ST. JUDE FUNDRAISER TOTAL
Ladies. You absolutely blew us away.
From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank everybody that joined with us over the last 2 days and gave to St. Jude.
Shay and I are both just so overwhelmed with emotion about how y’all showed up in such a HUGE way! The amount of good that this money is going to do makes us so so proud. So many families are going to benefit from YOUR generosity!
SO, WHAT WAS OUR DONATION TOTAL?
YOU MIGHT WANT TO SIT DOWN.
We raised…..drum roll please…..
That is SO MUCH MONEY!!!!
And we raised that amount in less than 48 hours. Y’all are INCREDIBLE.
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
We knew we were going big setting a $100,000 goal, but we really wanted to give it a solid effort. AND WE DID! Even though we didn’t meet the goal, we are still just SO PROUD of how 1,422 of y’all showed up and donated with us. THIS MONEY IS GOING TO DO SO MUCH GOOD!
So, let’s put this into perspective. How does $70,928 help?
On instastories over the last couple of days we shared so many different ways this money could impact families staying at St. Jude, and in doing so I learned so many wonderful things about St. Jude and just some of the incredible ways they impact these families. We learned that $25 covers the cost of a toiletry bag that is given to a family that has brought nothing with them. We learned that $50 covers the cost of food for a family for a day or a patient art party! The child life team works closely with patients to make sure they have a way to express themselves, and what kid doesn’t love a party! $100 covers the cost of a little red wagon. St. Jude patients are often seen being pulled around campus to different therapies, labs, etc. I love the idea that they are often in wagons instead of wheelchairs. It brings a bit of normalcy to their day.
But most importantly, the money will be invested into research that will provide hope and cures for the patients of St. Jude. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is where doctors from around the world send their toughest cases. Often families have been told there are no other options for their child when they arrive at St. Jude. With your support, doctors and researchers can tell families every day that they will keep trying and keep searching for a cure for their child! YOUR MONEY IS HELPING TO BRING HOPE TO FAMILIES. And then when those cures are found they are then shared freely around the world! The impact the money has is both incredibly personal as well as global!
So, now it’s time to announce the winner of the Goyard tote!
As promised, one lucky person who made a donation this week was randomly selected by our contact at St. Jude and will receive a Goyard Saint Louis GM tote. That lucky lady is Taylor Henson from Van Alstyne, TX! Mallory (our contact at St. Jude) is reaching out to you today via email with more information. We look forward to connecting with you and getting your tote to you! Thank you so much for donating!
Again, a HUGE THANK YOU to all 1,422 of you that joined with us to help raise money over the last 2 days. Both Shay and I are just so appreciative of your generosity and your willingness to give this holiday season! Y’all blessed so many families, and by doing so, you blessed us too. There is truly no limit to the reach of each dollar donated. Since St. Jude shares its research worldwide, one child saved at St. Jude means thousands more saved around the world. WE DID GOOD, Y’ALL!!!!!
MEN’S AMAZON GIFT GUIDE
Y’all, Christmas is seriously right around the corner. Have you bought anything for the men in your life yet? Grab something for them today!
The soft-shell jacket is right at $40, has near perfect reviews, and looks super similar to Chris’s North Face jacket. The Jack Black gift set is a great way to start your man on a skincare routine, and it’s ON SALE right now. The moccasin slippers are UNDER $30 and have thousands of 5 STAR reviews. The tire pressure gauge makes a great stocking stuffer, and a G Shock watch is always a fantastic gift idea. Carter and Chris both have a G Shock and wear them every single day. The hammock is actually one of Carter’s presents from last year. We took it to the ranch, and we all love it!
soft shell jacket (extended sizes HERE)/ zip polar fleece / Jack Black gift set / gym duffle bag / moccasin slippers / men’s wallet options / tire pressure gauge ON SALE / G Shock watch options / GCI rocker / hammock / docking station / engraved pocket knife
CHRISTMAS GRAPHIC TEES
I meant to share these last week, and I just ran out of time. So, this week it is! Check the shipping dates for your area, but most of the tees I’m featuring should arrive quickly!
Like this merry tee looks like it will arrive in the next couple of days! I’ve received tons of requests for graphic tees that are v necks, so I was happy to find this one. And it’s only $10, y’all! It’s great quality and has excellent reviews. For size reference, I’m wearing a medium.
