Five On Fri-YAY

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First full week of autumn and we are still hovering in the low 90s! Ha!

I ordered the cahhhh-utest matching Christmas outfits the other day for the girls from (shocker) Zulily ... they are green corduroy, matching little pants and shirt set, with a Christmas tree embroidered on the front. But goodness, I'm remembering back two Christmases ago when Camille wore short sleeves! Hopefully we will get a chill in the air that will stay through the holidays so that my girls can actually wear these!

Outfit from Zulily

My mom came in town for Wednesday evening and we did a little blind taste test on some inexpensive (supah-inexpensive) white wines from Aldi. Flirty Bird sauv blanc comes in at $3.99 and Coastal Cove sauv blanc is a whopping $6.99.

She and I are alike in so many ways, BUT she favored the Flirty Bird and I favored Coastal Cove! She's more of a pinot grigio preferrer, and the Flirty Bird has less of that citrusy zing that a lot of New Zealand SBs have, so that helped shape her opinion. But of course I'm a sucker for that particular tartness, so I like the one on the right!

Even if you may not want to serve a $4-7 wine for your in-laws on Thanksgiving, they sure do make great Wednesday night wines!

Fall candle poll! What's your favorite scent?

I'm finishing up some of our springy scents around the home and ready to start burning the fall ones. I do have a giveaway coming for you soon of some really wonderful NC-born-and-bred candles! I know we all love a delicious-smelling home. :)

Main Image - Voluspa Gilt Pomander & Hinoki Large Glass Jar Candle  Main Image - NEST Fragrances Pumpkin Chai Scented Candle

Please look at what Ian did to Camille's room! He put the lights on a timer so they come on for about 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes right before bedtime. They were reading Fancy Nancy one night and noticed how Nancy has lights strung up in her room, and that became their special little project. She loves her new lights (he said she can keep them up through Halloween) and we love seeing how proud she is of her room!

This Sunday I will be participating in a pop-up shop at the Argyle Alligator on East Boulevard (new location near 300 East). Bows, bonnets, and bibs galore will be at our booth! I have also started making bow holders which are so very sweet! Please do stop by from 3-6. 

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  1. Zulily gets me every time with their precious holiday outfits! It has been rainy, humid and in the 70's here for the past two Christmases and I'm hoping it'll actually be chilly, too, so Walker and Knox can wear their cute smocked Jon Jons! I'm obsessed with the Magnolia Market fall candle right now, but Bath & Body Works' Marshmallow Fireside is a close second. Yay for wine taste testing! I need to go to Aldi stat!

  2. Those bows are so cute and can you believe I have never bought a thing from Zulily but I peruse it often. xoxo ERIN

  3. The Christmas outfits and bows are adorable! I love the special project with Ian and Camille! Jess at Just Jess

  4. Have a great day.

  5. Aww those lights are adorable!!! I can't show Sadie otherwise she'll want them too!

  6. I love that Ian put those lights in Camille's room. Adorable. My daughter had them all around the top of her dorm room. (we had to wait for dad and his ladder to get there to do that since the ceilings are 10ft) She loves hers too!!!

  7. The very best fall scented candle (and my favorite for the last 10 or 12 years) has been Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin from Bath & Body Works. Smells exactly like heaven.

  8. Farmers Market by Yankee Candle is what I have burning right now :)

    Justine @ Charm City Ciemny's

  9. What a cute little touch for Camille's room, I know she loves it!! I am dying for a fall candle, might go out and grab one today!

  10. We had the green smocked dress and matching longall for my boy girl twins last year. I loved it so much, I ordered the same exact set this year when I saw it show up! So cute!!! and light weight enough, we could wear it in warm SC.... So cute!!! Zulily is dangerous because they always have such cute things and its always easy for me to find the match set!


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