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Friday Favorites

It’s Friday and a four day weekend! Praise Jesus!

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My best friend and her husband live in Germany. Well, last week our doorbell rang and when we opened the door, they completely surprised us standing there! It was the best! I love having them here! 🙂

Two.You should definitely make these Healthy Carrot Cake Muffins with a Cream Cheese Glaze for this Easter weekend!

Three.These flowers and my Spring Cleaning Tips!

Four.I bought some more of this last week because I’m still in love with it and have used it every day since I bought it last year.

Five.These Energy Bites are one of my favorites.

I hope you have a fun and relaxing Easter with friends and family! xo

Spring Cleaning Tips

This post came at the perfect time since, for the first time, we did a proper spring cleaning. I was mentally taking notes as we went about it to share. Honestly, it went so much better than I thought and we now have a cleaner place than before. 🙂

I hope you can take bits and pieces of what worked for us and apply it to your home!

  1. Make a list/prioritize. Before we began cleaning, Eric said he wanted to write down an actual list of what we wanted to accomplish. I laughed because I didn’t see the purpose. Well, I was so wrong. It helped so much! As we were getting tired, we could look at the list and see that we only had already crossed off and exactly what still needed done.
  2. Which leads me to number two. Be realistic.You aren’t going to be able to clean every cobweb from floor to ceiling, purge every closet, and go through every file with precision in one day.  Push yourself and focus on the job you are setting out to do. Don’t write 13,935 down that you want to be completed in one day. That’s just not realistic and setting yourself up to be let down.
  3. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Invest in storage. Here are some of my favorites: Blanket Bin, Ottoman 1. Ottoman 2, Make-up and Jewelry Storage: One. Two. Three. Storage bins: One, Two, Three.
  4. Work as a team. Whether that means you and your husband, kids, whoever. Assign a job to each person and work together to accomplish it. It’s rewarding to everyone and gets the job done a lot faster. 😉
  5. You can also find some other tricks I mentioned, here!

What are your most important rooms or areas that you would like to tackle?

Friday Favorites

There are only 8 more Fridays until summer…but who’s counting? 😉

One.1. Clock 2. Rug  3. Bookshelf 4. Globe 5. Comforter

On Saturday, we did some spring cleaning (which I will talk more about next week)! One of my favorite parts about the cleaning process, (other than everything being extra clean) was that we rearranged our guest room. I love the way it turned out!

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I Love You Sticky Notes

I know I’ve talked about how Eric and I love writing notes to each other. It’s become our thing. I thought some new stationary would be the extra nudge I need to write more notes consistently. I also thought this was cute for random notes to yourself.

In case you want to read more about us…

You + Me = Us

9 months

Let’s Talk…Guys

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The sun was shining this week and it was in the 70’s. Amen, amen, amen!

Four.

I was on the hunt for a natural toothpaste with less ingredients than most out there. I ended up buying this toothpaste and love it! Apparently you can add two drops of orange vitality and it helps whiten teeth. Who know? Lord knows I could use some whitening after all the coffee I’ve been drinking lately.

Five.These muffins are to die for!

What are your plans this weekend?!  Also, what are some things you want to see on the blog in the warmer months ahead? 🙂

Friday Favorites

This week was a smooth one! God completely blessed me with a great week after a really difficult one last week. To top it off, I have the day off today and we have a wedding tonight for such a sweet couple. 🙂

One.I know I talked about these jeans here but when you are picky about jeans and find a good pair, you spread the word. 🙂

Two.You know I’m a fan of, ‘with lavender and grace,’ and I think this pillow would look perfect on our new chair!

Three.

Hair appointment today: check! Favorite: check!

Four.

I got this dress from one of my friends for the wedding tonight and I love it!

Five.

It is pouring rain today and it’s supposed to do the same all next week…I’m sure glad I have these now. 🙂

Have the best Friday! xo

March 2017

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What we’re eating this week:My Winter Couscous Salad and my taco soup!

What I’m reminiscing about: The beach trip I surprised Eric with last year around this time. And breakfast in bed. 🙂

What I’m loving:

The people in my life. I’m just really, really thankful.

What we’ve been up to:

We had a storm a few weeks ago, which brought a lot of hail and totaled my car. So, we have been car shopping for an SUV. Any car tips? 

What I’m dreading:

The process of buying a new car…

What I’m working on:

Keeping my head on straight. 😉

What I’m excited about:That the countdown to summer is on! 🙂

What I’m watching/reading:Last year I talked about how addicted we got to the Great British Bake Off (GBB). They released two new seasons on Netflix and we became obsessed all over again. We finished both seasons in two weeks. How cute are some of their books? 

Eric has been on a breadmaking kick ever since we watched the show and wants to buy this book. I kind of do too!) I also feel like I should buy Mary Berry’s Baking Bible just to have on hand in my kitchen because I adore her.

What I’m listening to:

What I’m wearing:

This cardigan in pink. (Similar here and here). I also bought these Gap jeans and I looooove them! Just not those shoes. 😉 ha

What I’m doing this weekend:

Wedding! By the end of this year, we will have gone to 30 weddings in three years. I would like one big piece of wedding cake to celebrate. 😉 

What I’m looking forward to next month:

Easter Break! 🙂

What else is new:

Bonus Question: What’s your favorite Spring wardrobe piece? 

This. 🙂

Happy Wednesday everyone!

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