Friday Favorites Vol. 1

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Happy Friday! I hope everyone had a great week. Spring is here! Everything is starting to bloom, which I love but my allergies do not 😉

I’m excited to start this fun little series to *hopefully* get me to post to my blog more consistently.

I recently purchased these headphones and they are so. great. We flew to Florida for a few days last month and these were perfect for the flight. Noise cancelling, comfortable, wireless, and most importantly, pretty!

Last weekend, I got a new bike and I’m super pumped about it! I love biking and we have a bike trail about a quarter mile from our house, which is perfect for weekday evening rides. I’m excited to try out some new trails this summer.

Bethel music released a new album Starlight and it’s amazing, go listen to it!

This banana bread recipe is amazing. I usually skip the frosting because it is that good on it’s own!

If you have problems with your nail polish chipping right after you paint your nails, try this gel top coat. I did two coats of regular nail polish with this on top and my nail polish looked nice for about a week!

Does anyone have any fun weekend plans? Let me know in the comments!

Holiday Gift Guide

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The amount of days until Christmas are slowly decreasing… have you done your shopping yet? I had so much fun creating this little gift guide to provide you with some inspiration if you’re stumped on what to get someone.

Have a beauty loving friend/mom/sister? How fun would it be to receive this highlighter and this pretty brush? The shades in this eye shadow palette are all matte, versatile and stunning.

You can never go wrong with anything from Rifle Paper Company, in my opinion. I mean how beautiful is this calendar? And this art print? Ugh, I love everything they sell.

How fun would it be to receive a cast iron tea kettle? The one linked above is pretty pricey but I’ve seen quite a few similar options at T J Maxx for a fraction of the cost. This candle smells amazing; and how pretty is the container it comes in?

All of these gifts are great because you don’t even need to know the person’s size. I especially love all of these items because they are fun splurge that someone may not typically buy. I hope this can provide you with a few last minute ideas, in case you need them!

Do you typically procrastinate your Christmas shopping? Or do you try to get it done far in advance? I’m somewhere in the middle. 🙂 Let me know how you do your Christmas shopping in the comments below!

Meet My Husband

rufener-176This is my husband, Troy.

Troy and I started dating on June 23, 2012. We got engaged on May 20, 2015. And then got married on June 12, 2016. All in all, it’s been the best 4 1/2 years of my life since Troy has been in it 🙂

I felt like an introduction was necessary because I’m sure you will be seeing him around this blog quite often 🙂

A few things about Troy…

  1. He is incredibly patient
  2. He dreams big and thinks without limits
  3. He loves Jesus with all he’s got
  4. He loves home renovation projects
  5. He has a servant heart that I admire a lot