Friday 5+1 (5 Things I Love + 1 Thing I Don’t) – 12.14.18

I hope you’re all enjoying the holiday season and not getting too mired down with stress.  We’ve had two parties in the span of a week, and while I love entertaining, I’m pretty pooped out at the moment and am looking forward to having some downtime this weekend.  The upside to having parties is that my house is looking pretty good at the moment.  But alas, my college son will be home tomorrow, so it will be short-lived, I’m afraid.  He’s lucky I’m excited to have him home. 😉

Let’s get on with this week’s Friday 5+1!  This post contains some affiliate links.

Dr. Scholl’s Ankle Boots

One of my friends had a pair of these ankle boots on, and they caught my eye right away.  I love that they have a little bit of a platform on them, which is always a little easier on your feet, while still giving you some height.  Plus, they’re Dr. Scholl’s, so you know they’ll be comfortable.

Friday 5+1 - Dr. Scholl's Ankle Boots


This Ninjabread cookie kit just made me laugh out loud.  So funny and clever, and a fun alternative to the traditional gingerbread house or gingerbread man cookie.  For your favorite martial arts ninja. 🙂

Ninjabread Gingerbread Cookie Kit


If you haven’t watched Dumplin’ on Netflix yet, I suggest you add it to your to-do list for the weekend.  I’ll preface this by saying I watched it when my husband wasn’t home, but I still think he would have gotten a kick out of it.  I love Jennifer Aniston, and this movie is just a great one for girls and women alike.  It’s smart, it’s funny, and it has a great message.

Dumplin Movie

Christmas Tree Storage Bags

Do yourself a favor, if you don’t have a Christmas tree storage bag already, buy one now, before it’s too late.  I bought three last year (and am getting another one this year since I forgot one for a new tree from last year).  The proof of their value is the fact that I tried to carry a Christmas tree box upstairs (that was falling apart), and there was no way I could do it without help.  But I got smart, and put it in a Christmas tree storage bag – from a tree that we already set up – and carried it up by myself, no problem.  It just makes sense, and makes it so much easier to store and set up the following year.  Ditch the torn up, duct taped Christmas tree box.  You’ll thank me.

A Wreath Making Party

One of my friends hosts a wreath making party for a group of us every year, and I missed it last year, but was able to make it this year.  Everyone brings an appetizer and we get to work making beautiful wreaths with the greenery and embellishments that the florist provides.  What’s fun is that we all started with the same wreath, but we walked out with our own unique creations.  

And what’s crazy is that we started out with grapevine wreaths, that I never would have thought to use.

Wreath Making Party

The florists were on hand to help make some beautiful bows for our wreaths too.

Wreath Making Party

Here’s my finished wreath, sitting above my mantel.  I left some of the grapevine still exposed, and added a gorgeous rich green velvet bow.  I love it!  And they’re super easy.  A grapevine wreath is really a great foundation for a Christmas wreath – the evergreens just fit right in!

Grapevine Wreath with Evergreen for Christmas

My +1 for the Week – The Aisles at Hobby Lobby

Hobby Lobby, you’re awesome, but for the love, your aisles are too darn narrow!  I know I’m not the only person who has had to back up and out of the aisle because I couldn’t get around the other person in the aisle (and most times they’re not paying attention anyway).  But, wider aisles would make this a non-issue, right?  See Exhibit A to demonstrate my point.Friday 5+1

I hope you have an awesome weekend!






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    December 15, 2018 at 11:43 pm

    I agree 100% about the aisles at Hobby Lobby. Same problem at World Market.

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