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The top finds from September!

Hey friends! Happy hump day! I can't believe September is over and a new month is beginning already, I feel like September lasted literally 12 seconds. What's up with that?!

October is one of my favorite months though. I love Halloween and everything that comes with it. It's such a fun month! 

Whenever a new month begins and an old one ends I like to reflect back on my brand content to get a feel about what you guys enjoyed. A lot of times this helps me plan new content for the upcoming months. This also helps me share things that you guys actually want to hear about. It's so important to me to continue to connect with you guys, after all that's why I'm here and that's why I love blogging so much. 

So without further ado I wanted to reflect today on the top purchased items from last month and also share some of my favorites as well! 

10. Y'all really seem to enjoy my try on sessions this month that I share on Instagram, which made me so happy because I really do enjoy doing them with you guys I feel like I'm just trying on clothes with a friend. One of the top purchased clothing items this month was the super cozy and soft fleece jacket that I found at Abercrombie & Fitch. The jacket is so cozy versatile and comes in tuns of color options for reference I got a size small. So I feel like the jacket is definitely true to size, but if you think you'll be wearing top underneath of it I would suggest going up one size.

9. Moving on to home decor, I shared one of my favorite cozy throws for the upcoming cooler months. It's under $20 comes in tons of color options and is so yummy and soft. It's no surprise that's so many of you snagged one. I love that you guys share a throw pillow and throw blanket obsession with me! 

8. Sticking with the home decor trend, a lot of you all snagged one of my favorite tiered trays when I shared them at such a steal. I love this tray so much because it's so versatile and I can decorate it for the seasons. It also feels such an empty space that I have on my Island Bar but can also be used in bathrooms on tables and on Buffets. If you love to decorate for holidays but don't like to go out a tray similar to this one is a great place to start!

7. A few weeks ago I did an Amazon try on session and it was probably my best one to date. Lots of you guys have been wanting to order from Amazon for a while you just worried about quality. So I snagged lots of items in deals to find the best ones for you guys. I really do love these comfy tee's They come in tons of colors and there is still coming in at just 15 bucks. I really love to wear these with bralettes because they are super cute off the shoulder.

6. It will probably come as no surprise to you that my favorite sweater leggings are on this list. I share them a ton of because I really do love them so much! They're so comfy and cozy and I'm all about that life LOL. I got my normal size small in these because I feel they're made a bit big. However I don't feel that they stretch out and no matter how many times you wash them they stay super soft, that's why I snagged them in three colors! 

5. Back to Amazon, I shared this cozy pink pullover sweater and I'm absolutely obsessed. It is so soft, is fleece lined, and perfect for chilly fall days and nights. It comes in several different colors, and I got an extra small for reference in sizing.

4. Okay I think I can conclude that y'all really love Amazon since so many Amazon finds are on this list. It's no secret I love love love Zella leggings. However they can be pricey, so I was really excited to find a more budget-friendly option. The leggings are incredibly similar and made of almost the same fabric. If you're looking for a great pair of black leggings that suck and Tuck these are made for you. And they're just under 23 bucks! And like seemingly everything else on Amazon they come in tons of different colors. I got a medium to be safe, and they fit just fine. However if I ordered another pair I would get a small. Just because they are a little loose around my ankles.

3. It's pretty safe to say y'all just love everything but especially holidays like I do. Last year I shared this amazing Garland I snagged at Walmart for such a steal. By the time I shared it though it was sold out online and in basically every store. So when I saw it was back this year I knew I had to share. So that y'all didn't miss out on the deal. It's so well made for the cost and it's perfect if you have a big space and need more than one Garland strand. If you've been looking definitely snag this one because it will sell out and like me you'll probably be kicking yourself for not getting more. 

2. I snagged this Buffalo check doormat for underneath my rug by my front door. I love the layered rug look right now and well Buffalo check anything. I love buffalo check because I feel like you can use it in Fall decor and Halloween decor and even in Christmas decor if you're crafty enough. So this is literally a purchase that will get you through all the holidays. 

1. And the number one purchased item in September from the Glam Farmhouse readers was........


Yes slippers but I honestly can't say that I'm surprised because like I said I know you all are about that cozy comfy life like me, I got these cozy slippers on Amazon and have literally been wearing them 24/7 since. They're so soft!! And they were perfect as my slipper collection. Yes I said slipper collection. It's getting really all I feel like I have more slippers than I do actual shoes and I think that says a lot about me as a person. LOL I got a medium in these slippers and I normally a size 7 and 1/2 to an 8 in shoe size. I feel like these are the perfect fit. So if you want to feel like you're walking on a cloud definitely snag these!!

