Adorable Kids Interviewed for the Job of Santa for a Day #SantaForADay #LandsEndHoliday #contest

We are so excited that it is about time to see Santa! With Lands' End, we've got the cutest contest and the most Adorable Kids Interviewed for the Job of Santa for a Day!  We are ready! 
With Christmas only 5 and a 1/2 weeks away... let's have some fun while we decorate, shop and prepare! 

You Could Be #SantaForADay - Participate in the Social Campaign for a Chance to Win: 
From November 17 – December 20

Lands' End is hosting the #SantaForADay social campaign on Twitter. Each day, a unique Santa interview question will be asked from @LandsEnd. Answer the question using #SantaForADay #LandsEndHoliday and #contest to be entered for a chance to win a $100 Lands’ End gift card.
*Winners announced daily and will be selected at random. All the best to the Winners!

You know it's true, Santa’s shoes are undeniably tough to fill. However, there are some adorable kids that are up for the task! Lands’ End interviewed potential Santa candidates from Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Dane County and they shared just how they would approach the job of being Santa, should he be unable to fulfill his jolly duties this holiday season. Watch and share their #SantaForADay story. 

Without further delay, here's the cutest "Adorable Kids Interviewed for the Job of Santa for a Day!" You're invited to participate in the #SantaForADay Social Campaign and share the video/post via your social channels

Remember to use the #SantaForADay #LandsInHoliday #Contest 

Good Luck To The Winners!

Enjoy and Have fun! 



FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Lands' End. We have a long love of all things Lands' End! All opinions are my own. 

Hanna Andersson Holiday Party Family and Friends Discount, Giveaways, Treats and more

You're invited to join me as I Host a Hanna Andersson Holiday Party! 
Hanna Andersson© Holiday Family Outfits 

I am so excited to serve as a Hostess for this special Holiday Party. We've been Hanna Andersson fans and customers since our Twins were Tikes! I think we were in the original Happy Hanna Stripes Christmas Family Matching Pajamas! That takes us back to our Mississippi days!  #HannaJams have come a long way in their style offerings since then - the same great quality prevails. However, looks at these adorable Peanuts© Hanna Jams! 

Hanna Andersson© Holiday Peanuts Pajamas

 If you are new to Hanna Andersson, Hanna Andersson is a clothing store that has Swedish roots, outfitting babies, children and families for some matching family styles. The clothing is focused on organic cotton and quality styles. They are known for their original, amazingly comfortable and beautiful whimsical Pajamas and Long John sets! Thankfully, the store is now a national chain and #HannaJams are available at The Streets of Southpoint. 

Here's my favorite outfit by Hanna Andersson for Moms right now! LOVE this Sigrid Striped Dress in all the most comfortable organic cotton! Notice the Maguba Sweden Clogs in Black Suede! I adore these. They are so comfortable and stylish. 

You're Invited to Join Us! It will be an awesome Holiday Fun!  Here is the scoop: 

Where: Hanna Andersson Store at The Streets at 
AddressThe Streets at Southpoint, 6910 Fayetteville Rd.
                Durham, NC 27713
When:  Saturday, November 19th, 2016 
Time:   9am-12pm 

Party Plus!: At the event, friends will receive an extra 20% off their entire purchase, enjoy refreshments and treats, can enter to win free #hannajams and will receive kids holiday activities to take home! 

Hope to see you there! 

Carolina Mama 

FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Hanna Andersson. All opinions are my own. 

Chico's Mini - Capsule Wardrobe Fall, Holiday and More

'Tis the Holiday Season and Chico's has all the style and shine you need for a fabulously fashionable season! The best thing about my share is I chose my items! I get to show you how I take (4) incredible key pieces from the Chico's Holiday lookbook and make them into my own unique outfits!

Here's my canvas of my Chico's Mini-Capsule Wardrobe with the (4) items I chose! I'll show you how to make four different looks with these items for four great and versatile looks.

