Friday Favorites – Weekly Inspiration

Welcome to Friday Favorites, a series where we share our favorite decor, design inspiration, movies, podcasts, fashion finds and more! And though it wonโ€™t all be French, some of it definitely will!

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving full of food, fun, and family! Ours was small but wonderful. We ate way too much, drank yummy wines, watched movies, laughed and the boys watched some football. My favorite part was that we skipped making the mashed potatoes, haha! Everyone agreed we didn’t need them because there are so many sides we like more, and it was one less thing to make = yay!

Now let’s talk Friday Favorites – we’ve got lots of great things to share this week! From a great decor find, to a favorite movie, recipe, or podcast, to a wonderful thing to wear โ€“ I share anything that strikes me as interesting or fun or that you might love, too! ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

THINGS I LOVE IN DESIGN/DECOR

If you’ve been here awhile then I’m sure you know Marie Flanigan is one of my favorite designers. She can do no wrong in my eyes, and this beautiful home tour is no exception!

 

And since today is Black Friday, I thought I’d share a few specials with you! When I was a kid, we used to shop on this day but I haven’t been to a mall on Black Friday in years. The crowds really get to me, and most of the deals can be found online these days! So my plan for today is to finish my shopping (on the couch), listen to Christmas music and indulge in some more pumpkin pie! ๐Ÿ˜‰

To begin with, several of the items from my own gift guides are now on sale (or further sale) so I’m sharing those. And also, a few really great deals on some favorites have come up, as well as specials on tech that I’m buying or wishing for this year!

A few of my favorite items are on sale at Pottery Barn! These stockings (which sell out every year), these coasters were in my Gift Guide (and are now $18), and this marble cheese board is the perfect gift! (now $37)

And one of my favorite stores McGee & Co. has 20% off everything (which is rare!) McGee has beautiful items but it does run a little higher than some other sites which is why I love to take advantage because this is one of their few sales! I love these brass boxes (they’re in the family room), I use this vase all the time, this wood bowl is beautiful (and would make a great gift), love these wood bread boards, this gorgeous wreath, and this doormat is oh so cute!

In the tech world the Apple AirPods Pro are the lowest they’ve been all season, as is this ice maker, this robot vacuum we love is 40% off, and my Kindle is on sale, too! Also, I featured several items from Anthropologie and the entire site is now 30% off! That includes these cheese markers and this cute brass tray.

 

THINGS Iโ€™M WEARING/LOVING/WANTING

We just got an invitation to a small holiday party which has me ridiculously excited! How fun is it going to be to dress up for the first time in two years? So… I’ve been perusing for a new, festive outfit to wear! I’m loving the idea of a midi skirt and sweater or a jumpsuit. J.Crew has 40% off everything so I ordered a few choices from there along with a couple of other options.

I’m going to wear this gorgeous velvet skirt, or this pleated one, or this basic silky style (love that this can be worn so many ways!) To go with it, I’ve ordered this sweater, and this one, or I might pick this blouse. And I adore these shoes! They’re sparkly and fun, get great reviews and I love that it’s a sturdy heel. Or I might go with a pointed bootie.

Combine that with great earrings like these, these, or this great pair along with an adorable clutch and you’ve got a perfect holiday party outfit!

You could also swap out the skirt for these cute velvet pants! Or if you happen to be invited to something a little dressier, I love this dress (imagine how many places this could be worn!), and this jumpsuit, or this one.

 

THINGS Iโ€™M WATCHING/READING/LISTENING TO

And this is the first weekend of holiday movie watching over here! (Just don’t tell the kids that I snuck and watched The Holiday last weekend when my husband was out of town, haha!) Nothing makes me happier than that movie!

My other favorite holiday movies are Love Actually, and of course, the king of all holiday movies, It’s a Wonderful Life!

 

THINGS Iโ€™M MAKING/EATING/DRINKING

Since there are always leftovers from Thanksgiving, let’s talk what to do with them! When I tire of the same plate of food, I make this Turkey Chowder and it’s so yummy. And of course, sandwiches are a given but how about this panini? It looks next-level delicious!

 

RANDOM THOUGHTS

This Instagram account is one of my favorites to follow. I love her sweet farmhouse style and her photography is stunning!

 

This is what happens when you walk (at least) a mile a day. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

If you missed them, this week I shared my Tech/Gadget Gift Guide and my Christmas mantel (with a garland tutorial!)

 

Happy Friday!

Sheila
xo

 

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