Wednesday, November 22, 2017

10 Gifts for Him

Happy Tuesday! Coming back from a 4 day weekend  is always hard. In case you missed it yesterday, I'm starting 12 days of Blogmas (skipping some days for Thanksgiving this weekend), the first topic is gifts for Him. I previously did educational gifts for kids, and beauty gifts for her, so now I'm doing gifts for him.

I don't know about you, but I always have trouble buying gifts for my hubby/Dad/brother...and the list continues. What the heck do you get these guys? So here is my attempt of what to get those men in your life. Let's

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1. For the guy who loves grilling and wants to try and electric smoker try this one, it's more resaonably priced and he can figure out if he wants to upgrade to a more expensive one later. Don't forget the smoking chips!

2. I love a good leather jacket for a man, but if real leather isn't his thing then try this faux leather jacket, both have a great look.

3. This is Mr.'s favorite t- shirt and long sleeve tee, they are super soft and so comfortable to wear. These are actually the shirts he makes a point to wear when we go visit new borns, cause he says they are soft and cuddly and babies want to cuddle him because of it...and you know what? It works every time, he puts them to sleep in no time.

4. For those colder climate places these pajama pants are perfect.

5. We recently got the Amazon Echo and have been loving it. Love that you can link your shopping lists to it, and when you need something you say "Alexa put milk on the list" and she adds it to the list on my phone. So awesome. The Amazon Dot is a smaller version of it, it's pretty awesome too.

6. I have gotten Mr. Bose products a couple of times, I've gotten then speaker and the headphones they are always a good thing to get the guy who has everything. The sound is amazing, you can't beat it.

7. If you get the Amazon Echo or Dot, might as well get something to go with it, this Programmable Thermostat is pretty cool and can be programmed into your Amazon product.

8. Okay this one might seem silly but it TOTALLY works, saved us once and then a co-worker who was broken down, save him from having to wait for help. This Portable Car jump Jumper, really should be in everyones car. It can jump your car without having to have someone else do it for you. It also has some cables to charge your phones if you are even in a situation that you would need that.

9. Okay I admit I have this one in my car, you just never know when you'll need a Portable Compressor. I use it mainly for pumping up tires for bikes and strollers, and once I used it to inflate a blow up mattress.

10. I love these watches, I think they are so great for any guy. Mr. doesn't like watches but I know several men in my life that would love one of these. They come in silver, gold, and black.

Need more gift ideas? Check out the other ideas below:

Gift Ideas for the Busy Mom
Non Toy Christmas Gift Ideas for Toddlers
Gift Ideas For Her
Holiday Gift Guide: For The Breastfeeding Mama

Don't forget to enter our giveaway for more than $1500 worth of stuff! Enter here.

Linking up here

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

12 Days of Blogmas

Hey Foxy Friends! I'm currently driving home from Arizona...but wanted to start off Thanksgiving week right! I'm participating in my first 12 days of Blogmas with 9 other bloggers! We're so excited that we are able to get some sponsors for a huge giveaway for one of you!

The topics for each day will be the same for everyone involved. All of the posts for the individual days will be attached to the bottom of each post, so that you can easily find more ideas on the topics. For example, if you are looking for more niche gift guides, all of the other bloggers will have gift guides up for different topics (kids, kitchen lovers, fitness junkies, etc…) and they will be linked at the bottom of my niche gift guide on Day 3.  Here are the topics for the 12 days.

A huge thank you to all of our sponsors who contributed to this giveaway! We have some really fabulous prizes this year, and the winner of this giveaway will be set with so many gifts for their loved ones.

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Monday, November 20, 2017

$10 Target Haul: November Edition

I'm back again, with another $10 Target haul. You know what, when I went to Target, the Dollar Spot, or rather $3 spot was almost compeletly empty...see what I mean? They must have been changing over from Halloween to Thanksgiving/ I had to go find stuff elsewhere.

First I headed over to the jewelry department to try and find something there...I did find this necklace, but it didn't compel me enough to buy them.

Then I tried over in clothes, they're clearance rack was seriously lacking...nothing there.

 Time was not on my side, as I was here by myself, but had to get back home to go somewhere afterwards, and I had several other stops to after searching high and low and coming up emtpy handed, I settled on some random things that we needed in the house.

I picked up the Sharpies, because who doesn't love those, and I used up all my Sharpies doing a Wine Cork Pull (eventually I'll blog about that). And I had initally gotten the glitter paint as a stocking stuffer for the girl, but Baby Fox was going through my bags and saw it...and announced, hey it's glitter paint! I knew I couldn't then put it in the stocking, because for some reason Baby Fox thinks Santa leaves the stockings too. We never told him that.

So that's it, here is the price break down.

Sharpie: $3.99
Glitter Paint: $5.49

Tax: $0.78

Total: $10.26

So I went over a little, stupid tax. I should really get the red card, but I never remember to bring a check to tie it to my account...So what did you get for your $10?

