Friday No. Five

Friday, April 17, 2015

I've been obsessed with following Mackenzie of Design Darling's cross country move. It's extra interesting because she's moving to Dallas.. but the idea of picking up to start a whole new life is oddly captivating to me. I've been so hooked on following her updates!

I'm knee deep in the Tone It Up Bikini Series and loving it! It's been especially fun knowing that Jamie, Katie, and Lo are also participating! If you are too, I'd love to hear about it. In recent months I've struggled a lot with searching to feel in control of my life (lol says God) and having this one thing to focus on has been so good. I also used to hate yoga and now truly look forward to it. Completing the Tone it Up workouts makes me feel like I can truly take on anything and I'm so thankful for how the Lord has used it positively in my life thus far! I truly can't recommend living a healthy (ish) lifestyle highly enough. I'm someone who had never worked out a single time until a few years ago so I totally understand if you have hesitations.. but it's so worth it! Feel free to email me!

Emily Maynard's bridal makeup look. Enough said.

We officially have chickens! These two roosters are the start of our little extended chicken family. I love this photo. It just reminds me of how blessed I am to get to live life with my best friend. He really does make me 1000% more adventurous and fun! (ie. holding rooster)

I was gifted these two workout outfits this week and they have made me so happy! I've always worn the Nike "tempo" short... aka the one everyone has but these phantom shorts are so much more comfy for lounging and workouts! I also love these tanks because they aren't very cleavagey which is my #1 needed trait in a workout tank. Bring on summertime!

Our dining room got a little spruce this week! I had asked my dad to hold off on buying me a birthday gift until I could choose something I would really like. We always go to Sam's club together (just a little fun part of routine!) and found this amazing RH style piece. I had been really wanting something like this for some time and it was at a great price.. so happy birthday to me! As you can see in the second photo, we just had simple burlap curtain panels from world market in the dining room. They were leftover from college so they went up in our current house even though I'm not exactly crazy about them. But with the addition of the cabinet there was just too much brown going on in there. So one trip to Target after a few online inspiration searching ended up with our new look. What do you think? It even made Ben stop and say "WOW! that looks so much better!" which proves how much of a difference it is!

What do y'all have going on this weekend? Between royal baby watch and lilly for target I'm about having a heart attack every second. Haha! We've got hanging out with friends, a family reunion, and a chicken coop to build!


  1. That chicken picture is the most adorable thing.

  2. That cabinet is beautiful! I will have to check out those Nike shorts since I love my Tempos. I am also doing the Bikini Series from Tone it Up! I am a few workouts behind since this week was crazy but luckily I have a lot of free time this weekend to squeeze them in.

  3. Your new curtains are perfect! They add the soft feminine look. Great choice!
    And I am loving the bikini series this year! I agree, working through some of those routines leaves me feel so empowered. YAY for another TIU friend. :)
    Happy Weekend!
    ps: I'm trying to convince my husband that when we own a home one day to get chickens but so far no luck haha

  4. Your dining room is dreamy!! Love it and I also LOVE the chickens. :)


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