My Friday Favorites 01.08.16

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I was going to just start My Friday Favorites as if I have been blogging all along, but I will acknowledge that I have not written My Color-Coded Life for six months. I have gone through these spells before and I am back ready to share all the organizing, remodeling, rearranging, and TV watching I have been doing!

On TV – The best new show I’m watching is Quantico. The show follows the newest FBI recruits as they train at the Academy. There is a simultaneous story being told that shows that once this class becomes actual agents, one is accused of a terrorist attack on Grand Central Station. You end up watching for clues in both storylines.

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On the Page – HGTV January / February Magazine new year, new decorating possibilities, this issue is full of ideas.  DIY Wall Art Projects, Lots of Style on a Little Budget, and my personal favorite -Style with What You Already Have (I really don’t need more stuff!!) The only bad thing, waiting until March until the next issue. 

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For the Parenting Toolbox – I’m always searching for books with strong girls and women to read to my daughter.  A Cup of Jo posted this blog with a great list 18 Children’s Books with Female Characters. I have only read six of these – so off to Barnes and Nobles with our Christmas gift cards we shall go! 

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For my Next Home Project   I’ve tackled the linen closet and our front hall closet. Now it’s time for a total redo of our bedroom closet. Of course I’m doing a lot of research including Essential Organizing Products for Closets. Color-Coded hangers??! Yes, please! 

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On InstagramOne of my favorite crafters on Instagram is damaskloveHer DIY projects are incredible, but the main reason I hit the red “like” heart on almost every one of her posts is because the colors are always so beautiful! Exhibit A, check out this door! 

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On the To-Do List– Last year you followed my along on my New Year’s resolutions journey.  For the most past (at least half the year, I didn’t do so bad!) I have joined a 90/100 Challenge to start this year. It means to give 100% towards your goals for 90 days.  The tag line is Results not Resolutions and I kind of like the sound of that. Here is what I am giving 100% to for the next 90 days:

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see? blogging once a week is one of my goals!

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Happy New Year! Happy Friday! Hope you have a great weekend. Leave me a comment and let me know what your Friday Favorites are. Thanks for reading.

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4 responses

  1. So happy you are back! I have missed your weekly blogs! I love Quantico. It is definitely one of my new faves too, along with Blindspot and Limitless. And all the returning shows like The Royals, iZombie, Grimm, Scandal, HTGAWM, Once Upon A Time, Gotham, Sleepy Hollow, The Blacklist, Elementary and Empire. I know, I watch too much TV. And now Downton Abbey started last Sunday so there is that. This isn’t even my whole list. I didn’t mention shows on Netflix, HBO or Showtime. But I’m also reading a lot and have already finished 3 books this month. I, Hunter about Jack the Ripper, One More Thing by BJ Novack from The Office and Z a fictional novel told in the voice of Zelda Fitzgerald which I loved. Now I’m reading Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein the girl half of Portlandia. I love her!
    That was one of my goals this year. I’m not doing resolutions I’be just set some goals. Read everything and watch everything are one. Started taking a new regimen of vitamins, and I’m doing a 12 week workout with a dancer whose blog I follow-her name is Kathryn Morgan. She set up a great schedule for working out to make it fun and interesting. It’s a lot of ballet which I love but there is also yoga and cardio and a little bit of weight training. And finally, I joined an Infinite Possibilities challenge with the man who writes the Notes from the Universe-Mike Dooley. So it’s just for January. A prompt a day for the month about looking towards goals and how to fulfill them without going overboard.
    That’s all for now. So glad to have you back!!!

    • Hi Maria – happy February (can’t say new year anymore!) I have all of Empire on my DVR to catch up on and whyyy is Thursday night TV taking so long to come back on?? I’m trying with my goals … Not as dedicated this year!!!!

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