Hey, Girls! I know you have been inundated with Nordstrom Anniversary Sale posts from all sides since last Thursday. I still have some things to show you, and I’ll continue to talk about it, but today I also have some things from Old Navy and Madewell! I want those of you that don’t have early access to also have some things to see! And BONUS…the Madewell dress is on sale….and the Old Navy top is super cheap! #fistbump
Let’s start with the Madewell dress. It’s normally $158, and right now it’s ON SALE for $89.99! Not a bad price for such a great dress.
I’m wearing a small, which is true to size for me. There is quite a bit of room (except for in the chest), so if it wasn’t for the girls, I would try sizing down to an x-small. Several other reviewers did report it ran big and that they sized down for themselves, so keep that in mind. At 5’4″, I do wish the dress was a bit shorter, but that’s great news for you taller girls.
The dress is lined, and I’m a firm believer that all dresses should be lined, so THANK YOU MADEWELL! The embroidery is more vibrant in person, and it’s gorgeous. I love the swing fit and the fact that it’s just awesome on it’s own and doesn’t need a lot of accessories. I’ve paired it with my favorite earrings ever, and a cork clutch and wedges.
This dress would be great for so many occasions, and I think you’ll feel like a million bucks in it! It isn’t on the Nordstrom site right now, but lots of Madewell items can be found in the Anniversary Sale HERE.
Use the code STMT30 for 30% OFF the cork clutch and your choice of monogram!
madewell dress / earrings / cork clutch c.o. Grateful Bags/ similar wedges
This DARLING orange floral top arrived at my doorstep last week, and I’ve been so excited to share it with y’all ever since. It can be worn on the shoulder or off, and I’ve styled it 2 different ways below with some of my new earrings and my new bags (from the anniversary sale).
And guess what! THE TOP IS FROM OLD NAVY and it’s ONLY $18 (and I’m keeping my fingers crossed it’s still 40% OFF with the code JULY)!!!!!! If so, we are talking $10.80!!! It also comes in a couple of different striped patterns and a chambray. I think it is sooo cute with the little ruffle. I’ll be wearing it around McKinney for sure, but you can bet I’ll be taking it to the beach as well. I’ve styled it today with denim shorts, but it will be awesome with white jeans too! I may have purchased it in the mustard stripe as well. #okayidid
Here I am wearing it ON the shoulder. I’m wearing a medium in the top, so I sized up.
floral top / similar shorts / earrings / embellished tote / flip flops
Get The Look For Yourself Here:
And here I mixed it up with my cognac sandals and my new beloved Frye bag. Here you can see what the top looks like OFF the shoulder!
floral top / similar shorts / earrings / frye bag / similar sandals
Get The Look For Yourself Here:
Okay…back to another couple of things from the sale…
Girls. This is a cashmere poncho. (My goodness we are bouncing all over the place here…from floral off the shoulder to a cashmere poncho! Ha!!!) It’s so sooo soft (obviously), and right now in the sale it is $50 off, making it just under $100. I wasn’t interested in this at all when I saw it on the hanger(it seemed way to billowy to me and like too much fabric), but I saw another shopper trying it on, and she changed my mind. She looked awesome in it and made me want to give it a whirl.
So you pull it over your head (it doesn’t have arm holes at all), but it has a bit more shape to it than many of the other ponchos I’ve tried on in the past. Or maybe it’s the same shape, but the super soft cashmere just makes it lay different (and better)! Whatever it is, I like it.
cashmere poncho/ tee/ earrings / initial necklace / AG jeans (true to size)/ heeled booties (true to size)/ embellished tote
Get The Look For Yourself Here:
I also blew through the pajama department and found a couple of things I like! The sleep shirt is perfect for me (it’s a joke around my friends that I’m never wearing pants around the house), and the little pajama jogger set is great for all of you that do prefer to wear pants. Ha! 😉 I’m wearing a small in both of them. The site recommended to size up in the sleep shirt, but I didn’t feel like I needed to.
And you can better believe I’ve already worn the sleep shirt with the hooded blardigan several days in a row. It’s lounging at it’s best.
sleep shirt / good day sunshine / pajama jogger pants
Okay, ladies….this next item is important….
So last week I highlighted THESE booties as a STMT favorite. And I do love them. However…..I ordered THESE online on Thursday (for some reason I didn’t try them on in store), and I like them even more. They are easier to slip off and on, they are even more comfy (the footbed is really cushiony), and I like that they are more simple. I think I’m going to keep my first faves in black, but these babies are going to be my go to taupe pair. Sorry I highlighted the others last week, but I didn’t know about these yet! Now that I do, I wanted y’all to know about them too. MAKE SURE YOU SIZE UP a 1/2 SIZE. And get this, these are $30 cheaper!!!! #bonus
MY GOODNESS THEY’RE CUTE!
I was too dang tired to style an outfit with the boots on me yesterday, but I managed to pull a flat lay together! The jeans below are actually a true grey. A dark grey, but a grey. And they are from one of my favorite brands,Wit and Wisdom. I first introduced y’all to a pair of dark denim skinny jeans 2 years ago that I made a MUST HAVE. Up until then, I had only talked about jeans from the Junior’s department, and y’all were really excited to have jeans in women’s sizing.
Most of the jeans from the Wit and Wisdom line are the perfect mid-rise, and lots of them have “ab-solution” technology in them that helps suck you in (while still allowing you to breathe), and the jeans are OH SO FLATTERING. And there are a ton of them in the Anniversary Sale in regular, petite, and plus size!
So I introduced y’all to a skinny dark denim pair a couple of years ago and named them a must have. Then last year I fell in love with their white capris AND their boot cut. The only thing I didn’t absolutely adore about the boot cut was the white stitching, and they’ve fixed that! Good job, Wit and Wisdom!
