It's Friday Favorites time! I'm linking up with Andrea, Erika, and Narci just like every week! I'm also linking up with Astleigh for The Pick! One of my favorites that I won't list is definitely the fact that there's no work for me today! Woohoo America!
Because of scheduled link-ups (and other posts I had written and waited for a free day to post) I didn't do a weekend recap this week. Which means a lot of my favorites are from last weekend and you just haven't heard about them yet! (It's like this post just wrote itself!)
Number One: New phone!
When my mom and I upgraded our phones last January, we did the thing (eloquently put, no?) where you pay off the phone monthly on your regular bill, and after x amount of months you're eligible for an upgrade and x amount of months after that, you officially own the phone. My mom upgraded months ago, but I just didn't have much of an interest. Do you want to know the sole reason for me deciding to upgrade?
Yes. This flying penguin phone case is the reason I decided to upgrade my phone. Pamela posted this a while back and ever since then I've been itching to sport this case on a new phone. Penguins are my favorite animal, by the way. They also have tons of other different cute options through that same link. I might have to buy some more so I can switch it up! (And yes I got gold because it looks so good with the clear cover.)
Number Two: New mugs!
I promise all of my favorites won't be "new ___!" My mom has had to spend lots of time in the hospital lately (my dad had a couple of surgeries, which is why we went down there to visit last weekend). She found these two adorable mugs in the hospital gift shop. Are you kidding?!
Michael loved them too, but the first thing he said was, "I wish the words were smaller so I could get a good picture!" Hahaha, oh the age we live in. (I may or may not have thought exactly the same thing as him and he beat me to it... #bloggerprobs / Oh, and in case you can't crack the code, they say hubby and wifey.)
Number Three: Fun color combos!
I have seen the coral and turquoise color combo everywhere. When I snatched up this coral top, I also grabbed a turquoise tassel necklace. I wanted a turquoise necklace to pair with coral and I wanted something tasseled, so I killed two birds with one stone (no birds were actually harmed in the making of this post).
This is a #deskchairselfie, so the lighting isn't great. The shirt is brighter in person, as are the tassels. I loved the combination!
Number Four: CHOCOLATE sourdough!
It's no secret that I'm a french toast connoisseur (thank you spell check--I would've just picked a synonym if it weren't for you). My mom told me about this amazing chocolate sourdough bread she got at the farmer's market and said she made french toast with it on Father's Day. I ended up sampling some chocolate sourdough at a different farmer's market and I was sold. So on Sunday I made chocolate sourdough french toast and it was wonderful.
It makes me hungry just looking at it.
Number Five: Bubbly.
No, I don't mean champagne. (Although that is one of my favorites.) I mean these giant flavored sparkling waters they sell at Safeway for a dollar.
I've been buying this every time we go to the store lately (only in orange creme--no other flavor will do!). I'd like to tell you that I drink it over ice in a cute little glass, maybe with some sort of garnish and a pretty paper straw...but I just drink it right out of the bottle. I'd also like to point out that this is the first picture I took with my aforementioned new phone. I'm sorry new phone, your first picture should've been of a gorgeous landscape or something. You deserve better.
Number Six: Greek yogurt bars!
I know I told you all that I'm not a fruity dessert person. My mom bought Outshine fruit popsicles and they were delicious and not crazy bad for you, so I intended to buy some. However, they're kind of expensive, so I opted for these Greek yogurt pops.
OH MY WORD. These things are heavenly. So creamy and delicious. I even bought Skinny Cow chocolate truffle bars too because I thought I'd like them better, but nope. These are cheaper and SO MUCH BETTER. I bought blueberry too.
Number Seven: The gay agenda.
Buzzfeed BFF Facebook page.
And while that was cracking me up, this Buzzfeed list of brand tweets celebrating marriage equality was giving me all the feels.
Number Eight: My wedding ring!Michael and I bought our wedding rings at a place near my hometown because my mom gets all of her nice jewelry there so we know and trust them. We went to get Michael's ring resized and I got to pick mine up! (Mine fit perfectly when I first tried it on, and still does. We also paid our rings off over a few months, and they've just been sitting in the safe at the store.)
Number Nine: New blog design!
Last Friday, this favorite was followed by a question mark instead of an exclamation point. Yes, I took the plunge and got a new blog design! I'm loving it! I got it from TheBlogShop on Etsy. I did end up paying the extra $5 for her to install it. (I didn't have to give out my password, just make her an admin on my blog temporarily!) She was so quick! I ordered it Tuesday afternoon and we emailed back and forth a little bit about certain parts (my social media links, my picture, etc.) and when I woke up on Wednesday it was done! My next order of business is to get a button made for my blog, a la Stephanie's recommendation!
Number Ten: My wedding dress!
The boutique where I purchased my wedding dress is a few blocks away from my apartment. However, they announced that they're moving this month and that everyone would have to pick up their gowns. That's frustrating because 1) I really didn't/don't want to store my gown in my apartment (it's small, Michael's there, I have dogs...etc.) and 2) I'm nervous they'll move far away and it'll be a pain to go back for alterations. Oh, and I could've easily walked there if they were in their old location and they still had my dress. But now they might be too far...plus I can't carry that thing in the summer heat (they said I should start fittings in August).
BUT...this is a favorite because I bought my dress last August. Yes. I bought my dress fourteen months before my wedding. When I picked it up on Tuesday, it was the first time I got to see it in person since! It's just really exciting to be able to see it again and imagine our big day!
I think that's it for this week's edition of Friday Favorites! Phew! I don't think I've had one this long...maybe ever?! Kudos to you if you made it all the way to the end. :) Thanks for reading!