Friday, April 17, 2015

Friday Highlights 4.17.15

Hello Friday!

Another Friday is here again and another school week is complete! Not that I am counting or anything... but I think the official count is at 3 weeks, 12 school days, approx 90 lessons and 72 hours left. 
Oh how home school moms love their summers.

Speaking of home school, next week I am kicking off my home school mini series with part one. A few week ago I asked if you had questions and you did not disappoint.

What I was thinking would be one post, is now looking like three. 

If you have a question that you want answered feel free to ask it in the comments.

{ONE} Instagram Loop

I am excited that I had the chance to team up with some great bloggers for my first ever Instagram loop giveaway. We are giving away cash and some other great prizes that you don't want to miss out on. 

Look for this photo in my IG profile and follow the directions from there for your chance to win!

{TWO} Blog Highlights

This week I shared about our Spring Bucket List progress.

FINALLY posted about my gallery wall for this weeks Tuesday Talk.

And did a "race recap" about the girls first fun run of the year

{THREE} Fun Run Finish Line Photos

Speaking of the fun run. Just as I suspected the same day that I published the post without the finish line photos they finally uploaded them. 

Take a look!

So much fun!

{FOUR} The Perfect Shade

With the gallery wall "complete" and the school year coming to an end I am starting to think of home projects I want to work on. I guess it turns out that when you wait 3 years to finish a room you might decide that you are starting to hate the paint color you chose. 

And that is when my quest to find the perfect shade of "graige" began.

I think I have a color picked. Next week I will share some ideas I have and details on what this face lift is going to include. 

{FIVE} Girl Mom Series:

This week I had Rebecca from Three Plus Me share her story about being a girl mom. It was a beautiful story about her struggles from the past, fear, overcoming fear and the new hope that she has found. You can read her post here if you missed it.

If you're interested in sharing your story about being a girl mom fill out this survey and I will be in touch.

Friday Linkup Parties

To see where I am linking up check out my link-up tab.

Have a great weekend!
We will see you back here on Monday.

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  1. I love the Fun Run pictures! So cute!
    I have the most difficult time settling on a paint color. Good luck!
    Cute gallery wall!

    Enjoy your weekend!

  2. Your girls are just adorable! Picking the right color for your walls can be so tricky. In certain lights it might look one color & then in others a whole different color! Happy weekend, friend!

  3. I am a teacher and I am right with you to counting down my weeks until summer!!! Chelsea @

  4. Do you have a sample of Dolphin Grey behr? I hear that one is good! Somebody was just mentioning it today.

  5. Yay for painting!! The race pics are so fun! Love- hope you have a great weekend!

  6. Oh painting is just the best. Maybe not the most fun but one of the best outcomes! The right color makes the biggest statement!!

  7. Thanks Stefanie! Paint is so tricky. I just want to get it right the first time!

    You too!

  8. Oh goodness isn't that the truth! I've had the swatches taped to the wall for days now watching them in different light.

    You too!!!

  9. I was thinking as I typed that, that this is how teachers must feel! We're SO close!

    Enjoy your weekend.

  10. You too friend! Enjoy your cuties!

  11. Well, let's hope I get it right!

    Enjoy your weekend girl!

  12. I am like 99% sure I used that in my bedroom it is an EXCELLENT gray. A bit more "silver" than I want in that room though.

  13. We have a lot of grey in our home! We used Sherwin Williams Light French Grey. We love it! Hope y'all have a wonderful weekend!

  14. Grays are tricky!! The lighting in the room makes a big difference so tape those samples up on your wall to get a good idea of the color. Hope you find the perfect shade for your house!!

  15. Desiree @ Macke MonologuesApril 20, 2015 at 4:15 PM

    The race day photos are just perfection! All those smiles - I just love it.
    I can't wait to see what shade of "gragie" you chose. Seriously, who knew that gray came in so. many. shades?!!

  16. Gray is tricky. I have also noticed that the shade seems to change colors throughout the day to depending on what kind of lighting is coming in the room at that time. So, so weird.

    Thanks girl, I hope I do!

  17. I'll have to check that out.

    We had a great weekend. I hope you did to!

  18. They had so much fun. It was really a great morning.

    Graige is a CRAZY color. I really want a brownish tinge over a silver one so finding the right balance is REALLY hard. I think we will figure something out... I hope so at least.

  19. Desiree @ Macke MonologuesApril 20, 2015 at 4:44 PM

    I tackled the task of finding the perfect creamy pink, but not too pink, paint for M2's room. I literally had at least 25 paint swatches up on the wall and moved them from wall to wall at different times of the day until I found the right one. It was ridiculous, but I finally found just the right color.
    Good luck in your Graige hunt!!