antiqued mirrored vase

– fresh white roses from C –

the couple next door

– a new book I can’t wait to devour! –

salt water taffy

– maybe the best taffy I’ve ever had –

decorating with pumpkins

– beginning the white pumpkin party in our house –

clean water initiative

– the most amazing mug that starts my day remembering how blessed we are and to give back to those who need help, thanks to The Her Initiative and Aria Paperie

Hey Friday – I come to you by way of watching The Voice blind auditions. I’ve never really watched more than bits and pieces of this show, but it’s so exciting! I literally have butterflies the entire time, wanting each contestant to get the feedback and opportunity I know they’ve dreamt of their whole life.  I think I’m getting too emotionally invested over here.

Also – I want Alicia Keys to be my life mentor. She is so infectious and something about her energy – she is so inspirational to me! I think this is my favorite song of hers, I used to sing this song in my car hard.

SO, let’s talk about the weekend, shall we? Christian and I have plans to go to the desert for a little getaway at the Ritz Carlton Rancho Mirage, and we’ve been looking forward to it for weeks. His stress levels have been a little higher than usual lately, so I think he really needs some time to unwind.

This week I worked on a few fun projects I’m really excited to share! A Halloween makeup video tutorial with Urban Decay, I shot some blog posts for some fun fall collaborations and I got a vamped-up mane thanks to my friends at DKWStyling! All to come on CBL. Thank you guys for supporting this little space that makes these kinds of projects possible!

AND, because you guys know I’m a lover of all things TV (I’m not bragging about this… I recognize loving television is not the coolest hobby… but I am who I am), I’m STOKED fall shows are back. I think I’m going to add This Is Us to my arsenal of shows because it looks like a good one.  What shows are you excited to welcome back?

Thanks so much for reading, and have a beautiful weekend! XO –

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  1. OK, wait a second… You haven’t watched The Voice!?!? Omg I love it so much! It’s so funny and such a great show! Glad you’re watching it.
    TV is one of my hobbies too lol… It always has been and I’m not ashamed 🙂
    It’s my birthday today!!! I’m just going to say it…. I’m 39!
    I’m shouting it today lol. Age used to bother me and I decided I would be 28 forever… Well inside I feel 28 and everyone says i look 28 haha so that’s enough for me! Life is great! I’m going to go shopping and have awesome sushi and embrace another fabulous year!
    Have a wonderful fun weekend!

    1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANGELA!! I hope you have the best weekend!! Love your attitude. Age is just a number, gf – #liveyourlife. Happy Happy Bday! xoxo

  2. Totally on board with Alicia Keys being a life mentor. Everything she says is so kind and encouraging! I think these auditions have been the best year yet. Have the best, relaxing weekend lady!

  3. I watched This Is Us on Tuesday and I really liked it! I’ve been looking forward to it for a long time now and I thought it was really good 🙂

    Have a wonderful weekend/get-a-way with Christian- those are the best kind of weekends!

  4. This is a great list! We are very excited to read The Couple Next Door as well. Just like you, I’m thrilled that fall shows are back, and I’m very much looking forward to the return of Blacklist!

  5. I am so excited you went to DKW! Can’t wait to see it. I love my hair and can’t say enough about how awesome (and life changing ?) it has been going there. Big hair for the win!

  6. I love fall TV! I’m loyal to Grey’s Anatomy even though I know it’s not what it used to be. I’m also really into Chicago PD, Blue Bloods, and Quantico (sensing a theme? Haha). I really want to give Notorious and This is Us a try!
    Clearly I’m also a TV junkie but it is what is it! Enjoy your weekend!!

  7. Girl, you are not alone on the TV loving and fall premieres excitement! I’m such a TV hound (gultily!) I hate commercials so I usually DVR everything and watch it later, but I watched Grey’s live, I was so excited for it to come back! Quantico is another one that I’m totally stoked about and Blacklist. I’m going to have to check out This Is Us. I’ve heard really good things about it. It’s not like I need another show, but c’est la vie! 😉


  8. OMG, I was JUST telling my husband how the voice is the only reality like show that brings tears to my eyes! I’m also #tooemotionallyinvested

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