FashionABLE’s Fall Faves! (+ A DISCOUNT CODE!)

on November 3, 2015 in Nash-livin' with 1 comment by

First of all. I have a comment.

Down there in the pictures, I promise I’m not trying to make a modeling face. I was listening to my friend talking and that is my sympatheic listening face. Sure, of all the necklace centric pictures, it was the one I chose. But I just had to talk about it first since I am SURE it is the first thing my friends are going to give me a hard time about here. :)


Now on to the real star of the show-

fashionABLE’s new fall products!!



So I’m over at the fashionABLE blog today talking about my fall favorites- you can see them below. If we’ve been friends for any amount of time, none of my answers will surprise you. Boiled peanuts. Glitter nail polish. Etc.

And two of those fall faves are new fashionABLE products.

This Tirhas Saddlebag?!? It’s my everything. It’s a perfect size, holds all the items an Annie needs for a day but doesn’t give me space to like, lug my iPad and a book and 44 other things I would attempt to include when I carry a HUGE purse, like the Tadesse Bucket Bag (which I do not have because seriously. I carry too much stuff as it is). But this Tirhas bag is the perfect fall/winter purse.

And the Double Layer Rosary Necklace is so dainty and beautiful. And have y’all seen that you can customize your fashionABLE jewelry now? Right. So. That just wins for best Christmas gift you can give anyone.

And because the fashionABLE people LOVE my people…

Discount Code Time!

Until Friday, if you spend $40 or more anywhere on the site, you can get 20% off using the code ANNIEFAVES. Scarves. Bags. Jewelry. Wallet. Please please think Christmas gifts and birthdays and anything you want for yourself because this is such a massively generous coupon code!

So get your shopping on, folks!


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What I Am Reading.

on October 29, 2015 in I heart books. with 9 comments by

Annie F. Downs // What I'm Reading

Do y’all have the same problem as me? Do you start one book and then start another and then have one in your car and one by the bed and suddenly you realize you are in the smack middle of five books?

This is me.

I was talking with some friends yesterday about the books we are reading and it makes me so happy to talk about books. What my friends are reading, what I’m reading, what we should be reading. Pretty much, it’s one of my favorite conversations.

So here’s what I’m reading now and what I think. (Which, by the way, I’m just getting serious about my life over on GoodReads, so if you’re there, let’s totally connect!)

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Garden City by John Mark Comer :: My friend Matthew told me about this one and wow I have loved it so far. I’m a little more than halfway through it, but I kinda like reading it in chunks of time, like last week when I went to Leiper’s Fork. I have a few flights next week- this is definitely the book I will make space for in my carry-on.

It’s Not What You Think by Jefferson Bethke :: Gosh this book is so smart. The cover is so cool, but the book is far more theological and deep thinking than the cover would lead you to believe. I’m so impressed with the ideas and study that Jeff put into this book. I just finished it and I totally recommend you read it.

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North :: So another buddy of mine recommended this one. I’m about a third of the way through it and so far it is way interesting. When I am busy writing nonfiction, if I don’t have good fiction on my bedside table, I will Netflix my life away. So I’m always grateful when friends recommend fiction books that I may not have found on my own.

Coming Clean by Seth Haines :: Y’all. Here’s what. Seth’s book absolutely changed me. No joke. I want to send this book to about every pastor and Christian and worship leader that I am friends with. There is something really important, I think, about our Christian culture talking openly about addiction and the pain we try to avoid. Please read it.

Walking With God by John Eldredge :: So our Bible study has been reading this book since the spring and I’ve really liked it. My friend Heather told me that as soon as she finished the book, she started it again. So that’s what I’m doing too. The first read through really helped my prayer life grow in the last six months or so, so I’m excited that our group is starting it again.

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Here are some books that are in line for me to read next:

For The Love by Jen Hatmaker

Out Of Sorts by Sarah Bessey

Wearing God by Lauren Winner

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

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What are you reading these days? Any great suggestions that I need to add to my winter-in-Nashville-we-get-trapped-in-our-homes list? Because. January is around the corner. The ice cometh.

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What it’s like to have a blog and write a book.

on October 26, 2015 in Ze Bloggy Goodness with 12 comments by

Annie Is Sorry

Apparently I am terrible at it.

Y’all. I am so sorry.

One post a month is such a bummer and a let down and I MISS YOU.

So hiiiiiiiii. I’m heeeeeeeere. I promiiiiiiiiiise.

And while I can’t tell you about the new book yet really, I can do things that hint at the things and okay moving on. 😉

What I’m still managing to do on a regular basis is instagram, for better or for worse.

And also complete shows on Netflix, meaning I FINALLY watched the last episodes of Friday Night Lights. I have thoughts. But they are still coming together.

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Have you been keeping up with any 31 Dayers this month? I love how many people do the 31 day challenge. I’ve done it most years, but clearly, I went for October’s one day challenge. WHOOPS I AM STILL SORRY.

In 2011, I wrote 31 Days of Courage …. weird how I was writing a book about that at the same time. :)

In 2012, I asked all my friends to help me come up with 31 Jokes. Because I love to laugh.

In 2013, on the heels of the release of Speak Love, I wrote 31 Ways to Speak Love.

In 2014, I did maybe my favorite list EVER- 31 Books Every Young Woman Needs.

In 2015, I wrote a book. So. There’s that.

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But man I’ve been thinking about my blog and you friends so much the last week or so. I so miss hopping on here a few times a week and catching up with you and telling you what kind of shenanigans I have found myself in.

But the book is done (draft 1 at least), my new assistant is sitting beside me handling all the things I am not so great at (which is more than I want to admit), and it’s a rainy Monday in Nashville so obviously, it was time to write.

So the state of the blog is as follows: I’m back, suckas.

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