The First Friday in February & Links

Can anyone else believe that we’re already into the second month of 2017? It’s complete madness! I won’t complain too much, though since there’s so much to look forward to in February. Plus, I feel like since I made it through this week in one piece that I can conquer the rest of the month with my sanity and emotions in check.

The First Friday in February & Links
If you follow me on Instagram, then you know that this week started with what I dubbed flash snow. You know, like a flash flood but with snow. No joke that we got around two plus inches of snow in an hour. It was kind of fun to watch while it was happening, but we’re kind of over the whole snow blowing and shoveling thing.

So, snow plus high-running emotions plus a roller coaster of moods, it just wasn’t the best week. BUT, we did manage to sneak away during Ryan’s day off to see Jackie. It’s a heartbreaking movie, but if you’re interested in The Kennedy’s and/or that time in history then it’s worth your while. I thought Natalie Portman did a fantastic job!

In other news, here’s a few of my favorite links from around the Web this week.

| If you’re a regular Nordstrom shopper, make sure you review their new return policy.

| The cast of 50 Shades Darker is out in full force doing press for the movie. I died laughing at Jamie Dornan’s skit with Ellen and Dakota Johnson’s mad lib scene with Jimmy Fallon.

| Taylor’s response to “the travel ban” is a great read if you also are struggling to make sense of everything going on right now.

| In case you missed posts around here this week, I shared my drugstore beauty wish list and why we’re far more alike than we are different.

Have a wonderful weekend – talk to you all next week!

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  1. i am not a regular nordstrom shopper but a new returns policy? how rude. i hope it’s still good. i really want to see jackie but might wait for dvd. hope you’re doing well lovely!

    Posted 2.10.17 Reply
    • I don’t even think it’s a big deal – from what I gathered, I think it just has to do with formal wear/dresses. Jackie was so good, highly recommend. Thinking of you often, friend!

      Posted 2.10.17 Reply
  2. 2017 sure is zooming right by so far! We’ll probably wait until Jackie is out of theaters to watch it, but it’s definitely one I want to see so I’m glad you guys liked it! I love Natalie Portman!

    Posted 2.7.17 Reply
  3. I’m over here hoping for more snow ? We normally get 20 snow days a year, but have only had 3 so far. Excited to check out these links!

    Posted 2.6.17 Reply
  4. I cannot imagine living with all the snow you all get! Checking that return policy link now. Thanks for the heads up.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    Posted 2.3.17 Reply
  5. I’ll try to send some warm weather up to you guys! Our weather keeps on yo-yoing from warm in the 80s to cold in the 50s, and I just want it to make up its mind! I need to check out that skit with Jaime Dornan and Ellen!

    Posted 2.3.17 Reply
    • Yes, please send all the warm weather that you can! Hope you enjoyed the Ellen skit, I was laughing so hard.

      Posted 2.4.17 Reply
  6. Emily Dunham wrote:

    I am glad to hear that Jackie was good – I haven’t had a chance to see it but hoping to later when it comes out!

    Posted 2.3.17 Reply
  7. Meg Taylor wrote:

    Woah – that’s a pretty quick snowfall!! Thank you for sharing Taylor’s post on the ban – I just read it, and it’s so eloquently written. I hope you have a great weekend!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

    Posted 2.3.17 Reply
  8. Christina Sotherden wrote:

    How crazy about all that snow in two hours!! We had the weirdest thing on Monday no snow expected then all of a sudden it started “pouring down” for like 20 minutes but hardly stuck. Happy weekend lady!

    Posted 2.3.17 Reply
    • You’re lucky yours didn’t stick! We weren’t supposed to get snow either, but an hour later and 2 inches later … well, you know. 🙂 Happy Saturday!

      Posted 2.4.17 Reply
  9. Debra Stachelski wrote:

    Sure was nice to start the day with a laugh, those skits with Jamie and Dakota were hilarious! I think Taylor’s post is reflective of the confusion we are all feeling right now, I’m fearing that we are all going to become more divided than ever. We will definitely be putting “Jackie” on our “must see” list!

    Posted 2.3.17 Reply
  10. Biana Perez wrote:

    I watched that skit on Ellen as well and he was a riot – gosh he’s one of my favorite actors right now thanks to the fall!! happy friday! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

    Posted 2.3.17 Reply

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