Friday Favorites: Gift Tracker, Rae Dunn and a FUN GIVEAWAY!

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It’s another edition of Friday Favorites and I’m linking up with Erika, Narci and Andrea! I’m sharing a few finds I’ve come across this week and most importantly hosting a FUN giveaway, so stick around until the end of the post!

This week I spent getting organized for Thanksgiving. In case you missed my post on Wednesday, I shared a Thanksgiving home tour and ideas on how I get ready for the holidays.

Staying Organized with Christmas Gifts

So, I have a bit of a problem with buying Christmas gifts earlier in the season and forgetting what I bought and where I put the gifts. Also, I don’t remember how much I spent on each person. My friend just introduced me to an app, that has quickly become a favorite for staying organized with Christmas gifts! It’s called Santa’s Bag Christmas Gift List (for Iphone).


Screenshots from the app store as I can’t let my family see my actual list!

I have downloaded the free version and it’s all I need to stay on top of my gift buying game. I can list everyone I need to buy for, what my budget is for each person and gift ideas and gifts I have already bought. There is even a space to put WHERE you hid the gift…this I need! Also, since the app is on my phone, and I have curious children that use my phone, there is a passcode you can create to keep the app locked!

Also, speaking of gift ideas, this week I linked up with Three Boys and a Girl for a round up of holiday gifts for kids! Check out some of the great ideas shared by fellow moms!

Rae Dunn Mugs & My Mom

If you’ve followed me for a bit, you might have noticed I have a thing for Rae Dunn Mugs. I have them in several spots in my kitchen. I know I’m not alone in this obsession as there are whole blogs and social media accounts dedicated to these mugs!

A few years ago, my mom gifted several of these mugs to me and my collection has grown ever since! My mom is always on the hunt for me and contacts me when she is at a store and spots new ones. This week, I got a text that she found this “Little” and “Big” collection at Marshalls! Score!

I love my mom and am so touched by how much she searches for this mugs for me!

Stuffed Animal Storage Bean Bag Chair

Finally, my big and last favorite of the week is this new Stuffed Animal Storage Bean Bag Chair* we received from Avaci Kids! When I saw this bean bag designed to store stuffed animals, I immediately thought of my middle son who has a HUGE stuffed animal collection. His love language is definitely stuffed animals as evidenced by a scene from his bed! This is not all of them either!

I was excited to find a product to corral the collection, and that is also stylish and useful! This Avaci Kids bean bag is made of a durable canvas material and it is a great size and a fun pattern! The bag is supposed to hold 50 stuffed animals and we fit a TON of stuffed animals plus some of my son’s favorite blankets.  I love that the cover can be washed, as I’ve always been hesitant to get a bean bag chair that can’t be thrown in the wash. #kidsaremessy

It is a pillow, seat and bag all in one! It has a big handle to easily transport. My son had a great idea of using this on sleepovers to hold his stuffed animals and sleeping bag. To say my kids loved this bean bag would be an understatement! This bag has 5 star reviews on Amazon, so we aren’t the only ones who are impressed!

My little guy got in on the action when big brother was at school. I will need to get him his very own.

Now, it’s GIVEAWAY time!!  Avaci Kids has generously offered to giveaway a Stuffed Animal Bean Bag Chair to one lucky reader!


  1. Follow Avaci Kids on Instagram or Facebook
  2. Follow Coffee, Pancakes & Dreams on Instagram or Facebook.
  3. Comment who you know that would love this bean bag chair.
  4. BONUS ENTRY: Subscribe to receive Coffee, Pancakes and Dreams post updates (emails 2-3X per week)! One additional entry given for this step!

Giveaway runs from 12:00 a.m. 11/10/17 to 12:00 a.m. 11/16/17. We will verify all entries. Winner announced next Friday!

In addition, to the GIVEAWAY, there is currently a 20% off code: CYL7M9AQ to purchase your own bean bag chair. You can click here to purchase!

*Disclaimer: I was provided this product in exchange for advertising on my blog and social media. All thoughts and opinions are herein my own and not influenced by the company in anyway. I only share products I product I truly love and would purchase myself! Full disclosure statement here.


