Friday Five: The Best Posts

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TGIF! I love Fridays. The end of the work week and looking ahead to the weekend makes me smile. Some Fridays I indulge in a tall flat white from Starbucks on my way to work as a little celebration. Not every Friday but a few. Today I’m off work because I’m indulging in a day of doctor’s appointments. Not my favorite way to spend the day but it has to be done. Typically, I do these appointments in August around my birhtday. In a strange sense of humor I say I’m taking the day as my birthday present to see the doctor. It was hectic last summer and I never got the appoinments made so I thought January would be a great time to get these knocked out. Hopefully, all is well!

My favorite posts from the last week are….


I read this post by Sierra from Beautifully Candid a week ago and I all I could do was shake my head in agreement.


On Monday I read this post by Katie from Preppy Empty Nester. I laughed out loud through the entire post. Then I promptly became a follower because I could use more humor in my life. My little introverted self is witty in real life but not in print so I admire those who have that skill set.


Amber from Wildbloom shared a post about her word for the quarter. I loved this idea because it gives a marking point to go back and re-evaluate in a smaller incriment of time instead of waiting until December.


I have to confess I have officially joined the Insta Pot craze and I am not sorry. No, not at all. I love it, wholeheartedly. When I read this post from Cotter Crunch about oatmeal in the Insta Pot I was totally drooling and hope to try it very soon!

instant pot oatmeal (superfood breakfast bowl) - Gluten free


During 2018, I am planning to find and follow some new blogs. One that I recently stumbled across is Brighton the Day. This little beauty hails from Dallas so I had to become an immediate follower {stalker} or whatever you might name it. Anyway, Brighton shared a post about 5 Books to Motivate you in 2018 + she wore a fab outfit. The post is here.

pink cardigan, white lush tunic, and black pants

I hope you love these posts and maybe find a new blogger or two to follow in 2018. Have a great weekend and I’ll be back on Monday with resolutions with The Blended Blog tribe.

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Be blessed! ~  Carrie

Where I’m linking up.

  • That post from the Preppy Empty Nester really cracked me up! I've always wished I were funny...I think it would be so awesome to be a stand-up comedian. But I'm not actually that funny.
    • I wish I was funny too. I'm such an introvert and introspective that my funny doesn't come off in my writing because I want to make sure I am understood. I'm more witty in real life. :)
  • I have to check that post out because I love a good laugh! I need to get on the insta pot band wagon. I hope you have a great weekend! Sierra~Beautifully Candid
  • I've been thinking about getting an Insta Pot lately. Everyone I know that has one absolutely loves it!
  • Oh I totally relate to the "thoughts on blogging" post, I was nodding my head through that one! And you know I love a good book post so I'll be over to check out that one (and the cute outfit!). Have a good weekend Carrie!
  • I tried to buy Brighton's cardigan a month ago, but sadly it was sold out in pink. So pretty! Hope all your appointments went well.
  • Clairejustineo
    Looks like some great posts here. I shall have to check some out :) Thanks for sharing at Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop hope you're having a lovely weekend.
  • Great posts for sure! Thanks for linking up at Friday Frenzy Link Party. PINNED!