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Friday Favorites: Faux Flowers, Lighting and More

Check out our Friday Favorites and see what we’re each shopping for this week!

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It always seems like one of us or actually, more than likely both of us, are in the middle of a project.

Whether it’s a room makeover, testing a new recipe, or planning an event.

And the more we work the less time we have to browse around a store and shop in person.

To get all the things done each week we both do a lot of online shopping.

We shop for décor items, kitchen supplies and everything in between.

And since we already love to share budget-friendly ideas with you, we thought it would be fun to show you what we’re shopping for every Friday!

We may even share some personal favorites we love too.

An awesome outfit or makeup product we find along the way!

Now let’s see what we’re shopping for this week…

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AnnMarie’s Faves This Week

Mason Jars

Large mason jars filled with crinkle paper and wrapped with ribbon at the top hold high school photos for a party decoration.

My daughter is graduating from high school in less than two months and I’m trying to plan her party.

I’m thinking about making centerpieces in mason jars like Anne did several years ago.

They’ll have a different look but I’ll need these 32 oz glass mason jars.

Artificial Baby’s Breath

bunch of baby's breath from Amazon

I love this artificial baby’s breath for Emma’s graduation centerpieces.

We’re going with a natural rustic theme so these would be perfect.

Eucalyptus and Baby’s Breath Stems

faux floral eucalyptus and baby's breath stems from Amazon

But I also like the combination of the faux eucalyptus with the baby’s breath for the grad party table decorations.


It will be here before I know it so I better figure it out.

Oh, and I guess I should order invitations…the list goes on!

Chiffon Dress

Shein model in green dress

I bought a dress the other night at like one or two o’clock in the morning.

Do you ever shop late at night?

Laying in bed trying to fall asleep, I realized my oldest best friend’s wedding is really soon and I wasn’t sure what I was going to wear.

We had checked Chris’s suit a couple of weeks ago when we made all our travel arrangements but I never decided what I wanted to wear.

Since I wasn’t going to be able to sleep now that I was thinking about the wedding, I started shopping online.

I bought this beautiful dress from Amazon in the fall that I wore to my cousin’s wedding but I’m not sure I want to wear a long dress.

After searching every site I could think of, I finally found this pretty chiffon dress from Shein.

I paid extra for expedited shipping and I’m now holding my breath hoping it’s delivered in time.

The estimated delivery even with expedited shipping is April 18 – 23.

Guess when we leave?

April 22nd!

Fingers crossed it comes in time and if it does I like it when I try it on.

Industrial Light Fixture

industrial style ceiling fan and light combination

I’m almost finished with Chris’s office makeover and I can’t wait to share it with you next week.

One of the final things I needed to complete the transformation was a new light fixture.

He really wanted another ceiling fan but I really wanted something more updated!

We found this awesome industrial style caged ceiling fan with light on Amazon.

I can’t wait for Chris to install it this weekend!

Anne’s Faves This Week

Artificial Tulip Flowers

Pitcher of yellow faux tulips on a kitchen table

I love decorating for spring and one of my favorite spring flowers is definitely tulips!

I tend to use faux flowers in my home because my kitties like to nibble on the real ones.

These tulips are both budget-friendly and really realistic looking and they come in 11 more colors.

Protein Bars

6 flavors of Atlas protein bars

Some days get crazy and finding the time to make a healthy breakfast, lunch, or snack is hard!

I’ve tried lots of different protein bars, and some of them are so full of not-so-healthy ingredients.

Or they don’t taste so great.

And sometimes the texture is like a block of chewy plastic.

But then I found these protein bars by Atlas and they have a great flavor and texture and the ingredients are all-natural and easy to pronounce.

I’ve got these set up on my monthly subscribe and save, so not only do they show up automagically each month, I get a 15% discount on them!

Leather Cleaner & Conditioner

Hands holding bottles of Leather Honey Cleanser and Leather Honey Conditioner

We’ve had leather furniture in my house for over 20 years because it’s easy to clean and our cats won’t scratch it all up.

To keep leather looking great it needs to be cleaned and conditioned about once a year (more if it’s in direct sun).

I just gave our furniture a good cleaning last week with this Leather Honey and this stuff is the absolute best I’ve ever tried!

Next time I need to take before and after pictures to share with you.

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collage of favorite products we find each Friday

What have you been shopping for this week? Have you found anything amazing?

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