Five on Friday: Birthdays and New Books

Happy Friday everyone! I can't believe it's already Friday. Why is it that on vacation the week flies by?? I'm looking forward to working out outside this morning, grabbing a coffee at Better Buzz, and getting our house organized. Hopefully we will be able to do something fun in the afternoon since Mark is back from his work trip. :) Have a great day everyone!!

As always I'm linking up with AprilNatashaChristinaKarliErikaNarci, and Andrea.

1. Celebrating Birthdays

I was home in Vegas this past weekend and was able to celebrate my birthday with my family and also my bestie Katie's birthday. Our birthdays are super close together but we haven't been in the same place to celebrate them in awhile. It was fun to get together for dinner and spend the night chatting like we used to. :) 

2. After You by Jojo Moyes

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I'm almost done with After You by Jojo Moyes and it's sooo good! It makes me even more excited about seeing Me Before You in theaters but I really wish we didn't have to wait until June. Boo. Have you seen the trailer?? It looks so good!

3.  Camera Strap

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Mark got me a new camera strap for my birthday and I LOVE it. The strap is from an Etsy shop called Paisley Maizie and she has so many cute options. I especially love that it has a little spot to put your lens cap because I never know where to put mine lol.

4.  R+F Macro Exfoliator

I finally used my Rodan+ Fields Macro Exfoliator over the weekend and my face was as smooth as a baby's bottom. I loved it! It only took five minutes to exfoliate my entire face, neck, and chest area. It can pull out up to 5 million dead skin cells in once use, crazy right?? My mom used it too and I think we expected the skin cells to look larger lol. I guess it's a good thing that they aren't because that would be nasty! I can't wait to use it again this weekend because I know the results get better with time.

5.  The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian

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I started reading The Power of a Praying Wife again. I read about half of the book last time and decided to pick it up again because my online book club is reading it. There are SO many great reminders in this book that I basically underlined every sentence. I realized I was going a little overboard so I only underlined one on this page lol. I love that the focus is shifted away from what I need or want and focused on how I can pray for my husband. So powerful!


  1. Happy birthday! Love, love, love your outfit in your birthday pic, so cute! I pray one of the prayers out of that book every morning. I've been doing this for about 5 years or so and have seen so much change! I also have the Power of a Praying Parent and pray that over my girls...

  2. I so wish I'd thought to order a camera strap with a Pocket!!!!

  3. What is After You about? I keep seeing it everywhere!

  4. its such a great book! did you join my book club for this month? i need some book suggestions for march! so glad i came across your blog through the linkup and i can't wait to read more! hope you'll stop by mine!

  5. Reserved the sequel to Firefly Lane ... Fly Away. Can't wait!