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friday five: links we love.

Whew, we made it through another week! J’s been jetting around the South for work and L’s been getting used to having an infant in the house again…so we’re feeling especially grateful for the next 48-ish hours. Here’s hoping your weekend will be a mix of fancy cheese, champagne and DIY design!

1 // Modern cheese plate // Tailgating spreads don’t have to be fancy. Sometimes all you need is a little cheese and some cornichons. Cupcakes and cashmere shows us how to create a modern cheese plate here.

2 // Champagne // Apparently there are 22 reasons to have champagne on hand at your house. That’s 21 more than we needed.

Champagne
photo credit: domaine

3 // Sunburst Light Fixture // We’ve both been on renovation rampages at our houses. This (fairly) easy DIY sunburst light fixture from the girls at A Beautiful Mess just might fit into our weekend reno plans.

Sunburst Light Fixture
photo credit: a beautiful mess

4 // Stylish Survival Guide // No, we’re not coming to you live from #NYFW (this year)…but this “How To Survive Fashion Month” article by Whitney Port does have real life application for us. And for anyone who happens to be traveling out of town for “work.”

Bauble Bar Headphones
photo credit: Bauble Bar

5 // Perfect Sunday Afternoon Project // After a weekend of football (and possibly struggling to re-wire that Sunburst Light Fixture), indulge your creative side and re-style your coffee table. Use this handy tutorial from Domino as a guide. As if we needed another excuse to purchase pink peonies! Happy Friday, yall.

Coffee Table Tutorial
photo cred: Domino
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friday five: houseguests.

J’s parents are en route from Augusta to Atlanta this weekend to watch Glitter Girl Britton Rowe tie the knot. This will be J’s first time having overnight houseguests since she moved in May. EEEK! In preparation for the weekend, we did some thinking on how to make her guests feel at home. Read on for our ultimate hostessing tips.

1. Goody Tray. Don’t make your guests hike to the fridge for a late-night bottle of water. Set up a tray in the guest room for easy access to necessities.

The Glitter Life Waiting on Martha
image: Waiting on Martha. X0

2. Fresh Flowers. Say ‘Welcome’ with fresh peonies. Choose a location out of direct sunlight with good air circulation, and their fragrance will distribute throughout your home.

The Glitter Life Pink Peonies
fresh and lovely.
3. Bake Something. Is there anything better than walking into a house where something’s been baking? Nope. Pop something in the oven before your guests arrive.These Cinnamon Roll Cookies from Baked Perfection will do the trick.
The Glitter Life Cinnamon Roll Cookies
we can smell them now.

4. Fresh Linens. Make it a vacation for your visitors with comfy, cozy linens. Buy the best sheets you can (reasonably) afford, and make sure the pillows are fresh and plump.

The Glitter Life Bedding
ahh. serenity.

5. Itinerary. Take charge and map out the weekend. Make reservations when needed – it’s always good to have a plan. Guests are a great excuse to show off your favorite haunt or try something totally different. J is treating her parents to lunch at Nuevo Laredo this weekend. If you’ve never been to this Atlanta restaurant, add it to your to-do list.

The Glitter Life Nuevo Laredo
nuevo laredo, an atlanta staple.
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sole society.

Happy Monday, glitter girls!

Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about sharing our weekend pics with you. Before we do that, though, let’s take a look at this 24-hour offer from Sole Society. (We were introduced to Sole Society through one of our FAVE blogs, Pink Peonies.)

Sole Society delivers on-trend shoes at surprisingly affordable prices. Members enjoy access to a new exclusive style each and every day. (You can sign up with Facebook. Super easy.)

Click here to redeem this offer. You have 24 hours to redeem, so get to shopping!

Sole Society
How cute are Rachel’s picks on Pink Peonies!? Kelly, Elisa, and Peony.
Sole Society 2
here are some of J’s picks! switch it up with flats and sky high heels… L to R: Tami, Marcella, Martine, and Stella.

Tweet us your Sole Society buys @glitter_blog_xo.

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J + L

PS: Congrats to Michelle from Fierce and Fashionable for winning our necklace giveaway! How cute does she look!? Love that collar.

Fierce and Fashionable
necklace courtesy of shopsocialdish.com.
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