Okay, back to the outfit. It has me pining for Fall. And again, the jeans look black in this picture (and they do have a pair of great black ones), but these are grey.
white tee / MUST HAVE denim jacket (not in the sale! anybody can get it now!) / grey jeans c.o. Wit and Wisdom/ similar leopard belt / booties / initial necklace/ pendant necklace / frye bag
Get The Look For Yourself Here:
Also, I’d ordered THIS TB watch for myself. And I love it. But I realized that it looks very similar to my Michael Kors double wrap watch from 3-4 years ago. So, I decided to look for other watch options. I narrowed it down to 3, and I put it to a vote on facebook. It was a close race between #1 and #3 (many of you agreed that #2 looked to much like my other watch), but in the end……THIS was the winner (with 37 votes – only 5 more than 2nd place). So I ordered it this morning. #yalltoldmeto
So that’s it for clothes and accessories today…..but before you go, I have something very close to my heart to talk about!
!!!!!THE 4TH ANNUAL NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE SPECIAL MAMA GIVEAWAY!!!!!
Today I am opening up nominations for the 2017 Anniversary Sale Special Mama Giveaway! If you want to read more about why I started this giveaway series, click HERE. A quick version is that as a speech therapist working with lots of families with children with special needs (most of whom were on the autism spectrum), I developed a heart for the mamas. These mamas worked tirelessly, gave everything to their kids, rarely took time for themselves, pretty much never bought anything for themselves, and all the while loved those kiddos so fiercely.
I had a little nudge from one of those special mamas I was working with (Love you, Candace!), and the rest is history. I saw these mamas pour so much love into their kids, so I like to take an opportunity to pour some love into them!
The winner during this giveaway needs to be local, or needs to at least be able to get to Dallas or McKinney on July 24th, because I will be shopping with the winner! We will be going on a $1,000 SHOPPING SPREE TO NORDSTROM (at Northpark) TO SHOP THE ANNIVERSARY SALE!!!! I CANNOT WAIT to shower the winner with some extra love! I’ve also contacted some of the brands I work with, and I will hopefully have some “extras” to present to the Special Mom as well! During the Anniversary Sale, we get a lot of bang for our buck, so we are typically able to pull together a lot of great basics for a fall and winter wardrobe. And we have a ton of fun while doing it.
Here’s a picture of Candace, our first Special Mama winner three years ago (and the mama who inspired the giveaway). Two years ago I had a wonderful time with Penny, and last year I had the best time with Jamie. I can’t wait to meet and treat this year’s special mom!
So here’s how you nominate a deserving mama (or yourself!):
*The mom you nominate must be the mom of a child with special needs. I have a heart for these amazing moms that give so much of themselves to help their children, and I want to honor and celebrate them! I know a lot of moms are special, but this contest was created to specifically honor the mom a child with special needs. Please keep this in mind when nominating.
*You must leave a blog comment on today’s post with the name of the mom you are nominating. And again, please feel free to nominate yourself. In year’s past, some people chose simply to leave a name, which is fine! Others have chosen to honor the mom they are nominating by telling a bit about their story and what makes them such a special mama! Again, this is VERY important: ALL MOMS ARE SPECIAL! 🙂 But this contest is only for moms of children with special needs.
*The winner will be chosen with a random number generator and will be announced this coming Wednesday (July 19th), so please check back to see who the lucky mama is going to be! The winner (or the person who nominated the winner) will only have 24 hours to contact me. If the winner cannot get here to go shopping on July 24th or does not contact me within 24 hours, another winner will be chosen. So please only nominate people that will be able to shop with me on the 24th starting at 10:00 a.m. I want to be able to shop with the mom, take her to lunch, and present her with a couple of other gifts as well! And please feel free to nominate as many ladies as you would like!
Good luck, everybody!!!
Erika Slaughter says
Eeeek!!!! I love all your posts but this Mom giveaway is my absolute favorite.
Shaye Dodson says
I would like to nominate my sister, Natalie Clayton. Her special needs son was born at 24 weeks old & only weighed 1 lb. 13 oz. Six years later he is doing better than we ever expected but definitely still has special needs 🙂
Shay Shull says
Sheaffer, that Old Navy top is CUTE!!
Holly Copeland says
That floral top is adorable! I can’t wait to read about who wins the giveaway! This is just so amazing!
Jill chambless says
I would like to nominate Karen Gullatt for the shopping trip with you!
The BP booties are a surprising favorite of mine, too. I had to go up a full size though, 1/2 seemed a tad short. That cashmere poncho looks amazing!
Peyton Kaminski says
I am nominating my Aunt- Robin Whitman. She is amazing. She is the grandmother to Abby, and almost 8 year old with autism. She works full time and is the sole caretaker of Abby. Not only does she have that challenge on her plate, but she is currently fostering her Neice and Nephew. Her patience, kindness, open mindness, and heart of gold make her more than deserving of this shopping spree. Please choose her!!
Julie Toppins says
I would like to nominate My friend Melanie Lucido for your special mom giveaway!
Mary Bales says
Mary Bales. My sister in law is an amazing mom with 5 kids. Two of them have severe special needs. My sweet nieces Hannah and Libby have Trisomy 16p which there are only 31 cases ever known. She devotes her life to loving her family well and has touched so many lives by the way she loves her girls and her entire family so well. She is a pastors wife and rarely takes time for herself! This would be an amazing gift!!
Kasey White says
Jodi Anderson of McKinney would be the perfect mother to receive the shopping day! She is the mother to 11 children, 8 who were adopted internationally with special needs. Her blog was one that encouraged me to listen to God’s call to adopt and then I was blessed to get to meet her in China as we travelled at the same time two years ago to adopt. She is an amazing mom and adoption advocate!
I would like to nominate myself, Cara Payan. I’m the mom of a very special boy with Autism. I look forward to this post every year. This is such a great thing to do for all Moms and it’s always great to read about your special day. ❤️
Meagan Ruse says
This Mom giveaway is my absolute favorite!!! What an special way to pamper them. I can’t wait to follow along to see who gets chosen!
Sarah Thomas says
I would like to nominate my friend, Soledad Lopez. She is the mother of a son with profound special needs (trach, unable to walk, nonverbal). She has part-time nursing care for him through Medicaid, and when her nurses arrive, she leaves to go to work cleaning houses. Her husband is on disability for a severe back injury, so she cares for him as well. Despite the odds, they give the most excellent care to their son, and he is their top priority! She is such a loving, giving, selfless person!
Kasey langhofer says
I love this giveaway! Angie Snyder!
