Friday Favorites: Back East Edition


Sunday is my mom's birthday, so tomorrow we're heading east to celebrate with her.  Tonight, we're meeting up with some friends we met in Mexico on our honeymoon who are coming in to town for work!  We're so excited!

It's been another cool and rainy week for most of the week.  This chicken noodle soup recipe is so easy and even more delicious.  Remember, those are the things I look for in cooking. 



We're heading to eat dinner at The Hen and The Hog in Halifax, NC for my mom's birthday.  This restaurant is part of a revitalization effort in the town.  Your daily history lesson is that Halifax was crucial to the American Revolution.  The Halifax Resolves was written to encourage independence from Great Britain.  I wrote a huge research paper on the significance in college.  When I was little, my dad used to take me to Historic Halifax to tour the buildings and learn about the history of the town.  It has really gone down over the years, like much of eastern NC, but this restaurant was bought to entice people to come to the town.  It's about 20 minutes from where I grew up and I'm so excited to see what's been done there.


Hamilton Beach 33969A Set 'n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker, 6-Quart

Hamilton Beach 33969A Set 'n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker, 6-Quart

My favorite purchase right now is this awesome slow cooker.  It's no secret I gravitate towards slow cooker recipes in the fall and the winter, but last year, we cooked our Thanksgiving turkey in the slow cooker.  This slow cooker comes with a probe that turns on to warm when the turkey's internal temperature reaches its desired tempature.


Australian Shepherd Ornament Mirrored Gold

My sweet friends over at Moon & Lola made Oprah's Favorite Things List for a 2nd year in a row!  I got one of each of these ornaments for Winston & Gizmo.  And one of my mom and dad for Ellie Mae.  Did you know that you can buy all of Oprah's favorite things right from Amazon?  My wallet is scared.


Farmhouse Cotton Garland -  Our popular cotton wreaths have been a PFT favorite since their debut.  We had simply never come across something so beautiful.  The cotton garland is just too!   Made of preserved cotton stems and flowers.  Farmhouse perfection.Farmhouse Cotton Garland measures 6 feet long.:

This cotton garland is on its way to my house and I can't wait to style it for the holidays!  I've posted about The Painted Fox Treasures before, but I am so in love with all of their products.  See my original post here.

What are your plans this weekend? 

P.S. Did you catch this week's posts?  Here's my weekend recap, my look featuring JORD wood watches, the second edition of the holiday gift guide for men, and my experience with Zoe's Kitchen catering.

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Happy Friday, y'all!

P.S. I'll be posting tomorrow and Sunday!  Be sure to check them out.

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