Friday, September 21, 2012

7 Quick Takes Friday: Wine and Febreze Weekend

To wrap up the week, I am borrowing the very popular and very handy 7 Quick Takes model. This week's theme: Takin' it Easy.  Most of us continue the business of the week into the weekend, but if it's up to me, life has to take on a more relaxed pace.  Here are a few things that help me slow it down:
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When I saw this beautiful Purple wrap sweater on PInterest , I started looking for quarters under the couch.  First, because it's purple, one of my favorite colors.  It's the color of K-State Wildcat pride (we bleed purple during football season), and because it looks amazingly cozy.  One little problem - the photo is the beautiful result of a pattern.  That's right, it has to be knitted (or crocheted, I always get the two mixed up.). Naughty Pinterest, how could you be so cruel??  Anyone want to whip it up for me? 

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Well, if the sweater isn't going to comfort me this winter, then I pick this lovely little Hoodie and Pant Set from Athleta. (Don't you love the length?? Bum coverage can be a good thing!) When it really starts to get cold outside, I like to slide out of my flannel sheets to something equallly soft and cozy. I would call them my fancy sweats (keepin' it classy here) - nice enough to wear to town for errands, too nice to wear for major chores, like cleaning, but NOT too nice for wine and Febreze. HUH???...

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I shared this hilarious little clip on my Sole Searching Facebook Page, and it went bananas - lots of sharing and great responses.  Laughter is one of the greatest comforts in life - it instantly makes you feel better.  Spread the love, spread the laughter!

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Febreze bottle in what hand, glass of wine in the other (that's some skill!)!! I'm loving the Bonterra Chardonnay right now.  I've never been a big white wine fan, but this is really delish.  Not too sweet, not too tart, not to dry, it's just right! I'm excited to try their other varieties. Another bonus: their wines are made from organic grapes, but their prices won't break the bank.  The chardonnay was $13.

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If you're like me, any adult beverage leaves me hankering for a snack (you should know by now how my heart beats for beer and chips!)  My snackage is a bit limited given this new diet plan that I'm trying to help ease my joint pain .  But, I found these babies and don't feel deprived at all: 
Food Should Taste Good Sweet Potato Chips.  (If you can't find them in your area, you can order them from

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Classy sweats, fresh scents, wine, chips and what else???  That's right - music!  The hubby and I have been tackling the dinner dishes at night with a little help from Pandora Radio.  Our two favorite picks right now are Eve Cassidy and The Wailin' Jenny's. Both have a laid-back, romantic vibe.

- 7 -
"Bear Buns."  Need I say more??

When it comes to creature comforts, nothing can compare to the morning warmth of our little Charlie waiting patiently for us to scoop him up in our arms each morning.  
This time of littleness speeds by much too quickly, so we are truly enjoying every minute of it!  I only wish I could look so so chipper in the morning!!

Whatever your plans are for the weekend, I hope that you have a moment to relax and enjoy the simple things!! 
(Or at least have a glass of wine!!)


  1. I love starting my work day reading your post! Oh I can't wait for the glass of wine in my sweats!! How I am counting the days!! You will have to pick me up a bottle of that wine. I would love to try it :)

  2. I am a red wine fan myself too! And that Athleta outfit is CUTE! I have a pair of winter running pants for them that are lined with fleece . . . . when the cold weather hits I wear them most days (and rarely wear them for running).

  3. Well I hope you have a fantastic weekend as well. Love your site! Popped over via FMF...or was it in-courage? Sigh, I had several windows open, got distracted with dinner and proceeded to forget who is who. The mind is getting up there in years :0)!

  4. I might have to upgrade my Sam's Club lounge wear to those Athleta sweats.

  5. I do love that sweater too! I am not the one to ask for crocheting or knitting anything. Love the style and color. Perfect for fall weather.

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  6. Hey that sweater looks so awesome in a purple shade and those blue trousers are also I must say your choice is very good indeed..

  7. Cute outfit, following u plz follow back


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