Skip to main content

Friday Favorites - 1.19.21 + A Big Surprise!!

Hey friends!! Happy Fri-YAY, the best day of the week!! I hope you have had a wonderful week so far! I feel like this week has gone by SUPER fast! I measure the time of my week by WandaVision episodes, and it seems like I just saw Episode 6!! 😂 Today, like always, I will be sharing my FAVORITES from this week + this week I have a little BIG surprise for you all to see! I can't wait!! Let's get into it!

*Linking up with Erika, Andrea, Shelbee, Nancy

My first FAVORITE of the day is also my BIG surprise!! 
So as you all know, our sweet pup Maddie passed away a couple of weeks ago. We missed having a dog so much, and it was so hard for all of us. So, we started looking for dogs. We connected with the West Tennessee Border Collie Rescue, and they found a male puppy in Prattville, which is so close to us. At first, we weren't sure if he was available for adoption or even fostering. It turns out he was! On Saturday, Mom picked up him from the shelter, and when I got home from seeing a friend, there was a little puppy in our house!! 
So guys, MEET LINCOLN!!!!! He is a 5-6-month-old border collie puppy who is super energetic, loving, and such a sweet boy!! We are fostering him for two weeks, but we are pretty sure (we are sure) that we are keeping him!!!
Now for the photo dump!!!
This is the full photo from my hint yesterday!!

So that is our sweet, wonderful Lincoln!!!
We love you so much, Lincoln!

Another FAVORITE from this week was our SNOW day!!!! 
Okay, it wasn't really the snow day you guys are thinking was mostly a tiny flurry of snow that lasted for about an hour and did not stick. 
BUT, it was still so much fun! My family gets up early, we are all getting ready by 5:30, so we were all up in time for it, and ended up playing in the snow for an hour!
The snow kind of stuck to the trampoline, so Clara and I jumped on it for a while and had a blast! No matter what kind of snow, we will always enjoy it!! 
These are actually tiny snowflakes that were on our pool gate! Cool, right!!??

Y'all we were so cold!! We have winter clothes, but we don't have freezing-cold-and-snowing clothes. We were already in our jammies, so we kept them on, threw on a sweatshirt, and our robes on top!! Great winter outfits, right!! 😂😂

If anyone was wondering how high I can jump, here you go! ;)

This was the snow on Clara and I's duck boots!! 

Last Friday, Ella and I got to have our Galentines Day!!
She came over around 7:50 so we could hop onto our science zoom, and we got to work! We completely forgot to take photos during the day, so we only have a couple! Also, just like last year, we matched sweaters!! 
After we were done with school, we watched the To All The Boy's I've Loved Before movies, then went on a walk! We, on a whim, decided to curl our hair. 
Afterward, we went to Ella's house and had dinner! After dinner, we watched that WandaVision episode, then headed to bed. That next morning we got ready, had breakfast, then we took pictures!! We also matched Saturday! I had such a blast, and I was so happy to see you, Ella!!!
We were Facetiming each other while on our walk, and we had way too much fun trying to take selfies on it!

Ella is not the biggest cat person, so I HAD to take a photo of her and Pip!! You can only imagine how excited I was!!

Can you tell that we are FREEZING??!! We had to run back to the golf cart so we could get back to warmth quickly!

I know I shared this yesterday, but I am loving my new waffle maker!!!! You probably know, but I already had a Dash Mini Waffle Maker, and I loved it! I used it once or twice a week, and I was super into making waffles! BUT, I wanted to make bigger waffles, so that I wouldn't have to make so many little ones. So, I found THIS ONE at Target! It isn't the Dash brand, :( , but it works very well! I love it, and have made several batches of waffles in it!! 

Ella and I never got around to watching the new To All The Boy's I've Loved Before, because we were too busy goofing off, so I watched it on Sunday!! 
Let me tell you, I LOVED it!! I thought it was such a great movie, had such a sweet message, and I loved seeing Laura Jean become herself!! 
Also, I love Peter Kavinsky, anyone else???

Wednesday was Ash Wednesday, and this year, instead of giving something up, I am giving a mile a day for forty days! During my run, I listen to Christian music or podcasts!
I have really been enjoying my runs, and I love the app I am tracking my runs on! I am using the app called Running Coach! 
Every time I try to screenshot my run, it always puts a .1 before I can get the 1.0! It drives me crazy!! 

Last Friday, Taylor Swift released her new song Love Story (Taylor's Version)!!! Y'all, I LOVE it!!! I am so impressed by how she can be such a great singer even after many years! Such a great remastered song!

When Ella came over, she talked all about Hamilton (the musical), and how much she liked it and how I should watch it! So I did, and I really, really enjoyed it!! It is so entertaining, and I LOVE the music!! 

My last FAVORITE for today is our team's new shirts we got!! We have a short-sleeved practice shirt, and a long-sleeved one to wear over jerseys at our tournaments!! They are so cute, and I love them!! 

Okay friends!! That is all that I have for you today!! I am so happy that I got to share with you our new puppy!!! I will see you all on Monday!! Wish me luck at our tourney in Atlanta this weekend! 


  1. Wishing you all the very best luck in Atlanta - safe trip and I hope you win big! Love the new shirts!
    Lincoln - oh my goodness, I think he found his forever home with y'all! How sweet and I bet he loves all the attention.

  2. Congrats on the new dog! What a fun addition to the family. I watched the newest Laura Jean movie yesterday and loved it! I was so glad to see Netflix finally came out with the third one and didn't leave the series hanging.

