2016 I Love Fall TAG!

It’s TIME! My favorite season is upon us, and I’ve already been enjoying it SO much!  I tag everyone! I love these type posts & especially all things fall!

Happy Fall Y’all!

1.)  Bath and Body Works candles or Yankee candles?

Bath and Body Works! Fall candles are the best no matter where they are from.. but B&BW has some of my all time favs: Here are my top 3!

  1. SWEATER WEATHER. OK stocking up on this and burning it year round. By far my favorite candle scent EVER. It’s so crisp & clean and makes the ENTIRE house smell good.
  2. Marshmallow Fireside. Yum. Smells like marshmallow-y outdoors.
  3. Flannel. My Fiance loves this one the most! It’s got a cologne smell, but not too over powering. Just the right amount of cuddly goodness.


2.)  Fav fall accessory?

These booties! Snatched them up for $27.99 at TJMaxx & been wearing them constantly since the weather has gotten cooler. I LOVE booties for fall.

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3.) Uggs or Moccasins?

I’ve never owned either.. but probably the slipper type moccasins.

4.) Fuzzy socks or knee socks?

Fuzzy!

5.) North Face or Columbia?

North Face.

6.)  Favorite Fall food?

Soooo many.  Comfort food wise I love stuffing and mashed potatoes.. for sweets I love apple crisp & pumpkin pie!

7.)  Red or Pink lips?

Pink/nude. I never have worn red lips before!

8.) Winged eyeliner or bold eyeshadow?

Bold eyeshadow. Darker browns & maroons are fun in the fall!

9.) Apple pie or brownies?

Apple CRISP. With vanilla ice cream ❤

10.) Would you rather cook the food or eat it?

I’m not a good cook.. so I’m going with eat it. However, in the fall I do get the itch now and then to make semi-homemade goodies 🙂

 

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Home Decor Favorites; Rustic + Cozy: Gratitude Challenge Week 4

Hello! This week’s 8 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge! is a fun one!

Week 4: Your home

Home decor is my guilty pleasure. Since moving into my own home back in February I’ve gone a little nuts in the decor department. I just love the feeling of a clean, well decorated home! I can’t be alone on this one!

I feel very fortunate, blessed, and proud of myself for buying my own home at the age of 22. My fiance and I worked our butts off and reached our goal together. When we moved in I knew exactly what “feel” I was going for. Rustic, but classic. Chic, but quirky. And above all COMFORTABLE! So I’m going to share some of my favorite pieces and tips I’ve accumulated over the past 7 months to make your home cozy!

Some of my favorite stores are Home Goods, At Home, Kirkland’s and Walmart. I’ll have links at the bottom if I can find them. Enjoy!

Craving Cozy?! Here are some tips I’ve picked up. 

  • Pillows, Pillows, more pillows. Don’t be afraid to mix & match patterns.
  • Throw blankets. I’m a blanket addict. Blankets give a comforting vibe.
  • Mini-Succulents. Add some green! I love these mini succulents to add a little natural element to your home.
  • Personal pictures. Decorate with your life! Show off some of your favorite memories. Personal pictures make your house feel more like a home.
  • Monograms/Letters. I think these are so cute. It puts a personal touch on things but in a classy way. I have numerous “R’s” in my house 🙂
  • CANDLES. This is a must. Making the room smell nice with a candle is always cozy and inviting.
  • Natural light. I LOVE natural light. I try not to have the bulbs on as much as I can. For one you’ll save on that electric bill $$$$ and for two it gives a softer, more calming vibe. Nothing I hate more than florescent lights!

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Some of my favorites:

Sauder Cottage Road TV Stand Walmart

Throw Blankets and Pillows – At Home (they have every color pillow you can imagine)

Faux Mini- Succulents Mine are from target but you can find these everywhere now!

Join in on the 8 Week Challenge!

Week 1: Why start this challenge?

Week 2: Your spouse/significant other

Week 3: Someone who inspires you

Week 4: Your home

Week 5: Your heritage

Week 6: Music you love

Week 7: Something you created

Week 8: Did this challenge change you?

What are your favorite cozy pieces and favorite home decor stores? I love new ideas!

25 Days Of Christmas!

This year I’m joining in on 25 Days of Christmas! It’s a fun way to share your favorites about this time of year 🙂 Lately I’ve been very stressed and overwhelmed and just not into the “holiday spirit” but now that it’s officially December 1st, I’m forcing myself to snap out of it! I’m hoping this will also help me dedicate more time to my blog, because I really do enjoy it! So, I’m not promising I will post everyday up until Christmas, but I am promising that when I do post (I’m aiming for 3-4 times a week) there will be something Christmas related! I’m excited so start spreading the holiday cheer! I’m starting out with answering the question “What are you most excited for this Christmas?”

Welllllll… a lot of things! I have a few fun holiday dinners planned with old friends that I don’t see as much as I’d like to which I’m super excited about, as well as family get togethers which are always my favorite. Especially since we have a baby in the family now, I want to soak up all the time I can get with him! ❤ Of course I’m veryyy excited for the FOOD. Thanksgiving and Christmas food and desserts are the best! I’m hoping to do a little baking of my own this year. I’m also super pumped about my year end break at work coming up December 24-January 4th. Talk about some much needed relaxation time! I plan to sleep a lot, get some things done that I’ve been putting off like clean out my closet, and organize my makeup, and hopefully start house hunting! I already have a few New Years resolutions in mind, can’t wait to share them 🙂

Sorry about the long text-post.. if you read that all, kudos! 😉 Here’s a picture of my nephew to make you smile, because I know he sure makes me smile! He’s so dang cute and snuggly, I cant stand it!

