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Friday Favorites: Stay Warm


We returned to New Jersey from a 9-day vacation in Florida today. As expected, we were greeted with temperatures in the mid-40s. Not exactly the welcome home hug I was looking for, but I can't expect much more from November in the northeast. Today, I'm surrounding myself with all things warm and cozy and sharing a few favorites with you in today's Friday Favorites.

Best Online Reads

The ten stories from around the web that I am loving this week:

1. Ten things you should do 10 days before Thanksgiving via Apartment Therapy.

2. At what age should your child have a cell phone via Huffington Post.

3. Stop believing these 5 money myths via MindBodyGreen.

Cocktails for the Holiday Season


The holidays are quickly approaching. One of my entertaining must-dos is to have a signature cocktail that I serve at our gatherings. It takes the pressure off of you to be mixing up all sorts of custom-made cocktails all night long and gives you more time to mingle with and enjoy your guests and your party. Here are two of my favorites.

What We're Reading


We are currently enjoying a much needed vacation in Captiva, Florida. And when you're on vacation, lots of reading happens. Shortly after boarding the plane last Wednesday, I finished reading this book which was downloaded on my Kindle. At the last minute I threw a book in my carry on bag since I didn't have one downloaded. I started it on the plane, and finished it 2 days later. It was so good.

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday!! I am starting this one off in sunny Fort Myers, Florida where I've been since Wednesday. Today we are heading out to Captiva Island for the next week. But first, before I go into complete vacation mode, let's talk the Nordstrom Fall Sale. As is the case with any Nordstrom sale, it's epic. Here are five of my favorite items from the sale.

Best Online Reads


The ten stories from around the web that I am loving this week:

1. Nine things to focus on when you're exercising via Bustle.

2. Secret Santa gifts under $25 that recipients will actually want to keep via Business Insider.

3. The worst color to wear in photos via PureWow.

What's In My Carry-On Bag


On Wednesday we leave for a 9-day vacation in southwest Florida. I pay as much attention to packing my carry-on bag as I do my suitcase. Making sure I have everything that's essential to a comfortable flight is a must regardless of whether the flight is 6 hours or 60 minutes. I always carry a big bag that I can carry on my shoulder. These types of bags are more convenient and put less strain on my lower back.

These are the go-to items in my carry-on bag:

Friday Favorites

Who remembers the Friday's Fresh Picks posts I used to do? It was a weekly series that I participated in with several other bloggers. It was a fun way for us to share the things we were currently loving or obsessing over with our readers in hopes that they'd love it too.

This week I was thinking about how much I miss writing those posts and participating in the link up. While I don't have any plans to get back into a link up, I am reinstating a similar type of post, Friday Favorites. Let's get to it!

Best Online Reads


The ten stories from around the web that I am loving this week:

1. How to eat like a local while traveling via The New York Times.

2. What it's like to take the longest flight in the world via Vogue.

3. Which money personality type are you via Camille Styles.

Weekend Dispatch


This coming weekend is the last weekend before we leave for Captiva, Florida. This is an annual trip for us and one we look forward to pretty much from the day we leave the year prior. While I'm sure this weekend will be filled with packing and last minute preparations, I do plan to squeeze in a few fun things and some downtime too.

Here's what I'll be up to this weekend: