Friday, September 19, 2014

Happy Favorites

No stinkin' way you guys! 

After I spent way too much effort writing yesterday's post about how I wanted Summer to ship on out till next year, the blog gods came down and granted me with a rainy morning and some pretty yellow soggy leaves on the ground. The rainy kind of morning where my hair was a mess the rest of the day and I didn't even mind because the frizz was validation that my favorite season is ready to reveal itself. 

The "calm and peace" that I expected didn't exactly play out like I thought they would, but that's to be expected during the work week. Now that it's Friday we can kick back, snuggle up and jump straight into some of my favorite things that happened this week and that are about to happen in the next 72 hours. 

Who else is linking up with Amanda's Friday Favorites?

:: I am headed up to Seattle this evening on my magic bus to rendezvous with my brother (who has been in Europe for 4 years and is officially back in the USA in 1 week from today!). I'll see him around 10pm and be back on my way home around noon - likely in need of a greasy breakfast sandwich.

:: These ferrets lose it when they get tossed into a box of peanuts (the styrofoam kind). I adore this. 

:: These clever tips on how to find happiness once you're really ready to. 

:: The Target dresses are as fabulous and wonderful as I ever hoped they would be. I've worn 3 of the 4 and have plans to use and abuse them.

:: It's not this week, but my dad actually gets to retire next weekend. Great vibes for everyone and I can't imagine how that must feel for my parents.

:: Speaking of the parents, after much anxiety around the entire situation, Brian met the people who mean most to me (minus my brother) and [we think] it went "as well as it possibly could have". I say that because there was genuine conversation, not a lot of awkward silence, over 100 rounds of Cards Against Humanity to break the ice, puppy love and even an open arms hug from the mother... the figurative cherry on top.

Happy weekend, all! 

22 comments

P!nky said...

Finding happiness is the best. Negativity is the worst!

That picture is amazing! <3 Happy friday friend!

Jenn said...

I adore dresses from Target--they are usually super comfy and I honestly get so many compliments about them. People are surprised when I tell them it's from Target. Glad you're getting good use out of yours!
Sorry about the crummy weather--hopefully the weekend will be better!

Helene in Between said...

lots of happy things! so glad you get to see your bro and things went well with the meeting of the parents!!

Amy Fashion Blog said...

Glad the dress work out for you. Brain and you are too cute. I hope you have a great weekend.

Kristen said...

yay for the meeting of the parents going well. lots of good news in your life :)

BLovedBoston said...

Such a sweet photo!! Have so much fun with your brother and yay for him being back in the states for good shortly!

Meagan said...

Such a cute couple. :) Cards Against Humanity is a great game!! Perfect icebreaker haha.

Nadine Lynn said...

Yay for a good meeting the parents!!! That can be so stressful and awkward!

Have a great weekend!

Melissa Suggitt said...

wait wait wait.... Angie HUGGED him!? Oh my god girl... huge news.

brooke lyn said...

have fun with the brother!

MakeMeUpMia said...

Such a SWEET photo! Enjoy your brother :)

kailyn marie said...

Angie hugs...that's a good sign!! Have fun with brother!!

p.s. cute pic, even with the nose in your eye...

Just Me, Angie! said...

I hugged you, Melissa!

lil desiqua said...

That pic is so sweet! Can't believe you guys played Cards Against Humanity- definitely an ice breaker! Have fun this weekend!

Kasey Lynne said...

Have fun with your brother! And I must know more about this magic bus...reading that post next!

You guys are so cute and I'm glad that everything went well when meeting your parents. I mean, you played Cards Against Humanity...that's a really good sign!

Little steps Big Heart said...

Awwww what an adorable photo !!!!
Happiness is really a huge deal in life for me. <3

~ Lu
xx
http://littlestepsbigheart.blogspot.com

Elizabeth McMullen said...

I just bought two dresses from Target...I literally wear them every other day... so comfy and if they have pockets...even better!

-Liz
Beardy Heart Beauty

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

So jealous of your Dad! I'm counting down the days until I can retire, too... and there's wayyyy too many of them! hahaha

Katie Elizabeth said...

Ahhh the meeting of the parents! Glad to hear it went well.. I think it can be nerve wracking no matter how old you are! Happy Sunday :)

Kenzie Smith said...

Aw all the happies! I love it :D

Kate @ Another Clean Slate said...

You played Cards Against Humanity at the first parental meeting? Brave!!

Kay R. said...

You look so happy!!! And although Im a bit late I am soooo happy for you!!