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Friday, September 26, 2014

The Friday Five

Hey there, Friday! I have mixed emotions about the weekend...I'm thrilled for the days off, but neck-cricking labor awaits me in the Big Box Bathroom makeover. I have the task of painting the ceiling tonight, which is second only to scrubbing toilets in the fun department. But I know the result will be well worth it, so picture me with a flip-top head this weekend. As usual, my Friday Five is full of random.

1) InstaGram peeps went bananas over this #SugarplumStyle post. I mean, like twice as many 'likes' as any other post in my feed ever. Obviously we are all ready for Fall fashion. Please note my formula for transitioning to Fall is in full force...

My exact scarf is sold out except for the black one, but because we're mad for plaid, I rounded-up a few more for you. I'm absolutely crazy for the buffalo check, and love all the colors in this cozy version. That's the great thing about plaid...with so many colors in the pattern, it goes with half your closet!

Hi Sugarplum | Plaid Scarves
1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7

2) Supermodel blogger, Shannon of Burlap and Lace, (seriously, she and her husband are straight out of a Ralph Lauren ad) threw the most beautiful baby shower. I'm helping out with my step-sister's baby shower tomorrow, so I couldn't help but be inspired by all the perfect details. 

And while you're over there, be sure to check out her DIY Wall of Shelves with top-notch styling!

3) By now, everyone has heard the news about Young House Love's hiatus, and I know I already feel their absence. Jamie of I Suwannee wrote a really great (perhaps somewhat controversial) post about what a lucky job blogging is. While my blog does make a little money, most of it goes right back in to creating content. I still work full-time, but if given the chance to create, then share it online for a living...I'd jump in with both feet and heels clicking. I think Jamie nailed what blogging is for me, and what it's really about.

4) I'm still cuckoo over my monogrammed pillow, and now PB Teen is tempting me with this chic new monogrammed lattice pillow. They are such a great source for finding affordable decor accessories, and they do a quality job of embroidering. Oh, and right now, all pillows ship free. Quick...slap your name on a pillow and consider yourself officially Southern.

5) Luxury mattress brand Stearns & Foster has partnered with Hammitt to create this gorgeous, limited-edition  leather handbag. The timeless style embodies the Stearns & Foster values of superior craftsmanship, using the world's finest materials. Why am I telling you this? Because they are giving away 20 of these $750 bags on their Facebook page!* And the grand prize is a Lux Estate Mattress. I don't know about you, but I could sure use both! Go here for your chance, but if you win, you have to invite me for a sleepover!


What are you up to this weekend? Besides the bathroom projects (Day 1 Report coming soon!), we'll be celebrating the birth of Mr. Sugarplum! Happy weekend, lovebugs!

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  1. Happy Friday friend!! I hope you have the BEST weekend!

  2. i am off to read that article jamie wrote- i have had a tough week and am feeling very meh about it all- i think i need to read it!

  3. i love that scarf! i hope they restock it soon. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  4. Love the plaid scarf! I have a piece of soft plaid fabric that I've been saving for the perfect project and an infinity scarf may be just the thing!

  5. Love all of this! Perfect scarf for fall, too -- just picked up a similar one from Zara! Going to check out that post now. Have a great weekend!
    xo Southern Style

  6. Love that scarf. I can see why everyone went crazy for that outfit. It's perfection. And those DIY shelves. Swoon.

  7. First of all, I was literally scrolling through the photos, thinking what a rockin' bod you have, and read what you said! You are the SWEETEST. Seriously. Sweet as pie. :) I absolutely agree with you (and Jamie). I think her post was spot on. Now, I think you've convinced me to pull the trigger on the Zara blanket scarf I've been eyeing!

  8. Love that "scarf outfit", too! I copied it today. :-) It's so relatable to how I live -- probably many other HSP friends, too -- soccer mom, work from home, even jury duty this week! Not to mention it's typical for a Seattlelite, too! Thanks for all you do!

  9. That scarf picture is FAB. You should wear that exact outfit every day this fall.

  10. Why did I not know you had another job?! What do you do, lady? You must be superwoman!

  11. Cassie, I rounded up some info and fun pics about buffalo plaid for a blog post here. (No offense taken if you delete this comment, I realize it's a little bit self-promotional, but even if you delete I think you'll like the post)

  12. I so need a plaid scarf! I am definitely going to get that one from Nordstrom!!!


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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