Friday Favorites

Happy first Friday of fall everyone!  Check out everything that made me smile (and even cry) this week!

1.  Favorite Instagram Feed of the Week!

Do you follow Smiley the Blind Therapy Dog?  Yes?  Then you already know.  No?  I will wait here while you go and follow and then come back.  Ok, everyone on the same page now?  This handsome boy was born without eyes and now travels the world as a therapy dog.  We all know I am dog obsessed, but I truly believe this guy is an angel on earth.  You can’t help but smile and feel good when you look at his photos.  (Photos below both from Smiley's Instagram - and if you're heart doesn't melt, we probably shouldn't be friends).

2.  Favorite New Emojis!

If you're tech savvy, you know that the new iPhone came out last week and there's also a new operating system that let's you do cool things like draw in your text messages.  However, you may not know about the best new thing to hit your cell phones.  You guys – Sephora has their very own emojis called “Sephojis."   You can download these fabulous stickers in the app store.  I can’t decide which is my favorite!

picture from the itunes app store

picture from the itunes app store

3.  Favorite Blogger Tip of the Week!

Bloggers know that a cohesive Instagram feed is as important as a really great post idea.  Georgie from The Style Transplant posted a great article this week chocked full of tips on how to create a visually appealing Instagram feed.  This is one of the things I want to try and improve.  I tend to just like a picture or a certain filter and post it without really thinking about how that picture fits into the rest of my feed.  When a feed is consistent and aesthetically pleasing, people are more likely to be drawn in and follow your feed.  Check out the article here.  Thanks Georgie for the tips! 

4.  Favorite Fall Fashion Staple!

Yesterday was the first day of fall.  Pumpkin spice lovers rejoice!  Even though fall is my favorite time of year, I drag my feet just a bit – simply because I don’t like rushing through the seasons or holidays.  There are people that will put their Christmas tree up in November, but have all the decorations boxed up on December 26th.  I like to take each season and holiday as they come and make the most of them.  However, with cooler temps just around the corner, it’s time to start prepping that fall wardrobe.  A fall staple that comes back again and again is the flannel shirt.  Check out some of my favorites below. 

5.  Favorite Thing to Cuddle Up With!

Once fall is in the air, I immediately start to gravitate towards over-sized sweaters, candles and soft blankets.  I think it’s my way or preparing for hibernation.  This Kennebunk Home ‘Bliss Plush Throw’ made my list of favorite items from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale.  The sale is over, but at only $39 this throw is still a huge steal.  Oh, and it’s Nordstrom Triple Points time for all cardholders!  This throw is by far the softest thing I have in my house and I bury myself in it every night.  It comes in nine gorgeous colors, so you can snag one for every room.

6.  Favorite Movie to Ball My Eyes Out to this Week!

I don’t post a lot about movies…mainly because I don’t watch many movies.  However, this past Sunday I decided to give myself a break and curled up for two…yes two movies in a row.  The Other People, with Jesse Plemons (Friday Night Lights) and Molly Shannon was so good.  Let me give you this warning though – I cried like a baby.  That embarrassing, sniffling, choking cry.  I will say my sobbing was  probably partly because I was exhausted and overly emotional and partly because the movie is just that darn good and pulls on all your heart strings.  Let’s just say, this is not the Molly Shannon you knew on Saturday Night Live (though I loved that one as well).

Happy Friday everyone!  Hope you enjoy this first weekend of fall!