Happy Friday, Friends! I am linking up with Andrea from Momfessionals, and her friends, for the writing of this blog post. By the way, if you don't ever do this, now is a fun time to go to her blog and look at all the other link ups. I have found that people post about their homes at this time of year, and you know that is one of my favorite things to do...look at people's homes. :) Call me nosy or a wannabe decorator, I just love looking around and being inspired.
Speaking of people writing about their homes, click here and read my post from yesterday, called "come on in...".
It has been a stellar week for me. The weather has been my favorite, which is cold and slightly dreary, and I've made some great dinners, which is a favorite for all the men in this house. I call that a win. I had mentioned that I was in a cooking rut this week, but I totally forgot that we bought a whole ham from Costco on Sunday. Jonah and Noah LOVE ham at Thanksgiving, and this year, nobody made one. I'm laughing, because I had NO IDEA they loved ham so much. So we bought this with them in mind. I made it for dinner on Tuesday night, along with some potatoes, green beans and leftover potato salad. Last night I made a giant pot of chicken tortilla soup, and tonight I'm making my boys their favorite homemade mac and cheese that I've made for years, and we'll be adding in some of that leftover ham.
I also have some actual favorite THINGS to write about this week, which is unusual.
First up is this song, and this entire album, both of which are my current favorites. I actually wrote out some of the lyrics from this song in yesterday's post. In all the lovely that this time of year brings, I never want to get carried away with all that stuff. Jesus is the reason why we even celebrate, and I want to keep Him front and center in my mind and in my heart, where He deserves to be. Some of the words from this song are a great reminder for me. Like I said, go visit yesterday's post (click here) and read for yourself.
I posted about this earlier in the week, but it's totally worth mentioning again. I buy all my candles, hand soaps and body lotions from HomeGoods. This candle smells AMAZING. I have burned it for two straight days, and there is still a lot left. I actually burn my candles all the way down to nothing, believe it or not. I love them and I love smell good things and for my home to feel (and look and smell) warm and cozy and inviting, so candles are a great, inexpensive way to accomplish that. This is my current favorite candle.
I'll share one from last year, too, that I am still enjoying. It is also from HomeGoods.
This was part of my Christmas gift from my mom last year, and there is still some left. I love this jar and will keep it forever. The same is true with the green one above. Candles are one of my favorite things to gift to people and to receive as gifts.