Friday Favorites

Happy Friday!  Today truly is a “good” Friday!  I love Easter weekend and everything it represents.  I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday!

As always, I’m linking up with my girls ErikaAndrea and Narci and sharing my Friday Favorites.

Back when I blogged about binge watching TV, many, many, many of you suggested I watch Gilmore Girls…and friends, I love it!  Right now, I’m still on the first season, but I can already tell it’s going to be a really sweet show.  I wish my girls were old enough to watch this with me…such a sweet mother/daughter show.  Thanks for your suggestions!  I’m slowly working my way through them :).

How pretty is this sweet reader named Whitney?!  She emailed me this pic earlier this week because she tried my whole “going to sleep with your hair in a wet bun thing” and loved it!  Doesn’t her hair look good?!?!  I love it!

Speaking of sweet readers, I mentioned earlier this week that I was going back for another skin check (I went on Tuesday) because after last fall, I will be going every six months for the rest of my life.  Well, a reader named Heather emailed me this link…it’s a video for “your 16 year old self” and it is so good!  You should watch it and you should show it to your tweens and teens too.  Tanning beds, sunburns and skin cancer are no joke.  Click here to see it.
One of my sweet friends from high school (Bethany) sent me two of these Soul Sister mugs…one for me and one to give to my soul sister of choice.  Well, Andrea and I are always texting each other and then hashtagging #soulsister at the end, so I gifted her a mug too (that along with the fact that she and I consume more hot beverages in a day then any of our other friends do in a week!).
These two mugs came with this really sweet note…
Thank you sweet Bethany…I would show you a picture of us from high school but the amount of makeup and Aqua Net we used in every picture I have would scare you to death (we were both officers on the dance team…and let me tell you…we piled on the Revlon back in the day!).  Along with these (and other) mugs, The Sister Studio has a lot of other really cute things.
I talked about my faith on Tuesday and mentioned that I love the Bible app for my phone…well, many of you asked what apps I like for my kids, and their very favorite is this Bible for Kids app
…all three of my kiddos love this interactive app.  And listen, if you’re rusty on your Bible knowledge, there is no shame in you looking through it too :).  This app does a great job at explaining the Bible in a fun, interactive, and engaging way.
I typically post my bar recipes on Sunday mornings…but since this Sunday is Easter (and I’m going to post Easter stuff), I thought I’d share my bar with you today.  This is bar #81! 
To see the other 80 bar recipes, click here.
Mmmmm…Lemon Coconut Neiman Marcus Bars.  Click here for the yummy recipe.
I hope you guys have a wonderful Easter weekend!  Love you all!
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  • Jen April 3, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Happy Easter Shay!!! I hope you and your family enjoy the first Easter you've had Ashby here 🙂

  • daniellem02 April 3, 2015 at 10:04 am

    Happy Easter, Shay! Hope you have a wonderful day and Ashby has an amazing first American Easter!

  • Erika Slaughter April 3, 2015 at 10:24 am

    Whitney's hair looks fabulous!!! My beachy hair couldn't compare b:)

  • Narci April 3, 2015 at 11:24 am

    Those cups are darling! Love!

  • Lauren April 3, 2015 at 11:31 am

    Omg. Where did you get your pen holder from and which pens are they? I NEED it! Lol

  • Johannah April 3, 2015 at 11:32 am

    Love the soul sister mug!!
    I hope you and your family enjoy your first Easter with Miss Ashby!! =)

  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} April 3, 2015 at 11:51 am

    Lots of good stuff post…but lemon AND coconut. YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous April 3, 2015 at 11:52 am

    Shay.. My daughter and I are huge Gilmore Girl fans. My daughter informed me that there will be a Gilmore Girl reunion with folks from the cast at the ATX festival in June. Also, I love the "Soul Sister" mug! I have a several soul sisters that I would like to get that for. Have a great Easter Weekend! Jenny F.

  • Laurie S April 3, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    Happy Easter Shulls. How blessed we are because He died and rose again so we can have eternal life. Hallelujah what a Savior!

  • Anonymous April 3, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    Love love love Gilmore Girls, so glad you're liking it so far! Ummm I think we're all going to need to see a picture from high school dance!!!

    • Anonymous April 8, 2015 at 2:46 am

      Yes!! I whole-heartedly agree!!

  • Ashley April 3, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    I have seen all 7 seasons of the Gilmore Girls 6 times!! Abi and so are in out 3rd round watching it together it is the BEST!!

