Friday Favorites | Volume Twenty-One

Congrats! We’ve conquered another busy week and Friday is finally here! This weekend, I’m headed to Ohio to visit relatives, and I’m excited to kick back, unplug, and hopefully see some real Fall foliage. And in true Friday Favorites fashion, I’m sharing a few finds from this past week before the weekend really starts. It’s always hard to choose only a few of the things that have been inspiring me this week. But I managed to narrow it down to the selections below. Keep scrolling to see what made the cut. Oh, and lemme know what inspired you this week!

Friday Favorites | Volume Twenty-One

Favorite Decor Find: Brooklyn-based artist and designer Rebecca Atwood always has fun prints in her shop. And I am especially loving these embroidered Hasma and Evil Eye pillows! Plus, $25 from each sale is donated to Amnesty International!

Friday Favorites: Embroidered Hasma & Evil Eye Pillows from Rebecca Atwood - Original Caroline

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The Great Indoors: 9 Ways To Spend A Perfect Night In

The Great Indoors: 9 Ways To Spend The Perfect Night In - Original Caroline
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You come home after a long day at work and you immediately set down your things, remove the monstrosity that is your bra, and relocate to the comfiest spot in your home — most likely to stream an episode (or six) or a mediocre drama or cook competition.

Sure, you might have made a list of all the things you wanted to get done after work. But it’s almost 7 P.M. and your cozy bed is calling your name . . .

The urge to veg out after a busy day is nothing new — especially when the temperature drops. But access to apps like Netflix, Hulu and HBONow have made it easier than ever to spend our weeknights in front of a screen. We might have plans for the weekend that get us out of the house. But weeknights involving anything other than sweatpants and a screen have become very rare — leaving us feeling very lazy and quite unsatisfied.

But don’t worry! When you find yourself bored of binge watching shows night after night, it’s truly a rare and magical opportunity to do something different. And maybe even get a few things done! If you find yourself in the same predicament more often than not, there are some easy ways to have a productive, fulfilling night in the great indoors.

Keep reading for 10 ways to spice up a night indoors (without Netflix).

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Friday Favorites | Volume Twenty

I am sooo glad the weekend is finally here! The past two weeks have been crazy at work — I felt like I had to be “on” if that makes any sense. And when I got off work, I felt physically and mentally exhausted! So you can see why I’m welcoming the weekend with open arms. To start our weekend off on a good note, here’s another edition of Friday Favorites to keep you inspired. And with the weather finally cooling down here in DFW, the change of season has me feeling pretty festive and super excited for the next couple months. Whatever your plans this weekend, I do hope you have a great one!

Oh, and I linked ton of fun and festive Halloween ideas so be sure to check those out as well. I can’t believe it’s only 18 days away! 

Friday Favorites | Volume Twenty

Favorite Home Tour: There’s no doubt in my mind that you’ve seen Amber Lewis’ interior design photos all over Pinterest and Tumblr. And it’s no wonder why! The CEO of Amber Interior Designs creates beautiful, breath-taking modern spaces combined with California Cool vibes and farmhouse flare. In one of her most recent projects, she teamed up with Chambers + Chambers and Jetton Construction. The result is super chic home with that amazing Amber Lewis flare! Out of the 60+ photo capturing the beauty of this home, I had a really hard time choosing which ones to feature. But seriously. Take a look at the rest of the home at Houzz

Friday Favorites: Lafayette Home Tour from Amber Interiors and Jetton Construction - Original Caroline

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10 Cozy Bedroom Ideas For The Fall Season

As the temperature drops and the leaves start to fall, there’s one room that becomes the heart of the home: your bedroomAnd at the end of a long day and a chilly commute home, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as retreating to a cloud-like bed, lighting a scented candle, wrapping yourself in a warm blanket, and curling up with a warm cup of tea and a good book or movie. 

