Friday Favorites: Taylor Swift, Tea, PJs, Decorating & Link Up Fun!

Happy Friday!  We are less than one week away from Thanksgiving...and a week away from Black Friday shopping.  I cannot wait!

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1.  Taylor Swift & Channel 4.  I put on Channel 4 News when I get up and then I have it on in the background for basically 2.5 hours in the morning before work.  Last Friday, the traffic reporter, Laura Hettiger, incorporated Taylor Swift songs in her report, as an ode to her new album coming out.  I am sad to say that I totally missed this, even though I had it on.  Anyways, I guess Taylor Swift has family in the area and sent her the story.  Taylor Swift retweeted the traffic anchor, and the story was picked up by difference new sources, one being People!  I just thought it was so neat!  If you are a Taylor Swift fan, I would definitely recommend checking out the video - Laura was just so clever with the song names!
2.  Hot Cinnamon Sunset Tea.  Lately I have been craving coffee almost everyday.  And by coffee, I mean a PSL, Cinnamon Almond Milk Macchiato, or Peppermint Mocha.  I try to limit those drinks to just the weekend, and thought tea would be a great alternative.  I remember Shay from Mix & Match Mama mentioning a cinnamon tea, so I looked it up and found that she recommended Hot Cinnamon Spice tea.  So I head over to Target last weekend to look for it.  Instead they had Hot Cinnamon Sunset tea, which after googling, sounds like the same exact thing.  I cannot tell you how good it is.  It's just a cup of goodness.  The tea is a bit heavier, if that makes sense, so it is a bit more filling and seems more indulgent, and has the most wonderful smell from the cinnamon.  
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3.  Festive PJs.  Something I again saw on Shay's blog - these super cute pjs (top / pants) from Old Navy.  I headed there yesterday evening in hopes of getting a vest, and ended up with these pjs instead.  It's fun how you can pretty much mix and match all the different patterns.  Shay said she sized up on these, which I would suggest doing as well, that way they are a bit looser and more comfortable.  You could probably even go two sizes on the pants for them to be a little looser throughout the thighs.  

4.  Decorating for Christmas.  My mom is coming this weekend and we are doing some Christmas decorating.  I cannot wait!  I have been ready for awhile.  Last year was my absolute favorite so far, and I am excited to see what we come up with this year.  

5.  Sarah and Victoria hosted a Christmas link up last year, and they are doing the same this year with the addition of having guest hosts!  I am super happy to be kicking things off with them on Dec 4th with the first link up topic - sharing our wish lists.  Below are the dates and topics and the guest hosts if you are interested!

December 4th- Christmas Wish List with A Little Bit of Emily
December 5th- Holiday Entertaining Tips with Classic Catherine
December 6th- Christmas Day in the Life with Nicole Cole
December 7th- Christmas Gift Guide with Whimsical September
December 11th- Christmas Cards with Taz and Belly
December 12th- Holiday Home Tour with Michaela Noelle Designs
December 13th- Favorite Holiday Party Recipe with The Queen in Between
December 14th- Favorite Meaningful Holiday Memories

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Linking up with AndreaErikaApril, and Katie.   


  1. Yay for your Mom coming to help decorate!! I'm going to write those link up dates down right now!! :)

  2. I love those red and white pajamas- they look so comfortable! I need to get back in the habit of drinking tea- especially since I don't drink coffee anymore at home and it's back to being so cold! The one you picked up sounds so good!

  3. Haha that video of the newscaster was great!! Gotta love Taylor Swift! Have a great weekend!

  4. I love the Hot Cinnamon Spice tea! I order a big box from Amazon every couple of months and keep it at my desk at work for a mid-morning pick-me-up. It is delicious!

  5. I love that cinnamon tea so much! Yay for mom coming to decorate! Have so much fun beautiful!

  6. Oh my gosh I need those fun PJ's - seriously I don't have anything that festive for this time of year!

  7. I will definitely be particpating in your link up!!! I need to go out and get some Christmas pjs for my family this weekend. Have a great weekend Emily!

  8. Hope you have the best weekend decorating and hanging out with your mom! Love those pjs :)

  9. I think I snagged one of those tea bags on vacation but I don't know what I did with it. I'll have to see if I can find it. I'm going to try and remember the linkup. Have a great weekend!

  10. I love those jammies!! I have got to get over to Old Navy because I have been very impressed with what I've seen from them lately! And I am so excited about the link up!!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  11. I ordered the same Pj's that Shay posted and should have sized up.
    I was bummed to find they were a bit snug, so I returned them.

  12. I'm heading to Target to get that tea today!! I've been craving my expensive Starbucks coffees so bad lately but we really have to watch our wallet now! Thank you for the rec! I love cinnamon!

  13. I've been drinking a lot more tea lately too, I love chai tea-it's the best!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern and Style