Friday, December 31, 2021

Friday Favorites and Happenings

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Happy New Year's Eve! What do you have planned for tonight? Do you stay in? Do you go out? Or do you just ignore the whole day? Ha. We are staying in tonight. We have a surprise birthday party tomorrow for a friend and then we are just going to soak in the last remaining bits of the holiday season.

Onto Friday favorites and happenings.

ONE. I am going to share some of my favorite gifts this year. Well the ones that I could find online.

First up, I got a new Ugg Robe. I have been wanting a new robe for about 6 months now. I have worn out the one my sister got me. I wore it every single day and loved it. But it was time for a new one. I had been searching online and almost bought a robe a few times this year, but held out. Then I added one to my Women's Gift Guide and got it.

It is amazing. It is reversible, but I have only worn it with the soft fluffy side on the inside. And Rory got it for me in pink. It goes to my knee and is the perfect length. Oh and it has a hood.

Ugg Portola Robe

TWO. I also got another item from Ugg for Christmas...a new pair of slippers. I wish I had taken a picture of the inside of my old ones. They were very worn out. There was no inner sole left, but they still had an outer one, so I wore them daily. 

Then on Christmas morning, I opened a new pair and promptly got rid of my old pair. These slippers last at least 5 or more years. They are so worth every penny. And they make a great gift.

Ugg Scuff Sis Slippers

THREE. About two years ago, Rory got a pair of waterproof outside slipper shoes. I am not even sure how to describe them. But he loved them. I featured them in a gift guide last year I believe. Anyways, he tried to get me a pair of them in women's last year, but they sold out of them very quickly at Christmas. So I shouldn't have been surprised when they were under the tree this year. 

And it snowed on Christmas day and the day after, and I was able to wear them outside while taking the trash out, putting millions of boxes in the recycle bin and even to the grocery store. 

You do not need socks with them and they keep your feet so cozy and warm. I got them in a size 9. I am an 8 1/2, but Rory said his ran small so he got a half size up.

LL Bean Waterproof Slip-ons

FOUR. I also got the Kendra Scott earrings from my gift guide from my sister, brother-in-law and nephew. I wore them Christmas day and they are so beautiful in person. I love the crystal detail. They are light and do not hurt your ears at all.

Kendra Scott Veronica Earrings

FIVE. I asked my parents for a Charcuterie Board for Christmas. I make them all the time, but don't have a board or a serving dish for one. And my parents delivered. It has the board, a storage area for the cutlery, two bowls for nuts, fruits or jams, wine opener, pull out sides for more food, a circular dish for crackers, dips and anything else you want. It has it all. Oh and it came with slate labels and small forks too.

Charcuterie Cheeseboard

Charcuterie Cheeseboard

SIX. Weekly funnies.

Have a great weekend. I am linking up with A Little Bit of Everything. 


  1. I love the Kendra Scott earrings.

  2. I am loving that idea of waterproof slip on shoes! That's genius.

    1. They are amazing. I didn't realize how practical they would be, but I have worn them a lot since I got them.

  3. UGG Slipers look so cozy and warm. I like them so much. Happy New Year.

    1. They are amazing. I love them and use them for years!

  4. I love Ugg slippers too and just ordered myself another pair from the Nordstrom Half Yearly sale. I have a winter pair that Chris got me...and the pair I just ordered is more of a summer pair. Those earrings are so pretty! Love KS! Hope you have a great week!

    1. I always forget about the half yearly sale. Which ones did you get? I love KS too. She has the best jewelry!

  5. That robe looks amazing! It looks so soft and warm!