FIve on Friday and My Favorite Things for November Linkup

Hooray for Friday!  Linking up today with Darci, Liz, Christina, and Natasha with my five on friday and also with Emily at Beauty and the Greek and Kylie from Lipgloss and Lunges for my favorite things for the month of November! 

{One}  HALLOWEEN -  It was so much fun celebrating Brody's first Halloween.  He wore his costume for a total of 15min, but that's okay.  We snapped a few pictures, got some good laughs, and then threw on something cooler and walked the streets a bit.  I hadn't passed out candy to trick-or-treaters in so many years...It was a blast to answer the door and try and guess what all these kids costumes were.  

{TWO} Needlepoint Stocking - Needlepoint stockings have been a tradition in my family for a long time and me, Matt and Bella all have one and this year I just order Brody's and I am so in love!! I can't wait to hang all of them on the fireplace (hopefully in our new home).  This one came from Lands End.  

{THREE}  Speaking of the new house, our kitchen backsplash was installed this week and I am so smitten! It turned out better than imagined and I couldn't be happier!

{FOUR}  FLORIDA vs GEORGIA - So excited for this game this weekend!  We will not be attended it, but I will certainly be watching it on TV.  This game is played on neutral turf in Jacksonville, FL and is known as the world's largest outdoor cocktail party.  It is no joke.  I attended the game every year as a UF student and made it back for one or two after I graduated and I certainly hope to make it to a few more in the future.  It's a blast!

{FIVE}  My Favorite Things for November -  I'm linking up with Emily at Beauty and the Greek and Kylie from Lipgloss and Lunges for my favorite things for the month of November! 
My Favorite Things | November

Revlon Kissable Lip Stain - I have this lip stain in about 10 different colors that float throughout my different purses and diaper bags.  I love them so much. 
The Christmas List App - I have already started my Christmas shopping this year (which doesn't normally happen for me), but I am determine not to be stressed about it come December.  This is such an awesome app to track your purchases along the way! I've used to the past two years and love it.
Josie Maran Argan Oil - I love this oil all the time, but especially wants colder weather starts to move in and I need something to hydrate my skin really well.  This stuff is worth the money plus it removes eye makeup. #bonus!
Our Best Bites Oreo Turkeys -  I made these turkey's a few years back for our Thanksgiving table at my Mom's house and they were our place card holders and all of our guests went absolutely bonkers over them.  They were the cutest damn things ever!  They are a pain in the ass to make, but the end result is worth it.  I think we will make them again this year unless I find something else that is just as cute!
Slow Cooker - A slower cooker is great to break out this time of year to make some awesome soups or stews and also for all the great football games that are on this month!  I can't wait to try out some new recipes with ours!

Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend and is recovering from all the Halloween festivities!! xoxo


  1. LOVE that costume! Savanna was in her costume for a few hours but nobody really seen her because she hung out in her stroller most of the time while he brother trick or treated!

  2. Ok, first of all, my jaw literally dropped when I saw your backsplash. It is GORGEOUS! So happy you linked up and shared your Favorite Things! I'm pretty sure I must have that Christmas app to keep me organized. What a great idea!

    Thanks again for linking up with us! Love all of your Favorite Things!

  3. Oh wow! The backsplash! Can't wait to see the whole kitchen done! Also, you're little boy is adorable in that costume! I'm glad you posted about the Revlon lip stain. I have been wanting to try either those or the ones from Clinique. Now that I know someone who loves the Revlon one's I will have to try them out! Thanks for sharing Annie!!

  4. I always get excited to meet fellow Gator fans! I lived in Gainesville most of my life before moving Orlando. I'm ashamed to say that I haven't kept up with the Gators this year but that'll change now that I don't have Halloween to distract me.

  5. ANNIE!!! I die for that backsplash!!! It looks amazing...so exciting!

  6. Brody looks just adorable in his costume!

  7. THE cutest little Elephant! I'm also lovin' your leop belt! ;)


  8. Hello! I am a new follower via the Favorite Things link up party and am loving everything in this post! I also made those darn oreo turkies the last two years for Thanksgiving and family members are still asking me about them for this year. I hate to burst their bubbles but I really do not think I am going to attempt them again this year, they really are so hard to make!!! Also the Lands End catalog came to our office today and I flipped through it and thought that those stockings were so darn cute! I cannot wait to have kids so I can do things like that!!! Hope your having a great week!

  9. I have a deluxe sample of the Josie Maran oil from Sephora but I hadn't tried it yet. This week I shall! :)