Friday is my second favorite F word.

Fridays. Freakin' love 'em.
Especially THIS one! 
Why, you ask?

A couple of reasons...

Friday means spending time with my lover, of course.

Relaxin' and drinkin' a brew or two.

Being featured on the lovely We & Serendipity blog!
Amanda is one of the coolest and sweetest bloggers I know.
She invited me to do a guest post on her blog, so go check it out!!!!
Like, now.
Right now.
Right, right now.
1, 2, 3, GO!

And to top this Friday off with a bang
I just found out I'm the winner of an amazing giveaway at 


I won a holy boat load of prizes from some really awesome bloggers.
The prizes include:

+ tons of ad space on some amazing blogs
+ an Erin Condren Life Planner
+ $50 in Starbucks gift cards
+ a $25 Sephora gift card
+ a $10 Ulta gift card
+ a $20 Target gift card
+ a $20 American Eagle gift card
+ $10 store credit to the Not So Ordinary Shop on Etsy
+ 3 month Art with Love package
+ Essie nail polish
+ the "Sense & Sensibility" hard cover book
+ a blog PDF planner with blog header
+ jewelry
+ a complete blog design

Freakin' nuts! I can't believe it!
I want to say a huge thank you to all the fabulous ladies who participated in the giveaway
and of course, the lovely Lauren.

This is how I feel right about now...

Fantabulous Friday, if you ask me. :)
Hope yours has been just as marvelous as mine!




  1. Sounds like a great Friday, found you via your guest post and had to visit! Adorable blog.

    Your newest follower Ashton from:

  2. Fantabulous post.

    I have linked in to Claire Justine a post about some rhubarb and banana jam I just made. Have a super week.

  3. I found your blog through that other massive giveaway going on and have definitely decided to follow. I hope you have a wonderful rest of your weekend and congrats on winning :)

    1. Thanks girl! I'll be sure to check out your page as well. :)

      Have a great weekend!! :)

  4. Hi Nicole! Congrats on your win! You will be receiving a $10 Starbucks gift card from me via email as the email I received from Lauren stated that an egiftcard was ok with you!
    Thanks so much for linking up to Fabulous Fridays! :)


  5. I just love your blog so I am super psyched you joined my Brightside blog hop this weekend, I am now following back. I love your great pictures and fun posts. I look forward to following along :)

    1. Aw, you're so sweet! Thanks girl! I'm following you back too. :)

  6. Hey Nicole! I love your blog layout! So cute. It's great to meet another local Texas college blogger! :-) I'm in North Texas area. Hope you had a great weekend despite this heat!

    I'm now following you from the "under 300 followers" blog hop! I hope you'll get the chance to come check out my blog HERE! and follow me back :-)

    I appreciate the support! Have a great week! :-)

    Sarah B Texas @ City Girl Gone Country

  7. Hopefully the rest of your weekend was as fantastic as Friday (though it would have been a tough act to follow with all those freebies!)

    I've nominated you for the Liebster Award for up and coming bloggers :) You can check out all the details on my blog:

    Have a lovely day!

    1. Oh wow, that's so awesome! Thank you so much girlie! I'll have to read up on the details.

      Thanks for the love. :) Have a great week!

  8. Holy hottie, your 'lover' is a cutie! Sounds like a fabulous weekend to me!!!

  9. just discovered your blog and I love it!
    I'm your newest follower - hope you can check mine out as well! xo

  10. Oh my goodness, that looks so relaxing!!


  11. This is so funny. I was going to email you for your blog site because I never got it with the information for the giveaway. So I was perusing the blog hop and bam! I clicked on you! Congrats on your winnings again. I hope you get someething awesome at Sephora! So glad I found your blog!

    1. Ha! That's awesome. :) Glad ya found me. And thanks again for the gift card! I will definitely be getting something awesome from Sephora. I wanted the Make Up Forever foundation, but now I'm feeling sassy and I might try my luck with some fake eyelashes! Kim Kardashian wears them so well, so I want to do something to spice up my make up routine! I'll let you know how it goes friend. :) See ya around! ;)

  12. love those pics! looks like a good time! and congrats on winning that many awesome prizes geez!!


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