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Friday Favorites & Catch Up's

Okay, seriously. How are we halfway through October. LIKE, JUST NO. 

If I'm being honest though, I'm sort of excited because well, Christmas. I'm sorry guys. Can't help it. 

We still haven't even been on a hay ride, to a pumpkin patch or through a scary haunted house yet this fall season, I really need to get with it. We're going to try to cram all of it in this weekend. I'm excited! It's finally starting to feel like fall here in Maryland and I can't wait to get out and enjoy it. 

I'm just going to hop right into some of my favorite finds and things this week. I was super excited to see the tray I have under my Rae Dunn canisters at my coffee station is available again! I get asked about it pretty often so I was excited to see that it was back in stock. I love this tray because it has a vintage feel and is the perfect size for the canisters grouped together, it props them up a little more so that the space feels more put together. You can check it out here. 

I shared some of my favorite clothing finds of the week in my Instagram Stories, and I'm excited because the sweater I raved so much about is on SALE. I'm not a fashion blogger guys, and I typically just wear whatever is comfortable, but I still like cute stuff. This sweater is perfect because it's soft and long enough enough to be worn with leggings (or jeggings) but also cute enough that you can throw it on with some jeans.
Speaking of jeans, these are my new favorites by far! I'm not a fan of spending this much money on jeans but you guys, SO WORTH IT! I'm short so, it's tough to find high rise jeans that come up just the right amount on my without making me feel shorter than I already am. These are super soft, stretchy and have perfect "knee hole" placement!  I ordered in two more colors just because I'm worried they'll sell out or stop selling them. 

I feel like everyone needs these booties for only $30! Not only are they cute, they're comfortable too! A great dupe for some similar pairs I've seen and tried out and ahem, much more expensive places! 

Also get asked a few times a week about this mirror, I love it! And it's under $50. I like that it's easy and light I that I can easily move it, but also like that it fits in with the farmhouse style theme I have going on here. You can check it out here!

I'm obsessing over campfire mugs and have been asked a ton this week about this one I got from Pretty Collected. 
I can't wait to get my hands on a few Christmas ones, how cute is this witches brew? I NEED all of them! 

I know lots of you have been asking about this yummy chunky knit throw blanket I got from Artizen Home, but I get that it is expensive, and while I 100% Believe it's gorgeous and worth the money I wanted to find an alternative more budget friendly option for those of you looking to get a similar look. this one is only $30, and has a similar knit pattern, and this one here is super similar and less than $100! 
If you're looking for a GREAT Halloween read- this book is for you! How To Hang A Witch is one of my favorite books and I read it every year around this time. It's such a great quick read and it's for sure a page turner, so snuggle up with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and DIVE IN! I think you'll love it! Also, wanted to let you guys know that my favorite tray is back in stock and ready to ship! It comes and goes periodically but I wanted to share for those that have been asking but haven't had a chance to get their hands on one yet! 

Whew, I didn't realize I had so much to share this week! Who knew! I'm working like heck to get the master bedroom at least presentable, this weekend was busy with running the kiddos around, but I can't wait to show you guys the completed space! 

I sure hope you all have a great weekend!
Thanks for always sticking around and being so supportive of me and all of my adventures, It really does mean so much to me and I am so thankful everyday!

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Cute Camo & My Picks from the American Eagle Sale!

Okay ya'll so I'm not a fashion blogger, I don't want to be a fashion blogger (I mean gosh, those girls put in SO much work!!!) however, I do wear clothes. Sometimes, I get into my basic leggings, t-shirt, ripped jeans funk and need some new cute clothes to pull me out of it. I'm also honestly always raving about American Eagle, Honestly, I've overlooked it for years but after a back to school shopping trip with Nick I was like, okay, wow. They actually have pretty cute stuff for affordable prices! Although I'm not fancy and my sense of style is basically just me putting on some ripped jeans and converse, I know some of you can appreciate affordable leggings, sweatshirts and tees. So I thought I would put a post together with some of my favorites and share with you babes!

Instead of sharing and rambling for 3 hours over on my instagram, I figured I'd pop in real fast and drop some of my favorites from today's sale at American Eagle! Seriously, you guys. Don't knock it til you try it. 

If you've been obsessing over camo like I have lately, I know ya'll can appreciate this cute camo sweatshirt

I have this one and am absolutely obsessed with how soft & cozy it is! It's long enough to wear with leggings, or short enough to pull off with jeans without looking super frumpy, pair it with some black skinnies and some cute booties and you're all set! 

