Friday, January 4, 2019

Friday Favorites: First for January

Happy Friday! 

I know everyone (including me) is really watching what they eat -- and drink -- now that January is here. But you better believe we soaked in every last calorie last week, and here was Knox on Sunday at Cinnaholic demonstrating exactly how we felt eating ALL THE THINGS before Tuesday. 

And speaking of food, we ate so well last week! I made my homemade lasagna and Joanna Gaines's salad from the Magnolia Table cookbook for Christmas Eve dinner:  

My dad's grilled beef tenderloin, my Nana's brown rice casserole, green beans and sweet potatoes (for Christmas Day dinner): 

And on Sunday morning, Brandon made Joanna's buttermilk pancakes, also from the Magnolia Table cookbook

And speaking of the cookbook, I'm loving it! We have made a few recipes out of it and I'm going to attempt her homemade biscuits this weekend. It's currently on sale on Amazon for $17.99 (down from $29.99). It's worth every penny in my opinion. 

My mom got me Lysa Terkeurt's book, "It's Not Supposed to Be This Way" for Christmas and I LOVE IT. I have really high expectations of people and holidays and how I think things should go (and how people should be) -- and get insanely upset and disappointed when they don't go or don't act how I think they should -- and this book has reminded me how unrealistic that actually is. This is worth the read! 

I saw Christina talk about Museum Putty on her Instagram Stories last week and I immediately Prime'd it for $5.21. It's a soft Play-Dough-like putty that you put on the bottoms of drawer organizers (among other things) to get them to stay put in drawers. I have had the hardest time with my silverware organizer, makeup organizer and junk drawer organizers staying in the same spot and not flailing all across the drawers. This stuff WORKS! I am so glad I did it! 

I asked y'all on my Instagram Stories last week about any concealer recommendations. By far the most popular response was Tarte Double Duty Beauty Shape Tape Contour Concealer. I got it in earlier this week and am really liking it thus far! 

I hope y'all have wonderful weekends! 

Linking up with: Amanda, Andrea, Claire and Katie

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  1. We got a Cinnaholics off west 7th and I am so excited to try it! And is the cook book really that good?

  2. I just got Lysa's book and the thing I look most forward to doing this weekend is reading it. I cannot wait. Did you listen to her interview on the Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey? It was hands down my favorite and amazing. Good luck with the biscuits, they are amazing. Happy weekend!

  3. I have the tarte concealer on my list to try! I am starting to watch what I eat come monday because I've been confused all week with what day it is LOL! xo, Biana-BlovedBoston

  4. That cookbook is so inspiring to flip through -- I love how beautiful the photography within it is!

    I need to get that museum putty because it drives me CRAZY when my acrylic drawer organizers slide all over the place.

  5. The Magnolia Cookbook is AMAZING! Don't you wish Joanna Gaines was your best friend?

  6. I will have to check that cookbook out!! Not related to this post but on the marinated green bean recipe, my bacon didn't seemed to be cooked all the way. Did I miss a step somehow??

  7. I heard great things about the concealer, I haven't tried it yet though! I need to add it to my list!

    Also just found your blog from Biana, and love it!!
    xo, Lisa @ Mom Wife Design Life


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