Friday Favorites

I can’t believe this week went by so fast!  We’ve actually started to feel a little Fall-ish over here since it rained and the weather has been cooling off, especially at night!  I also can’t believe Halloween weekend is here already.  Where does the months go?  I always feel like every year the time goes by faster and faster.  We are pretty busy this weekend with 2 birthday parties, a baby shower, and Cody’s basketball practice and camp.  Much to look forward to!

Here are a few of my Friday Faves from this week!


With the rain and cooler weather starting, the one thing I always tend to cook is a BIG  pot of homemade chili.  I use The Pioneer Woman’s recipe but adapt it to my taste.  I usually always serve it with skillet cornbread and I take a shortcut with Trader Joe’s boxed mix.  My secret with the cornbread is while the oven is preheating, I place the cast iron skillet with 2 tablespoons of butter in it till its preheated and then I add the batter and cook till done.  This creates a nice crusty edge on the cornbread, which is my favorite part.  The second secret thing I do, which really takes this cornbread over the top, is as soon as it comes out of the oven I drizzle honey all over the top of it.  As it cools it seeps into the cornbread and adds just the right amount of sweetness to it.  YUM!

I read to Cody every night before bed and his favorite Halloween Book is still Room on the Broom.  It’s secretly my fave as well!

If you know me then you know I am a coffee addict and I LOVE a good cold brew!  I’ve been to Blue Bottle Coffee Co. once before but for some reason I didn’t like it.  I thought i’d give it a second try and I am so glad I did.  The coffee was SO good and I think it’s on my list of top 5 Coffee Shops in LA.

Cody was so lucky to have been chosen as a Micro Kickboard model a couple months ago. They sent him a scooter and helmet and this kid loves it so much.  He rides it around everywhere, to the point that I have to keep it in my car at all times, so he can ride wherever we are.  The quality of this scooter is amazing and its a perfect gift for your little ones since Christmas is just around the corner!

Hope everyone has a fun filled weekend!


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