This link actually has TONS of other darling Christmas tees on it, so go check them out for yourself!
Now let’s talk about the jeans. The jeans I’m wearing have created lots of fanfare over the last month or so. They are the most expensive jeans I’ve ever owned, and I’m IN LOVE. They FEEL like they are expensive, which they should, BECAUSE THEY ARE! I’ve heard tons of influencers sing the praises of Mother Jeans for a while now, and I finally took the plunge. It helped that I had credit on Amazon, and that’s where I found them. They’ve got stretch in them, but they still have structure. They hold their shape, and they make me feel great. For size reference, I’m wearing a 27.
And look how happy this merry and bright tee is! It also looks like it will arrive in just a couple of days, so plenty of time to have fun wearing it before Christmas! It’s soft, it’s got a cute fit, and although great on its own it will also look great layered under a cardi or jacket. For size reference, I’m wearing a medium.
In the interest of being festive, I thought it would be fun to share some more graphic tee choices. These tees are a super easy way to look and feel holiday ready this season. I love all of the tees featured here, and I wear a medium in each of them.
THE GIFT OF CHRISTMAS
Last week we went to see The Gift of Christmas at Prestonwood Baptist Church. We had never been before, but I’d heard my friends talk about it for years, and my mom snagged tickets for us this year! Conner got sick, so she couldn’t attend, but I had such a great time with my mom and the boys.
The program was truly incredible. The manger scene at the end, with the angels descending from the heavens and all of the people traveling to see the Savior was breathtaking. I will never sing “Oh Come Let Us Adore Him” again without thinking of this scene.
A FESTIVE FRONT PORCH
I gave my front porch a festive refresh for Christmas last year, and I thought y’all might like to see it again. I’m actually in the middle of changing things up a bit this year, and we’re waiting for our flower beds to be done, but I do still love how it looked last year!
The “For Unto Us a Child Is Born” yard sign was purchased at a Christmas event years ago. I looked for a similar one online, and I came up short. So sorry!
So the refresh part came in with the pillows and throw. I’ve had some pillows and a throw on the porch for several years now, and they worked year-round. However, they weren’t festive at all, so I got some pillow covers (to throw over my current pillows!) and a new throw for a Christmas porch.
AMAZON ITEMS THAT MAKE GREAT GIFTS
I thought it would be fun and helpful if I rounded up just a handful of some Amazon items that I’ve recommended in the past for Christmas gifts. Based upon feedback, I know they’ve been very popular with the people who received them, so you can purchase with confidence!
You’ve seen this next sweater before. Several times before. This might just be one of my favorite Amazon finds of all times. I mean, I HAVE IT IN 5 COLORS, so that should prove to you that I’m a big ol’ fan. It’s super soft, has a super drapey fit, and is super cute. It’s so easy to wear, and I love it with jeans, leggings, and nicer pants too. The fit is forgiving, so it’s pretty easy to buy for a gift. For size reference, I’m wearing a small.
Click HERE for the sweater. It comes in TONS of colors and almost all sizes and colors arrive before Christmas. Many ship within a couple of days!
Click HERE if you want to get to the post dedicated to this little gem. For size reference, I’m wearing a small.
This sweater is SERIOUSLY soft. And it’s a super relaxed fit (which I love). It has a bit of a bat wing design, but it’s still very flattering. I’m wearing the small here and it’s still quite roomy.
I had a lot of people asking me about the fabric content since we couldn’t find it listed on the site. I didn’t know then, but I’ve since found an interior tag with the following info: 50% Viscose, 30% Nylon, 20% PBT. If I had to guess, I would have guessed clouds and unicorn wings.
Okay, enough about the sweater. This next pic has several items that make great gifts.
I love this camel cardigan and think it looks awesome with my Amazon leopard belt that is under $20. It’s a totally chic look that is made up of basics that every closet needs. It would make a great gift too. So would the gold bracelet!
We can’t talk Amazon accessories and Amazon gifts without talking about my very favorite pave huggie earrings. I’ve owned these for years now and still wear them alllllllll the time.
