Thursday, September 24, 2020


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I think we have had the most beautiful weather ever this week and it keeps going and going!!! Yesterday I was even able to work outside as it was mildly warm and beautifully sunny and I was soaking up every second of it before we have to retreat inside for the winter. 

I have a girlfriend coming in to stay with us for the weekend and I am so excited. Our guest room has literally not been used since February and I have not seen her since December! My fiancé is going to grill out for us tomorrow night with something yummy and we are DEFINITELY going to watch the Father of the Bride Reunion (see more below) can't wait!

Other than that, it's the same old same old around here. I can't believe we only have one week of September left. Time is flying by. 

Wearing: I'm always asked about the white jeans you see in the above photos. They are one of my very favorite pairs and unfortunately, Ralph Lauren sold them for one season and I haven't seen them again. So, I wanted to highlight a pair that looks pretty darn similar! In the fall, I wear them ALL the time and especially with camel like you see in the photos above. 
Eating: Yesterday's post with the best chili recipe you will ever make. Seriously, it is INCREDIBLE! 

Reading: We are almost to October (which is crazy to me) and I've been really reading up and researching what's going on with holiday shopping this year. It's a super busy time of year for me business-wise and because this year is different than any other, I knew the holidays would be, too. This article is super helpful to break it down so you know what to expect in terms of buying gifts for people and all of the things that come with the holiday season. At the bottom of the article, it has shipping deadlines for each carrier. I'm someone that shops for gifts all year long but I know that isn't for everyone! I'll plan to start my gift guides in late October to better serve you (and make sure you are getting sale prices). I know that sounds crazy early, but this article confirms what I was suspecting. If there is anything in particular you'd love to see in terms of holiday/gifts/etc. let me know and I'll do my best to accommodate! 

Sale: I ordered this crewneck sweater for my fiancé on a whim and it arrived and I was blown away at the quality for the price. It's so pretty and classic and he loves it!

Watching: Netflix announced a Father of the Bride 'reunion' that is premiering tomorrow at 6pm EST and I CANNOT WAIT!!!! 

Listening: I love the new Bieber and Chance song!!

Loving: One of my favorite brands, Dudley Stephens, created a blanket out of their incredibly soft and warm fleece fabric. 100% of the money from these blankets will go directly to St. Jude. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. My sister was a Tri Delta in college and their philanthropy is St. Jude so she was always telling us all of the great things that St. Jude does for children. My fiancé's brother died from cancer when they were children so this (unfortunately) hits close to home. You get a beautiful and cozy blanket for the cold months ahead, and $98 is donated to St. Jude. It's certainly a win-win! I ordered one to send to my future mother-in-law in Ryan's memory. These blankets would also make really nice holiday gifts. 
Loving II: I shared this on stories yesterday, but I got this $12 workout tank and LOVE it. I only bought it in the first place because I needed to spend a little more to get free shipping and I can't believe what a stroke of luck! It's beyond soft and kind of feels like a cross between a soft cotton tank and a sweat-wicking workout fabric. The hem dips slightly lower in the back and it is just an all-around great basic to workout in. I accidentally ordered a size xs, but that ended up being a good thing, so size down one size! 
Wanting: Lots of cozy items on my radar this week! 

Smelling: My sister got me this perfume rollerball and I LOVE it. It's the perfect fall scent and it makes me so happy. 

Quoting: 'I love you. You're probably thinking "you don't even know me". But if people can hate for no reason, I can love.'// See more of my favorites, here.


Kelly C said...

Ok lots of thoughts today..

1. Can't wait to try that chili recipe, we love a good hearty meaty chili rather than brothy, so very excited about that.

2. CAN'T WAIT for the FOTB reunion, I'm very excited.

3. Very interesting article about the holiday shopping season. I'm aiming to be done by Thanksgiving, but didn't realize how much shipping would be affected this year, so thanks for the heads up! Also, can't wait for your gift guides, they're the BEST.

Hayden said...

Love the quote today!


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