Good morning and Happy Friday!! Whew… did your week just fly by too? I really don’t know how we are already here, but I’m not questioning it.
Who’s pumped for the weekend? I am looking forward to ours (after I spend tonight taking an online driving course… sigh) so to kick things off, let’s get right into our weekly Friday Favorites party!
As usual, I invite you all to join in by sharing some of your favorites from the week in the comments section and link up too. Party on!
Friday Favorites #64: Week of 11/21
Here’s what I’ve been loving this week…
• Minnetonka moccasins
I have mentioned these bad boys a time or two, but this is the first time I am really highlighting a picture of them.
Don’t these slippers just scream comfort?
(similar, similar, similar, similar <- love the red!)
Minnetonka moccasins are a popular brand up in the mitten (Michigan), and I was pumped to find these for $24 at Marshalls. I pretty much wear them 24/7 when I’m home. They are so warm and cozy!
• 9 Thanksgiving Recipes with 5 Ingredients or Less
(via Women’s Health Magazine)
These are great ideas for those of you who are actually cooking this year… Spoiler Alert: I’m taking this one off!
• Swiffer Bissell SteamBoost mop
This might sound lame, but I got ridiculously excited about finding this Swiffer Bissell SteamBoost mop at Kmart for 40% off!
I mentioned this a little while ago, but it looks as though a percentage of Kmart stores are going out of business across the country. Keep your eyes peeled for blow-out sales near you!
Anyways, I bought the mop and the steampad refills thinking I would need several to clean all of the tile and wood in our house. Usually, I need a good three or four wet pads with my Swiffer sweeper. Not this time!
Since you plug this version in and fill it with water, it produces steam… hence the title. The steam keeps it wet throughout the use! I’m not sure if that’s how you are supposed to use the refill pads, but it certainly did the job in our house. Woo hoo!
and speaking of mops/vacuums…
• my interview with cooking & cleaning tips on Vacuums Guide
Because, apparently, I’m really good at both of those things. #questionable
• my new favorite T-Swift song on repeat
I heard this new jam a week or so ago, but really fell in love with the song when I saw this video. It’s not the official one, but it’s so much cuter.
I heart Taylor. And PS, check out this acoustic cover of the same song from Tyler Ward. So pretty.
• lucy activewear sharing my photo <3
• this sweatshirt that doesn’t sugarcoat
(I obviously need it.)
• apple corer
I picked up an apple corer on our day of apple and pumpkin picking at Big Red’s Cider Mill.
I wasn’t sure how to use it at first, but I assure you it couldn’t be easier. Simply stick it in the apple around the core and pull. I can’t recall the brand of this one, but we got it for less than $5 and they sell them at most kitchen and home good stores.
• Friday funnies
Sorry, but that literally made me laugh out out. #ifonly
Anddd that has Aspen’s name all over it. #notamused
• favorite HWG posts
>> (Reader Request) Grocery Haul #1
>> 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For Him
>> 2015 MNB Diary (Active Living Planner) Giveaway
This planner/diary is perfect for anyone who currently lives or wants to get into living a happy, healthy, active lifestyle. Enter to win one for yourself, or give it to a friend or family member you think could really use a push. <3
and speaking of giveaways… *surprise!!*
• Jar Half Full mason jar giveaway
I was recently contacted by the sweet Jar Half Full Etsy shop owner, Jamie. The Jar Half Full sells modern calligraphy mason jar tumblers with a side of sass. They believe that the jar is half full & you should always #SipFancy!
A portion of the proceeds go to the Siobhan O’Sullivan Foundation. Siobhan is a best friend of Jamie’s who is now a quadriplegic due to a spinal cord injury she sustained in 2013. The foundation was created to support her throughout her long road to recovery.
After hearing the story behind these mason jars, I knew I wanted one. Please excuse my shadowy inside picture of the one I selected. The snow and early sunset is really throwing me off of my picture taking game!
I was gifted this Rise & Grind glass tumbler, but I want to purchase the other two because they are all so cute!
Good news! The Jar Half Full would love to gift one HWG reader a glass tumbler of their choice with a side of sass too!
Leave a comment on this blog post sharing which tumbler you would choose, and enter at least one additional entry into Rafflecopter.
You have until Midnight Monday, November 24th E.S.T to enter the giveaway. The winner will be announced Tuesday morning, the 25th.
Have a great weekend!
Disclaimer: While the glass tumbler featured in this post was provided to me by The Jar Half Full, I was not compensated for this review or to host the giveaway. The Friday Favorites series features items I genuinely want to share with you. Please understand, however, that affiliate links may be included. I always, always appreciate your support! <3
Lake Shore Runner
I NEED that sweatshirt!! And those mason jars are so cute. I use mason jars as my glasses 🙂 I love drinking out of them. Thanks for hosting Friday Favs!
