Friday, October 22, 2021

Friday Favorites and Happenings

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Happy Friday all! We are a little over a week out from Halloween. My girls are beyond excited to dress up, go to a Halloween party and go trick or treating. Today they have Fall Festival at their school and they are wearing an old costume. 

It is supposed to rain and be dreary all weekend. So we don't have much planned. Watch some football, make a fire each day and rest from the last few weeks. What are you doing this weekend?

My father-in-law is having back surgery today, so if you could say a little extra prayer for him today and the family, that would be amazing.

Onto Friday favorites and happenings.

ONE. I saw another blogger/IGer post these boots and then went and grabbed them for my girls. I try to get my girls a new pair of booties or boots each Fall/Winter. The ones I got last year came from Nordstrom Rack and they have finally bit the dust. They have holes in the soles. 

We went to a kids birthday party about a month ago and the birthday girl got some boots similar to the ones I just got my girls, but hers came from Target. These new ones are from H&M. And the girls wore them for the first time this week and love them. And basically have asked to wear them daily.

They have a warm lining in them, lace up, but also zip up.

Kids Warm-Lined Boots

TWO. I went to Target to get batteries for my smoke detectors (reminder stock up on them because it sucks when it beeps in the middle of the night and you don't have a 9 volt to replace it with) and while I was there, I checked out their boots, heels and mega sales on sandals.

I found a pair of nude suede-like heels that were perfect for my family photos. These shoes are comfy (I walked around a field in them), cute and I got them on sale. I paid about $16 with the sale and red card discount including tax. I ended up returning the Amazon nude heels since I found these.

I plan on wearing the shoes and my dress that I posted in the Family Photos Inspiration post to Rory's holiday party in December.

Women's Nude Michaela Heels

THREE. If you love dry shampoo and have been using Living Proof or want to try it, then you should head over to Nordstrom and buy the Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo. Now I go back and forth between the original and the Advanced Clean Dry Shampoo. Basically if one is on sale or I can get a deal on one, then I buy that one. And this is a good deal. 

Normally the 4 oz is $26 and you get both of these for $35. So basically you get the second one for $9. So worth it. Living Proof dry shampoo is my absolute favorite dry shampoo.

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo

FOUR. I am starting to work on Christmas Gift Guides. Since I started doing some Christmas shopping, I thought I would share what I am looking at and some past gifts that have been a huge hit. So what do you want to see first?

Here are some ideas for gift guides:

Women's Gift Guide
Men's Gift Guide
Elementary Kids Gift Guide
Baby Gift Guide
Friend/Hostess Gift Guide

FIVE. Weekly funnies.

Have a great weekend. I am linking up with A Little Bit of Everything.


  1. Oh my gosh I about spit out that coffee with the fonts matter pumpkin, cracked me up! I’m so glad the girls are getting excited about Halloween! Living proof is such a good brand! I hope you have the sweetest weekend!

    1. I did too. It was a glaring error in font choice. It is a great brand for sure. And yes they are. I hope you have a great weekend too!

  2. Annnnd I am still listening to 311 today. LOL. Those boots are so cute! I hope that your FIL surgery goes well. Have a great weekend!

    1. Haha I love 311! Thank you. He has surgery in a few hours and I am anxious. The girls love the boots and said they are comfy. Big win!

  3. That fonts matter pumpkin is hilarious! I hope the surgery went well. We hosted a birthday party this weekend to yesterday was all about the food and cleaning the house. Today is all about resting and doing yet more cleaning (and grocery shopping!).

    1. That seems about right. And yes my father in laws surgery went well. He is still in the hospital, but hoping to get out soon.

  4. Those boots are soooo cute, but your link is taking me to the women's shoes instead. Let me know if you fix the link because I want to check them out for Olivia!