Friday Faves!

*It’s fall, y’all!  Let’s just pretend we don’t have a high of 92 today.  In my mind, fall is here.  Not to mention that we have MUCH cooler temps coming next week.  I am so ready.  I’ve moved all of my summer clothes to the back of the closet, I decorated our front porch with mums and pumpkins, and I bought (well, technically Matt bought for me) my first bag of candy corn.

*My Lily Pulitzer After-Party Sale order finally came in last week!  Too bad I only got to wear a couple of things before it all got moved to the back of the closet to hibernate with the rest of my summer clothes.  I really scored this go around and everything fits perfectly!  I always get a little nervous because the sale items are “final sale only” so if something doesn’t fit, you’re out of luck.  Thankfully I’m familiar enough with the brand by now that I know what sizes to get in different styles, but I got a couple new styles with this order that thankfully all fit perfectly.  I picked up several “Essie” dresses, which are definitely a go-to in the summer.

*Matt and I have a little date night tonight.  His parents are in town and are graciously keeping Asher Wade for us so we can sneak out for a few hours.  We are even trying a new (to us) restaurant that we’ve been dying to check out.  I also had a little get together with some R+F ladies the other night.  Cocktails on a Wednesday night at one of my favorite restaurants is A-OK in my book.  I absolutely loved this La Crema chardonnay.

*I finally got in on the “grape craze.”  Seriously, it’s kind of hilarious that stores have all these fancy, hybrid grapes, but I’m not complaining because we are a little obsessed with the cotton candy and moon drop grapes.  Found both at Publix.

*Some recently read books that are worth sharing: The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza is a serial killer, whodunit, murder mystery, and also a really good page turner. The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis is told from the perspectives of two main characters, one in the 1950s and one in 2016, and it’s set in NYC, which are all things I LOVE. This is a really different story and I enjoyed the characters, although I will say that the ending got a little bit slow. Love Warrior is Glennon Doyle Melton’s memoir (who you probably follow on social media). I actually couldn’t put this down, and although I had some issues with it, I definitely think it’s worth a read. I cried in several parts, but I also got annoyed in several parts too, lol. Sometimes her writing got a little too wordy and confusing. Some parts were a little too heavy on the feminism for me and a little too light on the God, if that makes any sense at all. She has an amazing story to tell and she’s all about empowering women and self, which is great, but I felt like it strayed a little too far from what I believe to be God’s message. I’d be really curious to hear what others have to say.

*And finally, the most exciting news (that you already know if you follow me on IG)…we are adding another four legged fur baby to our family!  Cody will be joining our family around mid October.  He’s a Labradoodle (like our sweet Riley was) and he’s already got a place in my heart even though I haven’t met him yet.  I absolutely cannot wait until we can go pick him up and bring him home.  I literally go to the website everyday and look at his picture:)

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