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Happy Friday, and HAPPY NOVEMBER! I know it’s already four days in, but I am so so excited, because November means that people can not shame me for doing all of the Christmas things! I am already totally in planning mode for the holidays this year, and cannot wait to start enjoying all of the things that go along with my favorite months of the year!

1. All things apple
Last weekend we took Jackson to the pumpkin patch. We were going to go to another place in town, but it charged for entry because of all of the activities, and with where Jackson is at, we knew all he needed was a pile of pumpkins and he would be happy. Sure enough, he about died of excitement seeing all of the pumpkins and going on a wagon ride through the patch. Sweet boy. In the little shop, despite us being there for pumpkins, I took advantage of the apple orchard onsite and bought a few things. I love pumpkin spice, but at the end of the day my heart lies with apples. Apple cinnamon everything, please! I grabbed some apple cinnamon applesauce for Jackson, because lately he is obsessed with applesauce and will eat bowls of it! I also grabbed some apple butter and it is so delicious on toast!

I enjoy different aspects of all seasons, but I truly don’t think anything can top the scents, foods, and flavors that go along with fall!

2. Gap Family and Friends
It is that wonderful time of year again. The Gap family and friends sale is happening! It gets you 40% off everything online plus free shipping, and 50% off regular priced items in stores! For those of you that have a Gap Factory, it applies there as well! I hit up our factory store all.the.time. for the boys, with this discount on top of their already discounted prices I swear I walk away with things practically for free! I plan to purchase their clothing for the Holidays this weekend. I totally have my eyes on this dress, this cozy tee, and how perfect is the color on this beanie!? For the kiddos, I purchased these jackets for both of my boys. We need warmth during our winters (because Minnesota), but the bulky jackets are so hard to handle in carseats. These prima-loft jackets are SO warm and cozy, but the material compresses and makes buckling into carseats super easy. For any of you with kiddos who struggle with the jacket/carseat issue, these are seriously amazing! I also am thinking Jackson needs these jammies, I cannot get over how cute they are, and they can survive beyond the holidays while still being seasonal and fun 🙂 And because we can’t forget Lincoln, how adorable is this little one piece sweater!? I love nothing more than a baby in a romper, and you better believe it is just about the only thing I put my boys in for as long as I can manage. Use code FFCARD or GAPWOW to receive the discount and free shipping!

3. Christmas tree

I ordered our new Christmas tree this week! We have two-story ceilings, and decided we just couldn’t do anything less than a 12 foot tree. Go big or go home, right? I am already kind of dreading decorating it, because it will require a ladder, but am also SO looking forward to seeing the look on Jackson’s face the first time he comes down the stairs in the morning to see it all lit up! I did quite a bit of research, those tall trees are expensive. Once you get taller than 9 feet it seems like prices just skyrocket. We knew we wouldn’t be buying a super affordable item, but I also didn’t want to fork over a thousand dollars. I found this one at Sam’s Club online, and based on reviews, as well as the fact that it comes with a nice storage case and remote control for turning the tree on and off, decided to pull the trigger. ALSO, apparently the branches are a memory material, meaning limited fluffing and reshaping every year when it is pulled out of storage. I cannot wait to see it in person-hopefully it lives up to our expectations!

4. Necklace
I recently purchased this necklace, and have gotten tons of compliments and am so pleased with it. I was so happy with the price when I purchased it and it is totally worth it, but I just was that it is marked down under $10 right now! You guys-RUN and buy one in every single color. I know I am! I absolutely promise you will love love love it. BP wins me over a little more with every item I purchase from them.

5. Stripe Tee
I am hardly the first person to jump on this bandwagon, but rolling with BP, I ordered this top this week and am in love with it! As a tall girl, I am always on the hunt for length in both the body and sleeves of tops, and this one fits the bill. In fact, I purchased and returned a similar top last year from another retailer because it just didn’t fit quite right, and have been on the hunt ever since. I love the crew cut of the neckline, and am already so excited for all the fun ways I can pair this style throughout the fall and winter! And I may be a solid 8 months away from this, but how cute with jean shorts and a baseball hat in the summer!? Too soon?..

I hope you all have an incredible weekend, and enjoy the official start of the holiday season! Or a shopping weekend while your hunters are away 🙂

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    Life as the Mrs.
    November 4, 2016 at 11:37 am

    Those pumpkin patch pictures are so sweet! And I love that BP top. 😉

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    Sarah Shaneyfelt
    November 4, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    Yes for the massive Christmas tree! I cannot wait to see what it looks like decorated! And I think I need one with a remote control and memory too haha!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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    Kristi Griedl
    November 4, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    I cannot wait to see your tree!! I am so jealous – we always get a real one (which is great!) but I would love a fake one to put around as well!! Love Gap's Friends and Family sale!!

    happilyevergriedlscom.wordpress.com

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    Lindsay at Lindsay'sSweetWorld
    November 4, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    Oh my goodness I can't wait to see your tree! I wouldn't even know what to do with myself if I had a 12 foot tree to decorate!!

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    Stang&Co
    November 4, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    I swear between BP and Lush, do I even need anything else? And thank you-Jackson was SO in love with all of the pumpkins (and still is). I don't know if there is a bigger blessing than living life through the eyes of a little boy.

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    Stang&Co
    November 4, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    The remote is totally what sold me on it! My mom has one and last year Jackson LOVED getting to click it on and off (and hallelujah for not climbing under the tree to plug in the cord!)

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    Stang&Co
    November 4, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    I grew up with real trees-they are great and I am so in love with the smell, but I do love the convenience of artificial! The Gap sale seriously sucks me in so bad-I want to buy all of the things!

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    Stang&Co
    November 4, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    Girl I can't even put into words how excited I am. I think it is going to be overwhelming when we first see it, I totally underestimate just how tall 12 feet actually is! 🙂

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    Jess Deisher
    November 4, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    I would love to be able to do a big christmas tree. Can't wait to see it girl! Enjoy decorating it 🙂

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    Stang&Co
    November 4, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    I am kind of excited and terrified at the same time-I have a feeling I am going to be needing a LOT more ornaments than we have had in the past 🙂

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    Danielle
    November 4, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    That tree is so swoony!

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    Sparkles and Lattes
    November 4, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    I love big Christmas trees. So jealous that you can have one that is that big! I love apple everything and have some apple butter to break out!!! I have my eye on a few things at Gap for myself and my girls.

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    Stang&Co
    November 4, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    Isn't it, though!? Hopefully my decorating skills can live up to the picture online!

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    Stang&Co
    November 4, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    I am so anxious to see how it turns out! YAY for apple butter, it is seriously so good!

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    The Siberian American
    November 4, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    I love all things apple too! YUM! Yay for a big Christmas tree!

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    Melissa Fitch
    November 6, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    Your tree will be spectacular!! We had trees that tall growing up – there's just something special about them. Hope you're enjoying the last bit of the weekend!

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