Friday Favorites #69

By the time you are reading this there’s a good chance we’ll be in either at the airport or in the air heading to Oklahoma for our quick visit with Kent’s parents. Our flight was/is at 7:25. So needless to say we had to get up at the butt crack of dawn (that’s early if you don’t know what that is…LOL). I used to work with this girl who dressed her little boy the night before and he slept in his clothes for daycare the next day. Seriously. I was always kind of half amazed, half in disbelief, but I swear getting up and out of the house by 5:15 made me reconsider how I felt about that.?

So as with every Friday let’s link up with our friends listed at the bottom of the post and see what made everyone’s list of favorites this week.


With all the Nordstrom anniversary sale posts and pictures floating around I thought this was a fitting meme for the week. I’ve still got boxes rolling in, but I’ve also already made several trips to the mall to return things. 


Y’all know having my workout buddy this summer has been a total FAVORITE. I’m going to be sooooo bored and lonely working out in a couple of weeks when she’s back at school.? BTW…We are both loving our new Zella leggings!


Happy Accidents….

Before                                                                      After

I decided it was time to change the color of my “chalkboard” (which is actually made out of an extra cabinet door from our last house).

So what do I mean by a happy accident? Well I taped off the interior edge to repaint it.

When I pulled off the tape it also pulled off the chalkboard paint…

At first I thought I was going to repaint the black, but then I decided I really liked how it looked especially with the distressing.

It’s currently being used to hold Katie’s work schedule (since I can’t remember squat). I love it! Too bad it took me this long to think to do that. And this kid has worked a ton this summer.


Check out my new tank courtesy of the FASTer Way To Fat Loss. Y’all know I’ve been on this program this summer and I’m continuing with the workouts and eating reasonably clean. That will be a bit more of a challenge with all the travel I’ve got coming up in the next few week. If you are interested in getting healthy as school is about to start up there is another round starting August 14th. I really recommend it to give you a jump start and become aware of what your putting in your body with the support of others. I’m thinking I might do the round that starts in September to get ready for our trip to Hawaii. I do have an affiliate link for this program if you click HERE.


Having the opportunity to do something nice for a friend is always a favorite. One of the sweetest ladies I know was having some surgery and I took her and her husband dinner including this pie. I stopped by Trader Joe’s and picked up this sunny little arrangement to add with the food. Little touches mean the most.


It’s no secret I’m a huge fan girl bordering on obsession of Halo Top ice cream. Well imagine how excited I was when Allie sent me this picture on Insta yesterday. I was 7 shades of excited and immediately sent it to my ice cream loving partner in crime, Katie. We are officially on the hunt and will be happy to report back to you with our thoughts on each and every flavor. It’s a hard job, but somebody’s got to do it.

Okey dokey friends! That wraps it up for today. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday with an amusing little post linking up with the girls over at The Blended Blog to answer some fun summer questions.

Thanks so much for taking a few minutes out of your day to read what’s going on in my little corner of the internet. I don’t take it lightly that find it worthy of stopping by.

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  1. August 4, 2017 / 11:30 am

    Just tried Halo top for the first time, so good!! You have such a giving heart!! You are sooo cute in your workout gear and Katie, sweet Katie, oh how I know you will miss her mama!! HUGS!! Have a fun and safe trip my sweet friend!!

    • August 4, 2017 / 3:51 pm

      Well one thing I know for sure is I am in good company with likes of you sweet thing! Yes, 2 more weeks with my girl. I'll be wondering around like a lost puppy when she leaves.? Hope you have a terrific weekend!!!

  2. August 4, 2017 / 12:49 pm

    I want that tank!!! Too cute. And I love your chalkboard happy accident, looks terrific! I have heard of people dressing their kids the night before and even though I can't imagine doing that myself I can see the convenience. Actually I wear my exercise bra to bed with my pjs since I get up at the crack butt of dawn to head to the gym. Because you know, at 4:15 in the morning who has the 2 minutes it takes to put on a bra?! I'm crazy.
    I hope you have a great trip sweet friend! I'm with you and Katie on the hunt for all the Halo Top!

