Friday, November 20, 2015

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! I don't know about y'all...but this week flew by for me! Usually, that would be good news but it kind of hit me this quickly life is moving. I want to be more intentional and soak in this phase of life as much as I can. My life is too rich to wish it away. Anyways, off my soapbox. 

As always, I'm sharing some of my favorites this week!


At work, I'm the baker. I love to bake for people. I've discovered in my adulthood that my love language to give is gifts. I love pinpointing the perfect gift for someone or baking something to make someone's day a little bit better.

Well, work was doing a bake sale to raise money for buying bikes to give to children for Christmas through the Angel Tree. The guy who was running the bake sale asked me to bake and I happily obliged. 

I made delicious mini M&M and mini chocolate chip cookies. I knew they'd be tasty but had no idea they'd be this tasty. Seriously, they are delicious.

They were easy to make and sold out at the bake sale! #Success You should make them...check out the recipe here.


I have the best cousin ever!!! He grew up and lives in Charlotte so he has season tickets to the NBA team here, the Hornets. Well, on Sunday he wasn't using his tickets so my roommate and I took them off his hands for him ;). It was my first NBA game and it was a BLAST!

We were so pumped!

We couldn't get over how great our seats were. We were right there!! 

This is our, "We are too poor to afford these seats so we're so lucky" faces. Yep.

Also, we're twins.

Hornets win!!


I've been pushing myself hard in the gym lately. I love the high I get from working out and I've become addicted to pushing myself. I'm seeing changes in my body already. Here I am taking an elevator selfie before hitting the gym.

Before one of my workouts. The trainers write it on the mirror for me. Ouch.

I had a great workout on my own on Saturday that included one of my least favorite things...sprints. But sprints weren't miserable because I could look out at my apartment's pool area.


My Tigers are 3 weeks straight as #1 in the country. I just am so giddy! I live and breathe for my Tigers!! I freaked out when our quarterback, Deshaun Watson, was on the cover of Sports Illustrated! I wasn't able to find it here in Charlotte but my Dad rocks and picked up a copy for me.

Also, I got our tickets for the Clemson/Carolina game for next weekend. It's our biggest rivalry game of the year. 

And just for kicks and Momma and I 2 weekends ago heading to the game :)


I've never watched the Voice before but my roomie got me into it this season. I've been girl crushing hard on Gwen Stefani. I've always loved her but seeing her sweet personality on the show was the cherry on top. I love her unique style.

She can rock a bold lip like no one else!

Alrighty, happy Friday! I hope y'all have a great weekend! Xoxox

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  1. In the first picture...are those pumpkins made from corks ???? And now I want cookies! Have a great weekend !!!

  2. OMG, y'all are SERIOUSLY twins [both gorge!!]! It's ridiculous! Oh & Gwen gives me life, I mean I feel like she would just be the ultimate girl friend! happy weekend friend!
    Linds @ Not A Mom

  3. looks like you had so much fun at the bball game. I've never been to an NBA game. And that cookie dough looks so yummy :)

    1. The game was a blast!! You should try the recipe next time you need a sweet tooth fix :)

  4. Those cookies look amazing! I love it when you share recipes :) This weekend, I am actually planning on making that muffin recipe that you shared a few weeks ago!

    Hope you have a great weekend :)

    - Seri

    1. Ahhh that's awesome!!! Let me know how they turn out!!!

  5. Happy weekend Lauren! You and your roomie look like twins and both are so pretty. Your mom is very beautiful too - you have the same eyes. Looks like you had a great time at the NBA game and such great seats! How cool! Have a fab weekend...

    1. Thank you so much, Laurie! You're the sweetest! I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

  6. Those pumpkins are so creative! I NEED that cookie dough and you are looking so pretty in all of these pictures!! Great job on killing it at the gym too :) I love to sprint so I don't feel your pain there haha!

    1. Haha I definitely love/hate sprints...eek!

  7. Ah i'm so behind on my blog commenting! I LOVE the Voice. But sometimes Gwen Stefani's get ups are so obnoxious and it drives me crazy hahah it's the truth. Also are you team Gwen and Blake or no??? How sweet of you to make those cookies, they look delicious. And i'm so happy for you for getting to the gym. You will thank yourself!

    1. I do think she has wacky style but she's just so pretty! I'm on the fence...I think they're cute but they just got divorced so I'm torn!!