    1. Yes! I loved the movie and thought it was a great wrap for the series!

  3. Ahh!! Lincoln is so cute!! I loved seeing him on my zoom ;) I love getting to see you!! Yes, Hamilton is the best!!

    1. Yes!! I think he enjoyed being on there! Loved seeing you too! It is!

  4. So happy about your possible new pup! You are making the best of the situation and finding fun things to do! Happy weekend!

  5. Oh my goodness your puppy is TOO cute! Congratulations! I want to watch that movie on Netflix with my daughter-I heard it is really good. Have a great weekend.

    1. Thank you!! He is isn’t he! Yes, you should! You as well!

  6. That pup is just too cute!! And it sounds like you and Ella had a blast! There is nothing better than good times with friends.

  7. Lincoln is so cute! Congrats on this new addition to your family. So glad you got to see Ella!

  8. So excited you got a new pup! Lincoln is adorable! Love that you are running a mile a day for 40 days! Good luck with your tournament!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  9. Oh my goodness, Abby, Lincoln is adorable!! He looks like the sweetest pup and like he already fits so well in your family!!! Keep us posted on when he is officially adopted! That's SO exciting!!

  10. Yay for your new pup he is adorable!! Have a great time at your tournament! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

  11. I wish we could get a dog! Lincoln is adorable. Talking on facetime while you're together sounds like something my kids would do!

    1. Maybe you will sometime!! Thank you! Yes, my sister and I do it all of the time!!

  12. Yay for a new pup! We just got a new one a few months ago, and she's exactly what our family needed <3

  13. Happy Friday! Oh my goodness Lincoln is adorable!!! We miss our dog so much. We were thinking about rescuing another Golden Retriever but it's been really hard to find a younger one. Yay for a snow day! It's always nice to be able to enjoy the extra time. We love using our waffle maker too. I think a mini one would be great to have. Hope you enjoy the weekend!

    1. Thank you! Yes, it can be hard to find the perfect dog! I bet you will find one soon! Yes, I love our waffle maker!

  14. Your new pup is sooo cute. Love the name Lincoln. And you know that I love waffles! I can't wait to make them again this weekend!

    1. Thank you!! We love it too!! Yes, I wish I could make them this weekend!!

  15. Okay.. I think I have said this before but that waffle iron will be making it's way into my kitchen SOON! I have pancake/waffle mix waiting to be made in one!

    The snowflakes are shaped like snowflakes! So cute!

    And kiss that doggy for me! Soooooooooooo cute!

    1. Yay!!! I am so excited to see your waffles on your blog!! I know, so cute! I will!!

  16. Great pics.

  17. Congrats on your new puppy! He looks so sweet!

  18. Lots of great stuff going on in your world, Abby! And how cute is Lincoln! Congratulations on your new fur baby! I bet he is really making your heart full. Thanks for linking with me.


    1. Yes!!! He has filled our hearts with joy!! Always happy to link up!!


Post a Comment

Thank you for taking the time to comment! Each and every comment is a treasure to me!

Popular posts from this blog

Friday Favorites - 1.12.21

  Hey friends!!! Happy, happy Friday, my FAVORITE day of the week! I hope you all are well! Let me tell y'all, I missed blogging so much in my little break, and I am so happy to be back in the blogging world! As usual, I am sharing a couple of my weekly FAVORITES! *Linking up with Erika and Andrea , Shelbee , and Nancy Before we begin, thank you so much Ella for letting me use this graphic for this post!! 💙  O N E : On Wednesday, I shared all about my dog, Maddie, who recently passed away. Although it was sad, I enjoyed looking back at all of the fun things we have done and seeing all of the funny photos. Thank you all so much for your love and support this past week! T W O : Two weekends ago, my travel volleyball team went to our first tournament of the season!! We definitely had a blast! We ended up winning first place in the 13-POWER division!! For winning we got super cute sweatpants that say A5 Tournament Champs!! T H R E E : On Monday, I finished Stranger Things Season 3.

Let’s Look - Coffee Area!

Hey there! Happy Wednesday!! I am so excited that it is the first Let’s Look of the year! Today we are taking a look into my coffee area!! Linking up with Shay and Erika !  To be honest, I don't drink coffee on a daily basis! Don't get me wrong, I love coffee, and I would drink it every day, but I just drink tea instead! I love hot tea a tiny bit more than coffee! So yeah, I love coffee, but I don't need it every day. Before we get into it, check out my posts from earlier this week! Monday I shared a Christmas 2020 Recap , and Tuesday I shared my Makeup Haul ! Let’s get into it! This is one coffee maker! We have the Keurig, and the water Hamilton Beach water boiler! We got out Keurig a couple of years ago from Costco, and I fell in love immediately! You can make five different cup sizes, and it makes iced coffee as well!  Since I don't do much of the coffee drinking around my house, here is the coffee that my parents use! As for me, I drink Twining’s English Breakfast

Tuesday Talk - A Day In The Life

Hey friends!! Happy Tuesday! Can we just take a step back for a moment and recognize that it is already January the 19th!!?? It has been 19 days into this New Year, and I feel like it all happened in the blink of an eye. It went by so fast. Today is the third Tuesday of the month, so that means it's time for . . . TUESDAY TALK!! Today I will be talking about how my day goes, meaning I will be sharing A Day In The Life! Day In The Life posts are some of my all-time favorite posts to read, so I am super excited to share this one with you! Linking up with Erika and Ashley ! Friday morning I woke up at 5:04 AM, my alarm did not go off, but luckily I roused close to my normal time! Then I checked my sleep app to see how much sleep I got.  After checking that, I laid in bed and read for 10 minutes. This is my favorite way to wake up and quietly prepare myself for the day! Then I got out of bed and went to the kitchen to make myself some breakfast! I made myself some hot tea, and because