FRIDAY FAVORITES....HOLIDAYS IN FULL SWING EDITION


While last week I was upset the week drug out long, this week I wanted it to go Sloooooow, to soak in every precious Christmas season moment!! Cards sent, Shopping is done. Yesterday "wrapped" up my wrapping with an all day, blare the christmas music, drink Bailey's and Coffee all day wrapping marathon, and tonight it's Holiday Cocktails out with the ladies. I hope you're enjoying these festive Friday favorites as much as I am.

1. Bailey's
Speaking of Bailey's...I have professed my love for it on many occasions. A cup of Baileys and decaf and I'm out like a light sometimes by the light of the Christmas trees. I found a cope more cool drink recipes..check them out..
Just how I like it, clear mug and lots of Whipped Cream

And Look at these yummies!!!

Recipe HERE

2. Trifles
Nothing says Holiday Festive Food like a Beautiful Trifle in a clear glass dish. Your family and guests will rave about it's beauty when you know it was super easy to put together, This Red Velvet White Choclate Trifle is my most favorite dessert I have ever made or put on the Blog.
Recipe HERE


Gingerbread Trifle Recipe HERE

Peppermint Christmas Trifle Recipe HERE

3. Week's Attire
Boho Pretty Boutique Top, scarf from Italy, Jessica Simpson bow flats

Old Navy Dress, Alfani Booties from Macy's, JC Penny Cardigan

Nordstrom sweater, The Loft scarf, Steve Madeden Boots

4. Red and Olive
I'm not a huge fan of Christmas red and green together, but red and olive green....YES; festive with a hip vibe.
Lush Tunic in Chili Pepper Here and Refined Gloss Hunters in dark Olive Here 

More Inspo




5. A Cozy Cottage
Monday I am bringing you my home Christmas tour and it got me browsing Christmas Cottages on Pinterest. How much do you want to be in this cozy cottage curled up with your softest blanket and a good book? Me, Me, Me!!

It's getting cold in the parts...Grab someone to keep you warm & snuggle and
HAPPY GET YOUR CHRISTMAS ON WEEKEND!!!

Linking up with  Amanda // Friday Favorites  // Oh Hey, Friday  // High 5 For Friday // 5 on Friday // Claire Justine
xoxo

THE SOFTEST SWEATER & COZY FOR THE HOLIDAYS LINK-UP


I'm so excited for this month's Wednesday Fashion Link-Up because I get to lead The Blended Blog sisters and myself in a Cozy for The Holidays Fashion Link-Up. We are wearing fashion that makes us feel cozy, is a favorite of ours or evokes things like winter comfiness, Holiday outfit fun, etc. Not only do I get to showcase this soft and cozy off the shoulder sweater ensemble but if you head over to The Blended Blog, I show you this outfit with a twist and a whole lot of Happy thrown in.

 Remember I have been looking for an off the shoulder sweater, you can literally get this one from Target for under $20 right now since it is 40% off and it comes in a beautiful deep red too. I almost got that one as well.
 I had been searching high and low for faux leather leggings. I couldn't believe my eyes when I found them online at Target and how great they are!! Since I will not wear them a lot, I didn't want to pay a lot for them. Score!
 Now let's talk about all these bow choker necklaces I have been seeing. Since I am an Amazon Prime ordering Machine right now, I ordered this for under $10 and love how soft of a suede it is and easy to tie, Buy it HERE for $6.99.

 My favorite leopard clutch and peep toe suede booties just made sense to me.
Sweater 40% off now HERE and Faux leather leggings HERE (under $20!)

Now, don't forget to head over to The Blended Blog and see how I did this whole outfit a little differently.
NOW, LINK-UP ALL YOUR GORGEOUS FASHION GOODNESS!!


HAPPY MONTH OF COZY!!!


GRAPE JAM OATMEAL BARS


Confession, I do not like grape jam or jelly. I do not like PB&J sandwiches like my husband and boys do. I love grapes, grape juice, etc but jam...no way! Until I bit into a oatmeal bar from a friend and said "what is this?" Her response: "Grape Jam Bars!" Hello, a new holiday cookie recipe in my Christmas plate repertoire was born!! That day she gave me a plate of 5 different treats and this one blew me and our whole family away!!! Delicious, moist and such a pretty little bar!! Take it from me, even if you don't like grape jam, I bet you'll love these!!

Yum   


They are such an easy bar to make.
They cut so nice with some firmness, but you bite in and they are soft and sweet.
Perfect Sweet Treat Gifts or to add to your cookie plates!!
I'm going to cut them into tiny bite sized squares for my plates and call them "Jam Bites!"

What you'll need

Grape Jam Oatmeal Bars
Ingredients
1 3/4 sticks salted butter, cut into pieces
1 1/2 cups Flour
1 1/2 cups Oatmeal
1 cup Brown Sugar
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
1 (10-12 oz) jar grape jam, or about a cup and a half

Directions
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9-by-13-inch rectangular pan.
Mix together the butter, flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt & vanilla. Press half the oat mixture into the prepared pan. Spread with the grape jam. Sprinkle the other half of the oat mixture over the top and pat lightly. Bake until light brown, 30 to 40 minutes. Let cool completely, and then cut into squares.


 They cut up into the perfect little bars to put in your tins too!

HAPPY HOLIDAY TASTY TUESDAY SWEET FRIENDS!!

xoxo

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