Friday Favorites: Shameless Series

Hello and welcome to the first unique installment of Friday Favorites: Shameless Series where I share my slightly embarrassing (& admittedly basic) obsessions with ya!

  1. This Coffee Mug. When I arrived in New Orleans, I realized I packed every essential kitchen utensil, except for the most essential… a coffee mug. So I went to a nearby Target to get my groceries and grabbed this one below. It is maybe the most basic thing I own (outside of this blog), but oh wow, oh boy, does it bring me joy!


2. TikTok. UPDATE: Okay- when I originally published this post I included tiktok. Obviously a lot has changed since this post, and I have since deleted the app off my phone.


3. Listen to Your Heart. My feelings are still pretty ambivalent with this show (much like the actual contestants’ feelings for one other). But overall, I’m livin’ for the dram’, livin’ for the music, and livin’ for the cringe-factor.


4. Applesauce on the Go. I’m pretty sure these were created with toddlers in mind, but they are quick sugar and easy to eat when I have to scarf somethin’ down fast. I also stocked up on goldfish and currently have a mean craving for some gushers. Does this mean I’m regressing? It’s quite possible.

img_46575.  Dadsaysjokes on Insta. Contrary to popular belief in the day of TikTok, Instagram does still exist, and if you dust off the ol’ app from time to time, you may as well follow this gem of an account. Without a doubt, you will find some all-stair jokes 😉


Do you have any shameless Friday Faves?



58 thoughts on “Friday Favorites: Shameless Series

  1. I could bring myself to watch Listen To Your Heart!! Maybe I should give it a try haha. I just want Bachelor In Paradise because is it such a funny mess!

    1. Yesss, I think you’d enjoy it- also, I wonder if they will cross over bach contestants from this show with regular bachelor for BIP. Might be worth watching just in case they do!

  2. I’m thinking about you and praying for you- I really am! Since the “stay at home” I’ve been craving applesauce, too! Laura talked about TikTok on a recent podcast! Love you!

    1. Aw thank you, Jena <3 That means so much!!! Ohh I cannot wait to catch up on the podcast- I am in need of some light hearted fun, so I'll have to listen to one tonight :) Love you too!

    2. Also, how funny you have been craving applesauce too! I wonder what it is that is making it sound so appetizing! Maybe the simplicity and nostalgic comfort in all this craziness?!

  3. I’ve bought those toddler squeeze packs of applesauce too lol. It’s nice for a roadtrip and travelling!

    I don’t know if I have shameless Friday favs but I loved the movie Sully! I watched it last weekend and was dying to see how it turned out (except I obviously know what happens). But still so good!

    1. Ohhh that is so smart to use them for roadtripping- I am definitely going to do that from now on!

      I saw your review and watched the preview- it looks SO good. I’m tempted to watch it tonight to keep me awake, but I know DJ would want to watch it too, so I’ll try to be patient, lol. It’ll be a perfect movie for a movie night when I get back 🙂 Thanks for stoppin’ in and sharing, Maureen!

    1. Hi, Miriam!! So good to hear from you! How are things in your neck of the woods? And trust me- it’s a gooood thing you have not heard of TikTok- I kind of wish I never discovered it, lol. Have a happy May too 🙂

      1. Haha, sounds like it wouldn’t take much for me to get addicted to it! 😊 I’m well thanks Mack. Life is quiet but we’re all just hunkering down and trying to do the right thing. Hope all is well in your neck of the woods and you’re healthy and safe. Happy May too! xx. 😍

      2. Aw so glad to hear all is well despite this craziness! Thank you so much, Miriam 🥰

  4. Love this series! I have held firm against TikTok just because I do not need another reason to check my phone. I don’t even fully understand the app. I’m older than you, so it’s ok. We’re like fine wine or an excellent aged sharp cheddar. 😉 LOL. Love the mug!! Give me all the punny jokes!

    1. Glad you enjoyed it 🙂 And that’s the smart move- I kinda wish I hadn’t downloaded it because it does suck up some valuable time (I think that’s why they call it TikTok? lol). Oh my gosh, I loooove that- fine wine or sharp cheddar- 100% reminding myself of that from now on! Thanks for your comment, Kori –Happy weekend!!

