Happy Fri-YAY Friends!!
Looking back over my posts, I realized that this Friday Favorites, 09.2019 will only be my third Friday Favs post ever, and that I haven’t written one since May! To be honest, there is a good reason for that. It’s not that I haven’t had some favorite things to share. It’s more that I can’t remember them! Now, that, my friends, is a sad state of affairs. You’d think if I really loved something, I would remember it! And remember to share it with you. But my brain is turning to cotton candy! Can’t remember my own name some days.
So, I have been collecting some favorites for several months. As far back as July, to be honest. And would take pics and write down my ideas and then forget all about them. Pitiful. Finally, after my nap yesterday, I was momentarily clear-headed enough to gather all the pics and all the ideas and write them in one place…HERE!
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Friday Favorites, 09.2019
Let’s start with the very first one from waaaay back 2 months ago. It was my hope to bring you a Friday Favorites post every other month. Ha! But when I didn’t write one in July, I was off track. Here’s to getting back on track – a huge undertaking for me.
Jalapeño and Pecan Pie M&Ms
The jalapeño M&Ms caught my eye in Target this summer. Probably because the package was GREEN. The best color in the world. And green things seem to jump into my cart everywhere I go. They were so delicious. Like a regular milk chocolate M&M (gosh, I have trouble typing that), but with a little kick. A little zing.
Because we have been on Weight Watchers, I made the bag last over a month!! In fact, it lasted so long that when I replaced it with my new discovery, pecan pie M&Ms, PC thought it was that same bag of the spicy ones still hanging around in the cabinet. When he likes something he jumps in with gusto. I try to temper myself!
Haven’t seen the jalapeño M&Ms again. Maybe they were a seasonal thing? But I highly recommend both new varieties of M&Ms. Hope if you see them, you will give them a go! Now I am on the search for these white chocolate candy corn M&Ms. Anyone tried them?
University of Tennessee College Colors Tee
Earlier this month, a friend of mine, Lily, tagged me on this Facebook post. She remembered that I was a University of Tennessee, Knoxville grad. And knew I would be touched by this story. She was right.
For college colors tee shirt day, this Florida 4th grader wanted to wear a UT shirt but didn’t have one. He decided to use an old orange tee he had and created his own Vols’ graphic on a sheet of notebook paper. He pinned it on his tee so that he could join in for spirit day. He was so excited! But at lunch some (devilish) little girls who didn’t even participate in spirit day had the audacity to make fun of this baby’s tee. His thoughtful teacher shared the incident on Facebook hoping someone would send the child an official UT Volunteers tee shirt. So pleased with what happened next!
UT has created a tee shirt using this sweet angel’s design.
The first day it was available for purchase, the Vol Shop online store crashed with the number of folks trying to order the tee. I have my order in and can’t wait to wear my tee. And I am happy to report that my alma mater took things even further by offering this young Vol a 4 year scholarship. My blood runs ORANGE (and green sometimes). Rocky Top you’ll always be home, sweet home to me.
iPad Stand for the Kitchen
I have lots of recipes pinned to several boards on Pinterest. When I get ready to do my monthly shopping, I pick out the recipes I will be making for the month and add all the ingredients I will need to my grocery list. In the past, each time I would get ready to use one of my Pinterest recipes, I would have to put my laptop on the counter with the recipe pulled up on the screen for reference. Finally dawned on me to use my old iPad just for Pinterest and cooking. Bought this cute cutting board style stand on Amazon (exact, similar) on which to rest my iPad. So much easier and takes up much less room than using my laptop.
My KEEP Bracelet and Charms
I have ‘met’ so many wonderful gals through the Get Your Pretty On capsule wardrobe challenges. And it has been great fun keeping up with them through Facebook and our GYPO FB closed group page. One of my dear GYPO buddies is a KEEP Collective representative. Mary helped me put together some new charms to pair with some charms I had already, in order to create a new piece.
The charms on this bracelet represent my family, but particularly my precious daughters. On the ends are charms with 3 rhinestones each, for the 3 of us – Brennyn, Lauren and me. Then from left to right, a family tree, a maple leaf for my fav season, the word ‘mom’, a stone and gem charm with calming properties, two pearl peas in a pod which represent my college sorority Tri Delt and my babies, and another rhinestone trio. My leather bracelet is rose gold. Have you heard that rose gold is supposedly ‘out’ now? I love it, so out or in, this girl is wearing rose gold.
Bath and Body Works Wallflowers
At least once a month, PC and I go into Bath and Body Works to pick out new fragrances for our wallflower plug-ins. When I get the house all cleaned up, I put in our new scents. Kind of like a reward for cleaning house! Was tickled pink when B&BW offered this free black meow-meow (as Cia would say) plug-in and pumpkin fragrance oil with an online purchase.
Isn’t that little guy cute? I like to have the same fragrance in all of my downstairs plug-ins and a different scent in my upstairs wallflowers. So I bought a car load of fragrance refills in the same caramel pumpkin swirl that I received free. Our house is going to smell very high calorie but oh, so good!!
Those are my Friday favorites 09.2019. Cleaning house tomorrow while Prince C. has his final baseball practice of the year before the championship next Saturday. Can’t wait to get out all of my seasonal plug-ins, finish my decorating and have my house all put together for the season.
What would be some of your Friday favorites 09.2019? Please consider sharing in a comment below. Trying so hard to get a regular rhythm with my blog reading and writing. This week I have done pretty well. Now, if I can just stay on top of things!! Looking forward to a little ME time tomorrow while PC is at practice. Hope you have some ME time planned for yourself this weekend.
Thank you for stopping by.
Hugs and kisses,