Friday Favorites #129

Hey friends! Where did the week go? Do you feel that way too? Some weeks just fly by and this has been one of those for me. I managed to get a little bit of decorating done, but today I’m hoping to make a much larger dent in that task. I don’t know about you, but I dread like the dickens dragging all of the stuff out. Once it’s all decorated though, I love the warmth, and especially the glow from the lights on the tree. #thatsmyfavorite

Last week I opted to share the best of the Black Friday sales in lieu of my regular Friday Favorites, but not this week. This week I’ve got a mother load of things to share. Some are repeats because they’re that good  and some are new. So let’s get to it. Shall we?

I’ve shared my new tiered tray, but not all decked out. Well just looky here will ya’! I’ve been grabbing things here and there for the last few weeks in anticipation of dolling this beauty up, so you just know it was the first thing I did as far as decorating goes.

Something you might not know about me is that I have always been somewhat “artsy”. I loved to draw and color as a child and that carried over into my adulthood. I ended up graduating from college with a degree in Art/Advertising. I’m kind of a master crafter, but I’m more of a ‘reproducer’ than an ‘original creator’. Therefore I need to see other examples for inspiration. Enter Pinterest. Lucky for me these decorated tiered trays are a hot commodity right now and all over Pinterest. I even have a dedicated board for them you can find and follow here.


One day I was at where else? Costco. I’m not sure what’s better, the deals or the samples. LOL We love to go and try new things. One day I was cruising through and they were sampling this d.e.l.i.c.i.o.u.s havarti cheese. It’s dryer than a creamy havarti and I’d say it’s a cross with a sharp white cheddar. I whipped my cart right back around and grabbed the last one. Not kidding here people, I could eat this entire block in one sitting. If you are a cheese lover, next time your at your Costco grab some of this. It will be perfect for parties and charcuterie boards.

I think I share this every year about this time. This is my all time favorite winter candle. It smells soooo good, and like a Christmas tree lot.


I waited a couple of years before finally taking the plunge?and getting a pair of Hunter boots last year. The rains have finally arrived here in California and yesterday I pulled them out of the box for the first time this season. When I got to bible study, one of the girls in my group had hers on too, so you just know we had to take a picture. I wore them most of the day and they are surprisingly comfortable and warm. See the feet in the middle? Well she actually has a pair just like ours, but says she can’t wear them because they make her feet too hot.?This tells me if you live someplace with snow, you could easily add the Hunter boot liners to yours and use them as snow boots. That means 3 seasons for the price of one.


Sometimes it can be really hard to come up with a good gift for that certain someone. Last week I shared a gift guide dedicated to her and to him with some tried and true options. If you find yourself scratching your head and trying to find that perfect something, maybe these will help.

These Free People tees are GOOD. Actually, they’re better than good, they’re GREAT! They are so soft and cozy, long enough for leggings and perfect for layering. Wear them swingy or tie a nice little knot in the front. Need I say more? Oh yeah, and I also like this version (currently 30% off) with the cute gathers.

Today is the last day to take advantage of our Black Friday/Cyber Monday special. I just love when I get to offer you a good freebie. All you have to do is sign up as a new Preferred Customer, order any regimen or regimen bundle and we’ll throw in a FREE eye cream. A FREE eye cream!

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And because it’s the last day of the month and the season of giving is upon us, how about a Freebie Friday?!

Take the Solution Tool and email me your address to me to receive a free mini-facial. I have 5 available to send out to the first 5 people I receive emails from. (

AND…if you need a great gift for mom, sister, best friend, or your daughter, Lash Boost is perfect. Before using Lash Boost, my lashes could barely be seen. Katie and I both use it and L ❤️VE it!

Okay friends, time for me to get to work. That Christmas tree isn’t going to bring itself in and decorate itself. Have a wonderful week as we go into December and the official countdown begins. T-25 days and counting.



  1. Living on Cloud Nine
    November 30, 2018 / 3:10 am

    Ahhhh all the Friday goodness I have come to expect and love so much!! Cheese, cheese gimme al the cheese!! Another reason to go to Costco!! Yay, so glad you got to wear your Hunters which made me think, I need them in back too, lol! I wore my red ones yesterday with a red poncho and everyone said I was so “festive” Why yes, I do like to be festive, lol! Yep, tray was the first thing I decorated too and sharing it as well today on Favs. Just love that thing so darn much! You did the sweetest job, I think my 2 favorite things yours are the truck mug and ball garland!!! LOVE!! and LOVE you, have the BEST weekend!

    • November 30, 2018 / 9:27 am

      I’m a cheese head…but not the Greenbay kind…LOL Yes, you def need the black Hunters. If I got to wear them more than a few days a year, I’d get the red too…maybe when I move? (in a few years). Have the best weekend my beautiful friend!! XO

  2. November 30, 2018 / 3:39 am

    Have fun decorating the tree! Costco and Trader Joe’s have the best cheese selection. You can always find something new and interesting there. Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. November 30, 2018 / 5:49 am

    That tray! One of those will be in my future! I like that you can take what would be too-small random decor pieces and make one big statement. Those Free People tees look fantastic on you.

