Friday, April 22, 2016

Friday Favorites 4.22.16

TGIF!  This work week has been a busy one...so happy it's the weekend!


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1.  My balcony.  I shared here the little makeover my mom and I did this past weekend on my balcony.  I am so excited to have time this weekend to hang outside and relax.

2.  Blogging for Books.  I was so excited when I read about Blogging for Books on Carly's blog.  I love reading and with this site, you are able to get books sent to you to review - for free!  There are rules of course, but it is pretty simple.  Of course, you might not always find a book you like from the ones that are offered, but it is still a great option if you love to read.

3.  New white cake stand.  



This little cake stand was in the dollar section at Target.  Technically it was $5.00, but still a great deal.  The style is classic.  Right now I am using it as a centerpiece, and I just love how it looks on my table.  

4.  The Sound of Music.  I picked up some tickets for The Sound of Music musical that is coming to St. Louis later this month.  I kept seeing commercials about the musical, but never found a good time to sit down and order tickets - pretty much I just kept forgetting.  I finally did remember, though and I am so excited!  I love the movie, and I have high hopes for the performance.  It's always fun to have a night out at the theater, too.      

5.  Blog updates!  My awesome blog designer, Erin, is going to be making some updates for me.  The site might be under construction a bit, but I am excited about the changes.  

Linking up with AndreaAprilKatie and Amanda. 


29 comments:

  1. I love the cake stand! Targets dollar section seriously has some of the best little home decor!

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  2. Oh i love that cake stand - so good for so many other things!! Have a great weekend! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. LOVE that sweet little cake stand! Did someone say Sound of music? That is my all-time favorite movie and I would be over the moon to see the musical, I hope you love it. And I hope your weekend is as amazing as you are!

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  4. Can't wait to see the blog updates!!! Still love your deck makeover--so pretty! Hope you have a great weekend and get some time out there on it!

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  5. Ahh The Sound of Music! That is going to be so great! Christopher and I were just talking about that musical this morning! :)

    Love your cake stand and candle! :)

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  6. I got that same cake stand and LOVE it. What a steal! I somehow always love the non-dollar items at the "dollar spot" :)

    Have a great weekend!
    www.keepingupwithkategriff.blogspot.com

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  7. Love that cake stand! And I can't wait to see your blog updates--it's always so fun to refresh things!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  8. White cake stands and the Target $1 section are my jam!

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  9. LOVE that cake stand! I've been looking for one!! And love blogging for books too! I haven't done it in awhile, but have gotten some great cookbooks on it!

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  10. I discovered Blogging for Books on Carly's blog too and it's been a good way for me to read some books I normally may not have picked up! Their packaging really cracks me up though, they send a giant box with tons of bubble wrap for a little book inside!

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  11. Ooh I think I have that same cake stand (or a similar one) from Target in Tiffany blue! I just love it (although I never intended to use it as a cake stand, lol)--it's currently giving some height to things on my dresser! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

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  12. Your balcony turned out great! So exciting about The Sound of Music! I love musicals :)
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  13. That will be so fun to see the sound of music! It's always fun to make it to a braodway show!!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  14. That cake stand is so beautiful! I had it in my hands last week and I just couldn't justify getting it since I already have two cake stands at home. So crazy! Why would I ever need a third?!

    And I love the changes to your sidebar! Everything is looking great so far!

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  15. Love how your balcony turned out- seriously so cute! Can't wait to see the blog updates. Have a great weekend! xo Sarah
    Belle in the City

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  16. I love having a few cake stands around for various uses (I actually don't think I've ever put a cake on one haha!) and that little one is great!

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  17. how cute is that cake stand! i want it. i tried blogging for books but never got anything lol. i love netgalley though!

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  18. That would be so fun to see The Sound of Music the musical! It's by far one of my favorite movies. That cake stand is so cute - love the $$ section! -xx Leah || Chasing Texas

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  19. I have been wanting a cake stand like that forever! For $5 I might need to run to Target tonight! Have a great weekend!

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  20. If you haven't signed up for Netgalley, you totally need to! It's another awesome way to get books for free! And hooray for The Sound of Music! We saw it when it was in Houston, and it was so amazing! You're going to have such a blast!

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  21. I LOVE sound of music- one of my favorites for sure and I've seen it live a couple different times. LOVE LOVE LOVE :)

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  22. I love blogging for books.. I actually am in the middle of reading my latest book right now.

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  23. I love that cake stand, simple and pretty! Happy Weekend! xo, Kristina

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  24. Yay for Sound of Music, that sounds so fun!! Oo I was so so close to getting that cake stand, but picked up some of the carafe's instead :)! Happy Friday!

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  25. Hello! Stopping by through the linkup! I'll have to check out that Blogging for Books. I love to read as well, and getting free books in exchange for a review sounds pretty great! I have the same cake stand, but mine has a red top (I got it around Valentine's day.) Yours looks nice as a centerpiece! I really like how inexpensive it is, but it looks so nice! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  26. I keep candles on my cake stand (when I'm not using it for cakes) too! And I can't wait to see your new blog look!
    Evelina @ Fortunate House

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  27. I saw those cake stands! Home Goods usually has great deals on them, too. Nicely done on your balcony - it looks so peaceful :)

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  28. So glad you're loving Blogging for Books! I love that it gives you an option (most of the time) to get a physical book instead of an e-book. So nice for cookbooks and journals and more non-traditional reading books. I bet the Sound of Music will be amazing-- live musicals are always so much fun!

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  29. I have seen those little cake plates even used by the sink to hold your sponge and soap and its so cute! Looks like you had a great time-I love antique stores!

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