The Friday Five + Reader Survey!

Hello there and happy Friday to you!! It’s been a good week around here, despite the fact that we’ve had the gloomiest weather, which means my productivity was less than ideal. I don’t know about you, but when it’s gloomy out I just want to stay in cozy clothes and do absolutely nothing. It’s a problem. I need sunshine to function. But at least today is Friday, right?! Right. I wanted to pop in to share a few random tidbits from the week. And I also have a reader survey at the end of this post that I’d LOVE to get your feedback on.

Farmhouse style decor with cozy pillows.

Lace Up Pillow Coupon Code

Good news!! I have a coupon code for my beloved lace-up pillow covers from The Vintage Songbird! You can use SARAHJOYBLOG for 15% off anything in their shop. And right now the two-pack is on sale, which only happens twice a year. This adorable snuggle pillow is from there as well!

Farmhouse style decor with cozy pillows.

Random Tidbits From the Week:

  • A few weeks ago I accidentally pulled out a chunk of my eyelashes with my lash curler. I look absolutely ridiculous. And the lashes are taking FOREVER to grow back. Anyway, I started wearing false eyelashes to hide the bald spot and I’m obsessed. My favorites are the Ardell 421 Naked lashes. They are gorgeous and super natural looking. Highly recommend if you love wearing lashes or if you happen to have a tragic lash curler incident like me!
  • I just ordered this three barrel curling wand from Amazon and I’m LOVING it so far. It’s super easy to use and it gives my hair a really natural, beauty wave. It’s such a fun look!

  • Since it’s been so cold lately I haven’t had the chance to run very often, so I started a new workout program this week. It’s from Beach Body on Demand, which is a streaming service you can buy and you get access to tons of different workout programs. It’s actually super cool and very convenient, because I do the workouts in our living room. This week I started Insanity Max 30, which is a 30 minute program five days a week. I’m really enjoying it so far and hopefully I can stick with it for the month of February! I purchased my subscription through my cousin HERE.
  • I tried out the super popular Verb energy bars this week and I’m officially hooked. They are SO yummy and they have as much caffeine as an espresso, but it’s from green tea so I don’t get that jittery feeling. Plus they are gluten free and vegan. I love eating one before I workout or mid-afternoon when I need a pick me up. And you can try all four of their flavors for FREE!! You just have to cover the $0.95 shipping.
  • I just noticed my accent chair in the front room is on sale for 50% off again! I don’t know how long the sale will last, but if you were eyeing this chair now would be a great time to snag it. 

Reader Survey

I need your feedback! I’m kicking off the month of February with a good ol’ fashioned reader survey. I want to hear from YOU. I want to know what you love about the blog, what you’d like to see more of, and even what you’d like to see improved. These surveys are all 100% anonymous and your feedback really helps guide my plans for future content and also potential partnerships I might take on this year. If you have a few extra minutes, I’d be so grateful to get your feedback!

Your response is completely anonymous. 

TAKE THE SURVEY HERE

Well that’s a wrap for me today. I hope you have the best weekend. I’ll see you back here soooooooooo! xoxo

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15 Comments

  1. Jeriqa wrote:

    I bought those lashes too haha it’s so hard for me to get them on right. My husband saw your story of your hair and asked why everyone looks like harmony beauty. I laughed as we left your stories and saw all her posts of everyone with the same hair style. I said well she’s pretty!! I don’t know how you have little kids and keep things white looking, can you do a cleaning post? All your pictures everything looks super clean and put together. I would like to know how often you clean, what your weekly routine is. Have a great day!

    Posted 2.7.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      haha that’s so funny! That Harmonize Beauty is so dang cute. I love her hair! And yes, I should do a post on cleaning. But it’s really not that clean around here, I just tidy up before photos!

      Posted 2.7.20 Reply
  2. Patti wrote:

    I would gladly complete filling out the survey but it won’t let because I will not give my income. Knowing my income is a bit invasive and I feel it should not be on any survey. Besides that, I love your blog.

    Posted 2.7.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      I understand that, Patti. But the survey is totally anonymous!

      Posted 2.7.20 Reply
  3. Lisa Hayes wrote:

    The accent chair is only showing 50% off in black or green stripe. Any suggestion on how to get the one pictured for 50% off? Thanks

    Posted 2.7.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Dang! I’m sorry. It was 50% off yesterday. Looks like Walmart already changed the price. I hate how they do that!

      Posted 2.7.20 Reply
  4. Dara wrote:

    Hey Sarah. I’m not receiving your blog anymore in my inbox, stopped a couple weeks ago, and I’ve been a subscriber for quite awhile. I’ve checked spam. Any suggestions? I even tried resubscribing. Love following you, I’m a Parker girl too!

    Posted 2.7.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      That’s so weird! Let me double check on my list and make sure your email is still on the list. Thanks for letting me know Dara!

      Posted 2.9.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      It looks like you are still on the list Dara! I’m not sure why you wouldn’t have received a few of the last emails. I’ll reach out to my email server about it. Thanks again for letting me know!

      Posted 2.9.20 Reply
  5. Connie wrote:

    Sarah – I was going to do your survey as I have been a follower of your blog for quite sometime even though I am sure I am one of your more “mature” readers, I still enjoy decorating, etc. However, when I got to the required field of income I could not see where that was pertinent to what you were wanting to accomplish and also, I am not unemployed, I just do not have a job outside of the home anymore (retired) — not being overly sensitive but some of the wording on the questions could have been phrased differently rather than sounding like a survey that was going yo be distributed to vendors, I chose not to take it. But I do hope you get the results you are wanting from others.

    Posted 2.7.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Hi Connie, thank you for that feedback. I really appreciate it and I understand you were uncomfortable with a few of the questions. Many of the questions are meant to simply get a better understanding of who is reading my blog. I find it really interesting to see employment status, age, and even income because that helps me understand who my readers are. That information is also useful when brands approach me about potential partnership because I have a better understanding of my readers and what y’all might like to see. Anyway, thank you for being here!

      Posted 2.9.20 Reply
  6. Tonya Newton wrote:

    I just loved the lashes segment,
    haven’t tried them but going too..I absolutely love the way you decorate and you just brighten my gloomy day Thanks Sarah..😉💗💗💗

    Posted 2.7.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you so much Tonya!! xo

      Posted 2.9.20 Reply
  7. Cheryl Atkinson wrote:

    Hi Sarah! I love your hair. I have natural curly hair and i wish it looked like that. Mine is crazy looking. I ordered the bars and am excited to try them. thank you!

    Posted 2.10.20 Reply
  8. PJ wrote:

    Plz don’t use such light lettering against a white background. Seems magazines, etc are doing this. Makes it very hard to read for us with less than perfect eyesight. Thx

    Posted 2.10.20 Reply