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Hooray for Friday Favorites! It’s time once again for all of the internet to share the things that made our week just a little bit better. And to do a little victory dance. And to get the song “My Favorite Things” stuck in our heads. (Sorry.) So here are a few things I am loving lately, as I wrap up a fun-with-shopping kind of week with my fantastic family of four.


Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town

My home is decorated for Thanksgiving, but I’m playing Christmas music from time to time, especially while I cook dinner. This has prompted Kai to remember his favorite song IN THE WHOLE WORLD, and I can’t decide whether I’m delighted or afraid. He started belting out Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town on repeat without hardly taking a breath at dinner, and Sylvie thought this was hilarious. She was laughing and screaming, and Kai was singing at the top of his lungs, so Ry and I just kind of looked at each other and shook our heads.

The holidays are already making our kids crazy! This Christmas fever is starting early. #itsonlynovember




It’s kind of miraculous, but we were all mostly healthy this week. The only problem is, we didn’t mostly *eat* healthy this week. Halloween candy is just way too tempting. There are peanut butter cups in our house, and they are my one true weakness.

Just kidding. I have a lot more weaknesses.



Holiday Planning

Not to shock you, but I focused on planning for the holidays this week and made some great progress. My calendar is full, and I’m officially prepared to be prepared for the season.

I ordered Christmas cards this week, and I’m on pins and needles about how they look. Eek!



Halloween Discount Shopping

True story: I accidentally stumbled upon Halloween decor and costumes at 75% off last weekend while I was out shopping with the family. I’ve never been savvy enough to intentionally catch deep discounts like this after a holiday, but I have to say, it feels really good! Hmmm…maybe I should actually TRY to do this more often.

Here’s what I scored.

  • A witches’ brew Yankee Candle in a gorgeous glass jar. I love how it’s perfect just to display, but it has a spicy, earthy scent that I’m looking forward to enjoying come October 2018. I didn’t realize how in demand these candles are when I picked it up. Many are sold out, but I did find a spooky pack of 12 Witches Brew tea lights on sale at 50% off for you!
  • A Cinderella costume for Sylvie. It fits her now, but I think it’ll still fit next year, though the skirt will be shorter. She wore Belle’s dress for Halloween this year (made by the same company) so I knew we’d both approve.
  • The cutest dress/top for Sylvie featuring a black cat with sparkly gold dots. (I’m a little jealous!) I need your opinions on this one–could it be worn outside of October?

I realize these are all for the girls, but Kai turned us down on the costumes we showed him, and we decided we’d wait to see what he’s into next year.

EDIT: Thursday morning, Kai saw Sylvie’s Cinderella dress and asked to go back to the store for a costume. After warning him that the Halloween stuff may be all gone, we scored three more costumes, a Halloween book, and a few more things at 90% off. That’s as close to free as it gets! I’m now an after-holiday shopper for life.



My Favorite Pin of the Week

Holy cow, I love this post so much! Sandy a la Mode shared 7 Fashion Trends I’m Grateful for as a Mom, and it’s perfect. Bad hair day? Want to be comfy but also able to step out to run errands? Sandy has us covered.

7 Fashion Trends I'm Grateful for as a Mom
click and then pin!

I’m on Pinterest here, if you want to see what else I’m pinning lately. I’d love to see what you’re pinning too!

Tell me what you’re loving this week. And have a happy Friday!

Linking up with:
Friday Favorites with AndreaNarci, and Erika
High Five for Friday with  Cup of TeaBright on a BudgetbyBMG, and Della Devoted
Five on Friday with Carolina CharmHello! Happiness, and Smidge of This

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4 Comments on Friday Favorites: Halloween Haul and Christmas Fever

  1. Girl….I was eating reeses like it was my job and the madness had to stop! I’ve been sugar free for the past 8 days and the detox has been no joke. I am super duper jealous you have ordered your Christmas cards! My son plays minor league baseball and this year they sent him to fall league in Arizona and he doesn’t get back until this coming week. Hoping we will be able to pull together a picture Thanksgiving weekend!

  2. Happy Friday! I am so glad everyone is feeling better! And something anyone who works with me knows… I sing Christmas songs all year long without even knowing it! Hope y’all have a great weekend!

  3. Happy Friday!! I’m glad everyone is on the mend. We are decorated for Thanksgiving too but we have Christmas music on as well. It feels so good to be prepared and ready for the holidays. I hope you have a great weekend! Sierra ~ Beautifully Candid

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