The Pick: Week 12 + Friday Favorites

March 27, 2015

Who's beaming because it's Friday?! This week has been a whirlwind to say the least and I'm so looking forward to the restfulness of the weekend. We've got nothing planned, no agenda, no time to keep track of. I need it, and if anything I hope our weekend is full of coffee just like last weekend. Because that, my friends, is one of the things that makes this gal happy.

So as I finish out this week, I'm wrapping up my favorites...starting with coffee (where's my coffee emoji?)

[one] Coffee. It's obvious, I love it. Husband and I kicked Saturday morning off with a trip to Starbucks for breakfast before our family outing.

[two] I grabbed some fun fabric to make pillows with while at Schoolhouse Fabric. Imagine a schoolhouse, three stories tall, full of fabric. No, this is not a dream. It really does exist. And I was too busy enjoying an awesome lunch to take any photos of the country store on my phone, but I did have my camera clicking away; and you can see those photos HERE.

[three] Evening sunshine in the spring. It's glorious and I can't get enough.

[four] And what's the perfect thing to cook up in all that evening sunshine?? Yes, shish kabobs. How delicious do these look? I'll just tell you...they were amazing!

[five] Fresh squeezed lemonade is one of my absolute favorites. Husband was the sweetest and made me some, just because he knew how much I wanted it. That's real love for you :)

[six] Shocker, more coffee! We received a latte maker from a family friend as one of our wedding gifts. We've been in love with it from the first latte. Sunday afternoon was made for a latte, sweats, and kicking your feet up. Who agrees??

[seven] I absolutely love Better Homes and Gardens. From their bright, seasonally beautiful covers to the inside spreads, they've got me. Every page I turn I am more and more convinced that I'd love to live within their pages...or rather the homes featured on their pages. 

[eight] I've decorated for Easter and I adore these wooden eggs I found at TJMaxx. They made the perfect garland for my dining room.

[nine] Sometimes I just need to be centered. And that's when I'm thankful for a God I can turn to and share my heavy burden with. On Monday I was able to stop and enjoy His truth during lunch. Quiet time with the Lord is a definite favorite.

[ten] I love a good sunset. One that fills the skies with lots of bold color. Pulling into our neighborhood is always one of the best spots to catch a very dramatic sun and its setting colors. 

[eleven] On this particular morning I had my cup of joe on the rocks. Iced coffee is always a good idea, especially when it's sitting next to beautiful Rifle Paper Co. notebook.

[twelve] Have you had enough coffee yet? Yeah, me neither! Husband knows my heart and he knows when this gal needs to get out of the house and be loved on at a coffee shop. So he set up a coffee date for us one afternoon, where we could enjoy the warmer temperatures and uninterrupted time together. In this season of life, it's the little things like this that make my days brighter. 

[thirteen] A good DIY is always a favorite. And this Easter egg garland is definitely one of my top DIYs. I adore the color combo!

[fourteen] Some nights just call for Sonic. I have discovered their mini blasts, and it's my new go-to sweet treat.

[fifteen] I love grapefruit. From its taste to its colors. They're beautiful and make my breakfast happier.

[sixteen] We love having friends over for dinner, just because. You don't always need to have a reason to set a time to get together. We're thankful for friends who feel the same way. Also those who love a good meal all about Mexican cuisine! 

[seventeen] Ellie Holcomb's new album is taking my thoughts and putting them into songs. I have been listening to her music for days, especially this one. It's been my go-to song right now, and brings me a lot of comfort as I walk through the journey of miscarriage.

Cheers to the weekend! I hope you have a fabulous one with the ones you love! 

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