{FIVE ON FRIDAY} 1-24-2014


Happy Friday Everyone!  I decided to join the Five on Friday link-up because it looks quite fun;  plus, I haven't done a link-up in quite some time...  Thank you for visiting.  Here are five things that I'm loving this week!
{ONE}  My New Blog Design
I've been on blogger since 2009, and well, let's just say that blog designs have changed a lot since then.  My first blog design was very decorative--it focused on my cheerleader cartoon, had lots of widgets, and a very busy background.  I've been wanting to change my blog for a while, and well, now in 2014, I've finally did it!

I'd like to give a shout out to Kreated by Kelsey who did this new design for me.  (She also did my old one five years ago.)  Her blog design business has been around awhile, and I know why...  She's creative, personable, quick, and very thorough.  In less than a week, my blog was instantly transformed, and she allowed me to make change after change after change until I LOVED everything.  (I know it wasn't easy for her to work with me; being a Libra, I have difficulty making decisions on just about everything.)  Finally, Kelsey's blog design service is very affordable.  It was a pleasure working with her again.

{TWO}  Snow Days
On Wednesday, the college I work for actually closed, and I had an unexpected day off from work!  It was pretty cold outside, but I did manage to take a few pictures of my little boy in action.  Here's my favorite:

{THREE}  Valentine's Day
Okay, I know I may be getting ahead of myself here, but I'm looking forward to transforming my living room into a sea of red and white heart decorations.  (We still have our Christmas tree up - gulp- which means lots of pine needles to clean up this weekend.)  I look forward to making heart shaped cookies and especially heart shaped chocolate chip pancakes within the next few weeks too.  Yum!!

{FOUR}  Doreen Virtue's Daily Guidance from Your Angels
A friend of mine introduced me to this book.  It offers a "healing" message for all 365 days of the year.  Here's an example.  Day 351 is called "Listen to Your Inner Child," and the meditation for the day is "I listen to my inner child, taking the time to play, sing, dance, and rest.  I give it excellent care, and as I fulfill its needs, I'm rewarded with energy and joyfulness."  I love the simple yet profound messages Doreen Virtue provides.  Every day this book seems to give me the exact wisdom I need to make it a great day.

{FIVE}  Yogi Tea
Over the last few years, I've been seeing a naturopath who's introduced me to the world of vitamins, supplements, and medicinal teas.  I love Yogi tea...I have one for "Calming," "Stomach Ease," "Cold Season," "Positive Energy," etc. etc., and I have to say that they work like a charm.  I have others too that have a permanent home in my cabinet.  My son doesn't particularly like these teas...yet.  One day I'll convince him.  (Oh, did I mention that each tea bag has a wonderfully enlightening quote too?  I love reading each one of them.)


  1. LOVE your sweet encouraging spirit! You have a heart of gold...I can tell already. Just started following you on GFC thanks to the linkup! Happy weekend, pretty mama! xx

  2. Thanks for finding me! I may hop on the Valentines day decorations this weekend too! look forward to more of your blogs!

  3. You are too sweet! Thanks for the "shout out". I loved working with you, as always! :) Happy Friday!


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