Hi Friends! Happy Friday! In just a few short hours my kids will be on winter break. I can not wait for two solid weeks of no homework, after school activities and other school commitments. Anyway, I hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend and week! As usual, I am linking up from some Friday Favorites. Just a few favorites in the way of home, style and family.


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Last weekend, my daughter and I got away for a little afternoon shopping. She is getting to the age where she can truly enjoy perusing the mall for an afternoon. We ended up at Athleta and there was a promotion going on for $25 off one item plus I had some Fetch Rewards to spend. { Sign up for Fetch Rewards -my referral code- and get 2000 points -which is equivalent to $2}.

athleta long wrap #athleisure

I was able to snag this ultra cozy long wrap for less than half the price. The color is called Mineral Brown but it really seems more like a soft mauve to me. I love the ribbed sleeves. Give me all the cozy pieces to wear all winter long!

new athleta wrap

Athleta Wrap


While the holidays are the big focus right now, it is hard not to look ahead at 2020. This week, Keri and I announced our 2020 Clear the Clutter Challenge and the response was so positive. It seems we are ready to tackle the clutter in our homes in January.

Head over HERE to get the details and to sign up for the Challenge!


Earlier this week, my mom, daughter and I were invited to attend a screening Little Women. It was SO GOOD. One of the best movies I have seen this year. Such a heartwarming story, although spoiler alert, I did cry a lot too! It was honestly a great movie to take a tween or teen daughter to go see. We had so many discussions about the movie and now I want to go back and reread the book (as it has been many years).

I believe the movie opens next week and I definitely recommend you go see it.


This weekend, we plan to check all the holiday traditions off of our list including making gingerbread houses, baking cookies and driving around to look at Christmas lights. Last year, I created a fun Christmas Lights Bingo Game to make the tradition a little more exciting. 

You can grab the Printable over HERE. We always hand out candy canes as prizes:)



Speaking of fun opportunities this week, Wednesday, I got the chance to take some photos with the Magic Mini Club.  In addition, to getting some photos done that I will be using to update the blog and my social media, I got a chance to meet a really diverse and cool bunch of women. So motivating to connect with women who are going places!


So if you see some new pictures around here, credit goes to Meg Witt and her team at Magic Mini Club.

As I wrap up 2019, I am really grateful for the community of women I have come to know through my blog. Thank you for all of your support this year. I can’t wait to grow and learn with you in 2020!

That about wraps up this week’s Friday Favorites! I will be back for one more Friday Favorites in 2019! Sending holiday wishes to all of you: Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!!

I am linking up with Erika, Narci and Andrea for this Friday Favorites post, so be sure to head over to their blogs as well!

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  1. Andrea Nine on December 20, 2019 at 6:05 am

    What great pictures!! So happy the kids start break.My college boys are overjoyed! Love your cozy wrap and all your blog goodness this week. May your weekend be festive and joyous!!

  2. Holly Breton @ Pink Lady on December 20, 2019 at 7:51 am

    The Christmas Lights Bingo looks like a blast! LOVE your new pics- you look beautiful- Merry Christmas Jaclyn!

  3. Dara on December 20, 2019 at 10:06 am

    You look amazing in that picture! I want to see the Little Women movie. I am trying to read the book but it’s slow for me.

    • Jaclyn on December 20, 2019 at 11:09 am

      Thank you Dara!
      Maybe the book will be better to read once you have seen the movie. You have to take your daughter to see it-so good!

  4. Joanne on December 20, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    Oh I just love Little Women; I read that book so many times growing up. I can not wait to see the movie. Beautiful pictures.

    • Jaclyn on December 20, 2019 at 4:57 pm

      The movie is so good!! I am going to re read the book this winter.

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