Happy Friday!! We have a busy, fun weekend ahead and I am so looking forward to finishing my shopping (whoops), making lots of cookies and other treats, wrapping gifts and celebrating the season with friends! Can it be Christmas forever?

I shared the above picture on my Instagram the other night and I think it was the moment I fell in love with our new jute rug (found here for 75% off right now!). I mean, I knew I liked it but I am officially in love. It’s actually softer than I imagined it would be and fits our living room perfectly! If you (cough, or your husband) is on the fence – take the plunge! I’ll try to remember to share a better picture someday :)

Please tell me I’m not the only one obsessed with this season? Ask my husband, I’m never a huge fan of war-themed things like movies but I am enthralled by this story line! They are unraveling the story of American Army Soldier Bowe Bergdahl who left his post in Afghanistan, was captured by the Taliban and held captive for five years. He has never told his side of the story before now and it’s just…riveting. I mean, the host talks to people from the Taliban on the phone. I didn’t know that was even a thing! Find out where you can listen, here.

Ok, I don’t know if this is news or not, but it was news to me and has changed my life. Did you know you can set your Instagram so that your phone sends you a push notification when your favorite people post?! Idk about you, but every once in a while I was searching out my faves to make sure I hadn’t missed anything and now I don’t have to do that! All you have do is go to any picture of the person you want to get notifications from, hit the “…” on the right side, then hit “turn on post notifications” and they will never get lost in the mumbo jumbo of your feed again!

Thank you SO MUCH for all of the love on my Holiday Decor Home Tour yesterday! I take our home for granted A LOT and hearing your sweet words about it really reminded me how blessed we are to be able to live here. I get caught up in everything that I wish it was too much! So thank you again and if you missed it you can find it here. Encouraging, sweet words welcome, but not necessary :)

Lots of holiday deliciousness around blogland this week! Jess from How Sweet Eats shared the most decadent looking Croque Monsieur Crostini that I need in my life ASAP. These Spiked Peppermint Mochas from Glitter Guide could not be easier to make with a Nespresso or Kurig mocha cup! Obviously, I won’t be spiking mine 😉 Making sure our home smells nice is a job a take very seriously so I can’t figure out why I haven’t ever made something like this Christmas in a Pot Stovetop Potpourri from Carolina Charm. That will be changing this weekend!!

PicMonkey Collage 12-18-15

Happy Friday, friends!

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  1. says

    I do really like that rug! I had followed so many boutiques on Instagram that my favorite people were getting lost in the feed so I went through and unfollowed all the boutiques. Haha. Guess I could have just turned on notifications!

  2. says

    I was blown away when Sara ended the first new Serial ep with “oh, and next week I interview the Taliban,” Whaaaat? It’s so crazy and interesting to have their input!

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