FriYAY Faves!

Here we go again! Another week well-lived and another 5 things to make you say YAY!

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1. Puddleduck Paper Co. stationary ($4.50/card) – As I’ve noted before, I’m a HUGE fan of letter writing and receiving. The art of snail mail seems to be fading away, but there is something so special and personal about sitting down to write down your thoughts on paper and then putting the flag up on the mailbox. I’m pretty sure letter writing is its own love language. And just in time to start preparing for the holidays, one of my favorite paperies has hit the holiday card goldmine and created some gorgeous stationary pieces that will get you excited for the season of giving. My personal faves are the gold foil “Joy to the World” and the peppermint-clad “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” cards. Gorgeous! And while I’ve never met Mattie, she’s a Georgia girl so I double like her.

2. Minnetonka Mesa Boots ($100) – I told you I’d post another short boot 🙂 These are totally different from last week’s choice. Suede. Fringe. Super casual, but I could also seen them paired up with a cute dress. And I’ve heard Minnetonkas are ridiculously comfortable!

3. Ashley Brooke Designs coffee mug ($23) – Like I need another coffee mug in my life… Haha! We are half purposefully/ half accidentally coffee mug collectors. The fun part is that most of our coffee mugs are either from special locations (our rehearsal dinner venue, our coffee shop in our first town as marrieds, Waffle House…) or they are silly cute (whales, whales, and more whales). I adore ABD’s coffee mugs because they say the best things! From “I Woke Up Like This” to “Good Morning, Dollface”, they allow you to be pleasant each morning and let your coffee mug do all the talking for you. I super love her “Let’s Always Be Fancy” mug. It’d make a great gift for some gal pals…

4. Floral Kimono ($75) – Ever since I saw my friend Steph rocking a kimono, I’ve craved one for myself. Badly. She said that she found hers at TJ Maxx, so before I spend the big bucks I’m going to go scour the racks there. But I found this ASOS kimono in a floral pattern (what? me? floral?) and I love it love it love it! As I build my teacher wardrobe, I want to add pieces that can be worn here, there, and everywhere. I think the kimono can bridge the professional teacher/ trendy young 20’s gap quite nicely.

5. Southlife/ Lizzy J’s Gold Acid Splashed Cuff ($30) – Shoutout to one of my favorite southern style companies!! Southlife is based in Thomasville (automatic LOVE status) and was started by Heather & Kelly Abbott, some amazing friends and very talented artists. They have designed and created some beautiful jewelry pieces, belts, and other accessories using shotgun shells. The way that they’ve been able to tie in fashion with elements of the southern lifestyle is really awesome! And Amy just started working for them so now I see their stuff (including this cuff) on her all the time… and I want it too!

What do you think about this week’s choices? Any of these (mostly artisan made) items striking your fancy?? All I know is that Friday’s make me want to shop… 🙂

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