Happy Friday and happy last weekend of summer (or at least it is in my book!). It will be a hot weekend here, so I am hoping to soak up our last days at the pool and lake. Anyway, as usual I am sharing my weekly favorites as part of a link up with  Erika, Narci and Andrea. Today, I am going to share some of my favorites of the week including my home decor finds!

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Home Decor Finds at Marshalls and Homegoods

This week I had a few hours to spare to hit my usual favorite home stores! I am hoping to make this a more regular thing and share some of my latest finds with you. I know some people find it totally overwhelming to walk into a Homegoods or Marshalls store–so much stuff! Therefore,  I am sharing a few things that caught my eye and how I would use the items in my home. Sometimes you find things that look fun but then you aren’t sure how to use them!

I loved this wooden rolling bin! I really wanted to bring it home with me. It would be so cute for a kid’s play kitchen area–you could store all of the toy food in this! I love buying pieces that can work for multiple areas of the home because when you are tired of it in one spot, you can just move it to another. This is a versatile  bin that could be used in a living room, play room or mudroom!

Farmhouse Rolling Bin perfect for a toy container #kids #organization #farmhousestyle

This small metal storage locker is so fun! It would be great for a boy’s bedroom or a media room! I love mixing metal furniture with wood in a room, so this piece would fit in anywhere!

Small Nightstand for a Boys Room #farmhouse #industrial #boysrooom #bedroom

Also, this bookshelf was so pretty and a great deal! I could sit this fitting in to a living room or even a girl’s room or home office.

Farmhouse Finds for Shelving #fixerupperstyle #homegoods #shelves

This set of mini drawers is so functional! If it had been white I might have scooped this up for my daughter’s room. What a great way to store little things–jewelry, art supplies, anything small!!

Mini Card Catalog for Office Organization #farmhouse #homeoffice #organizationideas #drawersI just love this beautiful wood bead candle holder! This is another decor item that could be used in many different places–dining room, family room and bedroom! So pretty!!

Inexpensive Farmhouse Home Decor #marshalls #homegoods #fixerupperstyle #modernfarmhouseI found the perfect cozy blanket for fall! This neutral blanket would add warmth to any space! I love that has two colors but is neutral so it would go with anything.

Inexpensive Farmhouse Home Decor Finds #homegoods #neutral #fixerupper #farmhouseIt was hard to resist this adorable square Letterboard! I already have one although this one would be perfect for my daughter. This letterboard would be great for a home office or a tween or teen girl’s room!

Must have accessories for a home office #girlroom #letterboard #tween #teen #office

All of these fun things at the stores and what did I end up with? 

I can’t resist awesome wrapping paper and Marshalls/Homegoods has the BEST paper! I actually just ran out of this same gumball wrapping paper, so I bought it again! It is fun paper for a kid’s birthday present:)

Best things to buy at Homegoods #homegoods #marshalls #finds #favorites #deals

Target Dollar Spot Favorites

I try to stay away from the Dollar Spot at Target because while it is inexpensive, you can end up finding a lot of stuff! This week, the Dollar bins were stocked to the brim. Our store had a ton of Halloween and Fall decor!

This bin of football party items caught my eye. We usually host friends to watch football games on Sundays from time to time. There were a lot of fun things for a festive backyard tailgate!

Planning a football party #target #tailgating #ideas

This Game Day Trivia game would be fun for the kids during a football game! Nice way to keep them engaged and of course if prizes are involved everyone wants to play!

Ideas for Football Tailgate Party #printables #targetdollarspot #footballtrivia

Also, I spotted this already made Gratitude Tree for Thanksgiving. Last year, we made a Thankful Chalkboard display during the month of November but this option would be so easy! It would be special to save the canvas and look back on it for years to come!

Gratitude Tree for Thanksgiving #kids #ideas #thankful

Target has these adorable white houses back in stock!! I bought some of these at Christmas last year and they were so pretty! You could use them for so many different holidays.

Favorite finds at Target Dollar Spot #deals #homedecor #bestbuys #onespot

How pretty would it be to make a small village of these white houses on a mantle or table?!


Also, this green garland is back in stock for the holidays too! I wrapped this around my tiered tray last year! Plus, I bought another strand of this garland and made mini napkin rings out of small pieces. This is another one of those items that you can use for a lot of different things!

Best Home Decor Items at Target #onespot #dollarspot #farmhouse #decor #budget

So what did I purchase from Target??

Since I am not willing to bring down all of my fall decor from the attic (just yet), I was happy to add these little Dollar Spot pumpkins to my favorite tiered tray🙂

Fall Tiered Tray Display #farmhousestyle #buffalocheck #pumpkins #farmhouse #traystyling

Wood Tiered Tray

I shared my purchases on Instagram stories! My other purchases include plaid paper straws (festive for Christmas) and a football banner!


DIY Command Center

This week, I had organization on my mind. I finished up our Chalkboard Command Center Wall. It is so functional –and cute too! We are short on wall space–especially in the kitchen. So I had to get creative on where to put this system. I decided on a wall leading into our basement. It’s perfect because it is right near our front door, so the kids see it when they come home from school. Also, the wall makes me smile when I walk down to our basement laundry room.

How to Create a Family Command Center Wall #chalkboard #organization #chores #ideas


It is still a work in progress and I can not say that the kids are perfect with remembering to check off their chores. But, like with any new system, it takes time and a lot of reminders! I can not expect new patterns to be changed in a day! This week we will continue to work on reminding everyone to go to their chore chart and I hope that after a few weeks, they start going there on their own!

