Friday Favorites + A $250 (Visa Giftcard) GIVEAWAY!!!!

HELLO!!!  I am so glad you like Andrew’s post yesterday and if you missed it, you should check it out here!

The morning started out yesterday with Andrew giving Skye her first dance lesson to a few of the Killer’s songs.  I don’t think Skye was that into it but she participated to make him happy.

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These kids were in their pjs until about 2 pm… Christmas break!  When the two of them are together at home, they are busy doing their own thing and imagining up their own little world.

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Outfit #2 of 4 for the day for Skyeyesterday ha.  I’m telling you, laundry has gotten out of control.

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I went somewhere all by myself yesterday.  Andrew told me that I needed to get out of the house for a minute so I took his advice and grabbed some lunch.  It felt so weird to be by myself completely but it was a much needed 60 minutes.   And I saw the sun.. I almost didn’t recognize it.

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A 180 Tacos salad for lunch!   For the last few months of pregnancy I did not want to come near this place but it tasted just like it used to yesterday.  I missed the taste of this salad and their vinaigrette.

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I came home, did the kid stuff and took the best 1.5 hour nap while Skye napped.  I can honestly say I think that it was the best nap I have ever taken in my entire life.  I woke up feeling like a new person and then a friend brought over this amazing meal.  Homemade bread, salad, chicken soup (with homemade noodles) and honey for the bread from their bees.  It was amazing!

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Knox leaves tomorrow but he will be back Christmas Eve and I’m so looking forward to being all together for Christmas!

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Time for some Friday Favorites!

*The Owlet (We were provided the Owlet at no cost for my review)!  This might be the best Friday Favorite I’ve ever had.  The Owlet is seriously one of the biggest reasons I don’t feel very anxious with Skye.. that was not the case with Brooke.  When Brooke was an infant I got up to check on her a million times throughout the night because I was so nervous that something bad would happen while she was asleep.   With Skye I don’t have to worry because of the Owlet.  It tracks her heart rate and oxygen levels once the smart sock is placed on her foot and she wears it all night long.  The app on my phone shows Skye’s readings which is so reassuring to me that she is okay.  Both Andrew and I have it on our phones too so we can easily check whenever.  If something was wrong with her heart rate or oxygen levels then it let’s you know in real-time what is going on (on your phone and through the notifications on the base station)!  We love the Owlet and I can’t recommend it enough to parents with a little one.  It is so nice to not have to worry about Skye during the night!

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*Megan gave this to me for Christmas and oh my goodness, you need to try this asap!

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*Hannah sent this to me because she said it reminded her of me and it made me laugh so hard… I understand this dilemma daily!

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*Kristina sent this to me and let’s all try this out…

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*A few people sent me this picture recently and I guess it’s a good thing I’m not running right now:

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*The office is coming back?  If this is true then I might cry I’m so happy!

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*We made THESE hot chocolate cookies!  They are a yearly tradition for us and for a few of the cookies I added a bunch of Andes mint chocolates to make some mint hot chocolate cookies:)  They are even better with the Andes mint chocolate pieces in them, try it.

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*Happy two weeks of life Skye!  I’m really happy about the fact that there are some rolls developing:)

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*Costco is selling the 10 lb sweet potato bags again… they haven’t had them for a while and Andrew picked them up.  Hallelujah.

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I love hearing from you guys and all of your accomplishments so feel free to send them to [email protected] if you want to be featured!

Casey!!  “I’ve run a marathon every year (and multiple 5/10ks) since 2014.  But this past year has been insanely difficult.  I broke my foot in mile 16 of my most recent marathon, the Milwaukee Lakefront in October 2016, and somehow managed to still finish.  I was in a boot for about 6 weeks.  When I was ready to return to running, I injured my piriformis and had to start physical therapy.  When that healed, I came down with my first ever case of strep throat.  About a month after strep throat, the day before I was supposed to do my first triathlon, I was diagnosed with mono.  That took me out for about a solid 2 months, effectively killing my 2017 racing season.  All in all, I missed 3 5ks, 1 triathlon, 1 tough mudder, 2 half marathons, and 2 marathons.  Talk about disappointing.  Now in December 2017, I am FINALLY healthy and back to running!  Just the other week, my long run hit 8 miles and I couldn’t have been happier.  I actually teared up when I finished the run.  It was just a super slow 8 mile easy run, but no run has ever given me a bigger feeling of accomplishment.”  You can read her awesome blog HERE!!

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I’ve got something ridiculously exciting for you today from RetailMeNot!  RetailMeNot is our favorite app/website and we use it ALL OF THE TIME—> it is the best way to save you a ton of money shopping for any kind of brand or store!  They show you every deal and discount available all in one place to make all of your shopping easy and to give you the best deals possible.

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I am so excited because RetailMeNot is doing a second giveaway!  We want one other person to win a $250 VISA GIFT CARD!!

To enter the $250 Visa gift card, visit RetailMeNot HERE and then comment back on this post with the stores and sales your’e excited to shop at!

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Kohl’s and Target!

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I love the Target deal!

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Maybe it is because Skye is so teeny tiny….but Brooke and Knox suddenly look so old!!!!

