Friday Favorites, 2013: Week 49

Friday, December 6, 2013

December already??

I’m determined that among all the hustle and bustle I WILL enjoy the quiet moments of Christmas…like the twinkly lights on the tree, watching Christmas movies while sipping on eggnog, the quiet of the winter night.

Here are my favorites from this week…

Favorite positive postA Helpful Guide to Stop Comparing Ourselves to Others (~~becoming minimalist).  VERY important to remember….especially during the holiday season where it always seems that someone is doing everything faster, smarter, and more beautiful…we all have our own traditions and it is way too easy to get caught up in comparing our lives to others and then feeling like we come up short.

Favorite holiday sipHomemade Egg Nog.  LOVE this holiday drink and would love to try making it myself!

Eggnog

~~Photo and recipe…Little House Living

Favorite finance advice

(Almost) Everything Useful I’ve Learned about Personal Finance in Ten Sentences

What You Sacrifice Today for a Better Tomorrow

(~~The Simple Dollar)

Favorite happy drinkHomemade Bailey’s Irish Cream Liquor…now this could make a girl happy during the holidays :)

Bailey's

~~Photo and recipe…How Sweet It Is

Favorite inspiration15 of Nelson Mandela’s best quotes…my favorite…“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”  HOW TRUE. (~~USA Today)

Favorite sweets

Cookie Butter and Chocolate Blossoms…a new twist on a holiday favorite!

Cookie Butter Blossoms

~~Photo and recipe…Yellow Bliss Road

Soft Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies

~~Photo and recipe…Cookies and Cups

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

~~Photo and recipe…What Megan’s Making

No Bake Coconut Pecan Praline Cookies…you had me at NO BAKE!

Coconut Praline Cookies

~~Photo and recipe…Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

Favorite interesting read….Why Does Everything Have To Be So Special? (~~Mary Organizes)

Favorite healthy main meal…with all the sweet treats floating around in blog world it’s nice to have some healthy main meals to fill up on!  This Light and Healthy Cabbage Soup (with Easy Cheese Toasts) sounds delicious!

Cabbage Soup

~~Photo and recipe…Willow Bird Baking

Favorite Christmas funny

Santa funny

Make it a great week!

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  1. Chocolate and peanut butter together is a huge weakness for me. Those sweet treats all look amazing.

    Wow the article on comparing oneself to others was eye opening for me. I have been struggling with this ever since the Montreal marathon. It has been emotionally debilitating to some degree and although I acknowledge it as an issue I’m having trouble breaking the behavior. I’ll be re-reading this article from time to time.


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