Friday Favorites

Happy Friday and happy October! It was summer weather almost all this week, but it’s starting to look like fall – the leaves are changing, and there are yellows and oranges everywhere. I am doing my best to appreciate the beauty of it! I have a low key weekend ahead of me, which I’m excited for. I’m trying to really lean into the cozy vibes that come with fall.

On to this week’s favorites.

The Christmas Orphans Club by Becca Freeman

I have been looking forward to reading Becca’s debut book for months now, after loving her podcast and her taste in books, and it did not disappoint! I decided to really set the mood by lighting my Aspen candle while reading, too, and it was perfect. I know Christmas is in the title, but it’s not really a holiday book – just a story about a tight knit group of friends who have a tradition of spending the holiday together every year. I really love stories about close friendships, and this one captured those dynamics perfectly.

Oral History of Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia! is the epitome of a feel-good musical – you can’t help but to smile, and dance, and sing along while you watch. This is an incredible oral history of the show from its conception all the way to making into a movie with some big name stars. It’s so interesting to read about the process, and now I know what I’ll be watching over the weekend!

ChappyWrap Shawls are Back

ChappyWrap makes the best, softest blankets, so it’s not surprising that their shawls are super soft and cozy too! They’re the perfect fall layer to throw on for chillier days. I love putting on one before I go out to read on the patio during fall weekends. It keeps me perfectly warm.

Stacy London’s Metamorphosis

I met Stacy London years ago when she was giving in a talk in Pittsburgh, and she was one of the kindest, most genuine people I’ve ever met – she made sure to stay and talk to every single person who wanted to meet her after her talk. This is a really great article about how she went from a really low point in her life and was able to re-make her life into something she loved again.

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