Friday Favorites: Friday Humor

Friday, April 15, 2016

Super excited!
It's Friday!

Which means, another weekend is yet upon us.
And...they forecast the weather should be close to the 80's?!  
Say what?!  Really Oregon? Are you feeling ok?  We never get weather like this in April.
But....I'll take it!  And play in it!
And by play, I mean sit on my back deck sipping a Diet Coke. While the little one blows bubbles.

I had an amazing week!   In fact, so great, I woke up in a super good mood today!
Did anyone else have a great week too? [please say yes!]

In lieu of such great week, I thought I'd share some Friday humor with everyone! 

Not that I was waiting for Friday to show up...but it is a nice reminder that the weekend is closer than ever!

Yup, that's right.  Today is payday.  Which means, possible shopping this weekend?!  I've been needing some new Spring/Summer tops.  We'll see what this weekends allows time for. #MomIssueNo4582

This is me deciding what is most important to get done today before next Monday.  

Isn't this the truth?!

Seriously, who doesn't just love this little face of Michelle Tanner [yes, I know who it really is, but I see it as Michelle. Whatever].

Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!

Confessional Thursday :: April 14

Thursday, April 14, 2016

It's that time again...time for another week of Confessional Thursday with Jessica at The Newly.

Weekending: Roadtrip and Sunshine

Monday, April 11, 2016

Hello again!

Monday again?!  Crazy.

10 On Tuesday | Gratitude

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Hello friends!

Long time no posts, but I'm hoping to get back on a more regular posting schedule.

Last week was very stressful and emotionally draining. But I'm glad it's over and a new week is upon me.

I think, more often than not, we can get wrapped up in our day-to-day lives and forget what we have  to be thankful for.

Today I'll be linking up with Karli at Sept. Farm for 10 on Tuesday on 10 things I'm ever so grateful for.

Ready. Get set. Here goes..

[1] My daughter.  I know, I know, I know...isn't everyone grateful for their children?  I feel my daughter is my little saving Grace.  If it wasn't for her, I perhaps wouldn't be where I'm at today.  Am I where I thought I'd be? No way! But I do believe everything happens for a reason and I believe she was put in my life at just the right time.

[2] My family. I truly mean this too. I have the best, supportive family anyone could ever ask for. They've given me support, love, shelter...anything really to help me in times of need but also in the good times.  I couldn't have asked for a better family in life.

[3] Friends. Over the past 31 years of my life, I have developed some of the best friendships and bonds a girl could ever make.  I have friendships from elementary school, middle school, high school, college years, and co-workers.  Each of these people hold a special place in my heart.  Each of these friends have played a specific role in my life and I am ever so grateful for these friendships I've made over the many years.

[4] My pets. Just like my child, I love my fur-babies!  They are extremely stress relieving for me.  The fact that every time I walk through the door after coming home, they welcome me like it's the first time they've seen me. 

[5] Life's challenges. Life gives us all challenges.  I'm thankful for these challenges life has thrown my way to allow me to grow and think. They've made me the person I am, allowed me to figure out what I do and don't want in life, and where I'm headed.  Everything happens for a reason, right?!

[6] My job. I've been at my current position for 3 months now.  Yes, it's still new to me, but I can honestly say, I enjoy the work I do.  Not only is my job enjoyable and I get to work from home, but it allows me to provide for my daughter and I.  It's allowed me to provide a great, reliable vehicle, health insurance, food on the table, clothes on our backs, and shelter.

[7] Target. Seriously, can I get an AMEN on this one?  Target is now a one-stop shopping (for the most part).  Food, produce, kitty litter, makeup, pharmacy, clothes, shoes, cards, lightbulbs, picture frames, cleaning supplies, diapers, movies, TVs, toys, and kid clothes.  As a mom, it's the best place ever!  And if you're lucky...sometimes they have a Starbucks. Inside.  For convenience.

[8] Music. I swear, music mixed with sunshine, can be a super power and heal just about anything!  I love the fact that I can put on classical, rap, country, alternative, or's bound to make my day that much better!

[9] Dark chocolate. Good for the soul. Good for the heart. Good everything. Enough said.

[10] A good hair day. I think it goes without being said, a good hair day, can make an entire day that much more fabulous!  What's even better, a good makeup day.  It's like the inner confidence comes outs. #watchoutworld

What are you grateful for?  Share below!

What's Up Wednesday...Yo! [03-30-2016]

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Last Wednesday of March!
Hard to believe March literally flew by.

I'll be linking up with MelShearer, and Shay for What's Up Wednesday - March Edition.

Liebster Award

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Hello friends!  
The start of another Spring week!
[Ok, so I'm a day late. Eh, what can I say, I had a case of the Mondays]
Hope everyone had a fantastic, enjoyable holiday weekend!  

I sure did!  
Friday was recognized by my company as a holiday, so I had the luxury of being home with my little one.  Saturday was nonetheless relaxing until my sister came over...and we headed out for some sisterly time over some drinks [much needed].

A little over a week ago, Emily over at A Little Bit of Emily was nominated for this award and instead of nominating bloggers herself, asked to partake in this if we wanted to.  

