Monday, July 28, 2014

Favorite Things - July

For some reason it feels like FOREVER since we've done one of these!  I always love seeing everyone's $10 finds and this month is no exception!



I LOVE LOVE LOVE using these faux red delicious apples in my back to school decorating.  They are THE MOST realistic ones I've ever found and they're $9.99 for a bag of 5 at Hobby Lobby.  Use your 40% off coupon and they're a STEAL at $6.  

I use them in apothecary jars...


... as well as tucked into garland to make it a little more "back to school".  Switch them out for some mini pumpkins and you're set for Fall!

As a teaser... I used them last night for a SUPER FUN Kindergarten Kickoff Dinner Shay and I hosted.  (I'll blog more pics later this week!)

We have been playing LOTS of UNO in our house.  LOTS.
I am not the world's biggest fan of Chutes and Ladders and War, but love me some UNO and Luke TOTALLY gets the concept which makes playing really fun.

I realize that I am a crazy person - but I am kind of already thinking about Halloween decorating.  Let's be real.  I'm thinking about it a lot. :)  

I LOVE these big gothic-y black frames for October and I found LOTS at Ross this past weekend for $5.99.  Pop a pic of your kiddos dressed up last year in the frame and set out a bowl of candy corn next to it - instant festivity!  If you're crazy like me and are starting to think about next year - check out my post from last year for a few fun ideas :)  After you do that, run out and grab some of these frames!!!

If you're looking for a great leopard scarf - this one is on sale at Forever 21 for $6!  Yes - SIX DOLLARS!!!  Stocking stuffers, anyone?!?!?!

I also found this scarf that I LOVE - because I am a total sucker for pom poms.  And it's only $8.80!



Also, these aren't under $10, but I wanted to share them today before they sell out!  UGG Australia is on HauteLook right now and there are still lots of cute styles for kids (and women!) available.

These cute pink boots are $79 (normally $150)...


... and I am OBSESSING over these boys Chukka style shoes for $39 (normally $65).  LOVE!

Okay, peeps! Hit me with your favorite finds!


   

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32 comments:

  1. I do love your Back to School garland! Also, speaking of scarves... this week I have been watching different tutorials on how to wear them for summer!

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    1. I wear scarves at least 75% of the time - even in the summer. LOVE them :)

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  2. OMG!! Can I just say I want EVERYTHING on this list!?! Surprise surprise ;) ...& the Uggs!? Seriously!? Heading there NOW!! Can't wait to see you SO soon!!! :)

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    1. So glad you found some boots for sweet Bella!!! And I know!!! 3 days and counting! So exciting!!!

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  3. Ohhhhh! I'm thinking about Halloween too girl! Eeks! I just can't wait! I love your favorite finds today :).

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    1. I KNEW you'd be thinking Halloween (and Thanksgiving and Christmas) right along with me!

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  4. We love UNO at our house too! I feel the same about Candy Land and War. Another fun (and quick) game is Yahtzee Jr. Cute kindergarten kickoff idea! :)

    Amy
    littlebitsofourlife.blogspot.com

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    1. OOOOOH! We haven't tried Yahtzee Junior - adding that to the list. Thanks!!! :)

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    2. Yahtzee Junior is great and they have it in different characters too! We have the Spider-man & Friends. If they were easier to find I'd get my DD a princess one :) Scrabble Jr is super fun too!

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  5. Fun finds! I LOVE your new chalkboard. Also, those Ugg boots? Maybe I should get pregnant again.
    ;)

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    1. Pregnant again is totally an option - so is a pair for yourself. hahaha Either way :)

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  6. Love me a good deal on a picture frame....so cute and what a great idea!!!! Those scarves...so adorable!!! And I can't link up yet...but my absolute favorite under $10...that would be peach green tea lemonade of course!!! Happy Tuesday!!!

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    1. the green tea lemonade is a given! Grabbing one tonight :) hahaha

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    2. You realize how depressing it's going to be come fall and they take it off the menu. Only downfall to fall. Lol

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  7. I like your favorite things but love your decorating ideas! I'm thinking about hitting up Ross for some picture frames to use for my Halloween decor.

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  8. Loved all of your favorite things! Lots of great stuff! Those scarves are a steal and those Uggs would be darling on my little girl! Thanks for sharing! :-)

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  9. Love!! Those pink boots! And, your back to school decor is so cute!! Great job, mama!

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    1. If anyone needs pink UGGS it is Presley Dreffs :)

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  10. I must get to Hobby Lobby ASAP for some apples!! I LOVE that picture frame!!! Halloween has been in the back of my mind lately too :)

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    1. Glad I'm not the only one planning ahead! Love love love Halloween! :)

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  11. The leopard scarf is fab! What a steal! Thanks for hosting:)

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    1. I know, right??? I'm tempted to order 2 so that if it's not super "voluminous" I can ooomph it up a bit. hahaha

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  12. Hobby Lobby is simply the best! They always have great stuff, on sale, and then great coupons! Total WIN!
    I grew up playing UNO with my family :) It brings back such great memories!
    And now I am totally obsessed with that frame! I need to find one like it! Halloween is just shy of Christmas as my all time favorite holiday! I can't wait to decorate, pick out costumes and candy, go to Boo at the Zoo, etc.! I am just way too excited for Fall in general! lol!

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    1. I always joke that if it's not on sale at Hobby Lobby this week - it will be next week :) They're the best!
      The frames are not my typical style - but they're PERFECT for Halloween! And for $6 they make a big impact! And yes... bring it FALL!!!

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  13. I just found your blog through pinterest, and I love it! You seem to have such fun with your kids and really enjoy this time in your life while they are young. It is inspiring me to embrace it and make the holidays/seasons memorable for our family as well. And you truly seem like a very busy lady, even though you don't constantly boast about that (which is refreshing... moms seem to do that a lot!)

    I would love to know more about where you buy some of your clothing... your fashion sense is adorable!

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    1. Thank you for your sweet words! They can't be anything BUT little right now - so I figure I'll embrace it and make the most of it :) And yes... I really enjoy making holidays and even regular ol' days fun and memorable. As far as busy goes - I think everyone has their own "busy" so it's not something that I typically talk about. hahaha

      My clothes are kind of all over the place - my style errs on the "unique" side so Anthropologie often fits the bill and I love Matilda Jane Clothing as well. I also get things from Nordstrom, GAP and random local boutiques. Hope this gave you enough info! If you have questions about a specific outfit just let me know!

      Thanks for reading!
      :) Andrea

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  14. Just bought the leopard scarf :) LOVE it!

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  15. Those faux apples are so cute--why do I not have a Hobby Lobby near me?! :)
    I'm excited to see the kindergarten kickoff pics!
    www.floralandfudge.blogspot.com

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  16. And those pink boots are now added to Olivia's wardrobe!!!!

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  17. What fun favorites! I'm loving the pom pom scarf -- too cute! -- and I have the sweetest memories playing Uno with my family growing up. :) Thanks for hosting this fun party!

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  18. I noticed the apples! Thanks for sharing where you found them!! Love your finds :)

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