{Friday Five} 11-16-18




Because of my husband’s random work schedule, we decided to take advantage of his days off this week to get our house ready for Christmas. He put up the outside lights and Sunnie and I decorated the inside. I just love our tree! We tossed around the idea of buying a smaller tree because of our kitten. We don’t want her to trash our nice tree that we’ve only had a year. Instead we decided to keep her out of the living room when we’re not home and at night. So far, she doesn’t seem to care much about it, but we’ve got a whole month for her to turn on us. πŸ˜€

I also decided to go the minimalist route and put up way less decor this year. I have my few favorite Santas, and a few cute things I got at Target last year, but the tree is the main focus.



We surprised Sunnie with a night of bowling and had such a fun time. Now my husband wants to make family bowling a more regular thing. It’s a good winter activity and Sunnie loves it. Me…I’m a terrible bowler, and the bumpers help me out. πŸ˜‰



We had fall weather for about 5 minutes and have jumped right into winter and cold and snow (ugh). One of the only things I enjoy about this weather is using our fireplace most evenings. It’s a cozy end to the day.



It has been a long week and a half, as Sunnie has been fighting off allergies and a horrible cough that turned into a sinus infection. Many sleepless nights and playing musical beds had this momma chugging coffee all day and looking forward to that blessed glass of wine at night. πŸ˜€



After having a rough week, I’m happy to see the weekend. I am working from home today and plan to do some cleaning and probably get a run in (on the treadmill…it’s way too cold and windy outside). My kitten is currently at the vet’s office getting spayed. Nunzio and I plan on having a chill night at home while I cuddle my kitty. Tomorrow we have a busy day at the dance studio – I’ll be there most of the day helping with a pie fundraiser and then our studio is in the local Christmas parade tomorrow evening. Thankfully on Sunday we don’t have any plans and will take advantage of a quiet day at home.



Hope you all have a great weekend, and thanks for reading!


12 thoughts on “{Friday Five} 11-16-18

  1. anovelglimpse says:

    Bowling is such a fun family activity. The night very good at it and my hubby bowled on a league as a kid. I always lose–except for one magical time I beat him. I took a picture of the scooter and posted it to FB. Ask of his friends thought it was great because they hadn’t beat him either and I did! Maybe you’ll get lucky like me!

  2. Nadia says:

    Sounds like a great week. Love your Christmas decorations – I’m with you about keeping it minimal this year πŸ™‚ Bowling FTW! Enjoy your weekend and stay warm.

  3. amandalynn9204 says:

    This is like everything I love in a post! I put up my Christmas decorations inside this week as well! I haven’t done the outside yet just because I’m not sure how I want to do it yet this year. Bowling is such a fun activity! My husbands in a bowling league and sometimes I sub for them even though I’m awful at it, it’s still so fun!

  4. stephaniesbookreviews says:

    I used to love going bowling, but I haven’t been in years. I was always happy if my score broke 100 haha. I kept seeing this meme pop up on Facebook this week saying “It only snows in November because of people who put their Christmas decorations up early” lol. So thanks for that :-p

  5. Rachel @Waves of Fiction says:

    Your decorations look lovely, Brandie. Family bowling, fun! I’m either really bad or really good at it, never consistent, lol! πŸ™‚

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