Sunday, November 29, 2015

Denim + Black + Link-Up

We woke up this morning to very cool and overcast weather. It was kind of festive, and I was excited to wear something warm for a change! As I was searching for something, my eye fell upon one of my favorite scarves. I love this scarf! I got it last year at a Black Friday sale, and it also has matching gloves. ♥

It's so soft and warm and I also love the design:
My skirt is a black eyelet skirt I got years ago, and since it's kind of lightweight I wore my Deborah & Co. fleece-lined leggings with it and stayed perfectly warm.
Since I had a bulky scarf around my neck, I decided to wear my hair up. I have naturally curly hair, and I need to wash (or at least condition) it every day. I didn't want to put my hair up wet, so I smoothed some gel through it and then used my blow dryer and diffuser to dry it.
Then I just twisted it up into a messy bun and secured it at the back with an extra large flexi clip. At the top of the bun I added two you-pins to secure the loose curls a bit better. My husband tried to get a picture, but he said, "all those curls are covering them up!" If you look closely you can kind of see them. :)
What I Wore

Black Eyelet Skirt: Gap brand, thrifted
Black Ruffle Tee: thrifted
Layering Tee: Deborah & Co. sells these
Denim Jacket: Forever 21, from my daughter's closet (she gave it to me!)
Scarf: Aeropostale
Fleece-Lined Leggings: Deborah & Co.
Boots: Rampage Brand (Zulily often has these)
Extra Large Elegant Flower Flexi Clip: Lilla Rose
Antique Style Long You-Pins: Lilla Rose

For a few more hours you can still take advantage of the Lilla Rose sale going on! And you can still enter the Winter Wonder flexi giveaway here.
Also, don't miss the Tummy Team Thankful Sale that's still going on! Use promo code THANKFUL15.
And, you can still take advantage of this Plexus sale until tonight! This is a great coupon—I used it this weekend to get my awesome supplements at a discount! Use code THANKS2015 to get 10% off, and you'll also get free shipping through Monday night!
Link-Up Features
Here are the most-viewed posts from last week's link-up:

This Week's Link-Up

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Saturday, November 28, 2015

A Walk in the Woods and Peace

Everything was quiet and peaceful out in the woods. The leaves were mostly brown and had fallen from the trees. I took a deep breath and instantly felt peace.

I followed my children as they led me to their favorite place. They said it was Christmas Tree Land, because that's where a group of evergreen trees grow wild. It was absolutely beautiful and peaceful and lovely.

Why don't I get outside more often? Why don't I make this a priority? 

Life is too busy, and I need to slow down. God's beautiful creation inspires me, and my children inspire me. I think we would all be better off if we took time to admire God's handiwork (both nature and children!).
"For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him." ~Colossians 1:16

Friday, November 27, 2015

Lilla Rose Black Friday Sale + Giveaway + Mystery Hostess Party!

Today is the day for the Lilla Rose Black Friday sale! Everyone always looks forward to this sale, and it's a great one this year, complete with newly-released styles and a few returning styles (available while supplies last).

The Black Friday Sale

I just love the beautiful, feminine look of some of the new releases:
If you're wondering what size flexi to get, watch this sizing video. If you ever do happen to get the wrong size, Lilla Rose has a wonderful hassle-free exchange policy. They'll even pay your postage to exchange for the right size!
Special Deal for New Customers

If you're a *new customer with Lilla Rose, and you've never registered with another Lilla Rose consultant before, you can take advantage of my Spend $40 Get 1 Free sale for new customers! Simply spend $40 (before tax and shipping—$40 worth of actual products) at my Lilla Rose website on the products of your choice, and you can get a free regular-priced item valued at $16 or less! Contact me after you place your order to let me know that you qualify for the free one.

*This is a one-time (once in a lifetime) offer for new customers in the U.S. only. If you already have a consultant or if you've placed an order with Lilla Rose before, you will not be eligible for this offer. 

The Mystery Hostess Party
You could win all the hostess rewards!!!

To make the Black Friday sale even more fun, I've set up a mystery hostess online party for you! If you shop through the party link, you could win all of the hostess rewards! Here's how it works:
  • Place your order through this party link.
  • On Monday a winner will be randomly chosen from all of those who ordered through the party link. The winner gets all of the hostess rewards that accumulated through the party!
***If you have difficulty getting the website to work, sometimes it helps to come back later and try again. It also might help to close out your browser and restart. Sometimes everyone is trying to order at once, which makes the site slow or unresponsive. If you absolutely can't get it to work, you can also call in your order here (just ask them to credit your order to party #14071) 1-888-519-8889. Thanks so much for your patience!***

The Giveaway
For another fun surprise, I'm also giving away this beautiful Winter Wonder flexi clip! This clip is a size extra small.

The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. only. Enter through the Rafflecopter form below (if you're reading this in an email, you'll need to click the link to use the form or click through to the blog):

a Rafflecopter giveaway

My Favorite Black Friday Deals!

Anyone else shopping from home today? I would so much rather stay at home and shop online than go out and brave the crowds. Here are some of my favorite Black Friday deals this year!
1. Get a Homemaker's Friend Daily Planner for only $10! And you can also get free shipping on orders $49+ (USA only).

2. Deborah & Co. is offering a storewide 20% off coupon, plus you can get a free scarf on all orders of $50 or more! Use coupon code GIVETHANKS15 for 20% off. Now is a great time to get yourself the gorgeous lace skirt I reviewed earlier this week! 

In addition to some beautiful modest clothing, Deborah & Co. also sells some favorite items for children:
These princess play dresses would make wonderful Christmas gifts for the little girls in your life!
3. Orawellness is offering their "Holiday Free Brush" offer AND free shipping this holiday season! I use their brushes and their brushing blend and love both. Visit Orawellness here.
4. Vintage Remedies is having a huge sale! These are the deepest discounts of the year. 
6. The Tummy Team's Thankful Sale Details: Sale Prices Good Nov 27th — Dec 1st

  • Core Foundations 10% off + a FREE splint (Reg. $239-244) SALE PRICE- $179.10
  • Prenatal Core Training 10% + a FREE splint (Reg. $189-194) SALE PRICE- $134.10
  • Core Integrations 10% off + a FREE Tummy Crème (Reg. $234) SALE PRICE $179.10
  • 20% OFF All Tummy Crèmes (Reg. $35) SALE PRICE $28
*As a bonus, when you purchase one of the Core Packages, you'll receive an additional 15% off, making your savings 25% of the packaged price! Use Promo Code THANKFUL15.

I went through the Tummy Team's Core Foundations program earlier this year, and it was such a great experience! This is a great time to get a head start on getting healthy for the new year! Visit their website here.
7. Lilla Rose is also having an awesome sale! And, in addition to the sale, I'm also having a mystery hostess party and giveaway—read more about it here!
8. PlexusSkip the long lines and enjoy your Black Friday shopping all weekend long because this year Plexus Worldwide is turning Black Friday Pink! Through Sunday, use the code THANKS2015 to get 10% off all orders, including Welcome Packs. And don't forget that free shipping still applies! If you've been wanting to try Plexus (you can read my story here), now is the perfect time!
9. Shultz Photo School: Get 51% off the Photo Fix Lifetime membership. Learn how to take amazing photos from the comfort of your own home!

10. Truth in the Tinsel is 40% off with code Black Tinsel. As I mentioned in a recent post, we're using Truth in the Tinsel this year. And now you can get a great deal on it!

11. Cowgirl Dirt save 50% on all products!

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