Friday Highlights 1.20.17

Hello Friday!

It’s finally Friyay! I don’t know why I say finally, it’s not like this week has been horrible, or that we have any special plans this weekend because honestly, we have none, nothing, nada. But, I am totally fine with that #socallivesareoverated

After last weeks “ice storm” cancelled the entire towns plans, for nothing, this is our first Friday back to co-op since November. Pray for me as I pretend to be a teacher with 12 Kindergartners this morning. Maybe I should dose up on headache medicine before leaving the house?!

Now let’s talk about more interesting things, like this week Friday Highlights.


Blog Highlights

This week on the blog I shared…

January $10 at Target Challenge
3 Things Every Young Family Needs
Living On Little, How We Thrive on a Small budget
InstaLife Lately


Inauguration Thoughts

Maybe a touchy subject but I am going to go for it…

Today we will have a new president. Today (and likely all weekend) social media will be booming with the good, the bad and the ugly. We will all be faced with options: partake, debate, or move on. In my own opinion the first two rarely result in anything good. Be wise in your choices friends. We are all entitled to our opinions, but let’s keep respect in mind too. 

I would also urge you to pray for our new president and his staff. You’ve probably seen the meme that says hoping President Trump fails is like hoping that the plane we are all on crashes.

Be the good. 


PBJ Time

Peanut butter and Jelly are staples in our house that I keep a stockpile of. It’s breakfast, it’s lunch, it’s a snack and sometimes (on those crazy days) it might even be dinner. 

Make meal time fun again with this unexpected twist on a classic PBJ!

Right now Target has a great deal going on to save on both Jif Peanut Butter Spreads and Smucker’s Fruit spreads. 

Check it out!


The Little Things I Love

When I shared our winter bucket list I mentioned 14 days of what I love about you. With the month of February QUICKLY approaching I thought would  recap a little bit about what that is in-case anyone wants to give this a try in their home.

The idea is to display one heart a day sharing something you love about a person from February 1st- the 14th. It is something I look forward to doing for my family every year. You can read more details here. 


Two More Years

I guess I am destined to spend two more years sitting in front of the TV on Tuesday nights. Did you see the news?! This Is Us was signed for two more seasons! I am giddy to see how they continue the story and what is going to happen. I was also wondering if they would start every season on the big 3’s birthday? I sure hope they do. 

Since I have yet to meet a person in “Blogland” who isn’t a fan of the show I have one question…

Who is your favorite character?

I am going to have to say Randall. He is goofy, a dad of two girls, passionate, caring, and his wife’s name is Beth. I mean, hello :P. Jack would be a VERY close second. Leave me a comment telling who you love. 

Have a great weekend friends!
We’ll see you back here on Monday!

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Friday Link-Ups
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  • I still haven’t hopped on the This Is Us train… I’m sure I’d love it, but I just can’t add any more TV to my life (I have basically a whole season of Greys and Vampire Diaries to watch). Also, I love the Little things I love about you! 🙂

    • I totally know how you feel. That is how I feel trying to watch the Gilmore girls. I WANT to and I love it I just know it is going to take me like 5 years to finish it.

  • I love the hearts idea. I might have to jump in on that one. This Is Us – very impressive to be renewed for two seasons at once! Let’s see, I like Jack a lot because he just seems like a great husband and dad. I’m so curious to find out how Rebecca ends up with Miguel! I also really like Kate.

    • Those are the reasons I love Jack too. Such a good, good man. Totally do the hearts. It is so much fun.

  • Nichole H

    Oh tough decision my favorites are either Kate or Jack. I am going to go with Jack I just know I am going to be crying when we finally see how he died. 🙁 Love that show.

    • I can’t even wrap my brain around that. I’ll be useless for days I am sure.

  • Wise words, Beth. Joining you in praying for our new President and his staff. I love what you do with those hearts leading up to Valentine’s Day! I haven’t seen an episode of This is Us. I’m getting the feeling I’m totally missing out! lol. Hope you and your beautiful fam enjoy a lovely upcoming weekend! xo – Brenda // ChattingOverChocolate.com

    • Thank you so much. That show is AMAZING. I am not a stay glued to the TV to watch a series kind of gal but this show has me hooked!

  • I haven’t watched This is Us yet… I want to though!

    • Oh man it is SO good. Maybe you can catch up over the summer!

  • I love the little things I love jar. I think I’m going to do my best to do it in February! And wise words on #2. And I’m with you on Randall! Though Toby and Jack are awesome too!

    • Thanks friend. I got through yesterday and didn’t have to unfriend anyone so that was nice :P. I hope you have a great weekend with your sweet family.

  • I hope you have a great weekend! I am so over the politics right now. I’m doing my best to avoid it all! I had a really hectic week so I’m hoping to catch up on some of your posts over the weekend. XOXO I especially want to read the one about living on a tight budget.

