Friday, December 18, 2015

Friday Faves

Happy Friday and a big old TGIF since today is the last day of school and it's an early release day. Praise! 
If you're reading this in the morning, I'm likely wearing my pajamas at work (it's pajama day today) and in a "mandatory fun" (literally that's what my principals called it) snowman making activity with my coworkers. Yes, this is real life. At least I'll be comfy! :)
Anyway, let's talk about some favorites, shall we??

{1} Loft Purchases
During their 40% off sale, I picked up this gorgeous swing dress from Loft (I'd actually bought it the previous weekend at full price and will be returning that one to the store). I love that it looks good with or without the belt tie on it. 
And I got this amazingly soft, white sweater that is subtle-ly longer in the back than in the front. I put this on and did not want to take it off!
Biana, you knew I couldn't stay away for TOO long...lol

{2} Our Fireplace
I know I talked about this on Monday, but we got a new mirror for above the fireplace in our basement this weekend. We got it hung up and I'm even more in love with it than I was when we first got it. Every time I'm down there, it feels like the space is just complete. We still need to add some pops of color on the mantle, but I like this starting place.

{3} Our Christmas cards (and the response about them)
I shared our Christmas card the other day with you guys and got so many compliments on them, from you all, and from our friends and family who have gotten them in the mail. Apparently the multiple pictures idea was a big hit! 
I've really loved getting everyone's cards over the past couple of weeks, and getting to look at them on our Christmas card tree display every time I come home from work!

{4} Favorite Blog Post
After a particularly trying day at work on Thursday, Christy told me to read Taylor's blog post from back in April, called Your Most Embarrassing Confessions. Her post, and the ensuing stories of mortification that people posted in the comments had me laughing so hard I think my coworker next to my office heard me laughing.
One of my most favorite admissions of embarrassment (other than Taylor's):
When I was younger (maybe 6 or 7) I was sick, running a fever and had an upset stomach and it was awful. Now, my dad, when he is sick, he sleep talks, sleep walks, does a lot of strange things in his sleep from the fever. Apparently, I inherited this trait because in the middle of the night, I woke up with some "tummy troubles" and being all feverish and confused (because I was 6 or 7 and it was dark) I went in my closet instead of my bathroom. I woke up with a hazy memory of going to the bathroom and a strange smell coming from my closet. I opened the door, and that's when I saw it: diarrhea all over my barbies. I had mistaken the big tupperware box they were stored in for a toilet.

It was a very traumatic experience. I'm not sure I ever told my mom, just gave my barbies a bath with tears streaming down my eyes and when mom came in, I just told her they were having a pool day.
Go read the rest. You will be in tears.
{5} Funnies
When you're driving to work and see this staring at you in your rearview mirror (this is actually a true photo from my morning commute on Wednesday):

Your reaction after seeing said scary person in your rearview mirror (and having him honk at you when the light changed because you were taking his picture):
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The pressure you feel when picking your work Secret Santa:
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How teachers feel after the last kid leaves for Winter Break:
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Hope you have a great Friday and a productive last weekend before Christmas!!

42 comments:

  1. OMG the poop lol!!! That's terrible!! But I am saving that blog post for a bad day haha. I love that sweater!! And I hope you enjoy the last half day of school before break :)

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  2. I'm dying over that man you saw on your commute - thank god you didn't text me that photo...would have been too much for a Wednesday lol! I knew you wouldn't stay away from Loft for too long, but why should you - everything looks great on you there!! Have a great weekend love! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. Happy Friday!
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  4. Ok, you find SO many cute things at Loft on sale. You need to text me when you know there's a sale and you're going shopping so I remember to go too! Love that dress and that sweater! And yes to getting out early today! And stop talking about my boyfriend like that... ;) Happy Friday doll! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  5. Happy Last Day of Work for A While!!!! I know you're THRILLED. I used to do Communications for a school district before I stayed at home and today was seriously the best, longest day ever. I hope you enjoy your well-deserved time off!!!

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  6. Loft always has the best deals this time of the year. Happy Friday!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

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  7. I love your Christmas card!! What a amazing year you've had!! Enjoy your break! Woohoo!! :) xo - Brenda // ChattingOverChocolate.com

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  8. hahaha dying over that confession, hilarious!! stop showing me cute Loft stuff, I already spend WAY TOO MUCH money there!

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  9. Haha! Oh my goodness, that confession! Can't wait to pop over there and ready some more! That man in your review mirror was TERRIFYING. Like serial killer scary. And I am loving getting all the Christmas cards this year too - seeing yours made me smile:)

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  10. omg that story. so funny! also probably traumatizing haha. the loft stuff is so cute! you find the cutest clothes i swear :) have a wonderful weekend friend!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  11. Oh my.. that confession. Sad but oh so funny. Have a great weekend.