    • November 30, 2018 / 9:26 am

      Thanks so much Kim!!! They are sooo comfy and that is my middle name…or at least it should be. LOL You NEED one of those trays!!! Happy weekend!!! XO

  4. November 30, 2018 / 9:21 am

    You had me at Havarti! I love it, I became addicted to it when living in Denmark, and still am, nearly 40 years on.
    I love everything else you’ve got here too, from Hunters to pedestal display and everything fabulous thing in between!
    We got the decs down from the loft yesterday, today they are patiently waiting in their plastic crates on the landing, and probably tomorrow too!
    Hugs,Mary x.

    • November 30, 2018 / 9:25 am

      Isn’t is such a process? UGH, but I love it when it’s finished. Enjoy your weekend!! XO

  5. Kellyann
    November 30, 2018 / 9:29 am

    I love that tiered tray of yours and how you decorated it! I love that Lash Boost too, hmmmm…might need to ask for that from Santa! You Hunter boots look great and how fun that you and one of your bible study friends were twinkies!!! I love that Fresh Balsam scent – I have it in two of my wall flowers things now – smells like real Christmas trees. Hope you have a wonderful weekend my dear, dear friend!!!

    • November 30, 2018 / 9:31 am

      I still think you need to get it…I want you to be in our tiered tray club. LOL I also think you need Lash Boost, but I think every woman should be using it. HA! I’m burning my candle right now…trying to finish reading blogs and email and get my butt upstairs to work out so I can start decorating. HO-HO-HO!!! Have a very merry weekend. XO

  6. November 30, 2018 / 12:48 pm

    Love your tiered tray! I minored in art in college and while I used to paint like crazy I now find that overflowing into decorating the house and trying out new crafts but like you I do much better with a few inspirational ideas to get me going.

    • November 30, 2018 / 8:31 pm

      Thank you! I’m finding out a lot of use bloggers are “artsy”. Painting was such a struggle for me in college. It didn’t come naturally and I was in class with some super talented artists. Fun finding out new things about others. Have a great weekend!!!!

  7. November 30, 2018 / 1:13 pm

    Your tray looks so cut,e you did a great job decorating it for the season! 🙂 I really like those swing tees too, slouchy tees are my favourite 🙂

    Hope that you have a nice weekend ahead of you! Going to be a quiet and relaxing one here, we will be putting our Christmas tree up 🙂

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    • November 30, 2018 / 8:28 pm

      Thank you Mica! Those tees are so soft. I want to get a white one. Enjoy putting your tree up and have a great weekend! XO

  8. Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    November 30, 2018 / 5:06 pm

    I just got my tree decorated yesterday and I totally redid it into a farmhouse style tree. LOL! I had the tree up for TWO weeks and just finally decorated it yesterday. Yep. That is how much I love hauling those boxes up. 😉 I LOVE your tiered tray!!!! SO, so cute! We have a Costco membership, I need to have Brian get that cheese next time he goes (he does the Costco runs). I really need to check out those tees!! I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Communications. So, I took a lot of art classes (and everything else!).


    • November 30, 2018 / 8:23 pm

      Oooo, I can’t wait to see your tree. I bet it’s beautiful. Well no wonder you are so good at flatlays and so creative. It all makes sense now. Get ya’ some of that cheese. You won’t be sorry?

  9. November 30, 2018 / 6:37 pm

    How in the world did I socialize with you in Nashvega$ and not know that you had an art degree!!?? That’s awesome! I went to Dillard’s before Alise’s basketball game tonight and bought the FP tunic in black! I love it so much! And I really, really, REALLY need to get a tiered tray to decorate like all my blog girlfriends! Have a happy weekend!

    • November 30, 2018 / 8:22 pm

      Honestly, I don’t tell people very often, because I feel way under qualified to say I have it. I really want one of those tunics in white. Yes, you need one of the trays. I bet you’d fix it up so sweet! Have a wonderful weekend. XOXO (hope Alise is feeling ok)

  10. November 30, 2018 / 8:19 pm

    My oldest daughter absolutely loves going to Costco and trying samples. No matter what they are, she will eat them. Sometimes I give her a ‘sample dinner’ with a little bit of everything and we pretend we are at Costco! Haha!

    • November 30, 2018 / 8:21 pm

      That’s about the cutest thing I’ve ever heard. I think I’d like that kind of dinner too!!!

  11. December 1, 2018 / 10:49 am

    Isn’t dragging all of the Christmas decorations out the worst? But you are so right about the pay-off with the lights–they make everything so cozy! You and Katie are so cute! I hope you’re having a great weekend, Lisa!!

    • December 2, 2018 / 9:48 pm

      Sisterhood of the we dread to decorate club…LOL Thanks Jess. Have a great week! XO

  12. December 3, 2018 / 8:57 pm

    These are super adorable dear! And yes, Free People have the coziest and cutest tees out there!

    Jessica |

    • December 8, 2018 / 9:47 pm

      Isn’t that the truth. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! XO

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