Friday, November 20, 2015

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday everyone! We are so excited about this Friday because it means that we are officially out of school now for Thanksgiving Break for a whole week!! Wahoo!! We have tons of fun things planned next week (other than that whole potty training thing), and I can't wait!! I am ready to shut off my alarm and just get the chance to sit around and be. Ahhh!!! 

To wrap up this week I am going to share some of my favorites and link up with some of our favorite bloggers. Checking out everyone's favorites is always so fun and this time of year it gives me so many great ideas for gifts! Tis the season! 

My favorites this week are...

This week kicked off with getting to see Cute perform in his Thanksgiving program followed by a yummy lunch with all his classmates. It was beyond adorable and I was so proud of Cute. He definitely loves singing and even showed us a free style move or two during the show. I loved hearing in person the songs that we've been hearing for months!

The tables were decorated with tons of fun stuff the children had made. I loved reading what Cute is thankful for. Some of the answers were heartfelt and some were flat out funny.

It was adorable and I am so thankful that I was able to attend and have that moment with him. It is definitely my number one favorite this week!

If you've been a long time reader you know we live by the rule "monogram everything". I felt the bump needed a little monogram action too and was so excited to find this fun monogrammed tunic sweatshirt. I ordered it on a whim one size larger than I normally wear (but realized I probably could have ordered my own size once I received it). It is everything a sweatshirt should be...warm, cozy, and monogrammed! It is definitely a favorite this week, and will be all winter!

(Side note: Apologies for the awful selfie. How do people do that without getting their arms in the shot??)

Speaking of fashion, I have been loving two new beauty favorites. This new nail polish color I picked up has been so fun. I usually lean gold, but am loving this fun silver. It will be perfect for all the festive holiday activities we have coming up. I also love how fast these metallics seem to dry!

This lip gloss we received in our goodie bags from our Las Vegas trip and I have been loving it! Carrie Beth and I were comparing lip glosses last week and she said the same thing about hers. This shade is called "Go Gloss or Go Home".

We are officially winding down soccer season here (thank goodness - weather permitting!). This week we've had two games and have two more to go this weekend! I have enjoyed watching Cute play this Fall, and especially have enjoyed watching how excited he gets during each game. This season has been long, but seeing his sweaty smile at each game and practice makes it worth it.

We also received his official season photos back from the photographer. When did he get so big?!?

Because of all the soccer we've had scheduled this week, my fifth favorite is most definitely an important one. The crockpot is still making my list! ;) I've been loving seeing what recipes people have been sharing for Crock Pot Confessions, and this week I tried a few new ones myself. As busy we have been it's been a life saver! This yummy Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry was a huge hit for everyone in the family.

Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry

- 3 to 4 boneless/skinless chicken breasts
- 1 bottle of Teriyaki sauce
- 3 cups of rice (I used brown)
- 2 cups of stir fry vegetables (pepper, carrots, beans, broccoli, etc.)
**I used the pre-cut/packaged vegetables that are available at my local grocery store in the fresh produce section. Ask your grocer if they have these. It's a huge time saver!**

1: Place chicken and 3/4 of the sauce in the crockpot. Set for 4 to 6 hours.
2: About an hour before it is finished, take two forks and shred chicken.
3: Approximately 30 minutes before place vegetables in the crock pot.
4: Cook rice accordingly.
5: Place cooked rice on plate and scoop chicken and vegetables on top.
6: Serve and enjoy!

With hosting Thanksgiving next week, I have been trying to figure out what to make, and what I should go ahead and order. Taste testing has definitely been fun! A favorite of mine will always be pecan pie!

I have been reading our book club book this week in carpool line and at night before bed and have been loving it. That Nicholas Spark's - he might know a thing or two about writing a good book.
Can't wait to hear your thoughts about See Me in a few weeks!

Our American Girl giveaway has definitely been a favorite of mine this week. It has been so fun to see all the little girls who love American Girl. Some people on our Twitter feed have even shared pictures with us and we've absolutely loved that.

We can't wait to see who wins next week!

What were some of your favorites this week? 

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1 comment:

  1. I have to check out crock post confessions. My crockpot has been such a lifesaver lately but I need some new recipes. Have a great Thanksgiving!


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