Friday Favorites!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Hi friends!!! Happy Friday!! We are giving each other high-fives at our house...we completed our first full week back to school AND daddy has been out of town- and we're all still alive! HA!

I sure hope it has been a great week for you too!!

It's here are some FAVORITES of mine from this past week!

One of my best friends came and visited us last weekend and we had such a great time!
All of the girls squeezed into my friends ADORABLE mini-cooper and went shopping while the boys were napping and Aaron was studying. Girl time doesn't happen very often- so when it does- it makes me SO happy!
I shared last week about Aaron and I working on doing small things to give our marriage a BOOST (you can read that post HERE :)  I opened my wallet the other day to pay for something and I found this sweet little note and a gift card to Starbucks! Such a sweet surprise!!! Love that my husband of mine!

For my birthday, my sweet mom got me a gift card to Ulta. I am not one to spend a lot of money...especially on beauty products. I love my drugstore brands! :) However, I have had my eye on the It Cosmetics CC cream for quite some time and my ALL time favorite eye shadow is Urban Decay's shade called Verve. Soooo- I got all fancy and used that gift card and treated myself!! I am so happy to report that I am loving the CC cream- I was worried about spending that much money (it is about $30) and then not totally LOVING it. But I do! YAY!

I just started working out again this week, after taking an almost 2 month break. I went swimming for the first time in 1 1/2 years- and I was SO nervous!! I was really worried I was just going to be an out of shape blob in the water (HA!) but I am so happy to report I felt great! I can't really explain how great it felt to get back in the pool and swim laps. Swimming has always been my favorite way to exercise and it just feels so good to be getting back to "me!"
Yesterday I was able to catch up with my best friend on the phone- we talked for over an hour!!! We both have crazy lives...she lives in Arizona and has 6 kids- so between our families and the time difference we don't get to talk nearly as much as we would like. It was SO good for my heart to talk to her!!! We haven't seen each in almost 5 years- but that has not impacted our friendship one bit. We have always made an effort to stay in touch with lots of text messaging, emails and phone calls when we can find the time! So thankful for our friendship....everyone needs that ONE friend who you can always count on and who just gets YOU :)

Hope you have the BEST day and a wonderful weekend!!

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. Tell me about the CC cream. What is it for? When do you use it? I LOVE trying new beauty products.

  2. So glad you had a great week and survived the first full week back to school. Have a great weekend!

  3. I stumbled across your blog and just had to say hello because of your precious family! My husband and I had our first baby (a sweet boy!) in May of 2016 and are already getting excited for our family to grow.. seeing your bunch was so encouraging and made me so excited! XO

  4. It looks like you've had lots of fun friend time...that is always a great recharge! I'm glad you like the It CC cream. It's my fave, although I'm out right now. If you put it on with a sponge or brush, it will last forever! Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. What a fun week of catching up with your friends!! I love that surprise note from your hubby in your wallet. I love little acts of kindness like that. I'm glad you got to do some shopping with your birthday gift cards. Things are more fun to buy when you have a gift card :) Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

  6. Stopping by from the link-up. Oh my gosh, I did laps yesterday for the first time in two years! It was a nice break from running on the treadmill. Happy Friday!


  7. How sweet of Aaron!! And so much fun catching up with friends!! That's so awesome!! Happy Friday!!

  8. Catching up with friends is always fun. A few of my closest girlfriends are single and kid-free so our lifestyles aren't the same so when we do get the chance to have some one on one, I cherish it.

  9. Time with friends is always so great! Glad you're feeling like "you" again!

  10. Swimming is the best! I lap swim too. After years of running, I much prefer swimming and feel like I'm in much better shape. And now that I'm pregnant, it's so easy on the body.

  11. I am jealous you have had a full week of school! My kids are off on Monday, but maybe, fingers crossed the next week will be their first full week in over a month!!


  12. So sweet about the Starbucks card! I have the Dunkin Donuts app and sometimes I log in and see that my husband has added money to my card, and I think it is the sweetest thing ever!

    Swimming laps is such great exercise. There isn't a pool near us that doesn't cost a fortune, but if there were I would totally swim all the time!

  13. So much to love about this post! The picture of all of you in the mini fun!!! I love verve by Urban Decay, most definately my favorite UD color. And seriously how sweet of Aaron to put a Starbucks gift card in your wallet. I love that =)


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