Don’t you love Fridays? It’s the end of the week – start of the weekend. It’s the perfect day to sit back relax and reflect and look forward to the weekend ahead – whether it’s full of fun activities or a blank slate (I love weekends with no schedule). Friday nights are my favorite. It’s usually take out night in our house and we just chill man. Let the kid run around like a wild Indian after the long week, crack open a bottle of vino and get ready for an exciting night of ABC’s 20/20. Now if my 19 year little-old-self heard me chattering on like this 10 years ago I would have scoffed at this washed up 29 year old. Because 10 years ago – Friday nights were for going out till 2 AM, live concerts, 11 pm dinners at Whataburger, midnight movie showings (Ahhh I’m already tired thinking of it). No thank you…I am perfectly content with my already extended Friday bed time of 11 PM and movie nights on my sofa…in yoga pants…with the hubs. Maybe I’ll get re-energized when when I’m 40.
To kick off this beautiful weekend, I’m going to share five of my absolute favorite things that I just can’t imagine my life without.
1. Costa Del Mar South Point Aviator Sunglasses
My sweet husband got these for me for a birthday I think. And sunglasses are hard things to gift! They are very specific to people and their face shape. He hit it out of the ballpark with these because they are perfect for me and my long little face. They make the world a brighter place and I can’t imagine even getting in my car without these little babies on my head. I dread the day that I break or lose these. It will be a sad day. But if you’re in the market for some new snazzy aviators – these might be the pair for you.
Check them out here:
2. Old Gringo Boots
These boots are my absolute favorite pair of boots. They’re simple but still have a pop of color with that beautiful turquoise stitch pattern. They go with everything and look great on. With the 95+ degree heat we’ve had around here lately, I haven’t had much of an inkling to wear boots at all – but I’m ready to slip these beauties on soon. We’ve been missing each other. They are the most comfortable boot I own (probably because I wear them the most) but really – I love all my Old Gringo boots. I got this pair from our good friends who own a local western wear store in our town. If you’re in the Rio Grande Valley – Bullrider Western Wear in Harlingen can you hook you up with a pair of these beauties.
Or you can check them out online here: http://www.allensboots.com/boots/womens/l113-13-womens-old-gringo-diego-turquoise-l113-13.html
3. Monogram Mug
Coffee tastes better in these mugs. It’s true. I always always have my first cup of coffee in this mug…before the hoopla of the day begins and I have to resort to travel coffee cups. A good friend of mine gifted me a couple of these for Christmas one year and I have since bought a few of my own to add to my collection. They are simple, pretty and make coffee fun to drink. I have actually considered packing one of these in my luggage when I leave town because I. love. ’em. that. much. They also make cute little gifts!
To check these out and order a couple for yourself go to: http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/poshome-tabletop/78404.jsp#/
4. La Crema Pinot Noir
I could start by rambling on some tasting notes such as “vibrant red cherry aromas that mingle with sweet spice and coffee bean tones” (and this is true if you’re into those details) but honestly – It’s just a good subtle red wine. It goes with everything from meat, fish, chicken….and pizza. I love trying new wines. But a pinot noir is my favorite. And La Crema never disappoints. It’s my favorite wine to gift and share with guests. It’s all around crowd pleaser. The hubs isn’t a big wine drinker – but this is actually a wine that even he can enjoy. So grab few girlfriends crack open a bottle of this fermented goodness and enjoy.
You can find a bottle of La Crema Pinot Noir at most grocery stores and liquor stores – usually anywhere between $14-$22 a bottle.
5. Boom Chicka Pop
Are you catching on to my Olivia Pope drift here? Wine and popcorn…it’s a good combination. And speaking of Olivia – I am ready for Scandal and the whole TGIT train to resume. I love that show.
This is the only popcorn we eat at home. I love it – the hubs loves it – my kid loves it. Why bother buying anything else. ever. again. It’s good! It’s already popped. And it’s only 35 calories per cup. Now I might eat 8 cups in one sitting and that requires some hard math but the thought of 35 calories a cup is pretty darn nice. Want to know my deepest darkest secret? I’ve even snuck some of this deliciousness into the movie theater – for dietary reasons!!! So don’t judge. I still purchased a $7 bottle of water. Now I usually prefer the sea salt version. But my kiddo prefers the lightly sweet. There is even a kettle corn version – it’s the purple bag (but it’s a whopping 80 calories per cup – – gassssp! but it’s the best). They’re all good and worth trying.
I can only find Boom Chicka Pop at my local Target and Walmart. I think Costco stocks it as well. And there’s always that little website, Amazon.com, that we all know and love so much.
Hope you enjoyed reading all about my favorite obsessions for the week. I really do have a ton more and plan to share them in small doses on Fridays a couple times a month.