Friday, December 18, 2020

Friday Favorites - December

It's been such a long time since I've done one of these posts. In fact, I haven't ever shared a Friday Favorites on this blog. But I've found that I miss documenting this sort of thing to look back on later - the little things that make me smile, or make an ordinary day feel a little more worth it.

Blogging has always been a little bit of a virtual scrapbook for me, and these are my favorite things to look back on. So here's some of the things that have been my favorite, lately.

Vote bracelet on Etsy   Biden Harris Bracelets

Apensons Bracelets
I found a great little Etsy shop this fall and I've been wearing their bracelets ever since! They're so cute, some hilarious, and all are super affordable. I wore the Vote bracelet every day leading up to the election, and the "46" and "I'm speaking" bracelets every day since. They make me happy!!

Chestnut Praline Lattes
I've been a peppermint mocha girl for as long as I can remember, and I still am some days. However, I finally tried the Chestnut Praline Latte and I'm obsessed with it! I've had a few of them this month (I get them with only 2 pumps of syrup) and I enjoy them so, so much.

Bad Christmas Movies
I have two new-to-me streaming services currently: FrndlyTV and Hulu. The first is just super affordable and very focused on the Hallmark channels (though my middle son often asks to use it to watch the Weather Channel because weirdly, none of our other streaming services carry it). The second I've wanted for a long time and finally took advantage of a Black Friday deal. They are both full to the brim with ultra-cheesy, sometimes unbelievable stories about Christmas romances and I cannnoooot get enough of them.

Autumn stitch-a-long

I taught myself embroidery years ago, but mostly put it aside for whatever reason. Not because I didn't like it anymore, but because my hobbies change with the wind. I needed something to do during my youngest son's zoom calls, though, and it needed to be something that still allowed me to hear the instructions for the rest of his school day. So I found a stitch a long project through French Mango (the autumn one) and I had SO much fun getting back into embroidery. I've been working on her winter pattern lately, as well as some other little project and I'm so happy that stitching is back in my life!

Look...I know I'm too old for Ariana Grande, but that's not going to stop me. I love her exact brand of music. Poppy, but just the right amount of angst and badass feminism. Sign, Me, Up. Her album came out the day before Halloween, and I remember waking up at like 4:30 after a bad dream, unable to get back to sleep. I thought, well I guess that means I should get up and listen! I ended up doing a Halloween puzzle at the kitchen table with the lights dimmed low, quietly listening through all of her new songs, and that morning is now one of my favorite recent memories. I blasted "Just Like Magic" to keep my mood high during election week, and all of the songs on this album take turns being my new favorite. I still can't get enough of it!

peppermint m&m's

Mint m&m's
It's not Christmas to me without mint m&m's. I need a little dish of them while I'm wrapping presents. I need to pop a few in my mouth after dinner each night. It has to happen! Normally I toss a bag into every shopping cart I push through the I add a bag to all of our grocery deliveries. I refuse to run out!! 

All the Twinkle Lights
Basic white girl, I know, but I can't get enough of all the chill, soft, mood lighting. I love it. I fill my house with as many as I can manage this time of year and ban the use of lamps. Twinkle lights for life!

I'm linking up with Friday Favorites today! Find it here or here.
Happy last weekend before Christmas!

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  1. Your embroidery is just beautiful!! I used to do some cross stitching, but I never really got into it! Mint M&M’s, yum! Happy Friday!

    1. Thank you so much!! I had so much fun making it!