Friday, November 10, 2017

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday!

Without sounding like a broken record, there's just not enough time in the day/week. Seriously, though. This time of year is jam-packed and I'm starting to feel like I'm spreading myself thin, in all aspects of my life. Although that's life hopefully, it will slow down soon. The upside is my small little business is growing at rapid speed and sometimes I feel like my business partner and I need to hire an assistant or clone ourselves. Enough work chit-chat, let's dive into what I'm digging this week!

Soup Weather
Yesterday was a rainy day and the hubs requested Chicken Tortilla Soup. It gave me the perfect excuse to use the slow cooker. This is the third soup I've made in the last few weeks. There's just something to be said about a warm soup on a cold day. What's your favorite soup?

Best Internet Deals of the Week 
All things Patagonia are on sale on I'm digging this, this and this fleece which is only $77! Oh, Target you did it again. I recently purchased this National Tree 3 Foot Hickory Cedar Tree with 50 Clear Lights ($33 from Amazon) and these, these and these ornaments from Target. While the Christmas stuff isn't on sale, home items are currently up to 30% off and with code HERO you'll receive an additional 15% off select home items through Monday. I snagged this Lanham Marble Top Side Table - Threshold™ for $46, at checkout!

Christmas Shopping
Have you checked our inbox lately? I'm sure it's full of emails promoting sale after sale. Like many Americans, I too have started my Christmas shopping, but we do things a little different with our families. For the adults, we do secret Santa through Elfster and then buy for the kids. We also ask our extended families to limit the gifts purchased for Emerson and contribute to her college fund instead. Yes, we are those parents. When it comes to buying Emerson gifts, it's usually limited to a big gift, PJs, and books. Nothing more. I believe in less is more. I recently read, Why You Should Give Your Kids Exactly 3 Gifts For Christmas — No More, No Less and it only confirmed our process. What's your take on gift giving? Trust me the child doesn't go without.

Favorite Kitchen Tool
Any guesses? It gets used daily. Yup, the coffee maker! We have the OXO On Barista Brain 9 Cup Coffee Maker and it's amazing. We've been using it for over a year ago and still love it! It's worth the price.

Favorite Supplement
Collagen! I started taking collagen in July and have noticed a difference in my hair, nails, and joints. My friends and hairdresser have even noticed a change in my hair. #thinhairgains I use either youtheory Collagen Advanced Formula 1, 2 and 3 or Vital Proteins Pasture-Raised, Grass-Fed Collagen Peptides daily. Do you swear by collagen too?

Your turn. What are you loving?


  1. that soup looks SO good! xo jillian

  2. One of the few things I like about the cooler weather = chili/soup season! That soup looks amazing!!

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