Links & Things

Happy Friday, friends! I’m sorry for the rather quiet week around here – home life has been a bit hectic and overwhelming (but very exciting!), so a few things needed to take to the backseat the past few days.

If you follow me on Snapchat (and if you’re not, you should – msinthemidwest), then you know that we are in the midst of finalizing plans for our kitchen renovation. We are beyond excited about this project and can’t wait for it to get started. Also, after Amanda’s post this week, I’m seriously considering making the move from Blogger to WordPress. So, lots going on, but all good things! I’m looking forward to the weekend to recharge – we are going to see Batman v Superman today with my brother, hello two and a half hours of Henry Cavill – and I’ll be back to regular scheduling next week!

Favorite links:
| I’m already hooked on the iPhone photo editing app that Katie shared.

| Crossroads is one of my ultimate guilty pleasure movies, so I enjoyed reading set secrets from the director.

| Taylor is great at keeping it real about blogging – this might be my favorite post of hers to-date.

| Drawings of you with your dog vs. you with your spouse pretty much sums up life for all dog owners – am I right?!

| The new Bridget Jones’ Diary trailer is here, and I’m pretty darn excited about it.

Have a wonderful weekend, and if you’re in the Midwest, stay warm!
Linking up with Amanda
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  1. 3.28.16

    yay bridget jones! i still need to download the photo app Katie shared. and yay Crossroads! love that movie. Good luck if you decide to move to wordpress!

  2. 3.27.16

    Sounds like a busy but exciting week! Hope you had a wonderful and relaxing weekend like you planned! Xo, Stephanie

  3. 3.27.16

    Amanda’s post totally had me rethinking the whole WordPress thing, too! Such a tough decision! And thanks for sharing my PTG review 🙂 Hope you guys had a great weekend!

  4. 3.25.16

    I loved seeing all of your snaps about your new kitchen! The design is so pretty and clean! I don’t think that you can beat two hours of Henry Cavill! Hopefully the movie is good too!

    • 3.27.16

      Thanks so much for the feedback! I can’t wait to see it all come to life. And, the movie was okay, but Henry Cavill sure was good. 🙂

  5. 3.25.16

    So exciting to hear about your kitchen!!!! Yes to wordpress you can do it! You know I’ll be here for all your questions 😉

  6. 3.25.16

    Bahaha, that pet link!

  7. 3.25.16
    Nadia said:

    I loved all the Bridget Jones movies, I can’t wait for the new one! I’ve been thinking about making the switch to WordPress for a while, and after learning about the problems with Disqus and Blogger I’m even more motivated, but I feel like right now I don’t have time to focus on it on top of all the other things going on! I’m sure I’ve said it enough now but I can’t wait to see your reno unfold, so exciting!

    • 3.27.16

      You have been SO busy, I don’t blame you for not wanting to make the switch quite yet! I just feel like I’m never going to be able to do what I want with this space until I make the switch – I’ve been doing research the past few days, so I think it’s in my imminent future. 🙂 And, thanks for all the love on our kitchen reno!

  8. 3.25.16
    Darcy from A Memory of Us said:

    I didn’t know they were coming out with a new Bridget Jones movie until today! I can’t wait!!

  9. 3.25.16
    Debra Stachelski said:

    I watched the “Bridget Jones” trailer, now I can’t wait for the movie either! The dog vs. spouse drawings are so cute and so true! So excited about all your kitchen plans, it’s going to be gorgeous. Have a nice weekend, and Happy Easter!

  10. 3.25.16
    mdb0112 said:

    I am SO excited for your kitchen reno! That you with your dog v. you with your spouse is so true! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

  11. 3.25.16

    Bridget Jones!!! Loved that movie so much!! That trailer looks SO good!! So exciting about your kitchen too, yay!!! I also really enjoyed that girl Taylor’s post about blogging too. So many thoughts running through my mind about it too. But we can discuss that another time haha. I noticed that Taylor is here in Chicago, too, clearly I need to follow her!! 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend!!

  12. 3.25.16
    Biana Perez said:

    I saw the trailer this week and I’m literally obsessed…I can’t wait for the movie 🙂 I saw (all) your snaps about the house and I’m so excited for you!! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston