Today is truly a HAPPY FRIDAY!! Today marked the first day of our Thanksgiving break!!!!! YAYYYYYY! Here's to a full week off of classes (sadly, no necessarily homework) and taking time to rejuvenate before finals comes around. To start my break off, I'll be heading to Iowa City to visit one of my really good friends, Mackenzie!! I haven't seen her in almost a year :( and it is clearly overdue! (I just realized how much I am using exclamation points but I'm just so excited haha)
Any excited plans for you over the weekend?
Anyone celebrate a week-long Thanksgiving break too? :)

I hope you enjoy my Pinterest finds from this week! :)
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Scarves have become my favorite accessory and this one is great because it has a great pattern but also enough variety of color to wear with almost anything :)
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I love this DIY because it is so simple but has a great effect! It would work for a party decoration, night light, or any creative use.
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I am a HUGE fan of Rachael Ray and she just released her first hardcover book! It is literally a year of meals her and her husband John made in their home for family and friends. She gives over 500 recipes with home photos AND if the book is flipped over, you will see her co-author (her husband!) wrote "My Year in Cocktails," which provides over 100 recipes :) On store shelves now!
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This website showed 31 things that can be put in the freezer, which is perfect for me because sometimes I'm not sure if things can be froze or not. Great source!
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What can I say?!? How cute is this puppy? :D
Have a great weekend!!!
 
 
Hey everyone!

Sorry for the lack of posts this week. It's been crazy over here with constant studying for my 4 tests and it didn't help that our internet was down for 2 days! (Not very convenient as a college student)
Last weekend, I had my anniversary with Cody and we had a wonderful day together :)
This weekend we have a wedding to go to and the rest of the time will be relaxing and productive.
There's something I want to share before I do my Pinterest Friday that was brought to my attention by one of my favorite bloggers Courtney and I completely agree with her!
Check out this video from Good Morning America addressing the magazine article featuring Jennifer Lawrence, the actress from The Hunger Games.
Jennifer shares in the article that she is seen as "fat" and "obese" in the eyes of Hollywood. Umm... have you seen her?!?
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Came from the same source as the video linked above
This girl is so beautiful! I do not see how this is "fat." Our standards of beauty have altered so much over time and I think it is way to extreme!! How does this make you feel?

Here are my favorite pins from the week! Enjoy!
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I am a sucker for a cute engagement video, but this one was so beautiful! It just made me happy and smile and even shed a couple tears :)
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I've really been trying to get back into the routine of working out and making healthier choices. These wise words are something I need to remember! Thanks Ashley for the post (which includes a walking workout that I'm looking forward to trying!)
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I love looking at homes and all the character they hold. This room is beautiful with the barnwood floors, rafter ceiling, and stone fireplace. I would love this kind of look in my home :)
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I would definitely not call myself a morning person. Because of this, sometimes I don't want to get out of bed and actually turn my alarm off while in partial sleep. This alarm clock only turns off if you step on it... I REALLY need this!
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This is a dessert that Courtney from the blog Sweet Tooth Sweet Life (one of my favorites!) and it looks so delicious! I have a such a sweet tooth! ;)
Have a wonderful weekend!! :)
 
 
Happy Friday everyone!
I hope y'all had a great week! I know that I did and it was weird because it went both fast and slow... if that makes any sense haha! Do you have any big plans for the weekend? Mine is jam packed, that's for sure! Tonight Cody and I are going square dancing with my church group (we go every year and it's soooo fun!) then our house is having some company stay overnight. Saturday is my and Cody's 2 year anniversary!! I'm so excited to celebrate this with him! I couldn't ask for a better partner in crime; he is truly my other half! :D We are planning to go see a movie (haven't done that in forever!) and go for a nice dinner. We will also be celebrating with our friends because one of them just had a birthday this week and invited us to her birthday party! Aside from all the fun, I will DEFINITELY need to find time to be productive as I have 4 exams this next week... YIKES!!

So let me explain what we are going to do on this page every week. As I have mentioned in my story, I have a love for blogs and Pinterest! So I decided to incorporate Pinterest into my blog :) One of my favorite blogs I follow is called Iowa Girl Eats (fellow Iowa girl!!) and every Friday there is an entry called Friday Favorites (linked to last week's entry) where she share her favorite finds from that week. (Thanks for the idea Kristin!) Therefore, every Friday I plan to do a post where I share my favorite pins from the week (either ones I repinned or pinned myself) and link the image to the site it came from! Awesome right?!? :) How many of you love Pinterest?

This week I actually didn't get onto Pinterest until today... can you believe it?!? I know I can't!! So, here a few that I found (or pinned myself) today. Hope you enjoy!


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Healthy Butterfingers!! Say what?!?
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I love wreaths and since Thanksgiving is less than 3 weeks away, I thought this pin was appropriate to share. Plus, how cute and simple is this! :)
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Whether you are throwing a party or planning for a wedding reception, this is perfect because you never know how much to buy!! This will guide you in the decisions.
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I love kitchens! I still haven't decided what type of kitchen I would like when I own my own home but this French country kitchen has so many aspects that I love - the clean look, little details, country-style... :)
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In our busy lives, I know that every person gets a stiff neck from one reason or another. This pin was perfect because it gives us ways to stretch those neck muscles. I haven't tried them yet, but hopefully soon!
Have a great weekend! :)