Hey, hey, hey, it’s my first Friday Favorites of 2023!
As always, I’m linking up with my friends Andrea and Erika and sharing my favorite things from the week. This week though? I have crazy big collection of Favorites because I’ve been saving them up all winter break long.
Grab a coffee and settle in. I have a TON to share!
Here’s hoping you have a relaxing weekend ahead of you…full disclosure, I still have two suitcases that need to be unpacked and tended to in my garage, so if you’re looking for me, I’m going to be over here getting caught up on life.
Happy weekend! xx
This movie came out back in the fall, but I just now had time to watch it…and it was SO STINKIN’ CUTE! I watched this on the flight to Salt Lake City and already know that I’ll be watching it many more times.
WHY DON’T PEOPLE MAKE MOVIES LIKE THIS ANYMORE?!
This is funny, light-hearted, sweet and both actors are adorable. I give this one TWO BIG THUMBS UP!
Speaking of two big thumbs up…
…on this recent trip to Park City, Kensington and I discovered the Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag and…IT LIVES UP TO THE HYPE!
When I was in Disney World with my team before Thanksgiving, so many of the girls had them, but I don’t shop that much at Lululemon, so I didn’t have one (but admired theirs). Fast forward to last week when our luggage didn’t arrive, the Park City Lululemon store opened up before Athleta, so we stopped by and fell in love. We used them all week long and…
…K skied with her bag on while I snowshoed with mine. It held a phone, lipstick, car keys, gloves, sunglasses…it has a lot of room and is really sturdy (with great adjustable straps). I was VERY pleased with this purchase and thought it very much lived up to the hype! From what I hear, they sell out quickly. You can see the current options HERE.
Speaking of Park City, THESE BOOTS Y’ALL…
…I just cannot stress to you enough how warm and comfy they are. I bought my boots in white, but they come in so many other colors too (they’re selling out quickly though!). The lining on the inside is like the inside of your softest puffer coat. It’s just COMFY and WARM! I love them!
And one more boot for you…
…I wore my Sorel boots every single day…except for the last two days when Kensington started wearing them and didn’t want to take them off. They were the perfect snow boot in case you’re heading to cold weather. They come in brown too! You can find my TOP HERE too 🙂 . It’s super warm but not bulky!
Anyone else binge Emily in Paris over Christmas break?! Season 3 just dropped, and I loved it just as much as the other two! This show is SUPER adorable. I love the clothes they wear, the places they visit, the music…it’s all so fabulous, over the top and wonderful. It is a bit mature (which kind of stinks because if it wasn’t, I bet Kensington would love it!), so just know that. Most episodes aren’t “mature” at all but then all of a sudden, one will have a quick moment. If you’re looking for something just easy to binge and pretty to watch, this is it!
You guys, WE ARE SIX DAYS INTO OUR GROUP!!!! If you missed the news, I started a group for all of us to read through the Bible this year following The Bible Recap plan. You can read all about it HERE. I have already been SO BLESSED by reading my Bible each day with you ladies. I really can’t tell you how much it reaches me in my soul to know I’m not doing this alone. If you haven’t started yet or want to share this group with a friend, please do! Again, read all of the info HERE, and then you’ll start on DAY ONE. I would love to have you join!!
What does one do when they are wandering around the mountains by themselves snowshoeing and hoping not to end up a Dateline feature?
They put in their Airpods and listen to…
…Bethenny Frankel’s new podcast!
Erika told me I should listen one day while I was on the mountain alone, so I did…and then I couldn’t stop. Now, you will only love this podcast if you watch The Real Housewives and love Bethenny. If you don’t, you won’t. I do…so I love it!
Whether your family is gluten-free or not, buy these. I’m not really a sweets person and definitely not really a cookie person (I like dip…and cheese…and cheesy dip…), but after I ate my first one, I had three more on the spot. These are delicious!
One of the most requested topics from you to me this last year was for me to start using LTK again.
I know so many of you use the app to shop…and so, I’m hopping back on.
If you want to follow me and see more fun sale finds/everyday outfits/cozy home details/etc, I’m going to try really hard in 2023 to keep up with it. #fingerscrossed
Speaking of sales, right now…
…I posted this on my LTK last week when all five pieces were on sale. Right now, a few of them are still marked down and all are still in stock.
These two jackets are both in stock and so easy to throw over anything this winter/spring for an added layer. I bought both in xs and find they run TTS.
These are all also TTS as well! The second two are on sale too!
Speaking of sales…
…yesterday’s sweatshirt is on sale too!
Wow! Every year when I ask you for blog post ideas, you ladies BLOW ME AWAY with questions/topics/things to discuss. This year, I easily had over one thousand ideas from you. This makes me SO EXCITED because I know that means we’re in this together. I started looking through your responses and pulled a few we could cover today for grins.
Here we go…
Nine years ago, I did a post on this very topic!
I have a very systematic, organized, easy to use system.
I don’t do it any more.
Here’s the deal…nine years ago, I had two kids, fewer jobs and like an iPhone 1. Today, I have four kids, about 25 jobs and an iPhone whotheheckknows…life is just different and even though my system was super solid, I don’t have a system anymore. That’s a lie. I do have a system. My system is that every photo is on my iPhone, and I don’t delete them. That’s it. End of story. Is it a great system? No. Is it the only system I currently have? Yes. While we’re on the subject, I don’t have photo albums either. You guys…forty years from when my kids want to know what they were up to as children, my answer is going to be GO LOOK AT THE INTERNET. The end.
You really should check out my system though…it’s a good one 😉 .
I couldn’t even tell you how many times I saw something like this. I LOVE THIS RESPONSE! Here’s the deal though, if you don’t mind me asking, how could I better incorporate that? I feel like I’ve shared a lot about my faith (you can read MY DAILY QUIET TIME, QUIET TIME FOR KIDS, and FINDING FAITH posts that I’ve previously shared). If you have other ideas/need more updated versions I would love to know as I got this response so many times! I want to make sure I answer it perfectly for you as I consider it so important.
Back in August, I had a vaginal sling implanted to help my bladder. You can read a bit and listen to our podcast episode where I talk in detail about the surgery/recovery/why I did it HERE. You guys…I am so happy I did this! It was this time last year that I asked you ladies out there for advice and many of you told me to do it. I was super hesitant (hello, surgery!), but boy, almost five months later, let me tell you…AMAZING! In December, I went to my final post-op appointment and about kissed my doctor. I feel amazing and wouldn’t change a single thing. Talk to your urologist if you have specific questions, but I am thrilled with my results.
I have a note on my phone! So, my note currently says 2023 Books and then under it, I typed January and then under that, I’ve listed out the books I’ve read with any notes next to it. Sometimes, I take notes as I read and then other times, I take notes at the end, but that’s what I do. When it’s time for me to write my book review, I just pull up my iPhone and look at my notes.
And finally, for your Friday…
It’s dark. It’s cold. It’s January. Let’s get our soup on 🙂 .
That wraps up this week’s Faves! (I told you there were a lot!!!)
This year, I’m going to end each Friday Favorites post with…
If you’re new around here, I’ve been at this now over 15 years! I thought it was time I brought back a few of my favorite posts from the past in case you wanted to revisit life prior to what it’s like right now. Here are TWO OLDIES BUT GOODIES for you today…
Happy Friday, friends! I hope you all have a WONDERFUL WEEKEND! xx