It’s the first Friday in December!
You guys, after today, I only have ONE more Friday Favorites left of the year. It’s all gone by so quickly!!
Happy happy happy Friday! I hope your weekend is very merry and bright!
My first Fave of the week is…MY ANNUAL RECIPE EXCHANGE!
On Tuesday night, I hosted my annual party and it was so F-U-N!
I have some pics to share…
A few years ago, we combined our Recipe Exchange party with our Favorite Things party, so that means, each girl brought one favorite thing to share with the other girls. Here are mine right here. This year, I gave each of my friends this makeup bag and then filled it with a few of my favorite travel things (makeup, a travel-sized perfume, ponytail holder and more!).
I always print off the recipes that each girl submitted to bring to the party so that everyone leaves with a copy of each recipe from the night.
More gifts! These were from Jeni to all of us.
My sweet friend Lori gave me the cutest gift for hosting!!!
I kept the table simple! Big plates and bowls are in order for this night of E-A-T-I-N-G!
We were having an unseasonably warm night, so I opened up the door all the way.
Presentation counts BIGTIME when you bring in your recipe! Meagan added lights around her sandwiches
So. Much. Food!!!!!!! It was all so delicious!!!!!
Every year, I add a little something extra to make the party beneficial for others. This year, we had a contest to see who could bring in the most canned food for our local food pantry. Andrea won!! I had a prize for the winner 🙂 .
This was only round one 😉 .
The winning recipe this year? Lori’s Jingle Juice!! I will post the recipe soon! It was DELICIOUS! It had Whipped Cream Vodka inside. Whaaaaaat?! Yes!
So, what was the theme?
This year, it was “Bring something (and wear something!) you like to eat while watching holiday movies”…
…everyone brought their A-game in festive pjs (even a face mask!) and all of their cozy eats and drinks!
My cozy fleece romper can be found HERE.
So, how does this party work? What are the rules? When do you send out invites? Who do you invite? How much food does everyone bring? What about the gifts for the Favorite Things portion? Allllllllll of these questions are answered in my podcast episode HERE! Season 2 Episode 25 of The Bestie Breakdown specifically breaks down this party and answers all of those questions (and many more!). It truly is the BEST place to get all the details and information. We break it all down!
Since I host the party, my recipe can’t ever “win” the competition. That being said, I still always try to make something super yummy to share. This year might have been my best recipe to date!! It’s Favorite #2 this week…
Hellllllllo Spicy Sausage Biscuit Breakfast Casserole!
You will want to make this recipe this holiday season.
I promise you.
It’s so easy.
And so delicious!
You can see it HERE.
I’m so, so, so excited about my third Fave this week! You guys, I’m partnering with one of my favorite brands and sharing some cuuuuuuuute bracelets to gift your favorite gals this holiday season THAT ARE ON SALE!!! You know how much I love Victoria Emerson’s jewelry. In fact, in 2019, one of their wrap bracelets was the favorite thing I gave my girlfriends at that year’s Recipe Exchange!! I have been buying, wearing and loving their wrap bracelets, cuffs and other fun jewelry for years and years, so when they asked me if they could sponsor this little Fave and share their big holiday sales, I said PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE!
This will make it so easy to grab gifts for your kid’s teachers, your friends, coworkers, sisters, daughters, neighbors, EVERYONE will love these bracelets!
Here are a few that my heart is particularly fond of…
…her round huggie earrings in stock and…
Here are a few more fun Victoria Emerson finds you might need to grab right now…
…I love how easy and effortless it is to add on one of these cuffs! On the top, I have their Portofino cuff (so fun and fancy yet priced so well!!!) and then on bottom, I have their Chartres cuff. It’s such an easy staple piece to add while also adding BIG glamour!
This Portofino cuff was the perfect piece to wear to Smith’s orchestra concert Wednesday night 🙂 .
If you’re looking for one of their wrap bracelets, these two are such staple pieces…
…together 🙂 .
So many great finds just in time for the holidays!!!
If you liked the sweater I’m wearing there in the first pic…
…you’ll love my fourth Fave this week 🙂 . Isn’t this sweater festive? It’s on sale too!!!
A few more finds on sale for your week…
…my Abercrombie pullover is also on sale right now (and available in multiple colors!)…
One last find…
…this sweater/sweatshirt combo comes in several other colors, but the Christmas-y green one spoke right to my heart! Side note: I either need to wipe off my camera or my mirror…or both…sigh.
Just as a reference, I bought all of these items in an xs (my TTS!).
Did you catch my updated Christmas playlist?!
I’ve already had so many of you reach and out and tell me how much you love it!!! If you missed it, you can listen HERE.
…thank you so much for the love after Wednesday’s Holiday Home Tour! I am so thankful for this sweet community!!! You guys are THE SWEETEST!!
Okay, I’m off to work on my Christmas shopping list! I hope you have a wonderful weekend, friends! I’ll see you back here on Monday for something SO FUN!!!!!!!!
Happy weekend! xx