Friday, December 18, 2015

Five on Friday: {December 18, 2015}


Happy Friday Gals! Today marks my last day at work before the holidays so I am more than ready for it to be the weekend already. I just want to thank everyone who reached out and provided support on Wednesday's post. I truly appreciate all of your well wishes and prayers. With all of the craziness of the past couple weeks, I can hardly believe that Christmas is just a week away already. I'm looking forward to taking next week to soak up all of the holiday goodness, but for now, let's jump into my 5 of the week.

Must Try Recipe
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I'm planning to do lots of holiday baking next week and number one on my list are these amazing looking brownie cookies from Smitten Kitchen. I'm a sucker for a good brownie, but I usually like to bake cookies for Christmas, so this is really the best of both worlds!


 Christmas Card

I was ridiculously late in getting my Christmas cards out this year, but now that they are finally in the mail, I thought I'd share the final result! I ended up designing them myself and then having them printed from Vistaprint. I'm very grateful for super fast shipping seeing as I only ordered them this past weekend and had them mailed out by Wednesday!

Favorite DIY Gift

Every year I like to craft up some homemade DIY gifts and this year my favorite one is the what I'm making for all of the staff in GG's office. I found these fantastic mini stoneware baking pots at AC Moore for a steal of a price (I couldn't find a link online, so be sure to check them out in store), so I've decided to bake everyone an individual pumpkin bread, and gift it in the pot.

Then, just to add a little personal note to the gift, I'm also glitzing up an ornament for everyone thanks to this great (and easy!) Pinterest tutorial - who knew floor polish was so versatile?!



Favorite festive purchase

While doing a little online Christmas shopping at Nordstrom, I came across this glitzy tunic and just couldn't resist - especially thanks to the great price. It just arrived this week, and I can't wait to wear it next week. It's super versatile, plus you can't beat the comfort of a tunic, and thanks to the glitz, it's totally holiday appropriate.



Favorite pics of the week

And last but not least, I couldn't resist sharing my favorite pictures of the week. I work from home 2 days a week, and my girl Fred was extra needy this past week. Normally she can't be bothered with me during the work day, but for some reason she was all about being my little helper. She hopped up onto the chair next to me and was my little assistant for the day.

And this pic of Little M and his cousin just kills me. They were visiting with GG's Aunt this past week, and couldn't get enough of her great big Bernese Mountain Dog, Layla - or as Little M referred to her, "the big bear"!

And that about wraps it up for me for today. I'll be counting down the hours (and minutes) until vacay starts - what are you all up to this weekend?

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

25 comments :

  1. Your cards came out so great - I love all the pictures!! Slightly jealous of your time off, but you deserve it so enjoy girl! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. Happy Friday, M!! Love your Christmas card and that pic of M and his cousin is too cute! :) My sister made me an ornament like that for Christmas a few years back -- so beautiful! I'm sure they'll be happily received! Enjoy your time off & Merry Christmas!! xo - Brenda // ChattingOverChocolate.com

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  3. Love that tunic! And those brownie cookie do look amazing! Happy Friday!

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  4. Pinned those brownie cookies immediately too!! They look sooo yummy!! Have a great weekend!

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  5. That glitter candle is such a creative idea! Happy Friday!!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

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  6. Ohhh brownie cookies? Yes please! And love that glittery tunic! So fun for the holidays! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  7. Oh my goodness those brownie cookies sound amazing! It combines some of the best desserts into one! Your Christmas cards turned out so great! I love all of the different pictures you added. I'm so jealous of your whole week off from work! I hope you have a great Christmas!

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  8. ok, those ornaments have me intrigued! I really want to try those now. And those cookies look DELICIOUS!!!! Have a merry, festive weekend!

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  9. LOVING that tunic! And how fun and easy are those glitter ornaments?! Happy Friday!

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  10. ok 1. i love your dog's name is fred and 2. bernese mountain dogs were my dogs growing up and I LOVE them. best dogs ever! yay for the last day of work for the year for you! have a lovely start to your vacation!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  11. Oh my gosh Fred is adorable. And that picture of Little M with his cousin is SO cute!! :-) Love that tunic too. I just mailed out our cards this week so you are not alone! I hope that you enjoy your much deserved break from work too! :-)

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  12. Your Christmas Card came out fab!! Yes, please to brownie cookies! Have a fab weekend.

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  13. The glitzy tunic is perfect for the holidays. I always love bringing out my sparkly outfits around now. The DIY ornaments are genius!

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  14. I love your cards! I just got mine in the mail today as well so you are not alone! I love your Christmas gifts for the hubby's work! Very cute and thoughtful! Have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy your time off! xo

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  15. Those ornaments are so cute!! So easy!!

    Melanie | Blog: Toots + Dill

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  16. Your cards are adorable, glitzy tunic equaling perfection and those pictures are just precious!!! I hope your weekend is as beautiful as you are and Super fun super festive sweet lady!

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  17. Loving your Christmas cards! And continuing to send lots of *hugs* and prayers your way <3

    Green Fashionista

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  18. I'm a big fan of that tunic too!! Your card is the cutest!

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  19. LOVE the Christmas cards - they came out great! I love days that I'm home and getting work done and Stella snuggles up with me - especially this time of the year when its colder out!

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  20. Love the glitter ornament! And very cute Christmas cards. Have a great weekend, ladies!

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  21. Brownie cookies?!?!?! Yes!!!! I absolutely love that shirt too! So festive! I hope you have a great weekend!

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  22. Such cute doggies! I love the glitter ornaments, and your Christmas cards are fabulous! I always love doing picture cards too.

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  23. Love your cards! And that glitter ornament is perfect! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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