      1. Hahahaha you’re are probably so right! It does look like some hilarious material comes from that platform!

        Yesss. 🍷🧀

        Happy weekend to you too!

    1. Aw, that makes me so happy that it gave you a real laugh, Kathy! 🙂 So glad you enjoyed this little series ! Have a happy weekend ahead

  5. I have a hefty supply of GoGoSqueez here at the house, but I’ve only had it once. Some runners tell me it’s better than Gu for some long runs and I might just believe that. 🙂

    1. I actually was thinking the SAME thing that it would be great for runs, so this confirms it!!

  6. Omg I love this!!! Yes to TikTok haha, it’s so funny, I spend so much time on there too 😂😂 I didn’t want to download it at first because I thought I was too old but here I am, obsessed with it!!

    Love this post beauty!

    1. Haha I am so glad I’m not alone!! Thank you so much for stoppin’ in, love!! <3

  7. Ha ha – you are older than the TikTok crowd – well that makes me feel ancient. I don’t have a smartphone … look what I am missing out on! I have bought baby food to put into oatmeal to give it some zing and awhile back there was an actual “baby food diet” so you are not regressing, no worries and I love Goldfish too. (Hmm – you’re not buying the colorful ones though are you Mackenzie? Just askin’.)

    1. Hehe, trust me- you are not missing out at all! You are probably being way more productive than me since I’ve discovered the darn app!

      Okay I actually would be sooo on board with trying some baby food in my oats, haha. My go-to saying is “don’t knock it till you try it”, so I’m going to have to give that a go! Thank you for making me feel okay about my toddler food inclination! And uhhhhh…. welll….. not this time with the colorful goldfish 😉 But next time.. no promises!

      1. My favorite used to be Blueberry Buckle 🙂 Yes, swirl it into oatmeal or cream of wheat. I like oatmeal better than cream of wheat.

        OK, no multi-colored goldfish. I only buy the whole grain but one day they had the new Veggie Goldfish (by Pepperidge Farm brand) – tomato, and carrot flavors. They were tasty and 1/3 serving of veggies when you eat them. The bag is small. I like to eat my goldfish taking them out of the huge box andinto a paper cup on the guise that I will eat those and no more … Haha!!! 55 Goldfish crackers in a serving and I am going to have every one of that 55. 🙂

      2. Oh yum!! That actually sounds pretty delicious!

        I didn’t even realize they had veggie goldfish!! I’ve gotta find some of those- the whole grain is a great alternative too 🙂

      3. I usually do get the whole grain – I’m addicted to them and have not had any in a while as I’ve not been to the grocery store – bet Amazon has them. The veggie ones are tasty – the bag is too small though!

    1. Hehe- I bet!!! That’s okay- you really aren’t missing out, just using your time more wisely than those of us who discovered the app, lol! Thanks for stopping in, Diane- have a great weekend ahead 🙂

  8. Oh I’m off to follow dad jokes! I’ve been avoiding TikTok though that drives my nieces and nephews crazy!🤣

    1. Glad you get a kick out of a good dad joke too! And good choice to avoid it, AJ- I do not recommend downloading it, just sucks up too much valuable time! Haha. Thanks for stoppin’ in!

      1. Hi! Glad you are doing well. Love your new cup! And I’m tooooo old for Tik Tok.
        Stay safe my friend!

  9. I watched the first episode of Listen to Your Heart and it felt like it took me forever to finish it! That was the only episode I watched and I haven’t watched another one. I did like Ryan but I don’t know if I can handle watching it! I wanted to somewhat enjoy it, but it’s not sticking with me. I think I’ll just look up spoilers and not watch it, as of now.

    Hope you are having a lovely weekend, Mackenzie! Stay safe and well! ♥

    1. I totallly get what you’re saying!! I think for most people you either love it or hate it. I think I’m just desperate for reality TV hahah. It’s so insanely cringey, but I can’t stop watching!

