Friday, November 27, 2015

Five on Friday {November 27, 2015}

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones! Before I hop into my Black Friday online shopping spree, here's a quick look at the 5 things I'm loving this week.


Thanksgiving just had to take the #1 spot this week, especially because we got ridiculously lucky with the weather. It was a perfect, low 60s kind of day here in New Jersey so we were able to enjoy our appetizers outside by the fire pit.

It's just not an Italian Thanksgiving without a yummy bowl of my dad's famous pasta e fagioli soup! And of course, there was more than enough of all of the traditional dishes to go around.

How did you celebrate the holiday this year?

LA & T Thanksgiving

Earlier this week, T and I made our own mini-Thanksgiving feast at home. Not only was it a delicious excuse to have even more of our favorite holiday foods (you can pass the green bean casserole this way, please) but it was really nice to have some time to ourselves to focus on all the things we have to be thankful for this year. Plus, I finally got to try out the multi-colored leaf sugar cookies that I've had pinned for a few years!

RBL Sale Stash

While M and I were devastated to learn that our beloved Rescue Beauty Lounge was closing its doors forever, we both took full advantage of their big going out of business sale (well, I was semi-restrained with purchasing 6 polishes...M might have put just a few more bottles in her shopping cart!). We're already mourning the loss of this fantastic company, but at least we still have some new glittery, shiny polishes to help ease the pain!

Iron Bowl
Me at the beginning of the season, wondering..."What am I in for?"
This season has been my first one following college football, thanks to T's undying love of the Alabama Crimson Tide. I've had a blast learning more about the game and the team's key players, so I'm super excited for tomorrow's Iron Bowl to watch the big rivalry game against Auburn. We'll be cheering along during our game watch complete with houndstooth napkins, team logo Jell-o molds, and tons of game day snacks (hey, any excuse for a theme party!). I know many of you are also college football fans...who are you rooting for?

Even my parents are getting into the "Roll Tide!" spirit!

20 DIY Gift Wrapping Ideas
Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, I am ready to fully embrace all things Christmas! I love getting creative with gift wrap, and this article is filled with tons of beautiful wrapping ideas that I've never seen before. 

I hope you're all still spending time with your family and friends and enjoying a long holiday weekend!

Cheers to AprilAmandaJennieKarliRebecca, Katie, Heather, and Tif for hosting today's link-ups!


  1. fellow italian here too--we had both italian and traditional food. i am so stuffed. ugh!! glad y'all had some good weather. i liked when it's cool and not hot at btw--i loved the 90s xmas toys in the post below this one. that cracked me up!

  2. That soup looks amazing! I hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving.

  3. We did have some beautiful weather here in Jersey! That was something to be very thankful for ;)

  4. Glad you enjoyed your Thanksgiving! I'm also now ready for all things Christmas! LOVE those wrapping ideas!!

  5. I'm in the Philly area, so I was loving the same amazing weather!! It was so great to spend the afternoon outside pre-turkey! Hope you gals have a great weekend!

  6. I love the idea of having your own special Thanksgiving dinner together! It's a great way to spend some time together before all of the hustle and bustle starts. And Roll Tide! I'm rooting for y'all today!

  7. That pasta soup looks really nice! I hope you enjoyed all your Black Friday shopping ♥

  8. Yum, that soup looks delicious! Yay for awesome Thanksgiving weather, too!

  9. That soup looks delicious! We had rainy weather on Thanksgiving which never happens, but it was kind of fun. I hope you have a great week!


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