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Five on Friday 1/7


Happy Friday from snowy, COLD Michigan!  We woke up to a windchill of -26 degrees yesterday morning, brrr.  Schools have been closed for days and we have over a foot of snow - exactly why I despise January.  I hope you had a good week and that it's a tad warmer wherever you are!  

Onto a few things I've been loving this week...

These Apple Peanut Butter Delights from The Pioneer Woman have been our snack of choice lately.  I mean to snap a picture each time I make them but then all of a sudden they're all gone - that's how good they are.


Do any of you follow Mix & Match Mama, Shay Shull (aka Bachelor Sean Lowe's sister)?  Her and her family are in China right now adopting their new daughter, Ashby.  She's been live blogging their adventure - it's an amazing and heartwarming read.  Follow along through her blog or Instagram.

The return of some of my favorite TV shows this week has been a highlight!  The Good Wife, Bachelor, Pretty Little Liars and especially, Parenthood - I can't even handle that there are only three episodes left.  Check out this article to find out when your favorite TV shows will be back on in 2015!  

To get my mind off of the Antarctic temperatures outside, I've started to plan our annual spring break trip to Florida.  Florida friends, I need your help!  We've almost always gone to Naples as my grandparents used to live on Barefoot Beach but I'm thinking of mixing things up this year.  What's another great beach we should visit?  We also love Destin but the weather has been hit or miss the last couple of times we were there in the spring.  I'm looking for a beach similar to Ka'anapali Beach in Maui, that place spoiled us.  Taking any and all suggestions!

Florida 2014

And finally, after talking about eyelashes on Wednesday, I tried my first eyelash primer this week.  BLOWN AWAY.  I used Clinique's Lash Building Primer and the stuff is insane.  I couldn't get over how amazing my lashes looked from a coat of this and then one coat of my mascara.  I had no idea what I was missing!  Have any of you tried this goodness?


Have a wonderful weekend and STAY WARM!
Linking up with KarliLaurenJennieRebecca and April

47 comments

  1. Those apple peanut butter delights look delicious; I may need to give them a try this weekend! And yay for PLL & Parenthood being back!!!

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  2. love, love mix and match mama! and following their amazing story! also I am just as excited...all my shows are back! It is pretty wonderful:) I think I am a little obsessed...stay warm, friend!

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  3. OMG girl, stay warm!!! That weather is no joke! And you have definitely convinced me I need to try a lash primer! WOW! Happy Friday!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  4. Yipes! I don't know how you guys live in those temps! Come join me in Florida ;-)

    Your lashes look amazing! Eyelash primer is one of my new holy grail products.

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  5. -26?!!? omgggg stay warm! i want to make those apple and peanut butter treats -- yum! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  6. I would die! I'm over here in SC struggling with 16 degree weather. I'm a weenie when it comes to the cold! Ha! I've actually never been to Florida. I want to go soooo bad! Those crystal blue waters are stunning. Oh, the bachelor... I'm swooning over Chris... He seems so perfect! I'm so glad Pretty Little Liars is back on! What did you think of this weeks episode??

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  7. I am loving your new blog design! Looks so fresh and clean:) I know all that snow must be a pain, but it sure is pretty!!! And girl, I LOVE it when you share new products. You always try the best stuff - like this eyelash primer.Your lashes look amazing. Def something I want to try. I'm too scared to do any of those products like Latisse because of the warning that it could possibly dye blue eyes (mine are light, light blue!) So something like this would be right up my alley!:) Happy Friday!

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  8. Wow! Your eyelashes look amazing! I'm going to need to get some of that stuff!

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  9. Your eyelashes are insane!! My short, blonde ones are super jealous!
    Ally - Life as I know it

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  10. Holy eyelashes girl!! Those are amazing! Those apple peanut butter delights look so yummy too. I'm going to have to try those for sure. Yuck to the weather lately! Hope you guys are staying warm. It's supposed to warm up to the 20s this weekend and I've never been more excited. haha Happy weekend!

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  11. OMG your lashes! I need to get that asap! We always go to Captiva Island or Sanibel, which is really close to Naples, but feels like you're in a tropical location. You fly into Fort Myers and just go the opposite direction. Sanibel has more going on and Captiva is tiny and quiet, but the beaches and the water are amazing! Have a great weekend!!

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  12. I love shay and her blog - I've been following along and it's amazing what they are doing!!! Your lashes are perfect, that's the same primer I use and love it!! Have a great weekend! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  13. Holy cold batman!!!! It's "cold' here but NC cold. Not real winter cold. Your lashes look fab-u-lous! I'm so happy the bachelor is back. My mondays just got a whollllllle lot better!

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  14. BRR, BRR, BRR! Stay warm friend. Speaking of warm, Siesta Key was the prettiest beach I've ever seen in the US, so I suggest there ;)!

    YAY GOOD WIFE! I can't wait!

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  15. this weather is making me LONG for a trip to the sunny beaches! have a happy weekend :)

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  16. Beautiful snow picture although I do not doubt it's FREEZING! Your eyes look amazing, I think I may need some eyelash primer! I personally think the beaches on the West Coast of FL are the best - Sanibel, Naples, Clearwater - they're all so pretty, and I love all of the mom & pop restaurants, you also cant beat the sunsets and all of the dolphin sightings! But for more more of a fun vibe Ft Lauderdale and Miami Beach win :) it's a matter of what you're looking for.

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  17. Love love love your blog but maybe too much on the eyelashes?!?

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  18. I'm so excited for new seasons of my favorite shows! I'm jealous you are planning a trip to FL. That sounds perfect right now! Love your lashes!!

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  19. Holy lashes!!! Yes- I've been so captivated by Shay's adoption process, so happy for them :) Stay warm girl, eek!

