Friday Favorites {Christmas gifts + deals}

Happy 1st Friday of 2015!! 

Linking up for Friday favs…with Andrea, Erica & Narci 
It’s a new year and that means a new planner!  Organization/office supplies/new calendars are one of my favorite things! I looked at several different ones this year…Erin Condren Life Planner, Emily Ley Simplified Planner and Whitney English Day Designer.  I ended up going with the Day Designer.  I am excited to start using this planner for life, studies, blogging, friend dates, dates (hopefully!), to-do lists, volunteer commitments and more all in one place!  It also came in the prettiest packaging, was like a present to unwrap! 

Military Jacket…I have been looking for a sweet forever for one that fits me w/out being oversized AND the sleeves are long enough. I’m 5’9″ and some things I can size up in and get the sleeve length, but every jacket I tried on just didn’t fit me right. On the day after Christmas I was shopping Target armed with my extra 20% off coupon clearance and I found this one in the men’s section! It’s a small and perfect fit for me.  Brand is Converse and receipt says “smoking jacket”, ha! I’ve already worn it a couple of times in the week I’ve had it!  This is definitely a favorite wardrobe staple and will dress up my usual “uniform” of leggings on the weekend. 

The pic above was a Saturday and I headed into the city for some shopping, particularly was looking for tall riding boots, flat heeled, cognac color.  And, this was later that day!  I found these boots (MIA Crossings) at Francesca’s.  Best part was, they went on sale w/in couple of days, so they gave me the price adjustment credit and I got them for $23!!! A bargain is definitely my favorite! They also go perfectly with the Military Jacket!

For Christmas I asked for a Journaling Bible . I got the ESV version and my very own set of Twistable Colored Pencils.  If you have littles in your house, you probably have some of these around.  I write in my Bible at church, mark verses and make notes, but this one has an extra large margin and is perfect for high-lighting verses/thoughts/lyrics/etc that really teach me something. The morning at my kitchen bar is my favorite and I’m going to have to be mindful of the clock before school, as I can spend a lot of time reading/studying and now lettering in my new bible!

I just finished up Beth Moore’s 90 Days with Jesus study, and one of the last days she was talking about Hope, and the Greek (original) definition…”Confident expectation”. That is what I want to remember about my hope in Christ. No matter the circumstance, that I have confident expectation in Him! A friend also told me about these pens, and they are perfect for writing in my Bible. Pens are one of my favorite things, and super fine point pens are the best!  I found this set at Hobby Lobby.

My school bestie has a super talented husband who crafts up lots of fun ideas she creates!  She gave me one of these boards, frame with chicken wire…perfect for Christmas card display or all year long display.  It’s kind of like my live Pinterest board….few quotes, verses and pics of favorite things!  I hung this right by the door I come in from my garage and it makes me happy every time I open the door! 

Speaking of Pinterest…I’ve never had a Pinterest, but at the persuasion of some friends I have started one for my blog.  So, if you’re a Pinner…followe Signature You….check me out here! (Hopefully that works, because I still need help with Pinterest!) 
Have a great weekend!


  1. The Parks on January 2, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    Your board looks great, I loove the boots, and I am so pumped that you got a pinterest!!

  2. Dana Rae on January 2, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    I had a journaling bible on my Christmas list year, but didn't get it (it's ok…I'm buying for myself for Valentine's). I am part of a Facebook group that does bible journalling. I really hope to start soon.

  3. angie on January 15, 2015 at 8:45 am

    Dana, the Bible sounds like a great Valentine's treat! I love it! Happy New Year!

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