Friday’s Fave Five


Susanne at Living to Tell the Story hosts a “Friday Fave Five” in which we share our five favorite things from the past week. Click on the button to read more of the details, and you can visit Susanne to see the list of others’ favorites or to join in.

I’m running behind today!! Here are my fave five’s:

1. A day off. We don’t really “celebrate” Labor Day in that we don’t really do anything specifically to commemorate the holiday. But it is nice to have a relaxing day off — I love not setting the alarm clock. Well, it was relaxing for me, anyway. The guys all went to Jason’s to do yard work. Then we ate at Jason and Mittu’s (son and new daughter-in-law). It was nice not to have to think about dinner!

2. Naps. With school starting I get up earlier, and I have been going to bed earlier than I did over the summer, but if I were to get a full eight hours I’d have to go to bed at 9, and that’s just not happening. Most days I can get by without a nap, but two or three times a week I get one in, and it’s a big help.

3. These:

Leaf dishes

I like to have seasonal decorations, but with a lot of pink in the house, it’s hard to get fall and Christmas decorations that work with pink. Most time I just put them up anyway, but I am delighted when I find pieces that actually coordinate! And these ceramic leaf dishes were on sale half-price at Hobby Lobby. I wasn’t even looking for anything like them but stumbled across them while perusing the autumn decorations just to see what was new. I also found a really cute dish that went with my daughter-in-law’s kitchen colors and theme (black and red with a coffee mug theme), but I forgot to take a picture before I gave it to her.

4. New pillow. This is from several weeks ago, but I forgot to mention it. I had not taken a pillow on our OK trip because I flew out. But driving back with the rest of the family, it was hard to doze off and get comfortable to any degree without a pillow. I found this when we stopped to eat at Cracker Barrel. I love how it goes with the couch and how fluffy it is — love the quilted stitching, too.

New pillow

5. A Karla Dornacher stationery set. This is a gift from my good friend Carol. I love the note cards and stationery and the neat box they come in!

Stationery set


A favorite snack

12 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. I was going to say, where is the mention of food? LOL. I knew you wouldn’t let me down 🙂 It’s always nice to have an extra day off and I so wish I could nap sometimes, but I always think I’m missing out on too much. Have a wonderful Friday my friend. Excellent FFF 🙂

  2. I understand about naps being a fave: My Sunday afternoon nap is like the highlight of my week. I feel slightly cranky without one …

    I love Swiss rolls, too, but I’m trying to keep away from them …

    Love the leaf dishes! I adore fall decor.

  3. :0)! Love the bonus.
    Pretty pillow. I’m glad you found some fun coordinating fall pieces. Glad you could get some naps in, too. Have a great weekend Barbara…

  4. How did I miss your FFF this morning? I used to absolutely LOVE having a “day off”… now they are all days off… I have never get that feeling anymore… hm. NO… I’m not complaining… just thinking how WEIRD that is!

    I LOVE that pillow – it matches your couch PERFECTLY! You could have shopped for years in the mall and not found a match that close! Amazing.

    How in the world did Swiss Rolls make a “bonus” slot?! LOL! That’s LOVE I tell ya!

  5. You pillow is very dainty, and the stationery set is so pretty. It’s always great to have naps. I often grab opportunites of taking naps. It recharges us to face another load of work. And oh! the swiss roll is really encouraging me to go to the mall by and by for that 🙂 Great faves.

  6. The pillow is nice! And who does not LOVE swiss rolls. Funny, I liked them as a kid, but now I LOVE them as an adult. 🙂

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