Friday Favorites: 4/12/13

We all know that it is the little things that add up to the big things in life. . . so this week a few of the “little” things that are making me happy lately. . . . Enjoy!

That Luke has started saying Mama to me! He has been babbling it for a while. . . but now has started to say it specific to me. And I love Dada just as much. Heart melting.

My impromptu vacation snow day yesterday

It was snowing hard yesterday, but we live in MN. . . so I got ready for work and loaded Luke up to go to daycare and hit the road. I had to drive slow, but we made it to his daycare, just in time for his daycare to let me know they were closing for the day! (In their defense, the snow was supposed to get worse throughout the day.) And Scott had some important meetings for the day. .. so Luke and I got an extra day together. Not my ideal start to a vacation day, driving an hour in the car in the snow. . . but it turned out to be a great day. We played, ran errands, I got in a 6.5 mile run during nap time, and took a body pump class at the YMCA while Luke hung out in Child Watch.




Yes it is April. And it is supposed to be April showers bring May flowers, but how can you be upset when it looks so pretty?

Gel manicures


I hardly ever get manicures, but when I do, I love the ‘new’ gel manicures. . . nails that are dry as soon as you leave the salon and least forever? Yes, please! My color yesterday – Princesses Rule. Smile 


HLS 2013

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I have been selected to speak on a panel at the Healthy Living Summit this September in Minneapolis. I have never been to a blog conference, so I am super excited about attending one and now speaking at one!! The panel will be a discussion on intermediate blogging. . . making the transition from beginner to expert!


So, I know that lots of people have lots of followers on twitter, but I am still super excited that I am 1 person away from 100 followers on Twitter! It is a big deal for me. Smile I have just started over the past few weeks being more active on twitter and love it. I did a tweet chat about #blogsmarter earlier this week and that was awesome too.

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Do you follow me on Twitter? (

If you do I’ll be your BFF. . . ok, not really, but I will follow you back! Winking smile 

What have been your “little” things this week?


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13 Responses to Friday Favorites: 4/12/13

  1. Love this post and I’m so glad you got to have a nice vacay day with Luke. Congrats on speaking at the summit! You’re so optimistic I would be so mad if we still had that much snow, in UT we still are having some snow days=(
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  2. That is so awesome that you will be speaking at the Healthy Living Summit!! I am sure you will do fantastic! Have a great weekend. Stay cozy 🙂
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  3. I just followed you (and liked you on FB) 🙂
    I’m on Twitter and FB, too…
    Heard that BlogSmarter was awesome!
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  4. How exciting about being a speaker at HLS!! I’m hoping to go, if I can get tickets!
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  5. That is so exciting that you will be speaking at HLS! Way to go darling! And YAY for Luke saying mama! So fun!
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  6. wow, that turned out to be a great day because of snow. hoping it is now completely out of the picture here!

    i am so excited for you to speak. you will do awesome:)
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  7. I love manicures especially with shellac and it drying straight away too 🙂
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  8. Ahhhh this is so exciting!! I will be there and I am so excited to hear you speak!
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