Friday, May 15, 2015

Five on Friday - Favorites this Week

So this is the last Friday we will be at the beach! Our home is almost done and we are headed back to be closer to the house as they finish the last touches. Can't wait to jump right back into everything when I get back. Baby A has her first swim lessons, and we have our new home orientation. I can hardly wait. I ordered our mattresses and the Serena & Lily counter chair. I ordered in navy and can't wait to see how it looks. If you order one chair they will allow you to return for free. So we are going to test it out, and if we like it order the others.

Here are my five favorite things this week!!

1. Beautycounter Social 
I am hosting a Beautycounter social this month and so excited to buy some new makeup/products. I am so incredibly low on EVERYTHING and will definitely be stocking up. If you aren't familiar with Beautycounter check out their website here. The products try to use the most natural ingredients and follow the strictest guidelines. I use all of their products for kids on Baby A. Then for myself I have been using the Rosewater Toner, Eye Cream, and Suntan lotion. Check out my blog post from earlier this week with what else I am looking at. I also forgot to include the shampoo and conditioner on my list!
2. eBates 16% back this week!! 

eBates is giving back 16% cash back this week on purchases at certain stores. I was available to take advantage of the Macy's and Sak's discount. So that means that my Tory Burch sandals cost $101 instead of $122.

SO EXCITED!! And Sak's has free shipping too! So definitely keep checking eBates daily to see if they add any new stores. If you are not familiar with eBates check out my old blog post here, just for signing up and making a purchase you get a $10 gift card. To date I have gotten back $104 since I joined.

3. My Strawberry Plants
I love checking daily on how my strawberry plants are doing. I can't believe how many strawberries we have gotten so far. Granted I can only make a shortcake for one person but it is still fun. Best $6 I spent at the Lowe's scratch and dent aisle.
4. Sandra Boynton Children Books
I just love these so much! They are so much fun to read to Lil A! Not to mention she just laughs at the sounds I make. I am a big fan of how many of them are written in songs. I am the worst singer ever and it just makes A laugh so hard. I bought 3 new books this week and can't wait to complete the collection. Right now The Bunny Show (from the Easter bunny) and the Dog book are our favorites.
Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Noble
5. Shrimp & Grits Sale
Are you familiar with Shrimp & Grits? They have the cutest children's clothes and are having a great fall sale right now. I was able to pick up 2 reversible dresses for Lil A and I can't wait to get them. Definitely check out the sale!! These are the two dresses we got! I totally justified the cost by the fact they are 2 dresses in one!!

Hope you have a great weekend!
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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Presents for a Princess

So I know I am a few days late for this post but just wanted to share some of my ideas on presents for Princess Charlotte! Hahaha! I just was online shopping the other day looking for ideas for friends and I thought I would share some of the adorable things I found.

Presents for a Princess

Don't forget I am still hosting the Beautycounter social this month. Check out my post about my favorite items. Definitely check out the site here. Would love to hear what you are thinking about!

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Beautycounter Social Favorite Products!

I have mentioned my love of Beautycounter products a few times on this blog (hereherehere, you get the idea) as well as the importance of understanding the ingreidents we use daily in our makeup, facial products, etc. This month I was asked to host a Beautycounter social! So I thought today I would highlight a few of the products that I use daily, as well as some of the products that I am going to buy this month.

If you are not familiar with Beautycounter you can read more here. I love the statistics they use on the about page. I can't believe the number of products that are marketed to us as natural and include ingredients that are harmful to us. And don't forget to check out the NEVER list on the website. I definitely went through all my products and tossed everything that had ingredients on the list. Check out my old post about skin deep database to help better understand what products are the most harmful for you.

Now on to the fun stuff!!
Beautycounter Social Favorite Products!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day & EBates 16% back at Saks Fifth Avenue

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Mother's Day!

And to make things better eBates is giving back 16% back today at Sak's Fifth Avenue! Which means the Tory Burch sandals I want (same price as and Nordstrom) for $122, I get 16% cash back for another purchase. DEFINITELY ordering these tonight!!

If you haven't joined eBates make sure to do so and get paid to shop!!! This is totally not a gimmick! I have earned $85 since I joined this spring. Here is my referral link! And if you want to learn more about eBates check out my old post.

 Not to mention how cute are these?
Also I am hosting a Beautycounter Social this month! I have written a ton about my love of the products. Definitely check out my social site here

Friday, May 8, 2015

FIVE ON FRIDAY - Tory Burch New Items to Sale

SOOOOOOO my clothes better sell on eBay fast because I have a list of shoes, clothes and jewelry that Tory Burch just added to the sale. My shopping bag is already filled. I just have to wait until Sunday when everything sells. However, I don't know if I am going to chance not getting the flip flops. I might get those tonight.

Also Nordstrom is doing price matching right now for Tory Burch sandals that both Nordstrom and sell, which means if you buy from Nordstrom you get free shipping. And if you have eBates you will get 3% back if you buy from Nordstrom. If you don't have eBates you can sign up here.... To learn more about eBates see my old post.

And I have a ton of stuff on sale right now on eBay (Lilly, Banana Republic, Loft, etc), my screen name is jennyluhu. if you are in Charlotte check out my items for sale on Fickleresale. If you are not a member of Fickle Resale let me know and I can add you if you live in Charlotte.

Check out my 5 Favorites below....

What are your favorites? Any advice on sizing?
Tory Burch - New Items to Sale

Saturday, May 2, 2015

New Princess in Town & Happy Derby Day

Congratulations to Will, Kate and George on the birth of the newest lil princess!!! I can't wait for pictures!!! I still can't get over how cute Prince George is!! I should send Kate a note on where to buy adorable lil girl outfits!!! 
And also Happy Derby Day!! Check out my post from last week for last minute recipes, party and outfit ideas!!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Five on Friday - Charleston

We are headed to Charleston this weekend and I feel like a little kid on Christmas morning! I can't wait to get there. We haven't been back since our wedding so really looking forward to our trip. Here are 5 things we are going to do/visit!

1. Francis Marion Hotel - Looking forward to staying on a different side of King Street. We normally stay at the French Quarter Inn and looking to explore this area more.

2. The Macintosh Restaurant - The past few times we have visited Charleston we have tried to go here but it has never worked out. So excited to finally try this for dinner.

3. Callie's Hot Little Biscuit - This is something I read about online and started following them on Facebook. I drool over their pictures everyday and can't wait to try for breakfast. I figure the walk from the hotel to their shop will totally justify all the calories I will be consuming.

4. Husk - We have reservations for lunch and crossing my fingers that the munchkin does well. I have been to Husk for dinner and drinks. I am so looking forward to their brunch/lunch drinks and burgers.

5. Southern Charm - I am SUCH a loser but I totally want to check out Sermet (say hi to JD), maybe a walk by Pat's house,  and Palace Hotel which is Shep's restaurant.

And let's not forget the shopping!! We need to stop by Lilly (see 4/22 post), Tervis Tumblers (long story), M Dumas & Sons, JCrew (see Wednesday's post), Pepper Palace for horseradish (see post here), and the Christmas ornament store. We love to visit the Christmas ornament store and buy ornaments for our cat. The funny thing is we always buy one we already have!!

We will only be there for 36 hours so I am planning on eating/shopping my way through the city! Hope the bambino and hubby can keep up!

Have a great weekend!

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