 

8 Cozy Bedroom Ideas For Fall - Original Caroline
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6 Steps For Storing Your Summer Clothes The Right Way

Fall is officially here (yay!). The air is crisp, the leaves are changing colors, and you’re sooo ready to start adding new pieces to your Fall wardrobe! But before you add any more booties and scarves, it’s a good idea to give your warm weather wardrobe pieces a proper goodbye first. Yes, the time has come to stow away our gauzy sundresses and make room for all our Fall fashion essentials. While it’s not rocket science, there’s a lot more to storing your Summer clothes than just simply tucking them away. 

The truth is, dumping our crop tops and bikinis into a box and kicking them under the bed for six to nine months can wreak havoc on our beloved Summer pieces . . . Moths, permanently set wrinkles, sun damage and even mold (yikes!). 

Luckily, you can avoid all that mess with just a few simple and quick tasks. Sit back, grab a notebook and pen, and start taking notes. Keep reading for six tips on properly storing your Summer clothes. 

6 Steps To Storing Your Summer Clothes The Right Way - Original Caroline
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Monthly Goals: October

Hellooo October! It’s officially a new month which means another round of monthly goals! Let’s get started. 

In case this is your first time here, I decided to set myself a new goal at the beginning of each month for 2017 with the intention to uplift my body, mind and soul in some way or another. But instead of setting multiple goals, I only set one main goal with a list of action steps.

I feel like with one main goalthere’s more focus. They’re easier to commit to and each month offers a fresh new start (especially if the previous month didn’t go quite like I planned). The more time I spend focusing on myself and checking in with what I need in my life, the more I realize that monthly goals are great! But just because a new month is starting, doesn’t mean I forget about my goals from the months before.

Inspired by Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project, I set one new goal or intention for myself at the beginning of each month while continuing the goals I set from the previous months.

Monthly Goals: October - Original Caroline
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Friday Favorites | Volume Nineteen

It’s Friday— everyone’s favorite day of the week! And you know what that means . . . Another edition of Friday FavoritesAnd what better way to wind down from your hectic week than with a few pretty finds? Keep on scrolling to see this week’s round up, and don’t forget to let me know which one is your favorite in the comments!

Friday Favorites | Volume Nineteen 

Favorite Bedroom: Whitney Port from MTV’s The Hills her new Studio City home gave a fresh makeover using items from Joss & Main for a wonderful “collected, bohemian aesthetic. And the best part is, you can shop her entire room over at Joss & Main! Check out the rest of the interview over at Domino

Friday Favorites: Whitney Port Upgrades Her LA Home With Breezy Bohemian Vibes from Domino - Original Caroline

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How To Budget Your Money Like An Adult – The Millennial’s 6-Step Guide To Not Going Broke

“How confident do you feel about your financial future?” Since just the thought of that question makes me feel a little uneasy, I’d say not very confident. Every time I read an article telling me how vital it is to budget your money or to build an emergency fund, I get a pang of guilt. And I’m not the only one with avoidance issues. 

Research suggests that while 60% of women worry they won’t have enough money to last through retirement, only one in three Americans have a detailed budget. But let’s be honest: Setting up a budget and monitoring our spending habits can be tough. We fear a budget will be restrictive and time-consuming to plan out, so it ends up on our to-do list for tomorrow, day after day. But

However, when done right, setting up a budget and getting control over your money can feel super empowering and can help you reach your financial goals with ease. Taking the time to find a budget that works for you can even help you plan for the occasional splurge (guilt-free)!

To quote My Domaine’s lifestyle editor Sophie Miura, “Drafting a budget is like going to a gym class after vacation: You know it’s going to be tough, it might make you feel a bit guilty, but it’s always worth it in the long run.” 

If you’re one of the 92% of women who want to learn more about financial planning, it’s time to get your finances on track. Here’s a simple step-by-step guide — consider it a money map. Your new financial future starts here.

How To Budget Your Money Like An Adult - Original Caroline
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