Friday Favorites

We have made it to another Friday! And we are already into the middle of November; how crazy is that? For whatever reason, I have been feeling extra festive this year, and while my husband refuses any Christmas décor going up until the day after Thanksgiving, you better believe I have already been enjoying holiday cups from Starbucks and Christmas music on my car rides 😉 Since it has been awhile, I can’t wait to share some of my favorites today.
Mike and I recently sat down and had a discussion and decided to officially make a change in our home to essential oils. We have been using them sparingly for years, but we made the agreement that we should start actually switching out products in our home and replacing them with oils. And let me tell you, so far we do not regret it for a second. I have been loving experimenting, but one of my absolute favorites is peppermint. It is so perfect to diffuse with lemon to wake us up in the morning, or with pine and evergreen to get our house smelling like a Christmas tree. It is also great to rub a dot along your hairline if you have a headache (seriously, it works like magic). My all time favorite thing I started doing with this little guy, though, is adding a drop into my black coffee. It adds SO much flavor and tastes like Christmas in a cup, but has almost no calories! I have been enjoying this little combo every morning lately, and I don’t think I will be stopping any time soon.

Christmas Pajamas
I can never get enough of holiday pajamas. I try to scoop up clearance pairs at the end of the season for the boys to wear the following year, but I can never resist getting an additional pair or two when the new styles come out. I love this car set, this has to be one of my favorite Christmas décor trends lately. I am always a sucker for a classic plaid set, and I’m pretty sure the quote on this pair was made for Lincoln. This final pair is such a classic, I just love little one piece sets like this.
Blush Finds
I always love finding a fun pair of pants to wear to work. Black dress pants can start to feel blah after awhile, so really how much fun is this blush pair!? Not only are they my favorite color, but they have the prettiest shimmer/sheen to them. And I saw this sweatshirt in Target and it came home with me immediately! It is so soft and cozy, and is perfect for lounging around on the weekends. I’m not sure if and when I’ll stop with all of the blush things, they are just too good.

Lincoln Lately
This week I shared a bit of what Lincoln has been up to at 18 months old. He is our wild child for sure, but always keeps us on our toes and is at the cutest stage right now. I swear, I could eat him up!

Copycat Barbacoa Recipe
If you have not tried the barbacoa at Chipotle, you are seriously missing out. This stuff is so darn good, so last week I decided to attempt a copycat recipe at home. And it turned out SO good. I made some copycat cilantro lime rice and copycat corn salsa, and it truly tasted exactly like what I would get at the restaurant. Seriously, you will not regret making this stuff; Mike deemed it one to ‘add to the book’. And if Mike approves, everyone probably will 😉

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend-we are getting a heat wave after our cold week and will hopefully see some temps in the 40s. Funny how things change when you live in Minnesota!




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    Life as the Mrs.
    November 10, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    I love Christmas jammies for the boys! Somehow I always end up with more. 😉 Happy Friday!

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    Lindsay at Lindsay'sSweetWorld
    November 10, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    How do I not know about barbacoa?? I will definitely be trying that the next time we go! Chipotle is our favorite! I tried to make some cilantro lime rice and it just wasn't the same. I'll have to try the recipe that you linked here next time since yours turned out good!

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    Beautifully Candid
    November 10, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    Happy Friday! How is it already the middle of November?! We don't have any decor up yet either but the music is playing and we are in the spirit. That sweatshirt is so cute! I think I need that to wear to brunch. Have a great weekend! Sierra ~ Beautifully Candid

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    Emily at 'a little bit of Emily'
    November 10, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    I think all my comments today have been related to food – that barbacoa sounds delicious!

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    Jaclyn Musselman
    November 11, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    That plaid pajama set from ON is SOO cute! We love using essential oils in the home…especially this time of year with everyone being sick!
    Jaclyn
    http://www.coffeepancakesanddreams.com

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    Perfectly Port
    November 15, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    We love oils around here, been using all the DIgize to help with a tummy bug lately! I need to try that copycat recipe, that sounds so good and we love all things Mexican food here! xoxo ERIN

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