Friday Favorites #34

HO-HO-HO….Here we go.

It’s December 2nd and the countdown is officially on to Christmas.

I’ve started decorating and hope to get our tree up this weekend. I love sitting around in the warmth of our home all decked out for Christmas. There’s just something about it that brings joy to my heart and makes me happy.

I’ve decided to start numbering my Friday Favorites posts to keep it simple and let’s face it, that way I don’t have to come up with a catchy title.

#imlamethatway #sorry

So let’s catch up with ErikaNarci, and Andrea and see what made their lists.

Here are some things that made my favorites list this week.


Sorry about the glare on the picture. Benny swam for his high school swim team. His favorite stroke is butterfly which I’ll never understand, because I couldn’t  make my body do that if you had a gun to my head. These are the records that he held on the record board. At one point he held all but one of the men’s records. YES, bragging, proud mom right here! One of our friends is a coach for his old high school team and her son has now broken almost all (if not all) of Benny’s records. She kept these for me and when Katie and I visited Minnesota this summer I was able to check them and bring them home. I hadn’t told Benny we had them, so when he came home for Thanksgiving and went in his room he saw them hanging there and really liked it. 

#scoreoneformom #thanksforsavingthemkim


duvet and pillow shams /  navy quilt and euro shams

I’m in the process of giving our guest room a makeover. So far I’ve gotten new bedding (from Pottery Barn) and painted the chest of drawers. I want to replace the bed with an upholstered head board, but that’s just going to have to wait until after the new year.

 This chest of drawers was mine in my parents house my entire child hood and teenage life. I’ve never been a fan of maple wood (sorry mom) and wanted to paint this for a long time, but I knew it wasn’t an idea my mom was too hip on. She’s come one board with painting some furniture here of late so I finally felt like I could do.

Here it is now and I like it so much better.

I stained the top darker and painted and slightly distressed the body, but kept the original hardware.


I talked about how I organize my jewelry in this post several months ago. Well as I’ve added to my bracelets they become a hot mess in the drawer and I decided I needed to try a different way of storing them. I’d been looking for a simple, plain bracelet bar for a while and finally found one.

You can click here for a similar one.


These are MY personal results with Lash Boost. Aren’t they AWESOME?!?!?!?!?

I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am to see my lashes becoming longer, thicker and darker. For the first time in my life I can actually see them when I don’t have mascara on.


If you have some sad eyelashes, or even good lashes that you’d like to make better then this is the product for you. It doesn’t have the danger of discoloring your lids or eyes like other products of this type on the market. I’d been wanting to get my hands on something like this for years, but wasn’t willing to risk messing up my baby blues.

These are the results of my friends daughter has had…amazing!!!

Right now through January 2nd or while supplies last you can get 2 gifts with your purchase of Lash Boost. You’ll receive a mini eye cream, which is the best eye cream ever and this cute cosmetic case.

If you are looking for the perfect gift for a sister, mom, daughter or best friend you will be a sure fire hit if they unwrap this. If you want it for yourself, have your kids tell your husband or leave this up on your computer screen?

Contact me through the comments or go to my website and order your own.


I’ve been wanting to feel warm and cozy all week with the cooler temperatures and my circle cardigan affectionately referred to as a “baby blardigan” makes me feel just that. I paired it with a simple white long sleeve tee, skinny jeans and my Frye riding boots for a simple, while still cute outfit.

 baby blardigan / tee / skinny jeans / boots

I added a long necklace and my Alex and Ani bracelets for a little more personality.

These are all basic pieces that can be used over and over and would make a welcomed addition to your closet. The cardigan and boots would also be perfect items to request for Christmas when your husband asks what you want. ?


In case you missed it earlier this week I participated in another link up with Shelly from The Queen in Between and Katy from The Queen of the Kings where we talked about our favorite holiday movies. There was a lot of agreement on quite a few, but there were also new ones discussed. If you’re family is looking for some new movies to watch during the upcoming holiday season be sure to check out my post on our favorites.

Click HERE

Okay friends, we’ve got 3 weekends until Christmas so let’s get some things done and mark them off our lists. What are hoping to accomplish this weekend? Next weekend we have our first Christmas function to attend, but I bet a lot of you may be starting your celebrating this weekend.

Whatever you’re up to…Enjoy!!!



There are some many good blogs out there and a lot of them have link ups on Friday. Stop by and check some of them out. Who knows what fun things you’ll find.

High Five for FRIDAY / Five on Friday / Friday Favorites / oh hey FRIDAY


 Life in Leggings



  1. December 2, 2016 / 3:09 pm

    I love the swimming times wall décor, that's such a cute idea. And the painted chest looks beautiful! I have so many favorite Christmas movies. I think I DVR'ed a bunch last year and they should still be on it so maybe I'll start with Home Alone or The Santa Clause as I do some holiday baking this weekend.

    • December 2, 2016 / 6:03 pm

      Thanks so much Patricia! I sure wish December was 62 days instead of 31!!!!

  2. December 2, 2016 / 5:25 pm

    The cardigan looks so cute on you! That is one of the things on my Christmas list this year. 🙂 Also your guest room looks gorgeous!

    • December 2, 2016 / 6:03 pm

      Thanks Jess! I hope Santa brings you one!!! You'll love it! The room is a work in progress, but it's getting there.? Feel free to test it out?

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