Happy Friday, y'all! I'm currently writing this while drinking coffee and sitting on the couch in PJs....that must mean it's a SNOW DAY! YAY!!!!!

Snow days are just the best, right?? There's nothing like waking up and thinking you have to go to work and then realizing you get to stay home! I'm so happy right now. :)

Here's a recap of what I'm loving this week. 

On Monday, my mom and I had to run after school to ordering some flooring for my mom's house and then go get paint. While we were in Lowes, I decided to visit the garden shop to see if they had any small table top tables for my kitchen and boy did they! I got this cute little real tree and I was tickled pink to find it! 

Wednesday I had a blonde appointment, which was MUCH NEEDED! My roots had gotten terrible and the appointment was looooong overdue! I snapped this picture as I was getting ready that morning. This hair dryer is the absolute BEST hair dryer. I got it for Christmas three years ago and I will never use anything else. It cuts drying time in half and I can really tell a difference when I don't use it. I forgot it once when I wasn't home and had to use a friend's and my hair was SO frizzy! I swear this helps with taming your hair. Ulta has a gift set right now and it's the exact set I got for Christmas! It comes with a round brush, some hair products, and a few Velcro rollers! Such a great gift.

Okay, how did I miss the fact that Vanderpump Rules had returned?! I caught up on the first episode and oh my goodness! This show is just so addicting, isn't it??

These two sweet dogs are definitely Friday favs! Reese has really come around to Libby (my Mom's little dog). She still doesn't *love* her, but she tolerates her now! LOL!

This might be my favorite of all Friday favs! Do y'all use these bags when you grocery shop? One of my absolute least favorite things to do is get groceries out of the car, but these bags make it so much easier! Seriously y'all...game changer!

Alabama saw much cooler temperatures this week, so it was the perfect excuse to break out my new Sherpa pullover that I've been so excited about! I got it during Black Friday and I just LOVE it! 

Well of course this is a fav! I was working at my desk Sunday morning when I friend texted me that Alabama had made it into the college football playoffs! How exciting is that?! Roll Tide!!!

Sunday afternoon movie session. Someone mentioned She's All That a few weeks ago and I had been dying to rewatch it ever since. Aren't late 90s/early 2000s movies just the best?!

My mom and I went shopping last weekend and I popped into Barnes and Noble. Mom was looking everywhere for me and finally found me here- sitting in the floor, gazing up all at the books LOL I could live in a bookstore and never tire of all the books. 

Teacher friends, you understand how exciting this is, right?? This table hasn't been this clean in months! Teaching in December is just straight up crazy!

Anyone else Stranger Things obsessed??? Steve Harrington is just so swoon worthy, isn't he? :) And how cute is this shirt?? Will's name is upside down HAHAHAHA! 

Last night, we got the call that school was delayed three hours. Look at the weather app! What a fun sight! 

Then this morning, we woke up to the announcement that school was CLOSED! YAY!!!!!!!!!!
(I live in Alabama, y'all. Snow days are few and far between!)

And finally, my absolute favorite part of the week. Nothing beats a snow day. Absolutely nothing. :)

Happy Friday! :)

Merry Christmas, y'all! December 5th isn't too early to start saying that, is it?! I'm not one of those people who just absolutely loves Christmas and considers this time of year to be the most wonderful time of year (I much prefer spring and summer!), but I've got to admit I'm really into Christmas this year! The weather in Alabama has been quite warm the past two winters (last Christmas day was in the 70s!), but we've already had several cool/cold days this year and I think that's helped get me into the holiday spirit!

I decorated my house for Christmas over Thanksgiving break and today I'm sharing my living room with y'all. Let me know if you want a tour of the kitchen and front porch! :)
I'll link anything that's still currently available under each picture. 

Here's an overview of most of the living room. I bought a sectional couch two years ago and absolutely love it, but it is massive! It takes up the entire living room and doesn't allow room for pretty much anything else. It comes in three pieces, so I removed one end piece and that made it a little smaller and therefore gave me more options for placement. It is beyond comfy, but gigantic! 

I got this little table a local store called Myrtle Janes. If you are ever in Fort Payne, Alabama, you must visit the store! You can follow their Instagram and Facebook page for daily updates so you can see all the pretty things that are in the store! It's just the neatest!

These grapevine snowmen came from Pier One a few years ago, but I found some similar ones here

I found this pretty little Christmas/Winter print last year at a local antique/junk store. I had it framed at Hobby Lobby and then displayed it next to the tree!

Tree skirt is from Michaels. Grapevine presents are from pier one a few years back. I found some similar ones here and here.

Santa is from Target and still available!

This white tree is from Target. The exact one isn't available, but I did find a similar one here.

Red plaid pillow is from TJ Maxx and says 'merry' on the front (I just have it flip over). The black and white check throw is a wrap from Michaels (It was on sale a few weekends back and I snagged it for $6!) Snowman is from TJ Maxx last year.

The book shelf is from Myrtle Jane's. The plate is from Pier 1 last year, but still available here. The little trees are from a local antique store. The little houses are from Target and can be found here and here. The small crate is from Target (last year). The "Merry Christmas" sign is from TJ Maxx (this year) 

The wooden trees are from the Target dollar spot (this year).

