Friday, May 19, 2017

Friday Favorites - May 18th

It's Friday! And we are back!

It's been awhile, but I am happy to be linking up with ErikaNarci and Andrea!

Let's just jump right in, shall we?

Favorite #1

Small Town Brewery's Not Your Mom's Iced Tea


Friends...I could drink this by the gallon. I won't, but it is so darn good. I fell in love with this brewery's Not Your Father's Root Beer not long ago. And now, this is my newest love.

I am not a big drinker. Never have been. But guys...this is hardly like drinking. I think it tastes just like an Arnold Palmer. I used to like (and still do) mixing Firefly Sweet Tea with Lemonade for my favorite, light summer  alcoholic drink. I would serve it at parties. But heaven in a bottle. 

Can you tell I like it?? If you drink, please hunt this down and give it a try. I am confident that you won't be disappointed. AND if you like root beer and haven't tried Not Your Father's Root Beer, grab one of those too, while you are at it!

PSA: NOT an advertisement. I just really, really like this! Maybe too much!

Favorite #2
Last week for Mother's Day, my family surprised me with...

A roomba!

We named it DJ Roomba after Tom Haverford's Roomba in his Rent A Swag store on Parks & Rec. Anyone? Bueller? that we have a dog, I think this was a wise investment. I have set it to run everyday, and either we are that filthy or it's eating the carpet in our living room. I wish I had taken a picture to show just how much it collects every. single. day. Seriously shocking.

I am already in love with this thing. Not having to vacuum is such a luxury. Listening to the whirring of the little motor as I do other tasks is oddly satisfying. It's getting done...and I don't have to do it!! #youknowyouareamomwhen... 

Favorite #3

I have stumbled onto some pretty fantastic Instagram accounts lately with some very uplifting messages. This one really spoke to me.

I don't know if it is just me, but I (bear with me, ok?) feel like women have been taught to feel "crazy" if you reveal your true feelings about something or someone. And I am not talking hate, I am talking about love. I have learned in my life, love is really all that matters.

That being said, I have, in the last several years, started to tell friends and family members (that aren't usually the lovey dove types...we all have them! You know who they are!) that I love them. It is a different type of love than most people think of, but why not say it?? Don't we all just want to be loved and appreciated by the people closest to us?

The point is, this one struck me. I strive to be open and honest (as is socially acceptable) as possible. And it isn't always received well. So, to that I say, be honest! If you lose it (being the friendship or whatever the relationship is) then it was never yours to being with. 

Favorite #4

One of my best friends gave me a small version of this candle last week. She rocks! Let me tell is PERFECT for the season. Everyone thinks it smells amazing! Because it totally does!

Today, I hunted down the larger size, and you'll never guess where it came from...
Target. Of course it did. #allthebeststuffcomesfromtarget

Anyway, hurry over to your nearest Target (twist your arm, right?) and give this a sniff. I can almost guarantee it will put you in a summer state of mind.

Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!! 


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  1. Wow! I think I need to buy that candle- sounds amazing! Have a great weekend :)

  2. Glad the Roomba is taking care of business for you! My parents' Roomba kind of sucks in that it doesn't suck! I just want a cleaning lady! :) Have a great weekend!