Classy Earrings + A Black Friday Deal from April Soderstrom!

It’s time for another installation of my collaboration with Shannon from The Simple Moms! She is a fellow fashion lover, but she is a mom to four girls and, as you know, I’m a mom to three boys! We thought it would be fun to show you how we view style from two different perspectives – a girl mom and a boy mom. Be sure to check out her fabulous post today as well!

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I received these earrings to review. I was not compensated in any way for this post and all opinions are 100% my own. This post contains referral links.

I’m popping in quick today to tell you about some amazing earrings I just discovered that I know you will love!

I love wearing big earrings, but I can’t stand how heavy they can be! April Soderstrom has a solution with her beautiful featherweight earrings!

Featherweight Earrings

There are so many featherweight styles to choose from, but I adore my rose gold large leaf earrings! Rose gold is my new obsession and I’m finding it everywhere right now! I was so happy to have these gorgeous earrings to go with my new rose gold necklace from fashionABLE!

Rose Gold

They are both delicate, but make a statement at the same time. I’ve already worn this combo several times and I know I will even more through the holidays and beyond!

Rose Gold Outift

You can’t see the earrings in this picture and the quality is not the best since it was dark in the theater, but this has been my favorite outfit to wear the featherweight earrings with this holiday season! They were dressy enough for a holiday event, but I could wear them every day!

Here’s the best part: April Soderstrom is running an amazing deal on featherweight earrings this Black Friday!

2015 - Black Friday & Cyber Monday FW Sale

When you buy two or more pairs of featherweight earrings, every pair will be 50% off with the code “blackfriday” at checkout! That means the large leaf earrings featured above would only be $20! This deal starts Friday, November 27th and runs through Monday, November 30th!

Mark your calendars, set a reminder on your phone, and grab these fabulous featherweights for gifts AND for yourself!

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That Special Thing About My Mom {One of Many}

This post is part of a Mother’s Day partnership with Shari’s Berries. I received free product, but was not compensated in any other way for this post. All opinions are 100% my own.

This past Mother’s Day weekend, my parents agreed to have the boys at their house while The Hubby and I went to run a race. If you know my mom, this wouldn’t surprise you in the least.

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My mom has always been the woman who welcomes people in, and of course, she gladly welcomes her grandchildren any time. We are so blessed by their willingness to watch the boys and the ways they make the weekend fun for them.

It was in the original Mother’s Day plans for us to come back from our race and to indulge in some beautiful, yummy treats from Shari’s Berries with Mom. They asked me to pick out some wonderful gifts for my mom that we could all share. But on Saturday, Mom came down with a stomach bug and ended up being quarantined in the basement while Dad tried to corral the crazy that is our boys.

By the time, we arrived on Mother’s Day, Mom was feeling a little better and the Shari’s Berries treats had arrived, but you know how it is with the stomach bug – decadent treats (and taking pictures with them) were not a good fit for the day. I don’t know about you, but when I’ve been sick like that, the last thing I want is for people to be around. But Mom always makes the best of every situation and we were welcomed in as if she had been healthy all weekend. This is what makes her my wonderful mom. She’s not just a good hostess, but also never makes anyone feel like an inconvenience, even in the most inconvenient circumstances.

Shari's Berries Treat Box

Later in the day on Sunday, we opened up the Shari’s Berries treats – because Mom insisted – and enjoyed the scrumptious gourmet chocolate covered strawberries. Fruit and chocolate are always a good combination, but Shari’s Berries takes it up a notch with delicious toppings and lovely presentation!

Shari's Berries

Mom was able to enjoy a treat from the Mrs. Fields box that was a little less rich – the cinnamon sugar cookies were soft and perfect for a stomach not quite ready for chocolate decadence! There was also toffee fudge in that box that I hope she’s been able to enjoy by now because YUM!

Shari's Berries Both Boxes

I wanted to share pictures with you today that captured the welcoming, loving spirit of my mom on that Mother’s Day, but instead my words will have to do. I’m not sure any words or pictures could accurately capture what makes her the mom I love so much. Just know that there has never been a person who was not welcomed with open arms in her presence and her home, even at the most inopportune times. Like when you’ve had the stomach bug and three crazy boys in your house on Mother’s Day weekend.

I love you, Mom. Thanks for being who you are – an amazing example of unconditional love, making the best of every situation.

What makes your mom so special? How did you celebrate her this weekend?

 

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DaySpring Clearance – Extra 40% Off!

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Wow! I haven’t posted about a DaySpring sale in a while, but this one is just WAY TOO GOOD. You seriously can’t miss it.

Through Sunday, April 19th, all DaySpring clearance items are an extra 40% off with the code 40CLEAR at checkout! EXTRA 40% OFF!!!

DaySpring Clearance

Let’s look at a few of my favorites that I hope don’t sell out before you have a chance to buy:

Redeemed - Inspirational Wooden Letters - Set of 8

These Redeemed Wooden Letters are the perfect mantel or ledge decor! The set is just $11.99 during this sale!

I Am His - Makeup Bag

I’ve had this I Am His makeup bag for years now and it is still the best. I get compliments on it at the gym and holds SO much! With this sale, it is only $7.79!

Chevron Block Printed Clutch - Plum

The Chevron Block Printed Clutch is part of DaySpring’s gorgeous JOYN collection, handcrafted in India and helping to empower men and women of Northern India with the assets, skills, and knowledge to lift themselves and their families out of poverty. Get yours for only $7.19 right now with the code 40CLEAR!

Jen Hatmaker - 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess

You can even get Jen Hatmaker’s book, 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess, for just $4.49 during this sale! Grab a bunch to read with some girlfriends – it is definitely thought-provoking!

