Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Designer Inspired Bracelets {From Amazon}

It's no secret that we love designer inspired items around here.  A good dupe is always a fun find and I feel like I hit the jackpot with these bracelets!  I went down a rabbit hole last week searching for something specific, and while I was at it I came across some amazing designer inspired bracelets. The best part...they are all from Amazon! It sure it would be nice to have unlimited amounts of money to spend on clothing, jewelry and accessories, but if you don't have a money tree growing in your back yard, you might want to check out some of these options. It appears I'm not the only one who likes them because most of them have a ton of great reviews. I ordered one of each of them and let me just tell you, they look SO good!!!

1. H Bracelets - $23.99 - Don't let the first photo you see on the link fool you.  Check out the video to see how great these really look.   

2. Clover Bracelets - $17.99 - Comes in a bunch of different color options.  The white that I ordered is more of a Mother of Pearl and so pretty! 

3. Cable Wire Link Bracelet - $14.99 - Currently on sale!  Love the mix of gold and silver with this one. 

4. Gold Hinge Bangles - $11.99 - The price!!! I mean, I literally can't even with this one.  It's so good!  Lots of great reviews also. 

5. Cable Wire Bangle - $12.99 - Love the mix of gold and silver with this one, too!  

My daughter has already borrowed a few of these from me, so these would be great gifts if you are starting to think about Christmas!  

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Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Findlay Rowe Anniversary Recap + Holiday Open House Details

 On Friday we participated in Findlay Rowe's 11 year anniversary party! And let us just tell you - those girls know how to party. The champagne was flowing, the music was blaring, and the people were a shopping! 

We felt so honored to be a part of it all. It's been so fun for us to work along side these ladies for the last few years, and get the opportunity to be a part of their growth. They are amazing people and if you ever get the chance to chat and shop with them - do it! Even the smallest of interactions makes you feel good. 

It also doesn't hurt that their stores are filled to the brim with amazing goodies. 

We had the best time, and thought we'd share a little sneak peek at some of the fun. Then we'll share a few details about the next event - so you can join in too!!



The Holiday Open House is probably one of our favorite Findlay Rowe events. If anyone knows how to do the holidays right, it's these ladies.  

The Open House will be over the course of a few days, but we will be in person giving a presentation at their Woodstock, Georgia location on Friday, November 4th. 

Fun Fact: That's also Carrie Beth's birthday!

So stop by, say "Hi!", and join in all the fun celebrations! 

Learn more and RSVP for the event HERE

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Thursday, October 6, 2022

Book Club: September 2022

Happy Book Club day!  We just love getting to share all of the books we enjoyed over the last month (and the ones we didn't). We also always love when you share your favorites with us so don't ever hesitate to send us an email, comment on a post, or message us on social media to let us know when you have a good book to share.  Some of our favorite books lately have come from y'all! 



I always love Taylor Jenkins Reid books and couldn't wait for the release of her newest, Carrie Soto Is Back.  I was totally thrown when I started this book because I knew it had a character from her last title, Malibu Rising and I had just assumed it would sort of continue to follow those characters.  This was totally different though and really only touched on one tiny connection to Malibu Rising.  

This story followed Carrie Soto, a professional tennis player, and although I don't know the first thing about tennis, I loved it!  We got to see her childhood training with her father as her coach, her rise to fame and success, and got a glimpse inside the head of a professional athlete who is out to be the very best.  It was fascinating and I was in awe of the dedication athletes like her (even though she is a fictional character) have for their sports. I would definitely recommend this one!  

Next up for me was One Night on the Island by Josie Silver.  A bit of a scheduling mix-up has two strangers from totally different backgrounds finding themselves in the same tiny cottage on a remote island. There is nowhere else for either of them to stay and while they remain closed off and annoyed at the situation at first, they finally decide to let down some walls and the connection they make is a strong one. They are both on a journey of self-exploration and acceptance of their lives so it's not only a love story, but also a story of being happy with the life you have.  It was a heartwarming story! 

