Friday, October 22, 2021

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, Friends!  I hope you've had a great week.  Life is moving fast over here.  We're loving the Fall weather and are gearing up for all things Halloween.  I'm in charge of planning both kid's Halloween class parties, Fletch has a kindergarten costume parade, we've got our traditional trick or treat the golf course event next weekend and then trick-or-treating our neighborhood.  Plus lots of Halloween baking!  We still have a few costume details and to dos to work out before all those fun events.

Let me tell you about my Friday Favorite moments...

1.  My favorite fall combo - plaid, jeans, ADVDesigns leather earrings and a bright lip - for a dinner meeting with friends at McAlisters.  I hadn't been to McAlisters in ages.  It was yummy!  Sign me up for any restaurant that serves giant cups of lemonade.

I picked up this cute plaid top from Walmart this week (and the striped yellow down in the next picture).  They're so cute and soft and perfect for this time of year when the weather is cool in the mornings and warm in the afternoon. 


I also started using a new frizz cream on my hair from Ulta.  It's Living Proof No Frizz Nourishing Cream.  It's pricey, but so far it's the best frizz cream I've tried.  Last week they were doing a 10% off coupon code if you ordered for curbside pick up.  It was SUPER handy.  I'll definitely do it again.  I noticed that it's also available on Amazon!  Yay!  Here's my affiliate link for it:

2. Mystery Reader Mom - I got to surprise Olive and be her class mystery reader.  She was suspicious that the clues her teacher revealed each day might be me, but I pulled off the surprise.  We read Sir Simon Super Scarer (SO CUTE!!) and I left Reese's Pumpkins for the class to eat later.  I LOVED being back in a 3rd grade classroom for a few minutes.  It gave me all that teacher nostalgia.

This striped top is also from Walmart!

Here are my Amazon affiliate links to our family favorite Halloween books.  

We LOVE these 4!!

3. Matching Jammies!

I just can't get enough of these 3 in matchy pjs.  They're so cute!!  They'll wear these through Thanksgiving (and longer probably) and then I'll surprise them with matching Christmas pjs at our North Pole Breakfast in early December.  I have been really happy with the prices and print options from Carters for holiday jammies this season.

Did you see my Halloween House Tour earlier this week?  I love classic, happy Halloween decor.

4. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mini Bundt Cakes

I did some recipe testing this week and these mini bundt cakes were so good!!  My whole family loved them and we shared some with our neighbors.  I'm baking and selling them in my shop through Thanksgiving.

I'm also dipping LOTS of Halloween pretzels for gifts this month.  I love all the different chocolate and topping options.

5. Picture Day

The kids had picture day and Fletcher's teacher sent me this shot of him.  He's so sweet.  He was NOT thrilled to be wearing a dressy shirt with buttons, BUT he survived.

6. I was working on the computer and looked over to see this!!  Sweet snuggling brothers.

7. Family Treat from Culvers

I posted this on IG stories yesterday and got lots of messages.  Yes, you can cash in your kid's meal ice cream tickets at once.  I save ours up and always have them in my wallet.  We went through the drive thru after school, got an ice cream for each person and then popped them in the freezer for an after dinner treat.  It's so delicious and is a fun "free" treat for the whole family.  Do you have a Culvers??  It's our favorite!

8. I love light jacket weather!

We've been playing outside a lot.  Who looks happier about that - Kevin or Leo!?

I hope you have a great weekend!  See you back here on Monday :)

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1 comment:

  1. Happy Friday! I love your new tops from Walmart. I am going to set myself a reminder to visit Walmart this weekend and check out the clothing section! How fun to get to be the reader in olives class. The pic of snuggling bros is absolutely precious ❤️


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