Friday Favorites (aka just some random stuff)

Happy food coma day!

We had a lovely day with family yesterday and I hope your day was wonderful too. Instead of sharing a bunch of food photos, which I’m sure you’ve seen plenty of by now, I will share something rare… a family photo with all of us in it!

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Trent LOVES holding his sister(don’t worry, I was like an inch away LOL)

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Wouldn’t this be funny?!

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Here are some other random things of lately.

My newest Jamberry manicure is one of my favorites. I shared a photo of them on Facebook, but here it is again for those that aren’t on FB. It is Mint Green & Gold Horizontal Stripes.

Jamberry Collage

Brett also took the kids to his moms house on Monday so I could “Do whatever I wanted for a few hours with no kids” – what a nice guy, huh?

What to do, what to do…

I shopped, of course! My life has been void of leisurely, enjoyable shopping trips for a while…good for the wallet, bad for my sanity. So I went to TJMaxx and Target. At Target, I used a coupon and my Jamberry card to gift myself a delicious Caramel Brûlée Frappucino…so yummy – thank you Target and Jamberry for paying for my caffeine treat!

I bought something completely out of my comfort zone at TJMaxx, stay tuned for it’s own separate post, because I’m that excited about it :)

Brett made these healthy, yummy egg muffins for us to pop in the microwave each morning. Each one has about 1 egg, a half a sausage patty, and some parmesan and pepper sprinkled on top. So convenient.

Egg Muffins

We’ve had a lot go on in Tallahassee recently. Last week alone, there was a shooting at FSU and then a Sheriff was ambushed and killed at a house fire that someone did on purpose to lure firefighters there to kill them. My mother-in-law was involved (she is a firefighter/paramedic) and we are all so thankful she is ok, and also in awe of how brave and calm she is. It definitely made us a little more thankful on Thanksgiving.

But, we can not end a post on a semi-sad note…so here is a Thanksgiving video featuring Trent. You need to watch it – I couldn’t stop laughing!

Happy weekend – I hope you score some deals! I’ll be in my pajamas all weekend :P For all of my fellow online shoppers, don’t forget to check first to see if you can score some cash back on your purchases!



4 Thanksgiving-Themed Movie Ideas on Netflix

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

I hope you are enjoying this day with those you love, filling your tummies with delicious food, getting ready to score some deals (online, of course), and being thankful for all of it.

While many people will be watching football today, there may be many of you that want something else to watch…especially kids that aren’t interested in football. So I created a short list of 4 movies/shows you can watch that are themed for this very day that you can instant stream on Netflix! Just head to, sign-in, then type in the title into the search box and click on the play button!

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This post was written by me as part of my membership in the Netflix Stream Team. Thanks for reading!


On Wednesdays We Wear Pink – Ruffles with Love

“On Wednesdays, We Wear Pink” – Do you remember that quote from Mean Girls?


LOVE that movie!

So when I was looking around the Ruffles with Love website, I just had to get Aubrey and I matching shirts that say it!

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These shirts are too cute! Each one comes with a matching bow on the shoulder.

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Both the onesie and the shirt are lightweight and stretchable. The words are in glitter, but we did not get glitter everywhere, so it seems to stay put on the shirt, which is definitely a bonus. So many outfits with glitter get it everywhere! I wish her letters stood out a little more, but I do like the abundance of pink!


I could see this shirt being a good workout top or a pretty version of a casual jeans and a t-shirt look. Since I am pretty tall, I particularly liked that the shirt was long enough for me.


Well, I guess it was bound to happen…Aubrey and I wearing matching outfits…and I love it!


One day, she’ll smile for the camera LOL


Ruffles with Love offers many shirts and baby clothes with cute/funny/inspiration sayings.


I particularly love their Indestructible ME line, meant to show the world that you are strong and can overcome anything.

To check out all their collections, visit the Ruffles with Love website:

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I received these products for review. All opinions are my own and honest. Thanks for reading!


