Friday I'm in Love

It's Friday!  Thanks for stopping by to see what I'm digging this week.  Don't forget to pop over to the other gals' sites to see what they're loving, too: MishaKendraMary Beth, and Amanda.

ONE: Wrapping gifts

I'm one of those rare breeds that actually looks forward to wrapping Christmas gifts. I delight in choosing paper, ribbons, and gift tags.  When November rolls around, I start scoping out my favorite gift wrap shops to see their holiday collections.  By Thanksgiving, I have my orders placed.  This year, I chose wrap from Rifle Paper Co. and Paper Source.  I love how everything turned out!  Oh, and it appears a certain princess was also "beary" excited about Paper Source's wrap!

Ugly sweaters, bears, and ribbon from Paper Source Pink packages and green reindeer from Rifle Paper Co.

Ugly sweaters, bears, and ribbon from Paper Source
Pink packages and green reindeer from Rifle Paper Co.

TWO: Captain Sam's spit

Captain Sam's spit is a narrow inlet on the south end of Kiawah Island just a few minutes from my house.  A battle over the sandy spot has been raging for years.  Kiawah Island developers wanted to build a seawall, dock, and 50 luxury houses on the unstable land.  Conservators and nature-lovers worried about the destruction such a project would cause.  Area dolphins practice a rare strand feeding along the banks.  They drive fish up to the shore, then jump up and eat them.  The seawall would  cover the bank, leaving the dolphins with nowhere to feed.  In addition, the spit is home to countless sea birds.  Yesterday, the State Supreme Court reversed an earlier decision and has denied Kiawah Development Partners permits to build the seawall!  Hooray for the dolphins!  

THREE: Sarah Potempa styling tools

Celebrity hairstylist Sarah Potempa offers some rather innovative styling tools.  I own the Beachwaver and bought my mom the Jet-Setter for Mother's Day.  The Beachwaver is a professional-grade curling iron.  You just select L or R (depending on which side you're curling), place the end of your hair in the clip, and hit Go.  The iron rotates your hair onto the wand to create even, fast curls.  The Jet-Setter is a portable, rechargeable flat iron.  You can even get a car charger for convenient on-the-go touch ups.  Best of all, Sarah is a fellow Libertyville native.  She and my brother were friends throughout junior high and HS.  I think of her as a hometown 'hair' -o.  Ha.

FOUR: Mrs. Arnold's sweaters

I love the Wonder Years!  It is such a great show with the best soundtrack.  Kevin's mom, Norma Arnold, has an amazing collection of sweaters.  One of my favorites is the one pictured below.  If someone could find the pattern, buy yarn in the same palette, and knit it for me, I'd be eternally grateful!

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Have an awesome weekend!  See ya next Friday!