it’s Friday gang! can you believe we made it through another week? one step closer to Thanksgiving and then the end of a decade. hard to believe, and thankfully we’re not quite there yet. instead, we’ve got a wonderful edition of fridays with oscar. we’re bringing you our usual: an entree and cocktail. and in addition, we’ve got holiday gift ideas for pets and their J.Crew loving owners.
i’ve gone and done it this Friday: a full-blown match-y match-y J.Crew outfit of the day. we hit season low temperatures in Athens this week, and to keep warm, I layered this matching turtleneck sweater with a fleece hoodie. and if you’re looking for a pair of joggers this season, check out these similar Tretorn sneakers.
when shopping at J.Crew this fall, i’ve been tracking some fun gift ideas. i’ve put them together in the slider below. make sure to check out the leopard print puffer jacket and pajama set. they’re my personal favorites, if i had to pick.
because it’s fridays with oscar, i’ve also put together a little pet gift guide for all you pet owners. check out these slippers from L.L. Bean. super comfy, and super cute. i highly recommend a pair.
when looking for a recipe this week, i stumbled upon this one: baked chicken, brussels sprouts and sweet potato. probably one of the easiest recipes i’ve put on the blog in weeks, but boy is it d.e.l.i.s.h. we generally don’t prepare our mother’s brussels sprouts anymore; there are two many fun and interesting ways to cook them.
today, we’re just gonna i) throw them in a pot with some sweet potatoes and chicken; ii) season to taste with our all purpose salt, pepper, and garlic; and iii) cook. that’s pretty much it. enjoy!
in honor of Oscar our cocktail of the week is called the saucy mutt. it’s a vodka based drink with a kick. depending on your heat tolerance, you can either go with habanero or jalapeno infused vodka. some of us are wimps over here, so we went with jalapeno.
alright, gang! that’s a wrap. stay tuned next week for a ton of holiday decoration suggestions. Kelly and I are giving you some really fun tablescape selections to inspire you well into the holiday season. in the mean time, make sure to leave Oscar and I a comment below.
it was remembering the holidays over on the blog this week. all week someone in my family shared a holiday memory with you. on Monday, Kelly remembered Thanksgiving. on Tuesday, my oldest remembered Christmas. and on Wednesday and Thursday, I remembered New Year’s and New Year’s Day. if you missed any of these posts, you’re going to want to check them out. and make sure to leave a comment and share your holiday memories!