Favorite Things Friday

Happy Friday!!! 


Hope you all are doing well and are ready for the weekend - I know I'm ready! We're going to be spending the weekend re-packing our stuff and getting it ready to move into our house on... MONDAY!!! So excited.

So anyway. Onto the favorite things this week.

1. My katniss braid. Seriously. This thing might replace the top knot as my go-to hairstyle. Since so many of you have asked for it... here's a tutorial. It's not the best, but it shows you how to do it.

2. Birthday cake. You guys, I love cupcakes. You know this. I also love birthday cake. Which would explain why I ate five slices last night and made myself sick. It was bad, and I learned my lesson - never eat more than three slices of that frosted goodness. And thank you, dear sister-in-law for having a birthday and letting me eat half of your cake by myself. 


3. My nephew. Ummm really, could this kid be any cuter? He gave me a hug and let me cuddle and kiss him. He also threw a tennis ball at my face, but let's focus on the positive, shall we? Great. I stole this picture from my sister-in-law simply because the kid won't sit still for more than a millisecond.


4. Thrifting. Oh my goodness, I am so glad to be back where there are thrift stores everywhere. Remember this chambray shirt? $2.50. It may not fit perfectly, but that's a 2-minute fix with my trusty sewing machine. Boom. 



5. These bootiful peoples. Let me tell you my favorite thing about each one as I go down the line. That way you will know exactly why you should clickety click. 



Shelby is such a sweetheart - she always has a kind word, and she is so upbeat and optimistic. Not to mention her adorable little boy and the fact that she is one absolutely gorgeous and glowing momma-to-be! 


Jennifer is hands-down one of the most genuine people that I have met in blogland. I love that she is so down-to-earth and kind. You know what else? She was my blog angel last month, and she was a dang good one! So supportive and kind! 
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I love how family-oriented Brooke is (and holy moly, does she have a big family)! It's very obvious that she is a caring and selfless person who always has a kind word, and I love that she can show that through her writing and her blog! 
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Georgina is smart, friendly, and fun! Her blog has got a little of everything, and if you ever have a question, she's quick to answer! I love how dedicated she is to her work, her family, and life in general!
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So there you have it - I hope you check each one of those ladies out, they truly are awesome, and I love reading each of their blogs! 

What are you guys doing this weekend? Anyone have any fun plans? 

24 comments:

Sarah Kate said...

Thank you for the tutorial!!! I'm doing this today! I do the side braid almost every day...this will mix it up a little! :o)

Now I don't feel bad for eating six donuts at one time. There ARE others out there like me! Hooray!!!

Kristen Seuberling said...

Becky-boo! Love it! I thought he was trying to coax a cat out from under the couch or something at first =). And I'm officially really odd... because as you know, I have no hair, and I watched the whole vlog, expecting something hilarious to happen. You did not disappoint.

Baked goods might just be one of the best things this side of heaven. Oh my goodness. Especially cake and cupcakes.

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said...

Happy Birthday! I'm a July baby too!!! LOVE your braid.

Alana Christine said...

So going to try that now! Thanks!

English Anderson said...

Waaaaah, I want thrift stores again! It's driving me CRAZY not to be able to hit up a few dozen every weekend. Maybe better for my bank account, but no bueno for my addiction. I'll be checking out your blogger friends, and if I ever make cake I'll be sure to only send you three slices instead of the whole thing.

ruthy ann said...

love the hair tutorial! feel free to share your post on my friday favesies linky: http://www.discoverystreet.net/2012/07/friday-favesies-edition-6.html

Eve Myers said...

Tried out the Katniss braid...I did it a lot when my hair was longer, and glad to find out I can still do it!

rooth said...

Moving on Monday? Yikes. Good luck and make sure to take lots of pictures to document it all

Anna said...

First of all, love the background music to your vlog. Haha, it sounds like elevator music. :)Second, thanks for showing us how to do it! I'm totally going to try this for work!!

Ashley said...

It's so awesome to see you "in person"!! i thought my hair wouldn't be long enough to do the braid, but it definitely is. Thanks for the tutorial.

simplyevani.com said...

Lol at the cake thing, I mean what good is a birthday guest if they don't eat half your cake right? You were doing your duty. And I love the thrifted chambray shirt, I cannot for the life of me find any chambray in my local thrift stores. This weekend I'm just prepping to leave for Utah and relaxing!!

Evani
simplyevani@gmail.com

P.S. Good luck with the move!

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

What a little cutie your nephew is! :) Excited you're getting to move!!! Yay for a new home!!! :)
This weekend we're headed to my hometown for the pioneer days celebrations! Hubby has to work... lame. Think he needs a new job. Just sayin... ;)

Elsha Bodily said...

My weekend plans consist of busting out my handy dandy sewing machine as well and getting some of my thrifts wearable. You did an amazing job on that shirt, I would've ever known! But that's the goal right?

Kelly said...

Great braid! And I can't eat cake - it gives me a weird headache! I'd say it's the sugar but to be honest, I eat so much sugar that it doesn't even make sense.. But five pieces!? Wow, you deserve a medal for that one.

Natasha Ting said...

I'm a huge huge fan of advertising too! I once bought a jumpsuit with $2.5 and was bragging all about it!! hahaha.

Natasha
http://picablocks.blogspot.com

Dearest Lou said...

Love your braid but I don't think I can do it near as pro as you since I have so many layers in my hair! Also your nephew is so adorable (: We are moving next week too! Looks like we both have a busy week ahead of us!

Ariel Tyler said...

Love your katniss braid!

Rima said...

yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the katniss braid. must.try.soon. wait, i must straighten my hair first. hahaha...

Georgina said...

It's ME! Hahaha I hope you have a wonderful weekend Alyx - I rock the side braid at least once a week but watched your tutorial because your vlogs are kind of the best.

Vapid Vixen said...

What IS it with little kids always aiming for the face? It's a good thing they're so darn cute!

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

I work all weekend AND I think I'm getting sick. Ew. Not fun!

Hope your weekend is better than mine lady!

Jennifer Salter said...

Your Father-in-Law is Hilarious! And I am totally trying out that braid for church tomorrow! Thanks for the wonderfully kinds words.... I may have gotten just a bit misty eyed :) Love ya girl!

Sara Louise said...

It's Monday which means you're moving today!!! Best of luck in your new home! :)

Natasha Louise said...

What was it your birthday!!>?? awww man, I missed saying Happy birthday if it was!!!! gahhhh... but high five for the thrift find!! Love it!