Friday Favorites

Happy May The 4th Be With You Day!  Or maybe Happy Star Wars Day?!

I know absolutely nothing about Star Wars so I’m not exactly sure which it is, BUT the moral to all that was…I hope you’re having a GREAT Friday.  πŸ™‚

I’m joining Andrea and Narci to bring you FRIDAY FAVORITES!  Every Friday, we host this link-up and invite bloggers-young and old to join us.  We simply ask that you grab our graphic, post it in your post, link back to us, and then add your blog to our link-up at the bottom.  Easy peasy!

Let’s get started…

 My FAVORITE two-year-old on Wednesday morning.  πŸ™‚  Can you guys believe we’ve almost had this sweet girl one whole year?  It seems like we’ve had her forever!  In just 11 short days, we’ll celebrate her “Gotcha Day”.  And you want to hear something crazy?  The day I’m the most emotional about when I think about it…is the day we’ll celebrate her being ours longer than she was ever in the orphanage.  I don’t know why.  Does that make me sound crazy?  But I have it marked on my calendar and cannot look forward to that day more…when she’s been more ours than anyone else’s.  Seriously, you won’t be able to find me that day because I’ll be sobbing in the corner.  haha!  I’m letting my crazy hang out a little too much today!  Moving on!

 Photo challenges are always a FAVORITE of mine!  This month Shay and I are hosting a photo-a-day challenge all throughout May.  We’d love for you to join {even if you’ve missed the first few days…start now!} and be sure to use the hashtag #photoadayinmay2018.  Then we can all search that hashtag and see everyone’s photos.

If you missed my post yesterday, you can check it out today.  I shared a ton of RED + WHITE + BLUE options for this summer.  I also picked up this new top from Loft {And it looks like Loft is 40% off everything right now!}  that is super dainty and I’m loving it right now…a new FAVORITE!  Sad news…it’s out of stock too.  Apparently, everyone is on the search for RED + WHITE + BLUE.  Also, in my post from yesterday, my tan is brought to you by Dr. Gross tan towels.  I recently purchased the Sublime L’Oreal towels and am hoping to compare them for you.  I was asked about RED + WHITE + BLUE options for kiddos.  I’ve been searching and I don’t think the majority of those are out yet, but I’ll keep you posted when I spot some.

Don’t forget…this month Mix and Match Travel has a big GIVEAWAY going on.  If you book a trip with us this month, then we’ll enter you in the contest to win a $500 gift card.  WAHOO!  Booking trips for clients is a FAVORITE too!  We’re currently sending new clients departing after July 1 to Mexico, Walt Disney World and cruises all over.  If you have questions or would like more information, e-mail us at

This is a bit of a FAVORITE/non-favorite…my eyes have been REALLY bothering me this week due to allergies.  Let me rephrase that…all my issues are on my eyeLIDS.  The actual eyes are watering a ton, but my eyelids are super itchy, dry, and swollen.  Shay recommended Zaditor {which she said her readers had recommended to her} and I’m not sure if it’s the placebo effect or not, but the second I used the drops they felt better.  I’m using this daily and it seems to be helping.

These new Barrington bags that arrived this week were definitely a FAVORITE!  {The picture is kind of dark because I saw the package on my door late Wednesday night and took a picture with some lamp light.}  The blue/white bag is an everyday bag that ZIPS, known as the Savannah.  I’m loving the look for spring/summer.  And the big palm bag, St. Charles Yacht Tote,{that was Southern Charm inspired…you can read all about it here} is going to be my pool bag this summer.

I think that wraps up my FAVORITES for today!


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  1. 5.4.18
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    That picture of Miss Britt is PRECIOUS! It looks like she's in front of a professional backdrop, just just sitting on random stairs! And your summer bags are darling!

  2. 5.4.18
    Anonymous said:

    Love that picture of Britt!! She is so precious! And those Barrington bags are darling!! πŸ™‚ so cute!!

  3. 5.4.18
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    I'm pretty sure when Ashby had been home longer than she had been in the orphanage, you cried too. Miss Madeley's date is coming up in August! It's a HUGE thing to celebrate!!

  4. 5.4.18
    Simple Purposeful Living said:

    Yay for her being home nearly a year! It's been so fun to watch as we walk through our adoption process. We are just about finished with our dossier and I can't wait to cross that off the list! xoxo ERIN

  5. 5.4.18
    Elaine Welte said:

    I love those Barrington bags!! And I’m loving the photo challenge!

  6. 5.4.18
    Britt Hensley said:

    Those Barrington bags are adorable & perfectly summer! β˜€οΈπŸ‘™

  7. 5.4.18
    Whitney Pegram said:

    Loving the photo challenge!! And those bags!!

  8. 5.4.18
    Sara said:

    My husband swears by and LOVES those Zaditor drops. Hope you get some relief.

  9. 5.4.18
    Joanne said:

    OH I love a good photo challenge! I'm in!

  10. 5.4.18
    Anna said:

    How is the dry shampoo experiment coming along? Can't wait to hear those findings!!

  11. 5.4.18
    Lynn | Motherhood in Motion said:

    Brit is just sweet as pie. I need a Barrington tote… just need to pull the trigger.

  12. 5.4.18
    Amanda @ That Inspired Chick said:

    Oh sweet Miss Britt!! I just love her!! Happy Friday!!
    That Inspired Chick

  13. 5.4.18
    Kimberly said:

    I have not adopted, but I totally get why that day would be emotional. I cried just reading you talking about it.

  14. 5.4.18
    Unknown said:

    Thumbs up on the eye drops! My doc told me to get them because my dry eye was causing my eye to water the wrong kind of tears constantly and it made my eye itchy and swollen. So these are a favorite of mine too!

  15. 5.4.18
    Cheryl said:

    Thank you for recommending those eye dropsβ€”my eyes are KILLING me due to allergies. I'm on my way to Walgreen's now!
    Cheryl Shops |

  16. 5.5.18
    MarilynsTreats said:

    Thank you for hosting. I love sharing with your readers and always find inspiration here. Today I am leaving a Salmon Salad, Fresh Melon Fruit Salad, and Raspberry Cheesecake with Mini Cadbury Eggs. Have a blessed week! #OverTheMoon #WWBlogHop #ThursdayFavoriteThings

  17. 5.5.18
    Rebecca said:

    Is there any way you'd be able to do a picture holding each of those Barrington bags? I'm wanting to buy my first one and really don't know which size to get! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Love you blog!

  18. 5.5.18
    Sheela Goh said:

    Your top from Loft is GLORIOUS!!!