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Fave Finds and Weekend Sales

Fave Picks, Interiors, RecipeAnneke McConnell


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Hey guys! Thanks for the love on our dining room progress! We are SO close to finishing I can hardly wait!

In today's simple post are some fave finds across the internet along with some not to miss weekend sales! Enjoy your weekend everyone!!



I'm a huge fan of the simplicity and timelessness of linen bedding and this new to me company has an amazing story with high quality bedding options. There are extensive color options (the navy and blush are GORGEOUS!!) If you're looking for a set without added synthetics or chemicals, this is a great place to look around!



I am literally freaking out over these Herby Potato Spirals from Medical Medium. They look so tasty and a must try over this weekend!! I just recently bought his book Thyroid Healing and am feeling a ton better already from my Hashimotos. :-) New recipes are always welcome around here!



Your favorite photo of the week featured on Coastal Interiors Instagram was this stunning seaside view bedroom suite by Geoff Chick Architects.  I don't blame you!!






RugsUSA - 50% off with Free Shipping! This is where I just got our rugs and we've been buying rugs for our family from RugUSA for literally YEARS.


Serena & Lily - up to 75% off in their sale section!! Below are just a handful of favorites.

Pottery Barn and partner brands - Premier Day ends soon, but there are also deals of 20% off leather + 20-60% off bedding. Now is the time to be looking for bedding and dining room deals!

OneKingsLane - up to 50% off outdoor furnishings.


BaubleBar - 20-30% beautiful and affordable jewelry options. I LOVE these earrings and this link bracelet!!


Short and sweet this week! Have a great weekend you guys!!




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......just to name a few!



Weekend Faves and Sales

Boys Room, Christmas, Coastal Interiors, Deals, DIY, Fall Fashion, Fashion, Fave Picks, Furniture Makeover, Handbags, Gift Ideas, Holiday, sale alert, Recipe, InteriorsAnneke McConnell

Hi friends! It's been a fun week of LIVE videos on Facebook, connecting with my Mom Bosses, and creating things for our beach house!  Today I even got to have some girlfriends over to shop my closet as I was cleaning a ton of pieces out from style blogging.  I would probably have never planned it if not for reading Present Over Perfect recently - things were definitely not perfect around here, but it was SO fun to spend that time together!

Also did you happen to try the Pear Sauce Recipe I shared this week? Ours is already almost gone!!!

Here's a quick run down of this week's Favorites across the internet and not to miss sales!


1. Most Liked Photos on Coastal Interiors.



2. Most Liked Photos on DIY Painted Furniture

Teal Painted Dresser





3. Favorite Recipe to try - Paleo Pumpkin Spice Latte!




4. Favorite Quartz Layered Necklace.

This one is currently 50% off and so SO pretty! This will go with everything and is perfect for the upcoming Holiday season, from casual nights with your spouse or girlfriends to a fancy party.



5. Favorite Book.

We are getting ready to tackle money mindset in the Mom Boss Book Club and will be going over The Abundance Code!  If you're a small biz owner and mama, come join us!


6. Favorite Christmas New Arrival.

P.S. The older I get the more excited I get for Christmas! Let a girl be happy! lol This Santa Stop Here Door Mat is just too fun! I've started creating a separate page for all things Christmas Holiday HERE and will continue to update it through the season!

7. Favorite Blog Post.

My style blogger friend Mallory from Style Your Senses recently created a super helpful blog post on Family Photos 101 with how to pick your family's clothes for photos and little tips and tricks!


8. Fave Handbag.

Anthropologie is having a huge sale this weekend for their 25th Anniversary and this round crocodile print cross bodybag immediately caught my eye. It's been a long time since I've seen that print and loved it, so I think we have a winner and it would look great with a neutral Fall and Winter sweater like this one.  More favorites from the sale are below!

Some not to miss sales!


Anthropologie - 25% off everything

Loft - 50% off everything

Madewell - up to 60% off select items (check out this tie-cuff sweater)

Pottery Barn - up to 40% off select items

Coach - New to sale up to 40% off

Wayfair - up to 70% off holiday



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Simple Homemade Pear Sauce Recipe

Wellness Wednesday, Recipe, FoodAnneke McConnell

Hi friends!  If you're loving the Burgundy trend this Fall, be sure to check out my last post with the best of burgundy style right now. I can't tell you how much I LOVE the color and it truly looks amazing on everyone.

Today's simple homemade pear sauce recipe came out of the need to process a HUGE batch of pears my husband brought home from a recent deer hunting trip to Tonasket, Eastern Washington.  It is the season of apples and pears here in Washington and we LOVE to make dehydrated apples, sauces, etc. for the upcoming months! I'll share more on Instagram. :-)

This recipe is truly foolproof!  The only part that admittedly takes awhile is peeling the pears, so do yourself a favor and have a high quality peeler and corer.  I'm thinking it's about time I invested a nominal amount into an electric vegetable and fruit peeler and get our kiddos set up at stations to speed up the process! 


