Friday Favorites

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1.  Essie Gel Couture Nail Polish in At the Barre.  I have been on the hunt for a nude / beige / brown nail polish from Essie's gel line.  While I have a ton of regular polishes in those shades, I mostly just use the gel line for my finger nails because it really does last so much longer.  I found this color and I think it is my new favorite for fall.  It's such a pretty nude and is super subtle - I feel like it has a very classic look, which is what I was looking for.  It looks a little peachy / pinky online, but trust me when I say it is definitely a beige color. 

2.  Capital Gaines by Chip Gaines.  I pre-ordered Chip's new book and finally got it in the mail this week.  I was a big fan of The Magnolia Story, and I shared with you how much my mom and I absolutely loved our trip to Waco here, so you know I just had to get this book.  When I first got it, I quickly read the Foreward (written by Joanna) and then Chip's note and contemplated reading on instead of finishing the current book I was reading.  I resisted and now that I am finished with my other book, I am ready to read!  I will be sure to report back next month when I share my October book review.  

3.  I asked for recommendations on how to season turkey burgers in yesterday's post and I got a couple good ideas I am planning on trying.  First, from Sarah - she suggested using Montreal Steak Seasoning, BBQ sauce and Panko.  I love Montreal Steak Seasoning for beef burgers, so I am sure it will be just as tasty with turkey.  Second, Amanda suggested using Lipton soup mixes.  Once I read that I remember one of my friends saying that is how her dad makes burgers - such a good idea!  If you have any other suggestions, please feel free to leave them below!  

4.  I shared the below picture on instagram this week from my work wear of the week post and I think it was one of my favorite outfits I wore last week.  While I love it, I am a bit sad that today's outfit is looking the same because it is back in the 80's...luckily fall will be back on Sunday.  I cannot wait!  



5.  The Essential Planner from Peacock Paper & Gifts.  I have mentioned Kelsey's planners before, but wanted to bring attention to them again!  If you are like me, you love planners, and while there are some good ones out there, they aren't necessarily as all encompassing as you want.  They may have the majority of things you need to keep yourself organized, but I feel like there is always one or two things missing.  Enter The Essential Planner.  Kelsey worked super hard on creating a product that I think we will all find truly essential to our lives.  There is a page for your budget, for your meal planning, a spot to put reminders on who you need cards / gifts for that month...really the list goes on and on.  It's all these little things that she has thought to include that I think adds up to a really great planner...and it all is available for a super good price.  I have spent some money on planners in the past, and I think that this planner gives you more, at a lower price point (daily - $36, weekly $30).  And to make it even more reasonable, Kelsey is offering a 20% off discount code, EMILY20, to anyone who may be reading this and interested in getting a planner for themselves or for someone else as a gift.  I personally chose to go with the weekly planner in the navy dot, and also got the same one for one of my friends.


Linking up with AndreaErikaApril, and Katie.
    

10 comments

  1. that outfit is darling, I've had my eye on those booties for awhile. Turkey burgers always seem so bland to me, I will have to try out these add ins! I need a new planner so I will definitely look into this one! Have a great weekend!

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  2. Yep, that outfit was definitely one of my favs of yours!! I cannot wait to read Chips book..funny, just ordered a Waco T-Shirt this morning. Have great weekend beautiful babe!!

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  3. Do you prefer the Essie gel over their regular polish? I've never tried the gel but LOVE their regular line.

    I'm excited to hear your thoughts on Chip's new book!

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  4. I still haven't read the original Magnolia Story, but I really hope that I do soon because I just love Chip and Joanna! And that outfit really is so cute, and thankfully the fall weather will be back soon!

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  5. I haven't read either of the Magnolia books but heard the other one of theirs was good. I'm sure Chip's is going to be full of personality and his humor which is the best!

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  6. Loving that Loft top! Such a pretty color! And I am definitely going to hunt down that Essie polish. So perfect! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  7. I second the Lipton soup mixes to season the burgers! We always put a packet of the onion soup in ours and it is gooood.

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  8. I still haven't tried that Essie line, but that sounds like such a pretty shade! I can't wait to hear what you think about Chip's book- it hasn't been on my radar as much as The Magnolia Story was, but now that I'm thinking about it, I think I liked Chip's parts of that book better.

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  9. Can't wait to see how your burgers turn out! I just read the People Magazine article about Capital Gains which now has me interested in his book! Have a great weekend girl!

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  10. I loved the Magnolia Story, so I'm excited to see what you think of Capital Gaines and can't wait to get my hands on it too!

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