Friday, December 6, 2013

Love Lately {December 6, 2013}

Happy Friday, lovely ladies! (And men. If there are any of you reading this. I highly doubt it, but you never know.) =)

I will just welcome myself back to the blogging world and jump right into some of my favorite things as of late. So, heeeeeere goes......

{one}
'Tis the season. I've officially jumped on the bandwagon and, yep, I'm all over this Christmas thing. Well, by "all over" I mean I'm actually decorating the house for Christmas this year which did not happen last year (big scrooge) AND we've adopted this little guy to help us get into the holiday mood.


Granted, Cruz doesn't entirely understand that he needs to be good or the elf will tell the big guy, but it's still fun to watch him look for Buddy (lame name, I know, but my choice Guacamole was veto'd) in the mornings.

{two}
Speaking of holidays, we not only are decking the house in holiday cheer this year BUT we also decided to keep our old fake tree in storage and got all fancy with a real tree. An actual real Christmas tree. I can remember my mom talking about wanting a real tree when we were younger, but back then she and my dad had like seven mouths to feed and we couldn't afford one. However, Nick and I decided if we were going to do this Christmas decorating thing, then we were going to do it right, so we loaded up our little lumberjack, Cruz, and headed to the tree farm. And let me tell you, the evergreen smell floating through the entire house? Totally worth every penny.



{three}
Million Dollar Shoppers (Lifetime). My absolute favorite show right now. Personal shoppers in NYC paired with rich, snobby women looking for clothes = great TV. Check it out.

{four}
Julie Ann Art. I absolutely love sending/getting snail mail. And I love sending cards that are sarcastic, snarky and awesome. This gal offers just that (not to mention some that are a bit risque, which is even more awesome) and I couldn't wait to personalize these two cards with a fun, little message from me and send them to the hubs (when he was away for the past four weeks in training) and my bestie (who just got engaged not too long ago).




{five}
Online shopping and specifically Ebates. As many of you know, I'm an online shopping fanatic, well I'm an all over shopping fanatic, but shopping online is just absolute perfection. I just love coming home to packages on the porch. Speaking of packages on the porch - I was introduced to Ebates by a friend and I'm kicking myself for not trying it out sooner.  Long story short, you sign up (for free, obvi), search the website you are looking for, then link directly to your fave major websites from Ebates (Amazon, Gap Kids, Zulily, Ruum, Vickies, Target...you name it, most are on it), shop from the site like normal, purchase and voila! you get an email from Ebates shortly after letting you know how much cash back you received just from linking to your fave shopping sites through Ebates.

Let me be honest here, you're not going to become a millionaire overnight using Ebates, BUT you will get cash back for doing what you already do, which by this I mean shopping. Now that my friends makes complete sense to me.


That's all for now! Have a great weekend and remember, only three more until Christmas!


20 comments:

  1. With all the online shopping I do, why have I never check out ebates!? I think I need to get on that! That would have been helpful for all the purchases last weekend :) Happy Friday!

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  2. I am all about getting a real tree! We even cut down our own! I think now that you have a real one you will never go back to artificial!

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  3. I'm so jealous that yall decided on real tree! I'm going to have to do it next year- I miss it! (love the elf by the way haha) Have a great weekend!

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  4. Derek actually wanted to name our Elf Buddy since Elf is one of our favorite movies EVER but Drew chose Jolly. :)

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  5. Seriously NOTHING like a real tree. I've had one every year since I was born, it's such a fun tradition to go out the day after Thanksgiving and pick out the perfect one. Plus I could sit beside out tree all day and just smell it. LOVE THE HOLIDAYS! Have a great weekend! xo

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  6. I died when I saw your elf on the shelf, my little man wouldn't get it but I can't wait to start that tradition! Happy Friday :)

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  7. Welcome back! I can't wait until Pri is old enough to understand elf on the shelf! So much fun! I love that you picked out a real tree. Tim and I always had a real tree growing up so once we have enough room for one we will definitely be continuing that tradition. Have a great weekend!

    Jill @ youmeandcapri.com

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  8. i've never heard of ebates!!!!

    CRUZ IS ADORABLE!!! makes me want to have a baby boy some day! :D enjoy your real christmas tree!! i have the fake one, but we have tree scented candles that makes it seem ALMOST real :)

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  9. How have I never heard of Million Dollar Shoppers -- I need to watch that!

    Also a big Ebates fan here :) It's the only way to do online shopping!

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  10. Welcome back!!!!! I've missed your posts :) Cruz is so stinkin cute! And you know how I feel about Ebates - so glad I found out about it! Xo

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  11. Gosh, your little man is adorable!!!!!!! And I need to watch that show!

    wordsaboutwaverly.blogspot.com

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  12. We have an elf too even though Clay doesn't get it at all but it's fun for me! I'm jealous of your real Christmas tree!!! We had one last year but it aggravated Clay's allergies :(

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  13. My family always had a fake tree growing up (mostly because the real ones are messy) but we always go and chop down our own tree at a tree farm! Looking forward to doing it on Sunday!

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  14. I am a big Ebates fan too! So fun to shop and get money back. Buddy the Elf will become more popular once C gets older. Elfa is practically a member of our family.

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  15. looove snail mail - I need to check that out, I love snarky art :)

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  16. okay, i am a sucker for deals...and i've heard about ebates here and there...but i think you just pushed me over the edge. how could i NOT like or appreciate it!!!? thank you!!! xx

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  17. I love me some ebates! It is the BEST!

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  18. Stopping by from the link up! I LOVE Elf on a Shelf - can't wait to have kids and start this tradition, there are some pretty funny ideas out there. Hope you have a great weekend! :)

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  19. yah for decorating and YAH for a real tree!! spendy as it may be but yes worth every penny for the memories it creates!! p.s. i miss you bloggin'!

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    All the world famous brand name beverages for unbeatable low price tags.

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Your comments make me smile! Thanks for taking the time to share some love =)