There are SO many great items in this clearance sale! Check it out quickly before your favorites sell out! Remember to use the code 40CLEAR at checkout!

ALSO…

DaySpring is having a fun friendship sale! They have handpicked 20 of the top gifts for friends and they are now buy one get one FREE! You’ll find a selection of jewelry, home décor, mugs, journals and more. This sale will last through 4/19.

About shipping…

The free shipping threshold is now only $25! For any $25 non-clearance purchase, free shipping will automatically apply to any US order! Ground Shipping is now a straight $4.95 for US Ground Shipping.

I think that’s all! You are now free to go shop your heart out with these fabulous DaySpring sales and PLEASE come back to tell me what you bought! It’ll be like we’re shopping together!

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Great Gift Books for Your Guys!

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As you know, I’m surrounded by guys. Add in grandpas and uncles and nephews…the number just keeps growing! I’m always looking for unique gifts to fit the interests and personalities of these guys and every year, books are a great option that don’t disappoint!

Gift Books

There are plenty of new great gift books for your guys this year and I wanted to share a few of my favorite with you! If you have Amazon Prime, you can order them today and still get them in time for Christmas with free two-day shipping! If you don’t have Amazon Prime, grab the free 30-day trial now and use it for your last-minute holiday shopping!  {Have I mentioned how much I adore Amazon Prime? So many reasons…}

And now for the books…

For the little guys

Diggit

Diggit Saves the Day and Tipper Tells a Lie are part of the brand new Building God’s Kingdom board book series by Andy Holmes. The stories center around a crew of construction vehicles who learn lessons about character and godliness. My little guy loves the trucks and I love what he is learning! I can’t wait for more book sin this series to share with him.

For the school-age boys

Action Bible

The Action Bible is a favorite in our home because it tells the stories of the Bible in comic-book style and my boys are totally enthralled by it. I’ve seen it capture their attention and, after reading it, they want to look up more about each story in their own Bibles. This is a definite winner with visual learners and comic book lovers alike!

Star Wars Rebels

Star Wars Rebels: The Visual Guide is a brand new book about this new series on Disney XD. Our boys love the show, but they love reading about the characters and settings just as much as they do watching the show! They checked this book out at the library and were so sad when they had to return it, so I think they’ll be thrilled to find it under the tree this year!

Star Wars 100 Scenes

Star Wars in 100 Scenes is one of my favorite finds because it covers the whole Star Wars saga in one book. I’m a big fan of the original three movies and my guys like the new ones, so this is a book we can all enjoy!

For the comic book fan

Marvel

Marvel Comics: 75 Years of Cover Art could be enjoyed by Marvel fans of any age thanks to the movies introducing a new generation to characters such as Captain America and Thor. I love that my guys can see the characters as they were originally imagined in this fabulous collection of cover art!

DC Comics

DC Comics: A Visual History is another great find along the same lines as the Marvel Comics book. Whether it’s a dad or uncle who has always loved Superman or your kids who are currently obsessed, this visual history is fascinating and a great gift!

For the athlete

Running & Being

Running & Being is known as the book that really got people running again. George Sheehan’s thoughts on running are applicable to newbies and veterans alike. The Hubby was so excited to receive this from his parents this year for Christmas!

For the traveler

Great Maps

Great Maps will captivate those who love to travel and those who have always dreamed of it. This book from the Smithsonian is not along informative, but also a fine work of art and a great conversation piece. The well-traveled man in your life would appreciate this handsome book.

What books do the guys in your life love? Are you gifting any books to the guys in your life this Christmas?

 

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DaySpring’s Early Black Friday Sale Starts Today!

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Thanksgiving is pretty late in the month this year, and if you’re anything like me, you’re feeling like you better start your Christmas shopping BEFORE Black Friday or you just might not get it all done! Well, DaySpring is here to help with an EARLY Black Friday Sale everyone will love!

Eight wonderful items are marked down up to 75% off starting today so you can buy beautiful gifts for the ones you love before the rush of holiday shopping happens after Turkey Day!

Want a little peek at what’s on sale?! Here you go…

Give Thanks - Wooden Caddy

Give Thanks Wooden Caddy Reg. Price: $22.99 Markdown Price: $9.99– 57% off!

Inspirational Glass Dome

Inspirational Glass Dome Reg. Price: $34.99 Markdown Price: $13.99 — 60% off!

Blessings of God - Dough Bowl

Blessings of God Dough Bowl Reg. Price: $64.99 Markdown Price: $24.99 — 62% off!

Light of the World - Messianic Hanukkah Menorah

Light of the World Messianic Menorah Reg. Price: $29.99 Markdown Price: $9.99 — 67% off!

Bless This Home - Wall Art

Bless this Home – Wall Art Reg. Price: $44.99 Markdown Price: $17.99 — 60% off!

Redeemed - Redeemed & Blessed - Ceramic Cookie Jar

Redeemed Cookie Jar Reg. Price: $59.99 Markdown Price: $14.99– 75% off!

Abide in Him - Metal Wall Decor

Abide In Him – Wall Decor Reg. Price: $39.99 Markdown Price: $15.99– 60% off!

Peanuts Christmas - Story of Christmas - Felt Advent Calendar

Peanuts Felt Advent Calendar Reg. Price: $39.99 Markdown Price: $11.99 — 70% off!

I’ve had my eye on that wooden caddy for a while now, so I’m snatching that up while it’s less than $10! And that cookie jar! Wouldn’t that be a fun present for the grandma or aunt or neighbor who always has cookies when you come to visit?!

And as a special bonus, use the code FREE30 at checkout to get free shipping on orders of $30 or more!

Which of these items would be on your Christmas list?

 

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