Even though the snow missed us, this week has been surprisingly eventful. On Wednesday we lost power for a good 7 hours thanks to some weird rain that somehow turned into ice but only on the trees and power lines?! Luckily the power came back on before I delved into the unopened bag of jumbo marshmallows... and I don't even like marshmallows. Eek.
So that was our excitement this week! As usual, I'm linking up with Christina, April, Darci, + Natasha for another dose of Five on Friday. These Friday posts are quickly becoming my favorite of the week!
|I had my assistant pose for a photo since I'm guessing y'all would rather see a cute dog than me in my yoga pants and glasses.|
Today I'm joining the "5 on Friday" crew in helping to spread the word on Menkes Syndrome, a rare genetic disease that affects approximately 1 in 450,000 male babies. It breaks my heart to see what Teddy, his family, and what other families have experienced, and it truly shows that as a momma, you have to trust your gut! Read this if you don't know what I'm talking about and pass along Teddy's story!
Super Soft Cookies
You know those really soft sugar cookies you get at the grocery store? My husband loves them so I surprised him by making some from scratch! I halved the recipe since Lord knows we don't need 5 dozen of these in the house, but they turned out so good! I think I can find a better icing recipe, but this cookie recipe is definitely here to stay! You can also check out our festive Valentine's Day pancakes here.
Cheap, Festive Gifting
My husband and I decided not to do gifts this year because we'd rather spend the money on our trip next month, but I couldn't not get him something. So along with making his fave cookies, I got him some beer, his favorite candy, and a pillow. I know, random, but he needed one so why not?
Post-Valentine's Date: Brunch
|Picture via Hominy Grill|
Coffee Koozie Giveaway
This week I joined forces with some fab Etsy shops, I Talk of Dreams and Skittish Coyote Studio, for a fun, festive giveaway for all of the coffee and tea lovers out there! I Talk of Dreams is also offering a discount for all of you, bonus! Follow the prompts to enter (it's easy!) and find the coupon code here!
Also in case you missed it, I guest blogged this week on Kristan's lovely new blog, Lavender and Light. I hope you'll show her some love, and enjoy my slightly serious list of how to "survive" your first year (or two or three) of marriage!!
Now, who is ready for Spring and St. Patty's Day?! We'll be having a very Italian St. Patty's, but you better believe it will still be festive around here!
Have a great weekend with lots of love!! XO