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  20. That weather is terrible! Stay warm my friend! I have been reading Shay's story about adopting and it is definitely a sweet one. That little girl is going to be one loved girl. Your lashes look ah-maz-ing and planning your trip to Florida sounds fun! What a great way to take your mind off the cold weather.

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  21. I've been obsessed with Shays adoption journey. It's amazing and fascinating and I've so appreciated her daily recaps of their experience

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  22. Ughh I detest January too, although you guys have more snow and cold than we do! Also your eyelashes are amazing I must try a primer!!

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  24. We just started watching Parenthood and love it!! We are in the middle of season 2. How have I missed those apple peanut butter delights?! The Pioneer Woman is my spirit animal. I know what I'm making tonight :) Happy Friday!

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  25. Sorry--I'm reading on my phone and had copied and pasted what I thought was just the last portion of my comment about the linkup, but it picked up my entire comment. So let's try this again!

    Ok, I thought Kentucky was cold, but we don't have anything on you! A day at the beach sounds nice right about now for sure! You'll have to post which beach you pick!

    Also, I hope you'll hop over to my blog and link up for H54F:) Some of my friends and I are carrying on the H54F torch for the Lauren Elizabeth and would love to have you link up! Since it's our 1st week, we're doing a giveaway for a $100 Target giftcard to 1 of the bloggers who links up with us! Hope you'll join in!

    Tif
    www.brightonabudget.com

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  26. This post makes me want to run out and buy that primer, now! Gorgeous lashes girlfriend! Hope you are staying warm in the mitten! North Carolina is cold too, but no snow yet! Happy Friday! :))

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  27. Look at your lashes!!! So you just put it on before mascara?
    I have loved following Shay & the adoption of Ashby... so precious, that family

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  28. Uh, the weather is terrible! I've still gone to work every day. So dangerous! Your lashes look great!!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifesyle.blogspot.com

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  29. Girl I feel your pain on the snow and temps but at least you got a cute pic of the pup in the snow :) When we go to FL I always stay with my aunt at her place in Longboat Key, FL. It's right outside of Sarasota and about an hour south of Tampa. The beaches are gorgeous and it's not too crazy crowded with tourists. I also love Mix and Match Mama! Her stories of Ashby have been the absolute sweetest. Have a good weekend and stay warm!! xo

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  30. You look amazing in the photos. And just look at that Apple peanut delectable.. I sure could eat that right about now lol. Amazing post.

    Kay of Pure & Complex
    www.purecomplex.com

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  31. Destin is one of my favorites- but you're right it is hit or miss in February/March/April. My husband's from Vero Beach, and it's far enough south that it's pretty warm all the time. They have outlets, is only about 1 - 1 1/2 hours away from Orlando, and fairly close to Cocoa, as well. It's really quite a small town and fun to just hang out. Oh, Jake Owen is also from there! -Dorrie @ Bear Den Plantation

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  32. Your lashes look amazing! And that apple stuff...yes please! P.S. I know you have probably had your fill of snow, but I could use a snow day! (although that wind chill is insane!)
    xo Southern Style

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  33. Stop it with those crazy long eye lashes. I'm sold! Hope y'all have a great weekend playing in all that pretty snow!

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  34. ummm your lashes are INSANE. I need that stuff! jealous of your florida trip - i have no advice, i'll just sit here and live vicariously when you go :)

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  35. Oh my gosh, your lashes look incredible!!!! I may have to invest in an eye lash primer now! Chris would like those apple and peanut butter delights too. They look yummy. Sorry for commenting a little late, I worked today. Anyway, have a great weekend and stay warm!!!

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  36. Um… your lashes look absolutely perfect!! I almost bought this one day and put it back… but now I'm definitely rethinking it because these lashes need a lot of help! Have a great weekend (and try to stay warm!) xo

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  37. Your eyelashes look amazing :)

    www.beautyandcolour.com

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  38. Those apple delights look delish!! I am making them Tomorrow :) Happy Friday
    Chelsea @ thewilliamsjourney1.blogspot.com

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  39. Those Apple delights! I could go for about four right now! And I may have been stalking Shay's blog for updates on their adoption. Since returning from Rwanda, adoption has been laying heavily on my heart so to see the process they are going through just really excites me. Plus, Ashby is a complete doll! I didn't realize parenthood started again last night! Gotta catch up on my DVR! It's one of my all time favorites! Hope y'all have a great and warm weekend!

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  40. I love the pioneer woman! Those apple peanut butter delights look amazing!! My husband and I went to clearwater beach last year - that was a nice beach! And my sister really likes cocoa beach :)

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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  41. Oh my goodness, all that talk of warm weather... I've been craving a cruise lately! Go to Ft. L and jump on a ship for a week of sun, unlimited food, and dressing fancy!

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  42. Holy eyelashes!!!!! I can't believe how cold it is there! I do not approve!! Stay warm!! What about Seaside, FL? Or one of the families I work with swears by Carrillon beach?

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  43. Um, yeah - that lash primer is getting ordered this week. Holy smokes! You're lucky that you have long eyelashes, too. :) I definitely will be checking out that blog - it sounds like a great read and story! Hope you had a good weekend!

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  44. Oh Katie... that is some seriously awful weather!! Sounds like you need to plan a warm, tropical vacation for January next year ;)
    I need to try lash primer asap!

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  45. I have yet to find a mascara that I LOVE, maybe I just need primer!

    As for Florida, we went to West Palm and Jupiter, Florida this fall and loved it! I am putting together a recap post for next week--you'll have to check it out!

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  46. Eye lash primer IS A THING?! I need that in my life for sure!

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