Good Morning! Who’s excited for Friday? This girl right here!
I am spending the day with a very good friend of mine, Nichole. Earlier this week, she messaged me saying she was going to steal me for a girl’s day I can’t wait to just hang, grab some yummy food and chat the afternoon away. Oh yeah, today is also my birthday!
I guess that’s a valid excuse to do everything I just mentioned on a week day. All while quite possibly drinking a mimosa or two. Because I now officially only have one more year until the big 3-0. Yowza.
In usual Friday fashion, here is a fresh bash of Friday Favorites coming at ya. Don’t forget to tell me about what have been loving this week in the comments section and bloggers, link on up too!
Friday Favorites #34: Week of 4/25
• customized Pistons Dancer tumbler
Scott teamed up with a very talented friend of ours over at Tervis to custom design some special memorabilia cups for me and a handful of my close friends I shared the court with this season.
He gave them to us at our last home game of the season and it is a gift I will cherish for decades to come. I really don’t even think I’ll use it… ever.
It’ll go right next to my years of framed posters, cards, and calendars that will be on display somewhere in our home someday.
Thank you so much, Rusty!
• (cheap + cute!) Amazon phone case
You will probably come to find out that I am a phone case junkie. Unless I find a good one I am in love with that lasts a while, I change them up quite often and have learned that Amazon has a stellar and very reasonably priced collection.
It took a few weeks to get here, but I got this vintage floral with gold studs case for under $3!
• Al Fresco chicken sausage + meatballs
As someone who rarely buys and eats beef or red meat, I appreciate all kinds of creative lighter meats to substitute in our meals at home.
While heating them up on the stove top, I also sauteed red onion, tomato, and green pepper to add to the marinara sauce.
I then added the softened vegetables and “meatballs” along with a generous sprinkle of red pepper flakes and oregano for extra flavoring.
I served my special sauce atop veggie noodles (<- also a common go-to) and practically licked the plate clean.
chicken meatballs = definite win!
• Pandora bracelet
I have always secretly wanted my very own Pandora bracelet. I have seen them on almost every woman’s wrist I know at one point or another, and because of that never thought to ask for one.
After going in on one with my sister to purchase for my mother a few years ago, I fell for the concept and adorable way to collect personalized charms. That’s when I knew I wanted one of my own.
I received this beautiful double leather bracelet and charms as a birthday present from my best friend, Alex!
I love how it wraps around my wrist and also that it is more casual than the silver bands and bangles. I LOVE it and can’t wait to collect my own set of meaningful charms over the years. (Thank you so much, friend!)
• laughing out loud at silly things
(Really though. I died. How true is that?!)
• Pure Leaf iced tea
The obsession started with a single serving bottle at a gas station. Since then, Scott and I have continuously been stocking our fridge with Pure Leaf Iced Tea.
Pictured is the Raspberry flavor, but I like the Unsweeted just as much. YUM!
• Google knows it’s my birthday
Happy Friday! 😀