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  12. I LOVE your loft purchases -- especially that teal dress! Happy FRIDAY!

    theritzyglitzy.com

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  13. That sweater! I need it, well I don't need it, I want it. I need more clothes like a hole in my head, but I shop when I am stressed. I remember Taylor's post and that story is the best. Happy almost winter break

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  14. Oh my gosh that man!! How creepy lol! And I'm loving that circular mirror above your fireplace, so chic!

    xo, Kristina
    Medicine & Manicures

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  15. Hope you're enjoying pajama day! That sounds like my kind of party lol...Your fireplace is gorgeous...love the final look!

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  16. LOfreakingL at the driver behind you. People are insane. Truly.

    Love the mirror in the basement!

    I've gotten some great stuff from LOFT this season.

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  17. Hahaha that rear view mirror picture and the gif made me laugh!! So funny! Enjoy your last day and your mandatory fun!

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  18. my sister is a middle school English teacher, and has been sending me gifs of how she is going to feel at the end of the day today when the kids go home and she gets to leave to come home for Christmas haha. spot on.

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  19. I love your fireplace! And oh my goodness, I don't think I can read any more stories - they give me so much second hand embarrassment!

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  20. I love everything about this post. Plus your fireplace. I'm obsessed with your house!

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  21. I am SO jealous of teachers this time of year! I hope you enjoy your time off! Your new mirror is gorgeous and I love your Christmas card!

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  22. I love your fireplace! It's so simple and pretty and that mirror looks great! Also, you look great in your new sweater! :)

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  23. Loving your Christmas cards! And I saw your jammies on snap - too cute!

    Happy Friday gurlie <3

    Green Fashionista

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  24. That celebration picture will be my husband tonight!!! I hope you have a great winter break!!! You teachers deserve it.. I know you deal with a lot!! I sleep walked when I was sick once too, and went into my parents room, pulled down my pants and sat on their bed! My Mom woke up right as I sat down and got me to the bathroom before anything happened.. but I almost peed all over my Dad! Your story cracked me up!

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  25. I went onto Taylor's wbsite--- sooo funnyyy!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. HAHA! That made me laugh a little too hard! Too funny! I love the color of that Loft swing dress!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  27. I really love your Christmas cards! That's what I had in mind for this year but didn't get around to it in time so I just mailed out cards from Target. Next year!

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  28. I was having a horrible day once and I just needed a pick me up so I read that post and could not stop laughing and I thought to myself I am not the only one who doesn't have my life together all the time!

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  29. Pajama at work day sounds fabulous! I always think of schools and such right before the holiday – it was always such fun! Love how the mirror looks – its those touches that can completely spice up a look! Have a fantastic weekend before Christmas!

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  30. Love your Christmas Card! Y'all have had a busy year. Thanks for joining our Christmas Card Linkup Party!

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  31. Your posts are always so bad for me because they make me want to buy every clothing thing you post! haha. Love that swing dress and the sweater! LOL at the person behind you driving! And yay for winter break starting!

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  32. Your Christmas card is so cute, love the idea of having multiple pictures spanning the entire year so people can see all the fun that ensued. I love reading confession posts especially when they are anon because people really go all out with the funny! Hope you enjoy your winter break to the fullest!!

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  33. Your Christmas card is so cute, love the idea of having multiple pictures spanning the entire year so people can see all the fun that ensued. I love reading confession posts especially when they are anon because people really go all out with the funny! Hope you enjoy your winter break to the fullest!!

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  34. Yes, your multiple pictures card is great! What a great way to look back at the fun things of the year! Thank you for joining our linkup!

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  35. I love your new mirror!! It looks perfect for that spot :)

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  36. In so jealous of your winter break, but I'm know that it's a much deserved break! The mirror above the fireplace looks great! Taylor's post was hilarious! I remember going back all day to read it!

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  37. You found so many great items at Loft, I'm going to have to swing in there this weekend! That man is the definition of creepy! Xo, Stephanie

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  38. Girl, yes to winter break! All the yeses!! So excited! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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  39. OMG I'm laughing so hard at the diarrhea Barbies..I need to go read that post and all the comments for some more laughs! Thanks for sharing! XO

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  40. That embarrassing post was the best ever. Thanks for sharing it. And that Loft sweater, I need it!!!

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  41. Love stuffed peppers but never thought to stuff them with chicken pesto! That is ingenues and sounds amazing
    http://makingrestorations.blogspot.com

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