Happy New Year friends! If you are like me your head is spinning with all of the things you want to do in 2019! So today I wanted to share 31 day challenge of things we can check off together!
In 2017, holy smokes! I thought I wrote this last year. In 2017, I published a post called “Random Acts of Kindness“. I totally want to do that again this year but this months 31 day challenge is a little more focused on you. Taking better care of yourself, strengthening those relationships that are sometimes hard to make time for, challenging yourself and trying new things! So let’s do this shall we?!
Wow, I cannot believe we are getting ready to close out another year! I feel like I just got used to writing 2018! Before I go into all the things you loved the most for 2018, I want to thank you all for every single second of your time. Each like, comment and page view truly does not go unnoticed. Influencers do not ask for support on on their photos and posts because it’s a popularity contest. We ask for it because that truly tells us what you, the readers, want to see more of and also let’s brands know that you all are out there LOL. So again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for bringing RoselynWeaver.com to a whole new level in 2018. I can’t grow without you guys!
Alright, let’s start this recap off strong!
Top Ten Best Selling Items From 2018
Plaid Dress | You guys are still loving this dress and that makes me so happy! I recommend sizing up in this style!
Faux Gucci Belt | This is still selling like crazy! Amazon keeps flagging the designer dupes and every once in a while they make the retailer take them down. Click here for the newest link.
Nautica Baby Boy Suit Set | We have this suit in basically every color way for church lol and I just bought this one last night for my mom’s retirement/birthday party.
Did you know the last week of the year is known as Cyber Week II? Yeah, I know it’s crazy but it’s because there are so many sales going on with each retailer! And don’t be fooled, it’s not just out of season stuff either, it’s a lot of in season, on trend goodness! Today I am rounding up some of my favorites!
Click on any retailer name below and it will take you directly to their site!
Abercrombie | 60% off select styles plus an extra 25% off entire purchase A
American Eagle | 50% off clearance | Take $40 off $150, $25 off $100, $10 off $50 with code NICELIST
Ann Taylor| 40% off full price styles with code REFRESH + an extra 60% off sale styles
When I first moved to Texas I remember seeing the longest line wrapped around the James Avery store of customers waiting to get in. A few weeks later (when the line was not there, lol) I decided to go in to take a peek. After talking to a sales associate and seeing the jewelry myself, I realized what the hype was all about.
I actually had no idea that James Avery was a family owned, Texas based company and James Avery himself lived to be 96 years old and just passed in April of this year. In 1954 James Avery started his jewelry business in a two car garage and in 1957 he mailed out his first Christian jewelry catalog. All items handmade. In 2007, he stepped down as CEO and passed the reigns onto his son Chris who is CEO/President today.
I love how James Avery jewelry is designed to reflect the things that are important in life. From wedding bands to first communion crosses and commemorative charms, each piece is created with so much meaning behind them. I immediately fell in love with this Marrakesh ring that was inspired by a royal palace in Spain which happens to be one of the countries Brandon and I love the most! So many memories were made in Spain during the first years of our marriage and I love that this ring reminds me of all of them!
James Avery has such beautiful and unique pieces that make great gifts for anyone in your family. They have a way of making their charm bracelets look chic and timeless and I love that each piece has a story of inspiration behind it which then is passed onto your loved one that has a story of their own. Like my new Marrakesh ring for example. It was inspired by Alcar of Seville, a royal palace in Spain but when I look down at it, it reminds me of Brandon and I’s time in Spain which makes this intricately designed ring such a special gift for me. Also, I just adore the mix metals of the sterling silver and bronze.
Do you have a favorite James Avery piece? I’d love to hear what it is and why it’s special to you! If you are looking for a meaningful gift, you can check out their new arrivals here.
First off, how beautiful are these girls? SO beautiful right?! I love everyone’s individual style and they are just the nicest girls IRL (in real life). 🙂 My Mom wants me to start sharing acronyms 🙂
Secondly, I am laughing a little inside because there is 100% chance I won’t be dressed up like this for NYE this year! Maybe I’ll pick up a sequin sweatsuit just for fun, lol. Sequins are basically mandatory for New Years Eve. Whether it’s a sequin bodycon dress or a hoodie, ha! We are keeping it pretty low key this year with our little guy. Our plans are to hang out with our family friends but for all of you beauties that are going out, all 5 of these looks are great options! Let me know what you are up to for NYE so I can live vicariously through you! 🙂
Surprisingly Houston has already had some really cold days and typically that wouldn’t be my preference but with coats like these you kind of hope for cooler weather! This wool stadium coat is the perfect, vibrant shade of pink and so cozy! I love wearing it on the weekend with jeans and then straight into the work week like I did in the photos above. Elle Woods would be proud. 🙂 Today you can snag it for $120 off!
Okay now…let’s talk about this tartan plaid cape coat that is giving me all the heart eyes. I mean Wonder Woman wears a cape all the time and since I cannot prance around in my one piece swimsuit all winter long this plaid cape is the perfect substitute! 🙂 This cape is $120 during the Talbots Friends and Family event going on now and it’s worth every penny. The quality is so good you guys. It had actually been a while since I last shopped at Talbots and I was so impressed with all of the stylish options! There are great styles for work and the weekend. Seriously, it was hard for me to narrow down what I wanted! I am wearing a size 4 in the pink stadium coat and a small in the cape!
The Talbots Friends & Family Winter 2018 Event allows you to enjoy 40% off of your ENTIRE purchase from December 10th -December 17th. Grab your 40% off discount code here!
