frappy friday #87

Happy Spooky Season!!!! Featured image for today is courtesy of Jenna from Twenty Seven. Hope you’re having a wonderful morning, and a happy Friday!  If you don’t have anything going on for Halloween, don’t you fret. I have a few fun suggestions below to help ya embrace the holiday. They’re more cutesy than spooky, in case you were worried.  Here’s what I have for you today:

  1.  Truth Hurts Sanderson Sisters style.
  2. A cocktail for the season.
  3. You know I’m all about a Halloween-themed doughnut.
  4. Not a scary movie person? Me either. But still want to watch a movie that gets you in the Halloween spirit? Same here. Here’s a few you can give a try: Goosebumps, Hotel Transylvania, The Addams Family, The Haunted Mansion, and Fun Size
  5. I highly recommend the apple cider doughnuts from Mercier Orchards
  6. Found this balloon at Marshalls and added it to the light Halloween-themed décor we got going on at the house
  7. Spooky nails
  8. Who says cookie decorating just has to be for Christmas? Plan on decorating some pumpkin spice sugar cookies on Halloween.
  9. hallows eve playlist by caitlyn_nicole91 for your listening pleasure on Halloween Night
  10. Last-minute Halloween costume ideas

That’s all for today! Have a great weekend and a Happy Halloween!

Peace,love&fraps,

Ash

frappy friday #86

Good morning!!! I am LOVING this cooler weather! I wore a sweater and booties to work today, and I’m a little giddy about it. Let’s just get right to it, shall we? Here’s what I have for you today:

  1.  AJ casually mentioned one day that he didn’t think our laudry detergent was getting the job done. AJ works in construction so his clothes are DIRTY, literally, covered in that red Georgia clay; so we need a detergent that can CLEAN. However, I’ve been trying to be mindful of the products we use and the damage they do on the environment. I saw multiple people post about Rockin’ Green this week and I took it as a sign. I ordered some on Amazon.
  2. I was gifted a silk pillow case last year, and it was a game changer. It allowed me to sleep with my hair wet and wake up the next morning not totally at a loss of what to do. However, I don’t love sleeping with my hair down when it’s wet, so I decided to order some silk scrunchies. This way I can shower at night, throw my hair in a bun with a silk scrunchie, and *hopefully* wake up with no kinks and crinkles.
  3. Listened to the That Sounds Fun Podcast Episode featuring Ruth Chou Simons, and I loved it. She owns a company called GraceLaced that you should check out.
  4. I made Pumpkin Chili from A Cozy Kitchen for dinner this past week. It was  really easy and perfect for this cooler weather we’ve been experiencing.
  5. I LOVE the look of these custom designed denim jackets.
  6. New podcast alert: Dolly Parton’s America
  7. After reading theeverygirl’s “20 Fall Basics You Can Snag on Amazon” you’ll want to add everything to your cart.
  8. Books I’m adding to my list: Rhythms of Renewal, How to Break Up With Your Phone, & The Gospel at Work
  9. Jessica Biel stars in the new Facebook series Limetown based off the podcast
  10. I love this Halloweentown themed enneagram post.

That’s all for today!! Have a great weekend!

Peace,love&fraps,

Ash

frappy friday #85

Good morning friends! It’s October!!! I can hardly believe it, and with this record breaking heat we’ve been having, it makes it even more difficult to believe. But I’m embracing the Autumn season regardless of the temperature. Today’s feature photo is courtesy of the every girl. I seriously look forward to the beginning of every month because I pick one of their free tech backgrounds to display as the background on my work computer. This morning I tried a Cinderella Latte from Starbucks, and I would recommend. I definitely think it’s worth giving a try. I can’t say it’s my new favorite go to, but I’m glad I tested it out. Hope you have a great day, and cool weekend. Here’s what I have for you today:

  1. This link is for my friend Ju. Please go watch this video of Taylor Swift after getting LASIK.
  2. Create your own Autumn Bucket List with this template from A Beautiful Mess.
  3. Go listen to this episode of Armchair Expert featuring Lori Gottlieb.
  4. My friend Caitlin posted about these game day buttons, and I immediately ordered two.
  5. I love everything Morgan Harper Nichols  posts on her Instagram, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to hear that she’s coming out with a book.
  6. I ordered this felt garland to spruce up the house for Halloween.
  7. I can’t do gel nail polish any more. It’s been wreaking havoc on my nails, and I’ve decided it’s just not worth it. But I do love the feeling of having my nails done, and I want a polish that will last more than 30 seconds after I leave the salon. I just discovered dazzle dry on Instagram, and think I might give it a try.
  8. This sleep mask gets me.
  9. I love school supplies, and this fancy pen brings me a lot of joy.
  10. Been using this depuff eye gel from Honest Beauty and I’m rather enjoying it.

Thanks for stopping by today friends! I hope you have a great weekend, and here’s to hoping the weather cools down!

Peace,love&fraps,

Ash

frappy friday #84

Good morning frappsters! How are you today? Can you believe its almost October!? I’ve been exhibiting some serious self-restraint by not purchasing any pumpkins for our front porch yet, but I told AJ on October 1 all bets are off. Ain’t nothing holding me back from making our porch a full on pumpkin patch. Hope you a had good week! I know this week has been tough on a lot of you, and I hope this week’s post can provide a bit of relief. Here’s what I have for you today:

  1. Literally every need you have ever had, can now be provided by a subscription service. Laundry? No worries. Need more greens? We got ya covered.
  2. Months ago I bought AJ a reed diffuser from Hearth and Hand for his guest bathroom, and we loved it. It’s been at least three months if not longer, and it still smells GREAT! So, I recently purchased another one from Redwood & Co. for the master bathroom in a fall scent.
  3. Lauren Akins is coming out with a book!
  4. My new audible listen is Atomic Habits.
  5. New spotify listen is Maggie Rogers radio.
  6. January will be here before we know it, and I’m already shopping for my 2020 planner. Thinking about dedicating an entire frappy friday to potential planner selections.
  7. Pretty sure I’ll be making this sweet treat over the weekend.
  8. Cinderella Latte is the new PSL.
  9. AJ and I watched the premiere of Prodigal Son on Monday. We were both very intrigued and I think we’ll continue to watch.
  10. A word of encouragement.

