Welcome to Friday Favorites, a series where we share our favorite decor, design inspiration, fashion finds, TV shows, recipes and more!
How has another week gone by already??! I can’t believe how fast time is flying! I have to admit I’m feeling a little behind lately with life, mom stuff, housework, and blog work. One thing I’m being distracted by? The plans for my new guest room!
I’ve never had one to decorate before but now there’s finally an empty room and I’m ridiculously excited to get started. Can’t wait to share more with you guys! 🙂
And now, let’s talk about all the fun things I’ve found this week!
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THINGS I LOVE IN DESIGN/DECOR
Before we get started, let’s talk holiday decor! I’m not one to rush each season, but I have to be honest, last year a few of the things I most wanted were sold out by the time I was ordering – in November! Having said that, I’m ordering a few of my have-to-have staples before they’re gone again this season – and I wanted to share them with you because I know some of you missed them last year, too!
This garland is my favorite and looks amazingly real as does this simple green wreath. They’re worth every penny – I’ve been using them over and over for years now. (Also, the garland now comes in 2 lengths rather than only one!) And these brass bells are another all-time favorite that everyone goes crazy for. They sell out every year – and right now they’re less than I paid years ago!!
I’ve been totally into cleaning and organizing this past week. I guess the realization that the holidays are coming, family will be staying here, and I will be getting even busier between now and then kicked me into gear! First up, was the bathrooms. I scrubbed and cleaned out every drawer and cupboard and boy, does it feel good! I found this container for my curling irons (it might be silly but I love it so much!) and this beauty container for organizing my drawers.
THINGS I’M WEARING/LOVING/WANTING
Things I’ve ordered lately and am loving – this cashmere sweater (on sale and I love the windowpane pattern), this striped zip-up (also on sale) and this color-block sweater (above – available here, too). And I’m crazy for these straight leg faux leather pants – so chic!
And for high-quality cashmere at amazing prices, you can’t beat Quince. This cashmere sweatshirt is the epitome of casual chic and comes in 10 colors. I’ve been dying for a pair of cashmere sweatpants and I love the idea of a matching outfit with the hoodie! I also just found out they sell a few pieces of jewelry – again at great prices (some is 14K and others are plated, but thicker and better quality than most). Love these classic earrings, this eternity necklace and this bar one.
THINGS I’M WATCHING/READING/LISTENING TO
I’m a huge lover of thrillers and this week I finished the most amazing page-turner. It’s called The Woman in the Window and I could hardly put it down!
The main character loves old thriller movies, like Vertigo, The Birds, and Rear Window and I have to say, it’s got me in the mood to watch a few this weekend! If you’ve never seen old Hitchcock movies, those are three of my favorites.
THINGS I’M MAKING/EATING/DRINKING
Is it soup time yet? Usually in the fall and winter months I try to make soup at least once a week. Some of our favorites are this Roasted Tomato Basil Soup, this Italian Wedding Soup, and this Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup is so yummy!!
This laundry room makeover is incredible!!
LOVE wood beams and would love to do this!
And if you missed it this week, I shared my porch all decked out for fall!
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