Happy Monday!

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TGIF + What I Wore This Week Challenge!

TGIF! For some reason this week seemed endless. Maybe it’s because I’ve been feeling like total crap lately.. 😦 NO FUN. But It’s going to be a fun weekend, and I’m excited to share come Sunday! This week I decided to participate in Amanda Bella’s “What I Wore This Week Challenge” #WIWTWABChallenge! I’m not going to lie my style needs work. I gravitate towards easy, and comfortable pieces and usually rotate my favorites every week. It was fun to put a bit more thought into what I wear knowing I had to snap a selfie! p.s. don’t mind my work badge in every picture, the bathrooms have good mirrors 😉

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These outfits are Monday-Thursday from left to right 🙂

Monday: Sweater- Tilly’s// Black Jeans- Kohl’s// Boots- Target

Tuesday: Top- American Eagle// Black Jeans- Kohl’s// Boots- Target

Wednesday: Blazer- Forever21// Floral Tank- Forever21// Black Pants- Maurices// Booties- Target

Thursday: Sweater- Tilly’s// Black Leggings- Forever21// Boots- Target

Gold/Blue Necklace//Target

Phone Case//Target

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Nothing crazy, and definitely not what I would call trendy, but simple, comfortable and easy for everyday at work. I’m hoping to build up my wardrobe and focus on getting solid pieces that you can mix and match with. Hope you enjoy! Thank you, Amanda for the challenge! 🙂 Happy Friday everyone!

Snapshot Sunday!

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My sister The Grady Bunch Blog & I decided to start up a Sunday tag called Snapshot Sunday! Sunday’s are all about reflection on the weekend and getting your ducks in a row for the upcoming week. It is definitely one of my favorite days of the week! So we collaborated and created this cute logo to go along with the series. Feel free to grab the image and join in on Snapshot Sunday! Can’t wait to hear about everyone’s weekends & what you are looking forward to this week! 🙂

This weekend was another good one for me! Friday Everett and I got back from our mini-vaca and were LAZY. We hung around the house, did laundry, and did a quick Target run because I forgot my pillow at the hotel.. oops.. luckily it wasn’t my favorite pillow and I was just waiting for a good excuse to buy a new down pillow, so there you have it, a great excuse for a new pillow!

Saturday, we slept in and then went to Chick-Fil-A for lunch with my dad and sisters. My dad had never been to Chick-Fil-A (I know, crazy) so we decided it would be a good idea to finally introduce him to the delicious-ness. After that my sisters and I bought ingredients for baking festive cupcakes for Halloween. They turned out AMAZING & so easy.. I’m savoring my last 2 in the fridge. We used: One box of spice cake mix, half a can of pumpkin puree, and cream cheese frosting topped with a candy corn pumpkin. SOOO YUMMY & so moist! If you’re looking for something delicious and easy, this is it! The rest of Halloween evening we watched a few movies, and caught up blogging!image1 (5)image2 (3)

Sunday has been productive, and relaxing all in one! The best combo, right? Everett and I toured an apartment complex this morning and it went really well! The place is gorgeous and everything I wanted in an apartment. We’re so excited at the thought of getting our own place together. But with that excitement comes the nerves! We still have yet to decide if this is the one between our finances and timing, but I have a good feeling. Lots more to come regarding that! Can’t wait to blog about home decor! ALSO, I’m wearing my ADORABLE and oh so cozy blanket scarf. Definitely my new favorite item in my wardrobe. Check out my sister’s post at The Grady Bunch Blog for details!

As for the rest of the day, I plan on RELAXING and catching up on laundry. I must admit, I’m not looking forward to going back into work tomorrow. I haven’t been in the office since Wednesday, so it might be a little rough.. Just gotta stay positive! Wishing you all a great Sunday, and hope you’ll join in on Snapshot Sunday!

Fall Obsessions.

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Ahhhhh.. Fall! This fall has been one for the books. I can’t believe its already October 18th! Fall time is much too short in Minnesota, and it flys by because its my favorite time of year. So much to do! Seems like every weekend lately we’ve been up to something fall related. Pumpkin patches, apple orchards, baking goodies, and of course fall SHOPPING! I found this fun fall tag & thought it would be fun to share! What are your favorite things about fall?

1. Favorite Fall lip product? I’ve never been a huge lip product person, or just makeup in general, but I absolutely can’t live without my cherry carmex! 
2. Favorite Fall Nail Polish? I am terrible at painting my own nails, therefore I get them done every two weeks & leave it to the professionals. I’ve been gravitating towards maroons, dark purples and greys. 
3. Favorite Starbucks Fall Drink? Hands down, salted caramel mocha. To die for.
4. Favorite Fall Candle?
 Bath and Body Works Marshmallow Fireside. Ahhhh so good!
5. Favorite Fall Scarf or accessory? I love big bulky sweater scarves. 
6. Haunted house, haunted hay ride, or haunted corn maze?
 Hay ride! 
7. Favorite Halloween movie? Hocus Pocus. However, I love watching fall decor shows lately.
8. Favorite candy to eat on Halloween? Reeses! YUM
9. What are you dressing up as for Halloween?!
 I’ve never been a huge halloween person to be honest. I more enjoy other fall activities. So this year I’m not dressing up. We plan on laying low, baking some goodies, maybe do a few fun crafts/DIY’s and popping in a movie! Perfect to me!
10. What is your Favorite thing about Fall? EVERYTHING! The scents, the beautiful leaves, the cool air, the fashion. All of it.