Friday Favorites

November 2013

Our elf arrived on December 1st, bringing pajamas and new Christmas books. And the pajamas didn’t fit. And so now OUR ELF is on a mission to find new ones. And by Elf I mean me. HA!

So here are a few of my favorites from around the web this week….I would make this mocha mint frappe and then read through them! Happy Friday!

A cool and quirky bottle opener for the dude in your life.

An awesome splurge Chanel nail polish set.

Gorgeous fox in the night meadow print.

A great laugh-out-loud fashion book.

Thoughts on helping all students with math.

Simple household tasks to do during the holidays.

A holiday party outfit idea…love the coat!

After the Grey’s Anatomy episode two weeks ago, I announced loudly that I was DONE with the show. And apparently I’m not the only one.

These adorable candy cane mice seem like a great Christmas Eve treat for the boys.

I absolutely love these sweet holiday cards. I would like them just for decor.

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Why are you reading this post? Aren’t you out shopping???? HA!

Friday FavoritesA helped put all the Christmas ornaments on the tree…a full day before Thanksgiving. To say that this boy is excited about Christmas would be an understatement.

So in case you are taking a break from shopping…here are my favorites from around the internet for the week!

This necklace would be a great dress up for a plain T.

Just in case you are prepping for next Thanksgiving (only a mere 364 days away!), or reminiscing about it here is a great foodie book about the holiday.

States United. Love this print!

If we ever had a girl, I’m assuming it would be less doll, more awl. Ha!

A great DIY holiday banner idea, with printable!

The solution to all those embarrassing back pocket phone dialing accidents.

Some gift ideas for the grill enthusiast.

Love this shared boys’ room.

We are not planning to travel with a toddler this holiday season (because have I mentioned that J hates the car? No? He hates the car.), but in case you are, here are some great tips.

You may have seen The Hunger Games this past weekend, but have you seen The Hungry Games?

As cold as it has been these past couple of days we could sit this project outside to freeze. It’s a birdseed ice ornament…pretty crafty!

This list of appetizers that should be banned for life made me laugh out loud. My favorite? Cheese Plate on a Stick…How about Cheese Plate on a Plate. Hilarious!

I want this stamp for when I grade topic proposals!

And if you have some leftover sweet potatoes…make this salad!

Have a great weekend!

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Friday FavoritesOur morning routine. J wakes up every morning, grabs his “bankit” and his “nambie” and heads for the couch to drink his sippy cup of milk and watch an episode of Curious George. And for about fifteen minutes of him being up, he is quiet. And that’s it. Seriously. This kid is LOUD.

A variety of ideas to keep kids busy…because as we all know, busy kids = kids not trying to leap off your ottoman.

Love the casual/fancy mix of this outfit. So chic!

I am testing out these rolls this weekend to see if they would be a good repeat for Thanksgiving.

All the tools and tips for a great cookie exchange party.

My sister and I have gone back and forth about going to see the second Hunger Games this weekend (do we attempt the shaky cam, part two?)…but I our movie theater apathy weighed out. Instead we are planning on a craft night with our Mom to make this sugarplum garland and wreath. Super excited!!

Just added this little luggage carrier and plane to my list for Black Friday shopping.

On adventuring and learning outdoors with children. The ending made me laugh because it is the truth of about every trip we take with the boys!

This is a genius little hostess gift. Read more about it here.

Love this little collection of bowls. Also a great hostess idea, or a teacher gift!

I’m off to get my hair done! Here is the cut and color I am doing this time.

And that’s it! Have a terrific weekend!

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Friday FavoritesA little casual sword fighting on a fall afternoon.

Bee thankful printable.

A great fall weekend wardrobe idea.

The most hilarious bunny iPhone EVER.

A great first computer patent print…so us!

Hey ya’ll mind your mittens. And paint your nails this weekend.

I love Japanese maples, this one is especially beautiful.

This great color palette of garnet + plum would bring a pop of color to your wardrobe.

An adorable kids’ table set-up for Thanksgiving, or any holiday event.

This Stila eye palette would be a great substitution for the current one I’m running out of.

Kate Middleton vs. The American Girl Samantha: Who wore it better?

My DIY Christmas project for the boys.

Jim Gaffigan hates the kale movement. Watch more of his testimonial…HA!.

And the honey&pear muffins I’m making for breakfast tomorrow.

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Friday FavoritesLinus. Two lamb blankets and his blue blanket. All of which he insisted on holding while trying to eat a blueberry muffin.

It’s been a long week! But the boys seem to be on the mend. A is taking one more day off of school to make sure he is fully recovered, and ready for next week. The boys are starting to get a little bit stir crazy. We are looking forward to warmer weather tomorrow, so they can get outside for a bit.

On to some of my favorites from around the internet this week:

Pumpkin snickerdoodle muffins. I was most excited about this recipe because I literally had everything in my pantry to make them. Saturday breakfast, check!

Picking a time tested book for kids.

Ten tips for making a cozy winter interior. My favorite suggestion is colorful throws and a fresh coat of paint!

And on that note, ways to stay active and injury free during the winter.

Awesome. Miracles.

While we are on the subject of prints, I am really thinking about this reindeer DIY art for a Christmas project.

