Friday Favorites

Happy Friday friends! Hope you all had a great week, but who is excited for the weekend?! We are ready for a weekend involving no plans! It will be nice to have some family time & be home together since Braden has been working so much this month. Im starting a weekly “Friday Favorites” post of a few things I’ve rounded up that I’ve been loving lately!

First off, I love getting a new planner to kick off the new year! I love Rifle Paper Co & couldnt resist getting  this planner in this amazing floral print! (also all their planners are 20% off right now!)

I got a few of these Capri Blue Volcano Candles for Christmas & am already addicted to this scent of tropical fruits, sugared oranges, lemons and limes. And with all this freezing weather, it makes me want to go on a tropical vacay!

Last week we made this amazing Asian Peanut Chicken recipe and I have been craving it since! (& already made it again this week ) We aren’t into zucchini noodles so we used whole grain pasta noodles instead. Definatly adding this to our regular dinner menu!

What are you all currently loving? I would love to hear! Happy weekend eveyone!


photo via pinterest



Enjoy Today

First of all, thank you all so much for the encouragement & support of this new little adventure I started! Seriously made my day & made me more excited to have this creative outlet! 

This is my daily reminder to “enjoy today”. Sometimes you need to pause and be present. People always said to me before I had Blakely, “time flies when you have kids & they grow up so fast!” And I really had no idea until having my own babe that time truely flies by! I still can’t believe my baby girl has grown so much and is 8 months already! It seems like yesterday she was so tiny in her carseat coming home and all she did was sleep & ate all day! And before I know it she will be one year old! So I want to soak up every second with my girl and enjoy each day & every milestone.

One of my goals for the new year is to have less screen time around Blakely. To put my phone away while I am with her and be present. Blakely is always grabbing for my phone which shows I am on it to much. So I am going to put it away & “enjoy today” so I don’t blink & my little baby isn’t so little anymore!

But first, coffee. 

Before I became mama to my sweet Blakely Elle, I used to never drink coffee. What?! I know right, how did I survive?! (Well I probably got a lot more sleep back then 😴) I know people say “never drink coffee when your pregnant!” But that’s when my love of coffee started! Now I can’t make it through a day without it!

Here is my new favorite to make at home!


For Christmas we got this vanilla macadamia nut Maui coffee & it is seriously so good! I make a vanilla macadamia nut iced latte! (In a mason jar & iced of course 😉)

2 shots of coffee

3/4 cup of 2% milk

1/2 tbsp of Starbucks vanilla syrup

Add ice, a paper straw & enjoy!

This is us, The Weeks Life. 

Feeling inspired lately to actually get going on this whole blog thing that I started last year. I’ve always wanted to start my own blog, but always had an excuse not to. Whether thinking I can’t write well enough for blog content, I’m to busy, will others judge me for what I post, or I don’t have the perfect life to share & inspire others… Every excuse I could think of. But I got to thinking and I don’t have to write some elaborate post all the time, or share a post everyday and I don’t have to have the perfect life to share with everybody. Also I can’t worry about what others think. I just have to be me and be real. I don’t always have my shit together like it may seem. Somedays Blakely and I stay in pajamas all day and I survive off iced coffee & dry shampoo. And other days we get ready and dressed and make it out of the house to socialize! So this is us, The Weeks Life.

The Weeks family Christmas Traditions

Is it to early to pull out my Christmas decor?! I am so ready for the holiday season! And did I mention I can’t wait to decorate our new house for Christmas for the first time! I am especially excited for this Christmas being Blakely’s FIRST Christmas! I remember growing up, my family had a few holiday traditions that we did every year and loved having those memories. With now having my own bebe, I want to start our own family holiday traditions! Here is the start of my list and hope to add more as the years go by.

Weeks Family Christmas Traditions:

1. New Christmas jammies & book on Christmas Eve

2. New ornament each year for Blakely to collect

3. Decorate snowflake cookies

4. Hunt for our Christmas tree & decorate together

5. Cinnamon rolls for breakfast Christmas morning

6. Participate in our church’s canned foods & toys donation

Even though Blakely is still so young (and won’t even remember this years Christmas) I want her to grow up & always have those memories as I did. Anyway how about we get through Thanksgiving first? I am just so excited! What are some of your family holiday traditions?