I love retail me not!!! I do most of my shopping online and as soon as my cart is finalized, I search their site for deals. There are so many shops I would visit…LL Bean for holiday gifts, Old Navy, farfetch (gifts to treat myself!), and shutterfly for my holiday cards (to name a few!!!!).

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Khols all the way – pretty much the only place I shop at these days for myself.

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Kohl’s and Target! :)

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I definitely love Target!

By the way, those crib sheets are adorable!

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Love Target!!

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I heart Target all the time! I use retailmenot also when online shopping to save even more.

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I love Home Depot deal.

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Oh, love me some Target! Enjoy your little one!!

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I’m excited to shop at old navy!

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Target! Target! Target! And I’m just 2 miles from one 💜

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Target for sure!

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Love the Macy’s deal!

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Target!! Or Home Depot!

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Target!!!

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I like the deal at Perfumania: $10 off $100.

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Hey Janae, I wanted to say first off congrats on your sweet baby girl 😊
She is beautiful! Also, I wanted to thank you for your kind, uplifting posts, they are so encouraging, and I know there’s a lot more work that goes into it (blogging) than what people might think. Anyway, just wanted to say thanks, and don’t worry, we will def forgive you if you need a break from posting for a bit, with having the baby!
Hoping and praying for all the best for you guys, you rock! 😁

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I always use Retail Me Not for Old Navy discount codes! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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Target for sure!

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Target is my weakness! Merry Christmas, Janae!

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Macy’s!

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I’m excited to shop at Kohls! I have a 35” inseam and Kohls’ Rock and Republic jeans are one of the few ready to wear brands that fit me! I only have 2 pairs of jeans though, because Rock and Republics are expensive at $88 a pair!

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target!!

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Amazon or Athleta!

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Target…always target 🙈

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Target and Home Depot! We just bought a new house so I feel like I’m visiting one of those daily. 😂

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Always, always Target.

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Target :)

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Jcrew and Madewell for sure! Yay!

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Trader Joe’s!! :)

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Target. All day every day!

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TARGET, and madewell :)

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Target for sure!!

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I love Old Navy and always happy about discounts and coupons!

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Loving that Macy’s discount! I have used Retail Me Not so many times during my Christmas shopping- it’s awesome!

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Bath and Body works and Kohl’s !! You can find the best smelling candles for after run relaxation and the best cheap running clothes

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Kohls!!! I love it there!

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Target!! Love the floral onesie… Do they make that in adult size?? 😂

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Definitely target! I can spend hours in that place!

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Target! My older son is obsessed with getting basketball and football cards there!

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Target if it’s an option,
But I didn’t see it on the site…
Kohls would be my second choice.

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Love the target deals!!

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Kohl’s!!!

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Victoria Secret or Athleta! Have a wonderful Christmas!

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Target & Trader Joes! Happy holidays :)

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Target or Macy’s! Happy Holidays!!

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Target or Kohl’s. Merry Christmas!

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Target – holy cow what an awesome deal!

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TARGET!

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I’d love to shop at H&M

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Target!

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Target! ALWAYS!!!! 😆

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Definitely Target!

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I’d love both and body works! I could use some of their holiday lotions!

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LLBean!

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Macy’s gift card!

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Kohl’s and Macy’s for my mom!❤️

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You know, I never think about Retailmenot when shopping….that’s going to change! So many options. A friend told me ASOS is great so I would try that site. Also, anything sports related like Dick’s, Academy, Under Armour, etc.

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Target and Macys!

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I love the Target deals. Plus Old Navy has the cutest baby clothes! Can’t go wrong with either.

Love seeing pics of your sweet kiddos!

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always Kohls!!!

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Target and Kohls!

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Macys and target are my favourites!

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Extra 20% off at Target is awesome! Merry Christmas to you and your family! :)

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Southwest Airlines! I need a vacation!

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All of them but especially Target

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Love Kohls!!!

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Macy’s and Kohl’s!

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Target for sure!

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Kohls & Target

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target!

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Target for sure!

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I am excited to shop at JCPenney for 50% off my order and Macy’s for 20% off sale items.

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Home Depot for sure.

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Target because it’s my soul mate ❤️

Sweet Skye is so sleepy! She’s got the life! And you should give Andrew a big squeeze because my chunk is a year old and I still haven’t been anywhere alone. It makes me crazy!

Merry Christmas to y’all!

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Target!

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definitely target, merry christmas!

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I love Kohls and Macys!

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Old Navy and Target!

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Kohl’s and Target!

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Target & Macy’s are my favorites!

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Target and Boden

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Can’t wait to shop for some new clothes for the baby at baby Gap and Carter’s!

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Love the Target & Athleta deals, but MORE importantly, congrats on baby Skye. She’s perfect! <3

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Macys and target!

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Target of course!!!!

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Target definitely!

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My wife likes shopping at Kohl’s for clothes for herself and the kids. I’m always at Home Depot buying materials for my “honey do” list!

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Janae….I know this is a little belated – but congratulations on that beautiful baby girl. She is definitely a gift from up above. What better Christmas gift is there!?!?
I LOVE Kohl’s deals on Retail me Not. (hope I’m not too late to enter!?!?)

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Kohls!!

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Kohl’s! Love that store :)

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Target!!!

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Target!

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Target or Kohls!!!!

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Hoping to score some loot at Loft!

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Target!!

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I am excited to shop at Kohl’s and Old Navy! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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