I haven’t posted a Things I’m Loving Friday post since November, but we’re back in action today! It seems like nearly everything that is making me smile lately can be tied back to the holidays, which is predictable… and fabulous. It’s the most wonderful time of year, right!?
Let’s get to it!
Things I’m Loving Friday
- Sparkly Nail Polish
Ever since the holiday season kicked off, I’ve been really into sparkly nail polish. I think it looks so darn festive! I bought the above bottle of Orly Rock It on sale at TJMaxx a while ago and can’t wait to paint my nails that sparkly red color for Christmas.
I’ve made this as an evening snack/dessert for me and Ryan two times this week. The base of the recipe is a 100-calorie bag of popcorn and it comes together in no time at all and tastes like the holidays!
If you’re a fitness instructor looking to add some holiday spunk to one of your workout playlists, check out Basshunter’s Jingle Bells. It’s fast-paced and energizing. Whenever I’ve played it during my classes this month people always seem to laugh and get a kick out of it!
- Oatmeal in the Evening
Oatmeal isn’t just for breakfast! When I have to work late at the gym, I will often arrive home craving an evening snack with a little more substance. Lately my go-to snack has been a small bowl of oatmeal topped with a spoonful of peanut butter. This week, temperatures have been quite chilly late in the evening, so I find myself craving hot snacks and oatmeal does the trick!
- Afternoon Tea
Since it’s been sweatshirt weather in Florida this week (no, not jacket weather yet), a hot mug of tea in the afternoon has become part of my routine. I don’t think the Harry & David spiced apple cider tea I bought last year is available anymore (huge bummer), but some of my other favorites include Winter Dream Tea, Pomegranate Green Tea and Egyptian Licorice Mint tea. (The Egyptian Licorice Mint tea reminds me a lot of Aveda tea. YUM!)
Last week my friends Merri, Ashley and I were working on a scrap book project to give to our friend Leah for her 30th birthday and Merri bought these amazing glue runner pens. They leave a strip of glue that is a lot less messy than regular glue, glue guns or even glue sticks. I thought they were amazing and picked up a pack this week to use for some craft projects I have on the horizon.
- Advent Calendar Chocolate
I am convinced I will never be too old for an advent calendar. Opening up a little window at the end of each day and savoring the delicious milk chocolate inside still makes me smile.
- Mannheim Steamroller
The most beautiful holiday music! I love listening to their CDs while I wrap presents, bake, decorate or do pretty much anything during the month of December.
- Giveaway Winners
Harry & David Pears Giveaway: Nikki: “I would give them to my grandparents! They are always thinking of others and it would be a great treat for them.”
Samsung Galaxy S4 Giveaway: Morgan: “I also tweeted for a chance to win!”
Both winners have already been emailed. Congratulations Nikki and Morgan!
Past Things I’m Loving Friday posts:
Now it’s your turn…
Question of the Day
- What is one thing you’re loving lately?