The morning after Halloween… how is everyone feeling?! We only received a hand full of trick-or-treaters last night (womp womp) so the only real solution for our candy basket was to eat. it. all. Please tell me I’m not the only one with a candy hangover this morning! :)
It’s been a minute since I posted a “Friday Favorites,” so I thought it would be fun to kick off November (yes, NOVEMBER!) with a few things I’ve been loving lately! I always have a blast putting these together, so I hope you enjoy!
A NEW TRADER JOE’S FIND
Andrew and I had a couple of friends over for dinner and pumpkin carving earlier this week and, as us Texans like to do, decided fajitas would be perfect for the occasion! While at Trader Joe’s, I came across the pre-marinated Carne Asada and decided to give it a try. I threw it in a frying pan and did around 3-4 minutes on each side at high heat and oh my word… it turned out amazingly! Tender, juicy, flavorful, and so easy to prepare. 10/10 in my book!
It’s no secret that I’ve completely bought into the headband trend over here. These padded cuties have started taking over my house! Which is why I decided to find an effective (but still cute) storage solution. Enter these clear, stackable headband holders from Amazon. I just got mine in this week and have already put it to use. I love having a cute way to store, and display, these pieces!
LONESTAR SOUTHERN X THE IMPECCABLE PIG COLLECTION
We’re officially less than ONE WEEK AWAY, friends! I hinted at my upcoming winter collection with The Impeccable Pig while photographing it in Dallas last week. I say it every time, but I truly think this is one of my favorites yet! Mark your calendars for this coming Thursday, November 7! I can’t wait for you to see everything we have in store for you!
BEST FAUX FUR BRAND
While opening up a few blogger packages earlier this week, I unfolded the most beautiful faux fur jacket. In fact, I can’t believe it’s not real fur! I’ve always felt like wearing faux fur can be tricky… the pieces can look off, unflattering and downright cheesy if the material and cut aren’t perfect. Let me tell you, the brand Bubish is amazing and has got it down just right! For all my winter brides out there, I think you’ll especially love this piece.
SWEETEST PUPPY TIP
If you missed the announcement… Andrew and I are bringing our NEW PUPPY home tomorrow! We are so, so thrilled to add a furry love to our little family, and I can’t wait to introduce him to you all. I asked for favorite puppy products/tips on Instagram, and am so thankful for the amazing and numerous replies you all sent in! My favorite tip was to grab this Snuggle Puppy toy. It has a heartbeat that can soothe separation anxiety. Andrew and I have ordered one and plan to rub it on our puppy’s mother so he’ll have something with her scent on it to snuggle up next to. (Another fab tip from you all!)
UPCOMING TRAVEL PLANS
Next weekend, I’m so excited to head to Asheville, NC with my precious big, Courtney! She is a pro-planner and has the most amazing weekend laid out for us. I miss her dearly and am beside myself for a long-overdue girls weekend full of yummy restaurants, tons of catching up, wine, exploring, and every other sort of fun! If you have any Asheville recommendations, we’re all ears!
“WHERE TO START”
After sharing an IGTV and blog post about how I grew my love for reading the Word, I received many questions asking where to start. This can be the most intimidating thing, right?! I would suggest any of these reading plans from She Reads Truth! They are all free, easy to navigate and give you a daily plan to work through many books/topics we find in Scripture. My two cents? Read through the text on your own first, then read the commentary. I dearly hope this helps any of you who are looking to start spending time in the Word, but don’t know where/how to begin!
After spending nearly every weekend in October out of town, I am so looking forward to these next few days here at home! From a cold front rolling in today to curling up with Andrew and our new puppy, there are so many things I’m looking forward to. What do you have on your agenda?
As always, thank you for spending some of your week with me!
Love from the Sunshine State,
P.S. Here are some of my favorite new arrivals from this week!