Friday FIVE for October 26, 2012

It’s been a while since I did a Friday FIVE and I’m really excited to share, as I’ve had some of these picks in mind for weeks …


Freeze Dried Veggie Chips from Click HERE.

This is my number ONE pick, because I’m 100% elated with this new website that I found. I’ve placed and received two orders and have been so impressed with the overall user experience, including the customer service and the design of the product packaging.

My first order at

Do me a favor and poke around a little, decide to buy something yummy and then throw in a tub of the freeze-dried veggies. They aren’t THE most healthy thing in the world (but they have come through in a Friday-night pinch when everyone around me has ice-cream or cookies!


Curly Girl Napkins. Learn all about Curly Girl here.

So, I discovered Curly Girl years ago and have been a HUGE fan ever since. Last year however I was privileged to meet Leigh Stanley (Curly Girl) in person at The Creative Connection event and that was a delightful thrill! If you know me at all, then you know I have a thing for decorative napkins and every single time (I’m not exaggerating) that I see Curly Girl napkins I buy them. Every single time–after all, it  feels really good to know exactly how you will act in a given situation! Anyway, I just really like this particular sentiment and it’s message of faith, fancy and a little mischief!!


Life is Good mugs. Click here to see them all.

Several years ago, I cleaned out our mug collection (saved only 3 or 4 very meaningful ones) and then took the whole family to the Life is Good store for T-shirts and mugs. These are now my favorite mugs and it’s getting to be that time of year, where we make warm cocoa or Pero practically every night. I love that these mugs feel heavy in your hand and that the ceramic is nice and thick — of course the colors and designs make me happy too!


Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint. Click here to learn more.

So, I have almost signed up twice to take an Annie Sloan’s chalk paint class, but finally just purchased some and re-painted my homework table. I was instantly sold and now really want to take a class, but seriously, this is the smoothest and most awesomest paint I have ever used and YES, you can write on it when it’s dry–it is like a chalk board.

I had so much fun painting and was so thrilled with the outcome that I even created a page about my refreshed homework table. And I used Annie Sloan’s paint on my page!


Fat Baby boots. Click here to see what carries.

As of first thing this morning, these are on their way to me. I made myself wait over night and woke up thinking about them, so figured that was a sign, ha! I’m pretty excited. I’ve always liked cowboy boots, but never had any of my own and I love that these are shorter and (I think) exceptionally versatile and stylish!  I had never even heard of this brand (you?) and there are so many unique styles and color combinations …

… but green + giraffe? Hello! Must be mine.

*UPDATE Cavender’s is giving my readers a special discount. Sweet!

Promo Code = SJFB2012
Discount = 15% off any regular priced Ariat Fat Baby boot
Valid = Now through 11/15/2012

Happy Friday and have a great and relaxing weekend!


  1. carol in seattle :) says:

    As someone who goes by “giraffemom” on the web, and has collected giraffe memorabilia for the past 30+ years – YOU MADE MY DAY! These boots are going at the top of my Christmas list! Thanks Stacy, for ALL you do!

  2. Oh Stacy, those boots remind me of your Aunt Shirley & those cowboy boots you “borrowed” from the crowd at your talk here in Dallas. I hope you enjoy them!!

  3. Jenn Sousa says:

    I own 2 pairs, Black and Tan. I wear them all winter and I absolutely LOVE them…. Mine are plain and boring, but soooo comfortable. If you see me in the next few weeks, I will probably be wearing them. Lol….. I’m looking for a new more colorful pair, so I’m researching the black and pink, and lime with giraffe… Adorable. Enjoy!!!

  4. Oh my! is unbelievable! Thank you!

  5. You are going to look so great in those boots! my daughter just got cowboy boots and she looks adorable! I am even more tempted than I was before to get me some!

  6. I have 2 pair of fat baby boots….LOVE them! Looking for a more colorful 3rd pair and those green giraffe prints ones are top of the list!

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  8. eeeek has candy sold by color! no wonder you love them sooo….how exciting!

  9. Love the boots!!! Yes I’ve heard of Cavender’s but I’m from Texas……..just South of Houston!!! We have Cavender’s Western Wear stores all around this area. I’m dying to get the mugs……must see if they have a band one to get along with the football one!!!

  10. Karen Cummins says:

    You are so awesome to bring me in your Friday Five new ideas and websites I might never ever discover in this busy life of mine. I love seeing new things! Thank you. Your blog is like receiving a gift or personal letter. Thank you so much.

  11. Please let us know how you like the shorter style boots – I’ve been looking for a great pair of cowboy boots since we moved to Texas last year, and those are adorable! I’m about the shorter style boot, but I love the giraffe print too!

  12. Ariat boots are THE MOST comfortable thing you will ever wear. Better than tennis shoes. My husband converted me to Ariat and I now have four pair. I would have more, and actually have my eye on the Tombstone right now. I’ve never owned a pair of Fat Baby’s as I prefer a taller boot. I even have a pair of the taller English riding boot they have with the crepe sole and always get comments on them. Great decision, Stacy. Hoping you love them as much as I do. And don’t say you haven’t been warned. P.S. Totally not a cowgirl, but lovin’ these cowgirl boots.

  13. LOVE the Life is Good mugs!! Visited my first Life is Good “mini store” in the San Jose, CA airport the first weekend of this month and absolutely loved it. Bought the sunflower mug with the phrase “Do what you like. Like what you do.” on the inside rim, and I use it practically every day. It always cheers me up. I have a feeling I’ll be getting more of these soon!

  14. Too fun! I definitely know the name Ariat but more so Cavender’s. I grew up in the town they opened their first store in. I even remember the Dairy Mart talked about in the ‘About Us’ section on their website. Hope you love your boots!

  15. I got my first pair of Fat Baby Boots 4 years ago for Christmas from my Wrangler wearing husband. They are pink and tan and so GIRLY! I think you’ve just encouraged me to take a little of my crafting budget and maybe buy a new pair! =)

  16. Stacy, Can I just say I love it when you blog? I know you are a busy, busy mom, business woman, wife, sister, daughter, and friend. Thank you sharing. I love, love, love Curly Girl products!! I can’t walk by her cards without buying them. And everything Life is Good is great!! Off to check out the nuts now….

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