Hi friend! It’s a day off for my kiddos from school and I could use one more day of weekend too! This weekend was nonstop, starting with Jordan’s soccer game on Saturday morning, a trip to Target for things for the guest room, laundry, cleaning, and then baby shower prep for our friend Marianna!
The baby shower was at my house yesterday and was so fun and special. Ali-Shaun did most of the heavy lifting and planned a thoughtful woodland themed shower with books as a specific gift for baby. I’ll be sharing more on Stories today if you want to see how it came together.
Then, two of my oldest friends came into town so we could celebrate our friend Audrey’s birthday. We went to a delicious French restaurant, Etoile, and talked and laughed the night away. These 4 friends are my wayyyy back girlfriends since I was in my 20’s and they know where all the bodies are buried. We all need friends like that.
Today, I’m excited to bring you a new LOVES GIVEAWAY, share family outfit photo ideas and all the awesome Columbus Day sales! Let’s get to it!
OCTOBER LOVES GIVEAWAY
As a THANK YOU for reading and subscribing to my blog, I’m giving away EVERYTHING in my October Loves to one of my subscribers!
If you’re not subscribed, you can sign up here, and I will pick a winner at random and announce at the end of the month.
If you’re new to Loves, it’s where I share things I’m loving each month, with the aim to highlight fabulous things I swear by, some things I want to try, great deals, and under $50 finds! All perfectly appropriate for the flavor of each month! I love sourcing goodies and sharing them with you!
I found out about Eby last month when I worked with them on a collaboration. I’m so glad I got introduced to them because I’m truly smitten with their brand and mission and wanted to share them with you here.
First up, they have quality, comfortable undergarments that you feel so good in! I usually wear solid colored bras/undies, but I’m smitten with the blue floral pattern I ordered. It makes me feel good wearing it, even if I’m the only one who knows.
You can buy single pieces, or choose a subscription option where you receive 3 panties every 3 months, or 5 panties every 6 months – delivered right to your door and with new colors and prints each time! *Great for gifting!
Use my code HONEYWEREHOME and save 20%. You’ll get members-only pricing site wide + FREE shipping!
Also, you can feel good about shopping Eby because 10% of net sales go to the Seven Bar Foundation to empower women out of poverty and into business through microfinance. These are loans that help support female owned small businesses that help their families survive.
I like to size down in bralettes so I get more support, I’m wearing size Small and removed the lightly padded cups.
I’d been eyeing this belt for over a year when Brian surprised me with it as a gift. It’s a great, classic belt that reverses from black to brown and the brown is the perfect shade of brown! I like the simple Tory Burch logo buckle that isn’t overwhelming. It looks great with jeans, but also over cardigans and dresses.
UGG SLIPPERS *Great for gifting!
This pair is one of UGG’s most popular slippers and I can see why- especially in the gorgeous pink! They’re soft and comfortable, but also very durable and you can wear them inside or out.
The suede is water resistant and the inside has that plush, cozy lining made from genuine shearling or plush UGGpure™, a textile made entirely from wool but crafted to feel and wear like genuine shearling.
They fit TTS, but may feel snug at first. They do stretch out a bit over time with wear.
TARTE BLUSH SET *Great for gifting!
In this set, you get 4 of Tarte’s best selling blush shades and a limited edition highlighter in compact travel sizes. I used to never wear blush, but now I don’t go without it! It just gives you a more youthful look to have a bit of color on your cheeks.
KERASTASE HAIR PRODUCTS
A good hair day makes us feel like we can conquer the world! In Fall, I tend to go longer between hair appointments, but I still want my color-treated blonde hair to be healthy and look shiny.
I’ve been using Kerastase’s Blond Absolu (specifically designed for blondes) Bain Lumiere shampoo with hyaluronic acid when I wash my hair and the Cicaextreme hair mask once a week. 🧖🏼♀️
STYLE TIP: Use the Blond Absolu hair oil at the ends of your hair if it starts to look dull and dry between washings.
I’m excited to try the purple hair mask after my next hair appointment to remove any brassy tones that my hair tends to pick up during the color process. It makes your hair cooler toned and deeply nourishes the hair fibers.
Use my code HONEY15 to get 15% off almost everything!
My friends of any hair color are welcome to use the code to buy their favorite Kerastase products too! 👭👭👭
Oh man, do we love this one in our house?! I first heard about a weighted blanket from my friend Marianna (the mama-to-be) at our Favorite Things Party a couple of years ago- by the way, we’re bringing the party back this year!!! I’m so pumped and will definitely share it with you!
But, back to the blanket. Marianna said she loved sleeping with it and that it helped her get much better sleep. I bought the one she had and LOVED it! Every night when I get into bed and feel the weight of the blanket on top of me, I instantly feel more calm and less anxious. It’s like a literal blanket of calm washes over me.
Then, I saw these plush, colored weighted blankets on Amazon and immediately ordered them! My previous blanket had gotten dirty over the years and I couldn’t figure out how to clean it.
These soft plush weighted blankets are the ultimate in cozy. I liked my bedroom blanket so much that I bought one for the couch. I came downstairs this week to find Jordan all cuddled up with the 15 pound version!
Below is the pretty pink one I bought for my bed. It’s the larger, 20 pound version.
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FAMILY PHOTO OUTFIT IDEAS
If you have family photos coming up, I’ve got two family outfit ideas that I hope make the whole thought of “what are we going to wear?” less stressful. I think the key is to choose pieces that compliment each other, but you don’t have to match.
Hopefully the kids are comfortable so they’re not acting all itchy and irritated throughout the shoot. I’ve found that just letting them be goofy or funny takes the edge off and your photographer can get some great, natural, ‘in between’ shots where they picture doesn’t look staged.
I also like to wear something that would look beautiful displayed at home year round. These ideas are mostly neutral, but if your family prefers bold colors, feel free to mix it up and incorporate what y’all feel most comfortable in!
Last year, my kids and I took family photos at a park near our house. I created a mood board on PicMonkey when I was planning our outfits and that helped me better visualize what everything would look like together. I choose to mix denim, pink and brown and it worked out well.
I keep meaning to print and hang these photos and really just need to do it! I always order from MPix because their photo quality is great!
COLUMBUS DAY SALES
Retailers love to celebrate a holiday with big sales! Below is a list of sales (and discount codes) for Columbus Day!
Abercrombie • Up to 30% off select styles & 20% off select jeans + FREE ship on orders over $75
Banana Republic • Fall Style Event, 30% off your purchase
Colleen Rothschild • Weekend Beauty Deals, up to 50% off + FREE ship on orders $49+
Express • The Fall Event, up to 50% off + FREE ship on orders over $50
GAP • Closet Refresh, 50% off sweaters, sweats & activewear, 40% off everything else + FREE ship over on orders over $50
Gibson • Use code HONEY15 for 15% off sitewide
JCrew • Sale of the Season, extra 50% off sale styles
Kendra Scott • Happy Fallidays, extra 50% off markdowns
LOFT • Fall Fest, 40% off your purchase
Madewell • 20% off tees and sweats, code RELAX
Old Navy • Storewide Sale, up to 50% off
Now let’s go kick Monday’s booty!