Our Five Ring Circus: Favorite Things Exchange

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Favorite Things Exchange

I'm so excited to be participating in my first Favorite Things Exchange with some of my favorite bloggers!

I sent MY favorite thing(s) that were $10 to 2 bloggers and received favorite things from 2 other bloggers. It's such a fun idea!

I sent my favorite things to Jacie from The Fella Life and Shandy from Happy Meets Home. Here's what I included in those packages:

I wasn't quite sure what I could send that I loved that was $10, but I decided to share the favorites that I always buy at Target! My favorites that I included are items that I have in my purse and at home at all times.

I always stock up on notepads, post-its, pens and pencils at the Target Dollar Spot. I have a set in my purse, a set in my blogging/laptop bag and a set in my junk drawer. I can't help but replace them every season!

Target has the cutest mini travel bags in their travel section. Just browse their travel products one day and you will spot them. They are the perfect size for purses/diaper bags and they always have the cutest prints. Bonus? They are only $1.97! I have several that I keep in my purse, diaper bag, pool bag and park bag, so I wanted to include one of those.

Lip balm is one of those things that I can't live without. I have lip balm stashed everywhere, but the main problem I have is that I lose it in bags and can't find it quickly. I love EOS because of the bulky shape. It's really easy to find when I'm feeling desperate!

The e.l.f. waterproof eyeliner pen is easily my favorite waterproof eyeliner. I keep one in my purse and one in my makeup bag at home. I always wear it when I'm going somewhere. It's bold, it goes on very easily and it lasts.  Plus, at only $2, it's a complete steal!

I snapped a picture of MY favorite things just before they went into the mail, but I only had my cell phone and I wasn't thrilled with the quality. I went straight from Target to the post office with 7 kids that day, so I wasn't thinking and forgot my camera!

Instead, I decided to share a picture of MY favorite things straight out of my purse. Although the colors/varieties are different, the products are still the same. The only difference was that I sent a 2 pack of pens instead of just one!

I had a lot of fun browsing Target (even with 7 kids) and picking out my favorite items that I wanted to send!

I loved everything I received in return, too!

The first package I received arrived from Emily, who blogs at Three Boys and a Girl.


Emily sent Living Proof Perfect Hair Day dry shampoo. She also tossed in some peanut butter M&M's (which I snacked on while writing this post) and two cute hair ties!

I rely on dry shampoo several times a week, so I love to try other brands. I really liked this one and it's the perfect size to keep in my purse!  Thank you for sharing your favorite with me, Emily!

The second package was from Sarah, who blogs at Seeing All Sides.


Sarah sent Batiste dry shampoo in floral & flirty blush. I love the scent! I especially loved Sarah's way of keeping it real. In the note, she confessed that she sent her favorite thing straight from Amazon because a trip to the post office with 2 kids is not her favorite thing.  Oh, I completely understand!!!  Thank you for introducing me to Batiste, Sarah!

Obviously dry shampoo is a busy mom's best friend!  When I was trying to decide on my favorite thing to send, I almost went with my favorite dry shampoo! In the end, I decided to send a package of my favorite things that I always buy from Target.

To learn more about why these bloggers chose those products as THEIR favorites, visit the linkup! Maybe you'll discover some new favorites along the way!

I had so much fun joining in on the Favorite Things Exchange and discovering new favorites!


I'm linking up with Jess and Sarah for the Favorite Things Exchange.


  1. What a fun exchange! I was just recently introduced to dry shampoo and love it, too! Such a lifesaver on a busy morning!

  2. I'm so glad you like dry shampoo! You're set for awhile now. Sarah and I were laughing that we both sent it!

  3. Yay for two different dry shampoos to try! I need to try that elf eyeliner you sent!

  4. This is such a fun exchange! Dollar spot for the win!

  5. How fun! i love that they both sent dry shampoo :)

  6. Hilarious that you got two bottles of dry shampoo and even funnier that you almost sent that as your favorite thing!! I'm glad you appreciated my Amazon method of shipping! It was a couple of dollars most expensive than Target, but free shipping, and that totally outweighed a trip to the post office! I need to try the elf eye liner you sent! I've seen it on a few other blogs and I've used the same Cover Girl eye liner for years! Thanks for participating!

  7. GIRL! Such a great idea to get stuff from the dollar spot! I don't know why I didn't think of that! This was such a fun exchange!

  8. What a great idea! I'd love to participate in something like this! How hilarious that you got two dry shampoos. Seriously a moms best friend!

  9. This looks like so much fun! :-) The dollar spot was a great idea! There is always something wonderful to pick up. Have a great day!

  10. I love your favorite things!! I am the exact same way with those things too. So glad you enjoyed the exchange. :)

  11. Everything in the Target dollar spot makes me so happy! Love what you gave and got! It really was such a fun exchange :)

  12. You will never have to wash your hair again ;)

  13. You received some pretty great things. I lovelove everything you sent. I used the waterproof liner yesterday and it stayed put even through swimming with Mason. Thank you again!

  14. So funny that they both sent dry shampoo. I have serious regret over not joining this. Everyone sent and received such awesome things. Now I am off to get some of that eyeliner!


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