High Five for Friday 01.30.15

TGIF and welcome to High Five for Friday!  Caitlin at Coffee with Caitlin, Della at Della Devoted, Katie at Cup of Tea, and myself want to welcome you to the link-up–thanks for stopping by!

This week’s featured blogger is Becky from BYBMG.  Becky is a middle school teacher, wife, and mommy, with two boys of her own at home and one on the way!  Her blog is full of fashion and life in general. Recently, she became a Jamberry consultant, so hit her up if you need any:)  Becky and I have been going through this whole house mess/roller coaster together, and she announced on last week’s H54F post that they sold their house (see, I told you we were going through it together)!  Oh, and be sure to check out the Tuesday Talk link-up that she co-hosts.

Now let’s recap my favorite things about the week:

1.  My Kindle has really been put to use over the last week, especially last weekend.  I read Marie Force’s Fatal Scandal, and have otherwise been reading Kathleen Brooks’ Women of Power series (the 1st one is currently free).

2. We finally got a good snow!  I wish we would have gotten the snow around Christmas, but I was excited to see all 4″ of snow anyways.  Kane really enjoyed playing out in the snow, and even had to eat a handful of it.  And he wouldn’t keep his gloves son.

3. I’ve fallen asleep way early several times this week.  On Saturday night, I was asleep a little after 9 p.m.  I know, I’m clearly old now, but it was fabulous!  Sometimes you just need to catch up on your rest.

4. I’m so happy that Justified is back on TV!!!  I’m a little sad that it’s in its final season, but I can’t wait to see how it ends.  I’m from eastern Kentucky, so the show really hits home.

5. Target clearance for the win!  Seriously, though–if you haven’t checked out Target’s clearance, do yourself a favor and stop by the store.  Be sure to use the Cartwheel app coupon for an extra 20% clearance clothes and accessories.  On a quick lunch run to Target (in an attempt to de-stress from the whole house-buying situation) I was able to pick up this gingham shirt I’d had my eye on for the past couple of months for $12.86!  I snagged the shoes for less than $7 a couple of weeks ago.

Speaking of Target, we have 2 in Lexington, so of course I hit up the other Target that evening to check out their clearance too.  I had Kane with me, and the only time he wanted me to put him down was to get a big bag of chips by the register.  Most kids cry for toys, but mine wanted Lays.  He had to take them in the restaurant we went to afterwards, so there he was dragging a big bag of Wavy Lays through Roosters.

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  1. 1.30.15

    I saw your outfit on instagram and I love it!!! Those shoes are super cute; great finds lady. I always get so excited when some pieces of clothing or an accessory that I really love is on super sale.

  2. 1.30.15

    Love the gingham shirt! I have to avoid the clearance section at Target because I'll end up spending WAY too much! And I'm pretty jealous of the snow. I wish SC would get one good one!

  3. 1.30.15

    Thank you for the feature! You H54F girls are spoiling me! Such fun that you got some snow. We're supposed to get some this weekend. Happy Friday!

  4. 1.30.15

    Target clearance for the win! It never disappoints. How awesome that you found the ever-coveted gingham shirt – I'll have to stop by to see if they have it at our Target, too. Have a great weekend!

  5. 1.30.15

    Love your outfit 🙂 Target clearance is the best! I happened to go when they had the 40% off shoes for the day…I got two pairs for $4! 🙂
    Thanks for hosting!

  6. 1.30.15

    Happy Friday! Thank you for hosting! Your little guy is so cute in the snow. Ours didn't like touching it so much but he wouldn't get off of the sled. Catching up on sleep is the best! Every now and then an early night can do wonders. We are all getting old 🙂 Cute outfit! We have to download cartwheel! We are always hearing about extra savings. Have a great weekend! Winks and Eyerolls

  7. 1.30.15
    Brianne said:

    I haven't seen Justified since season 3! I was borrowing the seasons from some friends & that was the last one they owned. I miss watching that show. I might have to buy them myself.

  8. 1.30.15

    I never buy anything full price at Target because it will always end up on the clearance rack! Thanks so much for linking up with me! Hope you have a great weekend!

