50 Favorite for Friday #158

Hi everyone! I haven’t been able to write anything at all this week because I’ve had so many work setbacks and delays, so it’s been time consuming and crazy busy. Our annual vacation is coming up, though, to the Bahamas, where my parents bought time share 30 years ago. It’s like a second home to us, but especially to my dad, who has gone for two weeks every year for three decades. This will be the first since my mom passed, and that is very, very hard. We have so many memories there – most memorably, for me, Patrick and I got engaged there. It was one of the happiest nights ever, and I’m lucky that I got to share it with my parents. Anyway, one of my favorite things about the trip is that my 14 year old son opens up a bit, and has even been known to dance there. I guess I literally have to take him out of the country to make that happen 🙂
Happy weekend everyone! 


I regret the last sofa I bought for my family room. I love the look, but I didn’t go high end enough, and it didn’t last. I mistakenly thought I could compensate for that by telling my kids not to jump on it and to not treat it like is was indestructible. Well, needless to say, they destroyed it in record time. My husband says about once a week, “we need a new sofa.” That would usually be music to my ears, but I’m very stubborn and very mad at the current sofa, which holds me back for some reason. I’ll give in as soon as I trust my kids to be kind to it (when they leave for college?) In any, event, it WILL be the best one of these that I can afford: