Friday Favourites – what I’m loving this week

It’s been a short week here (thank you, Thanksgiving!) but it still seems like it has been a long one! Haha. I am trying to keep a lot of balls up in the air right now, but this weekend will be a nice chance to catch up a bit. We’re spending the night (with the kids) at a friend’s house on Saturday which means wine and board games – can’t complain about that!! Sunday will probably mostly be a cleaning day!!

I mentioned yesterday on Instagram that I currently seem to have 4 books on the go…I have one that I am losing interest in and another couple that will take me longer to read, but I am very much enjoying The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (longest title ever though, haha!). Megan at Semi-Charmed Kind of Life put up the topics for the Winter 2015 Reading Challenge and I think I’ll participate for the first time! I am doing some major brainstorming for some of the categories…i.e. a fiction & non-fiction book about the same topic…hmmm….

Linking up with Amanda to share some of my favourite things this week:

Jamberry Nails

My friend Laura became a Jamberry consultant this year and I had originally only tried some nails for Canada Day. I hosted a party a few weeks ago and ordered some new nail wraps and I am LOVING these fall ones (as in, I might cry when they come off) 😉 A few of my friends have asked if I am selling them now, which I’m not nor do I think I would ever be able to – it’s just not really my thing – but I still love to wear them!! So easy to put on and last for 10-14 days!! 

The Toronto Blue Jays
This team is really bringing Canada together! Being not even that close to Toronto, it is still crazy to see how their playoffs are sweeping the nation. Brian is a huge fan and he is so excited to be watching his team advance in the playoffs.

Kale Caesar Salad
I’ve been making a variation of this recipe for a couple of months now. Kale is delicious, but it can be a bit bitter and tough unless you “marinate” it a bit in olive oil and lemon juice. I basically shred/cut the kale into bite sized pieces, add the olive oil and lemon juice, let it sit for 5-10 mins after “massaging the kale”, add parmesan and garlic powder and croutons if we have any, and BAM, delicious and healthy salad. We grew a ton of kale in the garden this year and this recipe really helped me to eat it all 😉

The Show Us Your Books Link up
So many great recommendations and a giveaway this month!

A Haircut
All through university, I had pretty short hair, but I’ve always had it shoulder length or longer since I met Brian. I finally went back to short this week after wearing ponytails daily for weeks and I’m loving it!!

Running & Yoga
I have a whole post on my thoughts about these two activities but I am really loving running and I am living for yoga these days. I’m taking a once/week class with Yogaheart and it is beginner level, but so informative and SO relaxing. I also discovered Erin Motz via Instagram this week and I am loving her philosophy towards yoga as well. I find even a few minutes a day really makes a difference to me.

This Tea
Gives you a chocolate fix without the sugar. Really yummy in the afternoon for a little pick me up 🙂

This Kid

We’ve had a few ups and downs behaviour wise this week, but she is such a sweet child and brings so much joy to our family. She loved the pie too 😉

And this one too 🙂

Poor quality photo but she loves to bring us our shoes so we can all go outside 🙂
Hope you all have a great weekend!!!

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