Black Friday Sales and a GIVEAWAY

sweater with lace on the bottom
Happy Turkey Day! You have probably already eaten your little heart out, said thanks around the table with family, and you are just settling down to some veg out time. Peace and quiet!

Well, I am thankful for many things. I feel like everyday that I go to work with my students, I am constantly reminded about things to be grateful for. I also am very grateful for my family! They offer me so much shelter from the harsh world. I am super duper grateful for my husband. I sent this text to him the other day (don't tell him I am writing it here, he'd hate that):

"Did you know that I love you? I love that you're willing to wake up early and do homework so that you can spend more time with me at night. I love that when I wake you up in the morning by getting ready, you don't get mad. I love that you listen to my work woes every time I tell the stories, whether to you or someone else. I love that you offer solutions that are outside of the box for me that give me a new perspective. I love that you understand where I come from when I worry about various things in my life, and you take me and console me. I love that you think about what I love and incorporate it into your life as well. I love how considerate you are of my feelings in everything that you do. I love you because you put up with my attitude, when it comes out multiple times a day. I love that you make me laugh and that you laugh at my jokes. I love you for staying strong, even when I hurt you emotionally or physically. I love that you're so capable to feel for others that sometimes it brings you to tears. I love that you're a great big brother to Kendal and Taylor, making sure that you always connect with them. I love that you worry so much about other's feelings that you are constantly keeping up and calling them to make sure they know that they are loved. I love you for always working hard and going to your job, never complaining about it. I love that you also continue to go to school, aiming high, and offering me the best that you can for our future. I love you, and I could go on forever about my feelings about you! I hope you have a good day, thank you for ensuring I had a wonderful birthday!"
turquoise necklace
black knee high boots
turquoise ring and black onyx ring by song yee designs
Sometimes it is okay to be grateful for shallow things in life as well. Like the fact that this RAGA sweater is adorable and the delicate lace makes me feel dressed up (when I am clearly not). Or like the fact that my ring collection is becoming more complete, thanks to the turquoise and black onyx rings I added from Song Yee Designs (PSSSST, have you entered the giveaway to win your own?).  I am also loving this turquoise necklace, made by Song Yee as well!
raga bohemian clothing

It is also okay to feel grateful for all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales! Here is a round up of some of my favorite stores and what kind of discounts they will be offering this Black Friday and Cyber Monday! Shop on!
  • Shopbop — Save up to 25% with code GOBIG15 and now through Nov. 30., spend $250+ and save 15%; spend $500+ and save 20%and spend $1,000+ and save 25%.
  • Macy's — Take 20% off with code THANKS and enjoy free shipping over $50; valid Nov. 25 through Nov. 28.
  • Nordstrom — Take up to 40% off on Cyber Monday, for top women's shoe brands! Also, enjoy free shipping and free returns starting Nov. 29 through Dec. 1.
  • J.Crew — Take 30% off your purchase, including stuff that is never on sale! Plus, 40% off hundreds of styles and 40% off all sale styles in stores and online. Use code HOLIDAY; valid Nov. 25 through Nov. 26.
  • Anthropologie — 25% off everything with code SHOPTOIT sale runs Nov. 27 through Nov. 29.
  • AND now for the surprise giveaway! 
    For this giveaway we have partnered with a few bloggers.
    Danielle Greaves - She is a web development student who writes about travel, reading, food and life.
    Jewels Wandering - Julie is world traveler who currently resides in Singapore and tells interesting stories from her life.
    Lauryncakes - Lauryn is a fashion blogger from Utah who also gives tips on beauty.
    So the rules are to follow each of our social media channels as listed in the giveaway form. 1 winner will get to enjoy delicious cupcakes in the Tea Cupcake Silicone Mold. Good Luck!



  1. Love that top! Thank you so much for posting all those sales. I love shopbop- I just wish I had more money to treat 'me' lol- Already spent it all on my kids for Christmas :) ty and happy bday

  2. love the whole outfit together really cute


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