It’s time for another Things I’m Loving Friday!!! I have such a good time putting this blog post together every week. It’s a blast to talk about things that are making me smile and I love reading all about what you guys are loving lately, too.
Let’s get to it!
Things I’m Loving Friday
- My Attempt to Recreate The Coffee Bean’s Winter Dream Tea Latte
When I arrived home from San Francisco last Friday, I couldn’t get The Coffee Bean’s Winter Dream Tea latte out of my mind! It was the most delicious drink I had in the city and, determined to recreate it at home, I placed an order for a package of Winter Dream Tea on Amazon so I could have it back in my life. I’ve been playing around with different combinations and I’m coming very close to mimicking the real deal!
My latest attempt: 1.) Heat a large mug of unsweetened vanilla almond milk in the microwave. 2.) Add six to eight drops of liquid vanilla stevia (I love NuNaturals) and several shakes of cinnamon. Stir. 3.) Add Winter Dream Tea tea bag to the almond milk and allow to steep for a loooong time.
Sometimes impulse buys at Target do pay off! This popcorn called to me when I was at Target earlier this week and I’m pretty sure I ate half of the bag in the car on the drive home. It has a perfectly authentic gingerbread taste and I can already promise you I will be stocking up on this stuff throughout the holiday season.
These boots!! I saw a woman wearing them in San Francisco and asked her for all the details so I could find them online when I got home. They’re now on my Christmas list! I love the color and the zipper up the back of the boot. I think they’re the perfect dress-down boots. I picture them paired with comfy leggings and an oversize sweater or a white t-shirt and a cropped moto jacket. Another fun find? These ankle boots (in brown) that I bought on sale on RueLaLa earlier this week. I’m not sure if I’ll be keeping them though because I’m afraid they will make my short legs look stumpy. (Yes, I am 5’7’’, but I am all torso.)
As I’ve mentioned every day this week, our annual Friendsgiving party is tomorrow! Can you tell I’m excited!? I am so pumped to have a bunch of our closest friends (and their dogs) driving in town to celebrate Thanksgiving and eat lots of delicious food with us!
- Custom Designed Reebok Nano Speed Sneakers
Remember when I blogged about designing my own pair of Reebok Nano Speeds? They arrived earlier this month and I am a big fan. So snazzy! (If you have your eye on anything from Reebok, I got an email from the company earlier this week informing me about some super Black Friday sales. Woop!)
On my last Things I’m Loving Friday post, I raved about the incredible smell of Anthropologie’s Balsam and Cedar candle. Well, this week I stumbled upon a much cheaper candle that smells very similar! I popped into Bath & Body Works after work on Wednesday because we were out of foaming hand soap and we needed to stock up. While I was there, I got suckered into their candle sale and, after smelling practically every candle in the store, I bought two holiday mason jar candles. The two winning scents: Marshmallow Fireside (I really don’t know how to describe this one other than winter wonderful!) and Fresh Balsam, the scent that reminded me of the Anthropologie candle I mentioned last week.
Ryan bought this for me two years ago as a Christmas present and we’ve renewed our pass every year since! We use our annual pass all the time – often multiple times a week – and enjoy exploring the hiking trails near our house and all over Florida. We’re finally entering that time of year when we won’t sweat our faces off outside and I’m already looking forward to more weekend hikes with Sadie.
Past Things I’m Loving Friday posts:
Now it’s your turn…
Question of the Day
- What is one thing you’re loving lately?