Happy Friday! I have a post packed with fun stuff today…
one // I think I received a record number of comments on this amazing cookie on my insta-story last weekend. I’ve got into a really bad habit of ordering a pound of sliced turkey at the Harris Teeter deli…and then taking 4 steps over to the bakery cakes case while I wait. And when this insanely delicious four layer cookie cake is available I just have to take a slice home. It’s dangerously good but not too sweet — the middle isn’t icing, it’s fluffier which allows you to eat way more than you should in one sitting.
two // Moving on to more food! Sorry, I love food! This week we received one of our most favorite HelloFresh meals to date — Rapid Crispy Shrimp Tacos with Crunch Red Cabbage Slaw. First, this truly took less than 12 minutes to prep, cook and devour (hence, the “rapid” title). I think it’s the reason I loved it so much, but also because it was SO DANG GOOD. Everything came already prepped and sliced which I really, really appreciated so I just dumped the ingredients into a bowl and then cooked the shrimp in a few minutes. Here’s the recipe to make on your own!
three // I’ve been meaning to share Thomas’s second favorite Christmas gift — the twilight turtle constellation night light. As part of our bedtime routine Thomas loves turning on his twilight turtle and picking out the color for his starry night sky — orange, green or blue (or if we’re feeling really fun we’ll hit the button that cycles through all three). His room has a pitched ceiling too so the constellation looks amazing! The light stays on for 45 minutes before automatically shutting off too. Also, I don’t know why I find this so funny, but the box states that this constellation night light is “pediatrician recommended” in case you need another reason to purchase one.
**In case you’re wondering…I know you were!…Thomas’s favorite Christmas present was the Dirt Devil vacuum. We have to pry it out of his hands when we leave the house and especially at bedtime. That little guy literally vacuums the house all day every day.
four // I recently scooped up $8 worth of flowers at Trader Joes for the loveliest bouquet of hydrangeas ($5) and some eucalyptus ($3). Additionally, Matt and I grabbed 6 new bottles of wine but our kids were screaming so I couldn’t focus and just grabbed a hodge podge of pretty labels. So tell me, what is your favorite pinot noir or cab and your favorite sauvignon blanc at Trader Joes? Preferably under $9 a bottle.
five // I almost made my entire 5 on Friday post about this ONE item but held myself back…y’all, I recently found out (from a way cooler, trendier friend) about the iluminage skin rejuvenating eye mask that reduces the appearance of wrinkles while you sleep!!! This silky mask is embedded with copper, a well-known essential mineral with skin-enhancing properties. Anyway, you can find it at Macy’s, Neimans, Nordstrom, Sephora and a few places. Or you can do a little price shopping and pick it up from Amazon (which is currently offering it at the same price but with a coupon for $2 off) and duh, free two-day prime shipping! I am two weeks in and am LOOOOOVING it.
***Also, I’ve also been told to get the iluminage pillowcase next.