Favorites On A Friday + Instagram Opportunity

Praise the Lord up above that it is FRIDAY!!!

I cannot be happier that this week is over. Between the crazy weather, obstacles at work, and too much on my to-do list that did not get crossed off, bring on the weekend. My attitude has not been the best for the last few days, but I still managed to pull a few of my favorites from this week.

Dining Room Table

Did you catch the weekending post from Monday? A fun trip downtown turned into an expensive endeavour that ended with some new additions to our home. The biggest (and long overdue) purchases included a rug and table for our dining room.

Although many things are still needed in this area, we were able to move our first piece of purchased married furniture into the kitchen and get rid of the cheap Ikea table that my sister bought when SHE was in college.

J and I both agree that the rearrangement is an improvement. Slowly but surely, our house looks more like functional adults live here instead of college students.

Weather Radio

This week was nothing short of exciting when I experienced a tornado warning while at work. Of course it would have happened on Monday - it was a rough day. We hardly received any damage, but severe weather was expected again on Wednesday. Since we live in Georgia, everyone freaked out and our city shut down...literally. Tuesday night was spent preparing our storm shelter.

And putting last minute items by the stairs in case we needed to move quickly.

However, one thing eased my mind that evening and that was this beauty:

I HIGHLY suggest everyone purchase a weather radio. You can set it to sound an alarm in the middle of the night to alert you for all types of severe weather (tornado, hurricane, floods, etc.) and it will run on batteries if the power goes out. It is much more reliable than the apps on my phone, although I use those as well.

I realize that this seems like a boring, adult purchase, but it is worth buying. If you are getting married soon, put this sucker on your registry.


During the anticipated tornadic weather, J stayed home with E while I went to work. Once they made their way downstairs, I received a phone call that there was an issue with E's homework.

The cats literally ate her homework.

It was hilarious and troubling at the same time. I know my husband kept praying, "please don't throw up on the new rug..." So far, so good.

Aunt Foo Foo

E and I are THRILLED that our favorite Foo Foo is coming to visit! Our weekend should include fun Easter activities, a trip to "The Loveliest Village On The Plains," and a viewing of Trolls.

J is so excited; he can't stand it.

New Domain

In very exciting news, I finally set up a big girl domain! Although it was not one of my blogging goals for 2017, it was a necessity in my mind. 

Isn't she lovely?!?

I am still using Blogger to host this personal space on the internet, but am excited that it appears to be working correctly.

Trying to improve this blog is a huge project (especially since technology is always changing), but this is one small improvement that I was able to do. If for some reason you notice that a page isn't working or you aren't receiving updates when I post, please let me know!

Instagram is another challenge for me, but I do want to share an opportunity with you. Are you frustrated with the Instagram algorithms? I've recently joined an Instagram pod to assist with engagement and we have a few spots open for other users. If this is something you are interested in, please contact me and let's discuss it further.

Thank you for checking in on this fantastic Friday. I hope everyone has a great week full of dreamy weather!

*Linking up for Friday Favorites with MomprofessionalsSmidge of ThisCup of Tea, and Meet @ the Barre

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  1. Oh my goodness, Adrienne! I LOVE your new table! I'm a big fan of dining tables with benches, because then when you have a large crowd over (like a bunch of kids), you can just squeeze more people around the table. The more, the merrier!

    Happy Friday!!

    1. Thank you! Months later and I still love it!!! We thought about getting another bench for the other side, but changed our minds. We have a playdate coming up so we may get full use out of it yet. Crazy as it sounds, we haven't eaten on it yet!

  2. Glad you made it safely through the storms! We're fans of having a weather radio too. And I love that gorgeous table + rug. I was just about to contact you to let you know I'm linking to your blog today in my Fri faves. :) Have a happy Friday and a good weekend!

    1. I'm glad you are a supporter of weather radios. Too many people don't have one! I know I hopped over to your blog, but thanks again for linking up to the poison control post!

  3. Happy Friday! I'm popping over from the link up. I absolutely LOVE your new table! So gorgeous! The rug you found is beautiful too! Congrats on the new domain! So fun! Wishing you a wonderful upcoming weekend!
    Brenda // ChattingOverChocolate.com

  4. That dining room table I LOVE it! Glad you made it through the storms safe! Congrats on the new domain!

  5. Your table & rug look amazing! Someday I'll stop living like I'm a college student haha. Have a great weekend!

  6. That dining room table is soooo beautiful. So is that rug!!! I need to get a new domain too. Congrats on yours!!!

  7. That table is amazing! Congrats on your domain. Glad you guys were ok with the storm. Have a good weekend! Beautifully Candid

  8. I LOVE your table. Also - kudos to you on storm sheltering. I am terrified of tornadoes so I could never live in the south!

  9. Also, shoot me a message about the Instagram Pod. I'm very interested. Mommyinanutshell@gmail.com

    1. Hey Tara - I sent you an email, but didn't get a response. Let me know if you are still interested.


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