Friday Favorites

This is the week that never ends! I thought Tuesday and Wednesday were both Thursday, so there is that. The Amazon holiday toy catalog arrived this week, did you get yours? I get really excited when I see it and Target. I absolutely love to sit down with Zoe and let her circle the items she wants for her birthday and Christmas. It reminds me of when I was little, and the Sears and Hills ads would come in. My mom, sister and I used to look at them together. And then I get the Hills jingle “Hills is where the toys are.” stuck in my head. Anyone remember Hills? I think Ames bought them out in the 90’s, and they were only up north. (And I still think the 90’s was the last decade, because when I typed that I was like…well that wasn’t that long ago. Oh wait.)

Anyways, Zoe circled about 10 things in the catalog, which is an improvement from the entire catalog like last year. She is really into Barbies, My Little Pony and dolls. I shared the Ily doll and accessories that we got her last week. They had the American Girl Wellie Wishers in the Amazon catalog. It says they are 14 inch dolls. Zoe already has an 18 inch doll, and the Ily doll is 18 inches. I wonder if it is even worth it? Or if we should just wait til next year and take her to get the regular size from the American Girl store in Atlanta. Girl moms, do you have the Wellie Wishers? Should we even bother?

Work has been keeping me pretty busy. I started decorating for fall on September 1st inside, but last weekend we put our Snoopy blow up outside. Zoe has to say hi to him every morning when we bring Mac out. I think we are all anxiously awaiting for the return of Gobbles, our huge disco lit Turkey. I am sure my neighbors are excited too, lol.

We have been talking a lot about the solar system, moon and stars, and have been working in an educational workbook about it all. Zoe decided she wanted to put her solar system puzzle together. It’s such a good one. We got it for her last year for Christmas.

Time and Tru Women's Animal Print Sweatshirt

Favorite Finds: I am a sucker for animal prints, I think you all know this. It is rare to see Zebra like this. And at such an affordable price from my favorite sweatshirt brand!

Free Assembly Women's V-Neck Polo Sweater

I am also obsessed with this sweater. It looks so much higher end than it costs. I have several pieces from this brand, and they do not disappoint. I can’t decide, all three colors are amazing. It is going fast.

Free Assembly Women's Boxy Half-Zip Sweater

And I am a fan of this sweater too. Me and stripes have a long history together.

Favorite Recipe: I made this sweet potato appetizer two weekends ago for game day. It was pretty easy to make and quite tasty! I candied the pecans myself and used cranberry goat cheese instead of getting a bag of cranberries. Delicious!

Favorite Workout: This low impact HIIT was a good one! I try to take it easy on my knees outside of leg day, so low impact is something I seek out a few days a week.

Favorite Funnies:

Linking up for Friday Favorites. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

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  • Reply Sierra October 15, 2021 at 7:45 am

    We didn’t get our catalog yet. I’m hoping it comes soon! I love sitting down with the boys too. Now that I’m thinking of it, I did forget to grab the mail yesterday so maybe it did come. That is so cute that Zoe says hi to snoopy every morning. She did a great job with her solar puzzle! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  • Reply Andrea Nine October 15, 2021 at 8:05 am

    I love HIIT, I am going to need that when I get back into my workouts. That zebra print is indeed so pretty and unique! I’m still laughing at myself that I did not know that Amazon catalog was toys until I opened it I got adult excited, LOL! Have a super weekend!

  • Reply Lauren October 15, 2021 at 10:38 am

    Every year somewhere I see that “the fuckening” meme and just absolutely howl laughing.

  • Reply laura October 15, 2021 at 1:03 pm

    I love that zebra sweatshirt. It looks so nice and cozy. So happy Snoopy is back out. I love blow ups! We could have a yard fight if we lived next door to each other! Still waiting on our Amazon catalog! I’m interested to see what Sheff wants this year! The fuckening meme – what’s it called when it’s non-stop fuckening? Hope you guys have a great weekend!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo Vincent October 15, 2021 at 1:43 pm

    There was nothing better than the circling in a catalog for Christmas feeling as a kid. All the hoping & dreaming of new toys.
    That little princess girl meme – I do that same look I know a half dozen times a day

  • Reply Danielle Butler October 15, 2021 at 2:30 pm

    That sweet potato appetizer looks really good. We have the full size dolls. I would wait until next year. My girls just recently started playing with them more. I remember circling things in catalogs too. We need to check our mail for that catalog! Love the sweaters that you chose. Have a great weekend.

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer October 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    I’ve been trying to get right with the Lord for awhile but it doesn’t seem to be working lately. LOL. I love that striped sweater!

  • Reply Kristin October 16, 2021 at 10:41 am

    I know nothing of dolls…Wells is pretty low maintenance with toys, thankfully!…but I did just buy my 2.5 year old niece a Baby Alive for Christmas lol.
    I would maybe wait til you can get a read American Girl doll, just to make it extra special.
    I ALMOST bought a sweatshirt in Walmart last night. I had a lot of luck there back in like 2018. Then it kind of fizzled for me and I’ve been wary ever since.

  • Reply ShootingStarsMag October 18, 2021 at 9:09 am

    I always loved going through catalogs and circling things when I was little. I still like getting them now because I look for all the kiddoes in my life.


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