Thanks for reading! Have a frappy weekend!

Peace,love&fraps,

Ash

 

frappy friday #83

Good morning everyone! Yesterday morning was the first taste of fall I’ve gotten to experience thus far. It was wonderful. Please please stay like this forever. I’m in Charleston this weekend celebrating Kath’s Bach, and I’m super excited. I love this city. And I can’t wait for a weekend full of good food, good coffee, and good company. Hope you’re doing something fun this weekend. This week’s feature photo is of AJ because he’s been out of town every week since the wedding and I miss him. Anywho, here’s what I have for you this week:

  1. Jennifer Garner is wonderful and so is Reese Witherspoon
  2. These articles about MLM’s were very thought provoking.
  3. You all know I’ve been binging Veronica Mars, and I have a lot of thoughts. I haven’t finished the series yet, but I legitimately feel like I could hold a book club discussion based on all my thoughts. I know that sounds weird and very nerdy but it’s true.  If you’re into it, let me know.
  4. I love this shirt by so worth loving.
  5. Have you heard about the vaping outbreak?
  6. This video of two little boys who are BFFs running for a hug is exactly what you need to put a smile on your face.
  7. I love these cards for grief and depression.
  8. AJ is always saying things that make me crack up, and the other day it made me sad to think that I’m not writing them down and preserving them. I ordered this journal off amazon, so now I can keep record of his funny sayings forever and ever…well, the next five years at least.
  9. I’m trying to get those fall vibes going in the house. I bought this wheat bundle  from Hearth & Hand, along with this candle. And I obviously had to make a stop at Trader Joes to pick up the honeycrisp apple mini scented diffuser and some of their Autumn Maple Coffee.
  10. I’ve heard great things about this hair dryer from Revlon, and I’m really wanting to test it out.
  11. I’m not sure if you need to hear about The Fulfillment Trap, but I did.

Thanks for reading. It was good to see you. I’ll see ya next week!

Peace,love&fraps,

Ash

frappy friday #82

This post is way overdue. Life got crazy in August and I’m just making my way back to frappy friday. I’ve missed you guys!! How have you been? What’s new? Fill me in on everything. Don’t leave anything out. I want to tell you all about the wedding, and I’m working on dedicating one post to just our wedding, so if you’re interested be on the lookout for that. But here’s what I have for you today:

  1. Moving OTP has given me a lot of time to listen to audiobooks on audible. Getting a library card is on my to do list, so I can listen to audiobooks for free via libby. I just finished listening to American Royals on my commute per the recommendation of Hitha. Prior to that, I was listening to The Flatshare.
  2. Made the chocolate chip cookies from Magnolia Table and munched on ’em every night last week. Had to break in the Kitchenaid mixer we received as a wedding gift.
  3. Currently binging Veronica Mars. Just finished season one. #TeamLogan
  4. Labor Day was a few weekends ago and I fell victim to multiple sales. Bought this blazer from Old Navy, and a couple items from Abercrombie & Fitch, including this pair of jeans and this pullover.
  5. Washing my face at night is always an ordeal. No matter what I do I always end up getting my hair wet and water streaming down my wrists. The Buy Guide recommends this hair band and shared a hack from @chrislovesjulia, wearing wrist sweatbands (check out their story Best Life Hack).
  6. I think well-watered women is a great resource.
  7. Discovered this account on Instagram, educounting. Helps you learn about money no matter how old you are!
  8. Lizzie McGuire is coming back to the telly!!!!!!
  9. Few dates to remember: Jack Ryan season 2 premieres November 1!!
  10. And Luke Combs comes out with a new album November 8.

Thanks for stopping by!! It was so good to see you. Hopefully we’ll fall back into routine in the next few weeks, and posting will be back with regularity. Thanks for your patience. Have a great weekend!

Peace,love&fraps,

Ash

frappy friday #81

Good morning everyone. I’m just barely keeping my head above water (please see feature photo for proof) with everything that’s going on. Just glad to be posting today. Here’s what I have for you:

  1. Check out the Pourigami for coffee on the go.
  2. The last thing I need is another sweatshirt. But if I were gonna buy another one, I’d purchase this one from the Kinnd Project.
  3. I’m very much anticipating the release of the shelf-care podcast
  4. I love diary milk. I’ve tried the alternatives and I just haven’t found one that I enjoy more than diary milk. If you love almond milk, and homemade anything than the Almond Cow might be for you.
  5. Season 2 of Jack Ryan …lesss gooooo
  6. does this mug scream Ashley or what?
  7. summer always makes me wish I wore anklets. if you were here last week then you know, i rediscovered madebymary.  I love their new anklet. and I love their rainbow ring.  I just love all their products and I want them all but am exercising self-control.
  8. I have a major sweet tooth, and I want to give Ambitious Kitchen’s Millionaire Bars a try.
  9. All my teacher friends, check out Brene Brown’s Daring Classrooms!!

Thanks for stopping by to check in. Have great weekend!

Peace,love&fraps,

Ash