    • August 4, 2017 / 3:48 pm

      I LOOOOVE that you sleep in your exercise bra! Who wants to wrestle into one of those when you're barely conscious…LOL. Let me know when you find a new flavor and I'll do the same. Happy Friday!!! XOXO

  3. August 4, 2017 / 12:51 pm

    Safe travels on this fabulous Friday ! Love your chalk board make over !!! It turned out really great. That tank….. I need that tank 🙂 Have a fabulous weekend !

    • August 4, 2017 / 3:45 pm

      Thank you Tammy! We had a hick-up and our flight was cancelled so we're home for a bit and leaving out later today. Aye-yai-yai…travel! Have a wonderful weekend!

  4. August 4, 2017 / 1:21 pm

    Yep! I just saw your Snap! You are on your way, Sista! Have a great time visiting your family and friends!! Love how your chalkboard turned out, even if it was an "oops!"

    • August 4, 2017 / 3:42 pm

      ANNNNDD…now we're home. Take two later this afternoon. Thanks friend! Have a great weekend. XO

  5. August 4, 2017 / 5:31 pm

    OMG YES to Halo Top haha I always tell my running buddy that I run so I can eat more ice cream – but Halo Top makes it guilt-free from the start! Also, I need that tank top. Do tell me more!

    • August 4, 2017 / 8:36 pm

      Melissa! That's what we say about Halo Top. It's the quintessential perfect food! My tank is from the FASTer Way To Fat Loss and the perfect description of balance. Click my link and check it out or even try it and sign up. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

  6. August 4, 2017 / 7:06 pm

    Somewhere between a juice cleanse and donut…that is TOTALLY me! Have a great weekend 🙂

    • August 4, 2017 / 10:26 pm

      I know, right?! Hope you have a great weekend too!

  7. August 4, 2017 / 7:38 pm

    Those workouts are paying off because you look fantastic! I'm swear I'm going to look back at these pics of you for my post-baby workout inspiration.

    • August 4, 2017 / 8:30 pm

      Oh my gosh Tara…I could kiss you!!! Thanks sweet girl! Have a great weekend?

  8. August 5, 2017 / 12:46 am

    I r can't get halo top where I am and it makes me sad. In need that work out tank tho !! Thanks for linking up !

    • August 8, 2017 / 3:31 pm

      WHAT? No Halo Top??? I'm so sorry. I hope it reaches where you live soon. Have a great week!

  9. August 5, 2017 / 1:01 am

    Your cabinet chalkboard looks amazing, I love it! You are seriously looking awesome! I hope you're trip is super fun and your weekend is perfect!

    • August 8, 2017 / 3:24 pm

      Thanks Trista! And thanks for the kind words. Hope your weekend was marvelous…I'm so behind on my comments with the travel weekend. XO

  10. August 5, 2017 / 1:41 am

    I hope you finally got off the ground with your flight! I love your chalkboard. Is that your neat handwriting? Have a wonderful weekend!

    • August 8, 2017 / 3:20 pm

      What a weekend! Yes, that's my handwriting. I love the look of all the beautiful chalkboard drawings and such, but I'm not always successful. I got lucky with this and it turned our pretty well. Happy Tuesday Tanya!!!

  11. August 5, 2017 / 1:54 am

    Well, did you make it to OK?! I love that chalkboard! Can I have a happy accident by eating too much cake and losing weight!? I hope you guys have a fun visit with family!

    • August 8, 2017 / 3:18 pm

      So I'm obviously behind on my comments and you already know all about our weekend. Hope your weekend was easier to manage than ours. LOL

  12. August 5, 2017 / 2:14 am

    Did you write out Katie's schedule on the chalkboard?! It looks so good! I wish I could do different fonts like that, but I have a really hard time straying from my own handwriting! Hope you have a great weekend, Lisa!!

    • August 8, 2017 / 3:16 pm

      Hi Jess! I sure did and thank you! I like to try to duplicate things I see, but it doesn't always work out…I got lucky on this one?. Have a great day!!!

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