Friday Favorites #13

Thirteen is my number, I have to tell you it’s one of my favorites! I don’t really believe in luck nor am I superstitious but I am certainly drawn to 13. Let’s hope you are too and that you are equally enthralled with this edition of Friday Favorites!

Favorite #1 is all the goodness surrounding this blog. My 2 year blogiversary is coming up in April. I am so happy to say that with lots of hard work and dedication some good things are happening. Being asked to become a member of the Ageless Style link up set the tone for an awesome year for This Blonde! I finally ordered business cards and they are my favorite! There have been so many times when I’m out that someone will comment on my outfit. I usually say thank you but my son is always telling me I need to tell the person about my blog. Here’s the deal: that is way outta my comfort zone. Having a business card to hand out when I say thanks – follow me! – will take a little getting used to and is definitely pushing me outta that comfort zone. That’s okay though, we don’t grow when we’re comfortable!

Favorite #2 follows along those same lines! One of the nicest women I have met through this experience is Daenel, one of the bloggers from the Ageless Style group. She was asked to do a Facebook Live by Laurie Felt. Long story short she mentioned the Ageless Style group and our commitment to sharing and encouraging women of all ages to embrace style. Laurie gifted each of us a set of lip glosses! I am totally not lying when I tell you I was more excited than a kid at Christmas when the package arrived. I am wearing the lipgloss in the picture above.  I usually go for brighter colors but I like this nude lip, what do you think? Take a look at what I received!

Favorite #3 happened last Friday. I read a comment on my blog and this was a part of it: And congratulations because someone loved this post so much, they added it to the #BlogCrush linky! Feel free to collect your “I’ve been featured” blog badge ?
What? Someone liked my post that much? So yes, I am so honored and happy and now you see that “I was Featured” badge at the bottom of the page!

Favorite #4 is the Ulta 21 Days of Beauty sale happening now. If you’re a Platinum member you get free shipping and some great deals on fabulous products. I have managed to order a few including this eyeshadow palette and this mascara. I am also planning on ordering a few lip colors including this one and this one. Apparently I am obsessed with lip color! Here’s what’s arrived so far:

Favorite #5 my baby is 18! How in the heck did that happen?  So cliche sounding I know but so true too.  I still think of him as a little boy. I dropped him off at the end of last week to spend a few days with our older son at UF. He went to some classes with his brother and met some of his fraternity brothers. On Saturday he was scheduled to attend an orientation for STUDENTS interested in pursuing architecture. We came up later in the day when the program was ending to pick him up and have dinner with both of our boys in celebration of his birthday. Well, when we picked him up and asked about the orientation we found out that he was the only one without parents in attendance #momfail. The invitation clearly stated it was for STUDENTS! We laughed it off and I reminded him how lucky he is not to have helicopter parents until he reminded me I stalk him on my Life360 app – ha! He handled himself well but said it was hard to get to know anyone since they were all talking to their parents. I’m sharing this because hey, things happen and you know what? It’s ok. So for that reason Collin and how he handled himself have to be a favorite!

Favorite #6 I’ve been purchasing some new pieces lately and sharing them with you all this week. My track pants (similar)featured here have really become a favorite.  I recently purchased this twist front tee and wearing it with the track pants is a match made in heaven! A tee with a little extra something (the twist) and track pants with a little extra something (the ruffle) make wearing very casual pieces work with my personal style! Check out these pieces to get the same look:

So how’s that for week 13 of Friday Favorites? I ended up with 6 rather than my standard 5! Happy Easter weekend to you, I know this is Good Friday and the great significance of this day for us. I hope that you are blessed as we wrap up Holy Week and celebrate Easter on Sunday!
I thank you from the bottom of my heart for stopping by today!

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