Happy Friday! It has been a long week. Maybe we’ve just been anticipating a holiday weekend, but I have to say it has been dragging along. But, good news is that Friday is HERE! Here’s to the last blast of summer! We’ve got a fun weekend planned, but first, I am here today to share some Friday Favorites. This week includes some latest Kirklands decor finds, a new adorable fall doormat and a heart to heart conversation I had with my son:)
Latest Kirklands Home Decor Finds
Pumpkin Spice Lattes came out this week and it seems that occasion almost marks the start of Fall. I actually am one of the few people that do not like PSLs, but I find ways to enjoy pumpkins in just about everything else! Anyway, it seems the stores are brimming with all things FALL!
Earlier this week, my mom and I got to do a little shopping while the kids were at school. Kirklands has ALL THE FALL decor!
These FALL pillows at Kirklands are so pretty. Even if you don’t do much in the way of seasonal decor, swapping out pillows is such an easy change. Love the plaid pillow options and the rust colored pillows are so pretty!
This “Give Me All the Fall Things” just about says it all. We’ve had crisper mornings and cool evenings and it really does feel like fall is in the air. I’m sure warm weather will be back soon, but in the meantime, this weather does get us in the fall mood.
How cute is this Thankful Chalkboard?? You might remember our November Thankful Chalkboard Tradition I talked about HERE. This thankful chalkboard would be perfect if you want to start the tradition. Bring out this sign during the season of gratitude and have everyone add to it all month long.
The Halloween displays were even so cute, just about got me in the mood to decorate. Every year I go back and forth on whether to put out any Halloween decor? It kind of breaks up the fall decor flow, but yet I find myself putting out the spooky decor because my kids love it. Do you decorate for Halloween?
So many good LABOR DAY SALES this weekend. Kirklands has 25% everything including clearance with code LABORDAY!
KIRKLANDS LABOR DAY SALE FALL FAVORITES
Hello Pumpkin Doormat
I mentioned a while back that Michael’s has a huge selection of fall home decor. There are so many things that caught my eye. Last week, I stopped into a Michael’s and there was a BUY ONE GET ONE FREE sale going on with all fall decor. So I came home with two things!
This Hello Pumpkin doormat was too adorable to pass up. I am in the process of updating our small front porch area, so I made the swap from our Lemon Doormat to this Pumpkin one. I love layering doormats as it really gives the front door an extra pop. I’ve had the black and white doormat for almost two years now and it has held up so well. Unfortunately, it is not available (as I get asked about it all the time), but these Buffalo Check outdoor rugs are just as adorable!!
It was a buy one get one free sale, so I had to pick another item. I ended up with these Family sign and I’m so happy with how it fits in our home. Truth be told, we were trying to cover up a spot on the wall that had our old security system (since we just got the Ring System—more on that in another post!). Eventually, we need to patch up the wall, but putting this sign over the space was a great temporary fix:)
Either way, the sign is a great reminder as we head in or out the door!
Michael’s will most certainly has some good sales for the Labor Day weekend, so it is worth checking out if you are looking for some new decor!!
Certainly a Santa
Well it happened and it only took a week into fifth grade for my son. He came to me the other day letting me know he doesn’t believe in Santa. Inside I was crying. But outside, I held my cool and listened to him explain. I could tell it really hit him hard and it was not something he wanted to know about. Of course there are much worse things to discover, but I do remember that feeling when I found out about Santa. So I knew what he was feeling.
A few years ago, I had received the book, There’s Certainly a Santa, and I filed it away for a time that I might need it. (I actually hid it high on a shelf in a closet, so none of the kids would find it). That time was this week. The book was PERFECT! It explains Santa is such a way that you can still believe in the spirit of Christmas and you learn how you can be a Santa for everyone else. My son and I were honestly both so relieved after reading the book and I do think it really helped him process the whole thing.
If you’ve got a child nearing this point, I HIGHLY recommend grabbing this book now and tucking it away for that day when you are TOTALLY caught off guard. (Like I did!)
Back to School Blues
It has been a rollercoaster of a week. Any other mom out there feel like the first weeks of school are a bunch of highs and lows?? Always takes some time to get in a place where you feel good that your kids are all in the right spot and things are going well! Now with three kids in school it feels like I am constantly putting out fires and managing everyone’s emotions. Parenting is not for the faint at heart!
To add to all of the back to school craziness, last week our sweet, 16 year old cat passed away. We got this adorable kitty when the year my husband and I got married. Where does time go??
Even when you know the end is near, it is NEVER easy to lose a pet. It is not the first time we’ve lost a pet, so this wasn’t a new experience, but still hard!
Anyway, everyone is doing well now. But, I just wanted to share a bit of life lately! We are ready for the weekend and a shorter school week next week. I hope you have a great weekend! As always, I am linking up with Erika, Narci and Andrea for this Friday Favorites post, so be sure to head over to their blogs as well!