This little mirror/chest is another Myrtle Jane's find as are the two pillows and little grapevine wreath. The handmade "JOY" sign is from another little local store in Attalla, Alabama called Blossom. You can visit their Facebook page here

The white wash wooden tree is from TJ Maxx (last year).

That's my living room! Let me know if you want to see my kitchen/front porch! I love doing little blog posts like this so I can look back and remember my house. I'm crossing my fingers that this time next year I will be in my new house! :) :) 

Happy Friday, y'all! Only two more Fridays (and then two days) and I will be happily dancing my way into Christmas break!!!! (insert dancing red dress emoji here!) Here's what I've been loving this week. Notice I'm not discussing the fact that Alabama ISN'T playing in the SEC Championship because we lost to Auburn last weekend or the fact that Prince Harry got engaged this week. Nope, those two things definitely didn't make it into my Friday favs! :(

I'm reading the best books right now! If you've never read Mila Gray's Come Back to Me, you must run out and purchase immediately because you will LOVE! There's another book in the series that's also wonderful and then this is the last book. It just came out this week. Even though they are all part of the series, they can be read as stand alones. In fact, the first two contain the same group of characters, but I can't figure out how this book is related to the others. Either way, it's still really good! 

Speaking of books, I blogged about what all I read during October and November here if any bookworms want to check it out. Follow my bookstagram account and Goodreads account to see what I'm always reading! 

My kitchen is slowly getting into the Christmas spirit! I LOVE this easy to "install" under cabinet lighting. The lights simply stick underneath your cabinets so there's no drilling or screwing! Winning!

Okay, so I posted this insta story last Sunday while I was shopping for the perfect red lip color and a lot of y'all messaged me with suggestions! Here's what y'all suggested:

Stila in "Beso" ***This was recommended by three different people! 

Hello Black Friday/Cyber Monday packages. Number of incorrect orders: 1 Number of security tags left on items: 1 Number of missing packages: 1 *sigh* I'm trying not to complain because the orders arrived SUPER fast and I know how crazy everything is right now in the world of shopping, but I HATE having to return things and deal with security tags! Ugh!

I tried this Diva wash from the Tyler Candle Company and I am in love. Santa, if you're reading this (of course he is because Santa sees all!) please bring me some more of this! It is heavenly! The girl at the boutique gave me a little tip: mix this with unscented laundry detergent to make it last longer! 

I had the best TJ Maxx haul this week! I LOVE TJ Maxx and it is just the best when you find lots of fun goodies! Here's a mini haul!

I was so stinkin' excited to find Ashley Brooke Designs mugs here! ABD has the prettiest little gifts and I have been obsessed with the mugs for years. Love, love, love!

I also was floored to see this! Even the check out girls were talking about what a great find it was. One of them told me all the girls were fighting over them in the stock room! $19.99 for a Sherpa vest? I'll take it!

The picture doesn't do these two Kate Spade pillows justice. They are the prettiest pink in real life. I got them for Spring, but I love them so much that I might just use them as bedding pillows in my bedroom. They also have green ones that I want!

I was good and resisted this gorgeous Dooney and Burke black and white gingham tote because it was $100 and I thought that was a little much, but how pretty is it! Love!

What's Black Friday without a candle haul from Bath and Body Works. They had their buy 3, get 3 deal going on so I bought 6 candles! I've currently got this one burning in my living room and I LOVE it! :) 

I'd love to hear what you've been loving this week! Happy Friday, y'all! :)

Happy Wednesday, y'all! It's time for another What I Wore Wednesday post where I recap last week's fashion (see all other fashion recap posts here). Last week was Thanksgiving break, so that meant no work! I spent the week in a mix of PJs and outfits that included jeans since we can't wear those to work. Here's my fashion from last week. :)

top: BP // skirt: Jcrew Factory // tights: Old Navy // shoes: Jack Rogers // handbag: Tory Burch // scarf: Old Navy

My mom and I spent the weekend shopping, which is my favorite way to spend the weekend. ;) I wore this pretty fall colored sidewalk skirt from Jcrew. I LOVE these sidewalk skirts! They are perfect for work. Or shopping! 

sweatshirt: Old Navy // leggings: zella

The majority of the week was spent in loungewear! And I'm not complaining one bit.  3 more weeks until I can repeat this look daily. 

top: Free People // leggings: Zella // scarf: Old Navy // shoes: Not Rated, similar here 

My Thanksgiving outfit. There was absolutely no time for pictures during the day because of all the food, so Reese and I had to quickly grab a pic to document the day right before we left my house! 

top: BP // fur vest: Jcrew // jeans: Articles of Society // boots: Seven Dial // handbag: Tory Burch, old similar here and here // necklace: Kendra Scott

It doesn't get extremely cold in Alabama, but we did have some cooler days last week, so I broke out my fur vest from Jcrew! I LOVE this vest, y'all! 

sweater: LOFT // jeans: Current Elliot, no longer available, similar here  // boots: Burberry // sunglasses: Quay

On Saturday I celebrate small business Saturday by visiting my favorite bakery in Rome, GA. The Honeymoon Bakery has the best cheese straws in the world. They taste like sausage balls, but without the texture of the sausage. One of my absolute favorite things to eat. :)

So that was my Thanksgiving week in fashion! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with their family and friends. Let the Christmas countdown begin! :)


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