Happy Friday! It has been a great week because the kids have been off of school yesterday and now today. We are enjoying a relaxing few days! As usual, I am linking up with Erika, Narci and Andrea. for Friday Favorites! I’ll recap our week, share a few new fun finds and favorites!

Letter Art

I love displaying word and letter art around our house. I’ve got a letterboard, chalkboards, signs with words and letter pieces around our house.  I think words add warmth and comfort to a home. Plus, I like having positive messages around for the kids…hopefully (maybe) they are taking in these words and quotes to heart.

I was so excited to discover House of Crazi, a mom owned business that makes beautiful alphabet letters for the home! What sets this company apart, is that these letters are eco-friendly, handmade and custom pieces!

Farmhouse Letters for the wall #rusticletters #farmhousedecor #farmhousewallart

These letters are made with non-toxic materials that are safe for your family and home.  I worked with Nancy, the owner, to decide on the color, style and size of the letters. There are two sizes available and a TON of finish options. Depending if you are going for rustic or glam or farmhouse, there are so many options to choose from!

Wall Letters for the home #rustic #farmhouse #kidsroom #nursery The Disney castle is another favorite wall art of ours. (from a local maker)

I wanted these letters to go on a wall near the kids rooms and I picked colors that matched the space. The opposite wall has a travel theme, so the “DREAM” seemed appropriate for the space!

Kids Gallery Wall Inspiration #kidspaces #gallerywallideas #kidsrooms

These pieces look heavy but they are actually lighweight! I just used a few 3M hanging strips for each letter. The letters could also be displayed on a shelf! Special thanks to my husband for helping me line up these letters. It was a little tricky to reach this spot!

Farmhouse Style Letters #rustic #shabbychic #farmhousedecor

Be sure to head over to the House of Crazi for TONS of inspiration and ideas. I honestly was so overwhelmed when I first went to the page because I LOVED all of the options. If you sign up for the House of Crazi email list you get 10% off for your first order!

And special thanks to House of Crazi for providing these beautiful letters in exchange for my honest review. 

Hot Cocoa Bar

My kids are putting up a protest about decorating for Christmas so early. These are the same kids that have their Christmas lists completed! But, I can’t say I’ve been super motivated  (yet!) to get in the attic and drag down all of our Christmas decor. So, I may be sticking to my usual day after Thanksgiving routine.

I was motivated to do a little holiday update after I visited Kirklands this week. Their Christmas decor is just too cute and festive!!

I just ordered some new Christmas pillows from Pottery Barn (big sale) and two from Kirklands. I’ll share them when I get them!

Christmas Plaid Pillows #christmasdecor #kirklands #decoratingideasThe hot cocoa section is what really caught my eye! One of those cute hot cocoa signs came home with me.

Hot Cocoa Bar Essentials #hotchocolate #hotchocolatestation #ideas

That same day I updated our kitchen shelves with a hot chocolate theme. Except for the new sign, everything else I have on display is from our home. hot cocoa bar inspiration #hotcocoastation #hotchocolate #farmhousechristmas #christmasdecor #buffalocheck #raedunn

Since the kids love hot chocolate, they approved of this kind of holiday decor:)

Styling a hot chocolate bar #hotcocoabar #coffeestation #christmasdecor #raedunn #buffalocheck

Amazon has a ton of cute coffee bar items (in case you don’t have a Kirklands nearby!).

This peppermint cocoa sign is adorable!

Don’t forget cute straws and stir sticks too:)


Timeless Gift

Have you started your holiday shopping? I’ve got a classic and stylish gift idea for a special person on your list.  Have you heard of Jord Watches? They make beautifully crafted wood watches for both men and women.

There are so many designs to choose from and many options are unisex. I had the opportunity to select a watch and I picked the Zebrawood and Maple design. I like the watch is made with natural elements and the wood makes it a piece that can go with almost any outfit!

Gift Ideas for Him #watches #timelessgifts #giftsforhusband


Most of the Jord watches have back plates that can be engraved. Plus, each watch is packaged in a beautiful humidor box (also engravable)! The band is sized to your measurements for a perfect fit!

I am collaborating with Jord Watches to giveaway a $100 credit towards any watch (making most watches VERY inexpensive!).  Head HERE to enter!

Everyone that enters will receive 10% off your order!! Deadline to enter is 11/21/18!!

Thank you to Jord Watch for this sponsorship opportunity!

Aldi Wine Advent Calendar

What’s my final favorite of the week? I managed to snag one of the Aldi Wine Advent Calendars. I had a feeling that these calendars would sell out quickly but I had no idea HOW quickly! After the kids got on the school bus, I ran up to Aldi and arrived about 20 minutes before the store opened. The employee was handing out tickets to the first 15 customers and luckily I was one of them!

Aldi Wine Advent Calendar 2018

The 24 wine bottles are the equivalent of six bottle of wine–so that’s a lot of wine!  I don’t imagine I will be trying one every single day. But it will be fun to try out the different wines over the course of the holiday!

Did anyone else score one of the Aldi advent calendars?



In case you missed my post on Tuesday, I shared my November Amazon favorites!

I hope you have a great weekend! It is supposed to be cold and possibly even snow here! UGH!

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  1. Andrea Nine on November 9, 2018 at 5:50 am

    You Cocoa Bar is so good, I too just loved the Kirkland’s Display. Did I tell you I have been there twice this week and Michaels 4x’s!!! Oh my. What fun. I LOVE your Dream, those 3M stripes are jus the best! I hope you’ve a sweet and cozy weekend!

  2. Sarita on November 9, 2018 at 7:01 am

    What a fun cocoa station!! And yayfor aldi wine!

  3. Holly Breton @ Pink Lady on November 9, 2018 at 7:18 am

    Oh those advent calendars are genius- ha ha!! I always love when you post the HomeGoods finds on FB- makes me want to run there- going to try the hot cocoa bar this year too- thanks for all of the inspiration – have a great weekend Jaclyn!

  4. Dara on November 9, 2018 at 8:30 am

    I wish we had room for a hot chocolate bar! I love those letters you got!

  5. Jenna on November 9, 2018 at 9:47 am

    I am going to try a cocoa bar this year. I think my family is going to go crazy. I love all the Kirkland and Home Goods goodies and pictures…I have neither store close by and love to get a peek inside when you share pictures. What a great round up of favorites from the week!

  6. Patty on November 9, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    Ok. You have to let us know how the wine from the advent calendar really is! Happy weekend girly.


  7. dramaqueensmum on November 9, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    That hot cocoa bar looks so cute. We don’t have Kirklands here, but I went to 1 in NJ last year & loved it. I signed up for e mails, but I don’t want to have to pay shipping on bigger things. Wish we had 1 here.

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