I mean, I’m not a diamond expert, but I think these babies look real. AND THEY ARE UNDER $15! I sleep in them, I talk on the phone with them, and I LOVE them. In fact, I love them so much it was my gift of choice for all my friends at our Favorite Things party a couple of years ago. My picture doesn’t do them justice. They are seriously so sparkly and so gorgeous.
KISS AND TELL LIP CARE TRIO
My love for Colleen Rothschild products never stops.
And her newest collection, the Kiss and Tell Lip Care Trio, is NEXT LEVEL. And it’s ON SALE for just under $50 right now! These products feel absolutely amazing on, and the brown sugar scent is incredible. I’m using it every single night and my lips have never been softer. You probably need this for yourself, but it would also make an excellent gift.
Good things come in threes. KISS & TELL LIP CARE TRIO is all you need to leave lips smooth, treated, moisturized and kissable. This mouth-watering Brown Sugar trio includes Butter Lip Mask, Sugar Lip Scrub, and Vitamin E Lip Moisturizer.
As a limited edition bonus, the bundle includes our beautiful, ultra-soft velvet pouch with brushed gold hardware. Designed to hold your lip, beauty and everyday bits and bobs such as keys, credit cards or tech essentials.
The Set Includes…
- Vitamin E Lip Moisturizer – Brown Sugar
- Sugar Lip Scrub – Brown Sugar
- Butter Lip Mask – Brown Sugar
- Velvet Pouch
LAST CALL FOR SCARVES
On the last day of November, I shared my TEACHER GIFTS post. Y’all sold lots of the scarves out, but there are still several awesome ones that are still available and would make great gifts for lots of ladies on your list!
THIS YEAR’S SCARVES ARE DARLING, and you are going to be so impressed with the quality.
You must use this link and you must enter the code STMTHOLIDAY to get them for ONLY $18 (reg. price $45). Click HERE IF YOU WANT TO SEE THE ENTIRE POST WHERE I STYLE 5 OF THE SCARVES IN DIFFERENT OUTFITS.
And here’s the presentation idea that’s going to make your life SO easy…
Each scarf will come with a JOLLY card and a bit of twine.
I think the entire presentation looks so festive and polished.
How proud would you be to gift these to loved ones.
And let’s get something straight right off the bat, although I’m billing this as a perfect teacher gift, it’s actually a perfect gift for lots of ladies on your list. (Spoiler Alert: For those of you that are going to GO BIG and buy 10 scarves, you will receive a free gift that I highlight at the bottom of today’s post.)
Here’s a close up of the card…
‘Tis the season to be JOLLY. Wish you a holiday season filled with warmth and goodness.
I MEAN! SO STINKIN’ CUTE!
And we’ve got a special deal for you for the next 48 hours!
With the code STMTHOLIDAY, you can get the scarf of your choice and the sweet little twine with the colorful “JOLLY” card for just $18. That’s $27 OFF the regular price of the scarf, y’all! Just fold up or roll up the scarf, wrap the twine around it, and attach the JOLLY card. BAM, the scarf is TOTALLY READY FOR GIFTING!!!
VERY IMPORTANT: You must click through THIS LINK (the only link used throughout todays post) and enter the STMTHOLIDAY code in order to get the deal. Since the deal is exclusive to STMT readers only, they are hiding the page from their site. Again, you must click on THIS LINK and purchase the scarves on the same device that you’ve clicked the link on. If you are reading this on your phone, but you want to purchase on your computer later, you are going to have to pull up the blog on your computer and click any of the links on the post again. In other words, you can’t just go directly to the site and expect the code to be activated correctly.
This quarter zip fleece pullover has fantastic ratings, and this one and the red one scream holiday to me. Read the reviews. They all talk about how super cozy and warm they are.
How great is this puffer for ladies! It has over 6,000 5 Star Reviews and comes in several colors. Read the reviews, I think you probably will want to size up.
When I asked my dermatologist’s office for sunscreen recommendations, this EltaMD sunscreen was the one they most highly recommended. And looks at those 5 Star reviews!
Check out this mask sheet set. It comes in a set of 10, the ratings are great, and the packaging is adorable! Wrap up the entire set and put it under the tree…or separate them out into different stockings! There’s another really awesome set HERE as well.
