#VeryThankfulFor Photo Challenge

November 22, 2014

Hey hey! Thanksgiving is just a few days away and with a 3-day work week and the busiest shopping day of the year, I presume it’s going to be a pretty darn awesome week. And… we are about to make your Thanksgiving week that much funner (yep there’s that non-existence word I love to use). Thanksgiving is always full of fun, family traditions and we want to add to the excitement by throwing a little photo challenge out there!

The Challenge “Rules” (more like guidelines)

1) Post a new challenge photo each day to your Instagram feed and use hashtag #VeryThankfulFor

2) Tag @veryjane (that’s our Instagram account)

3) See your pictures pop up on our Wall of Fame at the bottom of this blog post throughout the week — A little claim to fame for your liking! We’ll also be regramming a few awesome photos throughout the week on our Instagram account.

Jane.com #VeryThankfulFor Instagram Photo Challenge

The Challenge begins tomorrow Sunday, November 23 with “One Big Happy Family”

Day 1: One Big Happy Family
Day 2: Friends Forever
Day 3: My Beautiful Surrondings
Day 4: The Clothes On My Back
Day 5: What’s On My Plate

Alright friends… Let the challenge begin. Rummage through your photo library or get the kids ready for an impromptu photo shoot, I want to see the “One Big Happy Family” you are #VeryThankfulFor.

Photo Challenge Wall of Fame

Pro Tip: Scroll down to the bottom of this widget and click “Load More” to see more “#VeryThankfulFor” photo stories!

Black Friday Tricks of the Trade

November 21, 2014

Jane.com Black Friday Sales
Black Friday is one week away (technically less since stores are now opening on Thursday) are you geared up and ready to go? If you plan on heading out into the gruesome cold with all those crazies (me included) head out prepared. I compiled a little list of some Black Friday Tricks. Have fun my fellow shoppers, have fun!

Oh…and of course, I should mention that Jane.com has some pretty awesome Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales coming up.

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Now onto the list…

  1. Make a game plan: If you want to make the most out of your Black Friday shopping experience, make a game plan. Figure out which stores you want to go to, what times they are opening, and which ones will have hot sellers. Draw up a little map of where you are planning on going and which ones you will head to first.
  2. Recruit a Partner: Not only will it make your Black Friday shopping experience that much funner (I know it’s not a word but is there a better ‘real’ word?) it will make it that much easier too. Just think, you both run in to the chaotic store, one heads to the massive line and the other dives into the mosh pit of disheveled shoppers in hopes of grabbing that hot seller. (We will leave it up to you on determining roles)
  3. Compare Prices: Last year I hit the mother load when I realized Walmart will price match any ads on Black Friday. Say What?! Yes, we hit up a loner Walmart that wasn’t crowded and I was able to pick up everything almost everything on my list and didn’t even have to wait in that long of line. Side note, if you choose to ad match, make sure to bring the ads with you.
  4. Check Online: Some stores offer the same online price as they do in-store. It’s always nice doing a little Black Friday shopping from the comfort of your couch, or from the crazy line of another store.
  5. Plan ahead: If you are in the market for a TV or electronic and are hoping to score one on Black Friday, come prepared. Those items will go fast and if you aren’t there with the seasoned shopping veterans at the front of the line (that they probably waited overnight for) then consider it a loss. My suggestion? Hit up Costco. They don’t open until 9:00 am Thanksgiving so you can do your overnight shopping and still make it to Costco in time to head up the beginning of the line.
  6. Have Fun: So many people get worked up over Black Friday shopping. Was 3 hours in line really worth the $10 savings, maybe not, but I sure had a fun time watching all the crazy shoppers, staying up late with good friends, and pretending I was getting smoking deals. Have fun and relax. It’s all fun and games until someone gets trampled to death over a toy. Seesh
  7. Wait until Cyber Monday: If you didn’t get the item you wanted at the price you wanted, wait until Cyber Monday or right before Christmas. Most retailers mark their items down again. Maybe not as much as they did on BF but enough to save a little bit of cash.
  8. Take a Black Friday Hangover Selfie: I know hope I am not the only one that looks like a hot mess the day after a whole nights worth of shopping. I mean really, can you top this?

The Perfect Thanksgiving Outfit

November 20, 2014

Okay, this is beyond my comfort zone, but I had to step in as a model on the blog today (insert embarrassed face here). Our beautiful model had to take care of her sick baby, so there I was. Ah! Anyway, I decided to show you what I would be wearing this Thanksgiving.


I chose my absolute favorite pair of black pants. One they are super super comfy, and two they are black and will hide (most) stains that are bound to happen with two young kids and a day full of eating.


I paired my absolute favorite pair of black pants with a simple over sized sweatshirt. I am going for comfort here people, pure comfort. I love the over sized sweatshirt for a bazillion reasons, but the one that tops the charts is that fact that you can bend over or sit and your tushy isn’t hangin out of your pants. No one wants to see a little crack, no one.


Converses are my choice of shoe, because I am that person that spends all night shopping the Black Friday deals and I NEED to have comfy shoes on. You will also notice I am not wearing any jewelry. Yes, that is on purpose haha. As I have stated before I am going for comfort, and let’s face it, be and jewelry don’t make for the comfiest of partners. I always end up taking it off by the end of the day anyway so I opted to leave it behind this year.

What are you wearing this Thanksgiving? I can’t wait to see everyone’s styles and outfit choices! PS, does anyone offer posing sessions? Goodness, I could use some!