Friday Highlights 2016 V1

Happy Fri-Yay friends.


I am so happy to be back to my regular Friday routine after a couple of weeks off for the holidays. However I am less than thrilled to be back to the normal school routine that started this week. But some how we survived and with or home school co-op still on winter break we will reward our self with a Friday off school!


Let’s take a look at this weeks Friday picks!


{ONE} Blog Highlights 


Over the past week I shared:



My one little word for 2016.

A bit about life lately: 32, leaky walls & a brand new year.

My newest recipe creation for Salty & Sweet M&MS Popcorn.

Tuesday Talk 2016: V1
Show & Tell Tuesday: Kicking off 2016

Teaching Together: Tips on teaching your preschooler to read.


{TWO} Picture Perfect


Several weeks ago The Picture Perfect Project was announced.

I am so excited that our first link-up is this coming Thursday.


The Picture Perfect Project was set up as a monthly photo challenge to encourage you to take more photos.

You can get all of the details here.


We would love to have you join the fun!


{THREE} A Room To Grow With


So if you’ve been around lately you may have seen this….


Which morphed into this….



And that really makes me feel a bit like screaming my head off.


But when life gives you lemons you make lemonade right?


I decided to make the best of the situation and take advantage of this chance to update Marissa’s room a bit. After all she did pick out the pink the walls when she was 3 years old. We are trying to come up with something girly and fun that she can grow into over the next several years.

For paint I am thinking something like this.
Grand Hotel Mackinac Blue by Valspar.
I googled photos of this color and was left swooning over this gorgeous, relaxing color.

As for bedding we have been looking around and nothing stands out above the rest… yet
I will be sure keep you updated on our progress.

{FOUR} All The Cookies
So it’s not really a diet, but it is getting back on track with better eating habits
For example:
Putting down the cookies
-Me every day this week
Anyone else? 




Recently I was shopping with my favorite clearance rack sifting friend (Anna) and I realized (she sweetly hilariously pointed out) that I have a slight (serious) gray addiction. Gray, black, boring colors. Unless I am hitting up the gym you can pretty much count on a monotone wardrobe from this girl. I may throw in a splash of color but I pretty much accent my gray with some black more than half of the time.


So I vow to TRY to wear and invest in a bit more color this year.


However, just yesterday I decided to keep two black vests from a recent Old Navy order. I only planned to keep one but I had to change my mind because they were “SO” different.


What?! They are!


 Fleece vs. quilted and dressy vs. casual. Plus the fleece one was only like $4! How could I not keep it?!

So more color… starting tomorrow.


What is your favorite color to wear?


Friday Linkup Parties

To see where I am linking up check out my link-up tab.


Have a great weekend!


We will see you back here soon.


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