Friday, November 21, 2008

A Single Stop to Holiday Shop!

With the Holiday Season approaching at lightning speed---it is easy to feel entirely overwhelmed and stressed out: "So many gifts to little little money." Believe me, I COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND! While raising 15 month old quadruplets, our tight budget and endless time restraints makes it extremely difficult to even THINK of shopping for all of our many loved ones. This year however, we learned an invaluable lesson...

Shopping at JCPenney for all of your holiday needs will save you both time AND money!

Joe and I were given an amazing opportunity to participate in a review of a JCPenney holiday shopping experience! How fun is that?! Thanks to a generous $300 gift card from BlogHer and JCPenney, we were on a mission to knock out our holiday shopping all in one one store!

And YOU TOO can join in the fun! BlogHer and JCPenney are giving away a $300 gift card each week for the next FIVE weeks! Just enter the JCPenney holiday sweepstakes at:

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Let's buy some presents!!! WOO HOO!

Naturally, I immediately migrated toward the jewelry...there were SOOOO many cute pieces that it made shopping for the women in my life a piece of cake!

My uber-cool hubby got lost somewhere in a heap of sporty Columbia jackets.

"Well hellllooo ladies..."

I must admit, I was MOST impressed with JCPenney's housewares department...Row after row of utensils, pots/pans, kitchen electrics...the PERFECT gift! Rachel Ray and Paula Deen have brand new cookware sets that look amazing and were at a very reasonable price! I am all about functional gift giving, people!

And don't get me started on holiday entertaining! These adorable serving pieces and candy dishes make wonderful holiday gifts.

"With all of these awesome purses, how will I ever find the perfect fit?"

"I dunno, Suz...lets buy them all!" (Joe has the "wild eyes" as I like to call them) He's got that shoppin' fever!

Mr. Steece is checking out the selection of name-brand colognes and perfumes packaged in ready-to-go gift sets...fantastic!

It never fails that we will have a difficult time finding the perfect gift for someone on our list...but you can never go wrong with: scarves, gloves, and caps! JCPenney has a colorful variety of trendy scarves and fashionable items to keep you warm. Arm warmers are all the rage right now-FYI!

A no-brainer when it comes to gift giving from the Steece fam--you can be sure that stockings will be filled with Aggie gear! There is a huge selection of sports team apparel. So, if you are shopping for a sports fanatic ("ahem, ahem") JCP is the place to go: T-Shirts, sweatshirts/pants, jerseys, athletic shorts--"Its all inside!" (Yep, I just used it)

Hey fellas! A gal could always use more diamonds! ;)

Hmmm...back at the jewelry again. Decisions, decisions!

"How does it look, Joe?"

Had to throw this pic in there...Gig 'Em, Aggies!

There are LOTS of cute, trendy clothes! I especially like their Le Tigre brand. Every year, I also find great deals on dress shirts and ties for good 'ole dad!

O00-lala! Suz likes boots! How cute are these?! And I can actually AFFORD them!

We spent the majority of our time in the baby and kids department. There were plenty of baby gift-giving ideas to choose from! I fell in love with their "Messages from the Heart" collection.

I could shop for baby clothes for hours and hours!

Next time you think of going to Babies 'R Us or Target to shop for baby clothes, think again! JCPenney has an enormous selection of Carter's, Okie Dokie, and American Living clothes on sale. I bought 3 times as much clothes at JCP than I could at any other store!

3 adorable brown Corduroy pants for the boys, and 1 little brown sleeper for Savannah...and I'm just gettin' started! Uh oh--watch out!

I think Joe is reaching his maximum shopping capacity...getting a bit delirious...the "wild eyes" are back.

After a whirlwind day of shopping and crossing off all of those names on our holiday list, we were ready to call it quits...

Well, maybe little princess is constantly surrounded by trucks and cars. Savannah desperately needs her first doll! So I went home, searched the JCPenney website and found the perfect baby girl doll for MY perfect baby girl. Her name is Little Hailey Blue Eyes by Lee Middleton. Sav is going to LOVE her!

One of the best reasons why you should shop at JCPenney for the holidays this year, can be summed up in three little words: Red Box Gifts.

From Sharper Image products to MP3 players to learning toys for the kiddies--JCP has taken the guess-work out of the equation for you. There are so many displays of amazing gift ideas--you are bound to find something for somebody on your list!

Thank you SO much, BlogHer and JCPenney---Joe and I had a blast! We would recommend your store to anyone!

Remember to check out: for your very own chance to win a $300 JCPenney gift certificate! Happy Holidays and Happy Shopping!

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Midwest Mommy said...

The link doesn't work. Says you don't have access.

Syndi said...

When I click the link to register for the shopping spree, it generates a 403 error - access denied.

Am I doing something wrong?

Suzanne said...

I contacted the peeps over at BlogHer and I'm waiting to hear back from them! I know they were launching their campaign sometime, maybe it just isn't up yet! I will definitely let you know when it is up and working!

annalee said...

Great reviews! Who knew Penny's had so much good stuff!? I'll remember that.

Casey's trio said...

What fun and awesome review! I never think to go to JC Penney's to try and knock everything out! You two are cute as ever:) Cracking up over Joe's "wild eyes"!

Marty Rhea Hill said...

I just love you girl!!!! I am so glad they chose you and Joe for this. Y'all are perfect. And what a great day to get out, just youi and Joe. Happy Thanksgiving. Oh, and the kids are growing and becoming such individuals. I can actually tell who E and D are now. Love them!!!

Tasha said...

Awesome review! I love all of the pictures!!

rachael said...

great review! i just sent in my app to do reviews too, how fun!

Brad and Alyssa said...

OMG I love it! You guys look like you had SO much fun! And Joes' crazy eyes are hiliarious!

The Porter Family said...

What a GREAT excuse to get out & have some fun!!! Once the link works, I will definitely be checking it out for myself!!!

The Browns said...

That is so cute! It looks like ya'll had a blast shopping!

KK said...

Great review Suz!

Melissa said...

Great job Suz! Enjoy your new project! Be sure and let me know if you do a review for Babies-R-Us because we have to plug the ultimate crib sheets!!!

JAMIE'S CREW said...

Who couldn't use an extra $300 ??? Please do advise when the link begins to work!!!

Great review Suz!

The Titsworth Family said...

Suzanne, you are so funny! I love all of the pics and wow, you guys found lots of great items! Happy shopping!

Danielle said...

THanks for the info!

Collin said...

So that the JCp in Waco?

boysmum2 said...

Wish we had a JCP near us! Wonder if they ship to New Zealand??

Frugal Jen said...

Love the reviews! I know where to get some cute necklaces like Suz.