It’s going to be a nice and quiet weekend as the two older kids and my husband are headed out camping. My little guy and I will plan to spend some time snuggling on the couch and watching movies as it’s supposed to be very cold here!

I hope you have a great weekend and see you back here next week!



  1. November 10, 2017 / 6:02 am

    That stuffed animal chair is genius! Then the child can just pick out a few to display and store the rest in a convenient place. I definitely need to check out that app. My use of “Notes” on my phone is just too easy to find!

  2. November 10, 2017 / 7:00 am

    That app is genius and those mugs are adorable- never knew who made them-thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend Jaclyn

  3. November 10, 2017 / 7:57 am

    Ok I need that Avaci Kids stuffed animal chair for my daughter! She has 900 stuffed animals that go all over our house with her! πŸ™‚ That stuffed animal chair is the best idea ever! Love the Rae Dunn mugs! I need to get some of those!! Happy Friday!

  4. Heidi
    November 10, 2017 / 8:28 am

    My daughter would love that bean bag! She has so many stuffed animals we can’t find her in her bed at night! What a great idea!!

  5. Lee
    November 10, 2017 / 8:46 am

    My 5 yo could use this bean bag -his stuffed animal collection is out of control!

  6. November 10, 2017 / 9:54 am

    Man, I love Rae Dunn. And I need that app- because I keep losing my paper list! lol

  7. Amy
    November 10, 2017 / 10:28 am

    My daughter has tons of stuffed animals and would love that chair. I think I have it saved in my amazon cart!
    Your Friday favorites are great!

  8. Domisty
    November 10, 2017 / 10:52 am

    My son needs the bean bag chair. He would have so much more room in his room!

  9. Suzanne @ My Life is a Mix
    November 10, 2017 / 10:59 am

    I am downloading that app NOW. I cannot believe I haven’t hear do this before. My Christmas shopping is about to get super organized.

    The stuffed animal bean bag chair is genius and would be so helpful for containing my three year old sons collection!

  10. Brittany
    November 10, 2017 / 11:38 am

    That chair is so smart! My son, Andre, could totally use it and I loooooove hiding toys! Ha!

  11. November 10, 2017 / 12:04 pm

    Rae Dunn is the best! I love it all! πŸ™‚

  12. Cassie
    November 10, 2017 / 12:26 pm

    My daughter would love this chair! And so would I! Keeping all her stuffies in one place is easier said than done!

  13. Beth Harcher
    November 10, 2017 / 2:42 pm

    My niece Stella would love this chair! What a great idea!!

  14. November 10, 2017 / 3:18 pm

    This stuffed animal bag is so cool!! Love the idea of the app. We usually buy my kiddos gifts between September and December. This app is so cool!!

  15. November 10, 2017 / 5:05 pm

    OMG that Christmas Gift app is GENIUS! downloading right now! and I love that stuffed animal bean bag chair, also brilliant and on my list of things to buy!

  16. Katie
    November 10, 2017 / 6:28 pm

    We need this bag, actually 2 of them. πŸ™‚ if we post a pic of the current chaotic storage for stuffed animals, can we get an extra entry?
    Love how C loves his stuffed animals.

  17. Linda
    November 12, 2017 / 2:22 am

    I would love this bean bag chair. My girl loves, loves, loves stuffed animals. They are taking over. Ha. Thank you!

  18. Olga
    November 12, 2017 / 11:54 am

    I loooove this soooo much! I would give this to my kiddo. Our toys would love this as well. Hehe.

  19. Jill
    November 12, 2017 / 6:58 pm

    Love this!!! I NEED this for my daughters stuffed animals!!! They have taken over her room! 😳

  20. Sharaylah
    November 13, 2017 / 12:37 am

    Love this! Washable = awesome, and besides, those little foamy pellets for refilling beanbag chairs are shockingly expensive!!! Meanwhile, we have stuffed animals EVERYWHERE πŸ˜› my toddler girl (and me) would LOVE to win this! Following you on insta, Facebook, and subscribed to your blog too!!!

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