Friday Favorites

We survived our first full week at home with NO KIDS.

It’s quiet (and maybe a little boring), but we’re adjusting and doing just fine.

I was super busy this week and the days have flown by. Thanks to Snapchat, texting and Voxer, Katie and I have been in touch everyday. #alltheheartemojis 

Just in case you don’t know what Voxer is, it’s an app that is like a walkie-talkie. We just learned about it a few weeks ago. You can send voice messages in lieu of texts. EASY! Check it out.

Once again it’s time to talk about our favorites for the week along with ErikaNarciAndrea.

Favorites can be anything from moments to purchases to activities to foods to people to finds to…you name it. 


Snapchat filters!!! I love these things and I know I lot of my friends do too!!! I think I took this one on our way to the airport 2 weeks ago, but every time I look at it, it cracks me up. Some of the filters on Snapchat are actually really flattering and I only wish I looked as good as they make you look. HA! (this is not one of those) I think this one is really a cross between a Bratz doll and Dolly Parton…LOL


Fresh peaches!!!

Here’s the thing. I’ve never honestly been big on peaches until the last month. I had some while we were in Minnesota and ever since I’ve been a fan. One of my kids told me they learned in a class that your taste buds change every 7 years. Have you ever heard that before? Well I totally believe it. 

Typically I’m not one to waist my calories on a dessert that doesn’t contain chocolate, but I’ve gotten to where I like peaches and vanilla ice cream. Go figure!


A beautiful view for lunch. After church Sunday Kent and I went home and changed our clothes to run around for the afternoon. We decided we’d go out to an area called Blackhawk and eat lunch and do a little shopping. This restaurant has outdoor seating with the most quaint view and the weather couldn’t have been more perfect.

This guy is my favorite lunch date.

I had to show y’all these onion rings. They were HUGE! I think we both agreed they were the biggest ones we’d ever seen and we also agreed they were delicious. They weren’t at all stringy like a lot of onion rings, they were almost meaty. I highly recommend them 🙂 (and Kent loved his Reuben sandwich as well)


I’m really excited that I’m going to start working with a cute jewelry boutique out of Texas called Kinsley Armelle. They offer unique custom made pieces with an earthy, bohemian feel. I just ordered a necklace and some bracelets this week and can’t wait for them to arrive so I can share them with you. In the mean time you can take a look at their site for yourself and if you see something you like they’ve given me a code to share with my readers for 15% off your purchase. Just use Coasttocoast2 at checkout to receive your discount. 🙂


And saving the best for last.
Katie knows me so well. I didn’t even have to ask for a “first day of school” picture.

I can assure you that Benny DID NOT send me a first day pic. 🙁
You moms of boys and girls out there, it is totally different putting them in college in every way.
Dorm room decorating, communication, emotions when leaving, all of it…DIFFERENT!
I’m actually very grateful he went first and she went second. With Benny there was quite a bit less contact but that was okay because Katie was still here. Now that she’s gone and is sharing some of what she’s experiencing I think I don’t feel nearly as lonely as I would if it had been the other way around.

So there ya’ go friends. My favorites for the week. Hope if your kiddos started school this week everyone is adjusting and if you are some of the lucky ones who don’t start until after Labor Day, make the most of the rest of your summer.

Happy Friday!


As always be sure to check up all the Friday goings on with all these blogger babes.

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  1. August 26, 2016 / 3:49 pm

    Lisa ! Happy Friday – LOVE love love the snapchat filter 🙂 I have not yet jumped on the snapchat band wagon ! Maybe soon…..
    Enjoy your weekend –

    • August 26, 2016 / 7:04 pm

      Tammy when you do we can be Snapchat buddies!!! So fun!!! You have a great weekend too!! 🙂

  2. August 26, 2016 / 6:07 pm

    OH my goodness, I don't even want to THINK about putting our kids in college yet. My oldest is five so we still have a long way to go, but I know I'm going to blink and it will be here. I guess I need to go ahead and start preparing myself mentally already! Haha. Have a great weekend, girl!

  3. August 26, 2016 / 7:06 pm

    It does go fast but you're in the moment so you don't even realize it. It's all good!!! (and I'm going to continue telling myself that. wink, wink ) You have a great weekend too! 🙂

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