth and beer; simmer until vegetables are tender, about 12 minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. Meanwhile, heat butter in a large soup pot over medium-high heat. Stir in flour with a wire whisk; cook, stirring until the flour is light brown, about 3 or 4 minutes. Gradually stir in milk, whisking to prevent scorching, until thickened. Remove from heat, and gradually stir in cheese. Keep warm.
  3. Stir beer mixture into cheese mixture. Stir in Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and dry mustard. Adjust for hot pepper sauce. Bring to a simmer, and cook 10 minutes. Serve topped with popcorn.

Coming up Roses

27 Nov

I usually consider myself to be a “lavender” girl. The scent of lavender makes me feel relaxed and rejuvenated. However, I just realized that I have a lot of love for roses too!


Rosebud Perfume Co. Smith's Rosebud Salve

I can’t live without my Rosebud salve. At any given time there are three or four containers scattered around my house and in my purses. I use it on my lips and cuticles. Once I was in a jam, and I even used it for my daughter’s diaper rash!  Rosebud salve has been a staple in my life since college when my dear sweet friend E.Boone introduced it to me!  Right now it can be found on for only $5.59.


Thayers Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Organic Aloe Vera Formula Toner

Speaking of E.Boone (who happens to be a beauty editor at a well known magazine…), while in college she also introduced me to using Witch Hazel as an astringent. We both were using Dickinson’s which has kind of a weird campfire smell. After becoming used to it, I loved it!  About six months ago I started wearing Thayer’s alcohol free Rose Petal Witch Hazel, and I am IN LOVE! It smells so luxurious and just like fresh roses. Since there is no alcohol in it, it makes my skin feel clean and moisturized! I usually buy it at Whole Foods for about $9.99 a bottle, but I just found it on on sale for $7.99!


Milk & Rose Shampoo

I was inspired to write this post while perusing the internet.  I came across this fresh Milk and Rose shampoo on and I was suddenly intrigued! (It was then that I realized maybe I am a rose girl too) Has anyone tried it? I have a ton of J. Beverly Hills Shampoo and Conditioner right now, but I could be persuaded…


What beauty products do you love?! Comment below…

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