Friday Favorites

Since everyone’s at home and some are running out of things to do, I thought I’d share a few of my simple favorite things. I’m aware that some are outdated… okay most (oldies but goodies) and if you’re really bored maybe you’ve already watched/read them, but I’m just sharing in case there might be some you missed 😉

Movies:

  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (Netflix)
  • Murder Mystery (Netflix)
  • Tombstone
  • Giant
  • Some Like It Hot
  • Almost Famous
  • The Martian
  • You’ve Got Mail
  • It’s Complicated
  • Because I Said So

Movies for the Whole Family:

  • Togo (Disney+)
  • Three Men and a Baby
  • Mrs. Doubtfire
  • The Newsies
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • White Fang
  • Dolittle (the new one!)
  • Turner & Hooch
  • Rookie of the Year
  • The Pacifier
  • The Parent Trap (the original)
  • BIG

TV Shows:

  • The Office (hands down, favorite show)
  • New Girl
  • Seinfeld
  • American Housewife (not a reality show)
  • Fraiser
  • Gossip Girl
  • Younger
  • Downton Abbey
  • Gilmore Girls
  • Cheers

Books: On the more “serious” side

  • A Severe Mercy by Sheldon Vanauken (one of my favorite books)
  • Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
  • A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers
  • An Echo in the Darkness by Francine Rivers (a sequel to the above)
  • John by Cynthia Lennon
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
  • Wild at Heart by John Eldridge
  • The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks
  • Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

Books: More on the Lighthearted Side

  • The Blue Bistro by Elin Hilderbrand
  • Hissy Fit by Mary Kay Andrews
  • Faking It by Jennifer Crusie
  • A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog by Dean Koontz
  • The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell
  • Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
  • Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld
  • The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand
  • The Un-Honeymooners by Christina Lauren
  • The Antelope in the Living Room by Melanie Shankle
  • And it goes without saying…the Harry Potter series ⚡️

Books: For the Little Ones

  • Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle
  • Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco
  • Clifford the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell
  • And to Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street by Dr.Suess
  • The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka
  • The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
  • Springtime Babies by Dana Smith (Little Golden book)
  • Friends Stick Together by Hannah E. Harrison
  • We’re Going On A Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
  • The B Book by Stan & Jan Berenstein

Activities with (younger) Kiddos:

  • Chalk
  • Scavenger Hunt (even if it has to be indoors!)
  • I Spy… (this can be absolutely anywhere!)
  • Simple Magic Tricks
  • Make Playdough together
  • Let them help make breakfast/lunch/supper
  • Have them draw something for each letter of the alphabet
  • Have coke floats
  • Build a fort
  • Start a Prayer/Gratitude Journal
  • Make Fossils (using salt dough and nature)
  • Write letters to family and friends

There you have it, a few things maybe you hadn’t thought of lately. Hope this can help at least one person out! 🙂

What are some of your favorites to watch/read?

*ASpottedHeart

Friday Favorite: Beatlemania

Lately I’ve been obsessed with The Beatles channel on XMRadio. They’ve been a favorite of mine since I was about 9 years old and found out who they were. I thought what better post for a Friday Favorite than sharing some of my all-time favorite John, Paul, George & Ringo classics!

  1. Something
  2. She Came In Through the Bathroom Window
  3. In My Life
  4. She Loves You
  5. 8 Days a Week
  6. Get Back
  7. Girl
  8. I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
  9. Happiness is a Warm Gun
  10. I Saw Her Standing There
  11. You Really Got a Hold On Me
  12. I’ve Just Seen a Face
  13. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
  14. Eleanor Rigby
  15. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band
  16. Lovely Rita
  17. All You Need Is Love
  18. Blackbird
  19. Why Don’t We Do It In The Road
  20. Come Together

Hope y’all enjoy some of my favorites Beatles songs! Some you’ve probably heard time and time again, and some may be new to you. What’s your favorite Beatles song? Who’s your favorite Beatle? Mine is easily, Ringo!

