Friday Favorites

Happy Friday!  And a very happy birthday to my mom!!!  I wish her the happiest day, hopefully it’s as fabulous as she is 🙂  She and my dad are celebrating the big day in Mexico, I might be a smidge jealous because here’s what we are dealing with in Colorado…

friday favorites1Snowy with a chance of cuteness.

But we’re so excited that next week we’ll be heading back to South Dakota and then to Iowa to celebrate Christmas with family.  Yay!  We’ve been busy baking, wrapping presents, and making Christmas crafts.

friday favorites2This will be the last Friday Favorites for 2015 (I’m taking next Friday off), so I made sure to pack it full of Christmas crafts and sweets.  I hope you enjoy!  And have a wonderful weekend, stay cozy and warm.  Happy Friday to you!

***click on the red text to be led to the sources of my favorites

Favorite Drink: Red Velvet Hot Chocolate with Cream Cheese Whipped Cream.  Now that is one gorgeous cup of cocoa.  Wow!

Favorite Ornament: Scrap Ribbon Tree Ornament.  Cute!  And wouldn’t they be a great present topper?

Favorite Fudge: Gingerbread Fudge.  Fudge that any gingerbread lover will go nuts for.

Favorite Pillow: Buffalo Check Plaid Pillows from a $3 Target BlanketAs if I needed another reason to go to Target…

Favorite Cookies: Chocolate Brownie Christmas Cookies.  Scrumptious looking brownie cookies, indeed.

Favorite Games: 25+ Fun Christmas Party Games.  YES!!!

Favorite Breakfast: Cranberry Cheesecake Swirl Coffee Cake.  A Christmas present for your taste buds.

Favorite Wall Art: DIY Christmas Reindeer Sign.  What a dashing sign!

Favorite Dip: Gingerbread Cheesecake Dip.  It’s a safe bet that I’ll be eating all of the gingerbread between now and Christmas.  Is gingerbread breath a thing?  Because I’m pretty sure I have it.

Favorite Snow: DIY Snow Covered Branches and Pine Cones.  Spruce (hehehehe) up plain branches and pine cones with a dusting of glittering “snow.”

Favorite Bars: Christmas Chocolate Layer Bars.  Still looking for gift ideas?  Bake these bars in a spiffy new pan.  Put a bow on top.  Boom!

Favorite Bow: How to make a ‘Tiffany’ bow.  Speaking of bows, this one is gorgeous (and really not that difficult to make).  Now, the question is if I redo all of the bows on the presents I’ve already wrapped…

Favorite Cubes: Whipped Cream Cubes.  Genius, I tell you, genius!

Favorite Traditions: 29+ Memorable Family Christmas Traditions.  I just love Christmas traditions, new and old.

Happy Friday!

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