Friday, January 9, 2015

Friday Highlights 1.9.15

Hello Friday! 

This has been our first week back to our regular schedule since mid December. I was dreading this week if I am being honest, DREADING. Thankfully I was pleasantly surprised. The week went by quickly, school wasn't as awful as I expected, the hubby survived his first full work week in a LONG time and here we are already doing the Friday dance.

Now onto our regular Friday routine

{ONE} Grace

I poured out my heart in what was probably the most transparent post I have ever published this week. I had assumed what I was writing was really just for me, I was wrong. I am completely overwhelmed and humbled by how many of you this post has resonated with. 
We are never as alone in our struggles as the devil tries to make us think we are. 
If you haven't read the post yet, I would love for you too. 

{TWO} 12 Giveaways

This was the first official week of a brand new link-up I am co-hosting. Tuesday Talk allows you to feature a post on any subject. If you are already planning to post on Tuesday, why not join!

You can get the details on this weeks post which just happens to feature links to 12 giveaways including a $5 Starbucks card from me!

{THREE} TRESemme Vox Box

I was so excited to receive another great Vox Box from Influenster
This box was all about the hair, featuring the TRESemme Keratin smooth hair system. 

I don't always fix my hair but when I do, I want it to look good. And I have A LOT of hair to mess with.

For your viewing pleasure here is a bare faced me (all except some residual eye-liner).
This stuff works ladies. I washed, conditioned and dried my hair then straightened to activate and voila.

Welcome to the #seasonofsmooth

I just love finding new products that work and companies like Influenster who let me try them.
*I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.



Becky from bybmg has declared next week #scarfweek.

As someone who just so happens to be the owner of an Etsy Shop (PrettyGirlsHandmade) that features some lovely scarves, I think this is an EXCELLENT idea.

You can follow along and join in with the hashtag #SCARFWEEK on Instagram.

Make sure to follow Becky and myself on Instagram too!

{FIVE} Dear No Reply...

Yesterday I shared what it means to be a "no reply" blogger.

The struggle is real folks. Make sure your settings are fixed and even if you have fixed them before, keep an eye on them. I have heard reports where Google Plus will change your settings back from time to time. 

Linking up with


Have a great weekend.
 I hope to see you back here on Monday!

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  1. Loved your post on grace! So good. Your scarves are so cute! I definitely plan to order one soon. Have a wonderful week!

    1. Thank you so much! I hope your having a great weekend to!

  2. Yay! That Vox Box looks awesome. Thanks for sharing about scarf week!!

  3. So much good stuff here! I'll have to check out your post on Grace because I haven't had a chance to read it yet but I'm anxious to! And YAY to scarf week - that's a day I can totally get down with. Have a good weekend!

  4. So many things to be excited about in this post! I was totally dreading this week too... glad to know I wasn't the only one. But I survived. Hope you did too! Love #scarfweek! What an awesome idea. Definitely checking that out.

    I know you were a regular H54F linker! Just FYI - Lauren has passed the hosting reigns on to myself and 3 other bloggers, if you'd still like to link up! We'd love to have you join us!! I just heard about Tuesday Talk today! Will definitely be joining, because I love a good link up with no theme. The variety is such fun.

    Katie @ Cup of Tea

    1. Scarf week is going to be great, hope you play along!

      I will check out your site so I can keep linking up!

  5. Good tidbit on the "no reply blogger"!

    I'm hosting The Pick, a year-long link-up every Friday for sharing your favorite post from the week, and would love to have you join! It's a great way to meet new bloggers and build or add to your blogging community!

    1. Thank you! I will definitely check that link-up out!

  6. Love your scarves - especially the mint one :) And I'm glad you did that little review because I was going to try those products out!!
    Have a great Friday!!

    Katie @ Sweet Little Ones

  7. I've been using that shampoo/conditioner for the longest time. It's fabulous isn't it?

  8. Your Influenster box was a good one!! Dang!
    Absolutely loved your Grace post. Thank you for opening up and writing that one.
    Hope you had a great weekend!