Hey friends! I hope you are enjoying the fall even though we are racing towards the end of the year. For those of you already thinking about Christmas, my next Friday Favorites post will have some great gift ideas, so make sure to keep an eye out for that! Today I have a great mix of stuff in my roundup – a craft, a recipe, a podcast, something to keep you organized and something to encourage you. Enjoy!
I’m not going to lie, I have been making this blanket since spring. I was really hoping to be done with it by September but a little thing called classes got in the way. My friend recommended this knitted blanket pattern to me and at first I was really overwhelmed, since I am a novice knitter. BUT it was actually super easy and I only needed to know the basic two stitches to do it! This craft was great to keep my hands occupied while watching T.V., and I’m super proud that I now have a warm cozy blanket for winter that I made all by myself. I used this yarn that was soft and chunky and the perfect crimson color and these circular knitting needles.
I haven’t shared a recipe for a while because I haven’t made anything that stood out recently, but I found the PERFECT quiche recipe from Marina Makes! She includes a recipe for the pie crust but I just used store-bought. The recipe is so easy but it tastes soooo good. As soon as my husband tried it, he immediately said we need to make this again, and I agreed! I’m making the quiche for my parents who are visiting this weekend because it is so easy and yummy 🙂
For those Office fans out there, this one’s for you! Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey (Pam and Angela) just started a podcast where they go through each episode of The Office and sharing some fun facts and memories about them. The episodes are not only informative, but they are also hilarious, and it’s so fun to get a glimpse into Jenna and Angela’s real-life friendship. There are only a few episodes out right now, so you can catch up quickly.
My coworker recently gave me a few pages of her Happy Hostess party sheets from a Happy Planner pack, and I really enjoyed using them to plan my Halloween party! It is mostly organized by lists: food/drinks, decorations, and to-dos, but it has space to draw out ideas and ways to track your budget as well. If you like planning parties and want to stay organized, I would recommend these sheets – you get 40 for only $6! If you’re like me and don’t have a Happy Planner, you can get a notebook to put the pages in for $11.
I was looking around on the (in)courage site when I got my new Bible from them, and signed up for their daily devotionals. I really enjoy reading a quick devotional in the morning when I get to work, and (in)courage has been a great one for the last few weeks. There are so many different perspectives and topics from a variety of authors, and I appreciate that authenticity and vulnerability with each post. If you’re in need of some daily encouragement, I definitely recommend signing up for their devotional!