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Feature Friday FREE-FOR-ALL {#84} + A Pop-up Sale

Good morning, all you lovely people! Just in case your Friday is not starting out exactly the way you hoped it would, and you’re feeling a bit down, always remember that you could have walked around a grocery store with a basketful of children…like this:

ripped pants

Yes, that is my derriere, and yes, that is a very large rip in my shorts. I would love to tell you that I discovered it before I traipsed all over Brookshire’s with the kids, but I can’t. So, instead, I’ll tell you that I’m very grateful that my kids are too little to be (very) embarrassed by their mother and too oblivious to have noticed (because your 5-year-old suddenly hollering, “MAMA! I can see your un.der.wear!” in a crowded shopping area is never a good thing). I would also love to tell you that we drew less attention than usual, but after Wednesday’s rant public service announcement, I’m guessing you know that’s just wishful thinking. In fact, I remember thinking, “Wow! There are waaaay more people here than usual today.” Face palm.

This particular outing was a little different, though, because it involved an encounter with a fellow mom of five (with her last two being twin girls) who informed me that once the twins start walking, it’s a whole new ball game (I do believe her exact words were: “They make you live right!”) and a fun conversation with a mom of 11-week-old triplets who seemed totally chill and happy (and didn’t even have a baby pooch!).

All in all, it was one of the more enjoyable (if I can dare to use such a word for grocery shopping with 5 children) shopping trips in recent history…except that it ended with my husband saying, “You haven’t gone anywhere recently, have you? Because you have a major rip in your pants, and I can see the pattern on your undies.”

Pure, unadulterated awesomeness right there, folks.

Anyhoo…not sure how to segue from that little anecdote to our next order of business other than to say that the jeans I’m selling today do NOT have rips in them.

Of course, it’s not just jeans. I’m cleaning out some closets as part of Project Elephant (you can see my first two completed projects here and here and join in the challenge any time! We show off our accomplishments each Monday) so I thought I’d take the opportunity to post a few items as I go, in case y’all are interested in snagging a good deal! I’ll be adding more items throughout the day, so keep checking back in because everything is on a first-come, first-serve basis.  If you see something you like, just email me at shopabbie{at}gmail{dot}com, and whoever claims it first will get it!

Here’s the first item, just in time for fall!

jcpenney bag jcpenney bag2_thumb[1]

BRAND: A.N.A.

SIZE: Large

CONDITION: Very good

MORE INFO: Genuine Leather. This bag is crazy soft and incredibly durable and holds a ton. It shows very little wear. I tried to take a picture of the slight scuffing in that bottom picture, but it’s so faint that it didn’t photograph well.

I didn’t get a good picture of them, but it has tassels on the sides as well.

PRICE: $10

SHIPPING: $7

Stay tuned for more great deals throughout the weekend!

And now, it’s PARTY TIME!!

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Feature Friday FREE-FOR-ALL {#83} + a $50 Novica GIVEAWAY

Hello lovelies! I’m sure you already know what day it is, but just in case…

IT’S FRIDAY!!!

First up, before I forget (again), the winner of last week’s Yancy Not Nancy CD/DVD giveaway is:

Heather Coddington

Check your email, lady, and get excited because your kids are going to LOVE you!

So, I mentioned how I’m not the best Pinterester in the world in yesterday’s Real Family Rules post (did you see ours? we’re a mess!).

But then I saw this:

pinterest free shot wedding

And I thought, “Well now, I do believe I could spend lots of time on Pinterest to plan a free second wedding.” Heck, I see married women doing it all the time. Maybe they know something I don’t? I just start a 10th Anniversary Vow Renewal board and cross my fingers that the Pinterest money fairies have our anniversary date on their calendar. Riiiiiiiight.

In fact, I think I’ve got a few ideas for you to get some free bling for that perfect Pinterest wedding…

Maybe something a little like this?

novicacollage

moonstone earrings/gold vermeil pearl dangle earrings/Gold vermeil chrysoprase flower earrings/pearl and chalcedony flower necklace

All of those pretty pieces are from Novica, and they also have a great selection of Long Dresses and Skirts.

You could get any one (in some cases two!) of these with your $50 gift certificate if you win. Woot! If you’re not the in market for bling, Novica also carries bags, home decor, and a plethora of other fun, stylish finds.

Simply fill out the easy Rafflecopter form below and cross your fingers. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Oh, and a quick reminder to keep chomping away at your Project Elephant tasks. I’ll be showing you round 2 on Monday.

And now it’s time to link up!

Don’t forget to grab a party button so others can join in the fun (or just include a text link-back).

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