Friday Favorites 12.20.13

by Danica on December 20, 2013

Happy Friday!!

I don’t know about you, but this week for me was one that was super busy and jam-packed, yet it felt like it took forever and a day for Friday to arrive ;)  Christmas vacation officially starts for us today though and I’m so excited to see our families soon!

Here are some things I’m loving this week…

  • the “Michael Buble (Holiday)” station on Pandora.  I mean, that man’s voice…
  • going to a dance fitness class with a friend – that always makes it more fun!
  • I was at my desk studying the other day and Zida came up to me, wanting to cuddle – it was so sweet.  I decided to take a picture, and after looking at it couldn’t help but laugh out loud.  Look at how nicely her beard is coming in!!  :)

with Zida - Dec. 2013

  • all of your responses on Wednesday’s post truly made me smile.  I loved reading every one!  I think it’s important to say too that even if we don’t have a tradition to do again this year, or maybe our family has significantly changed since last year, or even that we’re not with family for Christmas, we can always create new traditions and try new things!  It’s all about spreading joy and making memories anyway, right?
  • I laughed out loud at each of these videos:

Shi*t Crunchy People Say  :)

  • okay, so some of these are pretty darn extreme (of which I don’t fully agree with), but overall this is pretty awesome:

28 Most Iconic Feminist Moments of 2013

  • these pins…I’m ready for holiday baking with my sister!!

homemade cinnamon rolls - Chocolate Covered Katie

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

pumpkin pancakes - Chocolate Covered Katie

Pumpkin Pancakes

Chocolate Gingerbread Brownies -  Running with Spoons

Chocolate Gingerbread Brownies

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Lentil Blondies - Ambitious Kitchen

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Lentil Blondies

Gingerbread Granola - Ari's Menu

Gingerbread Granola


Our family Christmas celebrations begin this weekend!  Is anyone else celebrating a little early?

Who’s your favorite person to cook or bake with?

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Courtney @ Don't Blink. Just Run. December 20, 2013 at 7:35 am

Oooo, Santa doggie!!

Enjoy the start of your celebrations this weekend! :)
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2 Becky December 20, 2013 at 7:58 am

That’s so fun that your Christmas celebrations get to start early! We celebrated with my grandparents last Sunday, but other than that we won’t start celebrating until Monday. Ryan and I will celebrate by ourselves Monday, and then start celebrating with my family Tuesday. We will by with his family by Thursday night and celebrate with them until Sunday. It will be a fun week! :) I love to bake with any of my family or friends that will come join me in the kitchen!
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3 Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat December 20, 2013 at 8:10 am

After today, I’m on vacation until 1/2 and I can’t wait!!! I hope today doesn’t go by at a turtles pace! We’re having my family over tomorrow for a pre-Christmas dinner and then baking cookies on Sunday. I’m baking with my mom and she’s by far my favorite person to bake with!
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4 Danica December 23, 2013 at 10:12 am

That’s a nice long break! Yay!!


5 Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy December 20, 2013 at 8:16 am

We’re celebrating with Jordan’s dad’s side of the family this weekend. Have a great weekend!!
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6 Katie @ running4cupcakes December 20, 2013 at 9:17 am

I love baking with my sister. We always have the best time. And Pinterest is a great inspiration too!! I am currently listening to Michael Bluble right now too. Love it!
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7 Diane @ Life of Di. December 21, 2013 at 10:26 am

I love to bake with my mom and sister :) It’s a tradition we’ve had ever since I can remember! Also, I love those ‘Natural Mom’ videos. SO great! I laughed out loud a few times.
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8 Jessie December 22, 2013 at 1:19 am

Hope you’ve been having a wonderful time celebrating w/ your loved ones <3 Roxy will do the same thing when I'm studying & not showing her any attention. It makes my heart smile when she comes up & pretty much demands we cuddle.

Happy Holidays, Sweetie
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9 Danica December 23, 2013 at 10:14 am

Happy Holidays, to you too, Jessie!! <3


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