Duh, of course I'll take this opportunity - I love learning about people and their blogs!  Isn't that what this is all about - learning about one another?!

Here are the rules for the Liebster Award:
Thank the Blogger that nominated you in your post and link back to their site
Answer 11 questions from the Blogger that nominated you

Tell your readers 11 random facts about you

Nominate 11 Bloggers for the Liebster Awards
Ask your nominees to answer 11 questions

What is your all-time favorite recipe?
I love, love cooking and baking! Haven't done much of it as of lately, but here are a few of my favorites [I couldn't just pick one]:
Banana Bread (without nuts. I'm not a fan of nuts in my banana bread]

If you could live anywhere, would you choose a small town or big city?
Ah, I go back and forth with this one.  I'd love to live in a big city, but then again, I'm a little city girl at heart.  I'd like to live in a small town just not super far from a big city - then I could have the best of both worlds!

What is one book that you could read over and over again?
Probably anything by Jen Lancaster!  I love her memoirs - so hilarious!  I love a good book that makes me giggle!

Wine, beer or cocktail?
Cocktail all the way!  No questions asked!  Either a margarita on the rocks with salt, or a lemon drop (raspberry lemon drop if I'm feeling it).

I hate to admit the fact that I haven't acquired the taste of wine yet and have always hated beer.

If you could have any job, what would it be?
Hm. Any job? I would say, it would have to be a surgeon of some kind - I love the science and math behind all the medical professions! I was going to go into nursing...until I realized I don't have patience. Eh, oh well.

What is the best beauty advice you have received?
Best beauty advice I've received was to use purple shampoo several times a week and to use a sulfate free shampoo on the other days.  Sure makes a difference in my blonde hair. #amen

What is your favorite app?
My favorite app of all time is Pinterest!  Duh.  Entertainment for hours....

How do you keep yourself organized - phone/computer or paper planner?
I'm a complete paper planner.  There's something about pen to the paper that makes my brain work better!

If you could design your dream kitchen, what colors would you go with?
My dream kitchen would have to include some purple! [of course!]  See examples below:

[don't these colors just make you feel inspired?!  #bliss]

Cat or dog?
Do I have to choose between the two?  Because I'd choose both. A cat and a dog.  I'm a huuuuuge animal kinda gal.
[hence why I have 3 dogs and a cat of my own]

What is your favorite thing about blogging?
I love getting to know other people and what they are about.  It's great to meet people, share ideas and stores with one another.
I will be honest, and say that I like what Emily did in her post and instead of nominating 11 other bloggers, anyone who would like to participate next, comment below so those [including myself] would like to follow up, can do so!
I think the is such a fun opportunity to get to know one another, especially since I'm so new to the blogging world!
My 11 questions are...
1. If you could travel anywhere in the world [money is not a factor], where would you travel to?
2. Black coffee, tea, hot chocolate, latte or mocha?
3. What is your favorite holiday and why?
4. East coast or West coast?
5. What made you decide to start blogging?
6. What is your biggest pet peeve?
7. If your life was a novel, what would the title be?
8. If you had to describe yourself in 3 words, what would they be?
9. Favorite sport to watch?
10. A weekend at the mountain cabin doing outdoorsy things, or a weekend at the beach relaxing in the sun?
11. What is your favorite quote/saying?

Thanks for the 'self-nomination' Emily!  
Be sure to comment/email me if you want to participate next!  I love learning about other bloggers!

Spring Has Sprung | Lavender Style

Monday, March 21, 2016

Hello all!

First day of Spring has arrived for the 2016 year (yes, I know, it was yesterday).  
Here in the Pacific NW it was pouring down rain.  However, Saturday was B-E-A-uuuutiful sunshiny!

Didn't do anything too exciting to speak of this weekend, but it did get me thinking about all things purple.  Light purple/lavender/lilac to be exact.  

If you didn't know, purple is my favorite color of all time.  
Not the red tint, but the blue tint of purple.
I like cool colors.

For today, I've decided to dedicate a post about purple! 
[I love me some purple- hair, nails, flowers, room themes, outfits, accessories, makeup...all of it!]

[Next nail color I get will be a light purple of some kind.  I'm a huge fan of Essie, but also like OPI.  I've always been a fan of purple eyeshadow for using in the outter corners of my eyes]


[Because it makes complete sense to have mommy-daughter matching Chucks]


[How about that North Face for the little ones?!]


[I'm definitely on the hunt for a pair of those lavender pants this season.  I think they are so adorable and Springy!]


[I just love statement necklaces - adds a pop of color to any kind of outfit!]


[If I had enough guts, I'd so do this with my hair!!!  I went purple underneath once - loved it!]


[My day]

[ Anthropologie #swoon]

And there you have it - all things purple and Springy for me!  I absolutely love the color - so calming!

Hope everyone has a wonderful start to their week!  Happy Spring!

Linking up with Biana at B Loved Boston

**All images pulled from Pinterest.  I take NO credit for any of these photos. I just admire from afar.
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