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Friday Favorites - October 2014

Happy Friday Everyone! Today I'm sharing some of my favorite things from the past week!

Every year our daughter participates in a mile run to support a local organization that provides to families in need to cover the costs of sports and community activities for their kids. Despite the winter like weather, she ran it in 6:26 and came in second for girls!

I just finished reading The Perfume Collector and absolutely loved this book! It takes you back in time, set after WWII, and is about two women whose lives are intertwined. One's journey to make amends with her past and the other's journey to discover her future. I'll be posting my review on Goodreads later this month.

I've always been a fan of chai tea but just discovered Tazo's Chi vanilla caramel tea. It's delicious and I can't get enough of it!

I'm a football fan by default but my favorite sport to watch is actually hockey. The Blackhawks season opener was last night. I think my cousin's family loves the Blackhawks even more because they have the cutest fan ever!

One of my favorite things about our street (besides our wonderful neighbors) are the tree's, especially in the fall. I'm a little sad - all of these trees will be removed this month because they are infected with the emerald ash borer (a green beetle that destroys the tree) and are dying. I hope they will be replaced with something just as colorful!

I was so excited to hear that I was selected by Crystal and Lindsay as a featured blogger for their Style Confessions Linkup this week! Be sure to check out both of their fabulous blogs for some style inspiration and to link up with them!

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  1. How awesome is your daughter, good for her!! One of my favourite things about fall are all the gorgeous colours outside. Have a fantastic weekend Jill:)
    Marta, xo

  2. The picture of the dog is too much! Made my Friday morning. We had goldens growing up and were always making them play dress up with us. Fun memory! Your daughter is impressive! I may need to look into that book. Totally my favorite era to read.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  3. Oh, how sad that they're taking down those trees! They're so pretty! Love your list of favorites- that book sounds great since I love historical fiction. And vanilla chai tea!!! Yum!! I need to try that too!
    Gina - On the Daily Express

  4. Good for your daughter that's pretty awesome and your doggie is so cute. Cannot wait for your review, I have not been reading lately.

  5. Happy Friday! I went to look at my Goodreads account and I already had The Perfume Collector marked as to read! I guess that means I have WAY too many books marked that way and I need to get reading. I usually finish 1-2 books a month, which is good for me! I have been really digging tea in this cooler weather, I will look for that chai vanilla caramel tea... I love anything with caramel!

  6. I think I like you even more knowing that you love hockey!!! Great post!

  7. That book actually came up on my " You would like this" list. I didn't purchase it, but after your review, I may have to get it. Have a great weekend!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  8. Your daughter is amazing, a 6 minute mile!! I was going to say just by looking at the picture she looked like she was going super fast! Go girl!

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  9. That tea looks dangerous :-). Congrats to your daughter.

  10. You have a speedy daughter! That tea looks amazing!

  11. Wow congrats to your girl!! And what a cute dog(: I hope you have fun shopping this weekend! Susan

  12. Wow! A 6:26?!? That's incredibly fast! I'm more of a 8-9 minute miler. I'm okay with being a jogger, letting the young kids beat by butt daily :) Good for her! Thanks for the book mentioning. I may have to check this one out, it sounds interesting and right up my alley. Have a great weekend!

  13. Love these life posts and I am so intrigued by the book. I love reading about older times and the story sounds really interesting. The puppy fan is ADORABLE, and Tazo teas are my faves too. Happy Friday! XOXO, Elif

  14. What a great week! Also I love book recommendations so I'll be looking into this one :)

    Simplicity Relished

    1. It was such a great read! Thanks for stopping by!

  15. Way to go for your daughter! And the trees are gorgeous! There's just something about a tree-lined street:)

    Tif @ Bright on a Budget

  16. Thanks for the book suggestion - I'll add it to my list - looks good. Congrats to your daughter - that's a great time! Have a wonderful weekend.

  17. Congrats to your daughter! What a great time! And that book sounds so good!

  18. I know you are so proud of your daughter- way to go! I am going to have to try the chai tea. Have a great weekend!

  19. Really fun style of post. Congrats to your daughter, this reminds me of my childhood, I actually just got back into running a few weeks ago.

  20. That dog! Sooo cute! What a great daughter! Love pretty tress in the fall!
    Dawn Lucy

  21. I love chai tea! I need to check this out!

  22. Congrats to your daughter! And, that is indeed one adorable hockey fan! :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

  23. Wow more power to your awesome daughter!!!!! I'm btw hosting a huge $500 gift card giveaway from GIGI NEW YORK along with 9 other fashion bloggers starting Oct. 13 till the 20th at the blog - hope you could check it out & join!!


  24. I'm going to have to try that Tazo tea, it looks so yummy! Cute blog, btw.

    Love, lo


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