Friday Loves

November 17, 2017, by Carrie

TGIF! I'm so glad you're here Blended Blog readers. This is Carrie from A Stylish Fit and I'm glad to be here today with my favorites. Fridays are just the best day because it's the day to highlight fabulous posts and bloggers. Hope the favorites I found this week will be fun and interesting reads for you!

{ONE} How about some Vegan Salsa Con Queso? Who doesn't like queso? I'm really interested in trying this because I typically don't eat very much dairy. It looks the delicious and you can find the recipe here from the blog Cotter Crunch.

 Vegan salsa con queso is an easy warm cheese dip recipe that will disappear as quickly as you make it! This vegan cheese dip is plant-based, using fresh vegetables and a hint of Tex-Mex spices, making it a family friendly dip that everyone will love.  Whole 30 friendly

{TWO} I'm a huge fan of Anne in Residence and her oh so put together blog. I just adore everything she posts. This table scape idea is just the best for Thanksgiving. She puts the best pin inspired posts.


{THREE} Christy who blogs at R-Squared wrote a letter to her UPS man. I adored this post and think it can resonate with all of us this time of year. I had to re-post it word for's just that great!

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 Dear UPS guy,

It was such a pleasure to meet you last week.  I saw you run up the steps and leave something behind.  Lately I've been ordering a lot on line so I rushed to the door to see what goody you had left me.  I didn't expect to see you when I opened the door to retrieve my purchase, but there you were carrying 2 more boxes up the steps.

It turned out that my Christmas cards arrived COD.  Darn Shutterfly, first they charge me in USD, then they want more cash on delivery?  A rant for another day...

You asked if I was Christy and I replied yes.  You have met Jasmin, my nanny, many times over the past few months as she mans the house while we are away at work.  Imagine your surprise when I swung open the door instead!

As you pulled out your visa machine I asked if you were always the UPS person on this route and you looked up and said yes.  I suddenly flashed back over the past 6 months and how many things I've ordered on line from Wayfair and most recently Amazon Prime.

I hesitantly asked you if you have delivered all my packages over the past months.

You looked up with a smirk and told me that I order very heavy things.  He glances over at the 70 pound hockey net that he literally just placed on my step.

On the bright side, it help yous stay fit.... right?

I run through my online binge after moving in and remember all the rugs that I ordered and I also remember that I sent all but 2 of the giant rugs back.  Which means that you had to deliver my rugs and pick them up to take them back.  Sorry friend.

On the bright side, I don't have a dog that barks and I live on a quiet street.  I realize that you are one of my favorite people, but I am probably not one of yours.  Do you ever wonder what are in my boxes that get delivered almost every other day?  I promise they are not elaborate.  I even told you that it is all amazon prime faults and you told me that your wife has started shopping the same way.

If I can buy it online, why would I go to the store?

Besides, my online shopping is keeping you employed.  I will also add you to my Christmas list since I've made you work so hard this year.

My promise to you is that I will try and bunch all my Amazon purchases in one order rather than ordering 3 separate times in one day because I now know that if I order together that they will come in one box.  You won't need to make as many trips to the door and I won't have to deal with so much recycling.  The struggle is real.

UPS guy, I am so happy to have met you and I hope over the next year we become the best of friends!

Your new friend,

{FOUR} Happy Anniversary, Tania and Joe on 31 years together! I loved this look so much that I had to share it today. If you don't know Tania, she blogs at 50 Is Not Old. I love this plaid vest. Isn't it fab?


{FIVE} I so enjoyed this post about hospitality from I so want to live freely and with a life of hospitality easily and freely given to others so this post spoke to my heart. I hope hospitality fills your heart and actions during this holiday season.

I hope you enjoy these posts as much as I did this week. Have a great weekend and link up your favorites, sweet readers!

~ Carrie