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Black Friday Savings at Miss Em’s!

Get your Black Friday shopping started a little early with Miss Em’s! The savings are starting early when you get 40% off from Tuesday, November 21 for Sunday, November 26 using coupon code “WhiteChristmas” at checkout.

Check out some of these best selling pieces from Miss Em’s to give you a little sneak peek of what to expect in her Black Friday Sale!



Last year I hosted a virtual party with Miss Em’s. My guests and I were able to shop her selection of jewelry and accessories online without leaving the house! Similar to how other Facebook parties go (think LulaRoe), albums were loaded online and we could take a look at all of it and choose what we wanted!

Below are some of my favorite items from the virtual party I hosted last year:

I’m hosting another virtual party on November 26 at 8 pm. Be sure to join us for a great cause, and don’t forget to invite your friends! From now until the day of the party, you can see photos of Miss Em’s jewelry to get you excited!

Once the clock strikes 8 pm you’ll be able to see pieces that are available to purchase! See something you want that evening? Don’t wait – we may only have ONE of each piece! All you have to do it put “Sold” in the comments. At the end of the party everyone will need to complete our registration form so we can send invoices to you! You’ll have 48 hours to complete your invoice and your new jewelry will be mailed out to you!

Learn more about my virtual party here. And check out Miss Em’s Black Friday Sale at

Unique Gift Items for Kids from Miss Em’s!

One of the reasons I love shopping with Miss Em’s (other than the fact that she’s locally based and a rockstar #GirlBoss) is that she not only has great jewelry and accessories for ME, but also fun gift items for the kiddos on my list. It’s stuff you don’t see picked over at all the department stores, or worry if they’ll have four duplicates of it under the tree. Here are a few of my favorite unique gift items for kids on!

“How you Doin’?” bib

($13) And there are a TON of other bibs with funny sayings like “Taco Tuesday,” “I’m so fancy,” and a mermaid-themed “Call me on my SHELL phone.”


Santa Sack

($18) This is an oversized canvas holiday drawstring gift sack that features printed holiday graphics and a chalkboard banner so you can personalize it with the kiddo’s name. You can wrap up a bigger item with this, or put several smaller items in it. Helloooo, easy gift wrapping!


Santa Evidence Kit

($20) This is a 6-piece set that includes a reindeer bell, Santa glove, button, glasses and footprint stencil kit with glitter. There’s also a poem on the box explains the discovery magic! So fun!


Countdown Blocks

($20) Make counting down the time until the big day fun AND educational. Plus, it’ll help remind you of how much time you have left to buy all those last minute gifts and get it all wrapped, haha!


Tickle Monster Book

($35) I bought this for my daughter last year at the Miss Em’s Holiday Open House, and it’s seriously been one of my best purchases EVER for her. It’s easily her most-requested book at night time — unlike any of her other books and it always induces the best belly laughs — and I just love the bonding time we get from it.


Buckeye Piggy Bank
($22) Ok, if you have a kiddo on your list who’s first letters were O-H… I-O, then this is the gift for them. And hey, tell them to start saving their pennies for OSU tuition, or at least season tickets for lots of OSU games in the future!


Elf Door

($15) You can’t have an Elf on the Shelf in your house without a door for them to come in, right? This is such a fun idea for your Elf on the Shelf lovin’ littles to spark their vivid imaginations, or if you just want to add something unique to your holiday decor.


Sparkly Time of the Year Onesie

($20, 0-6months) I love getting the little holiday-themed onesies that make the littles look extra super cute for the season. There are lots of cute onesies, socks, and adorable accessories like a bowtie and suspenders set on her site, so check them out, too!

Frugalista Friday: Fabulous Fall Finds

Lots of cute fall stuff here at even better prices. Everything from blazers and handbags, scarves, cute tops, and then also, hats, tons of infinity scarves. Plus, flannel, sweaters, dusters, booties. Oh my gosh! And speaking of shoes, walls and walls and walls of fabulous fall boots. I couldn’t believe how many boots I found. All different colors: brown, tan, black, gray, and then plus, they have great fall dresses and sweaters and they paired them together so cute. Really cute outerwear, vests, and even things for your fall and winter sports.

