Hello! Wow, are you guys just as freezing as I am? I have a feeling that even my Southern friends are feeling a breeze this week. I’ve been cranking up the heat, but I keep getting chills. It’s so cold and snowy out!
I think it’s time to heat things up with a Friday Favorites party. Every week I feature a list of things that made my week, and I always invite you to share what you have been loving too at the bottom using the comments section and link up tool. Let’s rock!
Friday Favorites #71: Week of 1/9
• new blogging journal
I received this journal over the holidays from my friends at Stitch Fix. Empty journals are great for me!
I like to purchase at least one per year to be able to plan posts and write down ideas on-the-go. I have also been using my Lorna Jane MNB Diary for this, but having a journal on top of my planner gives me more room to go into specific details and ideas I might have for posts further down the road.
I love having a book full of ideas to pull from on the days I might just feel blah or uninspired. Thank you for gifting me with a new year of journaling, Stitch Fix!
• wine aerator
I received this wine Vinturi wine aerator as a Christmas gift from a dear friend. Have you ever used one of these before?
This one is best for red wine and enhances flavor as the wine pours from bottle to glass. It came with an accompanying stand (I saw after I took this photo) to prevents drips in between servings and a filter to clean it.
We used it at our low-key New Years Eve celebration and loved it! I look forward to using it again down the road, and especially on the nice bottles Scott brings home from California and overseas every year!
• winter candles
It’s no surprise when big seasonal candles end up on the list of favorites. We also opened this Winter Garden Yankee Candle as part of our gift (thanks, Alex and Alex!) and burned it right away.
I expected this one to smell very piney. It resembles a pine tree, but it also has some kind of yummy baked good packed in there somewhere. It’s so refreshing and sets me in the best mood!
We usually get our Yankee Candles at Bed, Bath & Beyond. They always have great buy-one-get-one deals going on. I just love, love, love candles.
• sea salt spray
I have been wanting to try sea salt spray to (air-dry) curl my hair since the summer. I saw this Beach Babe Sea Salt Spray by Lee Stafford on my last trip into ULTA and finally caved.
I have used it a handful of times after a shower and just let my hair air dry after a generous 15+ sprays of this bottle. I love the look I get! I have natural curly hair, so mine probably comes out a bit curlier air-dried than most. Even so, I think you all would love the soft and gentle look it gives.
• Mean Girls workout tanks
I saw this line of Mean Girls workout tanks at Kohl’s last month and thought they were hilarious.
I can’t find them online, but I have seen them at multiple Kohl’s locations. If I see them again in my size, I might have to get one!
For all the animal lovers out there… go ahead and try to get through this whole Buzzfeed article without making a ridiculously high pitched noise. I made it considerably far until I got to the baby panda. DONE. <3
• Christmas lights on the tree
Okay, okay… I mentioned that I put all of the Christmas stuff away last weekend, but I might have left out one minor detail. Yes, I took all of the ornaments off, but I waited for Scott to help me take the lights and tree down. I’m fully capable of doing it myself, so I’m pretty sure I used that as an excuse to keep our tree up longer.
So yeah, it’s still up. No ornaments, just Christmas lights. And you better believe I still turn it on every day! Is that a problem?
(I wonder how long I can get away with having it up? Any bets?)
• favorites HWG posts
• Friday funnies
On this awesome cold weather we are having (what else):
Not funny actually, but totally accurate.
(Thanks for sharing this on my wall, April!)
Hey buddy… wait for me!!
Have a great weekend!
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. The Friday Favorites series features items I genuinely want to share with you. Please understand, however, that affiliate links may be included. Thank you for your support! <3