Thanks for linking up! Haha, the sweatshirt is a must.
Sarah @ Sarah Sincerely
So, I pretty much have the new T-Swift cd on repeat. SO good! We have a Shark Steamer for the floors, and I could never go back to a mop. It’s so easy and effective! Have a great weekend!
Thanks you too! I’ve only heard wonderful things about the Shark!
Just so you know, I went to lucy and bought that vest! It DID fit me, although pretty much everything else in the store was too big for me! But I was super excited to find exactly that vest I’ve been looking for 🙂 So thanks!!!
Oh, yay! Isn’t is so comfortable? Warm and stylish too! Definitely a fav winter staple this year.
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
I want those moccasins…and that sweatshirt!
I really need a “slipper-type” comfy shoe to just throw on when I want to run down to the kitchen or get the mail in my dorm building!
And….the Cheers tumbler!
Now that I have them I couldn’t imagine bearing the winter without the extra foot warmth. <3
Those jars are so cute! Have a great weekend!
Thanks, you too Anna-Marie!
I love that sweater! So true… And the jars are super cute! I would totally drink my Spark out of them each morning 🙂
I legitimately need everything that you have posted today. LEGITIMATELY NEED. Have a fabulous (freaking cold) weekend!
Haha, I love that your dramatics parallel mine. I obviously don’t NEED the sweatshirt, but I kind of do. 😉
I also have been playing “Blank Space” over and over ever since I saw that video! 🙂 That and “Shake It Off” of course.
I like the “Cheers” mug!
Isn’t it great? Love it!
The sweat shirt is cute and that cat picture had me cracking up. Love sharing favorites, thank you 🙂
I really think it’s Aspen. They nailed her face so well!
Sierra&Faith Winks and Eyerolls
Happy Friday! We would get excited about a steam mop too. It’s actually on our Christmas wishlist! those moccasins look super comfy. Love the story behind the tumblers. We would get the cheers or work hard and be nice. Have a great weekend xo
Ha, never underestimate the power (in happiness) of a cleaning product! 😉
Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment
I like “Work Hard Be Nice” – can’t wait to check out the Taylor Swift Video. I’m still listening to Shake it Off all the time. Good funnies too! Have a great weekend!
You too, thanks Lauren!
Lol that cat looks so pissed, haha it never gets old to dress up animals and laugh at them. 🙂 I’d love the “Cheers” mason jar, too cute!
Haha, so classic.
I totally need that sweatshirt, my fiance thinks I’m crazy because all day long that’s all I say “im freezing, its so cold, turn the heat up…” the mason jars are adorable I love all the sayings but i would choose “work hard, be nice”
You’re not alone. I’m constantly walking around with a blanket (and in those slippers I pictured above!) these days.
I love the “Cheers” mug! So cute!
Those slippers are a steal!! I would have snatched them up too! Now, I’m going to be scouring TJ Maxx and Marshalls. 🙂
They have such great stuff! I usually find the most when I’m not looking for it… that’s how they get you! 😉
I need those slippers ASAP. But those Mason Jars are adorable! I would pick the “Work Hard – Be Nice” Because that is a great life motto. 🙂 Hope you have a great weekend!
I seriously love all of them. It was really hard to choose! Happy Weekend, Tanya! xo
I love the “work hard, be nice” one! Such a good message!
I agree <3
Love the Rise & Grind one! And I’ve had T Swift on repeat since her CD came out and I have multiple Minnetonka’s and I love them all!
Ohhh multiple Minnetonka’s! Yes! I’m sure the day will come when I will want several at home.
I would have a problem picking just one mason jar design.
Hehe, me too. Luckily I didn’t make that decision 😉
Annette Perkins (@FitnessPerks)
I have an apple slicer and I love it–makes life so much easier!
And those moccasins look comfyyyy!
I love all the designs but if I had to choose just one it would be “Rise an Grind”. Just LOL’ed at the cat picture!
So great <3
Erin @ Her Heartland Soul
Rise and grind is a perfect slogan for me!
And that Indian kitty is the cutest!! Want!!
Haha, I’m seriously debating getting a similar get up for our furballs. I’m pretty sure Aspen has that stank face down pat.
I would love to have the Work Hard & Be Nice mug!
Emma @ Life's A Runner
I am seriously dreaming of those moccasins now! I HATE it when my feet are cold…like, more than anything else. Ugh.
