Friday Favorites 12.13.13

by Danica on December 13, 2013

Happy Friday!!

things I’m loving this week…

  • this bread.  torn up and thrown into a bowl, topped with sliced banana, almond milk, and a large spoonful of peanut butter.  do it.
  • our Christmas tree.  I just can’t help but smile when I look at it all lit up each evening!

christmas tree!  2013

  • these 3 videos from Upworthiest:

a glimpse at how the media treated women this year is a look at way too many cringe-worth moments

5 minutes of what the media actually does to women

I bet these people never expected to be models, but the results are so gorgeous

  • this dinner I made last night:

butternut squash mexi-bake casserole dinner

I can’t wait to share the recipe with you next week!

  • the show Parenthood - I just finished season 1 and I’m completely in love with it.
  • last night’s sunset:

December sunset - beautiful

  • this post by Andrea Beaman:  What?!  I can’t believe YOU are sick!
  • my Bible study small group (yes, I’ve said this in the past, but I really mean it) – we had our Christmas party on Wednesday night and it just reminded me of how grateful I am for all they teach me and for the friendships I’m making through it.

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Do you watch Parenthood?  {no spoilers!}

If you work in the health field, do you get confronted with that idea that you’re some sort of superhuman and should never get sick or deal with health issues since you know a lot about health?

And because it’s Friday, what are your weekend plans?!

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1 Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat December 13, 2013 at 7:30 am

Happy Friday!!! I have NO plans this weekend…so excited about that! We’re supposed to get snow and ice pretty much all weekend, so we’ll be staying in the house, keeping warm and enjoying our beautiful tree. Speak of trees…yours looks so pretty!

Oh, and can’t wait for the recipe! It looks delicious!
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2 Danica December 16, 2013 at 7:06 am

For some weird reason your comment went to my spam folder on Friday – I’m glad I found it to rescue! :)
Hope you had a great weekend, Holly!

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3 Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy December 13, 2013 at 7:42 am

I am loving Parenthood! I just started watching this season, and I know I need to start from the beginning.

We have the same Christmas tree skirt — Target :)?
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4 Danica December 15, 2013 at 10:49 am

You definitely should start from the beginning! I, on the other hand, completely avoid the station/show website and any/all commercials for it on tv – I’m scared to get any spoilers! :)

And yep! tree skirt from Target last year!

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5 Becky December 13, 2013 at 7:57 am

I’m in love with our Christmas tree right now too! This weekend will be pretty busy for me. I graduate tomorrow (yay!) and then celebrate Christmas with one side of my grandparents Sunday. Tis the Season!
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6 Danica December 15, 2013 at 10:49 am

Congratulations on your graduation, Becky!!!

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7 Katie December 13, 2013 at 9:27 am

Parenthood is the best! Be prepared for unexpected tears (and laughs).
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8 Danica December 15, 2013 at 10:50 am

I’ve laughed out loud while running on the treadmill before – I’m *that* person at the gym when I watch it :)

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9 Heather @fitncookies December 13, 2013 at 9:40 am

Oh my gosh Parenthood is one of my favorite shows! I love it :) Though I’m a bit behind on this season… need to catch up! Love the tree and the sunset! Ours was beautiful last night, too!
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10 Katie @ running4cupcakes December 13, 2013 at 10:04 am

I love our Christmas tree too! I also love having Luke try to find ornaments on the tree. . . he loves finding the bear, moose and horse the most!
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11 Danica December 16, 2013 at 7:07 am

aww I’m sure he just loves it! Lit up trees are typically pretty magical :)
Hope you had a great weekend, Katie!

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12 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries December 13, 2013 at 11:04 am

CUTE Christmas tree – love it!

Parenthood is probably my top favorite show! We watch it on Netflix though, so we’re always a season behind.
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13 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl December 13, 2013 at 11:52 am

Whatever that dinner recipe is, it looks AWESOME. I’m looking forward to that recipe!
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14 ErikaMC December 13, 2013 at 1:02 pm

We love Parenthood. It’s the one show a week that both my husband and I make sure we are home to watch.

We are going to try and take our 2-year-old son to see Santa – hopefully he won’t be too scared!

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15 Danica December 15, 2013 at 10:51 am

How was seeing Santa?! I hope he liked it and wasn’t too scared! :)

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