Here's what you'll need:

  • Vegetable Peeler
  • Apple Corer
  • Small knife to dice the pears smaller if you'd like
  • Large Pot for cooking the pears
  • Large Spoon for mixing
  • Immersion Blender 
  • Water
  • Fresh Lemon
  • Cinnamon (optional: to taste)
  • And Pears of course!


Directions to make Pear Sauce:


  1. Peel your pears. (about 40-60 depending on the size)
  2. Core your pears with an apple corer.
  3. Dice into smaller pieces, about 1 inch. (optional)
  4. Place the diced pears, half of a fresh juiced lemon, and about a cup of water into a large pot. I used our 8 quart pot.
  5. Bring the pear to a boil, stir and then simmer for about 30-40 minutes with the lid on.
  6. Use an immersion blender to puree the pears. We us this one!
  7. Add the other half of fresh lemon juice.
  8. Add cinnamon to taste (1tsp.-1 tbsp. or so)
  9. Simmer with the lid off until your pear sauce is reduced to your desired thickness.
  10. Enjoy! The more ripe the pears are, the sweeter the flavor!


Simple Homemade Pear Sauce Recipe - Coastal Collective Co. blog

LINEN & IVORY Lemon Botanical Pillow Cover / WAYFAIR Gray Tufted Settee / POTTERY BARN Natural Round Hyacinth Charger Placemat / TARGET Hammered Stainless Steel Flatware  / Navy Striped Napkins - sold out (similar)  / Dinnerware (from years ago) similar 



I'd love to know if you give this recipe a try! As always, thanks for much for pinning and sharing!


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Quick and Easy Gluten and Dairy Free Banana Walnut Bread

Wellness Wednesday, RecipeAnneke McConnell

Hey friends! I recently was introduced to this Banana Walnut Recipe and it honestly caused a bit of a sentimental response. You's been a few years of trial and error with personal health issues and I USED to make banana bread all the time as a Fall tradition.  

Once I went gluten free(ish), I kind of just gave up on the idea of baking all together.  So now I am baking this banana walnut bread like CRAZY because I am so happy to be baking it again as Fall has just arrived!

Gluten and Dairy Free Banana Bread

To be upfront, this is not a recipe I came up with on my own, but was introduced to by being a part of the Body Pursuit community.  That's another blog post to go into, but it has been the life changing for my health. In a nutshell, it's a monthly membership community with a personal coach (like one you can FaceTime and text for questions support), weekly home and gym workouts provided, meal plans provided (from very simple to detailed), an extremely supportive Facebook group and more.  The accountability is going to be crucial more me as we head into the holiday season and I'd love to cheer you on from the inside too!

Gluten and Dairy Free Banana Bread

marble and wood board (sold out) similar here / napkin

Ok so this banana walnut bread recipe has already been inhaled by my three children about 3 times in a week, not that I recommend that, but I'm just saying.............if they like it that much, that says something! I'm excited to bake up multiples of these loaves for friends and family this holiday season too. :-)

I did a Facebook LIVE to show how simple the process is.  I'd say you're looking at 10-15 minutes tops to get ingredients out, whip up the batter, put it in the oven and do a quick cleanup. Not bad!


Gluten and Dairy Free Banana Walnut Bread Recipe


  • 3 large eggs

  • 4 ripe bananas (with some brown spots)

  • 1/2 cup coconut flour

  • 3 tablespoons tapioca flour

  • 1 teaspoon ground saigon cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

  • 3 tablespoons of 100% maple syrup

  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

  • 1/2 cup of raw chopped walnuts (optional)



  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees fahrenheit.

  2. Lightly spray or oil a 5" x 8" loaf pan.

  3. Add the eggs to the blender and pulse once for a second.

  4. Add the rest of the ingredients into the blender and blend until thoroughly mixed.

  5. If adding walnuts, gently fold chopped walnuts into the batter (I use a bowl to do this).

  6. Pour the batter into the loaf pan.

  7. Bake on the center rack of your oven for 45 minutes.

  8. Turn the oven heat off and let the bread sit inside the oven for and additional 5-10 minutes, until a toothpicks comes out clean from the center of the bread.

  9. Take the bread out and let it cool for about 30 minutes before taking it out of the pan and cutting slices.

  10. Enjoy!


Gluten and Dairy Free Banana Walnut Bread

I am SO incredibly thankful I came across this recipe by being a part of the Body Pursuit community! I hope you'll join us for the month of October and beyond!





P.S. There are 2 days left of the ShopBop sale, up to 25% off some of my fave brands like Free People, AG Jeans, Tory Burch, and BB Dakota.   I also have my eye on these stylish QUAY sunglasses! SO cute! Have fun shopping ladies - it's a great time to snag fall items as the weather cools down!

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