Friday, January 6, 2017


Friday is here!  After all the hub-bub of the holidays, most everyone was back into the swing of things this week...well, except my lucky bestie, Mel, who had to work a few days last week and took a few more off this week! I know I have a lot of days off as a teacher but I'm kinda jealous of people who can take the odd day off here and there!  They can shop and avoid crowds, go to the movies and avoid crowds and even travel freely, when it's NOT a holiday and the price is not jacked up!  LOL
But anyway...back to Friday goodness...

It's always the shortest weeks that feel the longest right?  I am so glad Friday's finally here!  Glad to be back sharing some of my faves for this first week of the new year!

/ONE/ One Word
After seeing and hearing so much about one little word on Instagram in the days leading up to the new year, I thought I'd give it a go in 2017.  I am not one to make many resolutions because I always break them.  But with the one word movement, you choose a word to guide you throughout the year.  I had a lot of fun thinking of words and rationalizing them for me but ultimately I chose the word savor.  Savor has many meanings and I hope to include each of these into aspects of my life in the coming year.  I want to savor the moments rather than letting them fly by, I want to savor and add a little spice to my life too.  And from the word savor comes save!  And who couldn't do more of that each year!?!  Do you use one word to guide you through the year?  Let me know what it is in the comments below!!

/TWO/ Toronto with TBB!
This week I booked my trip to Toronto!  I'm going there later this year to meet up with and really MEET the ladies of The Blended Blog!  I AM SO EXCITED!!  I may have screamed as the payment was processing.  I've known these lovely ladies for over two years now, but to actually meet them will be a whole new level of fun!!

/THREE/ Pennies a Day!
Speaking of saving,I'm joining my bloggy bud, Leslie and trying the Penny a Day savings challenge.  The first day of the year you save 1 cent, the next day 2, the next three and so one.  At the end of the year, your saving should be $667.95.  That is a good chunk of change!  I started it yesterday but was able to get enough change to catch up for me and a friend!  We are both going to try it this year!!

/FOUR/ My Sleep Revolution
I am starting of the year on the right foot, sleep wise!  Every night this week I've gone to bed early and fallen asleep early as well.  I don't know if it's this week or this cold I have that just kicking my ass and making me so tired, but I like it!  HA!  I wake well rested and haven;t minded getting up at all!  And I know this being Friday night, and the first week back, I may be in bed by 8:30 again tonight!

/FIVE/ This...just this!!

This is by far my most favorite of the the 2017 goodies I've seen online this week!  It's by my pal Whitney and I LOVE it!!  I am so all over this list this year!!

Have a great Friday and a fun weekend ahead!!

Linking up with Erika and the girls today for Friday Favorites!


  1. I love the word you chose for this year, Katie! So perfect!! I'm super excited for you with your upcoming trip to meet those sweet blogging friends in person!! In September I had the pleasure of meeting my blogging bestie who lives across the country for the first time in person and it was even more fun than I could've imagined! I have no doubt you'll have the best time!!
    Have a great upcoming weekend! xo - Brenda // Chatting Over Chocolate

  2. Love the word idea - I made a few resolutions or "goals" but always have a hard time keeping them! I think using one word in all aspects is perfect! Love your last quote :)

  3. I like the word idea as well.. Keeps you balanced and focused and not on everything else

  4. Such positive vibes this Friday! I love it!

  5. LONGEST week EVER! Love Whitney's quote at the end, and yay for booking trips! I was jumping up and down when I bought mine...hehe.

  6. I'm trying something new this year and doing one word each week. I made a list of 52 words that I want to explore during the year, so far I'm really enjoying the system. It's making me way more intentional about the word because I know it's only here for a week and I can't procrastinate! The pennies saving strategy is smart! Last year I put aside $2 each week and put it towards Christmas shopping!

  7. I love the penny idea! Brilliant and so easy! I've been trying to get better sleep too. My work schedule varies so it's tough to get into a routine, but I had a pretty good week so I hope that continues! Have a wonderful weekend!

  8. Love the "How to make 2017 rad" ideas! I've been trying to do a lot of those since turning 30 a while back. Happy weekend!

  9. Thanks for the shout-out, sweet Katie. Whitney's words are so wise. I need to stop doing things I don't like...including reading books I don't like just because I started them, and saying yes when I really, really, really mean NO!! Savor is a delicious word. Great choice. I had kind of adopted the word content but I am not content with it. Need to ponder this some more. Have you seen the charms at You could carry your word with you everywhere!


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