Misty Harriman says
I would like to nominate Amy Skrovan! This is my favorite post you do, such a blessing to these awesome moms of special needs kiddos! 🙂
Kelci Adams says
I’m nominating my auntie Pam. My cousin is so difficult to handle at times and his care is so complicated. She takes care of everything with so much grace and a smile on her face.
Tammy O’Brien is the mom of two boys, one of whom was diagnosed with what has been commonly known as Elephant Man’s Disease at 17 mo old. This disease has Sweet Tammy hopping from doctors appointments to hospitals to scans constantly, while trying to maintain a”normal” family life for her husband and boys. Not only is Tammy beautiful and faithful to the Lord and her family, but she constantly displays an amazing spirit and joy likened to none. I’m sure there is very little left over for anything but necessities, and she so deserves a little fun, positive excitement, and a bit of “me” time! She’s such a winner in life!
Amber Robbins says
Cute stuff! I was wondering where the bracelet is from that is laying on the jean jacket. It looks like a leather cuff with a round metal piece. Thanks!
It’s in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, Amber!
I would like to nominate my sweet friend Magan! She is the most loving mother and dedicated advocate for her little girl.
Mary A says
Sheaffer, I’m loving all of your posts, as always. Question, the heelded bootie that you have on with the poncho how would you rate the comfort level, heel height and size of that bootie?
Hi, Karen! They are a 3 1/2 inch block heel. They are high, but easy to walk in. And they are comfortable for a heeled shoe, but flat booties are obviously more comfy. Hope this helps! xoxo, Sheaffer 🙂
I would like to nominate myself, Leslie Jackson. I love your blog and I love that you recognize “special Mommas”! What an awesome treat for one of these Mommas!
Stephanie Johnson says
Oh, how I’d love to win! I’m a mom to two precious boys (ages 4 and 2). My four year old has Down syndrome. I’m in OKC, but I would happily make the drive to Dallas for some shopping!
Denise Christian says
I would like to nominate Sarah Brooks. She is a pastors wife of 3 boys under 6 and a sweet surprise as in sold all the baby bed & baby things we’re done surprise precious Elizabeth Grace. Elizabeth is under a year and already had 2 brain surgeries at Cook’s Children’s Hospital which is 500 miles from their home so the family was separated for several months at a time. They are in the waiting process for results of different genetic testing to determine exactly what Elizabeth has. Through this Sarah has blogged on her Facebook page Praying for Elizabeth Grace in an honest loving way pointing to hope She deserves a day of pampering more than words can adequately portray ❤️
Mel Lee says
God has given me the opportunity to be a fierce mama bear advocate for our son who has severe apraxia of speech along with sensory processing disorder. He is nonverbal but a JOY to our family. We are passionate about adoption and all things speech related as we encourage and cheer him on to each small victory! Thank you for the recognition to moms everywhere for their tireless work for their kids.
Barbara Parnell says
How I wish I could participate. I am the mother of 4 boys, and my 17 year old has autism. He is non verbal,and hormones have taken us to hell and back . We adore him but have been through such difficulties with aggression and screaming,etc,I cannot even begin to tell you what our family endures each day. However, I am in NYC, and would not be able to leave him to come to Dallas,so I would like to take the opportunity to nominate one of the ladies who nominated herself..Cara Payan. I do not know her,nor ever heard her name prior to reading this, but as a fellow special needs mom, I can appreciate the desire to want to be a bit pampered. Wishing all of the ladies good luck, happy shopping to whomever wins, and a simple reminder to all that as difficult as things may be,always keep your chin up. It isn’t easy,but is so necessary. We adore our children and are their best advocates!!
Thanks for having such a giving heart for these special mamas, Sheaffer! I want to nominate my friend Marian DeMott. She has four children, the third of whom, Turner, has Cystic Fibrosis. CF is a life-threatening disease that affects the lungs and digestive system. He requires lots of medications and lung/breathing treatments per day, and Marian manages to keep lots of plates spinning with her other children as well as with Turner’s increased needs and frequent medical appointments. Last summer, she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, and managing it has proven tougher than anticipated. Right now she is stable, thankfully. Through it all, she honors God above all else and NEVER COMPLAINS. For her to have a shopping spree and to be with you would be a huge boost! Thanks Sheaffer!
Sylvia Baker says
I would like to nominate Kelly Bunger. Not only is she a great mom, she’s super woman!
Matt Lee says
Emily Countryman says
I’d like to nominate Erin Taylor. She just recently celebrated her special needs child being released of all disabilities as he was welcomed into Heavens gates. She is anamzing mom and has been through so much with this child while raising two other amazing kiddos.
Nancy Platt says
I would like to nominate Katie Partington
Jennifer Harrison Erp says
I want to nominate myself, Jennifer Erp. I have been a single mom to a fun and loving boy with autism for 16 years.
I’d like to nominate my sister Mary, we live in Boston but I will happily pay for her to fly there for a day of pampering!
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Heather Sabo says
Sheaffer, I had to take the time and tell you what an amazing gift you are giving to a special needs momma. I myself am a special needs mom, my son has autism. ( I can not nominate myself because I live in PA and can not get to Texas.) It is hard to raise a special needs child but very rewarding. My son has taught me more about life, love and laughter than I could ever teach him. When he was diagnosed at the age of 3 I had to give up teaching and a part of myself so I could get him the services he needed, I wouldn’t change it for the world. We has moms do all we can for our children, special needs or not. Who ever wins your giveaway is very deserving! Keep doing what you do!! Through reading your blog I have purchased many Autism tee shirts from Candace…another amazing mom!
Love your blog and style!!! Hoping to get me one of those blardigans you keep talking about this year!! 🙂
Thank you so much for your sweet words, Heather!!!!!! They blessed me today! xoxo, Sheaffer 🙂
Hi Heather!!! =) So appreciate your support! Thankful to the special needs mamas I’ve crossed paths with thanks to Sheaffer!
Robin Ruff says
I nominate Jennifer Erp!
Christy Palmer says
I don’t know this lady personally, but I follow her blog, she owns her own business, and she lives in our town. She has a child with Cornelia de Lange Syndrome who is severely disabled, but mostly she shares the joy this child has brought to her life. She is Lisa Leonard of Lisa Leonard Designs and I admire her so much!