I also just picked up these camo skinnies :
..and am dying to get them! I think they'll look cute with a basic white tee like this one
Speaking of skinnies, I have talked about these so much your ears are probably bleeding. But I mean, I LOVE them and I basically feel like I'm wearing pajamas when I have them on, seriously, soft as butter and super stretchy, perfect to wear on Mexican & Margs night..you have one of those too, right? 
this pair is super distressed and yummy! Again, stretchy, cute & fashionable jeans that don't cost $100. Winning. 
tons of cute sweaters too that you NEED. I live in this  I picked up on sale for $27! Perfect shade of pink, great with leggings or jeans and super soft, lived in and COMFORTABLE! It's fully stocked in all sizes so snag it while ya can!

Slipper boots, because duh, everyone needs a good comfy pair of slipper boots! Do you think anyone would notice if I wore these to the grocery store?

So what do you guys think? What are your favorites? Have you purchased any of these goodies previously? I'm dying to know alllll the dets! Shoot me a message or drop a comment below!


USE CODE OCTOBER for up to $50 off your order! 
Can be used with current sale items! 
You can also shop this handy dandy scroll below! 

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Friday Favorites & Catch Ups!

Hey beauties! Every week I'm all, "I can't believe it's time for Friday Favorites again, already." and this week is no different, seriously, before we know it Christmas will be here. GASP. Did I just say the word Christmas? I so did, I can't help it. I was up late last night pinning Christmas decor and cussing myself the whole time. I knew what I was doing was totally wrong but I couldn't stop myself. HA! I totally believe we rush things but Christmas is just THE best and I like to enjoy it for as long as possible, ya know? That being said, I do love Halloween so, I'm taking a breather and reminding myself to enjoy the moment that I'm in right now instead of worrying and stressing about what's ahead. I really struggle with that sometimes and need to take a step back and take note of my current surroundings. 

This week was a good week, it got away from me before I was even able to blink, but I did finally get the house sort of spooky for Halloween. I also had a few extra minutes to throw a tablescape together, and I was really in love with how it turned out. It was raining almost everyday so Nick didn't have football and my motivation wasn't on high but I still managed to knock some stuff off the to do list. 

So many goodies to share with you guys today! I always try to do a little research on the weeks stats and most liked posts to share the things that you guys either ask about the most, or things that are purchased the most. That way I don't end up sharing random things that you guys care NOTHING about. Ha! 

Okay so let's get started, I shared this space on Instagram and got asked a ton about the bats, I found mine here and we used them everywhere here at our "Haunted Farmhouse" Sav had so much fun pretty much plastering them any and everywhere she could. 

I've been using clothing in my home decor for awhile, and some of you are probably like, "Laurie, what on earth are you talking about, have you just completely lost your mind?" and the answer is yes, yes I have..BUT Scarves make awesome home decor! I've used them to add some pattern and color to buffet table displays, porch decor and even, most recently as a table runner on our dining room table. I used this one and I love the colors for fall, but they'd also work really week if you're planning to do a neutral theme for Christmas! Or you could even do something crazier, like you know, WEAR IT. 
I also managed to snag some fresh eucalyptus from my gramma, we don't have any grocery stores or flower shops really that sell it around here, unfortunately, and if you're like me, then fake is the next best thing, these stems are the next best thing and the good thing about the faux is that it never dies and you can use it forever! Honestly, it's a win win! 

I wasn't able to find my exact black & white check hand towel but I did find something similar here and here.
Moving on to this weeks style deals, I just have to share every time I find a good deal on T-Shirts, and this gray one is now a basic staple in my wardrobe. I have soooo many tee's it's disturbing but I'm really picky about them, I don't like them to be too baggy, or too tight, and I don't like the sleeves to be too long or too short and I don't like when they're scratchy or not soft. See, I'm not kidding when I told you I'm picky. But I found this cute washed v-neck shirt and it is absolutely perfect! I also snagged it in pink. Even better is that it's on sale through the weekend for $15!

I am obsessing so hard over these bralettes

They are SO pretty and actually give ya a little lift, ya know what I'm saying? I just bought it in black and maroon and can't wait to wear them! They're so cute under sweaters and the perfect layering piece. Maybe one day soon it'll be cool enough to actually wear sweaters here? Until then I just layer them under my t-shirts and I love that they aren't bumpy even with the cute lace pattern. 

And because ya'll know I live in black leggings I just have to share every time my favorite leggings go on sale! You guys, these are $12!!! 
The quality is amazing, they're super comfy and NOT see through and the best part is that they suck you in in all the right places. I'm not ashamed to admit, mama needs a little bit of that. There are several colors available, not just black! So pop over and check em out- here. YOU SERIOUSLY WILL LOVE THEM and you can't beat the price, if you buy them you HAVE to let me know what you think! 