LEILA Jewelry Giveaway

I’ll admit, my jewelry collection could use a little more beefing up. For the longest time, I wore the same necklace and earrings that Brett bought me every single day. They went with every outfit, so I didn’t feel the need to even look at jewelry…isn’t that so weird!?

Anyway, I eventually started buying jewelry and now I want more and more! :) I love learning about new online shops to explore and I have one to share with you today…LEILA Jewelry!


Since its debut line in 2005, LEILA Jewelry has quickly become a brand recognized by many for designing the next must-have items of the season. Based out of San Diego, CA, LEILA Jewelry has created an eclectic line of Southern California fun meets downtown New York chic.

They offer unique bracelets, necklaces, earrings & rings. You can even create personalized items!


I ordered the Feather Lariat Necklace, which came in this cute little logo drawstring sack. This would be a nice gift!

Leila Jewelry

The Feather Lariat Necklace has an 18k gold plated 18″ L chain with 4″ drop, with a 1″ L feather. It has a lobster closure in the back.

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This is a nice, lightweight necklace and the leaf is a pretty feature….wear it alone with a v-neck shirt for a nice accent, or layer with other necklaces to create a bold statement!

LEILA Necklace

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To check out all the amazing jewelry and buy, visit the LEILA Jewelry website:



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Prize: A Feather Lariat Necklace from LEILA Jewelry

Eligibility: US Only

Ends: December 9, 2014 at 11:59 pm EST

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I received this product for review. All opinions are my own & honest. Thanks for reading!


Tamrac Aria Camera Bag Review & Giveaway

As a wife to a photographer, I never underestimate the importance of a good camera bag. Not only do you want something that looks nice for when you are with clients, but you also want it to be sturdy and comfortable. After all, camera equipment is expensive and can be really heavy (if you carry as much as Brett does). For me, I just have a small camera, and then when we are on vacation, I will also carry the video camera, GoPro, and any of my personal items. Although I constantly change my mind about what kind of bag to bring into the parks at WDW, the past few times, I wished I had a bag that could safely carry my camera and everything else I listed above, was easy to open (for the security checks and any time I need something), without being too big…and of course, it had to be pretty!

The Aria 3 Camera Bag from Tamrac seems like the perfect fit!


All the Aria camera bags come in several colors, and since we already have a bunch of black camera bags in this house (and this one was for ME), I chose to get this one in Berry!

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Like many high-end camera bags, the Aria Series is made from a rich, smooth, water-resistant nylon fabric that feels like silk.  The fabric is smooth and silky while still being incredibly durable.

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The main outside flap can be easily opened/closed by a metal clasp.

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The main compartment has a zip closure. Inside, there are three spots separated by 2 pads, so everything has it’s own space and isn’t bumping against anything else. I also like how the inside of the bag is silver…I think that helps with being able to find items better, as opposed to a black interior.

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There are additional compartments on the outside of the bag. The front space has a zipper closer…

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…and the space in the back is open with no zipper, so you can keep “quick-access” items in there. The strap can be really long if needed, and also has a thick shoulder pad.

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The Aria 3 is a stylish handbag-style camera bag that holds a compact DSLR with a small lens attached, an extra lens and a flash or a mirrorless camera with a lens attached, an extra lens, and a flash.  It strikes the perfect balance between elegance and functionality and provides discreet protection camera gear without advertising what’s inside.

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Overall, I think this is a nice camera bag for someone that doesn’t want to carry around too much, but wants everything protected and organized.

Tamrac Camera Bag

Plus, the Berry Color provides a girly touch. If Berry isn’t your thing…then you can try black, green, brown, etc.

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Tamrac also offers smaller and larger bags and backpacks, in various designs, which you can check out on their website:



Tamrac Giveaway

Prize: A Tamrac Aria 3 Camera Bag in the color of your choice!

Eligibility: Worldwide

Ends: December 8, 2014 at 11:59 pm EST

How to enter: Use the Rafflecopter form below.

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