Barbara parnell says
love Lisa’s blog and enjoy reading about her family and journey.
Jody jones says
Jennifer M. says
Jennifer M. says
Are we allowed to nominate more than one person?
YES! Nominate as many as you would like!
Emily Collins says
I look forward to the special mama post every year! I would like to nominate Cindy Chilton for this giveaway.
I nominate Britney Franco. Amazing mom of an amazing 6 year old daughter with spina bifida.
Jessica Smedley says
My Beautiful friend Mary Murray is the mother to a 6 year old girl, a 2.5 year old boy with down syndrome and just had a new baby boy in June!! She is involved in a local Special Needs group that raises awareness about Down Syndrome and other special needs and is just an all around beautiful wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend.
Adryan O'Neil says
Thank you, Sheaffer, for doing such a generous thing for Warrior Moms! I’d like to nominate myself. I have two precious squids who have autism. The Boy is 11 and The Girl is seven. The have minimal tentacles, however. ????
Jeanmarie Beno says
I would LOVE to be chosen for this! My special needs son is 21, I have 3 other children, 2 sons-in-law, 2 grandchildren and my 86 year old father-in-law that lives with us full time. I have no time or resources to spend on myself ever. Thank you for your kind consideration!
Lynn Green says
Nominating my daughter, Heather Brock. She is the mother of my precious grandsons: Ian who suffered a stroke at birth, resulting in a brain injury, and his brother, Logan who is autistic.
Thank you for doing all that you do and for this amazing opportunity!
Jen manderscheid says
I would like to nominate Francheska Medina. She has been the greatest role model and big autism sister for me. She has helped me get my son in the best therapies that I can get into and has helped me through this process. I know you said you choose through a random number generator, but please consider her bc she has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer and is fearing for her life and who will help advocate for her son. I know this shopping spree would help her take the stress away even if it’s for an hour. She deserves it. Thanks
Jessica Benold says
I would like to nominate myself, Jessica Benold. I am a stay at home mom living in Frisco with my husband and 2 children. My 4 yr old daughter is on the Autism Spectrum and has a rare genetic disorder that puts her at great risk for developing childhood cancer before the age of 10. I spend over 10 hours a week driving her to therapy as well as countless hours of research every day to find more ways to help her. All of our extra money goes to funding her 25 hours of therapy a week, supplements, medical bills, and her special diet. I would absolutely love to win this giveaway and thank you so much for thinking of all the special needs mommy warriors out there!
Jen Manderscheid says
I have a 6 year old son who has autism, nonverbal and was born with a cleft lip. Thanks!
Nicole Morrison says
I nominate myself. I am the mama to four amazing boys, ages 11, 8, 6, and 4. Two are on the Autism Spectrum and one has tibial torsion. I am a stay at home mama and am desperate for a “makeover”. My life revolves around my boys and would love the opportunity to do something for me.
Kirk Baldwin says
I want to nominate my wife Terri Baldwin.
Jeff Belloni says
Valerie Overly says
Such an ammmazing treat! Count me in! Valerie Overly
I would like to nominate my sister in law Audrey Stroo. She is the full time caregiver for her 23 y/o son, who is wheelchair bound with Cerebral Palsy. It’s an exhausting job, but she does it with joy because she loves him so much.
I deserve it no more than any other special needs mom, but I can make it to Northpark real quick!! These two ASD darlings of mine have kept me busy, and momma wants to stop looking frumpy!! I’ll buy you Starbucks if you can give a girl a few fashion pointers.
I love Nordstrom and I need this for interviews! I’m looking for a new job whose insurance will cover ABA, speech and Occupational Therapy. Leaving a school job where they supplied 90% of my tops with their logos. Nominating myself- Dayna Davenport
Jamie Sunny says
I would like to nominate Lena Sunny
Beth schuneman says
I want to nominate my mom-Yvonne schuneman who devotes her life to caretaking for my older sister, Maggie. I am one of four and boy does my mom work hard, she is so deserving of this 🙂
I’d like to nominate my lovely friend Jennifer Erp. A single mum to a teen with autism and she manages to navigate life and all it’s hiccups with joy and humour
Kathleen corneau says
Jen Harrison Erp
Carmen Beltran says
I would like to nominate my aunt, Donna Rice!
Stacey Campbell says
I would like to nominate myself, Stacey Campbell. I have a 17 year old son with Autism. He is the light of my life and the sweetest boy you will ever meet. Thank you so much for doing this for us moms!
Sarah Skagen says
I would love to nominate my friend, Kim Selis She is an AMAZING mom to two gorgeous boys, one who I get to see for speech (Sheaffer–I’m an SLP too!) and one who is a few years younger. Both boys have special needs and are the most darling littles on the planet. Now about Kim–she is as cute as can be, always looks darling, is a craft goddess (and blesses others with tons of her cute wooden signs), she is super involved with her boys and an awesome advocate for them. She is kind and funny and sassy–absolutely someone you would want to have as a friend. She’s the person you want in your corner–she will have your back in a heartbeat. I would love to see her get a chance to be spoiled–she is always caring for others (and is awesome at it). If she wins and you meet her, she will be one of your besties–I just know it. I love how you honor these precious mamas–thank you!!!
Jennifer Starch says
I’d like to nominate my friend and super hero, Jennifer Erp. She’s what every mom should aspire to.
Pennie Langford says
I would like to nominate April Kwan. April has a beautiful daughter named Ella. Ella has spinal bifida. April has raised a strong, independent sweet daughter. I am amazed by April and Ella’s strength.
Murali B says
I would like to nominate my wife Pratima Dulloor.
Vanessa Gonzales says
Angelica Garcia – Mom to Mason, who is on the Autism Spectrum ????
Vanessa Gonzales says
Angelica Garcia – Mom to Mason who is AuSome ????
My sister is an amazing mother of a son with Autism. She is a speech therapist and has devoted her time and energy to bless other families. She deserves a little pampering!
Evan Danziger says
I’d like to nominate my wife, Kyla Danziger.