  • Jennifer April 3, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    I LOVE Gilmore Girls! I'm on season five right now. I'm a single mom of an almost 15 year old son (I've been single since he was eight months old). I really see a lot of similarities between Lorelai and myself…or maybe I just want to be like her. 🙂 My son and I have a very similar relationship to she and Rory. The show really captures the special relationship that a mother and child have when they pretty much grow up together. It's a special bond that's hard to explain. I just know that even though this isn't the ideal way I wanted to raise him, I am blessed beyond measure. Happy Easter to you and your family! He is risen!

  • Blake Walker April 3, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Love those mugs! So cute!

  • Lora G April 3, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    I just started Gilmore Girls too!! Makes me want to move to Stars Hollow 😉 Happy Easter!

  • Meagan Ruse April 3, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    O, so how many of your bars are going to be my favorite? I loved this one!

  • Elaine Welte April 3, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    My girls LOVE that Bible app! They've learned so much! Thanks for introducing The Sister Studio! Can't wait to check out her shop more! Have a great weekend!

  • Dawn April 3, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    I watched Gilmore Girls when it was on TV, but I am currently binge watching it on Netflix. I'm somewhere in season 7. It's so interesting what I don't remember watching so many years ago!!

  • Kristin April 3, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    Gilmore Girls is an amazing show!! I was so sad it ended after 7 seasons. Hope you and your family have a wonderfully blessed Easter weekend celebrating with Ashby!

  • Anonymous April 3, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Can you put up a link for the bible app for kids? Thanks!

  • Dianna April 3, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    I LOVE Gilmore Girls but was disappointed in the end. My sister said the writers or producers changed and that is why it wasn't as good. Still love the re-runs.

  • Anonymous April 3, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    I love your blog Shay and am constantly getting great recipe ideas from you! The reason for my comment today however, is because I can't help but notice how similar Life is Better in Pink's ( blog is to yours. From the little bio on the homepage, to the "Shades of…" posts, to the way recipes are introduced, to the actual recipes posted (the Lucky Charm Treats and the Lemon Whoopie Pies, for example) and more. I was a little disappointed to see she doesn't credit you for any of your ideas that's using. It's clear you put a lot of hard work into your blog and are a busy Mama, and it just disappoints me to see something like this. I'm not sure if this would be a big deal to you, but I wanted to mention it. (I noticed her blog because I was browsing the participants in the Friday Favorites link up.)

    Anyways, I hope your family has a blessed Easter and enjoys the time together!

  • Debbie April 3, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    Happy Easter Shay! Love your Blog. I hope you and your family have a great week-end!

  • Jen R April 3, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    My mom and I used to watch that show together every week!!
    ♥ Jen
    A Splash of Life Blog

  • Terri Echols April 3, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    Hi Shay and most importantly Happy EASTER to you and your sweet family. What is the name of that kids bible app? My kids are 20, 18 & 18 but I myself would like to try it out to help me learn more about the Bible and Jesus. If I happened to overlook it please forgive me. I LOVE your blog and read it every single day – I've also be come a huge fan of Shaeffer and Ericka and really enjoy reading about each of your everyday lives. So good!!!

  • Denise Ross April 5, 2015 at 6:33 am

    Thanks for the idea of the kids Bible app. I downloaded it today and my son loves it. Happy Easter to your family of five Shay. A blessed season in so many ways 🙂

  • Caitlin Bergren April 5, 2015 at 10:58 pm

    Happy Easter! I'm watching Gilmore Girls lately too! I'm on the 6th season and I LOVE it.

  • Becky Reid April 6, 2015 at 1:40 am

    Is it sad to admit I LIVE for your Friday Favorites? My husband thinks I'm nuts because, for at least the last 4 weeks, I have bought something from your list. I'm addicted!!
    Do you mind sharing your most can't-live-without perfume? It's the only thing on my birthday wish list this year and, as a busy Mom of 2, I don't have time to hang out in the perfume section try endless samples. Much appreciated!!

    • Mix and Match Mama April 6, 2015 at 9:29 am

      You're so sweet!!! My two faves are Burberry Brit and Viktor & Rolf's Flowerbomb. They're the only two I wear!!

  • Aleisha Bruce April 6, 2015 at 2:35 am

    Great post! Whitneys hair looks great. Looking forward to trying it myself. I think you need to show the high school picture-haha!!! Hope you all had a great Easter.

  • Queen In Between April 6, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    You reader Whitney's hair looks fabulous….I should send a picture of what mine looked like…lol…I am not blessed with the thickness! Loving the soul sisters stuff!

  • Lauren April 6, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    My little girl LOVES that Bible app! I have a hard time denying her time on my phone when she's wanting to read Bible stories!

  • Kelly H April 7, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    LOVE Gilmore girls… my husband swears that I have seen them all at least 10 times!!! ALSO – tell us about those pens/pencils and the holder in the pic!!! LOVE some good writing utensils!!