Happy Friday!!

*ASpottedHeart

Friday Favorites 🍁 

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a Friday Favorites, since we’re only a little over 2 months away from Christmas (!!!!) I thought I’d put one together, maybe give some people some Christmas gift ideas for your special someone, BFF, mama, whoever you’re looking for this year! Hope y’all enjoy!

*I linked all the associated Instagrams at the bottom.

One blush colored faux fur blanket and one black faux fur blanket, hanging over a wooden ladder

Fireside Faux Fur Throw Blanket from Anthropologie

You guys, I’m pretty sure I posted this last year in a Friday Favorites, BUT how beautiful are these?! They sold out last year and never restocked so I thought I’d missed out forever, then low and behold here they are again! This would be a great gift for anyone that likes to snuggle up, or if you have a book worm you’re getting a gift for, what a perfect gift this would be. These are so elegant looking, I want to get my paws on one.

Different colored handmade cat silhouette mugs Cat Silhouette Mug found at PitchPinePottery 

Everyone knows a cat lover right? These hand crafted mugs are too cute to pass up. Plus the colors are such a pretty shade of blues and greens and reddish orange. Each one unique because it’s carefully hand crafted.


Pitchin A Fit Tee from Redford Ranch

I’m obsessed with this tee! It’s so cute!! If you’re heading to the WRCA Finals or the NFR this year, this wold be the perfect staple to have in your wardrobe. It’d pair perfect with some turquoise, punchy boots, and a fur vest!

Bear, Bow & Arrows, and Teepees on a fitted crib sheetLittle Bear Fitted Crib Sheet from Rock & Rollick 

Now that OCC and I are expecting our own little rowdy bear, I’ve been looking at a lot of cute kid stuff, and these sheets are at the top of my list! Rock & Rollick has so many cute baby/kid things that are definitely unique and fun.

Winter Fauna Mugs and Plates featuring a colorful fox, llama,deer, fawn, and rabbit
Winter Fauna Mugs and Plates from Anthropologie

 Aren’t theses gorgeous?! I just found this today while cruising the Anthropologie website, and now I’m pretty sure I need the set. I think this would be a fantastic gift for any tea/brunch lover. Perfect for Fall & Winter.

 


Well, that’s all folks! There’s this Friday’s Favorites. What are some things you’ve had your eyes on lately? Hope you’ve enjoyed!

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Happy Friday!!!

*ASpottedHeart

 

Friday Favorites: All the Things 

Friday’s are for sharing favorites, and this Friday I want all the things!  My favorite season is underway and all kinds of cute things are popping up on my Instagram feed and emails! Can’t wait to get my hands on some of these fall goodies! You’ll recognize some of the shops/brands. Enjoy my Friday favorites that I’m seriously crushing on!

You guys! I am in love with this new top designed by the sweet gal, Geena, over at Fit On The Farm, one of my favorite instagramers! They’ll b sold through Redford Ranch Style, also a great insta to follow! This will be perfect for Fall!


I was so excited to see Pioneer Woman was adding to her line. I absolutely love these mugs! They’d be perfect for my morning tea and Riley’s morning coffee. Not to mention the beautiful Fall colors. 

I’m loving my new sign from OkieWild! Sam sent this to me for my birthday, and it’s been my motivation all week. She has some great ideas brewing! 


Anyone that knows me knows I’m a sucker for World Market and kitschy kitchen stuff. Also used to be purely a dog person, but marriage does weird things to you, and in short, I’m now a cat person too. I can’t get over how cute these measuring cups are and sponge holder are. They remind me of my sweet Bumpercat. 


Who wouldn’t love this Kate Spade “Dalmatian” tea pot. 🙂  I spotted this last spring and have been dreaming of it ever since. 

This wraps up my Friday favorites! What are some of your current favorites?