Jessica Coleman says
Can I please nominate myself?! Yes, please!!!!! I have a 5yr old with Autism and would love this. Regardless who wins I know they deserve it and will have a blast!!!!
Jessica Coleman says
I would also like to nominate Carol Daley
Amanda Barham says
Wendi Camacho says
Deanne Cox-she is a top notch advocate for her son, researcher, educator and information sharer when it comes to all things concerning autism. She has been a huge help to me on our autism journey with our son.
I’m Leigh Dusek and have a 12 yo son with asd. It’s been and rough couple of years for us both. A shopping trip would turn my world upside down in the best way.
I would like to nominate Jennifer Erp. She is a single mom & Elementary School Counselor working hard to support her 18 year old son affected by Autism. She is a source of inspiration to fellow Autism moms like myself, recounts funny stories of her adventures with him who is almost constantly by her side & reaches out to struggling moms with her advice & personal connections to ease their worries.
Cecilia Butler says
I like to nominated Jennifer Erp, she is a happy, hard working, single mom that dedicates her life to her autism son.
Amy D says
I nominate Bonnie F. Her son is on the autism spectrum. Thank you!
I nominate my friend, Gina Waterman.
Carol H special needs mom
Ashley K says
Whitney Bynum, mother of Tessa who has Congenital CMV. A wonderful, deserving, mother of this giveaway!
Melissa Konz says
Kimberly Yanda says
I nominate Whitney Bynum – she is such a deserving momma!
Sharon Anderson says
Melissa Snyder, awesome mama!
Melodie McGarrah says
I’m nominating my friend Donna T. She and her husband already raised their 3 bio girls, 1 with special needs. Then a couple of years ago went to China (in their 50s) and brought home daughter #4 that has down syndrome. She is such a special lady.
Lindsay Stewart says
Angela Kautz is such a deserving special needs momma. She has TWO kids with special needs. She is grace giving, honest, a deep well of spiritual wisdom and SO positive. She takes a situation that could be so overwhelming and handles it with love and beauty. Would love her to shop!!!
I would like to nominate Shannon Ansel. She is a mama to a 15 year old and 9 year old, both with Autism. She was married last year to a great guy and they now have 6 children between them! So to say she has any free time to shop for herself would be laughed at. She does so much for all of her kids and totally deserves this!
Whitney Bynum! This is the blog she keeps about everyday life. Such a precious mama. http://bynumfourblog.blogspot.com/?m=1
Natalie Brouse says
I thought I commented, but I don’t see my comment. I’d like to nominate myself. 🙂 I have a 6 yr old who has autism.
Lauren Clifton says
Hi! I am momma to my sweet 7 year old who is on the Autism Spectrum. I would love a shoppi
I nominate Jennifer Erp!
Kenzie White says
I nominate Jennifer Erp!!!!
Eileen thompson says
I’d like to nominate Jennifer Erp
She is mom to her amazing son Braden who has autism. We’ve been fortunate to be on this journey with them. She shares all the up and downs and adventures of being a single mom raising her son. While we know it’s not been an easy road to travel she has done it with love and determination and grace. I am in awe of her strength and her ability to laugh and continue every day. She’s a school counselor and I’m sure she gives 100%there every day
I loooove the Old Navy top! I got the chambray color and am obsessed with it. I want to wear it every day with everything lol…if I could I would! I need to get other colors. Thanks for the suggestion and also for reminding us about the 40% off today! Yay!
ps…I just discovered your blog a couple months ago and since then, I have a new-found love for clothes and have revamped my style exactly how I’ve always wanted to but just didn’t know how to do it (oh and I love when you post your sisters work outfits! You both are so pretty and stylish!) Thank you so much Sheaffer and keep up the great work! 🙂
Awww, thanks Ashley! So happy you found the blog! Very happy to have you as a new reader! xoxo, Sheaffer 🙂
Michelle K. says
I would like to nominate a best friend of mine, Christine L. Christine is a Mom of 5 beautiful daughters, to include a daughter with Down Syndrome and 3 month old twins. She is the most patient, loving and caring person that I know and is literally “Super Mom.” She devotes all of her time and energy to be the very best wife, mother and friend to all. She and her family just recently moved to Dallas from Chicago. I can’t think of a more worthy candidate for this wonderful giveaway. <3
Anne Harrison says
Nominate my amazing sister in law, Jennifer Erp, for her fantastic job as Mom to my precious but passionate nephew. She rocks and deserves this and more.
Meaghan Wall says
I would like to nominate several of the moms I know and love. The first is Collette McCadden. She is the precious mom of a teenager with autism. Collette is one of the kindest people I know and I think she’d LOVE this day with you.
Jennifer McKinney says
I would like to nominate my neighbor, Raquel Gomez, who is the mom of a precious 9 yr. old daughter with Autism. Thank you for doing this contest! I am loving your blog, Scheaffer!
Meaghan Wall says
I would also like to nominate Jennifer Erp. Like the other moms I have the privilage of knowing, Jennifer is a mom who goes above and beyond to provide a life full of exciting experiences for her son with Autism. Jennifer gives of herself as a school counselor during the day and then continues to give as a single-mom to a teenager with autism. She’s also one of the funniest and most care-free ladies I know. She’d love to spend the day with you….and you’d get a HUGE kick out of spending the day with her!
Connie Appelt says
Kara Tillery. Precious mom of 5! Her youngest, Becca, has Down syndrome. Becca is truly a special little girl who lights up any room she walks into. Kara epitomizes God’s love and grace. Would love for her to be spoiled with this Momma makeover!
Meaghan Wall says
I’d like to nominate Jeresha Wickersham. Jeresha is the mom of a teenager with Tuberous Sclerosis and is one of the most self-less people I know. She LOVES her family, loves her new job, and loves loving on other people even though her son’s disease causes behaviors that are not the easiest to handle. You’d never know anything was going on when you talk with her because she’s always so upbeat and positive. I think Jeresha would LOVE spending the day with you at Nordstroms….just to have the opportunity to slip away for a bit would be a blessing.
