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Thursday, January 30, 2020

5 Friday Favorites

Hello everyone and happy Friday to ya! 

I am excited about our weekend, we have some fun activities planned. It is our church's Disciple Now weekend so we will have a house full of girls! I am baking LOTS of cookies today and tidying up a few things. Today I’m linking up with Erika, Narci &Andrea for Five Friday Favorites. 

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1st Fav is my new mug and of course the macrons that go w it. I am in love w macrons and get them every chance I get. I know I am not the only one who loves a good mug! I have a cabinet full of cute mugs but when I see something like this I will usually purchase it because they are so unique and hard to find. Marshals sometimes has the macarons and I usually treat us when they do.  I also have my journal that has a Scripture that helped me through a hard time. I put it above my sink and memorized it while I washed dishes. I love this journal because of the pretty birds on the front as well which brings me to my next fav... 

2nd fav is my new paper towel holder. My husband is an avid bird watcher and it naturally spills onto the rest of us. I love sitting at our table and hearing Nathan say, oh look, a Carolina Chickadee or the joy for all of us when a rare Painted Bunting shows up at our feeder. We love birds so the beautiful reminders in home decor are sprinkled throughout our home. I have needed a new paper towel holder for over a year and I don't know why I never purchased one. I found this whimsical beauty on Amazon and absolutely love it!


Next fav are these no show socks. Such a great deal for this multipack! We have 8 pair that Emmy and I split to wear w our vans and Adidas. They stay on because of a small silicone triangle in the heal area. I love wearing them w my next fav, my new Adidas.


I LOVE these cute Adidas sneaks! They are silver and white and go with everything, I will let you in on a little secret...They only cost $28! When ordering from Amazon, I will go to the more purchase options section and check to see if there is an open box deal and sure enough, I was able to get a new pair in a damaged box from the Amazon Warehouse. Last I check they had more so if you are wanting some, now is the time!


Last Fav is Gone With the Wind. 
Have you seen that movie? I have read the book and seen the movie twice. It had been a great many years and I was excited to see what my reaction would be. It's interesting how time changes a person. Not this time though, I felt the same reaction when watching the movie. I love Melanie. She is such an inspiration to me and I remember praying I could be like her when I was younger. I felt the same as I watched it. Her character is truly beautiful to me. Her kindness and humble heart, how selfless she was and always put others before herself. The wisdom she spoke with. How she treated everyone like they were important. Her husband's dreams were her dreams. There were other parts of the movie that hurt to watch and I even had to get up and go to the bathroom at one point because I just couldn't bare to watch what was happening. I don't want to ruin it for you so I will stop there and tell you that I do recommend it. 

Here is a bonus favorite...

One of my all time favorite Scriptures. We all have this one memorized. It has been fun making new friends here and on Instagram but I tell ya, there are a LOT of cute babies pics and my heart has been missing the days when my babies were little. I so love the time we are in now and I wouldn't trade it for anything but this verse is a sobering reminder that we NEED to remember that out days are numbered and we need to make the most out of every one of them. Lord, forgive me when I have failed to do so but I am SO thankful for His grace. the Bible also says that the Lord can redeem the time and that is my prayer as well. 

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I thank you for stopping by today. Many blessings to you.

Grace & peace,


  1. Such a precious Friday Favs. Oh do I ever love cute mugs, that one is darling and mmmm macaroons! Yay to the cute sneakers! I just love mine, you’ll find yourself wearing them a lot. Here’s to February beginning and bringing us renewal and vigor and for you, a houseful of sweet, young ladies to rejoice over. Love you! xo

    1. Andrea, you are the one that convinced me to get them and you didn't even know it! LOL You look so cute in yours. I have been borrowing Emma's but I looked on Amazon and decided it was time for me to have my own pair. Em has the black ones so we agreed we would switch off! Love you, sweet friend <3

  2. Those sneakers are fabulous and THANK YOU for that Amazon secret! I never knew. I love that verse. Lately, my prayers have been fierce and quite demanding but I feel that my heart is leading it - I continually pray out to God - Lead ME! I'm going through a season and I know I have to choices 1. Disregard his guidance 2. Remember Him and beg him every second I'm afraid I am getting ahead of myself. ENJOY this weekend and per your request - I'm posting a meal plan for this week!

  3. Marshall's always has great mugs! Our family loves macarons too. We have a bakery sort of nearby that we get them from on special occasions. Definitely on the pricier side but so worth it! I finally read and watched Gone with the Wind a couple of years ago and liked it! Hope you had a great weekend!

  4. That's a cute mug. Good tip for when shopping on Amazon!

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