Friday, October 12, 2012

My current faves...

I got this idea from a friend's blog...and always love the chance to share my faves.  Anyone who knows me even remotely well will know that I love deals, and I loves sharing my finds.  I'm not afraid to tell complete strangers about the awesomeness I just scored at whatever local store.

Red this place.  We always order a Bento box..and then we proceed to eat on it for days.  It comes with a large entree (we always order sesame chicken..not too sweet, and the chicken is really chicken....not gummy or stringy or mysterious like other asian places' meats), 6 sushi rolls, brown/fried/white rice (love their brown rice), and another side - eggrolls, spring rolls, crab rangoons.  All this for only $12!  We usually share the meal, then have enough leftover for 2 lunches the next day.  Unfortunately, the only nearby RedBowl is in Chapel it's not that convenient. go to store for all things Emma.  She is a bit of a drooler, and I can't bear the thought of her sitting in her own wet, cold, drool all day.  But I am also super picky about bibs.  I know I might offend someone, but I really dislike things that say "mommy's sweetheart" or "cutie pie."  I just want a plain, cute bib without any cheesy saying.  I recently ordered these cuties from an etsy seller, and love them.

 other go to store for Emma.  Before you judge me for buying my child used clothes, keep in mind that she is an infant, has blow out poops once a week, and grows out of clothes faster than I can wash them.  I love cute clothes, but cannot afford, or even justify spending over a certain amount on pieces for her.  I have found super cute Zutano and Ralph Lauren rompers on Ebay for under $10 (and that includes shipping.)  I'm also hunting for those adorable smocked numbers.  If someone else wants to pay $60 for her smocked dress, than I say "thank you" but this mama just can't do it. 

E's Christmas monkey dress....we call her monkey alot - for no particulair when I saw this, it was a no brainer!

Obsessed with these Polo rompers

LOVE the vintage flowery prints that Polo girlie:)

Menchies...First, we can walk there. Second, the people there are always sooo nice.  Third, it's froyo.  Enough said.

Indie Girl hair ties.....because who doesn't need a trio of colored hair ties that costs $7?!?  I cringe everytime I buy some, but I can't help it.  They come in fun colors, and don't pinch my wrist when I wear them if my hair isn't pulled up yet.  I also love that they don't snag my hair.  I have been going through post-baby hormone changes and my hair is literally falling out if you even look at it wrong, so I can't afford to have a hair tie pulling out any more precious strands.

Scout and Molly's in Chapel Hill has a good selection.

Groopdealz and Very Jane....if you don't know what these are...stay away, stay far away.  I waste 10 minutes everyday perusing the site for the daily deals.  I have ordered a few things...the first purchase came super quick...I am still waiting on these refridgerator magnets from 2 weeks ago....sigh.

I actually won something last week at a Raleigh Chamber lunch event I attended with some co-workers.  Tommy Bahama has a new store open at Crabtree Valley Mall and one lucky winner (that would be me) won a free pair of jeans.  I was skeptical since I had never even tried their clothes before, but since they were free and because I have a very small wardrobe now thanks to post-baby body...I was excited!  I set up an appointment and tried all different styles on.  It was actually really fun:)  And...I love their jeans!  They were really comfortbale, flattering, and.....the real kicker.....they were not so low rise that my butt crack hung out every time I even thought about bending over!!  I will certainly be going back there again.  Plus, they have really awesome coastal home decor (and candles!)  Next time you are over at Crabtree...stop in and see them, they are right next to Brooks Brothers on the second floor.

I settled on these boyfriend jeans...and I can't wait to wear them now that it is cooler outside.

SO...those are some of my faves (besides my wonderful husband and daughter!) I know I will think of tons more after I post this, but I'll spare yall and do it another time. 


  1. Love this post! Super cute bibs and fridge magnets!! And I'm right there with you on kiddo clothing and price points! Most of Davis' duds are from consignment.

  2. Agree on Very Jane -- I need to unsubscribe from that list serve. They have awesome things for photography props, but I buy WAY too much. Glad I am not the only one! :)