Friday, February 13, 2015

Friday Favorites

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Another week has gone by, and it’s time for FRIDAY FAVORITES! Read on :)

ONE is yesterday’s photo session with my two FAVORITE boys :)

Ephraim’s two front teeth have just popped through at the exact same time, and baby is not a happy camper! I am hoping he returns to his sweet disposition soon!

Nolan is doing so well at playing independently and creating with his train-sets and Duplos!

This pink plaid/gold vest combo was my favorite outfit of the week. I am ready for spring colors—neutrals and pastels—but winter will be sticking around for a while yet. It is only THREE degrees as I’m typing this, and we have a high of ZERO on Sunday! Extra hot chocolate, all around! :)

Yesterday, for our Every Girl Cheer Link-Up, I posted these Cornflake Chocolate Chip Cookies! If you’re a crunchy cookie person, you will love the texture that the cornflakes add!

Spring Cheer Exchange Icon

On Monday, Astleigh and I announced that we are doing a Spring Cheer Exchange! If you have a blog of any kind, and you enjoy snail mail—think about joining us! You will send and receive a $15 spring-themed package. E-mail me your name, address, and blog URL to sign up! ( More details here.


Today is the last day to enter my “Rasmus and the Vagabond” children’s book giveaway! It is an older book, originally written in Swedish by Astrid Lindgren (author of the famous Pippi Longstocking), and it is now back in print! Click here to enter to win.

This is my public service announcement for the winter. We were super cold in our house for the past week and a half, and I knew that something had to be wrong with our furnace. In the photo above, I had the thermostat set for 85 degrees and it just could not get higher than 62 on some days! The vents were all warm, and the furnace was running nonstop, but it didn’t feel like there was much blowing action. We finally called a plumber friend and it took him only a few minutes to discover that our filters were just FILTHY and keeping the air from blowing! It had only been about three months since we had changed them, but I guess with a dog and some kitchen remodeling, the filters got gross. Immediately after replacing them, the furnace rumbled more loudly, the vents blew out tons of air, and the furnace turned off to relax! Get yours changed if it’s been a while :)

I was lucky enough to visit my FAVORITE restaurant in town twice this week! Steve and I split a delicious stromboli last Saturday. And then on Monday, some ladies from church invited me to lunch! I still find it funny that they put fries on top of a grilled steak salad in my neck of the woods!


Have a really happy Valentine’s Day everyone! XOXO

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Linking up for Friday Favorites with Erika, Andrea, & Narci.


  1. LOVE your favorites this week! The pictures of the boys are precious and how wonderful you got to go out with some girlfriends!! Have a happy weekend, friend! XO

  2. Love your favorites!
    Your boys are adorable, and at such fun ages. : )
    Steak salad with fries on top? My fave!
    And yes...the filters. That happened to us parents actually told us to check the filters.
    Now we have washable ones.
    Better get the hubby on washing those babies. : )
    Happy Love Day!

  3. The first picture of your baby is SO cute! I hope you have a great weekend!

  4. Love the pictures!
    I am so stinking excited about the Spring Cheer Exchange.
    I just had the same problem with my was so nasty.

    Loved your favorites! Have a great rest of your weekend! :)


Thank you so much for your comments! I enjoy reading each one!


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