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5 on Friday {A Late Link-Up}

As you can see, it's no longer Friday, but when was that to stop me from sharing five of my favorites this week? ;) After 7am-10pm days, I am proud to say I called it a night at 8:30pm last night and slept a sound 12 hours. I needed sleep more than I thought! Today is to be a full day of blogging, hot chocolate, and maybe even catching a showing of Catching Fire tonight. Who's with me?

ONE. Anthro Displays

I love my job! I spend my mornings working at Anthropologie (what an inspiring and tempting place to be every day!) and even though this week meant unpackaging 1,200+ monogrammed mugs --hey, somebody's gotta do it, right?-- I have also been able to help the visual team get the store spiffied up for Christmas. I stumbled upon this video on their blog and it is a great look into all the hard work that goes into making each Anthro beautiful and unique. Enjoy!

TWO. Monogrammed Mugs

Speaking of work and all those mugs (I'm really not kidding, we've had 50+ boxes of them this week alone) I am OBSESSED with the gold version of our classic mugs that we received for the holidays. I have yet to buy one for myself, but they would make a great gift for any gal pal, girlfriend, cousin, sister, you name it she needs one!  Anthro has some great gift series and this mug would be the perfect place to pop in a gift card, a lipgloss, and one of their hot chocolate on a stick treats. Feel free to send one my way ;)

THREE. Hot Chocolate

I'm sensing a trend between these 5 items! I am a hot chocolate girl through and through. Starbucks can keep it's coffee and leave me to this other tasty treat. This would be SO easy to make and such a fun party favor or hostess gift. When it comes to your local coffee shop (if you're like me and jump straight for the HC) try mixing it up a bit. Ask for cinnamon or peppermint with your classic drink, or even better at Starbucks ask for a black & white hot chocolate which is half white chocolate and half classic. Let me know how it goes!

FOUR. Texas Sweet Texas

I found this on Pinterest a few days ago and laughed for a good 5 minutes. It is SO TRUE! The little snowflake by Christmas made me giggle even harder. Seattle is an entirely different story. This week the high has been in the 40's/50's and my car has been iced over every morning. The first time it happened, I sadly realized my scraper was in the trunk which was frozen shut and had to wait for the defroster to work. I may or may not have been late to work... But Texas? Pretty sure it's been raining there too, but that doesn't mean I'm not counting down the ONE MONTH until I go home for Christmas.

FIVE. The Everygirl Phone Cases
Rumor has it that my phone gets an upgrade this Christmas. I've been on the hunt for a new case that will keep it classy and protected while celebrating the pretty gold/champagne color it's going to come in ;) The Everygirl blog recently released new cases and I'm loving this one! "You're not the kind of girl who settles. Keep not settling." Oh, that's good.

So there you have it! My five on Saturday Friday. Enjoy!

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  1. Love the blog post! Also need a new phone case so thank you for tagging them! I may be adding the mug to my Christmas list ;)

    xoxo http://ohsweet-love.blogspot.com/

  2. Texas! Yay! It's on my hubby and my list for places we'd like to move next!

    Elise @ Harvey Ever After

  3. I'm also obsessed with the Everygirl's new line of phone cases. I might need one myself. :)

  4. I just wrote a post for later with some of my wishlist and those mugs are definitely on it!! :)

  5. WOW! Those are some long work days! You sure needed that good rest. My husband and I saw Catching Fire on opening night...pretty good!

  6. LOVE the quote on that case! I'm also in love with those mugs. They would go nicely with the hot chocolate that you mentioned :)

    Lauren @ How Beautiful Are The Feet