Thursday, June 18, 2015

Friday Favorites!

Hooray for another Friday! This one has felt like a long time coming, as this week seemed to drag a bit. Whether it was because work is a bit slow, I am sleep deprived, or just have a case of cabin fever (which happens when you work inside when it is gorgeous outside, seriously), I am welcoming this Friday with open arms. Despite feeling a bit overwhelmed and stressed this week, I have found the time to stumble across some new things I am digging. Because priorities people,  priorities.

1. Backseat baby giggles

I know this isn't an 'item', but I am so in love with this lately. The sound of my sweet boy giggling is the sweetest and most precious thing to me. For some reason, though, he loves to look out the backseat window when we are driving and giggle at absolutely nothing. And I literally. can't. handle. it. It is so sweet, and every time I catch myself turning down the music and smiling to myself as I drive to soak in the sweet sound of his happiness. Perhaps it is because he is in his own little world and he has no idea I am secretly enjoying the moment with him, but it just makes my heart so full to know that he is such a content, happy baby.

2. Ed Sheeran: Photograph

I'll be honest. I have never really been into Ed Sheeran. His early music was very 'meh' to me. But lately he has been hitting it out of the park. I absolutely fell in love with his song Thinking Out Loud last fall; as in, I played that song on repeat all day. Now I have heard Photograph and am thinking I might be doing the same thing. It is so sweet, so catchy, and so perfect. Ed Sheeran is stealing my heart, I think!

3. Boom Chicka Pop!

How am I just trying this out now!? I bought a bag of their sweet and salty kettle corn, and it is nearly gone already. It is low calorie though, so it is all good, right? I am eager to try their other flavors, I am really not a popcorn fan, but this stuff might win me over.

4. Gap Credit Card

Ok, it is time for me to admit it: the Gap owns my soul. I just went through my last credit card statement and saw 'GAP' on there more times than I should probably admit. That being said, as the girl who never signs up for store based credit cards, I am acknowledging that I have been a fool for not getting a Gap credit card. Better discounts, rewards cash, and birthday promos. I mean, I am practically wasting my money but not reaping the benefits of my all time favorite shopping location. Plus, it applies at Old Navy and Banana Republic, as well. Fine, Gap, fine. I'll officially sign my soul over to you in the form of a credit card.

5. Farmers Markets

I know that everyone has extra opportunities to get out extra during the summer months, us in the midwest only survive our 6 month winters because we have summers to look forward to. Because truly, late spring, summer, and fall in Minnesota are magical. The smells, the cool breeze, the literation that comes along with leaving the house without a jacket for the first time in months, it is all something we appreciate that much more because we are holed up for months during winter. One of the greatest things about summer in Minnesota is taking advantage of all of the fresh produce that is practically non-existent during the winter. $5 for a pitiful looking pint of strawberries is our reality most of the year. But not during the summer, oh no. Fresh produce is in abundance, for great prices, and we are loaded up on berries and fresh goodies all summer long. Yesterday my employer started holding their weekly Farmers Market, so my coworkers and myself walked on over, enjoyed the sunshine, and I snagged some fresh rhubarb. Someone, please direct me back to this post when I am grumbling about why I live in Minnesota in the middle of February. Because the weather and happiness I am feeling right now, that's why.

This weekend, we will be heading up to the lake Saturday for a family get together, so I am crossing my fingers our little guy behaves for the two hour ride each way! Sunday is Mike's first father's day! Obviously his request for 'his day' is to go golfing..I suppose I can oblige that request, as long as we can squeeze in some family time/brunch! Happy weekend, y'all!

Linking up with these ladies today!


  1. No I love when my daughter looks up from her stroller to me and then laughs. Cutest thing in the world :)

    liz @ sundays with sophie

  2. Such sweet memories being made in the car with your little one! That is precious. Ed Sheeran is still meh to me but maybe I'll hop on board one day. ;) SO GLAD you have discovered the goodness that is sweet and salty Boom Chicka Pop!!! Gave me a stomachache while watching The Bachelorette on Monday ha!

  3. Boom Chicka Pop sounds delicious! Farmer’s markets are best – almost make those rough winters seem worth it!

  4. Love Ed Sheeran & Photograph is one of my favorites! Farmer's markets are the best this time of year! Love fresh veggies!

  5. I've seen this Boom Chicka Pop stuff, but wasn't sure... convinced!

    Happy Friday! The Southerndoe

  6. Baby giggles are the best!! I love it too :) Happy Friday
    Chelsea @

  7. Boom Chicka Pop is a favorite in my work cubicle block. We just keep passing it around until it's gone!

    I love Ed Sheeran!


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