Friday, December 19, 2014

Friday Favorites- A little late to the party!

Last night I was out late with my friend Amy and just didn't get around to my Friday favorites post! We went out to a delicious dinner at Johnny's Italian Restaurant and then headed over to Proctors Theatre for the Melodies of Christmas.  Such a festive night and by the way, the net proceeds from the show benefit the Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Albany Medical Center.  There are performances throughout the weekend, so if you happen to be in the Albany/Schenectady area, check it out!!  It's a great show and supports an even greater cause!

OK, now on to my favorites of the week!

1.  Etsy gifts!
I did a LOT of Christmas shopping on Etsy this year.  I love all the unique and handmade items you can find, and I love supporting a PERSON rather than a store.  One of my new favorite shops is MyRusticHeart.  She makes these gorgeous wood slice ornaments.  I ordered the ones below for some special friends.

2.  Elf on the Shelf craziness
If you are a boy mom, you will understand why I did this.  If you are not, you may think I am crazy and weird.  But honestly, Nick thought this was HILARIOUS (and so did my husband).
Disclaimer:  I have to put our Elf out of Alec's reach, otherwise who knows what will happen to him! I had originally planned to put the Elf in the bathroom for this particular activity, however he could easily have been reached and flushed down the toilet.  So.... that is why our Elf is going #2 on our kitchen counter.  :)

3. Taylor Swift Blank Space Parody
Have you seen this yet????  Oh my gosh, HILARIOUS!!  I have watched this at least 50 times in the past 3 days.  Honestly, if you are a mom with young kids you MUST watch this!

4.  Starbucks Eggnog latte
I love Starbucks.  I love eggnog.   I love lattes.  How did I not try this before????  Sooo good.  Just like warm eggnog with a hint of coffee.

5. Crafting with my boy
Nick used to HATE crafting.  No crafts, no coloring, no art.  Well, I'm not sure what happened but now he LOVES doing crafts!  AND coloring!  He has been busy making all sorts of Christmas decorations this week.  I just love it!!

Well there you have it!  My Friday favorites, albeit a little late!  I am looking forward to a fun weekend.  Tonight we'll be having a family movie night and watching The Polar Express, tomorrow night is Lights in the Park, and Sunday is brunch with Santa!  And maybe, just maybe, I will make some Christmas cookies!  What are you all doing this weekend??

Linking up with:
Andrea at Momfessionals
Five on Friday



  1. great favourites to have.
    I lOL at the Elf

  2. These are great! I want to get the Elf on a Shelf but I dont think I would be as creative as most people are. Love these!

  3. Love those wooden ornaments! Cute crafts too.

  4. Great favorites. :) Your elf is funny.

  5. Sounds like a fun weekend. Love the crafting, my 9 year old son likes doing things now too.