I dare someone to talk with their besties as much as I do with mine. Every day, we connect, leaving Voxer messages that are 6, 8, 13 minutes long. We’ve been known to max out the allotted 15-minute message and have to start another one. If I ever go missing, I think Lorae and Janean may realize it before anyone else. Can you tell I’ve been listening to one too many episodes of Crime Junkie?
Who cares that we live hours apart? In fact, when I see these girls for an overnight in Richmond at the end of September, it will have been the first time we’ve been together in over a year. But the daily voice messages keep our cups filled so that the girls weekends are just icing on the cake.
When I asked them to collaborate with me on things we talk about on the daily—finds, goodies, and deals—it was a no brainer. Enjoy September’s Nine Finds collaboration and be sure to share your faves with your best pals!
Lorae’s Pick: The Stella & Dot interchangeable earring that allows you to swap out colors and geometric shapes, just made fall accessorizing a lot simpler. And at an easy sale price, it’s a no brainer. Think game day football colors!
Molly’s Pick: Arbonne’s new Bio Hydria line gives a dewy, youthful look just in time for the dryer seasons of fall and winter. Using edulis cellular water and aloe vera, Bio Hydria is the best 2 minutes you’ll spend on your skin for a price that rivals drug store brands.
Janean’s Pick: The Red Truck Rural Bakery located in Marshall, Virginia is a local crowd pleaser and now the owners are out with their 2nd printing of a cookbook by the same name. From homemade granola to a Sweet Potato Pecan Pie that even President Obama raved about in 2016, there’s sure to be something to satisfy every sweet tooth.
Janean’s Pick: After raising over $17,000 for the family of Eva Love Sherbondy—daughter of artist Lindsay Letters who suffered a traumatic brain injury last month and remains hospitalized—local Charlottesville artisan Laurel Denise is making her Eva Love line permanent. Leave it to a child to teach us all how to hope again.
Lorae’s Pick: Mixed media Indianapolis artist Lauren Dusing uses loose gestural brushwork to create pieces that foster inspiration and joy in any home. Currently accepting commission work, and with prints that start at $19.50, Lauren’s work is affordable and stylish. She generously offers a few screensaver freebies on her Instagram highlights too. I’ve got one on my phone now.
Molly’s Pick: Just when I thought she couldn’t get any cooler, my favorite author and simplicity speaker, Shauna Niequist, recently launched a new clothing collection with Trendsend. With a moto jacket, leopard skirt, and shirts like this quintessentially Shauna “Book Club” tee, I love that my wordsmith guru is curating lifestyle pieces just for us.
Janean’s Pick: Another Virginia-based company, Beets and Apples, has been make swoon worthy soy candles since 2016. With autumnal scents, nationwide shipping and curated gift boxes, Beets and Apples candles may be your fall go-to gift.
Molly’s Pick: If you haven’t picked up on it, leopard is everywhere this fall. ME-OWWW. I snagged an open front sweater blazer from JCrew that is lightweight enough for these transitional September days and perfectly put together.
Lorae’s Pick: Another easy, interchangeable piece for fall, the canvas bags from Composition Co make on-the-go days look easy. The comp tote bundle includes a canvas base, 2 solid covers and 2 sets of straps for fun mix and match options all autumn long.