So there you have it guys! The top 10 items purchased from y'all in September. It's safe to say we are a lot alike, and we all like our comfies, and our throw blankets! 

Looking forward to a really fun and great October. I have lots of fun things planned for the month and I can't wait to share with you guys. I can't thank you enough for your continued support and kindness. It seriously mean so much to me and I wish I could give you all a big ole hug to THANK YOU!!! 

The Secret to making pumpkins last through the season!

Hey guys! Yesterday on Instagram I shared a few tips for keeping your real pumpkins alive
throughout the Fall season! And by throughout the fall season, I mean at least until the end of Thanksgiving.

 I actually discovered this trick a few years ago and have been doing it for the past 2 years.
My pumpkins always last through the season and I'm always able to feed them to the Sheep when the
season is over because they're still fresh.

I prefer this method to using Vaseline or bleach for that reason.
The Sheep like to eat them and I can't  feed them to them if they're covered in bleach and Vaseline.
So this way I'm able to keep them looking fresh and pretty for a long time and they can still eat them.
It's a win-win!

So there are a few different ways you can keep them alive and looking fresh for a longer amount of time.

Step 1-  as soon as you buy your pumpkins at the store and bring them home,
bring them into your kitchen and put them in the sink.
I always have a good scrub brush on hand and love my scrub brush from Grove collaborative.
I use Mrs. Meyers apple cider dish soap but you can use any dish soap you have on hand.
After you scrub your pumpkins wipe them down with a paper towel until they're dry.
Make sure they're good and dry before you move on to step 2.

Step 2-  now that your pumpkins are for the most part clean, you can do one of two things.
You can soak them in about 1 cup of bleach and water until they're covered for about an hour.  
This will sanitize the pumpkin and kill any bacteria still living on it.
Bleach is a great way to keep your pumpkins alive longer if you won't be eating them we're
feeding them to animals at the end of the season.
I knew I had to find another option.

Drum roll please.......

Olive oil!!!

So I take about 1 teaspoon or tablespoon depending on the size of your pumpkins and
how many you're doing, and a clean cloth and wipe the pumpkins with olive oil
It doesn't matter what kind. Any olive oil will do.
Olive oil acts as a protective barrier and for some reason
I noticed the squirrels don't bother my pumpkins at all when they're covered in olive oil.
I use olive oil for lots of things so it only made sense to try it out on pumpkins to.
Another plus to using olive oil besides just helping them last a little longer,
the olive oil gives them a little extra shine and brings out the beautiful colors!

That’s it you're done!  

See! Who knew it would be so easy to keep your pumpkins alive and help them last a little longer
so you can enjoy them all through October and into November!
If you have any tips or tricks for keeping calm he's alive longer I would love to hear them!
Drop a comment for me below or message me on Instagram I love hearing from you guys!  
if you've tried this method already I'd love to hear what you think about it and if it works for you!

Happy fall ya'll!

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How To eBay!

(This post is sponsored by eBay but as always all opinions are true and my own!)

It's seriously no secret that ya girl loves to do some online shopping. As a busy momma, I need to make my life easier and let's be honest, the fact that I can shop online with or without pants is super convincing. Something else I love is finding good deals on my favorite home decor! I buy SO much on eBay but up until recently didn't realize just how awesome the deals are. I love the selection, the prices and just how easy it is to shop the site! PLUS they have some killer sales! 

Like DID YOU KNOW that 69% of items on eBay ship for free?! I used to think that eBay was only used or old stuff but 81% of the products listed are actually brand new and can be purchased with the super easy 'BUY IT NOW' option. See, ya learn something new everyday! 

Lately, I've been checking the Home & Garden sales & events page  DAILY making sure I don't miss a good sale! I've also been snagging lots of certified refurbished goodies at up to 50% the cost of buying something brand new. You can check out the daily deals on eBay here. 

Since we only have hardwood floors here at the Scardina Casa I was super excited to see the SHARK ROCKET vacuum I have for a STEAL offered during on of their recent sales & events. Honestly ya'll I hate vacuuming and well, cleaning in general but this thing makes my life SO much easier since it's so light! Perfect for hardwood floors! But also great if you have lots of area rugs like I do. 

I recently snagged the softest sheets EVER HERE for less than $30 ya'll. I love them so much I ended up buying a few more sets to give away for Christmas gifts, because I mean, WHO DOESN'T LOVE SOFT SHEETS? 

