being 12 days of giving with onlineshoes.com. {day 7}

12/10/2013

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If there is one giveaway that I want to win from the OnlineShoes.com 12 Days of Giving, I think it’s this one. I love love love (yes, that much) the Men’s Clarks Desert Boots and although I would be so very sweet to win them for my lovely husband, I want those babies FOR MYSELF. Are you doubting me? Let’s go to Pinterest for some inspiration. How about this look? Or maybe this one? And hello, I want to dress like this every single day.

Not into the Desert Boots, you can also pick the Women’s Clarks Mortimer Liz, which are pretty cute themselves.

12 Days of Giving from OnlineShoes Day 7

Which would you pick? Are you on Team Desert Boots with me? Or would you be nicer than me and get them for the guy in your life? (I do love the Desert Boots on guys too, FYI. Pinterest proof HERE.)

To enter, go HERE, where you can also find all of the details about the giveaway on the OnlineShoes.com Blog.

Did you win yesterday’s Born giveaway? Check for the winner HERE.

being a book review & giveaway. {the survivalist series}

12/09/2013

Going Home by A.American

What would you do if you were driving home, still a couple hundred miles away, and a natural disaster happened that wiped out all electronics? Your car is dead. Your precious iPhone is worthless. You can’t even turn on the radio to see what’s happening… not that anyone would be able to broadcast anything anyway.

This is the reality of GOING HOME, the first book in THE SURVIVALIST SERIES by A. American. (catchy name, huh?)

(In case you’re wondering, I’d probably cry. A lot. And hope that I was wearing good walking shoes. Gold clogs are going to be pretty worthless if I have to hike home.)

As I’ve confessed before, Josh is a bit more, shall you say, obsessed with this apocalypse-style fiction (and non-fiction) than I am, so I thought that these books could be a good way to see what he’s reading, without getting myself caught up in the heavy-hitter conspiracy theory dramas that he seems to love (and that I seem to not understand). We’re doing our own little mini-book club with these books and this series is so much more appealing to me because it feels like what the main character, Morgan Carter, goes through, just to get home to his family and to survive, feels real. And, best of all, it’s palatable for readers, like me, who aren’t “preppers.” GOING HOME breaks down what is happening in bite-sized pieces, as sort of an introduction into the world of disaster-fiction. I’m anxious to get through the first book and move on to the next two…

Want to grab a copy of GOING HOME or the other books in THE SURVIVALIST SERIES? Find them on Amazon — they’d make a great Christmas present for the disaster-obsessed!

To enter to win a copy of all three of THE SURVIVALIST SERIES books:

  • Leave a comment on this blog post telling me the one thing you’d bring with you as a survival item. (I’d bring mascara, obviously.)
  • If you “Like” Being5 on Facebook, you get an extra entry, (please let me know in the comments section that you do!)
  • Entries accepted until Friday, December 13, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. PST. US/Canadian Residents only, please. You must be 18 to enter and win. Winner to be announced on Being5.com.

TLC Book ToursThis book review and giveaway was in partnership with TLC Book Tours. They sent me a copy of this series for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

being 12 days of giving with onlineshoes.com. {day 6}

12/09/2013

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Apparently, this is all I blog about now. I’m okay with that. It’s been a busy December, even just a week in. I know y’all must be feeling the same…

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Up on Day 6 of the OnlineShoes.com 12 Days of Giving are everyone’s favorite shoe brand, Born! This week is a tough call — I like both pairs! I’m not sure Josh would go for the men’s Born Mac (even though I think they’d look cute on him!), so maybe I’ll have to snag the women’s Born Alamid for myself. Such a shame. I guess I’ll take one for the team. (Do you like the black or the brown better?)

Go HERE to enter the giveaway and read more about the details.

Did you enter to win the Day 5 giveaway? Be sure to check HERE to see if you won!

being 12 days of giving with onlineshoes.com. {day 5}

12/07/2013

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Lucky for us, the team at OnlineShoes.com extended yesterday’s 12 Days of Giving giveaway through the weekend! Whew! For Day 5, you can choose from two pairs of super comfy Rieker brand shoes — the women’s Rieker Louise or the men’s Rieker Ron 13.

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Go HERE to answer today’s holiday question, which enters you to win. For this giveaway, you have until Sunday, December 8th at 11:59 p.m. PST. All of the giveaway details are listed there too.

And, I’m so excited to announce that the winner of Thursday’s Bootights giveaway was a Being5 reader (and a friend!). YAY, Lisa! Hope those Bootights keep you warm in this frigid weather we’re having! xo.

being 12 days of giving with onlineshoes.com. {day 4}

12/05/2013

 

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Please excuse the late reminder today… I have a very annoying head cold today and after two-hours at the dentist with all three kids this morning (kill me.), I crashed with my blankie (yes, I’m a baby, apparently.) and an Amanda Bynes movie that was already half way over. Now, to play a bit of DayQuil-induced catch-up while Janie has play practice.

You absolutely MUST go over and enter to win today’s pick from the 12 Days of Giving with OnlineShoes.com. Bootights are one of the most amazing thing ever invented — they are a cozy sock on the bottom, but tights where they show, outside of your boots. Business on the bottom, party on the top. Isn’t that kind of like what they say about mullets? Oh gosh, maybe the DayQuil wasn’t such a good idea…

12 Days of Giving from OnlineShoes Day 4Go HERE to enter the giveaway. You have until 11:59 p.m. PST tonight. All of the giveaway details are there too, in case you care about fussy things like that.

Did anyone win those cute Woolrich slippers yesterday? The winner was announced here.

