Friday Favorites {Week 40} – Recovering from Thanksgiving Edition

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday!  It’s good to be back with another Friday Favorites after taking a Thanksgiving holiday break.  This week has been all about recovering from Thanksgiving and jumping right in to Christmas preparations!  This weekend is chock full of craziness and fun, which you’ll get to hear all about next week!  Here are some of our favorites from this past week (if you follow on Instagram, then you’ve probably seen most of these pictures!):

Thanksgiving Dinner 2015

1. Spending the Thanksgiving holiday with family.  My sister and her family live in Maryland, so we don’t get to see them as often as we’d like.  My kids love getting to spend time with their cousins, who are finally at an age where the kids can all play together without constant adult supervision.  And of course, can’t forget about Thanksgiving dinner itself.  The whole family pitched in to help cook the deliciousness pictured above!

Bartenura Moscato

2.Bartenura Moscato – I am not a big wine drinker.  However, I do love a good moscato.  Especially a bubbly moscato.  My sister had recently tried this wine and bought a couple of bottles for Thanksgiving.  I think this is going to be my go-to wine.  It is fruity, sweet and bubbly!  If I’m going to drink wine, this is definitely the kind I want to be drinking.  Warning – you have to like sweet wine!

Christmas Tree

3.  Decorating for Christmas – We put up and decorated our tree last weekend and the Weekend Chef also put up the outside lights.   I also bought this Star Shower Laser Light after seeing a neighbor’s house lit up with it.  Now, there are several houses on our street with this, including ours!  For $40 we thought it was worth it.


4.  Smashburger – On our way home from Maryland we stopped at a Smashburger in New Jersey.  We had never been before and opted for that versus rest stop fast food. While I was thinking this chain was similar to Five Guys, it’s definitely a little different.  There are lots more options including burgers, chicken sandwiches and even salads.  Yes, I ate that burger pictured above, while the Weekend Chef ate a Cobb Salad with a burger patty added in.  (He’s good about eating healthy…..I obviously, am not!) A Smashburger just opened near our house and we will definitely be visiting it soon!

Big Apple Circus

5.  The Big Apple Circus – I won tickets to see the Big Apple Circus last night down at Lincoln Center in New York City from Kerri at Raising Three Savvy Ladies.  The kids had an amazing time!  While we didn’t get home until after 10 PM on a school night, it was well worth it!  I will be writing up a post about it next week!

ICYMI, on the blog this past week:
Monday I posted a November recap.
Tuesday I posted about our trip to the home of Franklin D. Roosevelt with our Every Kid In a Park pass.
Wednesday I joined in a monthly Currently link-up.
Thursday I posted a collection of Hanukkah picture books.

Linking up with Tif @ Bright on a Budget, Amana from Meet @ the Barre and Andrea @ Momfessionals!  Have a great weekend!



    • Yes, if I’m going to drink wine, it’s usually a moscato!

  1. I love those laser shower lights. I wish I would have got one but we just did the regular outline and added in some animals!

    • The kids were so excited to get it and now every time we see another house with them, they yell out “star shower!” Hope you had a great weekend!

  2. Ooo a bubbly Moscato I’ve never tried before!!! YEAH!!! Definitely going to pick this one up! I’m always on the search for a new wine! Smashburger is definitely different than Five Guys..I hope you had the Rosemary fries! They are delicious! Out of all the years I’ve lived near New York City I’ve never been to the Big Apple Circus! I need to add it to bucketlist! =)

    I hope you have a great weekend!

    • I’m not a big fan of rosemary, so we didn’t try the rosemary fries. But we all loved the regular fries! This was the first time we’ve seen the circus in New York City. The last time we went many years ago, we saw the Big Apple Circus at the Palisades Center Mall. Hope you had a great weekend!

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