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5 Things on Friday {11.11.16}


I can’t believe it’s been almost two months since my last week in review post!Β I wrote Friday recap posts for three years and decided to take a break from doing them every single week. It wasn’t my intention to skip two months – I just had other things I wanted to share with you! I’m back today with a recap of all the things I’ve been doing and loving recently!



  • The Crown – I was so excited for this to be released on Netflix! I love everything that has to do with the Royals, and five episodes in I have NOT been disappointed! Anyone else loving this show?
  • White Collar – this was one of our favorite shows to watch together, so this summer we started watching it again from the beginning. Love. This. Show. We only have three episodes left!


  • I learned to like oatmeal! I’ve never been a fan, but last month I started eating it for breakfast here and there. Although the first few bowls were impossible to finish, I found a consistency I like. How do you eat your oatmeal?


  • On my nails: China Glaze “Define Good.” It’s everything I love about fall shades!
  • On my lips: I’m loving the combo of a neutral lipstick underneath my deep berry shades. It’s the perfect every day look without being too bright or too dull!



  • Holiday planning! I’m in full Thanksgiving mode (which I’m sure you know if you have followed the blog lately). Tonight I’m headed to pick up a good bit of my Thanksgiving groceries so I can get a head start on some baking. Yay!
  • Christmas Shopping! I try to get all my in-store shopping done before Thanksgiving so I don’t have to fight the crowds once December hits. I have a few “ship to store” items to pick up this weekend and my Christmas gift spreadsheet is filling out nicely!


  • That the weather would catch up with the season! It’s been pretty warm here still this week and I’m ready to wear boots. Maybe I should just lower my expectations for fall in South Carolina because I say this every November. πŸ™‚
  • For a little bit of calm. Things were so crazy this week – on the internet and in real life – that I’m ready to be unplugged for a bit. I’m planning to log out of Facebook this weekend and see if I regret it come Monday. I don’t think I will. πŸ™‚

Have a lovely weekend!


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25 thoughts on “5 Things on Friday {11.11.16}

  1. I so much enjoy your blog posts and your videos on YouTube. I find your ideas and thoughts very uplifting and positive.
    My partner and I were having such difficulty finding something we both enjoy on Netflix, but I think we’ll try White Collar – it definitely looks good!
    I think I might go back to eating oatmeal again starting tomorrow. I’ll usually have it with cream, brown sugar and raisins or dried fruit.
    I really like your outfit ideas!
    Happy Thanksgiving!


      1. White Collar was a success! Thanks for the recommendation. We now have a good Netflix show to look forward to after dinner and can curl up on the sofa and watch it together. πŸ™‚


  2. Quaker Instant Oatmeal is my go-to. Can’t stand the kind made on the stove in a pan! I love the fruity Peaches & Cream, Strawberries & Cream, etc., and the Apple Cinnamon. The consistency gets odd, so I sometimes put the water in the oatmeal, let it sit, then throw the bowl in the microwave a bit to cook it until it fluffs up. I’m not a fan of thin, runny oatmeal, and it doesn’t feel like I’m eating anything that way. Haha! πŸ˜‰

    Our Nebraska weather has been very warm this November, too. I only wore a scarf once this fall, but that’s changing now. Cold weather is not my thing, but I don’t like the heat, either. Wish it could stay about 50 degrees all winter!


  3. I don’t love oatmeal, but I do really like baked oatmeal. I also like that I can make up a pan on Monday morning and eat on it all week. I should really do that tomorrow actually :P.


  4. I’ve heard several people recommend The Crown lately! I bet I’d love it πŸ™‚ Oatmeal is so tricky and consistency is huge. I like instant oatmeal a little on the thick side. I buy the maple + brown sugar and then add in my favorite. I usually stir in a T of peanut butter and sprinkle a few chocolate chips on top. It’s delicious! Even my toddler loves it πŸ™‚ I also love the cinnamon roll instant oatmeal.


  5. I’m not a huge fan of oatmeal either. I’ve found I like it best with a Tablespoon of peanut butter mixed in – it changes the consistency and I love the flavor. A little maple syrup from time to time is yummy, too. Hope you are having a terrific weekend!


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