Fall Haul | Clothes + Makeup + Tea

Fall Haul on Cup of Tea BlogI’ve been buying a little bit here, a little bit there, in preparation for Fall weather and the return of the 30 Outfits in 30 Days Challenge!

30×30 kicks off on Thursday (excited squeel here!) but to give you a little peek into what will be included in the 30 items, I put together a little haul video of all my favorite new Fall items.

Items Mentioned:

Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Spice Rooibos Tea
J Crew Factory Gigi Pants in Black (on sale!)
J Crew Factory Grey Tee Peter Pan Collar (on Clearance! Or similar)
Boden Sparkle Collar Breton
Maison Jules Lace Stripped Tee (On clearance)
Old Navy Polka dot Shirt
Boden Olivia Top
Old Navy Utility Jacket
Purple Peridot Pearl Cluster Necklace
Revlon Color Stay Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Honey 001
Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in 127

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Hey Hey! It’s Friday!

Hello hello! Hope you all had a glorious week!

First up, before we get rolling, I am so excited that we are only 3 weeks away from the Fall version of the 30 Outfits in 30 Days Challenge! I’m already starting to go through my clothes to figure out what I’d like to include in the 30 items. If you’d like to catch up with my last challenge, start with this post.

If you are interested in joining in with me, I’ll be kicking off with my choices on October 2! Prepare yourself!


1. Seriously, these last two weeks felt like 5 weeks, and I’m pooped. It seemed like every personal event, work deadline, major blog series and church commitment coincided with this week. I’m just trying to get to Friday night, y’all. I mentioned on Wednesday that I was just failing at blogging, left and right. Your comments were just so sweet and encouraging! So thank you! I consider blogging my hobby, but I have so enjoyed making friends through this!

2. I got 2 new shirts from Boden, and I’m just so excited to wear them in the 30×30 challenge! Although, I posted on Instagram that one of them had a not so Mommy Friendly tag. Le sigh…


3. Elizabeth turned 11 Months yesterday! Yippee! She has decided to celebrate by getting a cold. Poor thing! Which meant she wasn’t enthused about taking her pictures…


4. It’s finally starting to feel like Fall around here (early Fall, anyway). It’s been cooler and we’ve had lovely rainy days. Even when it was warm, the humidity felt lower. I even got a small glimpse of Fall on one of our walks!


5. I signed up for the Mug Swap over at But First, Coffee, and was lucky enough to get a chance to swap with the hostess, Kallie! I received mine earlier in the week. She sent me a 2 mug set and some Autumn Tea that smells like Autumn in a mug. Not to mention its a flavored tea that’s a black tea. A rare thing!


Anyway, that was my week! It felt like a lot of grumbling. Sorry about that! (vacation is coming… vacation is coming…)

Let me know what you’ve been up to in the comments below!  Have a great weekend!

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Picture an Hour | A Day in the Life

I saw this neat blog post idea over at Along Abbey Road for taking a picture every hour (although her pictures are much more beautiful!).

So I thought that would be fun! If you follow me on Instagram, then you’ve seen all of these.

This was fun! I love watching daily vlogs on YouTube, and pictures are a like a soft, easy version 🙂














5:30am | Already up and blogging (oh, AND watching Real Housewives of NJ).

6:30am | It’s a “2 cups of coffee” kind of day!

7:30am | Already had breakfast, and now getting ready because Elizabeth and I are heading out for a road trip!

8:30am | Stopped at Starbucks for my skinny latte, extra hot, for the road trip.

9:30am | Pit stop, only one hour in.  Pit stop solo with a baby is a new experience!

10:30am | Made it to IKEA!

12:30pm | Skipped an hour, but we were eating, then shopping.

1:30pm | Grabbing some gas before hitting the road again.

3:30pm | Exploring all of our buys for the new play room!

4:30pm | We bought a tunnel!  Elizabeth immediately scampered through it.  I couldn’t stop laughing!

5:30pm | In the process of making dinner – Summer Vegetables with Red Curry, from the Fields of Greens cookbook.

6:30pm | Baby in bed, asleep. So Hubby and I grabbed some curry at curled up to watch The Killing on Netflix.

7:30pm | Um… yeah. The episode ending with a crazy cliff hanger.  So we needed to watch the next episode.  So a cup of tea for me!

8:30pm | Bed time! I’m basically an old lady….

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Wish List | What I Want for My 30th Birthday

30th Birthday Wishlist
1. See by Chole | 2. Flats | 3. Brushes | 4. Mug | 5. Necklace | 6. Handbag | 7. Bakeware Set

July is my Birth Month! Yippee!  This year is my 30th…. not sure how I feel about that yet.

If the world were perfect, the above it what I’d want for my birthday!  Now, some of this is really extravagant ($350 bakeware set??), but a girl can dream, right?

1. See by Chloe perfume – I gave this a sniff when I was at Sephora the other day, and it smells so beautiful!  The perfect hint of floral without knocking your head off.

2. C. Wonder Flats – so apparently the cute whale ones are sold out online, BUT I spied them in the window when I strolled past our C. Wonder store at our mall.  I may have to go back and pick them up as a Happy Birthday present to myself 🙂

3. Real Techniques Core Collection Brush Set – I’ve heard great things about the Real Techniques brushes.  I’m not a makeup brush user, but I’m trying to be.  These are reasonably prices and I hear they are great quality!

4. Royal Albert Friendship Green Vintage Mug – Isn’t that mug adorable?  It’s the kind of mug I’d have on display in my tea cupboard.  Right next to my commemorative Will & Kate Royal Wedding mug.  (Yes, I own one… don’t judge)

5. Baublebar Peacock Chandelier Collar Necklace – Every time I go on to Baublebar’s website, I see this necklace, put it in my shopping cart, but never purchase it.  I don’t know why! It’s a good price, and it hot pink.

6. Kate Spade Holly Street Ashton – This mint color is just adorable, and I love a top handle bag.

7. Williams-Sonoma Goldtouch Non Stick 15 Piece Bakeware Set – So this is a bit much.  It’s a $350 bakeware set… but I’m in desperate need of new bakeware, and this is the best.  (Husband, if you’re reading this, maybe just the cake pans to start??)

So I wish…. I dream…. I don’t need any of this, but it’s fun!

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