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!

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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. :)

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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.

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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.)

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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. :)

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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!