      Thank you! And I hope you are doing well too, Stephanie! <3

      1. I will admit that I’m still looking at the spoilers so I know somewhat of what’s happening even though I haven’t tried watching another episode yet! I do like the singing aspect and am intrigued by that, so maybe I can try to overlook the other components!

      2. Yeah I hear ya! And the judges are actually pretty great choices- also it’s a short series so at least it’s not as much of a time suck as other bachelor series!

  10. So many people are obsessed with TikTok right now, hahah. I don’t have an account either, but I am guilty of downloading the app and watching so many videos and then when I finally get out of my TikTok trance for the day, I delete the app. I’ve done that a couple times.

    1. Hahha, glad I’m not alone!! I should probably try to delete the app soon, especially when my next semester of school starts! Thanks for stopping in, Ashley 🙂 Hope you are having a nice week!

  11. I love that coffee mug!! I’m a sucker for a good coffee mug. I was so sad when my “cup of sunshine” one broke. I’m definitely going to be replacing it with another. I’m not on TikTok but my kids are always showing me hilarious videos. Dad jokes are just great, aren’t they?! I’ve been watching the Masked Singer. I don’t usually watch many shows and I started in the middle of the season, but if this season of quarantine doesn’t call for shameless TV watching, I don’t know what does. lol. We finished all of Ozark, then watched Outer Banks, and are now on to The Umbrella Academy. Stay safe and healthy, Mackenzie!! xx

    1. Aw glad you like the mug! It has been my best friend lately, hah. I went from 2 cups of coffee a day to 3/4. That is soo sad about the Cup of Sunshine mug though- must get a replacement soon! Yesss, I just love Dad Jokes! Haha you are absolutely right- this tis’ the time for shameless TV (I have Bravo on half my laptop as I type this lol). I started Outer Banks last night! How did you like it? Worth continuing on? And I’ve heard great things about The Umbrella Academy. When I get back I’ll be watching Ozark season 3 with DJ! Thanks for stopping in and your comment, Amy 🙂

      1. We liked Outer Banks. My daughter had watched it before us and one of my sons watched it with his girlfriend after us, so I’d say give it a chance. 🙂 I was originally intrigued because we love the coastal Carolinas. The acting wasn’t always on par with Ozark, but I did enjoy the characters.

      2. I definitely will! It seems pretty light hearted/an easy watch, and I could use something like that right now! Thanks for letting me know ☺️

  12. I did not hesitate for a single second and immediately started following dadsaysjokes! My husband has such dad jokes and I can’t wait to share it with him 🙂

  13. Gogo Squeez for the win! Sadie looooves those pouches! I’m going to have to pass along that dadsaysjokes account to Jimmy. He’s going to enjoy that 🙂

    1. Absolutely!!! Sadie and I have similar tastes 😉 And I hope Jimmy likes the account- it always gives me a good laugh! Have a happy Monday Allie!!

  14. Whaaat?! I am so confused as to why you would call your blog basic?! It is so unique & fun. Not everyone could write so entertainingly & take such awesome photos!!

    Lol I am probably the only person in the world who still doesn’t really understand TikTok. I haven’t downloaded & probably never will, especially if it makes me feel older than I already do! 😂

    Not gonna lie, my cravings/food choices really regressed during this lockdown lol. I was/have been eating so many snacks with huge amounts of sugar, even high fructose corn syrup, DAIRY & MSG. 😭 & now that you mention them… might need to get a box of Gushers haha.

    Lol! That dadjokes account is perfect for you! 😂

    Thanks for sharing your faves with us, Mackenzie!! Even if they *were* sooooorta basic. 😉

    1. Hehe – thanks, girl!! I originally had the tagline “living loving learning” back in 2016, and came to the realization how basic that was, and I think I has a journey of self-realizing how basic I was and just thought my blog was too- so thank YOU tons for saying that, it really means so so much <3 <3

      Okay, now that it's taken foreverrr for me to respond- I have deleted my tiktok with all the chit-chat of it being no bueno. you aren't missin' much!

      Oh girllll I am with you, I have been eating so much processed food this year!

      Hehehe thanks for reading and commenting!! I love your comments sooo darn much. xox

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