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Five on Friday 10/11


It's hard to believe it's already Friday again!  It was a busy but great week- lots of time spent with friends, beautiful weather here in Chicago, the Detroit Tigers are moving on to the American League Championship series (watch out Boston!), my October Birchbox came (reviews soon), and our volleyball team is still undefeated!

I'm linking up with both Lauren Elizabeth and A. Liz Adventures for their Five on Friday.

1)  Donuts and apple cider-  My friends and I went to the Cider Mill last Sunday and we stocked up on fall treats.  All week, Nick and I have been enjoying fresh apple cider and apple cider donuts.  They are almost gone and I'm already plotting how I can get more of them!
**See here for an awesome spiked cider recipe :)

Seriously.  Yum.

2) Fall nail polish-  The fall weather arriving means I have broken out my fall nail polishes!  In the spring and summer, I am faithful to Essie's Ballet Slippers but during the fall and winter, I am all about OPI's Honk If You Love OPI.  I recently realized that I have tons of summer colors but need to invest in some more fall colors.. any recommendations?

I also forgot how bad I am at painting my own nails with dark colors!

3)  Wedding pictures-  I am so so so soooooo excited that we are finally getting our wedding pictures back today!  We have only seen a sample so far but from what we've seen, they turned out amazing.  I'm so happy with the pictures themselves and also our decision to work with Walcott Imaging.  They were awesome!

A preview picture :)

4)  Dinner club-  Our bi-weekly "dinner club" met on Wednesday night and we tried out a new restaurant in the Fulton Market neighborhood, called the Publican.  It had a very cool vibe and some of the food we tried was pretty out of our comfort zone (think blood sausage and pork belly...)! 

Our waiter wanted to join the picture!

5)  New purse-  I'm in love with my new purse!  I've been wanting a cognac purse and have been searching at Macy's, Nordstrom Rack, etc and surprisingly haven't seen anything I really loved.  And then I walked into Target (as I do on an almost daily basis) and found this beauty!  The color is perfect for fall and I love the structure of the bag but best of all was the price tag!


This weekend I'm looking forward to the Chicago marathon.  Ha, no I am not running it.  But one of my best friends is coming into town to run so I can't wait to cheer her on!  Hope you all have a great weekend!

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  1. eeee! looking through the hundreds upon hundreds of wedding pictures is SO fun! doesn't get old!!!!

    and girlie..i'm loving that nail polish! what a perfect fall color!

    xx
    elise
    www.cheersyall-thehoustons.blogspot.com

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    1. I am SO excited to get them back! Just looked at some of your wedding pics and they are gorgeous!! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. So much goodness going on here ... that PURSE! I love the tortoise detailing. Have a blast looking through wedding pictures -- that is such a fun way to spend an evening!

    PS - how have I never ever had a cider donut?!

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    1. You must find a cider donut to try - they will change your life! So good!

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  3. That's such a cute purse! I can't believe it's from Target! Apple cider donuts sound amazing! Essie Ballet Slippers is my go to summer polish too! I like that OPI color. I'm horrible with painting my own nails and dark polish makes it even worse! Have a great weekend!

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    1. I'm the worst with dark nail polish!! Painting my nails and blow drying my hair are two of the things I look least forward to doing every week!

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  4. I love your blog too, will be following :) I bought that same purse in dark purple, I have had so many compliments on it, I love it!

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    1. OMG they didn't have it in dark purple at my Target but that sounds amazing! It's a great purse!

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  5. I just bought a ton of apple cider last week and I've been making apple cider doughnuts and mulled apple cider! SO good. I have a feeling your wedding photos are going to be insanely gorgeous. Have a great weekend!

    xxx

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    1. Yum! If you like sweet potatoes, I have an amazing recipe for apple cider glazed sweet potatoes... so delicious! I'll try and post it up here soon!

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  6. Cider mill? (I feel like my ears just perked up, kind of similar to when I say treat to my dog.) That sounds awesome, spiked cider is wayyyy up there on my list of favorite fall drinks! And I LOVE that wedding picture, I can't wait to see more! xo

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    1. Thank you!!! Got the pictures back and I've been looking at them all afternoon haha! Hope to have them up soon!

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  7. LOVE that cognac purse from Target. I'm on the hunt for the same type of bag, and found a cute one as Forever 21 as well. Great purchase girl! And those apple cider doughnuts look so delicious! I've seen a few recipes on Pinterest lately, so I'm hoping to make a batch this weekend while the hubby is away. Thanks for the reminder! :)

    That wedding picture is gorgeous!

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    1. Yesss, you must make some cider donuts, preferably when your husband is gone so you don't have to share! :) Have a great weekend!

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  8. Oh my goodness do I ever LOVE apple cider donuts! I'm so glad I'm not the only one! I haven't had any yet this season, but I think it may be time!

    Happy Friday!
    Kate, like-americanhoney.blogspot.com

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    1. It is so definitely time! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend :)

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  9. Just found your blog - so cute! Congrats on getting married - it's so fun to look through the proofs, your wedding ring (and polish) is beautiful! I love the idea of a dinner club, how fun! And that Target bag is so pretty!!

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    1. Thank you so much! Isn't the Target bag great?! I am loving it!

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  10. I love that purse you got from Target! I will have to look in the Target near me the next time I am there.

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    1. Thanks! They had quite a few different colors and you can't beat the price! Have a good weekend!

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  11. I love your wedding pictures! Love your nail polish. I tend to like dark colors for fall and winter too. OPI has some nice fall colors in their San Francisco collection. You'll have to let me know what you think of the Watt's Up.

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    1. Thank you! I'm going to check out the San Francisco collection. My hair dryer blew out this weekend so I had to splurge on a new one but Watt's Up is my next purchase!

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  12. Your ring is gorgeous! I suck at painting my own nails with any color...

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    1. Thank you! Nail painting really is the worst!

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