I’m in a bit of a rush to get out the door today. As soon as I publish this post, I’m getting some things packed to leave for Up North. Scott (Roadie) and I will be driving up to Grayling, Michigan to spend today and tomorrow with my dad and grandma!
She’s packing up her house for the winter and heading back Down South with my dad just before the cold really hits. She’s a smart woman. We’re sneaking in one last trip before they leave, and we are really looking forward to the drive up. I bet the colors on the leaves are gorgeous!
I’ve got to get going, so I’ll leave you with this week’s edition of Friday Favorites.
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Friday Favorites #112: Week of 10/23
• fall foliage in Michigan
There’s no doubt that this is my favorite time of the year to live in Michigan. I could do without the colder temperatures, but the beautiful fall foliage makes up for those chilly mornings and nights in a big way.
I quickly snapped this picture on a run around the neighborhood this week because I just felt like I had to take one. I can’t get enough of the yellows, reds, oranges, and even dark purples surrounding our area!
• Pumpkin Spice almonds
I actually found this container of Pumpkin Spice Blue Diamond Almonds at a Fry’s grocery store in Arizona. Being the pumpkin freak that I am, I practically needed to add them to my cart, and I’m so glad I did. You guys! Each and every almond tastes like a little piece of pumpkin pie.
They’re so good and addicting!
I passed them around our cabin and my friends became instantly hooked as well. There’s some pumpkin spice flavorings out there that are just okay, and then there’s these. If you happen to see them, grab them!
• Back to the Future Day!
Did everyone get the memo that Back to the Future Day happened this week?
It’s so crazy to think that the futuristic year that seemed so far away in the movie has now come and gone! As an 80s baby, I grew up with older siblings watching Back to the Future all the time. It was fun to go back and see pictures, clips, and even reunions come about in celebration of the thirty year anniversary. I love it!
Fun articles to read about the subject:
– ‘Back to the Future Day’ Comes To Life via Fox News
– 15 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About ‘Back to the Future’ via USA Today
• this water bottle from The North Face
Scott brought this water bottle home after winning a contest at his rock climbing gym, and I have been completely obsessed with it. You can’t really tell in this photo, but there are little rubber grippy dots on the outside under the rim.
I couldn’t find it on the website, but I did find it on Amazon for $12. I don’t have many other details besides it’s plastic (that feels super flexible and durable) and reusable, but it’s been my jam lately. I take it everywhere including on my hikes through the mountains in Arizona!
This seems like a random favorite for the week, but I have been all about sandwiches. Scott has too, so sandwiches have really been working out for lunch around our household.
This one is a similar version of what we typically like to throw together with turkey, Havarti dill cheese (so good!), lettuce, tomato, pickles, and just a little smear of mayonnaise on marble rye bread. I prefer to substitute avocado for the mayo, but we didn’t have any in the house.
When is the last time you threw it back to a good ‘ol sandwich?
• more Scottsdale eats
Flower Child has a mission to serve healthy food for a happy world. What that means is the company exclusively works with ranchers who respect, protect and love their animals – and our food supply. The proteins is raised naturally, and all produce is organic.
I got a zen and comforting vibe as soon as we walked in!
You order your food at the front of this restaurant, grab a number, and then they bring it out to you at your table. I didn’t have too much time to look over the menu, but it all looked fabulous!
I ordered a bowl of the chicken soup and a side of cauliflower quinoa tabouleh. My friends ordered similar with an addition of gluten-free macaroni and cheese. Everything was delicious, and I am hoping to try Flower Child again sooner than later.
• time with my fellow 3 Musketeers (and little ones!)
It wouldn’t be right to end this group of favorites without the very best part about this week… a reunion with two of my life-long friends! We met when we were three years old and named ourselves the “3 Musketeers” pretty early on.
This was my first time visiting my friend Brittany since she moved to Arizona, and more importantly, it was my first time meeting her youngest daughter, Blake, face to face! The glasses she is wearing is part of her Halloween costume. Isn’t she precious?
I absolutely loved my days away, and I was so happy to finally spend time with all of my girls in person. More details covering the rest of our weekend are coming soon!
• favorite LIL posts
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• Friday funnies
All fall-themed, of course…
This is me every morning when it’s breezy but not cold.
Exactly how I feel any time it snows in Michigan.
Eh, what’cha gonna do?
Have a wonderful weekend!
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