#1 Short weeks! I could totally get down with every week being a four day work week. I will go even further and say I would be willing to work four 10 hour work days! I don’t think the school system is going to implement my plan anytime soon though.
#2 Rae Dunn! So in my Instagram (Follow ME) world, I follow a ton of folks who are Rae Dunn obsessed. I don’t think Rae Dunn is a big thing to collect in my part of Mississippi. You are supposed to be able to find her clay pottery creations at TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods. I have only really tried to look in these stores once and found ZERO Rae Dunn. So my collection has started off with buying online. And I am pretty sure I am getting ripped off on what I pay! If I could find them in store, I think I would find that are probably half of what I’m paying online. So many people buy all her stuff from these stores and resale at a big markup. Bummer! Right now I am just starting out with her mugs. I love them! They aren’t exactly perfectly made, and they are big! And how cute are the sayings!? I have three (FAITH, HEY GIRL, KISSES) more on the way to me now! I eventually want to add in some more of stuff-Like the pitcher, canisters, butter dish, etc. Do y’all have Rae Dunn in your stores? Any collectors?
#3 Skinnytaste Korean Beef Rice Bowls! This was amazing to eat and so easy to make! Y’all have to try it! I believe it was her number one recipe of 2016!
#4 Birthdays! Next week is my birthday week! Always my favorite week of the year! I’m turning the big #33-Kinda seems like a not fun birthday number. 32 was pretty fun so I’m sure 33 will be an awesome year as well!
#5 Biloxi, MS! Next week I am heading to the Mississippi Gulf Coast for the Gulf Coast Social Work Conference. It’s one of my favorite places to visit. And it’s always a good time to visit the beach-especially in January! I will actually be there on my birthday so I can’t wait to eat at my favorite place! Mary Mahoney’s Old French House! They serve my favorite crab cakes! They are just so yummy! I also plan on hitting up Shaggy’s ! It’s just a fun beachy restaurant. I’m staying at a place new to me, so I will let you know how my trip goes!
This weekend our plans are kinda low key. My husband’s company didn’t have their work Christmas party in December due to a couple different issues. So this Saturday night we are attending a late Christmas party at his owner’s home! If the food is anything like last year, it will be superb! Sunday night is my family birthday party at my in-laws. So two fun things to look forward to this weekend! Have a great weekend!
P.S. Today is Inauguration Day. No matter what side of the election you fall on, I hope you will pray for the incoming President, his cabinet, and America. I prayed for President Obama while in office and will now pray for President Trump. Whether you agree on the President or not, I hope we can all come together and want the best for American and its citizens.