Hi friends!

What are you up to this weekend? We’re heading out to Santa Barbara to hang out with some friends, stay the night and then we’ll be going to church on Sunday morning. Since moving, we didn’t bother finding new church; It took us so long to find a church community that we clicked with, so we are still making the tiny trek each weekend :). Also, since we’re so busy a lot of the times, having a longer drive means Dave and I generally get good talks in, especially if we head out during nap time! #parentinghack

Anyway, before we head out and do our weekend, I wanted to do a new post on here sharing what some of my current favorite things with you are as well as any sales that are going on that I/you might like–cuz c’mon, who doesn’t like a good deal!?


Current Favorite Links

The ‘mental load’ falls squarely on mother’s shoulders—and it’s making us very tired — This put into words what I’ve experienced often but was unable to verbalize. I love when someone writes something so well that you no longer feel isolated.

Developing Child Creativity — go see why being bored is a good thing!

10 ‘Harmless’ Habits to Drop If You Want to Be Successful 

Why Beautycounter’s Gregg Renfrew Wants to Regulate Your makeup

Current Book I’m Reading

You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life  — I’m only a few chapters in, but so far so good! Great quote nuggets, and the style of writing is like talking to a good friend!


Current Favorite Promo:

For each Glow and Go Mini Oils set you get, one set is gifted to someone who is undergoing cancer treatment. This is a part of Beautycounter’s partnership with UCLA. These facial oils are amazing. I enjoy all of them, but my hands-down favorite is the Brightening Oil #1–smells amazing! Also stay tuned because Beautycounter normally has some kind of specials during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. If you want to be notified, make sure you subscribe to my newsletter.





Current Sales

(I included all sorts of stores since I know we don’t all shop at the same places)

Amazon — Early Black Friday sales!

Ann Taylor: 40% off your purchase w/ code FRIENDS40

Anthropologie: A lot of great sale items $100 and under!

Backcountry: Take 20% off one full-priced item w/ code TAKE20NOVEMBER

Bloomingdale’s: Take $25 off every $100 you spend w/ code PRIVATE

Boden: 25% off plus free shipping + returns on orders over $49

Express: 40% off everything

J.Crew: Shop 40% wear-now styles w/ code WHYWAIT

Loft: 40% off your purchase w/ code WORKIT

Macy’s: Limited time specials w/ code VETS

Old Navy: All kinds of sales going on this weekend!

Nordstrom: the Fall Sale is in full swing! Save up to 40%

Nordstrom Rack: Clear the Rack Sale–additional 25% off clearance items.


Home Furnishing Sales

Crate & Barrel: 20% off Get Cozy sale

Overstock: up to 70% off and free shipping

Pottery Barn: Buy more, Save More sale w/ code SAVEMORE

Sur La Table: Shop up to 70% off Sur La Table’s cookware sale!

Wayfair: up to 70% off the Holiday Sale

West Elm: up to 40% off sofas, sectionals, and chairs

Williams Sonoma: 20% off Friends & Family sale w/ code FRIENDS

World Market: save 40% all furniture w/ code FURNDEAL

Target: Free shipping on home orders $35+!  OR Save 50% on clearance!


What are you doing this weekend? Anything fun? What book(s) are you reading right now? Share in the comments below! 🙂