My last ready for this month was Thank You for Listening by Julia Whelan. I listen to a lot of audio books and Whelan often makes the book for me as a narrator.  She is SO good so hearing a story about the life of an audio book narrator was so interesting. I know the story wasn't real, but it was a fun peek into this industry and how these narrators and authors work together.  I loved her narration, but also love the story she wrote.  There were many times I found myself laughing out loud and there were also some really sad moments.  It was a great book though and I really enjoyed it. 


Fall Break happened this month, so it was a week full of sunny beachside reading. With Fall on the brain though, I've noticed I've slowly transitioned to darker/heavier books. Even with a beach trip in the mix (where I typically keep my reading lighter). So, buckle up because I have all the suggestions. And maybe one that's kind of meh and you can go ahead and take of your TBR's now. 

Like Carrie Beth, I couldn't wait to read the latest Taylor Jenkins Reid novel,
Carrie Soto is Back. While this one covered the topic of tennis it was still a great read for a non-tennis playing reader. I listened to this while the U.S. Open was going on and it made me think of Serena Williams and some of the thoughts she must have been having at the same time.

Carrie Soto’s life is intriguing - both on and off the courts. From start to finish I was sucked into this story, and as all TJR books do, my heart strings were pulled on many different parts. I loved how Carrie character grew and reflected on life across the story. You didn’t want to like her, but you couldn’t help but love her!

My only complaint was I read this one way too fast. I already can’t wait for the next TJR novel!

For my next read, I went to the suggestions we've gotten in the past and chose The Perfect Marriage. This one kept popping up from various book club readers, as well as I'd been seeing it all over #booktok. Well it definitely lived up to the hype.  It's a dark and twisty psychological thriller of the best kind. I couldn’t put this one down, and found myself staying up waaaay too late one night on Fall Break to finish it. The secrets, the drama, the ending that completely flips you around and takes you by surprise - definitely worth snagging this one!

Needing to switch gears from all things murdery I grabbed Happish. This is one we were sent to review by a publisher, but it sounded interesting and I threw it in my travel bag. The story opens with Alex celebrating her one year divorce anniversary. It should be a time for celebrating, but just before going out with her friends, she finds out horrible news. She learns she has a brain tumor. Life seems to implode all at once, and Alex decides avoidance is the best way to handle such situations. She starts on a travel journey that has her wondering if life needs to change in a lot of ways if she's meant to survive it. 

I was nervous starting this one on a sunny beach since it covers deeper topics, but I’m so glad I packed it in my beach bag. Alex is a character you can’t help but fall in love with. Her journey is both gut wrenching and heartwarming, but with her humorous personality, and supportive cast of friends and family, my tears remained at bay. I highly recommend this one. Snag it if you are looking for a great “feel good” read.

Next up was
Beach Wedding.  The Hamptons. A steamy vacation. A juicy high profile murder. The synopsis had the makings for a great novel, but I found myself just thinking it was kind of "meh". It had short chapters and was an easy, fast paced read with a great main character. But, I felt like it needed "more".  Maybe I wasn't in the right frame of mind for this one, especially after coming off two intense books, but overall - pass. 

Fortunately my next read was a good one. I grabbed the latest novel in Reese Witherspoon's Book Club, Wrong Place, Wrong Time. From the very start this one sucked me right in. It's about a mother who sees her son commit a murder in the middle of the night and get arrested. Devastated doesn't even begin to cover how she feels, and she goes to bed feeling distraught. She wakes up the following morning and feels like things are off. Then she realizes it is actually the day before the murder, and she's reliving the events all over again. This happens again and again, and to try to prevent her from reliving her past (and the worst day of her life), she has to figure out where it all went wrong. It's like Groundhog's Day meets a CSI episode and I was totally sucked in. I kept imagining what it would feel like to be a mother in her situation. Trying to figure out how to save her son, how to save her family, how to find clues to change what's happened. It was all so interesting and such a unique twist on a suspense thriller. I couldn't put it down! 



