Friday Favorites

Bright and sunny.

1. Winter boots on my list.

2. A perfect organization system for J’s closet.

3. How to fix the inevitable sweater snag.

4. Valentine’s Tsum Tsums at Target!

5. A non-traditional pork and beans.

6. Current cut request.

7. How to stay organized simply.

8. Creating a more effective blow dry.

9. Chicken tortellini soup, perfect for the upcoming cold snap.

10. Subtle shore inspiration.

11. All the best ways to pack.

12. Bundle up! It’s about to get frigid again.

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We’re preparing for another round of freezing temps, cancelled school, and potential ice by having sixty plus degree weather. This is Alabama, friends. On another note, we discovered a little bird nest once our stump tree lost all its leaves. I think our birds have finally decided our tree is better than the columns on our front porch. J has been dealing with allergy issues all week, so I’ve been working on the fly trying to juggle him at home some, lots of basketball, and my first week of the semester. B also was out of town early in the week, so we ended up at my sister’s house for dinner quite a bit. Her dinner’s were a big hit with my boys, so they’re featured on my Friday favorites this week!

1. I added these three steps to my hair wash routine.

2. Resolutions I could actually work toward achieving.

3. The history of stripes is going on my January/February reading list.

4. The pasta dish J ate at my sister’s house Tuesday night and wants me to make again, like right now.

5. This silly faces game would be right up J’s alley of giggles.

6. The dinner we had at my sister’s house Wednesday night that is seriously on par with fancy restaurants. It’s so good, y’all. Make this now.

7. Thinking about picking up cross-stitching as a hobby, and it’s apparently on trend.

8. A perfect side table set-up.

9. The salad my sister took for lunch this week and I’m going to make for next week.

10. And speaking of cross-stitching…some good stitches to know.

11. Dress + boots perfection.

12. A humorous book to add to my reading list.

And finally my other favorite of the week is A trying to teach J how to jump out of the way quickly, when playing tag.

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Happy Freeze-day, friends. We are not getting the intense snow and ice of the east coast, we are just sitting at about 25 degrees for four consecutive days. The boys have had late starts everyday because it’s been even colder in the mornings, which has eased us back into work/school mode. I’m scrambling to finish up my courses before the semester starts, as well as, planning for J’s sixth birthday (less than a month away, yikes!). In between doing that, here are some of my favorites of the week!

1. An inspirational book to jump into the new year.

2. The soup my sister made and gave me leftovers (it was amazing!).

3. This house is everything I love, open concept, centered kitchen, not stuffy.

4. Cozy chic wear for these frigid temps.

5. Organizing by simplifying.

6. Boots!

7. The beginnings of J’s Batman birthday inspiration.

8. I may just eat only soup for the rest of winter. Just saying.

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Roasting s’mores! Loving every moment of our winter break.

Here are my favorites of the week!

1. Update of a classic nineties look.

2. A rope DIY to fancy up a Christmas tree.

3. Inspiration for our games at our Feliz Navidad party!

4. Delicious dips for holiday parties.

5. Taking care of houseplants during the winter.

6. Cookie bars as a back up when the tiny chocolate cake I keep talking about bringing for Christmas doesn’t get made. Ha!

7. Genius idea for using a flat iron to create waves.

8. DIY to remember for the seashells we’ll collect at the beach next summer.

9. The holiday survival guide I’m still laughing about. Hilarious!

10. A lovely artichoke pizza all for me.

11. A fancy sugar cookie drink that I’m pretty sure I’d request if I was Santa.

12. Noncommittal book club.

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It’s Christmas break! Here are some of our favorites from the week!


1. These leggings can be stretched over your foot or scrunched for a leg warmer look.

2.Perfecting concealer.

3. Fragrant orange pomander craft.

4. Fancy gift wrapping.

5. Sequin foam tree craft.

6. Red + stripes for winter.

7. How to be the perfect houseguest.

8. J wants a wild wolf to come to our house so he can pet it. Ha!

9. Everything bagel Chex mix.

10. Um.

11. Bunny giving you side eye.

12. Chocolate pound cake for Christmas morning.

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While you’re finishing up figuring out what you’re going to ask Santa for this year….

Here are some of my favorites from the week.

1. A super cozy pullover for these freezing temps.

2. The Tomorrowland Tsum Tsums the boys are giving each other for Christmas.

3. Sweet DIY wreaths for your window.

4. Merry & Bright.

5. Smart use of an office corner.

6.Tomato tortellini soup.

7. Lavender sugar scrub.

8. Pink coat and boots.

9. Can you hear this, now?

10. What you need to clean, and what you don’t.

11. Denim blue walls with bright whites.

12. Creating meals that work for all different schedules.

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1. Starry print.

2. The hand cream that’s currently saving my overwashed hands (in avoidance of sickness).

3. Supermoon!

4. On taking intentional pictures.

5. Hawk shocked by wasp.

6. The Christmas cactus that the boys declared was soooo cute.

7. The payoff of a beneficial morning routine.

8. Christmas decorations ala Target.

9. I just found Kensington Palace’s instagram and I was all “why haven’t I been following this”?!

10. Christmas in a lunchbox.

11. Ideas for a DIY advent calendar.

12. Boozy mulled apple cider.

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Happy Black Friday shopping! Here’s hoping you are finding some good deals out there. I’m most likely at Target trying to check the last few things off my list. And while you’re shopping or putting up Christmas decor, here are some of my favorites of the week!

1. On letting go to simplify.

2. The media list I used in class to show uses and gratification theory.

3. Each year we get the boys a new Christmas book.

4. An exquisite short film on creativity versus conformity.

5. I’m currently binge watching The Great British Baking Show on Netflix. It’s so good!

6. The lob style I’m loving right now.

7. The boys and I are going to dress up our molasses cookies this year.

8. Christmas in New York City.

9. One teacher’s experience in revising their teaching role.

10. Turning an IKEA kitchen cabinet into a bench.

11. Organizing all of your NERF items.

12. And finally, I didn’t even know Esprit still existed. I had the best time shopping there with all the girls in our family in the eighties to early nineties. Here’s hoping they’ll eventually sell product in the US again.

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What are you up to this weekend? We are shopping for shoe box items, getting our SUV serviced, going to a birthday party, and finishing up a rain forest diorama. We may do a walk through of our local galaxy of lights and purchase a new Christmas tree, since ours has a lack of working lights in the middle. Here are some of my favorites of the week!

1. My hair straightening method of the week.

2. The pink coat I ordered this week.

3. Open airy workspaces.

4. Ideas to update our master bedroom.

5. The best houseplants to purify your home’s air.

6. Learning to chill out during the holidays.

7. Soup on my list for next week’s dinner.

8. The book I added to my reading list after it was suggested when I was buying Orphan Train to read.

9. The cutest paper fox.

10. J would be obsessed with this polar bear Bluetooth speaker.

11. Mini turkey decorations.

12. On why your career should not be your identity.

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