Friday, December 19, 2014

Friday 5 Cheer!

Happpppppy Fridayyyyy!!! This week has been a busy one for sure, but it's been filled with so much positivity and warmth that it made the work stresses and busy-ness not seem so bad. And now that it's Friday, it's time to parrrrrr-tay!!!!
Let's get down with some favorites with these ladies today!
 
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{1}-Gender News
I feel so lucky to have made such good friendships from this blog, to the point where I was one of the first few people that got to hear the gender news from Jessi after her doctor's appointment--a girl!! (go check out her announcement!) I'm SO excited for her, her hubby and their baby girl, and I feel honored that she included me in the joy! (Love ya girl!!) Not to mention that she is now one of 3 recent girl announcements from my bloggy friends, all due right around the same time! 2015 is gonna be girly and fabulous for sure!! :)

{2}-Holiday Cards
I'm obsessed with the card holder tree that my sister-in-law got for us, and I love even more coming home to see our friends' smiling faces, their babies, etc. greeting me when I walk in the door! Every day there's a new card (or bunch of cards) and it's so fun to open them up and place them on our "tree." I super love that several of those cards came from my blogging buddies! ;)
And I remembered that I promised I'd share our holiday card with you all too, so here it is!

{3} Weekend Plans 
On Saturday night MG and I have plans to go to our couple friends' joint bday/holiday party at their condo rooftop (which is insane, btw). It's cocktail attire, so it'll be super fun to get dressed up! I'm thinking I'm gonna wear my dress from Forever 21 that Amanda talked me into! Then on Sunday, MG and I are having lunch with my parents and later that night, going over to my friend from work's house for dinner with her and her husband. This girl has been my fast-friend this year and I just enjoy the heck out of her! Hopefully the hubby's get along well (although I never really have to worry about that with MG), and I'm sure the food will be delicious!
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{4} Winter Break
Today marks the last day of work (which is a 2 hour release on top of everything else) for TWO glorious weeks! MG and I have a ton planned during the time off including our annual Christmas dinner in DC, seeing the National Christmas tree (and little state trees), Xmas in PA with his family, a trip to NYC, New Years plans....wow, I should feel tired thinking about it all, but really, I'm just super excited for it all! And waking up with my husband on Christmas morning for the first time, will be so so sweet!

{5} Surprise Gift

So I totally had a different thing written for number 5, but then I got home last night and a package got delivered....from PA. I figured it was something from MG's family, but no one told me anything was coming, so I was extra confused. Lo and behold, it was from my bloggy bestie, Shay. That sweet girl got me a gold Alex and Ani bracelet with the word "Friend" on it and the note that said "Because I love you". It made my heart so happy to know that I have such loving and thoughtful friends in my life. Not only did I get the gift, but I got to FaceTime with her and baby Nicholas to say thank you in person! This blogging community seriously is such an amazing thing!

In addition to my surprise Christmas gift, my extra little Bit of Cheer for today is this pin from Pinterest which I think is SO true of this season, and a little happy perspective for us all to think about:
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I hope you have a nice weekend, get all of your last minute holiday stuff done, and enjoy some friends/family time!

20 comments:

  1. That cocktail bday/Christmas party sounds awesome!!! And what a sweet surprise gift from a good friend :) I love the Alex and Ani bracelets--I got a surprise 'housewarming' one from a friend when I moved here and it has an Ohio charm on it (it's a knock off, but it's awesome) and I wear it all the time!! Friends are great. Have an awesome weekend!!

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  2. Sounds like you have quite the fun weekend planned!! I'm so excited for Jessi as well...can't believe it's a little baby girl!! Isn't it amazing the friendships you make from blogging...speaking of...still haven't gotten your card, but I promise to be surprised when I open it hehe!! Happy Friday doll! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

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  3. I am so happy that today is the last day of work for 2 whole weeks! However, it's storming right now so I'm a little nervous the power will go out & I'll have nothing to do all day with already restless kids...eep. Have a great weekend & Christmas break!

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  4. I'm so excited for Jessi too! It seems like everyone is having a girl lately! And I am SO jealous you get the next two weeks off! Can I come work with you?? ;) And what a sweet gift you got from Shay!! Happy Friday girl!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  5. Great post. Lots of goodies here. I'm jealous of your two weeks off! And I love your card tree - I didn't know those exists lol.

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  6. That holiday card tree is so perfect! I always wonder how to display all of them. The blogging world is going to be filled with lots of bows and pink this year it's so exciting! I'm so happy for Jessi! I can't wait to see your dress! Isn't it so perfect for holiday events? Awwwww such a sweet gift! Alex and Ani bracelets are the best. Hope you have a fabulous weekend love! xoxoxo

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  7. I love cocktail parties around the holidays! So fun to get all dressed up. Enjoy your weekend before Christmas!

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  8. I'm so jealous! I need a good cocktail party in my life right now, ya know? LOL! Anyway, I LOVE the Charlie Brown cartoon piece! So, so true! Have a great weekend!

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  9. Love everything about this post today!! Have such a fun weekend and a great two weeks off! I'm off as well and can't wait!! So needed!! Merry Christmas!

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  10. That card tree is so cute. I need something like that. Hooray for 2 week break and fun plans. I wish I had that much time off. We are headed to Cleveland Christmas Day, but that is about it and back to work! xoxo

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  11. Have so much fun this weekend, sounds like it will be a blast!!!! Happy Frirday
    Chelsea @ thewilliamsjourney1.blogspot.com

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  12. Alex & Ani bracelets are so pretty! I need to add one to my jewelry collection!

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  13. Yay for winter break!! I have to work two more days next week so not quite there as yet but it will be just as relieving. Love the A&A bangle...so pretty!

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  14. Cute card!!! Love it.
    And I am addicted to Alex and Ani - I hope I get a new bracelet or two this Christmas!

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  15. Surprise gifts are the best! Love your holiday cards!!!

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  16. EEK!! I seriously could NOT love you more! You make my day like EVERY day (and I somehow need all CAPS to prove it hahaha) I'm so happy you are in my life and are just as excited as we are about the team pink all things girly news! Also, loved your card display and I'm now inspired to get mine on display before the holiday season is over (which it is flying by omg!) I hope ya'll have an absolutely fabulous weekend!!! MUAH!! xoxo

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  17. Love the holiday Cards!

    P.S. I’m giving away a Hamilton Beach Stack and Snap Food Processor on the blog. Hope you join in the fun!

    Have a great weekend!

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  18. What a fun holiday weekend! Hope y'all had a ball at all your festivities!

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  19. Yay for surprise Christmas presents! So glad you like it! And the card tree is so cute! I need something for my cards for next year, i gotta work on that! LOL!

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