Good morning, friends! Happy Friday!
This week definitely feels like winter in Michigan. I am well aware that it is not technically winter for another couple of weeks… but I just can’t help it.
Our Christmas tree is up and and seeing the lights twinkle at night just seems like winter to me. We won’t even go into the dropping temperatures and snowfall already. Snowflake graphics are one hundred percent warranted!
Getting right to why you clicked over today, let’s move on to this week’s edition of Friday Favorites. Every week I invite you to share things you have been loving too at the bottom using the comments section and link up tool. Also, keep an eye out for the Winter #FFavorites button code below!
Friday Favorites #66: Week of 12/5
• holiday scented candles
Well this isn’t surprising. Kicking things off is two of my new favorite holiday scents from Bath & Body Works.
I got these two for $20 the last time I was in the store, but it looks like their 3-wick candles are now 2 for $22, even better! The Merry Mistletoe smells like a Christmas tree and I’m going to try my best to save the Black Tie for New Years Eve. It smells like an updated Flannel scent from the fall. So fancy!
• Christmas decorations
I am truly surprised that I waited this long to break out the tree and decorate our house for Christmas. ‘Tis the season!
There really is nothing like getting all of the holiday bins out and sprinkling festive lights and sparkling things all over the house.
Candy Cane Trees via Stein Mart (3 years ago!)
Crate & Barrel Christmas dish towels (3 years ago!)
Stockings, initial pins and stocking hangers via Target (3 years ago!)
You guessed it… three years ago, Scott and I stocked up on our Christmas decorations. There are still some things I haven’t finished putting up, but we bought the majority of our decorations at least 60% off the day after Christmas over the past few years. We even got our tree for under $50 the day after from K-Mart two years ago! #christmasonabudget
We have a few new additions to our tree this year including this hand painted ornament souvenir from our trip to Paris over Christmas last year.
Another favorite would be this gem my Aunt found and gifted me!
Our main tree in the living room is very bright and colorful, and my mini tree in my office is white with my glass dancer ornaments. I love having a tree plugged in next to my desk when I’m down in the basement!
• seasonal Mrs. Meyers scents
I have been all over Mrs. Meyers soaps and sprays since I discovered the line years ago. I saw their display of seasonal scents this week at Meijer and couldn’t pass it by. I have a serious weakness, y’all.
I didn’t pick up the Cranberry scent, but I’m sure that smells wonderful too!
• 18 LOL-worthy Tops For All Your Healthy Friends via POPSUGAR
So great. Most of these would fit in nicely on the Fitness Goodies gift guide!
• Scott’s brisket chili
Scott made his famous brisket chili last night for a dinner party and we didn’t have any leftovers. I barely stopped eating it long enough to get a photo!
It’s a process to make, but totally worth it every time. If you’re keen on healthy chili with a kick… you need to give this one a try. He made it for Thanksgiving two years ago, and it would be great option for a holiday dinner party.
We enjoyed this batch with a side of cornbread, and I topped my bowl off with a nice warm slice right after I took this photo!
• dog scarves
I saw these Mud Pie knit dog scarves while shopping with my mom last week, and it took everything in me not to get one. Aren’t they the cutest?
I might just have to order one online for Mr. Roadie’s Christmas present. It’s cold enough for him to wear it, that’s for sure!
• favorite HWG posts
And to end on a laugh…
• Friday funnies
The most talented snowman on the block!
Don’t act like you didn’t just act out the scene in your head…
Buddy (and smiling)’s my favorite.
Have a great weekend!
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