Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites

TGIF! I’m off to do some Christmas shopping sans baby. Woohoo! Tim is taking Graydon grocery shopping in order for this magical morning to come true. He’s a good man. I appreciate all he does for our family. He’s my number one FAVORITE! FAVORITE beverage this week is Yule Shoot Your Eye Out. “It’s a major award!” Gotta love a beer that’s themed after one of my favorite Christmas movies. Monday, we celebrated my sister-in-law’s new teaching job and the family’s future move back to San Antonio–YAY! My brother and Tim went out to get some celebratory supplies and dinner, and this is what they brought home for me. Karbach is a local brewery in Houston. Local as in we’re in the same state. It’s dark like a Guinness, but not that rich and you certainly won’t feel like you need a spoon to drink it. It’s more of a consistency like a Sam Adams Boston Lager. Ever since Graydon was born, I just don’t have a taste for liquor anymore—except a really good margarita— but I love a good, flavorful dark beer. Weird, I know. That college girl who only drank Miller Lite is branching out to the good stuff now. Maybe my tastes grew up…  So if you like dark beer, you should totally try it! Plus, the label is just super cute. Yes, I have been known to choose my beer and wine based on the label. Sometimes it works out. Sometimes. FAVORITE piece of mail. My Christmas Cheer package came in! Read about the exchange here. I’m looking forward to making sugar cookies with the family next week...
Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites

Linking up with Andrea, Erika, and Narci today for Friday Favorites. #1. Circle E Candles I have been loving my new scents since our trip to Fredericksburg last week. I’m so glad we live so near to the Circle E Candle factory. You can smell the candles when you step out of your car in the parking lot. So good! My favorite scent that I’ve been burning this week is Orange Patchouli…and it’s fun to say! Try it. Patchouli. Did you say it out loud? Anyway, it smells cozy and warm like something you’d smell in a spa while relaxing during a massage, but also with a hint of orange. Perfect for a fall transitional scent. #2. Prayer Journal I’m really enjoying my Val Marie Paper Prayer Journal. I keep a prayer list on my phone, but I don’t always go back and look at it once I write it down, and then I noticed I have random prayer requests written in so many different notes sections. I needed some organization, and I found these. I even bought one for my husband (there’s a men’s version too!) and my best friend. The journal is divided into topics, and I like that I have an intentional place to write prayers down and it’s something tangible that I can refer back to. I keep the prayer journal on my end table in the living room next to my daily devotional, so I can see it each morning when I sit down with my coffee. #3. Homemade Iced Passion Tea Lemonade Sometimes I need a fun little drink to get me through the...