Friday, November 5, 2021
Happy Friday! It is that time of the week where we link up with Andrea, etc. for Friday Favorites right here!
Grab your coffee or if it is later in the day when you read this…your cocktail!
I had lots of favorites this week and I hope you did, too!
My first favorite is YOU! You all are so kind to me and I appreciate all of your birthday wishes. I also shared how I spent my personal day here! You all also really respond to my health journey posts in such a sweet way, like in my Non Scale Victory post this week. I feel weird putting something so personal out there sometimes, but the greater good is to help someone else who was just like me, you know? So, my dear readers who have become friends are definitely one of my favorites. It really tickles me that people take the time to leave comments that are so sweet and encouraging.
My seniors got me a card and made a poster of all of The Daily Scott Instagram photos thus far.
They found this cup with all of the countries!
And, they even got Ernie a Starbucks toy!
Even with the harder stuff, I feel so lucky to have such amazing kids in my life!
I found this healthier polish brand at Target called Tenoverten and this color is called “Church”.
I love doing my own nails and I love the darker fall colors.
OMG! I love this new wine find. I tried to find wines with either skulls on the bottle or Halloween type names for my party. I found Ghost Vine and I will be buying it again.
I can only describe it like it might have the same spices that a chai latte has. It is so good! Has anyone else tried it? I wouldn’t say it is super sweet but it isn’t dry. It is a little bit sweet but with those interesting spice notes. I sound like a sommelier I am sure!
O.k., I’m back. I had to go pour a glass of Ghost Vine for research purposes.
I love this book! There’s talk of wine and cheese and there is a vineyard and family secrets…
It is time for me to start requesting some Christmas books. Don’t hate me but I don’t think I can do a Hallmark movie anymore. They are just so bad. So, my vice is reading seasonal books. I requested this:
Bourbon, Lipstick, and Stilletos is a good blog and Insta follow. She is a Kentucky blogger.
I have been wearing my new KS necklace and still can’t believe it was only $30 with the discount. Do you know about necklace extenders? I bought one. You can clip it on to any necklace where the clasp is and make it longer.
Our leaves are really starting to turn. I am partial to the reds.
Amanda Nighbert is a great follow on Insta for healthy living. She posted this:
Not trying to be a martyr, but I was nodding my head as I read this. We have only been back to normal-ish school for 12 weeks. It will take time to heal our kids. I had a student absent for several days who just returned and told me her Dad has been in the hospital on a ventilator.
And, I totally agree with the above that teachers saw what groups of kids were like pre-pandemic and we see them now in whatever stage this is. There is no doubt in my mind that they are benefiting from being back in school. We provide academics, social life, sports, clubs, guidance, and so much more. I have changed as a teacher. I am trying to talk about about mental health and share my own coping mechanisms now. As tired as I am, I know that I am needed. I may not teach a perfect lesson every day or get through to everyone, but I know that I am needed.
Another favorite follow on IG is The Life on Purpose:
Gosh, isn’t that great? Have you ever looked at your to-do list and asked yourself if those items align with your beliefs and priorities? I do this all the time and end up crossing things off my list without doing them.
Sometimes doing less helps you be more productive?
I love finding new recipes and this is one I am wanting to try stat!
Most of you know I have been doing WW Purple. Well, Monday all the color plans go away and WW is launching a new plan. I think it’s called Personal Points. I am anxious to see the new plan and I think it will be good to mix it up a bit. I think the foundation of portion control, lower carb, and balance will remain the same. If you have been thinking about WW, maybe this new plan is for you. I received a comment from a reader that she had started WW and already lost 15 pounds! How cool! I think I pay about $20 a month and the app and the program are worth every bit of that. Honestly, that is 4 Starbucks drinks a month that I am no longer buying, you know?
My sister gave me an Amazon gift card and I am trying out a few clothing items. I will let you know what I think next Wednesday in my WIWW post.
I ordered a cream sweater, a leopard silky skirt, and a black slightly puffed sleeve sweater. I am just not impressed by what I have seen in stores. Anyone else? I want to shop locally and I do try. I return more than I keep from Amazon but one of these items is an Amazon Basics which I have found to be pretty nice.
Well, this Friday Favorites was all over the place. It got deep and it got shallow. it really is a lot like my brain.
Y’all are simply the best. Leave me a comment about your favorites this week and also leave me some blog topics you might be interested in?