Friday Highlights 2.3.17

Hello Friday!

Oh man, this past week was so lame. I didn’t leave the house for almost the entire week y’all. Bleck! I spent most of the past weekend/ week fighting a cold or being paranoid that Russ was having the worst birthday ever. If I was to spend most of my birthday weekend at the house I may would end up in tears. I forget that some people (who aren’t home all day) actually enjoy that kind of thing.

So to say I am sad that this week has come to an end would be a lie. I am feeling oh so ready to move on to more exciting and healthier things. 

Blog Highlights

This week on the blog I shared about….

Saying I Love You with Handmade Cards
Interruptions Are Your Work (AKA me pouring out my heart)
A February Photo Challenge
February Goals

Birthday Recap

I told you Russ’ birthday weekend was uneventful. It was actually so uneventful that a birthday recap post that I had planned ended up getting cancelled! I like to think that I can turn just about anything into a blog post, but that would have been the most boring weekend recap ever. I did snap a few photos though!

We had donuts, coffee, more donuts, and then ate lasagna and cheesecake. So pretty much we just ate really unhealthy all day weekend.

I Dream of Florals

Spring is coming fast and my wardrobe is longing for the addition of some fun floral patterns. Which has me wondering the best places to find florals? Dish the dirt in the comments below and help a friend out!

Awana Bible Quiz Team

Tomorrow we are taking this girls to Springfield for the Regional Awana Bible Quiz Team. For weeks she has been studying vocabulary, trivia, references, memorization. I am talking HUNDREDS of questions. We are so excited and so nervous to see how she does. There are team and individual rounds and you can guarantee I will be recapping the results sometime next week!


Do you ever wonder how to keep up with trending hashtags?… Yeah, me too. You thought I was going to give you the answer didn’t you. I have been TRYING to utilize hashtags better in 2017 but I feel like I just keep getting stuck in a rut and by the time I figure out that something is popular, it’s too popular. There has to be a better way, right?

Any ideas? Bueller, Bueller?

Have a great weekend friends!
Weโ€™ll see you back here on Monday!

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Friday Link-Ups

  • Jessica

    Russ’ birthday sounds just right. I think you made it very special. He was with his favorite girls and had yummy food. What more could a man ask for? Good luck to Marissa at the competition. Have a great weekend!

    • Thank you so much Jess. He even rewatched last years Daytona 500 on his birthday, lololol! Happy weekend to you!

  • Amy Smith

    Good, good, good, good luck to Marissa! I can’t wait to read all about it! Hope you are feeling 100% soon!

  • Meghan Flinn

    I’m so bad with hashtags too! And I hear you on the birthday thing. Chris doesn’t mind just hanging out, while I’m all like, let’s go out every day of my birthday weekend (or week or month even)!

    • Bahaha! Yes! I would have been in tears if my birthday had gone the same way as his.

  • Lol at the hashtags!! Sometimes low key birthdays are the best! Feel better, lovely!

    • Thank you so much I am feeling MUCH better.

  • Good luck in Springfield!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m sure Marissa will rock it! I am so behind when it comes to hashtags, so I can’t wait until you figure it out. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Tina

    So funny about the cancelled birthday blog post! As we get older our birthdays tend to be more laid back…. and centered around donuts like they should be!

    • AMEN! Wiser words have never been spoken :).

  • Lizzie Simantz

    So funny you mentioned florals because I just blogged about Mindy Maes Market which is an adorable shop in case you didn’t know ๐Ÿ™‚ with the cutest florals!! Not too bad price wise but of course I want everything which I can’t have, boo.

    I’m terrible with hashtags, basically I just don’t get them LOL

    • That is hilarious. Can’t wait to check that out.

      I’m kinda the same way…. but I pretend I have a clue. Am I fooling anyone?!

  • That’s how my husband is! So often when I want to go out he says things like, “I’ve been out all week.” lol! It’s easy for those of us who are home so much to forget what it’s like to miss being in at home for a while! Lol. I’m sure he had a great birthday weekend relaxing and being celebrated by his sweet family (even if it was in a more low key way than you hope for when your birthday rolls around! ;)) Can’t wait to hear how the Bible Quiz goes! I’m sure she’ll do great after all that prepping and you’ll be one proud mama! Have a great weekend! xo – Brenda //

    • And I’m over here dying because I have been in the house all week. Oh goodness, I can’t wait for summer. We get out A LOT more in the summer.

