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WEEKEND READS | VOL. 1

Hi friends and happy weekend to ya!  This weekend we will be working so it looks like I won’t be getting much done, however, I do love to browse the internet for inspiration when I get a spare moment here and there.  I thought I’d start sharing some of those moments of inspiration with you here with the 1st Edition of Weekend Reads!  Hope you enjoy!

1| Looking for a weekend project?  Check out this DIY succulent wreath post.  Ours is still doing well and since we live in Florida, the humidity here has been pretty high so I’ve barely had to water it.  I just spritz it with water once a week or so.

2| With warmer weather here, outdoor entertaining has been on my mind!  Have you seen the newest summer collection from Hearth + Hand by with Magnolia?  It’s too cute!  I’m especially in love with this piece.

3| If you follow me on Pinterest, you would know that I’ve been super into the white and natural elements for interior decor such as straw, grass, rattan, and linen.  Check out this article on Pinterest’s top trending home decor for 2018.  I’m hoping to do a little revamping to our home after Luna (our new puppy) gets a little bit older.  Right now we are doing potty training and as you know it accidents still happen…. Also, she is just like any other curious little puppy, constantly getting into everything which makes it hard to keep our living room space looking pretty as most things have been removed from her reach.  If you are getting a new puppy soon or currently have one, be sure to check out this post.

4| Currently coveting all the leather sandals and mule slides from Madewell. Also, the prices are so good! 

5| Have you noticed yellow is totally trending in fashion right now?  I’ve been seeing mustard yellow hues popping up everywhere and I love it!

6| Father’s Day will be here by shortly, here are some great gift ideas that he will actually use!

 

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 What are your plans for the weekend?  Got anything exciting to discuss?  I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!

 

Cheers- Ashley Nicole

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  • Girl put your records on and play your favorite song 🎶 Just picked up a new record the other day! Have you heard of Cotton Jones? They sound so dreamy with a vintage kind of vibe that I can’t help but sway to! Swipe through to have a listen and let me know what you think! 💫
  • A Halloween colored golden hour and this house was dressed perfectly for the occasion... It’s still heating up here in the south and by the end of these photos my overalls were sticking to my legs so bad that I had to hike them up to get back into the car 😅 Hey fall over here!🙋‍♀️🍂 Anyone else dealing with all this heat still?
  • Happy first of October!!! 🎃 I’ve gone batty decorating the porch... 🦇 I added a few pops of green for a “gourd-gous” scene as my witchy side reminds me, tis near Halloween! Looking forward to starting October off right with all the spooky magic this month brings! Clearly Halloween is one of my fave holidays and I’ve been so ready for it! Have you started decorating yet? I’d love to know what you’re doing for porch decor this year! Also, what do you think of my DIY painted doormat?
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(1) 10-15 of Brach's Candy Corn
Sprinkles of Your Choice
(1) Cookie Sheet Covered with Parchment Paper

After the chocolate has been melted, carefully spread the warm chocolate out on the pan and smooth over into one layer.  Add candy corn/sprinkles and allow to cool in the fridge.  Once cooled, break the chocolate apart into large chunks/shards and disperse as you please.

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  • Most of the time my days off consist of me running errands, cleaning and working on stuff for the blog, not to mention, all the other things that come up in life. 
Today, I managed to wake up early and check out the local farmer’s market (they had 🎃 check out my stories if you wanna sneak a peek), catch up with some good friends that I haven’t seen in awhile, and even squeezed in a little DIY project that I’ve been wanting to try for quite some time (also in stories)... This was a rare day indeed, but a really good one and it pains me that I have to remind myself to do more things that bring me joy as it seems like I’m always busy these days. That being said,  I just thought I’d check in with you because I know first hand how easy it is to run yourself ragged. So here it goes, what have you done to feed your soul/bring you joy lately? ✨
  • Dreaming of the day we get our first cool crisp fall weather! Until then, I be wearing my sweaters in the AC and watching Harry Potter on repeat! Also, I’m super into this color  RN! Are you loving all the rusty hues this season? 🍂✨#whitecrowbrand #myzsupply #sweater
  • When it’s 92 degrees out, but you still wanna get your fall on! 🍂✨
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Lately I’ve been cranking up the AC to pretend it’s cool out, lighting pumpkin candles, flipping through autumnal books/magazines, and watching Harry Potter because I’m determined to get in the mood for fall one way or another! 🤣 What are you guys doing to get your fall on? .
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  • Weekends are magic! There’s nothing like a relaxing weekend to hit the reset button, am I right?  What were you up to this weekend, was it relaxing or did you have a weekend project? Projects can be magic too when they’re all said and done! Swipe through to see my weekend mood in action✨
#weekendsaremagic #weekendmemories

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