Meaghan Wall says
Finally I would like to nominate one of my best friends since college, Jennifer Ferguson. Jennifer is a precious friends who has a son with special needs. Her son is one of the cutest red heads I’ve ever met and it is a joy to see Jennifer in the role of mom with him. Jennifer teaches Elementary (& LOVES it!) and her husband is in the ministry. This family is the picture perfect family when it comes to a family that loves to be together and loves to serve the Lord. Jennifer is a hoot and a half and will have you in stitches before the day is over if you get to spend the Nordstrom trip with her!
I LOVE to reminisce about our shopping trip!! That was such a neat day! When people ask me if you are really as sweet in real life as on the blog, I tell them YES and MUCH MORE! You are a beautiful person, Sheaffer!
I’d love to nominate my friend, Archana Dhurka. Arch’s oldest son has autism. The progress he’s made thanks to her advocacy is truly inspiring! She got her BCBA and opened an ABA center to help other kids on the spectrum. She has been an active board member of the NAA for years. Like you, Arch goes above and beyond to see the good and encourage others.
Candace, you are absolutely too sweet to me. One of my Top 10 days ever was shopping with you that day!!!! xoxo, Sheaffer 🙂
Matthew Buensuceso says
I would like to nominate my wife Katherine Buensuceso for the Nordstrom Shopping Spree.
Sandy Manning says
I would like to nominate my dear friend Cheryl Larsen. She and her husband (a Dallas police officer) have three children and their middle child who is about to turn 17 has some unknown type of mental handicap. She is a dear girl but due to her deficits make the normal things in life that much more difficult. Add to the mom working full time and her husband during the night, well, it is very tough. A blessing like this would mean the world to her. Thank you for doing this!
Annette S says
I would like to nominate my friend, Tiffany Cargol, who has oldest son has a rare genetic disorder. She is a champion and fighter on his behalf for not only his development and also awareness of the disorder.
Kyla Danziger says
I agree with these other mamas…I am no more deserving than any of them, but would LOVE it!!! So I’d like to nominate myself ;). Kyla Danziger
Kristin Powers says
Hi Sheaffer and you guys! My name is Kristin Powers. I am entering this contest I heard about through Warrior Moms and Dads. I just wanted to do something different and fun. The prospects of hanging out with an experienced fashionable person sounds like happiness. I have four year old twin boys and one has ASD. He does school and therapy full time. All of this takes a toll financially and emotionally on our family, mostly on his twin brother and mother (me).
Sounds like a fun party with Scheaffer on July 24th- please consider me and tell me a motherhood adventure of yours!
I would LOVE to nominate a friend of mine named Tracie Ewing. She is blessed with two beautiful daughters that brighten her day. Alexa was born with a rare genetic deletion and there is no prognosis for her condition. Tracie works hard to provide for her family as well as works at my church. She is so deserving as her hearts desire is to serve others and to put her families needs above her own. This would be a great blessing!
Dori Schaefer says
I will nominate myself, Dori Schaefer. I have a thirty year old son with moderate autism. I am free to shop at North Park Mall Monday at 10:00! I live in Plano. I am looking for a navy formal dress for my only daughter’s wedding!
Patti Killingsworth says
I nominate Jennifer Chesser, mom to an amazing two year old with a rare syndrome that affects her mobility. She spends her days at Scottish Rite hospital and physical therapy sessions and definitely deserves something special!
Jennifer Keely says
I would like to nominate my cousin, Elizabeth Baker. She has a special needs child, Grayson who is 6 and such a precious boy. She is an amazing Mom!
GIna Brooks says
I nominate myself. July 24th is my 50th birthday and I can drive up from Houston NP. Maybe talk our Mutual friend Jill G into coming. Because Boy Moms Rock
Cindi Gray says
I would like to nominate Tona Teta. She is a Dallas resident, full-time working mom of 9. Five children are her own biological and then she and her husband decided to adopt 4 more from CPS. These four children are siblings and have many emotional and medical issues from their biological parents. Her and her husband have dedicated their love and support to these children in order to give them the foundation that they deserve. They just found out a couple weeks ago that amongst the many other diagnoses that the second youngest is on the autism spectrum. I don’t want to post too much of the personal details to ensure their privacy but if she is chosen can elaborate.
This mom does not have much time to focus on herself and couldn’t be more deserving of an afternoon away from everything regardless of the shopping, although I know she would love the treat.
Thank you for offering this to all the deserving women in our community!
Lindsay thompson says
Amy D says
I nominate Anna C whose son is on the autism spectrum. Plus, she works hard as a teacher.
Susan G says
I’d like to nominate myself- I am a twin momma with a son who has Crohn’s disease and a son with ADHD. We have been adjusting to a new normal ever since my oldest twin’s diagnosis with Crohn’s at 6 years old. It takes a toll on the whole family, but who wouldn’t love one day of just getting to play dress up?
Amy Daza says
I nominate Anna G whose sweet daughter is on the autism spectrum. Thank you!
Amy D says
I nominate Adrianna A. Her sweet boy is on the autism spectrum. Thank you!
Sharon Blum says
I would like to nominate Jennifer Oesch❣️
Laurel Ross says
I would like to nominate my friend Ashley Haden. She is a Mom to 3 wonderful kids. Elise is her only daughter. She was born with a severe brain injury. She is deaf and blind. She has Cerebral Palsy. She can not sit up, crawl, or walk. She also suffers from epilepsy and extreme cognitive delay. She is “full care” which means that she will be fed, bathed, medicated, dressed, and provided therapy for the rest of her life. Most importantly, she has a family who will love her for the rest of her life. Ashley and her husband provide full time care for Elise and their 2 boys. I would be so excited if Ashley could go on a shopping spree and have someone love on her and treat her to such a special day!
Adrianne Ferguson says
I’ll try this again as I don’t see my post. I’d like to nominate myself which is weird for me to do. Both of my kiddos are on the spectrum. I never shop for clothes for myself since I don’t have an eye for it and I always just get plain and black. Lol. Almost all my clothes have holes in them so I should replace them I guess. ???? Thank you for doing this for a special mama as we never take care of ourselves. I’m sure whoever wins will have a blast! God bless You! Adrianne Ferguson
Brandy Word says
I would like to nominate my aunt, Ollie Burke. She is a mother of two and her oldest son, Bryce was born with a rare metabolic disorder that went undetected until he was 18 months old when he stopped breathing. This caused brain damage and led to him being wheel chair bound, a feed tube and many other health needs. Ollie worked full time as a single mom and provided not her boys with everything they needed or wanted. She loved Bryce with all her heart and took such good care of him…with a smile on her face. Sadly, Bryce passed away last year at the age of 20. Bryce lived a happy life full of life becaus of his momma!