Chico's© Mini-Capsule Wardrobe by Carolina Mama©

1) Biya Cardigan in Renassiance Red. This cozy and elegant ruffles give this sweater a unique look and feel. The fit is smooth so it is a slim look not a bulky sweater feel. I say it is sweater enough to be warm and cardi enough to we are as your outfit. An outerwear jacket would easily fit over the Biya Cardigan.

Here I have it paired with other Chico's items for a classic Chico's look. The necklace is my own. Black booties with a little heal give it a professional look for meetings or spice it up for date night out on the town.  I've already added in the beautiful Rue Zebra Clutch! It is so elegant with this outfit!

Chico's© Biya Cardigan by CarolinaMama©

2) Rachel Turtleneck in Ecru. This versatile piece is one I m already going to much this season. I love a classic turtleneck look for Fall and Winter. This Ecru is a beautiful start to your outfit. You can see I made a casual day outfit. The necklace and fleur-de-lis belt are my own. So, you can easily add your own jewelry and accessory items to this piece. I love that it is substantial enough to be a main top.  It is slim enough to wear under a sweater or vest as the days grow colder. 

Chico's© Rachel Turtleneck by CarolinaMama©

3) Travelers Classic No Tummy Pant in Black.

Here you see the Chico's Black Travelers Classic No Tummy Pant. These are amazing. Every woman should have a pair or three of these. These go everywhere and you look like a million bucks. You can take your outfit up a notch with these alone. (i.e. these are NOT your "leggings for pants" look;) and they are just as comfortable, not see through, etc. )  

The Travelers series is fabulous for year round looks. Truly, they are travelers because you can roll them up with other items in the series for a beautiful look immediately upon arrival. 

Here you will see I have paired the Travelers Classic pant with my Ecru turtleneck and a beautiful zebra travelers piece of Chico's from seasons ago.  That's another bonus, these pieces last season after season. They become your go to for all occasions.  A secret I'll share, the black clutch is my Rue Zebra bag coming up in the next item. :) This is SO versatile as it has the two sides to it! )

4) Rue Zebra Print Clutch with Tassel. This clutch is a dream. Look at it here with a denim shirt of my own to take this outfit to a casual style. I love the zebra print with top zipper, chain strap and leather, polyurethane.This boldly patterned haircalf clutch is touchably soft and impossible to leave at home. I love the versatility of the black side as seen in the outfit above with Zebra jacket. The black balances out or the zebra side makes a fashion statement. 

Chico's© Rue Zebra Print Clutch by CarolinaMama©

Here is a more casual look with the Biya Cardigan, Rachel Turtleneck and the Travlers Black No Tummy Pant! Love these three together for a quick, warm and beautiful look!

Biya Cardigan by Chico's© CarolinaMama©

* Here is a bonus look that I like - this is my everyday! I love this look for going to the park with my kids, meeting a friend for coffee, even a meeting or errands. It's a beautiful look, and put together for whatever the day may hold. 

Thanks to Chico's, I have a lovely new profile picture! This is so fun! My Rachel Turtleneck and tassel necklace are a classic everyday look and my husband captured me on my iPhone! Too fun for this social media Mom! Now, you can go check out the latest Chico's looks and find a perfect match for your lifestyle! 

Follow Chico's socially:  Love Chico's on Facebook, LoveChico's on Instagram, Chico's Pinterest and @Chicos Twitter to see more great looks, sale and more EVERY.DAY!

Join the Chico's Passport Program for more great deals! Check out Chico' for New Arrivals and 25% off Full-Priced Styles!

Thank you, Chico's!


FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Chico's. All opinions are my own. 

Butterball Thanksgiving Turkey GIVEAWAY

We LOVE Butterball® It is a local Garner, North Carolina company and every year we look forward to sharing Butterball Turkeys with (2) of our lucky readers! :) We do have exciting news this year! 

Butterball Turkey 

Butterball Goes On Demand
The most helpful resource for holiday preparation is taking their help to the next level – turkey experts are now just a text away

In an effort to help immediately, Butterball wants to support cooks everywhere immediately when you / we :)  need help! Soooo... 

This year, Butterball® is taking their support to a new level, offering for the first time the ability to text cooking questions to experts at the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line® from Nov.17-24 by texting 844-877-3456.

