The Adventure Starts Here: Friday Favorites

Friday, October 21, 2016

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday!  First off, I have to remind you that next week, starting on Thursday the 27th, I will be cohosting a super fun Halloween Link-up!  Make sure to stop by linkup for our Halloween Pajama and Costume Party!  This past weekend, I did a little photo shoot of Noah wearing his Halloween costumes (yes, plural).  I prefer to do this before actual Halloween since I know we will be rushed on the actual day and he won't be as agreeable to taking so many photos.  I'm beyond happy with how they turned out and can't wait to share them with you.  And don't forget about the Halloween pajamas... we want to see those too!  And if you don't have a blog, don't worry, just tag your social media photos with #costumepty16 so we can see, like, and comment!

So grab our button and come link up!!!

Now onto today's post!  We had a super random week weather wise.  The beginning of the week felt like summer, with temperatures in the 80s.  And today, we are back to cooler temps with rain in the forecast.  And now I know why people get sick this time of year!  I hope your Friday goes by quickly and you have an awesome weekend.  And since we all love a good 5 on Friday, here we go...


On Monday, I shared some of my outfits from the past month.  I was bummed to find out that some of my new pieces had already sold out online.  So in the effort to show pieces that you might actually have the chance to buy, I thought I would share two new shirts I just recently got and can't wait to wear!  

First up, this ruffle cuff top.  It's so freaking comfortable, but the ruffle sleeve makes it look a little more dressed up.  I don't get super dressed up anymore, so this look is perfect for a dinner out with friends or my husband.  I actually plan to wear this to a girls' dinner very soon!  And the boots... these were actually my mom's that she bought at least 2 years ago.  She decided they were too high for her, so she gifted them to me.  And while I don't see myself wearing this high of a heel for school drop off, it's perfect for when I'm dressing up a bit.  

Second, is this red plaid flannel shirt.  I am a sucker for plaid, especially a buffalo check!  And at this price, how can you say no!?!  I love how comfortable it is and I can see myself wearing this a lot around Christmas.  But you better believe I won't be waiting until then to wear it!  

plaid flannel shirt (on sale for only $21!!!) |  black jeans | lace up flats


This year, Noah is old enough to stay a little bit longer at school for enrichments.  For the first half of the year, we signed him up for an art class and a sports class.  He does both with his two best friends at school and so far he's absolutely loving them.  I love hearing about the different sports they play each week and see the artwork they create.  Sometimes I can't believe that he's old enough to do these kind of activities without me right there watching him!  


A few months ago I decided I wanted to try filling in my eyebrows.  I never considered myself having thin or sparse eyebrows and never paid attention to the products available.  I think I always worried I'd look like those old ladies who draw a line in for their missing eyebrows.  But since the thick eyebrow trend seems to be sticking around, I started looking into some eyebrow products.  At first, I used this e.l.f brow kit that I found in the Old Navy checkout line after Becky recommended it.  And while I really did love it, I decided I wanted to see what the hype was about and try the Anastasia Brow pencil.  I ended up getting the "brow definer" after testing it out in the store.  The sales associate helped me figure out what color was best for me, which turns out to be "chocolate".  I was worried that a pencil would make them look really fake, but I'm happy with the results and it's so easy to do!  

on the left - I did MY right eye with the brow definer, some black eyeliner, and mascara
on the right - you can see that both eyes are done 


I know it's only October, but I can't help but start thinking about my Christmas decor.  Each year I like to keep a few things the same while changing where I put certain decor items and also adding some new pieces to my collection.  In the past, I've always added some super fake and lit garland to my stair case.  I love having the lights turned on at night, but I wish the garland looked a little more real.  Then I see photos like these on Pinterest and I'm debating whether to add real garland to my banister this year.  So here's where you come in... Do you decorate your stair case?  Do you use real or fake garland?  How do you attach it to your banisters?  And if you use real, how do you keep it alive and fresh looking for the entire month?


And in case you missed any of my posts this week, here they all are in one place for your convenience :)

A Day in the Life

I'm linking up with The Farmer's Wife and September Farm for "Oh Hey Friday" and with A. Liz Adventures for "Five on Friday"!

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  1. I took photos of the kids yesterday in their Halloween jammies. Can't wait. :)

  2. So we use real garland outside on our front porch as well as on our mantle. But honestly, it doesn't look very good by the time Christmas rolls around. It's really dry in Utah, which is part of it. You need to spray it with water every day to keep it looking fresh, but still it starts to die. Crate & Barrel has some very real looking garlands, so I may buy one of them for our mantle this year. As far as our indoor staircases go, I use fake garland there, but that works best for us, since little hands are all over the staircase.

  3. I can't remember if you linked to anything from LOFT the other day but that stuff is flying off the racks! I added some new Lou and Grey stuff to my cart, went to dinner, came back, and it was sold out! Probably because of their amazing sale. I might beed to hit up LOFT tomorrow!

  4. Love that red plaid shirt! Old Navy has some pretty amazing plaids right now and I want to buy ALL of them.

    I can't imagine using real garland inside on a staircase. Wouldn't it drop needles everywhere? That would drive me crazy.

  5. I am going to give you a compliment then be so mean for a second -- I love how you do your brows. I think they look natural and not painted on. I hate when girls have ridiculously fake looking brows. I just doesn't do a single thing for them when they look painted on.
    Bravo to you for doing it the right way ;)

  6. I can’t wait for the link-up and to see all of the costumes and pajamas! Such a fun time of year. Our weather has been like that too. Mason and I are paying for it. We both have colds and allergies. Boo! Love that Buffalo plaid shirt (my favorite print!)!! Your eyebrows look great! I need to figure out what to do with mine. They are so thin and grow in an arch shape. Ugh!

  7. Excited for the link up! I love the look of he pretty garlands but it seems very high maintenance. If you give it a try this year you will have to keep us all updated!

  8. I'm struggling with decorating for Christmas in FL. I hope the inspiration comes!


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