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friday finds {tailgating}

I’m heading out of town for an SEC football weekend! For me there is nothing better then tailgating in a southern town where football can be a way of life! For this weeks Friday finds, I have included a few of my tailgating must haves that are packed for the weekend!

{tervis tumblers}

{fat and juicy, bloody mary mix, for the early games}

{team buttons}

{shades are a must, forever21 $1.50}

{to cheer on the team}

missoni madness {for target}

I have been debating on writing about Missoni for Target or letting the issue rest {there has been much controversy over the anticipated collection: lack of inventory, women hoarders, ebay price hikes, and advertising running for a campaign that has no merchandise etc.} I decided to give you a little insight on what was a successful shopping trip for me {since I shared with you my anticipation here}!

I have always been much more successful, especially at Target, when visiting store locations that are not in a city or major populated area. I typically drive at least 30 minutes to get to a Target that has less store traffic {my parents live near as well}. I also visit the local Target whenever I am on the road as well. The Target location I went to for the Missoni launch was fully stocked and ready to serve its customers. On that day I was the ONLY customer there for Missoni! It was such a pleasurable experience, and the employees {who were still unpacking a few items} were so kind and helpful! So in this case taking the road less traveled {or store less frequented} lead to my lucky girl finds! I have shared a few finds below!

{P.S. I was actually fortunate enough to place an online order as well, patience paid off in that instance. However still awaiting the deliveries!}

{nesting bowls, tumblers}

{bobby pins, head scarf}

{storage bin, photo frames and candle}


running on empty

Perfume bottle empty? No need to throw away the bottle. Just clean it out really well {soap and water does the trick} and re-use as a bud vase. I recently finished a bottle of perfume I purchased on a vacation in San Francisco and did not want to part ways with the bottle. I knew it would work perfect for smaller flowers! It now serves as a little reminder {souvenir} of the great trip I had!

{empty perfume bottle}

{fresh flowers}

{the perfect bud vase}


friday finds… beverage bottles

On a recent date night the restaurant we choose served water from similar bottles below {minus the stickers}. It made for a nice presentation on the table.  I came across the versions below and absolutely love them {and only $10.95}!

These would also make for a great {and simple} DIY.  Glass bottles from your local craft store and water-resistant stickers would do the trick {or even a little chalkboard paint, as demonstrated here}.

chalk it up

Who doesn’t love chalk? Takes me back to when I was a kid! I recently had a little fun with chalkboard paint. I collected glass items from around the house and purchased a few as well, and added a personalized touch with chalkboard paint! Such an easy project! I highly encourage you to give it a try as well!

{supplies}

Things you will need:

-chalkboard paint

 -paint brush

 -painters tape

-glass items {photo frames, canisters, wine carafe, plates etc.}

 -chalk

{paint, with painters tape}

{painted frames}

{painted cheese plate}

{watching paint dry... takes a few days}

{perfect for party frames, name plates, food labels and candy jars}

{personalized cheese plate}

Chalk Tips:

 -Allow paint to fully dry before using chalk. According to directions this may take up to 4 days.

 -Chalk works best on glass, not plastic.

 -Need more items to paint? Ikea, WalMart and Target have a great selection of inexpensive glass items.

friday finds {stamped}

I came across these precious stamps {from eat | pray | create} and they are just the perfect thing to keep on hand. You can use them on notes, party favors, invitations, fabric… come to think of it pretty much anything! And the price of the stamps is hard to beat, for such a personalized touch! Best part you can always change up the look with different color ink.

{thanks, $6.75}

{hello, $10}

{customized, $15}

{hello, $6}

{plain cards and envelopes, perfect to stamp on}

more chevron DIY…

So you all know by now I have a slight obsession with chevron print. I recently saw this great DIY picnic blanket {on twig and thistle}. With fall around the corner;  football season, outdoor concerts and cooler temperatures this is going to get put to great use. Not too mention cost only a few dollars to make.

What you’ll need: 

Fabric Drop Cloth, Home Depot: $6.98 

Paint Color of your choice

Painters Tape

Large paint brush or roller brush


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