Everyday Earrings Giveaway with JTV!

Skirt: Mikarose, Top: Wallis (old, similar), Bag: Givenchy, Watch: Nixon, Earrings: c/o JTV

My ears have always been super sensitive, so it's hard for me to find a pair of earrings that I can feel comfortable wearing all day long.  As much as I love the big and flashy earrings, my ears just can't take the weight of them.  So basically I'm always on the hunt for the perfect, simple, lightweight pair...and I think I found them!  My friends over at JTV sent me a pair of their gorgeous earrings to try out and I was not disappointed one bit!  These 14k gold white zircon earrings never irritate my ears and I can barely even tell I'm wearing them (which is a big deal for me).  I love the classy look of the 3 stones and they are so sparkly!  The best part about these earrings is I can actually wear them to work (my job is really strict about what jewelry we can and can't wear).  

I'm so excited that one of you lucky readers will be getting this perfect pair of everyday earrings for yourself!  To enter, you must do TWO things:

1. Follow both @jennywinward and @JTV on Instagram.
2. Since Thanksgiving is tomorrow, leave a comment below telling me what you are thankful for and an e-mail address to get in contact with you if you win!

This giveaway is only open to U.S. readers and will run through December 2nd.  Good luck and Happy Thanksgiving!


Halloween 2015: Minions!

I figured it was time to break my blogging silence and I can't think of a better time than my favorite holiday...Halloween! As you may or may not already know, we are one of those cheesy families that like to dress up together in themed costumes (see here, here, or here). This year we decided to go as characters from Despicable Me...Gru and his Minions!  

I procrastinated big time this year, so I needed costumes that were somewhat simple.  For the Minions, all I really needed to find were overalls, t-shirts, beanies and gloves. The hardest part was making the goggles (they are made out of PVC pipe, elastic and spraypaint), but I think they turned out pretty decent.  The Gru costume was super easy, because we already had a black jacket and black pants.  I found the striped scarf at Kohls and the mask at a Halloween store.  Emery was just happy that his costume was so easy this year!  My favorite is probably the evil purple minion...even though it took a half bottle of conditioner to un-tease that crazy hair!

P.S. Does anyone else charge their kids a "candy tax" or am I just a horrible mother?