Friday, October 25, 2013

Friday Faves!

Happy Friday! I hope you have had a great week that and your weekend will be even better! My husband almost always has to work on Saturdays so the weekend isn’t so thrilling anymore. Don’t get me wrong.....weekends are glorious if only for the sleeping in part. No alarm? That’s good stuff right there. But after the hubs is off to work, the teens are off to “hang out”, and the cleaning is done, it tends to get a little boring around here. Okay, I just lied. Twice. First off, the cleaning is never done. I repeat, never. I have these things called teenagers. Not only are they teenagers, but they are the boy kind. And they seem to multiply. Therefore the cleaning is never done. However, the absence of the smell of a boy’s locker room is good enough for me. Lie number two: It is never boring around here. I repeat, never. I have these things called teenagers. Not only are they teenagers, but they are the boy kind. And they seem to multiply. AND feed off each other. Therefore I am never bored. But when I can possibly justify it and my house is imaginary clean, I love to go onto Pinterest, a favorite DIY blog or scan the pages of a magazine. I love looking at pretty things, finding new tips or tricks, discovering a new recipe, or reading a review of a product I’ve been dying to try. It makes me happy. And my friends, I want YOU to be happy! So I thought it would be fun to share with you some of my favorite things I have found this week. Sound like fun? Let’s call it Friday Faves. Feel free to clap and shout with glee.

The Cottage Mix

Seriously? I die.  What's there not to love? All the white! Those floors! Those wood beams! The light fixtures! All of them! Perfection.

Favorite quote I needed to hear this week. 

Favorite website I'm excited to share  Here
Ladies, if you are not familiar with Jenny Bevlin, you're in for a treat. Her new website features all of her free, printable, customizable, monogram designs in one convenient place. This is gonna rock your world. Customize your own binder covers, phone chargers, calendars, luggage tags, etc. I love my monogrammed phone charger!

Home Alone Sweater With Double Layer Hood
Favorite Sweatshirt  Here

I need this sweatshirt in my life. Like for reals. This makes me want to curl up under a blanket, in an imaginary clean house, when I am imaginary "bored" and read a good book. Heaven.   

Favorite Bathroom  Here

I died again. I'm in love with the planked walls, the gorgeous tile, the light fixture, the fantasy of leisurely soaking in that tub. With the blinds closed. Very closed. 

Cinnamon and Sugar Mason Jar Shakers
Favorite Afternoon Craft  Here

Who doesn't love a project you can finish in one afternoon and likely have all the supplies on hand for? These powdered sugar and cinnamon & sugar shakers are adorable and super easy! Score!

Last but not least....... 

Drum roll please.........

NYC Applelicious Glossy Lip Balms  Here

Yes, I realize these might look like a gift for my 10 year old niece, but trust me you'll be hooked. I love these babies! I literally have like 10 of them. They're really moisturizing (Shea Butter, Jojoba & avocado oil) while providing just a hint of shine and color. Check out all the colors at the link above. Color 350 - Blushing Golden is my very favorite - but I warn you it has a touch of shimmer. If that's not your thing and you're looking more for a great nude (wait....that didn't come out right.....) color 351 - Caramel Apple is what I'd recommend. Heck! At $2.59 - $2.99 each - Get 'em both! Remember, I want you to be happy!!! 

What are some of your favorite things? I'd love to hear in the comments!

Have a great weekend!


  1. Love that whole kitchen and living space! I'm sitting here in my family room trying to picture how I could create something like that in my house (I just need you guys to come to my house and decorate for me!) Thanks for the ideas, love the blog!!

  2. I know what you mean Shelly! I literally love everything about that space! Maybe I could schedule a little trip as a "business expense" and come help you decorate! :) I'm so glad you like the blog! Thanks for stopping by!