Friday Favorites {Whole Lotta Random Edition}

Hey Everyone!

Friday Favorites here…teaming up with Narci and Andrea, like every other week.  We love for bloggers to join us by grabbing our graphic, linking back to us, and then adding your blog to the link-up!

I have a random mix of faves for you today…
We celebrated one of our FAVORITES this week-Marla had a birthday!

Why, oh why does my fried rice not taste like Benihana’s?

Britt loves being entertained while she eats.

And Nixon didn’t mind it either.  🙂  Where’s my picture of the birthday girl?


 I delivered a meal to a sweet family this week and this is what I took…I made a big batch of chicken and kept half for us.  Then I grabbed two already made corn breads from Market Street, added a salad and fruit.  It was super easy!  And a HIT!   By the way, if you don’t have the Simmers’ cookbook, you need it.

Sometimes finding something you can make and easily transport that won’t take all day to prepare can be hard, so I wanted to pass this on!



I’m talking Big Brother FINALE! {Because this show is a FAVORITE!}

I’ve gotta know what you thought?!

I LOVED the ending.  I was crying happy tears for both Tyler and Kaycee.

*I mean SHOCKER that Swaggy-C got down on one knee and proposed.  Oddly enough, it sounds like he’s spent more time with Bayleigh’s parents than with her.  Right?  I didn’t see that coming!  Maybe they can get married in the backyard next summer right before a POV competition.  🙂

*I LOVE that Hayleigh and Faysal are together/dating/whatever you want to call it.  I thought their relationship was really cute inside the house but they didn’t lose sight of what they had gone there to do.  I thought it was sweet to see…and when Faysal said, “It’s about time”.  I laughed out loud.

*What about Tyler and Angela?  They both seem smitten with each other right now.


That last sentence sounded a little like the Big Brother announcer.  Didn’t it?  #haha

*I also LOVE the way the show ended.  Kaycee played a GREAT game and deserved to win.  {Not that Tyler didn’t.}  I think the vote could have gone either way and I’d have been happy.  But seeing Tyler tear up about getting America’s Player made me so happy too. 

Let me know YOUR THOUGHTS!


Sweet Girl-This is what happens when you want to be near mom, but you’re two and you still need to nap.  We moved Nixon’s nap mat into my office {because it was downstairs and I was too lazy to go up to grab hers} and she snuggled up and napped while I worked.  Win-win for us both.  

Britty’s dress is from Old Navy and you can’t see them-but I paired it with kitty leggings from Old Navy.  Added a bow from One Stop Bow Shop and this girl was looking all kinds of fall ready.


If you missed my make-up post earlier this week, you should head over there to read it now!  


And yesterday I shared all the shows you guys told me I should watch.  The list is HUGE!  If you’re looking for a new show to watch this fall, head to that blog post to get some new ideas.


And a little housekeeping question….can you guys see my posts in a normal format?  For some reason, I got some e-mails/messages saying the post looked really weird on Wednesday.  Just want to check to make sure it’s all good now.  I’m hoping that was a weird fluke!

That’s all I have today, friends!

I’m off on a fun little {like day-trip-kind-of}adventure today.  Follow along on Instagram {slaughteren} to see where I’m headed!

Have a GREAT weekend!

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  1. 9.28.18
    All About That Mommy Life said:

    I couldn't see it on Wednesday, it was tricky! But it appears to be back to normal today. Have a great week!


  2. 9.28.18
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    Oh my goodness! How sweet is Britt in your office?!

  3. 9.28.18
    Meagan @ The Clanahan Fam said:

    Oh my gosh, pictures of Nixon & Britt always get me – they are SO flipping cute. Have a great weekend!

  4. 9.28.18
    Julie C. said:

    Your blog has been normal for me all week 🙂 I am SO HAPPY that Kaycee won!!! I don't NOT like Tyler, but there was just something about Kaycee…I just really wanted to see her win. I can totally see Tyler & Angela lasting a long time…I'm not so sure about the other 2. HAHAHAHA!!!! This was my first time watching Big Brother (somehow my daughter got me hooked on it) & it's safe to say, I will be watching it from now on!!!!!!!

  5. 9.28.18
    ajayhawksgirl said:

    I'm so glad Kaycee won! She is/was one heck of a competitor. Faysal looks wayyy more into their relationship than Haleigh to me. I'm not sure about any of these relationships and how long they will last but I wish them the best! Jeff and Jordan will still be my all time favorite! <3 Big Brother is the ONLY show I regularly watch. I'm always feel kind of lost on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday nights for awhile! ha

  6. 9.28.18
    Karen said:

    On Wednesday the right side banner covered your daily content but Thursday and Friday were back to normal!

