Favorite Things Friday #18

Happy March, friends!! I can’t even believe it’s here – time really does fly, doesn’t it? We’ve had some glimpses of sweet sweet Spring and I am READY! Nothing like a beautiful day with the windows open to put a little um, spring in your step? (So sorry for that pun, I swear, it just came out!)

I finally picked the perfect day this past week to settle in with my latest Magnolia Journal, and I can’t believe I haven’t included THAT in my favorite things yet, so…

1. Magnolia Journal

There are no words for how much I adore this magazine. I mean, when it comes in the mail, I actually can’t even bring myself to read it right away because I don’t want it to be over and have to wait months again for another issue. I know. It’s absurd. But it’s a whole thing for me. I need to find just the right time to sit down with this beauty, and savor it. I found just the day this week. I sat on my couch in front of the open window, Charlie napping next to me, sipped on a cup of coffee and read it from cover to cover. It was GLORIOUS. It is the most inspiring magazine, and everything in there speaks to me like nothing I’ve experienced before. Joanna’s words always always always ring so true for me – I don’t know how she does it, but I feel like she puts my thoughts into words every single time. I wrote about it a bit last year around this same time, and here we are a year later, and this magazine is just as meaningful today.

If you haven’t read the Magnolia Journal yet, do yourself a favor and pick up a copy. Find the perfect time to sit down and savor it, and enjoy this special treat. 🙂


2. Sea Salt Vanilla Candle

I picked up this cute candle from Target recently – the first thing that grabbed my attention was the cute black and white checked print. (I’ve always been weird about my candles – I could be completely in love with the scent, but if it doesn’t match my decor, I can’t bring myself to buy it. anyone else like that?! Why can’t candles ALWAYS be neutral?! I mean, that purple candle might be the sweetest smell my nose has ever come in contact with, but it is just NOT going to vibe in my bedroom;)

But then I smelled it – and not only was it cute, but my nose approved big time!

(And it was called SEA SALT and VANILLA – two of my favorite things! 😉

Matches my decor AND smells fabulous? YES PLEASE! (And please don’t tell me I’m alone in my crazy with the matching thing??? Anyone else put down the yummy candle because it’s neon orange and you just can’t?? Anyone!?)

Here’s a link if you wanna grab one for yourself! (affiliate link) Sea Salt Vanilla Candle


3. Favorite Lamp from Target

I have a lamp that has been in almost every room of this house and has moved YET again. It’s current home is in the “cloffice” (closet/office), and when I posted a pic recently on Instagram and Facebook, it seems that a lot of you also have it and love it! I bought it a few years back for our bedroom, and it’s still in stores so must be a popular one – and easy to see why. The cute shape, the linen shade…I just think it’s the cutest. It used to be on the tv dresser…

…and my husband’s dresser…

…and now in the cloffice:

Clearly this lamp can go ANYWHERE. Plain to see why it’s one of my favorite things, right?!

(And here’s a affiliate link for that too – Cream Target Lamp)

Alrighty friends, it’s time to start this day – have a wonderful weekend! XO


  1. Happy Friday Liz! I’m not as patient as you are with my Magnolia Journal – I jump right into it but I do like you’re idea of waiting and settling in to read it…..like a good book that you can’t put down. Love that candle – next time I’m at Target for sure…….. Also we can’t wait to see your “Cloffice” – when will the big reveal take place? Thanks for always inspiring us!

    • Soooo I thought we were done…and then I changed my mind on a thing or two and waiting for it to arrive this week…typical Liz changing her mind at the last minute, lol! hoping to post the FINISHED cloffice SOON!!! Finger crossed maybe in a week??

  2. Hello! I’m happy to find your blog post! I am another one who feels if the color of the candle is wrong, doesn’t matter how good it smells, it’s not making it home! 😉 Thanks for all the inspiration!

    • Glad I’m not alone!! Wish they were all neutral, right?! Thank you so much for reading and your kind words! Have a blessed week:)

  3. Mary Jo Sawyko says:

    Ok now I want the lamp and candle. On vacation now but when I get home I’m making some spring changes!

  4. Girl I’m the same way with my magnolia journal ! I had s delay in my winter copy bc it was lost in he mail and now I have the spring edition waiting for me to savor!;) I just finished my winter bc I had to find the right day, moment , weather lol! I so wanted a perfect snowy day but that just hasn’t happened for us this year on a day off… I digress… 😉 I sat down with it last week nd and laughed and cried my way through it . Love those stories !

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