Friday Favorites 12.15.11

Hello Friday!
Hello almost Christmas break!

The past week has been busy, busy, busy and loaded with school work. You see, I goofed up. When I was making our schedule, months ago, I didn’t stop to think about how getting out a few days before Christmas might be enjoyable #duh. I had us working all the way through to the last-minute. Most schools around here dismiss on the 20th!!!

In order to “right my wrong” we have been doing school work the past two Fridays. Typically we are at co-op on Friday mornings but due to Christmas break, our schedule was free. I had hoped to spend that time having lazy Friday mornings… but that is NOT the case. However, it will be worth it all come Tuesday afternoon when we finish for the year!

20 weeks of school almost complete, 16 left to go!!!

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

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Friday Highlights 12.8.11

Hello Friday!

What a week friends. This week I spent most of my days lying in bed feeling a bit under the weather. I got smacked in the face with a cold on Saturday morning. Yes, again. That marked cold #2 within one month and I was feeling all of the emotions. From sadness all the way to rage, I couldn’t believe that I was sick… again. The good news is that cold #2 was much shorter lived than cold #1 and I am already feeling mostly recovered. The bad news is that Emily started sniffling and running a fever around noon yesterday. *Big sigh*

This year seems to be one full of sickness, it is everywhere friends. I pray and hope your home has been a bit healthier than mine has the past few weeks. 

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

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Friday Favorites 11.10.17

Hello Fri-Yay!

A quick check of the blog showed that this is my first Friday Favorites post since September 29th! WHOA! I remember sharing about how it was great to feel like I didn’t have to do these Friday posts anymore, but I also didn’t exactly plan on taking that long of a break from them.

I guess just over a month is plenty of time for lots of randomness to accumulate inside my brain. And the best way to share all of that at once, is obviously with a Friday Favorite post.

Hack, Sneeze, Cough!

I think I spent so much time worrying that I would get sick, that I made myself sick.
With my marathon only 9 days away… I have a cold.

The “good news” is that I came down with said cold on Tuesday. So the odds are pretty high that I will be nearly 100% recovered before the race gets here. The biggest way it affected me was my last training run, 16 miles. But as long as I don’t have a fever, I can run. I’ve done that many times before… just never for quite that long. 

Construction has begun!

It may be two months later than we hoped, but construction on our house, aka shouse, aka barndominium, has finally started!

Life is about to get hectic friends. I’m hoping to share some more details with you, including the floor plan, next week!


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Actually beer does make everyone better looking. That slogan from BRÖÖ left me giggling like a school girl. We were so excited when we were given the opportunity to try this fun twist on hair care. Actually, I don’t think I’ve ever even seen Russ interested in a cosmetic item before, so that was kind of exciting. 

BRÖÖ serves up craft beer as the main ingredient in their hair care system. People have used beer to rinse their hair for ages for its nourishing properties. Plus all BRÖÖ products are brewed without harmful chemicals.

Another reason to love BRÖÖ is that they donate portions from every sale to help with clean water initiatives world-wide!

Look for BRÖÖ at your local Walmart.
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Veterans Day

Today I want to take a few minutes to talk with my girls about Veterans Day. About a day to honor those who so sacrificially serve their country. One day just doesn’t seem to be enough.

Thank you so much to those who protect and defend our country. 

OshKosh B’gosh Giveaway!

Yesterday I shared about some of our favorite Holiday kid styles from Oshkosh B’gosh.

I also talked about how you can save big this holiday season, and win big, with OshKosh! Be sure to check out my post for details and don’t forget to enter our giveaway! We are giving one lucky reader a $50 gift card so they can stock up on some holiday styles of their own.

Other recent posts you might like…

Our 2017 Fall Family Photos

SImple ways to prepare your heart and your home for the upcoming holiday season.

Tips to prepare for the holiday season, now!

Have a great weekend friends!
We’ll see you back here next week!

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Friday Favorites 9.29.17

Hello Friday, Hello October!

Another week is over and with it comes the end of another month. The last quarter of the year is starting and October 1st always feels like the end has just begun. We’ll blink 3 times and 2018 will arrive. It happens every single year and I can’t believe we are too this point again already. So long 2017! Anyone else feeling this way?

Let’s take a look at this weeks Friday Favorites.

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Friday Favorites 9.15.17

Hello Friday!

Another week of school is over and we are now only one week away from the official start of fall! Although, I wish my weather would get a clue. We had like 3 days of fall weather before things warmed back up. Now it feels like the cooler weather will never get here. It’s the same exact story every single September. Anyone else?

The past week was full of exciting events. Including a 15K run, buying a tractor, a very busy schedule & more. And starting next weekend, we will be busy, busy, busy as we start cleaning up the mess from clearing a house site on the land… a job that is too overwhelming to think about. So this weekend we are going to unwind a bit and enjoy ourselves before we get all wrapped up in work mode, for heaven knows how long  🙄  😆 .


Don’t forget that next week is the second edition of our 5 Things Friday, What’s bringing me joy link-up. How it works is simple: pick five things that are bringing joy to your life, write a post, and link up with us on the fourth Friday of ever month, NEXT WEEK!!!

We have TWO guest hosts to joining us and can’t wait to hear about what is currently making you smile!

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Friday Favorites 9.1.17

Hello Friday, Hello long weekend!

It has been one crazy week friends. School assignments stacking up, to-do’s a mile long, and all of life really kicking in has made this mama exhausted. As a result, I haven’t exactly been the most patient person. I may or may not have put myself into mommy time out & apologized to my girls on more than one occasion. So needless to say, I am REALLY looking forward to the weekend.

Anyone else having one of those weeks too?

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

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