Ha, me too. I always have fuzzy socks on at home… if I’m not in these slippers of course.
I would choose the same one as you 🙂 Rise and grind!
Sounds like a great start to the day, right? 🙂
Chelsea @ Raw N' Toned
Love Minnetoka!! I found them on Amazon a year ago, and have been lusting after their 3 layer fringe boot ever since! And I love that song my Taylor Swift, she totally nailed it with that new album! Have a great weekend 🙂
I’ve been listening to it on Spotify! It’s great. You too!
Everyday I wake up lately, I’ve been lamenting about my lack of slippers. I’m going to check my local Marshalls and TJs for those. Would make a great gift for my boyfriend too. Have a great weekend <3
Scott LOVES his Minnetonka’s! You can see them here: https://lifeinleggings.com/holidays/2014-holiday-gift-guide-for-him/ <3
Jen in TX
I love the “Work hard, be nice” one!
Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries
Those slippers look gloriously comfortable!!!
I’m intrigued by that steam mop. I’m always looking for something to help me keep my floors clean. I like to get on my hands and knees to clean every few weeks, but on a week to week basis, an easy steam mop like this one would be nice!
Ohhhh, girl they are. I was the same way about my mop. I just never wanted to invest in anything. I think this is a great steamer option for a good price!
Leslie @ Life Begins at 30?
That sweatshirt is awesome! I also feel like I need the apple corer. 🙂
It definitely makes slicing and eating them a lot more fun 🙂
I like work hard & be nice!
Hi Heather! I love the mason jars, and I’d like the “Work hard and be nice” one, but they are all so cute. And I have an apple slicer that also cores the apples, and it’s so incredibly useful. I also have a banana slicer, and I love that thing even more. Convenience is key! And it helps to make food photos a little better too if you can evenly cut up the fruit. 🙂 Happy Friday!
We have an apple slicer too, I just never use it. Couldn’t tell you why! Ohhh a banana slicer sounds super useful. I had getting banana “mash” on my fingers when I slice them. 😉
These are SUCH great friday favorites! I totally need that sweatshirt and am looking at those cute tumblers as possible gifts for friends!
Those would be great gifts ideas! I thought the same thing. I just might order a bunch… 😉
Kaylin @ Enticing Healthy Eating
I think the classic “Cheers!” mason jar is my favorite. Gotta love mason jars for drinking glasses! Southern girl proud! Haha. And as always, thank you for hosting the link-up, Heather.
Thank you so much for linking up! Happy Weekend xo
I love that video of Taylor singing Blank Space and that cover is amazing! I LOVE HER!
Me too. I absolutely love her latest album!
Marissa @ Sass N' Dash
Hi heather! I know you mentioned we should link up today.. I’m not sure how to do that as I’m a newbie blogger 😉
I enjoyed checking out your favorites! The sweatshirt is awesome!!
Click on the blue “add your link” inlinkz button under all of the thumbnails, then paste your URL in the section asking for it. That’s it! 🙂
Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut
I want those moccasins AND that freaking apple corer!! Hate slicing apples lol #firstworldprobs
Confession: the BF bought a crazy awesome floor cleaner thing a couple of months ago and I haven’t used it once. Better get on that…
Also love that you take each Friday to clean (from your interview)! Good idea although I’m more partial to the hiring a cleaning person..ha!
Ha, don’t worry it took me two weeks to use this one! I actually dread cleaning floors. At least it’s a little more enjoyable now 😉
Oh my gosh, I NEED that sweatshirt! I am always so cold. My coworkers make fun of me because I walk around in a Snuggie a lot of the time 😉
Haha, I totally would do. I do at home anyways 😉
OBSESSED with these mason jars. I have been meaning to switch to glass for my morning smoothies and this might just have solved my problem! Love those slippers, too – I have Ugg slippers that have a thicker sole so I can wear them outside, and I can’t imagine winter yoga without the promise of those slippers when I leave the studio!
fuzzy, warm slippers really do warm the heart! <3
Rachel @ Blonde with a Chanse
I totally need those slippers and that sweatshirt! I am in Provo and it has been coooold! I am also visiting home soon which is an even colder part of Utah!
Love those slippers! My precious dog chewed all the insides of my Ugg moccasins last year so I am in need of new ones! I love all the mason jars but I would have to say the Rise & Grind is my fav!
Oh noooo! Sorry to hear about the fatality. Silly pup!
I like the cheers mason jar!
these mason jars are all so cute! i’d probably go with the cheers one 🙂
Work hard & be nice is the perfect tumbler to start the day with!
I like apple corer. Thanks to it I can enjoy the apples more delicious. Have a nice day
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