FRIDAY 5 THINGS

FRIDAY 5 THINGS

Happy Friday and Happy Birthday to the incomparable Dolly Parton! The Patron Saint of the Smokies makes my heart sing today and every day. I hope you all have stayed warm this week. Heck, I hope everyone has held on to his/her sanity this week if the kids have been out of school for snow. If you’re a teacher then I’m happy you (hopefully) got a well-deserved extra break. I’m praying that you’re all feeling well. The flu has hit our part of Tennessee so stay safe and if you’re leaving the house bring disinfecting wipes with you. I added a photo of me at Blackbird Bakery in Bristol because I went on Monday and stocked up. I’ve been thinking about them all week when I eat one of the dozen things I brought home. I’m also wearing the softest article of clothing I own and it’s perfect for a UT game so I’ll link it below. Ok, here we go!

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FRIDAY 5 THINGS

FRIDAY 5 THINGS

Hey guys! This week was busier than usual at the clinic and I am feeling it for sure. I took a loooooong bath Tuesday night with a glass of wine and I honestly could have done that every night and still might feel this tired. Flu season is upon us! Stay hydrated and full of vitamin C. Here are the 5 things on my mind this Friday. Links are embedded in the titles unless otherwise specified. As always thanks for reading and letting me share with you. Continue reading “FRIDAY 5 THINGS”

FRIDAY 5 THINGS + GIVEAWAY WINNER

FRIDAY 5 THINGS + GIVEAWAY WINNER

Today’s featured photo was taken at Niagara Falls in December of 2012. Niagara Falls was recently in the news because the area around the falls was covered in snow and a thick coat of ice. Have a look here. When we visited 6 years ago there was plenty of thick ice but thankfully not that amount of snow. There was a sign on the gate that said the lookout was closed to visitors but we jumped the fence. Taking the risk was completely worth it and Niagara Falls is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen. Chris and I are blessed to have been on countless adventures and I can’t wait for more. The temperatures in Tennessee have been dropping down into the single digits lately and I’m reminded of our trip to Niagara Falls. I’ve been chilled to the bone and my eyes have been watering but I’m blissfully happy to spend time with Chris no matter how cold it is outside. My husband at least got me a warmer coat a few years ago. Damn Yankees and their cold weather preparedness. I say if it’s not Christmas anymore then it should be spring but no one asked me.

This edition of Friday 5 Things is as random as ever but I’m back to posting links with numbers 2 through 5. Let’s start with the giveaway winner! Continue reading “FRIDAY 5 THINGS + GIVEAWAY WINNER”

FRIDAY 5 THINGS

FRIDAY 5 THINGS

This has been another long week. I felt like Friday might never come but I’m excited about going to a fancy Christmas party tonight. If you want to see what I’m wearing to the party you can follow me on Instagram @carlyvbarnes and watch my Instagram stories tonight. Since I wear scrubs 5 days a week I always get pumped when I have an opportunity to put on a dress and lipstick. I attached one of our Christmas card pictures at the top of this post but will do a full post with all of them later. Baby Joe was hamming it up for Tara so choosing a favorite was tough! Like me, the Friday 5 are random but I hope you enjoy these weekly posts. Continue reading “FRIDAY 5 THINGS”

FRIDAY FOOD FOR THOUGHT

FRIDAY FOOD FOR THOUGHT

I’m trying something new this week and I hope to continue with these kinds of weekly updates. “Friday Food for Thought” will be a series in which I share advice, life happenings, interesting links, and ask for travel recommendations based on what our weekend holds. I might even share actual food! This first post on Food for Thought” could be filed under advice. Wedding chaos is in full swing as we make our way to October so here are some of my thoughts on time management. Continue reading “FRIDAY FOOD FOR THOUGHT”