This morning we are off to Alabama for a family wedding! I rarely travel but in the last week and a half I’ve been to California, back to Illinois, and now off to Alabama.
Since the kids are coming with us we decided to drive to save money. Plane tickets for the four of us would have been a little over $1600! I’m not exactly looking forward to a 12+ hour car ride but at least it’s saving us a lot of money.
I recently wrote an article for Chicago Parent on how to survive a long car ride with kids. If you want, you can check it out here.
I’m assuming it’s going to take us quite awhile to get there between bathroom breaks and food stops. Also, my physical therapist said to stop every few hours so I can stretch out my hip. We’ll see how it goes!
I haven’t done a Friday Favorites in awhile, so I thought it’d be perfect for today.
- HAVING A RECIPE PUBLISHED IN A COOKBOOK
My gluten-free chocolate chip pecan pumpkin muffin recipe was recently published in the book The Everything Gluten-Free Breakfast and Brunch Cookbook!! I am so excited!
This book has tons of great gluten-free recipes. If you’re interested in buying it, you can purchase it on Amazon.
- Pumpkin Spice Gum
I will never be over the pumpkin spice craze. I love it all!
I recently found Extra gum in pumpkin spice and apple crisp flavors. I only bought the pumpkin spice flavor to try out but I will be buying the apple crisp flavor too.
This gum is amazing. You might not think that pumpkin spice would work in a gum but it does. I love it.
- Jack Links Turkey Jerky in Sweet Teriyaki
I’ve pretty much gone my whole life without eating jerky then I discovered turkey jerky. I just recently started eating white meat again to get more protein in my diet and I love this turkey jerky! Normally I buy the regular flavor but when I saw they had teriyaki I was excited to try it out!
I bought the big bag to eat in the car on the way to Alabama. Turkey jerky is good but it’s expensive!
- Awesome Companies
International Delight coffee creamer recently noticed I am a huge coffee lover (maybe because I post lots of coffee pics on Twitter and Instagram) and they sent me this awesome mason jar glass with my name on it.
How awesome is that?! I love that a company just randomly sent some coffee lovers mason jar mugs with their name on it. Way to go International Delight! I will forever buy your coffee creamer because you sent me an awesome jar with my name on it. I will also buy a Kia car because the commercial features dancing hamsters. What can I say? I’m a sucker for advertising.
- End of Season Sales
The wedding we’re going to in Alabama is outside and it’s going to be hot and humid so we were advised not to wear heels. I don’t have any plain black sandals or flip flops so I ran to Kohl’s to see if they had any.
They had a bunch of them on sale for $2.40 and $2.80! I got three pairs for less than $9! I’ll bring one pair for the wedding and save the others for next spring and summer.
I saved $72!
Yay for sales!
Those are all my favorites for this Friday. Have a wonderful weekend!
- What are your Friday favorites?
- What is the longest car ride you’ve ever been on?