Friday, December 14, 2018

Friday Favorites #187

Happy Friday Foxy Friends! Man this week was fast! I have so much work to get done and not enough brain power to do it...seriously I don't know how to do this one thing and neither does anyone in my group. Due next week, yikes! I can do this! Anyway, onto my Friday favorites:

In case you missed it this week:

Monday: What Brings Me Joy
Tuesday: Our Christmas Cards
Wednesday: Outfits that make me happy
Thursday: FabFitFun unboxing

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Life lately is coming next, it's been a while since I shared weekly happens, as the last two fridays I was recapping our vacation to Arizona.

At the beginning of the month we went to celebrate a friends birthday at a trampoline park, the kids had a blast.

Finally got to catch up with this lady while the kids ran around. Always nice to have someone to talk to at a kids birthday party.

Afterwards, I took this kid to see the Nutcracker and the 4 Realms, he loved it and wants to own it. Mini Fox would have nothing to do with it, so she stayed home with Mr. and snuggled and watched tv.

After church on Sunday we went to lunch with some friends, so fun to grab some food with good friends.

And of course rolling down hills is fun too.

Monday this girl fell asleep on the way home from picking up Baby Fox from karate. We're not sure if she's actually sleeping, but it sure seems like it.

Mr. was gone part of last week, so I ate left over pizza from a team party we hosted, in which I got NO pictures, oops! Trick to heating up pizza, microwave to melt cheese, put in pan and crisp up bottom, good as new. But be careful, as it goes from good to burnt in 2.5 seconds. You're welcome, life changing I know.

This girl, I had to go get allergy shots and while Baby Fox is at karate she goes with me to get shots, she brought this cape as her "survival" cape. Survival from what, not sure.

Afterwards, I took them to the Mall because I wanted junk food for dinner, and didn't feel like cooking anything when I got home. When Mr. is away we go out to eat.

Wednesday Mr. was suppose to come home, but he missed his connecting flight due to weather from his first flight, so I had to stay home on Thursday, oh poor me. Which was actually good because it rained so hard. But before the rain started, I was working in the office and the light peeking through the window looked funny, so I looked out the window and this is what I saw.

It was hard to capture, but it was a double full rainbow, and the colors were so vibrant it was insane. It lasted about 30 minutes, and then started to pour for the remainder of the day. Yep I ran outside in my Pj's and then had my neighbor take my photo.

When I went back in the house to get the kids up for school 30 minutes later...this is how I found them.

I even opend up her window...she didn't even flinch.

We did do curlers however, not realizing it was going to pour all day, oops!

Look Lana, he FINALLY gets to use the umbrella...a year later!

She did too! Had to cover up those curls!

Last weekend Mini Fox and I did matching the whole weekend. She did errands with me Saturday afternoon.

As we were doing errands we ran into my mom and sister, what a small world!

 Saturday evening we went to the Mission in San Juan Capistrano to see the tree lighting ceremony with some friends.

Mr. thought he was so funny. See statue behind them.

 Then we headed to dinner and had a kids table and adult was almost like they weren't there...ALMOST.

Hope you all have a great weekend! Mini Fox has her Christmas performance and we're headed to my cousins for our annual Cousin Christmas. It's going to be fun!

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

FabFitFun Winter Box

Hi Foxy Friends! Today I'm bringing you my FabFitFun box for Winter. I was FINALLY able to get in on the Add-Ons, and I sort of went crazy with them, oops! I got so much, I'll try to link what I can find below. But this really was a fun box! The only thing I would change is I wish you could opt out of the blanket scarf. We get one every Winter Box and I am over them. I live in a climate that doesn't warrant wearing something that warm. But other then that, I loved everything else that came in the box! If you want to try one I have 10 free starter boxes to send you, first come first serve, shoot me an email if you want to claim one! If you know you want to get it, then here is my referral link (by purchasing through the link, I get $15 and you get $10 after your purchase). Click here for the video.

What was in the box*:


Hand Masks $16.63
Mini Pug Blue Tooth Speaker $24.99
Hand and Foot treatment $20.99 for 6 sets
Living Proof Multi-task Hair Styler $26
Black Clutch $62

What's In My Box?

