Friday Favorites 4/7/2017

Happy Friday, y’all!!  We have a packed weekend planned, so I am so ready for it to get here!  Tonight we are going to dinner with a super old (think elementary school) friend and her husband, since they are visiting the wonderful #YeahTHATGreenville.  Saturday we have a birthday celebration at Dave & Busters.  Then bright and early Sunday morning we are road tripping to St. Petersburg, Florida!  We’ve never been to St. Pete’s so please send me your food and fun recommendations, in the comments!

1.) Favorite New Photo Trend:  Get yourself some friends that don’t question when you do weird things, and are more than happy to be weird in return.  Case in point, friends who go to the same tourist spots and take the same photos.  Can this be a new photo trend? #FriendPhotoCopy  Use that hashtag and tag me on Instagram so I can see all the other weirdo friendships out there!

2.)  Favorite Girlie Drink (That Seems Healthy):  The Pink Drink at Starbucks.  It’s a Strawberry Refresher with Coconut Milk.  It tastes amazing and it looks so pretty!  Plus, there are fresh strawberries in it, so it’s basically a health drink and if you care about your body at all you will go get one, right now.

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3.) Favorite Volunteer Event (Probably of All Time):  Our church put on a free Carnival for Foster Children and their families and it was beyond incredible.  I don’t think I can fully describe how amazing this experience was.  Foster children have very little that actually belongs to them, if you would like to help them out you can go here to find a local donation spot in your area!  One thing we didn’t realize was a need until this event were lice treatment kits.  If reading that sentence made your  head itch, that’s the Holy Spirit telling you to go donate some lice kits to your local donation site. 🙂  You can search the hashtag #ForSC to see other projects our church did across the state of South Carolina.

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4.) Favorite Craft: Ok, so we agreed to help with a craft project that was WAY above our skill level.  Two hours into a 1.5 hour project, we had to call the Master Crafter, Karli, to come walk us through it step by step!  Four hours, twenty burned fingers, two pork chops and way too many frosted cookies later, we officially made 12 Easter flowers!  Here’s the link for the tutorial.  If you are able to easily make these, please feel free to gloat in the comments!

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5.) Favorite Cold Weather Walking Location: I have a great friend, Kati, and our friendship revolves around walking.  Sometimes we eat, but we always walk.  With the weather being crazy this week, we opted to check out the Well Walkers program at The Well, downtown.  The Well is our local arena where the Greenville Swamp Rabbits hockey team play (they are doing fantastic this year). Basically you walk around the inside of the arena, and you don’t have to worry about nasty weather, it’s pretty genius.  They even have days when doctors, dietitians, or mom & me instructors come out.  I’m curious if other cities have similar programs.

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Enjoy your Friday! Go take some #FriendPhotoCopy pics or attempt some crafts that are way above your skill level, and report back!  Don’t forget to hit that subscribe button so you can be the first to know when I have a new post!  Special shout out to Melissa and Brie for being the stars of today’s post!

XOXO,

Sara

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Friday Favorites -3/3/17

First of all, thank you so much to everyone for all the support, encouragement and love for my last post!  It was definitely hard to put it out there, but I’m so glad I did!  If you haven’t had a chance to read it yet, you can go here.

It’s Friday and it’s officially March!! March means it’s officially mine and Eric’s anniversary month!! Holla!!  I have a fun project that I need YOUR help with, so don’t forget to scroll all the way to the bottom!

I love compiling my list of favorites because it forces me to take an inventory of my week and I always feel this overwhelming sense of gratitude!  Even if you don’t have a blog, I highly recommend keeping a list of great things about each day.  Bonus points if you make a list of all the things you appreciate about your spouse each day!  Also, it goes without saying, but my forever favorite is the brown puppy (Belle) that insists on “helping” me blog.  She is either completely passed out, or attempting to crawl on the laptop.  There’s no in-between.  Seriously, look at this blanket caped puppers with her tongue sticking out, she’s the cutest.

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Here are this weeks favorites!

Favorite Breakfast Cookie: Y’all if you’ve ever flown American, you’ve been exposed to these amazing gifts from God, known as Biscoff Cookies!  If you are like me, you didn’t realize you could buy them in store, until your husband surprised you with a pound of Biscoff’s for Valentines Day! #swoon

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Favorite Work-Out Tank: I just picked up this sups cute tank from Express!  It’s light-weight, loose fitting and the tiniest bit sheer – makes it perfect for summer, on top of a bright colored sports bra!  Go grab one here, and we can be twinsies!  Tag me on the ‘gram, so I can see how hot you look! @sara_kauffman

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Favorite Friend-Date: Breakfast with my girl, Karli!  Who took me out on a day that she knew was incredibly hard for me, to make sure I had at least one bright spot to the day!  And she brought me these gorgeous sunflowers that look like they were made for my kitchen!

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Favorite Brewery Tour: Hands down, Sierra Nevada Brewery in Mills River, N.C. has the best brewery tour.  The building itself is incredible.  It’s beautiful and was so well planned out  from the inside out.  On site restaurant, upstairs space for drinking and playing corn hole, out door space upstairs and downstairs for hanging out (dog friendly!) and events! It’s also LEED Platinum certified, that’s crazy impressive!  The tour itself is incredibly informative and you’re able to go behind the scenes to actually see and learn how their beer is made – Plus FREE beer tastings!

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Favorite Drink Bottle: I was super fortunate to snag one of the few remaining Lily Pulitzer Swell water bottles from Starbucks! It’s my first swell bottle, and I’m already in love!!  I have the pink one on the far right!

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Favorite Blog Participation: Eric and I are celebrating our FIVE year anniversary at the end of this month!  March 31st!  I want to do a personal post about us and our relationship, so you can get to know me.  So, submit your questions below with anything you want us to answer about each other or our relationship.  We want everything from silly, to serious and everything in between!  Bonus – If I answer your question in our anniversary post, I’ll give your blog a shout out! And if I don’t answer your question, I’ll do my best to answer it in the comments below!!  Here’s some pics of us being totally normal.

 

Thanks so much for reading!  As always, let me know if we have any of the same favorites in the comments below!  Did you score a Lilly Pulitzer Swell bottle?   Are you obsessed with Biscoff cookies?  And what questions do Eric and I need to answer about each other or our relationship?!  Happy Friday!

 

XOXO,

Sara