What I Love Wednesday: September 16th

Happy Wednesday everyone! My fall decor is up and I am officially embracing all things fall — from decor to pumpkin drinks as I mentioned a few weeks ago. However, on a not so positive note, I am recovering from a back spasm injury.

That said, I still have a few favorites that I am so excited to share with you guys.

Turtle Trunk Crochet Youtube Channel:

Many of you know that I love crocheting. I just finished a blanket, and have been dying to do some smaller projects. I stumbled across her Instagram, and then her website as well. On there, I found a free pattern tutorial for crochet pumpkins.

I tried it over the weekend, and I absolutely loved making them. I’ve made a few more since, and I currently am waiting for yarn to come in from Etsy since I started making one with discontinued yarn that I ran out of to finish. Oops. I love this project because it is cute, quick, and easy — and expands my crochet skills from blankets, and scarves.

I am currently looking to make more of her projects online including her heart shaped coaster, because I need more of them and they look like a great way to reduce some of my yarn stockpile as well.

The Selection:

Okay I am probably really late to this series since it was pretty popular back in my early college days. For whatever reason, I never read it and it’s been on my Goodreads TBR for over three years. I finally decided to pick up the book last week, and I absolutely loved it so much that I had to download the next.

For those of you who don’t know, The Selection is basically a fantasy series with a dystopian twist. Think the Hunger Games with a twist of the Bachelor. America Singer lives in Illea, which is a caste system. She is currently a five, which is somewhat poverished, but not the bottom of the barrel. America is in love with a Six, which is forbidden. However, her mother wants her to enter the Selection, which selects 35 women to be the Prince’s bride. America is reluctant — fitting since she is in love with someone else. However, she is surprised to find that she may actually fall in love with the Prince.

This series is addicting, and while it was probably a little fluffy, I honestly am obsessed and can’t wait to continue.

Pennyweights Claddagh Ring:

Fun fact — I collect claddagh rings. Claddagh rings for those of you who don’t know, are Irish rings that mean love, loyalty and friendship. I love this meaning and have been collecting the for over ten years. Claddagh rings also symbolize your relationship status. The one where the crown is facing forward means that your heart is taken by someone. Since I am in a relationship, that is how I wear it. Furthermore, if you are single, you would have worn the crown towards you.

What drew me to this one is that it is larger than the many I have. I have many in different stones, but I love how this one is plain silver to go with all of my clothes. I wear mine on my index finger, so it layers wonderfully with my ring that I always wear from Tiffany as well.

3 thoughts on “What I Love Wednesday: September 16th

  1. Oh I never heard of The Selection before. That sounds really good. I will have to check it out. Thanks for the recommendation!


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