Alison’s Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, pretties!  This week flew by in the blink of an eye, didn’t it?  Here’s a list of some of my favorite things that made this week just a little better.

Favorite #1 – Awards Banquet

This past weekend was our 12 year-old daughter Ava’s end of year awards banquet for the North Texas Hunter Jumper Club. It’s the local club that she competes in at horse shows.  This was her first official season showing on her pony Jazzy and she ended up with two fifth place finishes overall for equitation.  We were very proud of her!  Here’s a shot of the two of them in action.

This is us at the banquet.  It’s rare to get a picture of her with her hair fixed, let alone wearing a dress!  But all of the horse girls cleaned up quite nicely.  🙂


Favorite #2 – IT Cosmetics “Brow Power”

In case you missed it, I did a tutorial on how to fake perfect brows on Facebook Live last week.  I also revealed my secret weapon, IT Cosmetics “Brow Power” eyebrow pencil.  It’s seriously the best ever! Watch the video for my tips and keep an eye out for more makeup tutorials coming soon.

Favorite #3 – Wedding Dress Preservation

It only took 18 years but I’ve finally checked this off my list – my wedding dress got cleaned and preserved!  If this is something you’ve put off too, let me tell you that it’s not too late.  Mine was hanging in a closet, never dry cleaned and had yellow spots on the bodice.  Our dry cleaner was able to get the spots out and send it off to be preserved and here’s the finished product.


Now I have a keepsake for my daughters and it looks as good as the day it was worn.

Wedding Photo Anniversary

Favorite #4 – Patagonia Jacket

We’ve been having above normal temperatures for this time of the year so I’ve been wearing my Patagonia “Better Sweater” pretty much every single day.  It’s so easy to throw on with everything and is just the right weight to keep the chill off.  In case you missed this week’s SAHMonday post, this is how I paired it up.


[Patagonia “Better Sweater”]

Favorite #5 – Frank Sinatra

OK, so maybe this is just a sign that I’m getting old, but I listen to the Frank Sinatra station on Sirius XM more than anything else these days.  Honestly though, I’ve always loved standards, even as a teenager.   Lately some of his lesser known tunes like “Moonlight in Vermont” are becoming my favorites.

Frank Sinatra XM

Plus, old blue eyes has made me realize something, I’m really a tramp. Have you ever listened to the lyrics of “The Lady is a Tramp”?  It’s pretty much me.  🙂

“She gets too hungry for dinner at eight

She likes the theater and never comes late

She’d never bother with people she’d hate

That’s why the lady is a tramp”

On that note, have a great weekend!

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Linking up with Erika, Narci and Andrea for Friday Favorites.