Friday Favorites

Happpyyy Friday!!!  Some of you are excited it's Friday because the weekend is here, but I work this weekend so honestly i'm not all that excited about today ;) haha =)  I'm linking up today as always with Narci, Andrea and Erika, for Friday Favorites.


I was finally able to get out Wednesday afternoon and head to Hobby Lobby to use my gift card that I got for Christmas.  And I actually was able to go alone!  Seriously there is really nothing better than walking around HL sans kids ;)  I picked up a couple of cute signs for the house at really great prices too.


I hung this one up in the living room, but I need to paint a little on the frame because it was damaged.  BUT, because it was damaged they offered it to me for 88% off, so it was pretty cheap!

I also got this cute Love sign.  I really don't ever decorate for Valentines Day, and I think I really should.


I could spend hours in Hobby Lobby, no joke.  So to be able to go alone was like a little mini vacation for me! ha ;)

Okay, this one is probably one of my favorite things I am posting about today.  My friend Justine over at Full Hands Full Heart does a weekly post titled "Weekly Walmart Finds" and some of the things she finds are just awesome.  Well, yesterday she posted about the Kate Spade stud earrings that so many people are buying lately.  They are really pretty earrings, but they aren't cheap.  Well...she found look alikes at WalMart!  They are a Kate Spade knock off, and I had planned to go to WalMart anyway, so I couldn't wait to see if my WalMart had them.  Well guess what?  They did!


They had so many different versions, but these are the ones I ended up getting.  And they are only $3.00!  Yes!  $3.00!  I'm not sure they will hold up as well as the original Kate Spade ones, but for the price you really can't go wrong.


And as I was walking around doing my shopping I went down the candle aisle, and all of a sudden these popped out at me.


How about a closer look....


They are WalMart candles, but they are by Yankee Candle!!  I've posted about this before but my heart belongs to Yankee Candle <3. haha!  The original Yankee Candles are $29.00 for this size jar, but this one at Walmart, is $14.93.  And it smells *exactly* like the original Yankee Candle!  I was so excited about this when I saw it that I immediately called my mom from that aisle to tell her, because she shares the same love for Yankee that I do =)  And if you look at the picture above that I posted of my new sign from HL, you'll see my Yankee candle in the same scent at this one =)

A couple of weeks ago on one of my Friday Favorites post I mentioned OPI & Essie nail polish at Ulta.  I will not pay full price for a bottle of either polish, because lets face it, it's super expensive.  Essie & OPI both go on clearance at Ulta a lot.  And they change out the colors on clearance a lot too.  


When I went in yesterday I found these 2 clearance displays near the back of the store.  Aren't those prices SO much better than the normal price!?!  I picked up a few bottles =)


The lighting isn't great at all. 
Left to Right:
Essie: Haute Tub
Essie: Brides No Grooms
OPI: Cosmo with a twist
Essie: Flowerista
Essie: Bell-Bottom Blues

The final price for all 5...


$13.26 =)  I can handle that for sure!  And two of the bottles were only $1.55!  Ulta's clearance is where it's at =)

Yesterday while waiting in the carpool lane this happened.


A coffee and a sleeping little girl =)  It was peaceful. Ha! 

Brian and I were able to get out for lunch the other day while Emma was in school.  It's nice that we have time off together during the week and these lunch dates are nice =) 


We went to our favorite sushi restaurant, and it was delish!

The bond between my girls and our dog is absolutely insane.  


They can both sit with him on the couch and cuddle for the longest time.  He's such a good dog =)

Emma is officially done with the regular basketball season.  I know I've said it so many times, but what an awesome group of girls, and coaches too.


She still has at least 3 tournaments that she and the team are playing in, but the regular season is done.  It has been so much fun watching these girls play this season and seeing just how far they have come.  And they ended their regular season completely undefeated!!!  So proud of each one of them!


I hope you all have a great weekend!!

Also linking up today with Karli & Amy for, oh hey Friday!



Also linking up with Liz, Christina, Natasha and Darci for, 5 on Friday =)



And lastly, linking up with Katie, Tiff, Della and Caitlin for, High Five for Friday!



23 comments

  1. You have such great shopping tips this morning! I will have to go look around at Walmart and Ulta more! And yes, going to Hobby Lobby without kids is amazing. I was in there just yesterday with only one of my sons and it was bad. They just don't like that store. They have no patience for it!

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    1. When I find a good deal, I love to share it with others! =) Have a great weekend, Cat!!

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  2. Johannah!!! I was SO SO excited to see you found the earrings!! I LOVE the multi color glitter ones!! I am going back and picking up a couple pairs of those for gifts!! And I just LOVE those Walmart candles- they smell SO good!! Even though you are working this weekend (BOO!!) I still hope it's a good one :) Make sure you grab yourself a big, yummy coffee on your way to work tomorrow!! Have a great day friend!!

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    1. You have NO idea how excited to find the earrings I was! haha The Walmart candles are awesome! Have a great weekend, Justine!!

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    2. I am going to make an extra Walmart trip this weekend and see if I can join the club!!!

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  3. those earrings are insane my friend! so glad i found your blog through the link up and i can't wait to continue to follow yours! hope you'll stop by mine! happy friday!

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    1. Isn't it a great deal on the earrings! Thanks for stopping by Caitlin! I'll check out your blog as well =) Have a great weekend!

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  4. I love Hobby Lobby and Yankee Candles! Lucky you! Have a great weekend even though you are working! I hope you can stop by:

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    Colletta

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    1. Thank you Colletta! Thanks for stopping by as well =)

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  5. I love you!!!! Thanks for sharing all your deals! I NEED to get out to Walmart today now, because I have had my eye on those Kate Spade earrings for a year or more now! Before reading your blurb about them, I saw the picture and seriously thought they were the Kate Spade's! You can't tell!!

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    1. I was so excited Bri on Thursday when Justine posted about these earrings and the deal was just too good not to share again! ha =) I hope they have them at your WalMart!!!

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  6. I LOVE the Hobby Lobby signs!! I have a gift card from Christmas that I am waiting to use....is it weird that I am scared to go in the store because I know I will be indecisive on where to spend it?!?!

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    1. I so know what you mean Leigh! I had about 5 signs that I couldn't choose between and finally I just had to make a decision! Have a great weekend!

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  7. Jaw on the floor at all your Wal-Mart and ulta finds!! Gotta go to Wal-Mart this weekend now! Happy weekending!

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    1. I hope you find them at your Wal-Mart Erica! Have a great weekend!!

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  8. Oh my gosh, those earrings at Walmart!! What an awesome find!! I too could spend forever at Hobby Lobby, it's just so amazing there :) And I was literally just at Ulta earlier today and I wish I would have read this before I went!!

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    1. Remember it for your next trip to Ulta =) They always have them on clearance at my store, so hopefully yours does too =) Have a great weekend!!

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  9. I am currently planning a trip to Walmart this weekend because of those earrings and I will have to check out the candle aisle! I love those Hobby Lobby signs! Jess at Just Jess

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    1. I hope you find them at your Wal-Mart!! They are such a great deal =) Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

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  10. I am also on the hunt for those WalMart earrings, thanks to Justine. I will probably go on Monday to see if my store has them. And what a find on the nail polishes...that's a great deal! Thanks for commenting on my blog so I could find yours!

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    1. Aren't the earrings great!! Have a great weekend, Tanya!!

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  11. Woah - awesome Wal Mart finds, for sure! We don't have any Wal Marts that are super close by, or I'd be checking out those earrings and candles!

    What a fun little day date for you and Brian. Scott and I could use a little date like that. Maybe one of these days... :)

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