Friday we meet again! Hope you all had a wonderful week! This weekend we are headed out of town, so I have a little bit of packing and organizing yet to do. But before that, I wanted to share my favorites of the week. This week’s Friday Favorites includes our new fall mantle decor, Trader Joe’s Fall favorites and a few local shopping events!
ONE| FALL MANTLE DECOR
It’s beginning to look like fall around here. I finished up our fall mantle decor and also updated our front porch.
I have really resisted the urge to buy any new fall decor. The worst part about buying new seasonal decor is figuring out where to store it once the season is over. This year, when I brought out my fall decor boxes, I realized I had too much. So, I pared down what I had and I decided not to get anything new.
So, the best way to make old decor seem like new decor is to mix things around the house. I gather what I have already on display and move it to different parts of the house. Plus, I mix up where I put the seasonal decor. So if it was on the mantle last year, I might move it to a shelf this year.
I was able to use what I had on hand to create our fall mantle. It does help to have a good “base” of home decor to work with. I always utilize lanterns, vases, candles, etc to decorate a space.
I did spend $3 at the Dollar Store on some floral fillers. While there are always more expensive ways to decorate, it is nice to start with what you have and also look for inexpensive options.
Have you started to decorate for the fall?
HOME DECOR ESSENTIALS (Decor you can use for every season!)
TWO| TRADER JOE’S FALL FAVORITES
Do you love all things pumpkin and fall flavors? If so, hopefully you are lucky enough to have a Trader Joe’s nearby because they have EVERYTHING pumpkin and fall! This week, I rounded up 30+ FALL FAVORITES at Trader Joe’s.
Head over to to this post and download the Trader Joe’s Fall shopping list! We have been eating our way through all of our Trader Joe’s goodies and so far we have loved everything we bought!
What are some of your Trader Joe’s fall favorites!
THREE| DESIGNER DRESS DAYS
This week, I had the honor of getting a sneak preview of the Designer Dress Days Sale that is happening in Cleveland October 25-29th. (Not open Saturday, October 26th). DDD is a four day sale that offers designer finds at great prices! Items are either brand new or gently used.
I can say that the prices are fantastic and there will be so many clothes, purses and jewelry to pick from! You can expect to see designers including but not limited to: Free People, Vince, Tory Burch, Kate Spade, Marc Jacobs and more!
I purchased this one shoulder floral dress at the sale and it still had tags on it!
The Designer Dress Day sale is a huge undertaking and over 250 volunteers help to run this event. The sale supports the National Council of Jewish Women Cleveland’s many programs that help women, children and families.
Designer Dress Day Details:
Dates & Times: Friday, October 25th 10 am- 4:00 pm ($20 admission on Friday ONLY)
Sunday, October 27th 10 am- 4:00 pm
Monday, October 28th 12 pm- 8:00 pm
Tuesday, October 29th 10 am- 7:00 pm
For more details head HERE!
Disclosure statement: This is a paid partnership with NCJW & DDD. Thank you to the NCJW & DDD for compensating me in this fun event.
FOUR| DINING FOR A CAUSE
I wanted to tell you about another fun Cleveland event!
Cowboy Kitchen has asked me to share that each Sunday in September, a portion of each day’s revenues will be donated to a local charity. Partners include Women’s Safe of Chardon , Life Extrodinary, Habitat for Humanity and United Way of Geauga County.
FIVE| VIP FRIDAY FAVORITES
In case you missed my announcement last week, I have a weekly Friday Favorites email going out to my newsletter subscribers with an exclusive Friday Favorites wrap up! If you want some extra favorites in the way of home, family and motherhood, I’d love for you to join our group! You can sign up HERE!