Happy last Friday before all the craziness begins! Although while my husband and I were out last weekend I felt like it had already begun. Honestly the stores were packed and parking spaces were few and far between. Thank you retailers for totally spoiling Black Friday, we now have Black November. That’s a total buzzkill for me! Anyway, I have a nice little round up of faves to share today so enjoy!
Favorite #1: As cliche as it may sound, I am grateful for the many blessings in my life. Although this little space of mine on the internet may not garnish tons of attention and brands aren’t reaching out to me I have been rewarded in far greater ways. Honestly I have made some great friendships with other bloggers to the point that when things are happening in my life I find myself reaching out to them. Crazy, huh? Maybe not, I’m not the only one feeling that way.
I received the sweetest little package from my sweet friend Andrea over at Living on Cloud Nine. You may be tired of hearing about it but she really is the sweetest person and a good friend. She helped me out a lot when I needed it most and I am delighted to have her as well my other gal pals in my life!
Favorite #2: This super easy, delicious recipe for Saucy Cranberry Meatballs. So easy and so delicious. Three ingredients and they cook in the crock pot! My son Collin took one bite and said, “Yes! Make these again!”
Favorite #3: Cooler weather in Florida means wearing most of our typical wardrobe just a little differently. I wore this wrap dress first back in September and then again this week to an important appointment. By wearing a cami underneath as well as my black boots it transitioned well. Don’t have a wrap dress yet? I got you covered, this one is under $40,here’s a great petite version, and this one comes in plus sizes.
Favorite #4: The laughter and joy of children. My 20 month old niece came to visit and I took her to the park in our neighborhood. Seeing the joy on her face as she went down the slide and climbed on the equipment along with her deep, belly laughs was probably my absolute favorite for the entire week. She also enjoys chasing my sweet dog Sophie around with the same excitement. While Sophie may not be nearly as excited she tolerates all the love so well. Indulge me and enjoy these pictures!
Favorite #5: Gifts of kindness. I mentioned in Wednesday’s post that my principal “gifted” our staff with jeans days through Winter break. This gift was better than if she had wrapped a present for each of us individually. Little things like that make a difference. This reminds me that simple gifts are often the best. Here’s what I wore on Tuesday compliments of a school bathroom selfie. Backstory – I hope you appreciate my smile in the picture, I had just finished a social skills group with 9 kindergarten and first grade student and they ran me ragged, lol! I think the radio on my hip makes a nice addition, don’t you?
So there ya have it, five of my favorites from this week. What do your weekend plans include? Travel? Movies? I am hoping to see Wonder, it looks so good!
Make today great my friends and remember, people don’t care what you know they want to know that you care!
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