Friday’s Top Ten, 12.6.13

Happy Friday!

I hope you are having a fabulous week and are ready to enjoy your weekend! I plan to stay warm as we are going to have freezing cold temperatures this weekend, brr! Although it could be worse, my home town is getting freezing rain and snow and out of the three I’ll take the cold!

I’m excited to go to happy hour with Mike and enjoy some jazz music at the Mason Street Grill tonight. It might be chilly outside but some wine and music will certainly keep me warm! We’re also doing another brewery tour this week at Sprecher. They brew beer and root beer and I’ve had the root beer before and it’s really good!

Have a good weekend, ya’ll! PS- Christmas is only 19 days away, ahh!

#10 Naughty Elf on the Shelf

I’m sure you’ve heard of the Elf on the Shelf for kids at Christmas time but here is an adult version- Naughty Elf on the Shelf. These pictures are hilarious! One of my favorites is a spoof on Silence of the Lambs- Put the lotion in the basket!

#9 Holiday Nails
I love these nails from pinterest and if I was better at painting my nails I would certainly try to replicate them!
Holiday Nails

#8 Copycat Frontega Chicken Panini- IGE
Iowa Girl Eats posted this duplicate recipe from Panera of their Frontega Chicken Panini which is really good. I don’t know why I never tried to make it myself having worked at Panera but it was probably because I was sick of the food after working there for awhile. Anyways, I would certainly try the recipe now!

#7 House Plant
I received this plant after our office hung the holiday decorations and I love it. I really hope I can keep it alive especially because it looks great in the apartment!
House Plant

#6 Run to You, Rachel Gibson
I just finished reading Rachel Gibson’s new book Run to You and I loved it! It was an easy read but still captured my interest throughout the entire book and was a nice love story. If you’re into that kind of thing I highly recommend it and check out her hockey series too!

#5 Hamsa Tattoo Idea
Hamsa Tattoo Idea
I’ve been missing my grandpa a lot lately and when I nearly busted out crying in a Panera where people would think I’m crazy I decided to call my cousin and talk to her. She knows exactly how I feel since we’re going through the same thing together. I know everyone grieves differently and differently for each person who passes but this time has been more difficult than I anticipated. Well when I talked to her she told me she’s getting a Hamsa tattoo of the Hamsa necklace my grandfather used to wear. I think it’s an awesome idea and it certainly made me feel better talking to her and hearing about the tattoo.

#4 Sweet Potato Stuffed Apples- IGE
It’s an I-love-everything-Iowa Girl Eats-makes kind of day and I love this recipe for sweet potato stuffed apples and can’t wait to try it! I LOVE sweet potatoes and don’t knock the canned sweet potatoes because they’re good! ;)

#3 Corgi Cuteness
Christmas Light Corgi
Christmas corgi for you!

#2 Christmas Songs
I’m happy to listen to Christmas songs now that we’ve reached the holiday season and really enjoyed the music during the christmas special in Rockefeller Center. Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas” never gets old and I love “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire”. What’s your favorite Christmas song? What’s your least favorite?

#1 Christmas Cookies
Dark Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Along with Christmas songs that also means the over abundance of sweets! Mike and I are preparing to bake our cookies in the next week or so and I know one of the ones we’ll make is Dark Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies. I can’t wait to bake the rest!

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