I LIVE in this gray hoodie with thumb holes! Even though its sold out in gray (bummer) they still have several colors available, the black & white striped one is super cute! It's so soft and comfy without being hot. I have it in pink, gray and black. A must if you love comfies! 

Last week I shared my absolute favorite booties, like ever. I have a hard time finding booties that aren't stiff and that move with me, these are literally like walking on a cloud and so amazing! I absolutely love them! They're a little pricier than what I typically spend on shoes, but SO worth it and the fact that they're on sale helps! 

You can check them out, and see all the colors here. 

Now I have to go finish up painting the master bedroom so that hopefully I can have the big reveal for you here on the blog sometime next week! I can't wait to share it with you! I've been working with so many little shops that I think you guys will just LOVE! 

Whew, that was a lot. I told you it was a busy week. But seriously, so many good deals and finds, right? I'm so excited to share all sorts of my life with you and just want to thank you all so much for being so accepting of the changes I've brought to the blog and Instagram the past few weeks. I honestly can't thank you all enough for your support, always! 

Happy Weekend!

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Friday Favorites & Catch Up's

HOW IS TIME GOING SO FAST? I feel like I just wrote last weeks Friday Favorites post like, 5 minutes ago. This is such a busy time of year for us, with the kids back in school I honestly feel like the days are over before they even start. I absolutely love these Friday Favorites posts though because I love sharing things I love with all of you, For the record, I don't share anything I don't stand 110% behind. I also love getting the chance to catch-up. 

This week I'm really obsessing over these super yummy candles from Cozy Home Candle 
but more specifically, this coffee house scented one. I have had such a hard time finding a candle that actually smells like coffee, is that weird I want a candle that smells like coffee? Ha. I feel like this one burns so nicely and the scent is so yummy and authentic! WIN. You can pop over to the Cozy Home site and use code GLAM15 for 15% off any candle order. Autumn Harvest is another great one to try out if you're wanting another recommendation!
The buffalo check dish towel is from Magnolia but last season.. wahhhh! I can't even find a dupe ANYWHERE, BUT I do love these adorable hand towels from @PCB Home, they're super adorable and I have several of them, they also have the cutest pillow covers, so if you're in the market, check em out and let me know what you think!

Speaking of coffee I've been obsessed with making my own PSL'S this season! I love the Starbucks Cafe Blend for my Keurig and I've been drinking it all week. I picked mine up at Target but you can click the link if you can't find it in stores. I know some of you guys said you didn't have local stores that sold out. 

I shared my new favorite denim jeans on my insta feed earlier in the week and I totally stand behind saying that they're my new favorite denim jeans. 
Honestly, they fit so well. I'm a shortie, and have the worst time finding jeans with stretch that don't bag out by the end of the day. It totally helps that these are under $50 bucks. They're the perfect amount of distressed and are SO comfortable. I seriously LIVE in them. 

Now some catch ups!

1. Do you and Nick share photos of your flip houses?
Nick is reallllllly super private, he hates social media, I'm not kidding when I tell you he hates it. He is understanding of me and my love of it though and he leaves doesn't ask questions when I'm asking to repaint yet another room, We're very thankful that we've been able to flip house so successfully these past few years. It's something we enjoy very much. However, we don't currently have a page dedicated to our house flips. I'm not really sure why? It's just not something I've ever thought about doing. Maybe we'll make a page for pictures of all of our flips in the future but for now, the answer is, Nope! We currently don't share pictures of our flips, except for occasionally on Facebook. 

2. Where is the stand you have your flowers on by your sink from?
I've had the stand for a pretty long time and love it, it's actually cake stand and I love it so much I have two of them. I'm not sure why but I had tons of questions about it this week. Thankfully even though I've had it forever it's still available. 

3. What are your favorite NYX lip gloss colors?
I've shared these so much so often that I forget I might have new people watching my stories every time I share. It's not a secret I'm OBSESSED with NYX and the entire brand actually (some products are better than others but that's another post for another time..) I have every color possible, I swear, but my favorites are Fortune CookieMaple Blondie & Creme Brulee

This week I shared two dinner recipes that are my absolute favorites! We loved this easy Baked Ziti (please don't judge the dirty pans and mess..I alas am not a food blogger, but I tried, like..really hard.) 

I usually jot down the questions I get asked but this week I didn't and now my mind is BLANK hahahahaha I'M SORRY. 

I feel like it's been a fairly low key week social media wise, which isn't a bad thing! Next week I'll be doing a Halloween Themed Friday Favorites post and I'm so excited to share my favorite Halloween finds of the season with you guys! Who's excited for all the bloody candle sticks and fake bat wings? Well...when I put it like that. 

Happy Friday, make sure you drink a glass or two (of water, or wine..but preferably wine!) for me this weekend! Cheers!
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