Good morning Monday! How was your weekend? I had a pretty low key weekend at home while the kids weren’t here. I’m trying to accept these times and embrace them, using them to rest and recharge and as a chance to do some learning and growing of my own.
If you subscribe to my weekend newsletter, you saw my message yesterday:
In my quiet mornings and through journaling, I recognize that I crave simplicity, abundant time to play and be with my kids, have a desire to cook and eat wholesome foods, get stronger through exercise, commit to routines that fuel my creativity and productivity, and do meaningful work that gives back, helps strengthen other women, and laugh and have fun!
Sounds pretty good, right?! Of course it’s all a daily work in progress. Over the weekend, I had fun planning a GIVEAWAY as a small token of my appreciation for you.
All of your love and support that you’ve sent my way over the years and especially as I shared my divorce with you touched me deeply. It’s helped me feel less alone and has encouraged me in this journey. I also have so much HOPE for the future.
To celebrate you, I’ll be doing 25 Days of GIVEAWAYS starting today and ending on Thanksgiving. The giveaway isn’t sponsored, I’ll just be giving away 25 of my favorite gift items under $25.
Every Friday, I’ll be randomly picking winners and you can choose which item you want to receive!
To make it easy to enter, all you have to do is follow me on Instagram and like all of my November posts.
1 • The Softest Sheet Set needs no introduction around here. These are the sheets we have on every bed in our house and they are insanely soft and durable.
2 • How darling is this Pearl Beanie for staying warm and chic at the same time?!
3 • How did I not know Barefoot Dreams cozy socks existed!
4 • I’m a firm believer in the relaxing glow of a beautiful candle, but also know that people tend not to treat themselves. Do her a favor, and gift her one of these.
5 • If she goes to bed dreaming of that hot cup of coffee in the morning, she’ll adore this pretty marble coffee mug.
6 • These Leather Drop Earrings come in a set, so you can break them up into multiple gifts. Perfect for teachers! They are so lightweight they barely feel like you’re wearing anything, but they still make a statement. Bonus, they’re only $10 for a set of 8!
7 • You and your bestie can share these beaded friendship bracelets that come with a little star and moon charm. Or you can stack them.
8 • Y’all know these wrap bracelets are at the top of my list of favorite things this year. There are so many different styles and they make great gifts for anyone. As I type this, they’re 40% off sitewide!
9 • This moisturizing Lip Treatment will renew your lips better than anything you’ve tried – promise! I put it on every night before bed and wake up with soft, smooth lips.
10 • It’s not dramatic to say that these Packing Cubes (set of 6) will change your life- or at least the way you travel. They keep everything nice and organized and also fit way more than you can without them. I also use them to store things (currently all my swimsuits are in two of them!). I like to buy different colors to keep my kids things easily identifiable when we travel also.
11 • For extra points, gift the Pearl Scarf with #2!
12 • This 6-piece set of masks by Sephora each has a different ingredient-based flavor to target a specific skin concern : 1) coconut to nurture and soothe; 2) pearl for perfecting and brightening; 3) rose for moisture; 4) pineapple for minimizing pores; 5) green tea to diminish the look of blemishes; and 6) aloe vera to quench and replenish. They are a $36 value for $25.
13 • A sleek Corkcickle keeps your drink hot or cold for hours, but let’s be honest, there’s wine in there!
14 • Did you know that my daily cleanser, the Radiant Cleansing Balm comes in a cute mini that’s the perfect size for travel?! It also comes with a muslin cloth.
15 • Ever since Trisa and I popped into the Anthropologie store in Chicago, I’ve been dreaming of this pretty Rise & Shine Canister. There’s a whole line of this glam collection and I want every piece!
16 • Including the Initial Coffee Mug!
17 • This Let’s Do This notepad was made for gals who like to GSD!
18 • Scissors might not seem like a sexy gift, but every time I need a pair, you better believe I get a little smile when I reach for the Rose Gold pair.
19 • You can’t go wrong with the Quilted Puffer Vests at Old Navy! The quilted version are nice and streamlined and won’t add extra bulk.
20 • If your friend loves the headband trend, I bet she’d love this Leopard Knot headband.
21 • Nothing makes me happier than some time alone with a good planner. You can start using this one now and it goes to December 2020.
22 • The options for fun are endless with this Felt Letter Board and it comes in lots of colors.
23 • This is the Matte Lipstick Set I was wearing over the weekend that y’all were asking about. The color goes on like a gloss, but dries matte and lasts for hours. I usually wear a bit of gloss over it to add some shine.
24 • My hot cocoa is sitting on this Coffee/Tea Warmer right now! I love this so much that I keep one at my desk and one on my nightstand.
25 • This is the gold Dry Erase Board Calendar that I have in my office that y’all always ask about. I keep a set of three so I can see my blog content three months at a time, but they’re perfect for keeping in the kitchen for meal planning or keeping track of activities and schedules.
I’m so excited to start picking winners and see who wins! I’ll announce the first group this Friday, so be sure to follow me on Instagram and LIKE all of my November posts!
Have a great week friends!