My Picks from Oprah’s Favorite Things

 Pretty much like anyone else, I’m obsessed with Oprah.

Love her, she’s amazing.

She’s got great taste – and I love her list of Favorite Things.

For today’s Friday Favorites I thought it would be fun to share with you my picks from her Favorite Things! Did you know this year she picked out 87 different gorgeous gifts?! I never realized the list had that many things on it – so I wanted to highlight a few of my favorites from her list!

Check them out, let me know what you think and feel free to share YOUR favorite from Oprah’s Favorite Things:

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Anything from Oprah’s Favorite Thing’s on your Holiday List?

Please share!


Don’t forget to enter my Sickest Day Ever Giveaway!



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Frittata with Potato, Red Pepper & Gouda

Since it’s Thanksgiving next week {which is seriously insane!} I thought it would be appropriate to share one of my new favorite recipes that would be easy to make-ahead for any guests you have coming into town for the holiday!

I am a big fan of frittata ‘s, breakfast casseroles, quiches – pretty much anything you can toss in some tasty ingredients, add in some eggs to bring everything together {and obviously a little cheese} and you are good to go! I am always looking for quick, easy and delicious recipes that I can make and give Brooks some different tastes, textures and flavors – and this is definately it.
Frittata with Potato, Red Pepper & Gouda

How To:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Pour a teaspoon of olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Add in 1 large onion, diced and a pinch of salt. Sauté until the onions are translucent –  5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Stir in 5 small red potatoes, diced and another pinch of salt. Then lower the heat to medium. Cover and let the potatoes steam for 4 to 5 minutes. Uncover and stir in 1 medium red bell pepper, diced and 1 tsp. thyme. Re-cover the pan and continue steaming for another 4 to 5 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender. Taste and adjust the seasonings.
  4. Scatter in 4 oz. of Gouda cut into cubes evenly over the vegetables, then pour 10 Eggland’s Best large eggs {that have been whisked until frothy} over top. Shake and tilt the pan to make sure the eggs are evenly distributed.
  5. Transfer mixture into a oven safe pan {that has been sprayed with Pam} and bake for 10 minutes or until the eggs are completely set and beginning to pull away from the sides. Test by making sure a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let the frittata cool for a few minutes and then slice it into wedges.

Recipe a la The Kitchn

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This frittata is amazing with a simple green salad and a crusty piece of bread. I love this dish because you can totally make it in a few minutes and you have the option of eating it for any meal – breakfast, lunch, brunch or dinner – it all works and it’s delicious at any time!


What’s your favorite frittata creation?

Please share!


A little more about my favorite eggs: Egglands Best ->Compared to ordinary eggs, each Eggland’s Best large egg contains:

  • 10 times MORE vitamin E
  • 4 times MORE vitamin D
  • 3 times MORE vitamin B12
  • More than DOUBLE the Omega 3
  • 35% MORE Lutein
  • 25% LESS saturated fat
  • 60 Calories per large egg

This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Eggland’s Best.


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The Sickest Day Ever Giveaway

I don’t know about you, but as a mom to two under two – I seriously don’t have time to get sick. Ever. BUT it is that time of the year again – where we have to be on our toes to keep sickness out of our house. I’m a bit obsessive about hand washing, Lysol on everything and sanitizer – especially with a little baby in the house, there’s no messing around!

Luckily, for this post – The “Sickest Day Ever” does not include the couch, tissues, pajamas, chicken noodle soup, or those annoying cold symptoms, but instead, the adventure of a lifetime.

Advil® is on a mission to take your sick (all sorts of yuck) day and turn it into your sick (totally awesome) day with the Advil® at Work Sickest Day Ever Sweepstakes!

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How fun does that sound?

I would love to take a day off from mom life and do a little scuba diving, mountain climbing or hitting the slopes! I’ve always lived an active lifestyle and I want that for my kids as well. I can’t wait until everyone is a  little older {and more mobile} and we can do all sorts of fun outdoor activities as a family. I think it’s so important to instill that active lifestyle love in your kids at a young age!

In honor of the Sickest Day Ever – Advil® has awesome contest going on right now that you totally have to check out – This November, the Advil® Respiratory Team will encourage fellow adventurers to enter the Advil® at Work™ “Sickest Day Ever” Sweepstakes! Three Grand Prize winners will receive a trip to Park City, UT; Grand Canyon, AZ; or San Juan, Puerto Rico to live out the “Sickest Day Ever”, packed with a full itinerary to help live out the “sickest day” yet!

It’s easy to enter! Simply record a video on the sweepstakes page of yourself saying our Advil® Sinus Congestion & Pain tongue twister for your chance to experience your “Sickest Day Ever”. Then, just fill out quick “Sickest Day Ever” entry form for your chance to win the Grand Prize trip and other fun prizes, and you’re on your way!

Check out my entry here:

Want to get in on the Sickest Day Fun?!

Up for grabs today is  a $25 gift card and a Advil® Sinus Congestion & Pain product sample to help you get through your sickest travels and adventures {and a little cash for holiday shopping!}

Enter to win by leaving a comment below letting me know what your Sickest Day Ever outdoor adventure would look like + enter the rafflecopter below {must do both to win!}

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Giveaway ends Sunday November 22nd / Winner will be notified via email


Entering the Advil® at Work™ “Sickest Day Ever” Sweepstakes is easy as 1, 2, 3: 

  1. Head over to the Advil® at Work™ “SickestDay Ever” Sweepstakes page:
  2. Simply record a video on the sweepstakes page of yourself saying our Advil® Sinus Congestion & Pain tongue twister for your chance to experience your “SickestDay Ever!”

o   “Sickest Day Ever” Tongue Twister: “Six of my sickest sinus symptoms solved with the speed and strength of Advil in Advil Sinus Congestion & Pain for a chance to win the Sickest Day” 

  1. Fill out quick “SickestDay Ever” entry form and enter for your chance to win the Grand Prize trip and other fun prizes.