  • I was hoping you would figure out this hashtag game and I would just learn from you… or steal… which I’ve done… ๐Ÿ™‚ Unhealthy foods are my favorite part of my birthday! (or anyone’s)

    • Baha ha! I KNOW! Sometimes that is totally the best way to learn. Me too, me too!

  • Russ is the best! Especially now that he is part of our IG challenge. He is killin’ it!

    • I think he is pretty great too. I wonder if he’ll remember today.

  • Ashley

    The hashtag game is so hard!! I wish that when you were writing them it would suggest the similar ones that show up when you actually click on the hashtag….maybe I should just make a list of them in my notes app on my phone

    • I have done that exact thing but I am mostly wondering how to find “new cool ones” that are growing in popularity. How do people find those?!

      • Ashley

        For real! I wish I knew that too!! When you find out will you tell me please?

        • Ive been looking with no luck, but if I do find out I will totally tell you!

  • Good luck with the Bible Quiz! Sounds like fun!

  • Ugh, I’ve been fighting a cold all week, too. AGAIN. It’s getting really old. Happy birthday to Russ again… he is HILARIOUS! I need to start following him IG just so I can see all of his antics.

    And yes, I have been wanting to up my hashtag game and I have no clue how to do that. Lately I have been finding random BIG bloggers on IG by looking through the pictures that show up in the feed in my search tab, and then I just look to see what hashtags they’re using. I’ve found a couple recently that I had never heard of that appear to be very popular.

    And my IG is in SUCH a rut now. I feel like I’ve been hovering around the same number of followers all week. It’ll go up by 15 one day and then the next morning 18 different people have unfollowed me. Sigh.

    • WHAT the heck is going on with us. We need to pump some vitamins girl.

      IG has been a mess lately. I have noticed my likes per photo have gone down the past week which must mean an algorithm change because I have changed nothing.

  • Happy belated Birthday, Russ! Birthday dinner and dessert of champions haha. I find pretty florals at Old Navy, check there.

    • Old Navy! Yes I will certainly look there.

  • #ihavenoclue. #haveagreatweekendthough

  • You are right – I dream of a life where I can stay home all the time! ๐Ÿ™‚ I always worry about Paul’s birthday being boring too, I totally know how that feels. But I say as long as the food was good you’re golden! Hope your girls do well in the Awana Bible quiz – I was in a team during high school that got to compete in the national championship. We didn’t win, but it was really fun!

    Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort

    • That IS so much fun. I just love how much she learned it bible theory and that she can quote multiple scriptures off a topic at 8 years old! Its really cool.

  • Whitney Jordan

    You’ve got to head to Old Navy for all of the florals!! They have so many pretty things right now for you and the girls. I’d love to know the answer to your hashtag question because I wonder the same thing. I’d love to find ones that are popular, but not crazy popular. Hope you’re feeling back to normal now and hope Marissa had a blast at her competition!

    • Right now?!?!?!? Maybe I’ll go or look online today. Yes! I heard its best to stick with ones that arent insanely popular. Like, coffee ๐Ÿ˜‚

  • I’m with Whitney about going to Old Navy for florals! They also have some pretty peplums right now!

    • I keep meaning to look online but I should probably just go to the store. I have the worst online shopping luck there.

  • Oh no! I hope you are feeling much better sweet friend. We are in the same boat! Nate works away from the house M-T so come the weekend he just wants to hang at home. I work at home (by myself) M-F so when the weekend comes I am like โ€˜get me the heck out of hereโ€™. I am sure Russ enjoyed his birthday and just being with his best girls! Iโ€™m really into floral right now, too! I bought some of those $5.97 flats from Walmart in floral and I couldnโ€™t be more in love. Iโ€™m so curious about hashtags as well. I just tend to use the mom related ones!

    • I have been eyeballing those for a while now! I need to go see if they have any left. I have the leopard ones and wear them all the time!