Friday Faves

Happy Friday! My favorite day of the week! I don’t even mind going to work on Friday’s because I know it’s just a short 8 hours from the official weekend, AND that I still have the whole weekend in front of me!

*Rumor on the street is that the semi-annual Lily Pulitzer sale is THIS MONDAY! At 8 a.m. sharp lots and lots of items will be drastically marked down. If you’ve never checked this sale out, you need to. It’s seriously awesome. If you are a Lilly lover you probably already know they don’t have a “sale section” on their website. This is because they do an awesome sale twice per year and it’s definitely worth the wait. I can assure you I will be parked in front of my computer promptly at 8 o’clock Monday morning. This is a great opportunity to get some cute Christmas gifts too.

*I just started watching Parenthood again a few weeks ago and am about to finish Season 3. We started watching it a few years ago, but then Asher Wade came along and it just fell to the wayside. I finally started back up again and I’m hooked. I want to be a Braverman so bad! And I want to move to Berkeley! (Even though I learned that most of the show is actually filmed on a set in Los Angeles)  Matt isn’t a huge fan…he thinks it’s too stressful and dramatic, and Haddie annoys him, lol! So I usually hole up in our bedroom and binge watch.

*One of the restaurants I really miss in Birmingham is this burger place called Mooyah’s. Random, I know, but they had this awesome black bean burger, and the best sweet potato fries, and really yummy milk shakes. It was honestly one of my favorite meals. I’ve been craving it so bad so we decided to recreate it tonight. I grilled a Morningstar Black Bean Veggie Burger, wrapped it in lettuce along with sliced tomato, avocado, pickles, ketchup and mustard…just like Mooyah’s. I baked some Alexia sweet potato fries and I even made a really good, healthy “milkshake” using Artic Zero chocolate ice cream, a frozen, chopped banana, some cashew milk and a little drizzle of Hershey’s “Light” Chocolate syrup. It was really close to Mooyah’s, and probably a lot healthier!

*Totally random, and if you don’t give a lick about essential oils you won’t care at all about this, but I just got the most amazing scent/blend from doTERRA called “On Guard.” According to the website it is a is a “powerful proprietary blend that supports healthy immune function and contains cleansing properties.” The blend is orange leaf, cinnamon, clove, eucalyptus and rosemary, which sounds strange, but is seriously heavenly. I’ve been wearing the oil, but I want to buy the household stuff so our whole house smells like it.

*Asher Wade had the BEST first week of preschool! I could not be more pleased with his school and teacher. I knew we lucked out that he got a spot and was able to start there this year, but I had no idea just how much of a blessing it would actually be. He comes home everyday telling us how much he loves his new school, his new teacher, and his new friends, and it just melts my heart. I’ve been so impressed with this school as well. It really has exceeded my expectations so far.

*Logan and Ashley are coming in for the weekend and we are hitting up the Southern Brewer’s Festival downtown Chattanooga tomorrow. This is supposed to be a great event and even though I’m not much of a beer drinker, I’m looking forward to trying a few and listening to some music. And people watching. Because, come one. A beer festival, in Tennessee, that goes all day long….you KNOW there’s going to be some good people watching;)

Cheers to the weekend, y’all! Make it a good one:-)

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