ALSO-probably my favorite purchase to date is this super perfect bathtub tray! I can't even begin to tell you how lux it feels to soak in the tub and have my books, wine & phone handy, but it also holds my favorite candle perfectly as you can see! 

I was also super excited to see they have my enamel bread bin on the site, along with lots of other goodies in my kitchen. I get asked a ton about it so I was excited to see it on eBay. I used to use it mine for bread storage but now I keep my cookbooks in it. I seriously do love it! And that it doubles in practicality & prettiness!

Some tips & tricks for snagging the best deals?
1. Don't underestimate refurbished anything! I've snagged so many goodies for half the price because they were refurbished and not brand new, search for products that are CERTIFIED REFURBISHED.
2. Type NEW beside the product you're looking for in the search bar to make sure you're getting a brand new product. You can also add the "FREE SHIPPING" filter which I personally love because I hate paying shipping. 
3. CHECK YOUR SELLERS RATINGS. This sounds obvious but this is a great way to make sure you'll get the product you've purchased and that it's as described. 

I honestly LOVE eBay and I think ya'll will be surprised to see all the deals offered daily on the site! Have you shopped eBay before?!
So NOW I'VE GOTTA KNOW. How do you eBay?!!


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5 easy athleisure outfits for Fall!

Hey guys! Happy Friday! I'm so glad it's the weekend. I feel like this week went so slow
but at the same time it went fast. I know that doesn't make any sort of sense. I
feel like I was busy but can't tell you guys what I was busy doing because I don't know. Haha.
If you follow me on Instagram then you know that I've been doing a couple of try on sessions
usually on Thursdays every week and then sharing in my stories on Instagram.
It's been really fun and I've enjoyed sharing some of my favorite clothes with you guys.
I'm not a style or fashion blogger by any means.
But I do love cute clothes well as long as they're comfortable and cute. S
o today I thought it would be fun to share a couple of my favorite athleisure outfits with you guys from
The Fall season.
My style is super simple and basic I love t-shirt and jeans and lots and lots and lots of leggings.
By the way anyone that says leggings aren't pants can fight me.
And I will win because guess what I'm wearing leggings as pants usually at least.

For reference when considering sizing I am 5’2 34d chest and a 26-inch waist I weigh 126 lb on a
good day at least and typically am A size 4 to 6 in jeans and an extra small or small in most tops.

I hope that helps even just a little bit with sizing when referencing these outfits.

OUTFIT #1- The first outfit is super basic but it's easily one of my favorites, I love leggings that can be
dressed up or down and I'm obsessing over thermals just because they're so soft and comfy especially i
f you get the right one. In this one I'm wearing an extra small and the fit is a little bit oversized.
I love that I can be dressed up or down with denim or leggings.

This outfit is probably my favorite of all five. Only because these camo joggers are the softest things
I've ever put on in my life. They're fleece-lined and super cozy and soft also they are an Amazon find!
 I've really been loving all of my Amazon fashion finds lately.
These tops from American Eagle are my favorite basic tees for winter.
They're super light, but not too thick or heavy. And can easily be dressed up or down.
Plus they're very budget-friendly and come in tons of colors.

These Hometown sweatshirts are so cozy and soft. They're perfect for pairing with leggings because
they're a little longer in the back. I like that they're not too thick or heavy but still really warm and cozy.
For reference I'm wearing an extra small because it it's made a little over sized.
I paired it with my favorite  maroon colored leggings and they have a fun little lace detail.
the leopard print sneaks are super comfy and I got them for under 14 bucks on Amazon.
Hashtag winning!

During the try on session so many of you said this one was your favorite!
I think it's because of the cute colors of the pullover sweater and the soft and cozy fleece.
Also these Nikes are THE BEST!
I'm not usually a sneakers kind of girl but these are so comfy I never want to take them off.
The pullover comes in lots of color options and I'm wearing a size small for reference.

Last but not least, I really really really am loving these faux leather leggings so much!
I really feel like they can be dressed up or down for a fun night out and they take the most
basic outfit to the next level.
They're super comfortable, and suck in all the wrong things so that you only see the right ones!
Keep in mind you should size up in these! I'm normally a small & got a M!
I paired it with a basic Grey tee shirt,  and my favorite camo jacket.
As you can probably tell I'm really loving camo lately!

Soooo what do you guys think, which one is your favorite?
I love to hear your thoughts, drop your comments or questions for me below or message me on Instagram.

You can shop everything from this post by clicking below! WHOO HOO! HAPPY SHOPPING!

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