Happy Friday! It’s pumpkin season over here, which is great news for me.
I had my first PSL of the season yesterday and it was delicious. It’s also terrible for you, so I don’t make a habit of drinking them, but I felt like the first crisp, “fall-ish” morning deserved a little treat.
It’s also hurricane season, which is not great news. We’re watching the forecast for Irma change every 2.5 seconds and hoping we stay out of its path. Unfortunately, the Caribbean and Florida are not so lucky. My heart is breaking for places like Barbuda and Antigua, which have been just obliterated by this storm. There’s so much to say about this, but I won’t start depressing everyone on a Friday. Riley and I decided to stock up on some basic supplies, just in case, because everyone around here seems to be prepping for the worst, even though it doesn’t look bad for us. I’ve already seen photos of local grocery stores that are completely out of water, so I may as well just join in the hysteria and make sure our wine supply is fully stocked. #beprepared.
I don’t have a long list of “favorites” for you today, but there are a few things that have perked me up these past few days. I’m linking up with Heather, so let’s talk about my favorites, then head on over to check out what other bloggers are loving!
Riley loves bringing me fresh flowers to put around the house. All week I’ve had a gorgeous arrangement on our dining table and the one above is in our bedroom. It just makes a house feel more homey when there are fresh flowers, don’t you agree?
Speaking of flowers, we planted some mums on Monday and our whole front porch area is ready to welcome fall. I love it!
Sirius XM Radio
My new car has Sirius radio for 90 days and it’s pretty great. I love being able to listen to the news on my way to work, since I rarely have time to watch it before I have to leave the house. I’m also a big fan of the 90s on 9 station! I know I won’t want to spring for the cost once my trial runs out, but I really wish my beloved Spotify would add news radio stations to the mix.
New ZAYN & Sia Video
This song just came out yesterday and I’ve already added it to my “pumped up running mix” playlist. I pretty much love anything with Sia in it and this song definitely doesn’t disappoint.
Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter Protein Granola
I’m obsessed with this stuff! I’ve had it almost every day for breakfast now. It has 11 grams of protein per serving, thanks to the addition of pea protein. I’ve been having it with banana, a dollop of PB, and almond milk.
It’s brand-new at TJs, so you should get yourself some! Side note- I’d love to do an analysis of all my past Friday Favorites posts to see how many of them DON’T include an item from Trader Joe’s on them. Any guesses on what that ratio looks like?
The other night, I attended one of the annual freshman dessert receptions at the university president’s house. He has all the new students over in groups to see his house on the James River, meet people around campus, and eat dessert. I got to see some of my favorite recruits from last year and enjoy the gorgeous views over the water. That view is on my “future dream house” checklist.
I was not a fan of pulling into my driveway at 9:45 pm, but from a “working late” standpoint, it could’ve been worse!
Now it’s finally time for the weekend. I don’t have big plans, but we’ve got some beautiful weather in the works, so I may just dive into my new book and sit outside. I’m also in need of a mani/pedi, so that might make the cut as well.
Have a great weekend!
Do you keep fresh flowers in your house?
What are you looking forward to this weekend?
What’s the best thing you’ve had from Trader Joe’s recently?