Friday Favorites #2

Honestly I can hardly believe it is only January 12 – I feel as though I’ve lived a month of 2018 already this week! But that’s what happens when you go back to work for one last day and then start the very next day at your new job. What a whirlwind adventure I’ve been on – of the very best kind of course. This Friday finds me feeling nothing but grateful for the amazing opportunity I have been given.

Here are a few things worth noting from the last 7 days or so:

#1 – Yes, saying goodbye isn’t always easy and I suppose when it’s hard you know it’s because you cared. This week had me saying goodbye to co-workers and students as well as to my son Nolan as he headed back to school. Luckily I had no time to dwell on feeling sad since training for the new job has kept me extremely busy!

#2 – I had planned to make this yummy recipe. Unfortunately the week got a little busier than I had planned so I’ll be making it this weekend. I am trusting Hoda and Savannah that this recipe is every bit as good as traditional mac and cheese. Honestly, cauliflower mac and cheese minus the cheese and it’s actually good? Yes, please! Get the recipe here.

#3 – Alexa! Thanks to Anna’s post here I have been playing around and getting used to having Alexa do all kinds of fun things. I think besides playing all the music I love (from my Pandora account) I am enjoying setting reminders and alarms. It’s nice to have Alexa remind my son he has to do his laundry!

#4 – This recipe for Crack Brownies is so very good! I have made them multiple times and they do not disappoint! Looking for a sweet treat for the weekend? Make them!

I wish you the very best of weekends. We are headed to Gainesville to celebrate our boy’s 20th birthday and then hoping to get prepared for another week of training for the new job!

Thank you so much for stopping by and I sincerely hope you’ll be back! Follow by email or Bloglovin so you’ll never miss a post!

XO,
Kellyann
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  1. Andrea
    January 12, 2018 / 8:06 am

    Whew, glad you have a week under your belt! Mmm those brownies look great! I hope you have a sweet trip North to celebrate your precious boy…will no longer be a teenager. Sigh! LOVE ya my precious friend!

    • Kellyann
      January 12, 2018 / 3:58 pm

      Oh Andrea, my boys will be 20 an 18 this year! How in the heck did that happen, last I checked they were babies! Ugh!!!! On a lighter note those brownies are crazy good, give them a try.
      Have a marvelous weekend my darling friend – love ya!
      xo,
      Kellyann

    • Kellyann
      January 12, 2018 / 3:56 pm

      Oh yes, that quote is perfect! It never gets easier seeing them off.
      xo,
      Kellyann

    • Kellyann
      January 12, 2018 / 3:55 pm

      Yup, I’m part of the Alexa fan club now. Took me while to get on board but now that I’m working from home she’s my new office mate (along with my dog Sophie). The best part is she is never hormonal and moody and always answers in a pleasant tone!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  2. January 12, 2018 / 11:18 am

    I hope your new job is going well! Those brownies look absolutely delicious! Thanks for the heads up! I need to make them this weekend for sure!
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    • Kellyann
      January 12, 2018 / 3:53 pm

      Those brownies are crazy good! I’m making them again tomorrow to take up to my son and his roommates! Let me know what you think.
      xo,
      Kellyann

        • Kellyann
          January 17, 2018 / 6:03 pm

          Good for you – aren’t they the BEST? I made them again too to take to my son up at school. He and his roommates can’t get enough of them! I’m so happy you liked them!

  3. January 12, 2018 / 1:21 pm

    Cauliflower mac (no cheese) sounds intriguing. I’m glad you’re enjoying Alexa. I set a reminder this week and it was to get something from my daughter that she had borrowed. The reminder popped up on my phone. I went into the kitchen to ask her for the things and she and her boyfriend said in unison ‘we know. We heard ‘ .Alexa had boomed it around the house. Convenient that. Thanks for tagging my post. Lovely surprise for a Friday. Have a good weekend .

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    • Kellyann
      January 12, 2018 / 3:53 pm

      You’re so welcome Anna! Yes, I am having fun with the reminders. Especially setting them while I’m out to tell my son things – I think it freaked him out a bit at first and then he realized it was me annoying him,lol!
      Have a wonderful weekend my friend!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  4. January 12, 2018 / 1:21 pm

    Goodbyes can be so hard! But how exciting to start a new venture! Have fun celebrating your sweet boy. We will be celebrating Dillon turning 16 on Monday…so exciting.

    • Kellyann
      January 12, 2018 / 3:51 pm

      Thanks Shelly, yes saying goodbye was hard but I have been really enjoying the new job so far. 16 huh? Oh my heavens, it goes so fast! Have a great one my friend!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  5. January 12, 2018 / 4:38 pm

    Keeping busy can be therapeutic. Sounds like you’re handling/enjoying these life shifts. I’ll have to look into this Alexa thing because we miss dates and appointments these days. I was much more organised when I was busy! Enjoy the birthday bash, hugs x.
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    • Kellyann
      January 13, 2018 / 3:54 pm

      Yes Mary, I have surprised myself. I fully expected to be a basket case by the end of the week. Instead I am calm and happy and getting things done like a BOSS! Lol! Sounds like you and I are alike in that we both seem to get more done when we’re busy, if I have too much time on my hands I tend to waste it. Give me a full agenda and I work it!
      Hugs!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  6. January 12, 2018 / 7:58 pm

    The saying that comes to mind is “parting is such sweet sorrow”. I’m glad you were thrown right into the new job though so you didn’t have time to be too sad. I saw that mac and cheese on the Today show this week too…LOL. I thought it looked yummy. Can’t wait to see what you think. I’m with you though, mac and cheese with no cheese? Hmmmm. Oh my gosh, those brownies! I’ve be soooo good this week and now I just want to make a big ol’ pan of those and hide in the closet and eat them. Getting to celebrate the Big 2-0 with Nolan this weekend will be so fun. Enjoy! Have the best weekend sweet friend. Love ya!!!
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    • Kellyann
      January 13, 2018 / 3:51 pm

      Yes, I think leaving one job and going straight to the next one was good – no time to be sad. I had such a good week with the new job, I LOVE it and I’m so happy I went for it! I’m making that mac and cheese and I’ll let ya know. Of course I eat something healthy and then wash it down with crack brownies so there ya go, the good and the bad, lol. These crack brownies are so good, you need to make them. I leave out the peanuts (saving calories see?) and I buy a bag of the Reese’s cups minis so I don’t have to unwrap or cut anything, so easy. These boys of mine are growing up – Collin will be 18 in March, holy cow I’ll have 2 adult children! Just crazy!
      Thanks so much for being such a great friend, love ya bunches!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  7. January 13, 2018 / 12:41 am

    Hope your new job is going well. Have a wonderful birthday celebration with your boy!
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    • Kellyann
      January 13, 2018 / 3:42 pm

      Thanks Lana! So far I LOVE the new job, it’s going so well! I can’t wait to see my boy tomorrow!!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  8. January 13, 2018 / 12:38 pm

    Enjoy spending time with your sweet boy this weekend for his birthday. It seems there are so many January birthdays, we celebrated my husband’s birthday on Thursday. Cauliflower mac and cheese? I need to try that! I am so glad training is starting off so well with your new job!

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    • Kellyann
      January 13, 2018 / 3:39 pm

      Thanks Carrie! I’m glad we have a few birthdays to look forward to in January – helps get over the after holidays blues! I’ll let you know how the mac and cheese turns out. Hope you have a great weekend!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  9. January 15, 2018 / 2:51 pm

    These recipes look delish. Thank you for the share!

    • Kellyann
      January 15, 2018 / 9:14 pm

      Thanks Johanna!
      xo,
      Kellyann

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