The Friday Five: Blue Light Glasses, What I’m Reading + More

Well we made it through another week my friends!! How was it for you? It’s actually been pretty chill over here this week. Nothing too crazy or out of the ordinary, which is always a good thing! Call me boring, but I like ordinary. Anyway, today I wanted to pop in quick to share The Friday Five. How are we liking these posts so far? I’ve done a few of them now and I’m actually really enjoying them. They’re just a fun and quick way to chat about what I’m loving each week. Today I’m sharing a fun random mix of things–my new favorite blue light glasses, what I’m currently reading, the top five purchase from the blog in September and more. Grab your coffee or a yummy snack and let’s chat!

THE FRIDAY FIVE

  • First off, thank you all so much for the amazing feedback on my faucet/mirror dilemma I talked about in this post. You guys are the best and I really appreciate all the input. I’m still reading through all the comments and we’re going to try to make a decision this weekend! I really want to get that bathroom finished pronto.
  • This week I was surprised to be featured in an article by parade.com on the “25 Best Instagram Accounts to Follow for Farmhouse Decor”! I’m number six on the list. What a fun surprise and such an honor to even be included with such amazing accounts!
  • I just got these blue light glasses from Amazon and I LOVE them. I’ve been trying to wear them whenever I’m working on my computer or phone and it’s really helped my eyes feel better. Highly recommend trying them out if you work on a screen a lot!
  • I’m currently reading Beginner’s Pluck by Liz Bohannon and it’s sooooo good. It’s all creating a life of purpose, while building your passion instead of just trying to find it. It really emphasizes progress over perfection and chasing dreams even when you have no idea what you’re doing. I’m only a few chapters in, but I am loving it so far! And I actually met Liz ten years ago, right after I got home from Uganda. I was so passionate about helping girls and women in east Africa and Liz was kind enough to chat with me about her work with Sseko. It’s so cool to read more about her journey in this book. Definitely a must read! (See this post to read more about my love of Sseko!).
  • I rounded up my favorite cozy poufs over on my LTK page! The Avoy pouf in our living room are still on sale!

Thank you all for the incredible support in September! When you shop through my links I earn a small commission and that’s what keeps the blog rolling. Thank you to everyone that makes an effort to do that!! Here are the top five products purchased from my blog and IG in September:

  1. This cozy cardigan
  2. This plaid button up
  3. My favorite slippers
  4. My LifePlanner from Erin Condren
  5. The Cooling + Brightening Eye Balm from Tula (use SARAHJOY for 20% off)

Well that’s a wrap. Thanks so much for hanging out with me today!! I hope you have the best weekend. I’ll see you back here soooooon. xoxo

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15 Comments

  1. Ashley Platt wrote:

    Congrats on being in the top 25! You’re my favorite to follow for sure! I love these roundups too!

    Posted 10.4.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      ah thank you so much Ashley!!

      Posted 10.4.19 Reply
  2. Cherie wrote:

    Hi Sarah, I couldnt Get the discount code for Tula to work. I tried Sarahjoy. Thanks for your help

    Posted 10.4.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Dang it! I’m sorry. Are you trying it on an auto-ship order? It won’t work on those.

      Posted 10.4.19 Reply
  3. Mary wrote:

    Congrats on being in the top 25 in the Parade article!! Keep wearing your blue light reducing glasses. I was just diagnosed with macular degeneration, I’m only 61. From research I’ve done, blue light is really bad for eye health. And I ordered 2 pairs of your favorite slippers, they’ll be here tomorrow. Can’t wait to try them out!! Happy weekend!

    Posted 10.4.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you Mary!! And yay for the slippers, you will love them. I’m wearing mine right now!!

      Posted 10.4.19 Reply
      • Thanks Sarah, I just placed my order for the book.

        Posted 10.4.19 Reply
  4. Lynda wrote:

    Congratulations!
    No surprise however because you are the best ever

    Posted 10.4.19 Reply
  5. Lianne Artymko wrote:

    Love your Emails in my Inbox 😊 You brighten my day and inspire me to be creative !!

    Posted 10.4.19 Reply
  6. Congratulations, your the best! Because you add that mother hood to it!

    Posted 10.4.19 Reply
  7. Stacey Little wrote:

    Love everything you share! I really enjoy following along😊. Congratulations on being one of the best farmhouse pages!

    Posted 10.4.19 Reply
  8. Sarah, where did you find your small cup holder sitting on your kitchen counter. It appears small and that is what I am looking for. Everything I have found is large in size and my counter cannot handle that size. Love your page, ideas and thoughts.
    P.S. I am copied some of them—hope you don’t mind!

    Posted 10.4.19 Reply
    • Marilyn S. wrote:

      Try World Market.

      Posted 10.5.19 Reply
  9. Heather wrote:

    Congratulations and well deserved Sarah! You’re a breath of fresh air! Thank you for being YOU! 🙌

    Posted 10.4.19 Reply
  10. Martina Oneill wrote:

    Just want to say I love ur stories,and I ve purchased the blue light glasses, they are in the post ..cant wait to wear them …xx
    Ps.i m in Ireland, didn’t think.they would post to here but they do ..xx

    Posted 10.5.19 Reply

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