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Friday, January 17, 2014

The Friday Five

Hello, my friends...and welcome, sweet Friday! Some weeks I consider changing this feature to The Friday Fifteen because there always seems to be so many little nuggets I want to pass on! But alas, ain't nobody got patience time for 15 of the random thoughts in my head, so we'll stick with the top five.

1) It's been over a year since I created our Gift Wrap Station, and I still get quite a few emails about it. Most people are confused about which components are needed, and I always reply with a bunch of links, which is likely even more confusing. Well, now they've gone and simplified it for us! This link shows you all the components you'll need, plus I added this shallow basket for more storage...and my finish is this one. I love this system more than chocolate dipped if you've been considering it, now is the time because it's the annual 30% Off  Sale!

hi sugarplum gift wrap station

2) Are you sick of Winter and your Winter coat yet? I'm sure not...coats and scarves are my favorite part of this season. My coat is getting a little ragged around the edges, so I've been scoping out this Coat Sale. You may be over them now, but next year you'd sure be glad you picked up a cute new one for up to 50% off.

 Hi Sugarplum | Nordstrom Coat Sale
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6 | 7 | 8

3) Showing just how random my thoughts are, I'm going straight from coats to sandals. But these Maya Studded Rubber Sandals have me so intrigued! My friend, Chassity, turned me on to them, and she's one of the most stylish people I know. I'd wear rubber flip-flops every day if I could, but many outfits call for something with a little more 'oomph.' These are like the best of both worlds...comfy rubber + cute oomph...and for only $28!

Hi Sugarplum | Summer Sanda;

4) My adorable friend, Michelle of Ten June, put together a fun Blogger Panel, and asked us, 'What's Hot in Interior Design for 2014'? Of course I'm no designer, so I just made up a bunch of stuff that sounded good to me. The other girls, however, had some really great insight, so definitely go check it out. And while you're there, you'll want to read about Michelle's latest shocker!

5) You guys were so sweet in indulging supporting me on my emotional post the other day. It felt so good to be honest with how I'm feeling this week, instead of glossing over it with a regular project post. It's really hard to expose yourself to people on the internet, so I appreciate when others reveal their true self, too. My friend Freckles Chick spoke some truths about finding your mojo again after having a baby, and I loved it.

I was particularly drawn to her statement, 'I want to show her that it's OK to want to wear pretty things so long as we understand that they're only accessories to our kind hearts & sharp minds.' 

You know I've got no shame for staying in fact, I'll have mine back on as soon as 5 o'clock rolls around. Happy weekend, lovebugs!

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  1. Thanks for the shout out, friend! I absolutely love FC's quote, as well. So many talented, down-to-earth bloggers out there. Love y'all! xo

  2. That gift wrap station looks so cool
    and love the sandals.

  3. haha i love that card :) xo jillian

  4. I am going to have to purchase this gift wrapping station! I need to stop shoving that stuff in a random corner of my closet! Happy Friday!

  5. My hubby got me that faux leather jacket for Christmas and I love it! It looks so real! And I of course love your gift wrapping station. I wish we had actual doors that opened in our house but alas, all we have are sliding doors....annoying. Happy Friday!

  6. Love the gift wrapping station! My stuff could really use some organization!

  7. That red coat with the popped collar? I'm dying. LOVE IT!!!!!! And that e-card? HILARIOUS!

  8. Loved that sentence from FC too. EXACTLY what I want my little girls to understand! Hope you had a happy weekend :)

  9. You've made me do the ugly cry twice now in so many days, stop it!! #dontstop Thank you for including me & for your words of encouragement. You're cheaper than therapy (that doesn't sound right, you know what I mean). If there's any proof of finding that perfect style balance, it's you. Love you, friend!!!

  10. I enjoyed reading the various opinions about what will be hot in interior design in 2014. I read a Q&A with an uppity, high-end designer recently and she hopes that people will stop DIYing in 2014. Um ... that's all fine and good when you have a $1 million budget. It seemed really snotty the way it came out, but maybe she didn't mean it that way? Just that we who DIY are taking money out of designers' hands? Anyway, I agree with you that I hope people will continue to let their freak flags fly and really design for themselves, not just what will get a Pinterest like. :)


Your comments are like popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive thoughts! xoxo, cass

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