Friday Favorites–Fall Candles, My Favorite Fleece + More

Well I’m getting this post up much later than I planned today because we had an unexpected trip the ER last night with my sweet little Aves. Right before bed she got her finger smashed in our back door (thanks to some very strong wind) and it was BAD. The cut was super deep, so we had to take her to the ER right away. Thankfully my in-laws were visiting, so they stayed with the older kiddos so my husband and I both could take her in. Poor little thing was so upset, but once we got checked into the ER she calmed down and was a total trooper. The x-ray showed no broken bones (thank you Lord!) but she needed four stitches and we left with a little splint on her finger. She was so brave the whole time and handled the entire process like a champ! I was so proud of her. Anyway, we are laying low today and spoiling her. She’s sitting next to me on the couch watching her favorite show, so I wanted to pop in quick to share a few favorites from the week!


  • One of the things we had to leave at the old house was curtain rods, so I had to order a ton of new ones for the house this week. My all-time favorite curtain rod is this one from Target. It’s very sturdy and easy to hang! Plus I love the industrial look. The mat underneath is from Michael’s, but here’s a similar one on Amazon.
  • Anyone else ready for fall candles?! I’m not ready to decorate for fall, but I’m all about the fall scents. Antique Candle Co just launched a huge fall bundle of six candles and it includes my candle, Warm Caramel Crumble! This set would make a great gift–you could divide them up. You can also snag WCC in bundles HERE.
  • I picked up this doormat at Target yesterday and I thought it was perfect for our new home.
  • I’m anxiously waiting to get chickens! I don’t know if it would be a good idea to get them now with the temperatures getting cooler soon, or if I should wait until next spring. Still working on getting a chicken house and barn too! Hopefully soon.
  • This awesome three piece kit from Tarte is currently $45 on QVC right now! I have the eyeshadow palette in this kit and it’s amazing.
  • My favorite fleece jacket is on sale! I’e had one of these in black for a few years now, but I just ordered one in a pretty soft tan color.
  • I ordered a few weeks of Home Chef meals to have during the move and it’s been so nice. I love the convenience of it, especially during a busy season. And I finally have a new coupon code too! You can use SARAHJOY60 for $60 off.
  • This week I’ve very into organizing. One of my goals for the new house is to get organization set in place now, from the get-go. Hopefully if I start now I can keep things more organized on a daily basis. I worked on my makeup drawers this week with these little organizer cubes from Amazon. I loved them so much I just ordered this set to do more!

Thanks for dropping by today!! Hope you have a great weekend. See you back here soon! xo

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  • Brittany Dee
    August 28, 2020

    Aww prayers for your sweet girl! Smashed fingers are the worst!
    I’d love to see more of your organization tips!
    Always enjoy reading your blogs!

  • Jessica
    August 28, 2020

    Hi! Hope Aves is feeling ok today! Can you please link the rug UNDER the welcome mat? Thanks!

  • Candy
    August 28, 2020

    Hi Sarah
    So glad that your little girl is ok and no broken bones. I love the fleece top! The make up organizer cubes are awesome.
    Take care and enjoy your new home

  • P
    August 28, 2020

    Love your posts! I suggest getting your chicks in the spring. We tried autumn chicks once and it just didn’t go as well. If you wait, you’ll have time to build a coop and be all prepared!

  • Emily
    August 28, 2020

    So glad your little is okay! I ordered the Antique Candle Co. bundle of six yesterday. I was so excited to see warm caramel crumble in there, it’s one of my absolute favorites!! Such a treat!

  • Alison Gamache
    August 28, 2020

    Trips to the ER are the worst. During the quarentine I was pushing my boys (I have boy, boy, girl 13 year old triplets) to spend time outside and one came in the house holding his arm. I could tell immediately that is was broken (same spot as the previous break – because I made him play baseball with his brother – story for another day). Sure enough x-rays and cast for 3 weeks. It doesn’t matter that he is older it is still hard to see them hurt. I am wishing you all a speedy recovery!

  • Kim Hagan
    August 28, 2020

    Sending prayers for your little one. Nothing worse than a sick or injured child. Hope you enjoy your chickens. We got our first set of chicks back in March. My girls started laying about a month ago. Your kids will love them!

  • Vicki Clem
    August 28, 2020

    Bless her heart, I have smashed my fingers at least three times in my life and it is so painful! Glad she is okay! Regarding chickens, I just saw recently on Martha Stewart’s new show on HGTV that there is a type of geese that you can put in with your chickens that will help protect them from predators. Might be worth checking into! Good luck, and looking forward to more pics of the new house!

  • Sheilah Perry-Rosales
    August 28, 2020

    Poor little one glad nothing is broken.Enjoy the snuggle time.

  • Maureen
    August 28, 2020

    Could you please link the rug UNDER the welcome mat? I usually get mine from amazon but I get the black and white buffalo check.
    Thank you!

    • Sarah
      > Maureen
      August 31, 2020

      That’s actually from Michaels!

  • Cindy T Brewer
    August 29, 2020

    Best wishes for little one! I know it hurt you guys as much as your daughter!

  • Diane
    August 29, 2020

    My daughter smashed her finger in the car door years ago, it was awful, so glad Aves’ finger isn’t broken. I would wait till spring to get chickens, that way you have time to plan your coop and build your coop. Make sure your coop & run are predator proof! Chickens are so much fun!!!!!

  • Denise
    August 31, 2020

    So glad your daughter is OK! What a stressful time.

    Could you also link or email me the rug under the mat? Love it. Thanks.

  • Sharon
    August 31, 2020

    Antique Fall Candles
    Do you have any weight in persuading these people to ship to Canada?
    Seriously – I would like to enjoy what everyone else is – lol

    • Sarah
      > Sharon
      September 1, 2020

      Ohhhh I wish I had that kinda pull to get them to ship to Canada!! Hopefully SOON.