 

being 12 days of giving from onlineshoes.com. {day 3}

12/04/2013

12 Days of Giving from OnlineShoes Day 3

And… another pair of slippers that I would totally wear as real shoes. Introducing Day 3 from the 12 Days of Giving with OnlineShoes.com, featuring selections from Woolrich. In the men’s corner, we have the Woolrich Brier and in the women’s corner, the Woolrich Jacy. Do you wear slippers at home? I don’t always (mine always seem to go missing!), but sometimes, in the afternoon when the house gets chilly, I steal Josh’s to wear around the house while I pick up and do laundry.

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Go HERE to enter by leaving a comment on their blog post, answering today’s holiday-themed question, then check back tomorrow to see if you won! All of the nitty gritty giveaway details are there too.

Did any of you win the giveaway from yesterday? They announced the winner this morning!

being 12 days of giving from onlineshoes.com. {day 2}

12/03/2013

12 Days of Giving from OnlineShoes.com

Today is all about clogs on the 12 Days of Giving from OnlineShoes.com. Let me rephrase that… it’s all about Klogs! You get to pick from the Men’s Dusty Klogs (these are actually unisex!) or the Women’s Austin Klogs. Are you a clog wearer? I have to admit that while these aren’t particularly my style, they look super comfy and I have a friend in mind that would adore them. Which pair would you choose?

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Go HERE to enter by leaving a comment on their blog post, answering today’s holiday-themed question, then check back tomorrow to see if you won! All of the nitty gritty giveaway details are there too.

Did any of you win the giveaway from yesterday? I still have those cute slippers on my mind!

being 12 days of giving from onlineshoes.com. {day 1}

12/02/2013

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I love that they started the 12 Days of Giving from OnlineShoes.com with slippers… especially considering it snowed here last night! While it would certainly be sweet of me to grab the pair of L.B. Evans for Josh, I adore those cute Daniel Greens… and I might even wear them out of the house, with jeans (how cute are the navy pair?). Don’t tell.

Go HERE to enter by leaving a comment on their blog post that answers today’s holiday themed question, then check back tomorrow to see if you won! All of the nitty gritty giveaway details are there too.

being 12 days of giving from onlineshoes.com.

12/02/2013

12 Days of Giving from OnlineShoes

For the sake of full disclosure, I have to admit that as I’m writing this, I’m pretending like I’m Oprah, and that there are elves running out from the corner of my office (Starbucks), surprising everyone with boxes and boxes of shoes, and Christmas music just busted on at full blast, and I’m screaming at the top of my lungs, “It’s the 12 DAYS OF GIVING!!!” Yes, that’s three exclamation points on there. That’s how excited I am.

The 12 Days of Giving from OnlineShoes.com is back and nobody is more excited than me. Shoe giveaways for 12 full days? And, guess who has a sneak peek of the shoes that they’re giving away this year? ME! (again, picture Oprah. hands in the hair. screaming that. wearing a holiday colored wrap-dress. likely DVF.)

12 Days of Giving from OnlineShoes Sneak Peek

To read the full details on how to enter each day, starting today, through December 17th, visit the 12 Days of Giving on OnlineShoes.com. I’ll be posting about the shoes and brands for each day’s giveaway, so you won’t forget to enter. If you don’t remember, I won an entire year of shoes from OnlineShoes.com a few years ago, and I know that I’ve had many readers win shoes from their giveaways, so I promise that it’s worth your precious time to leave a quick comment on their giveaway posts.

Psst! They’re having a Cyber Monday deal today too — $30 off your order of $100 or more using the code CYBER30. Take advantage of it for the shoe lovers on your shopping list this year!

being a quick thanksgiving craft. {no, seriously.}

11/27/2013

Thanksgiving Juice Box Turkeys

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I’m not really sure what happened, but when I signed up to bring something for Everett’s preschool Thanksgiving feast last week, I had a majorly crafty, Pinterest-worthy moment. I probably actually had a stroke, but whatever. If that’s what it takes to get my creative juices going, I’ll take it.

There are juice boxes inside of those little turkeys. I worked into the wee hours last night (while I watched Homeland) to dress an entire army of juice box turkeys. Everett was pretty pleased this morning, as you can see from his just-woke-up sleepy little face…

Thanksgiving Turkey Juice Box Covers

Here’s what you’ll need: (WHO AM I?)

  • Juice boxes.
  • Construction paper.
  • Sharpie for the eyes (or googly eyes, if you’re feeling super ambitious.)
  • Double-sided tape. Lots of it.
  • A small, adorable hand to trace. (I did it while he was sleeping. Don’t do that. It’s hard.)

Tips for Juice Box Turkeys:

  • Wrap the construction paper around the front of each juice box, so that the straw is exposed in the back, making it easy for little guys to pull it off to drink.
  • Make sure any extra construction paper is at the TOP of the juice box, not the bottom, because you won’t be able to stand them back up again if it’s on the bottom.
  • Tape the hell out of it in the back to make sure it stays on. I used two big pieces of double-sided tape on each box.
  • Add eyes (googly or the Sharpie version) and a little orange nose (again, double-sided tape).
  • Make a little scarf for each turkey using ribbon, yarn, or whatever else you might have around. I used Baker’s Twine, which I use for everything.
  • Be sure to add an extra piece of tape over the twine in the back to make sure it doesn’t slip off.
  • Add the hand/feathers onto the back of the juice box, at the top of the straw area, using more tape.
  • Enjoy!

Don’t forget to enter to win a copy of Sarah Jio’s new book, MORNING GLORY on our current giveaway!

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