Friday, December 12, 2014

Five on Friday

So, anybody have any idea where this week went?  I blinked and it was Friday.  I'm looking forward to a busy and fun weekend!


This girl has been quite the social butterfly this week.  We've had several fun Christmas activities with her friends, and she had the chance to go to a fireman-themed party this weekend.  She's way, way into anything firetruck-related right now, so she had a blast.  I believe Santa might be looking at bringing her a firetruck after last weekend!

Another shot of her at one of her school parties from this week.  You know your a parent when your child's social calendar is more full than your own. :)


Noah and I had a great anniversary!  We went to one of our local favorites for dinner. He also surprised me with this bad boy...

Very, very needed!  I had my old Macbook Pro for 5 years, and between normal use and blog design work, I have put it through a pretty rough life.  This one's a little bit faster and should last me for a good long while.  So pumped about it!  I've been working on it since maybe Wednesday, and it's amazing how much faster I can get things done now.


Ok, I need to discuss this with the blog world.  For years, I've heard people rave about Love, Actually.  How it's just the best Christmas movie.  I'm a big fan of Christmas movies, but somehow I've never seen it.

So, one night this week, I couldn't sleep, and since it's on Amazon Prime, I thought I'd give it a try.  Y'all.  Y'ALL.  That is the saddest movie I've ever seen.  You know how normally a sad cheesy movie might make you cry once, maybe twice at the end?  No.   I sat there and ugly cried that whole freakin' movie.  I'm never watching it again.

(I'm kidding, I'll probably watch it again next week.  It was really good.  But I need a few days to recover.)


I mentioned how busy this week has been...a lot of that is because I've been so busy with blog designs!  Normally, this is a pretty slow time of the year (and the beginning of the year is always kind of my "busy season")...but, many of you know that this year I rolled out a line of premade blog designs on etsy, and they've been doing amazingly well.  I've actually been kind of blown away at how successful that is, and to be honest, I kind of enjoy working with the premades more than I like doing the custom designs!  Not that I won't do custom designs anymore, that's still something I enjoy, but I've really just been pleasantly surprised at how much I like the premades.

If you're in the market for a new look, check me out! And thus ends my shameless plug for the day. :)


Speaking of etsy...I have a special place in my heart for readers that are growing a business.  It's something I've been really passionate about for years, and I love to use my blog to help out when I can.  One of my long-time readers, Kristen, owns a really cute etsy shop called AddiBug Designs with precious, hand-made items for little girls.

Kristen is offering all of my readers 20% off anything in her shop through Sunday with the code MerryChristmas20. She's offered to give one of my readers one of these adorable toddler infinity scarves!  This would be a perfect gift for a little girl.

You can enter with the Giveaway Tools widget below.  I'm going to make this a fast giveaway...I'll end entries Sunday night and pick a winner Monday!

Good luck!