November 27, 2014

My Favorite Black Friday Deals!

Whew! Are you guys as stuffed as we are? Today was a serious eat-a-thon for us, and so much fun!

Everyone in our house is tuckered out and snug in their beds, but I'm still up, and have already taken advantage of some the great Black Friday deals out there. I've scooped up a few things for us like this shirt for Keith, these PJs for me and this for sweater for Owen. I've got some of the best Black Friday deals I've seen around to share with you all today!

AMAZON - From Friday, Nov. 21, to Saturday, Nov. 29, receive 50 percent off Amazon-exclusive Lincoln Logs Redwood Junction and Crayola Imagination Art Case, 40 percent off select Lionel Train sets, and at least 40 percent off most books. The site will also offer a buy one, get one free deal on Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Toys.

TARGET - Target's Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals include price cuts on various gaming systems, children's tablets, and DVDs. Customers can also buy one toy and get 50 percent off one of the same brand.

STRIDE RITE - From Friday, Nov. 21, to Wednesday, Nov. 26, the Beckett Boot and Arabella Boot will be on sale for $20 while supplies last.
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BANANA REPUBLIC - 50% off 1 full-priced item CODE: BRFIFTY 

GAP - 50% off sitewide CODE: BLKFRIDAY

NORDSTROM - up to 40% off select products

OLD NAVY - 50% off the entire store

KENDRA SCOTT - 15% off sitewide + free shipping CODE: BFCM2014

ANN TAYLOR LOFT - 50% off on your entire purchase CODE: TREAT

ANTHROPOLOGIE - 25% off everything with CODE: HOLIDAY25

TOMS - 25% off everything (excludes core classics and sale items) CODE: CHEER


SOLE SOCIETY - 30% off select shoes

WORLD MARKET - save 50% on tons and tons of products

SPORTS AUTHORITY - from 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 27, through Saturday, Nov. 29, shoppers can receive 25% off Nike fleece apparel and buy one get one 50 percent off kids' footwear.

BAUBLE BAR - 15% off 2 items CODE: FRIDAY15 or EARLYBIRD35


ZARA - take 30% off the entire site

Happy Shopping! We'll be up bright and early Friday morning to head out to cut down our Christmas trees!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just popping in to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours! We hope your day is filled with delicious food and the people you love!

xoxo, The Sullivans

November 26, 2014


I'm guest blogging today over on Sunflower State of Mind! I'm sharing one of our favorite family traditions for the holidays!

November 25, 2014

Gift Giving with TreBella Jewels

Is anyone else starting to feel the holiday gift buying anxiety yet? I sure am! I'm determined to have all our gift buying done by the time we leave for Disneyland in a couple weeks. I've been busying myself with lots of online browsing and shopping and I have something especially lovely to share with you today!

I'm not sure if you agree, but I think women are the easiest people to shop for. I love shopping for my mom, sister, girlfriends and female family members, because I feel like I can always find something they'll adore. Maybe it's because there are so many beautiful options out there, like all of the gorgeous jewelry available from TreBella Jewels.

I was recently asked to review this  Sparkling Black Spinel Diamond Tassel Necklace from TreBella Jewels and though it was perfect timing to share something like this with the holidays literally upon us. I love that the tassel necklace can easily be paired with a cocktail dress for a holiday party or date night, or even with a simple sweater and jeans for dinner with friends -- and there are so many colorful options available. They are all handmade, using natural stones.

There are plenty of pieces available in the under $300 range too, and you can give request a custom piece as well! Just tell them your price range and your vision and they'll work with you to create a lovely piece of jewelry to gift or keep.

And I'm so exited to tell you that TreBella Jewels has offered to give Meet the Sullivans readers 15% off when you use the code COLLEEN2014 at checkout!

Be sure to sign up for join the TreBella Jewels newsletter too -- they'll send you their 'product of the week', which includes special discount codes as well as reminders about our sales, and be sure to give them your birth date (don't worry they don't ask for the year)!  So they can send you a birthday offer on your special month!

You can also follow them on their social media channels on Facebook or Instagram to keep up to date on their sales.

Happy shopping and gifting! 

*A special thanks to my sister for being my model! You can check out her blog @ The Pretend Cookie.

November 24, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide: for the Family

Hey there! Happy Monday before Thanksgiving! Keith was at a class all weekend, but luckily he's off most of the week, so we can get lots of the work for Thanksgiving checked off our list. I don't know about you, but I've barely started my Christmas shopping this year. We've bought O a couple things and I've bought one thing for Keith, but I still have so many people to shop for.

Christmas shopping is so much fun, but it can also be incredibly daunting, especially if you don't know what to give! Keith comes from a large family -- 5 siblings total, + a spouse and at least two children per family, which puts us at 21 on his side of the family -- so each year we do a Family Gift Exchange, where we draw family names and each family gives the family they draw a gift instead of buying individual gifts for each person.

We love this idea, because it is so fun trying to find something that everyone will like and have fun with. We usually go with a theme to help center the gift. In recent years we've done movie tickets, and ice cream makers. Here are some other great ideas for families of all ages!

MOVIE NIGHT - What family doesn't love cuddling up on the couch to watch a movie together? Some of our personal favorites to give are: the Toy Story trilogy, Home Alone 1 & 2, Elf and now Frozen. Include candy, popcorn, popcorn bowls and a cozy blanket along with the movies.

OUTDOOR FUN - Coped up all winter long, we all dream of warmer days when we can play outside to our heart's content. Games and activities for the outdoors are usually something every member of a family can participate in, like ladder ball, bean bag toss or bowling

COLD TREATS - Make dessert a family activity with a Zoku Slush & Shake maker, ice cream maker or popsicle mold. You can include an ice cream mix, sprinkles or even some cute bowls to complete the gift.

KINECT - We have had the Kinect for about four years and it is a great activity to play with a group that gets everyone moving, involved and having fun! There are some great games that even younger children can enjoy, like Kinect Party and Kinect Sports.

AN EXPERIENCE - This is our favorite kind of gift to give and receive! A membership to a museum or theme park or one-day admission for the whole family! We've also give tickets to a movie paired with each persons favorite snack or candy, etc.

Tip: If you're local check our Favorite Toddler Outings for ideas for place to go and see.

GAME NIGHT - Many fun games for families to play together. Here are some of my personal favorite that even younger children can participate in: Apples to Apples Jr., Headbanz, Dropping Ball, Story Cubes.

Tip: right now lots of the board games at Target are buy 1 get one for 50% off.

WAFFLE IRONS - Sunday breakfast is something we all look forward to. We use this Mickey Mouse waffle iron at our house, but there are other fun ones that families are sure to enjoy, like hearts and zoo animals. Include some syrup, coffee, your favorite waffle mix and the gift is ready for giving! 

MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION - There are so many monthly subscription boxes (a service that sends interesting, new goods to your door each month) out there these days that you could easily find one to fit the liking of the family you're shopping for. We've loved Citrus Lane and Kiwi Crate, but Koala Crate and Tinker Crate sound like a great option for kids too.

Tip: Use PREVIEW60 to save 60% off your first month of any Kiwi Crate! This works on the Koala Crate, Tinker Crate and Doodle Crate too.

Put the gifts in a basket they can use for something else (toys, throw blankets, etc. ) HomeGoods and Ikea are great places to shop for these, or order a personalized tote with the family name on it.  

What are your favorite group or family gift ideas?
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