Friday’s Favorite Things

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Have you ever had so much going on in your head that it results in very little action. I swear, I have had all these great post ideas, recipes I want to experiment with and just when I think I’ll should have a post up everyday to get it all done I’ve got nothing to show for it. Perhaps I’ve got too many ideas and I am just not executing them. I guess I need to go back to my good ol’ pen and paper “to do” list and start crossing things off so I can feel productive.

You know what I am productive at though (in the evenings late at night after I get all the kids to bed and a moment to myself)?? Internet shopping. Yeah, this time of year gets me every time. I think that I will be good and do Christmas shopping early and I end up just shopping for myself….starting in October.

Anyway all the internet shopping made me think that I haven’t done a Friday Favorite Things in way too long so I though that would be the perfect post for today! Not all related to food or fitness just an FYI!

Anthropologie Cardigan- I am a sweater junkie, especially ever since we moved to places that actual experience fall and winter weather like Missouri and Washington. There is something I love about an ivory cardigan- I have a couple, but one is a cheap Old Navy cardigan that I definitely over-wear and it’s starting to show. This one is soooo pretty. Want.



Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Spice Coffee- so every year I have approximately one Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks, then I get over the craving. They are just too sweet for my liking even though I order them with one less pump of syrup. I do love seasonal coffee in moderation. Ever since I started having kids I got in the habit of mixing regular coffee grinds with decf. It works for me on a regular basis because then I get to have two cups! So if I buy a flavored coffee, which I don’t very often, I mix it with plain decaf so I’m getting a more diluted flavor. Again, this is just my preference as some of those flavorings can be a little over the top. This one at half strength is perfect for my fall mornings.



King Arthur Flour’s Pizza Baking Stone- who knew King Arthur Flour sold stuff on their website? Not me! I bought a round pizza stone from Pampered Chef about a year and a half ago and it already broke, however I am a huge fan of using a stone for making pizza- it really results in a perfectly crisp crust. I did a little research and this one got great reviews plus I like the large size- which you could use for round pizza or a variety of breads. This one is on my list (pizza not included although it looks delicious).

Pizza Stone


BCBC Boot – I am boot crazy right now. When you’re pregnant and nothing else fits you tend to focus on shoe shopping! I thought about posting the Nordstrom’s shoe catalog but decided to stop at these two- I obviously need a pair in this color and style.



or these…similar yet different. Although they kind of resemble my brown cowboy boots



Faux Leather Leggings- does anyone remember when leather pants and skirts were so popular? I think I still have a black leather skirt and pants in storage that I’ve been holding just in case they came back into style..or I figured I could always use them as a Halloween costume (I think that of all my old 80s clothes). It looks like faux leather leggings are pretty popular right now. When I get my body back, I’d love a pair to wear with a long sweater and some booties. I will probably not be tucking in a shirt to show off my skinny legs (or lack there of) like the model.




Under Armour Supergirl Shirt- Ok I don’t actually want this shirt, but I think it’s cute- they have batman and wonder woman too and you never know when you are going to need a superhero shirt!



Under Armour Sweatshirt- I have been wanting an old school style sweatshirt- pull over with a hood. I always see people here in Washington, usually picking up their kids from school, in cozy sweatshirts…but this UA one is just a little updated and “cool” looking. Love this green, must have.


Pottery Barn blankets- Ever could use a new blanket for their couch, bed, favorite reading chair. I tend to hang on to mine for years but I have reminded myself that it’s an easy way to update a room- pick out a new throw in a anew color! Love this cable knit one- looks so cozy!



Well that’s enough internet shopping for one evening. I browse way more than I actually buy but that’s part of the fun! What ever did we do without the internet?!

By the way it’s my oldest kiddo’s 7th birthday today so we have a full weekend of birthday celebrating.

Hope you have a great weekend and maybe after my son’s birthday party, I can get some of those recipes accomplished!

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  1. says

    Oh internet shopping…the best way to dream! I’m in desperate need of new boots. Love the 2 you picked. I just may have to take a further look at those. BTW – I had a Pampered Chef pizza stone break too. They replaced it! That was also maybe 8 years ago so their policy might have changed. Happy Birthday to your oldest! Have a great weekend!
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    • Melanie Flinn, MS, RD says

      Thanks for letting me know re the PC stone. Maybe I’ll try contacting them. Hope you’re having a good weekend!

  2. says

    Love those boots. So cute. I need boots this year. I didn’t get to buy any last year.

    And I know what you mean about having so many post ideas. I have probably a 100 drafts of things I want to write about.

    • Melanie Flinn, MS, RD says

      Well I guess having a bunch of drafts is better than nothing! lol. Sometimes it’s hard to find the motivation to complete them all though! ;)

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