Friday Favorites

This week Iceland has lived up to its name of the land of ice with temperatures reaching a high of 16 °F/ -10 °C. Basically I haven’t felt my toes since Monday and walking outside on the icy sidewalks is a true test of skill if you don’t want to fall on your butt, which luckily has yet to happen to me. Needless to say I am more than dreaming of a beach vacation on this lovely chilly Friday! Happy Friday

This week was my first week of not having morning classes, which means more free time for me to spend working on this little blog of mine. I had no idea how time consuming creating a blog would be and it doesn’t help that simple tasks seem to take me much longer than necessary to figure out. When I get things to work successfully on my blog though it is so worth all the time and frustration. I’m talking about you Pinterest button that took me an afternoon to figure out.

I have so many blog post ideas I want to share on here but I wasn’t able to spend much time writing this week, you know since a pin it button is so much more important. So today I am taking a page from the blogging books and sharing my Friday Favorites of the week.

Favorite Picture

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I took this picture one night this week on a walk in our neighborhood. Many trees around the city are filled with lights such as in this picture, but this tree steals the show and is my favorite to walk by. Add the recent snow to these sparkly trees and you feel like your walking in a winter wonderland.

Favorite Cookie

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This week I was in charge of making three different cookies so H could take them to work. Every year his work does a secret Santa gift exchange and this year’s theme was food porn. Perfect excuse to get in some Christmas cookie baking and not be tempted to eat all the cookies myself. Of course I turned to the trusted pinterest for some inspiration. Seriously what did we do before pinterest??

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These were my first two cookies attempts. Long story short they did not turn out pinterest picture worthy and I spent my time in the kitchen looking more like this.

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If only rum was affordable in Iceland then this picture would perfectly sum up my feelings about my cookie making experience.

Luckily my third attempt was a successful and made them the outright winner of my favorite cookie this week. I followed the recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction (link) and they turned out delicous I definitely recommend this recipe!


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Favorite Christmas Craft

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Christmas decorations are easily one of my favorite things about the holiday season. Sadly, my Christmas decorations back home didn’t make the cut into my 5 bags when I moved to Iceland. When I went out to buy some decorations here I quickly discovered that they are very expensive, like $30 for a tiny wooden santa expensive. Since buying decorations was out of the question I turned to my pinterest board and choose some of my favorite Christmas decorations to attempt to make. Lucky for me I am dating someone that is incredibly good at anything artistic and was on board for a day of Christmas crafting.

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When I say I am dating someone incredibly artistic I am not kidding. These adorable little elves here were made solely by H.

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I showed my support by standing by and taking lots of pictures 🙂

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Woo Hoo for Christmas decorations and thanks to H for taking all the time to make them for me!

Favorite Video

I know this video is a few years old but it has been circulating my Facebook news feed this week and I am so glad it has reappeared.

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Has anyone else heard this yet?? Seriously one of the most adorable things I have ever heard! Just love that she continues to ensure her Dad to stay calm while discussing other important issues with the dispatcher, like how she needs to get dressed for when the ambulances arrives. Adorable, this video will brighten up anyones day!

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Hope everyone has a great weekend! I am off to get dressed in everything I own before headed outside to go to the store.

Question of the Day?

What is on your favorite list this week??