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Happy Friday friends!! Ugh, Winter break is over…I start school Monday and I am NOT READY! Seriously though, this break was much needed and I am so grateful for the chance at this education. I’m excited for the new semester and all that lies ahead! I really need to hurry up and order my books though….
Anyway, I haven’t done a friday favs in so long! But I’m so excited to be sharing one today because I have SO many new lifestyle favorites to share! Let’s do this!
1.) These Shoes
I am OBSESSED with the fur faux booties I’m seeing everywhere! This may be my favorite trend this season. I snagged these one’s from Burlington a couple weeks ago and unfortunately this exact pair is all sold out. BUT I found a very similar option by the same brand in stock and only $22!! Linking them here and below!
2.) The Best Overnight Bag
With Mark living in Chicago for school I spend a lot of weekends visiting him and I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect overnight bag for these mini trips. Well, I’ve found it! I’ve been absolutely loving this bag from Amazon. It’s the perfect size, has a few interior pockets, and holds so much stuff! Plus, it’s super cute and just over $35 with free shipping. I highly recommend this bag if you’re like me and spend a lot of weekends out of town!
I was on a bit of a belt-strike for quite some time. I seriously haven’t worn a belt in ages and I don’t know why. But lately I’m loving them again, I feel like a gorgeous belt can really pull an outfit together! I’ve been non-stop wearing two I picked up from Target, this leopard print one and the maroon one pictured above! (Sorta reminds me of Gucci! LOL)
4.) The Copper Closet
When I was in Florida I went shopping at this amazing boutique TWICE. This is one of my new fav stores and I have to give it a shoutout because I love supporting small businesses and boutiques. I’ll be honest, sometimes boutiques can be pretty pricey (understandably so, they have to make money!), but this store is so reasonable and SO darn cute! Check out their website here, or if you’re in Florida anytime soon check out one of their locations!
5.) I Don’t Believe We’ve Met
I’m shouting out a whole album this week because it is just so good. It’s not new, it’s been out for quite some time but I still listen to it on a weekly basis. Danielle Bradbery is one of my all time favorite artists and I truly think this entire album is incredible!
We made it to Friday guys! I hope you have the best weekend!
Happy weekend friends! So if I’m honest, I haven’t had the best week. My anxiety has been horrible, I’ve been feeling super sick, and it’s the week before finals (AKA every essay, project, test is due!!!). But I’m trying really hard to remain positive, spending lots of time in prayer, and finding beauty in my struggles. And I’ve been setting time aside to focus on my blog content even in the madness, because honestly, this platform brings me so much peace. I’ve been receiving some really sweet comments about my social media posts lately, and I appreciate all of the kindness more I can even express. If you’re here reading this, I just want to let you know how much of an impact you have on me. I’m so grateful for your readership, love, and support. I hope my blog can bring something positive into your life at some point or another too, whether it’s a simple gift idea for someone you love, or a message you needed to hear.
Alright, enough of that sappiness! Tonight I’m so excited to be sharing yet another gift guide with you guys, it’s by far the most requested one, a gift guide for him (whoever he may be!). I’ve rounded up a handful of gift ideas for any of the guys in your life. I think I’ve included a good variety of ideas for boyfriends, brothers, friends, or dad’s!
1.) Fortnite Socks
If you’re a girl reading this, you’re probably rolling your eyes right about now. And let me just say, girl, I KNOW. But if your brother or bf loves Fortnite (even if you don’t!) and likes goofy gifts, they will most defintely get a kick (pun intended) out of these socks! I have a couple guys on my list that I’m planning on snagging them for, just for the laugh!
This may be my favorite item in this gift guide! How cool is this personalized docking station? And what are the chances the men on your list already have one of these? I don’t think any of the guys in my life do! But this super cool gift would look great on any guy’s desk, side table, or in their bathroom, plus it has actual functional use!
3.) Golf Game Mug
How funny is this mug? I think this is such a fun little gift for any guys on your list who love to golf!
What guy doesn’t need a good pair of slippers? I love this pair from my personal fav slipper brand, Minnetonka. They are so soft and warm, but also have a hard sole for walking out to get the mail or let the dog out! They come in four colors!
5.) Toiletry Bag
Does your guy pack all of his toiletries in a plastic bag? Mine does. A new (or fist time) toiletry bag would be the perfect gift for any guy who travels often (or even if he doesn’t!). I love the look of this under $15 one from Target!
