Feb 2, 2018

Friday Favorites

Hello hello! And YAY that it's finally Friday! It's been a hectic week but thankfully this weekend seems to be a little low key with a few fun things sprinkled in throughout the day. I love some relaxing moments with my little family, especially because next weekend will be a blur of events due to being in Chicago for my cousin's wedding! But as usual, I'm getting ahead of myself ha!

1. Smoothies w/ PB2- I'll be sharing the recipe of this next week but I'm trying to get back into smoothies- specifically using easy, delicious products. For instance I'm starting to really become addicted to PB2 and adding them into everything- especially smoothies. Again stay tuned. You don't want to miss this! I love the Peanut Butter and Chocolate bundle pack

2. Good Friends/Blogger Babes- I've been having a lot of anxiety/stress over the last few months. We've had some big news come our way which has been a lot of uncertainty with our family. It's nothing scary so we can all attempt to calm our nerves but it has been stressful being in limbo with what may be happening/or may not be happening. I know it's all pretty vague but I really do appreciate all the prayers, positive vibes and support many of you have given/reached out to me. Even if it's just a "Just checking in" or "Hey, love your hair today!" These small gestures mean the world.

3. Awesome Giveaway- For those of you that follow me on Instagram, you may have heard me mention on my stories the other day that I'm teaming up with a fellow blogger ( Hey ASH! ) and we're giving away something pretty awesome. The Giveaway starts at 5pm and open to everyone in the United States so stay tuned for that on that social channel.

4. Investing - As many of you know, I've been blogging for a long time ( about 8 years! ) and while it always seemed just a side hobby, the last 2 I've really tried to step it up to make a few extra dollars. Taking the plunge and going a step further, I've recently signed up for Helene's Instagram course to really help me reach more of you, connect with you and make sure you're really loving all the content I'm throwing out there both on the blog and on Instagram. I've heard so many success stories and thought, what the heck- lets try it! 

5. Podcasts/Reading-  While I may be running around like a crazy person most days, when I do have some down time I've been trying to not get sucked into too much TV ( with the exception of This Is Us --who else is freaking out for Sunday's episode ?! ) and instead, putting on some headphones to listen to my favorite podcasts or a new book. I've got a few books ( like THIS and THIS )  I can't wait to share with you next week!

6. James Avery Jewelry- I shared a bit about an amazing event I attended on Sunday with a few of my blogger friends. I love jewelry but this unique shop had so many interesting, beautiful and down right incredible pieces that are all hand made! Come find out what I purchased and hear a bit of my love story with my hubby ( plus other love stories on the James Avery website )!

What are some things that make you smile this week?
Any fun weekend plans? 
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21 comments:

  1. "This is us" is not yet on Netflix so I haven't started Season 2... I CAN'T WAIT!!!! Good luck with everything you have got going on, and good luck to both of us long-time bloggers trying to make it a source of income!!!!

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  2. I hope you find the course useful! I'd love to know how that goes. I'm glad you're hanging in there, and I wish you and your family well. I need to try this PB2, I love anything peanut butter x

    Alice www.accordingtoalicex.com

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  3. Looks like really great stuff here! I love he photos, so bright and colorful!

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  4. I had to stop watching This is Us because I would CRY THROUGH THE WHOLE THING!!! I can't wait to see your smoothie recipe- I am about to start having smoothies again too. I just can't bring myself to do it in the winter. It's too cold LOL

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  5. "Freaking out for Sunday's episode" of This Is Us - yes, same! I need to try this PB2!

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  6. I also signed up for Helene's course but haven't had a chance to watch/listen yet. I have never watched This Is Us, I do not watch anything that is going to make me sad.

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  7. I wasn't a huge fan of the PB2 -- but then again, I've only tried it once. I need to find a recipe and try it again.

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  8. PB2 Sounds amazing! I need to try this! So many good favorites this week!

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  9. I loved Helene's Instagram course! I took it last year and it really changed my IG game (until I got pregnant and stopped using Instagram for a few months) but I'm going through the course again right now and it really is incredible!

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  10. Oooh I'm excited to see your smoothie recipe! I'm really trying to find some recipes for smoothies that fit my current diet plan.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  11. I miss anything with PB! It has been banned on our house after we found out my son has a peanut allergy!

    Belle | www.OneAwesomeMomma.com

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  12. I keep seeing the powdered peanut butter at stores and am so intrigued by it! If it reconstitutes well then it would be pretty handy on backpacking trips in the mountains when I want a filling snack but want to cut down on the weight I'm carrying :)

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  13. I can't wait to hear about the Helene class. I saw it but didn't sign up. I never think to put PB in smoothies. I need to try that.

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  14. How awesome that you have great support and encouragement from friends (even internet friends!) during times that are harder than others! Never heard of PB2 before!

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  15. You has an awesome January! I just bought some PB2 I'm going to be checking back at the smoothie recipes you tried! I can't wait to try it! I'm loving podcasts too. I just kicked one off of my own called Girl Talk y Mas on Itunes. Its a podcast for empowering women! I hope your Feb is just as great!

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  16. Looking forward to that smoothie recipe!

    - Jessy | www.currentbliss.com

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  17. What a wonderful January! I love your photos! I've only been to Chicago a couple of times, but I loved it when I was there! Happy February!

    Beth || www.TheStyleBouquet.com

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  18. I've never heard of powdered peanut butter before and I love peanut butter in my smoothies. I'd need to look out for that. Also, Podcasts save my life! Haha! I love true crime ones though.

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  19. Aren't blogger friends the best?! Some of my very best friends I met through blogging - which honestly, is why I love blogging the most! They just get you because they CHOSE to stick around after reading your content (IE: agree with you on the things you talk about!)

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  20. Having a good network of awesome bloggy friends is so important! I am surprised to see how many friendships blogging has brought me! <3 - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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