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Friday, October 25, 2019


5 Friday Favorites
I am so excited that it is Friday! We are experiencing some cool weather today in Texas am I am so happy to be baking and creating some delicious soups and chilis. My son made chili last week and I cant wait to share the simple recipe. Look for it next week. Today I am sharing my 5 Friday Favorites w you...

1. Apple Cinnamon Tea
This is completely sugar free but has a delicious cinnamon-y sweetness and is perfect w a protein packed pumpkin muffin. Recipe here. The tea is a bit spicy like a cinnamon gum would be but I love spicy! I have been enjoying a cup every night. I purchase mine for around $2 at HEB. 

2. This cozy cardi. I am so in love with this beautiful Rust color for fall. I also bought it in dark green (kind of an army green which I also love).

3. This gorgeous Rose gold/ copper lipstick under $3 prime right now! Such a steal for a long wearing, rich lip color. It really does last! I wore it all day yesterday and was pleased with the results. So happy I tried this fall color and found it at such a steal! 

4.Morning Time. 

It will always be my absolute favorite time of the day. I so enjoy waking "while it is yet night" and preparing food and chores for the day. I enjoy my quiet time with the Lord, encouragement from friends uninterrupted, coffee, a light work-out and then morning time around the table w my kids. I love going over what God is teaching me, sharing Scriptures and writing them with my kids. It is such a privilege and a  joy. 

I made these for everyone one morning this week. Both loaves and all the muffins were gone in one  day ha!

5.  This photo from my favorite place in Hawaii. It was on the North Shore and we had the beach to ourselves that evening. We spent the afternoon in Haleiwa and ate the most delicious shrimp at Giovani's Shrimp Truck and then had my favorite dessert on the island, a Nutella stuffed crepe with bananas and strawberries topped with ice cream. It took some effort to get to this beach but it was the most majestic beach we visited by far. Perhaps the fact that there no people had something to do with it. There were beautiful black rocks everywhere filled with sea life.  We took so many beautiful photos. This was the first time I was able to look out at the ocean and realize exactly how vast and truly awesome God's Creation is. It was a beautiful moment and I am so grateful for the opportunity to experience such a magical place. 

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands.
Psalm 19:1

Thank you for reading!
Grace and peace,
Adoring Family


  1. I have that same apple/ cinnamon tea and I love it. That cardigan looks so comfy and cozy.

    1. Isn't it the best?! I still don't understand how it tastes so sweet and has zero calories. It's an anomaly :D
      Hope you have a wonderful week xoxo

  2. Tea and muffins...yum, if only we could enjoy them together and chat. Early morning has always been my favorite as well. Super cute Cardi, even cuter you!

    1. Thank you, Andrea! I SOOO hope we can do that someday!

  3. Such a pretty beach! I love to wear cardigans during this time of year.

    1. They are so needed where we are. It's cold in the morning and hot in in the evenings :D Hope you have a great week!

  4. Love your Five Fav's especially the Tea and Cardy!! Thanks so much for your kind words and for taking the time to stop by !!

  5. I've never tried that tea. It sounds good! I love that cardigan!!