Friday Favorites

You know it’s Friday when you just want to stay in bed and listen to the rain. Oh wait, I want to do that every day!

Last night my husband surprised me with a Guardians of the Galaxy date – and so all I can think about this morning is Groot and his twinkly lights. You all know I love Vin Diesel, so I’ve been waiting to see this movie for months. Anyway, Friday Favorite #1? Groot.

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Some other favorites are my latest designs for My New Favorite Design. Each of these designs is so different – and so awesome! Click here to see all of them.

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Something else I am loving right now? Latin. I was a Latin teacher for 4 years after college – and have tutored a lot since then. Yesterday’s lunch looked something like this:

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Friday Favorite #4? My Fitbit. This thing still makes me happy. It’s main purpose right now is reminding me of how much I’m not moving. But, I still log my food and my steps are increasing daily. Love love love!

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Lastly? I am loving these Bible Readings by She Reads Truth. It’s so wonderful in every way.

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What are some of your Friday favorites?

Linking up at: Friday Favorites, Oh Hey Friday, and High Five for Friday.

Real Life Fashion: The Little Black Dress

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Remember our awesome new series called Real Life Fashion?  This is what’s going down. Each episode will feature: One store (Target, Forever 21, Old Navy…etc.) One outfit under $100 Both Misses and Plus-Size fits Wardrobe Basics A few trendy accessories Jess and I are both going to try on the same outfit – and give tips for our size-type. We will throw in some fun unique pieces, but we really want to focus on the basics. We both love items [Continue Reading]

What White Girls do during the Fall

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Please tell me you’ve seen this hilarious Buzzfeed called 25 Things All Basic White Girls Do During The Fall.  I say it’s hilarious because it’s SO TRUE. Have you seen Instagram lately?  It is already full of Pumpkin Spice Lattes, flannel shirts, infinity scarves, and football jerseys.  Really?  Are we this predictable?   Let me tell you a little about myself. I don’t like Pumpkin Spice Lattes.  I hate football.  I never plan on wearing a flannel shirt .  I absolutely hate [Continue Reading]

Ten Picmonkey Tips for a Killer Blog Graphic

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As part of my new “Let’s Blog” series, I have gotten a few emails about blog graphics.  In a world with Pinterest, we all know the importance of creating killer blog graphics.  And, I am here to tell you that you don’t need to Photoshop! I love using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator for my graphics – but have found that our friend Picmonkey provides awesome tools for an easy blog graphic.  I am not going to go over the basics [Continue Reading]

How to Fold a Fitted Sheet and Flat Sheet Together {video}

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So apparently the idea of making a video – and the actual video are totally different things. I really loved the idea of showing you how I fold a fitted sheet and flat sheet together – but the actual execution was not too good :). I have Saturday hair – a washed out living room – and a grandmother’s sofa. Oh well – maybe this video will help someone out there! Enjoy :). Video here | Youtube Channel here

My Favorite Things About Working From Home!

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Well, I know I said that I would stick with 4 types of posts on this blog (read my State of the Blog here), but I think I might need to add “Friday Favorites” to that list.  I really love favorite things (as you can see here) and at the end of the week sometimes those are the best! As you know, I started my new job this week and have relished in a week of working from home.  It’s [Continue Reading]

The History of my Eyebrows (how to shape your own eyebrows)


The history of my eyebrows goes like this: 1983 – eyebrows born 1997 – eyebrows prove they are big and bushy 1997 – eyebrows get whacked (er…plucked) 2008 – eyebrows have been plucked every day for 11 years.  That’s 4015 days. 2010 – eyebrows get a complete makeover and become JLo’s eyebrows I know that’s not very exciting – but to recap: I have very bushy eyebrows. I have to pluck them daily. Yes, daily. (plucking tip: pluck eyebrows before [Continue Reading]

Are you a Fox or a Hedgehog?

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When I studied abroad in Oxford, I was surrounded by brainy people all the time.  It was probably my favorite thing about studying abroad – the late night “let’s talk about Protestantism vs. Catholicism at 2am” discussions.  I remember being amazed at what our “normal” conversation was. I went to Oxford with one of my best friends and roommates, Kit.  It was the best thing to have a compadre while there – and together we conquered that town!  One of our [Continue Reading]

Friday Favorites – and my new job!


Happy Friday! I want to take this Friday Favorites moment to tell you about my new job! I mentioned a few weeks ago that a lot of changes have been happening in my life. I don’t talk a lot about personal life things, but here is a little rundown about my life situation :). I learned 3 months ago that my current job contract would expire in the end of August (I am an office manager). Even though I knew [Continue Reading]