I happened upon this item when I was browsing Target’s website, and I love the idea behind this! The Handsome Man Grooming Can has a variety of men’s grooming items (with hysterical names) for the “hard working, dapper gentleman.” PLUS, the brand gives a portion of their proceeds back to veterans in need!
7.) Lounge Pants
Let’s be real, chances are some of the guys on your list only have ONE pair of lounge/pj pants. And they may or may not (but likely do) have holes in them. This pair from Target has awesome reviews, the material is comfy, cozy, but not TOO warm!
How awesome are these bottle openers!? These super manly bottle openers would make such a cool gift or stocking stuffer. You can snag one shaped like any of the 50 states!
Sherpa isn’t just for girls! This sherpa shirt jacket from Old Navy is incredibly soft and warm, super manly, and totally perfect for any guy IMO! It’s lightweight but lined in the inside for extra warmth. It comes in several colors, but the black/red plaid is my fav!
Did I give you some gift ideas for the guys in your life!? Or if YOU are a guy, are you adding any of these ideas to your own list!? I hope I could help!
Happy weekend friends, Jesus loves you!
Happy Weekend friends!!! I hope your Saturday has been great so far. I spent the day running errands with my brother and mom. We stopped by Bath & Body Works to stock up on hand soaps, they’re only $2.50 each today and did some grocery shopping for our annual “Turkey Drop” (collection of goods for Thanksgiving meals for those in need within our community) at church tomorrow. Pre-Black Friday sales have begun and I’m doing my best to restrain myself. So many good deals already! I’m linking a few of the best sales of the moment below as well as my Instagram outfits this week!
Friday night I was frantically typing at race-car speed trying to finish a school project as we drove to spend the weekend with my grandparents in Wisconsin. I finally finished, not on the drive there, not even before dinner, but at 9:30 that night. As I sat there, relieved that my project was finally done stress immediately began creeping back.
I still had Friday’s post to finish, Saturday’s Instagram round-up and I hadn’t posted on my social media. I started scrolling through my feed snagging the photos for my Instagram round-up when I read my own words in a caption from just last week: “I do not have to be an overachiever.” I closed my laptop. I joined my family playing cards in the other room. And I stayed off of social media for the rest of the weekend.
That night was spent making memories I wouldn’t get back if I had spent the night alone with my computer. It can be really easy to give advice to others, to preach about God’s plan, His timing, and how life is about more than material things or status. But it’s not always easy to practice what you preach. I still struggle to rest. I still struggle to accept that I cannot do it all. I still struggle to surrender to His plan.
“Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”- Thessalonians 5:18
With Thanksgiving just next week I’ve been thinking a lot about the word gratitude, and what it means to me. This past year has been a year of growth. I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting, working on my relationship with God, and finding my reason for being here on this earth. And as the holidays are nearing, I’ve been thinking more and more about how I got where I am today.
So here’s the thing. I am not where I believed I would be, not even close. I never thought I’d be living with my parents all through college, or managing a small town ice cream shop. And I definitely never thought I’d be happy with that. But God has a funny way of throwing you curve balls, and I’m so grateful He threw a few my way.
Today on the blog I’m sharing a few of the people and things I am so thankful for this holiday season. I’m also sharing the deets on my Thanksgiving outfit, fearing this UNDER $20 jumpsuit that feels like PJS! Link is in the bio!
The second snow of the year fell today! I sat at my desk for most of the day, working on holiday posts for the next month, watching the snow fall, Christmas music on repeat. Then I went outside and played like a kid with my dog in the snow. It was a great day. I hope you all had a great day too, that’s all for now. ❄️❤️
These slippers (my fav EVER) are back in stock for the season! So cute and cozy, under $40.! And this simple beanie is $3 at Walmart (linking it below, but it isn’t stocked online! They had all the colors in both Walmarts near my house though, so I would check in store!)
Old Navy | 40% off EVERYTHING + 50% off Jeans today
Forever 21 | 30% off sweaters + 20% off orders $100+ with code SAVE20
Aerie | 30% off ALL apperal + 50% off bras/bralettes + FREE shipping on every order
American Eagle | Up to $50 off with code YESPLEASE + FREE ship!
Charming Charlie | 30% off handbags/wallets + 40% off home gifts
Are you a pre-black Friday sale shopper? Or are you waiting for next Friday to shop!?