Moroccan Gold Series Treatment Mask $49
Jewelry Portfolio Case $48
Pur Make Up Palette $36
Lipstick $26 
Way Of Will: Elevate Essential Oil Set: Sweet Orange Oil & Eucalyptus Oil
Thrive Eye Brightener $24
AHAVA Hydration $33 
Colorblock Throw (No longer available)
Blaq Eye Masks $29

* The prices listed are the prices the products are currently selling for, not what I paid.

** Add Ons can be done during a specific window time frame where you can add products to your box for a discounted price. 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Merry and Bright: Outfits That Makes Me Happy

Hi Foxy Friends! It's another Wednesday which means The Blended Blog Fashion prompt. We decided from here forward we're going to try and keep the prompts broad so that you can interrupt how you want and think outside the box if you want. We've also tried to match our Monday prompts to coordinate with the Wednesday prompts #organized. Head on over to Lisa's blog who is the host of todays prompt.

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Okay so today's prompt is share an outfit that makes you happy.

This shirt makes me ridiculously happy. I bought it when I went to Seattle last year, it was a part of my haul here, anyway, it was such a unique piece and I had nothing like it and it brings back fun memories of shopping and hanging out with friends. Which I vlogged about, so click here to see our Seattle adventures.

Cold Shoulder Sweater and white jeans

Jeans (similar here and here) / Sweater (similar here and here) / Heels (similar)

Something else that makes me happy, is making shirts with my Cricut. I made this one for all the girls in the Seattle trip.  Those white sneakers make me happy too.

Shoes / Bralette (similar)

This dress, this dress also makes me ridiculously happy and feel really pretty. Right now it's on sale for under $60 and all sizes are available, so go get one for yourself!

Dress (on sale!) / Heels

What outfit makes you happy?

Here are our Wednesday prompts:

Here are the Monday Prompts


Head on over to these other ladies blogs to see how they are sparkling and shining and then go link up over on The Blended Blog or over on our host Whitney's blog!

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Head on over to The Blended Blog to link up your favorite outfit.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

How I Pick Out My Shutterfly Cards

 Thank You Shutterfly for providing me product. As always all opinions and thoughts are my own.

Hi Foxy Friends! Today I am finally sharing our Christmas cards with you! We just sent them out yesterday, so hopefully the recipients of said cards, either don't see this, or act surprised when they get one. This is the 4th year I've used Shutterfly for our Christmas cards, and I can't say enough good things about them!  They have hundreds of cards to choose from, and if you can't find something you like, they have an option to create your own card and upload the design.

Each year we get our family pictures taken, because we know we want to send out Christmas cards. It's my favorite time of year. Waiting impatiently for our pictures to come back from the photographer. Mr. and I always wait to look at the pictures for the first time together. Then we carefully set aside the ones that could be THE ONE for the card. We are the type to only put one picture on the front. And maybe one or two pictures on the back. Cause let's face it, we're paying this much money to get our pictures taken, you are going to see our mugs on that card.

When we open the website, the first thing we do is narrow down the cards, by ones that only have 1 picture, and ones that say Merry Christmas. That helps with not having to sift through so many cards.

There are so many options to choose from. We decided to go with foil lettering, one picture, and something with a Merry Christmas sentiment. It was hard to choose just one, but we finally narrowed it down and this is what we came up with.

I am in love with it, and can't wait for our family and friends to see it! I blurred out our names, and the kids names, but did include their ages. It's always nice to include how old your kids are, so people know, cause who really keeps track of other kids ages? We also like to add a sentiment on the back. Confession time....I use the same sentiment every year. Seriously the last 4 years I've used the same sentiment. I figure, I can't remember what other people do, so why not. Although I do keep everyone's cards, so I guess I could go look. Anyway, I found a sentiment that I really liked a while ago and I've used it ever since.

Now onto the backside. We actually ended up doing two photo sessions for our family pictures this year, so we using a picture for the back from session #2. Funny enough, this was not staged, we were really just using those telescope things.

I realize now, after I have already sent out the cards that I wrote the wrong date on the card! Oh no! Hopefully no one will notice, don't tell any one okay?

Another huge reason I love Shutterfly: they are ALWAYS having a sale. So take advantage of that. Right now cards are up to 50% off, so go pick your cards out and get to sending. And if you think you're too late for Holiday cards, don't forget there are New Years cards too.

Have you sent out your Christmas cards yet?