Friday, April 16, 2021

Five on Friday - Hey Y’all, Diffuser Blend, and Inspiration

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Hey, y’all!  Happy Fridaaaay!  We have a super fun weekend planned, and I’m looking forward to it so much!  But first, some favorites…

O N E – Hey, Y’all Mug

I’ve been wanting this mug for years because this is my catchphrase, y’all!  Unfortunately, it’s been impossible to find, probably because they get snatched up immediately here in the south.  My sweet friend, Heather, came across one in her Homegoods a couple of weeks ago, and she was kind enough to grab it and ship it to me, and I’ve been using it nearly every morning since!  It has definitely been a favorite from this week.  Thank you so much again, Heather!!


T W O – Peppermint + Lime

Y’all, I’ve been using essential oils for two years now, and I’ve come up with lots of different diffuser combinations that I absolutely love.  I don’t know why it took me so long to try this one, but I’m kicking myself for not thinking of it sooner... peppermint and lime together are heaven on earth.  Heaven.  On.  Earth.  I’ve been diffusing it nonstop for several weeks now and I just can’t get enough.  It’s uplifting, invigorating, refreshing, and it gives off aaaallll the happy vibes.

The more I use oils, the more I love them.  I never thought I’d love oils more than candles, but here we are.  I haven’t burned a single candle in over a year now… not even my favorite Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin one during the fall.  I was able to create my own fall blend from oils, and I actually prefer it to my beloved candle.  Never in a million years did I think I’d speak those words, but I’m happy I’ve come this far to kick those candle toxins!

T H R E E – Yoga

I started doing yoga about a year ago as a way to pass the time and keep my mental health in check while in quarantine.  I ended up loving it so much that I did it pretty much every week for several months.  Around the holidays, I fell off of the yoga wagon as it just doesn’t burn as many calories as cardio or weight-lifting, but I recently jumped back on because I miss the way it makes me feel.

I’ve noticed that on the days that start with yoga, I feel much more centered and calm throughout the day, and my anxiety seems to stay in check more easily.  I had also gotten more limber when I was doing it consistently, but since I’ve stopped, my muscles have tightened back up.  Yoga makes me feel better in my body, and that makes it one of my favorites!  I’m hoping to start doing it at least once a week again. 

My favorite person to watch is Yoga with Adriene on YouTube.  She has an entire library of free yoga workouts for everything you can imagine - yoga for hips, yoga for lower back, yoga for clarity, yoga for peace and calming, etc.  If you're wanting to get started, she has plenty of beginner workouts, too.

F O U R – Calm + Tabitha Brown

Do y’all follow Tabitha Brown on Instagram?  I found her several months ago, and she is one of my absolute favorite people on there.  She is always bursting with love and light and positivity, she’s authentic, and she has the absolute warmest, best personality ever. 

She announced last week that she’s teaming up with Calm to do sleep stories, and I am STOKED.  I started using the Calm app over a year ago for my daily meditation, and I love it so much that I bought a lifetime subscription to it.  Calm + Tabitha Brown are just two of my favorite things, and I can’t wait to listen to that velvety voice of hers!


F I V E – Danielle Coke

I’ve mentioned Danielle Coke here on the blog before, but I just wanted to share some of her latest words and art with y’all to end these Friday favorites.  My word for 2021 is LIGHT and I’ve been trying (and struggling) to train my mind and actions to live in the light, and it’s been a huge challenge with everything going on in the world. 

It’s hard to keep sight of the positive things when there are so many negative things going on in the world, and I’ve lost sight of the light time and time again, but seeing words like Danielle’s in my Instagram feed have provided much needed inspiration for me to strong and stay the path. 

Friday Funnies


On the Blog This Week

 Our 2021 30A Beach Trip by the Numbers

Our Week – The One with Quarantine, Week 56 (Second Vaccine, Last Birthday Celebration, and Sunday Dinners are BACK!)

Pink and White Dot Dress 

Happy Friday, y’all! 

*Linking up with A Little Bit of Everything for Friday Favorites.


  1. That mug is perfect for you! I keep telling myself I want to get into some sort of yoga or stretching routine. I could use a little more calm during my days. Hope you have a great weekend!

  2. Yay for thoughtful friends!! That mug is definitely YOU!

    This post has me wanting to start with oils again - that combo sounds like it would smell so good!

    And yes to yoga. I haven't been doing it much either, but I think once a week is a great goal. I always felt like it would be the perfect Sunday workout...just have to actually do it, haha! Happy weekend!

  3. I'm happy you found that mug! I was hoping I would find it for you, lol!

  4. That dress is so cute! Lol my dog is the same way, he's currently next to me on the couch just living his best life.

  5. What a sweet mug! I love your colorful bracelets and that diffuser sounds incredible! I hope you have a super sweet weekend and thanks for the laughs with the funnies.

  6. Enjoy your fun weekend planned and yay for finally getting your mug! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

  7. I am going to have to check out those Yoga videos on Youtube. I love yoga and pilates!

    1. You will love Yoga with Adriene! I need to do Pilates more often!

  8. I love that mug! And I am still obsessed with that bookshelf of yours. 😍 I started using oil‘s a few years ago too And didn’t expect to like them as much as I do. We don’t have candles in our house either, however the other day I did just buy a natural one, because I missed having the flicker occasionally. But I bet after this one burns out I won’t buy one again for another five years or more, ha ha!

  9. Oh my gosh that mug, so nice of your friend to do that for you! I saw a tik tok when a HomeGoods worker taped all the women running in to get those kinds of mugs. Who knew, I certainly did not, but they are super cute. I tried doing yoga for a resolution one year...and I could not get past the first month, that being said I was doing Adriene videos and I really like her. Maybe I should start up again.

  10. So glad you love the mug! ;) I have been diffusing that blend once I saw it on your stories! It's so GOOD!


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