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Last weekend I shared an impromptu try on session with all the items I bought from Target. Oh you know, the typical went in for a magazine and came out with 6 pieces of clothing story 🙂 Sorry husband!
Even though Target already has great prices I’m excited to be sharing these looks with you again today because you can snag them for an additional 20% off! I’ll post and link all of the items from the try on session below! The sale is only good for today and tomorrow!
Hi beauties! The title of this post may have thrown you off today but I promise this post is so good! If you follow along on my stories, you got a sneak preview last week!
About two years ago Brandon and I were going through all the foster to adopt training classes, crazy busy with work and trying to deal with some other family/personal life situations that a few months in, we realized we needed to get our goals and priorities on the same page. Even as husband and wife, you have to take a moment in your busy lives to reconnect because let’s face it, life will grab a hold of you sometimes and you get so caught up in everyday tasks and trying to be there for everyone that you almost lose sight of things you are not doing.
Baby Weaver: Button Up: Old Navy (I had my friend’s sister put the graphic on the back for me) | Joggers: Old Navy | Shoes: DSW (these exact ones are sold out but linking similar ones here and here)
So I can’t take credit for this brilliant idea. Actually Brandon came up with it all on his own. One evening I came home from work and he was like I need you to fill this out. I was like “uh oh” LOL.
Okay so filling out the rate card is a 3 step process:
There are 13 “categories”: God, Family, Work, Church, Travel, Relaxing, Marriage, Dogs, Community, Health/Workout, Friends, Date/Activities and Kids.
1- On a piece of paper number them in order of how you currently would rate yourself
2- Rate your spouse/significant other on how you currently see them prioritizing these certain categories
3- Rate these 13 categories in how you think they should be prioritized. Let’s take “community” for example. Volunteering was such an important thing to me but when life got busy I quit putting aside time from doing anything for our community. When I rated myself this fell down to the bottom 3 of my rate card however when I rated how I thought it should be it ended you in one of my top categories. I hope that makes sense.
4 Things We Learned From This:
1- Man, when life got busy our priorities were all out of wack!
2- How we viewed ourselves is sometimes different from how our significant other may view us. For example, I thought I was putting so much effort into quality time with my husband but to be totally honest he rated me at 8 out of 13 which meant he felt that I was prioritizing us closer to the bottom of the list. Yikes!!
3- On the surface some of these categories seem like they are one in the same but they actually should be prioritize separately. For example, you may look at this list and think shouldn’t marriage, kids and family all be put into one category? Well, essentially yes, but you still have to make time and put effort into them as there own categories. Making time for your kids is different than quality time with your spouse which is also different than making time for your brothers, sisters, mom, dad, etc. They are all important. How do we prioritize all of them? That brings me to my next learning moment.
4- Once reality hit (LOL) we were able to put a list together of these 13 categories and how we would both prioritize them together as a unit. From here, we were on the exact same page, with the same priorities. Also, after putting that list together we brainstormed on how to actually execute them. Like, we both wanted to be more active and workout even with our busy schedules so we decided that we would both have the same workout schedule. Not that we would work out together but that if one was going to get up early in the morning to work out the other person would too. If one was going to the gym at lunch the next day, the other would plan to as well. It helped hold us accountable even if we weren’t doing it together. Also, we both wanted to do bible study but our schedules would not permit actually attending a bible study group session so we agreed we would do it at home together. Agreeing to make more time for our family meant, we would make a better effort to schedule a dinner or something of that sort with Brandon’s side of the family more often and also agreed that we would go to California more often to see my family. Just little planning things like that help because now we were on the same page and could help keep each others priorities in line now that they are the exact same.
Obviously, you can add in different categories or delete ones that you do not think are important for your own rate card but I went ahead and attached a PDF version in case you wanted to print it out and complete it with your spouse.
Babes supporting babes aka friends don’t let friends miss a good sale! 🙂 I am excited to be partnering up with Express today to share how I style my Express items for work and the weekend! And lucky for all of you everything is 50% off today plus free shipping!
Express is one of my go to places for work wear but I love that I can mix and match pieces into my weekend wear as well. As soon as I saw this plaid blazer I wanted it in my wardrobe ASAP!
Outfit Details: Blazer: Express | Pants: Express | Tank: Express (I wear these all the time) | Heels: DSW | Bag: Target
Are you all like me and shopping at home in pajamas all day? If so be sure to take advantage of the free shipping at Express on top of 50% off the ENTIRE site! I know Brandon and I will be 🙂 I laugh every time we go shopping because Express is definitely Brandon’s number one spot to get all of his suits and work wear but he still calls it Structure LOL. We were in Atlanta last year and Brandon ripped his pants and I remember him immediately saying “we need to get to a Structure stat” bwhahaha I will never forget that.
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Happy Thanksgiving babes! I hope you all are having the best day with your family! I just had a huge serving of chocolate fudge cake with a side of ice cream so you could say my day is going pretty great! 🙂
Typically I would publish a Black Friday post and a Cyber Monday post separately but retailers have gotten so competitive this year that everyone started their sales early so I have rounded them up all together in today’s post for you! Get ready to shop and save! I am a huge online shopper so I am so happy that most retailers are offering free shipping at no minimum on top of their sales! So let’s get the fun started shall we?!
Click on any retailer name below and it will take you directly to their site!
Okay, I better get to shopping! A friendly reminder that I will be updating this post as sales are updated through Cyber Monday. Also, I will be sharing things I already own that are currently on sale on Instagram stories so swing by if you wanna check that out too!