Friday, May 24, 2013

These are a few of my favorite things... (+) a GIVEAWAY!

A friend of mine told me about this recently. I don't usually love tanning lotions because of the smell, but this one is not bad at all- and it works great! I use this one for medium to tan skin, but they also have one for fair to medium skin that you can get here.

The Dove Real Beauty Campaigns have made we want to purchase more of their products (some people say I'm a marketer's dream... which I think is valid). This is what's in our shower now- it smells great, and I like the way my hair feels after I dry it.

Oh, Jillian. After my ski debacle in February, I couldn't workout for almost 3 months. And while I'm not a crazy worker-outer... it keeps me sane. I actually felt jealous when I drove by people running. Yes, running. I'm not so much a runner. But not breaking a sweat for 3 months will make you think crazy thoughts.

So I got to start my Jillians (as I call them) again a few weeks ago. I've never been so excited to do a jumping jack in my life! This DVD series is GREAT- there are three workouts, leveled easy to hard, that are about 26 minutes each. They combine cardio, strength and abs, and make you sweat. Perfect for a quick workout sandwiched between work and everything else that needs to be accomplished before the day's over. ;)

I ordered mine on Amazon for $10, but it's even cheaper now! You can find it here.
Daily devotional that gets me going in the morning. You can get it here. They recently came out with one for kids too! I saw it at our church last week- I will definitely be getting this when we have kiddos! You can check it out here: Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions For Kids

I'm new to the gel polish thing- this is my second round. And despite the fact that I'm impatient at the nail place (45 minutes of sitting- I'm not a great sitter), I do really like the look when it's done! This color is called- Don't Burst my Bubble- it's a whitish-pink... perfect for summer!

I got my Stella & Dot Jewels in the mail this week! You guys were SO sweet to order some goodies for yourselves during my trunk show and giveaway, so I was able to get some FREE goodies for myself! THANK YOU!! Check out what I got:

Love their packaging!

Thanks, Dre, for helping me pick this out! ;)

These are navy- they go with the blue and gold necklace :)

To show my thanks, I'm giving away a 50% off credit that I earned through your orders! You can use it on ANY item! Just remember, there will be tax and shipping ($5.95) on whatever you choose to buy with your credit.

To enter:
1. Leave a comment telling me what you would buy with your 50% off credit. You can get ideas here.
2. Follow our blog on Facebook, and leave a comment telling me you did or already do!

Make sure you leave two separate comments- each counts as an entry.

I will announce the winner next Friday morning!
Winner will be drawn using

Hope you all have a relaxing Memorial Day Weekend!


  1. I love posts like these. My summer favs is in the works right now.
    Another sunless tanner you may want to try is Xen-Tan. A little pricey, but well worth it. It gives more of an olive tone and the smell is really nice. Order online or at Nordstrom.
    OK, I would have a hard time deciding which to buy from Stella and Dot. Right now I am crushing over the Jolie necklace and the Odyssey ring. Since I am mainly a jeans and nice tee I love statement pieces.
    Hope y'all have a great Memorial Day.

  2. I've been using te Jergens Tanning lotions for years now and they're the only smell I can tolerate too. Also, check out Tan Towels if you ever get the chance! They're more expensive but SO worth it!

  3. I would get the Stella & Dot Kimberly necklace! I have had my eye on it for a long time! thank you for another great giveaway!

  4. Love that nail color and the jewelry. And I'm jealous of runners, too. ;) But for me, it's more of a "freedom" jealousy. Like, wouldn't it be nice to just be by myself for a bit? LOL.


  5. I really can't afford to get anything right now but I will remember that you do have jewelry, bags etc that when in need I can come back and take another look. I especially like the GETAWAY - MULTISTRIPE handbag. Thanks Susan Broughton

  6. I follow you on Facebook. susan.broughton.31

  7. I need to get some of that tanning stuff, tis the season. ;)

    Jesus Calling is amazing! Such a powerful and wonderful devotion.

    I already follow you on Facebook. :)

  8. I love the Mary Margaret ring. They have some lovely pieces!

  9. Thanks so much for linking up with us this past week for the Monday Mingle at Tough Cookie Mommy. I would love to connect on Facebook too

  10. i really love those stella and dot jewelry you got!

    Delightful Ideas
    ABCMouse Giveaway

  11. Oh I want to win this so much!! I never enter giveaways, but I like this one :) I've had my eye on some Stella jewelry for a while but it's a little too pricey for me....but if I won, I'd probably get the serenity drop earrings! Love those!

  12. And of course, I already follow you on Facebook! :)

  13. I'd buy everything! Oh, what's that? I can't? Fine. Have you seen the cross-body bags? They're so cute! I want! I'd get that for sure. Or a nice necklace/bracelet. A girl can never have too much jewelry!

    (I'd follow you on Facebook, except I don't have Facebook. I follow you here and on Instagram though! And now on Twitter!)

  14. Hmmm, so many options! Maybe the serenity drop earrings or that adorable necklace you just got! (since we already have so many of the same things) :) And thanks for the devotional recommendation, by the way - I'm definitely getting the adult and kiddo versions!

  15. And I follow you on Facebook of course!

  16. Awesome contest! I love Stella & Dot! I would totally go for one of the bubble necklaces. I can't seem to stop obsessing over them lately.

  17. I am following on Facebook darlin :) I really like the Adina Necklace. Simple and elegant with just that splash of color! Krista @ A Handful of Everything