1. I finally found a pair of ankle boots that suit me (I refuse to call them "booties". Gag.). I searched high and low to find a pair that weren't too boyish and that didn't have a three inch heel. This pair from Lucky Brand (Bartalino in Dark Earth) are just right and might be the most comfortable pair of shoes I own!
2. This Jo Totes bag is simply the best bag I've carried since I started carrying a purse. If you've never heard of Jo Totes, they make stylish, functional bags that work as your purse and camera bag in one. Their official name is Johansen Camera Bags, but I only know them as Jo Totes. I wish I had known about them years ago because this (along with a ton of their other options) would've worked great as a diaper bag. They had a 20% off black Friday sale and I snagged the Allison in butterscotch and crossed my fingers that it would arrive before my NYC trip the following Friday morning. It arrived Thursday, so I was able to use it! I highly recommend JoTotes. I'll do a full review on this Allison bag another time. (And yes, that is a third scarf from Gap. I couldn't resist it when they were selling them at 40% off again. They are just so soft and big--sometimes I wear one almost like a cape to keep me warm in our house. Gap has these cozy scarfs in tons of colors--they'd make a great gift. Especially if you need something for a "Yankee Gift Exchange"!)
3. MasterChef Jr. and Odd Squad are both big hits around our house. Master Chef Jr. had its season two finale on Tuesday and we were on the edge of our seats! I couldn't believe how "into it" my kids got watching kids cook restaurant worthy (and sometimes very exotic) dishes. It even sparked a little cooking inspiration in them. (Hey, grilled cheese and spaghetti are meals, too!) We watched it every week as a family--which made it all the more fun. And Kate and I stumbled across Odd Squad while setting up the schedule for Wild Kratts on PBS. I started taping it and now the kids are hooked! I love non-cartoon, smart shows for the kids, so these two were worth noting on my favorites list.
4. I've talked about my love for Make Up For Ever's HD cream blush, but I broke out of my daily routine and bought a new shade! (Stop the presses.) I've been wearing the Make Up For Ever HD cream blush in "pink sand", but I decided to branch out. This new shade is called "peachy pink" which is exactly how I'd describe it. It looks super bright on the back of your hand (like fluorescent peach), but once you dab and blend it into the cheek area, it just melts into the most amazing natural color. I'm loving it! It's my flavor of this week, anyway ;)
Have a great weekend!