Friday Favorites #36

And all the little children can’t wait!!!

We made it through another week and Friday is here to bring us cheer.


Let’s get right to all the things that made me happy this week and talk about Friday Favorites.

Hop over and see what made ErikaNarci, and Andrea‘s favorites this week too.


I saw this on Facebook this week and boy could I relate. My chicks are back in the nest as of Wednesday for a couple of weeks and I couldn’t be any happier.

Seeing these two on the sofa when I look in the family room just makes me smile.


I ordered a new planner from Erin Condren a couple of weeks ago and it arrived this week. Just look at the pretty box. You just know when you open it you’re going to find something fun.

I’ve ordered some labels and stickers from this company before, but finally splurged and decided I’d try one of their planners on Cyber Monday.

When I opened the box I found some free stickers.



I love the attention to detail. The way they package things you feel like you’re getting a present and can’t wait to tear open the tissue paper to see what’s inside.

 Isn’t it adorable? I chose to design my own cover with pictures of my family.

I love that it has bright, beautiful colors and pages. I’m kind of old school and still like to be able to see my entire month at a glance instead of a week at a time.

Each month has an inspirational saying at the beginning.

And a pocket at the back for holding odds and ends.


I wore my new black swing dress with my jean jacket, tights and my Frye boots yesterday to a Christmas Tea at my bible study. I was comfortable, warm and felt put together. I wore my choker necklace that I bought the last time I was in Nashville and loved it.


I started a Facebook page for my blog and I’d love it you liked it and followed me.


This is a post floating around on Facebook and if you are a mother of college aged children (or older) this will ring true with you, I feel sure.

My children each year ask me the same question. After thinking about it, I decided I’d give them my real answer:

What do I want for Christmas? I want you. I want you to keep coming around, I want you to bring your kids around, I want you to ask me questions, ask my advice, tell me your problems, ask for my opinion, ask for my help. I want you to come over and rant about your problems, rant about life, whatever. Tell me about your job, your worries, your kids, your fur babies. I want you to continue sharing your life with me. Come over and laugh with me, or laugh at me, I don’t care. Hearing you laugh is music to me.

I spent the better part of my life raising you the best way I knew how, and I’m not bragging, but I did a pretty darn good job. Now, give me time to sit back and admire my work, I’m pretty proud of it.

Raid my refrigerator, help yourself, I really don’t mind. In fact, I wouldn’t want it any other way.

I want you to spend your money making a better life for you and your family, I have the things I need. I want to see you happy and healthy. When you ask me what I want for Christmas, I say “nothing” because you’ve already been giving me my gift all year. I want you.

I couldn’t have said it any better if I’d tried.

Whether your weekend is filled with tying up lose shopping ends or hitting the party circuit I hope it’s wonderful and you have some time to sit and relax and enjoy the season surrounding you.

Happy Friday friends!


Hop on over to these other blogs and see what they are talking about today!

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


 Life in Leggings



  1. December 16, 2016 / 7:27 pm

    I can totally relate to this post…I love having my babies back home.

    • December 17, 2016 / 12:03 am

      Nothing like it!!! Happy Friday!

  2. December 16, 2016 / 10:44 pm

    How sweet to have your kids back in your home for a few weeks 🙂 I'm sure that helps get you in the holiday spirit even more! I've always wanted to try an Erin Condren planner but did Kate Spade this year.. next year!!

    • December 17, 2016 / 12:04 am

      Do it on Cyber Monday…30% and free shipping?. Love me some Kate Spade too?

  3. December 17, 2016 / 12:01 am

    I've had a planner from Erin Condren and loved it 🙂 I love having my boys home from college this season too !!! Happy Friday !

    • December 17, 2016 / 2:07 pm

      Enjoy your boys too, Tammy!!! Have a great weekend!

  4. December 17, 2016 / 12:50 pm

    Yay for having your babies home! And you will fall in love with the EC Planner. I did. And I've gone back and ordered them as gifts and have gotten sticker books and more accessories. I love mine and yours is beautiful! Happy weekend!

    • December 17, 2016 / 2:08 pm

      Thanks Trista!!! You too?

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