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Thoughts For Friday

Dec 9, 2011

We have a busy weekend coming up. We have house guests, my sister is in town, and the hubs is running a half Marathon in Kiawah. I desperately need to finish my Christmas shopping too!

This week I have been baking the Oreo brownies I blogged about Tuesday and assembling tins for my friends. I think they turned out pretty cute! Every year I always say I am going to bake treats for friends and never get around to it, so this year I started early so I would have time to get it done!

I am pretty much obsessed with the White Fudge Oreoas. They are amazeballs, knock your socks off good. They only come out at the Holidays so go pick up a box before they are gone. You will thank me!

This guy definitely loved the Oreaos.

My JCREW cobalt Blouse came and I love it. The sleeves are little more sheer than I thought but I still really like it. The fit is great, it runs pretty true to size for those wondering. I wore it to our girls Christmas Supper Club last night. I paired it with an old Bib Necklace from Banana Republic.

A few of you asked about the back view and how the buttons look- so here is the view from the back.

I just picked up Thomas Keller’s Cookbook “Ad Hoc at Home.” I saw a great special about him on the CBS Sunday Morning show a few weeks ago and have been obsessed with him ever since! This cookbook is so informative and has great recipes.

I hung my Sally Benedict Painting in Sterling’s room and love it. It makes me happy every time I walk in there!

My little man is so ready for Christmas and loving the cooler weather!

Have a great weekend!

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  1. Kyle says:

    The bib necklace really adds a festive pop to your new blouse! Banana has always had great jewels. Your son looks precious in his reindeer antlers. Happy weekend.

  2. Alicia xoxxo says:

    Sterling is so adorable!! I love his little outfits! Where do you shop for him?
    Sounds like a fun weekend! I have to get my Christmas shopping done too! Time is a tickin'!!!
    Have a great weekend!!!

  3. Lots of comments here: Good luck Matt!! If y'all want lunch afterwards, Rosebank Farms Cafe at Bohicket has awesome fresh food from their farm. The best fried oysters I have had in years! Second, I may or may not have completely demolished a box of those white fudge oreos this week – oh the horror! They are so good. Love the blouse on you. Happy December!

  4. Love the shirt. Also, if you are a covered oreo fan you need to try Trader Joe's candy cane joe joes covered in dark chocolate. They are AMAZING

  5. Laur says:

    I just ordered the blouse yesterday…and loving the necklace you added with it. I ordered in black and hoping to spruce it up for hte holidays! Sterling looks so cute!!!

  6. Thanks so much for pics of the blouse! I love it on you, and will definitely have to snag it now! Sterling is so precious in his antlers… too cute!

  7. Your brownie boxes look so cute!! An I love you outfit, you look gorgeous!

  8. I looooove those Oreo cookies. I buy them every year. That shirt looks amazing on you. I love that color!

  9. Love that necklace with the shirt! Sterling looks like he is ready for Santa!

  10. Just LOVE the cobalt blue blouse…especially paired with the necklace! Looks stunning on you!

  11. Amanda Hill says:

    Such a great color on you! I am obsessed with those cookies too 🙂

  12. wow,love the necklace with that top. It's gorgeous!! Sterling is adorable…his little smile makes me smile every time! Have a great weekend.

  13. I always love seeing pictures of your little guy, he is such a cutie patootie! And I'm totally obsessed with that J crew blouse…I love all the detailing of it, it's amazing! I'm going to have to lean on the hubby a little more to add it to my christmas novel, er, I mean list…(c:

  14. I can't get over those oreo brownies!!! They look so good it almost scares me…I would have NO restraint if I made them!

  15. Jill says:

    Ad Hoc is one of my favorite restaurants, I had one of the best meals of my life there!!

    I have a cookie exchange next wed night and I am thinking I am going to make your brownies!!

    Have a fantastic weekend:)

  16. designchic says:

    wow…love the blouse and the bib necklace makes it. Your son is precious!!

  17. That color looks great on you and I LOVE how it looks with that necklace!

  18. Lindsey says:

    That blue is beautiful!

    I love Thomas Keller and have the Ad Hoc cookbook. Ad Hoc in Napa is one of my favorite restaurants! Dinner or brunch, it's all amazing. Last time I was there it was for brunch and it was just delicious.

  19. alicia says:

    I love cobalt blue – looks amazing on you! definitely love the necklace also.