  7. 9.28.18
    Anonymous said:

    Same to all your thoughts on Big Brother!! And that pic of Britt napping in your office is adorable! Happy Friday, friend!

  8. 9.28.18
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    The blog has been fine for me all week! And man, I can't believe we didn't watch Big Brother this season! We obviously missed out!

  9. 9.28.18
    Ann said:

    The posts have been normal for me, but the yellow hyper links are really hard on my eyes!!

  10. 9.28.18
    Reader said:

    Blog layout is weird, every day. I read the first paragraph or so and then it starts all over again. H append since you moved over to the new layout.

  11. 9.28.18
    Brittanylea02 said:

    OMG Could she be cuter napping in your office? She is actually how I would like to be right now since it is rainy and blah here!

    Happy Friday!

  12. 9.28.18
    Tractors and Glam Blog said:

    Same to all of your thoughts on Big Brother. I wonder about some of those showmances. I hope you have a fun day trip!

  13. 9.28.18
    Simple Purposeful Living said:

    How sweet is that little girl napping 🙂 and I love Hart of Dixie! I also love When Calls the Heart 🙂 Happy Friday!

  14. 9.28.18
    Laci said:

    The yellow is hard to read on your blog-besides that it's great on my end! Have a great weekend!

  15. 9.28.18
    Amanda @ That Inspired Chick said:

    Yes about Big Brother!! I think our posts said the same things about Tyler and Kaycee! Love them! And oh gosh, Swaggy C…bless his heart. I have no doubt he really likes Bayleigh but I also have no doubt he proposed strictly for attention. 😉 I think it's clear he likes attention. haha Good luck to them though! And oh Britty napping is just adorable!!

    That Inspired Chick

  16. 9.28.18
    Foss Family said:

    Hi Erika! I couldn’t read Wednesday’s post but the rest of the week was fine.

  17. 9.28.18
    The NewlyWests said:

    Okay. So about the Big Brother showmances. I think Halleigh and Faysal will totally make it outside of the house. Tyler and Angela probably will, however I'm not a huge Angela fan so I won't be following that one. As for Swaggy C and Baleigh, they just confuse me. I mean they were together for what, maybe 3 weeks? And in a confined house no less. And they already think they know each other well enough to get married? Just not convincing for me. I;m a HUGE Big Brother fan, but I am always a little bit ready for the finale, because that always means Survivor is coming back! Have a great weekend.

  18. 9.28.18
    Joanne said:

    Aw, I just love the napping photo! So so sweet. Heading over to check out your TV suggestions right now.. I feel like after I watched a few really great shows on Netflix and Hulu that I am just floundering around for other things to watch.

  19. 9.29.18
    MarilynsTreats said:

    Wonderful features this week! Thank you for hosting this opportunity to bring bloggers together and share their posts. I look forward to your party each week. #OverTheMoon #WWBlogHop #ThursdayFavoriteThings.

  20. 9.29.18
    womaninthemirror said:

    I could read it but I can't read your links!

  21. 9.29.18
    Unknown said:

    I love your new blog! It has been working great for me!

  22. 9.29.18
    Unknown said:

    In my opinion Tyler deserved to win more. I was A huge Tyler fan. A huge level 6 fan really ( best alliance to date) I just feel Like Tyler played his heart out from day 1 literally. I do Like Kaycee though! She’seems to be a sweetheart and also played a great game just not better than Tyler. Only thing that annoys me is the jury always votes soooo personally. Makes me angry! Tyler and Angela- super cute. Hope they make it. Faysal and haley- he seems way more into her than the other way around… Bayleigh and swaggy…. attention seekers??? They got on my nerves in the house and out! Overall, best season of big brother… maybe ever???!!?

  23. 9.29.18
    Jes0586 said:

    I usually read your blog on my phone. The only thing that is off is the last circle on the top of the page. It is distorted. Everything else is fine.

  24. 9.29.18
    csuhpat1 said:

    Beautiful pics. I have never wathced Big Brother. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful weekend.

  25. 10.2.18
    C Malatesta said:

    The layout has weirdly been starting over midpost and then I have to scroll down-if that makes sense? some days it does it and some days it doesn't. It was fine today!