Before I get into my “Friday Favorites” let’s have a little Thanksgiving re-cap, shall we?
I only snapped a few pictures at my Aunt & Uncle’s house, but the entire spread was delicious!
My plate included a tasting of turkey, potato filling, cranberry relish, corn, & green bean casserole (with brussel sprouts & bacon). I tried to keep the portions relatively small (keeping yesterday’s mindful-eating strategies in mind) & didn’t go back for seconds since I knew I’d be eating another dinner at Chris’s parent’s house.
The dessert options were plentiful:
I went with a piece of pumpkin pie, a cut-out cookie, a truffle (milk chocolate filled with peanut butter), & a small piece of my contribution…
I did take a photo of my completed cake, but for some reason it won’t transfer from my camera. Anyway… I cut them into bite-sized pieces & it’s the little square “bite” next to the pumpkin pie in the picture above.
After leaving my family’s get-together, we headed to Chris’s family’s house, & finally returned home around 10:30PM. We were exhausted & headed right to sleep!
This morning, I headed off to a 9:15AM spin class at my gym to counter-act the abundance of food I consumed yesterday. Then, I came home & made this for breakfast:
Oatmeal with 1 tsp. chia seeds, walnuts, semi-sweet chocolate chips & a drizzle of honey.
Doesn’t everyone need chocolate in their breakfast on the morning following the most indulgent day of the year?! No?
After breakfast, I got ready to complete some Black Friday shopping with my mom & sister. I didn’t end up purchasing too much, but it was still fun to go out for a bit!
For my “Friday Favorites” this week, I’m going to share with you all some of the items on my Christmas list this year.
I actually worked on composing my Christmas list this evening, & even created a board on Pinterest filled with my favorite items. Here are a few…
- The Limited Merino V-Neck Sweater
The Limited Cassidy Boot-cut Pant
- LOFT Animal Print Henley Blouse
- Annie Marlie Dark Brown Flats (The brown flats I currently wear were purchased in 2008 – time for an upgrade!)
- Lilly Pulitzer 2012 Agenda
Additionally, I’m in the market for some spin shoes (suggestions welcome!) & a new camera!
What’s on your Christmas list this year?