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Good Things #27

Good Things #27, on Natalie Catalina

A few good things I’m loving from around the internet lately…Mandy’s beautiful backyard wedding, a new interior collection that’s very “Golden Girls,” some Lucy Folk goodness, 80’s Ikea, and a new short film.

Happy Monday! I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! I’ve been home at my dad’s since Wednesday, spending time with the family, going out with friends, catching up on some freelance stuff, relaxing, and spent yesterday small business shopping in Downtown Frederick (my hometown). But, I’m happy to be back in my little DC apartment, which is now decorated for Christmas! I couldn’t wait any longer. I’ve been excited to unwrap things I bought last year and hadn’t used, and a few new items, some vintage finds, and lots of tinsel. I’m sure I’ll be sharing snippets of it over Instagram.

Obviously, I didn’t end up doing a sales post because, to be honest, I was so overwhelmed with the amount of sales content this year. It kind of turned me off seeing so so many blogs sharing sales. I realize some people rely on this week for income, it does bring in so much! But as someone who doesn’t rely on this space to make money, I didn’t find it necessary for me to share. Normally, I’m all about it, but something about the excess this year made me skip it all together. I didn’t even do any shopping myself, except to support some small shops - which I think is definitely the way to go. Did anyone else notice that Black Friday sales started on Monday last week? Crazy! I’ve definitely found that this week is a bad excuse to shop for things I don’t need for myself, so I’m trying to be intentional with not shopping and staying clear of falling into the trap of splurging this week!! I’m hoping to be more conscious about my shopping this year - not buying for myself, and when it comes to others, gifting experiences, rather than things, and if gifting things, only shopping small business. Hope you consider doing the same!

Anyways, hope you have a lovely week back to work. I’ll be sharing some upcoming holiday posts soon. Don’t forget that my Holiday Gift Guide is out in the wild! Lots of small shops included!!!

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Good Things #26

Good Things #26, on Natalie Catalina

A few good things from around the internet that I’m liking lately.

Happy Monday. The weekend flew by! I celebrated Halloween Saturday with good friends in Annapolis at our annual Halloween party - always themed! This year was Disney and I went as Wendy Darling while a few other friends dressed as Peter Pan, Captain Hook, and Tinkerbell. It was a very fun time! But I definitely felt like a grandma on Sunday. I’m getting old and don’t quite recover like I once did!! I also started watching Sabrina on Netflix. I’m into it. It’s like a darker Sabrina the Teenage Witch mixed with a bit of AHS and Riverdale. I’m fully embracing the fall weather and each night light up my entire apartment by candlelight and make it cozy AF. It makes watching these shows even more enjoyable. Sunday I went home to my mom’s where she held a Halloween family dinner with her dining room totally decked out for us. LOVE. It was a wonderful weekend, though I can’t believe October is ending and November is around the corner… how did that happen!!??

While I can’t handle the thought of winter creeping up on us, I am excited to share that my 2018 Holiday Gift Guide will be launching next Monday! I know, I know. May seem a bit early, but lots of people start shopping early on or maybe want a few ideas to get thinking. This year, I’m dedicating an entire website to gift guides - something different and fun. But more on that next week!! Hope you all have a quiet Monday and a fabulous Halloween week.


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