Happy Friday Everyone!
I am excited for the weekend, especially after a really, really busy week where I couldn’t seem to get caught up no matter what I tried! I can’t believe Thanksgiving is SO soon. It’ll be nice to have some down time to enjoy with my family soon… and delicious food to enjoy! My kid’s are off an entire week this year for Thanksgiving (which is a first) and my daughter’s birthday falls on that week. She is so excited to be off of school on her birthday this year! I’ll have to plan something special for her during the day… at her age, I’m sure she’ll want to go to the mall. Lol.
Well, let’s get started with this Friday Five!! The FIRST three items are GIVEAWAYS, because you know how they run rampant this time of year! 🙂
One – Homemade Crocheted Triangle Scarf Giveaway
Alexandra from Eye Love Knots is a fellow blogger/reader around here and she was kind enough to make me this lovely (and homemade!) crocheted triangle scarf! This will be such a lovely piece to have this Fall and leading into the early (may I say it?!) Winter. She’s offering to make another crocheted triangle scarf for one of my readers in any color of the winner’s choosing (see colors HERE). The giveaway is open worldwide. Be sure to enter!
Two – Enter to win up to $360 in this Cash for Christmas Giveaway
It’s time for a Christmas giveaway! Are you getting geared up for the shopping season? Do you need extra cash for Christmas?? Don’t we all!
We are so excited to be giving away $360 in cash prizes for you to use starting this Thanksgiving weekend. Here are the prizes: 1 – $150 Amazon Gift Card 1 – $100 Target Gift Card 1 – $50 Walmart Gift Card 1 – $50 Kohls Gift Card and 2 $10 Starbucks gift cards as an extra bonus winner!! There will be 5 winners in this giveaway. Each winner will receive a gift card code to use on the online store or in the actual store. Now its time to meet our wonderful co-hosts who have made this giveaway possible.
Starting at the top row we have: Teresa – Sweet Farmhouse Dreams | Kristin – White Arrows Home | Audrey – That Recipe & Munofore | Susan – Culinary Envy | Carrie – Curly Crafty Mom | Tammy – Creative K Kids | Linda – A Labour of Life | Kenyatta – My Design Rules | Gladys – Moms To Grandma | Carol – The Red Painted Cottage | Emily – Domestic Deadline | Kara – Phoenix Mom Blog | Sinea – Ducks ‘n a Row | Whitney – Beauty, Baby, and a Budget | Meredith – The Mom of the Year | Gina – Money Savvy Living | Trish – By Trish Sutton | Habiba – Craftify My Love | Marcy – Backyard Patch Herbal Blog | Marilyn – Marilyns Treats | Terri – Christmas Tree Lane | Jamie – As For Me and My Homestead | Debi – Life Currents |Marie – The Inspiration Vault | Donna – Blog By Donna | Tammy – My Life Abundant
| Michelle – Our Crafty Mom (not pictured)
Please stop by and say hi to these wonderful ladies and their blogs. The giveaway will end midnight on Wednesday, November 22nd, the night before Thanksgiving. You will have 48 hours to respond to the email claiming the prize. If you respond right away, we will get you the gift card code promptly so that you can shop with it on Black Friday! If we don’t hear in 48 hours, we will have to choose another winner. Open to anyone who can receive gift cards from Amazon, Target, Walmart, Kohls, and Starbucks
Three – DevaCurl Holiday Kit Giveaway!
DevaCurl is letting me gift one of my readers their Holiday Kit, which comes in Wavy, Curly, and Super Curly. The winner gets the option to choose a kit that matches their hair type. All products are 100% Sulfate, Paraben and Silicone Free. P.S. This is our new rug in our family room, isn’t it GORG?!
Four – Misc. Christmas Fun Items 🙂
Aldi’s had WINE and Cheese Advent Calendars that they were promoting to come out in their stores on November 7th. Well, I had a dentist appointment that morning and my mom went there right when they opened and got in line. They only had 12 of the Wine Advent Calendar and my MOM GOT THE LAST ONE!! And, she also got me a Cheese Advent Calendar (and one for herself). Apparently these are hot ticket items, because people are selling them on eBay, etc.! My husband asked me this morning when I was planning on starting the Wine Advent Calendar. Ha!! I told him, December 1st! I guess he thinks I’m sharing? 😉 I was going to take a cute styled photo of both of the calendars, but I am lacking in the time department this week. This is the photo my mom took at the store.
Here is a close up of the Wine Advent Calendar. 24 baby bottles of wine!!
After my dentist appointment yesterday, I stopped into Target to see if they had something I needed for Autumn’s birthday. Well, they had a lot more Christmas Dollar Tree items than my store had!! I was the most excited about the metal house (the roof has a dusting of snow), it’ll be cute paired with my white ceramic houses. I think I’m going to set the ‘Let it Snow’ sign on my coffee cup holder.
And look at these adorable Starbucks ornaments? I picked them up at Target, too… well, in the Starbucks in our store. I just love the Rose Gold one the most, but I had to have the floral one, too. I think I’m going to start collecting these! I thought maybe I could buy myself 2 every year and then ask for a few as small gifts (or stocking stuffers?).
I found this little metal golden tree on Amazon. Wouldn’t it be perfect to hang my Starbucks ornaments on?
Five – Scarf Feature 🙂
Cathy from My Side of Fifty was kind enough to feature me in her 13 Chic Ways to Wear a Scarf roundup post! I was flattered and also inspired by all of the ways you can style a scarf. I always tend to wear my scarves two different ways, so I pinned this post and plan to try out some of the other methods that these ladies have shared.
Cathy shared how I styled my blanket scarf with the tail facing the front. This scarf was in one of my FabFitFun boxes. 🙂 I love it! You can see this old post HERE.
Have a Great Friday and Weekend! The kids have a Veteran’s Day assembly today at school and then get out right after lunch. I’m thinking that an ice cream trip to Oberweis may be fun! 🙂