the sparkly life: 14 Cool Things You Need to Click On Today

Friday, November 9, 2018

14 Cool Things You Need to Click On Today

grim reaper costume

After a lot of Halloween drama (we had a grim reaper girl and a Minecraft costume), we moved into this week, which was...a lot. Not only did we have to say goodbye to our beloved au pair of the past year (I still get teary-eyed thinking about it!), but we had the election and all the butterflies that went along with it. So, the beginning of the week was a bundle of nerves and emotions, and despite the fact that more nerveracking suff pops up seemingly every hour, I'm going to try to relax at least a little bit this weekend.

I want to catch up on The Good Place (do you guys watch it? So funny!), and hopefully get a much-needed pedicure. (No one sees them for pretty much the entire week, and then I get to Pilates and am super embarrassed when I take off my socks! Does that happen to anyone else?!) Anyway, whatever you're up to this weekend, I hope you make it a great one. Here's a few fun links to check out in the meantime.

• My deal for free holiday home products is still going on! You can get three free Mrs. Meyer's products in your choice of holiday scent, plus a cute red metal caddy, and more just for trying Grove Collaborative (an awesome site that I love and use regularly!). Details here.

• J.Crew is having a big sale right. Get 30% off with code FRIENDS. A few of my picks: this  zip-up camo sweater, this sweater-blazer, this silk blouse, and this (subtle!) rainbow sweater.

• Nordstrom is having a big sale, too! I have my eye on this blousy-sleeved cardigan (just $57!), this long sweater (I own several of them already. So good with skinny jeans or leggings!), and this gorgeous gray turtleneck (uh, how is it $29?!?). 

• I just bought my first pair of over-the-knee boots! I love the fleece-y detailing, and I also liked that they weren't crazy expensive. Super cute in person, too.

• Let's talk books! I recently The Size of Everything by Erin Cole. This is a memoir that just came out this week about a girl growing up in an incredibly abusive home. I'm about halfway through and really enjoying it (despite the subject matter, it's actually funny as well as jaw-dropping). It reminds me a ton of The Glass Castle (another amazing read), so if you liked that, you'll probably love this. (It's also free right now on Kindle Unlimited if you have that!)

• Then I listened to Busy Philipps's memoir, This Will Only Hurt a Little, via Audible, and I loved it. I also really recommend doing the audiobook. I'm sure the regular book is great, too, but the audio version is on another level. Busy cries various times throughout the book. She does voices for all of the characters. You really, really feel her emotions and it totally draws you in. Again, I'm sure the book is awesome, too, but the audiobook is truly a special experience. (And--this is not sponsored--but if you sign up for an Audible trial, you can get two books free. That's what I did!)

• I recently made these banana muffins, and they were so yummy!

• And I made this Paleo Whole 30 Buffalo Chicken Casserole, and it was delicious (and healthy!).

• If you missed it, Ellen sent her producer Andy and Chrissy Teigen through a haunted house, and the results are hilarious.

• Bella Hadid has a freakishly organized fridge.

• Remember the New York subway bomber from a few months back? They captured his morning on video and it's absolutely fascinating. 

And in case you missed it, I...


• Shared some awesome freebies.

• Got the cutest custom sandals made-to-measure to my feet.

• Went on a West Coast road trip (and here's part two of the trip!)

Have a great weekend!


19 comments:

Candysfarmhousepantry said...

Sounds like there are some big sales going on in some of the major stores. Guess I had better start checking them out.

Jeannette said...

Oh my goodness you have definitely a great list of sales here. With Christmas coming I could use all the money saving possible! I will have to check out these places because I have a huge list of people to buy for.

AiringMyLaundry said...

I need to check these links out for sure. I want to read that Busy Phillips book. I've always liked her.

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

I have been looking at a few items on the J. Crew website. I have never ordered anything from them, though, so I am unsure how the items will fit.

Tomi Clark said...

Adding The Size of Everything by Erin Cole to my reading list. I'm loading up on the books in preparation for my Winter vacation. Oh and clicking on that J Crew link right now. This mama loves a sale.

Melissa Chapman said...

I have never had over the knee boots but they are very sexy. I love the costumes your kids looked so amazing.

Jenn said...

I am always up for a good sale. I don't do a lot of shopping these days, so when I do I like knowing I am getting a good deal.

Ashley @Irishred02 said...

I am here for good sales and tasty treats. Thanks for the heads up

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

OK I am totally going to click through these all! Sales, over the knee boots! So many amazing things!

Terri Steffes said...

I'm headed to Mexico tomorrow, so I am going to pick up that book you recommended, as I loved Glass Castle!

Pam said...

I love Nordstrom, but i didn't know they were having a sale. I need to check it out now.

Marysa said...

This is such a crazy and busy time of year - thanks for sharing all these goodies you have come across. I have heard a lot of good things about Busy Phillips and her book, I'll have to remember to check it out.

Gust și Aromă Moldavia said...

I found here a lot of cool thing to do. I will start by making your Paleo Whole 30 Buffalo Chicken Casserole. It looks fabulous and I love that it's healthy!

Ricci Ellis said...

I love a good sale and Nordstrom sales are usually amazing! Checking it out now!

Shelley King said...

I am not a huge shopper so when I was reading through and saw Banana Muffins I said SCORE! I will always love food!

Ruth I. said...

These are all interesting! I saw the banana muffin and I'll be trying it. My sister loves my banana muffin recipe but I am sure this is much more delicious!

Jesusas Reviews said...

These are all great deals, thank you for sharing! I'm actually looking for over the knee boots so that will be my first purchase.

Swathi Iyer/ Zesty South Indian Kitchen said...

These looks like great deals I am going to check it out I would get something for my kids.

Tabitha Blue said...

It's always great to find ways to relax and release those emotions :) Great links... and cute costumes too!

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