Friday, April 25, 2014

Friday Favorites #9: Week of 4/25/14

So, I am starting to wonder where time does goes!! Is anyone else having a hard time believing we are about to conclude the final full week of April?? Man oh man. Yet, with the end of April comes something to celebrate; Heather's birthday! You probably recognize the name as she is the lovely host of Friday Favorites and was on the Pistons Dance Team this season with me. But, most importantly she is one of my very best friends! Make sure to head on over and wish Heather a happy happy birthday!

--New Blog Look
On Wednesday I revealed an all new and improved look and design of Upbeat Uplifts! I worked on it over a couple days before I felt it was right. I am extremely happy with the way it turned out. 
So here's what all changed:
• New header personalized to the site
• Fixed proportions of the blog and sidebar
• Larger photos >>yes, finally!<<
• Actually twitter feed 
• Image feeds of Instagram and Pinterest accounts
and last but not least

--Chapstick Containers
I'll let you guys in on a little secret...well, I guess it's not really a secret. Anywho, I have an infatuation with lip balm. There are multiple on me at any given time; my purse, my jacket, my pocket, etc. I also have a tendency to lose them. I'm not sure how, but they just disappear. This is why I carry so many. Knowing this, for Easter my mom got me these really awesome containers. I believe she found them at Walgreens. Hopefully they will keep my lip balm from walking off!

--Graduation Packet
Tuesday I picked up my packet for graduation! When I was holding it in my hand all I could think was, "this is as real as it will get until the day of." When I opened the packet I saw an abundance of items including my tickets for graduation! There also was many handouts with information for things such as; the day of, ordering my diploma, and becoming an alumni. Excuse me for a moment, but all I can say is ekkkkkk! :) I am very excited. And hey, four years of tuition got us free parking!

--Birthday Girl Herself
As I mentioned today is the birthday of a near and dear friend of mine, Heather so of course she herself had to be a Friday favorite! I have known Heather for just a little less than a year. She was one of the first veterans on the dance team to take me under her wing and instantly we learned we had tons in common. She and I have become much more then just dance friends. I look up to her more then she will ever know or I could vocalize. Heather is like a big sister to me. And it's just a coincidence that we have been told that we look like we are siblings. She also is a huge blogging inspiration of mine and was integral in helping me get my site set up and running. I love you girl!

--Most Loved Of The Month
The TV show "Pretty Little Liars." I started it at the end of March, but was more than obsessed with it this month. I was able to catch up on all the seasons and now am anxiously awaiting June for it to start again. In case you are currently watching I won't give any spoilers...all I have to say is woah! If you have never watched it I highly recommend you to do so. Each episode ends in a way that makes you want to continue to watch more. It's a great mix of friendship, love and mystery. 

--Post This Week
F.E.A.R on Tuesday 4/22/14:

--Popular Post This Month
Thinking Out Loud #7: Confidence on Thursday 4/17/14:

Since it's the last Friday in April...
What have you been loving this week and this month?

❤ Nichole 


  1. Here you go, another person who has difficulties with understanding where time disappears. I know the feeling and ask myself this question pretty much every weekend!
    Anyway, nice changes of your blog and welcome to the PLL club, I love the series as well ;))

    1. When I was going to write the post I had to stop myself and double check the date!! Glad you like the changes to the blog!! And yes! I can't believe it took me so long to watch the series!

  2. Love those Chapstick holders! I'm always losing mine too and then just when I buy another I find three at home lol. Have a great weekend!

    1. Hahaha yes I always seem to come across them after I buy another few to replenish! Have a great weekend yourself too!

  3. Great post lovely!

    Enjoy every second of your Graduation! I loved mine, it was so surreal and over so quickly! Enjoy it!
    Those lip balm containers are fantastic! Wonder if we ca get them over in the UK? I'll have to have a look around!

    Sarah :)
    Saloca in Wonderland

    1. Thank you thank you ! I definietly will do so! I have been making sure to make the most of all the "lasts" so far! It came out of nowhere that's for sure! - I would say check your local drugstore!! That's where my mom found it over here!!

  4. Those are really cute blue and black striped dresses. Where did you get them? :)

    1. Honestly I cannot remember where I got mine! I want to say New York and Company. Those have a funny story attached! They are two different dresses from different places and we did not plan to wear them that night it just happened! Or even know we both had blue and black dresses that were similar!

  5. I'm LOVING your new blog design :) Awesome job! I could also watch that cupcake video for DAYS lol

    1. Aww thank you! I'm so happy to hear you like it! :)) and I know right?! It's just too cute! I kept waiting for the fall! LOL

  6. Loving the new look!
    Blog buttons are a must! So glad you got one!
    I have the same exact problem with Chapstick. I need one of those containers in my life!
    Happy birthday Heather!!!!

    1. Thanks girl! I'm so so so very happy with all the positive comments I've received about the new look!:)) I also was so excited to figure out (with the help of a friend) how to make my button! I had seen them a lot and wanted to so bad and finally on Wednesday just sat down and did it!<3 - The container is so nice! I have one in my purse and backpack! Check your local drug store! It could even end up being a DIY with like an old Altoids container or something!

  7. I love the new blog look! It looks great :) Also, congratulations on graduating!!!!!!

  8. What stunners you and your friend are!!

    Lip balms do seem to just walk off, don't they? How frustrating. The layout looks fab, it's always a little scary messing with HTML.

    Enjoy your graduation, I LOVED mine, it was one of my favourite days of my life. Everyone in their cap and gowns - it's like something out of Harry Potter =)

    Corinne x

    1. Awww you are so sweet! And yes isn't it crazy how they do?? I mean I know they don't grow feet lol but common where do they go! I was certainly nervous to mess with HTML as I don't know much but the internet is wonderful guidance:)) And I will definietly do! I've heard that same thing from others about graduation and it makes me just that more excited!!

  9. I can't believe it's almost May either, time just flys! I'm liking the new blog design, well done! :)

    x Hayley-Eszti |

    1. It so does! And seems to be getting quicker and quicker! And thank you for your comment about the blogs new look! Happy you like it!


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