Alison’s Friday Favorites

Alison’s Friday Favorites is a weekly list of anything that makes my life a little easier, prettier or happier.  Here are five things that checked those boxes this week.

Favorite #1 – Scarf Samples

The silk scarf samples arrived this week from our production facility in San Francisco.  I have to admit, I got a little teary-eyed seeing them for the first time.  This is my first experience being involved in creating a physical product from idea to execution, so holding these beautiful designs in my hands was kind of emotional.

I’m also not afraid to admit when I’m wrong about something and course correct it and the samples were definitely too small. While I’m planning to offer a neck scarf option, there will also be a long rectangular scarf too.  The long scarves will most likely be in a silk chiffon so they’ll be lighter weight for spring and summer.  They will be available for purchase in late March.

Favorite #2 – Online Grocery Ordering

Have you tried any of the online grocery ordering services yet?  I just did for the first time and wow, I don’t know if I’ll ever go back to my regular trip to the store.  Craig is sick of hearing me go on and on about it, so I’ll tell you instead.  🙂  This past weekend I was too busy to carve out time to grocery shop.  A coupon came in the mail to try Walmart’s online grocery ordering so last Friday evening I went through the pantry and fridge and made a list of staples, then put together our meal plan for the week.  After that I plugged in what I needed at and was able to schedule my grocery pick up the next morning.

I pulled into a parking spot and they brought it all out and loaded it up in the back of my car.  They also gave me a little reusable tote bag full of snacks and a water bottle just for trying the service.  The best part?  I ended up spending less than I do at Target mainly because I didn’t get distracted by all of the other stuff that wasn’t on my list!

I’ve got a coupon code for $10 off your first order if you use this link.  Make your list and get your groceries ordered for next week now!  Then kick back and enjoy the weekend.  🙂

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Favorite #3 – Prom Dress Success!

Our daughter Aubrey is a senior this year and will be going to her first (and last) prom.  What I thought would be a long drawn out process looking for the right prom dress well…wasn’t.  Two weeks ago we went to San Antonio for a cheer competition and decided to check out some dress shops there.  She lucked out and found a dress she loves that fits her perfectly – no alterations!

Here’s the back view of the dress she picked.  I’ll post pics of all of it when the actual time comes in May!

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Favorite #4 – Spring Outfit Staples

When I posted this Pretty Fix at the beginning of the month, I couldn’t wait for all of the pieces to get here.  The frayed hem jeans, lightweight navy sweater and loafers work great together but I’ve been piecing them out into different outfits on their own too.  They are all great staples for your spring wardrobe!



[Sweater:  Same/Jeans:  Same/Scarf: Same/Loafers:  Same/Cross Body Bag:  Same]

Favorite #5 – SAHM Capsule Now Open!

In case you missed it on Wednesday, you can now download the shopping list for the SAHM Casual Wardrobe Basics Builder Capsule for free here.  If you’re ready to buy the whole capsule with all 20 days of outfits included, just click here or the image below to get it now.

SAHM Capsule Wardrobe

 It’s Your Turn:  What are you loving this Friday?

Linking up with Erika, Narci and Andrea for Friday Favorites.