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Friday, December 14, 2018

Friday Favorites and Happenings

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I didn't have my act together at all this week. I had planned to have a post ready on Monday, but that never happened. I did manage to get one up on Wednesday where I shared our Christmas card (that I love so much) and today I managed to get another post up. It's not that I haven't had any ideas on things to write because I have had lots of things I want to write about, but I just have been soooo busy at work and then at home. Hopefully this weekend brings some down time for us.

ONE. I found the cutest Christmas sweater to wear to work and to our friends annual Christmas party. It is a "Ugly Christmas Sweater" but I love it so much. I LOVE National Lampoons Christmas Vacation and I wanted a sweater with one of the many sayings that I quote over and over. Things like "Shitter's Full" (but inappropriate for work and the party) or "Why is the carpet wet Todd?" "I don't know Margot". And then I found the one. It is the Griswold House all lit up. So I ordered it and I LOVE it.
Griswold Family Christmas Sweater

TWO. It is no secret that we love Hanna Andersson, but the prices are always so high. My MIL shops here for the girls often and their quality of clothing is great. So when there is a sale, I definitely buy them things. Right now, they have their PJs on sale for 40% off and if you order by December 19th, you will get your items before Christmas.

Anyways, HA has the best underwear. I know, random, but they do. We have bought the girls so many different pairs and these ones hold up the best. So you can see where I am going with this, but the girls are getting new undies from there (I got them at 30% off) for Christmas. These are the ones we got them.
Hanna Andersson Classic Undies

We also happened to snag them the cutest Velour Joggers. I not so secretly want a pair for myself. We got a pair of these pink ones and the navy ones. And they are on sale for $24.99 right now.
Hanna Andersson Velour Joggers

We also grabbed them these basic long sleeve tees which hold up so well with kids who are in school. I got them a couple colors. Right now they are buy one, get one.
Hanna Andersson Pima Long Sleeve Tee

THREE. So I finally started reading The Good Widow on my Arizona trip and so far it is really good. Thank you for the recommendation, Andrea!

FOUR. Last weekend, Rory and I had a weekend away to Phoenix, Arizona. It was so much fun. Since I once again didn't get a weekend update out, I thought I would share some photos and some of what we did. You may have seen some of them if you follow me on IG.
 I had to send a photo to the girls since they are obsessed with airplanes.

 Our view on our flight to Phoenix.

 Jerry Colangelo Classic (the reason why we went to Phoenix)

Phoenix artwork

Tacos
 Tacos from La Santisima

 Old Town Scottsdale

 At a golf course in Scottsdale with Rory's family.

Gonzaga vs. Tennessee
 Gonzaga vs. Tennessee

Gonzaga vs. Tennessee

 GCU vs. Nevada (we are 10 - 0)

GCU vs. Nevada

GCU vs. Nevada


FIVE. Next week is our monthly Girl Chat link up and this months theme is Your Favorite Christmas Ornaments. I have yet to take photos of my ornaments, but I will be doing that this weekend when I have sunlight and free time. I hope you join us next Thursday.
Girl Chat link up

Girl Chat link up


Have a great weekend!

27 comments :

  1. LOVE that photo of you and Rory at the golf course!! Happy weekend!

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  2. Your Arizona weekend looked fun! I'm jealous of the warm weather. Have the best weekend!

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

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    1. It is cold where I live, but it was warm in AZ. I wish we could have stayed longer.

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  3. Your weekend away looked like a great escape!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  4. Looks like it was a great weekend in Arizona. Oh the nice weather! it's been so cold here!! That picture of you and Rory on the golf course is gorgeous!!

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    1. It has been soooo cold here in Nevada, but AZ was hot. I loved it. And thank you!

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  5. Looks like an amazing trip! Ok, what size do you order the girls in HA I always screw up. And the undies! Because we tear through ours so need some good ones that last... you know what I mean.

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    1. 100 which is about a size 4. They are long enough for them, but fit them well. The undies are amazing and last forever. You need them!

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  6. I love Scottsdale! My grandmother lived there so I used to visit often.

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  7. How fun that you got a weekend away! Love the pictures. And that's a great sale at Hanna -- 40% pjs, sign me up!

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    1. It is such a great deal on pjs. I bought too many. Ha.

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  8. Ha! I love the Griswolds and all those quotes made me LOL! You chose a perfect sweater that will work well at your job too.

    The Good Widow… going over to mark it on my Goodreads now.

    Your weekend away looked perfect! Glad you guys got out.

    Are you guys doing the Girl Chat link-up for 2019?

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    1. I love it so much and it was a hit at our first Ugly Sweater party of the year. We have another one on Christmas Eve.

      It is a great book. I really am enjoying it.

      I think we are still doing the link up next year, but some might not be in it next year (hosts).

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  9. Yay for a fun weekend away!

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  10. I just LOVE the Griswolds!! I quote that movie all the time too.

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  11. I LOVE the Griswolds, it's my favorite movie and my husband and I are constantly quoting it throughout the year. I love it. I also love the pictures of you and your man. What a fun trip. I can't wait to link up next week!

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    1. We had the best time. I finally sat down and wrote out my post. It is a favorite one as it has some of my most special items in it.

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  12. I feel like I haven't had my act together either!! We are heading out of town this week and I feel like I'm scrambling.

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    1. Oh I am so glad that I am not the only one who is a bit behind.

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  13. I love that Christmas sweater. And I'll have to look into those undies for Olivia. She's about due for some new ones.

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    1. Oh they are awesome and hold up so well. I feel like we go through them too quickly.

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  14. Ooh Scottsdale- I've always fancied a trip therw. What was the weather like and what is there to do? The backdrop to the photo looks gorgeous - that warm desert sky!

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