Friday Favs

TGIF

HAPPY FRIDAY FRIENDS! Hope your weekend is full of booze and bad decisions OR friends and activities OR delicious food and laziness! However you choose to celebrate the best days of the week, I hope it’s AWESOME! With that being said, here are some things that have made my Friday a little more awesome and maybe they will make yours more awesome too. That was a lot of awesomeness…

Fav Food-Black Bean & Butternut Squash Enchiladas

Ummmm get your tastebuds ready for one of the best experience of their tasty little lives. I made them Wednesday and have been enjoying the leftovers ever since. It’s a perfect fall/winter twist on one of the best dishes out there! Here is the link to the recipe, AND It’s a SkinnyTaste Recipe, so it’s not that bad for you (I added way more cheese than necessary so there went that)

Fav Blog Post

As some of you may or may not know my sister was diagnosed at the age of 13 with Bi-Polar Disorder. She struggles with it daily and is one of the strongest people I have ever met. I can’t imagine the demons she faces daily and yet remains to keep moving forward, keep seeking treatment, keep inspiring our family and close friends. With that being said, I do know what it’s like for people (even friends and some family) to dismiss mental illness. Take some time and read this article, it’ll give you a different perspective if you don’t have someone in your family (or yourself) that struggles with it. AND if you do, you’ll be able to relate.
Educate yourself, ask the questions, and say things like “If there’s anything I can do…”

I posted this on my Facebook Page this week, but in case you missed it…Here is the link to the post titled, “Comfort Food”.

Fav Purchase

Birchbox is one of the most popular monthly make up subscription and YES I do have a subscription, but there is a less popular $10 a month company that I like even more…it’s Ipsy! I discovered it thanks to one of my best pals, Allison, and it is the package I look forward to THE MOST every month. You get bigger product sizes (most are full size) and a little make up bag each time the package comes! This is what was in this months bag.

Fav Nail Color

OPI Gel Color- Black Cherry Chutney! LOVE IT

Fav Snack 

Cosi multigrain bread (came with my salad) dipped in Ketchup!

Hi. My name is Brooke…and I’m a Ketchup-holic. Yes I do have mini bottles of Ketchup in my office at work.

FAV APP

I’ve got the FEVER! The HoHoHo-Mistletoe-CandyCanes-SantaClaus-HollyJolly Fever! I know it’s not even Thanksgiving yet but I’m actively participating in the Christmas Shenanigans. I downloaded this app called XMAS BOOTH

It turns your picture into Santa, an Elf, Snowman, etc. I chose to turn my glass of wine into Santa Claus.

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST…FLASHBACK FRIDAY!

Here is a little reminder as to why I’m not allowed to go to Vegas, why I’m not allowed to day drink by pools, why I’m not allowed to hang out with Allison, why I (in general) can’t have nice things…

 

This video was taken during a trip to Las Vegas…the sad AWESOME part is, we will be reuniting in Vegas for Christmas with my family and I can’t promise videos like this one wont happen again. So with that being said, You are welcome World AND MOVE OVER members of the US Olympic Team because I’m coming for you!

HAPPY FRIDAY!