It’s early and I’m sitting on the back porch, drinking coffee, listening the birds chirp, and writing this post while the kids are still snuggled up in bed. Each Sunday that I write this post I sit and reflect on the week or, in this case, reflect on the last two weeks since I took last week to unplug. Some of you may already know that my stepdaddy passed away, peacefully, on June 30th. Though the hospital had already revoked all visitation options due to Covid, they (thankfully) allowed my mom and all of his kids to come have time with him. We spent 48 hours there with him, loving on him, touching him, telling stories and praying over him. Though it was so incredibly heartbreaking, I will forever cherish the time in that hospital room. The day after he passed I woke up without sadness for the first time in a long time; I had so much peace knowing he was healthy in heaven. However, since then, each day is different. Some days I feel okay and other days (like today while sharing this story) I feel so very sad.
Though I wish he was still here, I am thankful for the 30 years we had with him. Also, his illness was a 12 year journey so I’m also thankful that we had 12 years to live life with him during this process. I am trying, daily, to choose happiness and to find joy. To reflect on the happy times and memories. However, I would be lying if I said I wasn’t sad for my mom. She lost her husband and best friend of 30+ years; I know this will be hard for her. We are all coming together to be there for her and with her as much as possible. My sisters and I are checking in on her daily!
Speaking of my mom, she turned 60 the week after he passed so we took her and all of my sisters and their families to our cabin in Oklahoma. It was the best weekend and exactly what we all needed. Togetherness. It was so incredibly special!
Thank you to everyone who kept my stepdad and my family in your prayers. I am forever grateful for you.
Here’s this week’s Weekly Recap:
GIMME BEAUTY COUPON CODE:
I get asked about the Gimme Hair Ties pretty much daily so I was excited to see this morning that they are having a BIG sale today. I wear them, love them, and have them stashed all over our house and my car. I also use them on Remi’s hair. I typically buy the colors that match our hair (and also some fun neon colors for Remi); they don’t lose their shape and they stay put ALL day! They are better than any I’ve ever used or worn before. The reviews are SO GOOD and I love that you can wash them.
SALE: 50% OFF all hair ties on their site! Plus, if you spend $20 or more, you get a free fitting kit (automatically added to your cart). If you spend $30 or more you get the free fitting kit AND free shipping. Use code SUMMER50 at checkout. Shop by hair type HERE (I love the thick bands).
BEST SELLERS OF THE WEEK:
** The Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen that I wear daily on my face and neck! It’s scentless, weightless, and invisible, great for all skin types. I love it so much! Available HERE.
** My tiny tag gold necklace. I have had this personalized necklace for almost 3 years. I love how dainty it is and I have gifted one to other people so many times! Available HERE.
** My FAVORITE hair mask! This is crazy popular and one that I see so many people rave about. I love it! I grab it on Amazon HERE.
** The Amazon toiletry bag. I have shared these so many times! Finally back in stock in almost all colors and patterns. Available HERE.
** The boyfriend tees from Aerie. Lately, I wear these at least once a week every week. I love the fit and the length of them! True to size, but if you’re between sizes, go down. Available HERE.
** Kitchen labels from Amazon. Super cute and there are different fonts and styles available to choose from. Available HERE.
POSTS OF THE WEEK:
Love these babies so much!
PRODUCTS OF THE WEEK:
The best drugstore brow pencils HERE
See card games HERE
$50 and under + Free Shipping!
Mommy and me Etsy finds and graphic finds HERE
Target Finds HERE
See Bracelets HERE
SALES GOING ON TODAY:
TARTE // Foundation flash sale happening. 50% off for teamtarte. 40% off for non-members. Use code: FLASH. (limit one coupon per order)
ABERCROMBIE //Limited Time: 25% Off $150+ | 10% Off $100 + Free Shipping on Orders Over $75.
AMERICAN EAGLE // Up to 60% off everything, including jeans!
TARGET// Up to 25% off furniture + extra 15% off furniture. Online only. Save $30 on an Instant Pot Duo Nova. On sale for $69.99 + more kitchen deals. Online only. Save up to 30% on robot vacuums + more floor care deals. Online only. Save 50% on select clothing, home items and more.
OLD NAVY // 1000’s of styles from $3.99. Epic Clearance: Up to 75% off twice a year, our best sales.
EXPRESS // 100s of new styles added. Take an extra 50% off for up to 70% off clearance.
PINK LILY //20% OFF with code 20jen. Also, clearance sale take up to 60% off the sale tab. Use code: SALE60
RUGSUSA // Save up to 60% new arrivals.
OVERSTOCK // Mega markdown sale. 70% off 1000s of items.
COLLEEN ROTHSCHILD // $25 OFF of $100 order with code: COOL25
Walmart Finds Here:
Express Finds Here:
My Amazon Favorites HERE
My most recent Walmart Roundup HERE
Cleaning Supplies I Love HERE
5 ways to style Camo Pants HERE
30 ways to style a Denim Jacket HERE
Follow me on Pinterest HERE