Now, at the touch of a button, whether it’s advice, watching a how-to video, searching on their phone in-store or looking for extra help while in the kitchen. 

In addition, Butterball has curated content so must-have information is available in new and exciting ways on – top questions answered, videos, etc. 

Butterball On Demand” – Streaming holiday meal help
With an overflow of information, technology and advice from social media foodies, holiday cooks need dependable support from knowledgeable experts who can instantly address their specific holiday cooking needs. Although the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line experts have heard every turkey question possible, experts are making it easier to get cooking help this Thanksgiving by offering the ability to text cooking questions for the first time. Additionally, new video tips will help with all of your Thanksgiving needs.

  • Week-long 24/7 Text Help: With nearly one in three first time cooks saying they’d text the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line for cooking help[1], it only makes sense that Talk-Line experts will expand their support by offering, for the first time, the ability to text in their cooking questions. Therefore, Butterball will offer 24/7 text help from Nov.17–24, with experts available to answer any cooking questions. The service will support consumers looking for how-to tips, cooking support and any other turkey needs consumers might have, at the click of a button. Text help will be available 24/7 by texting 844-877-3456.
  • How-To Videos: The Butterball Turkey Talk-Line experts have been answering turkey questions for more than 30 years and have helped almost 50 million cooks.available at or YouTube.
Expert Advice Anytime, Anywhere: The Butterball Turkey Talk-Line has evolved how they help cooks and are able to provide expert advice anytime, anywhere. 

ENTER TO WIN!  (2) readers will be drawn to WIN a FREE Butterball Turkey! Leave a comment below with your email for every one of the 1-4 entry steps you did. You can do 1 or all 4 for a chance to win!  Yay! 

1) Leave a comment below telling your favorite Thanksgiving tradition. 

2) Comment on the Carolina Mama Instagram Butterball post "I'm in to Win!" 

3) Comment on Carolina Mama Facebook Butterball post with your favorite Thanksgiving Food! 

4) Share this post on Twitter for an extra entry. Tag @CarolinaMama. 

5) Share the post on your Facebook wall. Share from Carolina Mama on FB! :) 

*Contest ends: Wednesday, November 16th at Noon EST. I'll mail your FREE Turkey Certificate for Butterball so you have time to pick it up at your local grocery and let it thaw in time to Cook up beautifully with all the help of Butterball! 

Here are more ways to stay connected with Butterball: 

·         Facebook and Twitter:  Butterball Facebook and Twitter tips, special savings and more.
·         Pinterest:Thanksgiving Holiday celebration recipe inspiration on the Butterball Pinterest 
·         Instagram: Butterball on Instagram  behind-the-scenes look, recipe development 
·         Live Chats: Engage November & December - experts on Live Chats
·         Email: Email Butterball using this form and receive helpful tips right to your inbox.
·         1-800-BUTTERBALL (1-800-288-8372): Turkey Talk-Line experts will be available this season starting Nov.1through Dec.24, 2016, to answer questions and assist all Thanksgiving cooks.

All the best! I look forward to hearing your favorite Traditions and Foods for Thanksgiving! 

Happy Thanksgiving from Butterball® and Carolina Mama! 


FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Butterball. All opinions are my own. 

Toyota Sienna 2017 Top 5 Things We Love

We had the Best Thing happen this Fall - a Family Road Trip in the newest Toyota! The Toyota Sienna 2017!! It was so fabulous to get to Review the Toyota on our recent road trip to the Beach! Here is your first glimpse of our Family comfortably enjoying our road trip! Look how spacious and the Sunroof gives it so much light and beauty! We loved the sunroof with our gorgeous Carolina skies. The beautiful taupe leather interior was a favorite of mine! 

Toyota Sienna 2017 #TerrellTribe by CarolinaMama©

You are reading correctly, the North Carolina Beaches in November!  This happened and it was quite warm and wonderful.  Now, let me tell you "all of the wonderful" about the Toyota Sienna!  Here are our lovely "Tigers!" loving the ocean on this fine November day. 