Go Check out what the other ladies are buying.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Friday Favorites #140

Happy Friday Foxy Friends! The family and I are off on a road trip! We're so stinkin' excited and can't wait to share all of the pictures when we get back! But first, lets start off this weekend by sharing a few favorites, I feel like it's been a while since I last did one. So here we go!

In case you missed it, this week I wrote these posts:

Monday: Thankful for Who and What
Tuesday: Beauty Gifts for Her
Wednesday: Polka Dot Skirts for the win

Also don't forget to enter these giveaways:

$200 Amazon Giftcard
$150 Nordstrom Giftcard
Instax Camera and Film
$150 Starbucks Giftcard

Baby Fox has been super busy, he played his last soccer game this past weekend. For whatever reason our league didn't do pictures this year? Crazy right? But I took one of that counts, I guess? No team picture, boo!

Team party was this week and the coach had some great things to say about him. Sad that next year they are changing the rules so he won't be able to be on his team any more. He misses the cut off by 6 days...that stinks doesn't it?

He got his second strip on his yellow belt this month in karate (wouldn't let me take a picture) and then after class he went to a STEM class and built this by himself...his teacher was super proud of him.

The other day Mr. came out of his office and found this on the ground.

It's says: Dear Daddy, I hope you have a great day at work. I will see you when you get home and the alien spider babies are coming from you (inside joke between the two of them) From Baby Fox.

 The other night he wanted to set a trap, so he put his leopard on his door to fall on someone (me) when they came in his room.

Every year we got to Hallmark and let the kids pick out an ornament. This was by far the fastest year they've picked one out.

Not the ornament he ended up with, after we went to pay and they told us we had to buy a power cord and be able to plug it in somewhere on the tree, umm?? Huh? Who does that? Put a battery in that thing and call it a day.

So he ended up with this one.

Then we went back to the house and we might have decorated a tree.

The boxes are starting to pile up people...yep they've been sitting there for a few days, just can never remember to open them.

As always, linking up with The Blended Blog for a Friday Loves where we share things around the blogger world that we love.

Erika from The Slaughters, wrote this post that really spoke to me. Bottom line she says this: I hope this reminds us all that no matter how small the task, our big God can work in mighty ways.  Even something as simple and routine as packing a lunch. You really have to go read the whole thing. From now on I will remember that even something as mundane as packing a lunch might have a bigger impact then I think.

Isn't her family so cute?

I feel like I haven't done this in a while, but here are some random things on the internet that I've been loving.

Oh my gosh, I don't even know what my life would look like if I said yes to everything to my kids.

Have you seen this yet? I've watching ever single episode of this show with Mr. It's our thing. I can't believe it has been 300 episodes! Anyone else still watch?

This lady created a house so that film crews could use it, it's been in over 1800 movies and tv shows! How cool is that?

So what are you up to this weekend? Come back Monday I have a fun post!

Linking up here

Thursday, November 16, 2017

$200 Amazon Giveaway

Hey, hey Foxy Friends, I have another giveaway coming at you! I know I'm on a roll lately! So hop to it, you can't win if you don't enter!

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Prize: $200 Amazon Gift Card
Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck!
Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 12/8 and is open worldwide. Winner will be notified via email.
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Girly Skirt + Polka Dots = Winning Outfit

Happy Wednesday Foxy Friends! Today I'm sharing another look with the skirt I bought on a whim. I was trying to find similar striped skirt to link, while looking at the different patterns I saw this one, and while the stripe one was not so similar, this polka dot one was screaming my name and I purchased it before evening clicking back to my blog. For being $18.99 the quality is amazing. I highly recommend getting it, do size up.

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Skirt / Tank / Jacket /  Heels (Similar)

Thanks for continuing to make this link up a success! Now get to finding some other fashionistas and get  inspired.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

15 Beauty Gifts For Her

Hello Foxy Friends! Happy Tuesday! Today I'm bringing you another gift guide, today it's all about the make up lover in your life. Just go ahead and send this list to your significant other because you're going to want everything on this list! Let's get started.

*Some of the links are affiliate links and I will  either receive a small commission, at no cost to you, if you click on it or if you make a purchase from one of these links, I may also receive a commission on the sale of the product. By purchasing through Foxy's Domestic Side, you're helping me to continue creating fun things for this space.

1. Make Up Mirror - Every lady needs a good make up mirror, after doing some research this is the one on my list. It's dual sided and has a dim-able light, which is the part that I really like. Plus it pivots 360°, so you can basically put this mirror at any angle.

2. Ulta Beauty Box - For those ladies that are relatively new to make up and just want to try a bit of everything, this is the box for you, has some great deluxe sized things, like the Stila eyeliner, a favorite that I have purchased several times.

