Friday Favorites- Inspiration

In case you’re in need of a little bit of inspiration, here are a few things I found fun or inspiring this week.

Favorite Yum: Gimme Some Oven- Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites

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We made something similar a while back (see here), but it didn’t include chocolate, which I think is a great addition.

Favorite DIY- Dip Dye

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These are so cute! Wouldn’t they be an amazing gift?

Favorite Inspiration: Skunkboy Blog- Disposable Camera Challenge

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I love this whole concept.

Favorite Funny- Taxes

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Favorite Hair: Delightfully Tacky- Low Tuck Up-Do

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This hairstyle idea is totally do-able. Elizabeth (above) just uses a plain black headband, which is totally an option, but when I tried it, I used a sparkly one- it ends up making it look a bit fancier. Despite how it looks completed, the up-do is incredibly simple and easy- and it looks great on thick, curly hair (like mine), and thinner, straight hair (like a friend’s who introduced me to the hairstyle).  My new go to hair for when I want to feel fancy 🙂

Favorite Outfit Inspiration- Neutrals

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This makes me want a full skirt all over again…

Favorite Wanderlust- via

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Always inspiring.

Favorite Words- Prayer

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I absolutely love this perspective on prayer.

Jordan 

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Friday Favorites- Accomplished!

Whew! Well here we are! I finally managed to post three times this week- yay for consistent blogging! The last couple months have been pretty spotty with the blog- I kept on thinking that things were going to settle down and I would go back to the blog then. And you know what I’ve figured out? Things don’t really settle down- schedules change and routines resume, but no matter what, we’re still busy. Despite that, being back on schedule with the blog feels great. Let’s see if we can keep it up 🙂

Spring Break Camera Strap

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Photojojo’s store is a wonderland for photographers- so many tempting camera gadgets and accessories! I’m especially loving this fun camera strap.

Favorite Dress Find- Prairie Road Babydoll Dress

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I love this loose silhouette and simple print- so pretty.

Favorite Drool

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Um. Hello beautiful.

Favorite Song- Ulysses by Josh Garrels 

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My current favorite- Josh Garrels is just downright awesome.

Favorite Read- Jesus Creed: Loving God and Loving Others by Scot McKnight

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I found this book via a recommendation, and have loved it so far! I actually didn’t have super high hopes for it at first, but it’s blown me away. The author is direct, concise, interesting, and thought-provoking. What more could you ask for?

Favorite Comfy Tee- Stay Cozy 

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Kinship Goods has a bunch of cute, quirky t-shirts and thermals that look perfect for cozy, lazy days.

Favorite Sweet

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Yummy! This looks like all levels of delicious.

Favorite Home Inspiration

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Between the blue paneled walls and the adorable little fireplace, this is an amazing home inspiration photo.

Jordan 

Fashion Friday- In Case You Want a Gift for Yourself

Considering that most of us are in the throes of Christmas shopping right now, the chances that you’re going to want to buy clothes right now seems slim, but in case you’re looking for a last minute gift, here’s your chance to find it! Or, better yet, buy something for yourself, and label it from “Santa”- you’ll fool everyone 😉

All-Time Hike Bootie

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I really like the interesting zipper detail on these.

Magic Hour Printed Blouse

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This would be perfect during all seasons- great worn on it’s own, and even better under a jacket or blazer.

 

Need I Say Moor? Jacket

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I’m a sucker for a cute military style jacket.

 

Nestled in for the Night Cowl Scarf

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For the most part, I can’t figure out how to wear regular scarves, so cowl scarves (or “scarves for dummies”) are my favorite.

 

Peppermint Mocha Crochet Blouse

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This is so pretty- I can’t get over how gorgeous the color is.

 

Lace Overlay Maxi Dress

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Completely inappropriate for winter garb, but oh so pretty.

 

Greet Your Day Socks

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My favorite alternative to tights.

 

Edith Embellished Sweater

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Something about this sweater makes me absolutely love it.

Jordan 

Fashion Friday- December Outfit Inspiration

Just a few fun photos to inspire your outfits this week! Hope you have a great weekend!

Flannel + Leggings- via

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The most comfortable combination ever.

Velvet- via

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Clearly, wearing velvet can go terribly wrong, but done right (see above!) it makes an outfit fun, different and perfect for Christmas time.

Statement Tights + Shorts- via

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I’ve been having fun recently mixing up my outfits by wearing summer-y clothes and making them work for slightly cooler weather. Shorts and tights are an easy way to do this- Target has some great options, for an amazing price. Urban Outfitters is always a favorite, especially for thigh high socks- the non-tummy-squishing alternative to tights 😉

Ultra Simple- via

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Layered, simple solids- always a great option for easy cute outfits.

Classic- via

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When we were thrift store shopping a couple of weeks ago, my mom found me this amazing herringbone blazer for $3. A total score, especially since it looks new. For some reason, this blazer reminded me of the thrift store find and made me want to wear it again very soon.

Mixing Prints- via

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Mixing prints can sometimes be a little tricky, but if you focus on simple backgrounds and color combinations, it can be quirky and cute.

Oversized Cardigans- via

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Men’s knit cardigans are my new favorite kind of sweater.

 

 

Casual + Sparkly- via

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Jordan

 

Lots {and lots!} of Gifts for Under $20

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope that you had a great day yesterday with your friends and family!
Now that it’s officially after Thanksgiving, Christmas planning and festivities can proceed unhindered. I’m a bit of a traditionalist and I can’t believe it when people put up decorations the day after Halloween. But now, Christmas planning has my complete blessing! 😉
To help in any gift buying you may have in your future, I compiled a bunch of fun and cute gifts for under $20. Hope you enjoy my choices!

For the Journal Lover

journal gifts

1// Collected Quotations  2// Metallic Shadows 3// Global Girl 

For the Nail Polish Gal

nail polish gifts

1// e.l.f. Nail Cube 2// Nail Art Expressions 3// F21 Nail Polish 

For the Coffee {or Tea} Lover

mug gifts

1// Swirled Symmetry 2// Threshold Beaded (set of 4)  3// Dipped (set of 4)

For the Scarf Collector

Scarf gifts

1// Tile Infinity  2//Burgundy & Ivory Infinity 3// All Eyes on Me 

For the Tech Whiz

tech gifts

1//Fly Through Work Tablet Case 2// Portable Phone Charger 3// Cam I Call You? Case

For the Outdoorsy Type

outdoorsy gifts

1// Marled Watch Cap 2//Sweaty Bands Fitness Headwrap 3// Bamboo Glass Waterbottle

For the Blingy Girl

jewelry gifts

1// Geo on the Go 2// Rings of Radiance 3// Iridescent Midi Set

For the Pajama Lover

Pajama gifts

1// Fox Pajama Set 2// Sleep Chemise 3// Geo-Tribal Satin Pants

Jordan