Here we are in the final stretch to the holidays, are you ready? I actually mailed my Christmas cards yesterday, so I’m feeling pretty accomplished. Still have gift wrapping left to do and a couple of small things. The big black cloud hanging over my head is that I have to go to the grocery store. I think I would rather have a root canal than go to the grocery store at this time of year. Maybe I can get my shopping done online…
Let’s get on with this week’s Friday 5+1! This post contains some affiliate links.
Have you seen these dog bandanas where you slide your dog’s collar through it? So smart and so cute! Beaus and Bows Boutique has a great variety for you to choose from, and they also offer styles that have a snap closure in the back.
They also have some adorable dog collars too.
I don’t know if I’ve been living under a rock or what, but I recently discovered fresh tortillas (that you can buy at the store) that are so delicious, I can’t imagine having tacos in anything else! Talk about a game changer. Just heat them up in a skillet and you’re done! Perhaps I’m just late to the party on this, but if you haven’t tried them, add them to your
online grocery list.
Winter brings coats, scarves and gloves, but touch screen gloves allow you to keep your hands warm, while still being able to use your smartphone. You can keep warm and look stylish all at the same time.
Each year, my girlfriend who is a baking Yoda and I try to get together to decorate Christmas cut out cookies. We missed it last year, but we were both able to make time to get together and do it this year. So much fun. Although you can see from our cookies, who is the expert. I’ll stick to painting. 😉
Ok, these are mine, but we worked on cookies for hours. Since you kind of get lost in it, the time passes by so quickly, but boy, I was wiped out, and my cookies got progressively more simple as I worked.
And then there’s my Pinterest fail…
Inspiration from Sweet June Bakery —
And me… I did add little red berries to it later, but it still was a major fail. But I promise you, it tastes better than it looks. 🙂
Movie Recommendation – The Mule
My husband and I had the chance to go to the movies over the weekend and saw “The Mule”. It was a good movie, good story, well done. Amazing that Clint Eastwood produced and directed it, in addition to acting in it. Worth adding it to your list for the holiday break.
My +1 for the week – Mean Girls
My 7th grade daughter has been dealing with some girl drama at school, and it has been breaking my heart. Girls coordinating ways to exclude her for starters. The psychological warfare that girls dole out to one another is just sad and hurtful. Why are girls so mean to one another? Particularly in the middle school years? I remember it well, as I think all of us “girls” do. And yet, it’s almost expected. A rite of passage. And it only seems to be getting worse – with plenty of new ways to exclude, gossip and plot against each other.
Given that I only have one daughter, and she’s my youngest, this is uncharted territory for me. Any suggestions from you moms who have been there, done that? I love that boys just get their issues out in the open, deal with them and move on. I wish girls would take a page out of their book.
Enjoy your weekend friends!