Friday Highlights 2016 V10

Hello Friday!

It has been a long and dreary week and we are oh so ready for the return of that sunshine and warm weather that we were enjoying. March always seems to be so gloomy, rainy and windy and 5 days of it in a row gets to be a bit much. 

Weekend plans consist of pretty much nothing AKA lots of time with my laptop and a larger than life cupcake.Things could be so much worse.

How about you? 
What do you have planned?

{ONE}  Blog Recap

This week on the blog I shared about…


Our Pretty Little Girls 2nd birthday! We are officially two now!
Our February in numbers.
The Kid(s) Behind The Blog’s’ Second link-up
Our February Picture Perfect link-up.

{TWO} A BIG Change

This weekend there are some exciting changes happening here.
But, if everything goes well you won’t know any different.

(Other than a pretty new page design of course)


Here’s a sneak peak at the new look.

Later tonight I begin the process of switching our Blogger blog over to a self-hosted WordPress. Say a little prayer for me and wish me lots of luck because like most of my projects I am DIY’ing this transition.

{THREE} Easter Fun


Looking for some fun Easter posts too check out?!

Whitney from Polka Dotty Place did a fun feature on chalk eggs.
Last week I shared how you can DIY your own resurrection eggs.
Stephanie from Wife Mommy Me shares 25 candyless Easter basket ideas
And that adorable Bunny Pie is the perfect dessert for your Easter Meal

{FOUR} Ibotta
Confession. I found out about Ibotta one week ago today when my friend Anna brought ups the $43 in gift cards that she had earned in a matter of months. If there is one thing I love it is getting money back for buying things I was already going to buy!
So that got me  thinking surely I’m not the only one who has never heard of this app? 

Yes? No?

Check it out today and when you use my link you will get an extra $10 when you make you redeem your first coupon. 

{FIVE} Almost Famous… Again

Sunday morning I was shocked when someone said they saw Emily’s photo in the local paper.

Marissa’s response: “WHAT?! Emily, AGAIN!”

It turns out the individual making the ad for the 2016 JMR run must have thought Emily was just as cute as we do and picked her to be the “fun run poster child”

I think they picked well.

Friday Linkup Parties

Have a great weekend!
We will see you back here soon.

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  • Whitney Jordan

    Thanks for the chalkboard egg shout out!! We love them 🙂 I have had great luck using Ibotta, Savings Star, Checkout51, Cartwheel and Wal-Mart Savings Catcher apps. I don’t use them all every week, but it’s amazing how quickly the savings add up. I end up cashing in with various gift cards and some even will mail you a check!! Gotta love saving money that way and some can even be used at Sams!

  • That newspaper picture is so cute! Happy 2nd blogiversary! We started at the same time I think. I didn’t really celebrate it this time around, but maybe I will do a big deal on the 3rd? Good job on all of your changes over here! How was the Disqus move?

    • Thank you, thank you! I love Disqus because it is so easy to respond to comments. I feel like so many blogs I love I leave them comments but I never get a reply even though I know they are replying back. With Disqus I ALWAYS get a reply back. However that said I am still waiting on some of my comments to appear. I imported them but if I remember right it takes a while for them to show up. So, hopefully they will.

  • It all looks great Beth. Well done on switching over.

    • Thanks Michelle. Hands down the scariest, most stressful blogging thing I have ever done. But, it was worth it.

  • Desiree @ Macke Monologues

    Loving the new look/design!! I hope your transition was/is smooth!
    I have Ibotta – but confession, I never remember to use it. Same goes with Swagbucks. I know it’s free cash just sitting out there, but I can never remember to get into a habit of using those.
    That newspaper photo is awesome. I can see why Emily was selected! 🙂

    • Thank you so much friend! It was meh. So, so stressful and time consuming but it is ALMOST done now. I just have to get my posts showing up in Bloglovin again, sigh.

      It is REALLY hard to remember that stuff. Especially when you have to check it before you go shopping.

  • Love the new look! I just started using Ibotta, too! That, combined with Walmart Savings Catcher and my Cartwheel deals and I’m looking at some major savings! Woo hoo! Happy weekend!


    • Yes! I am all about the major saving. All of those nickels and dimes really add up. Thank you!

  • Meghan Flinn

    Love all your Easter ideas… I want to try those chalk eggs! And I’m so excited for your new look… It’s beautiful!

    • Thank you so much Meghan! I have one more Easter post to share on Tuesday. For once I was on top of it enough to get things done BEFORE Easter. You do such a great job posting holiday stuff in advance. Maybe you’re rubbing off on me :).

  • So many people seem to be switching to WordPress these days! I am with Blogger and I feel like I might be missing out on something good!
    Evelina @ Fortunate House

    • Hehe! It just felt like it was time. There were so many parts of blogger that drove me crazy and I am loving all of the plug-ins. Definitely a bit of a learning curve though.

  • So cute!!! I love that Emily is wearing a Minnie shirt in her famous newspaper photo. It seems fitting 🙂

    • YES! You totally get her :). I showed her the picture and the first thing she did was scream, MINNIE! Baha ha!