Friday Favorites | Botanical Gardens, Christmas Parties, & a Pedicure

Happy Friday Friends!! Only 4 more sleeps until CHRISTMAS!! The kids are officially on Christmas Break. They go back January 7th! We have lots of memories to make over the break!

But first, let's start with a few FAVORITES from this week.



On Tuesday, I shipped all my OPEN ORDERS for 2018. Being a part of so many people's holiday gift giving is most definitely a FAVORITE! Thank you all so much.


Tuesday evening we took the kids to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens for the Garden Lights. The lights are just amazing to me. This is one of my FAVORITE traditions that we do each year. 











The Atlanta skyline at dusk was BEAUTIFUL









These little balls were my FAVORITE lights. I need some of these for my yard. 


Ella's FAVORITE way to look at the lights were with her 3D glasses. She picked the pair that made all the lights look like Reindeer. 


We had the BEST time together walking around and looking at all the lights. If you ever get a chance to go to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens at Christmas you will not be disappointed. 

Wednesday evening we celebrated Christmas with some of our FAVORITE people... The Smith's 

This year was Stephanie's turn to host our FriendsMAS and of course, she was the perfect hostess. Generally, only Stephanie and I exchange gifts but Ella and Addison said they were exchanging next year. 


Stephanie knows Buffalo Plaid is my FAVORITE. 


and I know cocktail napkins are Stephanie's FAVORITE. 



Ella snapped this picture of us. It's a little blurry but I absolutely love it. Stephanie is one of my FAVORITE people in this whole world. Girlfriends and laughter are so good for the SOUL. 


Stephanie also knows that JOJO is my FAVORITE and look at what else she gave me...


Have you seen anything cuter than these appetizer forks? I didn't think so.


Thursday was weigh in day and the number on the scale was NOT a FAVORITE. I was up 2.6 this week. EEK. I was expecting a gain but I was not excepting that much of one. It's ok and I'm not going to beat myself up over it. I will give myself grace and work harder this week. 


Ella had her Christmas party at school yesterday and we had to snap a picture with her FAVORITE teachers. 

Ms. Cook


and Ms. Miller


The kids had early release yesterday so I dropped them off at home to clean their rooms while I snuck away to get a pedicure and grocery shop! 

Just look at this green glittery goodness. 😉


We have a busy weekend ahead and we are so excited! 

What was one of your FAVORITE things this week?