Ok here are some of the great things I found: these Hunter boots, yeah, they were only $48. And these pom pom Steve Madden’s, you won’t believe the price on these, $15.50, and I love the cut on these caged CATO heels. So cute, only $12. And then, these booties, great color, original tags from Nordstrom $79, only $16 at Clothes Mentor. Can’t go wrong with a little black dress, either, and this one’s from The Loft, and it’s only $16. And then the necklace that goes with it, that’s only $8 at Clothes Mentor. Then I loved this fall sweater, it’s got a great hi-lo hemline, it’s got the cut-out cold shoulders, original tags on it even, and at Clothes Mentor it’s only $10.50. Lots and lots of great denim, these have original tags on them, they’re Joe Jeans, and retail price $169, well, at Clothes Mentor only $28. Then, these gray denim, so fabulous. Calvin Klein, original tags on it, only $14.50. Then this sweater, love the fringe at the bottom of it, great cable knit design, $12. This denim top, in a babydoll silhouette, it’s got original tags on it from Altered State, but you’re going to find it for only $10.50. Cute necklace that goes with it, it is only $6.50. I love that they have plus-size at Clothes Mentor. This pair of great denim is only $12.25.

And they also put together different outfits for you and have them on display, so you can have grab-and-go outfits. I love this quilted vest, it’s got some gold embellishments. You’re going to find that for $18.50 at Clothes Mentor. The long-sleeve top that goes with it, $10. And then the gold necklace, you can wear this with a ton of things – dress it up, dress it down, $6.50. And the bag that they have with it, it’s a crossbody Michael Kors, in kind of a maroon color, only $85.

Lots of athletic wear and athleisure, like this outfit they put together. The pants are only $12. The Adidas shirt that goes underneath it, it is only $9.25. And then the Nike jacket, love all the zippers on it, $15. Plus tons and tons of outerwear at Clothes Mentor. Like this navy, lightweight jacket, paired it with a checked top. The top is only $10.25 and the jacket itself is only $13.50.

And I really love the color on this olive green, army-inspired color from Old Navy:$15.50. And I absolutely fell in love with this dress from J. Crew, it was only $17, and the matching necklace that goes with it, $6.50.

I ended up buying all of it and tons and tons of other stuff. Stocked up for fall, I did leave a few things for you though so you have to come and visit! There’s tons of locations all over town, see which one is closest to you at

Easy Ways to Fundraise with Miss Em’s

I love shopping on my friend Emily’s site,, because there’s a TON of cute jewelry, bags/scarves and baby stuff (at SUPER affordable prices). But I also love doing business with her because she supports lots of local charities.

The first kind of charity she supports is YOURS. Click here to see a video I did last year that documents how to host an online shopping party with your friends and family to fundraise for a cause of your choice. For the sale I did last year, I raised funds for a family who needed money for fertility treatment… so your cause doesn’t necessarily need to be an official 501c3 charity.

You can also host online shopping events that are not related to a charity (like this one I’m doing on Oct. 23) where you earn credits to use on her site instead. But in case you’d like to host a Miss Em’s fundraiser, here are some highlights:

  • 15% of total sales from a Miss Em’s party get donated back as a check for your organization
  • Can be done online as a virtual/Facebook party (can you include the video you did last year as a party) OR…
  • It can be an in-home party where your friends and family come to you
  • All pieces of jewelry are $5-$25 or less so everyone can feel comfortable purchasing something without breaking the bank

Miss Em’s also hosts events throughout the year in Columbus and Cincinnati where a portion of proceeds benefit a local cause. Here are groups they’ve done fundraisers for previously: Boy Scouts, cheerleading teams, volleyball teams, southern Ohio survivors, Pelotonia, Cincinnati Children’s, and many more.

Click here to check out the “Upcoming Event” section of her site so you can see if there’s an event coming up (where she’s either hosting or being a vendor at) that you’d like to attend. It’s always neat to see and try on the items in person instead of buying online! You can also “like” Miss Em’s on Facebook so you get invited to events in the future. Here are a few pictures of previous Miss Em’s events and fundraisers so you can see how fun they are! Hope to see you at one soon!