{Friday Favorites}


Hello friends!  I’m linking up with other bloggers this week to bring you my top five faves of the week!  I’ve got some random picks for you this week :)!


jude guitar

We got Jude an electric guitar for Christmas and he is having so much fun learning to play it.  His favorite thing to do is turn up the amp and go crazy.  He’s allowed to do that after he’s practiced his lesson 🙂



I despise ironing and honestly, I usually end up putting in more wrinkles than taking them away.   And then they’re heated wrinkles that I can not get out!  Enter this beauty.  Mark got a steamer and I started using it and absolutely LOVE it!  It’s so quick and easy to use #byebyewrinkles


This song gets me every time!  I’ve been listening to it a lot recently.  It’s so good!!

Find Me



I got each of the kids a new book for Christmas.  This is the one I got for Maddie.  I can’t even believe this time next year she’ll already have her first semester of college done!!   I used to read Goodnight Moon to her every. night. at bedtime, so when I saw this I just had to get it!  It’s told in the same rhyming way of the original, but has some good practical advice to.  Maybe not the greatest book for actual college advice, but it’s cute 🙂



I’ve been trying really hard to drink more water.  I was pretty much drinking 3-4 cups of coffee, then a coke zero for lunch, then another coke zero with dinner, then I’d take a cup of water with me to bed.  The only water I ever drank was after I exercised.  I know, I know, that’s not good at all.

So, I still have plenty of coffee, but I make myself drink a glass of water first.  I’ve replaced my lunch coke zero with water and I drink extra water in the afternoon and at night.  It feels like A LOT of water to me and it’s probably only 3-4 cups.  #babysteps

The only way I’m able to drink the water is if it’s flavored.  And I love all the flavors above, especially the coconut.

Alright, I told you it was random this week!  Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!  We are expecting a lot of snow and wintry mix here in the midwest!

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