  9. 1.31.15

    I LOVE Target! I never even thought to look at the clearance stuff and then the cartwheel app. Genius. I love the cartwheel app for everything else but didn't know they gave extra discounts to sale stuff! Score!

  10. 1.31.15

    I have snow envy!! I'm hoping we get a little snow so Olive an play in it, but I don't think it's very likely. LOVE that gingham shirt! I tried on several pairs of shoes today and didn't find any that I loved mostly because I seemed to be in between sizes. Olive was a dream baby in Target today and we had such a good time. Maybe she saw that I was finding tons of cute stuff for HER?!?! Hope you have a great weekend 🙂

  11. 1.31.15
    Kelly said:

    Kane and the Wavy Lays teeheehee

  12. 2.1.15
    Kay R. said:

    Oh I wish I could fall asleep early! I really need to adjust my sleeping pattern! Hope you had a great weekend!

  13. 2.2.15

    I love Becky, and it is always nice to have someone know what were are going through so I am glad she is featured. Kane and Lays that is too cute, I need to hit up my local Target for my 5 soon to be 6's Birthday gift. Girl, you have a lot going on so you need all the rest you can get, honestly I need to be getting to bed early haha. Rachel xo

  14. 2.2.15

    Thanks, Lindsay! And ditto that:)

  15. 2.2.15

    Thanks, Paige! The clearance section at Target can suck you in, but I know I'll regret not looking. I hope that's our one good one right there, since it's past Christmas!lol Hope you get one too!

  16. 2.2.15

    Becky, I was telling the girls that I'm pretty sure you've rigged the random number generator;)hahaha

  17. 2.2.15

    You've got that right about Target clearance! Hope you find one:)

  18. 2.2.15

    I'm so sad that I missed out on the 40% off shoes. Somebody give me a heads up next time!!!haha

  19. 2.2.15

    Thanks!!! Definitely download Cartwheel. I think I've saved $40 since I started using it (the app keeps track). Aww… Kane may be different in the snow next year, though. I can't wait to take him sledding and see what he thinks.

  20. 2.2.15

    Oooo. This is the last season so you should definitely catch up and watch! I think it's on Netflix.

  21. 2.2.15

    Thanks:) I've enjoyed doing your linkup for a while now! And I always debate about whether to wait or whether I think it'll sell out. If I think the latter, I still hold out for a good coupon.

  22. 2.2.15

    Sometimes you can get really good extra discounts on sale stuff using Cartwheel! Be sure to always check:)

  23. 2.2.15

    I can't imagine not seeing any snow:( I have that issues sometimes with shoes when the store doesn't carry a 9.5 (like ON), because then a 9 is bordering on too small but the 10 is bordering on too big. Yay for no meltdown in Target!!!

  24. 2.2.15

    Only my child.lol Now, while I won't let him do just anything he wants, things like this are ok in my book just to keep the peace.

  25. 2.2.15

    And I'm being a night owl tonight! Hope you can get it lined out. It really makes all the difference in the world. I think the mental stress was helping me to need more sleep.lol

  26. 2.2.15

    So happy to see you back in the blogging world!!! And yes, I needed sleep!!! Kane is just too funny sometimes. Hope you find the perfect gift, but knowing Target, you probably will:)

  27. 2.2.15

    We got about 14 inches of show over the weekend! I wish my daughter was younger and still wanted to play outside in it! Your gingham top is cute! Great Target score!

    Doused In Pink

  28. 2.6.15

    Such a great post as always gorgeous! I love hearing recaps of your week!
    Oh and I am SO jealous of your target clearance finds- did you hear that Target is closing all its stores here in Canada!?!?! I am so heartbroken! haha looks like ill be coming over to your side of the border for some target shopping in the future!!

    Lee | LegalLee Blonde

  29. 2.6.15

    I have ALWAYS loved playing outside in the snow. We would go sledding when I was in college. But we haven't had that much snow since I was little. And thanks:)

  30. 2.6.15

    Thanks, Lee! I did hear about Target Canada [insert moment of silence]. Will they ship to you all from the US website?