Friday Favorites

Let’s just put this out there:
I’ve sucked this week.
Blogging has its ups and downs and this week was a down. 
Any-hoo, I’ve got some favorites to share.

Favorite Hobby

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I’ve taken up knitting again! My beau didn’t even know I knew how to knit and the second I whipped out my knitting needles to work on my very own circle scarf, he about died. His first comment: “we’re getting old.” Rock on. At least we’ll be warm and cozy in our old age. Or our necks will. I’ve never progressed in my knitting skill much past scarves.

Favorite New Craft Project

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In preparation for moving in together, I’m making some awesome artwork for my beau’s man cave! I’m working on knock off’s of the one ones above. So far I’ve got Batman, Superman, and the Flash. Cool girlfriend of the year award? I think so.


Favorite Find
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I’m loving this color scheme for my brown couch. With the mixed patterns and fun colors, I think they are just enough “adult” without being un-fun.


Every day after work this week I’ve either hit up Goodwill or Marshalls/TJ Maxx. I cannot get enough of home decor. And while I’m mostly just idea shopping, I have bought a few things to make our home extra cozy. Pinterest and Etsy are also getting a lot of love from me these days. 

Favorite Words to Come Out of My Mouth

“Hun, what do you think of this color scheme for the living room?”

Favorite Response

“Uhh, I don’t know what that is but whatever you pick out I’m sure will be great”

Atta boy.

xoxo



Congrats to Lindsey on her big move to Las Vegas!

  • I need to do more home decor shopping! Lately I’ve just been buying clothes, but some of the rooms in my house need a SERIOUS makeover! Including the pillows on my couch!

  • I NEED THOSE PILLOWS! I’ve been redecorating (and by that, I mostly mean I’m finishing the unfinished decorating job I did back in January) lately. I feel you on being obsessed.

  • Love all of this!!!

  • Great post! Loved it! P.s. don’t be so hard on yourself!

  • When we moved into our current apartment, I went through a serious nesting phase similar to yours.. So I know the feeling! Also, it’s obvious to me that living together is going to work out for you guys based on what your bf said about you picking out the color scheme. Smart guy! 🙂

  • You do deserve a best girlfriend award. I love doing knock-off paintings, so I can’t wait to see how yours turn out! And I only wish I knew how to knit!

    Happy weekend 🙂

  • Hilarious that your beau didn’t know that you can knit! Sometimes men don’t have a clue, do they? Reminds me of my husband- he didn’t even know I had a blog until about 6 months after we’d been married. Ha! Just found your blog and have loved getting to know you better. I’m so excited to follow along!

    new follower 🙂
    bonnie
    bonnielouisa.blogspot.com

  • hahaha love his response to your question. Not only did he not know what you mean, but he gave the perfect answer – whatever you want 🙂

Friday Favorites

Today I’ve decided to link up with Lindsey, The Bargain Blonde (a girl after my own heart) for Friday Favorites! I’ve found a lot of cool stuff recently and I just wanted to share. 


My favorite food discovery this week has got to be Skinny Cow Caramel Truffle Ice Cream Bars. They are to die for and they don’t taste like they are low-fat and diet-crap. I’ve never tried Skinny Cow products before but they’ll be getting my business more often. I’m such a sweets person!


When I got my hair cut and colored a few weeks ago, my stylist insisted I look in to Pureology Shampoo and Conditioner. I looked into it enough to find out that each bottle is about $26. I just couldn’t justify it so I looked for an alternative with similar ingredients and found L’Oreal’s EverPure. The shampoo lathers like a dream (which I didn’t expect, given it’s sulfate-free) and overall it leaves my hair feeling clean and healthy. The first week I swore it made my hair feel drier but once I got past that week, it’s been good ever since. I also have to wash my hair a lot less and I’m not sure why. Overall, this product has bang for your buck. I got them for $5.99/bottle.


