Friday Favorites

Five February Friday Favorites...

It's been what's called unseasonably warm this week, also known as phenomenally gorgeous weather. True to their name as an outdoor school, Parker's class spent the entirety of their time yesterday outside (even their Spanish lesson!). We followed up with popsicles at the town centre, and playtime in the backyard (I snuck in some food magazine reading as well). Today's high is seventy-seven degrees, and I am 99% certain there is a picnic of some sort in our near future. We're eating up every bit of this unseasonable weather! (Though kind of freaking out about what it will be like when it's unseasonably warm in July. Eeeks.)

We picked up some tulips... because let's be real, it already feels like spring here.


I was stoked to get these new skincare products in the mail. It's always fun trying new things, and probiotics for your face seems pretty cutting edge to me. The cream is super thick, which is lovely in these dry winter months, and I'll report back after a week or so of use with more thoughts!


Remember how I said Parker and I delivered Valentine cookies to our neighbors last week? Almost all of them sent handwritten thank-you notes to Parker in the mail this week :) Southern Manners at their best!

With our phenomenal temperatures this week, I was inspired to do a bit of gorgeous-weather shopping :) I couldn't decide which chambray shirt I preferred, this one:

Or this one:

So I ordered both ;) Also, would you believe I don't own a pair of white jeans? They just scream spring to me so I reasoned this was the year to add them to my closet. I already own regular jeans in the same style, so I figured I'd love these ones as well:

I stopped myself before adding these guys to my online cart, but I'm still totally eyeing them.

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After finishing (and liking) The Woman in Cabin 10, I picked up Ruth Ware's first book, In a Dark, Dark Wood. Apparently way back in 2015, Reese Witherspoon announced she was doing a film adaptation of the book, but I must have completely missed this at the time (also, I can't finish anything recent on the subject so I hope it's still true). 

The book is definitely in the style of Gone Girl, and I really enjoyed it, though it's not to the same caliber (in my opinion) as a Gillian Flynn book. The crazy character in In a Dark, Dark Wood (don't worry, I won't give away which person it ends up being) isn't as well fleshed out as the the one in Gone Girl (and I really hold that book as the bar). The book didn't come together at the end as best as it could have (the motives seemed a bit stretched, which I could also say about The Woman in Cabin 10) however, I'd still recommend both Ruth Ware books if you're looking for interesting, page-turner thrillers :) 

Happy Almost-Weekend, Y'all!


  1. We are having unseasonably warm weather here in NY as well. Have to enjoy 60 degree weather in February, but like you I can't imagine what the summer will be like! Those tulips are beautiful! I love the color. I don't have white jeans. I keep telling myself I need a pair. I'm just afraid at how dirty they will get! I enjoyed The Woman in Cabin 10 and want to read Ware's previous book. I've heard it's even better! Stopping by from Friday Favorites! Have a great weekend!

    1. Ohhh, tough to say which book was better! Let me know what you think afterwards! I breezed through them both in just a couple days (and when you have a little one at home, you know that's the mark of an awesome book!).

  2. Thank you notes are a lost art! I always send one post interview and stress that others do the same. This last year I forgot to send notes out after my daughter's party and felt SO bad. How long have you been in AL?

    1. We've been here TWO years now!! Coming from the West Coast, I'm just loving learning about all these Southern ways and traditions :)

  3. I love that your neighbors all sent thank you notes in the mail! Southern manners at their best. Enjoy the warm weather this weekend!

  4. I love those chambray tops! I purchased one from Loft last year and wore it out so I need a new one for this spring :) Also, do you like ebates? I've been thinking about signing up but it almost feels too good to be true?

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  5. This weather has been amazing and I really hope it stays around! I love that he had school outside. Flowers are always a good idea. Have a great weekend :) Beautifully Candid

  6. Aww, that is so sweet about your neighbors writing Parker thank you notes for the cookies. I wish we had done something like that, but we were out of town. Maybe this spring, I'll do something for St. Patrick's Day or Easter!

  7. Those popcicles look really good. How sweet of your neighbor to send a hand written thank you card back to him. That needs to happen more. Have a great weekend.

  8. Can't wait to see how those tops work out for you. I've always loved the chambray look, but never found anything I felt comfortable in.

    And Lady, I'm picking me up some new flowers, pronto! Anything to make it feel like Spring in this 20-40 degree weather we've been having up here.


  9. Ah, I'm so jealous of your gorgeous weather! It snowed here a couple days ago. :-( I love all your clothes choices!


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