Monday, August 21, 2017

$10 at Target x10 Giveaway!

In lieu of my regularly scheduled $10 at Target post today I'm sharing with you a chance to win a $100 gift card to Target or $100 deposited into your PayPal account. Now doesn't that make Monday hurt a bit less? Here's a look at my most popular Target posts along with the Rafflecopter for the giveaway.


If you've read my blog for a while, you know I tend to shop in the Dollar Spot for my items. I've ventured out a bit but for the most part, everything I need for this shopping challenge is located at the front of the store. My top 5 posts share the diversity in the Dollar Spot, showcasing why I love that section of the store so much.


Next month, I plan to share the goodies we bought from Target for our at-home family game nights. I am really excited to put our goodies to use over the next few months as the weather here begins to turn and it starts to get dark at 5PM. 

Enough of my chatter. You want to enter the giveaway, right? Here's your chance - good luck! Be sure to share your monthly shopping trips in the link-up below as well.


Friday, August 18, 2017

Friday Faves: Snacks, Workouts and Quiet Time

Can someone share with me the secret of making the our week's last a bit longer? This week FLEW by and now the weekend is among us and as per the usual, it's filled with plans, too. A part of me is excited for school to start back so I don't have as much time to make plans. Because let's face it, it's my fault we are constantly on the go. I plan the bulk of our social events. So... someone tell me how to do this less? Because it's been on heck of a jammed packed Summer. Here is a look at this week's highlights and a few random thoughts. And trust me, they are RANDOM!


ONE | SNACKING ON THE GO


Connor is never not hungry. He eats and eats and eats. To help keep him full, I've been packing Veggie Go's* with us. He doesn't know there is veggies hidden, he just thinks they are fruit snacks. #momwin. I love that they come pre-packaged so I just toss them in our bags and head out. They are perfect for on the go, don't make any mess and provide CJ with some extra vitamins and minerals thanks to the "hidden" veggies. MomsMeet sent us so many boxes of Veggie Go's that we have plenty of options and we can snack on the go for quiet a while.

TWO | BIRTHDAY PLANS


I fully realize that C's birthday isn't till October but this year we have a lot to celebrate so I'm starting to plan things early. Not only does CJ turn 5 but James turns 40 and well that's something to celebrate as well. James isn't one to be the center of attention so I'm going to have to figure out how to get him on board. I refuse to let his 40th birthday be ignored. Connor has already picked out the theme for his party and I have to say, I'm pretty excited.

THREE | THAT TIME I NEARLY DIED


On Tuesday a friend and I attended a new workout class at Sky Zone called SkyFit. Sky Zone is an indoor trampoline park that says you can burn up to 1,000 calories an hour with their SkyFit class. While I didn't get in that kind of burn, I have to say I left a soaking mess with muscles screaming for mercy. While I might not have really almost died, I will say I haven't worked out that hard in a long time. The routine includes planks, sit-ups, jumping jacks, hill climbers and so on. Overall, I really liked the class and think I would do it again. Maybe once a month to try something new.

FOUR | QUIET TIME


I've been enforcing a hour of quiet time every afternoon. For both Connor and myself. During this time, I put my phone of do not disturb and place my laptop in my office. Connor lays quietly on the couch and watches a show or movie while I read. I've noticed that when we skip too many quiet hours, Connor seems really restless. It's as if his body craves a bit of relaxation. I like it for myself, reading is something that allows me to unwind. Do you have "mandatory" quiet time in your house?

FIVE | HOW DO YOU MANAGE YOUR TOYS?


Connor is one lucky kid! He has an entire room full of toys. However, we lack storage so I feel like he doesn't have a ton of room to play in nor does he truly play with all his toys. I feel bad giving any of his toys away yet he doesn't play with all of them. I'm looking for a system to get his toys played with more along with a way for us to store or rotate them. Any suggestions?


Tonight is open house at school, tomorrow is packed with plans and Sunday, I hope to take a hike. The weather is supposed to be amazing and when it's low 80's in August, you get outside all you can! 

Happy weekend, friends!
*Disclosure: our family may have received products and services for free in return for our full, honest review. WMMblog only promotes companies we know and love. As always, contact us with any questions on products and services mentioned if you have questions or concerns. Thank you MomsMeet for keeping CJ's belly full while we enjoy the rest of our Summer. 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Dresstember Clothing Challenge

If you've been a reader of Wife Mommy Me for any amount of time, you know all too well I don't pride myself on being a fashionista. In regards to my clothing, I would say that I prefer comfort and style over being trendy and stylish. I do take proud in my clothing and my appearance but plan to kick that up a notch in September. 
Introducing... Dresstember! What's Dresstember? It's a really simple way to look for new fresh ways to dress and style yourself. Starting September your goal is to wear dresses, skirts or maxis only for 10 days! Ideally you use the clothing you already have, the items that are often overlooked for daily wear and find new fresh ways to work your wardrobe. 

This challenge allows you to wear what you want when you want. You'll wear dresses, skirts or maxis 10 days, document your outfit in photos, share on Instagram tagging #10DaysofDresstember and for those of you who blog, you'll come back and share a round-up of your outfits with us on October 10th. 

I'm sure someone is thinking what prompted me to create this challenge. While cleaning out my closet I was shocked to find that I have over 20 dresses, skirts or maxis at my disposal. I don't make myself dress up much so this is a challenge for me to wear clothes just taking up space. To dress a bit more fancy from time to time and to stop buying items when I have more than enough to wear hanging up (you're welcome James).
I would love for you to join us. To recap... 
GUIDELINES
Wear dresses, skirts and maxis for 10 days. 
Challenge runs September 1-30
Share your outfits on Instagram using hashtag #10DaysofDresstember
Bloggers - come back and share a recap of all 10 outfits on October 10

I would love to know if you plan to join us! There are a handful other ladies joining me in this challenge so there will be so much personality and style being showcase in this challenge. I am really excited to see the creative ways you make feminine pieces work for you.