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Five on Friday Fun!


December 6, 2013

I am back for Five on Friday!! It’s December, AKA Santa Claus is Coming to Town Month…cue mass hysteria and overwhelming urge to do everything BIG! So let’s start this Five on Friday off right…
One. Small Businesses
Did ya’ll get a chance to support Small Business Saturday?? I absolutely did, and from the comforts of home…Etsy is one of my favorites for the ability to support so many entrepreneurs and I think a few Christmas gift recipients will be pleased as pie with the goodies I bought, considering they were handmade with lots of love.

Two. Arbonne Skincare
Are ya’ll familiar with the Arbonne line? I  was recently introduced to this line via a blogging friend, Holly, and I am so glad she told me all about their incredible products. I used the RE9 Advanced Anti-Aging Line and was able to see a visible difference in my face within days. Anyways, I am always on the hunt for great beauty finds and I couldn’t wait to share my experience. A little bit of these items goes a long way, and let’s face it, I need all the help I can get trying to undo all those years of sun exposure.

Three. Holiday Shopping
This time last year, I was completely done with my Christmas shopping list…this time around, not so successful. I have been shopping online like a mad woman, trying to get as much done as possible and I am getting close, but still have those little fun finds I still need to stock up on for stockings and such. Then starts the fun process of setting up a wrapping station and getting to business! I’m doing a black, white, green, and red theme this year so fingers crossed the “theme” turns out looking good.

Four. Snow in Nashville
We already had this season’s first snowfall last week a few days prior to Thanksgiving and then this week we have endured a sunny and mild 70 degree day, a monsoon rainstorm, and now we’re in for another round of winter weather this weekend…I feel sorry for the weather men and women trying to keep up with all this nonsense! Although I can’t lie, I’m giddy thinking about the cold winter weather, which is the perfect excuse to get bundled up, drink some hot cocoa, drive around to look at lights, and sing as many Christmas songs as possible!

Five. Christmas PJ Link-Up Reminder
Wanted to make sure I remembered to grab your attention to join in another fun PJ party next Tuesday!! If you don’t have minis, feel free to dress up yourself or your four legged friends and join in…they count, too. It’s going to be a great time to show off all those adorable red and green (and every color in between) yummies…

Thanks for spending time with me today my friends!! A blessed weekend to each one of you. We will be doing loads and loads of unpacking in the new house and watching endless hours of holiday movies. Make sure to visit my girls AprilChristina, and Darci to see what they have going on today… we thank each of you for your fabulous Five on Friday support! OXOX

  1. Nicole says:

    I am SO ready to start wrapping… but I really need to SHOP first! Ha! Thank goodness for a husband who enjoys his Nashville shopping. 😉 He's making a dent in our list, for sure!!

  2. Love love love the black & white stripe paper with green accent! And yes Small Biz Saturday is right up my alley, right along with Cyber Monday – any time it's ok to shop from my couch, I'm down! =)

  3. Jodi says:

    I may have to try Arbonne. Have fun upacking 😉

  4. Shop Small Saturday was definitely a hit at my house! Thanks for sharing that budgeting app – that has really saved the day this year 🙂

  5. LOVE your wrapping theme! So chic, but still very holiday : ) I'm with you on being a bit behind on the shopping! My goal was to be done before November, and it definitely DID NOT happen!

  6. I hope you have a great weekend! I love the idea of a theme for your presents–too cute!!

  7. If you find a source for that b&w wrapping paper, DO SHARE! It is soooo up my alley, I would literally buy 10 rolls of it!

  8. I set up my wrapping station yesterday and I'm so excited to start wrapping away! I'm with you on the crazy weather, it's going to be 80 today, and 45 tomorrow!

  9. I LOVE your theme for wrapping paper! It's stunning! I somehow managed to get all my Christmas shopping done just recently and I've never been that on top of it before. I'm hoping to start a trend for myself 🙂

  10. Loving your theme for wrapping paper!! I am attempting silver/gold/red this year. We will see if it pans out or if I get lazy when I run out of paper or ribbon! Jealous of your snow- it might be 80 DEGREES here today. So over it!

  11. Sarah says:

    you have to tell me about that face cream at our play date….i am all about getting some good stuff….it's my latest obsession.

  12. UGH, i haven't bought ONE Christmas gift yet, finished decorating or sent my christmas cards. I feel SO behind!!! I love your wrapping theme though. I'm kicking myself for buying a ton of random papers on clearance last year so nothing matches. ha.

    Happy weekend! xo

  13. Alexa says:

    Love the black and white wrapping!

  14. Ashley says:

    Can't wait for the linkup! I haven't finished my shopping yet either…ugh.

  15. Love the gift wrap idea! I might have to do that for this year… I have not bought a singe gift bag yet!

  16. Nat says:

    Love the gift wrap idea too- I also can't wait for the link up! It's going to be so cute

  17. gift wrap is beautiful and if you like the cold I am willing to send you all ours LOL

  18. That wrapping is so cute! HAVE to take my kid's pictures today for the linkup. So excited!

  19. alicia says:

    I love the black and white gift wrap! inspiring me to try something new this year with my wrapping.

  20. Lea says:

    Your Christmas wrap is beautiful, so different! I may have to try something a bit different next year! Christmas blessings!

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