The weekend is almost here and that in itself it something to smile about, right?
Keeping up the Friday trend around here, today I’m sharing another short list of things that are making me smile lately. As always, I’d love to hear about things you’re loving lately in the comments section of this post.
Things I’m Loving Friday
- Absolute Power by David Baldacci
You know you’ve found a fabulous book when you want to crawl into bed hours before your usual bedtime so you can curl up and get lost in the pages of your riveting novel. Absolute Power sucked me in within the first few pages and the suspense and intrigue found on practically every page has made this book a hit with me so far! My aunt gave it to me last weekend and I’ve been flying through it. For those of you who love Scandal as much has I do, this book reminds me of that show a lot, as it takes place in Washington, DC and involves a lot of high-profile people, including the President of the United States. Ryan is planning to read it after me and then we’re definitely watching the movie!
- This Sign
Wise words from a sign I saw on our road trip last weekend.
Despite the chilly weather, I’ve made this for dessert two times this week. Ryan and I have been trying not to keep ice cream in the house because, between the two of us, we can house a half gallon in two days. I won’t lie to you and tell you this banana soft serve is a replacement for ice cream, but it is a fabulously sweet and creamy dessert option that’s much healthier!
The local coffee shop where I am working this morning just started playing this song and I knew it had to become one of my “Things I’m Loving Friday” features because it instantly made me smile and reminded me of the movie Clueless. Please excuse me while I go download that song… and “Supermodel.”
Call it “Northern Envy,” but every time I see puffy vests for sale online, I instantly want to buy a billion of them. (I blame the Columbia fashion show for this!) After eyeing one on a woman in Pennsylvania last weekend and seeing a bunch of them on sale on RueLaLa earlier this week, I think it may be time to add one to my wardrobe, even if I only get to wear it a small handful of times every year. They’re just too cute!
Some of my favorites: Athleta Ridgeview Vest, Columbia Women’s Lay ‘D’ Down Vest (love the light blue!), Reebok Insulated Vest, Roper Quilted Nylon Vest (probably my favorite – love the longer length and cinched waist of this one!)
Ryan and I were cracking up in bed last night after he showed me this article that breaks down the Puppy Bowl by numbers on CNN.com. I’ve obviously heard of the Puppy Bowl before but had no idea it is so incredibly popular. (12.6 million people tuned in last year!) Thirty kittens are “performing” in the halftime show and guinea pigs will be watching from a “blimp.” Too funny!
- Celebrating 10 Years
Tomorrow is a special day for me and Ryan. It’s our 10 year dating anniversary! (The above picture is from my 21st birthday… at Devaney’s for my fellow UCF people out there! And yes, we are planning to celebrate our dating anniversary because, as Ryan says, “Those are good years that should count!”) It’s hard to believe we’ve been together for a decade now and I’m excited for a hot date night on the horizon tomorrow!
Past Things I’m Loving Friday posts:
Questions of the Morning
- What is one thing making you smile lately?
- Would you rather watch the Super Bowl or the Puppy Bowl?
- What is the last book you read that totally sucked you in from the very beginning?