Whoa! It’s a supersized edition of my Friday Favorites. I don’t know what happened? I sat down to write out my favorite things from the week and I had a ton of them! Get comfy friends…you’re going to be here a while.
I’m coming out of the gate strong, right?!?! Okay, so you guys know that I wear that one pair of leopard booties all.the.time and every time I do, you ask me where they’re from and I always say that they’re super old…well, I found me a new pair. My leopard booties are about six years old and so when I saw these, I knew it was time to update. I.am.in.love.
There are zippers on both sides :).
Okay, I bought the leopard ones but they also come in four other colors. They’re from Boden, so just use the size calculator to figure out the US size. The calculator told me to order the equivalent of an 8 (my US size) and they fit perfectly. Bonus, they arrived super fast (I was shocked by how fast!) and shipping is free over $49 and returns are free too. Easy peasy.
(And pssssst: my nail polish is Essie’s After School Boy Blazer for those of you who love a good nail polish like I do!)
I was wearing shorts when they arrived, so I took a pic of them in my shorts ;). I just wanted you to see how cute they are. I love me a leopard bootie!
Last week, I mentioned how we have been making homemade ice cream while watching the Olympics at night and so many of you had questions. We used to have an old-fashioned ice cream maker and then a few years ago, we got smart and bought a quick little counter maker (because it is just so much easier!). The one we bought is an Oster. I mean…it’s really basic but we love it. As for our recipe, here you go:
1½ cups of whole milk (you have to use whole milk!)
3/4 cup of sugar
about a cup of Cool Whip (or to make it extra rich, substitute half and half)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
crumbled candy/cookies/chocolate chips/butterscotch chips/nuts
Combine the first 4 ingredients in a mixing bowl and then pour into your ice cream maker and set. About 3 minutes before it’s finished (you’ll see when it starts looking thick and ready to go), add in your crushed candy/cookie/whatever pieces and let it blend up a minute or two.
That’s it! This yields about 4-5 bowls of ice cream.
We’ve learned that if you add the candy and stuff in too early it pulses too much and you don’t have any texture.
Okay, last week I had many of you ask me which bracelets I was wearing on Home & Family, so I thought I’d just share my faves with you (because I feel naked without my bracelets on 😉 ).
You’ll notice that I took this pic while still in my pajamas :).
Okay from left to right, these four are my very favorite that I tend to wear daily (not all together, that pic was just for you, but I’ll mix them up and wear them individually or in groups).
1: Gold Bangle
2: Knot Bangle (I have rose gold but it comes in both silver and gold)
4: Crystal Hinge Bangle (also available in four other colors)
Okay, remember these sweatshirts from last fall? Well, they’re back in stock again!
The cute little online boutique that makes them tweeted me this week to let me know that they’re back in stock, so I thought I’d share. I wore mine all the time last fall and winter!
And PS: who doesn’t get excited when they see pictures with the red cup in it?!?! #bringit
Okay, I’ve been on a Runaway Bride kick this week. I’ve listened to it three times through while working (I like to hear stuff while I work…especially my favorite movies). Is it just me or do they not make movies like this anymore??? Where are all of the good old-fashioned romantic comedies?!?! I love this one. It’s an oldie but a goodie and one of my favorites this week.
And since I just showed a picture of my MacBook…one of my favorites from this week was my MacBook post! Holy comments!
I shared my thoughts on my new Mac and asked for tips and suggestions and boy did you deliver! Here are some of my favorite comments:
1: If you want to play DVDs/CDs on your Mac, just buy an external DVD drive and it plugs right in.
2: You can set up your Mac to right click/left click. #brilliant
3. You can buy the Microsoft Office Package for Mac which allows you to use Word, Excel, etc.
4: You can save anything on your Mac as a PDF by clicking command+P and on the bottom left it says “PDF”.
5: Shift key + apple button+4= screen grab
6: Hold down command and then hit space to open the search bar
To see my post and all of the comments, click HERE.
Okay…how cute is this dress…
I got so excited to try it on that I forgot to put on shoes (oh well!). I think it’s just perfect for transitional weather. And bonus, it’s only $48 (which is a good price for a dress!)! For a size reference, I bought a small.
Look how cute the ruffles are! It’s light and fall-ish looking but totally wearable in warm weather. And look at it with my ring…
That’s a fun little ring, right?!
And pssssst: that’s the polish I told you about last week, Essie’s French Affair.
Now, if this doesn’t scream me then I don’t know what does…
I mean, if I don’t wear this shirt once a week from September 1 through March 31, then I’ll be shocked. It comes in 7 different colors and I’m thinking about getting another one because I love it that much. It’s light (not thick and heavy) and even though it says “tunic” online, I think it’s more of a longer shirt (it tucks easily!).
I think it’s super cute with shorts but will look fantastic with jeans all fall long.
Love, love, love. I might need all seven ;).
Me wearing my scarf in 2014…
…and again in 2015. And you better believe I’ll be wearing it in 2016 too! I wear this one a lot because it looks fallish but it’s very light and easy to layer (without being bulky and hot).
Bring it 2017…I’ll wear it then too 🙂 .
Today, I’m sharing my favorite kind of busy mom recipes…slow cooker ones! I have a great bunch of slow cooker recipes for your busy back to school time (because after a long day, isn’t it nice to come home to dinner waiting on YOU?!). See them all HERE.