My Friday Favorites 02.05.16

FF apples grn

Here are all the things I am loving this week!

On TV – My daughter and I watched Project Runway, Jr. together this season. This week was the finale and the final four designers showed at New York Fashion Week! So much talent in these teenagers even Kelly Osbourne and Christian Siriano were blown away every episode. My first pick didn’t win, but my second favorite did (no spoilers! Didn’t watch? Check out the whole season on demand.) I’m not sure how I feel about “Junior” reality shows, it is a lot of pressure to put on kids. What I appreciate about this show is that the judges got that; they were human when they critiqued the contestants and even cried when they let them go. Fav moment of the finale -the Tim Gunn group hug!

Project Runway Junior finalists Samantha Maya Zachary Peytie Kelly Osbourne Christian Siriano


picture from Reality Blurred


On the Page –  This is the time of year that we have hand sanitizers hanging from every backpack and tucked into every purse. As a teacher who also has a child in preschool, the worst is waking up in the morning with a sore throat and the looming reality that a cold or flu is coming on. Read Good Housekeeping’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Cold & Flu Dodgers from their January 2016 issue. The article isn’t online but here is one that gives some good tips, too: Your Cold and Flu Survival Guide from A to Z. It’s also The Makeover Issue – with a little dog on the front barking – “Just Paint It!”

cold and flu remedies

On the Web – This article from Salon will make any daughter laugh and cry – You really are becoming your mother: The science that confirms your greatest hopes and fears

You really are becoming your mother: The science that confirms your greatest hopes and fears

Mom and Maureen


Me and my mom at my cousin Trish’s wedding 35 years ago! (Yes, I did stalk your Facebook for an anniversary pic to verify number of years!)


In the Kitchen   All I can say about this is OMG.  Tagalong Pound Cake from You Wash…I Dry. 

Tagalong Pound Cake

On InstagramThere is a fun Valentine’s Day contest happening on Instragram. Tagging your Vaentine’s Day crafts and decor with the hashtag #CraftyCupid.  Here is my favorite this week from The Rusty Nest. Anything with a Queen of Hearts playing card gets a like- heart from me! 

The Rusty Nest

Here is my attempt at participating in the #CratyCupid contest:

my crafty cupid

For my Parenting Toolbox – This article isn’t about what to do for the kids – it’s about what to do for YOURSELF… so just as important in the Parenting Toolbox in my opinion! 23 Ways to Treat Yo’ self Without Buying or Eating Anything from Yes and Yes #1, 4, 5, 6! What are your favs on this list?


Happy Weekend! Hope it is relaxing and productive. Leave me a comment and let me know what your Friday Favorites are. Thanks for reading.

4 thoughts on “My Friday Favorites 02.05.16

  1. Suzanne says:

    Not sure how I feel about jr reality TV either but it is great bonding time so that is something positive! Can’t wait to try that cake and I love the picture of you and your mom. It is so sweet.

    • Maureen says:

      Olivia loves cooking shows – so she likes to watch Chopped Jr and Kids Baking Championship – she’s amazed that young kids are on TV cooking … I can’t decide if it’s bad I’m letting her watch?

  2. Lauren says:

    Didn’t even know there was a project runway for kids!

    Love the Valentine’s Day decor around your house! Excited to see what you whip up for St. Patrick’s Day!

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