Friday Favorites!

I can’t believe it’s Friday AND that next Friday is Christmas weekend!  I seriously have no clue where the last two months have gone?!  If anybody knows, please tell me!! It’s also the day my brother and his wife leave for New Zealand on their honeymoon and I have to say.. I’m jealous! This time last year, we were headed on our honeymoon… oh the days!!


Which brings me to my first favorite of the week…


Our wedding was one year ago this past Monday and I still can’t believe it!  If you want to read more about our wedding (and see our video) just click this little button right here!


We even ate that top tier on Monday 🙂 You can check it out on my insta!


These pretty little things are on my counter now – reminding me of our anniversary 🙂

And a throwback to our honeymoon…


And because I’m totally craving warm weather and sunny days!


I shared all about my Cookie Exchange yesterday and let me tell you.. it was so much fun! Just having the girls over for some games was a blast.. and the cookies and wine definitely helped too!



I went to the Bachman’s Holiday House with Jess last night and that house is so cute no matter the season!  I did a little sneak peek on Snapchat (ballwekl) but for those of you who didn’t see that, I thought I’d share a few pictures below.


Seriously swooning….!

I plan to show more of the home next week on the blog so if that’s your thing, keep your eye out 🙂



The hubs and I went to Bentleyville in Duluth this past Saturday for our anniversary and boy, was it cold!! It’s right along the lake so that made it even colder – it was so busy and seriously mobs of people so the lights weren’t very enjoyable…. I mean, I could see one side basically and was shivering and numb the whole time!  Apparently I could have used a few more drinks beforehand to keep my blood flowing!

We did have a few beers before the lights at Bent Paddle Brewery.  I’m not a beer drinker at all but did try their mint chocolate infused beer… yeah, still not a beer drinker after that one! My hubs reaped the benefits of that one 🙂


After the show… ready to get back to the car and start to feel my thighs again!


So many pretty lights!


freezing our butts off!!


See what I mean about the mobs of people… ugh seriously?!


It was a fun thing to try but don’t think we’ll be going back any time soon!


I went to Chicago a few weekends ago with a girlfriend to try to find a little bit of Christmas.. and it was such a fun weekend!  It was awesome to try the Christkindlmarket and also see all the fun shops on Michigan Ave lit up!


If you haven’t been during the Christmas season, I definitely recommend it!


I shared some of our Christmas Decorations around our house last week and its always so much fun to see all the different decorations people have!


I still need to share our kitchen and entry way before the season is over!


Last but not least.. the hubs and I got a new waffle maker during Black Friday and decided to make some waffle pizza’s with it the other night!  It was such a fun (and quick) dinner!

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I’ll share more details about that next week 🙂

One more for today… I’ve teamed up with a fun set of bloggers to bring a giveaway to you for a $200 Old Navy Gift Card! Just click the link below to enter!

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Whew… that was a lot of favorites over the past few weeks!  Hope everyone has an awesome Friday and gets all the rest of their shopping done #wishfulthinking I just have 2 more things to pick up and I’m completely done!  I just love this time of year!


10 thoughts on “Friday Favorites!

  1. Erin Port says:

    First I am so jealous you went to the Bachmann’s idea house, my mom goes all the time and gets the cuuuuutttteeeessstt ideas there. Also, I am loving your monogram on your door….give me all the monograms. Have a great weekend and I have no idea how Christmas is next weekend and Happy Anniversary!

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  2. jmleshikar says:

    You are so pretty and can totally rock bright red lipstick! I have always wanted to wear brighter colored lipsticks- but I am just not brave enough! Ha! Your front porch is adorable! Hope you have a great weekend!!


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