This foot peel mask will give you baby soft feet. It has over 40,000 5 STAR REVIEWS and it’s ON SALE right now! Peel your feet and make them feel like a baby’s tushy with these babies! Grab them for yourself right now (the results are both disgusting and sooooooo satisfying) or throw them in stocking stuffers for a gift that will make everybody oooh and ahhhhh! Get them for every lady on your list and then y’all can marvel at the results (and the process). Haha!
This hand cream trio comes in this super cute decorative tin. There are several patterns and scent trios to choose from.
Okay, ladies. I have this exact set of packing cubes and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND them. If you don’t have packing cubes, GET THESE! If you have a loved one that travels a lot, BUY THEM! Listen, I don’t travel a lot, but I even use these babies when we are heading to the ranch. THEY ARE AWESOME. I got the deep blue (seen below).
This is the first set of packing cubes I have that has 2 zippers on each cube. Look how much the 2nd zipper shrinks it all down! INCREDIBLE!
This jewelry travel bag is awesome too. It’s the best travel jewelry organizer I’ve ever had (and I’ve tried MANY throughout the years). It does a beautiful job of keeping the necklaces from getting tangled, and there’s plenty of places for rings, earrings, and bracelets.
This toiletry bag matches the above jewelry bag! It makes a nice little set!
My toiletry bag is one of my very favorite items EVER. It holds SO MUCH STUFF, and I love how you can hang it up and everything is so easily accessible. It has over 30,000 NEAR PERFECT 5 Star Ratings and could be at your house by this afternoon. This makes an EXCELLENT gift.
And if you wanted to make it an even better gift, you could put some of your favorite beauty items in it.
I’ve had some really great posts the last couple of weeks (if I do say so myself) ;), so I wanted to review them very quickly. I know everybody is super busy this time of year, and it’s very possible that you’ve missed a post or two. I’ll post a link to the original posts if you want to check out the whole thing!
I talked about pajamas and presents last Friday. Click HERE for the original post.
Before we even get to all the presents, let’s talk about my pajamas. They deserve some serious love and attention. I own them in 2 colors and LOVE THEM SO MUCH. I’ve even considered naming them a MUST HAVE because they really are that good.
They might look like your standard issue flannel pajamas, but they’re not. They’re SO MUCH BETTER than that.
These pajamas are softer than soft, they’re stretchy, and they are a velour knit. Velour knit is a fabric that apparently I’ll wear every day of the week. #justsaynotoflannel And great news, they launder perfectly. For size reference, I’m wearing a small
I’m basically begging you to treat yourself to a new pair of Christmas pajamas. I promise you won’t regret it. #imnotabovebegging #pleasetrustme #theywillmakeyousohappy #thisismetellingyouto
And do you see all of the presents around me? Click HERE to see what they are and who they are for! Walmart has some seriously killer deals on gifts and toys right now.
On Monday I talked about deals at Sephora at Kohl’s. Click HERE for the original post!
If you want to know my thoughts about the products, and if you want to read about the promotions they have going on (that will get you items for 20 or 30% OFF), you need to head to the post.
1) Sephora Collection Blending Sponge Set / 2) Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain Set / 3) Gucci Perfume Mini Set / 4) Sephora Collection Mask Magic Book / 5) Sephora Collection Wet Brush (this one has better reviews) / 6) Sephora Collection Baked Face Palette / 7) Charlotte Tilbury Highlighter Wand Set / 8) Brazillian Kiss / 9) Sephora Collection Multi-Use Face Powders / 10) Sephora Collection Smooth and Blur Primer / 11) Laneige Lip Mask / 12) Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Set / 13) Sephora Collection Vitamin C / 14) Sephora Collection Sharpener / 15) Clarins Intensive De-Puffing Mask
On Tuesday I talked about GIVING THE GIFT OF COZY with VUORI! Click HERE for the original post.
This is just 1 of 5 outfits I’m sharing, so head to the post to see them all and read all my thoughts. If there’s a hard to buy for lady on your list, you HAVE to get them the performance joggers (highlighted in the post). They make an incredible gift.
And just yesterday I shared 5 ways to style a $30 pair of boot cut jeans! Click HERE for the original post.
Here’s just 1 of the 5 looks. I also share some a handful of items I grabbed for Chris.
That’s all for today, y’all! Have a wonderful weekend with your people!