Five on Friday {Giveaway}!

Happy Friday!

Photo by Taylor Stading Photography

one. I obviously have a full birthday post coming soon. But in the meantime I have to share the cutest picture of little Tom Tom from his party last weekend! His seersucker overall Jon Jon is on super sale at Smocked Auctions. And my fabulous friend Sara added his name and popsicles!

two. This week we made one of my favorite HelloFresh meals yet – Seared Steak & Nectarine Salad. This is one of those recipe cards I definitely saved to make again and again. The prep time is truly 5 minutes, there are minimal ingredients and the total time from opening the box to diving in was actually 25 minutes. I loved the steak but am excited to make it again with chicken, pork chops, etc. You can make it yourself too! Download the recipe PDF here.

Want to try HelloFresh? Use promo code MG8GKD for $40 off your first box! That means you can try out HelloFresh for $29 and then cancel after your box arrives or keep on going.

As previously seen on SnapChat

three. Thank you all for your suggestions in regards to Caroline’s newest nighttime “phase.” As much as I loved and laughed at the duct tape suggestions it unfortunately did not pass the approval process in our house so we tried footless backwards jammies and it actually worked. So now I am on the hunt for a sale on footless, zip-up, onesie pajamas that Caroline can’t wiggle out of. Let me know if you know of any sales going on so I can stock up!

four. I am always on the hunt for new beauty products and earlier this summer I scooped up a few items from Pixi by Petra. Between the pretty green packaging and solid reviews for sensitive skin I figured they were worth the shot (not a sponsored review by the way). First, my favorite part about the products as a whole is how moisturizing and lightweight they are. I’ve been using them for a few months now and love the calming and hydrating ingredients – camomile, rose water, green tea, etc.

The H20 Skin Tint foundation is a moisture replenishing face gel with the perfect amount of color to hide flaws and blemishes yet also gives you a light summer glow.

The H20 Skin Drink may be my favorite product. It really is a thirsty skin relief drink for your face! This product is my favorite one because I have the driest skin ever and can never find products that keep my skin hydrated throughout the day. But this one does! I use this product first as a primer before applying my makeup.

Lastly, I use the translucent Finishing Powder to seal my makeup! 

I would love to know if there are any other Pixi products you’ve tried and love! I’m slowing building my collection!

five. GIVEAWAY! I’m sure by now you’ve seen LuLaRoe popping up in your Facebook and Instagram feeds. Last year I received my first pair of buttery soft, flattering leggings as a mastectomy recovery gift which I lived in them for months. I own a lot of leggings (to Matt’s dismay), mostly from Target, Gap and small boutiques but most of them start to wear a bit after a few washes. However, the LLR leggings live up to the hype – they are super great quality (thick but not warm), come in a forgiving (hello stretchy!) one size fits all, can be dressed up or down and are available in a collection of plain or fun colorful patterns. I literally never want to take these leggings off. Caroline agrees and loves her LLR leggings too…

Buuuuuuut LLR doesn’t stop at leggings! There is an entire clothing line of dresses, skirts, tunics and more. I also have the Julia Dress which basically feels like I’m wearing the softest pajamas ever yet manage to look office-ready.  The Julia Dress is a knee length, fitted dress which is usually not a flattering style for me but I was impressed with how it fit. I also love that I can bunch of the dress in areas I want to hide (ex: post baby belly pooch). Also, the quality of this dress is similar to most of my local boutique dresses and wash really well.

Want to make a purchase or learn more about LLR? Check out Becca’s Facebook and/or Instagram for all sorts of amazing LLR products! She is always offering new items! 

GIVEAWAY: 4 Pairs of LuLaRoe Leggings!

Now for the part you’ve been waiting for…a GIVEAWAY! Because Becca is so generous and excited to spread the LLR love by helping you start your collection, she is giving away (1) pair of LuLaRoe Leggings to (4) Carolina Charm readers! Just enter using the rafflecopter below. Giveaway ends Tuesday night. Winners will be announced via rafflecopter and notified by email on Wednesday! Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wanna join April, Natasha and I on the Friday fun? You can link-up on any of our three blogs every Friday! All you have to do is…

1.) Write your post about five things you’re lovin’ this week (or any five things you want to share!).

2.) Share the logo on your blog and link back. 

3.) Link-up at the bottom of the post so some new readers can check out your five things and say hello!




  1. Lizzie Simantz
    July 15, 2016 / 11:42 am

    That picture of you and Thomas is so so cute! Can't wait to hear about his party 🙂 What an awesome giveaway!

  2. Bekah Walsh
    July 15, 2016 / 11:50 am

    Lularoe is amazing! I was never a leggings girl but I have a dozen or so pairs now plus their other clothes! Soooo comfortable.

  3. Nicole Cenedella
    July 15, 2016 / 11:55 am

    Check out The Children's Place for cheap footles toddler jammies! They have huge sales all the time so I always stock up on pjs. They're great for matching siblings for Christmas, too!

  4. Puppies and Pearls
    July 15, 2016 / 12:46 pm

    Have you used the Kidizen app? I have bought a few pairs of Hanna Andersson pajamas on there for $13-15!

  5. Rachel
    July 15, 2016 / 12:54 pm

    Highly suggest Kidizen for used HA jammies! I also like Children's Place for a cheaper alternative!

  6. Kelly
    July 15, 2016 / 12:59 pm

    Hi Christina! Children's Place has footless zip up jammmies that are really inexpensive but the quality isn't awesome. I love the footless Hanna Anderson PJ's for my little guy but couldn't bring myself to buy a ton of pairs at $40 a pop so I searched on eBay and bought 5 pairs in almost brand new condition for $12 a piece!

  7. Laura Wyatt
    July 15, 2016 / 1:06 pm

    Ok! I typically don't like LLR, but you make that dress look SO GOOD, mama!!!

  8. Sierra @ Beautifully Candid
    July 15, 2016 / 1:06 pm

    Such a cute pic of you and him! Glad the backwards zip worked, haha. I just might have to give in to the LuLaroe craze. Beautifully Candid

  9. A Thousand Words
    July 15, 2016 / 1:35 pm

    1. That salad looks amazing! 2. I've been on the fence about Lularoe until seeing you in their pieces, you look amazing! And I had no idea they made mini leggings!! Game changer!!

  10. Courtney
    July 15, 2016 / 2:11 pm

    Cracking up at that snap! Lol! Great solution though. #problemsolving

  11. Unknown
    July 15, 2016 / 2:13 pm

    Check out Pixi's lip products. I love pretty much all of them!

  12. Kate
    July 15, 2016 / 2:40 pm

    Now I'm really excited that that salad is my dinner tonight. This was our first week using Hello Fresh and we are loving it!

  13. Sara
    July 15, 2016 / 3:25 pm

    We had that Hello Fresh salad this week too–so delicious and easy!

  14. Sarah O
    July 15, 2016 / 3:30 pm

    Can we talk about that pink seersucker dress?!?! So cute! I'm excited about the LuLaRoe giveaway. I keep hearing about the brand but haven't had a chance to try it yet.

  15. Genevieve Hughes Graham
    July 15, 2016 / 5:13 pm

    I have heard only amazing things about those leggings! wish me luck:)Great post and have a great weekend!

  16. Mary Leigh
    July 15, 2016 / 7:32 pm

    Caroline is styling in her leggings! I laughed out loud at the backwards jammies, but whatever works, am I right! Happy Friday!

  17. healthylivingtipsforyou
    July 15, 2016 / 11:16 pm

    The fruit's sweetness should be a balance to the steak's savoriness.

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