Next for me is Iona Iverson's Rules for Commuting  by Clare Pooley. My friend recommended this one to me and I can't wait to get started on it! 


I've already started Things We do In the Dark, and have been finding myself taking the long way home just to listen to it some more! So far so good. Full review coming at you in November! 



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Monday, October 3, 2022

Everyday Organizing for Busy Moms {Stockpile Supplies}

October is here!!!  I love the fall and October is one of my favorite months. As a child Halloween was always one of my favorite holidays, I love all the pumpkins, and it's the start of the holiday season. SO much to love about October.  October is also a VERY busy month for us.  It's usually the time that fall sports begin to overlap with winter sports so there are added practices which is always fun in the game I like to call How will I get everyone where they need to be?

A new month means a new post in the Everyday Organizing for Busy Moms series.  This month is about stockpiling supplies and no I don't mean hoarding toilet paper like the early Covid days.  I'm talking about school supplies, gifts, and other things to keep on hand that will make you life a little easier.  

It's usually around this time of the school year that my kids end up running out of things.  They either need new mechanical pencils, index cards, or even just notebook paper.  I have a bin of school supplies like these that I keep in our hall closet so that when someone needs something I'm not running out to the store every time.  I also keep several sheets of poster board on hand because it never fails there is a project or something due I find out about at the last minute.  

Generic birthday cards and gift cards are also great to have on hand.  Between three kids we get a lot of birthday party invites and while we do special gifts for close friends, often times a gift card is what everyone wants and it's just as easy for me to buy a pack of three when I'm picking them up so I have the extras on hand at home.  

Just when I thought the days of playing dress-up were over, the teenage years are proving me wrong!  As the kids get older there are all sorts of themed practices, spirit theme days, and football games to dress up for.  I keep all of our costume accessories and popular theme dress-up things stockpiled together.  Sort of like the grown up version of the dress-up basket that used to live in our play room. Of course I have had to buy some things for the special days, but I always make sure to put everything back in one place when they are done with it so when the next themed day rolls around, I know right where to send them to hunt for the perfect piece instead of re-buying each time. 

Another thing I try to always keep stockpiled are snacks and drinks.  I love for my kids to have friends over and I want them to always feel comfortable with lots of snack and drink options. I try to keep our basement and drink fridge stocked with waters, sports drinks, and sodas and I always get individually packaged snacks to keep in our pantry and in the basement so the kids can always have a variety of things to choose from. 

The last thing I keep stockpiled are toiletries, medicines, toothbrushes, and stuff like that.  I'll usually stock up when they are on sale so I always have a back up or two in the closet or under the bathroom cabinet for when we run out. It just makes life easier to not feel the need to rush to the store when someone is out of something. 

Do you keep anything stockpiled at your house?  Share with me in the comments!  


January {Keep a Family Calendar}

February {To-Do Lists} 

March {Time Pockets}

April {Declutter}

May {Laundry & Dishes}

June {Meal Planning & Grocery Lists}

July {Paper Planners}

August {Stay on top of it!}

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A Southern Girl's Guide to Fall Favorites {Giveaway}


Listen, we all get excited about Fall. We dream of cozy sweaters, warm boots, crisp nights by the fire... But in reality, this is the South. We can frolic in our favorite flannels all we want, but by lunchtime we'll be regretting no making lighter fashion choices. 

We do get those hints of Fall weather occasionally, but we've learned to keep those cozy Sorrel boots in the back of the closet until at least December. Maybe January. 

We were chatting/laughing with our friends Barbara and Audrey at Findlay Rowe the other day about this Southern Fall phenomenon that occurs, and decided to come up with a more realistic approach this year. Thus, "A Southern Girl's Guide to Fall Favorites" was born. 

