This & That Fridays – October 5


I’m not going to even address the weather we’ve had over the last two weeks.  All you need to know is 40 cm of snow in 24 hours.

What is everyone’s plans for Thanksgiving?  I’m making a Turkey with all the trimmings and I ordered one of these Made by Marcus Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream Cake.  I don’t eat actual ice cream very much anymore, but I’m making an exception for this!

So last weekend I made this Braised Short Rib Sandwich Recipe and it was DELICIOUS!  The meat had so much flavour; we followed the recipe and used it in sandwiches but you could just as easily shred it and serve it with mashed potatoes and veggies for a more formal meal.  FYI I used Guinness as our beer choice.


The Good Place – Season 2

Okay, I loved the first season of this show but I admit, I’m really struggling with this second season.  I feel like they’re really dragging out the current storyline and they need to switch to something else because I’m losing interest fast.


So I picked up one of these Manna Tumblers from Homesense a few weeks ago and I LOVE it.  It keeps my ice water cold for hours so for me that means I’m drinking a lot more water.  Bonus, mine says “Love Me, Love My Dog” 🙂 ?

After our “snow event” earlier this week, I finally broke down and ordered a snowblower.  I have a feeling that this is going to be a long winter and because we live on a corner lot with lots of foot traffic, the shovelling gets extremely overwhelming and I was just done with it.  Crossing my fingers that it works! ??

After seeing all these cute light box photos all over Instagram, I decided I need one too.  When I was in Nordstrom Rack last week, they had mini versions for $12.99 so I figured why not?  Well, so far we’re not getting along.  First, it’s really tedious to try and search for the letters to put words together and then once I do, they want to slide right out of the tracks.  Definitely going to be more of a flat lay photo tool.  ?


I’m kind of loving these leather-look leggings from RW & Co – I think they’d be great for a night out paired with a long sweater and boots!

So I was eyeing up Reese Witherspoon’s new book Whiskey in a Teacup the other day at Costco and to my surprise, I actually ended up winning a copy of it from Maria of BestDayBlogger!  I’m so excited because a) I LOVE Reese and b) there seems to be a bunch of great recipes in there!

I’m kind of loving the looks of the new Urban Decay Cherry palette – what do you think about it?

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls recipe because it’s October and it’s what we all need.

OMG these Halloween wine bottle labels are SO COOL – adding to cart immediately.



Best Day Ever – Kaira Rouda

This was kind of disturbing but it kept me interested, even if I did play out exactly how I expected it to. I must say the ending really annoyed me on this one though.

What I’m reading next

Tumbleweeds by Leila Meacham


Review & Swatches – Esqido Gel Eyeliner Pencil

Monthly Makeup Focus – September reviews

My Favourite Podcasts in 2018

Lorac Unzipped Eyeshadow Palette – Review & Swatches


Things I Like to Splurge On

Travel Guide: Las Vegas

Currently Coveting – Holiday Makeup Releases

How to travel with just a carry-on

Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. polishedandinspired says

    Holy cow, I did not even realize Made by Marcus did ice cream cakes, and now I wish I never found this out because I’m going to need an ice cream cake from them in my freezer at all times.

    I loooove those light box photos and have been contemplating buying one! I didn’t realize they were such a pain to use, though. Maybe not then 😛

    I didn’t love the second season of The Good Place either. It was okay but nowhere near as good as the first, and I feel like it got weird closer to the end. I did like the way the season ended though, and would continue to watch Season 3.

    Hahaha I saw that passive-aggressive yoga teacher meme a few days ago and it’s sooo good, but the highlighter one is accurate!

    It’s only the beginning of October and I already can’t handle the weather anymore. It’s going to be a loooong winter.

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