Tis the season… Minted holiday favorites + $100 giveaway

In a world of emails and Facebook messages, is there anything more refreshing than opening a mailbox full of holiday cards? Christmas wishes and festive envelopes make my heart happy. I love every step of the process, from choosing our cards, to picking out the perfect photo, to sending them out to friends near and far.

I’m teaming up with Minted to show you some of my favorites for this year. But, let me be honest, the site is full of gorgeous options. I had such a tough time choosing my favorites, and I’m still not certain of our final choice.

Friends, you’re going to be so impressed by their selection, the quality of the paper, and the overall experience that comes with ordering from Minted.

I’ve narrowed it down to a few choices, and they all have one thing in common, FOIL. Pretty, sparkling, shiny, gold (or silver) foil. What says merry and bright more than shiny holiday cards?

And you can get them for 20% off through Monday.

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color field foil-pressed


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gilded brush foil cards

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There are seriously pages and pages of gorgeous options.

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classically scripted christmas foil-pressed

You can win some for yourself, too! Enter below to win $100 to Mined and get your holiday cards checked off of your to-do list early this year!

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Saturday in Tuscaloosa

There are a million and one things that Allen does that solidify his position as the absolute best. But, can we talk about the fact that he spent his Saturday in Tuscaloosa with me cheering on the Tide, in the rain. Okay, okay, maybe he wasn’t exactly cheering on the Tide, but he did watch the game. And walk around aimlessly with me in an attempt to find chicken fingers, when nothing else would do.

In case you didn’t know, there’s a little rivalry in our state between two college football teams and we just happen to sit on opposite sides. Except, I don’t mind cheering on Auburn (just as long as it isn’t the Saturday after Thanksgiving). And well, he’ll even take me to an Alabama game sometimes.


Last week, I took to Instagram to see if it would be socially appropriate for me to start wearing workout clothes everyday. Apparently, it’s already a thing for many of my friends, and I felt like they gave me the green light. I tested my new plan on Saturday and it worked, I may never wear pants that button again. That, my friends, is a Lululemon top and Wunder Under leggings. I think I’ll wear this outfit 3 times a week until summer. And Allen surprised me with those red Hunters as an early birthday present.

Fair warning, a fashion blogger I’m not, but if that eye-roll emoticon wasn’t made for me…


It was rainy and cold, but we did find some great people to tailgate with, and they had the ultimate setup. Tents and a television, Louisiana friends that cooked delicious gumbo and jambalaya with all the snacks you could ever want. It may have been wet and chilly, but look at those feet, I don’t think anyone had any trouble keeping their feet dry. 

And our seats may have been less than stellar, but can there be bad seats when you’re sitting with some of your favorites and your team is scoring more points than the second ranked team in the nation? I think not.



We found our warm and cozy bed around 2:00 AM, and I might be caught up on sleep by next Saturday. Roll Tide, friends!


my skincare routine with Rodan + Fields

I feel like I need to be really honest with you about my skincare routine. For basically my whole life, my routine has been non-existent. I might use a face wipe to remove any make-up at the end of the night, but other than that soap and water while taking a shower. So, for nearly 30 years, I’ve gotten away with little skin care. I spoke with Melanie about trying the Rodan and Fields, I was pretty sure I wasn’t going to change my terrible skin care habits. Can I just be the first to say I was wrong. So wrong.

I had used the products for a few days when I first started to notice a difference. My skin just feels better overall. I can’t believe how much committing to a daily cleansing mask, toner and cream had changed my outlook on my skincare routine and my skin. I’m definitely signing up for the preferred customer route to receive a discount and free shipping, I know when I look back in ten years I’ll be happy I started taking good care of my skin. But, even if you try Rodan and Fields and aren’t pleased, they have a 60 day empty bottle guarantee.



I used the Redefine Regimen, but I’m going to let Melanie tell you about the rest. Stay tuned, because there’s a chance for you to win a regimen of your choice (that’s huge, friends) at the bottom.

Hello! My name is Melanie and I blog over at Mel Tales.

 Well, I actually haven’t blogged in a while, but that is my little corner of the WWW.  I am so excited to be doing a giveaway on Jennifer’s blog. I “met” Jennifer a few years ago through blogs and social media. She has the sweetest little family and I just adore her blog. Thank you for allowing me to be here, Jennifer. 

I am a daughter of the King, a crazy in love wife and a blessed mom to a United States Marine and 2 adventurous teenagers. I am a southern girl born and raised in the great state of Mississippi. I enjoy photography, Mississippi State Football & being outdoors.

I am an Independent Consultant for Rodan + Fields. Rodan + Fields is a skin care line from the same doctors who created ProActiv. What they did for the acne market with ProActiv, they are now doing with the Anti-Aging market.  Along with an Anti-Aging line, they also have products for erasing sun damage and dark spots, soothing sensitive skin, as well as products for acne and acne scarring. Formerly sold in high-end retail stores only, R+F earned a solid reputation as the number one clinically proven skin care and exited the retail market in 2008. We have recently been showcased on shows like The Doctors and The Today Show

 Rodan & Fields has 4 product lines:


For wrinkles, enlarged pores and loss of firmness.
(Click HERE to read more about the Redefine products)


For brown spots, dullness and sun damaged skin.
(Click HERE to read more about the Reverse products)


For sensitive, irritated skin and facial redness.

(Click HERE to read more about the Soothe products) 


For acne and post-acne scars.

(Click HERE to read more about the Unblemish  products)

 Want to know which regimen is best for you?

Take my Solution Tool HERE and you will get a personal product recommendation from our doctors. It is just a 5 or 6 question quiz to ask you about your skin. You can also email yourself the results.

All of our products come with a 60 day, empty bottle money back guarantee.

You can literally return the EMPTY bottles by 60 days for a full refund if you don’t like the products.

I will tell you a secret though…our return rate is less than like 1%. Be prepared…You will fall in love!! 

I started Rodan+Fields a few months ago for several reasons:

I believe in the products.

 I believe in the doctors.

There are NO parties that have to be had.

There is NO inventory to keep up.

There are NO deliveries that have to be made.
I work very part-time hours and I am already amazed at how I am able to contribute financially to my family.

 Today I am giving one of you a free regimen of your choice.

To enter:

Go take my Solution Tool quiz  here and come back and tell me which Regimen is for you! You can leave your results in the comments. Be sure to complete the entries in the Rafflecopter 

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If you have any questions and would like to reach out to Melanie regarding the products or business, feel free to email her at melanieshea78@gmail.com.


I was sent a Redefine Regimen in exchange for my honest review of the product, I wasn’t compensated for the post in any other way, and all opinions are my own.