Hello and welcome to November! I just love this time of year (minus potential blizzards and icy roads). After a busy weekend last week and what feels like the beginning of a cold, I’m ready for some R&R this weekend. I need to put my feet up, finish reading the book I’ve been ignoring, and do some recipe organizing. I’m pretty sure I can handle all of that in the comfort of my pajamas. 🙂 I hope you have a lovely weekend and please enjoy my favorite things from around the web and beyond in this week’s Friday Favorites!***click on the red text to be led to the sources of my favorites
Favorite Breakfast: Apple Cinnamon French Toast. HELLLOOOO! A breakfast like this will get me to pop out of bed in the morning!
Favorite Fashion: Herringbone Vest with Flannel. This look needs to get in my closet! It looks like the vest is hard to find because it’s selling out like hotcakes, but I did find it on Ebay and Wanelo. If anyone knows where to find a similar vest for a lower price, do tell!
Favorite Side Dish: Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes. It has only been a few years since I discovered my love for sweet potatoes. I weep for the days I didn’t know the beauty of these starchy vegetables.
Favorite Reads: Pregnant Women Reading List. I haven’t read any pregnancy books yet, but am on the hunt for some good ones. This list looks good, any mamas out there have any other suggestions?
Favorite Drink: Hot Chai Apple Cider. ‘Tis the season for warm beverages! Falalalala Lalalala.
Favorite Fashion That’s More Than Just a Purchase: Buying from FasionABLE creates opportunities for women in Africa by either helping them start small businesses or by requiring manufacturers to employ women with fair wages & fair hiring practices.
Favorite Pumpkin Dessert: Pumpkin Cheesecake with a Pecan Gingersnap Crust. I need to make this ASAP!
Favorite Goal: A month of freezer meals made in one afternoon. I have set a goal to make freezer meals shortly before the baby is born so that Josh & I have one less thing to focus on when our family expands. This plan is the best one I have found!
Favorite Football Food: Blue Cheese-Stuffed Buffalo Meatballs. I need these delivered to my mouth tomorrow, please.
Favorite Sink: Isn’t this copper sink gorgeous?
Favorite Pies: Ginger Whoopie Pies. Handheld, fall-flavored desserts are the best.
Favorite Fresh Holiday Tradition: Gratitude Journals. An easy to make journal that will help you keep track of all that you are thankful for.
Favorite Soup: Potato-Cheese Soup with Pumpernickel Croutons. I love a good soup, but it’s really the Pumpernickel Croutons that set this recipe over the edge for me.
Favorite Mail: This letter from my nieces that was in a package we received this week from my sister & brother-in-law. Included were very impressive lists of 23 boy names and 22 girl names. Who needs baby name books when you have these 2 around?! They are just the sweetest nieces ever. 🙂
Happy Friday to you all! Before I go, here’s my weekly bump update (bumpdate?):