Friday, December 18, 2015

Friday Favorites...

Yes to winter break! We crossed off cookie baking on our list but I still don't have my santa pic with the kids so hopefully I can give them a sweet bribe to make it happen this weekend ;)  I've stumbled on the perfect red polish for the holidays and a lip oil that really helps your chapped lips.  This year has flown by I can't believe this is my last Friday Favorites post of 2015. I so enjoy sharing these weekly pics of mine and a Texas size thank you for reading along each week. TGIF... 
polish of the week
christmas cookies
must have wedges
bottle brush trees around the house

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Last Minute Gift List...Family Athletic Vibes

9 shopping days left. Need a few more people to buy for this holiday season? Why not gift your friends and family with the gift of Nike? Although I'm a huge lover of LuLu, Nike will always have my heart when it comes to workout gear and lifestyle clothing. Plus, everyone will be ready for their resolutions after we ring in the new excuses. I picked a few of my favorites for everyone in the family and you can just never, ever go wrong with shoes ;) 
Women's sneakers
Boy's hoodie
Girl's runners
Can't decide?
  Gift cards always fit!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Try It Tuesday...Minestrone

There's nothing better than soup to warm the soul during the winter months. It's even better when they are healthy and super easy to throw together. I found two soup recipes on the TIU website and the first one I made was no bueno so I'm not going to mention it but this minestrone recipe with a few changes of my own is...real nice, if you know what I mean (Cousin Eddie Reference for you "non-die hard" Christmas Vacation fans)! Plus, it was my first time experimenting with parsnip and I kinda liked it! Try it and let me know what you think. Click here for their recipe.

Their ingredient list didn't include celery but calls for it in their directions so I went ahead and threw it in the soup. I left out the thyme, used a 28 oz. can of diced tomatoes instead of the 2 cups it called for and added 1 cup of water. 

Friday, December 11, 2015

Friday Favorites...

Sneakers on repeat
I typically go for the white poinsettia plants but I'm so thankful my daughter talked me into this red one. It is the perfect pop of color in our neutral living room. Our weather has been crazy warm this week and it sure has motivated me to get all of my Christmas shopping done. We still have a few traditions to carry through this weekend as in seeing Santa ;) and making Christmas cookies. Fourteen more shopping days left...
These fit my small face so well. Santa?
 Homemade pizza night
Please ignore the wrinkles, Christmas p.j.'s

TGIF and thanks for reading!  Linking up with Meet At The Barre today.

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Try It Tuesday...Booties

booties to try...
I was hoping to bring you a really good soup recipe to try today but unfortunately it just wasn't blog worthy. It's always so disappointing to me when I try a recipe that I think is going to be really, really good and it turns out so bad.  So what's the next best thing? Booties! I've rounded up a few in different price points and styles that might be just what you're looking for this winter. They all are so versatile and 6 is just an oldie but goodie. 17 shopping days left!

Friday, December 04, 2015

Friday Favorites...TJ's tops the list

TJ's dark chocolate mint stars
Friday is here and these star cookies above are worth the drive to Trader Joe' doubt about it. They have satisfied my sweet tooth this week and I just can't seem to get enough of them. Thankful that they are dark chocolate because at least they are somewhat healthy right? Looking forward to this weekend and I'm excited to make two soups that I've seen on the internet that are healthy and look supa' delish. Hope y'all knock out some Christmas shopping this weekend and TGIF!
love the convenience of matcha tea bags
 inexpensive, basket for Christmas decor (other options)
happy for the weak moment I had purchasing this lip gloss set

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Thursday, December 03, 2015

$50 and under gift list...


There are 22 more shopping days left until Christmas and I've linked up 9 adorable gifts under $50 that any girl would love. Some would even make perfect stocking stuffers so don't wait until the last minute to get 'em filled. Don't worry if you aren't a champagne drinker because there are 5 other options to choose from on 1 above. Oh, and there's so many deals going on right now with retailers extending cyber Monday I can't even keep track of it all. One more day until TGIF and shop on my friends...

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Try It Tuesday...Stuffed Peppers

It was meatless Monday over here last night and I made these stuffed peppers for dinner. My mom's jaw dropped when I told her that walnuts were in this recipe but for some reason it sounded good and I just went with it. They turned out super delicious and I would definitely make these again. I can't claim them to be my own but click here for the recipe! P.S. I swapped the provolone cheese for mozzarella...
before pic...
P.S.S. 24 more days until Christmas!

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