Friday Favorites!

Happy Friday, friends!!!  Who else is a little excited for the weekend to be here?  We have a few plans scattered throughout the weekend that I am looking forward to, but I also hope to have some down time so I can start a new book my momma recommended.  I get all of my book recommendations from her. 🙂 . She reads at least a book a week, but usually more.  

Today is just going to be a compilation of things I am loving lately so be prepared for a scatter-brained post. 😉 Here we go… 

SOUP!  I have been on the biggest soup kick ever.  I have been making a huge weekly batch to have throughout the week and if we happen to have any leftover (this rarely happens since we eat it for lunch and dinner A LOT), I just freeze it for an easy meal in the future.  I have been making a vegetable soup for a couple months now and I think I have finally nailed down the recipe (fresh herbs make all the difference) and my favorite add-ins so be on the lookout for a recipe coming your way very soon!! PS this soup is husband approved too! 🙂 


Have I told you all how much I love Wayfair?  We have ordered A LOT of furniture from their site over the years and I just can’t get over it.  It is very inexpensive and nice, quality stuff.  We have been searching around for 2 chairs for the end of our homemade dining room table for the past few months without much success.  A couple weeks ago we found these chairs on sale and decided to just go for it and they ended up being perfect for our table!


They are a soft, faux-leather material that are stylish and comfortable, but also functional and very easy to clean (which is so important to me).  


While I love the benches, we wanted to add chairs for guests that have a hard time sitting on a bench for a while (and for my bad back).  Riley approves too. 😉 


We also snatched up this cute little bench for underneath the window in our living room.  I like it, but it is a bit small for the space so I am going to switch it out with the bench at the foot of the bed in the master bedroom and see what that one looks like in this space.  


I’m ready for Easter and spring!!!  Who’s with me?  With the nice weather that has been teasing us lately, it has made me more ready for spring/summer than ever before.  I am so ready for nice, long, evening walks with my pups, beautiful days at the pool with my mom, long weekends at our families lake houses, fresh produce from my mom and stepdad’s garden, the list goes on and on.  I found some easter grass and eggs at the store the other day and decided to fill up a couple of vases to add some spring decor to our house.  🙂 

On Wednesday night, my husband and I met up with my dad for dinner at Green Hills Grille (one of my favorites) to discuss some possible business ventures in the near future (I will keep you posted!!).  I had the spinach and goat cheese salad with grilled salmon and it was SO good!

My dad surprised us with this beautiful, framed picture he took a couple years ago when he and my brother took a trip to Oregon.  Now I am on the hunt for a place to hang it!


Only two days of work next week then a long weekend trip with my sister, her boyfriend, and my husband!  I can’t wait!!  I hope you all have an amazing weekend!!!! 


  1. Any fun things planned for the weekend? 
  2. Favorite place to shop for furniture?
  3. Have you guys seen any good movies lately? 

2 thoughts on “Friday Favorites!

  1. Your table and chairs look beautiful! You stained them so well, they look better than many similar tables I’ve seen in stores.

    My favorite places to find furniture are places like Goodwill and the many vintage stores we have in Austin – I like that I can find quality pieces that no one else will have there. I really love hard wood furniture, and it seems like modern furniture stores don’t make much of it anymore, so I’m best off looking for pieces from the era when furniture was made with solid wood. I used to love West Elm, but the wood veneer on my West Elm bed peeled pretty awfully, which I found really upsetting. (Although my other pieces from there have held up pretty well.)

    I hope you had a wonderful weekend! I look forward to reading about it soon.


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