Hi hello! Happy Friday! Happy weekend to ya. What do you’ve gotten happening? We have a Christmas dinner at a buddy’s home, a squadron Christmas celebration, a celebration, and two birthday brunches. So many enjoyable actions packed into the weekend! I’m hoping that in between the occasions, we are able to make amends for some home stuff (and that I can lastly deal with the laundry mountain that’s taken over our mattress. I used to be doing a load every night time, and issues simply received out of hand in a short time…).
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It’s time for the weekly Friday Faves celebration! This is the place I share a few of my favourite finds from the week and across the internet. I at all times love to listen to about issues that you just’re loving, too, so please shout them out within the feedback part under.
Friday Faves 12.2
One of my large targets for 2023 is to determine TikTok. I fought it for SO lengthy, however the actuality is that’s the place individuals are hanging out proper now. And as a shopper of the platform, I find it irresistible. It took the algorithm a short time to get to *know* me, but it surely undoubtedly is aware of me now. (Bring on the entire unbelievable choreography, chef life behind the scenes, singing movies, inside adorning, trend ideas, and fast recipe movies.) I actually wish to begin creating content material on TikTok and offering worth in a brand new approach, however I really feel overwhelmed by the platform, particularly with the completely different modifying strategies and options.
Thankfully, my buddy Amber – we have been in Jill’s mastermind collectively – simply created a course ALL about TikTok, together with a masterclass, and I’m so pumped to do it. She’s been crushing it over there (274k followers!), and she or he’s going to share her ideas and techniques. I do know this may not be relevant to everybody, but additionally know that loads of reader associates have on-line companies and are concerned in social media, so in case you’d like to affix me in her TikTok course, the link is here!
It’s $200 off right now and the value jumps on Monday when the course begins.
(Amber is on the far proper of this pic from our Scottsdale journey a few month in the past)
We’ll be on Instagram live at the moment speaking about TikTok if you wish to take part then, too – I’d like to see you there!
Read, watch, pay attention:
This Josh Groban video that popped up on my YouTube playlist whereas I used to be working. What a banger lol. But severely, this is among the songs that made me love him again in highschool. It’s so good!
Speaking of favourite songs, what was your most-played Spotify music in 2022? This is mine! I’ve listened to it SO many instances this yr:
Started this book and whereas it took me a short time to get into it, I’m having fun with it up to now.
Fashion + magnificence:
This sweater arrived and it’s even higher than I believed it will be. The material is top quality and I picked the heather camel coloration.
I’ve been loopy about Vuori for on a regular basis informal apparel, and have been eyeing this half-zip. I feel I’ll go for it this weekend and pop it below the tree. 😉 If you’re nonetheless present procuring, I’ve tons of concepts right here:
Fitness + good eats:
A dessert board. We had some associates over for dinner final weekend, and I used this Ina Garten tip and made a dessert board for dessert. It made it really easy and everybody may have what they wished.
I made some chocolate peanut butter bars, after which added completely different cookies and chocolate pretzels from the Whole Foods cookie bar, together with some chocolate mousse bars from Trader Joe’s. The children had scorching cocoa, and the adults had tequila sangria.
For the meal, we had appetizers (an enormous beautiful charcuterie board my buddy introduced over, sun-dried tomato dip and crackers), my fave fall salad, roast chicken, potatoes, and contemporary sourdough.
I’m so grateful that our children launched us to a few of our closest associates. Making friends as an adult will be onerous and awkward, and I really feel so grateful that our children have the sweetest associates with wonderful mother and father. 😉 We’re having a household dinner tonight and a Secret Santa alternate for the crew – it is going to be a blast.
Hope you’ve gotten a cheerful Friday and I’ll see ya quickly with Favorite issues!