Hello and happy Friday.
Look around. Take a breath. Have a stretch. We made it! It’s Friday.
Everything around us is amping up. More and more of the C-word cases are emerging fast. So much election angst. More hardships. More restrictions. More people ignoring the doctors. Halloween spirits that are not in the best spirits. It’s draining for us all. And it’s showing. This week, for the first time since this whole shebang hit the skids, I broke down and I cried. I never cry. Unless it’s while watching heart warming news stories or TV commercials. But I did. It wasn’t pretty. But it was needed. And I don’t know if I’m done crying yet.
It’s hard to believe, but here we are. We’re plugging through, and trying to make the best of what’s unknown without much (or any?) light in sight at the end of the tunnel. I keep telling myself, “It’s temporary. Let’s all just do our part. Just take things one day at a time.” But man, if people don’t pull together in this bizzaro situation of a world we’re in, I don’t know where we’re going to land. I totally don’t have any answers, but I do know that as a society we must all follow the rules for there to be any sort of strength in unity.
So there it is. I don’t have much more to say. Next week’s elections will be a doozy. And from the local level of candidates all the way to the president, no matter who is voted as our next leaders, I’m ready to have at least that unknown, known. Let’s all just hope we can make that happen too. And please, I don’t care what side of the aisle you stand on, I’m not being political, I’m just being a realist.
Also…Don’t forget to set your clock back this Saturday night. Wow! An extra hour of sleep might be the best news I’ve had in months! :)
And another also…If you follow me on Instagram, you saw my husband make our favorite beef stroganoff recipe (pictured above) on Instagram stories for you. If you didn’t, join us!
Until then, here’s this week’s list of Friday Faves. Enjoy mi amores.
If you’re having a bad day (who me?), listen to these reminders from mom. See above and #5.
5 ways to help your friends vote by election day without leaving your couch.
My brother in law said we have to watch this show. Have you seen it?
Meanwhile, I’ve been totally intrigued with this reality TV family. Totally mindless and the daughter is a bad ass.
Four hacks for passing out Halloween candy this year.
LOVE THIS –> Miniature doll house haunted mansions.
If you love chicken and you love gnocchi you’re gonna LOVE this recipe.
This mac and cheese gets a healthful bump of yum.
Such a cute Halloween “skull”cuterie board.
Another winner winner chicken dinner.
Pumpkin snickerdoodles add a little sugar to the scary.
Oh my, this tomato soup has a delicious sounding flavor twist.
What an easy noodle stir fry to make at home.
This cheesy toast would make the perfect light dinner.
This is a fun way to serve your squash.
The crispy crust on this potato casserole is everything I’m craving now.
These easy popovers are poppin perfect.
I’ve yet to share my mom’s recipe so for now, enjoy this one for roasted pumpkin seeds.
How good do these sound: Cornbread pancakes!
Sparkling water fountains and fromageries: 18 French things we really wish existed in the U.S.A.
If you Zoom, you might want to get this. Small and such a good price.
How to use feng shui for more flow in your home.
Let’s light a fire! Modern fireplace tool round up.
Bring in the happy with this harvest color rainbow.
You’d never know such a simply elegant home existed behind this Mexican street facade.
MY FAVE & SAVE! I just ordered another set of these sheets because they are literally the softest, most plush ever. Enter W20TREAT for 31% off one item! Clever.
This coat mimics all the fall fashionistas but it’s 1/4 of the price.
These faux fur lined boots are 50% off and will keep you on your feet all winter long.
These waterproof booties look like they’d be good for winter hiking.
A new study says doing this for just 15 minutes a week will make you happier, less lonely and less stressed. I say, LET’S GO!
Okay, that’s it for this week. Wishing you all a safe Halloween and a hopefully sane election day! XOXOXO
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