The Friday 5 – Carrots ‘N’ Cake

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Hi and happy Friday (the 13th)!

Do you have any fun holiday weekend plans? We’re busy with the usual December festivities – a holiday party, birthday party, and 24 Days of Togetherness. We actually picked “make holiday pancakes” yesterday, so we’re saving them for Sunday morning.

In today’s edition of the Friday 5, I’m sharing 5 things I’m loving lately including our fun evening at the Celebration for Kids event, a new cozy cardigan find, gingerbread Teechino, and more!

Have a wonderful weekend!

1. Celebration for Kids

The Celebration for Kids event last weekend was SO much fun! Mal and I had a blast at this event as it’s always spectacular year after year. I mean, the food alone is incredible! But everything else is executed so well. It was fun to dress up and go out on a date night with Mal (thanks for helping me choose my dress option!) while supporting a good cause. While I received two tickets for helping to promote the event on Instagram, this is definitely an event I’d go to if it weren’t sponsored. It definitely got us in the holiday spirit – oh what fun!

2. The Little Book of Game Changers: 50 Healthy Habits for Managing Stress & Anxiety

I received a copy of this book from the author who I met at an event years ago, and we’ve kept in touch. She’s an RD and has struggled with anxiety, so it is something we’ve connected with over the years – in addition to our love for food and nutrition!

If you’re into both nutrition and (managing) anxiety (as I am!), be sure to check out her book.

3. Gingerbread Teechino

You guys know I’ve been drinking iced Teechino every morning lately, instead of decaf coffee, and I recently discovered they have a gingerbread flavor for the holidays. Since I’m not really drinking too many fun Starbucks drinks this holiday season, it’s been nice to have a festive option I can make at home. I typically mix in some collagen and slash of eggnog, holy yum!

4. Kiwi Crates

I mentioned Kiwi crates several months ago, and they continue to be a favorite in our house. Quinn actually just received a “crystal salt tree,” which was perfect for the holidays. It was a really fun project to do together. If you’re looking for a gift for the special kid in your life, I highly recommend these boxes. They have ALL kinds for just about every interest!

Not familiar with Kiwi Crate? It’s an educational box subscription for kids. The goal is to inspire kids to see themselves as scientists, artists, creators, and makers, and there’s a big focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), but KiwiCo offers all sorts of projects for every age and interest. Each box arrives with instructions and everything you need to make a different project every month. We lovvvvveee Kiwi Create in our house!!

If you use my referral link above, you’ll get 60% off your first crate!

The nice people at Shinesty sent a pair of these to Quinn. Festive green pajamas with gingerbread men – I mean, how cute! Quinn is loving these!

Bonus favorite: Sherpa-Lined Cozy Cardigan (seriously so cozy for cuddling up on snow days!)

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