Friday, October 3, 2014

Friday Favorites

Below is a random assortment of things I smell, eat, see, decorate with, etc!

I love candles!  I typically enjoy the more $$ candles...Circle E, Tylers, Swan Creek, etc.  Actually Swan Creek are my favorites!  Anyway, during the Fall I LOVE the Pumpkin Spice candle from....WALMART??!!  Seriously, I discovered it a few years ago and it smells amazing!  To me it is the perfect Pumpkin scent!  It is super fragrant and crazy cheap!  The medium size is $3.50, the large size is $5 and they sell a package that comes with 2 large and 3 small (not shown) for $10!
Now, although I LOVE the candle, I HATE the label...they must know this because it is an "easy peel" label!  I take it right off and put a chalkboard label on instead :)  I got those from the $1 bin at Michaels.  Go get you will love them!

I love pumpkin food.  Making Pumpkin Bread is one of my favorite activities this time of year.  I love going to Einsteins Bagels and having the pumpkin flavored goodies, etc.  I was strolling through Target and found these Limited Edition Bagels and thought I would give them a try....OMG!  LOVE!  They are amazing!  I will be so sad when they go away for the season!  Go try them!

Random Decorating Tip:
I love trying new, unique, cost effective things when decorating.  In my guest bath I found an old window and use it for the window treatment.  I posted this on Instagram and got lots of positive feedback so I thought I would share it here as well!
Think outside of the box when decorating!!  There are no rules!

Great lighting idea!!
A store that I love in downtown McKinney called Doozie's Corner just opened a new location and I went to check it out.  They had these beautiful lighting fixtures/chandeliers above and I thought it was so clever what they used!!!  They are tomato plant stands with crystals hanging off!  SO creative and such a cost effective way to do a ton of lighting!  I thought they would be so cool in the backyard of our future farmhouse one day...

MORE favorite lighting ideas:
Check out this chandelier...I saw it on Pinterest and though it was amazing!  Love the combo of the crystal chandelier with the rustic whiskey barrel!

Favorite Craft Ideas:
I love a good DIY and found these this week on Pinterest and thought they were great!
I LOVE all things mason jars so when I saw this wreath made out of old rusty mason jar lids I fell in love.  I need to make one of these for Christmas time (could really leave it up all year!)
You can buy the one below and many more like it HERE

Then I saw this one using mason jar lids to make a pumpkin!  So clever!!  You can read how to do your own HERE:

Here is another example of a mason jar pumpkin!  You can read all about this one HERE.

I have been seeing lots of Coffee Filter wreaths online so I decide to make my own and I LOVE the way it turned out.  It was simple and cheap!  
I bought the wreath form from Walmart for around $5 and then bought natural coffee filters for around $3!
I did not do a "how to" post on this, but you can see how to make one HERE

Here is mine:

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you found some things you love too!


  1. Those pumpkin spice bagels are fab! I've already gone through one package of them and will probably be getting more very soon. TGIF!

    1. Ah, I know. I am glad I found them but kinda wish I wouldn't have :) Off to get more today!

  2. Stopping by from the link up! Great job on the wreath! And I love your idea on re-labeling the candles. Happy Friday! -Jess

    1. Awe, thanks so much!! Hope you had a great weekend!

  3. I am going to get those candles! I love candles but will burn them all day for days until they are gone. It's nice to find a good one that doesn't cost an arm and leg. Can't wait to go to Doozie's Corner.

    1. Yes! You will love them! Perfect for Fall and I am with you...I burn candles all day long! Have a great day!