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Friday, December 16, 2016

Hi friends!! Happy Friday!! 
How was your week??

We've had a good week- my boys have been sick, but thankfully their medicine has kicked in and they are doing better!
This morning- my three youngest kiddos and I are going to my oldest daughter's Christmas performance...please say a prayer for me- my son James is a RASCAL and the performance is in the school library. I am already having visions of him running around and just knocking down every book he can get his hands on! HA!

It's time for some FAVORITES from this past week!

//ONE//
After the kids go to bed, I usually still have several things I need to get done. Well...on Tuesday night, I took a shower and realized I didn't have anything I had to do. So I got in bed, painted my nails (something I have been wanting to do for about a month now!) and read my newest Good Housekeeping magazine. It was DELIGHTFUL! 
//TWO//
Earlier this week, we got a good amount of snow- and while I REALLY don't like snow- it has made everything look SO pretty. I have loved driving up to my house and seeing my snow covered yard and my porch all decorated for Christmas :)
I pretty much decorated my porch the same as I did last year, except I got a fresh wreath from Home Depot (for $6.88!!!) instead of using one of my burlap wreaths. I love how the fresh green pops against the red door!! Next year, I have plans for Aaron to make me a sign that says "JOYFUL" and I want to put that in place of my "Welcome" sign!
//THREE//
Do you need a last minute stocking stuffer for one of your kiddos? Or a book to bring to a gift exchange? I got this "Ready, Set, Find Christmas" book for James for St. Nicholas Day and it is SO cute. While James isn't super interested in looking at it (I am lucky if he sits still for 5 seconds- HA!), my girls absolutely love looking at it! 
You can find it HERE on Amazon!
//FOUR//
Um. So I have a new FAVORITE candle. I have heard about the fancy Voluspa candles from many bloggers...but have never bought one. They are $16- which is not terribly expensive for a candle...but it's definitely more than I like to pay. Well- I was perusing Aldi's weekly ad and saw they had look-alike Voluspa candles on special this week.
I was totally intrigued!! I had my husband pick me up a couple to try out and OMG. They are amazing!!! They are a soy candle and I got the scents: blue spruce and fireside night. My Aldi also had a pomegranate scent. I burned the blue spruce scent yesterday and my whole house smelled HEAVENLY. They are $7 each and look IDENTICAL to the Voluspa candles...even down to the packaging. I ended up getting two more- one for my mom and one for my sister- because they are the perfect gift!! If you have an Aldi close by- definitely go check out these candles- they will be in the aisle where they have all the seasonal non-food items.
//FIVE//
I wanted to let you all know about one of the best sales that Thirty-One has all year is coming up!!
It starts December 27! If your like me, this would be the perfect time to shop ahead and pick up some gifts Valentine's Day, upcoming birthdays, Mother's Day and Teacher Appreciation Day! I am always SO glad when I take advantage of a good sale and get awesome items at an awesome price :) If you don't already belong to my Facebook group- "friend me" so I can add you and keep you posted on all the details of the outlet sale! :)
Hope you have the BEST day and a super fun weekend!
We are going to some friends' house for pizza tonight and having some other friends over tomorrow to decorate Christmas cookies!

I am linking up with Andrea and Erika for their Friday Favorites Link Up!

 I am also linking up with April for Five on Friday!
 Joining Karli for her, Oh Hey Friday Link Up! too!



And lastly, linking up with KatieTifDella & Caitlin for High Five for Friday!

16 comments:

  1. I LOVE your front porch! So beautiful!
    I have never heard of those candles! they look so pretty!
    Happy Friday!

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    1. Thanks friend!! The candles are awesome!!
      Hope you have a great weekend!

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  2. I love your front door! 6.88 at Home Depot?? Is it an artificial wreath or a real one? That's a deal, girl! I want a sign for our door too. I'm thinking reversible for fall & Christmas.

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  3. Obsessed with your front porch!!! Stopping over from the linkup. Hope you can hop by my blog as well. Happy Friday!
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  4. Your porch is so cute! I love all the pops of red. Also, that candle looks amazing. I picked up something similar (a pack of 3 for $15 at Costco) and they come in a pretty tin and are soy based as well. They smell amazing. I am a basic Bath and Body Works candle gal :) Have a great day and a great weekend!

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    1. What an awesome deal to get 3 for $15!! Thanks for you sweet comment about our porch- I have a lot of fun decorating it :)
      Hope you have a great weekend!

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  5. Its so nice to be able to sit in bed and not having anything to do. Love that you got to paint your nails :) Chelsea @ thewilliamsjourney1.blogspot.com/

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  6. I would never think about going to Aldi for candles! I will for sure be making a trip to our local Aldi. By the way you front porch is beautiful! Have a wonderful weekend. Jessica @ lifeloveandreality.com/

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    1. Thank you Jessica! And yes- keep your eye out for the candles the next time you are at your Aldi! Hope you have a wonderful weekend too!

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  7. I love Aldi but I have not seen these candles....I will have to look next time. Their diapers are awesome and so cheap! Have a great weekend.

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    1. We love their diapers! And yes- look for the candles- they smell wonderful!

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  8. Your front porch is amazing!! I love your front door and shutters with all the rest of the Christmas decorations! I would love driving up to it every day too :)

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  9. I'm so glad you got to sit and relax a bit one evening this week. Painting my nails has been on my to do list for at least two weeks and keeps getting put off. Maybe this weekend :) Love your pretty front porch with all those pops of red and that plaid blanket. Looks really festive. Hope the performance went well and that your start to Christmas break is wonderful. Glad you're enjoying the new Christmas book - it's a favorite at our house.

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  10. Oh my goodness...Lauren Graham on the cover...how have I missed that?!! :) Your porch looks adorable!

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  11. The front porch is welcome perfection. So cozy and inviting!!! I got my first ever voluspa candle this year from a colleague as a gift and it is divine. Leave it to you to find one similar at Aldi! Awesome!

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  12. Orly is my favorite base coat. I tell everyone who complains of chipping nails that this is a must try.

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