Saturday Morning Links: It’s Finally Cold Ya’ll Edition

What can I say? I love Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice latte. But they aren’t exactly cheap. I found this recipe for pumpkin white hot chocolate at Good Life Eats that sounds amazing and is great for all the non-coffee lovers out there.

I’m in love with this ruffle wool-blend coat from Old Navy. (And all their outerwear is 50 percent off through Nov. 10 just fyi.) I would like to take it out on a date, maybe dinner and a movie.

Speaking of ruffles, I love these DIY baby leg ruffles made from adult size knee high socks featured on Finding My Aloha.

Love these gray boots from Scarpasa. I mentioned on my review blog this week that all their boots are on sale for $150. I kind of have a thing for boots.

These boots would look great with this flyaway cardigan from Nordstrom that Big Mama linked to (she has a great Fashion Friday wrap up every week.) She is also Southern. And funny.

I have naturally wavy hair that tends to be dry and although I am usually one to buy my shampoo and conditioner on sale and at the drug store, I brought home Aveda Smooth Infusion products from New York in August and they have RADICALLY ALTERED MY FOLLICLES. Seriously, I love this shampoo and conditioner. I also use the style prep smoother.

Don’t laugh, but I also love the Schick Intuition razors I brought home from all the swag in New York. I love that I don’t have to schlep out my shaving foam AND my razor. Hey seconds count when you’re a mom.

Stop the presses, but I have actually started CHRISTMAS SHOPPING. This is very unlike me. Sears and Old Navy both have great sales out outerwear this weekend and my mom ordered cute winter coats for the girls from Sears at 60 percent off!

Speaking of shopping, my friend Colleen from Classy Mommy has launched a great new gift guide website called The Gift Guide Girls. Check it out!

I love my demi purse from Thirty One and I’m having a giveaway on my review blog for one of their most popular items, the monogrammed thermal tote, perfect for lunch.

Do you Groupon? Speaking of holiday shopping, kids, and stuffed animals you can spend outrageous amounts of money accessorizing, if you’re looking for a great kids’ gift, Chicago has an incredible side Groupon deal good at any Build A Bear location nationwide.

Target’s Deal of the Day is a gorgeous damask apron for just $12.99. Another great gift idea! I follow Target Daily Deal on Twitter.

I’d never heard of Paper-Moments’ website until they ran a Groupon special. I love these personalized holiday garden flags!

I’m no Martha Stewart, but I love this chalkboard charger idea from Tatertots and Jello. The Thanksgiving table setting is beautiful.

Speaking of international tryptophan induced coma day, Pioneer Woman has a great wrap up of all her Thanksgiving recipes. And my friend Rachel from A Southern Fairytale posted a delicious pumpkin pie pudding with gingersnap crumbles recipe. My friend Leah from So, How’s It Taste? recently posted an amazing banana pancakes with toffee walnut sauce recipe. Drool.

I finally had to physically remove the girls’ Halloween candy from my presence. Everyday Celebrating (a great Middle Tennessee blog), shares ideas for what to do with all that #$%! candy!

Disclosure: Groupon affiliate links used in post.


  1. Jennifer says:

    I am so in need of a new coat. I wish they carried the plus sizes in the store so that I could try them on. I hate getting one and then having to send it back if it doesn’t work out.

  2. Leah Walker says:

    OMG, I didn’t even get past this first post and I love you already. You are my kind of people, lol. I’m always looking for good deals on clothes since I am always wanting to buy clothes and want to avoid my husband killing me. Add to that the fact that you used y’all in your opening line and I’ll be back here often for sure. I am a Louisiana girl and that’s my go to word. I love cold and Christmas, shopping, etc., all the things you put in this post. Love it and am soooo ready.

  3. Blonde Mom says:

    Well I am glad I’m feeding ya’ll’s shopping addiction, but hey I never want anyone to pay full price for anything. That is JUST WRONG! 😉

    I am a huge deal shopper. I never pay full price for anything, especially clothes, unless it’s something very specific my girls need and I can’t find it on sale.

    My current every day coat is a velvet looking brown long coat that I actually found at GOODWILL!

    Leah, welcome from Louisiana. I have always lived in the South (always in Tennessee). Love Louisiana!

  4. kl jasus says:

    i LOVE that Old Navy coat too!! even tried it on, but walked out empty handed when they didn’t have my size. bummer. gotta order it online.

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