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Casual Friday: Best of September, Including Our New Favorite Kitchen Appliance, and A Game We Can’t Stop Talking About

October 1, 2021  —  Written by Julia Marcum 

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My favorite month of the year has come and gone in a blink. September is the month where we all slide into our school-year routine and the weather begins to shift. So far fall is playing peekaboo and I’m really fine with it. I’d rather fall be a slow trickle than a big wave that comes and goes all too soon. This weekend, I’m actually spending time in Pittsburgh for my grandma’s funeral. It’s been an emotional week mourning her loss but I can’t think of a better way to be comforted than to spend time with those who loved her and were loved by her. Sharing my September Favorites here and looking forward to what the next month will bring. I see you Halloween.

Best of September

1.  WC Door Sign $11 My WC (water closet) door sign just arrived and I can’t wait to hang it. Only question is do I hang it on the door, or the trim above the door?

2. Brass Frogs $28 Have you ever used these before? They’re a game changer for placing stems upright in a vase. I used one when I set an easy fall table here.

3. Ninja CREAMi $199 My mind was actually blown when Chris made me a little frozen treat using our new Ninja CREAMi– with JUST frozen fruit. It’s now a must-have kitchen appliance and I’m already keeping in mind who I can gift one to this Christmas.

4. Faux Pumpkin $42 Our front porch is decked out in faux pumpkins and I’ll be reusing them every single year. Game changer, especially if your front porch pumpkins never last long.

5. Kasey Mule in Sherpa $128 I’ve been walking around in my new mule sliders and it’s essentially like I’m wearing house slippers. Cozy and chic.

6. British Designers At Home $28 My new coffee table book that I’m obsessed with. I feel so inspired with every page I turn. Definitely a good substantial book to have laying around.

7. Chatbooks $10/monthly subscription Did you hear about our Chatbooks collab? Perfect for getting photos and memories off your phone and into your hands–or let’s be honest, looking adorable on a shelf.

8. Indy Oval Necklace $56 My fav Made By Mary necklace. If you don’t already have one, it’s an essential and classic piece of jewelry. I now have one that says “homebody” on it and I’ll be wearing it every day, thank you.

9. Clarissa Round Chandelier $1399 We recently hung this chandelier in our bedroom and it’s literally a night a day difference. Is it weird that hanging 534 little crystals on it was pretty satisfying?

10. Olive Taper Candlesticks $16 One of my tips for setting a fall table is to switch out the white candlesticks for some colorful candlesticks. The olive color here feels just so fall.

11. Hayle Platform Chelsea Boot $119 My new fall boots I’ll be sporting nonstop over the next few months. Saved more favorites here!

12. Fox Painting $51 Forever a favorite of mine. We hung this in our powder bath and it’s looking so good against the contrast wallpaper.

13. Stripe Mock Neck Sweater $98 (40% off with code TOPS40) A staple sweater of mine currently.

14. Milo Dining Chairs (set of 2) $148 Our new dining room chairs. I can’t believe the price on these for 2! They’re looking so good and just wait until you see how they look with our new dining table! ;)

15. Wavelength $39 We played this game at a recent get-together and had SO much fun. You play in two teams and have to attempt to read your teammate’s mind. Lots of thinking and talking through what you’re thinking. It’s perfect for groups big or small and we can’t stop talking about it!

16. Denim Square-Neck Pleat-Sleeve Top $78 The fit on this is so good.

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  1. Jenny says:

    I am intrigued by the Ninja CREAMi! Yes, I second a couple of recipes! Thanks for sharing.

  2. mimi says:

    Hang WC on door so that short people can read it. Also please share recipe made with new appliance- frozen fruit (what kind) + any ice or ? . Would like to have it as I’m trying to simplify my cold desserts. So sorry to hear about your grandmother. Glad you are able to travel and be with family to celebrate her life.

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