Friday Favorites 7.21.17

 Hello Friday!

And just like that, another week of summer fun is over. This past week has been an exhausting and full week. I feel like it went by faster than any other summer week has so far. After a long weekend from the 4th, and Russ being away for business the following week, I thought this one would drag on forever. Nope! It flew by with friend time, gym time, pool time, and progress on the land. I’ll have a whole post up about the new place next week!

For now, let’s take a look at this weeks favorites.


17 Days

The back to school countdown looks like 17 days friends. And you know what? I’m not dreading it as much as I once was. I really need to start getting the school room cleaned up and ready. Desks need cleaned out and books need organized. Plus we need to do a little back to school shopping too. I am hoping to tackle a lot of that next week while the girls are spending their mornings at VBS. 

So I did it…


I registered for a marathon. 

I won’t lie, hitting the submit button on my entry was hard to do. I actually felt a bit dizzy! I know it is going to be amazing though. I am so excited to do this, and to do it with Anna. It just feels surreal to have our “some day” goal on the calendar. 


Donut Love

I can’t leave my house without seeing donuts everywhere. Is it just me, or has the whole world embraced my favorite food  😆 ?!

My donut shirt

Donut Goodies at Target

Emily’s Donut shirt.

I found this super cheap on clearance at Wal-Mart!


Hair Cut

After nearly a year since my last appointment, I finally got my hair cut. Not that I did anything drastic 😉 . Same cut, just 4″ shorter. I really like my hair this way and it is easy to fix which is what I need. I just don’t want to spend much any time fixing my hair 😳 .

Pardon the less than amazing selfies, but you can get the idea. My dead ends are gone and my hair has shape again. Someone please remind me to make a hair appointment in December.

Blog Highlights

This week on the blog I shared!


July’s $10 @ Target haul
Summer Photo Challenge Recap
5 Things Bringing Me Joy

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

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Friday Linkups

  • Lizzie Simantz

    Ah 17 days!?!! Yay for signing up for a marathon, that’s so awesome!! You will do great, I know it. And love all your donut finds! I was searching for a cute donut shirt for Avery for our little breakfast party we had with the family but couldn’t find one and waited too long to order something. Happy weekend!!

    • Oh man, I wished I had shared that one sooner. Maybe you could have found it too. 17 days is now 15… OH my goodness, hold me lololol! I hope you are having an awesome weekend.

  • Yay for hair cut buddies! 🙂 And I agree donuts are everywhere, and I always think “Beth would love this” 😉

    • I REALLY need to cover my grays now, but I am making myself wait until the pool closes to do that. Goodness, that just makes me so darn happy.

      • When I got my hair dyed the hair dresser asked if I wanted my grays covered… but I said no. Way too much maintenance involved with that for me 😉

        • OMG you’ll soon change your mind deary, when you have as many as I do. I just dye mine a really dark brown so when it fades out you can’t see a line, it’s the same as my natural color. It is really dark for a couple of weeks though.

  • Living on Cloud Nine

    Too funny, I was at Target yesterday and thought of you when I saw the doughnut stuff and bought the taco notecards! So proud of you for registering for the marathon! Hope your weekend is wonderful!

    • I absolutely LOVE that people think of me when they see donut stuff, #bestcomplimentever.

  • I have hit that point in summer where school and routine does not sound bad! Hahahaha! I am not ready but I am not dreading it. Congratulations on registering for the marathon! Way to GOOO! Hope you have a great weekend!

    • YES! Me too! I think in another two weeks I might be ready. Or at least I sure hope that I am, lol. Hope your weekend is great too girl

  • Your haircut looks so great! I’m getting a few inches chopped off in a couple of weeks and I can’t wait. Isn’t it amazing how much lighter it makes you feel??

    • YES! When it’s pretty long already it feels like it gets shapeless and stringy fast.

  • I love the shorter cut on you.. I know it’s not super short but the shape works so well on you.

    • It’s just nice to have some kind of shape to my hair, period. It was so flat, and long, and bleck.

  • Whitney Jordan

    Great week! I’m excited to hear more house updates next week. Sounds like you’ve got a good game plan for starting off the new school year. Buying school supplies is one of my favorite things. We stocked up on $1 markers last week. Love your new hair — I need to make a hair appointment soon because it’s been too long.

    • Isn’t is crazy how quickly those haircuts sneak up. I think even if I went 6-8 months instead of a year it would make a HUGE difference, lol. I need to start stocking up soon too. Even though the thought of buying lots of things to store right now seem ridiculous.

  • lol- yup, all the donuts- they are totally calling your name

    • Donuts, take me away. Screw you Calgon, lololol!

  • Jessica

    I absolutely love buying school supplies. Ha ha! Once the kids start elementary school I’m going to be a crazy person with excitement for their school supplies. 🙂 Your haircut looks great! No drastic change, but I can defintely tell a difference. And all of the donut stuff kills me. So fun!

    • Lolololol! It is the BEST time to pick them up. They are at least twice as expensive any other time of the year. My hair has shape again, thank goodness. It gets long and stringy looking way too fast.

  • Your hair looks great! Our back to school countdown is on too. Started buying school supplies anyway!

    • Oh goodness, it will be here before we know it. I ALMOST finished the school room today. I need to hit up the store tomorrow for some supplies I think.

  • We have 29 days and I am praying they go by slower than ever! I’m not ready to let go of summer yet. You are going to rock that marathon! I just know it. Your determination is admirable! I love all of the Donut stuff! Your hair looks amazing…so healthy and shiny!

    • 29 days is A LOT! Yay for you friend. The best part about the hair cut is healthy hair again for sure. My ends were a total train wreck. I need to remember to go sooner next time!

  • Woot congrats on the marathon registration!

    • Thanks Becky! I am SO excited… and terrified!