Happy Friday!! Hope you all have had the best week!! Snow is in the forecast tonight and I'm actually really excited about it. Normally this time of year we've had quite a bit of snow and in some ways November has felt empty without any (though the 50-60 degree days the last few weeks have been incredible).
Yesterday afternoon I had my 28-week OB appointment and 1 hour glucose test and for the first time my whole pregnancy, was able to fly solo since I didn't want the girls to have to sit and wait with me. My clinic is in one of my favorite parts of the city on the most charming street with darling little shops & boutiques and our favorite grocery store. I passed my glucose test and to celebrate, did a little early Christmas shopping and picked up some fresh cut greens for the kitchen. I told myself I would wait to decorate until after Thanksgiving (we cut down our tree every year on Black Friday and then decorate throughout the weekend) but once I got home and lit my fresh balsam candle, I had to pull a few trees out of storage to pair with my greens. Dustin already had the girls fed and ready for bed so I curled up on the couch with a Hallmark Christmas movie, a big mug of chili and a sliver of my favorite chocolate cake. All my cozy November dreams came true!
Our biggest plans for the weekend are taking the girls to see Santa tomorrow morning and meet live reindeer, decorate Christmas cookies and do a Christmas craft at a local flower shop and nursery. We've done it every year since Olivia was born in 2013 so it's become a fun tradition we always look forward to. And to kick the weekend off, here are a few Friday favorites!
one || I love these vined monogram ornaments for the tree, I picked up one for each of the three girls. We have a lot of ornaments that I've had since I was a little girl, passed down from my grandparents and parents, but every year I love finding a few to add to our collection and these are simple but so pretty.
two || These suede bow boots (below) are some of Olivia's favorite, she wears them almost every day and everywhere we go. She can easily get them on and off herself and I love that they're neutral to pair with every outfit. They're on sale with an additional 40% off right now too!
three || Our absolute favorite bows are by Free Babes Handmade and a few weeks ago she released the most gorgeous hand tied velvet bows as part of her holiday collection. They have been sold out since her release but she is restocking her shop today!! Berry (above) and Ginger are our favorites!!
four || My go-to shop for handmade personalized jewelry, Made by Mary, is offering 20% off everything in their shop through November 19 (or until they sell out) using the code HOLIDAY20 at checkout. I love so many of their pieces, especially the skinny bar bracelets and hammered crescent necklace. They are elegant and timeless and with personalization, hold so much extra meaning. A perfect time to start shopping for the special gals in your life with a little extra savings!
five || This picture book is one of our newest favorites; it's beautifully illustrated and with a creative, unique storyline. We've taken almost all our Christmas books out of storage so those tend to be what we read the most of this time of year and this is a fun non-Christmas one to add in to our rotation!
six || You all know my undying love of floral and I especially love floral dresses. It's not often I shop for myself but this black floral dress is at the top of my wishlist from one of my favorite online boutiques, Piper and Scoot. I also love this cozy Cabin Fever sweatshirt.
Hope you have a fun + festive weekend!! The first of my 5 holiday gift guides will be kicking off next week, so excited to share them with you all!! XO