Friday, December 16, 2016

Friday Favorites 12/16

I'm going to start something new this week. I'm linking up with with these 3 gals, (Andrea, Erika, Narci) and sharing my 5 favorite things from this week. I'm going to try to do this weekly to jump start back to blogging. So here goes...


Better than Sex Chex.

This is my new go to holiday treat. I've made this recipe twice already. It's the perfect thing to take somewhere or give as a gift. It's so easy to make. No cooking, just some melting in the microwave. Perfect for kids to make. You can find the recipe HERE.


I have done almost all of my Christmas shopping here. Even stocking stuffers. I actually just finished all of my shopping this morning with no fear that my items won't make it in time for the big day. Avoiding the crowds at the stores is just another bonus to shopping online. In the new year I'm going to try their pantry service. I'll let you know how I like it.


My oldest son turned 18! I can't believe it!!! Time goes so fast. One day you think they're never going to be potty trained, learn to read or be old enough to not be in the nursery at church, then you blink and they're seniors in high school with a job, preparing to enlist in the Marines after they graduate. Sometimes it's too much for this mom to handle.


I know this is a cheesy sitcom, but I like it. It reminds me of my childhood watching the original. I'm not binge watching, but it's a nice little break when I'm eating lunch or just want to relax for 20-30 minutes.


My tree is finally finished! My prelit tree did not work properly when I took it out of the box this year. More than half of the lights were out. So frustrating. It looked like this last weekend.

See that pile of lights by the fireplace? It took me about 6 hours to cut off all the existing from the tree. Then many more hours to restring it with all new lights in sections so I could take it apart and store for next year. I am leaving the new lights on the tree so I don't have to go through that again. Now if a strand goes out, I can just replace that one strand and all will be good. I even bought a couple of extra strands to stick in the tree box just for that purpose. The tree now looks like this!

See you next week!