Family Dinner at Chick-fil-a

This is the first full week that my husband has not been traveling in over a month!  I’ve shared how I manage with a husband that travels –it is certainly easier now that the kids are older. But, we LOVE to have him home. This week, we were able to have dinner together as a family every night which isn’t always possible even when he is home! We were invited to our local Chick-fil-a for a Back to School event!

We had so much fun!! Chick-fil-a has GREAT theme nights! Over the years we have been to Mom/Son night, a Christmas dinner and a Daughter/Dad breakfast at Chick-fil-a. I highly recommend these events for a little family fun.

The events are always free to attend (of course you pay for your meal). But they always include some fun freebies. This event had a yummy ice cream toppings bar for the kids!

Family Events at Chick-fil-a #familynight #dinner #chickfila


This Back-to-School event included a balloon artist, face painter, DJ, raffle prizes and free dessert for the kids!!

Family Friendly Events in Cleveland #chickfila #kids #inexpensive #budgetfriendl

The best we could do in the Chick-fil-a photo booth!!

Family Friendly Events #chickfila #inexpensive #ideas

Perfect way to (almost) end the school week! Thank you to Chick-fil-a for inviting our family!

Chick-fil-a Strongsville Events


That wraps up my favorites for the week! In case you missed my post on Wednesday, I wrapped up my August with some of my favoritesbooks, home decor, clothing and recipes!

Farmhouse Kitchen Style #modernfarmhouse #fixerupperstyle #whitekitchen


  1. Andrea Nine on August 31, 2018 at 7:06 am

    I am blown away by the fun stuff you found this week!! Just love the lil Target pumpkins on your tiered tray!! marshalls just had the best finds. That lil locker is so cute. Happy weekend!

  2. Amanda Littlejohn on August 31, 2018 at 8:04 am

    So many good finds at Target and HomeGoods! A Target run may have just been added to today’s to do list 🙂

  3. candy on August 31, 2018 at 8:34 am

    Oh wow so many adorable things I could use in many different areas in the home. You make me want to go shopping and redecorate the house.

  4. Jenna on August 31, 2018 at 9:08 am

    I love all of your favorites. That décor is so cute. I love the blanket. Happy Friday!

  5. Holly Breton @ Pink Lady on August 31, 2018 at 10:45 am

    I love those buffalo plaid plates and the entire tiered tray for that matter- you are getting me excited for fall- have a great weekend Jaclyn

  6. Sara @ A Mom and her Momtourage on August 31, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    I love your finds, that farmers market rolling bin is awesome!! And I LOVE the Target Dollar Spot finds, can we even call it the dollar spot anymore though?

  7. ShootingStarsMag on August 31, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    I love Homegoods and all those stores! Those little wooden drawers are so cute! They remind me of library card catalogs. 🙂 Oh, I love the Target dollar spot too. Mine is transitioning to more holiday stuff right now so there isn’t tons there yet!


  8. Diane@worthbeyondrubies on August 31, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    These are awesome finds!! I love Home Goods!! If I step foot in there you can count on hours before I leave LOL

  9. Amanda on August 31, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    I am craving CFA so I think I may need to remedy that this weekend! Such fun finds at the shops – I get paid to style homes and my go to after second hand shops is always Marshall’s! Enjoy your weekend – 95 degrees here so no fall anything in our homes yet! xo

  10. Shannon on August 31, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    Wow you hit the jackpot!!!! I didn’t realize Marshall’s had such cute wrapping paper- the gumball paper is so fun! You did quite well! I need to take more advantage of Chick Fil- A events with my nephews. They would be all over the ice cream bar! Have a wonderful weekend!

  11. D on September 1, 2018 at 9:11 am

    Wow! What great finds you have here. Also some really good ideas as to where to place them or how to incorporate them into your home or office.

    D, xo || from https://livedreamcreate-d.com

  12. Cassie on September 1, 2018 at 9:15 am

    So fun and in some of my favorite stores 🙂 I love the cozy looking throw, perfect for fall weather!

  13. Elizabeth Purpero on September 1, 2018 at 10:14 am

    Love the thing’s you found! Marshalls/Home goods is like a candy store. Our target is being remodeled and $1 bins are low can’t wait to have the store done!

  14. Brenna on September 2, 2018 at 7:58 am

    I will have to go check Marshall’s and HomeGoods out! I frequent Target and find the cutest stuff but I didnt realize the steaks the others had!

  15. Tanya on September 3, 2018 at 7:05 am

    Great finds at Home Goods and Target this week. I just went to TJ Maxx and Target to pick up a few fall decor items. Now I have declared the month “No Spend September” so I wanted to stock up before I put myself on a spending ban! Have a wonderful week.

  16. Dara on September 3, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    I love Home Goods. I love that little set of drawers you found!

  17. Kristin Cook on September 3, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    That crate with wheels is so flippin’ adorable! I LOVE that!

  18. Caroline Embleton Martin on September 3, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    I went through 2 rolls of gumball paper wrap too….just like Auntie

  19. Bre Paulson on September 4, 2018 at 9:54 pm

    The dollar spot is my WEAKNESS lol I almost bought those mini pumpkins just today!

  20. jen warner on October 9, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    HI there! I love your beautiful home! I was wondering what paint color you used in your kitchen and throughout your downstairs? It looks great 🙂 Thanks! Jen

    • Jaclyn on October 9, 2018 at 2:03 pm

      Hi Jen!! Thank you so much for the compliment–and for commenting! We used Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige for the ktichen, dining room and family room!

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