Our Five Ring Circus: Friday Favorites {Featuring Fall Scarf Exchange and Giveaways}

Friday, November 4, 2016

Friday Favorites {Featuring Fall Scarf Exchange and Giveaways}

Happy Friday!  

We made it through another week! After an overly busy Friday, I have big plans this weekend...to do nothing. (Other than 10 loads of laundry and grocery shopping and taking care of 4 kids, of course.)  But let's be completely honest. Nothing ALWAYS turns into something!

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a lazy Saturday and the chance to make it through my blog reading list AND the rest of the book that I've been reading for weeks.  Life just keeps getting in the way of my reading. What's up with that?!?


{Fall Scarf Exchange}

I absolutely love blogging! I've been blogging for 8 1/2 years, and although life just keeps getting busier, there's a reason I keep up with it. It's not just for sponsored posts and paid opportunities. My favorite aspect of blogging is the community!

I've had the chance to get to know some amazing women and I look forward to reading their posts every day and keeping up with their families. Some of them have become friends of mine in real life and some of them are "internet friends" whom I've built close relationships with. All of that was made possible by connecting with other bloggers!

I love participating in blogger exchanges and the most recent one was a Fall Scarf Exchange!

2016 Scarf exchange with Chasin' Mason, Work it Mommy, and A+ Life 

I was so excited to be paired up with the beautiful Justine from Little Dove Blog! Lily and I had so much fun shopping for her scarf and I loved what Justine sent me in return!


Nothing beats a warm infinity scarf in one of my favorite colors, adorable boot socks which are my Fall/Winter staple and hot chocolate!


It was finally cool enough to wear the scarf and boot socks today and I absolutely love them. To see what I sent to Justine, head on over to her blog!

{Winter/Christmas Pajamas}

Too soon? I think not! I found these Carter's footies at Costco today for $5.99 a pair. I couldn't pass up that price. I just might pick up a few more when I head to Costco Mom Hour with Pittsburgh Moms Blog tomorrow morning!



Have you tried LipSense yet? It's AMAZING. If you want a lip color that truly lasts and doesn't rub off on anything, this is your product!


Head on over to my Instagram to enter to win a lip color and gloss!

❤GIVEAWAY!!!❤ When I was offered the chance to review LipSense for @choleslipsense, I went into it with an open mind but I was a bit skeptical. I've never had any luck with long-lasting lipsticks. They either dry out my lips or rub off quickly. I love lipstick but usually just opt for gloss because it's easier.  I love supporting small businesses so I was eager to give it a shot! When I received the color and gloss, I immediately applied it at 3 PM and the color was still going strong at midnight! The color I chose (Aussie Rose) was the perfect shade of pink and I can control the color intensity by applying it in layers. LipSense really does stay put through everything!  The lip color dries within seconds and the gloss keeps your lips moisturized throughout the day. I was even surprised to see color when I woke up the next morning. This product is a busy mom's dream come true! There's no need to reapply anything but the gloss and you don't have to worry about smears or the color rubbing off on everything!  It's official...I'm a believer! Now I just need to erase the bags under my eyes. Perhaps more than 3 hours of sleep each night would do the trick! @choleslipsense is offering one lip color and gloss to one of my Instagram followers!  To enter the giveaway: 1. Follow my Instagram account. (@lexieloolilyliamdylantoo), follow @choleslipsense on Instagram and  tag 1 friend in the comments. These 3 steps are mandatory and entries will be verified.  2. For additional entries, tag as many friends as you would like. One tag per comment. *This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram. Giveaway will run until November 6th at 11:59 PM EST. Winner will be chosen randomly and notified the following day. #review #giveaway #sponsored #LipSense
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{Peplum Tops}

Peplum tops are all the rage these days and I spotted a few cute ones at Kohl's recently. I was so excited when I got the recent flier in the mail and discovered that they would be on sale for $17.99 each from November 4th-6th. SOLD! Guess where I'm heading tomorrow with my Yes2You rewards?

Women's Apt. 9® Long Sleeve Peplum Tee 

{Mug Love}

I absolutely love the mugs I made with the vinyl decals from Follow Your Arrow Clothing! I can't wait to make a few more!


Check out THIS POST and enter to win your own vinyl decal!

{The Hair Bow Company}

I've been a long-time supporter of The Hair Bow Company and at least 50% of Lily's clothing comes from them!  They are KILLING IT with the cute clothes this year. Here are the latest three coming Lily's way:

The Hair Bow Company

{Trendy Bubs}

Speaking of clothes, most of Liam's clothing comes from Trendy Bubs. We love them so much!


Their holiday collection is so adorable! Use the code liamff to save 20% at checkout (excluding sale or custom name items).

Trendy Bubs Holiday


A lot of people have asked how Lily is after the tooth knock-out incident last week. (Just typing those words still makes me cringe.) She's perfectly fine and was back to normal the following day! We're getting used to her Jack-O-Lantern smile but it still makes me sad that she lost that baby smile before it was time. That being said, the adult tooth should start coming in within a year. She's just going to have that hole in her smile a bit longer than usual!


I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! What do you have planned?

Let's Be Friends!

Linking up for the Fall Scarf Exchange HERE


  1. I say it's never too early for Christmas pajamas. I actually bought some for the kids in September and October. Gotta get them when I see good prices. :) LOVE Liam in his Trendy Bubs clothes. I've been eyeing those pants with the car and tree on them. So adorable. I hope you get your relaxing weekend.

  2. That scarf is gorgeous!! I need to head to my Costco and check for those pj's! That's an amazing price!! I was so bummed to see that my Costco wasn't hosting a Mom hour today! I wonder why?! I'm glad Lily is good and that would make me sad too if it came out before it should have :(

    I hope you get a little relaxing in this weekend!

  3. Oh man I wish my kids still fit into footy jammies. So cute! I have been wanting to try lipsense for a while too. I need to enter your giveaway! Also that top is SO cute. Becky from BYBMG posted one from Target the other day and I am swooning over it still.

  4. It's definitely never too early for Christmas PJs!! We usually bust them out the day after Halloween. However, this year, my kids don't have any that fit yet, so I need to head out and grab some soon!

  5. Justine is so sweet, and her scarf package is just perfect for Fall! Love that color on you!!
    I'm on the hunt for Christmas jammies. We haven't been to Costco in a while. I know where we're headed this weekend!

  6. We ordered our Christmas pjs while they were BOGO half-off at Target. We're surprising the kids with a trip to the Polar Express and I can't wait. Love that scarf and socks - hoping the cooler weather decides to show up in Texas soon!! Happy weekend!

  7. LipSense is my JAM!!! I love that I can apply in the morning and the color stays. Just touch up with gloss as needed.

  8. That scarf is gorgeous on you! And give me all the christmas jammies!

  9. I'm so glad you joined us for the scarf exchange! Justine is so thoughtful and you look great in that scarf and boot socks!

  10. The scarf Justine sent is beautiful. And I love that she sent some boot socks as well. Those are the perfect combo. It’s never too soon for cute festive Christmas jams! I bought Mason a pair this weekend, but I am saving them for our Polar Express train ride! Liam is precious and I love his outfit. SO cute! And I am so glad that Lily was back to her normal self the following day.


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