Friday, December 20, 2013

Five on Friday

Happy Friday, folks! Can you believe that Christmas is just 5 days away? I'm so excited to be back in Ohio with all my people. Today, Connor and I are going shopping with my Mom and HOPEFULLY getting a photo with Santa. We are also heading up to Columbus to visit and spend Christmas with 2 of my best friends. 
Of course, I can't forget to link up with Darci and the girls for Five On Friday.

I have a few gifts that I just LOVE and can't wait to give to my family and friends. It was difficult to shop and plan from Texas but there are a few things that I was able to pull off that I think will really blow the socks off of some folks. I can't wait for Mark and Kari to get their gift... Dean, hope you are ready to love me forever because after this gift, you're gonna want to (even more than you do now)!

My brother and I are going to try this adorable craft with the kids this year. I'm can't wait to see their faces when I tell them we are going to tackle this task. Cora is super artsy so I'm sure she will love it. Will, on the other hand, is all boy so let's hope he doesn't make too big of a mess. And Connor? Well we will see. I'm thinking someone will be covered in icing by the end of it.

Do you watch ABC's Revenge? Ohh Emm Gee! The winter finale was so good. I have been on the fence with that show for a while now. Sometimes I find myself being super bored with it and other times, I'm on the edge of my seat and can't get enough. In case you don't watch it yet or haven't seen the most recent episode, I'll keep all spoilers to myself but I will tell you, Emily (AKA the real Amanda) has her work cut out for her now. Good luck sister! You're going to need it!

I somehow stumbled across Studio Cicada and fell in love with their phone cases. You can personalize them to fit your style and they aren't too terribly expensive either. I was lucky enough to find them when they were offering a BOGO special so I scored myself these two. If you know me, you know this just scream Stephanie. I love the finished product. Be sure to check them out.

I've been thinking about my goals for 2014 and if I could sum up what I hope 2014 has in store for me, personally, I would pick this quote. 
In today's society, where we demand on social media so much, it's easy to compare yourself to someone else. I'm just as guilty as the next person but I'm hoping to spend 2014 working on me, learning to love the me I see in the mirror knowing I'm the first rate version of myself.

Happy Friday ya'll!


  1. I especially love this quote. Honestly, I struggle with his on a daily basis. I think society has made it SO difficult for women. It's hard sometimes not to constantly struggle with self image. Thank you for this sweet reminder! Happy holidays! :)

  2. I watch Revenge and so far this season is SO much better than last season. I'm excited to see how she gets herself out of this mess.

  3. I watch Revenge and LOVED the mid-season finale, too!! I also like that last quote you posted!

  4. I LOVE your quote for 2014! it sums up how I feel perfectly!

  5. Love those phone cases!
    And, the quote is perfect.
    Hope you're enjoying friends and family at home!!


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