Friday Favorites!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Hi!! Happy Friday!! 
How was your "short" week?? Did it actually feel short or longer than normal? HA! 
We had a really good week...nothing too out of the ordinary...but no one woke up with a fever and had to miss I consider that winning! :)
Soo...I not only love writing this little blog o' mine...but I LOVE reading other people's blogs!! I know there is a lot of talk about blogging being "dead" and the blogging world being SO different than it was just even a few years ago (it definitely IS in my opinion)- but there are still SO many fun, down to earth, relatable ladies writing wonderful blogs!! So in honor of that fact I thought I would share some of my FAVORITE posts by some of my FAVORITE bloggers from this past week!! I don't know about you- but I am always looking for new, fun blogs to read...maybe you will find a new one to check out after you read my post today!! :)

I have to imagine I was amongst the thousands of BLOWN AWAY readers yesterday when I went to check out Shay's blog post for the day!!! I mean...all I can say is WOW. How incredible!!! I am SO happy and excited for Shay and her precious family- and very grateful that she so graciously shares her journey with all of us blog readers. Also- can you even believe she was able to stay completely quiet about the adoption process for the last 18 months?!?! Obviously- it is so important to keep things confidential and private...but wow. I give her major credit for not slipping about their amazing news!! :) I can't wait to find out what their new baby girl's name is and see a precious picture of her!! :) 

I LOVED the post Katie, from Miss Dixie, wrote this week about making your own laundry soap!! I have started to make my own disinfecting spray cleaner and love it! I honestly have been a bit intimidated (and throw in a big dose of LAZY) about making my own laundry soap...but Katie's "recipe" is so simple and easy! I am getting all of my supplies to make it this weekend! So excited! I will definitely let you know what I think of the end product!
Image courtesy of Katie's blog: Miss Dixie

I loved my friend Whitney's post about "perfectly posed pictures." She has the cutest little girl and a precious baby boy...and the outtakes she got in order to get THE.PERFECT.PICTURE. were HYSTERICAL! And I was just nodding my head the whole time I was reading her post...because aren't we all the exact same way when we are trying to get our kids to take a picture!! It is such a HOT MESS. Every.Single.Time. HA!

I love reading Meg's blog...she writes the BEST posts about affordable, quality makeup and beauty products...which is basically one of my love languages :) This week- she wrote a post about The Best Drugstore Liquid Lipsticks!!! I love her recommendations and can't wait to go try out a few of the brands she suggested...specifically this one!!
Image courtesy of Meg O. On the Go Blog!

I have been reading Chelsea's blog for a couple years now and just think she is the sweetest girl EVER. She has been very open and shared so graciously and eloquently about losing their first baby to a genetic abnormality, Triploidy. She just recently shared that she and her husband are expecting their second child, a baby BOY!! He is due in February and her pregnancy is going SO well!! She recently wrote this post- and it just blew me away. Chelsea and her husband have been extremely open about their Faith and how it has carried them through the loss of their precious baby girl Taylor Grace. I am amazed and inspired by Chelsea and just love reading her blog!! now that I have shared some of my FAVORITE blogs/'s your turn!! Share in the comments 3 of your favorite blogs that you read on a regular basis!! 

Hope you have the BEST Fri-YAY and a FABULOUS weekend!!
P.S. If you're in the mood to do a little shopping this weekend...don't forget to check out this amazing special going on for the month of September!! 
Email me, find me and message me on Facebook or we can chat via Instagram (fullhandsfullheart08) if you have any questions!! :) 

I am linking up with Andrea and Erika for their Friday Favorites Link Up!

 I am also linking up with April for Five on Friday!
 Joining Karli for her, Oh Hey Friday Link Up! too!

And lastly, linking up with KatieTifDella & Caitlin for High Five for Friday!


  1. Again I love your post!!
    I was in tears when I read Shay's post!! I'm with proud of her for not cracking! I sure would have!!
    I am going to check out the other blogs!!
    Happy Friday friend!

    1. I know Heather! There is no way I could've held it in that long. She is an amazing person!! It's so fun to be able to share in the excitement with their family :)
      Hope you're having a great weekend friend!

  2. When I woke up yesterday, and opened Instagram, I saw the picture that Shay posted about another adoption and I was sooo excited for her!!! I immediately went and read her blog post, and I am with you, I can't believe she was able to get it all quiet for 18 months!! I am so looking forward to reading all her posts coming up! I'm going to check out the other blogs that you mentioned today too!
    Have a great weekend, Justine! =)

    1. Seriously- she is AMAZING to have had the roller coaster of an adoption process going on all while running her businesses AND launching multiple books! Talk about a woman made of steel! HA! She is definitely an amazing lady! So excited to "meet" their newest addition soon!! Hope you're having a great weekend friend!!

  3. Me too! When I went to read her post, I was all like what?! How did I miss that announcement? But, then I realized that THAT was the announcement. haha! Happy Friday friend!

  4. Thank you for your suggestions on some other good blogs. I currently only read 3 blogs (Shay's, Erika Slaughter's and yours) and that's because I'm only interested in "connecting" with genuine, positive and inspiring people like yourself :) Afterall, life is busy! But if you think those other blogs are worth reading I'm willing to check them out.

    1. Nicole- I am so flattered that I am in the company of Shay and Erika as being one of the 3 blogs you read!!! I am truly "myself" here on this little blog and I am glad you can "feel" that :)
      Hope you're having a great weekend!!

  5. I'm so excited for Shay & her family!! Can't wait to see that first photo! 3 of my fave bloggers are Shay, Life as the Mrs, and Life as the Coats!

  6. I was so excited to hear Shay's news! I'm anxiously waiting updates. Obviously I read Shay's, but I also like to read Andrea's as I love how she gets so much accomplished in her day plus all her decorating ideas. I also really like Ashley from She has a cute lifestyle blog with the most inspirational everyday pictures of her kids, where she also shares photography tips. She definitely makes me want to use my camera more, so I capture the little moments in our days. Enjoy your weekend!

  7. I'm also SO thrilled for Shay! Thanks for sharing a few of your favorite blogs!!! Have a great weekend! - McKenzie //

    1. Hi McKenzie!! I am thrilled for her too! :)
      Thanks for stopping by!! Hope you're having a great weekend!!

  8. I live Shay's blog. Check out her friend Andrea's blog. It's full of fun, family, friends:

    1. Hi Sarah! I love reading Andrea's blog! She is one of my favorites!! :)

  9. Thanks for the bloggy shout out!! I loved hearing Shay's news, am excited to check out those lipstick suggestions and love finding new bloggers to read. Thanks for suggesting some of your favorites. I'm on the hunt for a more long lasting lip color so wish me luck :)

  10. I agree...blogging definitely isn't dead, but sometimes you have to search through the posts with perfect poses and lighting to find the ladies who are keeping it real. :) I will check out your blog links because I am always looking for new blogs to connect with. And I was also blown away by Shay's post and how she kept that big secret!! Have a wonderful weekend!

  11. I love reading blogs! Def not dead and I hope they never are! Your blog is one of my favorites! I also really enjoy Camp Patton, M is for Mama, and 71 Toes. All christian family bloggers with 5 or more kids.

    1. I LOVE reading Camp Patton and M is for Mama...but have not heard of 71 Toes! I am definitely going to check that blog out! And thank you for your kind words...I really appreciate it!!

  12. You are so sweet! Thank you for the kind words!! xoxo


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