Good morning! It’s Fridayyy! Who’s ready for it?!
This week has definitely had it’s highs and lows for me. Yesterday’s low was an afternoon of frustration, ending with a server failure on the blog. I was hustling to get my workout (as promised earlier that morning) up for you guys, but sometimes the Internet Gods don’t like my plans. It’s cool. That just means you have a heads up to look for a holiday themed dumbbell workout to appear early next week!
On a lighter note, a high for me today would be my plans to go see Straight No Chaser with a group of girlfriends tonight. They’re one of my favorite a capella groups. I’m really excited to see them live and spend a night out with the ladies!
Moving on to this week’s edition of Friday Favorites, here’s a list of things that made my week. Every Friday, I invite you to share things you have been loving too at the bottom using the comments section and link up tool!
Friday Favorites #67: Week of 12/12
Let’s kick things off with a fun little outing last night…
• Beau’s Grillery (Bloomfield)
Scott and I have been wanting to check out a new restaurant in Bloomfield called Beau’s.
It’s owned by the same team as Mex (one of the best Mexican restaurants we’ve been to!) and thought Alex and Alex getting engaged was the perfect excuse to celebrate and give it a try. Just as we suspected, this restaurant was filled with unique architecture and decorations.
The four of us were seated in what we deemed the “crazy room”. You can’t really tell in this photo, but the walls are lined with padded leather pillow squares with what looks like belts or straps accents.
It reminded us of what you might see in a psychiatric ward, only classier. Very odd, yet very intriguing.
The entire menu looked inciting! We all had a hard time picking just one main order, so Alex and I split two to try more. We started with the grilled artichokes as an appetizer.
They were really, really good, but a little awkward to eat. I wouldn’t order them on a first date… that’s all I’m saying. Alex and I split a chopped salad and a mushroom chicken pasta with homemade noodles.
We stopped ourselves halfway through to make sure to save enough room for dessert. We ordered the peanut butter cookies (yum!) and probably could have done without the German chocolate “cake”.
I wanted to order it since that is Scott’s favorite cake! This one was amazing and had three layers including a bottom “crust” of chocolate cheesecake with oreo crust. It was incredible. Actually, everything was so good! It was a great way to celebrate the happy couple.
Congratulations Alex & Alex!
I have always had a thing for clementines, or cuties. Over the past couple of weeks, I have been constantly filling and re-filling this bowl with them!
They’re so refreshing as a snack or part of a meal at any time of the day. Both Scott and I have been taking a small handful with us to work almost every day!
• Lillian the Jeep
Earlier this week, I mentioned that I got a new set of wheels! She’s a black Jeep Patriot and everything I need to drive through Michigan winters.
After Scott and I both brought our cars from Florida up here, I quickly realized that RWD is absolutely horrible. I literally said to Scott, I don’t care what I drive, what color it is, or what it looks like. All I care about is that it has 4WD, heated seats (a must up here!) and an automatic start key chain (to warm it up in the cold). I was so happy to find Lillian!
You might laugh at the name, but it’s Lil for short because it reminds me of a ‘lil version of Scott’s Jeep Commander. I love her already!
• Scentportables air freshener
I couldn’t help but purchase this car air freshener months before I even got the Jeep. They are called Scentportables from Bath & Body Works and come all different shapes and designs.
You can refill the scent, and I started with one of my favorites this time of year, Flannel. It instantly fills the space with a wonderful scent!
• light remote
Speaking of automatic key chain starters, check out this clicker to turn on the lights on the Christmas tree. Have you seen these before?
Scott bought a set of these a few years ago (not sure where they’re from… maybe Walmart?), and I get a bit too giddy every time I turn the lights on and off with it. After hooking one up to the Christmas tree, we kept two others out for accent lighting in our house, and I always turn them on when we have guests. It’s the little things, right?
• this key chain
• Christmas Music… specifically a cappella & boy band holiday stations
Are y’all sick of holiday music yet? I’m not. I don’t think I can ever get tired of it. Is that weird? This week, I can’t get enough of holiday radio stations on Pandora and Spotify.
My favorites are a capella groups like Pentatonix (Holiday).
My love for a capella music blossomed when the show The Sing Off debuted in 2009. Scott and I love to watch it together. So much talent has been on that stage! Plus, my all-time biggest celebrity crush, Nick Lachey, hosts the show. So I guess there’s that…
When I’m not listening to a capella holiday music, I’m most likely listening to *NSYNC (Holiday). So great!
• favorite HWG posts
and to end with a laugh…
• Friday funnies
Dedicated to my favorite funny fur balls!
Oh, Grumpy Cat.
Hahaha! Phtop. I love Tuna Melts My Heart.
Have a great weekend!
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. The Friday Favorites series features items I genuinely want to share with you! <3