BlogHer and JCPenney partnered with five blog ambassadors to find their perfect fit at JCPenney. Our ambassadors will be showing us how they find the perfect fit for every occasion from summertime activities to Father’s Day gift ideas to back-to-school season, and more. Click on the links below to read their posts throughout the year, and enter for the chance to win a $100 JCPenney Gift Card!
The JCPenney Trends & Style Watch Sweepstakes runs from 7/2/2014 through 7/30/2014 and is only open to individuals who, at the time of entry deadline, are legal residents of the United States and are 18 years or older. Click here to read the official rules. Winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries. Good luck!
You may have noticed the last couple of months I have done some sponsored posts for a brand I am very fond of... JCPenney. I was honored to be chosen to be a brand ambassador for them this year, and as part of that opportunity I had the pleasure of spending a few days at their headquarters in Plano, Texas last month. To be quite honest, I really didn't know what to expect from the whole experience, but I have to tell you I could not have been more pleased with how it all turned out!...more
The month of May was a whirlwind month of crazy travel. But, I got to finish off with a wonderful trip to JCPenney headquarters in Plano, TX. Recently you may have noticed a few posts featuring JCPenney and providing giveaways. That is because, I am proud to say, I have partnered in an ambassadorship with JCPenney. Part of the ambassadorship included visiting JCPenney headquarters for an immersion event and learning all about JCPenney, and filming a video of my experience....more
When BlogHer asked if I'd consider being a JCPenney brand ambassador I was a little confused. Why would a company that sold business clothing for women want me as a brand ambassador? BECAUSE I THOUGHT JCPENNEY WAS A LITTLE STODGY. Please note the past tense in that verb 'thought.' I'll get back to that in a moment. This was based in I don't-even-know-what....more
If you follow me on Instagram or my Facebook page, you might have seen that a little while back I got to head to Texas to the JCPenney headquarters. I haven't really talked about why and I'm so excited to share more with you today! A little bit ago I was chosen, along with 4 other super amazing bloggers, to be a JCPenney ambassador and work with them for the next 9 months or so!...more
As you may know, as a mom of 3 boys... fashion is not usually one of the first things on my mind. But I do like to look decent. For instance, you usually can't find me in a pair of sweats, or even a sweatshirt. And if I leave the house, I do put on makeup, I usually do even if I don't leave, because as a stay [work] at home mom, I need to feel a little pretty sometimes, because otherwise I never would....more
I really hate to be the bearer of bad news... not that Fathers are BAD... but... well, Father's Day is only two weeks away! Whenever I think about Father's Day I start to get this uneasy feeling because I NEVER KNOW WHAT TO GET MY DAD (or my kids' Dad) FOR FATHER'S DAY! It's just so much easier buying something for a member of the same sex as me, or my kids, either sex. But for my husband or my Dad... sheesh... it shouldn't be this hard!...more
If you've been a regular reader around these parts for any amount of time, you might have noticed that I have a soft spot for my daddy. My dad is super special to me and I think I will always be a Daddy's girl. There aren't enough words to express how much I love him. He was a good dad growing up. I don't ever remember being insecure about my looks. I have always been super tall (I was 5'9" in 7th grade!) and I don't ever remember being self-conscious about it. I credit this to my dad....more
We're gearing up for Father's Day already! It's amazing how fast it comes up! These are some ideas for store-bought Father's Day gifts from kids with their own touch of creativity added to it. And really... does Dad want another tie? [Ask him what he really wants or 'bribe' him to find out... I have a way to do just that below!]...more
I don't know what it is about Father's Day, but I used to find myself stumped on things to help our boys get for my husband. He's not an easy man to buy for because he really doesn't want much more than he has. Well, aside from that little miniature backhoe that he drools over every time we drive past the equipment dealer, but that isn't happening any time soon... I make it my mission to get creative and find something he'll love and use often....more
When I think back to my childhood, several memories come to mind: riding my bike all around the base with my friends, adventuring down nature trails, hanging with my mom and sister at a restaurant, and playing with my dad on Christmas morning. No matter what we got for Christmas my dad would be right there with us sitting on the floor playing with us and our new toys. Sometimes I thought he liked our toys more than we did. In my early childhood my dad worked hard to care for his family....more