Friday Favorites

Happy Friday!!!  I can’t believe we are at the end of another week.  Where are the weeks going??  And why are they going by so fast?

On Fridays, I link up with Andrea, Narci and Erika to share our favorite things for the week.  They do the link up every Friday.  Feel free to jump in!  It’s a fun way of meeting other bloggers.

This week started off great and then came crashing down ha!  You can read all about that here.

But let’s get on with my Friday Favorites.  It’s a short list full of goodness.


Do you use Chatbooks? I love it. I have been using it for about two years now. I have it connected with my instagram account and every 60 pictures, I get a new book.  It’s only $8 I believe per book. I am awful about not printing out my pictures so this is the perfect way of having them printed.  If you want to sign up click here for more info.They are thin books and have the dates of when the pictures were taken. I have them set out in our keeping room in a wire basket.  The kids love going through them.  They go back to 2011 so it’s a lot of fun to reminisce and look at all the different books. They normally are not this organized ha! This week  I got our new book.  Love this picture of Joseph and I.  


Wednesday started bright and early for us.  Mary had to be at the school at 5:00 AM to leave for their overnight field trip.  I have missed her so much, but pictures like these have warmed my heart.  She is on her way home now and I can not wait to see her.  Be on the look out for a blog post from my friends Staci and Jennifer.  They are going to take over the blog and recap their field trip with some mom truths about Jeckyll.


On my way to small group Wednesday night I stopped for a coffee.  I don’t go to Starbucks much these days because I really enjoy the coffee I make at home.  But being 6:00 in the evening I realized I didn’t need a whole pot.  Well, maybe I did but then I would still be awake right now!  I wore my favorite jeans with a plaid shirt.  Plaid button ups are my favorite and it’s fall and I didn’t care how hot it was.  And look at this cup from Starbucks.  So pretty!  This picture just screams fall and makes me happy.img_6930


One of my favorite blogs to read is Mix and Match Mama.  She recently finished her new cookbook, Simmers.  I have tried two meals so far and they were both very good.  The crock pot is my best friend during the busy months so I am loving this cookbook.


I am loving my new nail polish by Essie.  This color is called Caviar bar.  It looks black, but it’s actually a deep navy.  I’m on day three and it still looks pretty good.Make sure you buy the ones in the twisted looking bottles.  It’s their gel combo.  I am trying to give my nails a break from SNS so this has been a good in between to keep color on my nails.


I love a good fall smelling candle.  I’m a little bit picky when it comes to the smell so I was super excited when I found this one at Bath and Body Works.  It smells so so good.  Even my kiddos noticed how good the house smells.  I also got this cute candle holder.  I set it out on my tray on the island.  The smell screams fall and makes the whole house feel cozy.

And that’s it for this Friday.  I told y’all it was short and sweet but full of goodness.  This week really tested me, but thankfully I am feeling more like myself.  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


Chips Ahoy for the Win

Last Christmas, I got this cake plate at our family’s white elephant gift exchange. It was pretty and I really loved the wood base. I really wanted to incorporate it into my decor in the kitchen but it ended up in a cabinet put away. Almost a year later, while scrolling through Pinterest I saw a pin where they put cookies in the cake plate and set it out as decor. I went to the grocery store and picked up some chocolate chip cookies and set them in the cake plate.

Flowers are my favorite and I always try to have them on my island. They make me happy and brighten up my kitchen. I added a candle and voila!

The cookies lasted a lot longer than I expected and my hubby is now begging me to stop the cookie madness. This week’s cookies are Halloween Oreos! Yum!!