Friday Favorites

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Happy Friday, all!

Another week gone in the blink of an eye – I can’t believe December starts tomorrow! With it comes the kickoff of my 4th (!) annual Month of Holiday Giveaways (excited to share some awesome products with you this year) and my favorite holiday of the year, Christmas, which will be here before we know it.

In preparation, my Mom and are heading up to Minneapolis tomorrow morning for our annual mother/daughter trip to the Mall of America, to get all of our holiday shopping done in one fell swoop. My brothers and I decided to do a sibling swap this year – each sibling picks another sibling + their spouse, if applicable, out of a hat to get a gift for rather than buying 5+ gifts for everyone, which helps. Time to focus on the babies of the family, you know?

I’ll be working furiously today to get all my duties done before we hit the road. I hope you’ve got some fun plans in the works too, and in the meantime, ENJOY your day, and please also enjoy my favorite finds from around the web in this week’s Friday Favorites!

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Favorite treat: White Chocolate Peppermint M&M Cookies. Two of my faves – white chocolate and peppermint – in one cookie! Love the chewy, gooey center too.

Favorite fashion: J. Crew Crystal Collar Herringbone Sweater via JWK Style. Preppy perfection! I hope it comes back in stock soon.

Favorite foodie gift: Boiled Apple Cider Syrup. If you pass on Puppy Chow (which, don’t,) try giving homemade Apple Cider Syrup for holiday gifts. Looks really yummy, and easy too.

Favorite bite: Antipasto Skewers. I am so drooling over these – the perfect salty bite.

Favorite find: Sorel Joan of Arctic Boots. I have been lusting after these boots for about 3 years now. Think I’m going to pick up a pair at Nordy’s this weekend!

Favorite app: Shrimp & Chorizo Bites. Totally craving 2-bite apps this week, obviously! :)

Favorite place: Knaresborough, England. Knaresborough is a historic market and spa town in North Yorkshire, England, located on the River Nidd. How perfectly quaint!!

Favorite breakfast: Peanut Butter Cookie Oatmeal. Love the beautiful, simple presentation of this yummy oatmeal, which I bet just melts in your mouth.

Favorite furball. Dad! DAD! Let’s go play! ;)

Favorite slurp: Jalapeno Popper Chicken Chili Soup with Bacon. This sounds PERFECT!

Favorite spot. Sigh! So cozy. :)

Favorite dunk: Make it Mine Cheddar Dip. An easy base recipe for Velveeta-free cheese dip, with a ton of different variations to jazz it up. YUM!

Favorite fitness: Tracy Anderson Arms. Attempting this workout this afternoon – I don’t know if I’m more excited, or scared.

Favorite fresh: Fruit, Nut, and Goat Cheese Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette. I almost made something similar this week…then made Puppy Chow instead. HA! Looks so delish. :)

Favorite style. I’d rock every piece of this outfit.

Favorite sip: Boozy Salted Caramel Mocha. Oh yeah! Definitely keeping this on file for cold, winter nights.

Favorite flavor: Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies. December marks the busiest cookie-baking month of the year. These babies are at the top of my list!

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