Friday, May 23, 2014

Friday Favorites #13: Week of 5/23/14

Hi friends! I have lots of Friday favorites coming your way today so I plan to skip the ramble and get right to it. :) This week was nothing super out of the ordinary, yet my list continued to grow and grow! Just goes to show that times do not have to be "out of this world" for there to be things worth celebrating. It may take some searching, but there always is something. I digress… Onto the favorites!

Wednesday was probably the most exciting day this week and I had been looking forward to it for a couple days! I found out Monday that 2 of my friends would be getting engaged on Wednesday the 21st. Amanda I met through Dance Team this year and her boyfriend, now fianc√©, TJ was on another Pistons entertainment team called Flight Crew. TJ wanted to surprise Amanda, after he surprised her with the ring, by having all of her friends and family waiting for her at a restaurant. And boy, was she surprised. I will never forget her reaction! He had it timed to a T. We all were hiding until they both reached the top of the stairs, once they did we popped up yelling congratulations throwing confetti!

Our reenactment of the moment!

It was wonderful to be apart of their special day!

I couldn't be happier for them!

--Dancing With The Stars
A Monday night ritual of my families is to watch Dancing With The Stars when it is in season. The finale episode was this week and I can say I am sad to see it go. Every time the show airs I am stunned with the stars and how well they do. I love seeing them improve week in and week out. This season was something spectacular though. It was honestly one of the best that I ever remember.

A few of my favorite performances:
• Meryl Davis & Maks dancing Tango to Feel So Close
• Amy Purdy & Derek dancing Freestyle to Dare You
• James Maslow & Peta dancing Contemporary to Let It Go


A few months ago my boyfriend Billy bought these soft creme candies for my mom, which are made by Lancaster. I had not heard of this company prior. What I can tell you now is that they are incredibly addicting! I've always had a kick for taffy since it was one of my grandma's favorites. She always had it around the house. The caramel are my absolute favorite because caramel anything has my attention. However, the raspberry vanilla are also delicious. A repurchase will be in order!

--Keyboard Covers
I was in dyer need of a new case for my laptop and when I sat down to search with my mom we came across one that also had with it three covers for the keyboard! It is from amazon - my go-to for electronic accessories. Green is not a top pick color for me, but it is one that I haven't had yet for my laptop so I figured hey why not! I love the chevron cover (pictured right below) the most!

These both are perfect to have on reserve!

My friend Kayla went to Canada over the weekend and since she didn't have cell phone coverage there she Facebook messaged me to check out the app called Whatsapp! It uses internet connection, wi-fi, for the base of communication so there is no cost to message back and forth. What I found most lovely about this app was that there was no delay in being notified when a new message arrived. It worked just like text messaging on my phone! I have used Facebook messenger before, although I usually have trouble with messages coming in and then end up missing when the person is on wi-fi. 

Last week I mentioned I had looked at lighter color options for my hair and had finally found the one! On Sunday I made an appointment for Tuesday morning and couldn't wait. Sometimes a little change is good for the soul! I left feeling refreshed. I'm so happy with how it turned out...summer here I come!

--Dog Parks & Popsicles
Yesterday at around 6pm I went over to hangout at my friends apartment. I had been forewarned that they were dog sitting for one of their parents and was prepared to walk into a couple cute pups! It was such a beautiful day that we decided to take the dogs down to the bark park after dinner. When we got there it was obvious we were not the only ones to have this idea. It was one heck of a puppy party down there! I could have stood for hours watching the dogs interact, they were funny and friendly! 

Check out my popsicle joke! I'm glad to see somethings haven't changed from childhood.

--This Video
Dancing on a treadmill…say what?? Impressive is an understatement!

--Post This Week
Plan Execute & ..Adjust on Tuesday 5/20/14:

Throwing it over to you! How were each of your weeks?

❤ Nichole 


  1. Your hair looks gorgeous now! I love the lighter tones. And that's so sweet about your friends getting engaged. It feels like everyone is getting engaged/married at the moment! xx

    1. Thanks Jordan! And agreed, I've seen some others come across my Facebook feed too! Actually this whole year I've had quite a few friends who have gotten engaged…2014 must be a lucky year!

  2. LOVE your hair. Looks great! That chevron keyboard cover is too cute. I want to order one for my personal laptop and my work laptop. Have a great weekend!

    1. Thank you Chrissy! - Check out amazon! They are such a great deal on there and they hold up well. Hope you have a great weekend!

  3. I love your new hair color! And that sounds like such a sweet engagement- so fun to be involved with the whole thing I'm sure! I've never watched Dancing with the Stars, but I know a lot of people who really love it! I hope you have a great weekend!

    1. Thank ya girl! It really was, I was giddy from the moment I found out about it on Monday! Happy weekend to you!

  4. Love the new hair! And that I got to see you at that wonderful surprise! Cute keyboard covers too! :)

    1. I was so so happy to see you there too! And thank you, thank you!

  5. Your hair looks gorgeous!!!!! How sweet is that proposal??? Thanks so much for linking up girl!

    1. Thanks Amanda! It was adorable! I saw pictures today from before they got to party and got chills!

  6. I love Dancing With The Stars!! My mom and I get together and watch it every Monday night. The contestants were so good this season - by the time there were 5 left, I wanted them all to win. :) I definitely agree it was one of the best seasons ever!

    1. Love it! And same here! I had a reason for each one of them and why they deserved the title! Lol!


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