Friday Favorites: Fall Decor, Halloween Rae Dunn Finds and Fun Mom’s Night Out Idea

Woohoo it’s Friday! I hope you had a good week! It has been a busy one here. I am excited for a quiet pizza and movie night at home tonight. As always, I am linking up with   Today, I will share my fall home decor updates and a review of a fun mom’s night out idea.

First things first, this week was a busy one on this blog! On Monday, we were back with another Clear the Clutter Challenge! This month, the focus was on refrigerator organization. I liked this challenge, because it doesn’t take too long but has the potential to make a big impact. By having an organized fridge, you are more likely to eat healthier and to save money (less wasted food!). Head over to the full post for the details!

Have you joined our Clear the Clutter Facebook group yet? We share tips and inspiration to get your home organized in 2018!

On Tuesday, I  talked about healthy snack ideas for busy moms (or anyone!)! I partnered with Pearl to Go Olives to share yummy three snack box ideas. Olives are one of my favorite guilt free snacks (especially when I was doing Whole 30).

Pearl Olives has new flavored olive snack cups that are so yummy!! My favorite flavor is the Siracha–I will warn you that they are hot!!

If you are interested in trying these snack cups, grab your Pearl Olives coupons hereThanks to Pearl Olives for this partnership!

Finally, on Wednesday I participated in a link up to talk about FALL DECOR! I shared a few updates I made around the house including my bar cart! I am trying to keep our fall decor neutral and simple this year.

Red Gingham Plates

Bar Cart

Copper Pitcher

Copper Mugs

Faux Apples

Decor Finds of the Week

This week, I stopped into Marshalls with the hopes that I might find some of the Halloween Rae Dunn I’ve been seeing on Instagram. I SCORED big time!

I already had this Pumpkin Spice Mug from last year.

Fall Farmhouse Decorating #ideas #fixerupperstyle#falldecor #inexpensivedecorideas

However, I lucked out and found a set of Pumpkin & Spice Mugs! I am trying to be selective and only purchase very unique or holiday mugs. Yes, I am always trying to Clear the Clutter, but these Rae Dunn  mugs are “my thing”.

Rae Dunn Pumpkin and Spice Mug Set #raedunnfall #raedunnfinds#raedunnlove

Then, later in the week, I found myself back at Marshalls and I got my two new favorite mugs! I can’t wait to bring out the rest of my Halloween mugs later this month!

Halloween Set of 2 Black Rae Dunn Mugs #raedunnfinds #halloweendecor #raedunnhalloween

Another fun find/purchase that I wanted to tell you about are these LED lights! I keep seeing these lights being used for so many creative spots around the house, that I decided to give them a try.

Yesterday on Instagram, I shared how I installed these lights–less than five minutes for all of them. These lights are awesome! I bought one 6-pack just to make sure I liked them. I wanted to add lighting to our built in bookcase in our dining room. I’ll need to buy another set to complete the bookcase.

 Farmhouse Shelves with Undermount Lighting #farmhousestyle #builtinbookcase #diydecor

Here is a “BEFORE” look!

The lights come with batteries and are operated by a remote control. You can even adjust the brightness by using the remote control. Plus, there are also several timer options! The pack also comes with very strong two sided tape to adhere the lights.

My mom is considering ordering these lights for under the cabinets in her kitchen –which I think will work out great! It’s always nice to find an inexpensive decor option that can make a pretty dramatic impact!

Mom’s Night Out Idea at the Cleveland Candle Co

Last week I mentioned I went to a blogger event at the Cleveland Candle Co. I didn’t have a chance to write about my experience until this week. Local friends you definitely want to check out this spot!

We were treated to a fun experience. I got the chance to create a customized candle, several bath bombs and lip balms!!

Our first activity was to pick out our scents for our customized candle. You can peruse all of the candles on display to help decide on your favorite scents.

Then you take at seat at the candle counter and fill out a survey to help narrow down your personal scent.

While I know what kind of scents I prefer, narrowing it down to a few favorites was so hard! GAH! My favorites scents are typically woodsy and citrus. But, I ended up taking a completely different direction!

One of my fellow Cleveland bloggers (thanks Greatest Escapist!) suggested I should be creating a coffee and pancake candle. Of course!

You get a chance to smell how the different scents will blend together. So, you aren’t committed until you start pouring in the fragrance oils. Even then they can help mix your scents if you don’t like how it turned out.

Once you have decided on your fragrances, you start pouring into a little container. You add more or less of each oil depending on what you want to be the dominating smell.

We then poured our mix into the glass mason jars. There are additional cute candle containers to pick from. I think a Cleveland candle with a winter scent would be a fun holiday housewarming gift!

While our candles were cooling, we headed over to a different station to make the bath bombs and lip balms. I LOVE bath bombs so it was so fun to make my own.

For the bath bombs, you selected one scent. I loved the Cashmere oil. I can’t describe it except it that it is light and fresh!

This class was very hands on! We had to do a lot of stirring and stirring:)

I love how my bath bombs turned out! We each made two bath bombs plus we got to take home the rest to sprinkle in a bath. I have to admit that I’ve already used one bath bomb and I gave the other to my daughter.

Finally, we made lip balms! Again, here we got to select our scents for our own customized lip balm!

I loved that you get to make the products personal with your own names and labels. It is really a nice touch to make the experience so memorable.

Overall, it was a great experience and a fun night out with fellow Cleveland bloggers!

Some details about the Cleveland Candle CoThere are three locations including Ohio City, Cleveland Heights and Mentor! This event was held at the Ohio City location. Such a perfect spot because it’s near all of the best restaurants! This is a great place to consider hosting your next mom’s night, birthday party (for kids too!), wedding shower, book club…you name it! These local owned (by friends!) business strives to use high quality materials. The glass jars are made in the U.S.A and the jar labels are printed in Cleveland. The candle wax is a 100% soy wax blend and 90% of the oils are sourced from Ohio!

Many thanks to the Cleveland Candle Company for inviting me to this fun event! I hope to be back soon!!

 

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That about wraps up the week! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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8 Comments

  1. September 14, 2018 / 5:49 am

    I need to hit Marshall’s- If I find those cute mugs I will totally think of you- you should be the company’s spokeswoman 🙂 What a fun idea for the candle night- love it- wish we had that here!

  2. Andrea Nine
    September 14, 2018 / 6:25 am

    Your Bat cart is one of he cutest I have seen and so much MUG LOVE on here!! happy friday!

  3. September 14, 2018 / 8:24 am

    The candle outing sounds cool! Those black mugs are all the rage. I doubt there would be any here!

  4. September 14, 2018 / 9:27 am

    How much fun is that night out?!?! How fun to have your own coffee and pancakes candle. I love your Rae Dunn mugs. Happy Friday

  5. sally
    September 14, 2018 / 9:30 am

    Love the under counter lights! Have already purchased. Can’t wait for delivery!

  6. September 14, 2018 / 1:44 pm

    So much goodness in one post, thanks for sharing! Happy Friday!

  7. September 14, 2018 / 2:55 pm

    I bought those lights for a closet and they worked perfect. That was two years ago. Unfortunately, the battery life is short so I have let them be burned out for about six months now oops!

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