    • I know EXACTLY what you mean with the hectic week. I am stinking exhausted and we are trying to get ready to leave town. Morning bird me stayed up til 12:30 trying to get things done and I am already back at it :P. Yuck.

  • I was so excited when B told me about This is Us getting renewed for two more seasons! This show is just amazing. Amazing. And Randall is my favorite, too. I’ve loved Sterling K. Brown since he was on The People vs. OJ last year. LOVE him.

    • He is just so quirky and adorable. I never saw that, is it on Netflix? Maybe I should look. I hope you are having an awesome Saturday friend.

  • I LOVE LOVE LOVE This is Us and am so stoked it’s back for TWO more seasons!!!! I missed this Tuesday and need to catch up!

    • Tuesday was the sweetest friend. It made me laugh and cry. Go, watch it right now :P.

  • i’m so happy This is Us is renewed!!! So happy that I forget what else I was going to comment on. Oops. Have a great weekend.

    • Lol! You always make me laugh :). Stay out of trouble this weekend :P.

  • I had PBJ for dinner the other night… haha. I have yet to watch This Is Us and I am ashamed. Ill probably end up binge watching it.

    • Don’t you feel 6 years old when you do that, I totally do but I could careless about it. You should totally binge watch it over the summer that would be a really fun way to watch it. Less suspenseful too :P.

  • I am going to do the heart messages with Connor this year. I’ve always wanted to do but haven’t followed through. Thank you for the reminder.

    • So fun! I can’t wait to see the little things your write down.

  • Melissa Fitch

    Love the heart messages!! Such a terrific idea! I confess I haven’t seen This is Us. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

    • Thank you so much! I totally understand not seeing the show yet. I hardly ever stay on top of what’s on tv. You too! Have a fantastic one.

  • Meghan Flinn

    Love your heart tradition! I also love This Is Us (obviously!) and would have to agree that Randall and jack are my favorite! Nice to see great dads represented on tv!!!

    • Thank you! Yes! That is exactly why I adore those two so much. It is so great to see!

  • Jessica

    Amen to your thoughts on Friday. I find it so sad that people are throwing tantrums like a 2 year old. It’s not going to get us anywhere and it causes heartache and people to miss out on heir jobs due to violence. You’d think we could be past that kind of behavior by now. 🙁 I love your heart tradition. We do something similar but I like the idea of 14 days.

    • Preach it girl! I know everyone is entitled to their own opinions. But I just cant do all od this hate. Especially when he hasn’t even been given a chance yet. Now I am curious about what y’all do!

  • Whitney Jordan

    Teaching Kindergarten – you are a saint!! Hope it went well. I loved all of the inauguration festivities and am definitely praying for the new administration. Thinking of your family this weekend and put cutting out hearts on my to do list so I’ll be ready to participate in your little things I love about you plan for Feb 1st 🙂

    • HA! I am not so sure about that friend. Crazy maybe! Thank you so very much. We are heading to the funeral in a bit and I am so busy trying to stay distracted.

  • Thank you for your wise words about Inauguration Day. It makes me so glad to know there are still lots of kind, wise adults in our country – we just have to look hard for them because they aren’t the loud ones. 🙂 I can’t even imagine a room full of Kindergartners – I would be looking at my watch every two minutes. Haha!!! Heading to check out your Valentines Day post now!

    Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort

    • Yes, Yes, Yes! I just feel so optimistic about all of this. Call me crazy! The Kindergarten class is SO wild. Thankfully I only had 9 on Friday.

  • I am laughing that you talked about PB&J in your post because that is my #1 craving since I got pregnant! I seriously can’t get enough. Hopefully this means our little one won’t have a nut allergy? Fingers crossed!
    Evelina @ Fortunate House

    • Haha! That is awesome and such a practical craving. I wanted to eat crab rangoon all the time which meant I lived at a chinese restaurant.

  • Lizzie Simantz

    I’m so excited This is Us is renewed for 2 more years!! I think I love Jack the best but Randall is so close! I love that heart idea and glad you shared it early enough so I can try it!

    • I hope you have a blast with the hearts friend. It makes my heart so happy to see amazing dads on TV.

  • I have been holding off on watching This is Us. I am TERRIBLE at keeping up with shows when they air. I am so much better with taking my time and binging on Netflix. Maybe next season I will catch up..everyone says amazing things about it.

    • I am usually the EXACT same way. But for some reason, I haven’t missed an episode of this one yet. You should totally binge watch them this summer.

  • The inauguration truly brought out some ugly comments! Whew! I had to stay off Facebook that day. This is Us is my favorite show since Parenthood. It’s so hard to pick a favorite character, but I really love Jack and Randall! You can’t not love those two.

    • I know! It is just so awesome to see two really great dad role models on TV. LOVE it! I have a feeling its going to be a wild 4 years if people keep it up :/. Just get over it already!