Friday Favorites 10.6.17

10/06/2017 27 Comments

Happy Friday Friends!

This week was a little weird to get through. I can’t put my finger on whether it was the start to the week with the horrific events in Las Vegas, an amazing musical talent leaving this world or that I took a red eye over the weekend back from Seattle. I’ve got to stop booking those lol. It hit me yesterday, I just felt off.

Anyone else out there feel that way? I do want to say I’m praying for all those affected by Sunday’s tragedy. I truly have no other words about it. Being mindful and having gratitude for the blessings in my life is something I strive to practice each day in my own way. It’s the best way I can get through these weird weeks.

I like to focus on the positive though on this space and I have some things that made me really happy and/or excited this week:

 

Brene Brown Ted talk

After reading Brene Brown’s Rising Strong last year, I’ve been intrigued with her work. I forgot how I came across her TedTalk this week but I think things come to you when you need them most. Like I said above, it was a weird week. However, Brene’s TedTalk spoke to me because she literally says in the talk, everything boils down to connection in life. Seeking connection, feeling connected and vulnerability is the key too that.

I won’t get into my personal relationship with connection, but I definitely think about this concept all the time. I think it’s important to strengthen real connections in your every day life. Even social ones can be important too! (Shout out to the blogging community!!) If you are a Brene fan or looking for something meaningful to listen to today, then check out her TedTalk on vulnerability 

Seattle as my 35th state

You guys Seattle is awesome! I’m sure some of you already know that if you live there or have visited, but seriously, I was impressed! The scenery, the food, the vibe, I liked it all! Check back Monday for my post on how to spend 3 days in Seattle.

On a side note, I’m so happy to have added 5 new states in one year to my quest to visit all 50. I definitely didn’t plan that at the beginning of the year. I try to seize as many opportunities I can in life and I’m thankful that has led me to see so much of this beautiful country.

Outfits of the Week

I was thrilled Seattle was going to be warm and sunny and not the usual dreary rain you hear about. So I kept some of my summer items out for the trip.

These steve madden sneakers were so comfortable (with inserts, which I like to add to shoes)
The dress and denim jacket are older from Gap/H&M but these pieces look even better!
I’ve been on a Rebecca Minkoff purse kick for the last few years and I love this one for going out/traveling.

Kendra Scott Forever

You guys know I’m a HUGE Kendra Scott fan at this point, especially after listening to her podcast. I left the store with these Kendra Scott Lee small earrings, which I’ve been wearing all week! I love her stuff because they go with so many outfits/pieces I already have!

24 Hours in Burlington

In case you missed my weekending post on Monday, I recapped how to spend 24 awesome hours in the adorable small New England city of Burlington, Vermont.  I already want to go back for more maple syrup 🙂

 

I hope everyone enjoys their fall weekend 🙂

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27 Comments

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    Andre Nine

    10/06/2017

    I lov that you have quest to visit all 50 states!!! Your jean jacket outfit is so cute and YES to all things Kendra Scott! Happy weekend babe!!

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      Cupcake N Dreams

      10/06/2017

      Thanks Andrea! Have a fabulous weekend 🙂

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    Biana

    10/06/2017

    I have wanted to visit Seattle (and Alaska) for the longest time! So glad you enjoyed it and marked that one off the list!! Have a great weekend doll! xo, Biana

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      Cupcake N Dreams

      10/06/2017

      Oh Alaska would be fun! There are cruises out of Seattle so you could rope a trip to both places!!

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    sarita @ it's my girls' world

    10/06/2017

    I didn’t know Kendra Scott had her own store. (if it is in fact a women owning it and not the store name lol) Amazing!

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      Cupcake N Dreams

      10/06/2017

      Yes it’s her own store, she has a lot of them in the South and West! I’m waiting for her to open more in the Northeast!

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    Patricia @Sweet and Strong

    10/06/2017

    I do Rocksbox and always love all the Kendra Scott items, I didn’t know she had her own store too.

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      Cupcake N Dreams

      10/06/2017

      I’ll have to check out Rocksbox!

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    Candice

    10/06/2017

    Brene Brown is my spirit animal. I love her work. Re-watching her TED Talks is something I do at least once a year.

    http://www.shesleaninginblog.com

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      Cupcake N Dreams

      10/06/2017

      That is such a good idea! Her messages are so interesting!

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    Trista

    10/06/2017

    I am so jealous of all your travels! I need to get off the farm more! I’ve heard amazing things about Seattle. And I am loving that crossbody and your shoes! Have an awesome weekend!

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      Cupcake N Dreams

      10/09/2017

      Thanks so much Trista! I hope you are enjoying your adorable new son!

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    emily @ a little bit of emily

    10/06/2017

    Those earrings are super cute! I feel like I can always find something of hers I love!

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      Cupcake N Dreams

      10/09/2017

      KS is the best!

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    ShootingStarsMag

    10/06/2017

    Sorry you had a slightly “off feeling” week. There was a lot going on – mostly bad, which is always difficult.

    I’m glad you had fun in Seattle though. I’d love to visit someday! I think it would be fun to visit all 50 states; granted, I keep going back to the same ones so we’ll see. haha

    -Lauren

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      Cupcake N Dreams

      10/09/2017

      Thanks Lauren 🙂 I think you’d like Seattle! I agree that it’s hard to get to the new places because when you love the ones you love you can’t help going back!!

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    Nicole

    10/06/2017

    I was born and raised in Washington state and just this summer finally made it up to Mt. Rainier. Looks like you had excellent weather! And I’m glad you enjoyed Seattle! I’ve traveled around a bit and Seattle is still one of my favorite places. That’s so cool that you are trying to visit all 50 states. I would love to do that! I’m only halfway there though! Hope you have a great weekend!

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      Cupcake N Dreams

      10/09/2017

      Aw you are from a gorgeous area Nicole!! I can’t wait to visit again. I feel lucky to have knocked out a lot of the states with a cross country trip a few years ago. I’m not in a rush, but I just hope to get to all of them! I hope you do too!!

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    Erin @ Chasing Sweet and Simple

    10/06/2017

    I love your pic in Seattle! I’m on a quest to visit all 50 states too!…..I think I’m at 30 🙂 Happy Friday!

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      Cupcake N Dreams

      10/09/2017

      That’s awesome Erin! Keep on going with it!

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    Jenna

    10/06/2017

    Seattle is one of my favorite places 🙂 I am glad you were able to enjoy it while it was nice and sunny. I do not own any Kendra Scott pieces but I would love to add a few 🙂 Happy weekend!

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      Cupcake N Dreams

      10/09/2017

      Thanks Jenna! I hope you had a great weekend too 🙂

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    Jess

    10/07/2017

    That picture of you and the mountain is simply magnificent!

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      Cupcake N Dreams

      10/09/2017

      Thank you so much Jess!!

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    Sara

    10/08/2017

    YAY on adding another state to your list! I was just thinking about that myself – none of my upcoming work trips are going to let me add a new state this year. Sad! I might get to add Utah next year though, so that would be a plus… Can we talk about how you really got some height in that jump?! Awesome photo!

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      Cupcake N Dreams

      10/09/2017

      Ah Utah is amazing! I think that would be a great state to add! My sister lives there now and loves it. My cheerleading and dance days haven’t left me, but I will say the angle is a little deceiving lol 😉

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    Angela

    10/10/2017

    I love your striped dress outfit!! Super cute! So glad you enjoyed Seattle 🙂 xx

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