Friday Favorites #126

Hey friends!  It’s already Friday? Wait, what? My week went by at warped speed. How about yours? I’m still in disbelief that we are actually in November. NOVEMBER! Thanksgiving is early this year and I already feel like it’s right upon us. I think it’s good when it’s early though because it gives us a little more time between it and Christmas to prepare and enjoy.

A friend had this on Facebook and I thought it was funny. What a difference a minute can make. HA!



Instant Pot

It took me long enough to get on board, but after 3 times of using my Instant Pot I’m a convert. I still need to figure out all the bells and whistles (and buttons?), but I want to find more ways to use it.

You wouldn’t believe I rarely wore jewelry even as recently as 5 years ago, but it’s true. Now I feel as naked without my jewelry on as I do without my clothes. Accessories are a real game changer for outfits and once you start wearing them, I don’t think you can stop. Even if I’m just at home you’ll find me with some of my jewelry on. My friends and family know me well and helped me up the ante in the Kendra Scott department. 

Trader Joe’s strikes again. I’ve been drinking this Harvest Blend Herbal Tea, it’s like fall in a cup. Most teas have a really subtle taste and are more like lightly flavored warm water in my book, but this tea has some serious flavor with cinnamon being the headliner. I think it would be great to use in apple cider as a substitute for mulling spices.

Where to begin with this? I shared it on Instagram this week. It has so many things I’m currently loving. The striped tee is buttery soft and just the right amount of stretch and absolutely perfect for layering. The back has an unexpected twist of stripes in two directions, super cute and my new bralette is perfect since the top is a little low-cut for me. Not only does it help in the modesty department, it adds a cute detail and let me just say the comfort factor is in-credible. It’s so comfortable you could easily sleep in it and it comes in at least 25 colors.

How many times can I say I LOVE these shoes? Seriously, I wear them so much in the spring and fall. They feel more like slippers and are great for wearing for extended periods of time. 

Have a wonderful weekend friends! We are going to a silent auction/fundraiser Saturday night and then I guess we’ll see what else we get into this weekend.




  1. Kellyann
    November 2, 2018 / 3:54 am

    LOVE your leopard graphic -that’s my favorite! I am considering an Instant Pot and then I saw the food ninja thing on an infomercial and now I’m all kinds of confused! I’ll probably end up with nothing but you know me, I see it a few times and I must have it! Ha!
    Happy weekend friend!

    • November 6, 2018 / 7:20 am

      Thanks girlie! Decided I needed to shake it up. Hmmm, I must not have seen the food ninja thing, but all the popular kids are getting Instant Pots. LOL What a goofus I am. Love ya! XO

  2. Living on Cloud Nine
    November 2, 2018 / 4:02 am

    Me too…leopard graphic LOVE!!! I would keep that on the regular for favorites! Dang it all, I was at TJ’s yesterday and did not even think to get tea and I love tea! Hope your weekend is fabulous, sweet, fun and all the good things in life sweet friend! xo

    • November 6, 2018 / 7:19 am

      Thanks friend. Sometimes you just gotta update things and when is leopard not the answer. LOL Hope your week is off to a great start! XO

  3. November 2, 2018 / 4:50 am

    I love sipping a warm drink as the temperatures fall and surprisingly I’ve switched to drinking more herbal tea than coffee. I will have to go check out the Harvest Blend from Trader Joe’s !

    • November 6, 2018 / 7:18 am

      I know you do Tammy. Every time I’m in TJM or Marshalls and see Pumpkin Spice coffee I think of you! XO

  4. November 2, 2018 / 5:00 am

    My bralette came in yesterday and I love it! Have a great weekend Beautiful! Miss seeing your smiling face in real time! So thankful you introduced us all to Marco Polo!

    • November 6, 2018 / 7:18 am

      I want every single color. They are so comfortable it’s crazy. I miss you too sweet friend. Marco Polo is the bomb for us girls. XO

  5. November 2, 2018 / 6:00 am

    I still need to get this bralette. Seriously. What’s my deal. I like your Kendra Scott collection and you’re right about the time change. Great Friday favorites and as always great graphics by such an adorable friend!

  6. Gina Daily
    November 2, 2018 / 6:45 am

    What a funny coincidence – we are also going to a silent auction/fundraiser on Saturday! Tis the season! LOL! I hear you on feeling naked without jewelry! I’m exactly the same way. Even if I’m only staying home all day, I still need to wear a necklace and earrings. I just don’t feel right without it! Love your cute look with the striped tee and leopard flats! 🙂
    Gina || On the Daily Express

    • November 6, 2018 / 7:17 am

      Well we didn’t win anything, but still managed to leave money there. LOL How’d you do? XO

  7. November 2, 2018 / 8:01 am

    Oh, yes! I agree with the Peanuts meme. Starbucks has their Xmas cups out today! Yikes! That tea sounds fab! I’ll have to look for a clone as there aren’t any Trader Joe’s in my neck of the woods. Have a great weekend.

