Friday Favorites #40

Well, well, well…what do you know. 

It’s Friday AGAIN!

This is one of those weeks that’s felt really long, but gone by really fast. Ever had one of those? It feels like the kids have been gone for a month instead of a week. Either way I’m just happy Friday has shown up.

ErikaNarci, and Andrea are hosting their usual Friday Favorites and as always I’m going join in to show you what made my list and  see what kind of week the rest of my blogger friends have had.


It just wouldn’t be a normal week if I didn’t find some new favorites on line to shop for. I’ve been looking at this sweater for a while and finally broke down and ordered it in black. It’s been staying cool here in CA and every single day I walk into my closet and want to find something warm and cozy to put on. This hasn’t arrived yet, but I’m hoping it will fit the bill and I’ll be as in love with it as I think I’ll be.

 BP. V-Neck Sweater


This one I ordered for Katie. We’ve been on the hunt for some cute dresses and skirts for her and I think this will be darling on her. I ordered it in black (gasp…I know you are shocked). She can wear it  with a scarf and tights and boots this winter and then in the spring it will look precious with a cute pair of lace up flats, sandals or booties.

 Socialite Dress


I’ve seen quite a few bloggers sporting this sweater and been really tempted. I finally gave in and ordered it too. The neck can be worn like shown here as off the shoulder or as a cowl neck, which is most likely how I’ll wear it. It’s described as “Cozy Fleece” and those are without a doubt two of my favorite words.

Gibson Convertible Neck Sweater


I tried a new recipe this week for Chicken Tortilla Soup from A Gal Name Al’s blog.

I recently discovered her through a link up and I’m loving her Tuesday Training series and Try It Thursday.

This soup was really easy and delicious. I added a can of black beans to ours, because #whynot?


I have been toying with getting an expresso maker for a few years. We were in Georgia several years ago and my sister-in-law made me the best latte I had ever had with one of these Nespresso machines. Theirs was an older version, but it was basically the same.

I came across a great DEAL on this one last week and so I ordered it for myself with money I got for Christmas. (Thanks Mom and Dad and Mac and Mona)

A sample pack of both coffee and expresso pods were included with it. They look like beautiful Christmas ornaments.  You can order more online or there are also free standing Nespresso boutiques and we are lucky to have one about 30 minutes away so we’ll go this weekend and stock up.

I wanted it as much for this milk frother as I did for the machine itself.

I got home this afternoon and had been freezing all day and made myself a delicious latte. What a great treat to have while sitting and relaxing before starting dinner. Stop by and I’ll make you one.?

 So there are my favorites this week. What made your list?

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!



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    • January 13, 2017 / 3:19 pm

      Hi Caitlin! Thanks for checking out my little space. I can't wait for my sweater to arrive! I'll post once I get it…maybe it'll be longer than it appears?. Happy Friday!!!

  1. January 13, 2017 / 5:09 pm

    Oh, I can't wait to see how much you love those tops and Katie loves that dress! I love taco soup. I haven't made it in forever, I need to do that! I wish I drank coffee.. that espresso maker looks wonderful!! And I love warm, cozy drinks. Hot chocolate is my favorite!! Happy Friday!!

    • January 13, 2017 / 5:12 pm

      Me too Trista! I'll definitely share! I also love sending her things at college❤️ I wish I drank BLACK coffee, but oooo, GROSS. That's how the rest of my crew drinks it. Nasty. You just need ya' some yummy flavored cream in it?

  2. January 13, 2017 / 6:27 pm

    Where did you find the deal on the Nespresso? I have been thinking about getting one too. We had one when we lived in the UK, but now just have the standard drip coffee maker. Ho hum! Have a great weekend!

    • January 13, 2017 / 8:13 pm

      Hi Tanya!!! Funny you'd ask, I was planning to make that into a post soon. I got it from Williams Sonoma on sale for $124.99 and just checked it's sold out…BUT I also saw it on Bed, Bath & Beyond for the same price and you could use a coupon!!! Talk about a bargain!!! DO IT!!!

    • January 13, 2017 / 8:14 pm

      Not sure why the link isn't clickable?

  3. January 13, 2017 / 9:40 pm

    Thanks for the shout-out! It's funny that you're eyeing wintery clothes, and we've got swimsuits out at Target and they're prepping for shorts and such soon, too. Gotta love 80 degree Texas! Happy weekend!

    • January 16, 2017 / 12:55 am

      Oh they're doing that here too, but I can't think about it if I'm the least bit chilly 😉 Happy Weekend to you too.

  4. January 14, 2017 / 8:19 pm

    I love that off the shoulder sweater… it just looks so cozy and comfortable, but I don't know how practical it would be!! I guess California is definitely the right place for it though… 😉 -Sara

    • January 16, 2017 / 5:57 am

      Hi Sara! It can also be worn as a cowl and I have a feeling that's how I'll choose to wear it. 🙂

  5. January 15, 2017 / 11:24 am

    I bought that same dress in Navy a few weeks ago and love it!

    • January 16, 2017 / 12:56 am

      I had it sent to her at school. I hope she likes it 🙂

    • January 17, 2017 / 3:48 am

      Hi Tammy! I'm dying for it to get here so I can try it on. I got such a deal on that machine and I do love a good deal.

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