About the Advil® at Work™ “Sickest Day Ever” Sweepstakes: 

  • Advil® Sinus Congestion & Pain provides fast, effective relief of your severe cold symptoms, so you can enjoy your sickestday!
  • Park City, UT; Grand Canon, AZ; or San Juan, Puerto Rico – where will your “SickestDay Ever” journey lead you? Three Grand Prize winners will receive:
    • Two round trip tickets to their selected destination
    • A two-night stay in a hotel for the winner and a friend
    • A one-day itinerary for the “Sickest Day Ever”
    • A video prize pack to capture their “Sickest Day Ever”
  • Even if you don’t win the Grand Prize, you still have a chance to jump in on the “SickestDay Ever;” after entering our Grand Prize Sweepstakes, click the link to the Weekly Prizes page, and confirm your email to be entered into the drawing!
  • After confirming your email, you will have a unique URL that you can share with all your adventurous friends. For each friend who enters the Grand Prize Sweeps through your unique URL, the entrant who shared your URL will receive one additional entry into the Weekly Prizes, including a Sports Outlet Gift Card, Outdoor Backpack, Premium Headphones, and Fitness Tracker!

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““The Advil® Sinus Congestion & Pain product, information and gift have been provided by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare.”


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My MIL’s Latest Stitch Fix

It’s a Stitch Fix sort of week!

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been in a shopping mood! Believe it or not, sometimes I’m in more of a mood to shop than others, and usually my mood really strikes as the time to gear up for the holidays beings!

I received my latest Fix over the weekend & shared that yesterday and my just MIL came over with her latest Fix to share with me {and in turn, share on the blog!} too! I love seeing what everyone is getting in their Fixes – and let’s be honest, its so much more fun to open a box of goodies with a friend!

Fun Fact – Did you know you can give Stitch Fix gift cards as gifts this holiday season? How fun is that?! You can pick your value {as low as $20} to send the Fix – such a stylist little treat!

Ok, so back to my mother-in-law – MM’s latest Fix! She asked for versatile pieces she could wear while hanging out at home watching the grandkids as well as fun pieces she could wear to country club events this holiday season!

Here’s what she got, check it out and let us know what you think:


And don’t forget -> If you want to try Stitch Fix out for yourself, please use my referral link to sign up AND check out my Stitch Fix page to get caught up on all my previous Fixes!


Pixley Bardy Cable Knit Sweater {$74}

Bardy Sweater

First up is this fun, two toned cable knit sweater. I personally love the chunkiness and the navy + cream combination, along with the stripes. I think its a stylist and cozy piece – perfect for the Fall and going into the Winter. MM likes it because its something different than she usually wears – a bit more preppy and she enjoys that!


Muse Kamira Dress {$118}


Next up, this grey + black print dress. It’s made of the softest material – sort of like a sweater – so it has a nice bit of warmth to it. I enjoy the fact that it’s neutral colors and can be personalized with a fun pop of color in jewels, shoes or even a blazer – but is totally chic looking with a jean jacket and flats. I think this one is super cute. MM likes the dress and the shape but was a little unsure about the fit.

Kamira Dress


41Hawthorn Filbert Abstract Striped Henley Blouse {$58}Filbert Abstract Blouse

Next up the zig-zag striped henley blouse – I enjoy the teal + grey color pairing. I also think it’s a nice shirt with great detail in the buttons, sleeves and the swoop in the hemline. MM thinks this top is sort of a signature look from Stitch Fix and she has similar tops like it – but she does enjoy the print!

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Gentle Fawn Barboza Jacket {$98}Barboza Jacket

This jacket is nice in that the color perfectly compliments the grey in the teal blouse. Pretty sure Stitch Fix did that on purpose. I enjoy the muted color of the grey, it would pretty much go with everything – but the fabric is a little questionable because it wrinkles so easily. I hate it when that happens. It’s a fun shape and great to layer over longer tops. MM thinks its a little shape-less, it’s not a sweater or a jacket and pretty lightweight, which is hard for going into the colder weather months.



Liverpool Colleen Straight Leg Jean {$78}Colleen Straight Leg Jean

MM liked these jeans immediately – I think they fit her great and they are a great color for the Fall & Winter months. You seriously can’t go wrong with a good pair of jeans in your life! Ha!



Now it’s the hard part!

MM would like your opinion to help her decide {if anything!} -> What to Keep! What are YOUR favorite pieces from my MIL’s latest Fix?! Please tell us what you think!

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Vote here:

What Should MM Keep? free polls


If you want to try Stitch Fix out for yourself, please use my referral link to sign up!

Don’t forget to catch up on my past Fixes by checking out my Stitch Fix page, which I just updated in reverse order so you can easily find the more current Fixes!

And just incase you aren’t Stitch Fix obsessed {like I am, duh!} – here’s some information on how you can try Stitch Fix out for yourself – Feel free to let you know if you have any questions!




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