Five on Friday

As much fun as I was having with family over the holiday week, I really missed this link-up. 
Super excited to be back & to be talking all things CHRISTMAS!
Here are my FIVE.
ONESales.  It’s been exactly one week since Black Friday & less than one since Cyber Monday, & it probably goes without saying that I participated in both.  I couldn’t discriminate against one, damn it, even though my husband & wallet would have disagreed!

I have decided that I have a love-hate relationship with all of these “super-sale days.”  While my love is obvious, these type of things are so beyond dangerous for a shopaholic like me.  And now that I have a shopping sidekick to go with AND to shop for, it’s only harder. 🙂


After some much-needed snacking to fully prepare for battle, Waverly Maye & her Jameson Monroe headband joined me at the mall.  Favorite deals of the weekend were 50% at Gap & Old Navy, 20% off at Asos, 15% off at Land of the Nod & Lightroom Photoshop on sale at Best Buy.    With the exception of Gap & Old Navy, all of the deals are still going on so check them out! (If you dare!)

TWOAdvent Calender.  SUPER excited to start this tradition with Waverly Maye!  Even though she won’t completely understand yet, I am happy to pull a treat or activity each day on her behalf!  I included a mix of fun activities, holiday toddler-friendly candy, & stickers.  In an effort to save money somewhere, I decided to make my own even though I am LOVING this one at Target & this one at Pottery Barn Kids.  I’m thinking I’ll go with mine this year & try to scoop one up after Chrismas on sale for the years to come. 🙂

THREEPretzels.  Made these little gems over the weekend & YUM! 

It was so easy that even I did it successfully. 🙂 
All you need is pretzels, white chocolate chips & sprinkles. Melt the chocolate at 30-second intervals, mix & cover the pretzels!  Both Waverly AND my husband have eaten so many I had to make a second batch!  I consider that a holiday win AND win.
FOURSanta Sippy Cups.  As always, we love our holiday sippy cups from Target.  Something about seeing Waverly using one while wearing her Christmas red (and listening to Christmas tunes) just makes me feel all warm & fuzzy inside.

Other than their sippy cups, Target is killing it these days!  I am dying over their entire holiday collection and would seriously like one of each product in the line.  Please & thank you!
FIVEGiveaway.  I am SO very excited about a giveaway coming up this Monday!  Tis’ the season for giving & I am so grateful to be able to give back to my readers.  Stay tuned. 🙂
Cheers to a fun & festive holiday weekend!!!!  Enjoy it, we only have two more left after this!
Can you believe it?!  Thanks again to Darci & the ladies for the link-up!!


  1. December 6, 2013 / 1:28 pm

    Happy Friday! Love Waverly's adorable head bands and her festive sippy! I too loved taking advantage of all the great sales this past week!! Have a great weekend!

  2. December 6, 2013 / 1:48 pm

    Those pretzels look heavenly! Those will be on the list to do this weekend! Waverly is still cute as ever! I have found myself in trouble a lot having all these sales and a little girl 🙂 Happy Friday!

  3. December 6, 2013 / 1:55 pm

    She is so cute & those pretzels looks delish!!!

  4. December 6, 2013 / 2:06 pm

    PRECIOUS pics of Waverly…her outfit in those first pics. AHHHH! THE CUTENESS!!!
    Looking forward to seeing what you have up your sleeve next week, girlie!
    Merry, merry!!! xx

  5. December 6, 2013 / 2:22 pm

    Those pretzels look so great and simple… and simple is always a win. Waverly is the cutest 🙂 !!!

  6. December 6, 2013 / 2:22 pm

    Ashley! How great are those festive sippy cups from Target! Mason has the snowman one and it's the best. Those headbands are so adorable… I need to have a baby girl.

  7. December 6, 2013 / 2:56 pm

    LOVE the Santa sippy cup. Seen them at Target and I was so tempted to buy one for Savanna even though she won't use it until next year!

  8. December 6, 2013 / 3:15 pm

    She is such a doll! And I love those pretzel snacks! Yum!

  9. December 6, 2013 / 4:50 pm

    those pretzels sound like a great festive snack/treat!! and I LOVE that Santa sippy cup – will be on my list for The next Target trip! Happy Friday!

  10. December 6, 2013 / 5:37 pm

    We bought a santa sippy cup a few weeks ago and it's Sadie's favorite! Chocolate covered pretzels are a hit around here, too. Whenever we have a holiday party I get the big pretzel rods, dip one end/half in chocolate, cover with festive sprinkles and then package them up in clear cellophane bags with ribbon to give as party favors 🙂
    Also, so happy for the tip on Photoshop Lightroom! I need a new editing program badly so I'm off to check it out!


  11. December 6, 2013 / 6:28 pm

    Those pretzels look AMAZING! Waverly Maye does, too! 🙂

  12. December 6, 2013 / 8:52 pm

    Target is so awesome these days and we are majorly digging our santa sippy cup 🙂

  13. December 6, 2013 / 10:14 pm

    Totally need to try those pretzels! So simple, but they look so yummy! I love your shopping sidekick!

  14. December 6, 2013 / 10:27 pm

    I keep purposely avoiding the Christmas aisle at Target because I know I'd be walking out of there with 50 million things….but that sippy is so tempting…I know they only have that and more just waiting to be scooped up for Abigail!

  15. December 7, 2013 / 3:04 pm

    My mom and I always make those chocolate covered pretzels every year and they never stay in the house very long before my dad and brothers make them disappear

  16. December 7, 2013 / 8:17 pm

    a) she is just…the cutest. I cant take it haha. and b) I need to make these pretzels 🙂

  17. December 7, 2013 / 9:43 pm

    Oh my gosh, that Santa cup. I love it! We are headed to Target tomorrow and I will definitely be looking for it! She is such a doll!

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