Clay Chesser says
Jennifer Chesser is my nomination. Incredible wife with an incredible daughter
Tammy Westbrook says
I’d like to nominate Samantha Jolicoeur, she has a FB page and blog called Life with a Happy Heart. She and her husband have 3 lovely children and their middle child, Gideon, has severe special needs. He is blind and deaf, unable to walk among other issues. Her posts showing their life with Gideon being such joy and hope, I love seeing them! I would love to see her blessed with a shopping spree!
Rocky Wiikari says
I nominate my wife. She works so hard to make sure our son and I are taken care of before herself. I wish I could take her on this shopping spree but we just simply can’t afford it. She is so strong and never gives up…she even threw out her back completely but still fought through all the pain even when I told her not to. I love her with all my heart and how mich she works so hard with our son. I nominate my wife Susan Wiikari
Meghan Glidden says
I’d like to nominate myself, Meghan Glidden. I’m the mom to a sweet little boy with autism. I’m so glad you do this contest!! Such a wonderful treat for special mamas!
Christina Burrell says
I nominate my sweet friend Laura Hatton. Laura is a mama to Benjamin who has a rare disorder that leaves him in a wheelchair and causes constant seizures. Laura adopted Ben from foster care and shortly after she did her husband abandoned them so Laura is a brave single mama.
She sacrifices daily for Ben and gives him experiences like RISE adaptive sports, horseback riding, etc…
I would love for her to be pampered and showered with the same love she gives Ben.
Amanda Bracey says
I would like to nominate myself. My daughter has cystic fibrosis and requires several special medical needs.
Kasey Colvin says
I would like to nominate my sister in law, rose Unkefer for your special momma give away!
April K says
I would like to nominate Amanda Holcom. She is a teacher at my daughter’s school. She has a daughter with special needs and works with SPED kids. Thank you for this giveaway and for having such a heart for us special mamas. It’s the reason I started following your blog!
Christine Brown says
What a great thing you are doing with this giveaway! I want to nominate my sweet, dear friend Sapna Pringle! She so deserves a little pampering; she is a fierce, loyal Mamma to 3; her oldest daughter is special needs. She has SMA and is wheelchair bound. She does so much for her and her family and she is the a fierce, loyal advocate.
Lindsey Collier says
Brandy Stafford says
I love that you honor moms with special kids! We work tirelessly aboard the special needs roller coaster, constantly looking for new ways to help our kids prepare for the future. In our house, every moment of every day is a “teachable” moment, teaching things that come naturally to most children, and it can be exhausting. Thanks so much for what you do professionally and personally! Brandy Stafford
Eileen Prentice says
I would like to nominate Bree Nuckles. She is an amazing mom of 5, of which 4 are adopted, and three have special needs. In addition, she is finishing a graduate degree in Education – she is going to be a SPED teacher.
Megan Ripley says
I’d like to nominate my mother-in-law, Debra Ripley
Im nominating a fellow NICU momma, Niki Melot. Her sweet boy was born 1 week before mine and they both weighed just 1 pound 11 ounces at birth. And now, both are thriving 2 year olds. Her super boy is overcoming hurdles every day and we’re so proud of him and his momma, who advocates every day for his therapy and care.
Katie Smith says
Monica Humphrey! She’s the mama bear every child with special needs should have in their corner!
Tricia Robinson says
I’d love to nominate Meghan Glidden! She’s a teacher at Finch Elementaery and an amazing mama to her special needs son, Jack! I’m always in awe of her strength, love, and patient with not only her family but everyone she meets. I know this would be a huge blessing to her : )
Cindy Neal says
I am a mother to 5 through birth and adoption. Two of my adopted children have special medical needs. My daughter had her second spinal cord surgery this spring. She is a brave, strong amazing girl!
Ginny Robinson says
I nominate my daughter, Meg Glidden. She is the mother of a seven year old boy with autism. She also has a painful disease that affects her nerves and makes it hard to walk. She is working on her master’s degree while teaching 4th grade at a Title One school.
I’d like to nominate Valerie Southard. Val is the mother to Joey & Lily. Joey was born with Down Syndrome, an omphalocele, and a congenital heart defect. Joe has had open heart surgeries, lungs collapse, cancer ports for medication, and at the age of 8, Joe is in congestive heart failure. Val is such an inspiration because while she is dealing with all of Joe’s medical issues she still finds time to care for her daughter. I know Val could use some time that is all about her!
Debbie Pesnell says
Hello. I would like to nominate my daughter Mallory. My grandson, Collin is special needs. He goes to school in mckinney and he is as smart as a whip! How we he has major physical challenges that has required almost 30 surgeries. Mallory is the best Mama and advocate for Collin! Collin had a feeding tube as a baby and then ended up having an emergency trache put in. She refused to settle with these as it was easier and worked tirelessly with Collin to eat so he could gain wait and get his tube out. She worked with doctors to get his trache out so he could go to school. I am so proud of her and the job she has done with Collin. She is amazing! Collin will always have physical challenges but he can walk and get around. Again because my daughter refused to believe he would be wheel chair bound the rest of his life. She worked with him, again tirelessly.
I hope she wins as she could really use something just for her! Thank you!
Alicia Morrison says
I would like to nominate Erika Slater. Her middle child has special needs and Erika started a 5k race to raise money for autoimmune disorders. This will be the 3rd annual. She blogs and speaks to groups to raise awareness as well.