I found this bikini top at JCPenney for $12. I’ll always be anchor obsessed and when saw this top I knew I’d buy it, instantly. Now I just need to find navy blue bikini bottoms to go with it. Any suggestions? Every time I see this in my drawer I get more excited for our family vacation to the beach in 2 weeks!


If I’m home, I pretty much always have the TV on. It’s not always cause I’m seriously watching, usually it’s just background noise. This week I’m on a total Harry Potter kick. I re-watch the movies about once every 2 months (don’t judge). I know the stories so well that I don’t have to fully pay attention but I still always know whats going on. Harry Potter will always stand as my #1 favorite book series. Any other Potter fans out there? I went to see all the movies at midnight. No big d, I’m a nerd.



My favorite blog discovery this week was the 30 day/300 ab challenge over here. She did this workout every day for 30 days and achieved pretty spectacular results. I’m considering starting it. The photo above I just found online but that’s pretty much exactly how I’d like mine to look. Defined but not too defined. Think I can do it? Perhaps I’ll take a “before” picture today.


Leave a comment below with a link to your Friday Favorite post if you stopped by from The Bargain Blonde! I’d love to see your favorites this week. 

Happy Friday!



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  • yes! i love love love that loreal shampoo/conditioner! it smells so yummy and really makes your hair feel fantastic too.

    your bikini top is super cute! whenever i have a random top i need to match, i usually turn to either victoria’s secret or venus. they sell them all individually and have lots of solid colors and tons of different style coices. good luck!

    oh, and skinny cow? yum! i have been hooked ont he weight watchers brand giant latte bars…also amazing…but i am definitely going to try those skinny cows next!

    • I’ve never heard of Venus so thanks for sharing. I’ll definitely check them out. And I haven’t had the weight watchers brand ice cream bars yet either so I think those will be my next purchase when my Skinny Cow’s are gone. Thanks!

  • I LOVE skinny cow!! My mom introduced me! Those bars are SO good! I like the cones too!! 🙂

    • I saw the cones so maybe I’ll try those someday soon too. Thanks!

  • i love skinny cow! they have such yummy stuff! the new bathing suit top is adorable! i love anything nautical! happy friday! xo Kelly

    • Love love love anything nautical too. Can’t help it, I was a DG. I’ll be anchor obsessed for the rest of my life.

  • I love skinny cow! I get the ice cream sandwiches. I will have to try these truffle bars after reading this post.

    • Mmmm I haven’t had those either. This was my first venture into skinny cow land (mostly to see what all the fuss was about). Now I just want to try everything they offer!

  • I used to love that shampoo but over time it made my hair (which is dry naturally) greasy. Boo. I love skinny cow…everything, lol! Happy weekend!

    • I’m still having to wash mine less with the shampoo and it doesn’t get greasy but I’m wondering what will happen long term. Thanks for sharing!

  • Cute blog – thanks for stopping by mine 🙂 I’m interested in that 30 day challenge, it would be fun to get a challenge going in the blogosphere for a Fitness Challenge. I’m really wanting to get motivated to work out again!

    I’m now following 🙂

    http://allthingsalisamarie.blogspot.com

    • Yeah, another blogger posted this as a 30 day challenge. It’s 3 days after this post and I still haven’t started so that’s not a good sign haha.

  • I definitely need to do that ab challenge! I’m going to check it out. Also love the bikini and I am a huge Food Network fan, I’m going to see Tyler Florence at the Incredible Food Show in October can’t wait!

    • I was surprised by how many options JCPenny had for bathing suits. Check em out.

  • UM that girls abs are beyond! I need them.

    And that swim suit top is sooooo cute! Go to VS or Target online because they sell separates and I bet you could find a navy pair. I even bet a light pink shirt would be cute!!

    Thanks for linking up! Have a great week! XOXO

    • I bought some white bottoms but they just don’t look right. I have until we leave on Friday to find the perfect pair. Thanks for creating such an awesome link up!

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