3. MAC Highligher - I recently bought this when I was with a friend and oh my goodness, highlighter goodness. I am obsessed with this highlighter! I got the color Oh Darling and it is one of the best highlighters EVER!

4. Too Faced Blush Palette - I just love a good blush palette, while I haven't tried this one, this palette has such pretty colors in it.

5. Jacyln Hill Palette - My favorite palette right now. It has the best colors for Fall and you can do so many eye looks with it. It has the perfect amount of shimmers and mattes, you can't go wrong with this one! Plus you get so many colors for your money.

6. EcoTools Brush Set - This is a great brush set for a great price.

7. Tartiest Lip Paint - Love this lip paint, it stays on all day and isn't too drying. Such  pretty colors too, super rich.

8. Stila All Day Liquid Lipstick - Love Stila and while I haven't tried this particular one, these colors are so gorgeous, anyone would love to have this in their mix of colors.

9. Tarte Eyeliner - My friend got this for me for my birthday and WOW, it's amazing. The pigment is gorgeous and long lasting, and doesn't pick up a bunch of make up when I'm putting it over my eyes hadow. Plus the gel side, holy staying power. Must have!

10.  Mascara - While I usually wear fake lashes, I LOVE this mascara for extra volume and length. I think I've gone through 3 bottle since discovering it last year, yep that's how much I love it.

I figure le'ts surprise her with some awesome stocking stuffers too! Here are my top 5 things to put in her stocking this year.

1. NailpolishTop CoatNail File - All ladies love some good nail polish. You can't go wrong with Essie and the Seche Vite top that stuff works wonders, makes my home done manicure look like the real deal, plus it's quick drying too!

2. Brush Cleaner - I've always wanted one of these, and at $4.99 it makes for the perfect stocking stuffer.

3. Liquid Brush Cleaner - Clean brushes, nothing is better, I pretty much clean mine after every use...mostly because I only have one set of brushes I like, so if I don't wash them, I don't get a good eye look the next time. But having a brush cleaner is always nice.

4. Too Faced Eye Shadow Primer - My favorite eye primer of all time. End of story.

5. EcoTools Eye Brush Set - I love that this is for eyes only. And you can't beat the price, makes for a great stocking stuffer!

So there you have it 15 ideas for gifts for the beauty lover in your life! Plus most of these things goes over $38 so win in my book, the mirror is $102, but worth every penny. Now to get Mr. to buy it for me for Christmas...Hey Mr. are you listening?

Linking up here, also linking up with Emily, Owen and Brittany

Monday, November 13, 2017

Who And What I Am Thankful For

Happy Monday Foxy Friends! Man we were so productive yesterday. Okay, Mr. was pretty productive and I just followed suite and got to working too. Got some stuff done I have been meaning to do for a while. Now that it gets dark before I get home, it's super hard to get blog pictures taken when I get home, so I have to do it on the weekend...which is hard, ya know. some pictures taken, projects started...hoping to be able to show it to you soon. Anyway, is November, which is all about being Thankful. Each Monday The Blended Blog is prompting you with a different Thankful theme, this week is Who and What we're thankful for.


Who I'm thankful for:

For Mr. for always knowing what I want, before I even know I want it (I'll just stop there so it doesn't get mushy)

My friends, for MNO and for getting out and about and making silly jokes and talking about the serious stuff and everything in between. Thank you friends for being there.

My parents for always helping out with the kids and always being there for us. I don't know what we would do without you guys!

For blogging friends, I don't know even know how I got so lucky to meet a bunch of crazy, like minded, but different group of ladies. I'm thankful for each one of you, and cannot wait to meet up again. And for those that I haven't met yet...we'll one day ladies, one day!

The people that aren't family but feel like family. Where we were at this time last year...crazy how fast this year has gone!


My job, being able to provide for my family. Even though I wake up at an ungodly hour...I'm thankful I have something to wake up for.

My vanpool (a carpool with 5 other people, so I only have to drive once a week), without it I don't think I could have done this commute for the last 8 years.

Mod Podge, I just discovered it and it's pretty awesome.

My new Circut, that can cut vinyl, so happy I can create so many different things now, I love giving homemade gifts and now the world is my oyster. Expect homemade gifts from me from now on.

Microwave, without it I would be so much more tired then I already am...I like being able to cook once every few days and being able to heat it up in the microwave. (it's silly to be thankful for, but I really am)

Dave's Killer Bread, it's good people, and he has thin sliced bread, so you can eat two pieces of his bread and it equals one piece of regular bread, it's the little things people. Go try it if you haven't.

Okay I'll end it there, so Who and What are you thankful for this holiday season? Link up below with your answers!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Instanx Camera + Film Giveaway

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Prize: Instax Prize Package including camera + film
Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck!
Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 12/1 and is open worldwide. Winner will be notified via email.
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