Robin Kramer says
I would love for you to get to know my sweet friend, Shelby. She QUIT her job to take in two young girls as a therapeutic foster mom. Oh yes, and she is young and single. (Like perfect Bachelorette candidate) Both girls suffer from some serious PTSD as well as a handful of other things. Shelby is an angel and is changing these girls lives but only with a massive amount of sacrifice on her end. I wish I could tell you more (because this story is Lifetime Movie Network material) but it is not my story to tell. Shelby is so deserving of this special
Lacy beuke. We attend church with this amazing woman, her husband, and 3 children. They are so well behaved. Their youngest daughter has multiple special needs since birth and has endured multiple surgeries and doctors visits. Under Lacy and her fathers care their daughter has trived and surpassed all milestones in which doctors said she would not survive to make.
Lacy was a military wife for years and is the strongest woman I know. She inspires me in ways I can’t describe. She is selfless and would be an amazing candidate for your giveaway.
Kelsey Merino says
Cori Cane says
I would like to nominate my sweet friend Allison. She is the mama to a precious little boy, Cooper. Cooper has Down syndrome and was sadly also diagnosed with leukemia. Their lives have been turned upside down dealing with hospital stays, chemo treatments, keeping Cooper away from other kiddos to keep him healthy, and caring for their other son as well. Despite how difficult things have been, she remains so positive and faithful in God’s plan for her family! She is SO deserving of a day just for herself! Thanks so much for doing this!
I nominate my friend, Sheena. She has the sweetest little boy, who just so happens to have Lesch-Nyhan syndrome. It is very rare, and I encourage you to google it to understand what happens with this syndrome. She has had to make some very hard mama choices in the last 5 years, and I would love nothing more than for her to have a day all about HER! ????. She has been my best friend since elementary school, and has never been a “shopper”. I know that you would bring out her glamorous self! Thank you so much for your consideration, Sheaffer. I know this would be life changing for my dear friend, so I appreciate you doing this for all of these deserving mamas. ❤️
Chesna Ellis says
I would like to put my name in the hat ???? We have 4 kids, our oldest son is 13 and has autism. He is nonverbal and has had a rough year with aggression. We love our sweet boy, but we’re ready for this phase to pass! Thank you for doing this contest for all these special needs moms! Each one is worthy and I can’t wait to cheer for whoever wins ❤️
Cindy Young says
I would like to nominate my 75 year old mother, Kathleen Morris who is always doing for others (friends, family, children, husband) and never ever complains. She is still hip, beautiful and cool and works full time as an interior designer to this day. She is the best and I would love for her to have a special shopping day just for her!
I nominate Jamie DeGrasse from Austin Texas. She is a great mom to her autistic son Damien.
I want to nominate my friend Nicole. In January she and her husband found out that their sweet four month old son had Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). There is a whole amazing story from diagnosis to celebrating his 1st birthday (today!!!) on how God has worked through all of this. Nicole has become his advocate and fought to get him the best care, medicine, tools, etc. everyday. She has given so much of herself the past seven months and this would be such a wonderful thing for her!
Jessica lee says
Myself, Jessica lee. Mama to four special needs girls who have mitochondrial disease. One is severely affected, cannot walk talk or eat solid foods, intratactable epilepsy and many other issues, my other three girls are Mobil, but severe speech and intellectual disability….. Trouble swallowing food
Deborah Krencicki says
I am going to nominate myself, because I need a boost today. Our 16 1/2 year old son, who is on the Autism Spectrum and I thought would never drive a car, finally got interested in getting his license (cause all his friends already have theirs). We took an online driver training course and he’s been practicing for his permit. Today we went to the DMV to take the test for the permit–and he didn’t pass. I think I’m more disappointed than he is. We home school cause the school environment was so hard for him. He got bullied by our neighborhood kids for being “different,” so he hasn’t played outside in our neighborhood since he was nine years old. We are so blessed that he is loved and accepted by his youth group at our church. He loves to go and be with them every Sunday, every Wednesday night and has even gone to camp the last 4 years (which I never thought would happen!). He is smart and funny, but has a lot of social challenges. I just feel so bad that he didn’t pass his test today. I might feel worse than he does.
Love to all the Special Mamas on here. We all have our battles to fight. <3
Jennifer Canady says
Cathy M says
I would like to nominate my friend Britany J! She has three sons, one with autism, and and is amazing and hard working mom. Thanks!
Laura Bills says
I nominate myself 🙂 The dr’s diagnosed my little guy Nathan with a Dysgenesis of the corpus Callosum when he was a 2, he has a severe speech delay, but just the greatest out look on life <3
Kaci Iley says
I would like to nominate Breanne Bullard. Not only is she a mom of a special needs little boy plus 2 other boys, she also teaches special needs children. She’s a single mom who has had several health issues this year and the doctors recently found out that it’s a parasite that she caught on a mission trip causing all of her health problems. She REALLY needs something great like this to brighten her day!
Adrianne Ferguson says
I’d like to nominate my friend Sarah Lewis who has 5 kiddos with her 2nd on the spectrum. She went from stay at home mom with teaching ballet at night to full time mama as her husband couldn’t work due to a medical condition. She’s a tough mama bear and loves her kiddos. She never puts herself first so i think she deserves something like this!
My mother-in-love has raised the most amazing young woman with special needs. She not only rocks as a mom but also volunteers her time to run local special needs activities and events such as Special Olympics and softball. The community is blessed to have her! I am blessed to have married into her family! I nominate Karen Barker!
DeAnna Robertson-she is a mom of 2, a children’s minister and her husband owns his own business. Their littlest love has Down’s and you can follow their journey on facebook (Loves for Lily Ruth). I
I just want to say what an amazing gift you are giving someone! Out 3 youngest we have adopted through foster care have all been prenatally drug exposed. We basically live in the waiting rooms for various therapies. Our youngest also has a genetic disorder and may never be able to walk or talk. Sometimes being a mom to these angels is such a lonely place. You are providing a much needed break for one mama’s weary soul and giving her self-confidence a boost too. Thank you for showing love to those who are often overlooked.
Jasmine, my goodness you are a wonderful person! I’m proud that a woman like you reads this silly little blog. xoxo, Sheaffer 🙂
Laura Shonk says
Is this closed? I’d love to enter if not. I think its so cool you do this. SLP’s are such a big part of a Special Needs team. Its so obvious you “get it”.
Hi, Laura! So sorry, but the winner has already been chosen. xoxo, Sheaffer