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Bring on the Holidays + $325 Nordstrom Giveaway

Who's excited for the short work week? I definitely am for one and very thankful we have Friday off since I used to have to go right back to work on the Friday after Thanksgiving. This past weekend was the official start of the holidays around here.

On Friday night K and I went out for dinner and some wine at Cooper's Hawk Winery to celebrate his new job. K's been interviewing for 6 months to get into this new field and he finally landed his dream job so celebrations were in order.

On Saturday we went shopping for some Christmas decorations to get prepared for the holidays although I'm waiting until after Thanksgiving to start decorating the house.

On Saturday night we went to the first holiday party of the year hosted by some friends. They like to host the party early since everyone is usually busy traveling and doing things with family as you get closer to Christmas. It was a blast catching up with the girls and of course my girl Kate.

Sunday was all about relaxing and getting stuff done around the house - laundry, food prepping, blogging and quality time with Lola.

I made this crockpot Mongolian Beef recipe that Meg recommended last week for Sunday night dinner and it came out fantastic.

Don't forget to enter our $325 Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway hosted by Pamela from Sequins and Sea Breezes. The giveaway ends on Friday, November 27th and the winner will be announced on Monday, November 30th. 


Friday Favorites + $325 Nordstrom Giveaway

Can you believe Thanksgiving is already next week? My favorite time of year is about to kick off which means many busy weekends ahead until the end of the year. We have our first Holiday party to attend on Saturday night but otherwise it should be a fairly low key weekend.

This week we had our annual potluck at work and there was over 20 dishes plus the dessert table was out of control. It was hard deciding what to chose! I made a delish broccoli salad (recipe coming soon) to add to the spread. I posted some potluck dish ideas yesterday if you didn't catch it.

I was putting my wish list together for the Holidays and my birthday in December and stumbled upon this 2016 Blog Planner from Amazon. I know they have free printable ones but it would be ideal to have everything recorded in one book and you can always go back and see what you've done in previous weeks.

On Wednesday I went out for a happy hour girl date at our favorite sushi spot downtown to celebrate JQs birthday. It was fun catching up and getting our sushi fix.

We received these Wellness Petite Treats from and they are probably my favorite treats to date. Turkey, pomegranate and ginger are a unique blend plus they're healthy and grain free which is important when choosing treats for Lola.

For the next week, I'm teaming up with Pamela from Sequins & Sea Breezes and 20 other fab bloggers to give away a $325 Nordstrom Gift Card right in time for the holidays! The more ways you enter, the more chances to win! The giveaway end on Friday, November 27th at midnight and the winner will be announced on Monday, November 30th. Good luck!
$325 Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway

Joining my fellow Floridian blogger Amanda from Meet at the Barre for some Friday Faves.

Kendra Scott & Sephora Giveaway

How about a little mid-week giveaway with some gorgeous Kendra Scott earrings and $105 worth of Sephora goodies! I personally love the color of those earrings!

I've teamed up with these lovely ladies to celebrate Tif from Bright on a Budget's birthday and bring you this awesome giveaway so enter now for a chance to win!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER.  By entering, you are certifying that you are at least 18 years old, a resident and you acknowledge that the promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with, Kendra Scott or Sephora.     Contest is only open to residents of the forty-eight (48) contiguous states of the United States.  Winner must respond to notification of winning the prize within twenty-four (24) hours of another winner will be selected.  FOR FULL TERMS & CONDITIONS, PLEASE SEE the Terms & Conditions.

Good luck!

$105 Visa Giftcard Giveaway

Myself and these lovely ladies are throwing a giveaway for a $105 Visa Gift Card plus some extra advertising goodies which include:

$10 in advertising credit from The Fitness Blondie
Ad space + featured guest post with Keeping up with Ashley and Cody

Thanks to Lisa from Showered with Design and Katelynn from Xo, Katelyn for hosting the giveaway. It will be running until November 11th, 12am EST so enter now to win some cash for the holidays!

Friday's Fall Favorites

Happy Friday lovelies!

This week treated me well although it was pretty hectic at work training 3 new hires and trying to keep my head above water with my own work but I was mentally prepared for it and pulled through. The weekend is definitely always welcomed and I'm excited to have my parents in town visiting us for a couple weeks.


My second Rocksbox arrived this week. The necklace they sent is so gorgeous and I can't wait to wear it out. The earrings are okay/nothing special and the bracelet is WTF? I did wear it to work once this week to "get my money's worth" but it's definitely not my style.

We tried out Abita's Pecan beer and it's a great flavor for Fall. Abita also make a strawberry beer which is my absolute favorite.

Fall Fashion Finds:
These comfy looking scarfs from Blue Avenue. It's not nearly cold enough here in Florida but I'm eying the grey one for the colder weather.

Dinners at home: BBQ jerk pork chops with stuffed peppers and a vegetable medley.

Loving these pumpkin cereal bars from Trader Joe's. I always go into this place to buy some cheap wine and a couple things and end up leaving with the most random things ever. The most recent trip left me with tons of pumpkin stuff including the ingredients for the pumpkin muffins I baked over the weekend and these cereal bars. They also had pumpkin ice cream but I managed to avoid that one.

Favorite Funny:

Favorite Quotes/Inspiration:

Don't forget to enter our giveaway for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card plus $45 in additional fashion and beauty goodies.

Wish me luck keeping up with my mother for two weeks! haha

Have a great weekend everyone!

Joining Amanda and Lauren today for their weekly Friday linkups.

$100 Amazon Giveaway Plus $45 in Bonus Prizes

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Bonus Prizes: