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Oh my goodness guys, it’s almost Thanksgiving! For the shopaholic, that means Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and of course Small Business Saturday. I went through some of my favorite Etsy stores and picked out a bunch of super cute gifts all under $25 that are perfect to give to your besties!
Small Business Saturday is the perfect way to support these Etsy shop owners! I have a personal connection to small businesses through my family. My uncle owns a few businesses, my great grandad owned a service station in Missouri way back when, and then my future sisters-in-law are both starting their own businesses as well. The risks people like them have taken are so scary but also rewarding! That’s why supporting small businesses is so important to me!
Etsy Gift Guide
Alright so here’s where you can find everything in the picture above! Like I said, everything is under $25 and every store is right here in the good ol’ USA. Be sure to check out other items from their stores too!
- Balsam & Cedar Soy Candle- Here
- Coffee Stud Earrings- Here
- Bath Salts- Here
- iPhone Case- Here
- Fashion Illustration- Here
- Make up Brushes- Here
- Tassel Earrings- Here
- Snow Flake Pillow- Here
- Stars Hollow Mug- Here
- Monogrammed Snowman Ornament- Here
Oh my goodness ya’ll! It’s October, aka the best month ever! From September through December I’m just a bundle of seasonal happiness. The leaves change, there’s a crispness to the air (jk I live in Texas), and it’s appropriate to have an absurd amount of decorations in your house. It’s just so lovely! Since I’m a big fan of decorating pretty much everything, I went on Amazon to browse their Halloween and fall items. I wasn’t disappointed.
I’m a proud Prime member and I order everything I can through Amazon, seasonal decor included. Although my boyfriend won’t be thrilled with me bringing anymore decorations into our apartment, he’s not in charge. So there. Take that David!
Halloween Decor on Amazon
Ok so let me tell you why I chose that adorable maple leaf tree over there. My mom always had a “fall tree” in our house that she would put up with little leaf ornaments and it just meant the world to me! It just felt cozy and comforting whenever you’d walk into our house. I loved it and I want one in my future home!
Also, let’s talk about that doormat. Am I the only one who loves a good seasonal doormat? I need one for every season! Unfortunately, my cat has taken to sharpening her claws on every single one I buy, but ultimately they’re one of my favorite outdoor decorations.
The final item I’m going to chat about is that adorable blanket scarf. If you don’t have one by now, you’re a lost cause. I have at least 4, probably more if I were honest. I wear them on planes so I can unfold them into a literal blanket because I always get seated next to someone who’s having a hot flash. Unfortunately, Texas heat hasn’t permitted me to wear one yet but in about 2 months it may get below 70 degrees and you better believe I’ll be wearing all 4 of mine at the same time. With a quilted vest, obviously.
Share your favorite Halloween traditions or decorations with me! I love hearing about them!
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Hey loves! I don’t know about you but I’ve felt a distinct crispness in the air here lately! I love when summer starts turning into fall and everything just becomes so lovely. How basic am I for saying my favorite season is fall?! I think I got my love for all things pumpkin from my mom. Every September she would go all out decorating our house with fall leave garlands, pumpkins, corn stalks by the door, and a pumpkin spice candle burning in the kitchen. Even at 24 years old, there’s nothing more magical than my parent’s house this time of the year.
As every self-proclaimed lover of autumn does, I’ve made my fall bucket list! How much of it I’ll actually get to do is a post for another day but I’ll at least get to half of it! I scoured my fall Pinterest board (over 700 pins of pure fall bliss!) to find my top 10 must-do fall activities to share with you guys and thankfully I narrowed it down to fit into the picture above.
- Drink apple cider (it has to be hot though)
- Watch football (I have no choice here, I live in Texas and football is king)
- Go leaf peeping (I’ll have to do that when I’m at home in Maryland. Cactus don’t grow fall leaves)
- Buy a blanket scarf (I have like 5 but I need another obviously)
- Host a bonfire (I don’t have my own fire pit but I’ll cohost if anyone wants to offer up theirs!)
- Carve a pumpkin (This is a no-brainer)
- Watch Hocus Pocus (I can’t get enough of that movie!)
- Wear Bean Boots (Classic preppy footwear made for fall!)
- Run through a corn maze (or just get lost and yell at everyone I’m lost with)
- Eat caramel apples (doing this very carefully, I need all of my teeth)
So share with me what’s on your fall bucket list and your favorite fall traditions!
So it’s the end of August! That pretty much means it’s fall right? I’ve been going from store to store seeing their fall decorations and smelling the yummy fall candles. I can’t help but love this season! Every year my mom buys a few pumpkin spice candles to light around the house and it just smells like home to me! Today, I thought I’d share a few fall home decor items I’ve found so far to get you in the mood.
Bath and Body Works Fall Candles
I look forward to their candles every year and they never disappoint! This year, I’m loving the packaging of these candles, particularly the birch bark-looking “Leaves” candle. Seriously, so pretty and looks great with your regular home decor. I’m also a fan of “Pumpkin Cupcake” but that one makes me hungry for sweets! Once these candles go on sale, I’ll be stocking up!
Target Dollar Spot for Fall
So my other favorite place to get fall home decor items is the Target Dollar Spot! And they have the best fall and Halloween stuff this year! Everything you see in the photo above is under $3! How about the Hocus Pocus candy bowl?! It’s a must have! My favorite item I found in that lovely dollar section is this:
OH MY GOODNESS! How cute is that travel mug?! I love Pumpkin Spice Lattes mostly because I’m basic but also because how can you not love a pumpkin? I live for cute mugs like this one! The best part is, its only $3!!!
I know it’ early to start celebrating Halloween and dragging out the scarecrows, but starting September 1st, I’ll be wearing my pumpkin earrings and decorating my apartment with all things fall! You’ll find me at Michael’s Craft Store quite often too- gotta get those decorative pumpkins!
Hey guys! Is it really Monday again? As much as I enjoy my job, I enjoy the weekends even more! I was doing some online shopping over the weekend when I noticed that a few stores had debuted their early fall product line. My heart skipped a beat for a minute and then I realized fall doesn’t come until December in Texas. Nonetheless, every store is starting to put summer items on clearance! YAY! I live for clearance finds! Since we’re on the subject, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite summer clearance things to stock up on for next year!
Shopping Tip: Always, always shop sale racks for things you can wear or use next year! Saves you a lot of money and getting a deal is exciting!
I don’t see rompers going out of style in the next year so it’s a safe bet to buy a few on clearance now and wear them next year. I have a few from Old Navy that I bought last summer and they’re still in style now! Not gonna lie, some rompers are too short on me and give me an unattractive, ahem, wedgie in the back so be sure you know what size you are!
I bought the pineapple float pictured above on eBay for $20! Normally these pool floaties are at least $30 a piece but many of them have come down to under $20 recently. Target I know for fact has them marked down! I brought my pineapple float to the pool yesterday and got tons of compliments on it.
Wedges, flip flop, strappy, and statement sandals are all great items to stock up on right now. Old Navy has a bunch, Target is marking them down, and I believe even DSW is putting them on sale. I wear my sandals out pretty quickly so I always buy some if I think they’re a good deal.
You can’t go wrong with a basic tee shirt. I love them because they’re versatile and easy to throw on. J Crew is marking their v-neck tees down in price and they’re my favorite! I always buy neutral colors first and then a fun bright pink too!
Sundresses and maxi dresses won’t ever go out of style so it’s safe to buy a few off the clearance racks. Zara had a bunch of cute ones and so did J Crew. Be on the look out early because these items usually go fast once they’re on sale. Normally, I’m a size 8 in pretty much everything and usually that size tends to go quickly.
Cold Shoulder Tops
This is a trendier piece and I’m not sure how long it will last. It’s been in style for a few years now so it might come back at least next spring. J Crew has so many cute ones on clearance as well as Nordstrom!
Oh my goodness I’m so happy it’s summer! It’s been summer in Texas for awhile but having it be official on my calendar is so awesome! Unfortunately, the pool at my apartment complex isn’t quite as refreshing as it was a month ago. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll still be in the pool everyday. My Dallas blogger instincts tell me that’s where all my Instagram posts will come from this summer!
Don’t hate me if all of my Instagram posts have one of these cute pool floaties in them! I’ve been browsing every store that might possibly have unique pool floats and I’ve found quite a few! Surprisingly, Nordstrom Rack has some really fun ones for $13 and Shopbop has an adorable selection of floats!
I always wonder what started the trend of cute pool floats and how on Earth these pieces of inflatable plastic got so expensive. I mean $60 for a flamingo?! Really? Whatever, let’s be real, I’d totally buy it if my boyfriend and cat wouldn’t judge me. But they will.
Tell me which pool float you love! Also, please please send me links to your favorites also! I still haven’t bought my summer pool float!