Happy Friday and happy December!!! It’s officially the holiday season which means chaos and craziness mixed in with joy and happiness . . . talk about a bag of mixed emotions.
Over the years I have tried live in the moment. Not every gift has to be perfectly gift wrapped. Some years holiday cards don’t get sent out and that’s okay. Or you might forget one of your child’s name on the holiday card and eventually you will be able to laugh about that – true story! You probably will forget a gift, at least one of your children will not like what you got them and the odds are something will be overcooked or missing from Christmas Eve dinner.
And you know what it’s all okay, it makes for great stories in future years. The imperfection is a reminder that the best gift of the season is being with family. It’s about living in the moment, the laughter and the love. I think we can all agree when the chaos of Christmas morning is over the best part just hanging out in PJs with your family!!
But we still have trudge through the shopping, the decorating, the baking and the wrapping – holiday music, baths and wine all help!
But let’s get on to this week’s Friday Favorites!!
This morning my BFF joined me down at the beach super early for a 9-mile run! It was cold, foggy and she would tell you she is not a runner but she loves a good challenge and she is competitive which means she makes me a better athlete and pushes me outside my comfort zone as I push her outside hers.
My birthday is tomorrow and we always celebrate our birthdays doing something fun, unique and/or challenging. So when she asked me what I wanted to do and I said let’s run 9 miles, she begrudgingly said okay with the promise of coffee and breakfast to follow.
She gets the honor of being one of my favorites this week not only for being a great friend but for getting pulled into possibly running a marathon or two with me this coming year for which she is still in denial. 🙂
Softest Sweats Ever
My new favorite sweats that I am actually wearing as pjs!! At the end of the day, I can’t wait to put these on – they are so soft and cozy! They are great for lounging around the house with fluffy/fuzzy socks.
My favorite thing on a Friday is a visit to DryBar for a blowout! There is nothing better than knowing on a Friday that I don’t have to wash and dry my hair until Monday! As I sat waiting for my appointment I was looking at their display and thought I would share my favorite haircare products.
• Drybar Flat Iron (The Tress Press)
Works great. What I love about this flat iron is that my hair only needs one pass through and it’s straight and soft! My college daughter has the thickest of thick hair and swears by this flat iron!
• DryBar Triple Sec
This is the magic spray that extends your blowout. It better than dry shampoo in that it actually brings back the bounce and still of your hair!
• Morrican Shampoo, Conditioner & Oil
OMG, I used all thre
Favorite Outfit of the Week
I shared this photo on Facebook this week because I love these new shoes from Target – suede slip-on high tops by DV. They are super comfy and styling and a great change up from sneakers & boots.
But lots of people asked me about my jeans – I splurged on AG ankle jeans earlier this year and love them! The good news they are on sale right now!! They are one of my favorite pairs!
Favorite Coffee Mug
I am a coffee lover and I love finding cute, fun and unique coffee mugs. Coffee mugs make great gifts as well. The Anthropologie Monogram Mug is one of my favorites and on sale for $5.00!!! There are other styles also on sale that are under product details.
I am sharing lots of gift ideas and deals on Facebook, make sure you are following me at https://www.facebook.com/hipmomstyle/
I would love to hear your favorite finds, comment below and have fun this first weekend of December.