Topsail Beach, North Carolina #TerrellTribe
Here is a look at the beautiful site of the Sienna packed up for the road trip to the beach. We take all the gear so this is full of Boogie Boards, Cooler, Beach Umbrella, all the things! And it is so spacious.  


We love that the Sienna has 3 rows of seating. So it can seat 7 really well and still have trunk space.  Here are a couple more photos to see the beautiful and bold modern style of the Sienna! Isn't she beautiful! 

Toyota Sienna 2017 by CarolinaMama©

Here is a beautiful view with the Carolina Blue Skies! :) Now, without further ado... 

Our Top 5 Things We Love About the Toyota Sienna 2017: 
1)  Intelligent Tech for a Smarter Drive. Pretty much, the Sienna has ALL the TECH! We love all of the options.  I have to tell you I LOVED the open space driving the Sienna! We transitioned to an SUV lately and I WILL ALWAYS miss the Lovely sliding doors of my minivan! I was always a Proud Minivan Swagger Wagon Driving Mom! :) It fit our family so well!  So, to be back in this incredibly upgraded minivan with all of this space of the Sienna was luxurious!  

*** Our Teens were totally spoiled with The Dual-View Blu-ray Disc™ Entertainment Center  includes a 16.4-in. color display, RCA jacks, two 120V AC power outlets, a remote and two wireless headphones. Its unique screen can display one wide-angle image or two smaller images from separate sources at the same time.

Look at this great view of the Screen! Look with the width of the screen in our car selfies! :)  Our boys loved the big screen, and as before, their movies on the way to the beach! 


Here is a great one from Toyota! 

2)  Parking Assist Sonars.  The Toyota Sienna is has Parking Assist Sonars. These are so helpful and they help you quickly determine the distance between your Sienna and other vehicles with audible warning signals and a color graphic that changes as you draw closer to the obstacle. Here you can see the screen as we navigated to the beach with the in-car GPS! The screen is awesome and it is wonderful to be able to do so many things on it. Parking assist sonars, incredible music, GPS and more. Note: the gear shift on the panel. LOVE the proximity to the steering wheel! 

And Cup Holders! Yes, to the Cup holders! The boys had plenty cup holders in the back and water bottle holders are on all of the doors! American living! :)  Again, we LOVED the placing of the gear shift. It is very conveniently placed by the driver steering wheel! 

3) Stylish and Comfortable.  

We love the sleek look and style of the Toyota Sienna 2017.  It is also very comfortable. - it is spacious and well planned. I LOVE the space in front of the console for my purse!  Yay!! No more purse in the back seat (i.e. in the way of the children / other passengers). This is a great usage of this space. It is so nice to have my bag accessible, yet out of the way! WTG Toyota!  Also, my sons are thrilled the full Gatorade fits nicely in the cup holders! And Venti waters! :) 

4) Power Lifegate and Doors.  Are your hands full?  Do you have your children, your shopping bags and your purse, coffee, keys... ?  No problem, just use the power lift gate! So awesome! I'm just saying, I could have really used this Toyota Sienna feature in 2001! Of course, I can appreciate it all the more now days. 

5) All Wheel Drive.  It's Total Peace of Mind! In North Carolina, we can drive from the Seaside to the Mountains in a few hours so having All Wheel Drive is so helpful. "Sometimes we need to go places when the weather conditions are far from ideal. Sienna is the only minivan sold in America that offers an available All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system."  So, rain or shine, mountains or beach, Toyota Sienna is ready with all-wheel drive!  In addition, we adored the color Predawn Gray Mica!  This was a classic beauty! 


Thank you Toyota was having us Test Drive the Toyota Sienna 2017!  We all give it a 5 Star rating from the #TerrellTribe Thanks for getting us to our destination and back and all over town in wonderful style and comfort! 

All of Us

#TerrellTribe Topsail Beach, North Carolina by CarolinaMama©
Here is a little Insta-Extra! Follow us for more Terrell Adventures. Instagram video of our favorite features at night.  On last glimpse before we sign off....! So beautiful! 



FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Toyota. We LOVED the Toyota Sienna and all opinions are our own.