I should have known that a week of little sleep, heavy stress, serious deadlines and wayyy too much Diet Coke would catch up with me and, indeed, it has. Thankfully, the symptoms waited until now to get really ugly because my mom and sister were in town this weekend! We made the most out of the last two days with holiday shopping, Mockinjay Part I viewing, new dinner spots, Stillwater adventures and nights in front of the fire. I’m already plotting for them to come back to visit when my nose isn’t runny and my voice raspy. Hopefully it’s soon! Until then, enjoy these links from around the web this week.
At Mall of America we take Black Friday seriously. We have sales, we have boy bands, we have a Santa set that rivals no other and we have a staff that volunteers every Thanksgiving night to help with the lines, the crowds and general Mall questions. For the fourth year, I’ll be one of those volunteers and I’m actually pretty pumped about it. I’m also pumped that I might be able to check a need of my shopping list at a bargain price: a new purse for winter. Time to start scouting all the deals!
Source :: Makenna Alysa
I just had to check the calendar three times before I finally got the date in the title of this post correct. So it’s safe to say my brain is not running on all cylinders at this point. But the good news is that dinner is in the crockpot, my puppy is asleep and it looks like the snow might just hold off for a little bit. Small victories, that’s what we’re working with today. That and some links from around the web this week. Enjoy!
Hello, Hi, Yes. Today has been a day. A day or head spinning, work overload, caffeine consumption, over thinking and now, if I can stay awake long enough, nail painting. Days like today should always end with nail painting, no?
Source :: just you wait
Bad news, friends. The weather forecast right now is calling for at least six inches of snow tonight. As someone who barely just finished raking leaves, I am so not ready. In an act of defiance I’m lighting a fire, curling up with a book and closing the blinds. Ignorance is bliss. Enjoy these links!
While I’m pretty quiet here these next few weeks, be sure to follow the faucethead blog. I’ll be posted there a couple times a week, at least. First up, this black and white museum beauty. Get the full story here.
Source :: @museumbabes
With November has come the fury that is holiday prep at the largest mall in America. I’m taking deep breaths, long showers (you know I hate baths!) and stocking up on wine for the weeks ahead so, needless to say, posting may be sporadic. I’ll be back, though, and checking in as much as I can. It’s going to be an adventure for the next month. It always is!
Source :: Stephen Grey on Flickr
Guys, I did the impossible. I had one of the most organized Halloween costumes in years (Guess Who? Characters) and didn’t take a single picture. It’s like Halloween never happened. It’s pretty impressive, really. Not sure how I let that happen. While I contemplate that, enjoy these links from around the web this week.
Happy Halloween from our little family to yours! Hope you have a safe and fun holiday and you stop by Sunday for the wrap up. I’ve got bookmarks overflowing, people!
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On Friday afternoon, a home item I’ve been brainstorming, second guessing and pondering arrived: a new guest room rug! While it shouldn’t have been that big of a decision, it became one as I had the hardest time committing. Because the room is a catch-all of furniture right now, I wanted a rug that would help the room take shape and now that it’s in place I’m overflowing with fun ideas for the space. It will be a winter project for the months ahead, but in the meantime, here are a few items I’d love to add to the mix. And this too, of course. Keep you posted!
1 :: Patch NYC Crystals Jute Rug from West Elm
2 :: I Got This print from BRIKA
3 :: Faux Sheepskin from IKEA
4 :: Costas Plaid Throw from Crate & Barrel
5 :: Pelham Orange Pillow from Crate & Barrel
6 :: Metal Basket from H&M
7 :: Threshold Accent Table Hourglass from Target
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