Two Teens And Their Mama: Friday Randomness

Friday, December 18, 2015

Friday Randomness


A little Friday randomness as you head into the weekend...

--Frosted sugar cookies are my favorite treat during the holidays.  I've always used my grandmother's recipe, and while the cookies turn out delicious, they take forever to make.  I do not have forever this year.  Luckily, I found two recipes that look easy and really yummy. The first is from my friend Susan at the most -- of every moment, and it also includes a frosting recipe.  The second one, from Katrina's Kitchen is intriguing because the dough doesn't have to be refrigerated.  Which means less time, which = bonus.  



--Everything old will eventually be new again.  Which is why I have such a hard time getting rid of clothes from my closet.  



I've had these duck boots since college, and other than a yearly trip to the pumpkin patch, I never wore them.  But they're back in style!  As is this fuzzy Fair Isle sweater from Loft, which also looks like something I wore in the 80's. Can't you just hear Wham singing in the background?

--Which reminds me.  If you need a laugh, pull up old 80's music videos on You Tube.  A few weeks ago my son was listening to a-ha, so I showed him their iconic "Take On Me" video. That led us down the rabbit hole, and two hours later we re-surfaced.  Let's just say there were some REALLY bad videos back in the day.  But it was "totally" entertaining.

--Last weekend was the annual Jingle Bell Run in Seattle, and this year C decided to join his brother and run the 5k.  It was a rainy, windy day but we were all in a festive, holiday mood.



I was so proud of my boys.  T took 9th place out of an estimated 10,000 runners, and C did the 5k in 24 minutes, which was a huge personal best for him.  I, on the other hand, watched from the sidelines with a yummy hot chocolate!

--One of my tasks this weekend is to wrap presents.  While I enjoy gift giving, I really don't like the wrapping part.  But if I did, I might try a few ideas from the HGTV List of 45 Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas.  Some of the packages are works of art.  My family is lucky if I slap a bow on the top.


I wish you all a wonderful weekend!


15 comments:

  1. Your fair isle sweater and duck boots is such a cute, preppy look! Those 80's videos are so bad but at the time, I would watch them for hours! Have a great weekend!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  2. I can't believe those are "old" pieces! Crazy. You should definitely keep a closet of up-cycled pieces that can work now. And then call them vintage!
    Shoes to Shiraz

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  3. Love your loves Lana!!! Yay in the 5k!!! Cute outfit and oh yeah Duck boots back baby!! Hope your weekend is Merry and festive!!

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  4. My gift wrapping skills blow too. I'm always envious of people with extravagantly wrapped gifts. It's so bougee. #bougeeenvy

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  5. OMG! Wrapping gifts is my least favorite part too! I'm all about gift bags now.

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  6. Ha! I used to have that sweater. Same color and everything. I really want a pair of those boots! I love those. I hate gift wrapping, but I have it done. I have two small gifts to buy and stocking stuff. I want to catch up with you so I'm going to email you in a few minutes. I'm headed to Blended Blog and Susan's next. I need those cookies in my life right now. I don't like chocolate so we had a bakery back home that made the best icing sugar cookies and hubby used to stop and pick some up for me on his way home from work. I can taste them now!

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  7. I personally have to invest in some duck boats as they seem so versatile for the rain, snow, cold, etc, not to mention cute. Great outfit.
    Rachel xo
    http://garaytreasures.com

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  8. Lol..love the Wham comment!! And you look fabulous!! Everything old is new again!! Congrats to the boys!! Hope your weekend has been great!!

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  9. I don't like wrapping gifts either... I would prefer to put them all in gift bags or pay someone to wrap :-)

    I loved that Aha - Take on me video... it's a classic. There really were some bad ones in the 80's though xox

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  10. Thanks so much for mentioning my cookie recipe here Lana. Everyone really likes them when we make them! Congrats to your boys - and I hope you are having a good weekend!

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  11. I love HGTV. I also love your duck boots and that sweater.
    Lastly, I love frosted sugar cookies! The frosting makes all the difference! It really does! My MIL made some with Scarlet yesterday. So good.

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  12. It is so funny how everything goes back in style eventually! I would have guessed those boots were new! :) You must be so proud of your boys, I am a runner and yes a 24 minute 5k is AWESOME!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  13. We do the frosted sugar cookies too. Love them!

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  14. I always make my grandma's cookie recipes too but the one's you made look delicious. (I love sugar cookies too)! I kinda wish I had some duck boots but I know I would rarely wear them but so cute! Yay, for your boys. Amazing family you have, friend!

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