Friday, January 10, 2020

Friday Favorites: Closing Out 2019

As is per usual for us around Christmas, we get in as much time with family as we can. However, we don't always have all my siblings close eough to all gather under one roof. Well, we  made up for lost time by visiting each other - ha! Today's favorites features a dabble of fashion, adventure highlights and even a sneak peek at my next beauty product I'm reviewing! I hope your New year is off to a fabulous start my friends!

Fashion Favorite

The Blanket Scarf Get Up that I styled for the #seeourstyles Collab with sweet Michele on Instagram. I look forward to these fashion inspiring collabs, held about every two weeks! Aside from the scarf, all my accessories were Christmas gifts! Ok wait, that scarf was a Christmas gifts as well, only from a few years ago! The cozy sweater and pants were shopped from my closet.
Favorite Family Moment - 
As I mentioned before, it's been years since my siblings and I were together...but we all met at my sister's for an after Christmas gathering. Just before some of them made their way down to Florida. ;)
Favorite Local Adventures - The Canopy Walkway at Myakka State Park
While my siblings (minus one - bohoo) were in town visiting we took them to Myakka to see the alligators sunning on the river banks. You never know what you'll see so it's always an adventure. This trip there were a few gators lounging, but the most fun was when a fisherman caught a fish and allowed a gator to come eat it right off his line. A loud yelp emitted from my mouth, as I peered over the bridge watching the giant lizard show off his stealth! How grateful I was not to be in the water with him!

Moving on from the gators we hiked the short path to the Walkway. The bridge is only 30 plus feet in the air but the look out tower is over 70 feet high. There's certainly far grander walkways around the world, but this was an adventure none-the-less. All the kids loved it as well. Now I want to visit the walkways all around the world. How fun would that be??

Busch Gardens  
Busch Gardens gives military and their families one free visit a year. Since we had passes it was a no brainer to head out there. We happened to pick the New Year's Eve, which is the busiest day of the year there. No matter, we went and played with the birds.
Favorite Silly Moment
While watching the sunset with my immediate family and visiting family, we saw a young couple get engaged. It was so sweet. Their sweet moment inspired our silly moments. On lookers might have thought we were making fun of the young man proposing to his girlfriend. Guess I should have thought of that before hand....

Favorite Product Reviews
Did you know that Tervis is based out of Venice, Florida? Now when I carry our Tervis around I'm supporting local - ha! Anyway, I had the opportunity to pick a tumbler from their site and new exactly which style I would go for - a stainless steel with a water bottle lid. They are fabulously easy to transport, easy to drink from (no messy spills - am I the only spastic one out there??), and oh so pretty!
R + Co - "Centerpiece" All-In-One Elixir & "Spiritualized" Dry Shampoo Mist
I'll be sharing more about these two products on the blog and Instagram soon! However, suffice it to say that I want to try EVERY product this company makes. Hair is a STRUGGLE for me. I had a terrible blow dryer, a curling iron held together by a scrunchie. Over the summer I tried a line of products from a brand I ended up enjoying, so I wasn't sure I needed to try another...oh yes I did! As I said, more to come on these beauties. 

Alright sweet friends, it's time to get ready for the weekend! Before you go, did you catch this week's Style Six Link up??

Happy to be linking up with...Momfessionals



  1. Your mock proposal was really sweet. Love seeing you with your siblings. Have the sweetest weekend lovely.

  2. That walkway looks pretty cool! Love the photos of your boys with the birds and you with your siblings! The sunset in your mock proposal pics is beautiful! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  3. I loved that scarf you wore Chrissy...I keep thinking I need one like it!!
    And those photos of you and Glen on the beach are too cute....

  4. ahhh - I would think its romantic... anytime anyone's on their knee, I'm instantly, AHHHHHH'ing
    that stair case pic made me a little dizzy :)

  5. I loved that blanket scarf outfit. One of my past hairdressers recommended that R+Co line of hair care. OK, you and your siblings look nothing alike. LOL I'm glad I wasn't asked to pick them out of a line up. HA! Happy New Year. XOXO

  6. That tree walk looks fabulous! We enjoyed our trip to Busch Gardens so much a couple of years ago when we went.

  7. Time with family is always so fun, and the tower looks really cool! I love your blanket scarf outfit, it looks so cosy and comfortable! :)

    Hope that you are having a lovely weekend :) It's rainy here but the rain is so welcome!

    Away From Blue

  8. Great pictures and such great family time. That walkway looks really cool! We did one in the republic of Georgia and had to take turns because they wouldn't allow you with a baby, even in a carrier and kids also had to be a certain age. So hubby went with 2 oldests while I waited then I went in my own. It was above a gorge and really cool.

  9. Gosh, the camera loves YOU!! You are a natural. Did you ever model? Your sons are, too. You guys are just handsome folks.

    Love the sunset photos and proposal. Glad you were able to make some memories with your brothers and sister. It is rare that I am able to be with both my siblings. Usually means my mom is sick. Boo!

  10. Loving your cozy and snuggly scarf dear!

    Jessica |


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