Friday Faves

*I have never been one to use shaving cream – I always just used whatever body wash I had on hand – but my mom stashed a bottle of EOS Shaving Cream in my stocking this year (aren’t moms good about filling your stocking with essentials and toiletries?) and I must say that I’ve been missing out. I use lip balm and hand lotion by this brand, and now I’m also hooked on their shaving cream. It makes my legs so soft and it smells nice. So random, but it reminds me of that Teen Spirit deodorant I begged my mom for when I was like 10 and didn’t even need deodorant yet #longlivethe90s

*This “winter” weather you guys….it’s been amazing. I’m loving the sun and 65 degree temps. Don’t get me wrong, I do love a change of seasons and that’s one of the reasons why it would be so hard for us to ever move back to Florida, but I’m not a huge fan of really cold weather and once Christmas passes, I’m generally counting down the days till spring. I don’t know if this January is just a tease and we are going to have a bitter February and March, but it’s been fabulous and I hope it sticks around.

*I’ve got some good healthy pantry finds for ya. These are the things I’ve been rotating in the snack department these days. I’m particularly addicted to the Vans cheese crackers and Pop Corners. The Sweet Loren’s cookies are definitely a treat, but seeing as how they are whole grain, dairy free and no artificial anything, if you are going to have a treat, this is a good choice.

*I’ve read some good books as of late. Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah (sweet story following the lives of two best friends, although it takes a sad turn towards the end and then I personally thought it became way too drawn out), The Ladies Room by Carolyn Brown (really light-hearted and easy read that would be a good break in between two serious reads), All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda (murder mystery that is told in reverse chronological order leading back to the day of the crime, which made it interesting) and The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware (suspenseful page turner that takes place on a cruise ship). Right now I’m reading What She Knew by Gilly Macmillan, and I’m really enjoying it. It’s a little difficult for me because it’s about a mom whose young son is missing/kidnapped, which is pretty much my worst nightmare as a mother and makes me all anxious and stressed out while reading, but I just have to keep moving along during the emotional parts. I feel like there is about to be a big twist soon…

*When I get home after work, particularly in the winter when it’s cold out, the very first thing I do is put on my pajamas. It’s the highlight of my day. Asher Wade noticed how I always do this and he decided he wants to start putting on his pj’s too when he gets home. Then he asked me to take our picture of us in our “jamas.” He cracks me up.

*Matt brought me donuts to work this morning from my favorite place. Made.my.day. And now I am off to Orangetheory to burn off some of the 10,000 calories I just consumed.

Happy Fri-Yay!!!

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