So, while we are still keeping the dream of cooler temps and less bugs alive, here is our version of what you really need to put on your radar for Fall this year. 

Southern Girl's Guide to Fall


It might not feel like fall, but it can smell like it! Findlay Rowe has an amazing selection of candles on hand and while we are partial to the infamous Volcano candle most of the year, in the Fall we like to switch it to these Simmered Cider Candles. 

They smell ah-mazing (even when not lit), and are contained in the cutest hammered coppered containers. It's the one candle that every one comments when they enter our homes each and every Fall, and every year we buy a ton of them so we can enjoy them all season long. 

We love the pot sized ones, but the mug ones are adorable too. Bonus: they are perfect for repurposing for yummy Moscow Mules later! 

Here's the thing...We love all those cozy fleeces and sweaters because they are soft. No one says we can't wear at least one soft thing, but still be temperature appropriate. So, let that one thing be your feet and we will now introduce you to the World's Softest Weekend Socks. 

OMG. These things feel like angels spun them from their wings, and the Fall gods gifted them to us as a reward for all things humid. So crank down the AC, grab one of the many fabulous pairs Findlay Rowe has in stock, and get ready for your feet to live their best Fall life. 

While we joke about Fall days still being hot, we are blessed with the fact that Fall nights tend to lack the humidity and mosquito mafia that ruins outdoor dining in the thick of Summer. Eliminating those hurdles, Southerners flock to patios everywhere, and outdoor entertaining is enjoyable until at least December. 

With that we come prepared with not one, but three must haves that we put on our Fall Favorites list. First is the Brumate Insulated Canteen. This thing can fit an entire bottle of wine (or 24oz of any beverage of choice), and keep any liquid both hot or cold for several hours. So from dining al fresco to tailgating to sidelines at fall ball, it's got you covered. Not to mention it comes in a ton of cute colors and patterns. 

Second on the list, is Beatrice Ball serving pieces. These are a year round favorite, but when you start moving your parties outdoors, or want something cute to display that tailgate treat on, they are life changing. Beatrice Ball makes their products out of melamine, so if in the event there is a stumble or a dropped dish, no messy clean-up! 

Third, grab yourself a charcuterie board! Findlay Rowe has a ton of great options in stock. From small to oversized. From wood to ceramic. From encountrements to serving accessories. They have all your charcuterie needs, and nothing partners better with Fall than a beautiful board of cheese. Nothing. 

From cool bus stop mornings to crispy Friday game nights and everything in between our go-to bonus layer is a Barefoot Dreams cardigan. This is literally one of the best purchases we have ever made for our wardrobes. 

Barefoot Dreams cardis are made of the dreamiest feeling fabrics, and with the variety of trendy styles available, you won't look like you're great-grandma's favorite accessory next time you need a little extra warmth.

Just because we can't frolic in our plaids, doesn't mean we haven't been spreading our Fall everywhere. Particularly - our homes! 

Fall decor, Game day decor, Halloween decor, Thanksgiving decor...the options are endless and some weeks we even get the joy of doing a little of at least three of these categories. So next time you see a cute Fall outfit shared on that popular show based out of New England, just remember this is the South and the tables are topped and our homes are popped!!

Thankfully we have two Findlay Rowe's in our backyards to help us sprinkle all that glorious southern Fall everywhere we go. And we want to share some of that with you too! 

One lucky winner will receive the following Fall Favorites: 
- 1 Beatrice Ball Melamine Platter
- 1 Brumate Canteen
- 1 Appetizer Book
- 2 Simmered Cider Mug Candles
- 1 Pair of Weekend Socks
-  1 Marble Decorative Dip Serving Bowl and Spoon
- 1 Savannah Bee Company Pumpkin Spice Honey

Winner will be drawn randomly and announced on Friday, October 7th. Winner must be 18 or over, and reside in the continental U.S. Winner will have 48hrs to claim prize or a new winner will be drawn. 

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Happy Fall Y'all! 

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