And not just any Friday…a giveaway Friday!
I haven’t done a giveaway in a while, so when Nordstrom reached out to me about talking winter wear, I was like heck ya…and let’s giveaway something too! So, read through my favorites this week and make sure you enter to win below…because with today’s giveaway, FIVE READERS will win.
They’re these thin plastic trays that we now use all.the.time. Our kids have been using them for activities (coloring, cutting, Play-Doh) and especially as place mats with our meals.
Because of the lip around the edges, all of the crumbs and such stay on and cleaning up is a breeze! Plus, the funnel end on one side makes it really easy to discard stuff into the trashcan. When they sit at the bar, we find that the flat edge works better, but at the table, the pointed end leaves room for little elbows and such. I took these pics on Sunday night…and of course, my kids were being totally silly…
…because you know…they’re crazy 😉 . I love these trays and am so thankful Andrea blogged about them! Anything that makes clean up quicker is a win around my house! And side note: on Sunday evenings, we eat at the bar. I don’t know why? We just started that tradition and it’s stuck. Love these crazy kids. You can find them on Amazon HERE. (Side note to my mother: Mom, order some for your house. Trust me.)
This week, I tried another video by Fitness Blender on YouTube. I liked this one even more than the first one I tried!! This one was her No Equipment Upper Body Workout with Cardio Kickboxing Intervals. I loved how it switched between a burst of cardio and some sort of upper body exercise (like push ups and such). It moved fast and I was tired at the end and sore the next day. All signs of a good workout!
So far, I’ve tried:
Fitness Blender No Equipment Upper Body Workout with Cardio Kickboxing Intervals
Yoga By Candace’s Power Yoga
Fitness Blender Cardio & Total Body Workout
Blogilates Total Body Pilates
Whoa! So many comments on What’s Up Wednesday this week! First, there were comments about this…
…we asked who your favorite Bachelor is and everyone said basically the same guys: Sean (ah!), Jason, Ben and Andrew. All excellent choices! I don’t know how I forgot to blog about this…but coming home from Park City two weeks ago, we were in line behind Andrew Firestone and his wife and their three kids at security in the airport. Such a nice looking family! We didn’t say anything…we just stared. Kind of like people do when I go out to eat with Sean, Catherine and Samuel 😉 .
And the second biggest comment topic from Wednesday was what am I putting in my kids’ lunches? I told you guys that I’ve started making all of their lunches and snacks for the week on Sunday afternoon and it’s totally rocked my world in a great way. Who knew such planning could bring me such joy?!? Here is what’s going in their lunches (not necessarily all at once, but these things are on rotation):
Turkey wraps with little or no dressing (so that they stay fresh and not soggy)
Peanut Butter wraps
Chips and Salsa
Chips and Hummus
All of these things seem to hold up well if I prep them on Sunday and then put them in their lunches later in the week. It has been a game changer over at the Shull house!
So…I’ll try and make this the last time I talk about tea for a while. The problem is that you ladies now have me hooked.
So…it’s basically your fault I’m talking about it again 😉 .
This favorite is for those coffee drinkers out there…I finally found the tea that to me, can replace coffee. Thanks to the tea lovers commenting on my blog, I’ve decided that…
…Hot Cinnamon Spice from Harney and Sons is my favorite. It just feels heavier and richer than many of the other teas I’ve tried. As a coffee drinker first and foremost, to me, it was hard to start drinking tea because it just didn’t seem as substantial in my cup as coffee does. Is that a weird statement? I don’t know…that’s just how I feel. That being said, the tea drinkers who comment here said to order both Harney and Sons Hot Cinnamon Spice and their Paris tea and I LOVE THEM BOTH. So, if you’re a coffee drinker considering the switch (or like me, just having a little bit of both coffee and tea during the day), this is my recommendation for you.
Oh friends…I’m in the middle of a really good Bible study. A few weeks ago, I was eating dinner one night with some girlfriends and at one point, we all had cried about something (a lot of it was tears over the same thing) and one of my friends said how she was doing Priscilla Shirer’s Bible study The Armor of God…so, I went home and ordered it and IT IS SO GOOD! I recently did a post about my daily quiet time that you can read HERE. If you’re looking for a new Bible study, I highly recommend this one. It speaks to me every single morning when I open it up.
Now, I believe I mentioned at the top of this post how I’m going to talk about Nordstrom’s Winter Wear and give five winners a prize? Anyone else remember that??? Well, I do! First, here are some of my favorite things from Nordstrom this season. We all know me…I have a uniform of sweaters, jeans and booties this time of year…
This black sweater is so light and thin and I’ve already worn it twice this week (Monday and Wednesday). Don’t judge…it’s so comfy and kind of works for every occasion. It comes in three other colors too 🙂 . I paired it with my jeans, my favorite tank and these booties that I wear daily. Speaking of which…the booties come in a cocoa brown color too. Love them.
I was asked a lot on that post about my jacket. It’s from Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale last July, so it’s no longer in stock (Hinge is the brand) but this one has a very similar color and I’ve seen it in person and it’s really cute!
But my favorite thing to wear this time of year…
So, today, I’m giving away one pair of my favorite Ugg slippers to five lucky winners!
You enter to win below and then five random people will be selected. You get my cozy Ugg slippers in your color of choice and we’ll all hibernate together. Deal? As for my leopard pajamas? They come in two other patterns too and are super comfy to wear around the house. Nordstrom does winter right: jeans, booties, sweaters, jackets, pajamas and slippers. What more could you need?
To see some of my other favorite winter finds, scroll and click below…
And finally, today, I’m sharing my Favorite Valentine’s Treats! Because friends, it’s going to be here before we know it!
Click HERE to see all of my favorite, festive and simple Valentine’s Day recipes.
Happy Friday! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
(And PS: one of the entry options is to receive my daily emails, which is perfect for those of you who don’t use social media! To sign up, click HERE.)