Dec 29, 2017

Friday Favs: Christmas Break Edition Round 2

Happy Friday, friends! I hope y'all had a very Merry Christmas! It's hard to believe that this time next week I'll be sitting in my classroom instead of on my comfy couch drinking coffee. :( Can you hear the sadness in my voice?
Here's a little recap of my week. 

How wonderfully perfect is this Dunder Mifflin sweatshirt??? The Office one of my top three favorite shows of all time. Anyone else fans???
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My mom also got me this cute little CC beanie. I've always been obsessed with beanies, but they never look right on me. I'm determined to keep at it this season and make them work! LOL 

How gorgeous are these two pillows! My mom and I went shopping for furniture this week and I randomly found these two fur leopard pillows for $19 each! Yes! I LOVE them! I was so excited I knew I had to show them off in a Friday Favs post, so I made mom snap my pic. ;)

I also received these Cultivate What Matters 2018 Powersheets for Christmas and I'm so excited to start planning out what I want to accomplish in the next year. 



Reese Update: If you've been following along, you know that my sweet little Maltese (Reese, named after Reese Witherspoon) has congestive heart failure. We found out in September and hoped that medicine would be enough. Sadly the medicine stopped working properly in November and she had to have the fluid drained from her stomach. That procedure helped until two weeks ago when the same thing happened again. They have upped her meds, but have basically said that it won't be much longer. The larger dose of medication is working great right now and she's playing and acting like she normally does. I'm soaking up all the time I have left with her. :) 

My mom's little dog Libby is helping entertain her. :) Reese has really come around to Libby. Reese is a loner. She's a little independent girl like me ha! I never would have thought she would like another dog or play with her, but she's grown to like Libby. Or at least tolerate her. LOL!





This jacket is definitely a fav of the week! I managed to keep up with a 50% coupon from Old Navy that expired on Christmas Eve and I used it to snag this coat for $20! It's sherpa lined, so it's cozy, which was perfect for this day because it was freezing! 

I shared in an Instagram story a while back that I was in pursuit of a fun purple lip! I bought this Tarte liner and this Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lip and tried it out for the first time this week. It was darker and more intense that I had hoped! I liked it, but the outfit I was wearing was a bright and peppy one and the lip was just too dark, so I took it off. I'm going to try it with a more subdued outfit next time!

Definitely wasn't expecting that much chocolate syrup in my ice cream at Dairy Queen, but I'll take it! 

Anyone else obsessed with Zoella?? I have so enjoyed watching her Vlogmas videos this month. I had lunch with Zoe and Alfie almost everyday this week. ha! 

Last night, my mom and I decided to go to the movies. I asked y'all on Instagram if we should see The Greatest Showman or Downsizing and SO MANY OF YOU said Downsizing was awful! I really want to see it, but we decided on The Greatest Showman instead. It was wonderful though! The music and the choreography were brilliant! I'm downloading the soundtrack as soon as I get up and start working on some teaching resources. Broadway and movie soundtracks are my go to music when I'm creating at my desk. :)

Moving on to book news. Did y'all know B.A. Paris has a new thriller called Bring Me Back that's coming out this winter?? He's the author of Behind Closed Doors (amazing!) and The Breakdown (not as good, but still one of my top books of the year!) I can't wait to wait the new book!
Speaking of upcoming books that I'm excited about, I just saw where Peter Swanson has a new thriller coming out this spring called All the Beautiful Lies and Emily Giffin has a new book coming out called All We Ever Wanted

I started (and finished!) Before We Were Yours this week and oh my goodness it was so good! If you follow my bookstagram account, you can click on my Instagram story highlight and see my thoughts as I'm reading it. So so good!!!! If you love historical fiction, you'll love it. I don't really like that genre, but even I loved it! 

As much as I loved Before We Were Yours, it was an intense and heavy read. So I was in need of a lighter book. I'm currently reading Kasie West's newest book Love, Life, and the List and it's really cute! It's about a girl who wants to get her art into an art show, but the curator doesn't think her work is good enough. She decides to make a list of ways to become more experienced in life and enlists the help of her best friend, Cooper, who she has a huge crush on. 

I'm so thankful for Christmas break so I can spend more time with my grandparents! We went up earlier this week and both of them were in my pawpaw's shop putting up a cabinet! How amazing is it that my grandparents are hard at work....in their eighties! :) 


We had Christmas dinner at their house, but then my mom and I stayed all day and ended up having supper there that night. Bring on the leftovers! Who else thinks left overs are so much better than the original?? 

My mom talked me into tagging some trees that she wants cut down at her house. We ended up doing this on such a cold day! I did rediscover my love of these Adidas superstar sneakers though! I wasn't much help at all! In fact, I tagged one tree, got her to snap my pic, and then I raced back to the truck and sat with the heater on full blast! 

And finally it's time to take down the Christmas tree! I asked y'all on Instagram if you still had your tree up two days after Christmas and was surprised to see that 77% of y'all did! I always LOVE taking down Christmas decor and putting the house back together because it feels so fresh and clean! I must say, I kind of hated to see the tree come down this year. This has been my favorite Christmas tree I've had in my house and I'm a little sad it's not still up (but I hate Christmas decor up after Christmas so it had to come down!) I'm so hoping that my new house will be built and I'll be living in it this time next year, so the entire time I was packing everything up, I kept thinking "This time next year, hopefully I'll be putting this garland up in the new house." or "This time next year, hopefully I'll have this tree up in the breakfast nook!" I'm so hopeful! 

Happy Friday! 



1 comment

  1. So many good favorites!! I can’t wait to go see the Greatest Showman this weekend! I hope Reese gets to feeling better :( I know that having a sick puppy is no fun.... where is that purple sweater from?? I NEED!

    Xoxo,
    Juliana Grace | www.julianagraceblogspace.com

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