I love french onion dip and this heated version looks terrific.

I am contemplating getting J a new stuffed animal for Christmas. I really love this cat. Plus, in our house it is the closest he will ever come to a real cat, ha!

We’re taking the train!

This sweet little gift wrap caddy is an ingenious idea for a teacher gift.

Thinking about purchasing this peplum top the next time I visit Target.

When I was in high school, and college my Mom and I always anticipated the viewing of Oprah’s favorite things episode. It’s not quite the same now that it is on her website, but it still has some great ideas. My favorite are the Genevieve Boots. They are pretty sweet.

And that’s it! Have a great weekend!

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Friday FavoritesJ is looking for some books for his friend H.

So on that note….

Four of J and A’s favorite vehicle/construction themed books:

Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker

Dig, Dig Digging by Margaret Mayo

Freight Train by Donald Crews

Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy E. Shaw

And one new one we are adding to J and A’s Christmas list this year: Steam Train, Dream Train by Sherri Duskey Rinker.

And now on to a few of my favorites of the week!

Sprained ankles: The unknown trend of the 90s. I laughed out loud about this!

A parsons dining table. On my list.

Nine make-up looks for fall.

Almond oatmeal cranberry cookies.

Ideas to help start up an art supply stock.

Love these quirky flat head stud earrings.

A bit out of our price range, but this crane is amazing.

And how to take inspired photos at parties. I am thinking this would be a fun Christmas Eve activity!

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IMG_3698Fall is here! J is lucky to have a whole stock of hand-me-downs from his brother and cousins. A quick trip to our attic and my sister’s house and he was outfitted for fall in a snap! Now just to find the perfect hat and shoes…

My new favorite ice cream…chocolate peppermint crunch.

Dinner for one: roasted mushrooms. It definitely would be dinner for one at my house. That one being me.

Love this military inspired wool coat.

Audrey Hepburn chic.

These wedges for me.

These tiny TOMS for J.

Twenty five easy slow cooker recipes.

Love this collection of classic literature board books.

Solutions for a blank wall. I am always on the hunt for more ideas!

Pit grilling mitt for B…I wonder how well this works.

And that’s it! Stay warm everyone! 🙂

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Friday FavoritesAt A’s birthday I realized it was the first time J had ever been in a swing. Seriously. I plead second baby. Anyway, it is clear that J LOVED swinging.

I am still grading papers….currently feeling like I may never finish at this point. We watched a Toy Story special this week, so I am currently thinking like Combat Carl. “Combat Carl never gives up” “Combat Carl finds a way”. And just in case you have no idea what I’m talking about…here’s a little sneak peak.

During my “I’m going crazy eyed looking at outlines” breaks I did a little web surfing, so here are my shares for the week! Happy Friday!

These shoes. Amazing.

Clueless updated.

Love this constellations print.

Fifty tips for making the best soup, and a sweet potato soup recipe.

I like it when a coffee mug makes me feel like I look good in my pajamas and robe with cereal stains on it.

An adorable tiny turtle.

22 classy Halloween ideas…because that’s what Halloween’s all about. Keeping it classy. 🙂

And 22 things every man should have in his closet….time for B and I to go shopping.

This mixtapes shirt.

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October 2013This Friday Favorites post is brought to you by the magic of a single strand of pearls.

A twist on fish and chips, fish in chips. On my list to try for the boys, especially J who spent all week learning the word “chip” because he loves them so.

While searching in the attic for bigger clothes for J (who is growing so fast we can barely keep up with hand me downs), I came across a box of newborn baby burp clothes that instantly smelled just like J and A when they were little bitty. Turns out this new baby smell is a true phenomenon and not just a combo of Tide Free and Dreft.

Fifteen hilarious road signs.

Eight time saving skin tips.

Found J’s new fall hat.

Love this poster for our kitchen or even J’s room.

I love eggs benedict…and this hollandaise sauce looks divine.

Thanksgiving is under attack, ya’ll. (According to Stephen Colbert).

If I was going to splurge on something for winter, this coat would be it.

I just added this book about Audrey Hepburn and this foodie book to my list of books to read.

I love Trader Joe’s chai tea, so this chai martini seems like a logical next step. I’m wondering if I could just make it with the chai tea….

I love these little moto-inspired boots, and they are a great price.

Are you thinking Christmas shopping already? I added this animal rummy game to A’s stocking list, and this train puzzle to J’s.

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Friday FavoritesThis moment brought to you by the thought that boys sit still. And they do. Just not for very long.

Lobster macaroni and cheese with some pretty comical lobster crackers.

Teaching color to toddlers. I really love the Pottery Barn color chart.

All of my boys (including my husband) love Italian food. After reading this post, I am putting this cookbook on my Christmas list.

A grown up grilled cheese…I am adding the ingredients to make on the nights I work.

I love this new fall NARS eyeshadow palette, and this lip gloss.

I picked up this Star Wars ABC book at the library for J and it ended up that A loved it. We have already read through it about ten times (and I got it yesterday).

These pull out under the sink storage ideas are awesome…no more digging to the back of the cabinet for items.

This Newcastle fondue looks like a great football party snack idea…or dinner.

This delicate little star bracelet is gorgeous!

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