Weekend 5+1 (5 Things I Love + 1 Thing I Don’t) – 10.17.20

I hope things are fall beautiful in your neck of the woods, because they sure are here.  I wish we could hold on to October weather and fall colors a bit longer.  It’s always so fleeting, and I fear that this winter is going to be more depressing than usual.  But, let’s focus on the joy of today and some fun things to share in this Weekend 5+1 edition!  This post contains some affiliate links.

Studio McGee’s Netflix Series

I don’t know about you, but I’m a huge fan of all things Studio McGee.  Shea McGee (the founder) has a design sense that is just so clean, timeless and gorgeous – I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything of hers that I didn’t like.  So, I’ve been eagerly anticipating her new Netflix series, Dream Home Makeover.  There are only six episodes, so make sure you pace yourself.  I blew through all of them way too quickly.  But she and her family are genuine and endearing, making me love Studio McGee even more than I already did.

Gorgeous Laminate Countertops

I was browsing through a new home/kitchen store nearby, and had to do a double take when I saw this display.

Can you believe these counters are laminate?  I had to touch them to believe it myself, and even then, I had to do a double take.  They are absolutely stunning!  What a great budget option for counters with a gorgeous high end look.  I had to go back and make sure I got the name of the manufacturer – it’s Hartson Kennedy.  I had never heard of them before, honestly.  But they are beautiful in person.

White Eucalyptus Sage Candles

I am really particular about the kinds of scents and smells that I like in my house, and it’s probably no surprise that I gravitate towards clean, fresh scents.  I’m not a fan of floral or overly perfume-y types of scents.  They give me a headache and feel overwhelming.  So, if you like clean and fresh, I can’t say enough about Bath & Body Works’ White Eucalyptus Sage candles – assuming you can find them.  I think other people are on to how awesome they smell, because I’ve had a harder time getting my hands on them lately.  But it’s a fresh, clean and soothing scent.  I wish they would make wallflowers out of them, or even those car scent things that they make!

Digital Detox Cards

I think we can all agree that in this day and age, we’re spending more time on our digital devices that we’d like.  At least I know I do.  I’ve been putting time restrictions on some of my social media apps even though I still blow through my own restrictions and ignore my own rules.  So perhaps you fit this profile, or know someone else who does.  I spotted these Digital Detox cards in a store when I was shopping with my daughter recently.  Perhaps they might be a great gift or stocking stuffer for someone you know who is trying to break some bad habits.

Supporting a Friend

This is one of those things that bridges the area of things I love along with the +1 side of the coin.  A roommate of my oldest son, Sam, suffered a freak accident this summer while on vacation with his family in August, shortly before school started.  He was diving into a wave in the ocean, and it ended up being more shallow than what he realized.  He broke his neck, and also suffered a spinal cord injury.  We have known him much of his life, and Sam played baseball with him, even when they were little.  He’s a great kid – kind, outgoing and athletic.  He’s been in the hospital, and in a rehab facility in Philadelphia since the accident.  He’s a strong kid, and I know he is putting his full efforts into his recovery.  A Gofundme as been set up for him and his family to help defray some of the medical costs involved.  I don’t normally put things like this out there, but this one is especially close to my heart and my own family.

Ok, on to something a little lighter…

My +1 for the week – Rebates

I continue to kid myself into thinking that I will submit the forms and documentation necessary for rebates on certain products.  I even started to fill out the forms for a rebate on my son’s contact lenses, only to discover that I needed a UPC from the contact lens box, which of course, I didn’t have because he took them to school.  So, I quit with rebates.  Maybe someone will come up with a business that will take my rebate info and do it for me for a fee.  I would be down with that, because I just don’t do it, despite my best intentions.  

Am I alone in this?

I hope you’re having a great weekend and have a great week ahead!


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