    • November 6, 2018 / 7:16 am

      I got my red cup. Did you? Like I need another cup, but I just couldn’t resist! XO

  8. November 2, 2018 / 8:15 am

    Okay, soooooo clearly I need to get on the instant pot train, huh?! I really need to. I’ve been thinking about it for a while, and I have a feeling it’s finally time haha I say this as I prepare to put a pot roast in the crockpot! Also, I’m going to buy that makeup from you this weekend! I’m the worst haha 😉

    • November 6, 2018 / 7:16 am

      I just need to figure out more uses for mine. I think for families it’s really great and working moms who don’t want to deal with the slow cooker in the morning. You are not the worst. You are a busy mom. I’m here whenever you’re ready! XO

  9. November 2, 2018 / 8:20 am

    I need a new B&W stripe top like crazy so I think I’m going to try this one. And I’ve got to order some more bralettes…so many dang color choices always leave me all crazy! haha

    • November 6, 2018 / 7:15 am

      You definitely should. The contrasting back is so cute. I want those barrettes in every color. I could wear them everyday in place of my regular bras. So comfy! XO

    • November 6, 2018 / 7:14 am

      I know, right? I think it would be so good in hot cranberry juice. YUM!

  10. November 2, 2018 / 7:51 pm

    I’m such a tea fan. I will have to look for that one when I am in Trader Joe’s next! I love that facebook meme! But it’s so the truth! I had to explain to my daughter why the stores have Christmas trees up. She kept wondering about Thanksgiving!

    • November 6, 2018 / 7:13 am

      If you like tea, then I bet you’ll love this! Poor Claire, I bet kids are wondering about Christmas when the decorations start appearing in the summer. What the what? XO

  11. November 2, 2018 / 8:43 pm

    I love that striped top. I also share your thoughts with accessories. I love them and feel like no outfit is complete with out them. I hope you have a great weekend.

    • November 6, 2018 / 7:12 am

      Thanks Jenna! It’s such a versatile one and so comfy too. Yes to all the accessories! Hope your week is off to a great start! XO

  12. November 3, 2018 / 2:46 am

    Love your new Leoprint wallpaper! And whilst we’re on that, those little flatties are just what I’ve been searching for. Moving on, that instant pot isn’t something I’ve seen before. Is it like a pressure cooker with electronics? Looking forward to seeing what you wear for the fundraiser! Have a super weekend, x.

    • November 6, 2018 / 7:11 am

      Well thanks Mary. Needed a little change up and when is leopard ever the wrong answer? Maybe the Instant Pot is a US thing? Hope your week is treating you well. XO

  13. leaculp
    November 3, 2018 / 12:19 pm

    My daughter swears by her Instant Pot. It’s so big that I don’t want to have to store it but I may have to just get over that and get one. Yes, I’m huge on accessories too and always wear them, they are just like my makeup, I’m never without them. Going to check out that bralette.

    • November 6, 2018 / 7:11 am

      It is big, Lea! Mine’s on the floor in my pantry. Thankfully my pantry is pretty large. Those barrettes are the best. So dang comfy…I want every color. XO

  14. November 4, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    Love your Kendra Scott hoops, they’re so different! And I love the fun detail of your bralette peeking out! But how the heck did you get so much of you in your outfit selfie?! Are you using a selfie stick? I have such a hard time getting my whole outfit in there, let alone my face too! hahaha

    • November 6, 2018 / 7:09 am

      Aren’t they pretty?! Those barrettes are legit so comfy. I want one in every color. Okay, for the outfit selfie…I learned this from another blogger, so I can’t take credit. Turn you phone upside down! Try it and let me know if it works. XOXO

  15. November 5, 2018 / 8:51 pm

    I think I’m going to get my husband an Instapot for Christmas – I can’t believe we don’t have one yet!

    • November 6, 2018 / 9:09 am

      Great idea! Of course my husband wouldn’t have a clue. I’m the cook and he’s the bus boy. LOL

  16. November 6, 2018 / 5:47 am

    I just started using my Instant Pot (Pink Ribbon Auction item) recently and I am still learning how to use it.
    Lots to learn but everyone who owns them loves them!
    Still loving the leopard trends and your shoes are adorable!
    Happy November!


    • November 6, 2018 / 7:07 am

      Hi Robin! I think there is definitely a learning curve, but I’ll slowly get there. The thing is kind of intimidating. Thanks for stopping over and commenting. XO

  17. November 9, 2018 / 1:06 am

    Heard so many great things about Intant Pot, I think it’s time for me to jump onboard too. Thanks for sharing dear!

    Jessica |

    • November 12, 2018 / 5:00 pm

      LOL Jessica. I’d say wait for Black Friday and I bet you can score a major deal on one. Good luck! XO

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