Friday Favorites - November 2021

November 5, 2021

Hello blog friends.

I have my Friday Favorites - November Edition.

I posted last month four fall recipes on my blog.  One of the recipes I posted was for Slow Cooker Lasagna.  I'm so happy that Kitty from Kitty's Kozy Kitchen made the lasagna.  Kitty sent me this photo and it looks amazing and so good.  Thanks, Kitty for trying out the Slow Cooker Lasagna. 

If you would like to try out the vegan version of this then try out Heather from our Life in a Click here.

I have a neighbor who loves to bake.  I thought it was so thoughtful when she brought over these pumpkin bread loaves for us.  

I love making soup in the slow cooker this time of year.  I recently posted this soup I made for dinner on Instagram @brklynhousewife.  You can find the recipe I made many years ago here.  You can use any type of pasta and I used ditalini pasta for this soup.  

My husband and I enjoyed an evening out last month at the South Street Seaport area at Pier 17 New York.

We had a business/pleasure dinner at the restaurant Carne Mare with another couple.  The food at this restaurant was amazing.  I didn't take any food photos since it was a sort of business dinner for my husband.  I highly recommend this restaurant if you are in this area of the city.

It was one of those warm evenings last month.  We enjoyed walking around the area that was close to the restaurant. 

I just had my hair styled at my hair salon recently.  I love my hairstylist and she always does a great job with my hair.

My hairstylist added into my wet hair this Amika Plus Size Volume & Body Mousse.  I've never used this product but I will be purchasing this at the Sephora store.

I recently did a blog post on Press on Nails that I saw on Kim's nails.  I loved the way Kim's nails looked and she even did her daughter's nails that looked amazing.

I'm excited to try these Press on Nails for the holidays.  I have a huge paint job that is scheduled in my house in a week and a half.  So this at-home nail DIY will have to wait.  What I like about these Press on Nails is that you don't have to use any glue.  You just peel off the sticker on the nail and press them on.  Thanks, Kim for the recommendation and I'm looking forward to trying these out. 

Andrea from Living on Cloud Nine is selling Red Aspen Nail Dashes that are Press on Nails that you glue onto your nails.  These look interesting if you like Press on Nails.

We needed to do a Costco run on Tuesday night and I found this package of Gel Couture by Essie.  The package of three nail polishes was only $19.99.  This would also make a great Christmas gift idea. 

I did this manicure on Wednesday afternoon and it was so easy.  There are only two steps.  I will see how my nails hold up for a gel nail polish look. 

Step One:  Add nail polish 
Step Two:  Add on the clear topcoat

  • Chip and fade resistant
  • No base coat or UV lamp needed
  • Removes like regular polish
  • Vegan formula

I love sweaters and cardigans for the fall and winter months.  I did clean out our closet with two bags of clothes that I donated to our church.  I decided to treat myself to some new sweaters.

I bought these sweaters at Target and you can find this one here.  I loved this sweater so much when I saw it on one of my daughter's roommates from college.

I've worn this cardigan at a function we had at our daughter's college.  It's such a comfortable sweater that goes with dress pants, jeans, or even leggings.

I'm excited to wear this sweater for Thanksgiving.  I think it looks like it will be comfortable but stylish at the same time.

Bosco was a super dog for Halloween this year.  In past years Bosco would greet the trick-or-treaters at the door with me.  

This year Bosco stayed in his bed for most of the day and evening.  

DON'T FORGET TO TURN YOUR CLOCKS BACK.  So plan on turning your clock back one hour on Saturday night.

I hope you have a happy Friday and weekend.

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  1. I was just thinking about the time change this morning on my drive to school. I'm so glad we have no plans on Sunday and hope to sleep in! I found some extra nail stickers on Amazon so I can keep reusing the press on nails I have without having to buy more.

    1. I love how pretty your nails look Joanne. It's fun to sometimes do your own nails. Thanks for the blog visit and have a nice weekend.

  2. Dearest Julie, how sweet are you for sharing my Red Aspen nails. I just love doing my own. Yours look amazing. That pumpkin bread and lasagne look so good. Purple is a great color on you too. Have the sweetest weekend. xo

    1. It's so fun doing your own nails at home. Thanks for the sweet comments on my nails and the purple top I wore. Have a nice weekend Andrea.

  3. Good morning, dear Julie! That Seaport area looks like it is so much fun! I miss the water so much. Love your hair - darling cut. And your nails look fantabulous! Hope that you have a wonderful weekend!

  4. Gosh lots of lovely favourites there Julie, you look lovely in the photo your hair does look nice. I'm afraid I never do my nails but yours look so pretty. I love that sweater you have bought for Thanksgiving. Have a lovely weekend. Xx

  5. Hi Julie. Always love your Friday finds. That soup looks so yummy I am going to make that thank you for sharing. This is the time of year that crockpot soups and stews are so great. I am going to try those OPI nails too for the holidays. They are so cool. xoxo Kris

  6. Even Super Dog needs his rest! Happy November Julie-enjoy the early holiday season:@)

  7. Julie, so many great finds! So many delicious ones, too, and your hair looks lovely! Thanks for sharing my press on nail tutorial. I hope you enjoy them, they make manicures quick and easy!! I hope your paint project is just as quick and easy!! 😉 Have a great weekend!

  8. I've never found stick on nails last long for me, but I like the gel mani you did! :) your hair looks great too, as does that purple top on you :)

    I love the striped cardi and knit too! :)

    Hope that you are having a good weekend :)

  9. This post is so full of goodies! That pumpkin bread looks amazing. Thank you for the shout out on my vegan crockpot lasagna. I need to make it again soon. Your haircut looks great and you look so cute in all of the photos. Speaking of cute..Rosco wins the Halloween cuteness contest. It's definitely soup season and I plan on making a lot this year. You found some great sweaters! I hope you had a nice weekend!

  10. I’m do happy to see this post, Julie! Thanks for sharing my picture of the lasagna. Your sweaters are so cute, and you look so cute in your picture with you darling haircut! Thanks for always sharing great recipes and products for us to try. Rosco looked adorable! 🥰

  11. Your hair looks great, Julie (as does the rest of you!). You know I had to look up the restaurant! I can't remember the last time I was at the seaport (I think my son was 2!). I haven't tried the press on nails yet, but I bought them, and I'll let you know. Bosco looks so cute!

  12. sound healthy and delicious foods.....

    Thank you for sharing recipe


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