Thoughts For Friday + The Pick: Week 35

Friday, September 4, 2015
What's not to love?! I've got my fall décor up, my home is cozy and smelling like pumpkin apple goodness, I've baked twice in 4 days this week, and it's a 3 day weekend!! Life feels good right about now, don't you agree? Tell me, what do you Labor Day weekend plans look like??

....and before we jump into the rest of the post, I have a question for you all. Do you receive emails when I reply to your comments?? I can't figure out if my comment section is functioning correctly, and I want you all to be updated when I respond to you, answering a question or just chit-chatting back with you. I love interacting with my readers, but I'm worried that you all don't know I'm over here responding. Help a blogger out and let me know! 

T H I N K I N G  > About our weekend plans. We set nothing in stone, so it's going to be a play-it-by-ear kind of three days and I'm excited for the possibilities!  Also, I'm amazed that we're already four days in September! 

P O N D E R I N G > If husband and I will double date with the other 'burg Hills to the free Brad Paisley concert going on in town Sunday night. Thanks, Hokie football! We can't decide if it would be worth going, but you never know! 

N E E D I N G > 7-11 slurpees every single day. No kidding, I am craving them like crazy lately. It's the perfect texture and sweet goodness.

L I S T E N I N G > To the sounds of JV and varsity football games being played. The high school stadium is just over the hill from our house, so when it's game night, the stadium lights are visible above the pine trees, the announcer is echoing through our neighborhood, and the fans are roaring. I kind of like it, truth be told.

D R E A M I N G > About the finishing touches to baby girl's nursery. Things are coming together so well right now, and I'm looking forward to adding the little details!

S W O O N I N G > Over Bath & Body Works' Marshmallow Pumpkin Latte body cream. I fell hard for it last year (like I bought 4 at the end of the season to last me all year). And although they've switched the name up and the look of the bottle, it's still the amazing smelling cream that it was this time a year ago. If you haven't tried it, you must. Truly! It doesn't have an overpowering pumpkin smell, but it still exudes fall.

Last but not least, join Rachel and I for an Autumn Scarf Swap!! Because what celebrates fall like cozy scarves?! We thought it would be a lot of fun to send scarves to one another in the spirit of a new season when the temperatures are chilly, a Starbucks PSL is in you hands, and the leaves are bursting in color.

Sign-ups start now and will go until September 15. Send either Rachel or I an email committing yourself to send a scarf to another blogger. You'll need to include your mailing address and blog URL. By September 21 you will have received the gal you'll be sending a scarf to. Please have the scarf in the mail no later than September 28.

We want this to be an enjoyable experience for everyone, so if you sign up please be sure to mark your calendar to make sure a scarf is on its way to your blogger by the 28th of September. Scarves should range between $12-$15 in price. We'll all share our scarf exchanges the following week in a blog post on October 7!

Rachel and I are looking forward to the swap and hope you join us for a some festive fall fun!

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Happy weekending, lovelies!! I hope you have an incredible extended weekend. I'll be back Monday, see you then! xo

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8 comments on "Thoughts For Friday + The Pick: Week 35"
  1. a very nice blog Astleigh...will surely follow it to see a wide range of things going on...please feel free to get in touch with me at

  2. I say definitely do the double date to Brad Paisley! I'm not a country music fan, but I know that you won't get the opportunity to go to many concerts when baby girl arrives ;)
    I don't get an email when you reply. . . but I know that if I asked you a question, I can always go back to see what you said.
    I'm so excited for the scarf exchange!!

  3. I can't lie, I'd enjoy hearing football games; nothing says fall like a football!

    I say go to the concert!

    I don't get emails when you reply. I usually just go back and check:)

  4. Happy long weekend!

    I haven't had a slurpee in years, I used to get those all the time in middle school hah! I miss going to football games in HS, those were the days :) Thanks for hosting A!

  5. Super excited about that scarf exchange!! And I don't I've been getting your responses to comments I make at all :/ maybe something is up with my email though.

    liz jo @ sundays with sophie

  6. if we didn't have plans to go to lake lure, we wanted to go up for the brad concert/party with some hokies and buckeyes- have a blast if you go! enjoy your relaxing weekend :)

  7. I don't think I comment as often as I want to (life with a toddler and as a nanny of 4 others...) but idk if I've gotten a response or not. sad face. Oh well I will be sure to up my comment game anyways because I love the connection from blogging!!

  8. Funny you should express your love for that BBW body cream because it was buy 3 get 3 free today so we bought NINE. One for each of my bridesmaids as part of their gift and one for me. Then we just picked three other random ones. I think I would love being able to hear the football games going on! I know if you just reply on the blog there won't be a notification. I think I've received one email reply from you, maybe.


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