Friday, May 22, 2015

random Friday Favorites (yet again!)

Friday Favorites + a giveaway!!!

Another week has come and gone?!  I'm cutting straight to the chase this week!  Here's my Friday FAVORITES for this past week and keep reading for a chance to win a $30 Target gift card!!!

Favorite moment
Last Friday, Shelly and I attended an event where Melanie Shankle was the key note speaker. - she's just as adorable in person as you think she would be (and, don't be surprised when you see me wearing this dress because I was going on and on about it and Shelly found it for me!)  Bonus?!  Meeting new friends!  Actually, I've been reading Katy's blog for a while so I felt like I already knew her but finally meeting in person was my FAVORITE.  She and Cindy are so fun to be around!
While I'm Waiting...

Favorite rainy day activity
It's no secret - naps are my FAVORITE!  :)  We went to early church on Sunday so we were home by 10am.  It was pouring rain (yet again!) so we all five took to different couches or chairs and crashed!  Sunday naps are the best!

Favorite blog hop
OK, ok - this is a shameless plug but did you see this fun blog hop?!  I was super excited to participate but you guys have got to check out all these amazing and fun ideas!  Pin them now for when you are about to pull out your hair on day #3 of summer!  :)
While I'm Waiting...summer blog hop
Favorite "pretty school" graduate
Hope goes to pre-school but for as long as she could talk, she thought we were saying "pretty school" (well, of course she did!).  It's just too cute to correct.  So, this week, our baby girl graduated from pretty school!  

Funny story - Hope kept insisting that this was a "pretend" graduation.  I thought she was confused because they had practiced this beforehand and she heard her teachers saying this wasn't the real one.  Nope - she thought that after this graduation that she was heading to college and going to get a roommate!  I can't make this stuff up!  This girl is too much!
last day of school - yea!!!
 waving goodbye to another school year
 seriously, mom, you have one more chance to get this pic!
 Hope and her sweet teachers - love, love, love them!!!
our "pretty school" graduate will be attending grad school at her current school for Kindergarten :)

meeting new friends
Remember when I told you how excited I was for the blogger meetup?!  Well, that happened last night and it was so much fun!  Lots of different types of bloggers from our area joined together to talk about ways that we could join forces and support each other. Love when women can come together and build each other up!!!  I'm anxious to see where this leads!  Thanks ladies for a very fun evening!

Favorite article
Touching moment five-year-old boy begged his mother to buy a homeless man dinner... and then brought the entire restaurant to tears when he said grace with him
link to article
Bless this sweet little boy for asking hard questions and then doing something about it. And kudos to his mom for letting him!  Kindness is my FAVORITE!

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I'm super excited to be co-hosting a giveaway with these fun ladies!  Enter for a chance to win a Target gift card - wouldn't that be a fun way to welcome summer?!  The winner will be announced next Friday!
While I'm Waiting...$30 Target Giveaway

I'm so glad you stopped by!

Have a fabulous weekend!  Gig 'em and God bless! 

You can check my FAVORITE link-ups page to find where I'm linking up today. 
While I'm Waiting...where I party!  Link Party List


  1. I love the blogger meet up!! I wish more people were near me!!! Happy Friday
    Chelsea @

    1. It was so fun, Chelsea! But, you might be surprised... I learned of lots of bloggers from our area that I had no clue about! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!

  2. Blogger meetups are so fun! And haha I love 'pretty school' and that little guy feeding the homeless man...priceless!

    1. Hi, Lo! The meetup was so fun! I had never been to anything like that so wasn't sure what to expect! Thanks for stopping by! Have a fabulous weekend!

  3. You're one of my favorites! Thanks for the ride home! :)

    1. You are too cute! Thanks for a fun evening! Let's do it again soon!

  4. HOW do you get her hair so amazing? It's gorgeous!! I love that story of the little boy and the homeless man. Kindness is my favourite too :)

    1. Believe it or not, she sleeps in a bun and then I take it down and fluff it out - that's it! No products, no heat, nothing! I have series hair envy! :) Thank you for stopping by! Hope you are having a fun weekend!!!

  5. So much fun meeting you! Can't wait to see what's next for all of us!

    1. Loved meeting you too!!! So excited and happy to be apart of such a fun group of girls! Already looking forward to getting together again!

  6. Hope is ADORABLE!!!
    A blogger meetup sounds so fun! I met my current best friend through twitter/blogging!

    1. Thanks, Stefanie! She's a mess! :) She completes our family in a way that I didn't know we were incomplete (does that even make sense?!). The meetup was so fun! A little out of my comfort zone but I'm looking forward to the next one! How cool that you met your best friend through twitter/blogging. The people I've met has got to be at the top of my list of reasons I love to blog! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!


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