Friday, November 7, 2014

five for friday: favorites, short & sweet!

This week has crawled by at less than a snail's pace and I am so ready for it to be over. We have "plans" this weekend, but no real plans - aka, need to clean the house, want to see a movie, would like to visit with some friends. Just the kind of thing I need for a couple of days!

Thought I'd share a few of my favorite things lately... what have you been loving? This is a super random assortment... bear with me! Should give you a glimpse of my mind-state lately, though. Like a chicken with my head cut off, nonstop. C'est la vie!

Favorite DIY: cranberry-lime-infused vodka // yes, yes, all of the yes. Planning to make a batch of this soon so that it's ready for the holidays. How delicious does that sound??

Favorite fall treat: pumpkin pie spice creamer  // This stuff is so good! It's all artificial nonsense, of course, but I don't care - it makes my coffee delicious and my tummy happy. I used this last year, and was really hoping to see it in stores again this fall... so I was super excited when it appeared on the shelf at my grocery store!

Favorite celeb moment: Carrie Underwood at the CMAs // What can I say? I adore her! Did anyone else watch the CMAs on Wednesday? This wasn't my favorite year as far as the awards go, but I did enjoy Carrie and Brad Paisley as the hosts again. And Carrie's maternity styling was just perfect! So gorgeous.

Favorite current read: Stella Bain by Anita Shreve // I've had this on my list to read for a while, and just found it at the library last week. I am always drawn towards any WWI or WWII-related historical fiction, so of course this caught my eye. I'm about halfway through, and it seems like a good read so far. Anyone else read it?

Favorite new recipe: Alton Brown's French Onion Soup // C & I have been experimenting with French Onion soup recipes for a while now, trying to find the most winning combination. I just found another one to try.... I'm hoping we'll have a chance to make it this weekend!

Have a wonderful weekend! What is your favorite thing about this week? Tell me something good!

linking up with the five on friday girls:  Darci, Christina, April,and Natasha

linking up with karli and amy


Kate @ A Thought and a Half said...

I LOVE the holiday coffee creamers! Peppermint Mocha & Pumpkin Spice are my favorites.

Ashley @ Second Chances said...

I am drinking coffee with the pumpkin pie spice creamer right now!! Carrie Underwood is awesome!! I love her!!

S Ganeeban said...

I want to make that infused vodka just for a decoration, its' super cute! xoxo, ganeeban

Elizabeth McMullen said...

I literally stock up on all holiday creamers when it's holiday time...that way I have them until March...ha!
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Aileen Metcalf said...

Yum on the French onion soup!!!

Juanita said...

Get started on your infused vodka real soon. I do raspberry infused and it takes 6-8 weeks.

Lisa C said...

That soup looks so good!

Jamie Danielle said...

I love Alton & Guy!!!!