Five on Friday

Happy Friday! Here are five things I am lovin’ this week.

1) Leftover Easter candy. I can’t stop eating Reese’s Eggs. Have you noticed they’re on sale everywhere?! It’s a problem.

2) The picture below. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve already seen it. It’s just too good not to share again.

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3) Baby shoes. Now that Lillian is standing and taking a couple steps, socks no longer cut it for outdoor play and outings. We were basically forced to go shoe shopping. She got these, and these, and these…. and these. She needed them! :)

4) This memoir.

5) The beautiful weather. Sunny. Upper 50s. 16+ hours of daylight. We’ve been getting outside as much as possible. I took Lillian to the playground last week and she loved it! Her favorite thing was playing in the rocks. She would grab handfuls of them, then slowly open her hands and watch the rocks fall to the ground. I swear she did this twelve billion times. Too cute.

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We are looking forward to the weekend around here. Lilly and I planned a day of family fun to celebrate the end of a very busy time for Blake at work. He has no idea what we’re doing and it’s driving him crazy. I can’t wait to share!

Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Cheers,
Briana

 

 

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Five on Friday

Happy Friday! Here are five things I am lovin’ this week.

1) Alaska Day. Don’t ask me what it is because I have no idea. All I know is that Blake had Monday off. And guess what we did to celebrate. Get ready for this… it’s super exciting… taxes.

2) Sioux Hockey!! After barely even making the NCAA tournament, the Fighting Sioux from North Dakota U are in the Frozen Four. They play the Gophers. Rivalry renewed. Ahhhh!!!

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3) Real Housewives. It’s no secret I’m a huge fan of the Real Housewives. Word on the street is that a whole lot of crazy went down during the taping of the Atlanta reunion. Can’t. Wait.

4) Baby mullets. Because Lillian has one. Granted, it’s only about 10 hairs on one side of her head, I’m counting it.

5) This quote. ♥

Have a great weekend.

xo,
Briana

 

 

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Five on Friday

Happy Friday! Here are five things I am lovin’ this week.

1) Our next trip to ND/MN is booked! Lillian and I will be going back in May for a wedding. Can’t wait.

2) This meme about highlighting and contouring your face. Hilarious! Am I the only one who doesn’t understand how to do this properly? No matter how many tutorials I read on pinterest, I just don’t get it.

3) Lefse. Yesterday I found a coffee stand in Anchorage that serves Lefse. Did I stop? You betcha!

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4) These faux leather baby leggings to match this pair that I already own. Twinning!

5) Evening strolls with my girl. It’s been really nice here, so we’ve been taking advantage. Lillian and I take a walk around our neighborhood every night and she absolutely loves it. She talks and kicks her little legs the entire time we are out. It’s so cute. The scenery is not bad either.

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↑ Because that’s how we stroll.

Cheers,
Briana

 

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Five on Friday

Due to literally traveling across the country twice in one week AND everyone in our house getting the stomach flu, I’ve been on a blogging {and social media} hiatus. We are home and feeling better, so it’s time to get back at it.

It’s Friday! Here are five things I am lovin’ lately.

1) March Madness. Every year Blake and I fill out a bracket and have our own March Madness competition. We enjoy watching the games and love a good upset. Go NDSU. Just kidding! ;)

2) Lillian’s first time eating cheese buttons. When we dropped Lilly off in ND last week we had time to leave the airport and grab some lunch. We went to a little cafe that serves German from Russia food. Lillian had a sweet cheese button and a cup of knoephla soup. She could not get enough! She’s definitely her mama’s daughter.

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3) Springtime in Alaska. Or as I like to call it, “still winter with some sunshine and a lot more daylight”. It’s still pretty cold here, but the sun is setting around 8:30 PM and we gain about 6 minutes of sunlight a day. Maybe by mid-May most of the snow will melt and everything will finally turn green. Fingers crossed!

4) The Real Housewives of New York City. They’re back and nuttier than ever. I am a reality TV junkie and this is one of my favorites. 

Speaking of reality TV, some of our best friends are going to be on the HGTV series Living Alaska this weekend! We lived in CO with them, moved to AK together, and now we live right down the street from each other (Blake and Nate work together). Check out their TV debut on Sunday night at 10:00 PM e/p.

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5) Bandana Bibs. A baby wearing a bandana? Stop it. It’s too cute. I am obsessed with bandana bibs! Not only are they an adorable accessory for your babe, but they double as a drool bib. All teething little ones should have multiple bandana bibs!

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Click here to see more pics of Lilly in one of her bandana bibs from the boutique Mabel McKinley in Anchorage. (note: the bib in the pic above is also from Mabel McKinley)

I hope everyone has a great weekend. We will be unpacking, doing laundry, grocery shopping, and enjoying a low-key weekend together at home. I can’t wait!

Much Love,
Briana

 

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Five on Friday

Happy Friday and last day of February! Hollaaaa! Here are five things I am lovin’ (or not lovin’, I’m talking about you #4) this week.

1) Uncle James is headed to State! My little brother and his basketball team took first place in their region last night and they are headed to the ND State Tournament. We are so proud of him!!

2) The return of Survivor (and the disaster that is The Bachelor). Yes, I still watch Survivor. No shame here!! It usually takes me awhile to get into each season, but the season’s first episode on Wednesday was sooo good. Best. Show. Ever. Trust me.

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3) These sunglasses in arista or these in gold/brown. I’ve had my eye on them for awhile now. With the return of the sun, I feel like it’s time to pull the trigger.

4) Leaving Lillian for a week. Eeeek! In a couple weeks Blake and I are heading to FL and Lillian is staying with family in ND. I am dreading it. I’m having lots of anxiety about leaving her. Will she be okay? Will she eat and sleep? Will she be scared? Will she think we left her forever? Will she forget us? Will I cry every single day while on vacation? Will Blake want to kill me when I cry every single day while on vacation? I canNOT stop thinking about these and one million other things. I have a problem.

5) The Alaska Zoo. Lillian and I visited the zoo yesterday and had a great time. I can’t wait to make this a regular outing with her.

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Cheers to the weekend! I hope everyone has a good one.

Much Love,
Briana

 

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