Thursday, September 11, 2014

Friday Favorites - Arctic Blast Edition :)

Friday! Friday! Yipee!!! 

Quick PSA - if you're linking up with us PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAASEEEE make sure that it's an actual Friday Favorites post.  Like where you talk about Favorite things, moments, etc.  Last week there were several super random links submitted (like to posts from months ago that were about really random stuff) that I had to remove.  Also, please link to me, Erika, or Narci and grab our graphic below.  It's super easy... just cut and paste the code and voila! :)

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Temperatures in DFW are plummeting (and by plummeting I mean dipping below EIGHTY!!!  And I'm dancing around in my blardigan and UGG boots yelling FALLELUJAH and baking pumpkin bread :)  Y'all - I get it - I live in Dallas - get used to the heat.  BUT - when it's so hot for so long I get excited.  It's my thing.

This arctic blast has me reminiscing about one of my FAVORITE vacations EVER!  In November of 2010 I packed up my maternity coats and some good books and Dave and I headed to The Homestead.  We ate lots of pizza, I took lots of bubble baths and we slept with the windows open.  I went to high tea every day (seriously!) and we played lots of cards.  Dave golfed and I rode in the cart.  It was blissful - I read books, drank hot chocolate and took in the scenery.  I mean - GORGEOUS!!!  We almost drove off the side of the mountain on our way TO the Homestead and I was convinced our teeny commuter plane from Charlotte to the regional airport was going to fall out of the sky - but it was still amazing.  I would LOVE to go back with just Dave and I - but we'd also love to go with our kids when they're a bit older and can participate in some of the activities.


One of my FAVORITE bloggers sent me the most FABULOUS happy mail this week.


Dave texted me this "Happy Morning" picture earlier in the week and I think it might be my new FAVORITE :)


I feel like I've been talking a lot about nail polishes lately - but this one is REALLY good.  It came in my September Maven Box and it's for sure a new FAVORITE.

My master bedroom post REALLY got my wheels spinning about our bedroom.  I'm thinking that Fall is going to be a great time to get going on some projects (including paint!).  These are two of my FAVORITE picks and I can't wait to start pulling inspiration and putting it all together!

This bed...


LOVING this color...

One of my FAVORITE things on IG is when I get tagged in pics that y'all take of my recipes that you try (and love!).  I should be honest - it's a favorite moment AFTER I freak out wondering what picture I've been tagged in. hahaha


On afternoons that I get home before Dave (when he picks the kids up from the sitter - typically on days where he's going back to the club for dinners and stuff) Griffin's reaction to seeing me is my FAVORITE :)


And seeing her get excited to see Luke is fun as well :)

Another FAVORITE moment is her taking a bottle before taking a short rest while I get dinner ready.  She drinks out of a straw cup all the time - BUT every afternoon she guzzles a bottle of warm milk :)  I treasure the sweet time with my baby girl.

Last, one of my favorite parts of the week is Small Group.  I have a group of nine girls that I meet with every other week (the other weeks we have chapel) and we do a devotion and have a time of prayer.  It's awesome.  Jesus and Oreos... two of my favorites.  This week we talked about "authentic vs counterfeit faith" and it was such a blessing.  

I hope that y'all enjoy your weekend and the cooler weather!!! :)

   
   

27 comments:

  1. I am ready for the cold! Bring on scarves, light coats, and booties :)

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  2. Love that nail color!! I can't imagine it still being in the 80s in September but I must say I would take it over the snow we had yesterday!! I want fall to come too!! Haha

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  3. Andrea, we are soul sisters. Seriously, in life...you are my soul sister :). Love you!

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  4. Sweet G seeing you is precious. And I'm so excited about a possible bedroom transformation!!!! And I hear ya sister, real fear is when you get a "tag" notification on facebook. I would push down small children and the elderly (kind of like George in the fire episode on Seinfeld) to see what pic has been tagged.

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  5. The Homestead sounds like SUCH an amazing vacation!!
    Love that color polish!
    Griffin's face upon seeing her mama is precious :)

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  6. Providence Olive is the color of my dining room! In fact, the entire family is my house's scheme! One shade lighter- Abingdon Putty, is our main color and one shade darker- Hancock Gray, is our accent wall and the ceilings in our foyer and rotunda. I've never regretted my colors! I have a house tour on my blog you can google and see them. Warning: I'm not a great photographer. :)

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  7. Love the pics from your trip! So beautiful! :)

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  8. Are you thinking a fire in this fireplace??? It could totally happen!!! Eek!!

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  9. Wow, those foliage pics are amazing. Makes me a little homesick. I love TX except for the lack of seasons. Thanks so much for hosting the link up!

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  10. I'm with you on fall...here on Charlotte it's supposed to cool down and we are excited! Can't wait to start linking up soon with my favorites! Happy Friday

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  11. I used Provincial Olive in our dining room because my sister who does custom painting suggested it. 9 years later and I still love it! Definitely one of my favorite BM Historical Colors!

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  12. we went to The Homestead on our honeymoon & we loooooooved it! so beautiful!

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  13. What brand of planner/calendar do you use? It's pictured above with your new coffee mug. Thanks!

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  14. I had never heard of The Homestead, sounds like an amazing relaxing couple's vacation!! I'm working on a bedroom transformation too. Maybe later on you can have a transformation post and we can all share. You know inspiration to make it actually happen!!

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  15. LOVE the tag fear! THe struggle is real when you cannot get to the tag fast enough! Thanks for hosting such a fun link up! I FINALLY got the nerve to participate with you fab ladies!

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  16. That picture of you and Dave at the Homestead reminds me of why I love living in Virginia. The mountains and beaches are all within a reasonable drive....and our falls are beautiful!! :-)

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  17. Where is The Homestead? That looks like a great place to visit! And now I think I need to get the Maven box! I love nail polish, and that color is awesome! As always, I love the photos of GG, and Mason waving is so cute! Have a great weekend!

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  18. I still give Grace a warm bottle of milk every night before bed and she is 19 months and most people think I am crazy but I LOVE that time with her, LOVE it! And I don't plan on giving it up anytime soon, she doesn't need it but this mama does!!! Happy Friday! Oh and I just adore that first picture of you and Dave!!!

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  19. LOVE that bed! I can't wait to see what you do with your room!

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  20. First of all, looove the nail polish!1 Secondly, Griffin's chubby legs!! So cute! I die!! Thirdly, I noticed your note in your planner about the Toms sale, girl after my own heart.

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  21. You are FABULOUS Andrea! Keep up the good work as a mommy! Your stories are GREAT fun to read while I am at work..missing my 5 little ones.... and exhausted...because I miss THOSE days you have now...teenagers are BUSIERRRRRRRRRR

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  22. I know what you mean about the weather. I live in Jackson, MS, and it is HOT. I live for that first cool day of fall! That looks like an amazing fall vacation spot!

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  23. I'm in Austin and this cold front that is coming our way makes me want to scream from the roof top about my love for Fall.

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  24. Andrea, I love your photos of your kids! You SHINE as a loving Mom! I'm inspired by you :)! Just wanted you to know!

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  25. Love the fall picture! Living in LA the leaves don't really change and I miss the crisp, fall, weather!

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  26. Great mani color! Love your ideas for your master bedroom! Thanks for hosting the linkup!

    Jill
    dousedinpink.blogspot.com

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  27. Getting surprise mail is the best!
    I love that olive color, so pretty

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